I was invited to photograph the protest and shutdown of the Hobet Mine in Boone and Lincoln Counties in West Virginia last week. The organizers knew me from my participation in the Blair Mountain March last year. This is the biggest mountaintop removal mine in the US, I am told. I was not aware of the location selected until we got there.
|By: spocko Sunday October 16, 2011 8:40 am|
Apparently the simple act of closing your account at a CitiBank can get you arrested. Watch as this nice woman in the business suit is manhandled and hauled away as she and some friends decided to close their CitiBank accounts at the same time.
|By: bluewombat Saturday October 8, 2011 10:00 am|
Interfaith Communities United for Justice & Peace organized a march and rally at the Federal Building in downtown Los Angeles today. The event’s culmination was civil disobedience, in which 14 people would refuse to leave the street in front of the Federal Building after the rally and, in all probability, get arrested. I was one of the 14.
|By: Lisa Derrick Monday May 30, 2011 5:00 pm|
God will surf with the devil if the waves are good.
~ Dorian “Doc” Paskowitz, who brought the 13 surfboards into Gaza in 2007 for Palestine surfers who were using wind surfing boards with the sails removed and battered surfboards to catch the waves off the coast. Inspired by their dedication, Doc and friends, including one of guests tonight, Matt Olsen, Doc founded Surfing 4 Peace and arranged for 23 more boards, plus clothes, surf wax and gear to be hand delivered to Gaza by American and Israeli surfers.
|By: Phoenix Woman Saturday May 28, 2011 10:00 am|
While visiting FDL, you may have noticed the smiling face of a man in uniform, attached to these words:
“FDL is important because our words are not just meant to echo within ourselves, but to echo with future generations.”
The words and face belong to Lt. Dan Choi.
Lt. Choi is in Moscow this weekend, in solidarity with the formidable and brave activists of GayRussia — and has now been arrested for taking part in a Moscow Pride demonstration.
|By: Jane Hamsher Monday March 21, 2011 9:30 am|
VIDEO: Eighty year-old Daniel Ellsberg was arrested on Saturday in front of the White House when he refused to leave at the request of police. He was one of 113 people who were arrested, handcuffed and taken to the police station on March 19, 2011 for protesting President Obama’s continued torture of Bradley Manning.