October112012
9AM
12AM
wak3thefuckup:danceforthatanarchy:


Solidarity with the comrades who were kidnapped at the anti colonialism anti capitalism action in SF this past weekend. They are being charged with inciting a riot, some with starting a riot in prison(???), all with multiple felonies, multiple misdemeanors, and an infraction each.

Cannot confirm the info. but love the banner.

wak3thefuckup:danceforthatanarchy:

Solidarity with the comrades who were kidnapped at the anti colonialism anti capitalism action in SF this past weekend. They are being charged with inciting a riot, some with starting a riot in prison(???), all with multiple felonies, multiple misdemeanors, and an infraction each.

Cannot confirm the info. but love the banner.

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October92012
alamaquina:

backisturned:

Pilsen, Chicago, IL

I would really like to visit the barrios of Chicago one of these days…

alamaquina:

backisturned:

Pilsen, Chicago, IL

I would really like to visit the barrios of Chicago one of these days…

(via getgln)

10PM
“i promise to nurture this tumblr better.
you all have such amazing things to say
and i want the world to hear them.
i have information to share
and i want you all to read them.
keep being rad
and i’ll work harder on this community.” twitter.com/constantNatalie
4AM

support pacific northwest grand jury resisters & anarchists

Tuesday Oct 9th, national fax & call in day!

Leah-Lynn Plante, the last of the 3 anarchists subpoenaed to appear before the grand jury in Seattle, will have her contempt of court hearing this Wednesday, Oct 10th at 9 am. It seems most likely that she will be held in contempt and taken into custody like Matt Duran and Katherine “KteeO” Olejnik in September.

On Tuesday, October 9th, we are asking all supporters to fax and call the US attorney, Jenny A Durkan, to demand an end to the grand jury and the release of all those subpoenaed. Below you will find a Fax Petition demanding that she end this witch-hunt. To join the petition effort, please follow these simple steps:

1) Go to http://faxzero.com/

2) Fill out the form with your name and email address under Sender information.

3) Fill out Jenny A Durkan under Receiver Name and (206) 553-0882 for the Receiver Fax Line.

4) Copy the text at the bottom of this email into the box that says “Type text to appear on the cover page”. Personalize the text in the box to include your name and also anything else you would like to say.

5) Enter the confirmation code

6) Click the Send Free Fax Now button at the bottom of the box.

7) Check your email and click on the confirmation link. Clicking on this link will actually send your fax.

8) Wait for the email that confirms that your fax has been sent.

9) Once you have sent the fax, please CALL the U.S. Attorney’s office at (800) 797-6722 to confirm that they received it. We suggest something like the following script:

“Hello my name is Miguel Gomex, and I just sent your office a fax to ask that Jenny Durkan call off tomorrow’s contempt and grand jury hearings and end the investigation. I’m calling now to confirm that you received it. Would you check for me please?”

The person answering the phone may offer some general assurance that they are receiving faxes. If they do, please be insistent: “Please, it is very important to me that Ms. Durkin receive my message, and that my voice be added to the opposition to this grand jury. Would you please double-check to verify that you’ve received my message. My name, again, is Miguel Gomez.”

It may take a few minutes for them to find your fax. Please be patient while they do. Once they confirm that they have your message, remember to thank the staff for accommodating you.

10) Please send CAPR a message at nopoliticalrepression@gmail.com, to let us know that you sent the message, and what response you received when you called.

Fax message:

End the Grand Jury Investigation of the Anarchist Movement

(Fax Petition)

To: Jenny Durkan

United States Attorney for Western Washington

Seattle, Washington

Fax Line : (206) 553-0882

Ms. Durkan:

I am writing to add my voice to the hundreds of organizations and thousands of individuals who have telephoned you, written and signed declarations, and demonstrated in cities around the country demanding an end to the grand jury witch-hunt of anarchists and aligned activists in the Pacific Northwest and for all those subpoenaed to be released from contempt.

This case clearly shows that your office is persecuting political dissent. It is despicable that the US attorney and the FBI are harassing and intimating this group of people for their political beliefs. I demand that the grand jury investigation be ended immediately, that the governments repression of social movements stop, and that any items seized in the raids be returned to their rightful owners.

signed,

(Source: nopoliticalrepression.wordpress.com)

September112012
August102012
July232012
youranonnews:

23 July 2012 - Statement from Jeremy Hammond, alleged Anonymous hacker - Thanks for everybody coming out in support! It is so good to know folks on the street got my back. Special thanks to those who have been sending books and letters, and to my amazing lawyers.I remember maybe a few months before I was locked up I went to a few noise demonstrations a the federal jail MCC Chicago in support of all those locked up there. Prisoners moved in front of the windows, turned the lights on and off, and dropped playing cards through the cracks in the windows. I had no idea I would soon be in that same jail facing multiple trumped up computer hacking “conspiracies.”Now at New York MCC, the other day I was playing chess when another prisoner excitedly cam e up as was like, “Yo, there are like 50 people outside the window and they are carrying banners with your name!” Sure enough, there you all were with lights, banners, and bucket drums just below our 11th floor window. Though you may not have been able to here us or see us, over one hundred of us in this unit saw you all and wanted to know who those people were, what they were about, rejuvenated knowing people on the outside got there back.As prisoners in this police state – over 2.5 million of us – we are silenced, marginalized, exploited, forgotten, and dehumanized. First we are judged and sentenced by the “justice” system, then treated as second class citizens by mainstream society. But even the warden of MCC New York has in surprising honesty admitted that “the only difference between us officers here and you prisoners is we just haven’t been caught.”The call us robbers and fraudsters when the big banks get billion dollar bailouts and kick us out of our homes.They call us gun runners and drug dealers when pharmaceutical corporations and defense contractors profit from trafficking armaments and drugs on a far greater scale.They call us “terrorists” when NATO and the US military murder millions of innocents around the world and employ drones and torture tactics.And they call us cyber criminals when they themselves develop viruses to spy on and wage war against infrastructure and populations in other countries.Yes, I am one of several dozen around the world accused of Anonymous-affiliated computer hacking charges.One of many here at MCCC New York facing trumped up “conspiracy” charges based on the cooperation of government informants who will say anything and sell out anyone to save themselves.And this jail is one of several thousand other jails, prisons, and immigrant detention centers – lockups which one day will be reduced to rubble and grass will grow between the cracks of the concrete.So don’t let fear of imprisonment deter you from speaking up and fighting back. Silencing our movement is exactly what they hope to accomplish with these targeted, politically motivated prosecutions. They can try to stop a few of us but they can never stop us all.Thanks again for coming out.Keep bringing the ruckus!
——-
You can donate to Jeremy’s legal fund here and learn more about him here
You can write to Jeremy in prison here: Jeremy Hammond    18729-424Metropolitan Correctional Center150 Park RowNew York, New York, 10007 

youranonnews:

23 July 2012 - Statement from Jeremy Hammond, alleged Anonymous hacker - 

Thanks for everybody coming out in support! It is so good to know folks on the street got my back. Special thanks to those who have been sending books and letters, and to my amazing lawyers.

I remember maybe a few months before I was locked up I went to a few noise demonstrations a the federal jail MCC Chicago in support of all those locked up there. Prisoners moved in front of the windows, turned the lights on and off, and dropped playing cards through the cracks in the windows. I had no idea I would soon be in that same jail facing multiple trumped up computer hacking “conspiracies.”

Now at New York MCC, the other day I was playing chess when another prisoner excitedly cam e up as was like, “Yo, there are like 50 people outside the window and they are carrying banners with your name!” Sure enough, there you all were with lights, banners, and bucket drums just below our 11th floor window. Though you may not have been able to here us or see us, over one hundred of us in this unit saw you all and wanted to know who those people were, what they were about, rejuvenated knowing people on the outside got there back.

As prisoners in this police state – over 2.5 million of us – we are silenced, marginalized, exploited, forgotten, and dehumanized. First we are judged and sentenced by the “justice” system, then treated as second class citizens by mainstream society. But even the warden of MCC New York has in surprising honesty admitted that “the only difference between us officers here and you prisoners is we just haven’t been caught.”

The call us robbers and fraudsters when the big banks get billion dollar bailouts and kick us out of our homes.

They call us gun runners and drug dealers when pharmaceutical corporations and defense contractors profit from trafficking armaments and drugs on a far greater scale.

They call us “terrorists” when NATO and the US military murder millions of innocents around the world and employ drones and torture tactics.

And they call us cyber criminals when they themselves develop viruses to spy on and wage war against infrastructure and populations in other countries.

Yes, I am one of several dozen around the world accused of Anonymous-affiliated computer hacking charges.

One of many here at MCCC New York facing trumped up “conspiracy” charges based on the cooperation of government informants who will say anything and sell out anyone to save themselves.

And this jail is one of several thousand other jails, prisons, and immigrant detention centers – lockups which one day will be reduced to rubble and grass will grow between the cracks of the concrete.

So don’t let fear of imprisonment deter you from speaking up and fighting back. Silencing our movement is exactly what they hope to accomplish with these targeted, politically motivated prosecutions. They can try to stop a few of us but they can never stop us all.

Thanks again for coming out.

Keep bringing the ruckus!

——-

You can donate to Jeremy’s legal fund here and learn more about him here

You can write to Jeremy in prison here: 

Jeremy Hammond    18729-424
Metropolitan Correctional Center
150 Park Row
New York, New York, 10007
 

(Source: youranonnews)

July222012
thepeoplesrecord:

Anaheim police murder sparks protest as officers respond with more brutalityJuly 22, 2012
A police shooting that left a man dead led to a near riot Saturday as angry witnesses threw bottles at officers who responded with tear gas and beanbag rounds.
Protesters stormed the police department shouting, “No justice, no peace!” and “Cops, pigs, murderers” as officers stood by.
The man was shot around 4 p.m. in front of an apartment complex on the 600 block of North Anna Drive following a foot chase, Anaheim Sgt. Bob Dunn said. He died three hours later at a hospital.
The Orange County Register cited family members and neighbors who said the man shot was Manuel Diaz. Dunn said he could not confirm the man’s name early Sunday.
His niece, 16-year-old Daisy Gonzalez, said her uncle likely ran away from officers when they approached him because of his past experience with law enforcement. “He (doesn’t) like cops. He never liked them because all they do is harass and arrest anyone,” Gonzalez said.
Residents, protesting what they say is an increased police violence against them in the community, started the near riot after the shooting on nearby La Palma.
Crystal Ventura, a 17-year-old who witnessed the shooting, told the Register the man had his back to the officer. She said the man was shot in the buttocks area. The man then went down on his knees, and she said he was struck by another bullet in the head. Another officer handcuffed the man who by then was on the ground and not moving, Ventura said.
“They searched his pockets, and there was a hole in his head, and I saw blood on his face,” she said.
Dunn said he could not comment on these allegations because the shooting is under investigation.
Jay Jackson, reporting for CBS2 and KCAL9, said Saturday night’s scene was chaotic.
The residents blocked off a street and set fire to at least one dumpster.
Earlier in the day, police in riot gear, fired rubber bullets into the crowd. Several protesters lifted their shirts to show large red welts on their torsos and backs.
One man said, “They just started shooting.”Residents told Jackson that police overreacted and created the disturbance.
Police also set a K-9 officer on one woman and a bystander they said were agitating the situation.
Said Susan Lopez, “I had my baby with me. My baby! The dog scratched me and then grabbed me.” She added, “They shot at me while I was holding a baby!” Another woman yelled, “They just shot at us, they shot at a little kid, too.”
According to police, two patrol officers observed three male suspects in an alley.
Police said the suspects tried to flee on foot when a chase ensued.
The shooting reportedly occurred after one of the officers encountered one of the suspects in a courtyard.
No officers were injured.
The other two suspects are at-large.
Dunn said, “What exactly led to the shooting, we don’t know. We’re still investigating. But a shooting did occur. And the male was taken to a hospital.”
Authorities said the circumstances regarding the shooting were under investigation by members of the gangs unit and Orange County District Attorney’s office.
Four people told Jackson that police offered to buy their cell phone video.
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thepeoplesrecord:

Anaheim police murder sparks protest as officers respond with more brutality
July 22, 2012

A police shooting that left a man dead led to a near riot Saturday as angry witnesses threw bottles at officers who responded with tear gas and beanbag rounds.

Protesters stormed the police department shouting, “No justice, no peace!” and “Cops, pigs, murderers” as officers stood by.

The man was shot around 4 p.m. in front of an apartment complex on the 600 block of North Anna Drive following a foot chase, Anaheim Sgt. Bob Dunn said. He died three hours later at a hospital.

The Orange County Register cited family members and neighbors who said the man shot was Manuel Diaz. Dunn said he could not confirm the man’s name early Sunday.

His niece, 16-year-old Daisy Gonzalez, said her uncle likely ran away from officers when they approached him because of his past experience with law enforcement. “He (doesn’t) like cops. He never liked them because all they do is harass and arrest anyone,” Gonzalez said.

Residents, protesting what they say is an increased police violence against them in the community, started the near riot after the shooting on nearby La Palma.

Crystal Ventura, a 17-year-old who witnessed the shooting, told the Register the man had his back to the officer. She said the man was shot in the buttocks area. The man then went down on his knees, and she said he was struck by another bullet in the head. Another officer handcuffed the man who by then was on the ground and not moving, Ventura said.

“They searched his pockets, and there was a hole in his head, and I saw blood on his face,” she said.

Dunn said he could not comment on these allegations because the shooting is under investigation.

Jay Jackson, reporting for CBS2 and KCAL9, said Saturday night’s scene was chaotic.

The residents blocked off a street and set fire to at least one dumpster.

Earlier in the day, police in riot gear, fired rubber bullets into the crowd. Several protesters lifted their shirts to show large red welts on their torsos and backs.

One man said, “They just started shooting.”Residents told Jackson that police overreacted and created the disturbance.

Police also set a K-9 officer on one woman and a bystander they said were agitating the situation.

Said Susan Lopez, “I had my baby with me. My baby! The dog scratched me and then grabbed me.” She added, “They shot at me while I was holding a baby!” Another woman yelled, “They just shot at us, they shot at a little kid, too.”

According to police, two patrol officers observed three male suspects in an alley.

Police said the suspects tried to flee on foot when a chase ensued.

The shooting reportedly occurred after one of the officers encountered one of the suspects in a courtyard.

No officers were injured.

The other two suspects are at-large.

Dunn said, “What exactly led to the shooting, we don’t know. We’re still investigating. But a shooting did occur. And the male was taken to a hospital.”

Authorities said the circumstances regarding the shooting were under investigation by members of the gangs unit and Orange County District Attorney’s office.

Four people told Jackson that police offered to buy their cell phone video.

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11PM

hellokriti:

TRIGGER WARNING: violence, police brutality

Anaheim police open fire (non-lethal bullets) on a group of mostly women and children who had gathered following an officer-involved shooting (resulting in the death of a local man) in the neighborhood. A police canine was also released on the primarily Latino crowd and attacked a woman and her baby. Police offered to buy videos off of those who had recorded the brutality on their cameras and phones.

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July202012
July82012

thepeoplesrecord:

JUNE GLOBAL ROUND-UP
July 06, 2012

To look back at the first time we covered student protests in Quebec a few months ago and to see where the movement is now is astonishing. Movements across South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and North America are continuing to develop and  accelerate at a rate we can hardly keep up with. Simultaneously, more and more people are becoming aware of the magnitude of these social movements, and that is only fueling the solidarity between these massive international social movements.

June has not led to any conclusions, only more possibilities. The People’s Record is excited to continue to track global social movements with our bi-monthly global round-ups and our daily reporting of protest news.

So far the month of June has been the busiest month in 2012 yet for global protest-movement news. Here’s a list of some of the protests and movements that shook the global capitalist system in the month of June:

June 1

June 2

June 3

June 4

June 5

  • Police detained some 20 brave activists who were protesting outside Russia’s parliament where deputies debated a Kremlin-backed bill to hike fines for violations during rallies, a proposal the opposition says is aimed at smothering dissent.
  • The “Dream Walkers,” undocumented youth who are walking from California to Washington, D.C. began a sit-in at Obama’s Colorado campaign headquarters that would continue for days with the students implementing a hunger strike into their protest two days later.

June 6

June 7

June 8

  • Taiwanese activists staged a protest in Taipei against US beef containing the feed additive ractopamine ahead of a parliamentary vote on a controversial bill to allow such imports.

June 9

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June 12

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To see the Global Round-ups from past months, click here.

(Source: thepeoplesrecord, via robert-cunningham)

July72012
derein:

My home is a war zone now apparently.

derein:

My home is a war zone now apparently.