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Dandelion Snow - Going Underground

I’m going underground where they won’t find me now. Kill all the lights and sounds…

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motherjones:

brooklynmutt:

A man protects his head with a plastic traffic cone during clashes with Egyptian police as protesters gather close to the Syrian embassy in Cairo, hours after a bomb struck at the heart of Syria’s senior command. (AFP Photo/Ahmed Mahmud - Yahoo! News)

And here’s our explainer.

motherjones:

brooklynmutt:

A man protects his head with a plastic traffic cone during clashes with Egyptian police as protesters gather close to the Syrian embassy in Cairo, hours after a bomb struck at the heart of Syria’s senior command. (AFP Photo/Ahmed Mahmud - Yahoo! News)

And here’s our explainer.

israelfacts:

Protesters try to extinguish flames from another protester after he set himself on fire during a demonstration calling for social justice in Israel’s captial Tel Aviv, on July 14, 2012. Some thousands of Israelis gathered in cities throughout the country to mark one year since the start of social protests demanding for more social welfare. The protester, who is critically injured, is receiving medical attention after he poured gasoline on his body and set himself on fire. In a suicide letter he left behind, he wrote “The state of Israel robbed me” and called Prime Minister Netanyahu “scum”. (Reuters)

israelfacts:

Protesters try to extinguish flames from another protester after he set himself on fire during a demonstration calling for social justice in Israel’s captial Tel Aviv, on July 14, 2012. Some thousands of Israelis gathered in cities throughout the country to mark one year since the start of social protests demanding for more social welfare. The protester, who is critically injured, is receiving medical attention after he poured gasoline on his body and set himself on fire. In a suicide letter he left behind, he wrote “The state of Israel robbed me” and called Prime Minister Netanyahu “scum”. (Reuters)

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I don’t know about you, but police forces seem more like organized crime cartels rather than a force for the people.  

I don’t know about you, but police forces seem more like organized crime cartels rather than a force for the people.  

RALLY AGAINST GRATERFORD PRISON EXPANSION!

So, tomorrow a few friends and I will be biking to the Rally Against the Graterford Prison Expansion. It’s approximately a 33 mile ride from Philadelphia to Graterford along the Schuylkill River & Perkiomen Trails. With 100+ degree weather tomorrow, it should be interesting! If you interested in tomorrow’s action or wondering how the state funding prisons is effecting local communities negatively visit:   http://decarceratepa.info/

I’ll write up a debrief of how the action went, so stay tuned! 

I’ve been meaning to upload this for a few days but have been busy and resting. As soon as we reached Liberty Plaza for the final set by Guitarmy insanity ensued when Cpt. Winksi (accompanied by bullhorn) decided it was time to begin arresting people. First was a drummer who had attended the Occupy National Gathering and marched all the way from Philadelphia. He was on the edge of the plaza drumming by himself. Someone had mic checked up where everyone was and we all ran down immediately to where Brandon being grabbed and cuffed. Apparently the noise ordinance is still in effect. The older woman in the Lady Liberty outfit is his mother who is yelling at the NYPD to “let go of my son”. Unseen in the video is where she is shoved by the NPYD and falls to the ground unconscious due to exhaustion; and a journalist who captured the arrest. The mother also marched from Philadelphia. Later that night a woman was targeted by NYPD for knitting in the park. A man who came to her defense was then arrested as well as the live streamer who was documenting the brutality of the NYPD. As someone who has experienced the brutality of Cpt. Winski and his goon squad first hand (I was arrested during the 6 month anniversary weekend of OWS) I knew I was at risk for documenting the arrest. The NPYD has a record of attacking medics and journalists. 

Me laying on the front steps of Trinity Church in Princeton, NJ as we are being told we need to leave. While marching we made contact with them telling us we were able to stay the night. By the end of our escapades we were told we must vacate by 9pm or face “the law”. You think dealing with the #D17 action and the conviction of Mark Adams who received 45 days in Rikers; occupiers would have learned a lesson. STAY THE FUCK AWAY FROM CHURCHES NAMED TRINITY! 

Exhausted

Haven’t blogged in a couple weeks. Still recovering emotionally, psychologically, physically and mentally from the Occupy National Gathering in Philadelphia and then the Guitarmy 99 Mile March to OWS that followed. Saw and experienced a lot of things and still don’t quite understand them. Sigh. 

UN Warning the US of Human and/or Civil Rights Violations Regarding Occupy?

In a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the two envoys called on U.S. officials to “explain the behavior of police departments that violently disbanded some Occupy protests last fall” and expressed concern that excessive use of force “could have been related to [the protesters’] dissenting views, criticisms of economic policies, and their legitimate work in the defense of human rights and fundamental freedoms.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/18/occupy-protesters-rights-united-nations-letter_n_1606735.html  

Knowledge is power, combined with creation… their WORST nightmare. 

Knowledge is power, combined with creation… their WORST nightmare. 

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Keep the fun between your legs. =o)

Keep the fun between your legs. =o)

Always take a deeper look…
Only if people knew and could understand the depth of some without judging at first glance. 

Only if people knew and could understand the depth of some without judging at first glance. 

http://www.scribd.com/mobile/doc/8778?width=800

Is western society set up perfectly so that intellectuals suffer emotionally more than other individuals?

Some of the Nation names are a little dated. Nations are missing.. But overall, we like this map, for demonstrating that we are all different Cultures….with our own languages, stories, songs, belief systems, and ways of being. The Colonizers have done a great deal of damage in lumping us into one group of “Native Americans” or “Aboriginals”. We are many, distinct Sovereign Nations. This map, at least, hints at that reality.