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This was how I spent Thanksgiving 2005. It was truely an awesome experience.
The Rainbow Emergency Management Assembly gathered in Waveland Missahippie within days of the hurricane disaster, to feed people. They have receieved nothing but love and support from FEMA, Red Cross, numerous Church groups and Hancock County. It is said that before Katrina hippies would refer to Mississippi as MissAHippie because a hippie could easily go "missing" in Mississippi. Now Missahippie has a whole new meaning. The story of Waveland is that of people putting aside petty differences to do what's right and needed by our community of man.
This feabile attempt to tell an amazing tale of cross cultural volunteerism features: Vermin Supreme, Dirty Momma, Heather Bee, Pete Jones, Ben Cauldwell, Doc Stone, Organic Valley, the residents of Waveland Mississippi ... and Flower
Fore more info on this case,and the full complaint/lawsuit against officer Gromek : http://www.aclupa.org/henderson
PITTSBURGH - The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania filed a federal lawsuit today on behalf of Dennis Henderson, an African-American teacher who was arrested and jailed for 12 hours after criticizing the speed of a white Pittsburgh police officer driving by. All charges against Henderson were dropped by the district attorney, and the Office of Municipal Investigations (OMI) determined that the police officer had acted improperly.
Henderson, 38, an award-winning social studies teacher at Manchester Academic Charter School, was arrested within minutes of leaving a community meeting in Homewood that included a discussion of ways to improve relations with police.
"I want to show my students that, regardless of your neighborhood, ethnicity, attire, age, or socioeconomic status, no one should be harassed, arrested and placed into the criminal justice system by a police officer who operates under a code of profiling, provoking and arresting individuals without just cause," Henderson said.
Shortly after leaving the June 26, 2013, meeting, Henderson and Rossano Stewart, a freelance photographer for the New Pittsburgh Courier, were standing next to Henderson's car when a Pittsburgh police car sped by them. Both men pressed themselves against Henderson's vehicle to avoid being hit, and Henderson exclaimed, "Wow."
The driver of the car, Officer Jonathan Gromek, made an abrupt U-turn at the corner and pulled up next to Henderson and Stewart and asked, "Do you have a problem?" Henderson expressed concern about Officer Gromek's driving and said he intended to file a complaint about him. Henderson then asked Officer Gromek for his name and badge number.
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Tesoro refuses to answer any questions about Tioga Oil Spill
October 13, 2013
Unedited Media heard about the Tioga oil spill just like everyone else–11 days after it happened. .It took eleven days for the biggest inland oil spill to be known to the public.
The spill was eight miles north of Tioga, North Dakota and the media collective hadn’t seen much in the way of photographs or video. Unedited Media journalists decided to travel to Western North Dakota. They traveled along rutted dirt roads grooved by vehicles and flanked by frack wells. The journalists had the general location of the spill but they smelled it before they saw it. The Unedited Media team followed the scent of oil to a wide open field of recently harvested wheat.
With some of the only video from behind police lines, subMedia.tv witnessed the brutal raid by the Royal Colonial Mounted Police on the Mi’kmaq blockade of fracking equipment. But the fierce response of the community in defense of the warriors was also captured on camera. We bring you the real story about what really went down on Highway 134, the story that the corporate media doesn’t want you to see.
Mi’kmaq Warrior Suzanne Patles speaks at the SWN blockade site (background) just two days after a violent raid by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Even though the SWN trucks are gone, supporters keep streaming in from as far west as Vancouver. Suzanne was featured on our video Kahsatstenhsera: Indigenous Resistance to Tar Sands Pipelines
For over two weeks now, a coalition of people including local Mi’kmaq residents, and anglophone and Acadian settlers, have blockaded the road leading to an equipment compound leased to South Western Energy or SWN.
SWN is a Texas based energy company, that has been attempting to conduct natural gas exploration in the area’s shale formations. It is believed that if significant deposits of gas are found, SWN would then employ the controversial extraction method of hydraulic fracturing or fracking. But since this past summer, protests, direct actions and sabotage have thwarted their work, and have turned public opinion on the side of the protesters.
Throughout the summer, police arrested dozens of people conducting non-violent civil disobedience. But since the arrival of members of the Mi’kmaq warrior society, the police have not been as keen to come near protesters.
The blockade is preventing SWN from operating thumper trucks, massive vehicles that gather seismic data to determine the location of natural gas.
During my short stay here I’ve witnessed the co-operation between natives and settlers, a partnership that has kept this blockade fully stocked and operational. Food, wood, hot coffee, tents and other supplies keep streaming all the while SWN berates the police in the media for not arresting the protesters.
In two days time, several people named in a court injuction are due to appear before a judge. In the meantime supporters keep arriving, but the warriors have also issued a callout for further support.
Hey Pittsburgh still wondering who the folks are who are running for Former Councilman Patrick Dowd's Vacated seat?
Here ya go. Sorry for the jesus prayer in the beginning (part of the video)
Video: James Crawford, Edited and Produced by Don Carpenter
AUDIO: Don Carpenter
The first person to be indicted by the Steubenville Grand Jury, William Rhinaman appeared in court this afternoon looking very nervous as he sat alone in the courtroom awaiting the attorneys and Judge Cosgrove to begin proceedings.
Most Notably was the lack of media coverage as opposed to the media circus during the trials of Trent Mays and Ma'lik Richmond back in March. (Cnn, Wtov9. Wtrf 7. NBC 4 Columbus, KDKA Pittsburgh, Wtae Pittsburgh, the Herald Star and a couple unknows covered the hearing.)
Rhinaman is charged with Tampering with Evidence, Obstructing Justice, Perjury, and Obstructing Official Business. There was no new information or documents available to the public or media as to how the grand jury came to these conclusions, or when Rhinaman allegedly commited these offenses.
Judge Cosgrove assigned to the case by the Ohio Supreme Court, conducted a fast hearing with Rhinaman pleading not guilty, and appointing his current attorney as his legal representative until a hearing on October 25th at 11 AM can determine if Rhinaman has the finances and assets on hand to hire and pay for his own attorney.
Rhinaman informed the court that he only has $1,500 in his bank account, and has a mortgage on his house which costs more than the home is actually worth. When Judge Cosgrove asked the defendant if he is still employed by Steubenville City Schools, he replied " I don't know I haven't had contact with them since I was arrested on Monday." Nor was Rhinaman able to answer questions as to if he could tap his pension for his soon to be massive legal expenses.
Rhinaman was released on a $25,000 personal recognisance bond provied he meets with an attorney and makes all court appearances.
The “Line 9″ and “Energy East” pipelines threaten to bring tar sands “crude” from Alberta for export through ports in the Atlantic. These pipelines will traverse through many Indigenous communities and natural areas, threatening not only the health of the land but the sovereignty of these territories and their peoples. We have teamed up with Indigenous organizer Amanda Lickers to produce a Kahsatstenhsera: Indigenous Resistance to Tar Sands Pipelines. This video will focuses on Indigenous resistance and seeks to build capacity in Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities by providing an educational and accessible resource to build awareness across communities. Featuring stories and perspectives from land defenders in Athabasca Chipewyan, Aamjiwnaang, Six Nations of the Grand River, Kanehsatà:ke, and Elsipogtog First Nations, this video will not only educates the public on the issues being faced by pipeline construction and expansion, but showcases Indigenous resistance and provide an anti-colonial lens for understanding environmental destruction.
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Hunter Kaminskas, a 9-year old, recently spoke at the International Day of Peace , Sept. 21, 2013 at the Courthouse Green Fort Wayne, IN
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Red Ribbon Grand Jury ~ Chadron, NE ~ June 24th 2008
Testimony regarding specific crimes and specific injustices which exemplify the atmosphere of fascism in Dawes county Nebraska.
While covering the plight of the Lakota in Chadron the NOmadjik Media bus was sabatoged with deep red clay in the fuel lines. We were immobilized and all mechanics who responded to fix it changed their minds a day after agreeing to do the job. During this period a little research showed that a month earlier a journalist who had been studying racism in Chadron and had dissappeared several years before had just been unearthed in a local park... not all that well hidden in a relatively populated area. The public was to believe the body had been there for several years without being detected in the numerous man hunts that had combed the area after he went missing. We were lucky enough to be a AAA member with towing privledges; so after a week or more of being harassed by local police & kindly not helped by local businesses, we were able to be towed 100 miles to the safety of a real international truck shop. At this point we had not yet published anything about the issues in Chadron. Along the way our tow truck driver confided to us that he used to work as a guard at the local prison (where the current police chief had been warden). We were a little concerned about that since he was taking us "somewhere".
The action camp call was simple, a camp to come and learn the skills in nonviolent direct action(NVDA) to shut down the first tar sands mine in the United States. The camp did as it set out to do. The action stopped all work on the mine site . It was so successful that US Oil Sands, the company pushing to develop the mining site, reported a 13% loss of their stock price on the day of the action. People laid their bodies in front of the machinery to prevent them from carving out the Earth. The action itself was the culmination of trainings performed at the action camp that went above and beyond blockade trainings.
The buildup started at the Utah Canyon Country Action Camp. The nearest town to the camp (pop 863) was famous for its melons, Green River’s esteem for these melons is so high that the town holds an annual event to celebrate them. The camp was stationed at a desert cut open by the Green River. The terrain of sand, heat, and rock formations is so breathtaking that every local mentioned it to us.
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A story about perspective on childhood:
A friend I’ve known for over a decade, whose indigenous to the lands I now call home, saw this high school kid fall off his bicycle. The kid fell backwards, and his helmet slipped towards his nose. My friend, whose recent birthday inched him towards forty, said he watched the EMT’s lift this teenager into an ambulance and hoped he was ok. Later we learned the kid died, and this big brown man’s voice quivered, “Oh no,” He tipped against the wall and started sobbing. He wept at this complete strangers death. I watched unsure of how to react and just told him I was there for him. A few hours later he walked up and hugged me, said, “I’m sorry. Where I’m from, so many young people die.”
While trying to handle what officers referred to as a emotionally disturbed man, who allegedly was walking in and out of traffic, The NYPD opened fire after claims that "he simulated a gun with his hands" (said Police Commisioner Ray Kelly ) into a crowded street hitting 2 innocent pedestrians, one of the victims hit being a woman using a walker. The suspect had no weapons on him, and was eventually taken into custody after being tazed.
Both pedestrians are in the hospital being treated for non life threatening gunshot wounds.
Another angle of the incident can be seen HERE via the New York Daily News
there was also another bizarre police shooting in Charlotte, NC last night.
There will be alotmore to this story later.
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7. Colombia’s farmers revolt!
Citizen Journalist John (“Dr. Woody”) Konopak tries to take a calmer, more measured look at the growing, and intensely complex conflict in Syria, along with its entailments, in the context of “Real Poliitik,” and discovers no silver lining inside the clouds of woe.
Do you agree with the Doc?
- Yes (71%, 5 Votes)
- No (14%, 1 Votes)
- Always (15%, 1 Votes)
Total Voters: 7
Filmed on the last day of #natag2 in Kalamazoo Michigan