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Free Mumia, Free ‘Em All!

By mike flugennockWednesday - April 25th, 2012Categories: liberty

There ain’t no power like the ANSWER speeches
’cause the ANSWER speeches don’t stop!

‘Free Mumia Abu-Jamal’, Wash DC 04.24.12 from Mike Flugennock on Vimeo.

Photographed and edited by Mike Flugennock, 05:48

The birthday of dissident journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal, imprisoned on Pennsylvania’s Death Row for 30 years, was marked today by a demonstration in solidiarity with Mumia and with political prisoners all over the United States, and in the US gulag of “black sites” all over the world.

Featured among the four hours’ worth of speakers before the march were noted rappers Chuck D (of Public Enemy) and M1 (of Dead Prez); however, I happily blew off their footage in favor of a live phone call to the rally by Abu-Jamal himself, from prison. Mumia sent greetings of solidarity and delivered a short statement, which is included in its entirety in this newsreel.

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We Are All Anonymous

By mike flugennockWednesday - January 12th, 2011Categories: liberty, media

Don’t retreat — retweet!
Just to refresh your memories — those of you who’ve been totally sucked into the Gabrielle Giffords media circus — last Friday, the US Department of “Justice” served subpoenas on Twitter seeking information on the accounts of activists connected to or in solidarity with Wikileaks. The attorney representing Wikileaks has — and rightly so — termed this action “harassment”, and an Icelandic MP and former anarchist sounded the alarm in a series of outraged tweets, commenting “USA government wants to know about all my tweets and more since november 1st 2009. Do they realize i am a member of parliament in iceland?”

I’d like to encouarge everyone reading this to “follow” Wikileaks on Twitter — or get an account, if you don’t have one, and “follow” Wikileaks — and tweet the message “I Am Spartacus” to Wikileaks and any other followers you have, and point to this open letter to the “Justice” Department from Anonops, as well as retweeting any important news from Wikileaks.

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Fall 2001 IMF/World Bank Series

By mike flugennockMonday - June 25th, 2001Categories: Bushit, Economy, Globalization, liberty, right wingnuts

The Fall 2001 IMF/World Bank mobilization was to be our blockbuster sequel to A16, rumored by many to be the biggest mass mobe in town since Vietnam — Lord willing and the creek don’t rise, barring any sudden freakish turn of events — such as, say, a large airliner or two or three diving into a few really large buildings.

fall2001imfwb5part650wNeedless to say, the wheels pretty much came off The Movement’s™ wagon very soon after 9/11; the Mobilization for Global Justice and Ruckus Society practically tripped over each other while backing out, citing (as I recall) “respect for the victims” — even as the neocons and other right-wing freaks at the time were preparing for endless war overseas and endless abuse of the Constitution at home, also out of consideration for “the victims”. Luckily, there was ANSWER, which went on with its events, shifting to a pro-civil liberties, anti-war focus for what was previously an anti-globalization mobe, so at least the Left hadn’t been totally bullied off the streets by the Neocons and their brownshirt pals in Free Republic and Gathering Of Eagles.

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