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"The female ‘confidence gap’ is a sham"

- Women’s lack of confidence could be just a keen understanding of just how little society values them, writes Jessica Valenti  (via guardian)
fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

"We are very saddened to learn of the passing of Mabel Williams, the legendary African-American activist, who, with her husband Robert F. Williams, fought for and carried out the right of armed self-defense against the vicious attacks of the Ku Klux Klan, militantly represented the liberation struggle of her people during exile in Cuba, China, and Africa, and continued her active lifelong engagement in social justice struggles upon their return to the US. 
Mabel Williams was born June 1, 1931 and transitioned Saturday, April 19th, 2014 at her family’s home in Detroit. There will be a Saturday homegoing in Detroit on April 26th, 2014 and she will be returned to Monroe, North Carolina shortly thereafter according to her son John Williams.
The Freedom Archives is honored to be able to offer these audio and video selections as a special tribute to Mabel Williams—the legendary African-American freedom fighter who we’ve had the good fortune to work closely with on several documentaries and events. Mabel Williams has made lifelong contributions in her own right and this needs to be recognized and celebrated.  Yes, she was the lifelong comrade and companion of her justly famous husband Robert F. Williams—and she was with him every step of their courageous way—in Monroe North Carolina where, as NAACP leaders, they and other activists organized for racial equality and dramatized the right of self-defense against the vicious attacks of the Ku Klux Klan—with Mabel defending her home, Robert, and her two sons with shotgun and determination.
While she often downplayed her role, Mabel, among many other activities, illustrated and wrote articles for their influential newsletter The Crusader, narrated and selected music for their radio program from Cuba, “Radio Free Dixie,” collaborated on the famous book, Negroes with Guns, was a strong voice for her people in Canada, Cuba, Mexico, Moscow, China, Japan, Vietnam, Europe, and Africa, and met with revolutionary leaders, such as Fidel Castro, Ho Chi Minh, and Mao Zedong,
There could be no more fitting tribute than to highlight this woman whose militant anti-racist internationalism is powerfully expressed in her lifetime of dedicated energy around the world, then returning again to the Empire from which they had been exiled, and where she continued her social activism. We hope these selections from programs of the Freedom Archives and from an interview by Walter Turner on his radio program “Africa Today” provide insight into the lasting liberation legacy of Mabel Williams.” 
Source: http://www.freedomarchives.org/Mabel.html

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

"We are very saddened to learn of the passing of Mabel Williams, the legendary African-American activist, who, with her husband Robert F. Williams, fought for and carried out the right of armed self-defense against the vicious attacks of the Ku Klux Klan, militantly represented the liberation struggle of her people during exile in Cuba, China, and Africa, and continued her active lifelong engagement in social justice struggles upon their return to the US.

Mabel Williams was born June 1, 1931 and transitioned Saturday, April 19th, 2014 at her family’s home in Detroit. There will be a Saturday homegoing in Detroit on April 26th, 2014 and she will be returned to Monroe, North Carolina shortly thereafter according to her son John Williams.

The Freedom Archives is honored to be able to offer these audio and video selections as a special tribute to Mabel Williams—the legendary African-American freedom fighter who we’ve had the good fortune to work closely with on several documentaries and events. Mabel Williams has made lifelong contributions in her own right and this needs to be recognized and celebrated.  Yes, she was the lifelong comrade and companion of her justly famous husband Robert F. Williams—and she was with him every step of their courageous way—in Monroe North Carolina where, as NAACP leaders, they and other activists organized for racial equality and dramatized the right of self-defense against the vicious attacks of the Ku Klux Klan—with Mabel defending her home, Robert, and her two sons with shotgun and determination.

While she often downplayed her role, Mabel, among many other activities, illustrated and wrote articles for their influential newsletter The Crusader, narrated and selected music for their radio program from Cuba, “Radio Free Dixie,” collaborated on the famous book, Negroes with Guns, was a strong voice for her people in Canada, Cuba, Mexico, Moscow, China, Japan, Vietnam, Europe, and Africa, and met with revolutionary leaders, such as Fidel Castro, Ho Chi Minh, and Mao Zedong,

There could be no more fitting tribute than to highlight this woman whose militant anti-racist internationalism is powerfully expressed in her lifetime of dedicated energy around the world, then returning again to the Empire from which they had been exiled, and where she continued her social activism. We hope these selections from programs of the Freedom Archives and from an interview by Walter Turner on his radio program “Africa Today” provide insight into the lasting liberation legacy of Mabel Williams.” 

Source: http://www.freedomarchives.org/Mabel.html

Corporate Watch : Latest News : 'If you don't fight, you've already lost': Animal rights activist facing six years in jail remains defiant

melesmelesxvx:

Corporate Watch’s article on Debbie’s sentence.

You know what? Fuck this. I used to hate it when I was in prison and some asshole would compare living in the dorms to being incarcerated. If you can walk out your door any time you like and grab a bite somewhere, if you have more than a few hundred yards of ground that you are allowed to move across each day, if you don’t have to wait till the next control move to head to the library, if you don’t have to pass through a metal detector on your way to and from eating, if you aren’t forced to work for pennies, if you can quit your job, if you don’t have to get locked down for count 3 times a day, if you can be more than a voice on the phone to your loved ones- then shut the fuck up. The only thing that is like prison is prison. 

You know what? Fuck this. I used to hate it when I was in prison and some asshole would compare living in the dorms to being incarcerated. If you can walk out your door any time you like and grab a bite somewhere, if you have more than a few hundred yards of ground that you are allowed to move across each day, if you don’t have to wait till the next control move to head to the library, if you don’t have to pass through a metal detector on your way to and from eating, if you aren’t forced to work for pennies, if you can quit your job, if you don’t have to get locked down for count 3 times a day, if you can be more than a voice on the phone to your loved ones- then shut the fuck up. The only thing that is like prison is prison. 

(Source: leftside1312)

thebunnyalliance:

Hello Bunny Alliance friends, supporters, and comrades!
We are excited to announce a long list of World Week for Animals In Labs demonstrations that are heavily centered around the Gateway to Hell campaign and putting a permanent end to the transport of animals to labs! Over the next week, activists across the U.S. will be protesting Air France, Delta Air Lines, and ABX Air for their involvement in animal transport at international airports, office headquarters, and cargo offices—all letting these airlines know that activists everywhere are uniting to hold them accountable for facilitating animal torture. Please see below for a full list of World Week demonstrations organized by The Bunny Alliance, as well as our friends at Progress for Science, Portland Animal Liberation, Last Chance for Animals, Georgia Animal Rights, Friends of Animals United, and in South Florida.
Since the launch of our campaign against Delta Air Lines, three new groups of activists have stepped up to start organizing demonstrations and are participating in World Week. The Rocky Mountain Animal Defense Alliance in Denver and The Raven Coalition in Philadelphia formed and have started having Delta protests; and in Ohio, Bunny Alliance supporters have been having regular office and home protests against ABX Air, one of the biggest transporters of primates into the U.S. We have been honored to support these activists in becoming organizers, and we encourage you all to support them and get out to their demonstrations.
If you would like to get involved in organizing your own demonstrations, please contact us at thebunnyalliance@riseup.net and we are happy to provide support and resources. And if you are able to donate to support The Bunny Alliance in our continued work to support other activists and campaign to stop the transport of animals to labs, please visit our donate page here.
Please get out to World Week demonstrations, invite your friends, and spread the word! Animals are locked in cargo holds and cages as you read this, and they need you to fight for them.
In solidarity,
The Bunny Alliance Demonstration List: [for additional demonstrations, see IDA’s list of events and Stop Animal Exploitation Now]
California:
Progress for Science: Neighborhood Vigil for International Day in Honor of Britches When: Sunday, April 20, 7:00pm Where: Meet at Native Foods Cafe in Westwood – 1114 Gayley Ave., Los Angeles Event Page: Here
The Bunny Alliance: Protest Against Delta Air Lines @ Delta Cargo Office When: Monday, April 21, 11:00am Where: Delta Cargo Office at LAX – 11101 Aviation Blvd., Los Angeles Event Page: Here
Last Chance for Animals (LCA): Protest Against Air France @ LAX When: Saturday, April 26, 12:30pm Where: LAX Airport – Tom Bradley International Terminal, Departures Event Page: Here
The Bunny Alliance: Protest Against Delta Air Lines @ LAX When: Sunday, April 27, 11:00am Where: LAX Airport – Delta Terminal 5, Departures Event Page: Here
The Bunny Alliance: Protest Against Delta Air Lines @ SFO When: Sunday, April 27, 11:30am Where: SFO Airport – International Terminal, Departures Event Page: Here
Colorado:
The Bunny Alliance with Rocky Mountain Animal Defense Alliance: Protest Against Delta Air Lines @ DIA When: Saturday, April 19, 2:00pm Where: DIA Airport – Terminal East Departures Event Page: Here
Florida:
South Florida Activists: Demo at the Home of Worldwide Primates President Brooke Block When: Sunday, April 27, 2:00pm Where: 11305 SW 67th Ave., Pinecrest Event Page: Here
Georgia:
The Bunny Alliance with Georgia Animal Rights: Protest Against Delta Air Lines @ Delta Headquarters When: Friday, April 25 Where: Delta Corporate Headquarters – 1030 Delta Blvd, Atlanta Event Page: Here
New York:
Friends of Animal United New York (FAUN): Demonstration at Air France Executive Office When: Friday, April 25, 5:00pm Where: Air France Executive Office – 125 West 55th St., New York Event Page: Here Oregon: The Bunny Alliance with Portland Animal Liberation: Protest Against Delta Air Lines @ PDX When: Thursday, April 24, 7:00pm Where: PDX Airport – North indoor breezeway between the United Airlines & Delta Air Lines ticket counters Event Page: Here
Ohio:
Supports of The Bunny Alliance: Protest Against ABX Air When: Wednesday, April 23, 4:00pm Where: ABX Air Office, Wilmington Air Park – 145 Hunter Drive, Wilmington Event Page: Here
Pennsylvania:
The Bunny Alliance with The Raven Coalition: Protest Against Delta Air Lines @ PHL When: Sunday, April 27, 11:00am Where: PHL Airport – Terminal D Event Page: Here
Washington:
The Bunny Alliance: Protest Against Delta Air Lines @ Delta Cargo Office When: Saturday, April 26, 1:00pm Where: Delta Cargo Office – 18627 28th Ave. S, Seattle Event Page: Here

thebunnyalliance:

Hello Bunny Alliance friends, supporters, and comrades!

We are excited to announce a long list of World Week for Animals In Labs demonstrations that are heavily centered around the Gateway to Hell campaign and putting a permanent end to the transport of animals to labs! Over the next week, activists across the U.S. will be protesting Air France, Delta Air Lines, and ABX Air for their involvement in animal transport at international airports, office headquarters, and cargo offices—all letting these airlines know that activists everywhere are uniting to hold them accountable for facilitating animal torture. Please see below for a full list of World Week demonstrations organized by The Bunny Alliance, as well as our friends at Progress for Science, Portland Animal Liberation, Last Chance for Animals, Georgia Animal Rights, Friends of Animals United, and in South Florida.

Since the launch of our campaign against Delta Air Lines, three new groups of activists have stepped up to start organizing demonstrations and are participating in World Week. The Rocky Mountain Animal Defense Alliance in Denver and The Raven Coalition in Philadelphia formed and have started having Delta protests; and in Ohio, Bunny Alliance supporters have been having regular office and home protests against ABX Air, one of the biggest transporters of primates into the U.S. We have been honored to support these activists in becoming organizers, and we encourage you all to support them and get out to their demonstrations.

If you would like to get involved in organizing your own demonstrations, please contact us at thebunnyalliance@riseup.net and we are happy to provide support and resources. And if you are able to donate to support The Bunny Alliance in our continued work to support other activists and campaign to stop the transport of animals to labs, please visit our donate page here.

Please get out to World Week demonstrations, invite your friends, and spread the word! Animals are locked in cargo holds and cages as you read this, and they need you to fight for them.

In solidarity,

The Bunny Alliance
Demonstration List:
[for additional demonstrations, see IDA’s list of events and Stop Animal Exploitation Now]

California:

Progress for Science: Neighborhood Vigil for International Day in Honor of Britches
When: Sunday, April 20, 7:00pm
Where: Meet at Native Foods Cafe in Westwood – 1114 Gayley Ave., Los Angeles
Event Page: Here

The Bunny Alliance: Protest Against Delta Air Lines @ Delta Cargo Office
When: Monday, April 21, 11:00am
Where: Delta Cargo Office at LAX – 11101 Aviation Blvd., Los Angeles
Event Page: Here

Last Chance for Animals (LCA): Protest Against Air France @ LAX
When: Saturday, April 26, 12:30pm
Where: LAX Airport – Tom Bradley International Terminal, Departures
Event Page: Here

The Bunny Alliance: Protest Against Delta Air Lines @ LAX
When: Sunday, April 27, 11:00am
Where: LAX Airport – Delta Terminal 5, Departures
Event Page: Here

The Bunny Alliance: Protest Against Delta Air Lines @ SFO
When: Sunday, April 27, 11:30am
Where: SFO Airport – International Terminal, Departures
Event Page: Here

Colorado:

The Bunny Alliance with Rocky Mountain Animal Defense Alliance: Protest Against Delta Air Lines @ DIA
When: Saturday, April 19, 2:00pm
Where: DIA Airport – Terminal East Departures
Event Page: Here

Florida:

South Florida Activists: Demo at the Home of Worldwide Primates President Brooke Block
When: Sunday, April 27, 2:00pm
Where: 11305 SW 67th Ave., Pinecrest
Event Page: Here

Georgia:

The Bunny Alliance with Georgia Animal Rights: Protest Against Delta Air Lines @ Delta Headquarters
When: Friday, April 25
Where: Delta Corporate Headquarters – 1030 Delta Blvd, Atlanta
Event Page: Here

New York:

Friends of Animal United New York (FAUN): Demonstration at Air France Executive Office
When: Friday, April 25, 5:00pm
Where: Air France Executive Office – 125 West 55th St., New York
Event Page: Here
Oregon:
The Bunny Alliance with Portland Animal Liberation: Protest Against Delta Air Lines @ PDX
When: Thursday, April 24, 7:00pm
Where: PDX Airport – North indoor breezeway between the United Airlines & Delta Air Lines ticket counters
Event Page: Here

Ohio:

Supports of The Bunny Alliance: Protest Against ABX Air
When: Wednesday, April 23, 4:00pm
Where: ABX Air Office, Wilmington Air Park – 145 Hunter Drive, Wilmington
Event Page: Here

Pennsylvania:

The Bunny Alliance with The Raven Coalition: Protest Against Delta Air Lines @ PHL
When: Sunday, April 27, 11:00am
Where: PHL Airport – Terminal D
Event Page: Here

Washington:

The Bunny Alliance: Protest Against Delta Air Lines @ Delta Cargo Office
When: Saturday, April 26, 1:00pm
Where: Delta Cargo Office – 18627 28th Ave. S, Seattle
Event Page: Here

thisiseverydayracism:

blackpowerisforblackmen:


Shanesha Taylor was arrested on March 20th by the Scottsdale Police for leaving her children ages 2 and 6 months in her car while she was interviewed for a job. Ms. Taylor was homeless and could not access any child care. Her desperation to provide for herself and her children and her lack of options led her to take drastic measures in search of employment. Ms. Taylor needs support & help rather than incarceration and a criminal record that will surely decrease her chances to provide for her children in the future. We ask that Maricopa County use common-sense and provide support for Ms. Taylor and her children rather than punishment.
Shanesha Taylor is still in jail pending a $9,000 bond.

Help drop the child abuse charges against Shanesha Taylor by signing this petition at change.org. Here’s the link: http://www.change.org/petitions/bill-montgomery-drop-the-child-abuse-charges-against-shanesha-taylor?recruiter=13739587&utm_campaign=twitter_link_action_box&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=share_petition

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thisiseverydayracism:

blackpowerisforblackmen:

Shanesha Taylor was arrested on March 20th by the Scottsdale Police for leaving her children ages 2 and 6 months in her car while she was interviewed for a job. Ms. Taylor was homeless and could not access any child care. Her desperation to provide for herself and her children and her lack of options led her to take drastic measures in search of employment. Ms. Taylor needs support & help rather than incarceration and a criminal record that will surely decrease her chances to provide for her children in the future. We ask that Maricopa County use common-sense and provide support for Ms. Taylor and her children rather than punishment.

Shanesha Taylor is still in jail pending a $9,000 bond.

Help drop the child abuse charges against Shanesha Taylor by signing this petition at change.org. Here’s the link: http://www.change.org/petitions/bill-montgomery-drop-the-child-abuse-charges-against-shanesha-taylor?recruiter=13739587&utm_campaign=twitter_link_action_box&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=share_petition

BOOST

Debbie Vincent was recently convicted of conspiracy charges related to the global campaign against Huntingdon Life Sciences. She was sentenced to 6 years of prison to be followed by 5 years of strict probation under that Anti-Social Behaviors act. Please send her a letter of support.
A5819DEDebbie VincentHMP-YOI BRONZEFIELDWoodthorpe Road,Ashford,Middlesex,TW15 3JZ

Debbie Vincent was recently convicted of conspiracy charges related to the global campaign against Huntingdon Life Sciences. She was sentenced to 6 years of prison to be followed by 5 years of strict probation under that Anti-Social Behaviors act. Please send her a letter of support.

A5819DE
Debbie Vincent
HMP-YOI BRONZEFIELD
Woodthorpe Road,
Ashford,
Middlesex,
TW15 3JZ

I Used to Break into Laboratories to Free Animals 

andystepanian:



This is a letter to Renee, to Alice, to Oscar and to the 281 other beings I removed from abuse. In freeing you I learned things not only about you, but also about myself. I learned that fear of repression for what many consider my criminal acts, although tangible and real, is only as strong as you allow it to be. I learned that giving an individual a new option for a new future—one free of abuse—is not only liberating for those freed, but also for those doing the freeing, and this feeling stays with you, forever…

(read more here)

universalequalityisinevitable:

Robert Sapolsky about his study of the Keekorok baboon troop from National Geographic’s Stress: Portrait of a Killer.

"What is scary in this world is oppression and injustice, when people hurt people, animals and nature. What is beautiful in this world is resistance, when people say ‘enough is enough’ and act. Oppression and injustice are everywhere, but so is resistance. Because some people know that if you fight you might lose, but if you don’t fight, you’ve already lost."

- Debbie Vincent, Blackmail 3 defendant. Debbie was sentenced this morning to 6 years in prison, followed by a 5 year ASBO order for her work with SHAC.

anarcho-queer:

america-wakiewakie:

Police Are Testing a “Live Google Earth” To Watch Crime As It Happens | Gizmodo

In Compton last year, police began quietly testing a system that allowed them to do something incredible: Watch every car and person in real time as they ebbed and flowed around the city. Every assault, every purse snatched, every car speeding away was on record—all thanks to an Ohio company that monitors cities from the air.

The Center for Investigative Reporting takes a look at a number of emerging surveillance technologies in a new video, but one in particular stands out: A wide-area surveillance system invented by Ross McNutt, a retired Air Force veteran who owns a company called Persistent Surveillance Systems.

McNutt describes his product as “a live version of Google Earth, only with TiVo capabilities,” which is intriguing but vague (and also sounds a lot like the plot of this terrible Denzel movie). More specifically, PSS outfits planes with an array of super high-resolution cameras that allow a pilot to record a 25-square-mile patch of Earth constantly—for up to six hours.

It’s sort of similar to what your average satellite can do—except, in this case, you can rewind the video, zoom in, and follow specific people and cars as they move around the grid. It’s not specific enough to ID people by face, but, when used in unison with stoplight cameras and other on-the-ground video sources, it can identify suspects as they leave the scene of a crime.

The PSS system has been tested in cities including Baltimore and Dayton, and, last year, police officers in Compton used it to track crimes, including a necklace snatching. In one case, they could track a criminal as he approached a woman, grabbed her jewelry, and then ran to a getaway car. They eventually drove out of frame, which meant they weren’t caught—but, as the Compton police explain in this video, the system told them that this particular car was involved, at the very least.

Plenty of critics argue the technology is an ominous invasion of privacy: Video surveillance free of any traditional technological barriers, tracking everyone and everything that moves in a city. But according to police and its creators, it’s not as invasive as other systems, because it can’t see into homes or identify faces. It “allows us to provide more security with less loss of privacy than any of the other options that are out there,” says one officer. That’s definitely one way to look at it. 

Say goodbye to your privacy, this is the imminent future.


BREAKING: Our two-time tree-sitter Jessica “Felix” Clark was just taken to jail after pleading guilty to criminal charges. Today, Jessica had the choice between two plea deals: 1 year of probation or 26 days in jail. Jessica chose to accept jail time in order to avoid a lengthy probationary period and to highlight the injustice of tar sands industry, while standing in solidarity with political prisoners across the globe.To support Jessica, you can send mail and books (from a publisher) to the LaPorte County Jail!Jessica Clark809 State Suite 201ALa Porte IN, 46350See this page for more mail guidelines: http://www.laportecountysheriff.com/jail/Incoming%20Mail%20Acceptance%20and%20Inspection.pdfRead more of Jessica’s statement to the court below:http://www.michigancats.org/breaking-tree-sitter-to-spend-26-days-in-jail-for-enbridge-protest/#.U06X5ty0Zg0

BREAKING: Our two-time tree-sitter Jessica “Felix” Clark was just taken to jail after pleading guilty to criminal charges. Today, Jessica had the choice between two plea deals: 1 year of probation or 26 days in jail. Jessica chose to accept jail time in order to avoid a lengthy probationary period and to highlight the injustice of tar sands industry, while standing in solidarity with political prisoners across the globe.

To support Jessica, you can send mail and books (from a publisher) to the LaPorte County Jail!

Jessica Clark
809 State Suite 201A
La Porte IN, 46350

See this page for more mail guidelines: http://www.laportecountysheriff.com/jail/Incoming%20Mail%20Acceptance%20and%20Inspection.pdf

Read more of Jessica’s statement to the court below:

http://www.michigancats.org/breaking-tree-sitter-to-spend-26-days-in-jail-for-enbridge-protest/#.U06X5ty0Zg0

Men savagely beaten for drugging and stealing dogs.

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