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ACLU Statement of Support and Petition for &quot;Journalists, Local Press and Activists&quot;

Santa Cruz, CA, 15.04.2012 01:29

ACLU-Santa Cruz Chapter writes, "Eleven local activists have been charged with a variety of offenses arising from the occupation of a vacant bank building last fall. We have two primary concerns regarding this prosecution. First, at least some of the defendants are journalists who were present to report on the protest. We condemn any attempt to criminalize their exercise of the crucial First Amendment right to gather and disseminate information about this newsworthy event. All charges based on this constitutionally protected activity should be dropped immediately. Second, it appears that some of the defendants may have been charged due to their past adversarial relationship with law enforcement officials."

Inner City Blues Festival, 99% Spring training, Tax Day Actions

Portland, 14.04.2012 15:39

Sat. Apr. 14, 7pm - Inner City Blues Festival - to benefit Health Care for All Oregon, Melody Ballroom, 615 SE Alder. Come support the new Health Care is A Human Right Campaign and the new coalition for universal health care! There's a great lineup of amazing blues musicians coming back together to heal the Health Care Blues!!! Tickets are $15 and doors open at 6:30.

Sunday, April 15, 10am, 99% Spring Training for Labor & Community, 345 NE 8th Ave, at Portland Association of Teachers. Join thousands of others across the country in a training designed to more deeply understand the economic crisis we are in and prepare to engage to take creative, peaceful direct action for economic justice. Sign up here"

>Full Mobilization: April 17 Tax Day of Action
Tax Dodgerball - 12 Noon, Terry Schrunk Plaza, SW 3rd and Jefferson, Exhibition Dodgeball teams: The 1% vs Janitors, homeowners, teachers, medicare recipients.

Budget Crisis Bake Sale - 4pm, City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Avenue, Press conference & rally to save services. Then ride the MAX for free to:
Save America's Postal Service - Informational Picket & Rally 5:30pm, Portland Main Post Office, SW Hoyt @ Broadway, No taxes are needed to stop the closures, save Saturday delivery and prevent mail delays. Portland Jobs With Justice

11 UC Davis Students, Professor, Charged for U.S. Bank Blockade

San Francisco Bay Area, 14.04.2012 06:24

Just months after UC Davis police pepper sprayed seated students in the face during a protest against university privatization and police brutality, Chancellor Linda Katehi's administration is trying to send some of the same students to prison for their alleged role in protests that led to the closure of a US Bank branch on campus. On March 29th, weeks after an anti-privatization action against US Bank ended with the closure of the bank's campus branch, 11 UC Davis students and one professor received orders to appear at Yolo County Superior Court. District Attorney Jeff Reisig is charging campus protesters with 20 counts each of obstructing movement in a public place, and one count of conspiracy.

OSC Hosts Occupy Art Show at Resource Center for Nonviolence

Santa Cruz, CA, 13.04.2012 20:52

On April 6, community members gathered at the Resource Center for Nonviolence in Santa Cruz for the opening reception of "Occupy Art", an exhibition of art from Occupy Santa Cruz. In addition to fine art, photography, and protest relics from the movement, spoken word performances were held, and Brent Adams previewed his OSC documentary. The densely packed exhibition is an attempt at documenting the Occupy movement in Santa Cruz while encapsulating the feeling of the protest experience.

Sentencing today: hundreds stand with Tarek; Tarek stands for justice!

Boston, 13.04.2012 07:19

Dr. Tarek Mehanna was sentenced to 210 months today at the Moakley Federal Courthouse, with more than 300 supporters packing the courtroom and overflow rooms. In a landmark case that has mobilized civil liberties and Muslim groups nationwide, Dr. Mehanna was sentenced for providing 'material support' to a terrorist organization, amidst hundreds of protesting supporters.

All Out May Day 2012 In Boston: A Day Without the 99%

Boston, 13.04.2012 06:33

All Out On May Day 2012 In Boston

Long Haul Vindicated in Legal Settlement for 2008 UCPD and FBI Raid

San Francisco Bay Area, 12.04.2012 16:24

The Long Haul and East Bay Prisoner Support have settled their lawsuits over an armed, over-broad police raid after the law enforcement agencies agreed to delete improperly seized computer data and pay $100,000 in damages and attorney's fees. Moreover, the University of California-Berkeley Police Department (UCBPD) acknowledged that at the time of the raid one of the groups qualified for federal protections designed to protect journalists, publishers, and other distributors of information from police searches, despite the police's persistent denial of that status throughout the lawsuit.

Misóginos Presos em Curitiba

Brasil, 12.04.2012 16:14


Worldwide Children's Revolution proposed to lead May Day protest marches

NYC, 12.04.2012 13:38

“THE KIDS ARE REVOLTING!” is the original banner which the Children of the Eco-Warriors carried with local children and their mothers during the kids' march at the Camp for Climate Action...

The idea of the worldwide Children's Revolution on May Day is for the women and children in the environmental movement to lead the marches all over the earth, and show that the World Revolution is peaceful and will save humanity from being driven to extinction by the burning of fossil fuels.

The proposal for the worldwide Children's Revolution is for kids' marches to be at the front of all the protests during the global General Strike, and for everyone else to lend their support by displaying banners reading “CAN YOU SAVE THE HUMAN RACE?” to help ensure the survival of future generations.

Mês de vídeo-debate sobre Aborto

CMI Brasil, 12.04.2012 11:45


Asalto final a la AEE

Puerto Rico, 11.04.2012 22:01

El Asalto Final a la AEE

New Texas &quot;civil&quot; Detention Center Unveiled

United States, 11.04.2012 21:36

On March 13, 2012, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) unveiled its new “civil” detention center in Karnes County, Texas, located one hour southeast of San Antonio. By the end of the month the facility will hold male migrants who are either asylum-seekers or have been categorized as “low-risk.” Karnes County contracted with private prison giant the GEO Group to build this detention center, which sits upon 29 acres of land and has 608 beds, with the possibility to expand to 1200 beds. The detention center is heralded by ICE as a model facility that is demonstrative of its efforts to move towards “humane detention.” Despite its shiny exterior and the presence of volleyball courts and soccer fields, the GEO group’s troubled history and record of human rights violations within its facilities are cause for alarm. The promise of “humane detention” itself is an oxymoron that community members should challenge. A gilded cage is still a cage.

MAYDAY 2012: The Light of Hope March &amp; Rally

Portland, 11.04.2012 03:59

MAYDAY 2012: The Light of Hope March & Rally
with an important announcement about Driver's Licence Access Restoration

Speaker: Governor John Kitzhaber

Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Rally: 6 p.m. | March: 7 p.m.
Oregon State Capitol
900 Court St. NE
Salem, Oregon

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en espanol:


Kayakeando de Venezuela a Washington, DC por la Libertad de Oscar López Rivera

Puerto Rico, 11.04.2012 03:32

Kayakeando de Venezuela a Washington, DC por la Libertad de Oscar López Rivera


Athens, 10.04.2012 10:53

Απεργίες πείνας για την ζωή και την αξιοπρέπεια

Move to Amend Votes in Urbana and Champaign

United States, 10.04.2012 08:58

On Tuesday, April 10 the Champaign and Urbana (Cunningham) Township meetings will have on their agendas two items to be voted on by all registered voters in attendance.

One item calls for an item to be added to the November ballot which urges representatives, from the local to national level, to endorse an Amendment which declares corporations do not have the same rights as people and states that legislation should be pursued which challenges the Citizens United Supreme Court decision by re-enacting curbs on corporate spending in elections.

Another adds to the November ballot a measure which challenges corporate enclosure of the commons by establishing laws in Champaign/Urbana which allow non-disruptive forms of free speech in areas where private business can currently prohibit it, such as private parking lots and malls.

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Black Flags and Windmills: A Book Talk with scott crow

Portland, 09.04.2012 23:36

April 9, 2012 7:00 pm @ Red and Black Cafe - 400 SE 12th Avenue

scott crow, author of Black Flags and Windmills: Hope, Anarchy, and the Common Ground Collective (PM Press, 2011), will read from the book and speak about anarchist organizing!

This presentation will show what ordinary people can do to change their own worlds when governments fail. This workshop draws from experiences of an organization called the Common Ground Collective which formed after hurricane Katrina in response to the disaster. It was an organization based on the ideas and practices of the Black Panther Party, the Zapatistas and anarchism which sought to build/rebuild infrastructure to address the immediate problems (creating medical clinics, free schools, women's centers, and eviction defense to worker coops and other service programs) as well as offering long term support to marginalized communities to build their own community based power.

M31 Rückblick: Große Demo und Riots in FFM

Germany, 09.04.2012 19:09

+++ 6000 auf Demonstration in Frankfurt am Main +++ Heftige Auseinandersetzungen, Sachbeschädigungen und Bullengewalt +++ Laut Bullen über 1.000.000 Euro Sachschaden +++ Europaweit Aktionen in über 40 Städten setzen deutliches Zeichen gegen Kapitalismus +++ 10.000 auf Demonstration in Mailand +++
Am 31. März gab es im Rahmen des
europaweiten Aktionstag gegen Kapitalismus “M31” in mehr als 40 europäischen Städten, unter anderem in Mailand, Zagreb, Utrecht, Wien, Moskau, Athen und Kiew, sowie in New York Aktionen. In Mailand kamen mehr als 10.000 zur Demonstration. In Frankfurt gab es rund um die zentrale Demonstration mit 6.000 Menschen heftige Auseinandersetzungen mit den Bullen und massive Sachbeschädigungen. Die Bullen sprechen von über einer Million Euro Sachschaden. Die Folge der Bullengewalt sind unter anderem mehr als 450 Festnahmen und über 150 Verletzte. Das Ziel der Demonstration - die Großbaustelle des künftigen Sitzes der Europäischen Zentralbank - wurde nach massiven Bullenangriffen auf die Demonstration nicht erreicht. Die Presse berichtete im Anschluss ausführlich über die Ereignisse, der antikapitalistische Charakter wurde hervorgehoben.

Video-Rückblick der Filmpiraten | Video-Rückblick von Leftvision | PM des M31 Bündnisses | Vorfeld Feature-Artikel

Ablauf der Demo in FFM | Fazit | Repression | Fotos, Videos & Presseschau | Kommentare

DEA and IRS Raid Oaksterdam University in Oakland

San Francisco Bay Area, 09.04.2012 05:51

On April 2nd, law enforcement agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Internal Revenue Service, and U.S. Marshals raided the businesses and home of licensed medical cannabis provider and activist Richard Lee in Oakland. Americans for Safe Access (ASA) put out a call for patients and advocates to go to Oaksterdam University in downtown Oakland to protest the raids and support the victims. At least two protesters were arrested in the street while the raid continued. Richard Lee called the raid a "senseless act of intimidation."

Easter Special: Preacher Arrested After Being Stumped by Skeptic

DC, 08.04.2012 19:04

3/26/12: Reason Rally on The Mall Old time bible preacher falls into a logical conundrum, then accuses his skeptical questioner of being a "homo" just before being arrested fro carrying a stun-gun - which was likely revealed after a gust of wind lifts up the preachers rain poncho. Stun-guns are illegal in Washington, DC. Video

Save Texas Schools March and Rally 2012

United States, 08.04.2012 12:13

On Saturday March 24, 2012 the Save Texas Schools March and Rally was held at the Texas capitol. Students, parents, teachers and community leaders attended to show their support of Texas public education. Information about education issues and ways to defend public schools can be found at

Save Texas Schools banner

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2012 Mountain Justice Summer Action Camp May 18-25

Portland, 07.04.2012 18:30

Come to Appalachia and become part of the movement to end MTR Coal Mining, protect communities and the environment, and build a sustainable new economy. Learn about Mountain Top Removal Coal Mining and become part of the movement to stop it! A week long program of education, entertainment, and action! Registration will be online shortly and registration is required to attend.

May 18- May 25, 2012

Law &amp; Disorder Conference at PSU this weekend in Portland

Portland, 07.04.2012 18:30

*This conference calls for people, movements, organizations and collectives to present alternative accounts to the political dimensions of civic engagement, mutual aid and revolution as they relate to economics, politics, invention, technology, work, artistic and cultural production, the body, pedagogy and social change. The conference promises to create a provocative space for comparative critical dialogue between activists, revolutionaries, educators, artists, musicians, scholars, dancers, actors and writers. The conference invites panels and workshop on all aspects of social change from the revolutionary to the academic.

*The 3rd Annual Law and Disorder Conference will take place April 6-8th, 2012 at Portland State University.

Full Conference Schedule

Mass Seniors to DeLeo, Legislature: “Don’t Leave Our Plates Empty”

Boston, 06.04.2012 17:09

Local advocates launch State House lobby day to fight proposed elimination of 240,000 meals for low-income and homebound seniors

Demonstration at Wells Fargo in Santa Cruz: &quot;Drop the Charges! Bust the Banksters!&quot;

San Francisco Bay Area, 06.04.2012 04:52

On April 4th, a dozen people demonstrated on the sidewalk in front of the Wells Fargo Bank located at 74 River St. in downtown Santa Cruz, and across the street from the vacant bank building at 75 River St. The event was held to "encourage those victimized by the bank to learn they have allies" and "support the hundreds of people who visited or protested the vacant building at 75 River St. in late November and early December last year."

Housing Rights Activists fight Gentrification in Venice Beach

LA, 05.04.2012 18:37

LOS ANGELES, March 30, 2012 - Occupy Venice, Venice Locals, Lawyers with the National Lawyers Guild, and a group called Venice Community Unity all came together on 3rd Ave in Venice to stop a homeless sweep from happening on March 29.

There was tension. Despite public resistance, the LAPD and Street Services were going to throw away belongs that were clearly not garbage until civil rights attorney, Carol Sobel called Councilman Rosendahl and convinced him to intercede. So this time no property was seized. Trash was removed from 3rd Ave but the belongings remained. It was a success. The only problem is that the city just keeps doing the same thing. Full Story: Venice Homeless Sweep Stopped: A Good Day in Venice for Street People by Venice Justice Committee & Rosendahl's Legacy: Gentrification and Sweeping the Homeless Out of Venice? by Peggy Lee Kennedy

Occupy SF Liberates Vacant Building to Establish Social Center

San Francisco Bay Area, 05.04.2012 17:21

On Sunday, April 1st, Occupy SF working groups and affinity groups occupied a vacant building at 888 Turk Street, The idea was to liberate a vacant building and convert it into a social center, shelter and food bank for the people. The SF Commune stated that they initiated the occupation "to provide a perpetual, autonomous headquarters for the Occupy SF movement." The building has space for food preparation and distribution, bedrooms for housing, event rooms for General Assemblies and art projects, classrooms and space for medical services. When San Francisco police raided the building on April 2nd, over 50 people were arrested.

Occupy the T opens camp at State House

Boston, 05.04.2012 16:35

April 5 Boston Occupy the T began a 10-day encampment in front of the State House yesterday to protest the MBTA's proposed fare increases and service cuts. Camp Charlie kicked off with a festival featuring music, food, mic checks and more.

'Occupy Trimet' protest in defense of Portland's public transportation

Portland, 05.04.2012 15:42

An 'Occupy Trimet' protest was held in Pioneer Square as part of a national day of action in defence of public transportation at a time when fare rises and cuts to services are being drafted. Portland, OR, 04/04/2012.

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Demonstrators Call for an End to Laws Restricting Acts of Compassion

San Francisco Bay Area, 05.04.2012 08:30

On April 1, community members gathered at the Town Clock in Santa Cruz to share food and spread the message that: Food Is A Right, Not A Privilege. The demonstration was held in conjunction with international actions calling for an end to laws restricting acts of compassion, and was organized locally by Food Not Bombs Santa Cruz and the Occupy Santa Cruz Food Justice Working Group.

Liga Juvenil Anti-Sexo

Brasil, 05.04.2012 04:28


(NCM peru)

Puerto Rico, 05.04.2012 03:56

Centenario de un hermanamiento entre Perú y Puerto Rico

Discrimen en escuela de Hatillo

Puerto Rico, 05.04.2012 03:56

Silencio ensordecedor del Secretario de Educación ante discrimen

Nombramiento de Pesquera como superintendente

Puerto Rico, 05.04.2012 03:19

Héctor Pesquera: Sin humanidad y nuevo sastre político del PNP según la FUPI

APPU contra Reforma Universitaria

Puerto Rico, 05.04.2012 03:19

APPU rechaza un Cambio de Rumbo que olvida la misión social de la UPR

FMPR vs Julio C. Ortiz Berberena

Puerto Rico, 05.04.2012 02:47

Federación de Maestros exige destitución Procurador del Maestro


Athens, 04.04.2012 15:44

Δημόσια Πολιτική Αυτοκτονία στο Σύνταγμα

Decarcerate PA Launches Platform, Prepares for Push

United States, 04.04.2012 04:21

Last night a coalition of over sixty organizations and hundreds of individuals gathered to formally launch an ambitious campaign — to end mass incarceration in Pennsylvania. "Decarcerate PA" was initiated by ex-prisoners, prisoners families, and allies who are convinced that mass incarceration does far more harm than good.

On Analogies as Advocacy Tools: Some Thoughts on Appropriation

NYC, 04.04.2012 02:29

"We only feel comfortable bringing up lynching and the Holocaust and epidemic gender and sexual violence because they are easy tools to appropriate. It’s easy to be against them, but not so easy to understand the specific conditions that support them, or the implicit attitudes that continue to inform them even in people with the best intentions. It’s not a fair comparison not because nonhumans don’t suffer, but because erasure of difference is not taken seriously and that does significant damage."


Athens, 04.04.2012 00:06

Αντιφασιστική Πορεία : Νίκαια - Κορυδαλλός


Athens, 03.04.2012 20:03

Πορεία για την απελευθέρωση της αναρχικής Στέλλας Αντωνίου

2º Encontro de Estudantes Libertárixs do Estado de São Paulo

CMI Brasil, 03.04.2012 13:49

estudantes libertárixs

Occupy DC stops eviction long enough for court to issue stay

DC, 03.04.2012 01:33

On the 2nd of April, US Marshals showed up at Dawn Butler's home in NE DC with an eviction order, only to find that Occupy DC got there first. Three cop cars and the bank agent showed up, and the agent from Chase Bank acted like he did NOT want to have to deal with Occupy DC.

Nader (Ralph) will be speaking in Portland on April 9 at 7:30 PM

Portland, 03.04.2012 00:42

[my hero] Ralph Nader is coming to P town 4.9.12

Up in Arms: The Future of Military Force in International Peace and Security
Panel: Ralph Nader, political activist, author and attorney;
Jamie Fly, Director of the Foreign Policy Initiative

Keynote Symposium Session - The 2012 International Affairs Symposium
Lewis & Clark College
Monday, April 9, 7:30 p.m.
Agnes Flanagan Chapel 0615 SW Palatine Hill Road Portland, Oregon

Chase Bank Attacked In Woostock

Portland, 03.04.2012 00:00

During the final hour of April Fool's Day, a small group busted all of the front windows out of a Chase bank in the Woodstock area. We want to make it clear we do not glamorize or romanticize our actions over anyone else's actions. Nevertheless, we encourage other people to make visible the conflict with capitalism in whatever manner they see fit. Manifesting a clear conflict that is not constrained to legal methods is important and necessary for not letting the anti-capitalist sentiment subside in Portland. We applaud all of the actions that have happened against banks, especially the actions prior to February 29.

We send our greetings to the comrades in the SF Commune, our comrades in Barcelona, and every one who is stuck in prison.

Callout for Writers and Activists - Autonomous Workers' Group

Portland, 03.04.2012 00:00

Got mad writing skills? Live in the Cascadia Region?
Want to get involved? Want to know more about the group?

We are looking for writers and artists to contribute to our project for deepening International Class Struggle along Libertarian Communist terms.

Shoot us an email:

Announcing the Village Building Convergence Event!

Portland, 03.04.2012 00:00

Ever seen those painted intersections or small covered benches around Portland neighborhoods? Here's when they are made! This is a brief press release for a community-powered event happening May 25 - June 3. The Village Building Convergence is a 10-festival of ecological installations and holistic celebration!

SE 9th & Sherrett, Portland
The City Repair Project's 12th Annual
Village Building Convergence (VBC 12)
Ten Days & Nights: Friday, May 25 to Sunday, June 3

"To build the change that they wish to see in the world!"

Video: Free The Horses

Portland, 03.04.2012 00:00

The Portland police are continuing to use animals (horses) for tools in crowd control.
This is video footage from just one (1) incident in 2010 where these animals, are rammed into citizens protesting on a public sidewalk. The ramming of protesters with peaceful loving horses, is done until its realized (as seen in the video) that this abusive tactic is doing no good what so ever. This is repeated year after year.

Retire the Police Horses.

Free the Horses - Retire the police horses from crowd control - 2010
(3 min video)

manifesto - a tortura continua

CMI Brasil, 02.04.2012 23:44

carlos beltrão do valle

Portland protest against the criminalization of homelessness on 'No Fooling Day'

Portland, 02.04.2012 17:25

Street Roots, Right 2 Survive and Sisters of the Road held a protest in Pioneer Square downtown Portland on a national day of action, 'No Fooling Day' to stand up against the ongoing criminalization of people experiencing homelessness and poverty. Portland, OR, 04/01/2011.

Event Announcment: /a>

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