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http://submedia.tv/stimulator/2012/07/09/this-is-athens A personal account of my short visit to Athens, Greece. My initial intent was to do a report on the anarchist neighbourhood assemblies. Truth be told this task was more challenging than I expected. Few within the neighbourhood assembly scene agreed to be video taped or photographed for fear of retaliation by the police, their employers and fascists. I was also made aware of the troubling hardships undocumented immigrants and their supporters face, the rise of the neo-nazi party Golden Dawn, and the role of the police in suppressing social struggles. This piece is only a snapshot of the complex situation of a country in a state of "civil war." and how anarchists are reacting to it.
by Marie Gage,Worldwidehippies - The long anticipated Supreme Court decision on the constitutionality of the ACA law has finally been given and this law was upheld. There is a lot of misinformation regarding the law. It is very complex, but as Justice Scalia declared that he should not have to read the whole thing, I guess I cannot fault the American public for their ignorance on what the bill will or will not do for them. I do know that many people on the liberal side of the political fence, mainly those that are long term unemployed, are not pleased with this law, as it does nothing at all to keep rates affordable for individuals or small business.
I am flummoxed by the people that blame this bill for the insurance hikes Health insurance rates were going up 30% or so a year to small business way back in the late 90′s when I was in the business. I did not directly do health insurance, but I had the license and the brokerage firm where I was at took care of all those things for our clients.
Here is a real life example of the disparity -
In light of the fact that Occupy D.C. has re-staged a public presence at Mc Pherson Square in solidarity and support through Anarchist Alliance D.C. Network, on Thursday, June 28th, 2012, I felt compelled to pass along this op-ed by my dear friend and colleague, ZenFidel. Congratulations, D.C. on the vim and vigor you show in your attempt to re-establish a presence in the heart of the nation's capital! -Howard Chelle
Last spring when the Tunisians, and the Egyptians rose up to claim their public squares and fight for change, I found myself wondering when the citizens of the United States would wake up to emancipate themselves from the corruption that abounds in our "transparent" democracy. I imagined it would be a difficult task. After all... We have no despots. We elect our government representatives on a regular basis. People are free to speak their mind. People work where and how they want. And the will of the people is the law of the land ... or is it?
Phil Polizatto – Worldwide Hippies Bureau Chief – West Coast USA, is a graduate of The School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University. He was a feature writer for the overseas division of UPI, a copywriter for CBS, and an award-winning corporate film producer. Mr. Polizatto is a published poet and a regular contributor to Worldwide Hippies as well as a variety of other arts and literary journals. Hunga Dunga is his first published novel. He resides in the Pacific Northwest.
If you're going to the Rainbow Gathering, the closest place to buy Anything is the Hickory Tree Grocery at Flatwoods Rd and Hickory Tree Rd. The food rocks and the people are very happy to see new faces.
I'll be returning here after the gathering to see how they feel about it then.
I am not a lawyer, nor do i wish to be. However, it is important to address the issue of how not to get yourself, your friends, your family, or loved ones arrested.
It is important to know your rights and know how to defend them, just in case the authorities want to dupe you into framing yourself or others, in order to secure an arrest. Here in the United States we have rights that are built into our constitution, the Fourth Amendment says that, "the right of the people to be secure against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated,” and the Fifth Amendment says that, "no person . . . shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself."
When you are stopped by the authorities, you must identify yourself, and lying to them in this regard will only be trouble in the long run. So identify yourself, but after that, remain silent. If you are in a vehicle, you do not have to roll your windows all the way down and probably shouldn't. If you are asked to step out of your vehicle, make sure your keys are out of the ignition, all windows are up, and lock your vehicle behind you. It is a good idea to always have your vehicle, motor home, r.v. or bus closed and locked when you are not in it. This is because leaving these things open implies consent for entry... and implied consent is sticky territory.
This week: 1. Greek anarchists in Prague? 2. Golden Dawn's dark hour 3. Immigrants invade Athens' streets 4. Gay Pride is not afraid 5. Anti-Fa resistance 6. Run this town. 7. Just do it!
David Cobb, founder of Move to Amend, (http://movetoamend.org) spoke (6/2/12) about corporate personhood and the threat to democracy. The 2010 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. FEC opened the floodgates to unlimited corporate spending on elections and focused more attention on the threat that corporate personhood poses to real democracy. Cobb, an attorney and organizer for the Move to Amend coalition, examines the history behind the recent decision and explains current organizing efforts to change the law. David's main point can be seen at timecode: 1hr. 2min. 53sec. in the talk. Sign the petition to end corporate personhood here: http://movetoamend.org Location of talk: Huston-Tillotson College - Austin, TX To hear MLK Jr.'s Beyond Vietnam speech visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loroGNdNZKI Produced for Austin Indymedia by Jeff Zavala. Videography by Grace Alfar & Jeff Zavala. Edited by Jeff Zavala. A ZGraphix Production. http://zgraphix.org Don't Hate the Media Be the Media!
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Ryan Harvey is a 28 year old musician, activist, organizer who hails from the outer suburbs of Baltimore. Nursed into activism through the power of punk music by the likes of CRASS, and local Baltimore bands; Ryan was at the WTO protests in 1999, as a kid. He's been at every major convergence of the Anti-Globalization movement since, and he defines these moments as epic life changing events. He has been a committed anti-war activist and organizer since 9/11, and works closely with veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, having founded CivSol the "Civilian Soldier Alliance".
Yesterday evening (5/24/12), over 150 workers and allies marched into City Hall to demand decent working conditions, fair wages, and career paths for Austin's downtown construction workers. Environmentalists, students, labor, congregations, and industry leaders came to support the march.
Austin City Council was scheduled to vote on selling the last large piece of undeveloped land in Downtown Austin to the largest private developer in the country, Trammell Crow. Workers Defense Project asked Trammell Crow to sign a Premier Community Builder agreement to ensure safe working conditions, a living wage, and career paths for low-wage and underemployed workers on the project.