(Photo) Student Power Triumphs in Quebec!
Viewing protesters of corporate overreach as dirty hippies literally surrounded by clouds of flies is as ignorant and out of touch with reality as confusing the Cyrillic alphabet (Сою́з Сове́тских Социалисти́ческих Респу́блик) with English. A good cartoon.
For those wondering, the romanization of CCCP is SSSR. Translation is USSR.
Just because you hate the filthy rich getting richer by screwing over the middle and working class does not make you a communist. It makes you a capitalist. You should earn for the work you do, not for how you steal.
An insightful article about how black women are systematically harassed more. One of the factors I think is that women of color are taught that they are sexual objects more often and earlier to the point where they see it as acceptable behavior and prefer to ignore it because they believe no one is on their side anyway, in contrast with white women, who receive more support against sexual harassment overall, and men also notice that they can get away with harassment more often with women of color. This article also discusses the HONY story about the Sudanese woman who was propositioned and offered money for sex repeatedly by an Orthodox Jewish man, but the story was removed from their facebook page because of the angry comments in support of the man, so it was taken down out of respect for the man instead of left there in support of the woman and to raise awareness about this issue. OK, seems legit.
| #OccupyWallStreet #A16 Arrests | on Flickr.
It more than worries me that I was standing right in front of this Officer and he had his hand on his gun as if there was some kind of creditable threat.
As reported in the Gothamist this morning, almost a dozen protesters were arrested last night but not until after they were physically attacked by a man who only described himself as a resident of Wall Street.
“Minutes later, one of the residents, a short, stocky man with thinning hair got into a shouting match with a protester, and lunged after him, punching him repeatedly. NYPD officers pulled the man through the police line. He was not arrested.”
And therein lies the crux of the situation and I hope these images help fill in the gaps.
This man physically assaulted protesters and not only was he not arrested but 10 minutes later he was spotted chatting it up with an NYPD police officer but when he and his provocateur friend (guy in purple shirt) realized that a camera was trained on them they dispersed and acted like they didn’t know each other, disappearing into the night as the arrests continued.
One has to wonder if he was really a resident of Wall Street or an NYPD plant instructed to incite an incident so that the NYPD had a reason to start clearing out the peaceful protesters.
Police shielding photographers from documenting an arrest. What I find disturbing in this image is the police officers hand on his unlatched side arm.
Dream Defenders block Sanford Police Department’s doors in an act of civil disobedience demanding justice for Trayvon Martin!
This was the culmination of a 50 mile march from Daytona to Sanford.
Really inspiration stuff to see people using their agency for a good cause.
Your First Amendment rights can be terminated if you’re creating a scene… your presence is creating a scene.
Chicago police officer to NBC reporters, informing them that their First Amendment rights can be terminated if they are present on a public street- that begs the question, if being in public is enough to terminate your First Amendment rights, what good are they in the first place? (via jonathan-cunningham)
Ding-dong, you’re wrong!
Also, this idiot’s full quote was:
“Your First Amendment rights can be terminated if you’re creating a scene or whatever”
Exerpt: “A sergeant in the department, Scott O’Connor, will take over Lee’s duties during the investigation.
Meanwhile, the Central Florida city is bracing itself for a mass march for Trayvon Martin at 7 p.m. today, led by the Rev. Al Sharpton. That rally comes on the heels of the “million hoodie march,” a major demonstration that Mother Jonescovered from the trenches in New York yesterday. For their part, Trayvon’s parents reportedly meeting with officials from the Justice Department right now, and will make a public statement shortly after the meeting.”
If you can go, please do and show your support. In 2012, this should not be a problem but it is. When push comes to shove, this country has shown again and again that when it matters most, non-white citizens are just less important and more dispensable. Tell everyone that that is not OK. We pay police salaries with our tax money. MINORITIES DESERVE EQUAL PROTECTION UNDER THE LAW. THE POLICE ARE CIVIL SERVANTS, THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO PROTECT AND SERVE US. A MURDERER IS WALKING FREE BECAUSE HE KILLED A LITTLE BROWN BOY INSTEAD OF A MIDDLE-CLASS LITTLE WHITE BOY. THIS IS DISGUSTING AND IT NEEDS TO STOP.
Million Hoodie March for Trayvon Martin. Union Square NYC.
Photo by J. Quazi King
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Quebec Student Strike: Largest demonstrations yet, up to 30,000 people take to the streets in Montreal and Quebec City for Family Protest Day
Students across the province took to the streets Sunday for a day of protest organized to get students and their supportive families together.Thousands wound through Montreal streets heading for the offices of the provincial Minister of Education. Hundreds came out in force in Quebec City with a march through the city’s Basse-Ville quarter.
Protesters outside Cambridge Union Society this weekend demonstrated against a speech given there by Dominique Strauss-Kahn. DSK gave the speech flanked by bodyguards and security for attendance was very high. About 200 student protesters attempted to derail the event, scaling a fence and struggling with police. Ultimately, two were arrested. Thanks to a Tumblr user who was there for this for alerting me.
Women in Johannesburg took to the streets to march in protest of two women who were allegedly attacked at the Noord Street taxi rank in December for wearing mini-skirts. The South African Press Association reported that the two women were taunted by a group of men who groped them, pulled their clothing and took photos of them with their mobile phones.
The protest was organised by the Women’s League of the African National Congress (ANC) who said that the objective of the march was to end, “patriarchal views still entrenched in parts of South Africa society”, and that women should be able to wear whatever they wish without fear of attack or victimization of any kind.
At the march, Women’s Minister Lulu Xingwana threatened to close down the taxi rank if such harassment continued.
Embracing Occupy Wall Street means embracing the language of the 99 percent—even when you’re filing for a super PAC. Today, an election lawyer tipped us off to a Federal Election Commission filing for a brand new super PAC: The Occupy Wall Street Political Action Committee. It’s the type of document that’s typically stuffy and technical, but less so when the treasurer of the super PAC is an Occupy organizer. Note the mailing address.
It looks like a high school prank but the committee’s treasurer John Paul Thornton promises us it’s anything but. ”We’re utterly serious,” he says. A data technician in Decator, Alabama, Thornton says he’s an active member in his state’s Occupy movement, contacting state representatives and city council-members, participating in weekly general assembly meetings, and saying active in his local branch’s private and public online forums.
Read more. [Image: FEC/Flickr/Vectorportal]
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Photographs: Ian Langsdon/EPA
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