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  Breaking Down (Police Hurt Mental Health)
  Police often cite the dangers of their job as justification for use of force. On any given day in Oakland, you can see Oakland officers with guns drawn, chasing, surrounding, arresting. When someone gets hurt or arrested, we're lead to believe that they are criminals or they weren't compliant. We're told that the cops were in fear for their safety, and that force had to be used. In these stories, we are told to overlook the serious issues in play. For instance, we're asked to overlook poverty, and how police contribute to poverty by stopping, ticketing, and arresting members of the public. The police would also prefer that the public consider mental health an issue suitable for law enforcement. Mental health issues are not crimes, but in a city like Oakland, where schools and other public resources are getting shut down left and right, mental health incidents are under OPD's jurisdiction. But even in Berkeley, a city known for their supposed tolerance of people with disabilities, the city's "toothless" mental health team is sometimes dispatched to incidents alongside the police. How do police make these situations better? If the recent killing of Kayla Moore by Berkeley police shows us anything, it's that the police are incapable of de-escalating tense situations where criminal enforcement has no place. But Oakland has also lost its share of people due to officers who blur the line between use of force and aide. If mental health advocates truly existed in Oakland, Parnell Smith, Brownie Polk, Matt Cicelski, and many more might still be with us here today.
  3/16: Solidarity march for Greek antifascists visits Greek, German Embassies, then IMF
  On the 16th of March, Activists from Greece visited DC on their multi-city tour. The IWW, supported by Positive FOrce, Cheaspeake Earth First! and the Anarchist Alliance-DC network staged a solidarity march out of Dupont Circle. [By: Washington DC Indymedia]
  3/13: Obama big bucks fundraiser draws drone, Keystone XL protesters
  On the 13th of March, President Barrack Obama held a fundraiser for wealthy donors at Washington DC. While police blocked off K st and nearby streets in rush hour, Obama's motorcade had to pass jeering protesters objecting to the Keystone XL tar sands protest, drone murders, and big bucks political corruption. Some of the protesters objected to the fact that those raising in some cases as much as $400,000 had access, and those without money did not. One of the tripod mounted drones was present with the drone protesters. The largest turnout was 350.org and others protesting the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, which Obama can unilaterally block without asking Congress for anything, Through all of this the cops refused to let even pedestrians cross the streets, shutting down one of the busiest intersections in DC to everyone else for the convenience of the Democratic party and bucks-up donors buying access to Obama. [By: Washington DC Indymedia]
  3/13 'Racist Murde'r: Brooklyn in chaos after cops kill teen
  Brooklyn's faced yet another rally as more than a hundred people continued to voice their anger over the killing of 16-year-old black boy by police officers, who claim the teenager pointed a gun at them. One of the boy's relatives was reportedly arrested and two protesters have been led away in handcuffs. The deadly shooting has sparked concerns of systematic racism in the NYPD (By: Russia Today TV)
  January 8 courtroom chaos for comrade Jack
  Oakland, CA: Jack was arrested on January 7, 2012 during the very first FTP march in downtown Oakland. This march was called as a response to OPD and the local Oakland state apparatus' repression of all rebellious elements in Oakland with brute force in the wake of Occupy Oakland. After clearing the encampment at Oscar Grant Plaza twice, a struggle over territory in Oakland's downtown became a near daily event. Some would try to hold on to Oscar Grant Plaza as a zone where struggles could be coordinated and actions organized. A twenty four hour vigil continued even as the camp was gone. After many brutal arrests and regular brawls with pigs over control of downtown turf, a Fuck the Police march, that ended up becoming a weekly tradition for months, was called for the first Saturday of January. It was at this demonstration on January 7 that Jack was arrested and given bullshit charges – multiple felonies for assaulting a police officer and a made up “possession of an explosive device” charge that would eventually be dropped due to lack of any evidence. A year long court battle eventually resulted in Jack taking a plea deal: 1 year at Santa Rita Jail (though with “half-time” and “good behavior” he'll be out in six months) and multiple years of probation. Together with our comrade and his family leading the way we walked quietly in the street some eight blocks to the court house. About 50 of us somberly filed into the courtroom. Jack was called before judge Carrie Panetta (daughter in law of former CIA director Leon Panetta) who rambled about the length of his sentence. She banned our friend from ever making contacts with “his victims” (as though pigs can be victims!) otherwise known as officers of the Oakland Police Department. After agreeing to the year long sentence, with only half to be served, the judge ordered the bailiffs take Jack into custody. Almost immediately dozens of people were clapping and hissing. Screams filled the air. “Burn the prisons!” “Fuck the police!” “Death to pigs!” “Hang the Judges!” “Pig Fuckers!”“Brick by brick, tear this court to the ground!” People stomped on the ground, cursed the judged, and brought smiles to the dozen or so inmates being sentenced that day. It was a modest yet appropriate response to a system that tears loved ones away from each other and reproduces the laws that defend the horrors in this world Jack was resisting in the first place. After a minute or so of yelling we decided on our own accord to leave the court. By the time half of us were in the hallway the bailiffs had been ordered to arrest at least one person. These court-pigs rushed into the crowd with tazers and extendible batons. By the end of the pig-initiated melee four people were in custody and dozens of others were fleeing the courthouse. Family members of other prisoners were pleased with our disruption and shouted, “Fuck the police!” from passing cars. Another person leaving the courthouse in the aftermath of the fight nodded in approval and stated “I want friends like y'all”. We do not mention this to inflate our egos or position ourselves as a vanguard. This is merely evidence to prove that the people of Oakland continue to identify the courts and pigs as the enemy despite media representations to the contrary. Fire to the prisons. Fuck the police. Freedom to our comrades. Freedom to all prisoners. [SF Inday]
  LA fired up for justice!
  The people unite. Power to the people, justice for Oscar Grant!
  Police Beating of Maryland Student Caught on Video
  (April 13) -- Without the video, this might have been a classic case of "he said, she said." But there is a video. And so the case against two University of Maryland students accused of attacking police after a basketball game last month was dropped after the footage showed county police beating one of those students repeatedly with a baton. Now a new kind of accusation is being leveled, this one against the officers: police brutality (Mara Gay AOL News)
  9/11 TRUTHERS LOCKED UP FOR LIFE UNDER NEW US LAW
  Senators McCain And Lieberman Introduce Bill To Authorize Indefinite Detention FEMA CAMPS WILL BE OPENED SOON EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT A US CITIZEN! A new bill QUIETLY INTRODUCED by congress last week is causing quite a stir among civil liberties groups. The brainchild of senators John McCain and Joe Lieberman, the bill would give the United States government the power to indefinitely detain terror suspects without charge or trial. It would also allow the government to interrogate them for the intelligence value and it doesn't make a distinction between US citizens and non-citizens. The Enemy Belligerent, Interrogation, Detention, and Prosecution Act of 2010
  2/20: Ku Klux Klan 2010 Rally in South Georgia
  Creative Loafing Atlanta presents: The Georgia Knight Riders and Knights of the Ku Klux Klan rallied for a crowd of more than 500 on Feb. 20 in the town of Nahunta, Ga., about 275 miles southeast of Atlanta. For more video, check out clatl.com/video
  MALCOLM X: OUR HISTORY WAS DESTROYED BY SLAVERY
  http://malcolmxfiles.blogspot.com/ Malcolm X appears on a television show in Chicago called "City Desk" on March 17, 1963. "My father didn't know his last name. My father got his last name from his grandfather and his grandfather got it from his grandfather who got it from the slavemaster...
  Earthquake: Democracy Now! U.S Policy Towards Haiti (1 of 4)
  US Policy in Haiti Over Decades "Lays the Foundation for Why Impact of Natural Disaster Is So Severe" We discuss the situation in Haiti following Tuesdays massive earthquake, as well as the history of Haiti, with two guests who have spent a lot of time there
  Free Alex Sanchez! (wearealex.org)
  Alex Sanchez is a community leader and gang intervention worker in Los Angeles, CA. who has been in a federal jail cell for more than six months having been denied bail twice. The prosecutors claim he is a"threat to the community" but the members of the community know better. ...
  Oscar Grant Clearest Video Of Shooting - LETS NEVER LET THIS HAPPEN AGAIN!
  If you walk around the streets thinking you are safe because your are a law abiding citizen, THINK AGAIN!! any number of situations can arise where you come in contact with the police through no fault of your own, even if you are someone who came to help. ... (Source: Youtube)
  Who is Alex Sanchez? Part 1
  Find out who Alex Sanchez Length:1:24
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  Frente de Luta pelo Transporte e Joao Batista Nunes, Audi?ncia P?blica
  A Frente de Luta pelo Transporte, de Florianopolis, chama o secret?rio de transportes Jo?o Batista Nunes para uma audi?ncia p?blica em que apresenta sua pauta de reinvidica??es.
  Frente de Luta pelo Transporte e Joao Batista Nunes, Audi?ncia P?blica
  A Frente de Luta pelo Transporte, de Florianopolis, chama o secret?rio de transportes Jo?o Batista Nunes para uma audi?ncia p?blica em que apresenta sua pauta de reinvidica??es.
  MTD-RJ - Mutir?o de Limpeza na Ocupa??o Guerreiros do 510
  
  MTD-RJ - Tentativa de despejo da ocupa??o Guerreiros do 510
  Situada na rua Gomes Freire, bairro da Lapa e batizada pelos moradores de Ocupa??o Guerreiros do 510, um antigo pr?dio garagem abandonado ? ocupado e serve de moradia para diversas fam?lias. No in?cio de 2009, um novo prefeito assume. Eduardo Paes adverte os pobres com o que chama de Choque de Ordem. A advert?ncia vira amea?a dia 8 de janeiro.
 

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