On our fifth episode, we provided information on how to plan an action. We examine all the aspects that go in to planning a safe and successful direct-action. We also shared “How Agents Disrupt Online Forums” vital information for activists in the 21st century.
ORIGINAL SHOW NOTES:
Miami-Dade PD put 14 year old in choke hold during arrest.
Jeremy Hammond plead guilty in Stratfor hack case
Disneyland employee arrested for setting off “dry-ice” bomb at park
Efforts to recall racist Sheriff Joe Arpaio fail
Remembering Brisenia Flores who was murdered by Arizona Neo-Nazis
A look back at this week in the mainstream press from Counterspin
In case you notice a running theme – on our third show we discussed police brutality, dirty banksters getting sweet deals from the government for stealing people’s homes, and Walmart and The Gap refusing to support worker safety as thousands die in Bangladesh making their shitty clothes.
We also take the ACLU to task for being almost entirely absent while protesters were being beat in the street, but was all up in arms defending the racist Tea Party against the IRS and discuss the whole bourgeois non-profit industrial complex.
We also discuss the hugely disturbing “Non-Violence” statement March Against Monsanto “organizers” issued just days before the marches were to occur. (What a fraud that group turned out to be.)
We also discuss the Obama administration’s War on Journalism as the FBI acting on orders by the DOJ seized AP phone records.
Know Your Rights – Electronics
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This week People Rise Up Radio presents part two on #PrisonerSolidarity
We speak with Juss of the Cleveland 4 Solidarity Network and Lanz Priestly of Occupy Sydney who was recently released after nine months in a Queensland Prison. We also have clips from CrimethInc’s Ex-Worker Podcast, Mumia Abu Jamal & Herman Wallace courtesy Prison Radio and more!
News: Riots lead to victory in Greece with Nikos Ramonos ending his hunger strike; CIA #TortureReport is released; Eric Garner and Tamir Rice; Spanish Parliament passes ley mordaza anti-protest bill; and NDAA 2015 gives away tribal lands. Rapid City Police kill 30 year old father Allen Locke one day after an anti-police brutality march in that city. lastrealindians.com/u-s-senate-pass…on-sacred-site/
So OccupyWallStNYC announced via Twitter today that some “Occupy activists” were launching a new political party.
What these “occupy” activists do not understand about Occupy supporting no candidates or political parties is completely beyond me, but I am beginning to think these types of people are simply people who have run out of ideas – yet their self-esteem is so fragile their egos won’t allow them to just listen and maybe even “follow” for a little while. Perhaps they believe that since they have labeled their party as “populist” it’s okay to go ahead and use the Occupy name and speak for all the other occupiers out there around the world?
And what the fuck is up with the OccupyWallStNYC Twitter? Who died and made them King & Queen of the prom? You would think they would know better? Which they most very likely do, which means they decided that they know what is best for everyone and decided they had a right to speak for everyone – cuz they’re just so goddamn fucking special.
(Our annoyance with yet another random group of assholes using the Occupy name to push yet another decidedly un-Occupy PR campaign will have to sit and stew for a while.)
Low and behold – this new political party, with the zippy name of After Party USA, falls neatly in line with the same kind of empty threat, hollow buzzword campaign we have seen being pushed upon everyone by disciples of the Einstein Institute and the reformists that made up the Freedom Plaza camp of Occupy Washington DC. In other words, the Democratic Party and the unions.
This new party also falls neatly in line with a disturbing trend seen at actions from coast to coast… Activists who can’t wait to leave the action for the after action after party. In other words, people who come out so they can go to a party and get free booze and weed. A new form of paid “activists”. Waiting around for actual change is just not satisfying enough for these ADHD activist – nope they’ve got to get their rocks off now. Plus, only the cool activists are invited to the after party, so if you’re going… You MUST be cool, right? I say fuck them and fuck #AfterPartyUSA
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