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March / Rally
Today People Demonstrated to the WV Governor and Legislature Their Desire for Real Clean Water Safeguards and Regulatory Enforcement. The most entertainingly sick moment of the day was when Dustin White was ejected from the captial building for carrying in a jug of tap water from his fathers spigot in Boone County. The officers claimed it was an "Unknown Substance". And they're right, but that's what's coming out of people's taps. Watch the video of this incident below.
That's the attitude from members of Anonymous all across the country as well as supporters of the group all over the internet today and in the recent days. Deric Lostuttter began once again seeking media attention by doing media interviews on behalf of Anonymous, and the organizers of #opmaryville. An operation to bring justice to a teenage victim and her family after a sexual assault occured by football players in a tiny Missouri town
The victim and her family brought charges against Players on the high school football team, but those charges were promptly dismissed by local prosecuting attorneys(citing lack of evidence and the victims refusal to cooperate), and the victim's home was burnt to the ground prompting the family to get out of town. Maryville's Local sherrif quoted as saying that "they did all that they could, but charges were dropped due to lack of evidence and the victim and her family just need to get over it and move on." The victim and her family accuse the sherriff and prosecutors of lying, and deny not cooperating.
Filmed on the last day of #natag2 in Kalamazoo Michigan
Taken during the closing ceremony of the International Occuy Gathering in Kalamazoo, Michigan
Some interviews I did with members from occupy movements from across the country during the International Occupy gathering in Kalamazoo, Michigan on the 50th anniversary od Dr. King's I have a dream speech
shot by @circleforever at the Occupy Internartional Gathering during closing ceremonies at Bronston Park in kalamazoo, Michigan one hour later, the cityu would shut the power off on the occupiers
Shot in Kalamazoo, Michigan during the Occupy International Gathering by @circleforever
Travonpgh press release:
Pittsburgh for Trayvon rallied together to deliver important demands for justice in the City of Pittsburgh to the mayor at 1:30 P.M. on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. City Council President Darlene Harris and the Democratic mayoral nominee Bill Peduto accepted the hand-delivered and individually addressed letters.
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl made the decision to evade personally recieving the demands delivered by over 75 people who filled the fifth floor hallway of the City County Building, singing Trayvon's song. Instead his assistant offered conflicting messages as to his availability and presence in the building.
Pittsburgh for Trayvon decided to claim public space as a headquarters to do necessary planning, debriefing, and follow-up to the actions of last week while waiting for the absentee public servant.
Pursuant to his unavailability to personally meet with us, we will be delivering the demands to his residence in Fineview, Thursday July 18, 2013 at 6:00 a.m
For More information please visit: http://trayvonpgh.wordpress.com
As I am about to post this blog piece, I just got a call from a man named Garvard Good Plume at Pine Ridge telling me that Wounded Knee is being auctioned off RIGHT NOW. I feel sick. Meanwhile, here's what I wrote earlier today....
I am sitting in a cafe in Rapid City, South Dakota on the Pine Ridge Reservation, early for my interview with Charmaine White Face. I watched the riveting, heartbreaking and informative film "Red Cry" for the second time last night to prepare for this interview. I also studied the very specific and helpful directives about how non-indigenous people can support indigenous people at www.lakotagrandmothers.org.
Submitted by Repost from the Syracuse Peace Council on Sun, 2013-04-28 22:10
(Ed. Note: This article is taken from the Syracuse Peace Council website. As soon as we get more info from Syracuse, we will update this piece. Rochester Indymedia will be posting plenty of video re: the workshops, interviews, and the march and protest today in the coming weeks.)
More than 250 protesters challenge drones, war and empire at Hancock Field Air Base
31 protesters arrested for blocking base entrance and other civil resistance
The protest started in front of the Thompson Road entrance to the base. After speeches, music and poetry, the protesters marched down East Molloy Road in a dramatic funeral procession to the base's main entrance, where several were arrested for laying down and blocking the main entrance to the base. Others were arrested for various acts of civil resistance. Sunday's rally was part of the three-day weekend event Resisting Drones, Global War and Empire: A Convergence to Action. See the Post Standard photo collection.
It's a question on many minds in the Weirton, West Virgina and Ohio Valley Areas. The case is 2 years old with one man being charged, and eventually all charges being dismissed. A grand Jury was convened in January to see if any other individuals would be charged, or if new charges would be filed against the original suspect. The grand jury found no reason to file additional charges, or charge anyone else.
The case has come back into the public's eyes lately with facebook pages titled Justice for Khylii and Khylii's Justice. An online petition has been set up to reopen the case, refile charges and bring justice for Khylii Keffer who sustained heavy trauma to her stomach on February 27, 2011.
According to Paramedic dispatch reports and records, on February 17. 2011 Paramedics arrived on scene at Khylii's home at 5:57 Pm for a 3 year old that was lethargic, and turning blue. They were met on the front steps by Amber Coen (Khylii's mom) who was carrying Khylii outside.
9 jurors and 5 alternates were selected for the Steubenville grand jury set to investigate further charges against others in the Steubenville case. The jury was whittled down from 150 jefferson county residents that reported to the courthouse yesterday morning. The grand jury will be tasked with deciding if other crimes were commited by 16 indivduals.
On the heels of the most repressive anti-abortion legislation in the country, Spring broke through the tough crust of winter with a bang on Monday. In cities across North Dakota, women came out by the hundreds to oppose legislation that cuts to the core of their basic freedoms. The message was clear, the ND state legislature and Governor Dalrymple have no right to impose the kinds of restrictions this legislation calls for. The new legislation calls for a complete ban on abortion, regardless of circumstance (rape, threat to the health of the mother, etc.), in what was described by one protester as “An assault on women’s dignity.” ;
Anonymous Demands Justice for Three-Year-Old Khylii Keffer, Domestic Violence Survivor from Weirton, West Virginia
On February 17th, 2011, an ambulance was sent to the residence of Amber Coen and her boyfriend, Don Weekley II. Inside the home, paramedics found three-year-old Khylii Keffer’s limp, nearly-lifeless body. She was unresponsive, and her skin was an alarming purple hue, indicating that she was receiving little oxygen. The on-scene paramedics’ report described her as “flaccid, demonstrating no motor control.” Her body was beginning to shut down, they said, and blood was rushing from her arms and legs in order to save her vital organs. The little girl was transported to Weirton Medical Center, and was then life-flighted to UPMC Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. She was taken to surgery and then placed on life support in the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit. The emergency procedure left the little girl’s stomach exposed for nearly eight days (1).
Doctors believed Khylii sustained traumatic internal injuries around February 17th, which caused a large hole in her stomach. Infection from her untreated injuries caused the three-year-old to go into septic shock, resulting in the purplish color paramedics described upon their arrival. They were able to establish this approximate timeline based on her stomach contents (1).
Shot by @amandablackbrn on www.ustream.tv/theviewfromnunyaland in New Cumberland, West Virginia http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nT3Ugig4xA&list=PLRiAee-Db9akaNrCQ4WEXQP...
A group within Anonymous known as FreiheitSec have recently been doing mass website defaces in support of #OpInnocence. #OpInnocence was initiated when Tyler Graham, 19 years old, of Weirton, West Virginia was arrested for raping and giving a STD to a 2 year old little girl, he was later released on a $50,000 bond. The accounts that are behind the defaces are known on Twitter as @FreiheitSecAnon & @Python_Inj3ct. As of this moment it looks as if at least a couple hundred websites have undergone defaces by this team.
The #OpInnocence rally is on Saturday 2 March 2013 at the Hancock County Courthouse in New Cumberland, West Virginia.
We will continue to keep on top of #OpInnocence as it unfolds.
On February 22, 2013, Anonymous released a video message on Youtube.com under the hashtags #OpWeirton and #OpPedoHunt. In the video, an individual, wearing the now widely-recognized Guy Fawkes mask, expressed disgust over the recent alleged sexual assault of a two-year-old child from Hancock County, West Virginia and announced a rally at the Hancock County Courthouse in New Cumberland, WV on March 2nd at 12:00 p.m. to recognize and support the 2-year-old Jane Doe.
Tyler Graham, 19, from Weirton, WV was arrested and faces one count of Sexual Abuse by a Parent, Guardian, Custodian or Person in Position of Trust to a Child. Graham was considered to be a person in position of trust because he was dating the child’s mother. Graham was released on a $50,000.00 bail (5). More charges may be filed at a later time (4).
Graham is also accused of giving the toddler a sexually transmitted disease. Weirton Police Detective Gerard Spencer says this is “probably one of the worst cases,” he’s seen on the job. According to Spencer, relatives took the child to the doctor with what they thought was a case of severe diaper rash but were told by alarmed doctors that there was something seriously wrong.
“Weirton Medical Center called us to come up there. A 2-year-old baby had just had surgery for wounds relating to a sexual abuse case," Spencer told reporters (4).
Police and doctors aren’t the only ones who seem concerned. Many locals expressed outrage towards the alleged perpetrator and described graphic and violent ways to punish him almost as soon as the Anonymous video was uploaded to Youtube. A few people, however, expressed concern that the video and the presence of Anonymous would trigger a witch hunt. Due to the graphic and sensitive nature of the crime, it is easy to understand that emotions are at an all-time high in Weirton.
....... [note] oops! I spelled Austerity wrong in the video...... This vidoe is also posted on YouTube here: http://youtu.be/RLvJeU_V8ZI [20 minute video]
Unpermitted March does not mean the police can now hurt the people for public safety!?
This is a video with clips taken from the recent 2.14.13 unpermitted One Billion Rising March, recently in Portland in which the police treated peacefully the unpermitted marchers *this time.
In contrast: There is out-takes added from May Day 2012 and from the N3 Austerity march in 2012 that were both unpermitted marches... where folks who were protesting were then pepersprayed, blocked and tackled by the police. [while in the street trying to march]
Shot on 2/14/13 in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
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2/13/13 shot by @amandablackbrn in Pittsburgh, Pa