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The Turkish Police Follies.

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Hoisted with their own petards. A lesson in how not to break down a door. Of course all was not Keystone Kops. And the zombie apocalypse may have started in Istanbul. 50073

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Anti Nuclear Protest EVERY MONDAY 18h Office Prime minister of Belgium Elio Di Rupo, 16 rue de la loi, 1000 Bruxelles

Anti Nuclear Protest EVERY MONDAY 18h Office Prime minister of Belgium Elio Di Rupo, 16 rue de la loi, 1000 Bruxelles Anti Atom Demo JEDEN MONTAG 18h Office Eerste Minister van België Elio Di Rupo, Wetstraat 16, 1000 Brussel Manif Anti Nucléaire chaque lundi 18h Office Premier Ministre de Belgique, 16 rue de la loi, 1000 Bruxelles – 8865 Cracks Nuclear Power Plant Doel-3, 2030 Cracks Nuclear Power Plant Tihange-2 – 8865 fissures Centrale Nucléaire Doel-3, 2030 fissures Centrale Nucléaire Tihange-2 http://www.fanc.fgov.be/GED/00000000/3300/3323.pdf http://www.greens-efa.eu/de/flawed-reactor-pressure-vessels-in-belgian-nuclear-plants-doel-3-and-tihange-2-8936.html http://www.contratom.de/2012/08/17/8-000-risse-in-belgischem-reaktor http://www.stop-tihange.org/news.html/-/asset_publisher/441fZxMydcgs/content/offener-brief-an-premierminister-elio-di-rupo-innenministerin-joelle-milquet Anti Nuclear Protest Every Monday … Continued

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POLITICS OF DEBT Reading Group

Monday, May 20, 6:30PM Public School, 2141 Broadway, Oakland This reading group will discuss some theories of debt. We will read recent texts that treat the creditor/debtor relationship as vital to social systems. The concept of Debt will be explored in historical, ethical, economic, and political contexts, including how it effects people today. The reading group will include selections from: David Graeber’s Debt: The First 5,000 Years, Maurizio Lazzarato’s The Makings of the Indebted Man, Christian Marazzi’s The Violence of Financial Capitalism; the works of some economists such as Michael … Continued

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The Whole Damned System is Guilty.

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On Thursday, May 16th, the Justice 4 Alan Blueford Coalition held a press conference on Oakland’s City Hall steps, demanding accountability from OPD and the firing of Miguel Masso, the officer who shot and killed Alan Blueford. In the previous two weeks, Oakland’s police department has been shaken up (not just stirred). Reports scathingly critical of OPD’s management were released by Thomas Frazier, newly appointed Federal Compliance Director of the Oakland Police, and Wasserman Consulting, hired by the city to suggest improvements in OPD’s methodologies. The Police Chief, Howard Jordan, … Continued

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OCCUPY PSYCHIATRY: Protest the APA in San Francisco, Sunday May 19, 2013

Protest at the American Psychiatric Association’s Annual Conference Sunday, May 19, 2013 11:30am-5:30pm Moscone Center, 747 Howard Street, San Francisco     http://occupypsychiatry.net/occupyapa2013/130513OccupyAPANewsRelease.pdfCONTACTS: Matthew Morrissey   (415) 722-6317   mattmorr21@yahoo.com Jim Gottstein   (907) 274-7686   jim.gottstein@psychrights.org American Psychiatric Association Protest May 19, 2013 — San Francisco FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 13, 2013 On May 19th, MindFreedom International, the Law Project for Psychiatric Rights (PsychRights®), and the California Client Action Workgroup, organized under the Occupy Psychiatry banner, will protest of the American Psychiatric Association’s 2013 Annual Conference at the Moscone Center, 747 Howard … Continued

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re-OCCUPY THE FARM – Sat-Sun May 18 & 19 – 11 AM

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The UC raided and bulldozed the farm we worked so hard to till and plant last weekend, plowing all of our starts under. So we’re going to replant it. Meet at 11 AM on Saturday, and bring gardening tools, gloves, sunscreen, water bottles, sleeping bag and tent. If you can’t come on Saturday, please come Sunday at 11 am. Folks are gathering at San Pablo & Monroe in Albany, CA at 11 AM on Saturday, May 18th to replant. Bring tools & food to share. There may be more information … Continued

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BLUEFORD FAMILY TO CALL ON CITY AND NEW OPD CHIEF FOR ACCOUNTABILITY FOR OPD, JUSTICE FOR THEIR SON.

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BLUEFORD FAMILY TO CALL ON CITY AND NEW POLICE CHIEF FOR ACCOUNTABILITY FOR OPD, JUSTICE FOR THEIR SON. May 16th, at 3:00 PM on the steps of Oakland City Hall: Adam and Jeralynn Blueford, the parents of 18 year old Alan Blueford killed at the hands of Oakland Police Officer Miguel Masso on 5/6/12, standing with the Justice 4 Alan Blueford Coalition, will hold a press conference to once again demand justice for their son, present over 1800 petition signatures for the firing of Miguel Masso, and call for accountability … Continued

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I used to say ‘namaste’ quiet often

I used to say ‘namaste’ quiet often, I was away from Oakland then. I used to say ‘namaste’ quiet often, now I exclude the Police that mistreats me, and my brothers and sisters in Oakland, and everywhere. I used to say ‘namaste’ quiet often, because I interacted with privileged  White folks that live in a fluent neighborhood where most cops kiss their asses. I used to say ‘namaste’ quiet often, but now I am just wish the racist and killer cops stop being cops. I used to say ‘namaste’ quiet often, … Continued

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Oakland Coliseum Sunday: Protest Ban of Mumia Film at Shaq O’Neal’s Theater in Newark, NJ

Protest Banning of Mumia film in Newark New Jersey!   We demand that Shaquille O’Neal Come Clean on his role in this ban!   FREE MUMIA NOW!   Come out to the Warriors Playoff Game, Oakland Arena,   11:30 am, Sunday the 12th of May!   The Labor Action Committee To Free Mumia Abu-Jamal asks you to support Oakland Teachers for Mumia in this call.   Join us at the east entrance ticket window,  or on the foot bridge to the Arena from BART.   This is not a picket … Continued

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Reoccupy The Gill Tract Farm Saturday, May 11th!

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Occupy the Farm!  Liberate the Land! THIS SATURDAY, MAY 11! Meet at 12 Noon. Sharp. Albany City Hall, 1000 San Pablo Ave. Come prepared to farm and occupy! Despite 15 years of fierce resistance from community groups the university still plans to pave over some of the best farmland in the urban East Bay.   Our call to action is spurred by the recent unveiling of UC’s renewed development plan for the Gill Tract Farm.  You may recall that Whole Foods pulled out after our actions last year, but the UC … Continued

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