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
On Saturday the picture used in Guerilla Art group Faction’s action was found in East London, it was on shop front. Massacre of the Innocents 1611 The art group put it up recently in support of the St Paul’s protest. A week previously there was a ‘massacre of the innocents’ when peaceful occupiers were seized by snatch squads in a celebration of the one year of the Indignados movement. When researching where the artwork came from, it was interesting to find the context of original action and idea behind it. b
Encontro dos Povos da Amazônia em defesa dos rios, das florestas e da vida De 23 a 25 de maio, será realizado na USP um seminário sobre Belo Monte, o Xingu+23. Mais informações sobre o seminário, incluindo a programação, seguem no link do blog do evento, indicado abaixo: http://xingu23sp.noblogs.org/ Ajude na divulgação. Compartilhe!!! #PareBeloMonte Xingu+23 – Ocupe. Esse rio é nosso. Altamira – De 13 a 17 de junho http://www.xinguvivo.org.br/x23/ Entenda o Xingu +23 No mesmo período em que o Rio de Janeiro recebe, vinte anos depois, alguns dos mais poderosos jogadores da política e da economia globais para disputar os rumos do Planeta em uma nova cúpula sobre sustentabilidade – a Rio +20 -, o Rio Xingu será palco de um novo levante contra o atentado hidrelétrico à sua vida: o Xingu +23. Entre os dias 13 e 17 de junho, pescadores, ribeirinhos, pequenos agricultores, indígenas, movimentos sociais, acadêmicos, ativistas e demais defensores do Xingu promovem o encontro, que marca os 23 anos da primeira vitória dos povos contra o projeto de barramento do rio em 1989, após o histórico 1º Encontro dos Povos Indígenas do Xingu. O evento, que deve reunir cerca de 500 pessoas, acontecerá em uma das comunidades mais impactadas por Belo Monte, e visará fortalecer a luta dos atingidos contra a hidrelétrica e pelo respeito aos seus direitos sociais, econômicos, culturais e territoriais. As atividades incluirão festejos culturais, debates, seminários e protestos. De acordo com o Movimento Xingu Vivo para Sempre, o Xingu + 23 visa, além de fortalecer os movimentos de resistência, reafirmar que, diante das fragilidades técnicas, econômicas, jurídicas e políticas do projeto, Belo Monte não é um fato consumado. http://www.xinguvivo.org.br/x23/
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Amy Mittelman, firstname.lastname@example.org 413 256-0883 OCCUPY AMHERST ON THE COMMON Amherst, Massachusetts Saturday, MAY 26, 11-2 P.M. Another World is Possible! Speakers, people’s mic, visibility action, music, community building workshop and 99% games. Speakers will discuss various topics including Corporate Personhood, Student Debt, Racism in the Amherst schools, Justice for Charles in Springfield, SComm and immigrant rights, Shutting down the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant and foreclosures in Hampshire and Hampden counties. Free. All welcome. Come and participate in the 99% Spring in Amherst.
Where the leaders of some of the top economies will talk but not necessarily take action! The NATO summit is to follow in Chicago. Originally the G6; Canada was added to make it G7 & Russia to make it G8. This year Vladimir Putin chose not to attend. While Mario Monti remains an unelected leader from Italy as Francois Hollande of France makes his debut! When Harper first came to power in 2006, Canada had the 8th largest real economy. Under minority Conservative governments & Finance Minister Flaherty; Canada has fallen to 11th place having been surpassed by Brazil, Russia & India while the People’s Republic of China recently became the 2nd largest economy in the World though is not part of the G8. (see BRICs)
Current Schedule for June camp-in/teach-in… CURRENT SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: Thursday, set up camp starting around 9AM Thursday night after dark, screening the film “Why We Fight” Friday 1PM Rabbi Bently, discussion about social justice (unconfirmed) Friday 3PM Bill Fisk, discussion about nuclear energy and green alternatives (confirmed) Friday 5PM Harold Helickson, discussion about income inequality (confirmed) Friday 6PM Jim Phelps, discussion about Big Banks (unconfirmed) Friday night after dark, screening the film “Inside Job” Saturday 11AM Chris Berg, discussion about corporate personhood (confirmed) Saturday Noon-2PM Picket (probably at Wells Fargo, possible moving picket down Main St.) Saturday 3PM Thomas Beckett, discussion about a sharing economy (confirmed) Saturday 5PM Richard Naylor, discussion about Islamophobia (unconfirmed) Saturday 6PM Soapbox, speak you mind, 5 minutes per person Saturday night after dark, screening the film “Pray the Devil Back to Hell” Sunday, breakfast and break camp!
David Cobb, National Move to Amend Spokesman, will be speaking in Colorado Springs on Tuesday, May 15th from 6:30 – 8:30pm at the Cheyenne Mountain Library 1785 S. 8th St. This is a free event. – This will be great chance to hear a powerful speaker and collect names and contact information from other area activists. Local groups along with the Peak Dems and the Green Party and Move to Amend will host a community forum on “Creating Democracy and Challenging Corporate Rule” with guest speaker David Cobb of the Move to Amend campaign. Part history lesson and part heart-felt call to action, the event will be at the Cheyenne Mountain Library at 1785 S. 8th St., Tuesday, May 15th from 6:30-8:30pm The recent U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United v. FEC opened the floodgates to unlimited corporate spending on elections. Cobb, an attorney and organizer for the Move to Amend coalition, will help local residents understand the history behind the recent decision and how they can work to abolish “Corporate Personhood” and reestablish a government of, by, and for the people. “Corporate Personhood” commonly refers to court-created precedent that gives corporations constitutional rights intended solely for human beings. “Corporate personhood is not an inconsequential legal technicality. The Supreme Court ruled that a corporation was a ‘legal person’ with 14th Amendment protections before they granted full personhood to African-Americans, immigrants, natives, or women”, states David Cobb, a spokesperson for Move to Amend and an attorney helping to lead the coalition. “We are inspired by historic social movements that recognized the necessity of altering fundamental power relationships,” said Cobb. “America has progressed through ordinary people joining together-from the Revolutionaries to Abolitionists, Suffragists, Trade Unionists, and Civil Rights activists through to today. Move to Amend is a long-term effort to make the U.S. Constitution more democratic.” The forum will focus on how Colorado Springs can join the national movement against Corporate Personhood. Cobb will provide information about the issue and facilitate a discussion about local action in the Springs and in communities across the United States to win the amendment campaign through grassroots mobilization. “We are a diverse coalition with deep roots in communities nationwide. We recognize that amending the Constitution to restore the power of the people over corporations will not be easy, but we know correcting the Supreme Court is imperative to the progress of our nation,” stated Cobb.
Stop Harper Day – Kelowna Public event · By Darin Howard Saturday, 2 June 2012 14:00 until 16:00 Quite Simply – we are fed up. We do not believe the country is going in the right direction. We cannot be convinced that we need prisons for a country where the crime rate is going down. We do not need more money spent on weapons than on hospitals. We do not believe that children and seniors should go hungry in our country. We know that things can get better. We need people from all races, all religions, all beliefs – to stand up for what is right – instead of warfare and hatred. We need you to join us at the Sails – Saturday – June 2 – 2012. Because something has to be done. More to come – Stay tuned. Darin Howard, organizer c/o Guerrilla Radio Design Box 20013, Kelowna, BC – V1Y 9H2 _______________________________________________ Stop Harper Day Saturday – June 2 – 2012 2pm – The Sails / Kerry Park Kelowna Speakers – Handout – Information Music – Positive Action – Optimism Radio Free Canada – Facebook email@example.com 250.868.8080 _______________________________________________ Sponsors – Organizations – Activists Thanks for all your support – we need it now. It’s time to shed off all differences and simply unite. The time is now. Darin