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Calling all Northeast Students for a Democratic Society!!

Philly SDS invites you to the City of Love (for All Genders) to participate in the SDS Northeast Regional Convention, Friday Nov. 30th through Sunday December 2nd!

Are you ready to Build the Movement and Amplify the Resistance? Read the rest of this entry »

On November 16th, SDSers had a ‘cough-in’ and ‘die-in’ from the terrible fumes coming from Bank of America, as part of Rainforest Action Network’s ‘Nationwide Day of Action’ against new Coal-fired power plants and destructive mining practices such as Mountaintop Removal. more pics below…

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Every day for the last week has seen nonviolent activists attempting to physically block a shipment of Stryker military vehicles, returning from Iraq, from unloading off the Port of Olympia, Washington to be refitted and sent back to the war. Police in riot gear have responded with violence and chemical weapons. Resistance to the war machine continues to grow.

Read the “Tear it Down” article by a Northwest SDSer below. And here’s video:

Port Militarization Resistance — Peppersprayed in Olympia

Port of Olympia Anti-Militarization Action Nov. 2007

Port of Olympia War Shipments Halted 11/9/07

Stop Wars — a day of struggle in Olympia

TEAR IT DOWN (while building sustainable alternatives)

Guy Dobyns

Northwest SDS Joins Port Militarization Resistance, Others in Halting Military

Dozens of SDSers from Olympia, Tacoma, Bellingham, and Portland have all been present in the newest round of protesting military shipments through Olympia, Washington this week. Anti-war activists from across the region, ranging in age from toddlers to the grey-haired, have come out to protest–and to blockade with their bodies–the movement of Stryker vehicles through the Port of Olympia. The Strykers were from 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division Stryker Combat Team which resisters tried to prevent from leaving through the port in May 2006. Since then port actions have occurred in Tacoma and Aberdeen, WA against military shipments. Most likely, the returning materials will be shipped out again, even though the last tour of Iraq resulted in 48 deaths of American soldiers and an unknown number of Iraqi civilian deaths. Also, a high-ranking official in the US military leaked out that all the vehicles and weapons aboard the ship are contaminated with depleted uranium. The presence of the ship and the movement of Strykers act as a hyper-militarization of an already militarized town.

What has been amazing about the actions is the level of resistance displayed. Never before, in the port actions in Olympia, Tacoma and Aberdeen, have people displayed these levels of resistance, adapting quickly to changing situations and fighting back. There is something beautiful happening in Olympia. Liberals, radicals and everyone in between are working together. They are on the same page and because of this they are able to act in the manner they did. It is a true expression – no, a true act of solidarity. Read the rest of this entry »

“Steep decline in oil production brings risk of war and unrest, says new study”

originally published by The Guardian.
Ashley Seager
Monday October 22, 2007

· Output peaked in 2006 and will fall by several[%] a year
· Decline in gas, coal and uranium also predicted

Oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico at sunset
Oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico at sunset. Photo: Larry Lee/Corbis

World oil production has already peaked and will fall by half as soon as 2030, according to a report which also warns that extreme shortages of fossil fuels will lead to wars and social breakdown.The German-based Energy Watch Group will release its study in London today saying that global oil production peaked in 2006 – much earlier than most experts had expected. The report, which predicts that production will now fall by several percent a year, comes after oil prices set new records almost every day last week, on Friday hitting more than $90 (£44) a barrel.

“The world soon will not be able to produce all the oil it needs as demand is rising while supply is falling. This is a huge problem for the world economy,” Read the rest of this entry »

Watch this documentary! It’s only 48 minutes long, a very heartfelt and inspirational documentary of the Zapatista movement of poor indigenous Mexicans against capitalism.

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