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Second FANG Member Jailed for Protesting ICE

Boston, 03.08.2019 22:28

Earlier today Amory began an eight day jail sentence for resisting ICE in Bristol County, Massachusetts. PLEASE READ Amory’s statement that they released before beginning their sentence:



Angola 3 Newsletter: Zulu Whitmore Court Date and More

Boston, 03.08.2019 22:28

The latest issue of our newsletter has just been released, spotlighting the important case of Kenny "Zulu" Whitmore and the recent work of Southern University Law Professor Angela A. Allen-Bell & her students. We also update you on the recent activities of Robert King and Albert Woodfox, including Albert's trip abroad to the United Kingdom.



FANG Joins Call to Shut Down ICE

Boston, 01.07.2019 22:28

From June 23-29, join us for a Week of Action to #ShutDownICE. Our full call to action, and targets can be found at: ShutDownICEnow.org



Support Holly

Boston, 01.07.2019 22:28

Holly (pictured on the right) is currently serving a ten day jail sentence after taking part in an action that shut down the Bristol County House of Corrections and an adjacent ICE facility.



After 46 Years Pilgrim Nuke Plant on Cape Cod Finally Shuts Down.

Boston, 01.07.2019 22:28

The Pilgrim nuclear power pant in Plymouth on Cape Cod shut down for good at the end of May.



Bus Connects Transport Plan Promises Much But Won’t Deliver

Ireland, 29.06.2019 22:26

The National Transport Agency (NTA) wants to redes ...



Minister Coveney has put “Trump coup” in Venezuela ahead of Irish neutrality

Ireland, 29.06.2019 22:26

Press Release - Workers Party Feb 7th 2019 The Wor ...



Julian Assange arrested by UK Police after Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno illegally terminated his political asylum,

Ireland, 29.06.2019 22:26

Wikileaks had revealed President Lenin Moreno invo ...



The European Elections: Why a Vote for FG / FF is against Your Interests

Ireland, 29.06.2019 22:26

A Vote for FG / FF is a vote against your best int ...



Why Local Elections Matter: Housing. Elect People Who Will Stop Corporate Vulture Funds

Ireland, 29.06.2019 22:26

Case Study: Dundrum - Sandyford Area. These



Indian Summer: Traditional Life Among the Choinumne Indians

LA, 05.06.2019 22:20

In the early 1850s, Thomas Jefferson Mayfield spent 10 years of his childhood living with and being raised by the Choinumne Indians at Tulare Lake (in the San Joaquin Valley). For years at a time he only spoke their language. But for the rest of his life he refrained from talking about his experiences due to the climate of the time (e.g., the Choinumne were at war with the state of California not too long after he lived with them)--until the late 1920s, when local historian Frank F. Latta, recorded his memories.

The book, in Mayfield’s own words, describes many aspects of daily life, including house construction, interactions with neighboring peoples, hunting and gathering, cooking, domesticated animals, story telling, and child’s play. There’s also a fair amount of vocabulary.

Story: Indian Summer: Traditional Life Among the Choinumne Indians by RP



March to Salem for houseless people's rights 5/23

Portland, 11.05.2019 22:28

The kick-off rally for the march to Salem for
houseless people's rights is on Thursday, May 23 5-9 PM
at Glenwood Park, SE 87th and Calybourne.


"Walk is 5 days, arriving (Tues) May 28th with lobby/rally day in Salem
on (Wed) the 29th."

 https://www.facebook.com/events/257906698448031/

Website: www.thegiveusshelter.com



Interview With a Striking Stop and Shop Worker

Boston, 02.05.2019 22:31

Starting Thursday, April 11th, 31,000 Stop & Shop grocery store workers at over 240 stores throughout New England went on strike to fight for a fair contract— what will be the largest strike in the U.S. since a 2016 walkout by Verizon workers. Stop & Shop workers are members of United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) and are holding the picket line as of this writing. The primary issues are wages and rising health care costs as the parent company of Stop & Shop, Ahold Delhaize, reaped $2 billion in profits last year. Erin Flaherty spoke with Demi, a Stop & Shop worker and rank-and-file striker in the Greater Boston Area, about their thoughts and experiences during this strike.



Banner Drop at Harvard Against Prison Investment

Boston, 02.05.2019 22:31

A group at Harvard University called Harvard Prison Divestment dropped two banners demanding the university cease investing in the prison industrial complex. Their report is reposted here.



Legendary Civil Rights Leader James Lawson Assembles Institute on Nonviolent Civil Resist

Portland, 14.04.2019 22:28

"Building an Escalating Intergenerational U.S. Nonviolent Movement"


Portland, Ore., will be the site of a sixth assembly of a uniquely acclaimed program that prepares social justice advocates for effective civil resistance campaigns on a host of socio-political crises and predicaments across the nation. The Institute meets for portions of five days, starting Wednesday, April 24, 6-9 p.m. with a public talk by, Legendary Civil Rights Leader Dr. Lawson, Native American Center, Portland State University, to which the public is invited.

 http://jameslawsoninstitute.org/2019portland/



Challenging the Both Sides Narrative

Portland, 28.03.2019 22:29

Challenging the Both Sides Narrative: Difference Between Fascist & Antifa Movements in the Trump Era with Dr. Stanislav Vysotsky

Apr 4th 7pm
Cider Riot!
807 NE Couch

His research on the militant antifascist movement and the relationship between threat, space, subculture, and social movement activism has been published in journals such as Interface: A Journal for and about Social Movements, Critical Criminology, and the book Inside Antifa: The Tactics, Culture, and Practice of Militant Antifascism (forthcoming, Routledge).



Global Climate Strike-Eugene Oregon

Portland, 28.03.2019 22:29

Video clip from the Global Climate Strike in Eugene Oregon on March 15, 2019. Video features three youths who are part of the youth climate lawsuit, suing the government for failing to protect their future. This has been ongoing since before the Trump administration, who has been fighting it in court and so far managing to keep the trial from taking place.

These high school students bring the gathering up to date on the status of the lawsuit, asking people to go to www.joinjuliana.org and add their name in support of the Amicus Brief.  https://youtu.be/DomQ1UxlTww



Passionate March in Support of Venezuela

LA, 18.03.2019 22:28

One of two events in and around downtown L.A. on Saturday March 16, the march went on Alvarado Street near MacArthur Park and then on 7th. There appeared to be at least 50 people, many of whom went into the busy street. This was part of a day of international solidarity with Venezuela, the target of yet another U.S. coup, following the standard patterns implemented against other countries countless times—except maybe more blatant than in earlier decades. And, of course, most media outlets and politicians act like they don’t notice the pattern. The rally portion included leafleting to passersby. The second event was at Pershing Square later that day.

Another action took place in Washington, D.C.; several had already taken place in the Bay Area in preceding weeks.

Story and photos: Passionate March in Support of Venezuela by Ossrae



Prevent Fascist Haters From Disrupting the Boston Women's March!

Boston, 04.03.2019 22:31

Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM at the Parkman Bandstand in Boston Common We must show the haters that they have no place in our city! Resist Marxism and their fellow hate groups are planning to disrupt the Women's March on 1/19. We will find them and prevent them from engaging in hate speech and harassment towards march attendees. Join us in blockading the alt-right and preventing them from gaining ground!



ICE Prisoners in Suffolk County Jail Launch Hunger Strike

Boston, 04.03.2019 22:31

Approximately 70 ICE detainees at the Suffolk County House of Correction (SCHC) have launched a hunger strike calling for an end to abuse and inhumane conditions. FOUR PEOPLE are currently being held in solitary confinement in direct retaliation for participating in this hunger strike. Additionally, according to detainees inside, SCHC is illegally detaining people beyond the amount of time that the facility is allowed.



Angola 3 Update: Albert Woodfox's Birthday, Book Release and Tour

Boston, 04.03.2019 22:31

Today marks the third anniversary of Albert Woodfox's release (and his 72nd Birthday), and February 8 marked the eighteenth anniversary of Robert King's release. Albert Woodfox's new book "Solitary," will be released by Grove Atlantic Press on March 5, and Albert will begin a book tour around the country.



We all get it. Houselessness is a crisis in Portland.

Portland, 04.03.2019 22:28

There is a better way!

A wide community coalition led by Right 2 Survive asks the CEIC to adopt an innovative Compassionate Change District model that tackles the shared root problems of all neighbors—housed and unhoused.

This New Year, Portland's Central Eastside stands at a crossroads. Much has happened, and all will be decided in THE NEXT THREE WEEKS.

Onward,
The Team from Onward Oregon
 http://onwardoregon.org/



VIDEO: CLOSE GITMO 17 YEARS protest in Portland Oregon

Portland, 04.03.2019 22:28

January 11, 2019 marks 17 years since the opening of the US prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Local human rights, peace and justice organizations had a visibility action, rally and march on Friday, January 11 to mark the occasion with the message "Close Guantanamo: Still America's Shame."

In Portland Oregon, over a dozen people stood with signs and information regarding the 17 years of GITMO's operation in Cuba, demanding it be closed down.

 https://youtu.be/yORvfaNO8zI (video 14 min)



HANDS OFF VENEZUELA! ** Portland Rally Friday 2/8/19 Terry Shrunk Plaza 5PM

Portland, 04.03.2019 22:28

Join your community members at Terry Schrunk Plaza Portland this Friday at 5:00 pm to tell the US government HANDS OFF VENEZUELA!

No more military intervention in Latin America!

We cannot be silent in the face of the latest U.S. aggression against the Venezuelan people.

Nicolás Maduro is the president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, chosen twice by the people as part of an internationally observed electoral process. Since the 1998 election of Hugo Chávez, the United States has been relentless in its pursuit of regime change in Venezuela. With Donald Trump in the White House, these efforts have escalated to threats of all-out military violence, the plundering of billions of dollars in wealth from the Venezuelan people and pushing a multitude of outrageous lies in the global media.



Guide to Rebel City Los Angeles Available

LA, 04.03.2019 22:28

The Rebel City Los Angeles guide answers the question, what would Los Angeles look like if vertical power as we know it disappeared? The illustrated two sided guide helps users visualize the city from below, providing details of a developing infrastructure of people-centered institutions supporting human activities outside corporate dominion; from electricity, housing, education, medicine, and banking.

More information here: GUIDE TO REBEL CITY LOS ANGELES AVAILABLE by LLANO



The Montrose Peace Vigil at 12 Years

LA, 04.03.2019 22:28

The Montrose Peace Vigil began on the third Friday in January 2006 as a response to a call by Progressive Democrats of America to oppose wars neighborhood by neighborhood. In all these years, not a single Friday has been missed regardless of weather or holidays.

There have also been several special events at the vigil itself. On the 40th anniversary of the two Bed-Ins held by John and Yoko*, the peace vigil held ones of their own on their corner…

Story and pictures: The Montrose Peace Vigil at 12 Years by Oss Rae



Families Belong Together March

LA, 04.03.2019 22:28

On June 30, at least 400 marches took place across the U.S. with 70+ in California. High turnout was reported in downtown LA; at least 500 were in Pasadena. Both had signs calling for abolishing I.C.E.. The former also had some criticism of Mayor Eric Garcetti (who also spoke) for working with I.C.E.

The Pasadena march went along crowded Colorado Boulevard and received enthusiastic response from passing motorists. Some passersby took pictures.

Story and photos: "Families Belong Together" March, Pasadena / More Pix: "Families Belong Together," Pasadena by RP

More: Short Report on the Keep Families Together Protest in Los Angeles by johnk



California Bill Threatens to Restrict Sharing Free Food with the Poor

LA, 04.03.2019 22:28

The California Assembly and Senate have passed AB-2178, which would impose new restrictions on individuals and community groups like Food Not Bombs that share free meals. If the bill becomes law, these groups would have to pay to register with local authorities in order to continue to provide mutual aid by sharing free food that would otherwise be discarded. In general, Food Not Bombs and similar groups are entirely volunteer with little to no budgets.

Volunteer groups feeding the poor and homeless pose little food safety risk. These grassroots groups have operated for decades and follow strong private food safety practices. They fill a critical gap that the state itself struggles to address.

More: California Bill Threatens to Restrict Sharing Free Food with the Poor from Indybay



Setback for Developer of SC Farm Land

LA, 04.03.2019 22:28

The land of the South Central Farm, at 41st and Alameda, is currently owned by PIMA an apparel company that wants to build warehouses. However, on August 9, a judge agreed with the South Central Farm that an adequate Environmental Impact Report was never done. Quite a few trucks would enter and leave the warehouses every day in an already dense neighborhood. Thus, the project will be reviewed by City Council again, giving the Farmers another chance to present their case for restoring the urban farm.

Story and photos: Setback for Developer of SC Farm Land by RP

Update: November 13: The Judge ruled the City of LA and P.I.M.A need to redo and re circulate the Environmental Impact Report and the community will be able to comment on it once its published. In the coming months, the City Council and PLUM Committee will vote on whether to proceed with the project in light of its environmental impacts. Another victory for our community. Join us as we continue to fight for the restoration of the #southcentralfarm. It's time for community investment and equity #bringbackthefarm . (Facebook announcement)



“Kava-no!!!â€

LA, 04.03.2019 22:28

As the senate vote on Brett Kavanaugh loomed, vigils took place all over the country (including Alaska and Hawaii). Several occurred in Southern California, including Santa Monica, Burbank, Sierra Madre, Claremont, Corona, Riverside, Whittier, downtown LA, Larchmont Village, and Echo Park.

At Echo Park Lake, 58 people were counted by nightfall. They stood on the corner of Glendale Boulevard and Park Avenue facing rush-hour traffic.

Story and pictures: â€Kava-no!!!†by RP



Massive Woolsey Fire Began on Contaminated Santa Susana Field Laboratory

LA, 04.03.2019 22:28

The tremendously destructive Woolsey Fire has been widely reported as beginning “near†the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL or Rocketdyne), but it appears that the fire began on the Rocketdyne property itself.  Cal Fire identifies the fire location as E Street and Alfa Road, a location that is in fact on SSFL. It was recently reported that the “Chatsworth electric substation†experienced a disturbance 2 minutes before the fire was reported, but that substation is in fact on SSFL, near that location.  A photograph posted on Twitter from KCAL9’s Stu Mundel shows the fire starting Thursday afternoon near the same location, which is only about 1,000 yards away from the site of the 1959 partial nuclear meltdown of the Sodium Reactor Experiment (SRE) reactor.

Full story: Massive Woolsey Fire Began On Contaminated Santa Susana Field Laboratory, Close to Site of Partial Meltdown by Physicians for Social Responsibility - Los Angeles



LA Roars in the Third Women's March

LA, 04.03.2019 22:28

“. . .The division that the corporate media folks were constantly harping on wasn't anywhere visible. There weren't any obvious Farrakhan supporters anywhere evident nor anyone openly citing their opposition to him. . . .

“. . . As far as the signage was concerned it was mostly homemade and tended towards citing the inadequacies of the 45th president and his policies. The Pandora's box the President had unleashed with his classless profanities were still being stridently reflected back at him,Loud and Clear.

“One can only wonder what our great grandmothers would have made of the new rhetoric.

“. . . Trans women were lightly represented in the crowd but heavily supported by the speeches from the stage. And as those rhetorical flourishes were spoken the crowd roared again and again in favor of full inclusiveness. They also spoke of the high murder rate against trans women worldwide.

“I have covered protests in LA for awhile now and this was the only time I ever cried. Just a few tears but it hit me as to what I was actually witnessing. . . .â€

Robert Stuart Lowden’s article and photos: Photoset 1 | Photoset 2 | Photoset 3 | Photoset 4 | Photoset 5 | Photoset 6 | Photoset 7

More coverage: Women’s March, 2019 by RP

Other Indymedia coverage: San Francisco Bay Area: Indybay



Radio Silence: On the End of Radio Klaxon, the ZAD’s Pirate Radio

Boston, 02.01.2019 22:31

The following report from the ZAD is reposted from IGD. Since the original authors plan to post it on Indymedia we figured we'd throw it up here. This statement comes from the team that operated Radio Klaxon, the pirate radio station on the ZAD in Notre-Dame-des-Landes, France. It explains why they’ve gone off air and don’t foresee continuing the project, which has been a vital part of the community of struggle on the ZAD for many years.



The Shortwave Report 12/14/18 Listen Globally!

Portland, 26.12.2018 22:27

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. NHK Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, Spanish National Radio, and Sputnik Radio.

Dear Radio Friend,
This week's show features stories from NHK Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, Spanish National Radio, and Sputnik Radio.

 http://www.outfarpress.com/swr181214.mp3



Christmas Dinner 12 noon to 3 pm

Portland, 26.12.2018 22:27

Free Christmas dinner noon to 3pm
Hosted by Potluck in the Park
Location: 1119 SW Park Ave Portland
At the Portland Art Museum



Large Turnout for Dakota Pipeline Protest

LA, 15.12.2018 22:27

November 15, 2016: As part of a world-wide day of solidarity with Indigenous tribes in Standing Rock, North Dakota, a well-attended rally, demonstration, and march occurred at the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers in downtown L.A. Other actions took place in 300 cities around the world (200 of them reportedly in the U.S.). Here in the States, participating cities included San Francisco (where, according to the Pacifica Evening News, Market Street was shut down. Keep an eye on IndyBay for coverage); Portland, Oregon where Portland IndyMedia reported more than 500 participants; Columbus, Ohio; Montpelier, Vermont; and the University of Denver (Colorado), where hundreds also turned out.

The issue at Standing Rock concerns the North Dakota Access Pipeline, which is being built on Sioux land over sacred sites (many graves have already been destroyed), and inevitable oil leakage, which will contaminate water.

Full story and pictures: Large Turnout for Dakota Pipeline Protest by R of the Northeast LA Radical Neighbors | Photos of Pershing Square: NODAPL by Volunteer

Also: Interview with four Indigenous people on Standing Rock, N.D. and the Standing Rocks all over: IndyMedia on Air



Site Down

LA, 15.12.2018 22:27

The site has been down several days due to hardware failure. We are running on a substitute service at the moment. We will be going back to the repaired server as soon as possible. In the meantime, please understand that things posted to the newswire and calendar may not get copied to the restored server.



FANG Collective Holds Home Demo at Sheriff's House

Boston, 01.12.2018 22:29

Yesterday in Dartmouth, Massachusetts we demonstrated outside of the home of Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson, who is notorious for his close relationships to ICE and Trump, and for the horrific conditions at the prisons he oversees.



Video: Armistice Day 2018 - 11 AM in Portland Oregon

Portland, 21.11.2018 22:26

Around a couple dozen people met at 11 AM on Nov 11th in Directors park to recognize the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day at 11:11 AM.

[Armistice Day is commemorated every year on 11 November to mark the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compiègne, France at 5:45 am, for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front of World War I, which took effect at eleven o'clock in the morning—the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" of 1918]

11 11 18 ARMISTICE DAY - Portland Oregon Directors Park - aka Veterans day
 https://youtu.be/ZCkvdVL_BrM (YouTube video 42 minutes)



Protect Mueller: No One Is Above the Law

Portland, 17.11.2018 22:27

Rally in Eugene Oregon in response to Trump appointing Matt Whitaker as US Attorney General after forcing Jeff Sessions to resign the day after Republicans were defeated in a Democrat ripple which took back the House and elected several governors throughout the Country.

Rally features David Fidanque, former Executive Director of Oregon ACLU and several volunteer speakers who speak to their past, present and ongoing problems with the Trump administration.


 https://youtu.be/r7awtB1aFQY



PAN 11.2 Drops, Last Issue Ever

Boston, 04.11.2018 22:30

Prison Action News has released Volume 11 Issue 2, which will be the publication's final issue. After eleven years of disseminating prisoners' stories of resistance, the PAN team has decided to move on to other projects.



2018 Boston Anarchist Bookfair November 17 - 18

Boston, 04.11.2018 22:30

The 2018 Boston Anarchist Bookfair will take place the weekend of November 17th and 18th at Boston University's George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Avenue, from 10AM to 8PM both days.



Free em All: Political Prisoner & Abolition Panel 11/3/18

Portland, 04.11.2018 22:27

Millions of adults and youth are incarcerated and detained in by the u.s. prison industrial complex, court system, house arrest, parole and juvenile system while the ruling elite capitalist class make gross profit on the oppression of others. This also includes political repression on those who speak out and and fight back. Hear about ongoing international and national political work to free Political Prisoners and smash the prison industrial complex.

Saturday, November 3rd 2018 8:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m. @ Social Justice Action Center: 400 SE 12th Avenue



Youth Climate Lawsuit Rally

Portland, 04.11.2018 22:27

Rally in Eugene to support the 21 young plaintiffs, ages 11-22, who are suing the U.S. over government failure to address the issue of climate change.

 https://youtu.be/shE60j9b36k (34 min video)



Puerto Rico Struggles to Rebuild from Hurricanes Say Religious Leaders

Boston, 02.10.2018 22:29

Hurricane Maria pummeled Puerto Rico last September 20th. According to the Associated Press, 60,000 thousand homes still have temporary or blue-tarp-covered roofs that would not survive a Category 1 hurricane. Tens of thousands of people across the island still lack access to housing or reliable electricity. After the hurricanes more than 130,000 people migrated to US States away from the island.




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