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text Ongoing gross violations of human rights, genocide, ethnocide, ecocide in 'Australia' by Ghillar Michael Anderson
30 November 2016: The Canberra Gathering of First Nations and Peoples from 26 to 27 November was a very successful sharing of testimony, knowledge, understanding and strategies. Delegates came from across this continent––as far away as Oombulgurri in the Kimberley, Western Australia and Atherton in Far North Queensland. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander delegates were joined by participants from the Mapuche in southern Chile, Canada, Fiji and Bangladesh. The Gathering was also well attend...
Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:14PM
text New Australian 'biodiversity' law 'a direct assault on Aboriginal laws, culture, religion by Ghillar, Michael Anderson
Legislation has been passed in the Australian state of New South Wales which allows farmers to clear land at will. Farmers welcome it, an Aboriginal leader sees it as a declaration of war. Ghillar Michael Anderson writes that it is a direct assault on Aboriginal laws, culture, religion and spirituality....
Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:14AM
text Militarized Police Endanger Lives of Standing Rock Water Protectors With Water Cannon Attack in Freezing Overnight Conditions by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON, November 21, 2016— Militarized police last night launched a dangerous water cannon attack in sub-freezing temperatures on peaceful water protectors opposing construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline at Standing Rock, N.D. The attack injured dozens and threatened the lives of American Indians and their allies, most of whom are camping without access to electric heat, by purposely subjecting them to hypothermic conditions....
Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:15PM
text Excessive Force by Police Injures 300 Water Protectors at Standing Rock by via Standing Rock Medic & Healer Council
November 20, 2016 - The Standing Rock Medic & Healer Council responded to a mass casualty incident that began at 6pm yesterday evening. Approximately 300 injuries were identified, triaged, assessed and treated by our physicians, nurses, paramedics and integrative healers working in collaboration with local emergency response. These 300 injuries were the direct result of excessive force by police over the course of 10 hours. At least 26 seriously injured people had to be evacuated by ambulance...
Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 2:43PM
text Call to Stop Water Spray in 25 degree weather at Standing Rock by Phone time
Phone numbers to call to stop police spraying water on Native Americans at Standing Rock in 25 degree weather. This is being allowed by Democrat Obama. It is all illegal and attempted murder. They are also using rubber bullets, mace, flash grenades against peaceful, unarmed water protectors....
Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:00PM
text Tell George Gascón to Drop the Charges Against the Bay Bridge 25! by Bay Bridge 25
On January 19, 2016, the Black Queer Liberation Collective Black.Seed Shut Down Bay the Bridge (photos) during 96 Hours of Action to Reclaim MLK's Radical Legacy. Now San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón is seeking to prosecute the "Bay Bridge 25," but there's still time to stop it....
Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:57PM
text Thousands protest in Berkeley in wake of Trump election by World Socialist Website
The shock and outrage expressed by protesters on the Berkeley campus and elsewhere in the wake of Donald Trump's election is a healthy initial expression of broader social opposition which is taking shape. Protesters need to beware however of pseudo-left elements who will attempt to use identity politics to channel their outrage back behind the thoroughly discredited Democratic Party....
Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 2:57AM
text Many of us woke up confused, scared, shocked and traumatized by Cat Brooks
The real work starts now...
Posted: Wed Nov 9, 2016 1:05PM
text Anti-Fascist Yvette Falarca Returns to Teaching by Power to the People!
Victory, Victory is Our Cry! The Class Struggle is the Reason Why! Anti-Fascist teacher returned to her teaching job today....
Posted: Wed Nov 2, 2016 8:15PM
text Violent police attack on anti-oil pipeline protest in North Dakota by Zaida Green (repost)
More than 300 riot police from five states and National Guard troops were deployed Thursday against anti-pipeline protesters in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, violently arresting 141 protesters camped near Highway 1806. The protesters, most of them Native American, are opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), which will transport oil produced in North Dakota to Illinois....
Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 10:40PM
text Victim of Identity Theft Tells Her Story by Gloria Walker
Patient Assaulted, battered by a Fresno Community Hospital Security Guard in the ER leaving "visible" injuries....
Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 12:16AM
text Resolution to Support Berkeley Teacher and Civil Rights Activist Yvette Felarca by OEA Representative Council
The Oakland Education Association (OEA) Representative Council passed the following resolution in support of Yvette Felarca:...
Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 4:14AM
text ACLU Urges Justice Department to Investigate Police Use of Face Recognition by American Civil Liberties Union
WASHINGTON, October 18, 2016 — The American Civil Liberties Union sent a letter (see PDF) today to the Justice Department urging it to investigate the increasing use and impact of face recognition by police....
Posted: Sun Oct 23, 2016 11:45PM
text Yvette Felarca Defense at Berkeley School Board by First Generation American
Yvette Felarca is a member of the Executive Board of the Berkeley Federation of Teachers. It is now 4 weeks since she was suspended. The attack on students by the Berkeley School District is described by Yvette. All immigrant students are being pulled out of class and being questioned about their country of origin in "progressive" Berkeley by the Democrats running the Berkeley School District. THIS IS A RACIAL PROFILING WITCHHUNT OF IMMIGRANTS AND FELARCA....
Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 5:26AM
text Indigenous People's Day: Zachary Runningwolf's statement from Santa Rita Jail by Runningwolf For Mayor
Berkeley Mayoral candidate Zachary Runningwolf has been held in jail for nearly a month on minor misdemeanor charges, making him unable to participate in the mayoral electoral process in the City of Berkeley. He has been on hunger strike for nearly two weeks now. The following is his statement for Indigenous People's Day, brought to us from Santa Rita Jail....
Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:07PM
text Veterans for Peace thank Colin Kaepernick by Veterans for Peace, East Bay Chapter 162
Veterans for Peace thank Colin Kaepernick...
Posted: Sat Oct 8, 2016 5:09PM
text Freedom Rider-Ignoring Angela Davis "How low the icon has fallen." by repost
Freedom Rider-Ignoring Angela Davis "How low the icon has fallen." "She is no better than Democratic party scoundrels who point at Trump’s low hanging racist fruit while simultaneously cutting deals with ruling elites."...
Posted: Fri Oct 7, 2016 9:44AM
text Dakota Access Pipeline and the Future of American Labor by Jeremy Brecher
The Dakota Access Pipeline has become an issue of contention within organized labor. When a small group of unions supported the Standing Rock Sioux and opposed the pipeline, AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka issued a statement discounting Native American claims and urging that work on the pipeline resume. Other constituencies within labor quickly cracked back. Why has this become a divisive issue within labor, and can it have a silver lining for a troubled labor movement?...
Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 7:02AM
text Syllabus for a class on the Structures of Racialization by Steve Martinot
A class is being offered at the Omni on the structures of racialization in the US. This is a syllabus for that class. It is offered to provide a sense of some topics which urgently suround that issue and phenomenon....
Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 6:49AM
text United Nations Expert Validates Standing Rock Sioux Opposition To Dakota Access Pipeline by via Indigenous Environmental Network
Cannon Ball, North Dakota (23 Sept. 2016) – United Nations Expert, the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, released a statement yesterday calling upon the United States to immediately halt the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, in recognition of dire and direct threats to the drinking water, burial grounds and sacred sites of the Standing Rock Sioux people....
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:39PM