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Legislative Assembly of São Paulo ARE OCCUPIED BY THE PEOPLE AT THE MOMENT!

We need everyone who might attend, the time is now!!

The Colonel’s Military police wants to withdraw them, but he does not have the autonomy to such act and there are some popular movements who support the occupation, so till the time the colonel did not have permission to do anything!!

The ALESP (Legislative Assembly of São Paulo) is behind the Ibirapuera Park, near Avenue Brigadeira Luis Antonio, next to the Obelisk!

Via: Blac Bloc Sao Paulo

Published on Aug 8, 2013

In the first part of this video we see police using metal barriers to hem in demonstrators in front of The Palmer House Hilton Hotel in Chicago, site of the 40th annual conference of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

Moments later a police commander shoves a demonstrator from behind and makes a grab at another, prompting a short tugging match. 

Suddenly, the police charge into the crowd and toss onlookers to the pavement in an effort to make arrests.

Nowhere in these videos do we see overt assaults directed against the police or any situation where police officers or others are threatened with harm by the actions of the demonstrators.

What is ALEC?
Through ALEC, behind closed doors, corporations hand state legislators the changes to the law they desire that directly benefit their bottom line. Along with legislators, corporations have membership in ALEC. Corporations sit on all nine ALEC task forces and vote with legislators to approve “model” bills. They have their own corporate governing board which meets jointly with the legislative board. (ALEC says that corporations do not vote on the board.) Corporations fund almost all of ALEC’s operations. Participating legislators, overwhelmingly conservative Republicans, then bring those proposals home and introduce them in statehouses across the land as their own brilliant ideas and important public policy innovations—without disclosing that corporations crafted and voted on the bills. ALEC boasts that it has over 1,000 of these bills introduced by legislative members every year, with one in every five of them enacted into law.

warlikeparakeet88:

03.01.13 - 12:04 PM


Not Guilty By Virtue of Videotape, Which, Unlike the Police, Doesn’t Lie

by Abby Zimet

In the first jury trial stemming from Occupy Wall Street protests, activist and community organizer Michael Premo was found innocent of all charges after his lawyers presented video evidence that directly contradicted the story told by police and prosecutors. Premo was facing felony charges of assaulting an officer during a demonstration in Lower Manhattan that also drew clergymen. Police said he tackled officers as they were kettling protesters, but unearthed video from Democracy Now showed that in fact police threw him down to the ground. Lesson of the day: Keep filming.
Also: Occupy the SEC has filed a lawsuit against procrastinating bank regulators to get the Volcker rule, which would rein in Wall Street, in place.

warlikeparakeet88:

Not Guilty By Virtue of Videotape, Which, Unlike the Police, Doesn’t Lie

by Abby Zimet

In the first jury trial stemming from Occupy Wall Street protests, activist and community organizer Michael Premo was found innocent of all charges after his lawyers presented video evidence that directly contradicted the story told by police and prosecutors. Premo was facing felony charges of assaulting an officer during a demonstration in Lower Manhattan that also drew clergymen. Police said he tackled officers as they were kettling protesters, but unearthed video from Democracy Now showed that in fact police threw him down to the ground. Lesson of the day: Keep filming.

Also: Occupy the SEC has filed a lawsuit against procrastinating bank regulators to get the Volcker rule, which would rein in Wall Street, in place.

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fawkesandfriends:

With the recently revealed documents showing the FBI was tracking Occupy protestors and even had information about plots to assassinate people in the movement seen as leaders, it’s relevant to look back at the COINTELPRO activities of the FBI. Under J. Edgar Hoover, those psychopaths were spying on, infiltrating, and even murdering activists. Peace activists. Black panthers. Puerto Rican independence activists. You name it.

Your government wants you to be a good slave. You get to be as free as they say and if you don’t like it, tough. Deal with it. If you decide to rise up for your human rights and dignity, they threaten you with covert spying, infiltration, and assassination. Make no mistake. They understand that it only takes a handful of murdered dissenters to dissuade further participation in an activists’ movement. However, now is the time to rise up and fight for the true prize. Our sovereign, inalienable freedoms.

(via anarchistpeopleofcolor)

america-wakiewakie:

If you have wondered “What has happened to the Occupy Movement?”

Lee Camp, in his always informative yet entertaining bomb of sarcasm, clues us in with this weeks Moment of Clarity. As a hint, maybe pepper spray and batons at the hands of State thuggery were but a phase, and the future could be a whole lot brighter. 

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redlightpolitics:

The banner in the photo reads: STOP THE REPRESSION AGAINST THE CHILDREN OF THE MAPUCHE NATION.
Photo via.
Three Mapuche women and a child have occupied the offices of UNICEF in Chile to demand that UNICEF becomes actively involved in the investigation, reporting and advocacy of Mapuche children and underage minors who are subject to Chilean police violence.
(I haven’t found sources in English speaking media so all links are to reports in Spanish).
In response to the request by the Mapuche people, UNICEF has said that they do not share the methods and that such occupations are contrary to UNICEF’s principles of neutrality. (Sic from the report in Spanish). 
The protest and occupation started seven days ago in response to gun shots fired by the Carabineros (Chilean national police force and gendarmerie) during a land dispute in the Temucuicui community. During the police repression, three Mapuche children and several adults were wounded with bullets and had to be hospitalized.

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redlightpolitics:

The banner in the photo reads: STOP THE REPRESSION AGAINST THE CHILDREN OF THE MAPUCHE NATION.

Photo via.

Three Mapuche women and a child have occupied the offices of UNICEF in Chile to demand that UNICEF becomes actively involved in the investigation, reporting and advocacy of Mapuche children and underage minors who are subject to Chilean police violence.

(I haven’t found sources in English speaking media so all links are to reports in Spanish).

In response to the request by the Mapuche people, UNICEF has said that they do not share the methods and that such occupations are contrary to UNICEF’s principles of neutrality. (Sic from the report in Spanish). 

The protest and occupation started seven days ago in response to gun shots fired by the Carabineros (Chilean national police force and gendarmerie) during a land dispute in the Temucuicui community. During the police repression, three Mapuche children and several adults were wounded with bullets and had to be hospitalized.

(via nezua)

Cameron Whitten: Hunger Striking for Housing Justice

truedemocracy:

via Occupy Wall Street News:

Cameron speaking to media; photos via his Facebook

21-year-old Cameron Whitten, a formerly-homeless African American youth and social justice activist who has been involved with Occupy Portland since its inception early last October, has been on hunger strike since June 2nd, 2012 as part of a 24-hour vigil outside Portland City Hall that has existed since the eviction of the original occupation. His three demands are ending homelessness by calling on the Portland City Council to implement a housing levy measure, dropping needless fines against service providers, and demanding that the Sheriff issue a 1-year moratorium on home foreclosures in Multnomah County.

According to his Facebook page, he advocates “improving government to give the People more oversight, authority, and accountability over elected officials, […] implementing reforms that enable fair taxation, living wages, and campaign finance reform to provide equal opportunity for all,” and “empowering marginalized communities to become champions, dismantle stereotypes, and reverse systemic oppression.” He has been arrested four times seeking “redress of his grievances towards a government which has allowed economic, political, and social inequality to go on for far too long.”

The following is a speech given by Cameron announcing a Day of Economic Justice on the 70th day of his hunger strike, August 10th. Find out more about Cameron, the specifics of his campaign, and how you can help at his blog: http://www.cameronwhitten.com/ You can also follow him on Twitter: @CameronWhitten

I would like to thank the speakers, and the rest of you all for attending. There is a coldness in the heat of our society. As the highest tier of Americans continue to profit, the gap of inequality widens, and invaluable lives are deprived of the basic essentials for survival.

Some may think that a hunger strike is a dangerous, ineffective tactic to address this crisis. Some may think that its not enough, where even in the worlds most prosperous nation, every 53 minutes an American child dies due to poverty. How many more are we willing to let die, before we act?

The theory of “housing first” states that providing a stable place to sleep significantly enables a person to find employment, recover from substance abuse, refrain from violence and crime, and seek mental health counseling at a lower cost to government. In a Progressive and Thriving City such as ours, if we were able to adapt such a powerful resolution, we would be more successful and resourceful in combating systemic poverty, rather than having our police force sweep vulnerable human beings from bridge, to doorways, to jail cells.

We entered this protest with three distinct goals. So far, advancement with the City has appeared a little bleak. But if you pay close attention, you can see a subtle change in our approach on the issue. I’d like to thank the Mayor and City Council for their responsiveness, their advocacy, and endless work behind the scenes to address our general welfare. We have their attention, and are beginning to broaden their policies to deal with the housing crisis.

Now, it is time for the citizenry do to their part. August 10th will be an observance of the 70th day of my hunger strike, and the day the United States’ Declaration of Independence first reached the streets of London. Beginning right here, we will host a rally, march, potluck, dance party, and slumber party. I strongly encourage the students, the workers, the unemployed and poor, those left in endless debt, and all others looked as being less than “middle class” to participate in our Day of Economic Justice.

There is so much visibility for this great cause, the whole world is watching. Now is the time for unity, not to divide amongst ourselves. I can see the light inside of every single one of you right now. Never surrender that power. Thank you.

(via citizen-earth)

Occupy Tokyo UStream Coverage July 3 2012 Edited Package

I live streamed from Occupy Tokyo base camp for over an hour and a half on July 3rd 2012 to show people what it is like on a daily basis at ground zero of the Anti-Nuclear movement in Japan. There was very heavy rain fall but I braved the weather, and got totally soaked, to being a live stream of Occupy Tokyo to the world. This is an edited package of some of the highlights. I hope you enjoy!

Published on Jul 3, 2012 by

(via anonymissexpress)

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