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audio Interview with Voice of the Experienced (VOTE) lead organizer Dolfinette Martin (audio/mpeg 42.5mb) by Theodore Hilton
Topics: December 16, 2017 March for Currently and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls, incarceration in Louisiana, women's experiences of carceral system, grassroots prison activism in Louisiana....
Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:21AM
image Mexican government seeks to disarticulate self-defense groups by imprisoning 42 “comunitarios" 480_dsc03131_1.jpg by Demián Revart
Last Thursday, October 26th, an operative of the state police and the Mexican army arrested with violence 49 members federated in the Community Police of Eduardo Neri’s Peoples in the state of Guerrero, an autonomous security initiative that arose on May 15th, 2017, against extortion and kidnappings by drug cartels like Los Guerreros Unidos, Los Rojos & La Familia Michoacana, which have made the region a sheer hell....
Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:09PM
image US Executions Violate The 14th, 8th, and 1st Amendments To The Constitution 480_000000g_1.jpg by S Shriver
Only 16% of US states still perform the barbarism of prisoner murder. Less than 20% of the world's countries do. The US is among the top 5 execution countries....
Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:36PM
text US brands RT a “foreign agent:” A chilling move against free speech by Andre Damon (WSWS repost)
Under pressure from the US government, RT America has announced that it would register as a “foreign agent” under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). This sets a precedent for delegitimizing RT as a news source, to intimidate its journalists and guests, and for taking similar actions against other news outlets. It also lays groundwork for labeling a much broader range of news outlets to blacklist and criminalize them based on their political views....
Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:30PM
image The Democrats’ McCarthyite witch hunt 480_dianne_feinstein_speaks_to_tech_company_leaders.jpg by Andre Damon (WSWS repost)
This week’s congressional hearings on “extremist content” on the Internet mark a new stage in a McCarthyite witch hunt aimed at creating a political climate in which left-wing organizations and figures are demonized as agents of the Kremlin who are essentially engaged in treasonous activity deserving of criminal prosecution. (Google, Facebook and Twitter are already engaged in censorship.) This drive to destroy freedom of speech must be opposed! It is the spearhead for the dismantling of d...
Posted: Fri Nov 3, 2017 10:25AM
image Portland, OR: Reed College Threatens Students for Protesting Its Financial Ties 480_black-lives-matter-at-reed_1.jpg by Reedies Against Racism
Reed College in Portland, Oregon uses Wells Fargo, infamous for being one of the primary investors in private prisons, immigration detention, the Dakota Access Pipeline, police foundations and the Israeli Apartheid (among other oppressive institutions), as its main operating bank, holding around $300,000.00 in the bank on a daily basis....
Posted: Wed Nov 1, 2017 11:15PM
text US congressional hearings on “extremist content” prepare assault on free speech by Andre Damon (WSWS repost)
The alarm must be sounded! The campaign to mount a drive to criminalize political opposition within the United States will reach a new milestone when officials from Facebook, Twitter and Google testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee and the House and Senate intelligence committees. What is involved is nothing less than the greatest attack on the First Amendment since the Second World War....
Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:08AM
text Widespread embezzlement occurring in Fraternal Order of Police by Lynda Carson
As large as the FOP is with around 325,000 members, and 2,100 local chapters (lodges) across the nation, according to public records and media reports, there appears to be widespread embezzlement occurring in the Fraternal Order of Police!...
Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:23PM
text Trump is More than "Silly Tricks" by Daniel Tanuro
Trump will run the US as a big business. Trump did not come out of nowhere. Trumpism is an expression of a reactionary revolt of those angry about the global neoliberal "governance" because they were politically stripped of power. Trump turns reality upside down. The "captains of industry" are now regarded as bringers of salvation. How can one not think of "Germany over all" in "America first"?...
Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:30AM
text Facing a Possible State of Emergency by Peter Schaar
The danger of authoritarian "solutions" grows when the constitutional state is dismantled, undermined or suspended. Basic western values were betrayed in the so-called "war on terror." All persons have the same inalienable human rights irrespective of their nationality, origin or religion. The "global war on terror" declared by president Bush suspended these guarantees of human rights....
Posted: Mon Oct 2, 2017 5:20AM
text Justice Department demands Facebook turn over information on anti-administration activists by Trévon Austin (WSWS Repost)
In a flagrant attack on democratic rights the US Department of Justice has issued warrants demanding that Facebook turn over private account information of individuals who have been critical of the Trump administration. The private account information on thousands of Facebook users could be funneled to the government as a result. The assertion of police-state powers has evoked no significant protest from either the political or media establishment....
Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:11AM
image A3 Newsletter: Vincent Simmons, Leonard Peltier, Non-Unanimous Juries and more 480_freeatlast_1.jpg by International Coalition to Free the Angola 3
This latest issue of the Angola 3 Newsletter has been published today....
Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:01PM
image French Police Threaten to Block Indymedia Nantes and Indymedia Grenoble 480_indymedia-solidarity_1.jpg by Solidarity
Following the publication of a communiqué claiming responsibility for a fire in a garage at a Grenoble police depot (gendarmerie) during the night of September 20th/21st, Indymedia Grenoble and Indymedia Nantes have been threatened by the French police. The administrators of these sites received emails from the Central Office for the Fight Against Crime Linked to Information Technology and Communication (OCLCTIC) demanding that the concerned articles be removed from the sites in under 24 hour...
Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:39PM
image Your Civil Rights Are Being Violated by JBLM: Meet the man leading this illegal activity. 480_daniel_vessels_jblm_spy_1.jpg by Spy Buster
The JBLM Force Protection Division is publishing daily reports about American citizens to INTELINK, a United States Intelligence Community Database. Just what kind of information does an agency that is supposed to be maintaining the physical security of JBLM need to share with the United States Intelligence Community on a daily basis? Meet Daniel L. Vessels, the JBLM employee leading this illegal collection activity and violating your civil rights on a daily basis....
Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:06AM
audio Nuestra Voz: Schools for Education not Criminalization (audio/x-wav 203.9mb) by WTUL News & Views
WTUL News & Views was joined in the studio by Nuestra Voz Cultural Organizer Lydia Nichols to discuss two important polices that will be voted on by the Orleans Parish School Board on Thursday, September 14th, 2017 that would regulate the relationship between schools and law enforcement. The suggested policy change will prevent law enforcement officers (including but not limited to ICE) from interviewing students on campus or accessing student/family data without a warrant....
Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:14AM
image What to Make of Germany’s Ban of Linksunten Indymedia 480_freiburg-linksunten-indymedia-solidarity_1.jpg by Greg Macdougall
The criminalization of radical movement media like linksunten reveals the threat our communications face under increasingly authoritarian conditions. Various Indymedias have seen this pattern in other forms since the network’s founding at the 1999 protests in Seattle against the World Trade Organization – raids, seizures of webservers, and attacks on Indymedia centres established to cover summit protests. The German case indicates the extent to which existing legal structures can be harnessed...
Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:47PM
image 800 People Take the Streets of Freiburg, Germany in Solidarity with Linksunten Indymedia 480_freiburg-linksunten-solidarity-9s_1.jpg by Enough is Enough
In Freiburg, Germany about 800 people took part in an unregistered demonstration in solidarity with Linksunten Indymedia on September 9. Linksunten Indymedia was banned in Germany on August 25....
Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:11PM
image Philippines: 8,000 killings proof of policy to kill 2017-duterte-human-rights-violations.jpg by AKBAYAN (Citizens Action Party)
Akbayan Partylist condemns President Rodrigo Duterte’s denial of his policy to kill under the War on Drugs....
Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:13AM
image Reporters Without Borders criticizes Germany’s ban of Linsunten Indymedia 480_german-interior-minister-thomas-de-maiziere_1.jpg by Reporteros Sin Fronteras
Activists in the South-West of Germany created linksunten.indymedia.org – the name “linksunten” (“bottom left”) alludes both to the group’s geographical origins on the German map and to the leftist underground to which some of its supporters felt drawn....
Posted: Sat Sep 9, 2017 9:27PM
image Statement from Greek Anarchists in Solidarity with Linksunten Indymedia 480_anarchist-federation-greece_1.jpg by Anarchist Federation
The battle for freedom of speech, inside and outside the internet, is entering a new phase....
Posted: Fri Sep 8, 2017 5:08PM