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This week in “It’s the End of the World as we know and I feel fine, a look into Israel’s racism, riots in Paris in solidarity with Gaza, resistance to oil and gas infrastructure in Turtle Island, including actions in Utah, Vermont, Washington, 6 Nations and Unist’ot’en, the defense of Pizzeria Anarchia in Austria, PETA’s latest asshole move, new music by Rob Hustle, and an interview with Doug Gilbert on his book the “I saw fire”.
1. Ariel Sharon must die!
3. Turtle Island blocks oil and gas
4. PETA – Pretentious Egotistical Totalitarian Assholes
5. No Pizza No Peace!
6. Mi’kmaq Warriors almost free!
7. ***MUSIC BREAK – Call the Cops – Rob Hustle ft. Liv ***
8. The cops are not part of the 99%, interview with Doug Gilbert on his book the “I saw fire”
On April 27, 2013, Horace Campbell presented a workshop titled "Ending the Fabrication of the War on Terror: Lessons from Africa" at the Resisting
Drones, Global War and Empire convergence in Syracuse, NY.
Part 1 is Horace's opening remarks.
Part 1 is of John and Ellen presenting on the topic.
This is part 2 of the workshop. Part two is the discussion portion of the workshop and it is an audio file.
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.
On April 19th, 2013, I interviewed Kathy Kelly—a co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, which is a campaign to end United States military and economic warfare. The website is VCNC dot org. Kathy has lived in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Yemen and one of the roles she will play at the convergence is to relay those experiences and give a human voice to the lived reality of people over seas who deal with drone surveillance and are murdered by drone attacks on a daily basis. Kathy, and many others, will be attending “Resisting Drones, Global War and Empire" convergence, April 26 - 28 in Syracuse, NY. (See the FaceBook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/540569232649914/?ref=22.)
On April 19, 2013, Rochester Indymedia interviewed Col. (ret.) Ann Wright, a former US Army colonel and diplomat who resigned over the invasion of Iraq. She has since become an advocate for peace and an anti-war speaker and organizer. She will be going to Syracuse, NY on April 26-28th for the “Resisting Drones, Global War and Empire" convergence. (See the FaceBook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/540569232649914/?ref=22.)
In this interview, Ann talks about her decision to leave the government, blowback from families of people murdered by drones, the abolition of the war machine, and drone programs in other countries, among other topics. Her prefered sites of information on drones are Know Drones dot com, a Code Pink effort called Drones Watch dot org, and of course, Upstate Drone Action dot org.
It is problematic when the US leads the way in illegal use of weapon systems (drones). You can be assured that other countries will follow suit very quickly.
On April 18, 2013, Rochester Indymedia interviewed Debra Sweet, an anti-war organizer and director of The World Can't Wait. She will be going to Syracuse, NY on April 26-28th for the “Resisting Drones, Global War and Empire" convergence. (See the FaceBook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/540569232649914/?ref=22.)
In this interview, Debra talks about her entry into the peace movement, the problems with drones and the PTSD that pilots experience, the detainees in Guantanamo, who are on a hunger strike, and Bradley Manning, among other topics.
On April 11, 2013, Rochester Indymedia interviewed anti-war organizer, journalist, and blogger David Swanson who will be going to Syracuse, NY on April 26-28th for the “Resisting Drones, Global War and Empire" convergence. (See the FaceBook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/540569232649914/?ref=22.) David runs the website David Swanson dot org and writes, in a coalition effort, on War Is A Crime dot org. Currently, he works for Roots Action dot org and Veterans For Peace.
In this interview, David talks about his entry into the peace movement, the abolition of war, the sequester, and North Korea, among other topics.
Submitted by T. Forsyth on Sat, 2013-04-13 08:48
Original article: http://rochester.indymedia.org/node/98758
Elliott Adams is a very reasonable and easy person to talk with . A Vietnam War Veteran and past-president of Veterans For Peace, Adams put his body on the line to defend this country against communists only to realize that communists and the Vietnamese were not his enemies, but rather that his own governement was the enemy. To that end, Adams has put his body on the line in the way of the military industrial complex being arrested numerous times for civil disobedience against the unconscionable and immoral actions of the United States government. And now they have drones.
It is important to understand that drones are being used to commit war crimes... It will not be stopped unless we the people make it stop.
On April 10, 2013, Rochester Indymedia had the chance to interview veteran and peace activist Elliott Adams who will be going to Syracuse, NY on April 26-28th for the “Resisting Drones, Global War and Empire" convergence. Check it out!
For more about the upcoming, anti-drone "Resisting Drones, Global War and Empire" convergence in Syracuse, NY, please go to Upstate Drone Action dot org.
On April 4th, Rochester Indymedia had the chance to speak with Nick Mottern--a Vietnam War veteran turned anti-war activist. He runs the website KnowDrones.com and he has traveled nation-wide showcasing his model drone exhibit in order to raise consciousness about the negative moral implications of drones. In addition to his current antiwar activities, he teaches workshops on how to build model drones and will be giving a workshop at the convergence being held in Syracuse, NY—Resisting Drones, Global War, and Empire—from April 26th to 28th.
Joe McEvoy,CJE – The following editorial from; William Rivers Pitt, Truthout is a welcome revelation from at least one “Progressive” news and opinion outlet. Let’s hope it is not just another voice in the “Cyber Wilderness”.
Mr. Pitts moral awakening is not total and the fog from his “Coma” still hasn’t lifted completely.
Although Mr. Pitts contrition is heartfelt and revealing, his inability to let go his Obamachrist Religion completely is obvious (to me). I prey his recovery will continue and with enough therapy be complete.
Mr. Pitts states in this article;
Make no mistake, now: that’s not an “Obama is the same as Bush” argument. Nobody is Bush, because Bush stands alone, and whoever makes that kind of equivalency either slept through the first eight years of this century, hit their head and forgot what those eight years were like, or is trying to sell you something.
Let me assure you Mr. Pitt; I have not slept through the first eight years of this century. I was wide awake through the many marches is Washington, the bugging of my car, the attacks on my computers and the sickening visions of real terror from “America the Beautiful”. I did not hit my head and forgot what those eight years were like either, nor am I trying to sell anyone anything.
I do believe Obama is as evil as Bush, in some ways worse. The dead, tortured and oppressed are the foundations of that belief. The Capstone; Mr. Obamas’ refusal to prosecute any Bush war criminals, portrayers of crimes against humanity or war profiteers.
To your good health Mr. Pitt…
US sees ‘biggest-ever’ climate protest over Keystone XL pipeline
Tens of thousands of protesters marched through the streets of Washington, DC, on Sunday to protest the controversial Keystone XL project, which would see an oil pipeline run across the US Midwest.
The march’s organizers, environmental movement 350.org, estimated that 40,000 people from 30 states took part in the ‘Forward on Climate’ rally, described as the biggest climate march in US history; police have not yet provided an official estimate.
Protesters chanted "Keystone pipeline? Shut it down," as they marched around the White House, calling on President Obama to reject the Keystone proposal and follow through on climate pledges made during his inaugural
Rebel Diaz introduce their father Mario Venegas at the school of the America's Protest 2012 at the gates of Fort Benning Georgia followed by an update from Father Roy Bourgeois, SOA Watch founder, on the successes of the School of the America's Watch over the last year.
|SOA Watch Live Stream Archives 2012|
|Stewart Detention Center Pilgrimage|
|SOA Saturday part 1||Militarized Response to |
Environmental & Land Rights Activists
|SOA Saturday part 2|| Refusing to Pay|
|Sunday Stage/Vigil 1||Sunday Gate/Vigil 1|
|Sunday Stage/Vigil 2||Sunday Gate/Vigil 2|
|Sunday Stage/Vigil 3||Sunday Gate/Vigil 3|
|Sunday Gate/Vigil 4|
|Double Diaz Bourgeois||Concert Night Undercovers|
|Shut Down the School of Assassins and Resist U.S. Militarization in the Americas|
About 500 Ethiopian Americans came to Camp David (Thurmont, MD) to show their opposition to their country's dictator who was at the Summit to Shmooze money from Obama. 2 billion US Tax Dollars go to the Ethiopian dictator Meles Zenawi who uses the money to ethnically cleanse a part of Ethiopia that was formerly Somalia.
program: Evening News program date: Fri, 01/13/2012 Short Description: Bradley Manning Now Faces Court Martial The presiding officer in the hearing of alleged army whistleblower Bradley Manning has submitted a recommendation that all twenty two charges against the army private be moved to court martial. The recommendation must be approved by a higher-ranking officer, but it seems likely that the court martial against Manning will move forward. Manning is accused of releasing hundreds of thousands of government documents to the website ‘Wikileaks’. KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with Zack Pesavento with the Bradley Manning Support Network about the latest developments in the case. 10:23 minutes (9.5 MB)