Tampa, Florida: Solidarity with Palestinian activist Rasmea Odeh on the day of her first hearing in Detroit, November 13, 2013.
Agents of the Department of Homeland Security arrested Odeh on Oct. 22 at her home in Evergreen Park, a suburb of Chicago. Odeh is charged with immigration fraud. Allegedly, in her application for citizenship, she did not mention that she was arrested in Palestine 45 years ago, by an Israeli military court that detains Palestinians without charge - a court that has over 200 children in prison today and does not recognize the rights of Palestinians to due process.
Photo by Sol Már
Free love? As if love is anything but free! Man has bought brains, but all the millions in the world have failed to buy love. Man has subdued bodies, but all the power on earth has been unable to subdue love. Man has conquered whole nations, but all his armies could not conquer love. Man has chained and fettered the spirit, but he has been utterly helpless before love. High on a throne, with all the splendour and pomp his gold can command, man is yet poor and desolate, if love passes him by. And if it stays, the poorest hovel is radiant with warmth, with life and colour. Thus love has the magic power to make of a beggar a king. Yes, love is free; it can dwell in no other atmosphere. — Emma Goldman (via amodernmanifesto)
Countries doing it right.
Police In Thailand Lay Down Vests and Barricades In Solidarity With Protestors | Political Blind Spot
In a stunning turn of events today in Thailand, riot police yielded to the peaceful protesters they were ordered to harass and blocked. They police removing barricades and their helmets as a sign of solidarity.
The protesters explain that their goal is to destroy the political machine of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who is accused of widespread corruption and abuse of power. Thaksin’s sister, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, is currently in power, and is seen as a puppet of her brother.
Suthep Thaugsuban, the leader of the widespread protests that have been going on in Thailand, told his supporters to storm the Bangkok Metropolitan Police Bureau. This was one of the primary buildings they vowed to take over in their vow to topple the Shinawatra government.
The move by police has surprised many, and marks a turning point in the protests and a potential shift in power.
I call bullshit. The opposition in Thailand is calling this a coordinated action. The protests is being lead by a pro-monarch ousted politician who has announced his plans to overthrow the democratically elected PM and replace it with a ‘people’s council’ which will have leaders appointed by the monarch rather than be elected. No wonder the police are on board with it.
hahaha all I can see are mountain dew bottles
Happening NOW! Hundreds of fast food strikers march down State Street in downtown Chicago.
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Holy shit where does this come from?
[Black and white picture of Black Transwomen protesting, carrying signs that say “Money for hormones, not war!”, “We also have rights!”, and “Trans Rights Now!”]
The International Action Center (IAC) is an anti-capitalist, anti-imperialist, anti-war organization founded in 1992. This photo was likely taken during one of their ‘Trans Day of Action’. The background resembles Union Square so I’m assuming this is in NYC.
I backtraced the image but had no luck finding the source.
(Source: hysthetics, via violentqueers)
Byron Chubbuck is a wolf clan Cherokee/Choctaw raised in New Mexico. His Native American name is Oso Blanco but he became known by the authorities as “Robin the Hood” after the FBI and local gang unit APD officers learned from a CI that Oso Blanco was robbing banks to send thousands of dollars worth of supplies to the Zapatista Rebels of Chiapas on a regular basis during 1998 and 1999.
Oso Blanco is now serving 80 years in Lee, Virginia.
Want to support Byron? Write him a letter!
Byron Chubbuck #07909-051
Post Office Box 305
Jonesville, Virginia 24263
Oso can only receive letters, cards, postcards, photos (not polaroid). He can not receive gifts or cds. Books/magazines (subject – Aztlán) must be sent from a bookstore (Amazon.com or allbookstore.com). Newspaper articles are not allowed however xerox copies of the articles are allowed.
Byron does not accept money. If you want to support his cause with money, consider donating to ‘Schools For Chiapas’.
For more info, visit osoblanco.org
I came to the conclusion that as violence in this country was inevitable, it would be unrealistic to continue preaching peace and non-violence. This conclusion was not easily arrived at. It was only when all else had failed, when all channels of peaceful protest had been barred to us, that the decision was made to embark on violent forms of political struggle. I can only say that I felt morally obliged to do what I did. — Nelson Mandela, "An ideal for which I am prepared to die". Mandela made this statement from the dock at the opening of his trial on charges of sabotage, Supreme court of South Africa, Pretoria, April 20 1964 (via thepeoplesrecord)
Photo Caption: Hundreds of student demonstrate against the suspension of 5 student protesters.
Five students have been suspended from Sussex University and banned from going on to campus. The decision has sparked an online petition, reaching 3,216 signatories at the time of writing, criticism from MPs on Twitter, and a planned protest at 1pm on Thursday afternoon.
In a letter sent to suspended student Michael Segalov, the vice-chancellor, Michael Farthing explains that “reports have been brought to my attention that connect [these students] with the recent occupation of the third floor of Bramber House”. He says these actions involved “disruptive and intimidating behaviour" on 3 December.
The suspended students, now being labelled the Farthing Five on Twitter, include Adriano Marotta, who is chair of the postgraduate association, Hichem Maafi, ethical and environmental officer, Lewis Nielsen and Michael Segalov.
The suspension, which was sent by email on Wednesday evening, has caused outrage among students. On Facebook, 500+ people have said they will attend a protest on Thursday afternoon on a Facebook group.
The histories of our two peoples, Palestinian and South African, correspond in such painful and poignant ways, that I intensely feel myself being at home amongst compatriots — Nelson Mandela (via redplebeian)