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Time Sq Billboard on the cost of Iraq war

It's called Project Billboard, built by the Center for American Progress (CAP) which is headed by John Podesta, Clinton's chief of staff. Interestingly, the billboard got put in Time Square because of a legal battle between the Center and Clear Channel. CAP sued Clear Channel for "breaking a contract over the posting of an antiwar billboard in Times Square during this month's convention." ("Clock in New York's Times Square Counts War Cost." By Mark McSherry, Reuters, Weds august 25th.) Check out how they came up with their facts and figures.

Text Messages for Critical Masses

A new tool for activists? According to an article in Wired News, Text messages are being used for political organizing.

Text Mes

IFLA 'deplores' OFAC information regulations

This was just posted on the anarchist librarian list. Thoughts? Comments?

According to a Statement on the IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations) web site, 'librarians and publishers around the world deplore the regulations of the US government that seek to limit the ability of US persons to process and publish informational materials from selected countries'. The press release reports that 'such actions are contradictory to the recognition by democratic societies everywhere that the free flow of information and ideas is vital to citizens of all nations to educate themselves about the world by communicating with peoples of other countries'.

8/26: Anti-RNC Open House & DNC 2 RNC Welcome Party!

Want to get involved in organizing against the Republican National Convention? Curious about what¹s in the works?

The NoRNC Clearinghouse invites you to a Anti-RNC Informational Open House

WHEN: Thursday, August 26th at 7:30pm

Where: St Marks Church: 2nd Ave @ 10th Street

Rumor: Discounts for "peaceful" protesters

Clarification:

According to NY Times (Aug 18, 2004),

“the Bloomberg administration will offer discounts to “Peaceful political activists

Audit shows $8.8 billion in Iraq funds missing

According to this Reuters story, "At least $8.8 billion in Iraqi funds that was given to Iraqi ministries by the former U.S.-led authority there cannot be accounted for, according to a draft U.S. audit set for release soon." Wouldn't it have been grand if they gave that money to peaceful protesters instead of those beautiful and handy buttons?! We'd all be staying at the Ritz ;-)

Alternative Resources on the US War Against Iraq

Here is a good list of links, from the International Responsibilities Task Force.

Abu Ghraib

The requests I've had so far have been very difficult to fulfill. When looking for a list of people who have died at Abu Ghraib in US custody, I had to wade through dozens of articles, some rather dubious, to try to reconstruct a timeline of events surrounding the now infamous prison.

ANSWER: Alternative Press Print Runs

I haven't had any luck finding any more information about large,
single-issue press runs in the manner you're describing the Indypendent
intends to produce. I've spoken to the publisher and he says this is far

Suppressing the African-American vote in Florida

Suppress the Vote?
By BOB HERBERT
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/08/16/opinion/16herbert.html?hp
Published: August 16, 2004

The big story out of Florida over the weekend was the tragic
devastation caused by Hurricane Charley. But there's another story

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