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Brasil, 29.02.2012 18:56

Okupas



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Athens, 29.02.2012 18:29

Αλληλεγγύη στις καταλήψεις και τους αυτοοργανωμένους κοινωνικούς αγώνες



Occupy Activists Return to Steps of Santa Cruz County Courthouse

San Francisco Bay Area, 29.02.2012 06:45

Since the night of Thursday, February 16th, Anthony, a U.S. military veteran, has maintained a daily action to re-occupy the area in front of the courthouse on Ocean St. previously used by Occupy Santa Cruz activists until driven away by deputy harassment and SCPD threats. In response, Santa Cruz County Sheriff Phil Wowak's deputies and SCPD Chief Kevin Vogel's police resumed arrest threats. Early Saturday morning on February 25th, deputies assaulted Anthony with cold water as he slept at 2 AM, presumably to discourage his protest.



F29: National Day of Action Against Corporations

LA, 29.02.2012 02:50

This Wednesday, February 29th is the national day of nonviolent direct action to shut down the corporations, especially those that comprise ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council. Occupy Riverside has called for a community-based picket line at the world's largest Walmart distribution center, Schneider Logistics, at 4100 Hamner Ave in Mira Loma, where workers are engaged in a struggle to recover stolen wages and ultimately, for recognition as a collective bargaining unit. Meet at 6:AM Wednesday at the corner of Riverside Dr and Hamner Ave, just south of the 60 freeway. From the Newswire: #F29 Promo Video | F29 SHUTDOWN THE CORPORATIONS CALL TO ACTION: Occupy Walmart! | Resolution in Support of Warehouse Workers at Walmart Contractor Schneider Logistics



FreshDirect does not belong in the South Bronx

NYC, 29.02.2012 02:46

South Bronx residents continue to ask New York City and New York State residents to oppose FreshDirect’s publicly-funded relocation to public land on the South Bronx waterfront. Documents withheld from the public by Governor Cuomo, Mayor Bloomberg and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, but obtained recently through the Freedom of Information Law, demonstrate that our elected official are lying to South Bronx residents. Cuomo, Bloomberg and Diaz talk about bringing jobs to the South Bronx, the poorest congressional district in the country with the highest unemployment rates in New York. They are lying to us. FreshDirect is not bringing 2,000 jobs to the South Bronx; those are not new jobs, they are existing jobs and there was never a credible threat that FreshDirect was moving any of those jobs to New Jersey.



Ocupação Squat Toren fecha as portas, mas agora divide outro espaço

CMI Brasil, 29.02.2012 02:25



Trabajadores/as de la Salud

Argentina, 29.02.2012 00:50

Nuevamente en las calles



Honduras é laboratório dos EUA para novas fórmulas de ditaduras

CMI Brasil, 28.02.2012 23:40

Gabriel Brito*



Assassinos ateiam fogo em dois moradores de rua no Distrito Federal

Brasil, 28.02.2012 23:19

Léa Tosold - FalaRua



Occupy protesters force Freedie Mac to back off on Bertina Jones foreclosure

DC, 28.02.2012 14:01

On the 27th of February, Ms Bertina Jones showed up at the DC offices of Freddie Mac, backed up by Occupy our Homes, Rev Hagler, and the same Catholic contingent that took the "Golden Bull" to Congress. Video of the protest, skit,and press conference highlights



Advertisement shows impact of Occupy DC

DC, 27.02.2012 14:37

Occupy DC has had such an impact on the state of mind of area businessmen that one of a sequence of advertising posters on the rotating doors at Union Station referred to when "your office is on the other side of that protest!" 2/16: NY Civil Liberties Union Files Papers Contesting Trespassing Charges in Zuccotti Eviction Case



GEO Group hacked by Anonymous and Antisec

DC, 27.02.2012 14:37

There are protests every Friday against Wells Fargo Bank for investing in Geo Group, the worlds's second largest private prison contractor. Now the Wells Fargo boycott and protests aimed at financially crippling GEO Group have recieved "air support" as Anonymous and Antisec working together took down the GEO Group's website on the 24th of February. wellsfargoboycott.com



Call to End the Solitary Confinement Torture of Russell Maroon Shoatz

United States, 27.02.2012 12:06

Russell Maroon Shoatz (#AF-3855), a 68-year-old prisoner held at the State Correctional Institution (SCI) Greene in southwestern Pennsylvania, has been kept in solitary confinement for more than 21 years. The Human Rights Coalition is calling on supporters of Russell Maroon Shoats to join in a petition to have him released from these torturous conditions. HRC is joined this effort by the Center for Constitutional Rights and the National Lawyer's Guild.

"The primary focus is on Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (PA-DOC) Secretary John Wetzel," said Theresa Shoatz, Russell Maroon's daughter. "In 2011, the PA-DOC did an evaluation to release Maroon into general population, and the majority voted in favor. But Superintendent Folino voted no. The bottom line is had Superintendent Folino's voted yes, Maroon would have been transferred into population. We are putting pressure Secretary Wetzel to overturn superintendent Folino's vote." [Video Interview With Theresa Shoatz from Solitary Watch]



CARTA PARA A DILMA (sobre autorização do VLT-Fortaleza)

Brasil, 27.02.2012 11:43

Comitê Popular da Copa - Fortaleza



(BA) Salvador: Manifesto da Comunidade Quilombo Rio dos Macacos

Brasil, 27.02.2012 02:21

COMUNIDADE QUILOMBOLA RIO DOS MACACOS



Os Brinquedos do Pinheirinho

CMI Brasil, 26.02.2012 23:59

Carlos Pronzato



Comienza el juicio por los asesinatos de Wanda Taddei y Liliana Fuño Rodríguez

Argentina, 26.02.2012 21:35

Dos Femicidios buscan verdad y justicia



Comienza el juicio por los asesinatos de Wanda Taddei y Liliana Fuño Rodríguez

Argentina, 26.02.2012 20:52

Dos Femicidios buscan verdad y justicia



Film Screening: Greedy Lying Bastards, a Documentary Film by Craig Rosebraugh.

Portland, 26.02.2012 15:19

At the 30th Annual Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, the Sunday Keynote address will be a Film Screening: Greedy Lying Bastards, a Documentary Film by Craig Rosebraugh. A panel discussion will follow the screening. Greedy Lying Bastards is a film exposing the shocking lengths the fossil fuel industry travels to insure maximum profits for exectuives and shareholders.

A trailer for the film

More information on the film

This year's [PIELC / ELAW] theme is New Frontier: The Political Crossroads of Our Environmental Future

Conference Schedule



Report Back From Bradley Manning’s Arraignment

Portland, 26.02.2012 15:19

Yesterday's [2/23/12] arraignment for Bradley Manning lasted a little under an hour, as expected. Replacing the Investigating Officer from the Article 32 hearing is military judge Denise Lind. After members of the prosecution and defense declared their certifications and qualifications, the judge addressed Pfc. Manning directly, asking if he understood that a military counsel is available to him at no cost, or a civilian counsel is available at no cost to the government. "Yes, your honor," Manning replied. She then asked who he wished to represent him, and he replied that he wanted to keep Mr. Coombs and the rest of the defense team with him.

Then the prosecution and defense were allowed to question the judge. The prosecution declined, but Coombs stood for the defense. He asked her what prior knowledge she had of Manning's case. She responded, "I knew there was a case, that it involved classified information. I knew the case involved someone named Pfc. Manning." First, the judge mentioned the defense's proposal to compel discovery and deposition. What came after that was revealing. There had been a series of email communications between the court, the prosecution and the defense team as part of the RCM-802 process.

 http://www.bradleymanning.org



&quot;Sissy ni watumishi wa community / We are servants of the community&quot; — Nyagah wa Kamau / Stephen Nyash, RIP

United States, 26.02.2012 07:12

Kenya Indymedia has reported that on Tuesday, February 21, radio journalist and organizer Stephen Nyash was shot dead in the Korogocho ghetto of Nairobi, where he had lived and worked for most of his life. Korogocho is the third largest slum in the world [1]. At writing, the motive for his murder is not clear.

Nyash was one of the founders of KOCH FM [2], a close partner of Kenya Indymedia. He was also a leader in "Koch Hope" and "Ghetto Films," which worked to empower the slumdwellers of Korogocho. He brought this wealth of experience to the fourth IMC-Africa Convergence in Senegal last March as a representative of Kenya Indymedia. He was also integral in organizing a "Conference of People" held in Korogocho to coincide with the Conference of Parties (COP-17) gathering on climate change. Fellow organizer John Bwakali writes, "From the moment that he knew about Kenya Indymedia, Nyash became not just an active participant but fellow leader of the movement… Upon return [from Senegal], he immersed himself into the vision and work of Kenya Indymedia." Read John's Full Reflection HERE [3] and his audio interview with Nyash [4] on the fight against State injustices.



What the Azeris Don't Want to Admit about Khojalu

NYC, 26.02.2012 06:47

Deconstructing the Azeri Propaganda War Against the Indigenous Armenian Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh)

A new documentary about the events taking place between November 1991 and February 1992 in Karabakh was screened on Friday.

Meanwhile in the United States, a group calling itself the Azerbaijan America Alliance has launched a massive propaganda campaign of misinformation on the Azeri version of the Khojalu issue. Full-page advertisements appeared in the national editions of the New York Times and the Washington Post. Advertisements have also been placed in Washington Metro stations, buses, bus shelters and other transportation venues in Washington and New York.



Demonstrators ask, &quot;What about the War Crimes?&quot; at Free Bradley Manning Protest

San Francisco Bay Area, 25.02.2012 22:26

A "Free Bradley Manning" protest was held in front of the county courthouse in Santa Cruz on February 23 to coincide with Manning's arraignment in military court in Maryland on charges stemming from the accusation that he provided thousands of classified defense department documents to Wikileaks. Approximately two dozen community members participated in the demonstration, which was located at the courthouse general assembly location of Occupy Santa Cruz on Water Street.



New Wave of Persecution of Homeless in Venice

LA, 25.02.2012 11:45

VENICE - In the latest wave of government and police repression of the homeless community, a meeting was held, a new policy adopted, signs were posted, and eviction followed. The events were marked by the participation of members of the clergy from the LAPD Religious Outreach office.

In order to justify this clearing out, the city council approved an ordinance banning vending, but also extended a previous ordinance closing the beach between midnight and 5am to include the Venice boardwalk. Advocates have opposed the beach-closing ordinance on the grounds that it was created and enforced without the required California Coastal development permit.

The LAPD's Pacific Division is further attempting to justify the removal of people by claiming that Venice is not subject to the terms of the Jones settlement, which prohibits police from enforcing the ban on sitting and sleeping on sidewalksduring certain hours.

Forcibly removed from their customary locations, the homeless were recommended to go to skid row.

From the newswire: More War Against Venice Street People by Venice Justice Committee | | Power Comes From The Barrel Of a Gun by Calvin E Moss



Lynne Stewart's Appeal for Justice

NYC, 25.02.2012 10:59

Lynne was wrongfully indicted, convicted, sentenced, and given a far harsher one unjustifiably on appeal. On February 29, US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit arguments will be presented. She won't be there, but hopes massive support will turn out for her... Read More by Stephen Lendman | Protest Call by Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle

More Information: Facebook Event Page | lynnestewart.org | The Lynne Stewart Report - Feb 6, 2012



Co-op Workers Speak Out: Union Yes at AFC!

Rogue Valley, 25.02.2012 07:47

Ashland Food Co-op workers share their perspective on how forming a union will strengthen Co-op workplace democracy and allow for real workers rights and protections on the job.

VIEW THIS VIDEO ON YouTube...



San Quentin Occupied on National Occupy Day in Support of Prisoners

San Francisco Bay Area, 25.02.2012 05:37

On January 9, the general assembly at Occupy Oakland passed a resolution calling on occupies across the country to support a national occupy day in support of prisoners. In the following month, over a dozen communities across the nation followed in planning local prisoner solidarity demonstrations, including those in Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Columbus, Denver, Durham, New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Fresno, Portland, and Washington D.C.



CETF Demands Fairness and Integrity in the Search for a Superintendent

United States, 25.02.2012 03:15

On February 9, 2012, the Community Education Task Force held a press conference at Phillis Wheatley Library where they demanded that the superintendent search process have integrity and fairness applied to it. The press release stated that CETF demanded that the Rochester City School District provide "...parents, educators, and the larger community with details regarding the very expensive subterfuge created by the Superintendent Search Committee, under the 'leadership' of Malik Evans, and under the false guise of so-called 'robust' parent and community input. It is clear that the search process is illegitimate, and biased in favor of Bolgen Vargas." Read More & VIDEO

Past Coverage: MIC CHECK: Parents and Community Disrupt Superintendent Search Committee Meeting



Revista independente de Chiapas #18

CMI Brasil, 25.02.2012 03:10

kolectivo Boca en Boca



Fukushima 1st Anniversary Events

NYC, 24.02.2012 20:54

Below are some of the events planned for the first anniversary of the unprecedented multiple meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear complex in Japan:



La lucha en Defensa de bienes comunes continua

Argentina, 24.02.2012 19:42

Ni Saqeo, Ni contaminación, Ni Ley Antiterrorista



COLAPSO DEL SISTEMA DE TRENES PRIVATIZADO

Argentina, 24.02.2012 09:13

El "Cromañón Ferroviario" largamente anunciado



COLAPSO DEL SISTEMA DE TRENES PRIVATIZADO

Argentina, 24.02.2012 09:13

El "Cromañón Ferroviario" largamente anunciado



Membro do Indymedia Quênia é assassinado

Brasil, 24.02.2012 00:29

John Bwakali, Indymedia Quênia



Occupy for Prisoners National Day of Solidarity

LA, 23.02.2012 19:46

February 20, 2012
LOS ANGELES and RANCO CUCAMONGA - With the United States incarcerating more people than any other country on Earth, and with the rampant abuses that occur throughout the opaque detention system, Occupy movements nationwide were eager to heed the call to "Occupy for Prisoners," which issued from prison solidarity activists who have long been in support of the Pelican Bay and Corcoran hunger strikes against solitary confinement in the special housing units, or SHUs.

A protest outside the infamous twin towers jail in Downtown LA, where the ACLU was instrumental in exposing prisoner abuse by LA County Sheriff's deputies late last year, drew large numbers of protesters, and a smaller facility at San Bernardino County's West Valley Detention Center, where inmates participated in the solidarity hunger strike during it's peak last year, likewise drew a loud demonstration.

From the newswire: Occupy for Prisoners by Rockero



The Arab Spring Conference: PSU Feb 25th

Portland, 23.02.2012 02:31

The events of the Arab Spring have been awesome and inspiring, opening up the possibility of a regional landscape that is almost unfathomably different from what would have ...been predicted just one year ago. Students United For Palestinian Equal Rights (SUPER, of Portland State University) has organized a wide-ranging conference that is designed to analyze the events of the Arab Spring, its regional and international implications, and its effects on the future of Palestine.

Saturday, February 25, 2012.10:00am until 10:00pm.. Portland State University SMSU Rooms 296, 294, 238

THE ARAB SPRING CONFERENCE — Description & Schedule



Williams Clearcutting is in Full Swing

Portland, 23.02.2012 02:31

Small Town Endeavors to Protect its Future

The rural community of Williams in Southern Oregon is striving to prevent an imminent clear-cut on a privately owned 320 acres. This parcel is perched atop a prominent ridge in the Williams Creek watershed, located in the Applegate Valley, and serves as the headwaters for three major contributing streams. The community has united as the non-profit organization Williams Community Forest Project (WCFP) to purchase the land. The WCFP is fervently intensifying its fundraising and media campaign to procure the necessary funds and raise public awareness about the plight of our threatened woodlands. Thus far, the community has been pledged a substantial loan from a private group and raised $120,000 from grassroots fundraising.

Further information can be obtained at the WCFP website, www.williamscommunityforestproject.org, or through an inspiring ten-minute film posted at www.indiegogo.com/Wiliiams-Community-Forest-Project where direct, tax-deductible donations can be made. Donations may also be sent to WCFP, P.O. Box 36, Williams OR 97544.



Israeli Apartheid Week 2012 (20th - 27th February)

Ireland, 22.02.2012 23:55

Israeli Apartheid Week is an annual international ...



toma y autogestión

Argentina, 22.02.2012 14:47

No al desalojo de la Sala Alberdi!



toma y autogestión

Argentina, 22.02.2012 14:47

No al desalojo de la Sala Alberdi



[Radio Cordel Libertario] 23/02 - 21:10 - Ocupar e Resistir AO VIVO na Cordel

CMI Brasil, 21.02.2012 14:31

Radio Cordel Libertário



[CMI-Curitiba] Famílias ocupam terreno público na Cidade Industrial

CMI Brasil, 21.02.2012 14:31

Luta para Moradia



Occupy and community groups protest prison conditions outside DC Jail

DC, 21.02.2012 09:06

The 20th of February was a national day of action against the prison system and the "new Jim Crow." There were protests outside jails and prisons all over the US, plus protests and organizing inside some of these hellholes. In DC, Occupy DC and a number of community groups showed up ouside the DC Jail.Video



A New Sheffield Social Centre: The Black Rose Centre

United Kingdom, 21.02.2012 01:21

The Black Rose Centre is a new social centre project at 268 Verdon Street, established by the Sheffield Social Centre Collective. This is the first time that the Social Centre Collective has had a permanent space, previously there have been weekend events held by the collective such as the Free Schools in 2011 and 2010 and there were two, short lived, squatted buildings in 2009.

On Wednesday 22nd of February at 7:30pm there will be a discussion on setting up a Sheffield Wide Class Struggle Anarchist Group following a screening of An Anarchist's Story. On Friday 24th February at 6pm there will be the opening of QUEER: an exhibition of local artists' work in response to "LGBT History Month", the deadline for submissions for the show is Wednesday 22nd February.

Newswire: Queer - 24th-26th February 2012 | Calling All Sheffield Anarchists | New Social Centre in Sheffield: The Black Rose Centre

Links: Sheffield Social Centre Collective | Open Street Map



Video: The Lynne Stewart Report

Portland, 20.02.2012 19:31

<A HREF=" link to takingaimradio.com COLOR="#6633cc">Lynne Stewart </A></FONT>who is currently a political prisoner in the Carswell Federal Prison facility outside of Fort Worth, TX.<BR>
<A HREF=" http://www.politube.org/show/3377"><FONT COLOR="#6633cc">Please watch this important video on Politube for further information about Lynne, her appeal, and these events.</A></FONT>
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About the Court Argument on the 29th of February(From Lynne's Website)<BR>
By Lynne Stewart...



Video: Rehire Ryan - A rally outside of New Season Market on 2.14.12.

Portland, 20.02.2012 17:34

Over 100 people gathered on valentines day outside of the NS Market on SE Division in Portland Or to stand in solidarity and for the just rehiring of a worker - labor activist (Ryan Gaughan) who was fired for a petty issue. Ryan was involved with organizing for workers rights, safety and labor issues at New Seasons where he was employed. He recently had been participating in "coffee talks" where management and workers discuss common important work issues together. Ryan was terminated [for what appears obvious to anyone who looks into this,] for his strong involvement in organizing at his job site, where he has worked at for over 9 years {7 years at this store on Division that terminated him.} Ryan, the community New Seasons customers, friends and labor activists are all asking management to give him his job back.



&quot;The Activism Entry Point: Critiquing The Cancer in Occupy Debate&quot; — by Joseph Anderson

Portland, 20.02.2012 17:34

Well, by now everyone in the Occupy movement is hotly debating "nonviolence" vs. "diversity of tactics", as recently so in, "Chris Hedges and Kristof Lopaur of Occupy Oakland debate black bloc, militancy and tactics," February 8, 2012, on KPFA in Berkeley, California.

Both Lopaur and Hedges made some critically weak, flawed, at times somewhat disingenuous or self-contradictory and, in Lopaur's case, often specious arguments in their radio debate. This so, even though I politically agree with Hedges, and although Hedges' recent commentary, "The Cancer in Occupy," seemed poorly supported journalistically. But, Hedges is dead on about, 'Go do violence under your own name, not the Occupy movement's.'

Read more: daveyd.com | hiphopandpolitics.wordpress.com

[ Related: | How violence protects the State | On The Nature of Violence and Nonviolence | Organized Non-violent Civil Disobedience vs. OWS ]



Videos: No War On Iran - Portland Oregon Protest on 2.12.12

Portland, 20.02.2012 17:34

Over 350 people (my estimate) gathered in downtown Portland to make a public statement clear to everyone "We want no war on Iran"
No War on Iran Rally and Protest: 5 clips from 2.12.12. in Portland Oregon

Part 1.
Part 2.
Part 3.
Part 4.
Part 5.

[Related: US, Iran inching toward talks (Asia Times)]



Activists Scale Billboard, Expose Local Coal Threats

Portland, 20.02.2012 17:34

Three activists with Cascade Climate Network and Portland Rising Tide occupied a billboard at the corner of SE 12th and Sandy Blvd. in Portland Sunday afternoon to protest proposals for coal export terminals across the Northwest.The activists altered the billboard with a giant banner that listed five potential coal export sites along the Oregon and Washington coast, while around forty protestors gathered below and spelled "no coal exports" with oversized letters.

Coal corporations including Peabody and Arch Energy are seeking to export up to 100 million tons of coal annually from six separate sites in Oregon and Washington. Last month, with minimal public input, the Port of St Helens approved an option to lease the port to coal companies Ambre Energy and Kinder Morgan. This comes nearly a year after Millenium Bulk Logistics temporarily withdrew an application to export coal from Longview, Washington after internal documents revealed inconsistent figures regarding the intended volume of coal for export.

This event was part of a regional day of coordinated action against Northwest Coal Exports. Actions occurred across Oregon and Washington near sites of proposed export and in Montana near the coal fields of the Powder River Basin.

homepage:  http://www.portlandrisingtide.org; www.coalexportaction.org



University of Birmingham Students Defy Occupation Injunction

United Kingdom, 20.02.2012 13:43

On Wednesday 15th students from around the country joined students from Birmingham to protest the injunction the university has obtained banning all forms of occupational protest for 12 months. The university has been heavily criticised by human rights groups including Amnesty, Liberty and the Index on Censorship calling the actions aggressive and censorious. Sabina Frediani, campaigns co-ordinator for Liberty has been quoted as saying “Universities should be places where ideas and opinions can be explored and they should be engaging with the students in their care – not criminalising them. How exactly will taking out court orders against protest encourage future applications from aspiring undergraduates?”

The march started at the guild of students and several attempts were made during the march to gain access to various buildings on campus but were stopped by the overly aggressive security who had the backup of police, on standby around the campus. The route of the A to B march was quickly abandoned in favour of something a bit more impromptu and resulted in a demo outside the building where the disciplinary hearing was taking place for Simon Furse, the only student in the country to be disciplined by a university for taking part in an occupation. The disciplinary had already been disrupted once earlier in the day as a group of students stormed the room and read out statements.

The march continued on in an impromptu fashion after this until a door with no security was found, at which point the march became an occupation, breaking the injunction. The building in question just happened to be the University’s Corporate Conference Centre in Staff House which was occupied in November, the first in this latest round of occupations.

On the Newswire: Calling all students, take back your campus | Occupation - Defending the Right to Protest | University of Birmingham Corporate Conference Centre occupied - over 100 students | Take back your campus

Related Features: Your Education is Being Sold: Occupy the Academy! | Student’s squat gatehouse at University of Birmingham | Birmingham University Students Occupy Corporate Conference Centre | Council House & universities occupied: students reject cuts and fees hike |




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