A little cynical, but it’s the information age!
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Source: prima-anarchiaANTI-NUKE PROTEST, Koodankulam, India:
“Thousands of people spent whole night yesterday under open sky near the sea, refusing to go home. The weather was cold and rough. The people have laid siege 500 metres from the reactor compound, braving the armed police. There was some commotion mid-night amid rumors that the police is arresting the leaders. People are protecting the leading activists,…against whom the govt has slapped fictitious criminal charges including sedition, by forming layers of human-shield around them.
People have demanded that the planned fuel loading in the reactor must be immediately stopped. They have also demanded prohibitory orders imposed in the entire area for last several months must be revoked, so that people from neighbouring villages could visit them without fear and bring food and water.
Dr. Udayakumar told DiaNuke.org that the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu should address the real issue threatening the people, rather than championing pro-Tamil cause by gimmicks such as sending back Sri Lankan football team etc. He said that the 25,000 people from Idinthakarai and surrounding villages are ready to offer themselves as volunteers to do everything possible to solve the state’s electricity crisis - from facilitating power conservation to helping build renewable plants.
Yesterday, the people refused to have any dialogue with the local administration, demanding positive assurance from the political leadership. The siege will continue today and there will be a meeting in the afternoon to discuss further course of action.”
http://www.countercurrents.org/sunder090912.htmvia Occupy MARINES
A clever 8-bit video explaining the secure chat site crypto.cat, which may be a great tool for activists.Source:
Suppressing Protest: Human Rights Violations in the U.S. Response to Occupy Wall Street catalogs 130 specific alleged incidents of excessive police force, and hundreds of additional violations, including unjustified arrests, abuse of journalists, unlawful closure of sidewalks and parks to protesters, and pervasive surveillance of peaceful activists. Yet, to date, only one police officer is known to have been disciplined for misconduct in the context of Occupy Wall Street policing.
“The excessive and unpredictable policing of Occupy Wall Street is one more example of the dire need for widespread reform of NYPD practices. These violations are occurring against a backdrop of police infiltration of activist groups, massive stop-and-frisk activity in communities of color, and the surveillance of Muslims,” said Emi MacLean, a human rights lawyer and primary author of the report. “This report is a call to action.”
The report is available at: http://www.chrgj.org/projects/suppressingprotest.pdf
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Harriet on why Joshua Clover and 11 poets may face jail time for protesting at UC Davis.
An Activist Guide to PEN World Voices
Photo by Beowulf Sheehan / PEN American Center.Source: pen.org
On APRIL 5, come out and celebrate the launch of Beautiful Trouble —the creative activist’s toolbox for the 21st century.
Where: PowerHouse Arena, 37 Main Street, DUMBO, Brooklyn
When: Thursday, April 5th, 7:30 - 9:30 pm.
After party to follow at underground space in DUMBO.
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