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Petition: SAY NO TO DISNEYFICATION OF COLONIZATION! Tell Disney Not to Make “Princess of North Sudan”!

highly problematic depiction of colonization. It all started in June 2014 when the daughter of Caucasian American farmer Jeremiah Heaton told her father she wanted to be a princess. Heaton responded by making a homemade flag, traveling to Egypt, crossing a desert, and claiming ownership of a contested area of land called Bir Tawil on […]

County sheriff has used stingray over 300 times with no warrant | Ars Technica

Stingrays, or cell-site simulators, can be used to determine location by spoofing a cell tower, but they can also be used to intercept calls and text messages. Once deployed, the devices intercept data from a target phone as well as information from other phones within the vicinity. For years, federal and local law enforcement have […]

Idle No More Washington ~ From the Arctic to the Salish Sea | RED POWER MEDIA

Hosted by Idle No More Washington Saturday May 16, 2015, 10 am – 4:30 pm. Seacrest Marina Park: 1660 Harbor Ave SW, Seattle, Washington 98126 10:00 am – Canoes gather at Seacrest Marina 11-12:30 – Canoes leave for a short pull for photo op, board the barge for a jam session, open mic, music, and […]

Una muestra de arte recrea la celda diminuta donde el fallecido Herman Wallace pasó 42 años aislado | Democracy Now!

Hablamos con la artista Jackie Sumell de Nueva Orleans sobre su colaboración con el ex preso y miembro de la agrupación Panteras Negras, Herman Wallace. Como Democracy Now! informó en octubre de 2013, Wallace murió días después de ser liberado de casi 42 años en aislamiento, tras la anulación de su condena. Era uno de […]

Surveillance planes spotted in the sky for days after West Baltimore rioting – The Washington Post

Discovery of the flights — which involved at least two airplanes and the assistance of the FBI — has prompted the American Civil Liberties Union to demand answers about the legal authority for the operations and the reach of the technology used. Planes armed with the latest surveillance systems can monitor larger areas than police […]

New police unit in New York: The ruling elite prepares for class struggle – World Socialist Web Site

According to de Blasio’s Police Commissioner, William Bratton, the new force will be “designed for dealing with events like our recent protests [against police brutality] or incidents like Mumbai or what just happened in Paris.”The unit will be “equipped and trained in ways our normal patrol officers are not,” said Bratton in a speech to […]

Timeline Photos – Shut Down Australia | Facebook

Timeline Photos – Shut Down Australia | Facebook. Asking all people to take strike action for 60 minutes between 10:30am to 11:30am the 1st of June 2015. Please read this message from Lavene Ngatokorua from Davenport Aboriginal Community in Port Augusta South AustraliaPlease read and strike with Lavene on the … 1st of June 2015 from […]

Wikimedia v. NSA: Standing and the Fight for Free Speech and Privacy | Just Security

Some commentators have asked whether Wikimedia and the other plaintiffs in this suit have standing to pursue their claims, in light of the Supreme Court’s 2013 decision in Clapper v. Amnesty International. In Clapper, the ACLU represented plaintiffs in a facial challenge to the constitutionality of the 2008 FISA Amendments Act (FAA) — the same statute […]

Mumia Abu-Jamal Moved from Prison to Intensive Care, Supporters Seek Access and Answers | Democracy Now!

JOHANNA FERNÁNDEZ: — Keith Cook, for the past 20 hours. Pam Africa, Ramona Africa, they all drove there from Harrisburg, where the case of the silencing act was being heard before the third circuit court. Immediately, after that ended, they rushed up to Pottsville, and the doctors will not speak to us. They will not […]

Mumia Hospitalized: Family Visitation Denied | Prison Radio

ACTION ALERT   Demand Mumia’s family hospital visitation rights   At 1pm EST today, Mumia Abu-Jamal had a medical emergency and was taken to the Intensive Care Unit at Schuylkill Medical Center in Pottsville, PA. SCI Mahanoy prison officials are blocking all family visits at Schuylkill. Mumia’s family is currently waiting at Schuylkill. We have absolutely […]

Lost in the ’50s with Harper’s anti-terror pablum | rabble.ca

It’s the tale of little six-year-old Jacob, who really likes spies. So much so that he wrote to CSIS to ask if they could help him set up a spy club. Little Jacob did not know, perhaps, that CSIS is an agency found to be complicit in a variety of illegal acts, from complicity in […]

Letter of Response to the Supreme Court regarding the detention on remand of Julian Assange – Aklagarmyndigheten

The Prosecutor-General is of the opinion that Julian Assange should continue to be detained in his absence, however would endorse the Supreme Court’s adjudication on the question. Given the fact that Julian Assange has appealed the detention on remand from the Svea Court of Appeal, the Prosecutor-General, on request, has submitted a letter of response […]

David Dow support from 300 lawyers: Petition to Texas Supreme Court to overturn suspension of death penalty defense attorney.

On Wednesday an extraordinary petition was filed in the Texas Supreme Court by some 300 lawyers seeking a declaratory judgment or, in the alternative, a writ of mandamus, overturning Dow’s suspension. The document is 263 pages long, of which many are signature pages. In effect, the petition asks Texas’ Supreme Court to declare that the […]

Privacy Guide for Activists with Haters

In light of the gamergate fiasco, we realized that most of the targeted individuals had their private information trivially publicly online. This guide is meant to help people take basic steps required to protect their online privacy, hopefully reducing the number of crazies who threaten to show up at your house. We do not believe […]

Chinese Labor Strike: 5,000 Workers Strike At Factory Making Shoes For Nike, Timberland, Kenneth Cole; Police Dogs Deployed

Factory workers in China tend to be rural migrants who travel long distances for city work. Under local labor laws, companies are required to offer monthly housing allowances. The striking Stella workers say they haven’t received this pay from their employer, though it’s not clear how many months are owed to them.“It’s unlikely they would […]

PressTV-‘Michael Brown’s family to file suit’

The move came after the Department of Justice failed to bring civil rights charges against officer Wilson on Wednesday clearing him of federal charges in the fatal shooting of Brown on August 9, 2014.After the ruling was issued, US Attorney General Eric Holder said a lengthy investigation into the shooting of the unarmed teenager has […]

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