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Table of Contents:

   Geopolitical designs of US in Iraq and Middle East                              
     ronda {AT} ais.org (Ronda Hauben)                                                    

   BOYCOTT AMERICAN PRODUCTS                                                       
     "Anastasia Karaflogka" <a.karaflogka {AT} blueyonder.co.uk>                          

   Opensorcery.net text update: 1 interview, 4 texts                               
     anne-marie <amschle {AT} cadre.sjsu.edu>                                             

   PUBS: Distancing of Waste: Overconsumption in a Global Economy                  
     "Soenke Zehle" <soenke.zehle {AT} web.de>                                            

   Interview with Isabelle Massu                                                   
     N Bookchin <natalie {AT} action-tank.org>                                            

   March 2003                                                                      
     Le Monde diplomatique <dispatch {AT} monde-diplomatique.fr>                          

   Pubs: Toxics Link Releases Report on E-Waste in India                           
     "Soenke Zehle" <soenke.zehle {AT} web.de>                                            

   BIOTECH-NEWSWIRE | neRAGE.org                                                   
     Ryan Griffis <grifray {AT} yahoo.com>                                                

    Pr=?ISO-8859-1?B?6XNlbnRhdGlvbiBkdSBOsCAxMiBkZSBs?= =?ISO-8859-1?B?YSBSZXZ1ZSBN
     "emmanuel.videcoq" <emmanuel.videcoq {AT} wanadoo.fr>                                

   mark(s) online quarterly                                                        
     Deb King <debkking {AT} yahoo.com>                                                   

   Dusted Magazine: In Memorium, Peace                                             
     "tobias c. van Veen" <tobias {AT} techno.ca>                                         



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Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2003 10:26:10 -0500 (EST)
From: ronda {AT} ais.org (Ronda Hauben)
Subject: Geopolitical designs of US in Iraq and Middle East


This article in the current issue of Mother Jones is helpful:

The Thirty Year Itch
by Robert Dreyfuss

     http://www.motherjones.com/news/feature/2003/10/ma_273_01.html


It puts the current U.S. plans to start a war against Iraq in a
larger context of geopolitical designs.

Ronda


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Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2003 08:32:52 -0000
From: "Anastasia Karaflogka" <a.karaflogka {AT} blueyonder.co.uk>
Subject: BOYCOTT AMERICAN PRODUCTS

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Nettimers,

I received this and I thought that it is a good idea to take on board.

Two and a half years ago -this is when the United States decided to invade
Afganistan - I realised that there is absolutely no way that this decision
could be reversed; even if one billion citizens demonstrated against it all
over the world.

This was the first time that I realised how insignificant my opinion and my
actual life were, not only for the global and national 'society' to which I
belong, but also for my own life and my immediate environment. I realised
that even if I actually agreed with the punishment of those responsible, I
still could not protect myself and my immediate environment from the side
effects of such a war. Side effects upon the air that I inhale and the
climatic pollution due to bombing. Side effects due to the permanent
disastrous effects to the planet itself and -last but not least- actual
damage in my general welfare.

However, there is a minimum personal free choice that I did have!
This was to refuse to sponsor -or simply pay- those who I considered to be
really responsible for all this. In a very indirect and minimum way! I
therefore refused to consume any North American products, or even products
which were related to American companies. I didn't consider this personal
stance as the beginning of a new crusade. It could potentially grow to
become one. But until that moment in time, I have been getting the personal
satisfaction that my opposition had also a practical meaning.

Now, once again, humanity is watching a similar 'play' which takes place
despite the emense public opposition. I invite everyone to start together a
minimun personal campaign that is not only a message to those who are about
to start this new war. Furthermore, it is a campaign which offers the
satisfaction of doing something practical about it! Between the 20th and the
30th of March lets not consume ANY American products. The maximun that could
be gained out of such an effort is that at least 10 million
people worldwide can deprive the American economy of $2,5 for 10 consecutive
days. (This adds up to $250.000.000 -assuming that this is how much a packet
of American cigarettes and a can of coca cola would cost)!

The minimum that can certainly be gained is the personal satisfaction of
actually doing something!

You can therefore start a personal embargo to as many American products as
you can. Stop consuming them or substitute them with European, Asian, or
simply national and/or local products! Anyway, most of the time
local or national products are healthier, are aesthetically more
attractive(!), and they help local economies!

 How can one start? First of all sending this mail to as many contacts as
they can. If this e-mail is sent to a minimum of 5 people from every
recipient, then -at least in theory- within 10 days, a maximum of 9.765.625
people will have it in their mailbox. I m only saying this to emphasize the
potential of such a move. Even if you cannot resist to the magic of American
products but you agree with this move, at least send it to as many as you
can. Others may be able to resist consuming them!

YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT, BUT YOU ALSO DO HAVE THE RIGHT
TO SPEAK UP FOR YOUR RIGHTS AND BE HEARD! AS A CITIZEN OF THE WORLD!


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<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3D"Trebuchet =
MS"><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt'>Nettimers,<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3D"Trebuchet =
MS"><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt'><![if =
!supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3D"Trebuchet =
MS"><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt'>I received this and I thought that it is a =
good idea
to take on board.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3D"Trebuchet =
MS"><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt'><![if =
!supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3D"Trebuchet =
MS"><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt'>Two and a half years ago -this is when the =
United
States decided to invade Afganistan - I realised that there is =
absolutely no
way that this decision could be reversed; even if one billion citizens =
demonstrated
against it all over the world. <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3D"Trebuchet =
MS"><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt'><![if =
!supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3D"Trebuchet =
MS"><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt'>This was the first time that I realised how
insignificant my opinion and my actual life were, not only for the =
global and
national 'society' to which I belong, but also for my own life and my =
immediate
environment. I realised that even if I actually agreed with the =
punishment of
those responsible, I still could not protect myself and my immediate
environment from the side effects of such a war. Side effects upon the =
air that
I inhale and the climatic pollution due to bombing. Side effects due to =
the permanent
disastrous effects to the planet itself and -last but not least- actual =
damage
in my general welfare. <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3D"Trebuchet =
MS"><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt'><![if =
!supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3D"Trebuchet =
MS"><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt'>However, there is a minimum personal free =
choice that
I did have! <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3D"Trebuchet =
MS"><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt'>This was to refuse to sponsor -or simply pay- =
those
who I considered to be really responsible for all this. In a very =
indirect and
minimum way! I therefore refused to consume any North American products, =
or
even products which were related to American companies. I didn't =
consider this
personal stance as the beginning of a new crusade. It could potentially =
grow to
become one. But until that moment in time, I have been getting the =
personal satisfaction
that my opposition had also a practical meaning. =
<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3D"Trebuchet =
MS"><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt'><![if =
!supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3D"Trebuchet =
MS"><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt'>Now, once again, humanity is watching a =
similar 'play'
which takes place despite the emense public opposition. I invite =
everyone to
start together a minimun personal campaign that is not only a message to =
those who
are about to start this new war. Furthermore, it is a campaign which =
offers the
satisfaction of doing something practical about it! Between the 20th and =
the
30th of March lets not consume ANY American products. The maximun that =
could be
gained out of such an effort is that at least 10 million =
<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3D"Trebuchet =
MS"><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt'>people worldwide can deprive the American =
economy of
$2,5 for 10 consecutive <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3D"Trebuchet =
MS"><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt'>days. (This adds up to $250.000.000 -assuming =
that
this is how much a packet of American cigarettes and a can of coca cola =
would
cost)! <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3D"Trebuchet =
MS"><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt'><![if =
!supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3D"Trebuchet =
MS"><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt'>The minimum that can certainly be gained is =
the
personal satisfaction of actually doing something! =
<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3D"Trebuchet =
MS"><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt'><![if =
!supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3D"Trebuchet =
MS"><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt'>You can therefore start a personal embargo to =
as many
American products as you can. Stop consuming them or substitute them =
with
European, Asian, or simply national and/or local products! Anyway, most =
of the
time <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3D"Trebuchet =
MS"><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt'>local or national products are healthier, are
aesthetically more attractive(!), and they help local economies! =
<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3D"Trebuchet =
MS"><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt'><![if =
!supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3D"Trebuchet =
MS"><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt'><span style=3D"mso-spacerun: =
yes">&nbsp;</span>How can
one start? First of all sending this mail to as many contacts as they =
can. If
this e-mail is sent to a minimum of 5 people from every recipient, then =
- -at
least in theory- within 10 days, a maximum of 9.765.625 =
<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3D"Trebuchet =
MS"><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt'>people will have it in their mailbox. I m =
only saying
this to emphasize the potential of such a move. Even if you cannot =
resist to
the magic of American <span style=3D"mso-spacerun: =
yes">&nbsp;</span>products but
you agree with this move, at least send it to as many as you =
<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3D"Trebuchet =
MS"><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt'>can. Others may be able to resist consuming =
them! <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3D"Trebuchet =
MS"><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt'><![if =
!supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3D"Trebuchet =
MS"><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt'>YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT, BUT YOU =
ALSO DO
HAVE THE RIGHT <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3D"Trebuchet =
MS"><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt'>TO SPEAK UP FOR YOUR RIGHTS AND BE HEARD! AS =
A CITIZEN
OF THE WORLD! <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><span class=3DEmailStyle15><font size=3D2 =
color=3Dblack
face=3DArial><span =
style=3D'font-size:10.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:
Arial'><![if =
!supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></font></span></p>

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Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2003 16:19:23 +0100
From: anne-marie <amschle {AT} cadre.sjsu.edu>
Subject: Opensorcery.net text update: 1 interview, 4 texts

1 interview, 4 texts by Anne-Marie Schleiner
newly accessible from opensorcery.net
http://www.opensorcery.net/texts.html

1. E-mail Interview by Pedro Soler  
2. Fluidities and Oppositions among Curators, Filter Feeders, and 
Future Artists   
3. Das Fliesende und die Gegensaetze
4. 2 Reviews: Untitled Game and Ego Image Shooter
5. Velvet-Strike Manifesto: War Times and Reality Games
6. Countdown to Collective Insurgence: Cyberfeminism and Hacker Strategies



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Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2003 09:21:22 +0100
From: "Soenke Zehle" <soenke.zehle {AT} web.de>
Subject: PUBS: Distancing of Waste: Overconsumption in a Global Economy

Clapp, Jennifer. "Distancing of Waste: Overconsumption in a Global Economy".
Confronting Consumption. Ed. Thomas Princen, Michael Maniates and Ken
Conca.Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2002. 155-76.

As the exceptionally crude slogan 'no-blood-for-oil' suggests, serious
consideration of the structural effects of overconsunsumption is not a very
popular topic, not even among enviros (but do take at look at Arianna
Huffington's latest project <http://www.detroitproject.com/> for what you
might call the environmentalization of the war against terrorism).

Which is probably why a rather unremarkable anthology on the issue has been
hailed as a 'landmark' by scholars like Ramachandra Guha, happy to see the
issue addressed at all. The roster of authors is very parochial, lest the US
reader, sensitive to the indispensability of the principle of consumption in
US politics at home and abroad (see Wolfe's review of _A Consumers'
Republic_ at http://www.tnr.com/doc.mhtml?i=20030317&s=wolfe031703) be
confronted with the agenda of uppity third world political ecologist.
Needless to say, the entire North-South debate on an 'ecological debt',
critiques of global emission trade regimes by Sunita Narain of the Indian
Centre for Science and Environment etc. are absent. For the eco-nettimers,
see at least the essay by Clapp (a list of her other pubs at
<http://www.trentu.ca/ers/Clapp.shtml>).

Soenke


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Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2003 09:17:48 -0800
From: N Bookchin <natalie {AT} action-tank.org>
Subject: Interview with Isabelle Massu


Hi nettimers,
I know its hard to think about much right now except for the actions 
of the axis of evil: Blair, Bush and Aznar,  but for a diversion, 
here is an interview I did with freedom I mean french artist and 
activist Isabelle Massu in the fall for 2002 for a spanish journal 
Red Digital
You can read it in spanish with illustrations here:
http://reddigital.cnice.mecd.es/3/entrevista_comp_2.html

best,
natalie


Isabelle Massu: Between Two Worlds: An Interview with Natalie Bookchin

Isabelle Massu is an artist currently working on a Net art project 
called aux2mondes. She has a longstanding involvement with public art 
and alternative media. In 1995, she collaborated with Margaret 
Tedesco on a year-long collaboration with a group of homeless people 
from San Francisco's Coalition on Homelessness. Parlor Game: a 
Popular Version was a series of board games depicting the city rules 
and regulations San Francisco's homeless had to bypass or confront in 
order to survive. Six different board games represented the different 
issues and branches of the association such as Housing - Not Borders 
and Shelter Outreach. The games were displayed as posters on Market 
Street in downtown San Francisco, and as an insert in the coalition's 
newspaper "Street Sheet" (www.sf-homeless-coalition.org).

In 1996 Massu joined the French feminist association Les Pénélopes 
(www.penelopes.org) which had, at the time, the only significant 
Internet presence representing the feminist movement in France. They 
produced a newsletter and a Web TV program offering world news on 
women's issues and feminist analyses of neo-liberal globalization. 
Les Pénélopes is more than a media outlet; Massu traveled throughout 
Africa, Europe, and Latin America giving workshops to women on media 
literacy and the strategic use of new technologies.

In 1999 Massu became a member of La Compagnie, 
(www.la-compagnie.org), an artist collective and an exhibition space 
in the heart of downtown Marseille, in a neighborhood called 
Belsunce. The majority of Marseille's substantial North African 
residents live and work in Belsunce, which has, since the nineteenth 
century, received immigrants from across the Mediterranean. Belsunce 
and Marseille are both currently the targets of local and European 
Union funded "rehabilitation" initiatives, the latter known as the 
Euroméditerranée Project. Approximately one and a half billion Euros 
are being invested in Marseille with the hopes of transforming the 
city into a booming commercial center and a tourist attraction. This 
is the largest amount ever given to a European city by the EU, and 
the funds are being allocated for downtown real estate development 
and restoration projects, aimed at attracting international investors 
and businesses. Downtown is being "cleaned up," pricing out its 
current occupants to make room for a new population of professionals, 
businesses, and tourists. A new high-speed train linking Paris to 
Marseille has been installed.

Marseille's considerable immigrant population and its rampant 
unemployment and poverty are an aftermath of another era's commercial 
(and more overtly racist) enterprise, French colonialism. During the 
height of colonialism in the nineteenth century, Marseille, nicknamed 
`Porte de l'Orient,' flourished as the main port for travel and trade 
to the French colonies. Throughout the twentieth century, immigrants, 
primarily from the Maghreb countries of Algeria, Tunisia, and 
Morocco, were recruited to France as "guest" workers. Men were 
shipped over without their families and offered deplorable living 
conditions to discourage settlement when the work ran out. 
Recruitment and immigration accelerated in the 1960s during France's 
economic boom and into the 1970s, when an estimated two million North 
Africans immigrated to France, many remaining in Marseille.

With the end of colonialism, activities around the port of Marseille 
began to dwindle, ushering in widespread unemployment. The end of the 
Algerian war in 1962 brought massive migration from the newly 
independent country, including about 150,000 pieds-noirs, French 
citizens who had settled in Algeria, returning to their homeland. 
Many of the guest workers who had stayed on after their work had 
finished were permitted by the French government to send for their 
families. With the sudden increase in the population, unemployment 
and poverty, already a problem in Marseille, became endemic. The 
middle class began to abandon the city, leaving the poor and the 
immigrant population to deal with its crumbling infrastructure.

In 1999, Massu her current collaborators inherited La Compagnie from 
a collective of artists who had previously run the organization for 
five years. The new collective began to put considerable effort into 
defining their role and position in relation to the uneasy situation 
in Belsunce. Their goal has been to bring diverse cultural activities 
to the neighborhood, but they are also very cautious of the role 
their existence can play in accelerating the gentrification process. 
They have initiated, supported and developed a variety of projects 
including aux2mondes.With aux2mondes Massu and her collaborators are 
developing an on-line game and archive exposing the gentrification 
strategies of the city and the current situation in Belsunce.The 
rules of the game will be inspired by city and state political rules 
and regulations. They are planning the release date to coincide with 
the inauguration of a new public library in Belsunce, a major event 
and symbol of the "rehabilitation" project.

Natalie Bookchin: What brought you to live and work in Marseille?

Isabelle Massu: I lived in San Francisco for 10 years. In 1996, I 
decided it was time to return home, and spent a year looking for 
places to live. I am originally from Paris and didn't want to go back 
to a place that felt so familiar. I visited a friend in Marseille and 
fell in love with the city. Part of my attraction was that, like San 
Francisco, Marseille is a cosmopolitan port city, and although it is 
France, it doesn't look and feel like the rest of the country. 
Mediterranean culture is very present. It is a very intense city, 
partly due to its geographical positioning at the edge of the 
continent. After all the orderliness and quaintness of San Francisco, 
I was looking for a city with more of an edge. Marseille is the 
second biggest city in France, yet had been generally disregarded by 
the French government until recently. It is the only city left in 
France where the downtown is poor and the immigrant population, the 
majority of which is Algerian, lives in the center of the city. The 
two other large French cities, Paris and Lyon, have already 
"rehabilitated" and gentrified their centers, which are now richer 
and whiter, and the immigrants have been pushed to the suburbs.

When I came to Marseille I moved to Belsunce, a small neighborhood 
sandwiched between the main train station, the entrance to the city's 
freeway, and the port. Belsunce brought back familiar feelings and 
sensations of growing up in the suburbs of Paris. When I was six 
years old, my stepfather decided to move to the projects, which was 
typical of a French proletarian family in need of a bargain 
apartment. The projects had just been constructed, and were being 
sold as attractive, new, and modern. This was the 1970s and the 
projects were also being used for temporarily relocating some of the 
newly arriving Algerian population. We were in the minority as so 
called  Français de souche, (roughly translated as "old stock or 
native French). This was the first time I encountered immigrants, and 
I witnessed a lot of racism. The immigrants were seen as intruders. 
Their religious practices, which were completely unfamiliar to us, 
were seen as evil and barbarian.  From the dead lamb in the cellar to 
the henna on my friend's hands and feet, I had a lot of questions 
that were never answered by my family or school. France's role in 
Algeria was not discussed. We learned about World War II, but never a 
word was mentioned about what amounted to almost a century of French 
colonization. No one talked about the protectorates, yet the schools 
were suddenly filled with kids from these places. Returning to 
Belsunce in France in 1996 reminded me of the confusion I felt as a 
child, and I began to think about the situation as an adult. I felt 
very comfortable in Marseille, feeling that I simultaneously belonged 
and didn't belong. I knew there was something in this that I wanted 
to investigate, but I didn't know exactly what form that 
investigation would take.

NB: You left France when you were twenty-two and spent ten years, 
much of your adult life, as an immigrant in San Francisco. Now you 
are back in France, and carry an American and a French passport. You 
have worked in activist organizations as an artist, and in artist 
collectives as an activist. You are attracted to Marseille as a city 
located between the north and the south, between France and North 
Africa. Your project aux2mondes resides between physical and virtual 
spaces. It seems that you value the "in-between" not as a 
transitional space, but a place to locate oneself and one's work. Can 
you talk about your interest in the "in-between?"

IM: I don't know if it's an interest as much as a way of being in the 
world, something that I have had to be all my life. I don't want to 
be too psychoanalytical, but I will say that the first "in-between" 
was between my mother and my father, who divorced when I was very 
young and lived in different places. It was between the two of them 
that I really found myself, and still do. I have always been drawn to 
the interstices, whether it is between places or identities. To be 
"in-between" is to not have a closed-in, secure, or fixed position. 
Maybe it's not a very determined way of being in the world, but for 
me, any other position is too constraining. Being fixed in one 
position does not allow you to see the other side, whereas being 
"in-between" allows for movement and insight.

And of course one can talk about the strategy of the "in-between" in 
aux2mondes. The project is based in Belsunce, where most people are 
between two worlds, between Algeria and Marseille, between the 
secular state of France and the religious state of Algeria, between 
being welcomed as a citizen and being an illegal alien. But the 
in-between aspect of the project really lies in how it structures and 
defines public space. aux2mondes looks at both the limits and 
possibilities of physical spaces and the virtual spaces. We are using 
the Net as a public space to reinvent situations, propose 
alternatives, and denounce the progress of gentrification. aux2mondes 
needs both spaces: the physical space of La Compagnie is a direct and 
critical link with the people who are threatened by the 
gentrification.

NB: Marseille seems to be trying to erase Belsunce. If the local 
population is made invisible, there is no need to address them. Can 
you talk about how aux2mondes works against this process?

IM: The city, the state, and the newspapers praise the expansion of 
urban renewal plans. The process is said to be socially, 
economically, and culturally enriching, but for whom? The rhetoric is 
always addressed to a privileged population, as if the population 
being displaced did not exist. Politicians describe this center as 
the "throbbing heart that it once was" before the arrival of the 
immigrants. The politician's goal is revealed through their 
vocabulary: rehabilitation, restitution, reanimation, reorientation, 
reinforcement, resurrection, and above all re-conquest. We intend to 
give a more realistic picture of the so-called "enhancement" of a 
city. By collectively writing another story, we reiterate the 
universal droit de cité.

This is in some respects how we are depicting the situation as a game 
in aux2mondes: like most popular games, we are recreating a real 
situation. Think of Monopoly, Sim City, Europa, games involving 
commerce, city planning, colonization. In aux2mondes, the city and 
state political rules and regulations are our sources of inspiration. 
We are inventing another site, inventing a "counter" Belsunce,another 
Belsunce, another public space, one where we could strategically play 
with equal opportunities to win or lose, one where voices could be 
heard,  a public space where one could interfere, exchange, network, 
a non-static net within the net.
It is the Net, and it is fluid, not fixed in space or time, allowing 
us to continue the story we are experiencing here, and to invent 
other stories, strategies, and challenges, as the gentrification 
process continues here and everywhere.

"the population in downtown is for the most part people with a very low
income; we need to crush this phenomena."
  la Marseillaise (local newspaper) 24.05.96

NB:You are now in your second year of working on your project, yet do 
not seem to be in any hurry to publish anything on the Net. Can you 
talk a bit about your work process?

IM: The whole first year we did extensive research into the 
historical, social, and political situation in Belsunce. We have been 
conducting workshops and interviewing people who are or have lived in 
the neighborhood. For a year, Martine Derain and I have been working 
with a group of local women.  Other members of the collective are 
working on other projects and workshops, such as Johanne Larrouzé who 
organizes workshops for kids and adults that relate to the events 
taking place in our space. She and David Bouvard, another member of 
the collective, are working on a mini festival of Scopitone films for 
next year. Scopitone films were the 1960s precursor to today's music 
videos. They were distributed on  16 mm film with sound and shown on 
a Scopitone film jukebox, found in bars across France. Joanne and 
David are focusing on scopitones made for immigrants. Most of them 
were about working hard in France, leaving the country, wanting to go 
back or wanting to remain.
A lot of them had strong sexual connotations, perhaps in an attempt 
to entertain lonely male workers who were brought over without wives 
and families.

Debates and lectures at La Compagnie often address problems in the 
neighborhood, such as the local economy, as well as national and 
international issues such as rehabilitation projects in other cities 
and how other collectives and associations work with immigrants. We 
also have an artist residency program, which tries to introduce an 
outside perspective on the situation.  Martine and Dalila Madjhoub, 
two members of La Compagnie, are currently working on a proposal for 
a public art piece in Belsunce in collaboration with two French 
architects. Their extensive research on city politics will be added 
to the database of aux2mondes, as will the work of the others 
mentioned above. We are calling the archive and database of 
aux2mondes "The Library." It will mirror the "real" library currently 
under construction, which is viewed as a major symbol of the 
gentrification process in Belsunce. Its strategic geographical 
position is supposed to placate the local population. However, it 
will also attract students from nearby and newly constructed 
universities, which are attracting a younger generation to the area. 
They will probably be among the first new settlers in Belsunce. 
Therefore, as most locals would agree, this library is not really for 
them.

"When you go to Aix Street, they give you low income housing for 
around 3000frs. What does it mean? It's not the poor people who are 
going to live there, especially with "Marseille-habitat". If you want 
an apartment they'll know where to find you one, a one room in 
Belsunce or a 6 room apartment in the north of Marseille. The choice 
of course is quickly made!"

"La Cité de La Musique, they did not build it for us. The minimum you need
to pay for classes for your kid is 400frs!! I'm telling you, this is 
not for usŠ The library, I don't think it's gonna be for us either, I 
really don't think so!"

Fatima Rhazi, resident of Belsunce, 2001

NB:Can you talk about the workshops you have been running with the 
women from the neighborhood?

IM: The workshops came partly out of my feminist experience, and from 
working in a neighborhood where public space is mainly inhabited and 
controlled by men. Women appear primarily in private spaces, mostly 
at home. What really stood out for me is their invisibility. Muslim 
and Algerian women are doubly invisible: they are invisible as 
Muslims and Algerians in France, and invisible as women in Muslim 
culture.

The women would come to La Compagnie with their kids. The men from 
the neighborhood would come and go, but some women kept on coming 
back. We began to develop friendships, while simultaneously 
developing a series of workshops. They wanted to learn how to use the 
Internet. It seemed that after one year what was most important to 
them had to do with communication: email and forums. The Net became a 
way for them to have a voice and to access information on their own, 
without having to rely solely on television or reports of the outside 
world by the men.

For some, the interest was to feel closer to their home country, and 
they would participate in online forums dedicated to Mzabite culture 
(a group well known for its puritanism in Algeria). The anonymity in 
this context allowed "feminist" voices to come out. These were forums 
where it appeared that only men were chatting, but, as would happen 
in an ideal public space, they were suddenly filled with women's 
voices, challenging misogynist beliefs in a very direct manner.

Later on, as they became more at ease with the use of computers, the 
women started to write their own stories of their arrival in 
Belsunce. They trusted that their voices would be heard but their 
identities never revealed-some of them are illegal aliens in France. 
We will make audio and text material from the workshops available in 
aux2monde's Library.

NB: Tell me about the funding of aux2mondes. Are your funders aware 
of your intentions?

IM: We have been given fairly substantial funds from the city and the 
Ministry of Culture despite the fact that Marseille doesn't have much 
money for culture and the arts. I believe that this has to do, in 
part, with our strategic location in Belsunce and our potential as 
artists in the neighborhood to placate the population. Politicians 
believe that if people are distracted by culture they wont need to 
dwell on the unpleasantness of their situation.  The cultural events 
are supposed to act as a crutch, to compensate for what the city is 
not offering them-a decent education, parks, and playgrounds. None of 
this exists in Belsunce.

In a neighborhood which has been labeled as disreputable, La 
Compagnie bridges the different populations throughout the various 
events we organize in Belsunce. As artists, we have to be very 
diligent about what we are offering in this context. We need to 
constantly look very critically at our own position and the one 
placed on us by the government, which believes it is useful to have a 
public art space in this "targeted" neighborhood. We are not fooling 
ourselves into thinking that we can restrain gentrification that has 
been happening for over ten years. But at the same time, we are not 
willing to fully satisfy our funder's expectations, and we refuse to 
permanently occupy the position they outline for us, though at times 
this position is unavoidable. For the most part we have been free to 
do as we please, but I suppose aux2mondes will trigger a lot of 
political debate once it is online.

NB: Why do you assume that gentrification is inevitable? Is there any 
attempt, from your group or others, to resist the rehabilitation 
project, which could prove to be disastrous to the hundreds of 
immigrants living and working in the neighborhood?

This rehabilitation project has been studied by sociologists, urban 
planners, and the city for quite some time now, and has convinced 
much of the population that it is being done in their interest. And 
some of it probably is, but lies and promises are being used 
successfully as strategic weapons. For example, the city is offering 
families the same rent to move into the projects on the edge of the 
city as they now pay to live in Belsunce. This could be seen as a 
good opportunity for some, but others, like old and single men living 
in cheap hotels (a substantial portion of Belsunce's population), do 
not want to be displaced or isolated one from one another. The 
working population does not want to have to commute long distances to 
work in downtown Marseille. Why should they have to be the ones to 
move to the projects?

Resisting an underhanded, tricky  government is more challenging then 
one that is blatantly violent. Some groups are organizing to inform 
people of their rights as citizens and tenants, but there is not much 
being done for the illegal immigrants. It is difficult to fight for 
people's right to stay here when technically they do not have such 
rights. Our form of resistance is at times made up of small daily 
gestures. We are offering a critical perspective, and that is in 
itself an act of resistance. aux2mondes has no pretenses about 
changing the world, and locates itself in between activism and art. 
But from both perspectives the intention remains the same: making its 
participants visible. That is our plot in the game.

www.aux2mondes.org
The first part of the project will be on-line October 2004.

Edited by Claire Barliant and Natalie Bookchin


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Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2003 15:06:17 +0100 (CET)
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Subject: March 2003 


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                            March 2003

                          In this issue:
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      empire; France stands firm like De Gaulle did; the US
    invents demons; and makes up the news; Turkey demands its
    price; China keeps quiet; Arafat is worried; Afghan women
   cover up and hurry by plus why the South has no cheap drugs,
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GLOBAL CRISIS OVER IRAQ

Poles apart

By IGNACIO RAMONET

                      Translated by Ed Emery and Luke Sandford

       <http://MondeDiplo.com/2003/03/01polesapart>


The alternative United States *

By EDWARD W SAID

     The rift in the United Nations Security Council does not
     reflect the world's true opinion: people across Europe,
     the Islamic world and in the South, firmly oppose war in
     Iraq and told the United States so through huge worldwide
     demonstrations in February. Even inside the US itself,
     behind the show of unanimity staged by the media
     subservient to the government, there is another America
     that rejects the likely military adventure in Iraq.

                                      Original text in English



United States: inventing demons

By PHILIP S GOLUB

     There is a coalition of the radical right in the United
     States, including the odd Democrat, that has long held
     that patriotic mobilisation is important in holding
     American society together. When detente broke out in the
     1970s, these hawks worried about any reduction in
     international tension, however slight. Since 11 September
     2001 they have had no more worries.

                                  Translated by Barbara Wilson

       <http://MondeDiplo.com/2003/03/03radicalright>


United States: making up news *

By ERIC ALTERMAN

     The independent reputation of the media in the United
     States, dating from Watergate in the 1970s, has suffered
     badly since the Reagan era. And currently a pact between
     rightwing print media and broadcast networks is
     destroying the last vestiges of independence and
     neutrality in the media.

                                      Original text in English



Turkey: price of alliance *

By NIELS KADRITZKE

     Despite a dramatic reversal in parliament on 1 March, the
     Turkish ruling party, under acute pressure from the
     United States, seems likely to push for a second vote
     that, if successful, will bring the country around in
     direct US aid and secure future Turkish influence in the
     Kurdish northern region of Iraq.

                                    Translated by Barry Smerin



Turkey: post-Islamists in power

By WENDY KRISTIANASEN

     The belated entry into parliament of Tayyip Erdogan, the
     AKP leader, coincides with serious problems over Turkey's
     likely role in the looming war with Iraq. What will
     happen now to the party in power in parliament?

                                      Original text in English

       <http://MondeDiplo.com/2003/03/06turkey>


A short history of Franco-US discord

By PAUL-MARIE DE LA GORCE

     The current frost between France and the United States is
     not new. They have often disagreed over the past 45
     years: France refused to allow US missiles stationed on
     its soil, withdrew from Nato's command structure, and
     recognised communist China even though it horrified the
     US.

                                   Translated by Harry Forster

       <http://MondeDiplo.com/2003/03/07franceusa>


China hides its intentions again *

By FU BO

     China is much more reticent internationally than it used
     to be. The Chinese authorities have been subordinating
     their foreign policy to their economic policies,
     especially the opening of the nation to trade and
     investment, since the late 1970s. Commercially dependent
     on the West, China bases its foreign policy on good
     relations with the United States.

                                      Original text in English



The view from Palestine *

By ERIC ROULEAU

     How will a war on Iraq affect the Israeli-Palestinian
     conflict? From Yasser Arafat to the Labour party leader,
     Amran Mitzna, there is anxiety. Palestinians worry about
     a population 'transfer' - ethnic cleansing - despite
     assurances from the United States. Israelis worry about
     daily security and the worsening economic crisis.

                                    Translated by Linda Butler



Afghanistan: the Taliban's smiling face *

By JUDITH HUBER

     IN KABUL women hurry as they go about their business.
     Most look like blue ghosts in their cover-all burkas. The
     distinctive walk of those in high heels gives a fleeting
     glimpse of the embroidered hems of their trousers
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     daring few who brave the streets without a burka still
     bustle, rushing past bearded men, armed and uniformed,
     sitting lazily on rickety chairs in front of government
     offices. The men's official headgear is pushed over their
     foreheads to shield their watchful gaze, always on the
     look-out for distraction.

                                   Translated by Luke Sandford



Changing the rules of war *

By BETH DAPONTE

                                      Original text in English



WTO RENEGES ON DRUG PATENTS

Prescription for pain *

By JAMES LOVE

     Despite the promise made by the World Trade Organisation
     in 2001, Northern pharmaceutical companies and wealthy
     Western nations are still preventing Southern countries
     from getting desperately needed drugs cheaply.

                                      Original text in English



CINEMA

China's new indie movies *

By BÉRÉNICE REYNAUD

     For a decade there have been two Chinese cinemas: the
     official cinema that does well at the box office, and
     independent cinema, often banned, but triumphant at
     international festivals. In 1993 reforms demanded that
     studios become economically viable. Most could not. They
     sold production quotas to private production houses.
     After 2001 independent directors could apply for a
     production permit. A hybrid sector is now developing.

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By ARUNDHATI ROY

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Subject: Pubs: Toxics Link Releases Report on E-Waste in India

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Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2003 18:53:09 -0800 (PST)
From: Ryan Griffis <grifray {AT} yahoo.com>
Subject: BIOTECH-NEWSWIRE | neRAGE.org 

BIOTECH-NEWSWIRE | neRAGE.org

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GE: Rift Between Consumers and Farmers
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INDIA: Resistance to GE cotton
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INDIA: Creating Autonomous Regulatory Authority for GE
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Monsanto: Net Loss of 1.693 Billion Dollars
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Biotech firms pay $110 million to settle StarLink
lawsuit
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/02/11/0205802


California regulators adopt rules for bioengineered
fish
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/02/08/2363262


INDIA: US is Derailing Biosafety to Allow GM Imports
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/02/24/1471698


Novartis Looking to Accquire Roche
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/02/23/6378042


India: Nurition Experts Sound Caution on GM Foods
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/02/21/1780065


How to feed the world?
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/02/21/1705359


FAO: Biotech Research Fails to Aid Poor
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/02/21/1475224


USA abandons plan to take EU to WTO over GM crops
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/02/21/1301603


Poor farmers warned against Internet transgenic crop
deals
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/02/21/1246756


Are Farmer funds promoting genetically engineered
wheat?
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/02/21/0944810


Portuguese Government Approves Law Regulating
Deliberate Release of 
GMOs
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/02/21/0584055


NZ: GM rules find even balance
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/02/21/6171183


Development of Biotech Crops Is Booming in Asia
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/02/21/5956744


Journalist rBGH Lawsuit Reversed
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/02/20/6310102


USA: North Dakota Senate Upends GM Wheat Bill
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/02/20/6138538


Roundup Unready
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/02/20/5951654


Greenpeace Shuts Down Shaw's Markets Main Distribution
Center
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/02/19/1601234


Caution in China over GM crops
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/02/18/0961078


NYT: F.D.A. Says Food Supply May Contain Altered Pigs
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/02/17/7084095


Event date: 05/16/2003 
Event title: Biodevastation
URL: 
http://www.neRAGE.org/pages.php?node=02/01/27/8514378&action=display&view=day&day=16&month=05&year=2003


Grocery Manufacturers of America Calls for Better
Biopharm Regulation
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/03/02/4631454


New Study Shows Consolidation in Biotech R&D
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/03/02/4511136


Town Day brings debates on genetically modified foods
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/02/28/2881861


Kraft CEO Says Stronger Regulation Of Biotech Needed
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/02/28/2760493


Maine to Monsanto:  Milk keeps Quality Seal
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/02/28/2642199


Tennessee man pleads guilty of stealing Monsanto seed
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/02/27/2599591


There Are Better Ways To Feed Africa Then With GE
Crops
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/03/03/4652121


Grocery Manufacturers of America Calls for Better
Biopharm Regulation
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/03/02/4631454


New Study Shows Consolidation in Biotech R&D
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/03/02/4511136


Town Day brings debates on genetically modified foods
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/02/28/2881861


Kraft CEO Says Stronger Regulation Of Biotech Needed
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/02/28/2760493


Maine to Monsanto:  Milk keeps Quality Seal
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/02/28/2642199


Tennessee man pleads guilty of stealing Monsanto seed
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/02/27/2599591


CA: Farmers told "If you don't want GM wheat, don't
buy RoundUp"
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/02/27/0745826


CA: At Least 12 Experimental GE Farms Across the
Country
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/02/27/0542059


Foreign genes in GMOs can move from cell's chloroplast
to nucleus
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/02/27/0466973


Nitrogen may increase Bt levels in corn
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/02/27/0428962


Corn That Clones Itself
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/02/27/0371690


Development of Biotech Crops Is Booming in Asia
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/02/27/0200487


INDIA: US is Derailing Biosafety to Allow GM Imports
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/02/24/1471698


Novartis Looking to Accquire Roche
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/02/23/6378042


India: Nurition Experts Sound Caution on GM Foods
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/02/21/1780065


How to feed the world?
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/02/21/1705359


FAO: Biotech Research Fails to Aid Poor
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/02/21/1475224


USA abandons plan to take EU to WTO over GM crops
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/02/21/1301603


Poor farmers warned against Internet transgenic crop
deals
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/02/21/1246756


Are Farmer funds promoting genetically engineered
wheat?
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/02/21/0944810


Portuguese Government Approves Law Regulating
Deliberate Release of 
GMOs
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/02/21/0584055


NZ: GM rules find even balance
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/02/21/6171183


Development of Biotech Crops Is Booming in Asia
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/02/21/5956744


Journalist rBGH Lawsuit Reversed
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/02/20/6310102


US derailing India's biosafety regulatory system to
allow import of Bt 
Corn-Soya blend
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/03/09/0334015


Stricter Rules for Modified Crops
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/03/08/2354923


US Working On Coalition To Challenge EU on GMO
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/03/06/7349093


Monsanto Seeks Aproval For Rootworm Resistant Corn
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/03/06/7069244


The risks of modified wheat
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/03/06/6913088


CA: National Farmers Union: No To RoundUp
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/03/06/6535197


Monsanto courts farmers on gene-altered wheat
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/03/06/6292514


GE FREE VT RALLY! THURS 3/13--12 NOON--MONTP.
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/03/06/1710444


Outreach for Colombia Mobilization Actions in
Hartford, CT
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/03/04/6549238


Canadian farmer imports wary views of genetically
modifed crops
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/03/04/6421905


2000 Protest WTO AG Policy in Japan
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/03/04/9361495


AUS: State Bans GE Crops for Three Years
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/03/04/9230888


There Are Better Ways To Feed Africa Then With GE
Crops
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/03/03/4652121


Mandatory premarket notification fails to make FDA’s
A-list
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/03/18/4069730


Brazil to allow selloff of biotech soybeans
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/03/18/4023438


Food Experts Set Guidelines to Judge Biotech Risks
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/03/18/3964014


USDA mulls strict rules for Monsanto biotech wheat
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/03/18/3908096


US Justice Dept. probing Monsanto antitrust issues
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/03/18/3835602


Thailand: GMO push under fire
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/03/18/3745907


White House under fire for biotech foods policy
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/03/18/3688795


Iowa officials note state's biotech investments
'risky'
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/03/18/3632030


US: Pharmaceutical Crop Guidelines Expected
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/03/18/3585355


US: Activists to sue feds over genetic crops
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/03/18/3540608


CA: Voluntary labelling process melts down
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/03/16/0130009


Switzerland: GM crop trial blocked by Federal Court
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/03/14/7903257


Monsanto, duPont, Syngenta, Dow and Rockefeller in
Africa
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/03/14/7280097


NGFA Urges for Stringent Conditions on Pharma-Crops
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/03/14/7138388


Zoellick seeks international coalition for WTO biotech
case
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/03/14/6736466


Kinko's Rejects GE Trees
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/03/14/5841354


EU: GM Ban Will Stay In Effect Till At Least October
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/03/12/2084999


Public 'not fundamentally opposed' to GM crops
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/03/12/0552193


UK: Royal Society Under Fire for Pro GM Stance
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/03/12/0041981


Biotech companies try again to crack European market,
but resistance 
remains
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/03/12/9770839


ProdiGene Retools
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/03/12/9723833


US derailing India's biosafety regulatory system to
allow import of Bt 
Corn-Soya blend
http://www.neRAGE.org/stories.php?story=03/03/09/0334015


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Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2003 12:53:23 +0100
From: "emmanuel.videcoq" <emmanuel.videcoq {AT} wanadoo.fr>
Subject:  Pr=?ISO-8859-1?B?6XNlbnRhdGlvbiBkdSBOsCAxMiBkZSBs?= =?ISO-8859-1?B?YSBSZXZ1ZSBNdWx0aXR1ZGVzIOAgbCfp?=cole des beaux-arts le Jeudi 27 Mars  14h30





LE JEUDI 27 MARS 03 ,à  14H30
 
 A l'occasion de la sortie en Librairie du N°12 de la Revue Multitudes


 Présentation des dossiers "FÉMINISMES,QUEER,MULTITUDES" ET "DEVENIR-FEMME
DU TRAVAIL ET DE LA POLITIQUE" par Antonella Corsani, économiste,

 et du dossier "BORDER", par Ludovic Burel, artiste.

 

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MULTITUDES N°12
Féminismes, queer, multitudes / Devenir-femme du travail et de la
politique


 Le féminisme a commencé par la défense des femmes et la dénonciation de la
domination masculine. Il se poursuit aujourd'hui dans de nouvelles luttes et
dans d'inépuisables désirs de libération qui concerne tous les humains. Il
n'y a pas un féminisme mais des féminismes, et chacun d'eux est une
rencontre joyeuse et singulière entre des pratiques et des pensées
d'horizons différents. Ces post-féminismes se rejoignent dans le numéro 12
de la revue MULTITUDES, auquel des femmes de toute l'Europe ont contribué
(il est pour l'essentiel publié également en Italie dans la revue Posse).
Des italiennes, des néerlandaises, des belges, des espagnoles, des
anglaises, des serbes, des croates et des françaises, y tracent quelques
trajets d'un ³  penser-femmes ², illustrant la multiplicité des devenirs
possibles.

Ce penser-femmes est évidemment au pluriel. La Femme n'existe que dans la
langue, pas dans le désir et dans la vie. ³ Fini la servante du seigneur, la
femme de son mari, la bonne de son maître, la secrétaire de son patron. Vive
les femmes ² dit l'en tête de ce numéro. Les féminismes travaillent à
déconstruire l'essence de la femme, éclate le sujet ³ femme ² unique dans
lequel certains ont cherché la légitimité et la vérité de leurs luttes. Les
pensées post-féministes et queer, issues du féminisme radical américain, et
du féminisme transnational des femmes de couleur et des femmes du tiers
monde, sont encore mal connues en France. Les femmes qui ont participé à ce
numéro sont toutes "queer" à leurs manières, refusent les assignations
identitaires, et brouillent les cases du grand tableau dans lequel les
pouvoirs aimeraient nous voir tous rangés. Es-tu homme ou femme ? Homo ou
hétéro ? Fuir ces questions, devenir étranger à l'image de soi, faire varier
les limites des genres : telles sont les premières mesures d'une politique
queer.

Les catégories traditionnelles de la politique (citoyen, représentationŠ)
tremblent au contact de ces tentatives de penser la politique à partir de la
prolifération des différences. Un défi est lancé aux institutions
démocratiques: devenir capables de politiques par lesquelles les
particularités ne soient pas broyées mais invitées à agir et à interagir
ensemble. Devenir capables de politiques des minorités, de politiques des
multitudes. Des politiques qui débordent les structures hiérarchiques et les
invitent à penser et mettre en pratique leur dépérissement. De
l'organisation des luttes à la production de la science, la question de la
sortie de la domination de l'un sur l'autre est celle qui préoccupe le plus
ces mouvements et qui les conduit à inventer de nouvelles formes de vie, de
nouveaux rapports à l'espace et au temps. C'est ici que le slogan féministe"
le personnel est politique " prend tout son sens. La politique devient
femme. Le travail, comme la consommation, comme les soins du corps, comme le
spectacle, sont pris dans un devenir-femme irréversible : en se faisant
service et communication le travail rejoint l'étendue incommensurable des
savoir-faire féminins, entre productions de biens et reproduction de la vie,
entre affects et savoirs.

Le numéro 12 de MULTITUDES brise joyeusement le miroir de l'unité féminine,
laisse loin derrière lui le rappel à l'ordre des chiennes de garde pour
dresser la carte du tendre d'une critique radicale et créatrice, la carte
des féminismes, et faire un premier relevé topographique des multitudes.



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Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2003 05:37:26 -0800 (PST)
From: Deb King <debkking {AT} yahoo.com>
Subject: mark(s) online quarterly

mark(s) is pleased to announce the release of v3.04 featuring digital
animations by Dawn Nye, Brett Stalbaum's net.work essay, 'Big Data,
'Nelson Smith's flash deconstruction of his work, Vito Valdezes scream
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Subject: Dusted Magazine: In Memorium, Peace



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