Archive for June, 2013

It Makes More Sense to Just Burn Down the Banks

Earth First! Newswire

by Adam Jung / Huffington Post

Before we get any further in this article I want to first say “Hello” to the NSA. So, What did you have for breakfast? Second, I should probably be clear that I’m not advocating burning anything, including a bank. However, objectively, I’m not sure why someone shouldn’t.

Yesterday a judge ruled that Jeff Olson, a 40 year old man from San Diego, California will face thirteen years for using washable children’s chalk outside three Bank of America branches to promote credit unions over large banks. In making his ruling, Judge Howard Shore, who I can only assume has the same disdain for the Constitution that I hold for broccoli, ruled that Olsen’s defense was prohibited from “mentioning the First Amendment, free speech, free expression, public forum, expressive conduct, or political speech during the trial.” To be clear, the judge outlawed citing the constitutional…

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What is America doing that it shouldn’t? Pt1

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There are a lot of problems in America that we Americans can’t seem to fix like drug addiction, education, or even minimum wage. The topic i want to discuss today is drug addiction. In one country, drug addiction is cut in half. “We decriminalized all drugs and treat addiction as a public health issue instead of a crime.”

Ten years after the decriminalization of all drugs, Portugal’s drug abuse has been reduced by half. Turns out it is much cheaper and more effective for medical experts and psychologists to treat drug addicts than it would be to run them through the legal system.

What I can’t seem to understand is, why is drug addiction treated as a crime here in the U.S.?  Me personally, I believe every drug related problem can easily be treated more appropriately other than something to be punished over. There is no problem at all to give someone help…

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The Gentrifying Monkey that ate Oakland

The Gentrifying Monkey that ate Oakland.

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The Free Republic of Taksim

Beautiful stuff…freedom is cool..

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Istanbul, June 9. 0707 hrs.

Dear people,

All night we strolled along the streets of Gezi, and never for a moment did my amazement subside. I am so happy to be here. This thing is much bigger than I imagined. It’s pure love.

Here you have gays and lesbians next to anticapitalist muslems. You have trotzkyists and kemalists and anarchists all eating at the same table. You have nationalists, ecologists, students, workers, feminists, etc. They dance together in circles, having the time of their lives. And of course you have the football supporters, let’s not forget them. The three big teams from Istanbul are all here, Besiktas, Galatasaray and Fenerbahce. They were sworn enemies not so long ago, and now they sing and chant as brothers, united against prime minister Erdogan and the police.

The Besiktas supporters in particular are an important part of the uprising’s muscle. During the clashes…

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Black Women who were Lynched in America

Never forget

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(Note: this post is just a partial list of Black Women who were lynched in America.  More research has revealed there are 148 documented cases of African American women lynched in America.  Four of them were known to have been pregnant. Two of them had their unborn children forcibly removed from their womb. You can see the full list at the post Recorded Cases of Black Female Lynching Victims 1886-1957: More on Black Women Who Were Lynched.)

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