There Were Over 650,000 Arrests for Marijuana Possession Last Year

By: Monday September 16, 2013 12:20 pm

Even though there has been a dramatic shift in public opinion about whether marijuana should be legal, it remains one of the most common reasons that Americans are arrested. The FBI’s Uniform Crime Report for 2012 is a stark reminder that there is still significant work to do before marijuana prohibition is truly ended.


Adventures With the Nuclear Monster

By: Thursday January 10, 2013 4:45 pm

First of all, a huge thank-you to all of our internet supporters here and around the twitter-verse for your support yesterday. You are all fantastic, and we knew you had our backs. You went beyond the call, honestly, and I am truly humbled by your personal attentions to our trial.

There was tremendous community support at the courthouse. The entry to the courtroom was packed, and the police got folding chairs for people to sit in while we waited for the courtroom to open. There were many people with white hair, and the provision of chairs was quite considerate on their part.

TransCanada’s Paid Goons Arrest Ten Tar Sands Blockaders

By: Monday October 15, 2012 6:30 pm

More than fifty people reportedly risked arrest in Winnsboro, Texas, today, as they walked on to the area where TransCanada is constructing its Keystone XL pipeline and engaged in civil disobedience. Multiple individuals chose to defend and show solidarity with people who have been in the trees for the past three weeks taking direct action against TransCanada. There were solidarity actions in Washington, DC, Boston, Austin and New York City. At least ten people were arrested in Winnsboro.

Occupy LA, LAPD Clash at Downtown Art Walk, Non-Lethal Weapons Fired, Arrests

By: Friday July 13, 2012 8:00 am

This action was to be people chalking the sidewalks and in the street, according to Occupy Los Angeles’ Facebook.

“Tonight, #ArtWalk in #DTLA becomes #ChalkWalk! Occupy Los Angeles has had a laughably ridiculous 12 arrests the past 6 weeks for children’s sidewalk chalk.

Watch: Full-Length OccuDoc, American Autumn

By: Thursday June 28, 2012 7:19 pm

What would a world look like that had a culture and an economic system that places human need above corporate greed, and how do we bring that world into being? Who cares what it is called. Call it Socialism, Call it Real Democracy Now, and Call it Chunky-Monkey-Cherry Garcia. The world needs to change radically, it needs to change dramatically, and it needs to change fast.

American Autumn: an Occudoc is an invitation for you to participate in that positive change.

Occupy Wall Street: Zuccotti Park Reoccupied for Semi-Anniversary; Dozens Arrested (Video)

By: Sunday March 18, 2012 6:05 am

An account of events at Zuccotti Park on the night of March 17, 2012. #OWS #M17

#N17 Marches, Good Jobs LA and Occupy LA: Actions and Arrests

By: Friday November 18, 2011 11:30 am

Thursda,y in two separate actions, several hundred people participated in a march organized by Good Jobs LA, with folks from Occupy LA, SEIU and citizens joining in as part of a general day of action to protest police actions in New York and elsewhere; planned arrests went off without a hitch. Later in the afternoon, a large group from Occupy LA marched back to the Bank of America branch and some folks were arrested. There was no violence in either action.

(Un)Occupy Albuquerque: Arrested

By: Friday October 28, 2011 3:40 pm

On Tuesday, our permit for “Camp Coyote” at the University of New Mexico, where our Occupation has been located, was not renewed by the President of UNM. When I read that the camp would be closed down at 10 PM, I knew I would be in jail by the end of the day.

We held our GA, as scheduled, on Tuesday at 6 PM. I had watched the Livestream of Chicago arrests (thank you, FDL!) on Saturday night, and I proposed that we follow their model of resisters (those willing to risk arrest) in the center with supporters surrounding us or on the sidewalk. We came to consensus on this, and afterward, we broke into groups to plan our actions

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Will Bunch, October 1, 2011: The Battle of the Brooklyn Bridge

By: Thursday October 27, 2011 11:29 am

Bunch tells the story of the bridge through the eyes of several vividly drawn characters: A 19-year-old veteran street protester with working class roots and a genius for escaping arrest; a 69-year-old retired lawyer who showed up on impulse after being moved by a play about the final day of Martin Luther King’s life; a painfully shy theater tech who found the movement online; a self-styled branding expert/saxophonist; and a 24-year-old Jewish immigrant from the former Soviet Union, drowning in student debt.

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