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J20 Defendants’ Solidarity Posters

By mike flugennockThursday - July 6th, 2017Categories: 2016 Election, DC Local, Middle East, Trumpism, War on Terror, elections, environment, liberty

Crimethinc writes in their Call For An International Week Of Solidarity, July 20-17, 2017:

We are calling for a Week of Solidarity with the J20 defendants from July 20 to 27, 2017. July 20 marks six months from the initial actions and arrests during Donald Trump’s inauguration, and on July 27, a motion to dismiss the charges will be argued in court. The case has finally begun to receive the media attention it warrants; with this court date approaching and the cases underway, this is a crucial time for a second Week of Solidarity.

On January 20, 2017, thousands of people came to Washington, DC to protest the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump. In the early morning, blockades shut down security checkpoints and discouraged people from attending the inauguration itself, while impromptu marches and direct actions occurred throughout the day. There was a spirit of defiance in the air.

Midmorning, an “anticapitalist and antifascist” march of several hundred people made clear its opposition not just to Trump but also the system that made Trump possible… After about half an hour, the march was brutally attacked by police, who used chemical and crowd control weapons along with physical force, then boxed in (“kettled”) and mass-arrested people. Everyone on an entire city block was arrested and given the same charge of felony rioting. Approximately 214 arrestees now face a total of eight felony charges, including conspiracy and destruction of property. All of the J20 defendants are now facing up to 75 years in prison.

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Broken Windows

By mike flugennockTuesday - August 16th, 2016Categories: liberty, media

Just a couple of nights ago, yet another black youth was killed by police in America — this time in Milwaukee, touching off a night of rioting which featured the burning of a gas station and the smashing of windows on businesses and cop cars. And as usual, White America and the Boss Media were getting their panties in a twist more about broken windows than human lives.

For those of you who’ve been living in caves since the 1990s, “Broken Windows” has been a policing institution gifted to us by the likes of Rudolph Giuliani in New York City. Basically a pretext for the establishment of paramilitary police occupations of the poorest — and blackest — areas, it was such a hit that “Broken Windows” opened up franchises in pretty much every city in the US, spreading its brand of harassment, profiling, intimidation and brutality.

After observing this form of right-wing “folk wisdom” in action for over twenty years, I can’t help but ask: whose windows are really being broken here?

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Nice Shooting!

By mike flugennockSaturday - July 9th, 2016Categories: liberty

If you’ve noticed, in the past few years, that the behavior and tactics of American police resemble those of Israeli police and soldiers, you’d be right — and these tactics have come into even sharper focus with the murder of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Minneapolis, Minnesota recently.

Military occupation tactics, collective punishment, terrorizing and brutalizing neighborhoods, shooting kids for throwing stones — filthy, bloody Israel taught U.S. police everything they know.

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“Israel-trained police ‘occupy’ Missouri after killing of black youth”
Rania Khalek, Electronic Intifada 08.15.14

“From NYC, Ferguson To Baltimore, American Police Are Trained In Apartheid Israel”
Kit O’Connell, MintPress News 05.15.15

“U.S. Police Routinely Travel to Israel to Learn Methods of Brutality and Repression”
Justin Gardner, Free Thought Project 08.30.15

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