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<li></b><a href=" http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2003/06/265896.shtml" target="_blank">G8 - Lausanne Solidarity Declaration: Black Loves Pink, Pink Loves Black</a> 03 June 2003-- dispelling corporate induced divisiveness...</b> <i>In response to press misinformation.....The iron fist of police brutality is still preventing us from piecing together the entire puzzle of events surrounding the Sunday blockades of the G8. And yet, the usual suspects are at it again. In the past 36 hours, some sections of the entertainment industry (also known as the corporate media) have happily jumped into their usual role: a campaign of disinformation, criminalisation and intimidation. This is happening in direct support of the state terrorism being exercised, as we speak, against thousands of people in Lausanne, Geneva and
Annemasse. We are again confronted with a fine fabric of half truths and
more-than-half lies, posing as the 'neutral' and 'objective' account of the G8
blockades...</i>[ <a href=" http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2003/06/265896.shtml" target="_blank">Read More</a> ]
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<b><a href=" http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2003/06/266095.shtml" target="_blank">Worker's Struggle In Costa Rica</a></b> -- <i>Over the last three weeks Costa Rica has become another of the many hot spots in the international class struggle. This little country known in the past as the "Central American Switzerland" is awaking from a long period of lethargy. The recent strikes are another step in the process that started with the struggles against the privatisation of the ICE in April and May 2000.
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The strike stated on May 16 and has been going on for 21 days now and during which the Costa Rican workers have held important demonstrations on several occasions. The 15,000 workers of the ICE (Costa Rican Electricity Institute) have called mass demonstrations (with 50,000 taking part on June 4 in the capital, San Josť) and together with the teachers they have forced three ministers to resign. The Government crisis is a proof of the strength of this movement.
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If this kind of movement is taking place in Costa Rica, it can happen in any other country. What was considered a haven of peace, democracy and stability has shown that that was only a mask that could not be worn for much longer. There is not a single stable regime in the whole of Latin America. The Marxists have explained this idea for a long time. Now it has been vindicated by the masses of Venezuela, Argentina, Ecuador... and now even of little Costa Rica. </i>
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The events of the last few weeks show that the tide is moving in favour of millions of workers and youth all across Latin America. A few days ago there was a State of Emergency declared in Peru. The response of the masses was immediate against the repression. The masses were chanting in the streets: "The Argentinazo is coming!" [ <a href=" link to www.marxist.com target="_blank">Spanish Original Version</a>]
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<b><a href=" http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2003/06/266110.shtml" target="_blank">Excerpt from report by Democratic Voice of Burma,on June 2, 2003</a></b> -- <i><b>"Suu Kyi 'injured in violent protests'</b>
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Members of the National League for Democracy [NLD] inside the country and opposition groups abroad said today that the situation regarding the Friday night [30 May] attack on Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and her entourage was far more serious than the SPDC [State Peace and Development Council] officially acknowledged and that it is likely that hundreds of people died. A person who has carefully investigated the incident told DVB (<a href=" http://www.dvb.no" target="_blank">Democratic Voice of Burma</a>) that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi herself suffered a head injury and that scores of people appear to have died. Following is what this source said: [<a href=" http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2003/06/266110.shtml" target="_blank"> Read More</a> ]