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Unfortunately we as in we Americans are not one. We are black and white. We are poor and rich. We are women and men. We are gay and straight. We are trans and CIS . We are accepting and intolerant. Unfortunately way too many of the later of each pair discriminate against and hate the first. Personally including myself there are many that proudly will stand with and support the previous of each pair. It is and will always be the right thing to do. In this twisted intolerant society it is hard to see but there are us that support you and defend you no matter race, economic status, where you were born, who you love romantically or whatever gender or orientation you identify as. More of us need to love, support and stand up for each other. We should never be afraid to be comfortable in our own skins. We should never be afraid to stand up to those seeking to make others uncomfortable. This is what we need to strive towards.

Catalonia Revolution: Hundreds of Thousands block and defy Military police Repression

The Free

 
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 Yesterday 20th Sept 2017 was a key day in Catalonia as thousands of military police invaded Barcelona city and began searching government offices of the local government, which is having its finances seized, and arresting public officials.
The response was unbelievable, on an ordinary weekday gigantic crowds appeared in Barcelona, Catalonia and around Spain. The police were blockaded and frustrated and withdrew when they finally could.
The day was a victory despite everything in that it showed it will be impossible to stop the Referendum without tens of thousands more imported police  who are needed elsewhere. the only other option would be to call in the army.
we reproduce here part of a live feed, roughly translated
Kaosenlared.net

Catalunya: Multitudinous mobilization against the ‘state of exception’ and in defense of freedoms and referendum

By the National. cat

From this morning and in response to the police intervention against the institutions…

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Search Warrant for Visitors to a Protest Website, First and Fourth Amendment rights challenged

Free-Dumb.

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Scene at the Signing of the United States Constitution by (1940) American artist and illustrator, Howard Chandler Christy (1872-1952)


“The DreamHost warrant in particular is likely to chill the exercise of First Amendment rights—including the right to receive information, to speak anonymously, and to associate with like-minded individuals free from the threat of government unmasking.” American Civil Liberties Union

Constitution of the United States of America


“Reports that the Justice Department served a warrant on an internet company, demanding it turn over records that could be used to identify more than a million visitors to a Trump protest website, raise serious concerns about the current administration targeting critics and attempting to chill dissent,” reports PEN America along with various other legal and rights-watch organizations and news outlets. This is again an issue that goes far beyond which side of the great divide you stand. It’s about the protections of…

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Creating a participatory system of economic democracy in Rojava

Systemic Disorder

Out of repression has emerged one of the world’s most interesting experiments in democracy. And by democracy, what is meant is not the formal capitalist variety of elections every few years in which consumption of consumer products is substituted for participation in societal decisions.

Surrounded on all sides by hostile forces intent on destroying them, in a part of the world that Western pundits claim can only be ruled by dictators, the Kurds of Syria are intent on creating a society more democratic than any found in North America or Europe. This is not simply a matter of creating institutions of direct and communal, as opposed to representative, democracy but, most importantly, democratizing the economy. In the words of the imprisoned Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan, “In self-government, an alternative economic system is necessary, one that augments the resources of society rather than exploiting them, and in that way satisfies the…

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Not Your Grandfather’s Antifascism Anti-Fascism Has Arrived. Here’s Where It Needs to Go.

CrimethInc.

Following the clashes in Charlottesville and the massive anti-fascist demonstrations afterwards in Durham, Boston, and the BayArea, the struggle against fascism has arrived in the consciousness of the general public. Tens of thousands of people are realizing that the fight against fascism didn’t end in 1945—that today, as increasingly authoritarian governments collude with ascendant fascist movements, this battle is more pressing than ever.

It’s worth taking a moment to review what anti-fascists have accomplished since Trump was elected. Despite harassment and attacks from fascists and law enforcement, what was initially a few hundred people without financial resources or sponsors has grown into the foundation for a massive social movement. On April 15, fascists rampaged through Berkeley, recording video footage of themselves beating people to use for recruiting purposes. On Sunday, August 27, the same fascists attempted to hold another rally in Berkeley. In response…

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Redneck Revolt Builds Anti-Racist, Anti-Capitalist Movement With Working Class Whites

The Most Revolutionary Act

Phoenix John Brown Gun Club at a MAGA rally in Arizona. Source: https://www.redneckrevolt.org/single-post/2017/03/28/PHOENIX-MAGA-MARCH-REPORTBACKPhoenix John Brown Gun Club at a MAGA rally in Arizona. Source: PHOENIX-MAGA-MARCH-REPORTBACK

In the infancy of the Trump presidency, a new community defense network is espousing anti-racist and anti-capitalist politics to build coalitions in cities, small towns, and rural areas across America.

Redneck Revolt recruits predominantly poor and working class white people away from reactionary politics. The organization advances an analysis of their class condition and white supremacy’s role in upholding the wealth and privilege of a small, white elite.

Redneck Revolt inserts themselves into overwhelmingly white spaces—NASCAR races, gun shows, flea markets in rural communities, and country music concerts—to offer a meaningful alternative to the white supremacist groups who often also recruit in those spaces.

The organization’s growing membership comes as media pundits, the Democratic Party, and the United States’ relatively small socialist parties all grapple with how to address the plight of working class white Americans in…

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