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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
People across the nation are outraged after finding out that the Anaheim Police Department killed an unarmed man, Manuel Diaz, on Saturday, July 21st, then randomly began shooting into a crowd of women and children with non-lethal rounds, and unleashing a K-9 dog on a woman and a baby, and then killed another man the following day. On Friday, July 27th, Austin joined with cities across the nation to come together in peaceful protest against the violence of the Anaheim Police Department, and against the violence of police departments across the nation. Back Story: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpeyv6-FlzU Other cities holding rallies : Dallas Harlem Oakland Portland San Francisco Riverside Filmed at the downtown police station in Austin, Texas. Produced for Austin Indymedia. Video Produced/Edited by Jeff Zavala. Videography by Meg Seidel. A ZGraphix Production. http://zgraphix.org
Egypt's military rulers and the remnants of the old regime of toppled dictator Hosni Mubarak have made a brazen move against the revolution. The assault took the form of a ruling by Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court that is simultaneously intended to dissolve the country's parliament and allow the military's favored candidate to stay in a presidential runoff election scheduled for the weekend of 6/16-6/17--two steps in the direction of the counter-revolution. People all over the world have been inspired by the struggle of ordinary Egyptians to build a just, democratic society through protest, strike action, and over a year of ongoing organizing. We must continue to demonstrate our solidarity! The Egyptian struggle has helped U.S. social justice activists find our own courage to fight, from the Wisconsin labor rebellion to the Occupy Movement. And the US government continues to provide crucial financial and military support to Egypt's rulers as they have used U.S. tanks and tear gas to repress protesters. That's why all over the United States, we have taken action to show our brothers and sisters in Tahrir Square that we stand with them! Location of solidarity protest: Austin Capitol Building Video produced (Filmed and Edited) by Grace Alfar Directed by Jeff Zavala A Zgraphix Production http://zgraphix.org Austin Indymedia http://austin.indymedia.org
Last Tuesday, police brutally assaulted Occupy Oakland with tear gas, rubber bullets, batons and flash grenades, arresting dozens and critically wounding 24-year-old Iraq veteran Scott Olsen. In response, Occupy Oakland has put out a call for a general strike on Wednesday, November 2. Several of Oakland's largest unions have signed on and world-wide, occupiers and other activists are organizing solidarity actions. Meanwhile, Occupy Austin is facing an increasing degree of police harassment and intimidation, with mass arrests of Occupiers during Halloween weekend and a growing and heavy-handed police presence at City Hall. Across the country, we must take a stand. We are the 99%. We will not be silenced! This event took place on 11/2/11 in Solidarity with Occupy Oakland & to Defend Occupy Austin! Produced for Austin Indymedia by Jeff Zavala. A ZGraphix production. http://zgraphix.org
The General Strike in Oakland had many marches throughout the day including this march against Capitalism, which to many means a march against the private ownership of property. Unfortunately some members of our community (as well as undercover police) felt that it was acceptable to assault our fellow comrades because they felt damage to property was much more of an important issue than solidarity and/or non-violence.
A few days after Oakland Police violently raided the Occupy Oakland camp using tear gas, stun grenades, rubber bullets, batons etc against unarmed protesters Occupy Oakland marches against police brutality in solidarity with New York, Denver, San Diego, Austin, Egypt, Greece, Chile, and every other city rising up against the corruption and police violence.
Learn about the most recent solidarity delegation from the U.S. to El Salvador! In June of 2011, Austin independent filmmaker and journalist Matt Gossage went to El Salvador as a delegate of CISPES, Committee In Solidarity with the People of El Salvador. Matt shared food, pictures, sounds and stories of the delegation and will report on the exciting political and social developments in El Salvador. CISPES' "Living the Change" delegation brought a diverse group of U.S. citizens to El Salvador to learn and experience the work of the grassroots social movements that are fighting for justice and human rights. From funding and actively supporting the civil war from 1981 to 1992 and currently imposing its economic model on El Salvador, the United States has a close relationship and responsibility to the people there and their struggle. From environmental destruction, disastrous neo-liberal economic policies, unsustainable agriculture, lack of health care, a draconian criminal justice system and the attack of community media; the resistance in El Salvador is fighting the same systems as the resistance here in the United States. This report-back focused not on the problems in El Salvador, but the solutions organized movements there are using to bring democracy and justice to their country. The discussion covered some of the groups and their work and how we in the U.S. can learn from the organizing being done there. After the dinner and presentation, information was shared on how we can stay involved, informed, support and stand in solidarity with El Salvador as activists in both our countries build a healthier and more just world. For more information visit: http://cispes.org A ZGraphix production. Produced for Austin Indymedia by Matt Gossage and Jeff Zavala. Edited by Matt Gossage and Jeff Zavala. http://zgraphix.org http://austin.indymedia.org
Recession is hitting us all these days and even though I have established web consulting clients that have afforded me the luxury of spending the bulk of my time shooting an editing these under reported news stories, it seems the reccession has finally caught up with me. The work load I'm recieveing from my clients is down to a trickle. If I'm to continue throwing my body & equipment into the gears of fascism, I'm going to need a little more on going support.
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CodePink Austin, along with other friends and supporters of the U.S. Boat to Gaza, held a symbolic "launch" on the Pfluger Bridge over Lady Bird Lake in Austin, Texas. Participants read excerpts from writings by Alice Walker and Kathy Kelly and the letter... to President Obama regarding the reasons for the trip to Gaza. Austin citizens were asked to stop and write messages to the passengers and participate in other symbolic actions. This event took place on June 26th, 2011. Organized by CodePink Austin (http://www.codepinkaustin.com). To learn more about the voyage please visit: http://ustogaza.org/ To read about US activists who prepare to break Israel’s blockade on Gaza, please visit: http://electronicintifada.net/content/us-activists-prepare-break-israels...
2.23.11 - Border Patrol 6 (BP6) Solidarity
Tucson, AZ— On February 23, 2011, 2:00 PM at Tucson City Court, five of the six protesters who locked-down and occupied the US Border Patrol (BP) -- Tucson Headquarters on May 21, 2010 are going to trial fighting one count each of "criminal trespassing". The action was taken, in part, to demand that BP, Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE), their parent entity, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Obama administration end militarization of the border, end the criminalization of immigrant communities, and end their campaign of terror which rips families apart through increasing numbers of raids and deportations. Alex Soto, one of the arrestees and member of O'odham Solidarity Across Borders states, "As we did not enter the BP headquarters alone but with prayers of O'odham elders and community supporters, we are asking for support once again for our continued stand against border militarization. Our messaging is the reality for everyone that is forced to feel the pain that borders inflict upon us in our daily lives. The Border Patrol is not the only agency responsible for the militarization of the border -- and it's subsequent destruction of Indigenous and migrant communities -- or the only benefactors of border militarization." Soto states. In a previous release O'odham Solidarity Across Borders and O'odham elders stated, "The development of the border wall has lead to desecration of Tohono O'odham ancestors graves, it has divided communities and prevents O ... From: klamathmedia Views: 1456 17 ratings Time: 04:13 More in News & Politics
Inspired by the resilience of Egyptian people during their recent uprising, several notable musicians from North America have teamed up to release a song of solidarity and empowerment. The track is fittingly titled "#Jan25" as a reference to both the date the protests officially began in Egypt, and its prominence as a trending topic on Twitter. Produced by Sami Matar, a Palestinian-American composer from Southern California, and featuring the likes of Freeway, The Narcicyst, Omar Offendum, HBO Def Poet Amir Sulaiman, and Canadian R&B vocalist Ayah - this track serves as a testament to the revolution's effect on the hearts and minds of today's youth, and the spirit of resistance it has come to symbolize for oppressed people worldwide. Artist Information: Omar Offendum (MC #1) - http://twitter.com/Offendum The Narcicyst (MC #2) - http://twitter.com/TheNarcicyst Freeway (MC #3) - http://twitter.com/PhillyFreezer Amir Sulaiman (MC #4) http://twitter.com/AmirSulaiman Ayah (R&B Vocalist) - http://twitter.com/AyahMusic Sami Matar (Producer) - http://twitter.com/SamiMatar Artwork by Ridwan Adhami http://www.ridzdesign.com Blamethelabel - http://twitter.com/blamethelabel Mp3 download link: http://www.usershare.net/6cjtbiapu5y8"First they ignore you Then they laugh at you Then they fight you Then you WIN" - Ghandi Lyrics: http://www.facebook.com/notes/omar-offendum/jan25-lyrics/10150093099861500
San Francisco rallies in Solidarity with Egypt and Tunisia (February 5th 2011)
As Egypt and Tunisia fight for democracy cities around the world rally in solidarity with their fight for freedom and democracy. From: TomVeeTV Views: 695 10 ratings Time: 04:03 More in News & Politics
Reverend Jim Rigby quotes Martin Luther King Jr. on MLK Day Jan. 17th 2009. 500 concerned citizens gathered at the Austin capitol building to speak out against the genocide perpetrated by the terrorist state of Israel on the defenseless Palestinians. "I am convinced that if we are to get on the right side of the world revolution, we as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values. We must rapidly begin the shift from a "thing-oriented" society to a "person-oriented" society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered." MLK Jr. from his speech "A Time to Break Silence" "They asked if our own nation wasn't using massive doses of violence to solve its problems, to bring about the changes it wanted. Their questions hit home, and I knew that I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed in the ghettos without having first spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today - my own government." -MLK Jr. 1 year to the day before his murder! This is a zgraphix production. Produced by Jeff Zavala. http://zgraphix.org
above: Student & Teacher rejoice at the empowerment of SafeHouse.
The signs say Thank You Paulette Giguere, OSBG Loves You, and ...heart Archy
Just over 5 years ago I sat where I now sit, at Mojo's in the French Quarter, gazing deeply into the screen of my newly donated computer "SafeHouse". I would oftren come to Mojo's to get away from the voluteer camps so I could work online undisturbed. At the time there were very few places open, even fewer with food; Mojo's became my SafeHouse from post Katrina hardship. When I arrived in New Orleans shortly after Hurricane Katrina I began shooting footage immediatly but lacked a computer that was capable of editing video. My hero Paulette Giguere recognized a need and donated my first Mac to the cause of supporting the New Olreans Anarchist emergency response efforts and allowed me the tools necessary to cover this important period in our history.
4 long hard road years later SafeHouse was just not keeping up with my media demands and I upgraded. I've been carrying SafeHouse around for about a year, loaning it out to varioous events and causes. Today SafeHouse found it's new home and casue, also here in New Orleans. Our School at Blair Grocery is an alternative school and urban farm in the lower 9th ward . At OSBG they are teaching at risk lower 9th ward youth not only the answers to the tests they'll need to take to graduate but more importantly they are teaching the youth to think and giving them the skills to feed themselves and orgainze within their neighborhood to thrive against the challenges present here. The gangs, unemployment, violence and police state that threatens at time to take over these blighted blank slabs and falling down 'hoods are an easy trap for youth with few alternatives. OSBG gives these alternatives and is creating the space for these youth to grow healthy in mind and body by employing them in the gardens and empowering them to be the next generation of leaders.
Palestine Online Store is an activist project striving to make Palestine-related materials more easily available to Palestine's supporters worldwide. This not-for-profit endeavor started as a school project in 2003 with the initial aim of promoting Palestinian films to raise awareness about the Palestinian plight, but then expanded to include a complete assortment of Palestine-related items. Our work supports farmers, artisans, and their families in Palestine, as well as filmmakers, authors, activists, and anyone who supplies us with an item that helps promote the Palestinian cause. Support Palestine by shopping at Palestine Online Store! In doing so, you not only support the producers and suppliers of these fine products, but you help facilitate greater awareness about Palestine and you enable us to keep providing this service. Visit our website today, at http://www.PalestineOnlineStore.com and spread the word! Join our Facebook group at:http://www.facebook.com/pages/Palestine-Online-Store/165302270174901 This is a zgraphix production. Produced by Jeff Zavala.http://zgraphix.org
COP15: 12.17.09 Hopenhagen Occupied by Camp for Climate Action, called out for GREENWASHING
UK activist group Climate Camp demands real solutions to climate change while occupying corporately sponsored "Hopenhagen" at the Cop15 starting at 8pm on a sub-freezing Thursday night in the heart of downtown Copenhagen. Climate Camp exposed the corporate "green-washing" that is being advertised and sold to the world by green-capitalists as solutions to the global climate crisis. This action was help in solidarity with Climate Camp activists who were simultaneously occupying Trafalgar Square in London. From: klamathmedia Views: 783 5 ratings Time: 03:30 More in News & Politics
dates and contacts for Protests Canada wide for January 10 & 11th, and more