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When the armed response unit turned up we already had embarassed the ambassador to pick his way past this banner and another banner reading 'No Blood For Oil', to take our leaflets, to take a Financial Crimes with articles on both Plan Colombia and the U'wa, and to remain tight-lipped in the face of questioning as to his government's role in the appalling ongoing situation. With any luck the tale of his inconvenience and possible embarrassment has already been registered by the Colombian government.
The security guard tries to enforce the 'unspoken' rule that you are allowed to protest at an embassy as long you do this from the other side of the street. We refused to follow his demand and asked him to call the police who after 10 minutes duly turned up with an armned response unit.
As the U'wa people of Colombia are facing the final showdown in their eight year campaign to prevent Occidental petroleum from drilling in their ancestral lands, on Friday the 22 activists were picketing the Columbian Embassy in London.
As the U'wa people of Colombia are facing the final showdown in their eight year campaign to prevent Occidental petroleum from drilling in their ancestral lands, on Friday the 22 activists were picketing Fidelity Investments, one of Oxy's largest shareholders. For some inexplicable reason the City of London Police had also decided to participate as only they can, even though the action had not been publically advertised.
The Italian train has been allowed to come to Prague. The news was announced at a sit-in at Karlov-bridge, on Sunday-evening around 8:30 PM.
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Why I'm Skipping the Olympics
by Kaliya Young
Published in the San Francisco Chronicle
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Siete personas se cuelgan del monumento de la Plaça d'Espanya, Barcelona, desde las
9.30 hasta las 13.30.El Colectivo de Solidaridad con la Rebelión Zapatista lleva a cabo esta mañana una acción de protesta para denunciar la situación en que se encuentran las comunidades indígenas en Chiapas, que nada ha variado cuando ya hace casi dos meses de la celebración de las elecciones.
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Esta tarde, desde las 18 hasta las 22 h, se realizó en Barcelona una multitudinaria manifestación contra la globalización económica.
At aproximatly 1:50pm today in Namesti Miru square, Prague, a gathering of anti-facist demonstrators met to march through the city in solidarity with the protests aginst the IMF, World bank and other global anti-capitalist issues.
Anti-facistist speakers decried racism and the rising tide of nationalist tendencies, through some well-spoken speeches and colorful banners. The march reached its conclusion peacefully at around 5:15pm.
Watch the solidarity actions in support of the U'wa indigenous people of Colombia by London activists of Reclaim the Streets outside Fidelity Investments the City of London and the 'encounter' with the Colombian ambassador outside the Colombian Embassy. 22/09/00. Duration 48 seconds.
Watch one of the several distribution points of the Financial Crimes spoof newspaper in the City of London in the morning of the 22/09/00. Duration 38 seconds.
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On Friday morning passers-by at the Financial Times building in London were offered a free copy of the 'Financial Crimes', containing indepentent information about the World Bank, the IMF, Anticapitalists and various other issues. The handing out of this 'spoof' newspaper was timed to coincide with the FT running a special edition about the forthcoming events in Prague.
Best-selling Canadian author Naomi Klein talks at COunter Summit in northwest Prague
It's been a long slog but the cycle caravan has made it!