For The Empire, I can assure you, does not give the slightest flying shit about rape victims, unless they can be used to its advantage. On a daily basis, it perpetuates and facilitates mass rape all over the world, while expending tax dollars to cement and maintain all of the societal and environmental conditions that create rape culture.
The double-edged sword of the taboo of rape was constantly wielded against Julian Assange and his supporters over the last five years, albeit with ever-dwindling effectiveness. Allegations of rape against information activists are a lose-lose situation for us but a ‘win’ for our enemies, and that is again apparent in Appelbaum’s case. The end result is a real-life example of why these types of accusations are such an efficient tool for those wishing to utterly devastate and incapacitate a perceived rival. It emboldens the targets enemies and silences their friends. It isolates them and eclipses all their prior undertakings.
The Find It, Fix It app was originally designed to allow community members to report potholes, dumping, signal issues, and other neighbourhood problems. But the app has warped into a powerful instrument for high-tech community patrolling, enabling individuals to homeless encampments.
The dearth of affordable housing is a major cause of homelessness here, where a tech boom led by Amazon has helped push home prices up by 19 percent a year.
Making homeless people invisible has deep roots in Seattle, especially in the years following the “Amazon boom” that began in 2012. Rather than eradicate homelessness at its root, the city’s strategy thus far has been to sweep the homeless from public view; destroying their encampments, issuing tickets for their vehicles, and installing hostile architecture that keeps people from sleeping on benches and in city parks. These strategies are endorsed by many of Seattle’s newer residents, many of whom work in its burgeoning tech industry.
As of June, 52 members of the homeless community in Seattle had died in 2018, according to the Homeless Remembrance Project, a local community group. Those add to the 697 who died between 2012 and 2017.
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Please write to Julian and Chelsea!
Mobilise giants like @BenFerencz (on twitter)
If @BenFerencz gives the word & defends Julian the 🐀🐀🐀will run & hide. Ask Ben to speak with the courage he showed the world at Nuremberg. Crush imperialist monsters!✊
#USA #empire #news #politics #activism #TruthMatters #FreedomMatters #FreeASSANGENow #freedomofpress #FreeChelseaManning #FreeManning #Wikileaks #journalism #Assange #freedom #protectJulian #Unity4J #NoUSExtradition #CrimesAgainstHumanity #IntlCrimCourt
Whistleblower Chelsea Manning is now being slammed with $500 fines for every single day that she remains imprisoned in contempt of court for refusing to testify in a secret grand jury against Julian Assange. Next month it will increase to $1,000 a day.
Again, this is while Manning is also locked up in jail. It’s not enough to re-imprison a whistleblower who already served years of prison time, including nearly a year in solitary confinement, for taking a principled stand against an opaque and unjust grand jury system; they’re going to potentially ruin her life with crippling debt as well. The only way to make it more cruel and unusual would be to start waterboarding her or threatening her family members.
All for refusing to participate in a corrupt and unaccountable legal performance designed to imprison a publisher to whom she leaked evidence of US war crimes in 2010.
Who is going to blow the whistle on US government malfeasance after watching what’s being done to Chelsea Manning? Seriously, who? Would you? Would anyone you know?#USA #empire #news #politics #activism #FreeChelseaManning #FreeManning #Wikileaks #journalism #Assange #freedom #protectJulian #Unity4J #NoUSExtradition
I think most people, the overwhelming majority of people, would opt out of the chance to give the empire a truth smack in exchange for years in prison, financial ruin, and seeing their name slandered and smeared around the world. Most people have too much to lose and too little to gain to take that risk already, and the war on whistleblowers and investigative journalists is only escalating.
The Court of Appeal concluded that it was ‘irrational and therefore unlawful’ for the Secretary of State for International Trade to have granted licences without making any assessment as to whether violations of international humanitarian law had taken place.#weapons #armstrade #war #peace #uk #caat #activism #politics @Tulsa Peace Fellowship @Ted
This historic judgment means that the government must now stop issuing new arms exports licences, and retake all decisions to export arms to Saudi in accordance with the law.
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One thing I forgot to do was give away my @stickers4strikers to everyone who came to my @climatestrike_thailand 😔 They’re stickers I made after our first #FridaysForFuture strike in March, to raise awareness without too much hard work or carbon emissions 📢 All proceeds go to an environmental organization (normally sold for 30 baht) ♥️🌏 You can go pick them up at @refill.station (BTS Onnut) now 💪🏼 Thank you Refill Station for helping us spread the word!
#climatestrike #fridaysforfuture #youth4climate #globalstrikeforfuture #gretathunberg #greta #globalstrike #youthgoals #schoolstrike4climate #schoolstrike #makeearthgreatagain #globalwarming #activism #psychology #awareness #activist #change #impact
We speak to Alan Dershowitz (Harvard Law Professor and former legal adviser to Julian Assange) about the latest indictment against Julian Assange, the danger it poses to mainstream outlets such as CNN, the New York Times and Washington Post, the silence of most Democrats & Republicans on Assange’s persecution, Donald Trump’s state visit and more.#USA #news #politics #activism #Wikileaks #journalism #Assange #freedom #protectJulian #Unity4J #brexit #corbyn
In his first publicly-released comments to supporters since his arrest, WikiLeaks founder and publisher Julian Assange has detailed the repressive conditions he faces in Britain’s Belmarsh prison and called for a campaign against his threatened extradition to the United States.
“I am defenceless and am counting on you and others of good character to save my life,” Assange wrote, adding, “Truth ultimately is all we have.”
The European Broadcasting Union responded to the Madonna incident later on Saturday night, saying according to Reuters, “This part of the performance were not part of the rehearsals which had been approved by the EBU and the host broadcaster, Kan. The Eurovision Song Contest is a non-political event and Madonna has been made aware of it.”"
"All the appreciation over the organizing of an exemplary event was erased in one moment. I do not know who is responsible for this, but the flag on the right is responsible for the murder of tens of thousands of Israelis. Since when has it become legitimate to proudly present it on the Israeli Broadcasting Corporation? I expect those responsible to be held accountable for this failure, there is a limit to our flattery to the world, and the buck stops here."
"The off key singing was embarrassing for a singer like Madonna." ... "The truth is that she was totally off key"