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On April 19th, 2013, I interviewed Kathy Kelly—a co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, which is a campaign to end United States military and economic warfare. The website is VCNC dot org. Kathy has lived in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Yemen and one of the roles she will play at the convergence is to relay those experiences and give a human voice to the lived reality of people over seas who deal with drone surveillance and are murdered by drone attacks on a daily basis. Kathy, and many others, will be attending “Resisting Drones, Global War and Empire" convergence, April 26 - 28 in Syracuse, NY. (See the FaceBook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/540569232649914/?ref=22.)
Robert King give a message of solidarity and resistance in support of Talha Ahsan. This video was shown at the "Extradite Me, I'm British event. The event is being held at London's "Rich Mix" from 7pm – 11pm, 8th September. Extradite Me, I'm British was an evening of film, prison poetry, talks, drama, comedy, nasheeds around the notorious 2003 US-UK extradition treaty currently affecting British citizens Talha Ahsan, Babar Ahmad, Richard O’Dwyer and Gary Mckinnon. The programme explores quest ions at the at the heart of
WS – They’re are No numbers available for Corporations that are fuc$ing with deadly viruses. With the US taxpayer funding research for private corporations at Colleges and Universities, “plausible deniability”, will shield the corporations should diseases of mass destruction get released, by espionage, accident or human testing. – Just say’in.
Let’s start with the good news: The vial of Guanarito, a rare disease found only in Venezuelan rodents, that was reported missing from a Texas lab on Wednesday is probably nothing to worry about. First of all, there’s no evidence that Guanarito can be transmitted from person to person—only from rodent to person (though when that happens, primarily to “male agricultural workers,” it isn’t pleasant). Nor does it appear that the vial was spirited away by an evildoer—more likely, itl was destroyed after accidentally falling to the floor, Galveston National Laboratory scientific director Scott Weaver tells the Houston Chronicle. Galveston National Laboratory is housed at the University of Texas Medical Branch. Reports the Chronicle:
“We don’t think anything that happened this past week endangers the community,” Weaver said. “We think this is an error that any one facility is inevitable and we are going to improve to prevent this in the future.”
The following is a transcript of text-messages retrieved from individuals involved in the Steubenville case. This transcript was made using the notes of Don Carpenter and Amanda Blackburn, transcribing while listening to testimony in the courtroom as best they could. This is an excerpt from over 3,000 text messages read in court. Out of respect for the victim in this case, we will not transcribe messages sent between Jane Doe and the others involved in this case.
The testimony has been transcribed using the Notes from Don Carpenter(@nunyaman) with some help of Amanda Blackburn
August 12, 2012
Anthony Craig to Trent Mays:
I’m comin with where u at?
Mark, we’re hittin it for real
Anthony Craig to Trent Mays:
Wait for me lol
Anthony Craig to Trent Mays:
Where u at? Where’s she?
Still at Mark’s but why?
How dead is she?
Not at all. She’s lookin for her phone.
Anthony Craig to Trent Mays:
That shits probably long gone in the streets by now. What did u do with her?
Nothin lol. She couldn’t even move.
Cody Saltsman to Trent Mays:
Did u do it?
No lol. She could barely move.
I wanna see the vid of u hitting her with your weiner.
I don’t know who took it lol.
Brad Newburn to Trent Mays:
What was the deal with (Jane)?
What you mean lol
What did u guys do lol
Nothing. It was just me, Mark and Farrah.
Did u fuck her?
Written by: Amanda Blackburn(@amandablackbrn) and Don Carpenter(@nunyaman)
Photo: AP Photo Pool
Following a 14 hour session in court, the trial of Trent Mays and Ma’lik Richmond resumed at 8:30 this morning. The prosecution opened things up by calling 16 year old Gionna Anile from West Virginia, a former friend of Jane Doe’s since Kindergarten.
Miss Anile came to the Steubenville area with Jane Doe and Kelsey Weaver on the August 11, 2012.
Gianna testified that Jane Doe was extremely intoxicated at the Bellardine house party and was drinking a large slushie from a local gas station that Doe and 2 others mixed with a bottle of Vodka the girls had brought from home.
A block or 2 from the SuperDome during SuperBowl.
Dude got popped for a lil'bit of weed at a border patrol traveling from California through Texas. There used to be a couple border patrols in AZ on the 10 but apparently they got'em in TexAss now too
My name is Brian Terrell. I'm co-coordinator of a group called Voices for Creative Nonviolence. We support the petition to ban drones organized by RootsAction. http://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=6180
On November 30th I report for six months in a federal prison in Yankton, S.D., as a result of protesting drones.
The appearance of war being made easy by drones is resulting in more war. In Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, and in places we don't know about, in places where we are not at war, we're sending these unmanned pilotless airplanes into foreign air space to hunt down people who've been accused of crimes only in the private court of the administration. They're hunted down and killed along with anybody who might be in the immediate vicinity.
Drones are creating new wars rather than scaling down old ones. Drone pilots in Afghanistan have been targeted and killed. Drone pilots in the United States suffer PTSD at higher rates than real pilots.
Drone victims are 98% innocent civilians according to the recent Stanford/NYU study. The other 2% are targeted victims of murder without charge, trial, due process, or in many cases even knowing the target's name.
Drones buzzing over houses traumatize children before they kill them. That those children are (in most cases) not American hardly diminishes the immorality.
Drones are rapidly being developed and deployed by other nations. Would you support the equal right of other nations to kill with drones in this country? And if not, why not? And how can that thinking not apply to U.S. policy as well?
Small pockets of random protesters gathered on Main St in Thurmont, MD to protest the G8 Summit. They were completely overshadowed by 500 Ethiopian Americans who came to oppose their country's dictator who was at the Summit to Shmooze money from Obama. The Ethiopian video will be released soon.
News and Commentary from Citizen Journalist around the globe.
This Edition; John Konopak- Albuquerque, New Mexico USA Fuckin Wicha!
program date:Fri, 03/16/2012
Short Description:Occupy Portland Defendants Pushed Through Court
Large numbers of Arrests associated with Occupy Portland are putting a strain on the local court system, according to a report in the Oregonian newspaper.
program date:Tue, 02/21/2012
Short Description:Journalists Imprisoned on the Rise
The Committee to Protect Journalists released its annual report today, documenting attacks on journalists by governments worldwide. 2011 saw a fifteen-year high of journalists imprisoned for their reporting, more than half of whom were online journalists.
KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with a representative of the Committee about the new report.
program date:Wed, 02/15/2012
Short Description:An interview with Portland attorney Thomas Nelson
Jamal Tarhuni, an Oregon resident prevented from returning to the United States after visiting Libya, finally came home yesterday. The Tigard Businessman and Libyan had been visiting the Post-Qaddafi nation to deliver humanitarian supplies with Medical Teams International. In January, he learned that he had been placed on the no-fly list, and was questioned by FBI agents from Portland.
program: Evening News Book content: 0 program date: Tue, 01/24/2012 Short Description: Mental health treatment lacking in Multnomah County Jail Visibility Site category: News & Public Affairs Featured content: Display this node in featured content lists on home & landing pages. A local man serving time in Multnomah County Jail has reported to KBOO that guards and nurses have been negligent in providing him the correct medication for mental illness. As KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg reports, the problem is widespread, and stems from a lack of resources for mental health in the county. 4:05 minutes (3.74 MB)