Hunter Gray | 30 Nov 01:41 2004
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[L-I] Experiences at University of North Dakota

I was at the University of North Dakota [Grand Forks] for thirteen years:
tenured, full prof, departmental Indian Studies chair for several years,
chair of Honors, member of  the graduate faculty. I taught thousands of
students [and liked just about every one of them], won a number of
prestigious awards [Student Government, State of North Dakota.]  We then
remained in the Grand Forks setting for three additional years until we
returned to my native Mountain West.  At every point, I was deeply involved
in social justice activities -- both within the University and in the broad,
general region. The last several years at the University of North Dakota
were the most unpleasant -- owing to some faculty and most administrators --
in my almost 30 years of college/university teaching.  I have a section on
this -- and its lessons -- on our large website, www.hunterbear.org  It is
two pages and we have just expanded and updated it.  The Link:

http://www.hunterbear.org/UND.htm

HUNTER GRAY  [HUNTER BEAR]   Micmac /St. Francis Abenaki/St. Regis Mohawk
www.hunterbear.org
Protected by Na´shdo´i´ba´i´
and Ohkwari'

In our Gray Hole, the ghosts often dance in the junipers and sage, on the
game trails, in the tributary canyons with the thick red maples, and on the
high windy ridges -- and they dance from within the very essence of our own
inner being. They do this especially when the bright night moon shines down
on the clean white snow that covers the valley and its surroundings.  Then
it is as bright as day -- but in an always soft and mysterious and
remembering way. [Hunter Bear]

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Vladimir Krsljanin | 12 Nov 19:53 2004
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[L-I] Milosevic conveys condolences on Arafat's death

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President Slobodan Milosevic have sent a message of condolences to the
Palestinian leadership and people following the death of Yasser Arafat. The
message reads:

"Following the loss of Yasser Arafat, the historical leader of the friendly
Palestinian people, President of Palestine and one of the most important
symbols of the struggle for the rights of peoples in our times, I express
deepest condolences to his family, to the Palestinian leadership and people.

The Hague, 11 November 2004                            Slobodan Milosevic"

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URGENT FUNDRAISING APPEAL

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After the Hague Tribunal declared war against human rights and
International Law by banning President Milosevic's right to self-defense,
our activities for his liberation and for the restoration of his freedom and
for the national sovereignty of the Serbian people need to be reorganized
and intensified.

We need professional, legal work now more than ever. Thus, the creation of
conditions for that work is the imperative at this moment.

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Vladimir Krsljanin | 10 Nov 19:37 2004
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[L-I] Substantial Disruption of the International Law by the Hague 'Tribunal' Exposed

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INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE TO DEFEND SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC
ICDSM           Sofia-New York-Moscow            www.icdsm.org
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SLOBODA/FREEDOM ASSOCIATION - Member of the World Peace Council
Belgrade
www.sloboda.org.yu
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1. SLOBODA Press Release of 2 November 2004
2. Analysis of Me. Tiphaine Dickson, ICDSM Legal Spokesperson of 9 November
2004

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Belgrade, 2 November 2004

PRESS RELEASE

By his extraordinary effort, President Milosevic have reached a win for
International Law and human rights protection. Important part of his
fundamental rights has been restored.

The illegal institution which keeps him in illegal detention was forced to
do that and to further expose its illegal and political character. The same
institution which is now turning, as a consequence of President Milosevic's
struggle, from one of the most important tools for colonization of the
Balkans, into a burden for its creators.

This win should enable the continuation of the victorious struggle he fights
for truth about our people, for freedom, equality and national dignity.
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Joshua Minchen | 2 Nov 16:12 2004
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Articles on the 2004 US Presdiential Elections and the Growing Crisis

Below are articles from The US Marxist-leninist Organization and The 
Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist) on the present situation 
erupting in the Republic of the so-called united States.

http://www.usmlo.org/archive2004/2004-10/vor041027.htm#1

The Fraud of a System that Brings Parties to Power and Divides the People

Every day there is yet a new scandal about the counting of votes in the 
coming election. Voter registration fights, provisional ballots, lack of a 
paper trail for computer machinery, are serving to focus attention on the 
individual voter. With numerous legal battles raging in many of the 
battleground states, all in the name of “protecting the voter,” the 
appearance is that the ruling circles are seriously concerned about every 
vote. Yet if one looks past appearances, one sees that the ruling circles 
are no longer able to sort out their conflicts and are bitterly fighting 
over power at every level while also trying desperately to convince the 
voters that yes indeed their votes do decide the outcome. But people’s 
repeated experience and the blatant fraud of 2000 showing votes do not 
decide the outcome, keeps getting in the way.

For example, this year the ruling circles are contending with people’s 
consciousness of the divisive role of the Electoral College, which acts to 
prevent a single national polity from even forming. The fact that voters 
recognize that literally tens of millions of votes in the majority of states 
already do not count because these voters do not live in the 17-20 
battleground states, is causing considerable trouble. So too is the fact 
that about half of all eligible voters will not vote, many because there is 
no candidate they are prepared to vote for.

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Hunter Gray | 31 Oct 23:01 2004
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[L-I] Wal Mart Threatens Teotihuacan!

NOTE BY HUNTER BEAR

I am quite certain that Wal Mart will be smashingly defeated in its sick
incursion into the Circle of Teotihuacan.  In addition to the rapidly
mounting opposition to its hungry adventure -- by a wide and angry range of
the peoples of Mexico -- there is also the power of Tezcatlipoca.  Although
generally seen as a Toltec deity who was taken by the later Aztecs, His
roots do go back into the era of Teotihuacan.  Here is a little from me on
Him.  A large stone head depicting Him -- with black obsidian eyes -- is 14
inches tall and 1100 years old and has been in our family as long as I can
remember.  He presently sits on our antique red New England dresser looking
eastward out our picture window --  out at the now snowy mountains of
Eastern Idaho.  His powers are universal across the Cosmos.  You can see a
photo by scrolling down on the cover page of our Hunterbear website [
www.hunterbear.org ]  with this caption by me:

"Tezcatlipoca -- Smoking Mirror :   Giver and taker away of life.  Lord of
sorcerers.  Patron of the warrior orders.  His black obsidian eyes see
everything in the Universe -- simultaneously.
For us, he always represents full, unyielding and enduring commitment to our
Native American people and to the cause of genuine social justice for all
Humanity. He was with me as I grew up.  Ancient brother, always close."

Mexican traditionalists fight Wal-Mart close to pyramids

Knight Ridder News
Oct. 29, 2004

http://billingsgazette.com/index.php?id=1&
display=rednews/2004/10/29/build/business/30-wal-mart.inc
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Vladimir Krsljanin | 31 Oct 18:19 2004
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[L-I] The Hague Rambouillet (Statement of the ICDSM and Sloboda)

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INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE TO DEFEND SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC
ICDSM           Sofia-New York-Moscow            www.icdsm.org
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SLOBODA/FREEDOM ASSOCIATION - Member of the World Peace Council
Belgrade
www.sloboda.org.yu
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COOPERATE, OR ELSE:
THE ICTY RAMBOUILLET

JOINT STATEMENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE TO DEFEND SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC
AND OF THE SLOBODA/FREEDOM ASSOCIATION

Issued: 31 October 2004

The integrity of President Milosevic's consistent refusal to recognize the
ICTY as a judicial body, and his determination to demonstrate the West's
active destruction of Yugoslavia-- and this despite his own constant
efforts, largely successful, to negotiate peace in the face of a concerted
campaign to increase hostilities, divisions, unrest, and violence, unto
months of bombing, in stunning violation of international law-- has
succeeded in showing the dead end of the institution's imposition of
counsel, and, ultimately, of the institution itself.

And, as President Milosevic argued in his opening statement, just before
counsel was imposed:

"I am aware, gentlemen, that it is illusory to look for logic in a show
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Vladimir Krsljanin | 29 Oct 02:59 2004
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[L-I] Milosevic: This is a political trial (21 October transcript)

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NOTE: After the 21 October session of the Appeals Chamber of the ICTY, most
of the Western media were quoting Steven Kay and not President Milosevic.
These days, after he files a "request for withdrawal", instead of a simple,
although late resignation, again it is Steven Kay who gets all the
publicity.
The Appeals Chamber session was open. Its transcript (like for any other
session) was done next day and had to be available to all parties. For days,
and with different excuses, it was denied to assistants of President
Milosevic to get the transcript in the electronic form. Finally, when there
were no more excuses, the transcript appeared on the ICTY web site.
Additional proof that it appeared only due to the pressure from President
Milosevic's team is the fact that the transcript of 19 October, when ICDSM
Vice-Chair Liana Kanelli slammed the ICTY had not been posted yet. Here we
give the words of President Milosevic, that someone tried to hide from the
public as long as possible.
The whole transcript can be read at:
http://www.un.org/icty/transe54/041021DR.htm
The whole text of the 'Lawyers Petition' extensively quoted by President
Milosevic can be read at:
http://www.icdsm.org/Lawappeal.htm
Everything about the political campaign to silence President Milosevic can
be read at:
http://globalresearch.ca/articles/DIC410A.html
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Thursday, 21 October 2004
[Appeal Proceedings]
[Open session]

PRESIDENT SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC: In my deep conviction concerning this decision
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Vladimir Krsljanin | 28 Oct 20:03 2004
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[L-I] Bar Association of Belgrade against ICTY

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THE BAR ASSOCIATION OF BELGRADE
Decancka 13, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro
Phone: +381 11 3239 805, +381 11 3239 875; Fax: +381 11 3237 082
E-mail:   komora <at> eunet.yu
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Acting in accordance with the conclusions of  its Managing Board of 13
October 2004, the Bar Association of Belgrade submits the following

PUBLIC STATEMENT

Acting strictly on the professional and ethical basis and disregarding any
political considerations, the Bar Association of Belgrade points out that
the right to defence of some individuals tried before the International
Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) has been blatantly
violated.

This violation is reflected in the changes of rules while the procedure is
in progress, by which the defendants are prevented of preparing and
presenting their defence, in conditions of an inappropriately short time
given and uncritical and unprincipled treatment of their health. In this
way, the principle of equality of arms between defence and prosecution is
violated and defendants are put in totally unequal position. The imposition
of defence counsel which acts without instructions of the accused is also an
impediment for the accused to prepare his defence and use all the evidence
and procedural tools he wishes to.
The above especially applies to the trial of former President Slobodan
Milosevic.

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Vladimir Krsljanin | 25 Oct 15:20 2004
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[L-I] The Nature of the Hague Beast by Tiphaine Dickson and Aleksandar Jokic

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INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE TO DEFEND SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC
ICDSM           Sofia-New York-Moscow            www.icdsm.org
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www.globalresearch.ca
Centre for Research on Globalisation
Centre de recherche sur la mondialisation

"That Is The Nature Of The Beast":
Why The Hague ICTY Cannot Afford
Slobodan Milosevic's Right to Self-Representation

by Tiphaine Dickson and Aleksandar Jokic

www.globalresearch.ca     24 October 2004

The URL of this article is: http://globalresearch.ca/articles/DIC410A.html

When Slobodan Milosevic was asked to plead to the indictment filed against
him, after being whisked off to The Hague as a result of a transfer whose
legality bore more resemblance to kidnapping for ransom than to extradition,
his response to the ICTY Chamber was not the typical "Not guilty." Milosevic
instead said: "That is not my problem, that is your problem."

And, indeed, the ICTY's problem it has become. When the prosecution rested
its case after the resignation of the Trial Chamber's President, Richard
May, last spring, many in the media bemoaned the failure to prove genocide,
and others were unimpressed by the picture of confusion left by weak
witnesses, deflated in cross-examination by a defendant who consistently
stated the ICTY was not a legal, or judicial, institution. Voices rose to
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Greg Butterfield | 21 Oct 16:45 2004

[L-I] National Fightback Conference Nov. 13-14, NYC

*****PLEASE CIRCULATE WIDELY*****

You are invited to attend a
NATIONAL FIGHTBACK CONFERENCE
Sponsored by Workers World Party
November 13-14, New York City

This year we have seen huge mobilizations for immigrant 
rights, women's rights, against war and occupation, and 
most recently the splendid Million Worker March that 
addressed many of these issues as well as workers' rights.

After the elections--no matter who wins--there needs to be 
a serious discussion about how to move the struggle 
forward. And that is exactly what hundreds of activists 
will be doing in New York City over the weekend of 
November 13-14 at a National Fightback Conference 
sponsored by Workers World Party.

You are invited to participate in this timely and urgently 
needed discussion. The Fightback Conference is open to all 
who really want to end war, bring the troops home, fight 
for workers' rights, and build a movement against 
capitalism and racism.

The conference will be held at a public school located in 
Manhattan at 281 9th Ave. & West 27 St. The conference 
schedule is Sat., Nov. 13, 10 am-7 pm, Sun., Nov. 14, 10 
am-3:30 pm. Registration starts at 9 am on both days.

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CPI(ML | 19 Oct 19:11 2004
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[L-I] Fw: [ INDIA] ML Update - Vol. 7 No. 42 19-25 Oct 2004


ML Update
A CPI(ML) Weekly News Magazine
Vol.  7 No. 42    19-25 Oct 2004

Message from Maharashtra

On the face of it, the electoral outcome in Maharashtra does not show much
of a change. The Congress-NCP alliance has fallen a little short of the
halfway mark, but with assured support from the CPI(M) and some of the
victorious rebel candidates and other independent MLAs, the alliance is back
in power. A closer look however reveals a discernible shift in Maharashtra
politics, which is also a reflection of the trends operating on the national
level.
The outgoing government of Maharashtra had almost everything going against
it. The state has been  a major theatre of the prevailing agrarian crisis in
the country. The spate of farmers' suicides and deaths due to malnutrition
and starvation has been continuing uninterrupted. The Telgi stamp paper scam
revealed a very deep rot within the system. The ruling coalition was also
beset with a considerable number of rebel candidates. And on top of it, the
BSP and SP had fielded any number of candidates which threatened to queer
the pitch for the Congress in a big way. Indeed, even though the BSP failed
to open its account, it polled more than 4% of the total vote and in the
Vidarbha region the BSP is reported to have cost the Congress at least a
dozen seats.

The failure of the BJP-Shiv Sena combine to strengthen its position in
Maharashtra Assembly has to be viewed in this context. The BJP is clearly
yet to overcome the setback it suffered in the Lok Sabha elections. In fact,
despite some recovery in the Mumbai region, the BJP-Shiv Sena combine has
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