ANOTHER ACTIVIST FILMS HIS LAST MOMENTS ON EARTH. Homs (June 17, 2012) - Ahmed Hamada filmed dozens of some of the most brutal assaults by Assad’s forces on the city of Homs. He risked his life everyday to make sure to document Assad’s crimes and make sure that the images he captured were seen by the rest of the world.
He paid the ultimate price as he was shot dead by a sniper while filming.
The world is reaching critical mass. We are at a tipping point. Please open your eyes.
From San Diego to Chicago We Stand In Solidarity by Occupy San Diego
A few words from Noam Chomsky to Occupy San Diego, GSD, OSDnoTPP, and Free Education Collective:
The words “free trade agreement” should bring to mind the response attributed to Gandhi when he was asked what he thought about western civilization: “it might be a good idea.” Same with “free trade agreements.” Maybe they would be a good idea, maybe not, but the question scarcely arises in the real world. What are called “free trade agreements” have only a limited relation to free trade, or even trade at all, and are certainly not agreements, at least if the people of a country are regarded as its citizens.
The FTAs are investor rights agreements, negotiated mostly in secret by representatives of transnational corporations and the few powerful states that cater to their interests. The public is largely excluded, and often opposed. The agreements include highly protectionist elements, such as the monopoly pricing rights that impose enormous costs on consumers and have no legitimate justification. They interpret “trade” to include actions internal to command economies, as when a giant corporation produces parts in Indiana, ships them to a subsidiary in Mexico for assembly, then sells the product in California, with each border crossing called “trade” — a very large component of world “trade.” We did not call it “trade” when parts were produced in Leningrad, assembled in Poland, and sold in Moscow, all within the Soviet command economy. The concept of “trade” is further illuminated by events taking place right now. The World Bank has just ruled that the Canadian mining corporation Pacific Rim can proceed with its case against El Salvador for trying to preserve lands and communities from highly destructive gold mining. Under the investor rights agreements, the crime of imposing environmental constraints can be punished on the grounds that it harms potential profits. Predatory corporations must be guaranteed the right to destroy for profit, whatever the human cost. That is only a tiny sample of what is called “trade,” a category designed, not surprisingly, to enhance the power and privilege of the designers. The public should be concerned, informed, and engaged.
Texas government officials committing voter fraud on the floor of the Texas legislature! Make this viral! Do you know what happens when a private citizen votes more than once? Jail!
your lawmakers are voting more then once for the same bill, they are actually voting for their buddies and are even blatant enough to cast other lawmakers votes for them when they have their back turned!
106 arrested in violent protest outside Quebec’s liberal party HQ
Quebec’s main student groups have mobilized some 170,000 students who are refusing to go to class until the matter is resolved.
During the skirmishes in Victoriaville, some 170 kilometers (105 miles) east of Montreal, protesters threw stones and police shot tear gas and fired rubber bullets. The injured included six protesters and three police officers.
Three of the students were rushed to hospital with head injuries, but officials said they were in stable condition.
One protester, identified as a student at Cegep de Saint-Laurent university in Montreal, lost the use of his eye, medical officials said.
#occupy Justice for Fish! We miss you, buddy! SAN DIEGO TAKES POLITICAL PRISONERS!
Very proud to introduce the brand spankin’ new website for #OccupyCityHeights!
U.S. Troops In Neighborhood Streets Fully Armed! The photo shown above was taken by a subscriber in the city of Crookston, MN from the front porch of her suburban home. ”When asked what they were doing the reply was: “Just training Ma’am.” “Oh, ok. What are you training on the streets of town for exactly?” At that the young soldier replied, “To be honest ma’am, I don’t know.
Fuck. My first guess: NATO conference in Chicago.
I saw this picture a few days ago. I’m not jumping to any conclusions because I don’t know the source, but quite an image nevertheless.
Video documentation by local activists and independent media shows that police officers and county deputies from across Minnesota have been picking up young people near Peavey Plaza for a training program to recognize drug-impaired drivers. Multiple participants say officers gave them…
Have you seen this documentary from #occupyMN yet? This is CRAZY!!!!
for the lulz - Montreal and their… well, let’s call it “street theater” are really cracking me up!