Tag Archives | protest
WeAreChange talks to people who joined in on the March Against Monsanto in NYC about the problems of Monsanto and GMOs.
May 24, 2013 Political activist Adam Kokesh was released from jail this afternoon. Kokesh was arrested last Saturday for exercising his First Amendment right at a protest. He called for a “new American revolution” to begin on July 4 with a march on all 50 state capitols. The release was announced on his Facebook page with the following message and photograph: Released 130524 with felony charges reduced to citations which I refused to sign. Played hardball. Won. Talk to you Monday.
Jak of JNL media describes his arrest while filming the Keystone XL pipeline and the aftermath that prevents him from speaking out against the pipeline. Under this legal injunction, Jak faces 1 year in jail or 3 years supervised probation if decides to speak out against the pipeline.
Organizers of the largest protest in history to this point, the 2003 march against the invasion of Iraq, are among those hopping to orchestrate a watershed moment for the global movement against austerity, writes the Independent:
… Read the rest
The new “People’s Assembly Against Austerity” will march through London on 22 June, and, with the help of the Stop The War Coalition, intends to break that group’s record for the largest public rally in the nation’s history. The group claims it will be “an alternative democratic forum to a Parliament that has failed the people it is supposed to represent.” It will be, they hope “the launch-pad for mass resistance to austerity”.
Green Party Member of Parliament Caroline Lucas, Labour’s Katy Clark, Director of Executive Policy at the Unite trade union Steve Turner, head of the National Union of Teachers Kevin Courtney, comedian and disabled activist Francesca Martinez, as well as Independent columnists Owen Jones and Mark Steel, are the figureheads of a group they hope will appeal to anyone against austerity, regardless of background.
A few days ago, I had heard that there were riots going on in Brooklyn. I had no idea what was going on or why and didn’t feel like waiting for the evening news to tell me what was going on. I knew that people were taking pictures on Instagram and tweeting under the hashtag #brooklynriot and #brooklynprotest, so I used a new website to get the big picture in one fell swoop.
Tagboard.com is a hashtag aggregation website that searches all social media for the hashtag that you plug in. In the case of the Brooklyn riot meme, I was able to see moment to moment what was occurring.
Of course, Tagboard was not created as a site to help protestors organize, but to keep the increasingly media savvy public well organized. But one has to consider the power that a site like this can wield; across the board, from site to site, you have an eye in the sky. … Read the rest
“A chilling view of the future”
“A harrowing tale of what we may become”
Based on the book The Death of the Liberal Class by Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges, “Obey” brutally conveys our present reality, perhaps in the hope that we may finally wake as a united humanity.
We have been lulled into a state of being in which we are not confronted with monolithic decisions where we choose Liberty or Death; instead we are fed a steady diet of mini-compromises in our lives that we often choose wrongly upon.
I myself and totally guilty of this, but the overall result is a total compromise of every single piece of our dignity and personal sovereignty. So say that things are as they truly are is a radical notion that may get you shot in the face with a gas canister, like the military veteran of the Oakland Occupy protests or thrown into prison indefinitely like Bradley Manning.… Read the rest
"Riot" is a developing project in Italy that's led by film-and-game director Leonard Menchiari, who previously did cinematography for "Half-Life" creator Valve Corporation. The atmospheric little simulator of bedlam, which runs on iOS or Android phones, is inspired by real-life political turmoil from around the globe. There's a hefty element of strategy involved, with the player taking on either the role of the agitators or the truncheoned legions of police trying to maintain order. The developers have received modest funding so far on their Indiegogo page. If they collect enough cash, they hope to enrich the simulator by traveling to the sites of recent uprisings in Greece, Egypt and Italy to interview people involved in the conflicts.
Paolo Cirio, contemporary artist and pirate, hacked the governmental servers of the Cayman Islands and stole a list of all the companies incorporated in the country. Now on Loophole4All.com, he is selling the identities of those companies at a low cost to democratize the privileges of offshore businesses. Paolo hijacks the identities by moving their addresses to his Caymans mailbox and issuing counterfeited certificates of incorporation from the Caymans company registry. This massive corporate identity theft benefits from the anonymous nature of those companies since the real owners’ secrecy allows anybody to impersonate them. Through Loophole4All.com, anyone can hijack a Caymans company, from 99¢ for a certificate of incorporation for a real company to $49 for a mailbox in the offshore country with mail rerouting.
PARIS — Topless women activists have pounded a huge church bell in Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris to “celebrate” the pope’s resignation.
The nine women from Ukrainian feminist group Femen had their chests and backs emblazoned with the words “Pope No More.” They didn’t explain their action except to say they are “provocateurs” celebrating Pope Benedict XVI’s decision to step down.
At one point the women rang an enormous bell on display in the hall of the landmark cathedral, part of a set of new bronze bells cast for Notre Dame’s 850th anniversary this year. Cathedral staff turned off the church lights and pulled the women away.
The women say they’re also protesting in support of gay marriage. France’s lower house of parliament is voting Tuesday on whether to legalize it.