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Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Saturday, October 22, 2011

News from the Occupy Movement and Beyond

'Borrowed' from Michael Moore's tweet
Pete Seeger leads songs at Occupy Wall Street
marching with two canes
Arlo Guthrie was also there
Breaking News from the Occupy Movement and Beyond
Censored News
http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com

Pete Seeger and Arlo Guthrie rock Occupy Wall Street Friday night:
http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/10678420-occupy-nyc-pete-seeger-and-arlo-guthrie-show-up-to-rock-upper-west-side-tonight

Professor Cornel West as Occupy Wall Street protests at Harlem police station over 'stop and frisk' policy:
http://www.yourblackworld.com/2011/10/22/cornel-west-gets-arrested-again

Excessive force by police at Occupy Sydney:
http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/police-deny-excessive-force-used-in-occupy-sydney-raid-20111023-1me59.html
Governments order YouTube to censor Occupy videos: http://www.filmsforaction.org/News/Governments_are_ordering_Youtube_to_Censor_Protest_videos

The news from Saskatoon, Occupy Saskatoon: "Just about freezing. Will be below freezing again tonight. Great weather for those camping out in our park. Gutsy people!"

Occupy Cleveland was arrested on Friday night. Their Livestream:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/occupyclevelandnetwork

Police brutality against Occupy movement results in 100 government websites hacked:
http://techleech.com/hackers-with-antisec-go-on-a-crusade-against-government-sites/85579

Occupy Wall Street protested at NYPD's 28th precinct in Harlem, civil disobedience in protest of stop and frisk policies. Twitter: "All of the protesters who had stood in front of the NYPD's 28th precinct are now in custody. Approximately 30." The Peoples Patrol reported arrested as they defended Democracy Now's cameras.

VIDEO: Melbourne Police Violent, rip out Occupy protesters
http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2011/10/video-melbourne-police-violently-remove.html

Occupy Melbourne prepared to retake the square after being violently evicted by police:
http://takethesquare.net/2011/10/21/occupymelbourne-plans-to-retake-the-square-after-being-brutally-evicted-by-police

Michelle Cook, Navajo, who came to the Bolivia climate summit from New Zealand, were she was a Fulbright scholar, is organizing Occupy Laramie Wyoming:
http://www.laramieboomerang.com/articles/2011/10/21/news/doc4ea102d34065d278683119.txt

Actor Alec Baldwin calls for an 'Occupy Pipeline' movement:
http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/blogs/alec-baldwin-calls-for-an-occupy-pipeline-movement

Phoenix ICE agent throws marijuana bundles out window as he flees arrest:
http://www.elpasotimes.com/newupdated/ci_19147224

Occupy Albuquerque changed its name to Unoccupy Albuquerque, out of respect for Native Americans:
http://www.americanindependent.com/199655/occupy-movement-in-new-mexico-finds-new-name-out-of-respect-for-native-americans

Indigenizing the Occupy Movement:
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/204127.html

TransCanada seizing land under eminent domain for Keystone XL pipeline:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/18/us/transcanada-in-eminent-domain-fight-over-pipeline.html?_r=1&ref=danfrosch

In other news

Obama: Our troops will be home from the holidays from Iraq. PS: We will continue killing elsewhere. We will leave thousands of private security thugs in Iraq to protect the diplomats. (News translation by Censored News.)

More news:
Guess who's listening now: Skype security flaw could result in stalking, blackmail or fraud:
http://torrentfreak.com/security-flaw-links-bittorrent-users-to-skype-accounts-111020

VIDEO: Willie Nelson sends message to Occupy Wall Street


 

Video, Wikileaks truck towed by NY police:http://youtu.be/zVzfud_Uskk

Frontera NorteSur: Occupy Tijuana Tests Rights

Occupy Tijuana Tests Rights
By Frontera NorteSur
Oct. 22, 2011

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Inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement, a protest in Tijuana is shaping up to be a test between the right of citizens to assemble peacefully and the desire of authorities to maintain public order.

In the wee hours of the morning of Tuesday, October 18, dozens of state, municipal and possibly federal police officers raided Occupy Tijuana’s encampment in the border city’s Plaza Rio zone and arrested 27 people, mostly young professionals and students, for violating city ordinances like urinating in public and allegedly possessing drugs. Some of the detained individuals were then paraded in front of a judge and either slapped with fines amounting to be about $80.00 each or ordered to perform community service.

Tijuana Mayor Carlos Bustamante Anchondo later defended the police action, arguing that if protesters wanted to demonstrate they should have picked a safe place and not be in a position to physically expose themselves in public. Bustamante contended that the site of the protest encampment, a median across from Plaza Rio, was a congested, public thoroughfare. “The criticism is that (protesters) could cause an accident or worse,” Bustamante said.

The Tijuana mayor rejected contentions that excessive force was used in removing the demonstrators, adding that some of the young people camped out were consuming alcohol. However, Bustamante confirmed that he was not present at the scene of the eviction.

“We are students, lawyers, anthropologists, sociologists, artists, workers; we are the 99 percent,” the protesters said shortly after last week’s break-up of their encampment. “We are not paid killers, delinquents, bums or ninis (Mexican slang for young people who do not work or study).”

Stories and video clips covering the eviction and the Occupy Tijuana movement have been posted on You Tube.

In a press statement, the non-governmental Northwest Citizen Human Rights Commission protested that Occupy Tijuana’s rights to peaceful assembly, redress of grievances and due process of law were violated by the police raid. While carrying out the eviction, some officers were hooded and did not display official identification, the Mexican human rights advocates charged. In addition to trampling on constitutional guarantees, the October 18 police raid violated international treaties, the statement asserted.

“It’s worrisome that the civil authority reacts in this way to citizen protests, inflicting an injury that is added to the climate of violence and insecurity which the country is going through,” the citizen commission said. “We don’t know the motive which prompted the authorities to repress the rights of assembly and association, but it is noteworthy that there was a convergence of the three levels of government to carry out the eviction of the demonstrators.”

The Northwest Citizen Human Rights Commission demanded a legal investigation of eviction, and called on the official human rights commissions of Mexico and Baja California to likewise probe the matter. The group also urged Baja California Governor Jose Guadalupe Osuna Millan to uphold the constitutional rights of the citizenry and punish those responsible for human rights violations. Copies of the press statement were addressed to other state and local officials, as well as to Javier Hernandez Valencia, Mexico representative for the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights.

Heriberto Garcia, Baja California human rights ombudsman, has initiated an investigation of the October 18 incident.

Occupy Tijuana was expected to resume its protest against global economic policies and war on the weekend of October 22.

Additional sources: El Sol de Tijuana, October 22, 2011. Frontera.info, October 21, 2011. La Jornada, October 19, 2011. Article by Antonio Heras. Signonsandiego.com, October 18, 2011. Article by Sandra Dibble.

Frontera NorteSur: on-line, U.S.-Mexico border news
Center for Latin American and Border Studies
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, New Mexico

For a free electronic subscription email: fnsnews@nmsu.edu

Peaks 'We Eat Snow' March Sun., Oct. 23, 2011

By Shawna Fox
Censored News

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- We're having a Peaks Art March against all snowmaking sponsored by the WeEatSnow group tomorrow, Sunday Oct. 23.
http://www.weeatsnow.com/
The kids will be doing Peaks related art from 10-11:30 am. From 11:30 to 1:00 there will be a no snowmaking march/parade.
Last time we had over 100 participants of all ages and hoping for more this time.

VIDEO: Mohawk Splitting the Sky at Arrest Bush Protest in Surrey BC


Mohawk activist Splitting the Sky addresses an audience at the Arrest Bush protest in Surrey, British Columbia on October 20, 2011.

Occupation Movement: Hactivists expose police and police brutality

SPECIAL #OCCUPYWALLSTREET EDITION !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


#ANTISEC SOLIDARITY WITH OCCUPATION MOVEMENT & ANTI-POLICE BRUTALITY PROTESTERS

Posted by AntiSec

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# INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CHIEFS OF POLICE HACKED DURING 2011 CONFERENCE #

# ON OCTOBER 22ND INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ACTION AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY #

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# WHITE HATS, COP LOVERS, PLAYER HATERS AND MOVEMENT TRAITORS WATCH YOUR BACK! #

# WE ARE ANONYMOUS. WE DO NOT FORGIVE. WE DO NOT FORGET. EXPECT US! #

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The IACP thought they could hold their 2011 annual conference in Chicago

unfettered by the clutches of insurrection. They must not have known their

conference starts on the Day of Action Against Police Brutality. They must not

have known that all over the world people are in the streets demonstrating

discontent with capitalism and the state. They also had no idea that for the

past few months black hat hackers have been owning their websites and databases.

They should have expected us.



In solidarity with the Occupation Movement and the International Day of Action

Against Police Brutality, allied #anonymous and #antisec vessels took aim at the

corrupt bootboys of the 1%: the police. We hacked, defaced, and destroyed

several law enforcement targets, leaking over 600MB of private information

including internal documents, membership rosters, addresses, passwords, social

security numbers, and other confidential data. According to the IACP's

development documents, their systems cost several hundred thousand dollars. We

are pleased to destroy it all for free, leaking their private info and defacing

their websites in one swift blow.



We attacked MatrixGroup.net, a multi-million dollar Washington DC based web

development firm, which serves over a hundred government, corporate and

association websites. Many lulz have been had as we owned their white hat

"professional" intranet, clients and employee wiki portals-- accessing records

and passwords, internal communications, company schedules, and development notes

for over a hundred clients. We intentionally excluded the unions and other

unrelated sites on their servers because, unlike the police and those who

support them, we will never betray our working class comrades. We realize our

role in the social struggle against capital and against the state, deciding

instead to set our sights on the police, military and other government websites

hosted by Matrix.



Our lulzboats also took aim at Boston Police in retaliation for the unprovoked

mass arrests and brutality experienced by those at Occupy Boston. We hacked the

Boston Police Patrolmens' Association (www.bppa.org), releasing full names and

the cleartext, user-supplied passwords for a thousand members. Many lulz have

been had while perusing their emails and facebook accounts, and we are now

sharing their passwords for others so they can join in on the mayhem as well.

Let this be a warning to BPD and police everywhere: future acts of aggression

against our movements will be met with a vengeance so epic and relentless that

your children's children will puke at the sight of swine.



After exhausting both sides of Milli Vanillis' "Girl You Know It's True" tape,

we also decided to attack Alabama law enforcement systems, releasing the names,

addresses, and social security numbers for 1000 Birmingham / Jefferson County

police officers as well as defacing and destroying the website

SherrifOfBaldwin.com. We are attacking Birmingham specifically because of their

notorious racial discriminatory practices including the savage beatings and mass

arrests endured by civil rights protesters during the 60s. Although we had

records of inmates, active warrant names, addresses, charges and social security

numbers the thought of releasing them never crossed our mind because we would

never betray our brothers and sisters shackled and chained behind prison walls--

our targets are the ones who beat and murder with immunity, the cowardly

carcases and lifeless hosts of power who hide behind a badge.



We are also acting in solidarity with the dozens of alleged "Anonymous" members

around the world facing charges for "hacking," including the Paypal LOIC

defendants in San Jose, Commander X, Recursion, Topiary, Stephen Watt, and more.

We are acting in solidarity with the thousands of prisoners in California on

Hunger Strike fighting for better living conditions and an end to prolonged

solitary confinement. We also call for the IMMEDIATE RELEASE of not only

political prisoners(Leonard Peltier, Mumia Abu Jamal, the MOVE 9, the Angola 3,

and more) but all prisoners everywhere including all Jon Burge torture survivors

still behind bars.



We are attacking the police because they are the vicious boot boys of the 1%

whose role in society is to protect the interests and assets of the rich ruling

class. They are not part of the 99%-- they are working class traitors who are

paid to intimidate, harass, and repress political movements that would possibly

stand a threat to the power structure of the 1%. We have no problem targeting

police and releasing their information even if it puts them at risk because we

want them to experience just a taste of the brutality and misery they serve us

on an everyday basis. We hope those working for the police who have any humanity

left refuse their orders and leak the police and their commanding officer's

vital secrets and dirt. We must realize that police are no allies of ours and

have violently attacked our movements all across the world throughout history.



In Chicago, where the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference

is taking place, the CPD has a particularly bloody and ruthless history of

brutality and repression of political movements. Throughout the 70s and 80s

under Jon Burge (chief detective) and former Mayor Richard M. Daley (prosecuter

at the time), dozens of CPD detectives many whom are still on the force tortured

hundreds of innocent black men, forcing confessions and giving out decades-long

prison sentences for crimes never committed. The CPD also operates notorious

"red squad" COINTELPRO operations that attempts to discredit and disrupt

revolutionary groups-- including the assassination of Black Panther Party

leaders Fred Hampton and Mark Clark. This repression continues today as they

beat and arrested over 900 protesters when the second War in Iraq broke out, and

just over a year ago dozens of protest organizers were raided by the FBI for

alleged affiliation with resistance movements. The CPD just announced a new

'counter-terrorism' operation (taking tips from the NYPD playbook) likely to

target protest organizers for the upcoming G8 and NATO conferences in May.

Although they try to intimidate us by training over 13,000 riot police for these

protests, we believe that they are the truly the frightened ones, and perhaps

for good reason: the high profile hacks will continue, and the protests against

the 1% are growing every day.



We are 99%. We are the working class that makes society function. We are not

intimidated by the States attempts to disrupt our resistance through unprovoked

arrests and harassments. As the violence of the cops, the courts, the FBI, La

Migra, and Homeland Security intensifies, so must our resistance: we will

continue to bring the ruckus on the streets and on the internet. We are

believers and practitioners of direct action against all governments,

militaries, banks, corporations, and police working towards our revolutionary

goal: the immediate dissolution of capitalism and the state.



Hackers, join us to make 2011 the year of leaks and revolutions!



"We will destroy laughing, we will set fires laughing, we will kill laughing...

and society will fall!!" - Renzo Novatore


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