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UNDER SURVEILLANCE PART 2: the NAACP and working with other agencies

This week’s cover story about Greensboro police surveillance of activists is long, so long in fact that we had to cut two entire sections out to make it fit. Here they are in full:
NAACP
The civil rights organization has worked closely with the Beloved Community Center and Latin King leader Jorge Cornell over the years, but a request on the NAACP turned up a minimal amount of criminal intelligence.
One of the few mentions came from former Captain Charles Cherry, who alleged that, “Councilman Matheny in a August 23, 2010 e-mail directed the GPD to look for ways to charge NAACP members, because the citizens complained to Mr. Matheny.” Cherry, who says he was fired from the department for helping officers file complaints of discrimination, also claimed in the same message that Chief Miller intimidated an NAACP member. (more…)

UNDER SURVEILLANCE: How Greensboro police monitor activists

Officers Steven Kory Flowers (left) and Rob Finch (right)

Officers Steven Kory Flowers (left) and Rob Finch (right)

From Yes Weekly!

By Eric Ginsberg

Anyone who has ever been involved in grassroots organizing, a social movement or activism has probably wondered at least once, if not frequently, about if they are being watched. Though police surveillance is no secret — uniformed officers regularly videotape legal protests, for example — what happens with the intelligence is usually a mystery to the public. (more…)

“Gun Control” by sole, A Rumination on Mass Killings, Alienation and Capitalism

soleAudio link for “Gun Control” by anarchist hip-hop artist, sole

Before the tears that fell from The Presidents face hit the podium and the Us troops deployed to Turkish borders could learn to pronounce “Ahmadinejad ” everyone had an opinion on the Connecticut shooting. Celebrities and politicians all lined up, either to propose stricter gun laws or to say, “now is not the time to politicize.” Even as the details from the Aurora shooting continue to fill news pages and blogs after almost 3 months, Once again we are trapped in a 9600+ hour news cycle where we will be bludgeoned with every detail to emerge from the shooting as hack journalists pontificating back and forth on “how” but never look deeper then family/personal issues as to the “why.” (more…)

Against Democracy- a talk with Peter Gelderloos Dec. 15th

gelderloosSat Dec 15th from 7pm-9pm at internationalist books in chapel hill

Against Democracy

Visiting writer, Peter Gelderloos will share historical and personal accounts illustrating how the rhetoric of democracy is used to obscure truly non-hierarchical ways of building our collective strength. He’ll focus on his experiences of the centralization of power within the Plaza Occupations in Barcelona that in many ways paralleled the Occupy Movement here.

Peter Gelderloos is an anarchist from the south who has spent the last five years living and organizing in Barcelona, and is the author of How Nonviolence Protects the State.