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Intrigas, diplomacia y cabildeo en el caso de Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico, 04.02.2014 23:31

Intrigas, diplomacia y cabildeo en el caso de Puerto Rico

Reportback from Keystone XL vigil in front of White House

DC, 04.02.2014 23:31

On the last day of January, as the press diverted their eyes to the Super Bowl, the State Department released a conflict of interest riddled environmental impact statement for the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. On Monday, the 3ed of February, at least 7,000 people took part in hundreds of vigils demanding Obama reject the pipeline. One of the vigils was in front of the White House, complete with a replica pipeline segment. stirring video reportback on DC's anti-Keystone vigil

VIDEO: Exploring the Sanctuary Concept

Portland, 04.02.2014 23:08

Thanks for this Jeremy and Brent, and best of luck in Santa Cruz!

watch the incredible 27 min video focusing on Eugene, Right2Dream in Portland and Santa Cruz, Jan 6, 2014,

Santa Cruzan Brent Adams and I explore various styles of homeless encampments along the West Coast of the US.

For more information on what Brent is proposing for Santa Cruz, check here:

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Video: History of the Gay Press in Portland

Portland, 04.02.2014 23:08

History of the Gay Press in Portland.
Sharing their memories Rupert Kinnard & Renee LaChance both tell of their struggles with being editors and graphic journalist with the gay press in its early days in the Portland area.
Presented by History of Social Justice Organizing on 1.23.14

The History of the Gay Press in Portland [Video 1hour 18 minutes]

Also available to watch & download on Archive dot org:

Positive coverage of LGBT issues and events was non-existent in Portland's mass media until 1970 when the alternative paper, Willamette Bridge, began printing some articles. The next year, Oregon's first specifically gay newspaper, The Fountain, was launched. Some Portland LGBT publications that followed included NW Gay Review, the Oregon Gay Rights Report, The Northwest Fountain, Cascade Voice, Rag Times, Just Out, Lavender Network and PQ Monthly. These publications and others helped organize Portland-area LGBT people in their attempts to build community, gain equality, counter anti-gay political measures, and respond to AIDS.

All our panelists were involved in one or more of the above publications.

Rupert Kinnard's extensive career in publication design began with Just Out as one of the original staff members where he helped the publication win the National Gay Press Association award for best overall design in 1983. In 1996, while working as art director for the Skanner, Rupert won an award for best graphic and typographical excellence by the West Coast Black Journalist Association.

Renee LaChance covered lesbian events as the women's editor for The Northwest Fountain and served as the editor of The Cascade Voice and was co-founder and publisher of Just Out. Pride Northwest has presented her with two awards: the 2000 Spirit of Pride Award and the Pioneer Award both for her work with Just Out.

KBOO Receives Grant to Investigate ALEC Ties to Oregon Legislation

Portland, 04.02.2014 23:08

KBOO Receives Grant to Investigate ALEC Ties to Oregon Legislation

Portland, OR - KBOO Community Radio 90.7 FM ( has been awarded a five thousand dollar grant from the Fund For Investigative Journalism (FIJ) to conduct an investigation of Oregon legislation which has been influenced or created by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

With this grant, KBOO volunteer investigative reporters will review Oregon state legislative activities to uncover ALEC influences on bills introduced in the Oregon state legislature between 2011 and 2014. KBOO investigative reporters have already, through their research, discovered direct links between three pieces of Oregon legislation, including the so-called 'Oregon GMO Protection Bill' passed as part of the special session in December 2013.

ALEC is an organization consisting of state legislators and corporate representatives, whose aim is to introduce legislation at the state level to advance the principles of free-market enterprise, limited government, and federalism.

The resulting data will be broadcast to KBOO's listenership through audio reports, a special section on the KBOO website, and included in a publication by the Center for Media and Democracy.

Video: Jan. 31 Inter-Continental Day of Action against the TPP &amp; Corporate Globalization

Portland, 04.02.2014 23:08

Jan. 31 Inter-Continental Day of Action against the TPP & Corporate Globalization Protest / Rally at PSU on 1.31.14 in Portland Oregon

42 minute Video from the Portland Oregon rally

Date: Friday, January 31, 2014
Place: Across North America
No more NAFTA ? 20 Years is Enough!

This is a call to action for communities throughout Mexico, Canada and the United States to join together on January 31, 2014, and say "ENOUGH!" to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the pending Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and other corporate "trade" deals.

Well, there was no giant sucking sound caused by an immediate job loss after Clinton won the election and NAFTA was passed in 1994; but since then NAFTA has caused the destruction of hundreds of thousands of good middle class manufacturing jobs in the US that were sent to Mexico, causing the erstwhile holders of those jobs in the US to be displaced to lower class service jobs.

The so-called Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, as secret as it is, is apparently little more than another trade agreement among nine nations, including the US, Canada, Japan, Australia, Vietnam, Peru and others, and most likely will produce the same results in the US as NAFTA, hollowing out even more middle class manufacturing jobs that have survived in the US.

According to capitalistic economic theory, free trade raises [...]


In Loving Memory of David Hayden

Santa Cruz, CA, 04.02.2014 23:08

David Hayden, a frontline activist and advocate for animal and human rights, passed away on January 31. He was the primary driving force at No Compromise magazine and an S.F. Grand Jury resister. David lived in Santa Cruz and worked at UCSC. A memorial in the Talon Conspiracy describes David's passing as, "a reminder that the best fighters are also the best people: kindhearted, soft spoken, humble, and ready to raise hell when injustice rears its ugly head."


Argentina, 04.02.2014 22:55

Ponerle un título

Agenda Febrero 2014

Argentina, 04.02.2014 22:55

Bicyclists rally in front of Washington Auto Show

DC, 03.02.2014 23:17

On the 2nd of February, a cyclists group showed up in front of the Washington Auto Show. I don't know much about this except for what the DC Media Group put out with this photo.

Immigrant Detainees Struggle for Rights at South Bay

Boston, 03.02.2014 23:06

This interview is reposted from Prison Action News 7.1 On October 3rd, 2013, approximately 40 detainees at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center at Suffolk County House of Corrections (South Bay) in Dorchester launched a hunger strike over poor health conditions, among other issues. Organizers in the ICE section, which holds about 200 immigrants, delivered a letter to the prison administration demanding officials "improve food safety [...], equalize access to programs and services [...], and support visitation rights. Detainees then launched a public campaign on September 26, with dozens of supporters rallying outside the prison, and threatened a hunger strike. Following the demand delivery, prison officials held a whole-unit meeting, promising to address the prisoners’ grievances. Prison administration, however, changed little, spurring detainees at all three ICE units in South Bay to go on hunger strike for three days. According to an outside supporter working with the detainees in their struggle, “The formidable power and solidarity built by the united detainees at South Bay has both forced ICE to address many demands and further exposed the inhumane nature of immigration enforcement in the US. Following the hunger strike, at least two detainees were released from detention and at least one released from solitary confinement. Some improvements in sanitary conditions have occurred and conversations for further progress are taking place. Meanwhile though, detainees continue to face retaliation and insufficient access to support, as well as continued sanitary issues.” In recent years, prisoners at South Bay have complained about sanitation, over crowding, and other issues. Many detainees in the ICE section have ulcers from H. pylori bacterial infections, caused by poor sanitation. In 2010, women prisoners filed grievances and asked supporters to host a phone blitz to prison officials after South Bay served inmates food contaminated with maggots and rat feces, and refused to address massive flooding of inmates’ cells. The following is an interview with an anonymous Haitian worker and father, currently unemployed and living in Boston, who was detained in the ICE detention section of South Bay in the months before the hunger strike:

Video: Trash talk from Cove Point LNG export plant backers at Calvert County town hall

DC, 02.02.2014 23:17

Dominion Energy is seeking to convert the old LNG (liquified natural gas) plant at Cove Point on the Chesapeake Bay to an export facility for fracked gas. This would require a massive power plant to run the compressors and turn this part of Calvert County into an industrial zone while promoting gas fracking for export. Video "lowlights" of the Leage of Women's Voters Town hall plus Mide Tidwell calling out Dominion's refusal to file an Environmental Impact Statement for the project

Unionized School Bus Drivers Rally in Dorchester

Boston, 02.02.2014 22:54

Hundreds of workers rallied for labor union rights in Boston.

Reid Derails Fast Track

Boston, 01.02.2014 23:07


Lawsuit Against Santa Cruz Animal Testing Facility Gains Support

Santa Cruz, CA, 31.01.2014 23:06

In January 2013, Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a lawsuit on behalf of the organization Stop Animal Exploitation Now, using the California state anti-cruelty code against an animal testing facility known as Santa Cruz Biotechnology. The company "harvests" blood from tens of thousands of animals, including goats and rabbits, and the case is currently on appeal. Last week, the Court denied a motion filed by Santa Cruz Biotech to keep secret the names of those who have a financial interest in the outcome of the animal cruelty lawsuit.

Deputy Harbormaster from Santa Cruz Due Back in Napa Court in March

Santa Cruz, CA, 31.01.2014 23:06

Santa Cruz deputy harbormaster Timothy James Anderson is scheduled to be back in court in Napa County on March 4 to face battery charges stemming from an incident that occurred on August 13, 2013 near Lake Berryessa. Anderson and his friend Steven Belmont were arrested in Napa County after the incident, and Belmont has been ordered to stand trial on attempted murder charges for allegedly attacking Berryessa resident Roy Powell with a pitch fork.

Cosquín: 8ª edición del festival por el agua, la tierra y la vida

Argentina, 31.01.2014 22:53

TPP and GITMO protests at State of the Union Address

DC, 29.01.2014 23:27

As darkness fell on the US Capitol, protesters marked the 5th anniversary of Obama's promise to close GITMO in front of the US Capitol. As his motorcade drove to the Capitol, a second group of protesters held signs and a banner condemning the proposed TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership) trade deal, which he supports. Video of the TPP protest

A 5 años de la desaparición de Luciano Arruga

Argentina, 29.01.2014 22:52

Jornada Cultural por los Derechos Humanos en Lomas del Mirador

Comienza tratatamiento de quelación en Vieques

Puerto Rico, 28.01.2014 23:27

Llevar salud a Vieques es posible

Video: Llevar salud a Vieques es posible

Puerto Rico, 28.01.2014 23:27

Llevar salud a Vieques es posible

Mock Keystone Pipeline displayed at Capitol on day of State of the Union

DC, 28.01.2014 23:27

On the 28th of January, as Obama polished his State of the Union address there were protesters outside the Capitol. They asked "pipeline President or Climate Champion? on letter painted on the side of a full-scale representation of the Keystone XL pipeline.

Fishy Cars leave DC on way to Monsanto's board meeting

DC, 27.01.2014 23:27

A little after noon on the 26th of January, the famous Fishy Cars loaded up and headed out of DC bound for the upcoming protests at Monsanto's Jan 28 board meeting in St Louis.

Animal Rights Activists Demonstrate at Santa Cruz Chipotle Restaurant

Santa Cruz, CA, 27.01.2014 23:05

Animal rights activists demonstrated at the Chipotle Restaurant in Santa Cruz on January 24. A letter was delivered to the manager without notice reminding the company of the abuses animals farmed for food experience. It was a public delivery for patrons to witness, conveying the message, "It's not food. It's violence."

A 5 años de la desaparición de Luciano Arruga

Argentina, 26.01.2014 22:52

Jornada Cultural por los Derechos Humanos en Lomas del Mirador

US Trade Representative Dodges Senate Fast Track Hearing

Boston, 25.01.2014 23:01

The US Trade Representative (USTR) declined an invitation to testify at the Senate Finance Committee opening hearing on the controversial "Fast Track" legislation - leaving an Ohio Republican, Sen. Rob Portman, in the position of representing the White House by reading from an Administration press release. Several committee members said they were puzzled and disappointed..

Chesapeake Earth First! invades tar sands law firm

DC, 24.01.2014 23:29

The 22nd of January was the day the Keystone XL tar sand pipeline's southern leg was supposed to enter operation, bad welds and all. As part of a continent-wide wave of solidarity actions, Chesapeake Earth First! invaded the building used by McKenna, Long, and Aldridge, a law firm empolyed by TransCanada for lobbying. Video of the protest inside McKenna, Long, and Aldridge's building

Expanded Habitat Protection Sought for Endangered Orcas on West Coast

San Francisco Bay Area, 24.01.2014 23:18

The Center for Biological Diversity filed a formal petition on January 16 with the National Marine Fisheries Service to protect more critical habitat for the endangered Southern Resident population of orcas. If successful the proposal would extend Endangered Species Act protection to the whales' winter foraging range off the coasts of Washington, Oregon and California. After several drastic declines, only 81 killer whales remain in the Southern Resident population.

Offensives, Ground Taken and The Assumptions of Frontal Conflict: On Syria and The Material Dynamics of Insurgency

Boston, 24.01.2014 23:07

The Institute for the Study of Insurgent Warfare examines terrains of conflict around the globe, independent of the conceptual politics involved, on a material and tactical level. On topics ranging from the security implications of international trade agreements to the dynamics of conflict in virtual networks, from police tactics to the movements of insurgencies globally, we aim to provide regular analysis, release reports and provide overviews of conflicts that are present in the news, mainstream or otherwise. ISIW's latest report is titled Offensives, Ground Taken and The Assumptions of Frontal Conflict: On Syria and The Material Dynamics of Insurgency. (Full report linked below.)

Magaretta D'Arcy jailed

Ireland, 23.01.2014 04:18

"Free Shannon from the US Military" Magaretta D'Ar ...

Google Developer's Home and Google Bus Blocked in Berkeley

San Francisco Bay Area, 23.01.2014 04:18

At 7am on January 21, a group went to the home of Anthony Levandowski, a Google X developer. After ringing his doorbell to alert him of the protest, a banner was held in front of his house that read "Google's Future Stops Here" and fliers about him were distributed around the neighborhood. The fliers detailed his work with the defense industry and his plans to develop luxury condos in Berkeley. After blocking his driveway for approximately 45 minutes, the group blocked a Google bus at Ashby BART.

Venice Hosts a Day of Action for Rights of Homeless

LA, 23.01.2014 04:18

The world was right for a brief moment in Venice as we marched for the civil rights of homeless people in conjunction with the Martin Luther King, Jr holiday. The cops followed and took pictures but the parade, led by Superbroke, danced down the Venice Boardwalk and on to the street to the Venice Windward Circle. An awesome feeling of solidarity as we stopped traffic on the street together for justice.

Story and pix: Venice Hosts A Day of Action For Rights of Homeless by Peggy Lee Kennedy

The Kelly Thomas Protest in Fullerton

LA, 23.01.2014 04:18

Saturday's demonstration drew about 200 people to demand justice for Kelly Thomas, a schizophrenic homeless man who was beaten to death by two police officers. Out of 200 protesters, there were 10 arrested. Two for vandalism, including a blond woman who allegedly attacked a CBS camerawoman. The 7 remaining people were arrested for refusing to disperse the scene. Officials claimed they did everything possible to accommodate the protesters, but eventually, the manifestation turned violent heading into Saturday evening.

A CBS reporter, along with a camerawoman, arrived at the scene. Protesters who were affected by the death of Thomas, were offended because the CBS reporter had taken pictures of the Anarchy symbol spray painted along the walls of the Fullerton Police office. People felt that mainstream news was not contributing into reporting the facts. There had been a few protesters who yelled: "The media is lie! Tell the fucking truth!"

(Pictured above: protesters at the lamppost where Thomas was killed. Photo: Pablo A. Unzueta.)

Full story and photos: The Kelly Thomas Protest In Fullerton by Pablo A. Unzueta

Also: CBS reporter attacked protester from Anti-Media

Jogos Mortais - da goma de pelota ancestral ao plástico fóssil do futebol

CMI Brasil, 22.01.2014 03:10


Manifestantes exigen que se reconozca el derecho al aborto en Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico, 21.01.2014 04:28

Manifestantes exigen que se reconozca el derecho al aborto en Puerto Rico

VIDEO: Housing justice, immigrant worker's rights protesters attempt to enter Portland City Hall

Portland, 21.01.2014 04:06

Short video of protesters attempting to enter City Hall, and being met by security guards
Here's some brief footage of protesters marking Western Regional Advocacy Project's Day of Action, which saw events and marches organized by Sisters of the Road, Voz Day Laborer's Center, Right 2 Dream Too, and Right 2 Survive, among others. When they tried to move the rally at City Hall indoors, they were met by security guards.

Related Video Post: a full video of the march to city hall is here: [video 39.min]

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No corporate media in sight anywhere

Victory in Unlawful Mass Arrest During 2004 RNC the Largest Protest Settlement in History

DC, 20.01.2014 04:07

January 15, 2014 — In a settlement announced today with the New York Civil Liberties Union and other civil rights advocates, New York City has agreed to pay nearly $18 million for the arrest, detention and fingerprinting of hundreds of protesters, journalists, legal observers and bystanders during the 2004 Republican National Convention – the largest protest settlement in history. The NYCLU filed the first cases following the Convention and has been central to the legal challenge to the NYPD’s actions. Video of mass arrests

a 95 años de su muerte

Argentina, 20.01.2014 03:56

El asesinato de Rosa Luxemburgo

Rally in Santa Cruz Against Jail Expansion Locally and Across California

Santa Cruz, CA, 19.01.2014 03:55

On January 16, the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) officially recommended Santa Cruz County to receive $25 million it requested for jail expansion at Rountree Detention Center in Watsonville. The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors now has 90 days to approve or reject the jail expansion proposal from the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office. In response to the BSCC's recommendation, Sin Barras and other community members demonstrated later that day at the Clock Tower in downtown Santa Cruz to say, "NO MORE MONEY FOR JAILS!"


Argentina, 18.01.2014 03:55

“Negligencia del Estado arrasa con bosques y economía mapuche”


Argentina, 18.01.2014 03:55

A un año del asesinato de Imer Flores, esperan saber cuándo se hará el juicio

Levante Popular Anti-indígena

CMI Brasil, 18.01.2014 03:10

Vanessa Nicolav

Two arrested at emergency protest against opening South leg of Keystone pipe

DC, 17.01.2014 04:07

On the 15th of January, interfaith activists marched from the American Petroleum Institute to the White House demanding that Obama refuse to approve any part of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. This included a demand that the President block the scheduled Jan 22 opening of the southern leg of the pipeline. Video of the march from API to the White House and ensuing civil disobediance

Rote Flora resiste!

Argentina, 17.01.2014 03:56

Hamburgo: Laboratorio policial contra protestas sociales


Argentina, 17.01.2014 03:56

“Logramos desviar el recorrido del Dakar”

Rote Flora resiste!

Argentina, 17.01.2014 03:56

Hamburgo: Laboratorio policial contra protestas sociales


Argentina, 17.01.2014 03:56

“Logramos desviar el recorrido del Dakar”

&quot;We Are All Still Oscar Grant!&quot;

San Francisco Bay Area, 17.01.2014 03:54

On January 1, 2014, hundreds of people marked five years of struggle for justice for Oscar Grant at a vigil at the Fruitvale BART Station in Oakland. That evening, a panel examined various aspects of the Justice for Oscar Grant Movement, its legacy, and how it continues to shape current events in Oakland. The evening event was a "friendraiser" for the forthcoming documentary "Oscar Grant: The Rest of the Story".

Lawsuit Seeks Court Intervention to Make Properties Habitable

San Francisco Bay Area, 17.01.2014 03:54

On January 9, Tenants Together and their allies filed a class action suit against notorious Central Valley landlord, JD Homes Rentals. The lawsuit seeks immediate court intervention to ensure that substandard conditions in the thousands of units managed by JD Homes Rentals are repaired and the properties made habitable. Among the allegations, JD Homes often retaliates against tenants who complain to authorities.

Annual Anti-Abortion &quot;Walk for Life&quot; Coming to San Francisco

San Francisco Bay Area, 17.01.2014 03:54

On Saturday January 25, the "Walk for Life" will be coming back to San Francisco to protest the right to abortion and to celebrate the recent successes of the anti-abortion movement. They will march down Market Street, where lampposts currently sport the slogan "Abortion Hurts Women." Stop Patriarchy is calling on people to stand up in uncompromising opposition to the "Walk for Life West Coast."

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