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audio Rustbelt Radio for October 30, 2006 Indymedia Rustbelt Radio collective 2006-10-30 10:06 PM
On this week's show... * in Oaxaca, Mexico, police and paramilitaries responded to the months-long popular uprising with armed attacks, killing several people including an indymedia videogrpaher and a local newspaper photographer * Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai speaks at the University of Pittsburgh * locals with the Student Farmworker Alliance hold a demonstration at the McDonalds in Oakland * and more global news from Uruguay, Portugal, Ecuador, and more (audio/mpeg)

image Voices for Animals protests Victoria's Secret's chainsaw massacre Voices for Animals 2006-10-18 12:33 PM
Voices for Animals protests Victoria's Secret's chainsaw massacre
On friday October 13 Voices for animals assembled outside Shadyside's Victoria's Secret store clad in "barkface" masks (a spoof off the Texas chainsaw massacre's "leatherface") and chainsaws to draw attention to the horror story that is taking place in North America's endangered forests. (image/jpeg + 6 comments)

audio Rustbelt Radio for October 9, 2006 Indymedia Rustbelt Radio Collective 2006-10-09 8:17 PM
On this week's show... * We learn about the growing movement of resistance to Columbus Day * We'll hear from Wheels of Justice Tour speakers in Pittsburgh * We'll hear eyewitness accounts of Jeb Bush being chased through the streets of downtown Pittsburgh by Steelworkers and anti-war picketers * We'll hear excerpts from a community meeting to discuss the redevelopment of the Nabisco factory corridor in East Liberty. * And, the civil rights documentary Eyes on the Prize is back on the air, having battled through years of copyright law restrictions (audio/mpeg)

text Activists protest foie gras David McWade 2006-06-19 5:05 PM
Activists from Voices for Animals protest in front of Casbah restaurant for selling foie gras. The protest took place during Big Burrito's Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture dinner. (text/plain + 1 comment)

audio Rustbelt Radio for May 8, 2006 Indymedia Rustbelt Radio collective 2006-05-09 11:25 AM
On this week's show... * We'll hear excerpts from the May Day speak-out for immigrants rights in Pittsburgh * We'll have a report on police repression and violence in San Salvador Atenco, Mexico * Also, an exhibit of Palestinian Childrens artwork at Brandeis University was taken down by the school - Rustbelt Radio speaks to the Israeli Student who curated the exhibit * plus news on the Robinson Township power plant, the Pittsburgh-born nominee for the job of CIA chief, the anniversary of the Kent State shooting, and more (audio/mpeg)

text Governor Rendell Signs PA Ecoterrorism bill into law david 2006-04-17 1:25 AM
On Friday, April 14th, Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell signed House Bill 213 into law. The bill amends the state's crimes code to include the offense of "ecoterrorism." (text/plain + 2 comments)

text Update on HB213 - Rendell Meets with ABC Philly ABC 2006-04-08 11:58 AM
We are calling on all concerned citizens to CALL GOVERNOR RENDELL several times per day within the next week. Remind him that he hates this criminal move by the PA House and Senate as much as we do! (text/plain)

text U-lock justice against McDonalds AnarchyFuckYeah 2006-04-01 5:22 PM
Stink Bombs and U-locks now there is an april fools. (text/plain + 1 comment)

text Call-In Against Chrysler April 5th! Voices for Animals of Western Pennsylvania 2006-03-31 2:11 AM
Call Chrysler on Wednesday, April 5th, to express your opposition to their sponsorship of circus animal abuse and exploitation! (text/plain)

image Voices For Animals Holds Funeral For Wildlife Killed By Victoria's Secret Deforestation Voices For Animals of Western Pennsylvania 2006-03-05 1:02 AM

Pittsburgh- To recognize and mourn the millions of animals killed due to forest clearcuts used to produce Victoria's Secret's catalogs, Pittsburgh’s Voices for Animals of Western Pennsylvania, a local grassroots animal protection organization, held a funeral march outside of Victoria's Secret on Saturday morning. (image/jpeg)

image Activists tell big Burrito: Have a Heart-Stop Selling Foie Gras! Voices for Animals of Western Pennsylvania 2006-02-15 1:30 AM
Activists tell big Burrito: Have a Heart-Stop Selling Foie Gras!
Activists from Voices for Animals of Western Pennsylvania protested the sale of foie gras at Eleven restaurant in the Strip District, a big Burrito restaurant, on February 14th, Valentine's Day. In June of 2004, big Burrito made a verbal commitment with Voices for Animals to stop selling foie gras at all their restaurants after VFA representatives met with big Burrito Corporate Chef, Bill Fuller at Eleven. Recently, foie gras has reappeared on the menu at some of their restaurants, including Soba, Casbah, and Eleven. Over twenty activists from Voices for Animals came to Eleven on Valentine's Day, one of the busiest days of the year for the restaurant industry, with signs proclaiming "Make Love, Not Animal Suffering" and "Have a Heart, Stop Selling Foie Gras". (image/jpeg)

audio Rustbelt Radio for February 13, 2006 Indymedia Rustbelt Radio collective 2006-02-13 8:21 PM
On this week's show... South America's largest squatted highrise is facing eviction, Voices for Animals must renew efforts to make the Big Burrito Restaurant group foie gras free, We hear from the sister of a prisoner held in Guantanamo Bay, and we talk with local peace and activist organizations about their efforts to find out how much the government has been spying on them. (audio/mpeg)

audio Rustbelt Radio for February 6, 2006 Indymedia Rustbelt Radio Collective 2006-02-07 2:43 PM
On this week's show... * Rustbelt Radio's own Andalusia Knoll brings us a report from Bolivia on the political situation there * We'll hear about the riots across Pittsburgh that ensued after the Steelers' Superbowl victory * Activists continue speaking out against Bush on the night of his State of the Union address * Citizens address the Pittsburgh City Council on the city's anti-sweatshop ordinance * and the cost of the war in Iraq is growing by the billions, according to a new report * our regular update on police brutality and misconduct in the region * more headlines from independent media centers around the world (audio/mpeg)

image Voices For Animals visits animal abusers on Superbowl Sunday Voices For Animals of Western Pennsylania 2006-02-05 4:09 PM
Voices For Animals visits animal abusers on Superbowl Sunday
Protestors bring plea for compassion to Laforet owner’s home (image/jpeg + 21 comments)

text Why Did Pennsylvania Murder The Most Bears? ARC 2006-02-04 1:18 PM
a 'prolife' senator courts hunters as he votes money for babybombing... (text/plain + 3 comments)

image Drive Out Foie Gras Pittsburgh! Pittsburgh Foie Gras 2005-12-16 7:27 PM
Drive Out Foie Gras Pittsburgh!
Thanks to the effort of Alex Baldwin and others President Clinton made the White House free of foie gras while he was there. Western Pennsylvania animal rights activists are having victories daily in the campaign. (image/jpeg)

text Ringling Bros. Protest Wed Voices for Animals 2005-10-30 11:07 AM
Come out and protest Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus this Wednesday! (text/plain)

audio Rustbelt Radio for October 24, 2005 Pittsburgh Indymedia Radio Collective 2005-10-24 11:49 PM
On today's show, Students in Solidarity are working to get the University of Pittsburgh to take a stronger stand against sweatshop labor. We hear about local activists who assisted in the post- hurricane animal rescues down south. And, a UN Report on the assassination of Lebanon's former prime minister implicates Syrian and Lebanese officials; we'll talk with the webmaster of Indymedia Beirut about the implications. (audio/mpeg)

image Non-Animal Testing Award Named After Former Pitt Dean Michael Croland 2005-08-23 7:45 PM
Non-Animal Testing Award Named After Former Pitt Dean
Non-Animal Testing Award Named After Former Pitt Dean Pitt Research Today a Minefield of Animal Welfare Violations (image/jpeg + 3 comments)

text Sports fishing: bad for fish and other living things Voices For Animals 2005-07-28 12:27 AM
An explanation of why sport fishing is cruel and details of the protest against the Bassmaster tournament on July 30th, (text/plain + 6 comments)

text Court Nominee A Defender Of GTMO Illegality And Of Mountaintop Mining Decapitation Coalition Against Roberts 2005-07-20 2:01 PM
Roberts has ruled against the rights of Guantanamo prisoners illegally detained. He has written briefs supporting mining company decapitation of mountains. He is hostile to civil rights (text/plain)

text Taco Loco: a review by a Vegetarian. gwen 2005-06-16 9:25 PM
Taco Loco might be the best Mexican restaurant in town (according to several local awards), but it is not vegetarian friendly. (text/plain + 3 comments)

audio Rustbelt Radio for April 18, 2005 Pittsburgh IMC Radio Collective 2005-04-18 7:59 PM
# Tax Day was last week. Members of the war tax resisters group tell us why they didn't pay # We talk to voices for animals of western pennsylvania # and activists staged an all-day picket at the Sky Bank headquarters in Downtown Pittsburgh, stepping up their campaign against what they're calling a union-busting company. But first, these local and global headlines. (audio/mpeg)

image Valentines Date Against Foie Gras Michael Croland 2005-02-14 11:56 PM
Valentines Date Against Foie Gras
Voices for Animals couples dated against foie gras this Valentine's Day outside Isabela on Grandview in Mt. Washington. The event marked the one-year anniversary of the group's Foie Gras-Free Pittsburgh campaign, which has gotten nearly a dozen local restaurants to stop selling foie gras. (image/jpeg)

image Le Pommier Is Naughty to Animals Voices for Animals 2005-01-05 2:24 PM
Le Pommier Is Naughty to Animals
Local animals rights group, Voices for Animals, protests Le Pommier with a Christmas twist in their ongoing campaign to remove foie gras from all menus in Pittsburgh. (image/jpeg)

audio Indymedia Rustbelt Radio show for Tuesday, December 14, 2004 Pittsburgh IMC Radio Collective 2004-12-15 4:08 AM
A special extended version of Rustbelt Radio: the Pittsburgh Independent Media Center's bi-weekly review of the news from the grassroots that the corporate media overlook. On today's show... * Contention and Repression: An Activist-Academic Dialogue at the University of Pittsburgh; and * The Mon-Fayette Expressway, recently given final approval, faces criticism from local residents * and an Interview with Susie Bono, an Activist from San Diego who spent the last few months on the Thai-Burma border. (length 76:54) (audio/mpeg)

image Hunger-Strike Against Ringling Bros. Circus Michael Croland 2004-11-03 10:55 PM
Hunger-Strike Against Ringling Bros. Circus
Thirty-plus activists decry animal abuse on Ringling’s opening night. Visit www.circuses.com for more info. (image/jpeg)

image Foie gras force-feeding is frightening, Laforet Michael Croland 2004-11-01 9:27 PM
Foie gras force-feeding is frightening, Laforet
Voices for Animals carves “no foie gras” in jack-o-lanterns (image/jpeg)

image Voices for Animals' Halloween Foie Gras Protest PJ McKosky 2004-11-01 1:28 AM
Voices for Animals' Halloween Foie Gras Protest
VFA volunteers protest the sale of foie gras at Laforet in Highland Park on October 30, 2004. Using placards and carved pumpkins with an anti-foie gras message, VFA made their first appearance at Laforet as part of their ongoing Foie Gras-Free Pittsburgh campaign. (image/jpeg + 1 comment)

image Protesters oppose Iams' cruel tests on dogs and cats Michael Croland 2004-10-15 5:47 PM
Protesters oppose Iams' cruel tests on dogs and cats
Protesters served as a voice for the debarked voiceless today in a lunch-hour protest against Iams. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) members and local activists educated the public about the cruelty of Iams’ unnecessary “nutritional? tests on dogs and cats. (image/jpeg)

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