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zeroworkaholic writes "An audio interview with Japanese microradio pioneer and leftist Tetsuo Kogawa is available here: Tetuso Kogawa interview"

Take a look at this Fortune magazine story, for how the Carlyle Group conspiracy theory is getting spun in mainstream American capitalist media.

http://www.fortune.com/indexw.jhtml?channel=artcol .jhtml&doc_id=20
The Big Guys Work For the Carlyle Group
What exactly does it do? To find out, we peeked down the rabbit
Monday, March 18, 2002
By Melanie Warner

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Are you the sort of person who believes in conspiracies--the
Trilateral Commission secretly runs the world, that sort of thing?
Well, then, here's a company for you. The Carlyle Group, a
Washington, D.C., buyout firm, is one of the nation's largest
defense contractors. It has billions of dollars at its disposal
and employs a few important people. Maybe you've heard of them:
former Secretary of State Jim Baker, former Secretary of Defense
Frank Carlucci, and former White House budget director Dick
Darman. Wait, we're just getting warmed up. William Kennard, who
recently headed the FCC, and Arthur Levitt, who just left the SEC,
also work for Carlyle. As do former British Prime Minister John
Major and former Philippines President Fidel Ramos. Let's see, are
we forgetting anyone? Oh, right, former President George Herbert
Walker Bush is on the payroll too.

The firm also has about a dozen investors from Saudi Arabia,
including, until recently, the bin Laden family. Yes, those bin
Ladens. Is it any wonder that Internet sites with names like
paranoiamagazine.com are rife with stories about Carlyle's
shadowy, corrupt global network? And it's not just wackos. "Be
careful," a tech entrepreneur in Silicon Valley wrote in an e-mail
when he learned I was doing a story on Carlyle. "The rabbit hole
runs really deep on this one.''

Report from Anarchist Bolivia

Juventudes Libertarias

Anarchist ideas are returning to Bolivia, unitiing different generations and demanding their place in history. The first months of the year have been fertile for acratic activity.
The anarchist-communist group Juventudes Libertarias in Sucre has launched the second number of its periodic "A LAS CALLES" ["To the streets!" -- trans.] together with the first issue of a more political publication called "EL YUNQUE DE ACRACIA" ["The Anvil of Anarchy" -- trans.].

Street Revolt in San Cristobal, Chiapas, Mexico, March 7, 2002

Large crowds repel police, set police vehicles on fire, and loot supermarket and big shops. A carnival atmosphere prevails as crowds control the streets for over 3 hours. Later police enter area, fire tear gas and make a reported 50 arrests.The conflict occurred in the area around the public market, a poor area
where many indigenous people live and work, and followed a police operation against sellers of pirated merchandise.

Immigrant Round-Up by Carabinieri in Parma, Italy
From: Coordinamento Antirazzista della FAI fat

On the evening of Thursday 7th March in Parma, the police, dressed for war, carried out a round-up of immigrants and a series of searches both of migrants and of 5 members of the town's Comitato Antirazzista (Anti- Racist Committee). We wish to express our total solidarity with these migrants and our comrades in the Anti-Racist Committee, who are victims
of the racist policies of the government.

New Afrikan Anarchist Prisoner Ali Khalid Abdullah Denied Parole,

Accused of "Terrorist Activity"

By the International Campaign to Free Ali Khalid Abdullah

KINCHELOE, MI: Ali Khalid Abdullah, a New Afrikan
Anarchist Political Prisoner, was denied parole for
the sixth time yesterday. Ali received notice of this
decision (which contained no substantial justification
for a denial of parole) shortly after being told by
authorities at Kinross Correctional Facility that a
leaflet sent to him from Spain, allegedly advocating
armed attacks on government institutions, was rejected
by the prison mailroom. This decision from the
Michigan Parole Board also comes just weeks after Ali
was labeled a "suspected security threat" implicated
in "possible terrorist activity" by the Michigan
Department of Corrections (MDOC).

The fellow workers of the CNT AIT (the French anarcosyndicalist
organization) are squatting the old "Bourse du Travail" for almost two months. They are facing eviction at any time. They need active support !

The 10th of January, at 6 o'clock the morning. A group of militants retake possession of a neglected building, just at the center of the town of Bordeaux : the old "Bourse du Travail", at 42 rue Lalande.

The Syndicalist Struggle (Combat Syndicaliste), the French anarchosyndicalist newspaper, made this quick interview:

Ralph Rumney

Rebellious artist and co-founder of the Situationist International

Malcolm Imrie

The Guardian,Friday March 8, 2002

The artist, writer and co-founder of the Situationist International,
Ralph Rumney, has died of cancer at his home in Manosque, Provence, aged 67.

Interviewed in The Map Is Not The Territory, a study of his life and works by Alan Woods, he said: "I think the trick, as far as possible, is to be sort of anonymous within this society. You know, to sort of vanish." Indeed, until the publication last year of that marvellous book, Ralph seemed almost to have been forgotten in his home country, except by those of us fortunate enough to have known him.

Phuq Hedd writes "Frank Dorrell is a well-known Los Angeles anti-war activist. I think, from looking at his video "What I've Learned About U.S. Foreign Policy", that he may be some sort of buddy of Ramsey Clarke. However it's a pretty good short summary of some recent U.S. interventions. It is reported that his Hotmail account has been terminated because the Terms of Use deem that sending "offensive material" to other customers is grounds for termination of service.

Seems like dollars and control get to determine Free $peech yet again. On the positive side perhaps this will discourage people from using Hotmail (as if the problem of having to configure Getmail to pull mails off their POP server wasn't enough! If you must use one of the big free services then Yahoo is much friendlier to *NIX clients)"

nomadlab writes "From what I just read on the web archive of an indymedia.org mailing list, it seems that some folks at Indymedia.org tried to register the name media.coop (one of the new domain endings that has some restrictions as to who can use it) and they were denied.

Now, I have some problems with how indymedia.org is run, but I still think that everyone should get behind them on this one.

Send an email to dotcoop@communicate.coop the folks who run the .coop registration http://www.communicate.coop/.

more details can be found at:

http://lists.indymedia.org/mailman/public/imc-nyc/ 2002-February/009542.html "


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