US Policy in Iraq: A Human Catastrophe, talk by Dr. Dahlia Wasfi

Dr. Dahlia Wasfi was born in the United States to an American Jewish mother and an Iraqi Muslim father. She lived in Iraq as a child, returning to the U.S. at age 5. She earned her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1997. Dr. Wasfi has made two trips to Iraq to visit her extended family since the 2003 "Shock and Awe" invasion, including a three month stay in Basrah in the spring of 2006.

Direct Action at Fort Hood & Resistance Against Deployment of 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment to Iraq

Charging The Cavalry: An Unarmed Ambush

This piece appeared in the October 2010 issue of Z Magazine. Austin Indymedia wished to highlight this event by re-posting it here. - Austin IMC eds.  A link to video of the action can be viewed at the bottom of this article.

Nicaragua Sugar (Grupo Pellas) reinforces aid to CKD patients


Job Announcement: ALLGO seeking Director of Community Organizing!

allgo, a 25 year-old statewide, dynamic, progressive, queer people of color organization based in Austin, TX is looking for a Director of Community Organizing. allgo works to enact our vision of a just and equitable society that celebrates and nurtures vibrant people of color queer cultures through cutting edge, innovative programs in wellness, cultural arts and community organizing. Our programs seek to advance social and economic justice and bring about individual and collective liberation for queer people of color. allgo operates as a collective.

This is a salaried position requiring approximately 30 hours of work per week. Compensation includes health, dental and vision benefits as well as paid time off. Consistent with our values as a collective, all staff salaries are based on the same hourly rate.

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience and familiarity with queer people of color and our work for justice and liberation as well as community organizing experience.

To apply please mail or fax a letter of interest and resume to allgo Search, 701 Tillery St. Box 4 Austin, Texas 78702, Fax: (512-385-2970) e-mail  Position will remain open until filled. The job description is available here.  For further information please call 512-472-2001.


Persons who write and speak Spanish fluently; people of color, women and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people are strongly encouraged to apply. 


The Shortwave Report 10/01/10 Listen Globally


Dear Radio Friend, 


            The latest Shortwave Report (October 1) is up at the website  in both broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quickdownload or streaming form (4.9MB) (28:59)
   (NEW! If you have access to there is a higher quality version posted up there {26.7MB}

     This week's show features stories from China Radio International,
 Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba,
 and the Voice of Russia.
   From CHINA- 
The US Congress has passed legislation targeting China's currency policy- some believe that the bill will make the trade imbalance worse. Russia has completed a major crude oil pipeline to China. The Australian government will have a parliamentary debate on the country's involvement in the war on Afghanistan. In Colombia, the military commander of the FARC rebels was killed, possibly weakening the organization.

    From GERMANY- 
There were massive demonstrations and strikes across Europe in response to austerity measures and bank bailouts imposed by various governments. The European Commission is launching legal proceedings against France over its crackdown on and deportation of Roma gypsies. The German government has extended the life of its 17 nuclear power plants by more than 10 years.
   From CUBA- 
A US court has ruled that corporations cannot be sued for human rights violations abroad. Northern Irish Nobel Peace Prize winner Mairead Maguire is under arrest and facing deportation from Israel after being refused entrance to the country. The CIA continues to escalate drone attacks in Pakistan. The Pakistan government threatened to cease protecting NATO supply routes into Afghanistan, following Apache helicopter attacks by the US military which crossed the border into Pakistan. A new study warns that 20% of the plants on earth face human induced extinction.

    From RUSSIA- 
Venezuela's United Socialist Party retained a majority in the national assembly following elections last weekend. A complex computer worm, capable of seizing control of industrial plants, has infected computers at Iran's first nuclear power station as well as those controlling gas and oil pipelines. An observation on how the war on Afghanistan is likely to turn into a second Vietnam, based on government corruption and the expansion of fighting into neighboring countries.

There is an article about the Shortwave Report by Cassandra Roos on line at- 
I was interviewed for an informative weekly radio show Mediageek, available at 

  All that plus times and frequencies for listening at home. It's free to rebroadcast, please notify me if you're airing it and haven't notified me in the last month, please mention the website if you only air a portion. If you just want to listen and have a slow connection, try the streaming version- lower sound quality but good enough and way easier if you don't have a high-speed internet connection. If streaming is a problem because of your slow connection, download the smaller file- it takes 20 minutes or less, and will play swell in any mp3 player application (RealPlayer, Winamp, Quicktime, iTunes, etc) you have on your computer. 
This program will be aired on Friday evening at 6:30pm (PDST) on KZYX/Z Philo CA, you might be able to stream via < >
There are several other streams that work better- < >Freak Radio Santa Cruz  now streams this program on Friday at 9:00am.(PDST)
The Shortwave Report may be downloaded as a podcast from < feed:// > or iTunes (search for "shortwave" in podcasts) 
Check out the amazing streams at < > 
And Radio For Peace International at < > 

I hope you'll listen and air this if you're connected with a radio station. I am still wondering how to get financially compensated for the 25 hours I put into this program weekly- any ideas are appreciated. Any stations rebroadcasting this (or listeners) are welcome to donate for production costs. You can do so through the website. Many thanks to those that have donated! No Guilt! (maybe a little) 
link for broadcast edition- >(13.3MB)
link for smaller file and streaming- >
       ¡FurthuR!      Dan Roberts


To watch the courageous Afghan freedom fighters battle modern arsenals with simple hand-held weapons is an inspiration to those who love freedom. Their courage teaches us a great lesson - that there are things in this world worth defending. 

To the Afghan people, I say on behalf of all Americans that we admire your heroism, your devotion to freedom, and your relentless struggle against your oppressors.



-- Ronald Reagan, March 21, 1983


SB1070 Vigil at Texas Capitol

 On July 29, 2010, the day Arizona's SB1070 immigratin law took effect, members of the Austin community held a vigil at the Texas Capitol in protest of the law.

Hands Across the Sand Demonstration

 On June 26, 2010 the Austin, TX community showed solidarity with the Gulf Coast communities affected by the BP oil spill by participating in the international Hands Across the Sand Demonstration at Lady Bird Lake.

SB1070 Protest and Counter-Protest at Texas Capitol

 On Saturday, June 12th supporters and opponents of Arizona's SB1070 immigration law gathered at the Texas Capitol building.

The Netherlands: Squatting prohibition

We are squatters from the Netherlands. We are asking you to help us in our struggle against the squatting prohibition. We will have two demonstrations this week, on 1st October in Amsterdam and 2nd October in Nijmegen. This week mayor of Amsterdam said that in coming months 200 squats will be evicted in the city!!! If you can not come to the Netherlands please organize a protests or action in your place against the squatting prohibition that starts on 1st October 2010.  


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