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Paris – tear gas, grenades and hundreds of arrests - by The Acorn
Tear gas and grenades were fired by French riot cops against brave activists who defied martial law in France – and more than 200 people were arrested.
Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 11:20AM
David Sheen’s lecture “the Bullet, the Ballot, and the Boycott” (Part 2) (audio/mpeg 29.9MB) - by WTUL News & Views
Part 2 from journalist David Sheen’s lecture “the Bullet, the Ballot, and the Boycott” at University of New Orleans on Tuesday, November 10, 2015.
Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 5:49PM
Recent anniversary date of President John F. Kennedy assassination - by Lynda Carson
President John F. Kennedy (JFK) spent his last night alive at the Texas Hotel in Ft. Worth, Texas. When morning came there was a light rain falling on Ft. Worth as the JFK entourage, including JFK's wife Jackie, prepared to take a thirteen minute flight to Dallas for a limo ride through the city. It proved to be a very fateful day.
Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 4:49AM
What "Orwellian" Really Means - by Noah Tavlin
The population is inundated with propaganda. Labor camps are called joy camps. With cognitive dissonance, individuals are left completely dependent on the state. Orwell urged us to protect our language in a world where war is slavery and freedom is peace.
Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 1:52PM
Video of murder of Laquan McDonald by Chicago cop Jason Van Dyke (video/mp4 16.0MB) - by FTP
Chicago police just released the dashcam video of their own Jason Van Dyke shooting and killing Laquan McDonald on October 20, 2014. 17-year-old Laquan was shot 16 times, with almost all of the shots fired after he already hit the ground. The video contradicts the original police claims that Laquan lunged at officers with a knife. The lying pigs described the killing as a clear-cut case of self-defense.
Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 4:50PM
France: Sidewalk human chain proposed for route of banned Paris Climate march on Sunday - by John Englart (Takver)
Paris: Coalition Climat 21 have proposed a human chain be formed between 12 noon and 1pm along the sidewalks of the Boulevarde Voltaire from between Place de la Republique and Place de la Nation. This was the original route of the climate march that has been planned for several months for Sunday November 29 in Paris, before the French state under the State of Emergency banned all street marches following the terrorist attacks that killed 130 people.
Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:45AM
Activists vow to mobilise at Paris #COP21 climate change summit despite protest ban - by John Englart (Takver)
At a press conference in Paris on Friday afternoon activists unveiled how they would mobilize people in France to have a say despite the state of emergency that prohibts mass protests.
Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 4:06PM
Write for Rights: Amnesty Intl USA calls for Albert Woodfox's immediate release - by Amnesty USA statement posted by A3 Coalition
Today, in conjunction with the "Write for Rights" campaign, Amnesty International USA issued an email action alert focusing on Albert Woodfox, where Amnesty reiterated the organization's call for Albert's immediate release. Along with urging supporters to add their name to Amnesty's online petition to Louisiana Attorney General James Caldwell, Amnesty is also asking people to write letters to both AG Caldwell and to Albert.
Posted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 6:15PM
Climate change protests for November 29 and December 12 banned in Paris and France - by John Englart (Takver)
This afternoon the French Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius, ruled that the two large climate marches in Paris and the main cities in France on November 29 and December 12 would be prohibited due to the security situation after the terrorism attack on Friday 13 November.
Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 1:54PM
US 5th Circuit Court Reverses Judge Brady re Albert Woodfox in Bitterly Divided 2-1 Ruling - by International Coalition to Free the Angola 3
Like Albert, many of you probably awoke to the news that yesterday evening a bitterly divided panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed Judge Brady's June 8th unconditional Writ ordering his release and barring a retrial. Albert's conviction will remain overturned, but there is no longer any doubt that he will be retried a third time by the State of Louisiana, only miles from the solitary cell where he's spent the bulk of his life. In a stunning dissent, printed in its entirety below...
Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 3:13PM
Mohammed Allan Released - by Amnesty International
Palestinian lawyer Mohammed Allan was released on 4 November after a year of being detained without charge. The Israeli High Court had ruled in August that his detention should be suspended because his life was in danger, after 65 days on hunger strike, but the Israeli military ordered him to serve the remainder of his administrative detention order.
Posted: Fri Nov 6, 2015 4:33PM
Wallpamu: Basta Ya de torturas y represión! - by reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras
Wallpamu: Basta Ya de torturas y represión! nuestrAmerika al Sur del Sur Solidaridad con el Pueblo Mapuche en lucha!
Posted: Fri Nov 6, 2015 8:52AM
Today may be the day to donate to Riseup - by via The Riseup Birds
When you give to Riseup, know that you are also supporting a large portion of our users who rely on our services and are not in a position to give us money. Lots of folks live in the Global South, ie countries financially plundered by imperialism and neoliberalism, and we’d rather they donate to more local tech collectives. Likewise, lots of people deal with the ravages of poverty. We aren’t expecting or asking any of you to donate. But for everyone else who can throw a little mutual aid ...
Posted: Thu Nov 5, 2015 10:48AM
Revenge Not Justice In Akron Ohio Murder Trial - by End Jury Racism
African American Kenan Ivery given life sentence without parole for shooting an inebriated offduty policeman out of uniform who had bounced him from the bar for making advances on a white woman and who then proceeded with his friends to knock Ivery down
Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 9:01AM
US and Israel's Insulting Solution to Restore Calm in Palestine - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:40AM
Study Confirms Long-term Cannabis Use Is Safe - by via ASA
A study of patients using medical cannabis to control chronic pain has confirmed that prolonged use is safe. Researchers found that pain patients using medical cannabis were no more likely to suffer serious adverse events than non-cannabis patients.
Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 10:32PM
Kettle Falls Patients Get Federal Prison Sentences - by via ASA
President Obama Urged to Pardon All Three Defendants and End Prosecutions
Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 9:35PM
Jesselyn Radack speaks out for whistleblowers (transcript) (video/mp4 17.7MB) - by David Roknich/IndyRadio
"The Obama Administration has presided over the most draconian crackdown on national security and intelligence whistleblowers in US history." Jesselyn Radack is the Yale graduate who defends those whistleblowers in court. She spoke out for Jeffrey Sterling at the National Press Club last week. Here is the video and transcript.
Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 2:00PM
Whistleblowers stand with Sterling at press conference - by David Roknich/IndyRadio
Jesselyn Radack, Thomas Drake and Ray McGovern joined Holly Sterling in a press conference where they jointly asked president Obama to issue a pardon for her imprisoned husband, Jeffrey, the alleged source for James Risen's book State of War. Complete video and audio attached at end. The White privilege Card - never leave home without one.
Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 8:33AM
ACLU Comment on Leaked Targeted Killing Documents - by American Civil Liberties Union
NEW YORK, October 15, 2015 — The Intercept released documents today showing that the government’s targeted killing operations are rife with intelligence shortcomings and frequent civilian casualties. The papers also reveal that the reality of the operations is far from the public picture presented by the government.
Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2015 4:39PM