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Forensic Evaluation Completed of Mexican Investigation of Brad Will Case

PHR Recommends a Thorough Investigation into US Journalist Brad Will's Case and a Larger Inquiry into Pattern of Violence in Oaxaca

Media Contacts: Nathaniel Raymond nraymond@phrusa.org Tel: (617) 301-4232 Cell: (617) 413-6407

Utah Phillips: May 15, 1935 – May 24, 2008 John Pietaro

Linguist Noam Chomsky Gives Students Lesson in Free Thinking Emily Krone, Daily Herald Staff http://tinyurl.com/4qcvs3

In a second-floor classroom at a Carpentersville [Illinois] high school, one of America's most renowned free-thinkers warned about 40 assembled students that the American public school system conspires to blunt their creativity and engender their obedience.

Dear Friends:

Hanon Reznikov, Judith Malina's husband and the co-director of The Living Theatre since Julian Beck's death in 1985, passed away last night. He suffered a stroke a little more than two weeks ago, followed this week by pneumonia.

To send cards or notes of condolence to Judith here is the address:

Judith Malina The Living Theatre 19-21 Clinton Street apt 203 phone: 212-397-9301

Email: contact@livingtheatre.org

Guy Debord's Widow Threatens NYU Professor with Copyright Violation

Professor Is Accused of Infringing the Copyright of a Man Who Opposed Copyright

By ANDREA L. FOSTER, http://chronicle.com/weekly/v54/i33/33a01603.htm

Guy Debord, a Marxist philosopher who died in 1994, was no fan of private property. But apparently his widow is one.

Living Theatre's Hanon Resnikov Hospitalized

The Living Theatre wants you to know that Hanon has suffered a stroke. He is currently at Beth Israel Hospital, with Judith by his side. He faces a difficult recovery with his customary tenacity.

Our theatre work continues with a European tour of our Obie Award-winning production of "The Brig" opening in Berlin next week, and here in New York we will let you know about our summer program of films and musical events, followed by our next production in the Fall.

Critical Art Ensemble's Steve Kurtz is Cleared of Mail and Wire Fraud Charges

Artist and University of Buffalo Professor Steve Kurtz was cleared of charges for mail and wire fraud today in federal court. U.S. District Judge Richard Arcara ruled that criminal charges brought against him by federal prosecutors were “insufficient on[their] face.”


South Africa Union refuses to touch Zim arms 2008-4-17 22:48 Durban - Opposition to a shipment of arms being offloaded in Durban and transported to Zimbabwe increased on Thursday when South Africa's biggest transport workers' union announced that its members would not unload the ship.

SA Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu) general secretary Randall Howard said: "Satawu does not agree with the position of the South African government not to intervene with this shipment of weapons.


Chinese soldiers seen in Mutare

April 16th, 2008

One of our activists yesterday evening received an email from a contact in Mutare, who saw and reported this:

There are some chinese army personnel staying at the Holiday Inn here in Mutare and they are moving between their hotel and the local army/police HQ.

What are they doing there? Especially at this time?

A quick search this morning pulled this article up, published on zimbabwejournalists.com, which corroborates the truth of what he saw:

West Virginia Church Now Home to "Armed Joy" Collective By Daniel Friend, Shepherdstown Chronicle

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — Shepherdstown’s Old Episcopal Church at 113 N. Church St. — arguably the oldest church in West Virginia — is now home to a group of young tenants calling it the Armed Joy Collective House.

Naming their home of two months after the 1977 anarchist pamphlet “Armed Joy” by Italian activist Alfredo M. Bonanno, the six collective house occupants hope to foster a sense of community and self-sufficiency in Shepherdstown.


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