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War on Journalism
On August 29, members of Anonymous called for a third weekly protest against the BART administration's decision to cut cell service to stifle protest and the recent shooting death of Charles Hill.
Video from inside Police Van by arrested #m15 CameraMan August 2, 2011
Video filmado dentro del furgón policial por Diego, cámara de Livestream Audiovisol, mientras filmaba los acontecimientos ocurridos en los alrededores de la Puerta del Sol, tras haber sido desmantelada esta mañana por los cuerpos de seguridad del Estado. From: glassbeadian Views: 163 2 ratings Time: 01:19 More in Nonprofits & Activism
Joe Anybody Reports on Accidental Police Shooting in Portland 7.1.11.
When Dane Reister took my camera and ticketed me, I filed a tort claim and won. The city changed their policy to allow the public to film the police in public. Wow! I had to fight for my right to film, which is my free speech. This officer reaction to me or others that are watching him, is ugly and disturbing. The way officer Reister treated me, and the people he intimidated into letting him search (nothing was found) is about how he acts all over as I hear reports and see him interact around town. In this report I briefly explain what I know about this officers past issues and my feelings regarding having officers like him in our community. From: zebra334 Views: 240 7 ratings Time: 05:49 More in Nonprofits & Activism
MBN Independent Media Saboteur
It was NOT actually Bug Spray. A counter protester tries to sabotage the generator being used by independent media at the first campsite of the march. Several independent reports from those on the scene said it smelled like Starter Fluid. Irregardless, the best thing that could have happened if I had allowed this man to continue would have been the destruction of the generator. The worst thing that could have happened is that he blew up himself, the generator, gas can, and potentially the Media Bus full of people and equipment. mo'fo' marchonblairmountain.org sorrow, sorry, let's stop this shit together http From: FluxRostrum Views: 16590 60 ratings Time: 02:52 More in News & Politics
June 4, 2011 Austin Activists joined forces to form a solidarity dance party in the Texas State Capitol Building, exercising their constitutional rights when the Capitol Police harassed and used unreasonable force against free press reporters. The police also refused to help a victim of assault. Facebook event invite: May 28 2011 Adam Kokesh and friends were wrongly assaulted and arrested at the Jefferson Memorial for dancing. They will be back out next weekend and here in Austin we are planning a similar event in solidarity. Come out and dance to make people aware of the recent ruling making it "illegal" to dance at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. and also the brutality of police against peaceful protesters on May 28, 2011. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jUU3yCy3uI&feature=youtu.be *Suggested rules (but we don't need any rules to dance)**** -Leave political signs affiliated with political parties at home -Bring MP3 player and headphones -Bring Smiles, good cheer and have fun! -And remember WE CAN DANCE IF WE WANT TO! “Dancing is a healthy and elegant exercise, a specific against social awkwardness.” ~Thomas Jefferson.
If you like this trailer, please visit my page at policetapethemovie.com to find out more about seeing the full documentary. Police Tape is a half-hour film that examines the impact of police recordings over the past two decades. The film features a ride-along with one of the first Oakland police officers to test out the new cameras, the story of an artist facing up to fifteen years in prison for recording his own civil disobedience, and the Aiyana Jones tragedy, in which the hunt for a murder suspect led the death of a 7-year-old girl. Winner of the 2011 Reva and David Logan Prize for Excellence in Investigative Reporting.
The Al Jazeera of The Bay Area
Zionist David Holsey (bsfholsey on youtube) and his friends confront yours truly at an Anti-AIPAC rally in front of the Marriott Hotel in Oakland, California in December 2010. Recently I received the following comments: "nice one tom with that cindy sheehan soap box newsletter bullshit. well i suppose turn about is fair play. i hope you piss your pants again next time we run into each other. and there will be a next time. despite all the BDS you leftists have been trying to push forward Israel's economy is still growing while the muslim world is in turmoil and now begging for the "American Empire" to come to the rescue in that crap hole libya. say good bye to your friend gaddafi." bsfholsey 6 days ago "can i get an allah akbar? how about it Tom? found you at AIPAC in Oakland and i'm gonna find you again to finish our chat." bronxiegirl 1 month ago From: TomVeeTV Views: 220 2 ratings Time: 01:26 More in News & Politics
Authorities Search and Copy U.S. Journalist’s Notes, Computer and Cameras After Returning from Haiti Reporting Trip
in New York City aren't known for their respect of civil and
constitutional rights. You can be arrested now for the made up crime of filming cop. Well, cops are also taking cameras. Flux Rostrum is a who was filming a protest against the Mexican consulate in NYC, over a murder in a Mexican city. Rostrum was jumped by police and indeed, a NYPC captain who shouted "I want that camera."
Did the captain try to get a warrant to search or seize the camera?
No, in today's world, warrants are an option for many police, not a
necessity. When Mr. Rostrum went to complain at a police station, he was threatened with arrest by a police lieutenant! So much for public service.
May 6, 2010 - Al Walaja
Five Arrested as Construction of the Wall Disrupted in alWalaja Four Palestinians and a Canadian solidarity activist were arrested in the in the village of alWalaja south of Jerusalem after protesters blocked bulldozers clearing path for Israel's wall. Six were injured A few dozen people - Palestinians, Israelis and internationals managed to reach the construction site of the Wall in alWalaja, and despite heightened presence of Israeli forces succeeded in blocking the bulldozers. The protesters, who remained completely nonviolent, were assaulted with billy clubs in an attempt to remove them from their lands and allow construction to resume. Five demonstrators, four Palestinians and a Canadian, were violently arrested by Israeli Border Police officers, who used large amounts of pepper-spray in their apprehension. One of the arrestees, whose house is adjacent to the construction site, was arrested after the demonstration had already finished when he was posting Palestinian flags on the path of the wall, near his house. Six demonstrators were injured as a result of Border Police baton charges, including an Israeli photographer who was evacuated to the hospital after receiving a blow to the head. Al-Walaja is an agrarian village of about 2000 people, located south of Jerusalem and West of Bethlehem. Following the 1967 Occupation of the West Bank and the redrawing of the Jerusalem municipal boundaries, roughly half the village was annexed by Israel and included in the ... From: klamathmedia Views: 996 2 ratings Time: 04:51 More in News & Politics
part 2 ofb a press conference regarding the violation of the rights of journalists and activists during and before the G20 summit in Pittsburgh. part 2 includes gruesome wounds and the personal accounts of bystanders and testimony regarding preemptive violations against permitted activities.
Press conference regarding the violation of the rights of Journalists and activists during and before the G20 summit in Pittsburgh.
I'll be on the show for a 1/2 hour or longer tomorrow night.
We'll be talking about Freedom of the Press, Mountain Top Removal and Conspiracy.
You can listen LIVE OnLine HERE
You can also call in to the show if you'd like.
The show is now Archived HERE
Morgan Massey Dr. Julian, WV 6AM ish 9-9-09
I was filming a Chain & Tube Lock Down Blockade of the road which leads to Massey Energy Regional Headquarters as the first workers of the day arrived. I was wearing my Press Pass prominently around my neck. The road was an intersection off of a 4 lane road with a 65 mph speed limit and the blockade was about 30-40 yards from the intersection. The road appeared to continue for approximately a couple hundred yards. There is nothing at this intersection that marks it any differently than any other road intersecting this 4 lane roadway. This part of West Virginia often has severe fog problems, but not this morning. I interviewed the participants and waited for the cops to show up. The cops arrived quickly. I positioned myself about 30-40 feet from the lockdown and waited for the police interaction with the protesters. Deputy Eric Eversole appeared to be first on the scene. He briefly surveyed the situation at the lock down and then abruptly turned walking quickly toward me and said:
"Turn your camera off you're under arrest for trespassing."
I responded something to the effect that I was a Journalist and I was willing to leave and he responded that I could not, that I was under arrest. I'm not sure if I turned off the camera or not, I was experiencing a level of shock at the time.
Four people protesting Massey Energy's mountaintop removal mining practices were arrested Wednesday after linking their arms together with plastic pipe and duct tape, briefly blocking a private road to Massey's Boone County headquarters.The Boone County sheriff charged the four men, who range in age from 22 to 80, with trespassing, destruction of property, failure to obey lawful command, conspiracy and resisting arrest. The sheriff says the makeshift roadblock nearly caused an accident as cars backed up to nearby US 119 in heavy fog. Standup. One of those charged was 80-year-old Roland Micklem, 80, of Savannah, N.Y. Deputies also busted Joseph Hamsher; James McGuinness, and Fred Williamson.
A fifth person detained and charged after the protest was described by Climate Ground Zero as an independent videojournalist who goes by the name FluxRostrum. Cops called him Gianni Lapis and charged him with trespassing, conspiracy and failure to obey a lawful command. The latest protest comes just two days after a huge pro-coal rally that Massey helped sponsor.