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Video: GITMO 13 Years - Protest and March at Pioneer Square 1 9 15

Portland, 02.02.2015 22:50

Every Friday at 5:00 PM a rally & march happens near pioneer Square in Portland. This video was filmed on 1.9.15 on the 13th year of GITMO operating in Cuba. This weekly gathering is organized by PPRC every Friday 5:00 PM.

The 5:00 PM peace and justice rally and march by Portland Peaceful Response Coalition (PPRC) [  http://www.pprc-news.org ]

GITMO 13 years Pioneer Square 1 9 15
 http://tinyurl.com/nra9exj (tiny URL to YouTube video)
[7:35 min video]

Dan Handelman from Peace and Justice Works (PJW) [  http://www.pjw.info ] spoke about the importance of closing GITMO and some information on what is happening with that shut down process and the National Defense Authorization Act which prohibits the president from using money for changing anything at GITMO (including closing it)!

After the speech the group headed north on Broadway caring signs to "SHUT down GITMO, Stop the wars, US out of everywhere, US out of Afghanistan".



Martin Luther King Celebrations in Portland 2015

Portland, 02.02.2015 22:50

Commemorate Martin Luther King Jr's campaign against poverty with this day of action and celebration!

Homeless Bill of Rights & MLK Action

1/18 @ 1:00PM - VFP ch 72 march w Hands Up Don't Shoot PDX

MLK DAY: The Skanner Breakfast 8:30 AM

Highland Church - Martin Luther King Day - Keep the dream alive (12 noon)

What to do On Jan 21st - MLK Jr. Holiday

[Lots More] [...]



10 Strategies of Manipulation Revisited

Portland, 02.02.2015 22:50

Sylvain Timsit shows how society is influenced and what information is deemed relevant. Since information always leads to perception and perception is the basis of all action, information also explains the social reality and the change of social reality. Society can be manipulated without a critical mass of people realizing this. link to libyaagainstsuperpowermedia.org

"10 STRATEGIES OF MANIPULATION" REVISITED

How whole populations can be guided

By Jascha Jaworski

[This article published on 8/10/2013 is translated abridged from the German on the Internet,  http://www.heise.de/tp/druck/mb/artikel/39/39675/1.html.]

A list of "10 Strategies of Manipulation" [1] circulates on the Internet. These are strategies for steering whole populations. Sylvain Timsit is named in several places. Elsewhere a search ends with the French-speaking interdisciplinary journal Les cahiers psychologie politique [2] and Noam Chomsky is wrongly identified as the author. [...]



Video: Hands Up - Dont Shoot Portland - MLK 2015 March 1.18.15

Portland, 02.02.2015 22:50

Hands Up PDX march on Jan 18 2015
Hundred + show up in the rain to bring awareness to the police shooting people of color ...and to make the public aware that we citizens say; Black Lives Matters, and we do care about these concerns.

Tiny URL link to the YouTube video:  http://tinyurl.com/py57zdy (1 hour 34 min video)

Hands Up (Don't Shoot) PDX held a march on the day before Martin Luther King's Birthday. The march was in unity with "Black Lives Matter, and police accountability, it was in Solidarity with struggles in Ferguson, NY, Portland and around the US. The march was a unified voice of the community to end racism and violence. And to gather in the streets on Dr Martin Luther Kings birthday in memory of his fight for justice as we still face the current struggles today in our own communities. [...]



Simon Says

Portland, 02.02.2015 22:50

Organized Snitch programs like Tip Submit and Community Alerts are manipulating communities to target progressive writers and Activists.

In the new millennium, we have seen trends in group behavior: Flash mobs, Smart mobs, Zombie races, Zombie this, that and whatever. (One has to wonder about the popularity of the Zombie, a creature who cannot think, but only destroy.) These trends appeal to people's desire to be accepted and have fun as a group, but also show their desire to conform. We have seen many follow group behavior in a fun and entertaining way, however, a very negative form of group behavior has evolved over the last ten years. [...]

Even real Law Enforcement can be manipulated by an angry mob who constantly call in to report on someone they have been manipulated into hating. The Tip Submit Program to anonymously report on someone can be used against innocent people by the unscrupulous or even by an overzealous Neighborhood Watch. In 2005 a female colleague (a very bad bully) bragged to me that she had reported on me to some high-ranking security official, but refused to tell me what she had said. I never saw her again after that and have no idea about the accusation.

This organized snitch system is horribly wrong. Also, the snitches appear to be hounding innocent people. They don't question anything. They do not ask the person if whatever has been said, is true. Instead, they merely follow. Simon says, "Don't ask questions." [...]



February 8 YOUTH and YOUNG ADULT CALL2ACTION AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY AND RACISM

Portland, 02.02.2015 22:50

Due to the recent events in our country of police brutality and racism, the Multnomah Youth Commission (the official youth policy body of Multnomah County and the City of Portland) is hosting a Call to Action event on Sunday, February 8, from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the Rosewood Initiative (16126 S.E. Stark Street, Portland). This is a free event for youth and young adults between ages of 13 and 21.

Sunday, February 8
Call2Action Against Police Brutality and Racism!
Hosted by Multnomah Youth Commission
The Rosewood Initiative, 16126 S.E. Stark Street, Portland, Oregon 97233
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
For youth and young adults between the ages of 13 and 21
Please RSVP to:  multnomahyouth@gmail.com
or Marc at (503) 793-1691



FEBRUARY COMMUNITY DISCUSSIONS ON RACE AND POLICING

Portland, 02.02.2015 22:50

A series of free, facilitated conversations on race and policing will be happening in Portland in the month of February at Multnomah County Libraries.

Portland has a long history of antagonism between police and communities of color, including the deaths of unarmed black men and women -- Kendra James, Aaron Campbell, James Jahar Perez and Lloyd D. Stevenson, among others -- at the hands of the police.

Join members of our community for an opportunity to talk about the challenges built into how we protect ourselves in a series of community discussions on race and policing led by trained facilitators and hosted in libraries and community spaces in Portland during the month of February.

Tuesday, February 3 - 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Central Library, 801 S.W. Tenth Avenue

Saturday, February 14 - 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Kenton Library, 8226 N. Denver Avenue

Saturday, February 28 - 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Rockwood Library, 17917 S.E. Stark Street



Solidarity Action At Spanish Consulate

San Francisco Bay Area, 02.02.2015 22:50

On December, 15, Spain passed the "ley de mordaza", a gag law that makes it a crime to insult a cop, film a cop, or assemble in large groups. On December 16, seven anarchists were arrested on charges relating to terrorism. On December 22, a group of anarchists stormed the Spanish consulate in San Francisco. After throwing leaflets into the consulate, tipping over the Spanish flag, and yelling curses, the group left without incident.



Black Lives Matter Protest Locks Down Oakland Police Headquarters

San Francisco Bay Area, 02.02.2015 22:50

In an unprecedented civil disobedience action on December 15, a multi-racial group of activists calling for an end to the "war on black people" shut down Oakland police headquarters. The doors of the building were physically locked down preventing police egress to or from the building and a "Black Lives Matter" flag was hung from a flagpole for hours, while others used lockboxes to block traffic on Broadway. As word of the action spread, around 200 supporters gathered, chanted, and blocked side streets in solidarity. Twenty-five protesters were arrested.



Steelhead Suffer From Emptying of Northern California Reservoirs

San Francisco Bay Area, 02.02.2015 22:50

Dan Bacher writes: Unfortunately, I fear that the abysmal management of the American, Sacramento, Feather and other Central Valley rivers over the past few years has spurred this apparent decline in the steelhead population. Department of Water Resources and Bureau of Reclamation officials systematically drained Trinity Reservoir on the Trinity River, Lake Shasta on the Sacramento River, Lake Oroville on the Feather River and Folsom Lake on the American River in 2013, during a record drought, to export water through the State Water Project and federal Central Valley Project.



&quot;Big Oil Brown&quot; Expands Fracking in California

San Francisco Bay Area, 02.02.2015 22:50

Dan Bacher writes: Governor Jerry Brown continued to live up to his reputation as "Big Oil Brown" with his administration's release of the finalized text of the state's regulations for fracking and well stimulation on December 30, 2014. Although Senate Bill 4, passed in September 2013, requires California's Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) to complete an environmental impact report and approve an independent scientific study, "neither one of those documents were ready in time to inform the final rules," according to a news release from CAFrack Facts.



Eric McDavid Released from Prison After Nine Years

San Francisco Bay Area, 02.02.2015 22:50

On January 8, Eric McDavid was ordered released from prison. It has been almost 9 years exactly since he was arrested in Auburn, CA, on January 13, 2006. Eric's release came about because of the habeas petition that he and his legal team filed in May 2012. Because the government withheld important documents from the defense at trial, Eric's original judgment and sentencing were vacated and he pleaded guilty to a lesser charge that carried a five year maximum sentence.



Eight Individuals Expose and Shame Wolf and Coyote Killing Derby

San Francisco Bay Area, 02.02.2015 22:50

Stephany Seay writes: Many believed that a Salmon, Idaho-based wolf and coyote killing spree was canceled when organizations released to the media that the BLM had revoked permits for the event. However the Forest Service still allowed it, and the derby was still on. Eight individuals braved the hostile Salmon community to be on the ground and document the carnage.



Lawsuit Filed in Response to Yellowstone Wild Bison Capture

San Francisco Bay Area, 02.02.2015 22:50

At least 145 of America's last wild, migratory bison have already been captured inside Yellowstone National Park's Stephens Creek bison trap this week as a result of the park and other entities working under the controversial Interagency Bison Management Plan (IBMP). They intend to kill upwards of 900 of the gentle giants under the guise of population control and "disease risk management."



Abortion Wars on the Streets of SF

San Francisco Bay Area, 02.02.2015 22:50

The war over abortion once again hit the streets of San Francisco on January 24. Ever since 2005 the anti-abortion religious community has been holding an annual gathering called the "Walk for Life" on or near the anniversary of the Roe vs Wade Supreme Court decision. The pro-lifers come in buses from all over California, and other parts of the West to push their message that "abortions should be banned by law." Only a small group of SF'ers, compared to the pro-lifers, get out and counter-protest, but they still do it every year.



March for Justice: End US State Terrorism Against People of Color

San Francisco Bay Area, 02.02.2015 22:50

Members of Youth Alliance for Justice rallied in front of Mountain View City Hall on June 28th with the faces of victims on placards, asking that they not be forgotten. All the images were of people who were killed, seriously injured, or "disappeared" due to racism or human rights violations.



#BlackLivesMatter Massive Lawyer Die-In at Los Angeles Courthouse

LA, 02.02.2015 22:50

A coalition of lawyers, law students, and others acting in solidarity protested police killings of unarmed people by staging a die-in outside Stanley Mosk Courthouse on the raining morning of Tuesday, December 16, 2014. The call to action encouraged others "to protest these police killings, the failure to hold police accountable for these deaths, and the system that perpetuates these racist practices. We act in solidarity with others taking action to show that Black Lives Matter."

Article, photos, and links: #BlackLivesMatter Massive Lawyer Die-In at Los Angeles Courthouse by Occupy Los Angeles OWS



Occupy the Rose Parade

LA, 02.02.2015 22:50

Once again, multiple groups engaged in activism at the Rose Parade--despite this year's cold temperature. (Last year, animal rights activists protested a Sea World float while Occupy Wall St. preceded the parade with an unofficial float).

On New Year's Eve, local activists visited the parade route carrying signs conveying the number of U.S. troops killed in America's military ventures in the Middle East. (Each casualty was represented by a "rose"--needless to say, there were a lot of "roses" on the signs.)

On New Year's Day, one group (organized by Stop Mass Incarceration Network, So Cal) protested the police murders of people of color. Before the parade, they stood at several locations, including parts of Old Town, dressed in black, holding signs, and chanting, "I can't breath." (Some parade spectators responded with, "I can breath." Other bystanders reportedly joined the demonstrations.) Police were especially strict with this group, forbidding them from even walking on Colorado Boulevard, which tends to be pretty accessible before the parade--even by activists, usually--and being rather particular about where they could stand on sidewalks.

Meanwhile, Occupy Wall St. followed the Rose Parade with a "people's parade." Despite being held up for a time by police and Homeland Security, Occupy made their way up the route and received a lot of notice. One float with the message "Gov Brown: Don't Frack CA" prompted spectators to ask what fracking is. Reportedly, "thousands of spectators remained in the grandstands to watch the unsanctioned post-parade."

Report, photos, and links to videos: Occupy the Rose Parade: People's Parade Follows Pasadena's Tournament of Roses Parade by Jessica Lux



Streets Blocked in Santa Cruz, Die-In Staged during Day of Protest Against Police Violence

Santa Cruz, CA, 02.02.2015 22:50

On December 13, community members in Santa Cruz joined people across the country for a national day of protest against police violence. The focus of the protests have primarily been on the police killings of three black individuals, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Tamir Rice, which all came to national attention in 2014.



Animal Groups Sue California Rodeo Salinas for Under-Reporting Animal Injuries

Santa Cruz, CA, 02.02.2015 22:50

On December 17, the national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) filed a lawsuit against the California Rodeo Salinas and its head veterinarian Tim Eastman for failing to report animal injuries to the state veterinary medical board, as required under California law. The defendants are accused of significantly under-reporting the number of animals injured at the California Rodeo Salinas, the largest rodeo in the state and one of the largest in the country.



Drift Gillnets are Deadly Curtains of Death

Santa Cruz, CA, 02.02.2015 22:50

On December 22, with the full support of marine conservation organizations, a group of California legislators called on the Pacific Fisheries Management Council and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries Service to transition away from deadly California drift gillnets. "California drift gillnets are deadly curtains of death for marine wildlife like whales and sea turtles," said Doug Karpa of Turtle Island Restoration Network.



Monarch Butterfly Moves Toward Endangered Species Act Protection

Santa Cruz, CA, 02.02.2015 22:50

In response to a petition by the Center for Biological Diversity, Center for Food Safety, Xerces Society and renowned monarch scientist Dr. Lincoln Brower, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service stated that Endangered Species Act protection may be warranted for monarch butterflies. The agency will now conduct a one-year status review on monarchs, which have declined by 90 percent in the past 20 years.



Successful Opening of Santa Cruz Warming Center Program

Santa Cruz, CA, 02.02.2015 22:50

Brent Adams writes: On December 30 and 31, with forecasts below freezing, the Santa Cruz Warming Center Program had its inaugural opening. Calvary Episcopal Church stepped up to provide the needed hall, a dozen people volunteered for overnight monitor shifts and 100 blankets were donated in a 24-hour period. On the first night we served nearly 50 people and on the second night we hosted nearly 60, who snoozed warmly and peacefully.



Reclaiming Martin Luther King Jr's Legacy

Santa Cruz, CA, 02.02.2015 22:50

In Oakland, hundreds of people from more than two dozen groupings organized in response to the Anti Police-Terror Project's call to come together for ninety-six hours of direct action over the Martin Luther King Day weekend. The first action announced was a protest inside Montgomery BART station in San Francisco at 7am on Friday. The weekend's events culminated in a Jobs and Economy March for the People on Monday, January 19. Other groups organized more MLK-related events in Oakland, Berkeley, Richmond, San Francisco, Santa Rosa, Palo Alto, Santa Cruz, and throughout Northern California. (Check back on full feature as coverage is still coming in.)



Big Oil Money and Power in California

Santa Cruz, CA, 02.02.2015 22:50

While Governor Jerry Brown and his staff continue to greenwash the Governor's abysmal neo-liberal environmental policies, thousands of Californians are convening January 12-18 as part of the "California Crossroads Tour" calling on Governor Brown to ban fracking, stand up to Big Oil, and "move California beyond fossil fuels to 100% renewable energy," according to a news release from Californians Against Fracking.



California's New &quot;Recommended Restrictions&quot; for Chloropicrin are Inadequate

Santa Cruz, CA, 02.02.2015 22:50

On January 14, California's Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) announced new "recommended restrictions" on the use of chloropicrin, a cancer-causing pesticide used widely on California strawberries. Health, environmental and rural advocates say that DPR ignored its own scientists in developing the proposal, and that the recommended restrictions fall far short of protecting schoolchildren and rural residents from harmful exposures to the toxic pesticide.



Cannabis Patients and Cultivators are Under Attack in Santa Cruz County

Santa Cruz, CA, 02.02.2015 22:50

Santa Cruz County is drafting new regulations for medicinal cannabis patients and providers. These new rules have the potential to turn large numbers of patients and providers into criminals and drastically roll back decades of progress won by cannabis activists. In letters to the Board of Supervisors, medicinal cannabis patients and cultivators are expressing their desire for "more effective, more sensible, and more just solutions" regarding a policy on medicinal cannabis cultivation and distribution.



Santa Cruz Residents Continue to Call for Police to &quot;Give Back the BearCat&quot;

Santa Cruz, CA, 02.02.2015 22:50

On January 13, hundreds of residents attempted to attend the Santa Cruz City Council meeting to oppose the council's December decision which approved a police department request to accept Homeland Security grants totaling more than $250,000 earmarked for the purchase of an armored attack vehicle. When residents first found out in early December about the proposed purchase, police described it as an "emergency response and rescue vehicle."



Lawsuit Challenging Parks &quot;Stay Away&quot; Ordinance Filed in Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, CA, 02.02.2015 22:50

On January 22, the Homeless Persons Legal Assistance Project (HPLAP) filed and served a lawsuit on the City of Santa Cruz challenging the constitutionality of the recently passed parks "stay away order" ordinance, Municipal Code Section 13.08.100. HPLAP is bringing this suit on behalf of the homeless community for whom City of Santa Cruz parks and beach areas are traditionally places of rest, relaxation and communal association.



[SP] - 1º Grande ato contra a tarifa

CMI Brasil, 02.02.2015 22:11

Passe Livre



[Coberturas SP e RJ] - Atos contra o aumento da tarifa de ônibus e metrô

CMI Brasil, 02.02.2015 22:11

Rio de Janeiro e São Paulo



[SP] - 2º GRANDE ATO CONTRA A TARIFA

CMI Brasil, 02.02.2015 22:11

Passe Livre - São Paulo



[SP] - DENÚNCIA DE ATAQUE COVARDE DA PMSP À ATIVIDADE CULTURAL NO CAPÃO REDONDO

CMI Brasil, 02.02.2015 22:11

Violência Policial



Privacidade não é crime, é direito

CMI Brasil, 02.02.2015 22:11

Direito à privacidade



[SP] - Acompanhe a cobertura do 2º Grande Ato Contra a Tarifa

CMI Brasil, 02.02.2015 22:11

Coletivo de Cobertura Luta Contra o Aumento 2015



[SP] - 3º Grande Ato Contra a Tarifa

CMI Brasil, 02.02.2015 22:11

Passe Livre - São Paulo



[Florianópolis] - 3º ato contra o Aumento

CMI Brasil, 02.02.2015 22:11

Frente de Luta pelo Transporte Público – Grande Florianópolis



4 º GRANDE ATO CONTRA A TARIFA - MOBILIZAÇÃO NACIONAL

CMI Brasil, 02.02.2015 22:11

Passe Livre - São Paulo



[SP] - 5º GRANDE ATO CONTRA A TARIFA

CMI Brasil, 02.02.2015 22:11

Coletivo de Cobertura Luta Contra o Aumento 2015



6º GRANDE ATO CONTRA TARIFA - MOBILIZAÇÃO NACIONAL

CMI Brasil, 02.02.2015 22:11

Passe Livre - São Paulo



[SP] - ATO CONTRA O AUMENTO EM PIRITUBA

CMI Brasil, 02.02.2015 22:11

Passe Livre - São Paulo



[Curitiba] - 1º Ato Contra O Tarifaço - 2015

CMI Brasil, 02.02.2015 22:11

Passe Livre - curitiba



Asamblea Frente Socialista 2014

Puerto Rico, 15.12.2014 22:55

XVI asamblea del Frente Socialista de Puerto Rico



Torturas en EEUU

Puerto Rico, 15.12.2014 22:55

No hay excusas para torturar



Marcha amplia magisterial

Puerto Rico, 15.12.2014 22:55

Marcha: Una sola voz en defensa de la Educación Pública



Trabajadorxs de la Línea 60 no cobran boleto

Argentina, 15.12.2014 22:41

Otra vez lunes



CRIMINALIZACIÓN DE LA PROTESTA SOCIAL Y SINDICAL: POR ABSOLUCIÓN PARA LOS TRABAJADORES SANTACRUCEÑOS

Argentina, 15.12.2014 22:41

Movilización a un año de la condena a los petroleros de Las Heras



CRIMINALIZACIÓN DE LA PROTESTA SOCIAL Y SINDICAL: POR ABSOLUCIÓN PARA LOS TRABAJADORES SANTACRUCEÑOS

Argentina, 15.12.2014 22:41

Movilización a un año de la condena a los petroleros de Las Heras



Por huelga la línea 60 no cobra boleto y otras noticias

Argentina, 15.12.2014 22:41

Otra vez lunes



Thousands Protest Again In Boston Against Police Violence

Boston, 14.12.2014 22:53

12.13.2014 Boston, Mass.: There was another huge protest against police violence today as part of a nation-wide call to action.




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