Archive for March, 2014

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Tenants put eviction lawyers on notice.  March 21, 2014 San Francisco CA. A protest organized by Gay Shame.

For article see 48 Hills: Tenants Put Eviction Lawyers on Notice

Sara Bloomberg opens her article this way

March 21, 2014 — A bit of street theater brought some levity to the anti-eviction movement today when a group of activists delivered an eviction notice to a prominent landlord law firm than offered financial support and access to services for the “lawyers in need.”

The lawyers targeted by the parody are the partners at Bornstein & Bornstein, a law firm based in San Francisco that specializes in real estate and civil litigation and has practiced law in the Bay Area for over 20 years, according to its website.

To find out more about Project Lawyer Connect see the wonderful insightful video produced by PNN-TV: Project Lawyer Connect

To check out Gay Shame’s facebook page go to HERE.

The Call out to join in the action:

project lawyer connect

We are proud of and support Queer lead protest against injustice.

not1more

April 5th is coming soon – are you ready to take action for #Not1More?

Today there will be a Spanish language campaign update call: Llamada telefonica para un reporte de la campaña Ni Una Deportación Mas y la movilización del 5 de Abril en español

HOY Viernes, 21 de Marzo 4pm EST / 3pm CST / 1pm PST

Llamar: 1.866.931.7845 Código: 636027

To add your event or find an action near you click here: http://bit.ly/april5n1m


Urgent Petitions This Week

Driving While Brown in AZ

Support the Detainees on Hunger Strike Near Seattle

 

Don’t Let ICE Deport Vernon, Father of Five

 

Victor

 

ICE Took Ricardo 15 days before he finished his probation


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In today from the Gay Liberation Network of Chicago.

War Criminal

in Chicago

…and not just any war criminal, but arguably,
America’s #1 living war criminal. 

_Protest 5:30 PM  Thurs., March 20_
_Hyatt Hotel,
 151 E. Wacker, Chicago_

Decades before the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations, Henry Kissinger was helping orchestrate assassinations [2], illegal surveillance [2] at home, and policies that caused the deaths of hundreds of thousands.

His reward for this? Henry Kissinger will keynote the Illinois Holocaust Museum’s “Humanitarian Awards Dinner” this Thursday night at the Hyatt on Wacker Drive.  His being feted in our city is an insult to the principle that “never again” really means never again.

Kissinger’s many crimes include:

++ Being a key organizer of the bloodiest years of the United States’ war on Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, which killed 3 million people and caused environmental devastation which continues to cause rampant cancers and birth defects a generation later. In particular, Kissinger presided over the greatest bombing in history to that point — more tonnage of bombs were dropped on North Vietnam than all of the Axis powers during World War II.

++ Even after the U.S. was finally kicked out of Vietnam, Kissinger didn’t stop his depredations in the region, supporting the Pol Pot dictatorship in Cambodia, which by any measure carried out a modern-day holocaust.  “You should also tell the Cambodians [the Pol Pot government] that we will be friends with them. They are murderous thugs, but we won’t let that stand in our way,” said then-Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in a now-declassified transcript of a November 9, 1975 conversation with the Thai foreign minister. “We are prepared to improve relations with them.”

Over the next four years Pol Pot, with U.S. diplomatic support, went on to murder between 21% and 37% of Cambodia’s 8 million people. (more…)

endoftheworld

Check out this new book edited by a comrade of ours who we wish we could see again and again but never see anymore.

To order this book click HERE.

From AK Press we read this:

This book is available for preorder. Order now and get it at 25% off the list price!

The End of the World as We Know It? explores the origins and effects of the capitalist crisis that began in 2008. It moves on to examine the responses of both the dispossessed and the ruling classes to the catastrophe, giving special attention to student mobilizations around the world. Weaving together a global network of stories and analyses, editor Deric Shannon creates an outline of what real and effective opposition to the forces that are destroying our lives and our planet might look like. From solidarity networks to revolutionary unionism, student strikes, and ever-new forms of state and corporate control, The End of the World as We Know It? is a guide to the future of anticapitalist struggle

“Highly recommended reading for the contemporary dissident.”Ruth Kinna, author of A Beginner’s Guide to Anarchism

 The End of the World As We Know It? will be an invaluable resource for students of political economy in our momentous times…. [it] offers an indispensable array of perspectives on the crisis in contemporary global capitalism, with an eye toward dismantling it.” —Alessandro De Giorgi, author of Re-thinking the Political Economy of Punishment

 A must-read for those interested in navigating the turbulent waters of economic uncertainty, political instability, and global resistance. The contributors not only provide clear and accessible analyses but also, and more importantly, a range of thought-provoking proposals for change which challenge an increasingly unequal and unsustainable status quo.” —Nathan Jun, Author of Anarchism and Political Modernity

 “There is nothing more important for anticapitalists than providing sharp analysis and relevant answers to the problems of our time, rather than merely propagating noble ideals. Here is a book that lives up to the task.” —Gabriel Kuhn, editor of All Power to the Councils! A Documentary History of the German Revolution of 1918–1919

“The contributions in The End of the World As We Know It? provide us with important lessons concerning the economic crisis and the attempts of working people to create a world worth living in.” —Andrej Grubacic, author of Don’t Mourn, Balkanize! Essays After Yugoslavia

Deric Shannon is a former line cook, convenience store clerk, and rubber roofer, now an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Oxford College of Emory University. He is co-editor of The Accumulation of Freedom: Writings on Anarchist Economics and co-author of Political Sociology: Oppression, Resistance, and the State.

Info on the contributors via Abbey Lolcano (more…)

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After serving 19 months in prison, the African-American transgender activist CeCe McDonald is free. She was…
Democracy Now!

On the coming anniversary of the Paris Commune we here at Furbirdsqueerly republish our appropriation collage in honor of the brave women and men who fought on the barricades. Today we join with millions of others who go up against the state and all that the state stands for. We dedicate this piece to all of our women warriors who fight the good fight all around the world and to all of our Trans warriors who stand up against injustice not only the grave injustice towards themselves but against injustice against all people.

This work is an appropriation collage, it has been gathered from many sources and is given out in the service of the people. This appropriation collage was first published on this blog in  2012.

The Paris Commune, the first successful worker’s revolution, existed from March 18 to May 28, 1871.

“If socialism wasn’t born of the Commune, it is from the Commune that dates that portion of international revolution that no longer wants to give battle in a city in order to be surrounded and crushed, but which instead wants, at the head of the proletarians of each and every country, to attack national and international reaction and put an end to the capitalist regime.” -Edouard Vailant, a member of the Paris Commune.L ‘International

Eugene Pottier 1871

Sung by Pete Seeger

L ‘International

*The original French words were written in June 1871 by Eugène Pottier (1816–1887, previously a member of the Paris Commune) and were originally intended to be sung to the tune of “La Marseillaise“.[2] Pierre De Geyter (1848–1932) set the poem to music in 1888. His melody was first publicly performed in July 1888 and became widely used soon after.

 

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Lean Year Dream

We always love it when folks send us some art. This work, Ducks Go Down Lean Year Dream is by a dear friend  of punkpinks, Stacy Ryan who lives just down the woods from the commune in St. Albans Vt. Stacy said that she dreamed one night that everyone was hungry and that as she dreamed she dreamed again and again that out of the sky came ducks. Ducks for everyone. Now everyone being hungry ate the ducks with no looking over each others shoulders as they were hungry and some barely alive. Funny how things go when one is safely in the arms of Morpheus and the mind goes out to wander. Stacy was alarmed in the morning being the good vegan that she was and told punkpink that she didn’t know what to do and that one of her ancestors was seen walking in the night where she was dreaming. Yeah old pink just said, “Stacy get over it, you helped to feed the people and that is what is important.”

Women and Revolution Forum

Posted: March 15, 2014 in Solidarity

Ida B. Wells

Need We Say More?

Posted: March 14, 2014 in We laugh out loud.

As found today over on our facebook page from  Erkki KochKetola via Larry Reed III.

What is good for the goose is good for the gander.

goose and gander

diane and snowdon

We love it when the folks down in DC look so very ridiculous that all we can do it laugh out loud at them.

Poster via Erkki Kochketola, photo Daniel Howell