iMAGIne the system is build upon lies.
iMAGIne we start a fight club.
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My friend is a preschool teacher who went out to the protest today. She brought a couple of boxes of street chalk, the sort her students use, and a bunch of oatmeal raisin cookies for other protesters. She was there when the police went crazy and started corralling people and she was shoved and…
Nine workers fanned out along the Lincoln Avenue overpass of the 57 freeway in Anaheim, California on June 13. The workers wanted to bring attention to the fact that so many people in Orange County and across the country are willing to work but having trouble finding jobs.
A student upsurge in Mexico
June 14, 2012
An unexpected wave of protests led by university students has broken out in cities across Mexico, centered on the media’s promotion of presidential candidate Enrique Peña Nieto of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), the party that ruled Mexico for 70 years until 2000.
Students from different social backgrounds, and from both public and private universities have for the first time formed a united front in leading a nonviolent struggle of conscience against mainstream media conglomerates Televisa, TV Azteca, Milenio and Radio Formula, including their anchors, broadcasters and journalists. But the protests’ main focus on the media’s telegenic chosen candidate, Peña Nieto.
Anti-Peña Nieto sentiment publicly began to make headlines at the Universidad Iberoamericana on May 11, when the visiting candidate was loudly and embarrassingly mocked by students.
The candidate’s visit to the campus was previously canceled on two occasions—apparently out of fear that he would stumble, as he had at the International Book Fair in Guadalajara last December, when he was unable to remember the authors of books that had been important to his life.
Once he arrived on campus in May, Peña Nieto was forced to leave through the back door as students ran him off the premises chanting: “Out ignorant, out Peña Nieto, the Ibero doesn’t want you!” In a university that mostly caters to the upper middle class and wealthy, the protest was another unexpected blow to the PRI candidate’s already flawed reputation.
With the help of a friendly media, Peña Nieto and the PRI immediately retaliated in accusing Josephina Vasquez Mota of the right-wing National Action Party (PAN) and center-left candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of the Progressive Front of jointly conspiring against him by accusing the two of fomenting intolerance.
When the media echoed those claims, 131 students who had participated in the protest posted a video in which they showed their student IDs. This led to the launch of a Twitter feed, #YoSoy132—I am 132.
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OccupyLA is having a themed ANTI CAPITALIST General Assembly and a REALLY REALLY FREE MARKET.
May 12th, 1-4pm
Bring skills or talents to share or time bank, items to give away and participate in a real gift economy. We will be discussing capitalism, different political philosophies and how to build the alternative in the world we are reimagining!