Archive for ‘Resistance’

March 8, 2014

750 immigration detainees on hunger strike at NW Detention Center

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From KOMO News:

TACOMA, Wash. – Immigrant-rights activists rallied outside the Northwest Detention Center on Saturday, while at least 750 detainees protested their treatment and called for an end to deportations with a hunger strike.

February 13, 2014

Seattle solidarity demo at Mexican consulate for the arrested comrades accused of molotov attack

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From 325:

This afternoon, February 11th, there was a demonstration at the Mexican consulate in Seattle, in solidarity with Carlos Lopez and other prisoners of the Mexican state.

February 10, 2014

Microsoft’s Private Busses Blocked on Seattle’s Capitol Hill

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From Tides of Flame

February 8, 2014

In Illinois Prison, a Hunger Strike Against ‘Inhumanity’

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By Sarah Lazare, staff writer with Common Dreams:

In the cells of a segregated “high security unit” at a southern Illinois prison, men have taken the step of going without food to protest their isolation and inhumane treatment at the hands of “corrections” authorities.

December 17, 2013

Winter’s Barricades: The Fight Against Fracking and Tar Sands

blockade-camp-siteBy Jim Fromm

SEATTLE, OCCUPIED DUWAMISH TERRITORY – December 17, 2013

This week, people have been blockading oil industry equipment from Oregon to Alberta. Near Haig Lake in northern Alberta, the Lubicon Lake Nation is evicting oil and gas companies and using roadblocks to prevent extraction. Meanwhile, Warm Springs and Umatilla tribal members and environmental groups are slowing down a forty-story-tall megaload from the Port of Umatilla, Oregon, with lock-downs and human blockades. Last night, four people locked-down to two barricades near John Day, Oregon. They and 13 supporters and bystanders were arrested, 16 of whom remain incarcerated. Rising Tide is asking for donations to a legal fund for bail here. The megaload is an evaporator for an Alberta oil refinery, designed by General Electric subsidiary RCCI and shipped by Omega Morgan. Since the megaload’s arrival, Rising Tide groups have also protested RCCI and Omega Morgan offices in Hillsboro, Oregon, Bellevue and Fife, Washington.

November 2, 2013

Take Your Pipeline and Shove It: Rising Tide Protesters Build Pipeline Through Offices of TD Ameritrade

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By Jim Fromm

SEATTLE, OCCUPIED DUWAMISH TERRITORY — October 30, 2013

Rising Tide Seattle, South Sound Rising Tide, and No Keystone XL Pledge of Resistance members assembled a 35-foot-long pipeline in the local office of TD Ameritrade, while holding a “Funeral for Our Future.” Rising Tide demanded the Canadian-owned corporation stop bankrolling Tar Sands extraction and pipeline construction, including Keystone XL.

October 23, 2013

Solidarity networks spread as a new alternative to ‘alternative labor’

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By  of Waging Non-violence

We caught a break. Most weather reports promised rain, and the outskirts of Portland were getting soaked. But as we arrived at the meeting point there was a pause in the downpour. We were expecting 20 people, 30 if we were lucky. From the crowd that had formed in the parking lot of the pawnshop around the corner, it looks like we had more than 60. We began a march to our target: the gigantic Fubonn Asian grocery store. Upon arrival, we were greeted by private security who let us know where the arbitrary boundary was: Do not step over the white line. That curb is off limits.

October 15, 2013

New York Anarchist Has Been Imprisoned Nearly Five Months, Not Charged With Any Crime

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By WILL POTTER on OCTOBER of Green is the New Red:

Jerry Koch has been imprisoned in New York’s Metropolitan Correctional Center for nearly five months. He isn’t accused of any crime. He was subpoenaed to a federal grand jury, where he refused to answer questions about his anarchist political beliefs and his community.

July 23, 2013

California prison guards retaliating against hunger-strikers, lawyers say

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By  of The Guardian:

Prison guards are trying to break a hunger strike involving thousands of prisoners in California by blasting cells with cold air, confiscating legal documents and, in one case, banning lawyers, according to legal representatives and relatives.

July 16, 2013

Liberals Lend a Helping Hand to Zimmerman

February 26th, 2012 – George Zimmerman, a community watch volunteer in the wealthy Retreat at Twin Lakes gated community outside of Sanford, Florida, spots a young black man walking through his neighborhood.

Although the man was simply returning from a trip to the store to purchase some candy, Zimmerman, who believed the young man looked “suspicious,” decided to follow him in his car. He then called the police, pulled his car over, got out, and continued on foot. An altercation ensued, and 5 minutes later police arrived on the scene to find an unarmed Trayvon Martin dead on the ground, a bullet through his heart.

After 16 hours of deliberation, a white jury found Zimmerman not guilty in the shooting death of Martin.

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