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This headline makes it sound like the issues are rather standard…
“Why we need to fix St. Louis County”
But WHOA! ‪#‎StLouis‬ county is seriously living like it’s 1955; imposing an inordinate amount of fines on residents, overwhelmingly on black people and for things like, staying overnight at a boyfriend’s/girlfriend’s place. WTF?!
“Occupancy permits are just one of the myriad ways in which these municipalities can sap funds from poor people. Basically, if you live in St. Louis County, you’re required to get one for your residents. It doesn’t matter if you rent or own. The police can then periodically make compliance checks (although generally they conduct these checks after they’ve been called to a residence for another reason, like a noise complaint or domestic dispute). If there are more people in your place than your permit allows, they can fine you and each person in your home. Attorneys I spoke to say the regulation can end up being a way to enforce antiquated local laws against unmarried cohabitation, and judging by comments you sometimes hear in courtrooms or from local officials, a way for police and prosecutors to essentially fine people for having premarital sex. You can probably guess which communities are most likely to be subjected to these occupancy inspections.”
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-watch/wp/2014/10/16/why-we-need-to-fix-st-louis/ 

Via @WyzeChef’s tweet: https://twitter.com/WyzeChef/status/523007043050156032

Last night in #Ferguson / #StLouis this happened (several times actually) and wankers immediately took to Twitter to express their outrage. These “critics” have been trolling tweets and livestreams coming from the protests with all kinds of racist slurs up until now too, so it seems they’ve latched onto something they think is more “respectable” to whine about. If you have no compassion for the innocent young lives of POC being lost to the violent police state, then just
STFU already, seriously.

Our apologies for not keeping our page here current last night (or even in general lately), but admittedly we put more effort into doing that via our Twitter; which has been an excellent source for keeping up with events in Ferguson. The people’s media there has rocked our socks off -solidarity! So join us on Twitter (@PRUradio) to see who we retweet, connect with peeps on the ground: https://twitter.com/PRUradio

Here’s a #LIVEstream by one of our favorites, @BellaEiko: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/oakland-2-ferguson-solidarity

Another well known streamer, @Rebolutionary_Z is there too: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/10293404

This weekend there are all kinds of events planned for #FergusonOctober and the schedule info is here: http://fergusonoctober.com/schedule

Plus there’s a forum for ride and accommodations sharing (#MutualAid) for this weekend here: http://www.handsupunited.org/getting-to-and-staying-in-ferguson/

Meme via our comrades at Occupy Santa Fe:
On FB - https://www.facebook.com/OccupySantaFe
And @OccupySantaFe on Twitter

This might be the first time we’ve ever posted something about electoral politics, but Tunisia being the home of the spark which gave birth to the #ArabSpring & #Occupy is what makes this most interesting to us.

What happens in countries that have gone thru revolutionary periods? As this article notes, the people often experience the desperate last grasps of religious extremism and #patriarchy to stay relevant. This woman seems determined to squash that shit and she’s doing it as an unaffiliated (nonpartisan) candidate too!

"Tunisian Presidential Candidate Kennou Takes On the Patriarchy"
http://transitions.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2014/10/10/tunisian_presidential_candidate_kennou_takes_on_the_patriarchy

2 Days Until 9/11 - 0/11/1973 

#CapitalismIsTheCrisis

Jakarta Is Coming or ,more precisely, “Djakarta se acerca” began appearing spray painted on walls around Santiago, Chile. What it meant would become apparent on the 11th of September 1973.


Jakarta or Brazil? This was the question the Nixon administration pondered when companies like ITT, Bank of America, Purina, and Pfizer came to them for help concerning the election of Salvador Allende. 

In Brazil, the military staged a “soft coup” at the behest of the country’s elite and American businesses. The military junta allowed the appearance of freedom and elections.

[LINK] Brazil coup 1964:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1964_Brazilian_coup_d’état

Think this is just stuff that happens in far away lands inhabited by non-white peasants? Think again.
Currently the corporatocracy that runs this country could be seen as following the “soft-coup” Brazilian model, but with the rise of militarized police violence – Jakarta is not only coming… Jakarta is about to kick in your front door. You will know them as SWAT. 

In Jakarta, with the help of the CIA, Sukarno unleashed a reign of state sponsored terror to suppress the cry for freedom from the masses.

[LINK] Indonesian coup 1965:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indonesian_killings_of_1965–66

[LINK] Timeline Indonesian coup: http://www.comingtojakarta.net/jakarta-chronology/

The Nixon administration decided that the Jakarta model would be best and advised General Pinochet to follow Sukarno’s glowing example. Wholesale violence and economic “reforms” advised by the Chicago Boys was just what U.S. Business interests needed to “fix” decades of developmentalism that lifted millions out of poverty and illiteracy in the “Southern Cone”. 

[ANALYSIS]: “You may be asking what does “Jakarta is Coming” mean. Well, here is the Coors Lite history. Prior to the the military coup in Chile in the early 1970′s, this phrase started being posted around Santiago, Chile. The message was meant to alert Chileans that something akin to the coup that took place a few years before in Indonesia was working its way, via multinational corporations and the CIA, to Chile. On September 11, 1973 the government of the democratically elected socialist Salvador Allende was overthrown by a military junta led by General Augusto Pinochet. What followed was an economic full nelson, led by Milton Friedman, which gave corporations operating in Chile huge profits and led to a societal bloodbath, sanctioned by the CIA.”

http://keithrhiggons.com/jakarta-is-coming/

[ANALYSIS]: “Several years ago, I spoke to two members of Allende’s government. Two who managed to survive. One of them recalled: “They used to threaten us, before the coup, before that terrible September 11, 1973: ‘Watch out, comrades, Jakarta is coming!’”
“We did not know much about Jakarta then,” he confessed. “Only that it was the capital of a far-away country called Indonesia… But very soon we found out…”
‘Jakarta’ is not just the capital of the fourth most populous country on earth; it is also the ‘least habitable major city in Asia Pacific’. Jakarta is also a concept, an enormous experiment on human beings, which was quickly turned into a blueprint that has later been implemented by the West all over the developing world.
The experiment was about trying to figure out this: What happens to a poor country that is hit by a brutal military coup, then thrown to religious zealots, and forced to live under the heel of extreme capitalism and fascism? And what happens if almost its entire culture gets destroyed, and instead of education, some brainwashing mechanism perfected abroad, gets implemented?
What if you kill 2-3 million people, and then you ban entire languages and cultures, theatres, art films, atheism, everything that is to the left of center?
And what if you use thugs, paramilitaries, archaic family and religious structures and a ridiculously toothless media, to maintain ‘the new order’?
The answer is this: You get your Indonesian model!”

http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/11/22/chilean-socialism-1-indonesian-fascism-0/

[HISTORY & ANALYSIS]: “During the period 1965-69, and especially during 1965-66, a series of mass murders took place in Indonesia which led to the institution in power of President Suharto and the opening up of the country to Western capitalism. Possibly more than a million people were slaughtered. “

http://www.converge.org.nz/abc/prsp25.htm

#cia #neoliberalism #ChicagoSchool #MiltonFriedman #StateSanctionedTerrorism #Nixon #Kissinger #Allende #Pinochet #September11th 9/11 #Chile #Brazil #Indonesia #Sukarno #Santiago
#Jakarta #JakartaIsComing #CorporateCoup #AntiCoup #TPP #TAFTA #NAFTA #SHAFTA

onresistanceradio:

Black Revolt - The Ferguson Uprisings
LISTEN NOW: https://soundcloud.com/on-resistance/black-revolt-the-ferguson-uprisings

««<I N F O II D R O P»»>

Political Ambitionz Az a Rioter: http://www.orchestratedpulse.com/…/ferguson-riots…/

Looting is a Political Tactic :http://thisisbobbylondon.wordpress.com/…/looting-is-a…/

Hey a Step Back From Riot Shaming: http://www.maskmagazine.com/…/step-back-with-the-riot…

Friend Who Witness Mike Brown Shooting Speaks: http://www.theroot.com/…/friend_who_witnessed_mike…

From Ferguson To Gaza- How Does A Small Town in Missouri Turn Into A Warzone: http://thisisbobbylondon.wordpress.com/…/from-ferguson…/

Things to Stop Being Distracted By When A Black Person is Murdered By The Police: http://www.blackgirldangerous.org/…/things-stop…/

7 Documentaries You Can Stream Right Now To Better Understand Ferguson: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/…/ferguson-documentaries…

Black Rage: https://soundcloud.com/mslaurynhill/black-rage-sketch

Ferguson- Police Draw Guns on Rosa Clemente, Talib & others: http://hiphopandpolitics.com/…/ferguson-police-draw…/

The Ferguson Syllabus: http://sociology.about.com/…/fl/The-Ferguson-Syllabus.htm

The Game - Don’t Shoot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NK24JLCwTjw

#BlackLivesMatterRide: http://newsone.com/3048727/blacklivesmatter-ride-ferguson-mike-brown-labor-day-weekend/ride-ferguson-mike…/

Video Footage From First Night of Ferguson Uprising - https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=2608817702098

peoplesdefense:

2nd Arraignment Update on Murrieta Charges

Today the remaining three persyns facing charges in Murrieta had arraignment and as of now all five pro migrant people have entered not guilty pleas.

The next step in the process is first to have a felony settlement conference at which point the court will set a later date for a preliminary hearing, where evidence to substantiate the felony lynching charge will be heard before moving to trial.

The settlement conference is not public and so we are not requesting court support at this time. We hope the DA will elect to stop prosecuting the selective enforcement of the police and drop the felonies and all charges.

We were approached by Sarah Burge, a staff writer with the Press Enterprise, and gave a brief interview with our lawyer present to correct a lot of the misreporting that came out on July 4th.

We will notify everyone soon on next steps to follow up the call in campaign. This will include circulating a documented list of grievances on treatment/injuries inflicted by Murrieta police as well as conditions and treatment of prisoners in Riverside and Southwest jails.

Please send your email address or email us at peoplesdefense5@gmail.com to receive updates and support us throughout the case. Thanks so much for all of the support, attention, donations and participation we have received! You are appreciated!

peoplesdefense:

2nd Arraignment Update on Murrieta Charges

Today the remaining three persyns facing charges in Murrieta had arraignment and as of now all five pro migrant people have entered not guilty pleas.

The next step in the process is first to have a felony settlement conference at which point the court will set a later date for a preliminary hearing, where evidence to substantiate the felony lynching charge will be heard before moving to trial.

The settlement conference is not public and so we are not requesting court support at this time. We hope the DA will elect to stop prosecuting the selective enforcement of the police and drop the felonies and all charges.

We were approached by Sarah Burge, a staff writer with the Press Enterprise, and gave a brief interview with our lawyer present to correct a lot of the misreporting that came out on July 4th.

We will notify everyone soon on next steps to follow up the call in campaign. This will include circulating a documented list of grievances on treatment/injuries inflicted by Murrieta police as well as conditions and treatment of prisoners in Riverside and Southwest jails.

Please send your email address or email us at peoplesdefense5@gmail.com to receive updates and support us throughout the case. Thanks so much for all of the support, attention, donations and participation we have received! You are appreciated!

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