SJPUPDATES#3 Say No to Empire at Home and Abroad

Kia ora all,
In this update>>>>
(A) Fight the Fees!
(B) Support university cleaners
(C) News, opinion and analysis from the web
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(A) PROTEST UNIVERSITY FEE RISES
WHAT: Protest a meeting that will set fee rises for 2007.
WHEN: Monday 16th October, 5pm
WHERE: In front of the clocktower building
WHO: AUSA
WHY:While the Labour government announces a $3 billion cash surplus it refuses to adequately fund tertiary education. As fees go up so do the barriers between the haves and the have-nots. The struggle against fees is part of the global class struggle between those who have nothing and the forces of the empire where the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.

Fee rises are just one more step towards a global revolution against empire. We who are at university to train so we can join the managerial class must betray the empire and stand in solidarity with those who struggle for justice. From Oaxaca, Mexico to Bil’in, Palestine and from Falluja, Iraq to the misty mountains of Tuhoe country a global intifada is fighting empire. Which side are you on?
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(B) Support university cleaners
The university cleaners are having a rally on Anti Poverty Day 2006 in support of a living wage.
What: Rally and march in solidarity with cleaners
When: 5pm, Tuesday October 17th
Where: Meet at Britomart. Bottom of Queen Street
Why: University cleaners are paid $10.95. They deserve more.
Who: Organised by the cleaners and their union. For more info see: http://www.sfwu.org.nz

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(C) >>>>>News, opinion and analysis from the web>>>>>>
1. Israel willfully kills two civilians at Nablus checkpoints
2. Italian probe: Israel used new weapon prototype in Gaza Strip
3. Study Claims Iraq’s ‘Excess’ Death Toll Has Reached 655,000
4. Israeli Army Rounds-up Non-violent Activists in Bil’in
5. Dahr Jamail: Baquba Erupts
6. Hamas PM: Political infighting won’t lead to Palestinian civil war

1. Israel willfully kills two civilians at Nablus checkpoints
Investigations Conducted by PCHR Indicate that IOF Willfully Killed 2 Palestinian Civilians at Military Checkpoints in Nablus.
http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article5836.shtml

2. Italian probe: Israel used new weapon prototype in Gaza Strip
An investigative report to be aired on Italian television Wednesday raises the possibility that Israel has used an experimental weapon in the Gaza Strip in recent months,
causing especially serious physical injuries, such as amputated limbs and severe burns.
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/772933.html

3. Study Claims Iraq’s ‘Excess’ Death Toll Has Reached 655,000
A team of American and Iraqi epidemiologists estimates that 655,000 more people have died in Iraq since coalition forces arrived in March 2003 than would have died if the
invasion had not occurred.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/10/10/AR2006101001442.html

4. Israeli Army Rounds-up Non-violent Activists in Bil’in
Last night in Bil’in, the Palestinian village near Ramallah that has become a symbol of non-violent resistance to the apartheid wall, the Israeli army invaded the village at around 2am and kidnapped eight villagers. Five of the villagers were later released, but three remain
in captivity in the Ofer military prison, west of Ramallah. The kidnappings were carried out on the western side of the village near Wajee’s house.
Photos: http://www.palsolidarity.org/main/2006/10/06/bilin-06-10-06/

5. Dahr Jamail: Baquba Erupts
BAQUBA – The little-known city of Baquba is emerging as one of the hotbeds of resistance in Iraq, with clashes breaking out every day.
http://www.antiwar.com/jamail/?articleid=9823

6. Hamas PM: Political infighting won’t lead to Palestinian civil war
Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh said Sunday that the deteriorating financial situation and the violent political infighting that has claimed the lives of 11 Gazans will not lead to Palestinian civil war.
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/771947.html


“Remember the solidarity shown to Palestine here and everywhere… and remember also that there is a cause to which many people have committed themselves, difficulties and terrible obstacles notwithstanding. Why? Because it is a just cause, a noble ideal, a moral quest for equality and human rights.” – Edward Said, Palestinian/American historian/political commentator
http://www.ausjp.wordpress.com
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