[HCCN] Fwd: Minneapolis, Philly, Oakland, Manhattan, Washington, Canada, Belgium, Hong Kong, Egypt

Judy_Robbins Judy at RobbinsAndRobbins.com
Tue Dec 16 09:43:54 EST 2014


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> It’s All Tied Together And The Starting Point Barely Matters <http://popularresistance.us2.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=33602bebba8fb7dd6e71fb413&id=614323efa3&e=0f6fd00279>THE police killing unarmed civilians. Horrifying income inequality. Rotting infrastructure and an unsafe “safety net.” An inability to respond to climate, public health and environmental threats. A food system that causes disease. An occasionally dysfunctional and even cruel government. A sizable segment of the population excluded from work and subject to near-random incarceration. You get it: This is the United States, which, with the incoming Congress, might actually get worse. What makes this an exciting time is that we are beginning to see links among issues that we have overlooked for far too long. Everything affects everything. It’s all tied together, and the starting place hardly matters: A just and righteous system will have a positive impact on everything we care about, just as an unjust, exploitative system makes everything worse. -more- <http://popularresistance.us2.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=33602bebba8fb7dd6e71fb413&id=cfcce21e88&e=0f6fd00279>
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> Police Made On-The-Spot Decision Not To Arrest Protesters <http://popularresistance.us2.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=33602bebba8fb7dd6e71fb413&id=ea2e4ff1a5&e=0f6fd00279>Rather than make arrests, Minneapolis police and State Patrol officials said they made on-the-spot decisions to keep demonstrators safe from traffic. Police who blocked traffic for protesters who shut down Interstate 35W in Minneapolis last week said they didn’t have advance warning the group planned to march down one of the state’s busiest freeways in the middle of the afternoon. About 150 demonstrators took to the freeway on Dec. 4, protesting a grand jury’s decision not to indict a police officer in the death of a black man. The group marched for 3 miles from south Minneapolis to downtown, where they entered City Hall and climbed the stairs to the offices of the City Council. The freeway was shut down for more than an hour. -more- <http://popularresistance.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=33602bebba8fb7dd6e71fb413&id=adb0fd8dc8&e=0f6fd00279>
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> Penn Student Questioned In Dorm By Police Over Ferguson Posts <http://popularresistance.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=33602bebba8fb7dd6e71fb413&id=b65c88ac07&e=0f6fd00279>Recent organizing and demonstrations around the issue of police accountability in Philly, set in motion by grand jury decisions in Ferguson, MO and Staten Island, NY not to indict police officers who gunned down unarmed African American men, have taken a new, though rather historically familiar, twist. Laura Krasovitzky, a University of Pennsylvania student organizer, tells The Declaration that she was visited on the morning of December 8th by a Philadelphia Police Department detective, who she soon learned was in the Homeland Security Bureau, asking about posts in a Facebook group. -more- <http://popularresistance.us2.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=33602bebba8fb7dd6e71fb413&id=393619d3c7&e=0f6fd00279>
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> 'Cops Got Wild': Two Protesters Face Charges After #MillionsMarchChi <http://popularresistance.us2.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=33602bebba8fb7dd6e71fb413&id=ccb1189372&e=0f6fd00279>This afternoon, in Cook County’s 26th and California court building, three protesters—all young people of color—faced felony charges of aggravated battery of a police officer. 25 total participants were taken into custody yesterday, according to a Chicago Police Department spokesperson. As a video circulates on social media of the moment when, in the words of demonstrator Andy Winger, “cops got wild,” CPD’s Office of News Affairs declined further comment on the nature of the felony charges. By the time Chicagoist filed, one protestor, Lookman Muhammad, had a felony charge reduced to two misdemeanors, while the remaining two still face aggravated battery felony charges and a $7,500 bond each for release. -more- <http://popularresistance.us2.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=33602bebba8fb7dd6e71fb413&id=54c909b52e&e=0f6fd00279>
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> Tens Of Thousands Surge Through Manhattan, Decry Police Violence <http://popularresistance.us2.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=33602bebba8fb7dd6e71fb413&id=70db32985d&e=0f6fd00279>Like the waves of a tsunami tens of thousands surged through Manhattan on Saturday to decry police violence and the killings of unarmed Blacks. The Millions March reflected growing public anger towards a broken justice system tilting towards police impunity for misconduct. Marchers chanted “Black Lives Matter,” I can’t Breathe,” and “No Justice, No Peace,” popular catch-phrases of the growing movement.The Millions March was “unlike anything I’ve seen since the civil rights movement,” said Tippy Brooks, an activist who has been involved in social justice issues for 50 years. -more- <http://popularresistance.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=33602bebba8fb7dd6e71fb413&id=4e4c338cb5&e=0f6fd00279>
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> Here’s What Happened When Undercover Cop Pulled Gun On Protesters <http://popularresistance.us2.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=33602bebba8fb7dd6e71fb413&id=0b064c65c4&e=0f6fd00279>Squad cars and white vans full of officers followed the march slowly as announcements rang out over a police intercom informing protesters that police were there for their protection and that their right to demonstrate was being respected. They also warned that any vandalism or violence would lead to citation or arrest. According to reporter David DeBolt, writing for Inside Bay Area, officials say it was then that two undercover officers joined the march, both wearing dark handkerchiefs and hoods that covered their faces. I had not seen them earlier, and they did not appear in any of the photos I took. Suddenly, behind me, someone started to yell. A protester had discovered the undercover cops and shouted an alarm. -more- <http://popularresistance.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=33602bebba8fb7dd6e71fb413&id=ccc7a5d9c5&e=0f6fd00279>
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> Snowden Lawyer Calls On Europeans To Prosecute US Torture <http://popularresistance.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=33602bebba8fb7dd6e71fb413&id=2c55fb2fdb&e=0f6fd00279>A leading German human rights lawyer has called on prosecutors across Europeto “get active” and prepare to seize any CIA agents and US officials involved in torture who enter their territories. Wolfgang Kaleck said the US Senate committee report on CIA torture was giving new impetus to European resolve to hold those in positions of power responsible for the use of unacceptable interrogation techniques. “We’re preparing reams of dossiers, and demanding of prosecutors that they do the same for those who are named in the report and those known as the higher-ups who directed and conducted this system,” said Kaleck, the director of the European Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) in Berlin. -more- <http://popularresistance.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=33602bebba8fb7dd6e71fb413&id=0ab5a82379&e=0f6fd00279>
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> Idle No More: Where Is The Movement 2 Years Later? <http://popularresistance.us2.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=33602bebba8fb7dd6e71fb413&id=8a70c17c0c&e=0f6fd00279>It’s two years later. Where is Idle No More now? Or, the question I get often: What was the point of the Idle No More movement? Did Canada change at all? While the round dances in malls and marches have subsided, the hunger fasts on Victoria Island have ended and the calls for resistance to fast-tracked omnibus legislation has quieted, there is more collective action led by indigenous grassroots peoples throughout Canada than ever before. The media has changed. Reporters cannot responsibly choose Ikea monkeys over indigenous peoples anymore. Canadian intellectuals and politicians like John Ralston Saul, Naomi Klein and former prime minister Paul Martin are now building careers off of the lessons they learn from indigenous peoples when writing their books and building their foundations. -more- <http://popularresistance.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=33602bebba8fb7dd6e71fb413&id=19e8c6d8c9&e=0f6fd00279>
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> Canadian Court Allows Woman To Sue Over Fracked Water Pollution <http://popularresistance.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=33602bebba8fb7dd6e71fb413&id=7cb7a00884&e=0f6fd00279>Alberta will not appeal a court ruling that says a woman can sue the province over hydraulic fracturing that she alleges has so badly contaminated her well that the water can be set on fire. Jessica Ernst began legal action against Alberta's energy regulator and Calgary-based energy company Encana (TSX:ECA) in 2007, and amended her statement of claim in 2011 to include Alberta Environment. Last month, Chief Justice Neil Wittmann of Court of Queen's Bench dismissed the government's application to strike it from the lawsuit. An Alberta Justice spokeswoman gave no reason for the government's decision not to appeal. -more- <http://popularresistance.us2.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=33602bebba8fb7dd6e71fb413&id=f821a2c2b5&e=0f6fd00279>
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> Above Their Law <http://popularresistance.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=33602bebba8fb7dd6e71fb413&id=ebe0016030&e=0f6fd00279>I went to their courtroom as an American Indian, not a citizen of kkkanada and/or a subject or the “Crown”, giving them authority over me. I am not be a ‘full blood’ Indian, but I am in part Migmaq and Penobscot. I don’t need an “Indian Status” from the status quo, determining who I am by quantum blood levels. This is their justification of the decision process of who is and who isn’t an First Nation, Native, etc.. And this is, according to the Crown, the enemy. I’m an American Indian, none of the preceeding descriptions. This right to choose where my or your allegiance is, is up to me or you. I don’t need anyone else’s given permission but from the Ancestors. They have given me the right to be a channel to what happened in that court room as an Indian living by Tribal Law and respecting International Law. -more- <http://popularresistance.us2.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=33602bebba8fb7dd6e71fb413&id=543921e856&e=0f6fd00279>
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> People Protest Oil Trains, Then Tax Dollars Used To Fund It <http://popularresistance.us2.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=33602bebba8fb7dd6e71fb413&id=1546ba0f95&e=0f6fd00279>For the past 18 months, Americans from Albany to Oregon have voiced growing alarm over the rising number of oil-laden freight trains coursing through their cities, a trend they fear is endangering public safety. In at least a handful of places, the public is also helping fund it. States and the federal government have handed out tens of millions in public dollars to rail companies and government agencies to expand crude oil rail transportation across the country, a Reuters analysis has found. The public assistance in states like New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Oklahoma and Oregon comes as railroads are posting record profits, and as state and federal authorities press for safety overhauls that the oil and rail industries have opposed, following several explosive derailments. -more- <http://popularresistance.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=33602bebba8fb7dd6e71fb413&id=3676a9fb99&e=0f6fd00279>
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> Cree Youth Walk 850 Km To Protest Uranium Mining In Quebec <http://popularresistance.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=33602bebba8fb7dd6e71fb413&id=4620ef3883&e=0f6fd00279>About 20 young Cree people have walked nearly 850 kilometres to Montreal’s South Shore from their village in northern Quebec, protesting against uranium exploration in the province. The youth left Mistissini, Que., northeast of Chibougamau in the James Bay region three weeks ago. On the way, they stopped in Quebec City to share their message. They arrived in Longueuil, just across the bridge from Montreal, Saturday. Their final destination is downtown Montreal, where they will deliver that message to the province’s environmental protection agency, known as the BAPE, when it holds the last of a series of public hearings on uranium exploration tomorrow. -more- <http://popularresistance.us2.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=33602bebba8fb7dd6e71fb413&id=36b9c992cc&e=0f6fd00279>
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> Belgium On General Strike Against Austerity <http://popularresistance.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=33602bebba8fb7dd6e71fb413&id=d94d9bef57&e=0f6fd00279>Belgium's main public transport company, STIB, announced on Thursday that it would cease operations during the planned general strike in the country on Dec. 15. STIB operates bus, underground and tram networks in the Belgian capital. Its sister company De Lijn, which operates services in the northern Flanders region of the country, also said on Thursday that it would not run services during the strike. The general strike is the cumulation of a series of regional strikes that have hit Belgium since November in response to the government's economic policies. -more- <http://popularresistance.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=33602bebba8fb7dd6e71fb413&id=f4475a529d&e=0f6fd00279>
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> Disruption And Sacrifice <http://popularresistance.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=33602bebba8fb7dd6e71fb413&id=9c6d8e7db4&e=0f6fd00279>Mark and Paul Engler’s well-reasoned piece published just a few days ago reminded me of what was, without question, the most personally impactful action I have ever taken part in, over 44 years ago, in Rochester, N.Y. on the Labor Day weekend of 1970. I was 20 years old at the time, and for the previous nine months I had been actively involved with the Catholic Left, which at that point in time was the name for the network of priests, nuns, Catholic lay people and others who were neither Catholic nor, necessarily, religious. What this network of hundreds of people did for a period of several years in the late 60s and early 70s was to pull off or inspire nonviolent “actions,” as we called them, to disrupt the war machine. -more- <http://popularresistance.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=33602bebba8fb7dd6e71fb413&id=9901fac7f4&e=0f6fd00279>
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> Congress Just Quickly And Quietly Expanded NSA Spying Powers <http://popularresistance.us2.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=33602bebba8fb7dd6e71fb413&id=568ab422e1&e=0f6fd00279>Congress just significantly increased the spying power of the National Security Agency without anyone really noticing. That is, with the exception of civil liberties and privacy hawk Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.). Reported National Journal: Congress this week quietly passed a bill that may give unprecedented legal authority to the government’s warrantless surveillance powers, despite a last-minute effort by Rep. Justin Amash to kill the bill. Amash staged an aggressive eleventh-hour rally Wednesday night to block passage of the Intelligence Authorization Act, which will fund intelligence agencies for the next fiscal year. -more- <http://popularresistance.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=33602bebba8fb7dd6e71fb413&id=cf6fe6d92e&e=0f6fd00279>
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> Most Undemocratic Legislature In The Democratic World <http://popularresistance.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=33602bebba8fb7dd6e71fb413&id=10b2f3759c&e=0f6fd00279>With Republican Senate victories in Montana, South Dakota, Iowa, Arkansas, Colorado, North Carolina, and West Virginia, Democrats are reeling from their worst political drubbing in decades. Things, the pundit class proclaims, will never be the same. The GOP’s 2014 Senate sweep is indeed big news, which is why it’s generated such massive headlines. But an even bigger story concerns the nature of the chamber the Republicans have just captured. The US Senate is by now the most unrepresentative major legislature in the “democratic world.” Thanks to the principle of equal state representation, which grants each state two senators regardless of population, the great majority of people end up grossly marginalized by the body. It’s a problem that has only gotten worse over time. -more- <http://popularresistance.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=33602bebba8fb7dd6e71fb413&id=69759ced18&e=0f6fd00279>
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> Protests Build And Intensify People’s Views On Issues <http://popularresistance.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=33602bebba8fb7dd6e71fb413&id=a33ffe8ed9&e=0f6fd00279>Bill McKibben suggested that the massive People’s Climate March in September had helped cause theUS-China climate announcement of a few weeks ago. He tweeted, “First reaction to US China climate news: We should do more of these big protest-type things, they seem useful.” But did the People’s Climate March actually cause these policy outcomes? Maybe. The truth is that it’s really difficult to assess the causal impact of protests. Many of the same things that drive people out to the streets also influence politicians to take actions in support of the movement’s cause. When the tide of public opinion shifts to support a movement, for example, we can expect to see both more protest and more favorable policy outcomes. -more- <http://popularresistance.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=33602bebba8fb7dd6e71fb413&id=78c85eccef&e=0f6fd00279>
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> Secrecy In Barrett Brown Case Continues <http://popularresistance.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=33602bebba8fb7dd6e71fb413&id=6d9b4cb496&e=0f6fd00279>Ahead of the sentencing of Barrett Brown, which is due to happen next Tuesday, December 16th, the DOJ is opposing the public’s right to know about a case with extraordinary implications for the public and for the practice of journalists. On November 19th, Brown’s defense attorneys filed their final sentencing memorandum, which is a thorough legal argument in favor of time served for the defendant, including many letters submitted by friends, family and supporters on his behalf. Because the government’s pleadings arguing for a 8 ½ year sentence were made under seal, the defense’s filing in response was also sealed, like much of the case. Arbitrary and inexplicable secrecy, including protective orders and gag orders have abounded in USA v. Barrett Lancaster Brown from the very start. -more- <http://popularresistance.us2.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=33602bebba8fb7dd6e71fb413&id=9d627ded60&e=0f6fd00279>
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> How Big Oil Got Expedited Permits To Frack Public Lands <http://popularresistance.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=33602bebba8fb7dd6e71fb413&id=b7f77df24f&e=0f6fd00279>The 1,616-page piece of pork barrel legislation contains a provision — among other controversial measures — to streamline permitting for hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) on U.S. public lands overseen by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), a unit of the U.S. Department of Interior. Buried on page 1,156 of the bill as Section 3021 and subtitled “Bureau of Land Management Permit Processing,” the bill's passage has won praise from both the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) and comes on the heels of countries from around the world coming to a preliminary deal at the United Nations climate summit in Lima, Peru, to cap greenhouse gas emissions. -more- <http://popularresistance.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=33602bebba8fb7dd6e71fb413&id=18ecabb950&e=0f6fd00279>
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> Hong Kong Protesters Evolve To Non-Cooperation Movement <http://popularresistance.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=33602bebba8fb7dd6e71fb413&id=f213917906&e=0f6fd00279>Students and civic groups are launching a "non-cooperation movement" - urging people to delay paying their public-housing rent and to pay tax bills in small and symbolic amounts - as an offshoot of the Occupy prodemocracy protests. Alex Chow Yong-kang, secretary general of the Federation of Students, said yesterday the actions were legal and busy workers unable to join previous protests could take part. "Occupy is taking on different forms. While the government has no timetable for universal suffrage, we do have a timetable to fight for it and challenge the legitimacy of the government," Chow said. -more- <http://popularresistance.us2.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=33602bebba8fb7dd6e71fb413&id=ab36d6ef45&e=0f6fd00279>
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> Revolution A Distant Memory As Egypt Escalates Repression <http://popularresistance.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=33602bebba8fb7dd6e71fb413&id=e740a935e7&e=0f6fd00279>If you want to know what became of the revolution of 2011, which electrified Egypt and swept then-President Hosni Mubarak from power, you could talk to its leaders. Or try to. Some are in exile, and others in jail. The award-winning liberal activist Asmaa Mahfouz is still at large, but far from free. She was recently banned from leaving the country. "The regime is hostile towards the revolution," she says, "and is trying to erase it from history." Many here share that view. Almost four years on, she says the situation is far worse than during the three decades of his rule. "When we protested under Mubarak we were beaten in the streets," Ms Mahfouz says. "Sometimes we were tortured. But now people are being killed, in the most brutal way." -more- <http://popularresistance.us2.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=33602bebba8fb7dd6e71fb413&id=6e60da3913&e=0f6fd00279>
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