3 Things About the Trans-Pacific Partnership You Need to Know and Share

By: Thursday June 20, 2013 7:00 pm

The Obama administration is brokering a secret global deal that combines all of the worst elements of NAFTA and Citizens United, shoots them up with steroids, sprinkles in a speedball and codifies these principles into a trade agreement that is in fact much more than a trade agreement. The trade agreement is the Trojan horse to bore you and put you to sleep so that when you wake up a global corporate coup will be in place creating a parallel system of justice where three private attorneys would oversee a kangaroo court set up to defend corporate interests that the laws all countries signing on to what is known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership would be subservient to.

 

Occupy Austin in Solidarity With Turkey; Detained for Chalking City Hall

By: Saturday June 8, 2013 8:05 pm

Turkish allies and Occupy Austin gathered at Austin City Hall on Monday for a special #OccupyGezi Solidarity General Assembly.

Manning Solidarity at Austin’s Queerbomb

By: Monday June 3, 2013 4:35 pm

The action was a success, bringing increased awareness of Manning’s case. At the end of the night when I parked the Manning float and took a rest on a bench at a nearby coffee shop, it was fun to watch people stop to pose with him for photos as they left Queerbomb.

Occupy Our Homes Activists Arrested at Justice Department Headquarters

By: Tuesday May 21, 2013 12:10 pm

Members of one of Occupy Wall Street’s offshoots, Occupy Our Homes, were arrested Monday and Tuesday demonstrating outside the headquarters of the Department of Justice in Washington.

Police Officers Who Pepper Sprayed and Punched Occupy Wall Street Protesters Will Not Be Charged

By: Monday April 22, 2013 8:30 am

Try to contain your surprise, the police officers who brutalized Occupy Wall Street protesters will not face criminal charges. Apparently it is crime to protest but not to beat up protesters despite any reasonable reading of the law leading one to the opposite conclusion.

Anonymous: Channeling Defiance Through History (#SXSWi)

By: Friday March 22, 2013 3:15 pm

Can Anonymous be destroyed with enough arrests and punitive sentences?

South By Southwest Interactive 2013 Preview (#SXSWi)

By: Thursday March 7, 2013 6:04 pm

Some of you are probably familiar with me as the weekday editor of MyFDL or from my work as the FDL correspondent on stories like the Gulf Port 7 trial. This week, I’m bringing the SXSW Interactive conference to the Lake.

#OpValentine: Show a Prisoner Revolutionary Love

By: Saturday February 9, 2013 8:30 am

Valentine’s Day: some people love the romance, others decry it as an obligatory expression of love or lament the misery of being single on a day devoted to coupledom. If being single on February 14 seems unbearable, imagine if you were not just alone but locked away from everything — your family, your friends, the outside world.

3 Ways Movements Spread Nonviolent Civil Disobedience

By: Saturday January 12, 2013 9:08 am

We have entered an age of protest. Social media tools allow new ways to mobilize activists into public and private spaces and also provide new avenues for amplifying their actions. The Internet, when used properly, can drive activists to an action — or a worldwide coalition of actions — and then make sure thousands more people see and hear about them after. Using simple tools like hashtags, we can monitor the response to actions in real time in a way never possible before.

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