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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
Photo: Associated Press
It's over. It's finally over. After 16 months after the initial rape of 16 year old Jane Doe in August 2012, The Steubenville Grand Jury ended it's investigation into individuals who may have commited additional crimes during the initial rape investigation. 16 long months for Steubenville residents, and a very long and ridiculous social media shit show for main stream media, activists, anonymous soldiers, and those who just donned a mask in December to support the rape victim.
4 more individuals were indicted today bringing the grand total of those indicted to 6.
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.
On the night of the eviction. I had left a spokes council to head back to Global Revolution studios. The streets looked wet, and I called a good friend of mine form back home. After 3 months of Occupy Wall Street, most of my personal relationships were frayed, and I had been trying to mend my relationships old friends not in NYC. As I walked I saw lines of NYPD vans stream past me towards the park. It wasn’t unusual, until I noticed that all the vans were full. Each van had cops pressed shoulder to shoulder in them.
I told my friend I had to go and called back to the park to advise members of the media team what I had seen. They told me everything seemed fine back at the park, but I decided not to go to the studio and jumped a train to Liberty…just in case. When I arrived at the park it was cool. The air brisk, and the usual wanderings of people milling, people had taken to coming into the park later and later, some not even staying at all as the temperatures dropped. I checked in with the media team I was working with and they reported nothing unusual. I relaxed. Every night was paranoia. Every night was our last night.
First off, let me apologize for using those terms, left & right. What I mean by that is Anarcho-Communists and Anarcho-Capitalists.
What I mean by 'circular argument' is that it just goes around and around, always returning where it started, with no resolutions or agreements made. No further understanding is achieved either. Usually, neither side understands how in the world the other can believe what they believe. Let me be one of the few to say, I understand BOTH sides & I think that we argue with more platitudes than realistic statements.
One of the biggest issues there lies in the time setting of the discussion. I often find Anarcho-Capitalists will discuss life in a time AFTER government has been abolished, anarchy has been accepted as the most moral way of life, & communities are deciding amongst themselves what their rules should be (unanimously). Anarcho-Communists will discuss life in a time that is either BEFORE government has been abolished or DURING the abolishment of government. In the discussion of life before government is abolished, they usually seem to argue for a conversion from our current governing structure into communism, then just pull the leaders out afterward (I know I'm hacking the argument apart to a very bare bones view, but stick with me here). In the discussion of life during the abolishment of government, they're usually explaining that the conversion into anarchy would inherently (in their belief) go straight into communism, but without any leaders.
At first glance (& if you've never watched one of these arguments amongst anarchists happen) you might not see why that matters. So I hope I can lay out the arguments & dissect it accordingly so it all makes sense. I'll attempt to do so using the arguments as they usually happen when I'm in them.
THE ARGUMENT BEGINS!
Deric Lostutter Has been caught in more lies regarding his visit to rehab, who he's claimed to have donated to and fundraising.
His Legal fund has been restarted in which he now asks for $6,000 a day from his supporters.
Recently we gained access to his private instagram in which photos showing Lostutter flaunting cash, and expensive stays at The Hilton Hotel during a time in which he claimed he was "in rehab" surfaced over the weekend. The Pictures also show Lostutter enjoying expensive room service, while other anons who have actually been charged with a crime or who have already been convicted struggle for resources to support themselves. These photos also explain why Lostutter was tweeting and using facebook while supposedly in rehab.
All the local rehab facilities near Lostutter last month had confirmed that they do not offer a 5 day rehab progra, nor do they allow their inpatients access to electronic devices or social media while under their care.
Photo: Hannah Rhinaman Facebook
Walter Rhinaman's 20 year old daughter Hannah, has also been indictmed by the Special Steubenville grand jury on charges of (2 counts)Receving stolen property and (one count) theft. All three charges are 5th degree felonies, and the charges are unrelated to her father's indictment.
Ohio Attorney General Mike Dewine's office says "the charges are related to incidents that happened within the walls of the Steubenville City Schools, and not related to the Steubenville Rape Case."
"The grand jury had come across the evidence on the charges."
Miss Rhinaman could face up to 3 years in prison. You can read the Indictment Here.
Hannah was a Steubenville School employee who worked 188 hours at $7.70/hr on a purchases contract from August 20 thru September 12, 2012 assisting the Technology Department setting up computer labs, and updating software.
Miss Rhinaman's Facebook account didn't directly address the charges, but 2 posts made within an hour stated:
"I wish the federal government would leave my family alone." and "I love how popular I am now that on the national news....Fuck Off."
Both Walter(Pretrial Hearing) and Hannah Rhinaman (Arraignment) will be appearing before Judge Cosgrove on Friday Morning at 11 AM
The Steubenville Grand Jury has adjourned on another break until an unspecified time.
(all Timestamps reference this recorded live video:
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
Holy shit what a day! The day began with a rude awakening courtesy of the RCMP. Yep the pigs raided a 2 week old blockade of some fracking equipment owned by SWN. If you need some background watch my report about the blockade before the raid or read my twitter feed for my updates from today. A video report should be up early next week, but in the meantime, here’s a photo essay. Big ups to all the brave warriors defending the land!
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.
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.
Photo: Deric Lostutter counting his money on his Instagram
If Lostutter is making the amount of money listed in the above pic, why does he need donations? COuld this be Lostutter counting donation money he claims he has no access to?
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.
Photo: Don Carpenter
Ohio Attorney General, Mike Dewine announced an hour ago that the first indictment in the ongoing special Steubenville grand jury came back.
A Steubenville IT(Information Technology) School employee, 53 year old William Rhinaman was indicted on charges of Tampering with evidence (3rd degree felony), Obstructing Justice (5th degreee felony), Obstructing official business (2nd degree misdemeanor), and perjury ( a 3rd degree felony).
This indictment came as a suprise to everyone as the grand jury only met one day on Friday and was on a month's break following their last meeting. Media was alerted last week to expect indictment announcements around the week of October 21st.
Not much information was given upon request as to how the grand jury came to their findings warranting an indictment of Mr. Rhinaman, just that " Rhinaman committed those offenses." The Ohio Attorney General's office did not care to elaborate on that statement despite multiple questions on the phone by myself.
It is also my understanding the grand jury is still an ongoing investigation with more possible indictments coming.
As of the time of writing this blurb, Mr. Rhinaman had been arrested once the indictment was made formal and is expected to appear in court on Wednesday.