Tuesday, January 20, 2015

A Smack Mellon RESPOND Exhibition












And on this day finds itself as Occupy Wall Street Day one thousand and something, I think. And Occupy Wall Street is still moving fast. And so this blagh is still finding itself in all things #BlackLivesMatter land and beyond when it comes to all things Ferguson and beyond. And so this Black Lives Matter related post finds itself in the art world of a Smack Mellon RESPOND art exhibition, rather than on the streets as many of those seemingly a bazillion or more Black Lives Matter events have taken place lately across the country and even the world. And I found myself at this Smack Mellon art show in that neighborhood of DUMBO, Brooklyn the other day, an exhibition with over two hundred artists, with a line that went around the block at the opening reception to go along with it. And so like a lot of people there, I took photos, photos and more photos, and videos, videos and more videos that night, some of which find themselves posted above. And that Smack Mellon RESPOND Opening Reception Facebook event invite has something like one thousand people who clicked attending on it, and from the way the line of people waiting to get inside to see the show at the opening reception looked, it seems likely that one thousand people, may have attended the opening reception that night. And so that RESPOND Facebook event invite reads something like as follows: 

Saturday, January 17 at 5:00pm - 8:00pm in EST

Please join us Saturday, January 17, from 5-8pm for the opening reception of RESPOND.

EXHIBITION DATES:
January 17- February 22, 2015
Gallery hours: Wed-Sun, 12-6pm

OPENING RECEPTION:
Saturday, January 17, 5 to 8pm
With special performance by Eisa Davis at 7:30pm

FRIDAY NIGHT FILM SERIES:
beginning on January 23 with
Born in Flames, a film by Lizzie Borden

PERFORMANCE:
Saturday, January 31 at 7pm
Anthology: UK (Jack Tan), a performance by Clifford Owens

DUMBO FIRST THURSDAY GALLERY WALK:
Thursday, February 5, 7:30 to 9pm
Featuring Don’t Shoot, a poetry reading curated by
Samuel Jablon, including poets: Anomalous who, Steve
Dalachinsky, Joyce LeeAnn Joseph, Patricia Spears Jones,
Yuko Otomo, Peter Rugh, and Visual Poetics.

PUBLIC DISCUSSION:
Saturday, February 7 at 3pm
Non/Violence: The Dictionary of the Possible (Shifter and Avi
Alpert) will lead a collective discussion on the history,
meaning and purpose of nonviolent activism in the face of
state repression.

POETRY READING:
Sunday, February 8, 3pm
Brooklyn Poetry Rally
curated by Jason Koo & Brooklyn Poets.

WORKSHOP:
Saturday, February 14, 3pm
Documents of Resistance III: Tough Love facilitated by
Antonio Serna and Leina Bocar. This workshop will examine
various protest letters written to cultural institution by artist
of color from 1960s to the present.

PERFORMANCE:
Saturday, February 21 at 3pm
Moving Spirits to Enlightenment, a dance performance by
Moving Spirits, Inc., Tamara Williams, choreographer along
with Jonathan Lassiter, Sydnie Mosley, Andre Zachary, A. Nia
Austin-Edwards and other creative artists.

CLOSING RECEPTION:
Sunday, February 22 at 4pm
I Can’t Breathe, a self-defense workshop/performance by Shaun Leonardo

*Additional public programs will be planned and presented throughout the run of the exhibition.
Please visit our website www.smackmellon.org for updates.


After learning of the grand jury's decision to not indict Daniel Pantaleo, Smack Mellon postponed a planned exhibition in order to respond to the continued failure of the United States to protect its black citizens from police discrimination and violence. In order to channel our outrage into actions that can facilitate systemic change, Smack Mellon's gallery space will be used to present events, performances and artworks that affirm that black lives matter, express frustration and anger with the institutional racism that enables law enforcement to kill black members of the community with impunity, and imagine creative solutions and visionary alternatives to a broken justice system.

Smack Mellon's current Studio Artists Esteban del Valle, Molly Dilworth, Oasa DuVerney, Ira Eduardovna, Steffani Jemison, and Dread Scott worked with Smack Mellon staff as lead organizers of RESPOND.

Over 600 artists working at all levels and in all media submitted work for the large exhibition that serves as the focal point of RESPOND. More than 200 voices of artists living across the country and internationally from seven countries were selected and will be represented in sculpture, video, and two-dimensional work—including emerging artists, mid-career artists, and young people exhibiting side-by-side.

Esteban del Valle, a Smack Mellon studio artist and muralist with Groundswell, will work on a mural with local teens to be included in the exhibition. Other works include: Heather Hart’s participatory drawing Skinned, where she invites visitors to press a piece of gold leaf onto the prepared surface of the drawing in exchange for a wish, responding specifically to the context of police violence; Mel Chin’s 1993 prototype of Night Rap, a weapon/tool hybrid made from an actual enforcement officer’s nightstick; and Nina Berman’s photograph Funeral for Jose Luis Lebron, 1990. Nina’s description of this image sums things up:
On January 31, 1990 at 5:30 pm, in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York Police Officer Frank Albergo shot and killed 14-year-old Jose Luis Lebron, who was unarmed. An autopsy showed that Lebron was shot squarely in the back of the head. Albergo had been chasing Lebron for allegedly having robbed someone of $10.00 and claimed Lebron had been reaching for a gun. Eyewitnesses told a different tale. Four days earlier, also in Brooklyn, another police officer, shot and killed 17-year-old unarmed Louis Liranso. The two shootings touched off protest marches in Brooklyn. Both officers were cleared of any wrong doing. At Lebron's funeral family member were overcome by grief and some tried to jump into the gravesite. The 2014 killings of Eric Garner and Akai Gurley, currently in the news, top a long list of similar shootings by the NYPD that have been going on for decades. With each new killing, old cases fall deeper down the list, and are quickly forgotten except by family members and loved ones. Jose Luis Lebron is one of those cases.

Community Programs
Smack Mellon's 5,000 square foot gallery is being provided to community organizers, activists, artists, writers and performers to organize, collaborate, speak, perform, teach, lead and act.

Events will continue to be planned and presented throughout the run of the exhibition. A calendar of events will be updated regularly on our website,www.smackmellon.org.

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*Special thanks to Erica Bailey and Michael Kukla for postponing their exhibitions in support of this initiative. Erica Bailey's exhibition is now slated for March 14-April 19, 2015 and Michael Kukla's exhibition is now slated for September 2015.


Exhibiting Artists as of Jan 8th :
Atikur Abdul, Derrick Adams, Doba Afolabi, Eozen Agopian, All Hands on Deck, Ben Altman, Albert Areizaga, Andrea Arroyo, Carole Ashley, Ron Baron, Amanda Barragry, Kimberly Becoat, Anthea Behm, Allison Behrstock, Daniel Bejar, Guy Ben-Ari, Jesus Benavente, Nina Berman, Sanford Biggers, Tom Bogaert, Patricia Brace, Faith Briggs, Michael Paul Britto, Elliott Brown, Melissa Calderon, Luisa Caldwell, Crystal Z Campbell, David Cassidy, Colin Chase, Bivas Chaudhuri, Mel Chin, William Claps, Tim Clifford, Tracy Collins, William Cordova, Brandon Cox, Molly Crabapple, Carla Cubit, Damien Davis, André LeRoy Davis, Sophia Dawson, Sharon De La Cruz, Rosetta DeBerardinis, Joseph DeLappe, Esteban del Valle, Elizabeth Dorbad, Luba Drozd, Oasa DuVerney, Alexander Dwinell, Louise Eastman, Melissa Eder, Savior Elmundo, Nicky Enright, Liz Ensz, Stevenson Estimé, Sarah Farahat, Danielle Faulkner, Nona Faustine, Felipe Galindo, Rico Gatson, Daniel Giles, Jessica Goehring, Kyle Goen, Tami Gold, Shane Gooding, Kearra Gopee, Risha Gorig, Morgan Green, Emily Greenberg, Sanae Guerin, Ronald Hall, Ryan Hanson, Carla Jay Harris, Christopher Harrison, Heather Hart, Sharon Hayes, Mary Henderson, Rohan Henry, YK Hong, Germaine "Coco" Howard, HOWDOYOUSAYYAMINAFRICAN?, Akiko Ichikawa, Tomashi Jackson, Shani Jamila, Steffani Jemison, Olalekan Jeyifous, Ann Johnson, Leon Johnson, Andrew Ellis Johnson, Rashid Johnson, Olivia Johnston, Ayesha Jordan, David Joseph Jr, Dana Kane, Gautam Kansara, Kylene Kasch, Jerry Kearns, Coby Kennedy, Leslie Kerby, Basil Kincaid, Noelle King, Nsenga Knight, Mensa Kondo, Sandra Koponen, Anthony Lee, JC Lenochan, Jeremy Levine, Lmnopi, Dave Loewenstein, Vidho Lorville, Miguel Luciano, Kara Lynch, Jason Maas, Nina Macintosh, Maya Mackrandilal, Rhasaan Manning, Christina Massey, Rose Materdomini, McCallum and Tarry, Bud McNichol, Myra Miller, Al Miller, Amaris Modesto, Mario Moore, Ti-Rock Moore, Nyeema Morgan, Margaret Murphy, NCA 2nd Period Dance Class, NYC Solidarity with Palestine, Doris Neidl, NYC Solidarity with Palestine, Christopher Oates, Dawline-Jane Oni-Eseleh, Shaw Osha, Zakiya Owens, Mario Padilla, Kwan Taeck Park, Jason Patterson, Jessica Ann Peavy, Joshua Peters, Andrew Phan, Mary Pinto, Terrance Pitts, Jenny Polak, Carol Quint, Sarah Quinter, Issa Randall, Kameelah Rasheed, Nadine Renazile, Ayla Rexroth, Roberto Rischmaui, Shellyne Rodriguez, Benjamin Rojas, Margaret Roleke, Bayete Ross Smith, Russ Rowland, Jaffia Royes, Jude Rubenstein, Cynthia Ruse, Ashleigh Sampson, Sarah Sandman, Romulo Sans, Mariel Santana, SOL'SAX, Cesali Scarola, Dread Scott, Jean Seestadt, Jessica Segall, Beldan Sezen, Rudy Shepherd, Greg Sholette, Kim Sillen, Jeffrey Sims, Monifa Skerritt-Perry, Sable Smith, Mariangeles Soto-Diaz, Fedele Spadafora, Savannah Spirit, Kurt Steger, Preach Sun, Dan Tague, Megan Tatem, Mirland Terlonge, Hank Willis Thomas, Ebony Thompson, Melissa Vandenberg, Kelly Vetter, Dareece Walker, Jordan Weber, Leila Weefur, Daryl Wells, Nafis White, Michelle Williams, Divine Williams, JB Wilson, Spencer Wolff, Jave Yoshimoto, Or Zubalsky + Hương Ngô, Sarah Zucker


2012. A time for change. Is another world possible. No one is free when others are oppressed. And what, if anything, does this have to do with a No Police State? 
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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Black Lives Matter







And so being that I have been posting about Ferguson, It's Beyond Ferguson, and all things #BlackLivesMatter on this blog lately, what's been going in the world of Black Lives Matter lately? Well, lots, lots, and a lot of events have transpired and passed across the country in the demand for Justice For Eric Garner and a host of others who lave lost their lives at the hands of polizei and guns. And guns are the worst invention ever. If only guns could be banished from every human being on planet earth. And it also happens to be a New Year 2015 as I type this blog post. And Occupy Wall Street is still moving fast. And again, unless you have been hiding out under a rock or stuck in the stone age and haven't heard, Ferguson and all things beyond Ferguson is still happening. Ferguson is everywhere. And there was that Shut Down Grand Central Terminal event that happened the other day. And so as in the previous blog posts about Ferguson, I still find myself following that Peoples Power Assemblies page and that Jan 15, 2015 NYC Peoples Power STRIKE AGAINST RACISM Facebook event invite when it comes to finding about #Ferguson actions and events in the New York City area. And their weekly email for events this week reads something like as follows:

Details and Update on Jan 15th PPA Strike Against Racism - 


Jan 15, 2015 HONOR DR. King's legacy by participating in The Peoples Power STRIKE AGAINST RACISM - No business as usual - Shut It down. Walk Out! 
Sick out! Don't Go IN

8:00A-12N Neighborhood Direct Actions

Brooklyn: 9:30am Rally at DA's office 350 Jay Street #10
Brooklyn, NY
Queens: 8am at Archer and Sutphin near the terminal
Bronx: starts at 4pm, meet at Kitmer Park, 161 St, will then join main action at 6:30 at Grand Central
Staten Island: meet at 9am at 30 Bay St (site of Eric Garner's murder), will take ferry to PBA then meet at Union Square at noon for sing-in

Gather for Mass Actions
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM African Burial Ground
2:30P- 4P Various activities at 1 Police Plaza, Metropolitan Correction Center
4:30 City Hall Park
6:00 PM Grand Central
https://www.facebook.com/events/678662805565351/?pnref=story

Follow on Twitter
#J15MLKSTRIKE
#MLKSTRIKE
#NYC4MLK
#THISSTOPSTODAY
#ReclaimMLK
#NewYearSameFight
 

Enough is Enough ! We are tired of white supremacy and racism that's so prevalent in the US! We are tired of the constant NYPD repression, occupation and murders within communities of color . If Dr. King were alive today he would be in the streets with our anti-police brutality movement . Let's organize student strikes, community strikes, workers strikes, etc and March!


Come to our weekly planning meetings on Wednesday at 7 PM 147 West 24th Street - 2nd floor, Manhattan.
#J15MLKSTRIKE #NYC4MLK
#THISSTOPSTODAY
#MLKSTRIKE
#ReclaimMLK
#NewYearSameFight
#AntonioMartin
#EricGarner #BlackLivesMatter #BLackandBrownLivesMatter #MikeBrown #RamarleyGraham #ShantelDavis #KyamLivingston #KimaniGray #AkaiGurley

https://www.facebook.com/events/678662805565351/?pnref=story

Oh yeah, and then there's that I Can't Breathe Subway Sing - In (Dr. King's Birthday) Facebook event invite going on that also reads something like:

Hi everyone 

There are a couple of subway sing - in's and other #BlackLivesMatter related events going on the week of the 15th in honor of Martin Luther King Day, January 19th, and I had the idea to create this event invite to see if anyone would like to meet up as part of those actions for MLK week and do an I Can't Breathe subway sing - in on the subway platforms and trains around New York City or wherever the subway trains may take us, on and off subway platforms to sing the "I Can't Breathe" song along the way for an hour or so, or half an hour or so.

"Flood the Subways with your signs and your voices on January 15th to truly honor Dr. King’s birthday".

I had the idea to meet by the benches at the 14th street Union Square West area of the subway train station platform and decide which direction to sing on the trains from there, maybe take the uptown 4,5 or 6 subway train or 1, 2 or 3 Times Square subway platform or A,C or E Columbus Circle subway platforms or stations around noon, Thursday, January 15th, on Martin Luther Kings birthday, to take the movement to the trains and sing the "I Can't Breathe Song" that People's Power Assemblies and others have been singing the past week or so at #BlackLivesMatter events.

I also had the idea to take the downtown 4,5 or 6 or downtown N, Q and R trains to sing the I Can't Breathe Song on trains, stations and platforms and get off near Foley Square to go to the African Burial Ground, Jan 15, 2015 NYC Peoples Power Assemblies City Wide STRIKE AGAINST RACISM event at 1pm and City Hall event at 4:30pm.

Any feedback or suggestions as to where to meet on the subway train platform or station would be appreciated in the comments.

Here are other subway sing - in related events for the week of the 15th.

https://www.facebook.com/events/678662805565351/

https://www.facebook.com/events/992105584150401/?ref_dashboard_filter=calendar

https://www.facebook.com/events/423435024478291/

I have posted the lyrics to the "I Can't Breathe Song" in the comments below

#Ferguson #EricGarner #MikeBrown #BlackLivesMatter #alllivesmatter #icantbreathe


And again, Ferguson Action Network events are all to numerous to mention in this blog post, as there seems to be a bazillion or more events happening each day. No one is free when others are oppressed. Is another world possible. And what does this have to do with a No Police State?

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

It's Beyond Ferguson













And on this day finds itself as Occupy Wall Street Day 1000 and something. And Occupy Wall Street is still moving fast. And in my internetaholicness if I must blogger say, I have been following the headlines news as usual and it seems as if the world is upside down and going to hell in a handbasket sometimes when one reads or hears the headline news. And as I had posted in that previous post before this one,  in case you have been hiding out under a rock or stuck in the stone age or something and haven't heard, #Ferguson, and now Ferguson and beyond is still happening.  And if I must also blogger say, I have been consumed with and following the Peoples Power Assemblies MERGENCY RESPONSE PROTESTS/ACTIONS TO RACIST POLICE BRUTALITY From FERGUSON TO NYC! #SHUTITDOWN! Facebook page lately in an attempt to keep updated when it comes to all things #Ferguson and beyond. And their #BlackLivesMattersNYC #ICantBreathe Organizing Actions and Meetings this week reads like:


#BlackLivesMattersNYC #ICantBreathe Organizing Actions and Meetings this week...
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Monday December 15, 2014
Stop Mass Incarceration (#BlackLivesMatter Organizing Meeting)
490 Riverside Drive, Riverside Church New York, NY 7:00pm
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Tuesday December 16, 2014
#BlackLivesMatter #ICantBreathe #Occupy&Justice4EricGarner
30 Bay Street Staten Island, NY 4:00pm-6:00pm


Black Poets Speak Out-Community Activists Organizers Meeting
The Pratt Institute MFA in Writing
299 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215 6:00pm
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*Wednesday December 17, 2014
#Black Lives MatterPeople's Power Assembly Organizing Assembly Against Police Brutality
147 W.24th Street 2nd Floor New York City, NY 6:30pm
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Thursday December 18, 2014
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Friday December 19, 2014
#BlackLivesMatter #RiseUp4Ramarley #ThisStopsToday#Occupy4Justice-Solidarity Action
1 St. Andrew's Plaza U.S. Attorney's Office SDNY New York, NY 4:00pm

 #BlackLivesMatter #NoThankYouNYPD/ Occupy For Garner/ Justice For Us ALL!
City Hall Park New York City, NY 5:00pm
 #Black Lives Matter- Justice for Mike Brown Justice for Eric Garner/Education Coordination Outreach Action Planning Assembly for  For Justice
60 Wall Street New York City, NY 7:00opm
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S.S.
OWS OUTREACH


Wednesday December 17 at 5:30pm in EST
In honor of Eric Garner and all those unjustly killed by the police.

Wednesday December 17, 2014 marks 5 months since Eric Garner was killed by the NYPD. As part of #ThisStopsToday #11Days of Action, @ThisStopsToday is calling on people throughout New York City, the United States and the world to join a collective die-in to commemorate the 5-month anniversary of the NYPD murder of Eric Garner and demand justice for all those who have lost their lives to police.

How you and/or your Organization Can Participate in #ThisStopsToday Die-in, Rise up!

• Choose a location, publicize and gather on Weds December 17th at 5:30pm. At 6:00pm, lay still on the ground, in silence, for 7 minutes. Then rise-up to sing this song 11 times: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QganWg3WSQ

Current meet-up locations in NYC include:

BROOKLYN - Barclays Center – 620 Atlantic Ave. (near Flatbush Ave.)https://www.facebook.com/events/1041454992550340/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

BRONX - 149th St & Grand Concourse

MANHATTAN - Harlem State Building – 163 West 125th St. (near Adam Clayton Powell Blvd.). https://www.facebook.com/events/767064503374552/

You can add other meet-up locations that you are organizing by submitting to the website at: www.thisstopstoday.org/actionsubmission/

The 12/17 Die-In Rise Up! is part of the #ThisStopsToday #11Days of Action.

See our 11 demands here: www.thisstopstoday.org/demands

Go to ThisStopsToday.org or follow #ThisStopsToday #11Days, and the handle @ThisStopsToday for updates.


And there is also that Hands Up Don't Celebrate Christmas @ Jersey City Mayor's Christmas Concert Facebook event invite I found myself creating in the midst of all of this, because hey, it's in the state of New Jersey.

And then there is this #SHUTITDOWN NATIONWIDE ACTION: DECEMBER 19th Facebook photo that I just came across on Facebook.  

And there was the Millions March NYC event that took place across the nation this past week, of which one of the many Youtube videos from that march finds itself posted above.
And again, there are way too many Ferguson Action Network events going on lately, all too numerous to mention in this blog post that have taken place in the New York City area, California and throughout the world the past few weeks, seemingly a bazillion or more and beyond.

And then there is that Reverend Billy And The Stop Shopping Gospel Choir photo of the Statue of Liberty under water with a Manhattan skyline backdrop that I came across in internetland that seems hilarious if it weren't so true with text that reads like:

FIRST THEY CAME FOR THE druggies who tried to make their fantasy economy away from the bigger killers, but I did not speak out, because I'm white with powder cocaine. Then they came for the immigrants, flooded by Clinton's subsidized corn and dragged screaming by ICE from their homes, and I did not speak out, because I'm sitting here waiting for my Mexican cook to bring me my pasta special. Then they came for the poverty-dizzied young from zip codes like Bed-Stuy and the Bronx, fed into the for-profit prison pipeline, and I did not speak out, because where do you start? It's a national operation run by Wall Street. Then one day the Earth came for me, the ocean turned to acid sweeping through the streets, and I cannot protect my family, because America is declared a permanent emergency, and the cops and soldiers are the same guy, jailing us in our upstairs apartment, and no-one is left to speak for me because permits to speak in public are rationed by Chase Bank. 

The movement in Ferguson, Mo has called for people across the country to walk out of their jobs, schools and homes starting at 12pmCST in outrage over the murder of #MikeBrown and hundreds of people of color murdered by the police. No Work. No School. No Business As Usual. #SHUTITDOWNNYC against Racism & Police Brutality.  


And guns are the worst invention ever. If only guns could be banished from every human being and every form of advertising on earth. No one is free when others are oppressed. "We have seen more fight, more struggle, more unity, more diversity, and more change in the last three days than in the ten years that went before it..." We are living in a rare moment.  Occupy the NRA. And what does this have to do with a No Police State. 
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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Ferguson








And on this day finds itself as Occupy Wall Street Day 1,000 and something. And Occupy Wall Street is still moving fast. And in case you have been hiding out under a rock or stuck in the stone age or something and haven't heard, #Ferguson is happening. And there seems to be a bazillion events, actions and more for Ferguson, too numerous to mention in this blog post. And seemingly a million or more Facebook groups and pages for #blacklivesmatter, #handsupdontshoot #itsbeyondferguson#indictamerica #boycottblackfriday , #handsupdontshop , #handsupwalkout , #stoptheparade and more and now #justiceforericgarner that have been created. And Ferguson Action Network has held many events for Michael Brown and Ferguson, Missouri. And then there is the Peoples Power Assemblies Facebook page whose EMERGENCY RESPONSE PROTESTS/ACTIONS TO THE FERGUSON GRAND JURY! #SHUTITDOWN! Facebook event invite that has Ferguson events and beyond on it. And the description of that Peoples Power Assemblies page and event invite reads as follows:

This page is for the ONGOING EMERGENCY FERGUSON GRAND JURY RESPONSE PROTESTS In NYC and Nationally . 

PLEASE IGNORE the SPECIFIC TIMES, DATES and LOCATION of the PAGE - The Events posted to the page are what are CORRECT & RELEVANT 
Please feel free to post your anti-police brutality & Ferguson -related actions, photos, videos, events, ideas, etc to this page. 

In solidarity with Hands Up UnitedHands Up Don't Shoot Coalition in STL/Ferguson, MO we will continue to call militant, disciplined, direct actions and events to fuel our outrage over the epidemic of the racist police repression, murder and terror that is rampant within communities of color. 

Again -Please feel free to post your anti-police brutality & Ferguson -related actions, photos, videos, events, ideas to this page. RIGHT WING RACIST POSTS/TROLLS WILL BE BANNED IMMEDIATELY

This is a NOT just a MOMENT ! We ARE A MOVEMENT!! #INDICTAMERICA
#MikeBrown #TheyThinkItsAGame #BlackLivesMatter

And there was also the People's Power Assemblies event that the New York Post described as a plot against Snoopy.

And there is a MILLIONS MARCH NYC Facebook event invite going on.

And then there is also an Occupy Wall Street #BLACK LIVES MATTER **KEEPING FOCUSED** Justice for Mike Brown and Eric Garner The real problem and looters are on Wall Street! Facebook event invite that has a list of events and actions as follows:


City Wide-Occupy-99% Schedule of Actions, Meetings, Assemblies and Special Events taking place in New York City

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Monday December 1, 2014

NYC #HANDSUPWALKOUT - NO School NO Work NO Business As Usual #SHUTITDOWNNYC against Racism & Police Brutality

Union Square, New York City , NY 12 noon

Occupy and Resist MTA Fare Increases (Show Us Your Books!)

Baruch College, Baruch Performing Arts Center, Mason Hall, 17 Lexington Ave. at 23rd Street, New York, NY.

Registration period is open from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Hearing begins at 5 p.m

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Tuesday December 2, 2014

Occupy and Don't Buy From Staples/Save Our Post Offices-US MAIL not for Sale!(Direct Actions)

Union Square Staples 12 pm-1pm

6th Avenue and Waverly Place Staples 2pm-3pm

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Wednesday December 3, 2014

Occupy and Don't Buy From Staples/Save Our Post Offices-US MAIL not for Sale!(Direct Actions)

184th and Broadway Staples 12 pm-1pm

125th and Malcolm X Blvd. Staples 2pm-3pm

People's Power Assembly Mass Meeting

(From Ferguson to Low Wage Workers-Same Struggle Same Fight!)

147 W. 24th Floor 2nd Floor New York City, NY 6:30 pm

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Thursday December 4, 2014

Occupy and Don't Buy From Staples/Save Our Post Offices-US MAIL not for Sale!(Direct Actions)

2nd Avenue and 32nd Street 12 pm-1pm

2pm-3pm Meeting at NYMAPU HQ

National-Citywide Day of Solidarity-Occupy For Low Wage Workers

183rd and Jerome Bronx, NY 5:00pm

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Friday December 5, 2014

Occupy and Don't Buy From Staples/Save Our Post Offices-US MAIL not for Sale!(Direct Actions)

Broadway and 234th Street Staples Inwood,NY 12 pm-1PM

#Black Lives Matter-*KEEPING FOCUSED** Justice for Mike Brown and Eric Garner The real problem and looters are on Wall Street! Speakout and Rally For Justice and Democracy on Wall Street

26 Wall Street Federal Hall Steps 5:30pm

#Black Lives Matter- Justice for Mike Brown Justice for Eric Garner/Education Coordination Outreach Action Planning Assembly

60 Wall Street New York City, NY 7:00opm

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And there are chants, chants and more chants and slogans, slogans and more slogans when it comes to Justice For Michael Brown. Walk Out Of School, Walk Out Of Work, Say No More To Police Murder. Hands up. Don't shoot! Black lives matter. What do we want? Justice! When do we want it? Now! Shut it down! No justice, No peace. No racist police. No more stolen lives! Show me what democracy looks like. This is what democracy looks like. And the list of events and actions for police brutality goes on and on. And what does this have to do with a No Police State. Occupy The NRA . 

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Occupy The NRA





And I have blaghed on this blagh many times before about gun violence and gun control. So much that I could post the same post over and over. And it almost seems as if nothing changes and everything still remains the same. Guns and the images of guns are still everywhere. And there is Trayvon Martin and a host of others, seemingly black males, who have fallen at the hands of polizei in North America. And now in the headline news there is #Ferguson Missouri, more people falling at the hands of polizei and guns. And then there are school shootings and the list of shootings in various places by various people goes on and on to where one can be afraid to leave home sometimes for fear you might not make it back, because of a gun. And then there is Occupy the NRA. Guns are the worst invention ever. If only guns could be banished from every human being on planet earth. There are no words to me to describe that photo above except to say Occupy The NRA. No one is free when others are oppressed. #IndictAmerica #BlackLivesMatter. And what does this have to do with a No Police State?
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Damn... It Ain't 2012 Yet!

And so here goes another one of those recycle this blog posts that was posted on this blog sometime a while ago in an attempt to maintain content for this blog and my other bog whenever blaghers block possible. 

Damn... It ain't 2012 yet!

They tried to sell me out the day I was born… injecting me with disease thru vaccination… 

Yet I survive.
They tried to mentally beat me into submission, telling me that asking questions was a bad behavior… prescribing Ritalin, holding back grades…
Yet I am stronger through the education of life after conquering their system
They tried to suppress my individuality, condemn my sexuality, sell my self-image to me as a damaged fallacy…
Yet I love me more the more I get to know.
They tried to bar me from my brothers… teaching us to kill each other not only with guns and violence- but indifference and resentment, hatred and lust.
Yet, I love them more than ever with every atrocity and victory- because I understand.
They tried to blame my people for our current state, knowing that the corruption of this system is the real issue…
Yet, I still admire the resilience of a spirit in the smile of Harlem, Tuskegee, Atlanta, Africa that just won’t die…
They tried to teach me to fear and hate white people…
They tried to mask the Latino community as inferior…
They tried to de-sexualize Asians…
They tried to paint Indians as nerdy and un-cool…
They tried to paint Middle Easterns as terrorist…
They tried to de-humanize African’s as impoverished ignoramuses
They tried to say that African American’s were no good.
Yet when I look at the various array of beautiful friends and lovers that I embrace from ALL of these cultures, none of these stigmas reign true.
They tried to kill is with Polio, then poison us with cancer thru its vaccine
They killed over 150 black men with Syphilis, experimenting its affects 40 years after a “cure” was found
They are taking new born babies not even 12 hours old and administering “vaccine” shots to them with drugs that the FDA has tried to ban from animal vaccines…coincidentally autism in new borns is skyrocketing.
They are producing a new influenza virus every year, then selling shots to us
They are releasing air borne germs thru pollution
They are poisoning our foods with hormones
They are lacing our vitamins with drugs
They are taking our troops and using them as human guinea pigs- shooting them up with inoculations of drugs with unknown side affects; holding them up in VA hospitals using them as human experiments for their sick, graduated 6th grade science project agendas…
They injected gay men in NYC and San Francisco as well as black people in Africa with a Hepatitis B “vaccine” in the late 70’s that killed the same monkeys that they tested it on who supposedly started the spread of “AIDS” in NYC, San Francisco, and Africa in the mid 80’s.
There is nothing new under the sun
History only repeats itself
There is no issue without resolve… There is no disease without cure as sure as there is gravity.
There is man made law…
There is chemical war fare
This AIDS is a lie
This HIV is a lie
There is no virus… there is propaganda and fear.
There are people too emotional to look at logic with common sense and see the truth.
There are people willing themselves to die because they BELIVE they are going to die, thus giving up on life.
There is masonry and illuminati, and all types of other crazy shit.
There are gangsters… the real ones wearing lab coats and goggles, three piece business suits swearing “Justice For All” while standing on certain peoples shoulders… Piggy back riding injustice all the way to the bank…
Swearing “Justice For All” on The Bible, promoting perjury while condemning dishonesty when that is what this whole system is built on.
The greed of man is amazing… The lust for these worldly possessions profuse.
Don’t they know that none of it means anything?
There are misunderstandings
There is mind manipulation.
There is evil… so much of it that I sometimes feel overwhelmed.
Yet, I do not despair…
Not when I see you smile.
Not when I see you laugh.
Not when I see you loving each other.
Not when I see you sharing.
I will not despair…
Because any force dumb enough to think it can con the God in us is a fool so supreme that the joke is already on them.
The wicked is laughable… They have no power.
Don’t they know we are unbreakable?
Don’t they know that we will not be used for their agenda?
Don’t they know that it is time to get it together?
When there is Haiti and Chile, 911, and Katrina- not even within a full decade span of each other?
It has arrived…
It is already unraveling… and the information is too easy to access.
They monitor text and facebook messages, listen to our cell phone calls… They know your ip address, look out for key words, trace everything you google, have copies of all of your emails… Mapquest registers your whereabouts, hopstop traces your steps… Bank account and credit transactions from online ordered services logged and reported… not to mention that we already post our inner most thoughts and feelings all over social networking sites.
Your whole life is LITERALLY in the palm of your hand via Blackberry and Iphone from which you obtained off of your social security number… Hope you don’t lose it…  
There is no more mystery… no privacy.
Yet it means nothing because we’re all talking about the same things.
Yet it means nothing because it’s still relative… viral technology works both ways. We can be monitored, yet…
Internet fucked up your crooked music and entertainment industry
Your television is becoming obsolete, your movies are hawked for free…
Your agendas are being ignored… independence is being born due to the lack of control that can be implemented…
We can’t all be controlled… and we are no longer oppressed by LACK OF EDUCATION
Networks share information… and people are making love without shame or fear, experimenting with the highs of life on their own will, people are eating better, people are not ashamed to be weird, gay, artistic, confused…
People okay with not being okay…
Not looking for the answers in…
You.
We don’t need your cures.
People are okay with being… PEOPLE.
Don’t they know it has arrived?
When we ALL know that our votes don’t count…
When we all know that there is no iron fist, there are no records…
Just fear in the injustice of man…
Don’t they know that it isn’t real?
Do you know that it isn’t real?
The only real thing is love.
Do what you want and love as hard as you can, and please READ AND EDUCATE YOURSELVES… this life is too short and the world as we know it is ending.
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