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University of Puerto Rico Students Resume Strikes
Rossana Rodriguez

Students from six campuses in the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) system have held a series of 48-hour strikes in the last week to oppose the imposition of an $800 fee that is scheduled to take effect at the beginning of the January 2011 semester. Students at the Río Piedras campus were among of the first to go out after they held a December 1 mass assembly and voted by an overwhelming majority to strike if the administration does not rescind the new fee by December 14. The chancellor of the Río Piedras campus used every means possible to try to stop the students from gathering, including the canceling academic recess, freezing the bank account of the student council so that it couldn't pay for the sound system, and denying students the use of a space for their meeting. But UPR students are already used to doing things the hard way, so the night before, they raised funds by approaching cars stopped at traffic lights so they could rent a sound system for the outdoor meeting that lasted five hours under the harsh rays of a sunny day at the university's athletic track.

"Don't Nuke Our Climate!" Young Friends of the Earth Europe

Whilst UN climate negotiations take place in Cancun, European youth have been taking action in Brussels to demand climate justice. As part of an international day of action to oppose false solutions to the climate crisis, 30 young people from across Europe today targeted European institutions and corporations which support and fund nuclear energy. The message is simple: nuclear power is unsustainable and unacceptably dangerous.

Thousands Protest in Seoul Before G20 Summit Reuters

SEOUL - Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Seoul on Sunday in a largely peaceful protest against this week's G20 summit as the city went on heightened alert for the meeting of world leaders.

Authorities ramped up security at the weekend in preparation for the arrival of 10,000 participants, including 32 heads of government and leaders of international organizations, for the summit on Thursday and Friday.

FBI Raids Homes of War Protesters Randy Furst and Abby Simons, Minnesota Star-Tribune

Search warrants were executed on six addresses in Minneapolis and at two addresses in Chicago in an "investigation into activities concerning the material support of terrorism."

Crews Rush To Contain Massive Oil Spill in Kalamazoo River Jim Lynch, The Detroit News

At least 16 miles of the Kalamazoo River system have been touched by crude oil in what could rank as the Midwest's worst spill.

An unexplained rupture of an underground pipe south of Marshall has released more than 800,000 gallons of oil that has made its way to the river via Talmadge Creek.

Hacktivists Attack European Climate Exchange Website

On Friday, July 23 at 23:23 UTC, the public website of the European Climate Exchange (ECX), the leading marketplace for trading CO2 emissions in Europe, has been targetted by hacktivists of the autonomous tech collective *decocidio* (#ϴ).

Tuli Kupferberg, Anarchist, Bohemian, Dead at 86 Albert Amateau

http://www.thevillager.com/villager_377/kupferg.html Volume 80, Number 7 July 14 -21, 2010

Tuli Kupferberg, poet, singer and rambunctious jester, who was a co-founder of the Fugs, the anarchic band of the 1960s, died Mon., July 12, in Manhattan at the age of 86.

In poor health for more than two years, he suffered two strokes last year, according to Ed Sanders, his friend and fellow Fugs founder.

By the time Kupferberg was singing such songs as “Kill for Peace” with

Protesters on 'Reclaim Power' Day Set to Face Zero-Tolerance Approach by Police Chris Green and Ben Ferguson

One thousand of them have already been arrested, and tomorrow will bring protesters' largest, angriest demonstration in the Danish capital – right outside the building where the crucial negotiations are underway.

Mass arrests are likely as a predicted 5,000 demonstrators descend on the Bella Centre on the same day as many world leaders are scheduled to arrive.


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