Humarock Mass residents interested in seceding from Scituate, MARead more »
The military glorifies the giving and obeying of orders as somehow something good for its own sake, something called "discipline" or "character." I can't judge whether I have either of those things, but I do know the last place I would ever have thought to turn for a career was an institution in which I would have had to do what a bunch of mean bastards said to do simply because they said to do it. That wouldn’t have worked. I'd have ended up a conscientious objector even in peace time.Read more »
Now 84, the American academic has dedicated most of his life to the study of the bold idea that nonviolence - rather than violence - is the most effective way of overthrowing corrupt, repressive regimes.Read more »
Cost of a 15-pack of Crayola sidewalk chalk: $4. Cost to Orlando taxpayers for arresting chalk protester: $196,363. Chalk protester Timothy Osmar, who sued the city after his arrest, was paid $6,000 in damages, and the three First Amendment attorneys who took his case split $35,000. But the biggest expense was the two high-powered law firms hired by City Hall: Akerman Senterfitt was paid $83,293, and King, Blackwell, Zehnder & Wermuth was paid $72,070.Read more »
"For North Korea, a country that has almost zero Internet access...the free flow of information is a distant concept. But according to a new report, the sharing of pirate TV shows and music among the citizens of the country is challenging the DPRK regimes’ depiction of the outside world"Read more »
A revealing, and disturbing account of the unprecedented actions taken by the University of Colorado at Boulder administration, on 4/20 2012; containing actual footage through the perspective of a student who filmed his day, and ultimately was arrested with two other students for peacefully standing on the grass in front of their public university's library. The charges: TRESPASSING.Read more »
I have been doing this for years and am ready to hear your counter point. A viable and working strategy for exiting the north american taxation system.Read more »
...But Keeslar, who is 49 years old and lives in Howe, Indiana, was put into handcuffs and taken to jail.
She was arrested for practicing midwifery.
Certified professional midwifery, as well as direct-entry midwifery, is illegal in Indiana.
Though certified nurse midwives may practice in a hospital setting, professional midwives, regardless of their training or experience, may not deliver babies at home or in the hospital.Read more »
New York Times....
Contrast “This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black.”
“This guy looks like he’s up to no good. Or he’s on drugs or something. It’s raining and he’s just walking around, looking about.” Then the dispatcher asked, “O.K., and this guy — is he white, black or Hispanic?” Only then did Mr. Zimmerman say, “He looks black.”
The ACLU has come to aid of a 12 year old girl who has been the victim of bullying. Not from her fellow students, but from the very adults who run the school.Read more »
A group of Iranian women have stripped off for a new video in a protest against sexual oppression in their native country. The ladies, who are living in exile in Europe, pose naked in front of the camera as they each deliver a defiant message.Read more »
A day of boisterous protests over cuts to higher education that included thousands of students swarming the state Capitol ended with dozens of arrests after demonstrators refused to leave the building. Authorities on Monday evening arrested 68 people, most of whom will be charged with trespassing, the California Highway Patrol said.Read more »
Ready to stand up and stand out for justice despite severe frosts, FEMEN activists have staged a new provocative stunt against the yoke of Russia’s gas giant. Fearless and topless, the Ukrainian girls took off their clothes in front of the Gazprom building in Moscow, holding banners saying “Stop gas racket!” and “Snub Gazprom!”.Read more »
WASHINGTON - Hacker group Anonymous released a recording on Friday of what appears to be a conference call between the FBI and Scotland Yard held last month to discuss operations against the group.
The audio of the nearly 17-minute conference call was posted on YouTube along with an e-mail invitation from a Federal Bureau of Investigation agent setting up the call for January 17.
Wrapped up against Russia's midwinter in vivid balaclavas, brightly coloured minidresses and not much else, eight members of an all-girl punk group stood on a platform in Red Square and started an impromptu show. "Riot in Russia!" they screamed, before taunting Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and urging Russians to hit the streets in protest. The band, Pussy Riot, has been gaining Internet notoriety after their January 20 gig of sorts, the latest in a string of impromptu performances to protest Putin's candidacy for the presidency.Read more »
Another case of civil disobedience from the Amish. These Amish value their independence and do not recognize the authority of the state. Not a repeat.Read more »
Fearing imminent eviction due to “encumbrances,” many occupiers began working through the night to “encumber” the park as a protest against the threat.Read more »
Local government sells the village's land
Police crack down
Police get their asses kicked
Police are currently trying to starve them out.
This is a prime example of why the government wants people to stop having more than 7 days worth of foodRead more »
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