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Fire Walk With Me

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"There is something terribly wrong with this country." -V So, OCCUPY.

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Dec. 6, 2011: My Occupy LA Arrest, by Patrick Meighan

This writer for Family Guy was among the 292 who one year ago tonight, faced 1,400 LAPD riot police and a "mayor" who later called chalking with water-soluble children's sidewalk chalk, "criminal behavior". Here is his story, because as in most instances, police worked hard to limit the amount of press involved. Special thanks to Spencer Mills, "OakFoSho" who got in to livestream, and PunkboyInSF who also came down to livestream.

What you are about to read is not pretty.

http://myoccupylaarrest.blogspot.com/
Posted by Fire Walk With Me | Sat Dec 1, 2012, 02:17 AM (1 replies)

Pe' Sla has been saved!

APNewsBreak: Sioux tribes raise $9M required to purchase sacred land in SD’s Black Hills

http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/apnewsbreak-sioux-tribes-raise-9m-required-to-purchase-sacred-land-in-sds-black-hills/2012/11/30/e9249050-3b38-11e2-9258-ac7c78d5c680_story.html

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — After months of high-profile fundraising that drew celebrities’ attention and dollars, a group of Native American tribes has raised $9 million to buy a piece of land in South Dakota’s Black Hills that they consider sacred, an official with an Indian land foundation said Friday.

The Indian Land Tenure Foundation president Cris Stainbrook told The Associated Press that the tribes raised enough money to purchase the land from its current owners. The foundation was one of several groups and organizations leading the effort to buy the land.

Stainbrook said the deal should be finalized yet Friday, which was the deadline for the tribes to raise the money.

(More at the link.)
Posted by Fire Walk With Me | Sat Dec 1, 2012, 12:18 AM (1 replies)

Activists Demand Replacement of Federal Judge in Hacker Case, Citing Conflict of Interest

min reyes ‏@Min_Reyes

Activists Demand Replacement of Federal Judge in Hacker Case, Citing Conflict of Interest
http://truth-out.org/news/item/13074-activists-demand-replacement-of-federal-judge-in-hacker-case-citing-conflict-of-interest
Retweeted by Anon GovernmentWatch
Posted by Fire Walk With Me | Sat Dec 1, 2012, 12:09 AM (1 replies)

GD thread, photo on the current occupation of Tahrir Square, Egypt (Update)

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021895667

An amazing picture. An amazing people!


Egypt's top court shuts down, blames protesters


http://news.yahoo.com/egypts-top-court-shuts-down-blames-protesters-051812098.html

CAIRO (Reuters) - Protests by Islamists allied to President Mohamed Mursi forced Egypt's highest court to adjourn its work indefinitely on Sunday, intensifying a conflict between some of the country's top judges and the head of state.

The Supreme Constitutional Court said it would not convene until its judges could operate without "psychological and material pressure", saying protesters had stopped the judges from reaching the building.

Several hundred Mursi supporters had protested outside the court through the night ahead of a session expected to examine the legality of parliament's upper house and the assembly that drafted a new constitution, both of them Islamist-controlled.

(More at the link.)
Posted by Fire Walk With Me | Sat Dec 1, 2012, 12:04 AM (1 replies)

Slovenian police use tear gas after protesters attempt to enter parliament

Political Fail Blog ‏@PFailBlog

Slovenian police use tear gas after protesters attempt to enter parliament (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
http://rt.com/news/slovenia-clashes-corrupr-parliament-015/
Posted by Fire Walk With Me | Fri Nov 30, 2012, 09:15 PM (0 replies)

"Tar sands blockaders: an insider’s story"

Tar Sands Resistance ‏@tarsandsRESIST

"Tar sands blockaders: an insider’s story" by Eric Moll (via @the_ecologist) http://bit.ly/QOcMAv @KXLBlockade #NoKXL #notarsands
Retweeted by Tar Sands Blockade
Posted by Fire Walk With Me | Fri Nov 30, 2012, 09:13 PM (1 replies)

Warehouse Workers Move To Name Walmart In Wage-Theft Lawsuit

Warehouse Workers ‏@wwunited

MT @mileskathleen: @LAANE @AFLCIO Warehouse workers takes steps to name Walmart in class action lawsuit http://huff.to/11bGUaK

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/30/walmart-warehouse-workers-lawsuit_n_2218773.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

LOS ANGELES -- Warehouse workers in Southern California have filed a petition in court to name Walmart as a defendant in a federal wage-theft lawsuit, marking a significant turn in low-wage supply chain workers' fight with the world's largest retailer.

Although workers in Walmart's contracted warehouses in California and Illinois have alleged labor violations in the past, the filing on Friday is the first time Walmart itself has been directly implicated in the claims of abuse. Until now, only the retailer's subcontractors have been accused in court of shorting workers on pay and forcing them to work in substandard conditions.

"Walmart's name does not appear on any of these workers paychecks, and the Walmart logo does not appear on the t-shirts they're required to wear," Michael Rubin, the workers' lawyer, said on Friday. "But it has become increasingly clear that the ultimate liability for these workplace violations rests squarely on the shoulders of Walmart."

(More at the link.)

Posted by Fire Walk With Me | Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:37 PM (1 replies)

Dual-up access Syria (internet is down for entire country)

Anonymous ‏@Crypt0nymous

Dial up access #Syria: +46850009990 +492317299993 +4953160941030 user:telecomix password:telecomix OR +33172890150 login:toto password:toto
Retweeted by Anonymous Pirates


exiledsurfer ‏@exiledsurfer

RT @djspooky: Can an entire country disappear from the Internet? Yep @DigitalTrends: Syria disappears from the Internet http://bit.ly/UwIAsG
Retweeted by John C.onner


ⒶRebelMoonⒶ ‏@TheRebelMoon

The Anonymous Operation Syria Twitter account @OpSyriaIRC has been suspended by @twitter | #OpSyria #Syria #SyriaRevolution #Anonymous #YAN
Posted by Fire Walk With Me | Fri Nov 30, 2012, 02:59 PM (0 replies)

NYC Mayor Bloomberg has apparently ordered the immediate clearing of Sandy aid hubs

http://upload.democraticunderground.com/10021907136
Posted by Fire Walk With Me | Fri Nov 30, 2012, 02:15 PM (1 replies)

NYC Mayor Bloomberg has apparently ordered the immediate clearing of Staten Island Sandy aid hubs

Zuccotti redux.

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Occupy Wall Street ‏@OccupyWallStNYC

.@TheRoyalHer reporting that the Mayor has deemed our Staten Island pop-up relief sites "vendors", despite no $$ involved.

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Occupy Sandy SI ‏@SIrecovers

IMMEDIATE NEED: Come stand with Aiman at 489 Midland Avenue - police/mayor's office threatens eviction of 24/7 hub http://goo.gl/SdWO9
Retweeted by TheRoyalHer


http://pastebin.com/qnZ62R8S

IMMEDIATE ACTION: Tell the Mayor's office to stop shutting down much-needed Sandy community hubs
Location: 489 Midland Ave Staten Island, NY 10306
CONTACT: 347-755-1025 Aiman Youssef, community hub coordinator

ACTION: Demand the Mayor's office end community hub eviction and instead support hubs with space and equipment
CALL: Public Advocate's office: (212) 669-7250 9am-5pm
EMAIL: GetHelp@pubadvocate.nyc.gov

The community-run network of support for food, volunteering, supplies, clothing, and human services is an essential part of the New York City recovery efforts, and the mayor's office wants to shut it down immediately. The mayor's office is calling upon local police forces to "clear all outdoor sites" effective immediately. We are calling on all New Yorkers to advocate on behalf of these community run hubs that provide essential services to those whom the city and federal government, and support agencies, have under-served, neglected, or abandoned.

We call on the city, service organizations and police to support these crucial hubs by maintain location and services to community, offering tents, generators, and storage pods for supplies or finding free, nearby, and feasible medium to long term spaces where hubs can operate.

This Friday morning Staten Island police representing the mayor's office have threatened eviction action against the crucial Staten Island hub at 489 Midland Avenue, in the heavily hit Midland Beach area. Aiman Youssef, a 42-year-old Syrian-American Staten Islander whose house was destroyed in the hurricane, has been running a 24/7 community pop up hub outside his property at 489 Midland Avenue since the day after the storm. He and a coalition of neighbors, friends and community members are serving hot food and offering cleaning supplies, non-perishables, medical supplies, and clothing to the thousands of residents who are still without heat, power, or safe housing. This popular hub is well-run, well-staffed, and has a constant hum of discussion, support, and advice as well as donations and pick ups and volunteer dispatch through another pop-up group, volunteers who call themselves "The Yellow Team."

At the standing-room only Town Hall meeting at Staten Island's New Dorp High School last night, Youssef was the first to raise his voice in the question and answer period. The community's expression of extreme need and frustration with the lack of official support made for a contentious environment where city government officials offered few solutions. At one point borough president James Molinaro asked the audience "You wanna shut your mouth?" due to their increasingly loud demands for community support and housing solutions.

We ask all New Yorkers to not heed Molinaro's demand, but to speak out as Youssef did. Ask the mayor's office to support, not evict, the well-run community support hubs giving crucial services to New Yorkers in need.


LA Times article on Youssef's community-run hub "For Sandy survivors, a Thanksgiving they'd never expected"
http://articles.latimes.com/2012/nov/22/nation/la-na-sandy-homeless-thanksgiving-20121123

Volunteer group running out of 489 Midland "the Yellow team"
http://www.facebook.com/SandyRebuildStatenIslandYellowTeam

WPIX "Staten Island's Storm Victim Town Hall Turns Into Yelling Match"
http://www.wpix.com/news/wpix-staten-islands-storm-victim-town-hall-turns-into-yelling-match-20121129,0,3094499.story?track=rss

Staten Island Advance "Answers in short supply as exasperated Staten Islanders throng Sandy forum"
http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2012/11/answers_in_short_supply_as_sta.html
Posted by Fire Walk With Me | Fri Nov 30, 2012, 02:04 PM (40 replies)
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