Occupy Portland Activists Bus To Richland For Anti-Nuke Rally

RICHLAND, Wash. – Occupy Portland activists took to the road this weekend. About 100 protesters showed up in sunny downtown Richland Sunday afternoon. They were there to rally against nuclear power and in favor of cleaning up the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. On a large stage Native Americans and Occupy coordinators like Mirium German voiced their concerns. SOUND: Music “Hanford is an environmental tragedy waiting to happen,” German said. The Occupy protest did not bring out some of the long-term Hanford critics, but some Tri-Cities residents did attend. Most there were from out of town, like Gordon Sturrock who drove a bus up from Eugene, Oregon. “You know we are very concerned that things might get out of control here, an accident, an earthquake, who knows what, and it will seriously pollute our Columbia River which so many people rely upon for their livelihood,” Sturrock said. More than a hundred Occupy activists attended. Copyright 2012 Northwest Public Radio Copyright 2012 N3. To see more, visit . You can read the rest of this article at::

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Partnering with Occupy Ypsilanti for community involvement

The first panel, titled Contemporary Struggles in Historical Contexts, touched on race, gender, student reform and government. The panelists included Ian Robinson, a professor at the University of Michigan, speaking on liberalism and its transition into neo-liberalism, William Daniels of SEPE , speaking on international youth movements, Nicole Carter, a doctorate student at EMU , speaking on black movements in Michigan and Beth Currans, speaking about justice for women. Daniels shared the story of the Chilean Winter, saying although it did not go along with the traditional occupy movement, the message was similar. The students of Santiago, Chile came together and held a large number of protests to get their government to reform the country’s education system. Nicole Carter explained the start of Idlewild, NAACP and the separation between African Americans and Caucasians in Grand Rapids, starting with migrants from southern states in the 1950s. “The newcomers did not trust the white establishment and felt that it would be easier to build their own communities, in a manner similar to the various white communities within Grand Rapids,” Carter said, quoting Philip Bostic, a McNair Scholar. “The African-American southern migrants’ negative view of whites and desire for a more self-help approach led to class conflicts with the integration-seeking African-American elite that were already established in Grand Rapids.” “I really liked the topic about intersectionality,” EMU graduate Cate Stolz, said. “Looking at how all those forms of oppression were linked and how you can’t focus on a single issue because we don’t have single-issue lives.” The second panel, titled Reclaiming our Commons, focused on local issues. The panelists comprised of Peter Linebaugh, a professor at the University of Toledo and member of Occupy Ypsilanti, introducing the topic, Brian Whitener, a professor at the University of Michigan, on post crisis, Phil Patterson of SEPE at EMU , on student empowerment and Adam Warner of the Washtenaw Community Action Team, on foreclosures. Brian Whitener described student debt, the post-university crisis, calling financial aid “predatory lending.” “Every fall and winter students go to the financial aid office, take out a loan they’ll be paying off for the rest You can read the rest of this article at::

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GA Minutes 4-13-12

Occupy Rochester General Assembly Minutes – 4/13/12 ANNOUNCEMENTS: Good report of Restorative Circle Training on Thursday. The WG is now working on how to apply what they learned to OR. Metro Justice Dinner will be 5/5 at 6:00 PM at Temple B’rith Kodesh. All are welcome. Tickets are $25 ($15 for low income). Rinku Sen will speak on “Economic Justice Through Racial Justice at 7:30. (No charge for just attending the lecture.) Rochester Red and Black U of R SDS will hold a day school on contemporary anarchism on 4/29 at the U of R. On 4/25 the film “How to Start a Revolution will be held at the Friends House, 84 Scio Street at 7:30pm. WORKING GROUP REPORT BACKS: Labor Outreach is working on May 1 activities. There will be workshops – details to be announced and a rally at noon at the Liberty Pole. Electoral Reform is reviewing NYS Assembly resolution KO1016 to decide whether to support or suggest it be revised to more closely reflect the language of the MTA amendment, developing questions reflecting the interests of the 99% for political candidates, and preparing for voter registration training. PROPOSALS: We will spend 30 minutes of 4/15 GA reviewing the policies extracted from previous minutes, and either reaffirming, repealing, or amending each one. We will continue to spend 30 minutes at each GA until we have completed the list. Then they will be posted on the website. APPROVED. You can read the rest of this article at::

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Coordinated efforts in Europe and North Africa to fight against Debt and Austerity.

The International Citizen Debt Audit Network – ICAN, has been born under the slogan “We don’t owe! We won’t pay!”, bringing together movements and networks in different European and North African countries, fighting austerity measures through the implementation of Citizen Debt Audits. Barcelona, April 13th – The First Euro-Mediterranean Meeting of the newly formed International Network for Citizen Debt Audits, has been held this weekend in Brussels. Activists from twelve countries participated: Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Poland, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Belgium, Egypt and Tunisia. The different regions are developing or initiating Citizen Debt Audits or campaigns against austerity and debt. During the meeting different organizations, networks and social movements shared experiences, talking about the type of audits being conducted or promoted in each country, as well as what type of actions and social mobilizations strategies are developing in each territory (see appendix for a list of the different campaigns). Among them, the Spanish Citizen Debt Audit Platform, “We don’t owe, we won’t pay!”, was presented, which brings together organizations and social movements in the Spanish State and will conduct a citizen debt audit in the country. Beyond the exchange of information on how each country is tackling the debt situation, the meeting set the foundations for a better communication and coordination of the international network. It also outlined a common calendar, which identifies important action dates against debt and austerity: May 1st Labor Day, Global May protests from May 12 th to 15th (coinciding with the first anniversary of “15M/Indignados” movement in Spain) and May 16 th to 19th protests, actions, rallies and blockades against the European Central Bank in Frankfurt. The proposal made by Greece of holding a Global Day of Action against Debt, Austerity and in solidarity with the Greek people, was warmly welcomed, probably during the Global Week of Action against Debt and IFIs, held annually between October 8 th and 15th. This year coincides with the 25th anniversary of the death of Thomas Sankara, President of Burkina Faso, killed (among other issues) for opposing to payment of debt. It has been also agreed to You can read the rest of this article at::

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Minutes – IO Planning Meeting – 4/12/12

In an effort to be as efficient as possible with regard to the dissemination of inter-occupation communication, we encourage every Occupation to form an InterOcc Working Group, Committee of Correspondence (CoC) or similar entity. Read More You can read the rest of this article at::

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Occupy Philly: “6 Month Anniversary at Independence Hall”

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Tax Justice Day – April 14th, 2012

Tax Justice Day A day of informational talks, teach-ins and action to inform and educate the public of the injustice that tax systems impose upon the community. In addition to information on these injustices, strategies to resist the tax system will also be presented. When:   12:00pm, Saturday, April 14th, 2012 Where:   Veterans Monument Obelisk in Lincoln Park, 1440 Lincoln St, Denver, CO 80202 Informational Talks and Teach-ins to include: Brief History of Tax and a Look at America’s Tax System Today: First historical facts will be presented with various viewpoints on taxes from the ancient times forward to modern America. Then a look into America’s current tax system that places the burden of the economic load on the middle and lower classes while the rich get all the breaks. All manner of modern American taxes and viewpoints on them will be covered throughout this talk. Current Lack of Rational Government Budgeting and Spending in America: Government spending oversight controlled by the 1%, debts, and budget deficits. A look into biased and wasteful budgeting of funds by Federal, State, and Local governments including unchecked spending in areas benefiting the 1% vs. cuts to areas that benefit the 99%. Tax Resistance: Why wait? Join the Movement Today: In this teach-in the history, reasons and viewpoints of tax resistance will be covered with an emphasis on methods of modern American tax resistance. Various resistance strategies for the modern American tax system will be considered. More Talks, Teach-ins, and Actions to be announced. Tax Justice Day Where:  Veterans Monument Obelisk in Lincoln Park, 1440 Lincoln St, Denver, CO 80202 When:  12:00pm, Saturday, April 14th, 2012

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KITCHEN :: EP1 – Liberty Cafe, Pastor Leo, and Union Square

Occupy is a bit difficult to focus on, so we have joined the Occupy People’s Kitchen and are producing a series of short videos that will document the movement throughout the summer. Episode 1 is an intro to some of the people, their space, and what they are up to as of mid-April. Check back for episode 2 soon, according to plan it will be about the May 1 mobilization. Cast: Muralla Media Works Tags: Occupy New York , Occupy People’s Kitchen , Food Not Bombs , Muralla , food , hunger , OWS and Wall St

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SYRIA Leaked Video Of AlJazeera Using A Child To Fake Injuries For Condemning Assad

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AlJazeera Producer Resigns Over Syria

Aljazeera producer, Mousa Ahmed, resigns over bias surrounding Syria. ‘”The facts are totally different with the reports in the media (Al Jazeera), extremely…

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