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March Against the Police: This Friday the 22nd at 7pm

antipoliceMarch Against the Police: This Friday the 22nd at 7pm at the Bull in Durham
Come out for justice for Jesus Huerta—and against the racist police!

As many of you already know, on Tuesday morning Jesús Huerta died while in custody of the Durham Police Department; he was 17 years old. We are planning a march from CCB plaza to the Police HQ. Please spread the word and let’s try to get as many people as possible to protest this murderous system!

 
WE NEED ANSWERS NOW!
The silence from Police Chief Lopez was an insult! 

– The police are racist

– They harass and kill us on the streets

– They attack the poor

– They jail and deport our families

– They treat us like animals

– Police and prisons do not exist to keep us safe.

Jesús’ death is another example of how police do not exist to keep us safe!
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Protest in Solidarity with Rape Survivors Facing UNC Retaliation

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Several protesters hold a banner in response to the Honor Court accusation that Gambill is “guilty” of intimidating her attacker.

From News and Observer

CHAPEL HILL — Pressure built Friday for the UNC-Chapel Hill student court to drop a charge against Landen Gambill, a sophomore who was accused of intimidating an ex-boyfriend after she spoke out about sexual assault.

About 200 people gathered at the center of campus to protest the university’s handling of sexual assault cases. Several dozen carried placards and whistles to show their support for Gambill, who has been called a whistleblower for joining several other women in filing a federal complaint against UNC-CH in January. (more…)

Residents at Collins Crossing apartments in Carrboro protest rising rent

From The Daily Tarheel

For Pat Noelle, Saturday was about searching for answers.

Noelle was one of approximately 50 residents, students and local advocates who marched in protest of rising rent prices at the Collins Crossing Apartment Homes in Carrboro.

“It’s not fair,” Noelle said. “If the rent goes up, what are they gonna offer us?”

The march for Collins Crossing began at the Carrboro Town Commons and wound through downtown, finishing on the lawn of Collins Crossing.

Collins Crossing, formerly known as Abbey Court Condominiums, was recently bought by Aspen Square Management.

The apartment complex is considered one of the last affordable housing locations in Carrboro. (more…)

New York City: More than 180 arrests at Occupy Wall Street Anniversary demonstrations

From Capitalist Media:

NEW YORK — Occupy Wall Street protesters celebrated the movement’s anniversary on Monday by clogging intersections in the city’s financial district, marching to the beat of drums that were a familiar refrain last year.

Protesters roamed around the lower Manhattan financial district all morning in groups of a few dozen each, from one intersection to another and back again, chanting loudly about the ills of Wall Street. In total, there were a few hundred protesters scattered throughout the city. More than 180 of them were arrested by early Monday evening, mostly on disorderly conduct charges.

Full story at the Washington Post
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Hundreds rally at Obama campaign offices for Bradley, veterans arrested

By the Bradley Manning Support Network

In a coordinated set of actions, Bradley Manning supporters–led by veterans including Scott Olsen–rallied at and occupied Obama campaign offices on the West Coast yesterday, twelve arrested

Six veterans and activists in Oakland, and six more in Portland, OR, were arrested Thursday night at Obama campaign offices for occupying the spaces in solidarity with accused WikiLeaks whistle-blower PFC Bradley Manning. Dozens of veterans and anti-war demonstrators coordinated a West Coast set of actions that also included protests in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Seattle. (more…)

Demo for Strikers Announced: Sunday 1pm @ Central Prison

Friends and Comrades,

On Sunday July 29th at 1pm there will be a demonstration outside of Central Prison at 1300 Western Blvd. in Raleigh and at the Division of Prisons offices (located behind Central) in solidarity with prisoners hunger striking across North Carolina. This action follows a massive and similar strike in GA as well a sit down labor action in the kitchens at Central last December.

Prisoners have expressed demands around a variety of conditions, ranging from the absence of law libraries and unsanitary and inadequate food and medical care to the censorship of mail to abuse by guards and the use of solitary confinement for political intimidation.

Folks are encouraged to bring their own banners and signs, flags, and noisemaking devices. It’ll be hot, so bring water (and extra points for coordinated black and red umbrellas!).

If you’re unable to make it to Raleigh for the demo, please consider organizing your own demonstration at a local jail or prison in your area. You can also send your group’s name in as a supporter of the strike to prisonbooks@gmail.com where we’ll post it on our website. (Feel free to draft your own statement as well).

There are also handbills in english and spanish now available, as well as a poster.

until every cage is empty,
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Protest At the Governor’s Mansion: Tell Her to VETO the Fracking Bill SB820

From Croatan Earth First!

SB 820, the fracking bill, passed in the general assembly this week, which means now only the governor needs to sign it for fracking to begin in 2014.  Governor Perdue has already flipped sides once.  She had vetoed an earlier bill, the 709 Energy Jobs Act, which would have fast tracked fracking and offshore drilling.  However, soon after she was flown to Pennsylvania on our tax money to schmooze with Shell Oil and returned pro-fracking.  Just this past week the U.S. Geological Survey released a study finding that there is only 2 years worth of gas in our state, and that only half of that could possibly be collected.  In other words, we are risking our water supply and clean air, and trading that for only one year’s worth of natural gas to profit oil companies, and they can even export that gas to other places.  Property law in North Carolina even states that private land can be taken by eminent domain for these companies to use.  A few democrats and republicans who had previously supported fracking voted against the bill this, but it was not enough to stop the rest of the general assembly who are solidly in the pockets of corporations.  We cannot let this happen without putting up a fight! Occupy is organizing a response to the seizing of our communities air and water this Monday at the Governor’s Mansion in Raleigh Monday June 18th at 6 p.m. located at 200 N. Blount St.  Help spread the word!

March Against Fracking Downtown Raleigh, Saturday, May 19th

From Don’t Frack NC

Join us in the capital to march through downtown Raleigh and raise awareness about the resistance to fracking in North Carolina.  We’ll be assembling near Nash Square around 11:30 a.m. and  around 12 noon marching to the Legislative Building at 16 West Jones Street.

We encourage folks to bring musical instruments: drums, violins, trumpets, colorful banners and signs, puppets… anything that will make this fun.  The march is family friendly and fully permitted.

If your group would like to officially sign onto the march as a co-sponsor contact us at dontfracknc@riseup.net or call 919-200-0061 for more details.  We encourage everyone to share this event on their facebook or on listserves they are on.  This date is within the legislative session that begins in May where legislators plan on disregarding public outcry by legalizing fracking and wastewater injection in our state.

It’s time to let them know we won’t let this happen here.  See you in the streets!

This event is also co-sponsored by Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League & Cumnock Preservation Association.

OCCUPY THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT – April 24

From Prison Radio

OCCUPY the JUSTICE DEPARTMENT: TRANSFORM THE WORLD! April 24, 11AM — Washington DC
Join Danny Glover, M1 of Dead Prez, Frances Fox Piven, Normal Finkelstein and others in a non-violent civil disobedience action or join our large-scale, spirited rally at the US Department of Justice, which will mark Mumia Abu-Jamal’s 58th birthday. Your pledge to engage in an act of civil disobedience (CD) is critical to ensuring news coverage of the case of this imprisoned, radical journalist and our broader demands. If you cannot commit to CD, pledge to be at the demonstration.
Pledge to Occupy the Justice Department, download the flyer, and get more information:
On April 24, we will breath life into the old labor slogan: “an injury to one, is an injury to all.” On that day we will say that we are all Mumia, we are all immigrants, we are all prisoners, we are all Bradley Manning, we are all poor, we are all Palestinian, we are all Troy Davis, we are all political prisoners, we are all occupiers!!!
WE DEMAND
1. Release Mumia Abu-Jama
2. End mass incarceration
3. Jobs, Education, & Health Care. NOT JAILS!
4. End solitary confinement & stop torture
5. End the racist death penalty
6. Hands off immigrants
7. Free all political prisoners