February 21, 2014 – Revolution News , Russia – Tagged: arrests , Bolotnoye , protest , Russia , Sochi Judge Natalia Nikishin interrupted sentencing of the eight “swamp prisoners” of the Bolotnoye case. Session of sentencing is now scheduled for February 24, immediately after the closing of the Sochi Olympics. About a thousand people came to Zamoskvoretskaya court in Moscow to show support today and more than 200 of them were detained.
Media : Activists in London participated in a global ‘March Against Monsanto, calling for the permanent boycott of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). This was the second global, anti-Monsanto protest — the first took place on May 25. ©See Li Photo Capital www.seeliphotocapital.com
A second gathering against the White Paper on Population took place on May Day (May 1st) at the Speakers’ Corner in Hong Lim Park.
Jamaica’s version of Blog Action Day (the topic is Jamaican police abuses and brutality) will take place on May 23, to coincide with the anniversary of the country’s state of emergency in 2010 . Written by Janine Mendes-Franco · comments (0) Share: Donate · facebook · twitter · reddit · StumbleUpon · delicious · Instapaper
By Lindsey Wainwright, an Occupy Hartford Protestor: “Last week I went to community court and refused to take community service on the basis that I am not guilty of either of these charges. My case is being sent to trial by jury. The pretrial will take place on May 22nd at 9 am at 80 Washington Street in Hartford, CT. Witnesses who were involved in the action will be called to testify on my behalf. Their presence is especially important considering that my arresting officer lied in his report, claiming that I resisted arrest.” On Tuesday, May 22, Please join us at court in solidarity with Lindsey Wainwright to send a clear message that arresting citizens for legally filming in public IS AGAINST THE LAW and will not be tolerated. Read her story: DEAR SUPERCHIEF: I was arrested for filming in public and held in jail for 9 hours on $5000 bail in a french maid costume
Connecting The Dots, Charters, Corruption, Gulen & Privatization: Whistleblower Kathleen Carroll " A corrupt and internconnected web" Lawyer and fired whistleblower Kathleen Carroll from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing CTC connects the dots about the systemic corruption within the California education system including the Turkish Cult Iman Gulen run Magnolia public schools in California. She exposes the blatant conflict of interests and violations of criminal law by board of education members, and other government officials appointed and elected. She also calls for prosecution of these officials and for legislation that would outlaw the use of public funding for charter schools and privatization of education. She discusses the financial conflicts of interest by Democratic Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson and his wife Michelle Rhee who has received hundreds of millions of dollars from the Gates Foundation and other privatizers and is organizing to place political operatives on school boards and place superintendents and principles into the schools who will close public schools and open up charters run by their financial partners. She also connects the role of Governor Jerry Brown who appoints the board of the Commission on Teacher Credentialing and is personally involved in setting up private military charters in Oakland, California. The interview took place on May 12, 2012 in San Francisco For further videos and links go to: www.ajc.com www.youtube.com <b>…</b>