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  • Ferguson Has Awakened a Larger Struggle for Racial and Economic Justice in America

    10/15/2014 10:35:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Root ^ | October 15, 2014 | Peniel E. Joseph
    There’s a social-justice movement taking hold across the nation. Michael Brown’s death, which turned Ferguson, Mo., into a battleground this past summer, has helped catalyze a larger struggle for racial and economic justice in America. And St. Louis, where 18-year-old Vonderrit Myers Jr. was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer, has witnessed roiling street demonstrations that recall the heyday of the civil rights and black power eras. Taking a page straight from the civil rights era, activists launched a “weekend of resistance” that featured civil disobedience, direct action protests, tense standoffs with police and arrests. The issues raised—ending...
  • Arrested Legal Observer: Ferguson a ‘Pilot Program’ for When Communities Respond to Police Brutality

    08/30/2014 11:30:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Firedoglake ^ | August 30, 2014 | Kevin Gosztola
    The National Lawyers Guild had legal observers on the ground in Ferguson to monitor protests against the killing of unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, by a Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. They were also present to help with jail support for community residents. But, while working, four of the NLG’s observers fell victim to the police occupation they were trying to help Ferguson fight and were arrested. As Dennis Black, one of the legal observers arrested, commented, “Ferguson is a pilot program of what’s to come when communities respond to police brutality.” He and others had traveled from Detroit to...
  • Justice Department dispatches peacekeeping unit to Ferguson

    08/18/2014 9:12:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | August 18, 2014 | Michael Doyle
    The Justice Department’s chief peacekeeper is on his way to embattled Ferguson, Mo. Usually, Grande H. Lum flies under the radar. As head of the department’s Community Relations Service, the Harvard Law School graduate is an experienced mediator, more diplomat than prosecutor. The agency he heads was established under the 1964 Civil Rights Act, with the stated mission to aid communities “in resolving disputes, disagreements, or difficulties relating to discriminatory practices based on race, color, or national origin which impair the rights of persons in such communities.” “These officials will continue to convene stakeholders whose cooperation is critical to keeping...
  • “Make $350-650 a week “protesting” on Wall Street"

    10/09/2011 5:11:52 PM PDT · by PMAS · 158 replies · 1+ views
    Craig's List ^ | 10/7/2011 | Craigs List
    http://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/gov/2618821815.html The Working Families Party (WFP) (www.workingfamiliesparty.org) is New York's most energetic, independent and progressive political party. Formed in 1998 by a grassroots coalition of community organizations, neighborhood activists, and labor unions, we came together to build a society that works for all of us, not just Wall Street CEOs and the well-connected. WFP is independent from corporate and government funding and in-addition we are community based; community funded and equally uninfluenced by both major parties. Our agenda focuses on economic and social justice, corporate accountability, job creation, environmental protection, and investment in education and healthcare. For the past twelve...
  • Tea Party: Beware of the Imposters!

    04/03/2010 9:28:39 PM PDT · by GVnana · 40 replies · 1,963+ views
    email alert from Tea Party Patriots | 4/3/2010 | Mark Meckler
    Just received the following email alert regarding the Tax Day Tea Party for Sacramento, CA.: Many of us have been getting disturbing emails and phone calls regarding the counter protests or "crashers" we are expecting on the day of our event. This did happen last year as well so plan for it. It's much better to be prepared than surprised. Here are some suggestions for our event and "crashers": 1. We will introduce ourselves to the local police on that day as the permit holder. We have already spoken with Officer Troy on many occasions and he knows us and...
  • SARKOZY WIN FUELS ANXIETY AND ANGER IN VOLATILE PARIS SUBURBS

    05/06/2007 10:30:22 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 83 replies · 2,904+ views
    The Tocqueville Connection ^ | 6 May 2007 | staff
    LA COURNEUEVE, France, May 6, 2007 (AFP) - As news of rightwinger Nocolas Sarkozy's presidential victory flashed up on the television in the cafe, Gnyma Cisse buried her head in her hands in a mixture of frustration and fury. "I'm disgusted," said Cisse, 23, who had gathered to watch the election coverage in Le Metro cafe which caters to a largely immigrant and first generation French-born clientelle in the La Courneuve suburb of Paris. Cisse, of Sengalese origin, called her sister-in-law who lives here without French nationality. "Pack your bags. The planes are already on standby," she said, alluding to...
  • Refs made it an 'Extra Lame' bowl

    GOT SCREWED, USA -- Complaining about officiating is a time-honored sports tradition. It's much easier to believe your team got screwed than it got whupped because anger is more manageable than sadness. It's sour grapes, plain and simple. But, America, please forgive Seahawks fans if they sound a little bitter and paranoid after the rest of the country got its sweet, little fairy tale with Jerome Bettis winning Super Bowl XL in his hometown of Detroit. It just seems a bit too tidy, considering how things went down. Here's the rub: No intelligent person, and that includes Pittsburgh fans, watched...
  • Queen Mary 2 Passengers Threaten Sit-In (NO, NOT Freep ahoy 4)

    01/23/2006 4:51:04 AM PST · by Vaquero · 37 replies · 1,396+ views
    AP/YAHOO ^ | 1/22/06
    Queen Mary 2 Passengers Threaten Sit-In Sun Jan 22, 6:43 PM ET LONDON - Some passengers on the Queen Mary 2 are threatening a sit-in when the cruise ship reaches port in Brazil to protest a last-minute change in itinerary, the vessel's operator said Sunday. ADVERTISEMENT The world's largest and most expensive ocean liner left New York on Jan. 15 and was scheduled to arrive in Los Angeles on Feb. 22. Carrying more than 2,500 passengers, it hit the side of a Florida shipping channel Jan. 18, damaging a motor and reducing its speed. The cruise cut stops in Barbados,...
  • February 1, 1960 Negro Sitdowns Stir Fear Of Wider Unrest in South

    01/31/2003 8:42:14 PM PST · by swarthyguy · 11 replies · 764+ views
    NewYorkTImes ^ | Claude Sitton
    Back to Main News Summaries Daily News Quiz Word of the Day Test Prep Question of the Day Web Explorer Science Q & A Letters to the Editor Ask a Reporter Web Navigator Daily Lesson Plan Lesson Plan Archive News Snapshot Issues in Depth On This Day in History Crossword Puzzle Campus Weblines Education News Newspaper in Education (NIE) Teacher Resources Classroom Subscriptions Conversation Starters Family Movie Guide Vacation Donation Plan Discussion Topics Site Guide Feedback Job Opportunities This event took place on February 1, 1960, and was reported in the The New York Times the following day. Read...
  • MUCH ADO ABOUT BELLING

    11/19/2004 9:29:34 AM PST · by MrBallroom · 9 replies · 748+ views
    The American Partisan ^ | 19 November 2004 | Timothy Rollins
    MUCH ADO ABOUT BELLING by Timothy Rollins, Editor and Publisher November 19, 2004 EDITOR'S NOTE: Now that the dust has settled and WISN talk show host Mark Belling (right) is back at work - pulling no punches and doing what he does best - calling it as it is, I thought now would be a good time to run this piece. I waited because I wanted to see if Clear Channel was going to have the backbone to back their prize property or the stupidity to gut their cash cow and hang him out to dry. It seems they did...
  • Al-Jazeera Boss Is Sacked

    06/18/2003 9:32:56 AM PDT · by walford · 11 replies · 308+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | June 18, 2003 | Notra Trulock
    ...Now the CNN of the Arab world has fired its general manager, Mohammed Jassem Ali-Ali. Ali-Ali had set up and run the network since its inception in 1996. He had previously worked for Qatar television; Al-Jazeera is based in Qatar, but repeatedly aired exclusive footage provided by Iraqi officials during the war. The firing came after the London Sunday Times reported that Iraqi intelligence agents had successfully penetrated the network and converted it into an "instrument" of the Iraqi regime. Al-Jazeera spokesmen denied any connection between the reports and Ali-Ali’s removal...