telecomixda:

Do not forget The Day We Fight Back
arabbella:

Over 20,000 Jews were protesting the state of Israel this past Monday in NY

arabbella:

Over 20,000 Jews were protesting the state of Israel this past Monday in NY

(Source: universally-sanctioned, via theyoungradical)

Tags: protest

politicsd00d:

comatoseinsomnia:

It’s back.

Did I already reblog this? Not sure, but posting this anyways. 

(Source: irish-taco)

fotojournalismus:

Kekchi Aborigines from Coban protest a day before the Oxlajuj Baktun celebration at the Tikal Mayan ruins in Peten, Guatemala on Dec. 20, 2012. Indigenous activists protested outside Guatemala’s ancient ruins of Tikal on Thursday as members of the country’s poverty-stricken Mayan communities sought to draw international attention to their plight ahead of festivities to mark the end of the Mayan calendar, Reuters reports.
[Credit : William Gularte/Reuters]

fotojournalismus:

Kekchi Aborigines from Coban protest a day before the Oxlajuj Baktun celebration at the Tikal Mayan ruins in Peten, Guatemala on Dec. 20, 2012. Indigenous activists protested outside Guatemala’s ancient ruins of Tikal on Thursday as members of the country’s poverty-stricken Mayan communities sought to draw international attention to their plight ahead of festivities to mark the end of the Mayan calendar, Reuters reports.

[Credit : William Gularte/Reuters]

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theyoungradical:

Since the latest round of violence erupted in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories, many of us in OWS (who have always felt inspired by those so-called “Arab Spring” demonstrators who occupied their public squares in a cry for democracy) have felt saddened and torn. We completely condemn the Hamas rocket attacks on civilians, but we also know that retaliation will only beget further violence. We hold diverse opinions on the ongoing situation there, but from the bottom of our hearts, we feel the utmost solidarity and compassion for those — on all sides of the conflict — who are suffering from terror and wish peace to prevail. It is possible to support those in Israel [link via Occupy Judaism] without supporting the injustices perpetuated by the Israeli state; we stand united against antisemitism and islamophobia alike, and we condemn violence from all sides.

Some Occupiers have been taking part in a recent round of solidarity demonstrations with the people of Gaza. Meanwhile, in Israel, supporters of the #J14 social justice movement and many others have also demonstrated against the military actions of Israel. OWS has always been a nonviolent movement, and as such, we oppose all militarism as robbing the 99% (of money and lives) and strengthening the stranglehold of the 1%. It is clear that these latest acts of aggression, like wars orchestrated by the U.S. government at home and abroad, are just another way of boosting election chances by power-hungry politicians.

This latest Israeli assault takes place among a complex history. Palestinians, like all people, deserve self-determination, the right to return to their homes, to not have their communities demolished, and not forced to live in open-air prisons under military blockade or threat of invasion. But war will not solve this crisis, nor any other; it will only increase extremism, resentment, poverty, and the underlying systemic problems that perpetuate more violence. Collectively punishing an entire population for the actions of a few is not justice. Just as our own government here in U.S. spends trillions on “military defense” while education, infrastructure, and social programs crumble, neither Hamas nor Netanyahu government truly care for the poor and oppressed within their own lands, aside from meager social programs, and would rather spend millions on rockets than create real social justice.

Make no mistake: While we must stand against violence in all forms, this “war” is a one-sided conflict between a military which is one of the largest and best-equipped in the world, the Israeli Defense Forces, who enjoy widespread support from the U.S. military industrial complex, and a people whose lands have been steadily dwindling for decades. Civilian causalities in Gaza, a tiny strip of land that is densely populated and has been under blockade for some time (meaning that no one can leave, there is no where to hide, and medical supplies and other goods cannot enter) far outweigh those in Israel, with its advanced missile defense system. As a result, despair and desire for revenge are on the rise, and politicians on all sides seek to exploit this.

While the 1% of the United States supports and profits from these latest acts of aggression, and U.S. money and arms are used to conduct it, there are those of us within these colonized borders who refuse to let this happen in our name, with our tax dollars. As if it were not enough to merely denounce militarism and hatred for its own sake, to those who would say this is not an economic issue, or that this does not apply to income inequality: How much poverty is one jet, one bomb worth? There can be no social justice or economic equality in a world ruined by war or controlled by colonialism.

The United States, itself built on broken treaties and stolen land, is still the greatest exporter of arms and builder of the largest (and most racially disparate) prison system ever known on Earth. For those incarcerated and targeted by police brutality, for those who are forced to live on impoverished reservations, and those shackled by debt here in the U.S., to the victims of terror in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, and across the world, we must continue to build a mass people’s movement across divisions of race, religion, and all other borders to oppose tyranny, colonialism, and war in all forms. We all deserve to live in safety in our homes and enjoy the same rights, regardless of religion or race, whether we are immigrants or not. Our leaders would distract us by filling our minds with zealous hatred and send us to kill and die. We say no more.

The best way to end war is to start by overthrowing our regimes at home. Those with power wish to keep it; and war is profitable, politically and economically, for them. As long as the logic of capitalism declares “pursue profit at all cost,” regardless of the toll it takes on humanity, and as long as power, land, and resources are concentrated in the hands of the 1%, wars will continue as the rest of us are forced to compete over what is left, what for thousands of generations was shared by all. The capitalist imperative that allows multinational banks to profit by evicting innocent families from their homes is the same logic that justifies taking more and more land in Palestine and the world over. The bombs over Gaza and Tel Aviv are merely the most dramatic example of a global system that seeks to rob us all of our right to live peacefully. Protesting wars abroad is not enough; we must fight the war at home.

This is why the best way to end war is to end capitalism and domination. We must make right the wrongs of the past by building a world in which all have access to the basic means of survival and safety, so that not one more person will die in a fruitless war. Our struggles should not be against one another, but against those who would rob us of our land and send us to fight and die for their own gain.

Our struggle for peace, justice, and reconciliation here in United States is the same struggle of all peoples everywhere. Those who call for and profit from war, regardless of their stated claims, are the enemies of us all. This is why we say Occupy Wall Street, not Palestine! No to war! No to racism everywhere! No to the war machine fueled by greed!

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(Source: occupywallst.org)

themindislimitless:

Let’s increase these protests, worldwide, every day

(in chronological order date-wise, and geographical order on the day):

TODAY - THURSDAY NOV 15  

BEIRUT, LEBANON: 10 am – cola bridge, #beirut#GazaAssault#GazaUnderAttack

ALEXANDRIA, EGYPT: 12 noon, Qaid Ibrahim

TUNIS, TUNISIA: 11 am, In front of the National Theatre

TUNIS, TUNISIA: 1 pm, In front Sa7et Mohamed Ali

LA, 4pm: 11766 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 1600, Los Angeles, California

CHICAGO: 4pm, Obama Headquarters, 130 E. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60601

NASHVILLE: 4pm, CENTENNIAL PARK, ON THE CORNER OF WEST END AND ELLISTON PLACE

ATLANTA: 4 pm, 1100 Spring St. N.W. Atlanta

SAN DIEGO: 4:30 pm, US Federal building, 880 Front St, San Diego, for further information or to endorse, contact: zahi@al-awdasandiego.org

BOSTON: 4:30 pm, in COPLEY SQUARE

SEATTLE: 4 pm, SEATTLE FEDERAL BLDG. 915 2nd Avenue

NEW YORK:  5pm, outside Israeli consulate, (42nd st and 2nd ave) – Protest Israeli crimes in #Gaza! http://on.fb.me/RXWstl  via @facebook#GazaUnderAttack#Rage4Gaza

SAN FRANSISCO: 5:15 pm, Consulate General of Israel 456 Montgomery St Ste 1500, San Francisco

WASHINGTON DC: 6 pm, in front of The State Department, 2201 C Street Northwest Washington, DC **meet at 23rd St and E st NW

MONTREAL: 5pm in front of the Hall Building, Concordia Uni. #Gaza

VANCOUVER: 5 PM at the Art Gallery (Robson Side), Hornby and Robson Sts

TORONTO: 6 pm, Israeli Consulate – 180 Bloor Street (east of St. George TTC)

OXFORD: 4pm, Cornmarket Street, Oxford

BRADFORD, UK: 4:30 pm, Bottom of Sunbridge Road, Bradford

MANCHESTER, UK: 5 pm, Piccadilly Gardens, M60 1HX Manchester UK

BRIGHTON, UK: 5:30 pm, Victoria Gardens

LONDON, UK: 5:30 pm London:2 Palace Green London W8 4QB

DUBLIN, IRELAND: 5:30 pm, Israeli Embassy, 122 Pembroke Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

LIMERICK, IRELAND: 6:15 pm, Thomas Street Limerick UTC

BELFAST: 7 pm, Belfast City Hall

PARIS: 6pm, in front of the Ministry of Justice in Paris (1, rue de la Paix)

West Bank, Cairo, Tel Aviv http://bit.ly/RXVzRA #RageforGaza

FRIDAY NOV 16

OTTAWA: 12 noon, Israeli Embassy (50 O’Connor, between Queen and Albert)

ALBERTA: 3 pm, in front of City Hall

PHILADELPHIA: 12 noon, Israeli Consulate19th and JFK Boulevard

SAN FRANSISCO: 4 pm, Consulate General of Israel 456 Montgomery St Ste 1500, San Francisco

CLEVELAND: 4:30 pm, PUBLIC SUQARE in Downtown, Cleveland. For further information or to endorse, contact: Abbas Hamideh resistance48@aol.com

DC: in front of The State Department (2201 C Street Northwest Washington, DC 20520) at 6:00pm and march to the White House in protest of our governments support for Israel brutal aggression against Palestinians in Gaza.

SÃO, PAULO, BRAZIL, 5 pm, Avenida Paulista com Rua Augusta – em frente ao banco Safra (Paulista Avenue, crossing Augusta St. – in front of Safra bank)

MANCHESTER, UK: 5 pm, Picadilly Gardens

SATURDAY NOV 17:

SOUTH FLORIDA: 2 pm, for further information or to endorse, contact: Anas Amireh: fuktheoccupation@yahoo.com

NORWAY: 3 pm,Israel i Norge Parkveien 35, Oslo

SCOTLAND: 12 noon,Charlotte Square, Edinburgh

SWEDEN: 3-5pm, Israels ambassad Strandvägen 58

MONDAY NOV 19:

OSLO, NORWAY: 2pm Yongstorget, Oslo

Updated list. It will continue to be for a while as I find more, or the linked page updates.

(via theyoungradical)

deafmuslimpunx:

THINGS YOU DON’T HEAR IN THE U.S NEWS: INDIAN FARMERS DESTROY MONSTANTO’S GM CORN FIELD TRIALS
Via Campesina:
Shahabad (Kurukshetra), October 18: In a dramatic action, farmers of the BKU forced the Haryana State Agriculture University to fulfil their commitment to destroy Monsanto’s ongoing GM corn field trials in their public research station.
Last month, farmers and activists of the GM Free India coalition had met the state Agriculture Minister Paramvir Singh to show their resentment that public sector universities had become the experimental grounds for Monsanto’s risky technology. They had requested a ban on GM field trials in the state. “A month has passed since we met the Agriculture Minister but the government has failed to act on our behalf. The onus is now on us,” said Gurnam Singh, Haryana state president of the BKU.
Hundreds of farmers carrying banners reading “Monsanto GM corn Quit India” protested outside and gave an ultimatum to the research station of the Choudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University (CCHAU) when the university officials promised that they would completely destroy the field trial. However, later Monsanto’s officials were caught trying to sneak out the GM corn from the research station with support of University staff.Alert farmers stopped them and surrounded the research station when this news spread. They then forced the University authorities to comply with their promise and burn the complete field trial.
The farmers’ protest follows a recent recommendation by India’s Supreme court to put a 10-year moratorium on all field trials of GM crops in India owing to the risks involved. Public opposition to GMOs has been building in the country owing to growing scientific evidence on the negative impact of GM crops on human health and environment. There are also concerns about the manner in which seed companies are taking control of the seed sector by using their patented GM seeds. This has been the case with the only commercially cultivated GM crop in India - Bt Cotton. Monsanto now controls more than 90% of the cotton cultivated area of India and has wiped out local cotton varieties leaving framers with no alternative choice.

deafmuslimpunx:

THINGS YOU DON’T HEAR IN THE U.S NEWS: INDIAN FARMERS DESTROY MONSTANTO’S GM CORN FIELD TRIALS

Via Campesina:

Shahabad (Kurukshetra), October 18: In a dramatic action, farmers of the BKU forced the Haryana State Agriculture University to fulfil their commitment to destroy Monsanto’s ongoing GM corn field trials in their public research station.

Last month, farmers and activists of the GM Free India coalition had met the state Agriculture Minister Paramvir Singh to show their resentment that public sector universities had become the experimental grounds for Monsanto’s risky technology. They had requested a ban on GM field trials in the state. “A month has passed since we met the Agriculture Minister but the government has failed to act on our behalf. The onus is now on us,” said Gurnam Singh, Haryana state president of the BKU.

Hundreds of farmers carrying banners reading “Monsanto GM corn Quit India” protested outside and gave an ultimatum to the research station of the Choudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University (CCHAU) when the university officials promised that they would completely destroy the field trial. However, later Monsanto’s officials were caught trying to sneak out the GM corn from the research station with support of University staff.Alert farmers stopped them and surrounded the research station when this news spread. They then forced the University authorities to comply with their promise and burn the complete field trial.

The farmers’ protest follows a recent recommendation by India’s Supreme court to put a 10-year moratorium on all field trials of GM crops in India owing to the risks involved. Public opposition to GMOs has been building in the country owing to growing scientific evidence on the negative impact of GM crops on human health and environment. There are also concerns about the manner in which seed companies are taking control of the seed sector by using their patented GM seeds. This has been the case with the only commercially cultivated GM crop in India - Bt Cotton. Monsanto now controls more than 90% of the cotton cultivated area of India and has wiped out local cotton varieties leaving framers with no alternative choice.

(Source: badass-bharat-deafmuslim-artista, via theyoungradical)

amodernmanifesto:

The chief executives of 80 large US corporations have issued a “Deficit Manifesto,” calling on the next president to “fix America’s debt” by making substantial “changes in the federal budget.” The statement was published by the Wall Street Journal on Thursday.

Behind the innocuous phrases is the demand by some of the richest individuals in America for the slashing of Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security and a general offensive against the working class.

The CEOs’ letter, signed by a “Who’s who” of CEOs at giant US banks, financial firms and industrial corporations, calls on politicians to acknowledge “that our growing debt is a serious threat to the economic well-being and security of the United States.” It calls for Washington to adopt “an effective plan [to] stabilize the debt as a share of the economy, and put it on a downward path.”

The plan should be enacted now, “but implemented gradually to protect the fragile economic recovery and to give Americans time to prepare for the changes in the federal budget.” In other words, their proposals would worsen life for wide layers of the population, who need to “prepare” themselves for a drastic decline in their conditions.

Making no reference to the trillions of dollars made available to the banks during the financial bailout nor the trillions more that go toward imperialist war and the global defense of their economic interests, the company heads insist that the target of a plan to “fix America’s debt” should concentrate on the programs that assist tens of millions of working people, the poor and retirees.

(via theyoungradical)

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

New York City: Enemies of the State: Solidarity for Bradley Manning, Julian Assange, 14 Anonymous activists, and All Political Prisoners march, October 26, 2012.

Photos by Jenna Pope

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akblackandred:

On Thursday 18 October, HMRC staff in Coventry took part in a 15 minute walkout to protest the arrival of cabinet minister Francis Maude. Trade union activists are now calling on civil servants across the country to follow their example, with a day of action on 14 November against plans to roll back terms and conditions.

The government has announced plans to undermine the working conditions of civil servants, already facing a pay freeze and pension cuts. The plans include increased working hours, reduced leave, reduced sick pay and the prospect of forced moves anywhere in the UK. The PCS union has condemned the plans, whilst rank-and-file members and workers are livid and demanding action.

A member who took part in the Coventry walkout said:

Today marks the beginning of the fight against vicious attacks on us all as ordinary hard working people.

To members and activists everywhere: don’t wait any longer, call your 15 minute meetings and one by one start walking out all over the country, drive this Government to the negotiating table on our terms. We can’t always wait for the ballots and the leaflets and politics at the top of the union.

To the union leaders: take up this fight with no compromises and repay the bravery shown by ordinary members who have taken a risk today on behalf of all of us.

Government departments are due to present their proposals for changes to terms and conditions on 16 November. Two days before, at least four European countries will be taking part in coordinated general strike action. We call on civil servants to join them, and make this day a landmark in our own fight against these vicious attacks.

We urge workers in all government offices, through mass meetings, rank-and-file workplace committees or union branch committees, to support the following action on Wednesday 14 November:

  • 15 minute lightning walkouts
  • Protest rallies outside your workplace
  • A communications blockade* of the office of Francis Maude

We further call on all fellow trades unionists, trades councils and individuals or organisations opposed to austerity to join us in these actions and show the workers your solidarity.

If we do not beat these attacks, it will embolden employers to drive down the working conditions of all workers. The time to stand our ground and fight is now. Join us.

The Facebook event for the day of action can be found here and for the communications blockade here.

*A communications blockade entails mass phone calls, emails and faxes with the aim of jamming up communications.

(via theyoungradical)

thepeoplesrecord:

Last week nearly 1,000 people took over the Ohio Statehouse. Joined by others from neighboring states, they came together to protest the destructive gas drilling method called hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.” After rallying and marching to the Capitol building, hundreds poured in—without a permit—to hold a “People’s Assembly” to decide how they, the people, could end the practice in their state.

thepeoplesrecord:

Last week nearly 1,000 people took over the Ohio Statehouse. Joined by others from neighboring states, they came together to protest the destructive gas drilling method called hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.” After rallying and marching to the Capitol building, hundreds poured in—without a permit—to hold a “People’s Assembly” to decide how they, the people, could end the practice in their state.

(via politicsd00d)

theyoungradical:

People can’t seem to stop eulogizing the Occupy Movement.

Since the eviction of the protestors at Freedom Plaza last November, it’s become a media cliché to report on the “Death of Occupy.” Articles pop up all over the web, blithely reporting on the failed second wind of Occupy, this lackluster “American Spring,” and the May Day general strike that didn’t quite shut the system down.

It should be no surprise that the mainstream media is eager to report on Occupy’s supposed demise. Even ignoring the fact that the corporate-owned media has a strong desire to never see social movements such as Occupy succeed, the media, as a rule, generally needs to put a dramatic narrative to everything it reports. To them, every story ought to have a captivating story arch with a beginning, middle, and an end.

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The Montreal Protests, 4 Months In: Beginning in February, students throughout Quebec began protesting against a proposed 75 percent hike in the cost of their tuition. Demonstrators staged strikes, sit-ins, and marches, in some cases drawing hundreds of thousands of participants and incurring hundreds of arrests. Quebec’s government responded by passing a controversial emergency law, Bill 78, that places strict limits on free assembly, including a provision that requires demonstrators to submit protest plans and receive police approval. Reacting to the new law, hundreds of thousands more took to the streets to join the broadening protest. Now, four months later, nightly demonstrations continue across Montreal. These marches are called “casseroles,” as participants use pots and pans to create noise and call for attention. [39 photos]

(Source: sunrec, via theyoungradical)

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

An estimated 15,000 people marched in Chicago yesterday against the NATO warmakers’ summit, despite an overwhelming police presence and scare-mongering in the media.

The police, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and the corporate media are working overtime to…
theyoungradical:

inothernews:

WORST AMENDMENT   Getty Images freelance photographer Joshua Lott is arrested by police while covering protests on the first day of the NATO summit in Chicago.  It’s unclear if Lott has been charged; his photos from the protests have been published by numerous Getty affiliates, including the Los Angeles Times.  (Photo: Spencer Platt / Getty Images via The Guardian)
What part of “a free press” do police departments not understand?

they understand it completely, they just don’t give a fuck, this needs to be realised sooner rather than later.

theyoungradical:

inothernews:

WORST AMENDMENT   Getty Images freelance photographer Joshua Lott is arrested by police while covering protests on the first day of the NATO summit in Chicago.  It’s unclear if Lott has been charged; his photos from the protests have been published by numerous Getty affiliates, including the Los Angeles Times.  (Photo: Spencer Platt / Getty Images via The Guardian)

What part of “a free press” do police departments not understand?

they understand it completely, they just don’t give a fuck, this needs to be realised sooner rather than later.

(Source: Guardian)