By Leo Zimmermann This article was originally published on Indyreader.org. Beth Emmerling and Bruce Emmerling contributed research to this article. Journalist A. F. James MacArthur has been in jail since December 1, 2012. Known for reporting on crime and politics as The Baltimore Spectator, MacArthur is currently being held without bail or access to visitors. He was initially arrested at his home for allegedly violating an expired probation, but is [...]
Yet another police supported eviction is taking place this morning at Fort Hernandez, a Los Angeles home where people have been camped in solidarity of the homeowners in their fight against illegal eviction. The presence of police seems to be in violation of a court order. The next court date is scheduled 9 November. People are being arrested by LAPD in riot gear. Helicopter overhead adding to police intimidation tactics. [...]
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Grief takes many forms. When young Alan Blueford was murdered by Miguel Masso in May 2012, his family, stunned by their loss, tried valiantly to follow protocol, politely asking for answers from what they would learn the hard way is one of, if not the most corrupt and violent police organizations in the country. Initial rallies, marches, and protests in reaction to this killing were tamed by pleas from the [...]
Mark Nieweem, (pronounced Nye-wame) one of the NATO5, was badly beaten by Cook County Jail Guards and placed in solitary confinement, “the hole,” for 20+ days. The hole means no visitation, no mail, and isolation from human contact, aside from the prison guards which include his torturers. Mark’s lawyer confirmed that Mark spent the night in Cermak Hospital. Mark has stitches, his face is swollen and bruised. his ribs are [...]
ACTION ALERT ::: Members of DGR and AIM are currently in a standoff with the Nebraska State Patrol in the small town of Whiteclay, NE. Activists have blockaded the town of Whiteclay, NE which exists solely to exploit the residents of the Pine Ridge Reservation with illegal alcohol sales. The Nebraska State Patrol is threatening the blockaders with felony charges and have brought in a HORSE TRAILER to transport them [...]
An interview with one of the Anonymous organizers of OpBART, which is set to return Aug. 13 On Aug. 12, 2011, I was drinking my morning coffee and reading Twitter when I noticed that Jacob Appelbaum had posted a link to a story about BART shutting down cell and wi-fi service in some of its stations the previous day. The reason for the shutdown? To thwart another protest against the [...]
Oakland Violence has reared it’s ugly head again in Oakland, this time taking from us someone many of us only know from the plaza. While we may never understand why a person would need to resort to violence against a woman who was never seen hurting anyone, we do understand that a system which refuses to care for it’s people contributed to this tragedy. A system which spends millions repressing [...]
Our bus brought us to Chicago at 6:30am and we covered a march that same day. While marching, I met this woman, who marched all the way with us despite needing a walker. I asked her why it was so important to protest.
“Love & Understanding” (BayArea Artist Tribute To the Fallen) Song & Video Produced & Mixed By Korise “BigTunes” J.(TownTroniks) Chorus Vocals: Cole, Sharese Robinson, Pamela, Jujuana Williams, Nazir & BigTunes Emcees: Five Eighty, Swa Da Gentlemen, Ambessa, Sun Ru, Fego, Jujuana Williams, AmTrakz, Aztech Raul, T’Moe, Shake Anderson & Lord Takim A.K.A.Tak Udda Town Musicians: Guitar-David Goodlet, Bass-Key Hudson(TownTroniks), Drums-Tristeon Moore, Congas & Bongos-Kwic Time Director/Videographer: Gabriela”Belacruela”Diaz Props, Sound & [...]