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americanindignants:

Solidarity with Striking Students of Québec - New York City

#ows #occupy

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americanindignants:

“All voting is a sort of gaming, like checkers or backgammon, with a slight moral tinge to it, a playing with right and wrong, with moral questions; and betting naturally accompanies it. The character of the voters is not staked. I cast my vote, perchance, as I think right; but I am not vitally…

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americanindignants:

“April 28, Montichiari Italy, Animal Liberation Front (ALF) of Italy, protested Green Hill, a facility that breeds and raises Beagles for animal testing. Dozens of ALF protesters infiltrated one of the breeding kennels that housed the female dogs and their puppies. Once inside the facility the protesters managed to release 1 adult female beagle and 25-30 puppies, before the police intervened and arrested 12 of the protesters. Allegedly this has set off a cyber attack from Anonymous called SD fur.

At 16:15 a group of ALF protesters hurled stones at the first building of kennel, they then climbed over the fence to reach the cages where the animals are locked up. As the Police were trying to get past the blockade of outside protesters, a dozen other ALF protesters came out carrying handfuls of puppies and one adult female beagle. The protesters started lifting the dog and puppies over the fence to the ALF protesters on the other side. The ALF protesters managed to release some 25-30 puppies before police broke through the barricade of protesters. The police eventually arrested 12 of the protesters and seized 7 of the puppies. Some protesters said they “experienced violence by some of the officials.”

The police took the puppies to different police stations, and notified Green Hill to come pick them up. Green Hill told the officials “they would not take them back because the animal’s isolation had been interrupted and corrupted.”

According to one ALF protester “all the animals had a strong smell of urine, and one puppy about 8 months old, has an incision that runs the full length of his abdomen.”

Officials are still holding 7 of the 12 ALF protesters that were arrested. Anonymous has sent the message below:

28/04/2012 Italy 
“Attack of the site SD Fur: Anonymous has made an attack against those who derive profit from the blood and the suffering of animals. We intend to support with our means of speciesism and the victims of human cruelty. We want to raise awareness about the daily barbarism that are committed in the name of profit and bloody fashion, these animals are blinded and deafened before their death. These are innocent victims, and we will send a clear message to perpetrators. This is just the beginning.” Sincerely,Anonymous OpSaveAnimals # # # OpItaly Operationgreenrights 

No word on if that company has been hacked.

ALF is asking people, “if you would like to demand the release of the 7 remaining ALF protesters please call the Police station in Italy at +39 030 37441.””

Petition to release the protesters

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americanindignants:

“Hey you dreamers, strikers and new left redeemers out there,

For thirty-one magical days beginning this Tuesday, May 1, we take the plunge and Strike! We block the Golden Gate Bridge; occupy a Manhattan-bound tunnel; seize the ports. In 115 cities, we march into banks, erect tents and refuse to leave. We disrupt financial institutions forcing thousands to preemptively close. Five thousand of us pray, dance, sleep on Wall Street and in front of the Fed and if the Bloombergs of the world bring out paramilitary police to intimidate us, we use our social media fire to call out 50,000 more occupiers.

In the week before the G8 and NATO summits, we light the spark globally. We occupy hundreds of squares in cities on every continent – from Paris to Berlin, Toronto to Athens, São Paulo to Bucharest and beyond – we up the ante with direct actions that paralyze capitalism. For a few days, maybe for a full month, we act as if we already live in a world run by people, not corporations.

Our movement goes geopolitical later in May. We swarm Chicago and confront NATO. We tell the military elites there to stop their saber rattling against Iran, halt the global arms race and get behind what the majority of the people on Earth want: a nuclear-free world starting with a nuclear-free Middle East that includes both Iran and Israel.

And then when the G8 leaders meet in Camp David, we create a global spectacle the likes of which the world has never seen before … millions of us … individually, in flash groups and en masse, we burst out laughing at the lunacy of the eight most powerful political leaders on the planet thinking they can dictate the people’s business from behind closed doors and barbed wire fences. For one day, we take over the global mindspace with a whirlwind of #LAUGHRIOT jokes. (Like: Why did the G8 chickens cross to Camp David? / Cuz they’re on the other side. haha!) We laugh our heads off on every news broadcast in the world.

May 1968 was the first wildcat general strike in history … it lasted two weeks and was a grand gesture of refusal still remembered, but then it fizzled … maybe this May we won’t?

for the wild,
Culture Jammers HQ

OccupyWallStreet.org / Tactical Briefing #26, #27, #28 and #29 / Find out what your local Occupy has planned for May 1, May 12, and the #LAUGHRIOT then join the movement in Chicago

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ssdpnyu:

Public Event · By Drug Policy Alliance - New York Office

Thursday
12:00pm until 2:00pm
77th and 5th Ave, Manhattan, 6 train to 77th Street

  • Join New Yorkers for Health and Safety as we March to Mayor Bloomberg’s home demanding an end to ILLEGAL and DISCRIMINATORY marijuana arrests by the NYPD.

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rvabeatnik:


Rally Outside NYU’s Kimmel Center, Thursday March 8th at 4PM Calling for a Removal of Chick-Fil-A from Campus Because of Anti-Gay Funding
What Students Against Homophobia say about Chick-Fil-A
What we are hearing from NYU, the Student Senators Council (SSC), and NYU president John Sexton is that the homophobic practices of Chick-fil-A constitute a political issue – not a human rights issue.“I can’t take a political stance” - John Sexton.“…the Student Senators Council believes that freedom of expression is the most important virtue of an institute devoted to education.The SSC also believes there is afundamental difference between personal boycott and institutional prohibition. To ban any entity from campus for ideological reasons is, in most every case, to limit freedom of expression… There have been no reported acts of discriminationon the part of the restaurant chain…it is for this reason that the Council voted not to support an institutional ban of Chick-Fil-A…The Student Senators Council encourages concerned students…to exercise their right to personally boycott any entity that offends their moral sensibilities.”-SSC chairmanWanna know why the SSC does not represent what we stand for?They claim to have researched Chick-fil-A’s connections to homophobic groups. But so have we, and somehow SSC’s “research” overlooked that the WinShape Foundation, Chick-fil-A’s “charitable” arm, donated $1,733,699 to the following anti-gay groups in 2009 (the most recent year for which public records are available):
·     Marriage and Family Legacy Fund, Pennsylvania Family Institute, Family Research Council (oppose marriage equality) ,
·     Fellowship Of Christian Athletes, Focus On The Family (have bullied gay students), 
·     Eagle Forum (has railed against courts for promoting a “gay agenda” in schools), 
·     Exodus International (promotes harmful ex-gay therapy),
·     National Christian Foundation (funds Focus on The Family and Family Research Council).
 What does it mean to be “pro-family” and “pro-marriage” in America?Chick-Fil-A funds groups that contribute to the marginalization and oppression of LGBTQ people, including but not limited to the denial of the benefits of legal marriage like health insurance, visitation rights, social security, veteran compensation. We should not tolerate anti-gay hate groups or gay “therapy” given the national climate of discrimination, where LGBTQ teens are FIVE times more likely to attempt suicide and TWICE more likely to be homeless. We should take a stance against hate. And guess what….Not taking a stance against this company means not taking a stance against homophobia. What about freedom of speech? We don’t think freedom of speech applies to bigotry, homophobia, sexism, or racism. Freedom of speech should not undermine the safety and liberty of others.  In the same way that we would stand up and denounce a company that funds openly racist organizations, we have to stand up against a company that funds homophobic groups.  Unfortunately, like many employers Chick-Fill-A does not offer ANY protection to LGBTQ employees. But they do have an outstanding record of employee discriminationlaw suits – and not just from LGBTQ workers. Aziz Latif, a former Chick-fil-A restaurant manager in Houston, sued the company in 2002 after Latif, a Muslim, was fired a day after he didn’t participate in a Catholic group prayer at a company training program in 2000. We demand that NYU, via its food service provider Aramark, terminate Chick-fil-A’s contract – at the expense of the corporation and not the workers. Not only do we want this anti-gay company off of campus, but because we want NYU administration to take a public stance against homophobia and make it clear that LGBTQ students can feel safe on campus. 
Regardless of how you identify, everyone should stand up for equality.What you can do:- Sign the petition at chn.ge/banchickfila- Join “Ban Anti-Gay Chick-fil-A from New York University” on Facebook to get involved. There we will post info about events and organizing meetings. If what you read makes you wanna take action (it worked for us!) come to organizing meetings to share ideas and hear ideas. The more people are fighting for this, the more people we can reach until NYU has no choice. - Hold your student senators and NYU administrators accountable for the enduring presence of Chick-fil-A- Spread awareness of Chick-fil-A’s homophobic practices and the campaign to ban it from NYU- Rally outside the Kimmel Center on Thursday March 8th at 4pm, where John Sexton and SCC will be meeting and probably not discussing this issue. Or meet us beforehand outside Silver School of Social Work on Washington Square North at 3:30. From there we will go together to rally outside Kimmel and determine further action.

rvabeatnik:

Rally Outside NYU’s Kimmel Center, Thursday March 8th at 4PM Calling for a Removal of Chick-Fil-A from Campus Because of Anti-Gay Funding

What Students Against Homophobia say about Chick-Fil-A

What we are hearing from NYU, the Student Senators Council (SSC), and NYU president John Sexton is that the homophobic practices of Chick-fil-A constitute a political issue – not a human rights issue.

I can’t take a political stance” - John Sexton.

…the Student Senators Council believes that freedom of expression is the most important virtue of an institute devoted to education.The SSC also believes there is afundamental difference between personal boycott and institutional prohibition. To ban any entity from campus for ideological reasons is, in most every case, to limit freedom of expression… There have been no reported acts of discriminationon the part of the restaurant chain…it is for this reason that the Council voted not to support an institutional ban of Chick-Fil-A…The Student Senators Council encourages concerned students…to exercise their right to personally boycott any entity that offends their moral sensibilities.”
-SSC chairman

Wanna know why the SSC does not represent what we stand for?

They claim to have researched Chick-fil-A’s connections to homophobic groups. But so have we, and somehow SSC’s “research” overlooked that the WinShape Foundation, Chick-fil-A’s “charitable” arm, donated $1,733,699 to the following anti-gay groups in 2009 (the most recent year for which public records are available):

·     Marriage and Family Legacy Fund, Pennsylvania Family Institute, Family Research Council (oppose marriage equality) ,

·     Fellowship Of Christian Athletes, Focus On The Family (have bullied gay students),

·     Eagle Forum (has railed against courts for promoting a “gay agenda” in schools),

·     Exodus International (promotes harmful ex-gay therapy),

·     National Christian Foundation (funds Focus on The Family and Family Research Council).


What does it mean to be “pro-family” and “pro-marriage” in America?
Chick-Fil-A funds groups that contribute to the marginalization and oppression of LGBTQ people, including but not limited to the denial of the benefits of legal marriage like health insurance, visitation rights, social security, veteran compensation. We should not tolerate anti-gay hate groups or gay “therapy” given the national climate of discrimination, where LGBTQ teens are FIVE times more likely to attempt suicide and TWICE more likely to be homeless. We should take a stance against hate. And guess what….

Not taking a stance against this company means not taking a stance against homophobia.

What about freedom of speech? We don’t think freedom of speech applies to bigotry, homophobia, sexism, or racism. Freedom of speech should not undermine the safety and liberty of others.  In the same way that we would stand up and denounce a company that funds openly racist organizations, we have to stand up against a company that funds homophobic groups.

Unfortunately, like many employers Chick-Fill-A does
not offer ANY protection to LGBTQ employees. But they do have an outstanding record of employee discriminationlaw suits – and not just from LGBTQ workers. Aziz Latif, a former Chick-fil-A restaurant manager in Houston, sued the company in 2002 after Latif, a Muslim, was fired a day after he didn’t participate in a Catholic group prayer at a company training program in 2000.

We demand that NYU, via its food service provider Aramark, terminate Chick-fil-A’s contract – at the expense of the corporation and not the workers. Not only do we want this anti-gay company off of campus, but because we want NYU administration to take a public stance against homophobia and make it clear that LGBTQ students can feel safe on campus.

Regardless of how you identify, everyone should stand up for equality.
What you can do:

- Sign the petition at chn.ge/banchickfila

- Join “Ban Anti-Gay Chick-fil-A from New York Universityon Facebook to get involved. There we will post info about events and organizing meetings. If what you read makes you wanna take action (it worked for us!) come to organizing meetings to share ideas and hear ideas. The more people are fighting for this, the more people we can reach until NYU has no choice.

- Hold your student senators and NYU administrators accountable for the enduring presence of Chick-fil-A

- Spread awareness of Chick-fil-A’s homophobic practices and the campaign to ban it from NYU

- Rally outside the Kimmel Center on Thursday March 8th at 4pm, where John Sexton and SCC will be meeting and probably not discussing this issue. Or meet us beforehand outside Silver School of Social Work on Washington Square North at 3:30. From there we will go together to rally outside Kimmel and determine further action.

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artthisisca:

Some new stuff, inspired by invigorating events across the country. Please download, share, reblog, and Follow ArtThisisCA!

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Today at 4pm, New York colleges will walk-out in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street protestors, and will march to City Hall.

rvabeatnik:

We march to support the rights of those protestors and their freedom to assemble peacefully. We march to fight higher tuitions and impossible to pay student loans. We march alongside New York City union members to stand in solidarity for worker’s rights everywhere. 

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