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Title: Graffiti March for Reefa (RIP)
START DATE: Saturday August 24
TIME: 8:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Details:
Oscar Grant Plaza (14th & Broadway) Oakland
Event Type: Party/Street Party
Israel Hernandez was an artist who used a variety of mediums, including graffiti, under the name Reefa. On the morning of August 6th, Hernandez was tasered to death by Miami Beach police, who proceeded to high-five and congratulate each other. This sick incident of police brutality is nothing new, and the list of people slain by police gets longer and longer.

The evening of August 24th we will gather to seek justice for yet another wrongful death at the hands of the state, and decorate the city how Reefa did when he was murdered.

More info on the incident: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/08/07/3548779/graffiti-artist-dies-after-tasering.html
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by for those interested
Sunday Aug 11th, 2013 1:08 AM
http://www.facebook.com/events/532443536821026/
by seriously
Monday Aug 12th, 2013 10:09 AM
it's the world's biggest honeypot. the NSA loves you if you spend hours a day there

plus Zuckerberg is an anti-privacy, keystone-pipeline-loving asshole

if you want to keep in touch with mom from out of state, okay, whatever, but organizing in THE most trackable place? yuck

c'mon anarchists, what in the hell are you thinking?

by ?
Monday Aug 12th, 2013 1:21 PM
There is nothing on that facebook that isn't posted publicly on indybay or @news, nothing wrong with utilizing every outreach resource available.
It's not the text of what's posted ON facebook. It's the records being created and handed over to law enforcement and surveillance agencies (not to mention countless corporations) on a regular basis of WHO is doing the posting, who is viewing the posts, who is "liking" the posts, who is forwarding the posts, and who are the "friends" of everyone who did any of those things, as well as other information facebook is collecting such as all of the phone numbers of everyone who uses their mobile apps and how those tie back to everyone who visits facebook-land. Plus, facebook is gathering information on it's users from outside of whatever they do on facebook, with those little "like" buttons on non-facebook websites (you don't even have to click it, just be currently logged into facebook and they know what webpages you are viewing outside of facebook). They regularly use other means of getting information about you from outside of facebook too. Basically any information they can get about you, they are either already gathering or working on new ways to get.

Big, big difference! And if privacy or security culture mean anything at all to you, you'd be less blithe about so freely giving up all of that information, not only about yourself but about all whom you associate with, to the security/police/corporate state we live in.
by Big Mess
Tuesday Aug 13th, 2013 9:30 AM
Don't "They" already know just about everything that you do on your computer anyway? Don't they already know every single website that you visit (and when, and how long you stayed there), every single thing that you type on a webpage or in an e-mail, every single "key stroke" that you make, etc., etc.? Of course, it's "illegal" for them to obtain this info (check out the 4th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, about we the people supposedly being "secure in our houses and effects"!), but aren't they already doing it, regardless? That is, wasn't that part of what Snowden revealed to all of us? (Of course, we should still fight them about this, but at the same time, shouldn't we also be aware that they are likely tracking everything that we do on our computers, already?!).
There is no singular "they." Yes, we've known that the NSA was hoovering up everything they could since 2006 when the AT&T whistleblower in SF told the world about the "secret room" where all internet traffic was being directed for the benefit of NSA creeps. It has come to light recently that the NSA is handing info over to the DEA that the DEA uses to target people but then "launders" the source of info leading to the arrest(s), keeping it secret from both prosecutors and defense attorneys. Certainly the NSA is giving info to the FBI and other federal agencies, and perhaps state and local agencies at times, not to mention governments overseas and probably a number of corporations as well. But even with all of the resources the NSA has, it does not actually have the ability to dedicate a person to read each and every piece of internet traffic. They rely on algorithms to do most of the work. And they certainly don't have the ability to keep tabs on every demonstration in every city all of the time.

That's where more local law enforcement agencies come in. They make regular requests to facebook and other internet giants for information on localized demonstrations and protestors. Facebook has a whole department of people ready and willing to handle all of the requests from cops of whatever flavor. Cops do not have regular access to the NSA's database of communications (as far as we know now, or at least not yet). They have to be a little more old fashioned and actually take the time to specifically request what they want. They most often need court orders to do so, not flimsy-assed national security letters or digital vacuum cleaners. And when local cops inevitably get such orders from the courts, they are going to get a lot more satisfaction from facebook etc than they are from sites like indybay or anarchist news.

In short, the answer is not to say, "Oh, well," give up, throw in the towel, and hand over your info on a silver platter. Privacy only means nothing is we all become complacent and apathetic about its erosion.
by (A.) Revolutionary
Wednesday Aug 28th, 2013 5:22 PM
The 4th Amendment and Brady may give your lawyer grounds for throwing out your case if the NSA leaked to the cops. The Bill of Rights only protects you against the Government, not private actors like Facebook.

NSA,DEA, SOD-hide the source to avoid Constitutional challenge
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/05/us-dea-sod-idUSBRE97409R20130805

facebook-always delete all your cookies in your browser
http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-20114163-245/facebook-sued-over-tracking-users-after-logout

"prompting Facebook to switch off its facial recognition feature for EU users."
http://www.techweekeurope.co.uk/news/facebook-privacy-ireland-100902

if you are serious about security culture
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clandestine_cell_system
you may have to make an autonomous decision about hierarchy.