Rising up, again: Occupy, 99Rise and activism’s big comeback

http://www.newsreview.com/sacramento/rising-up-again-occupy-99rise/content?oid=14179481

Sacramento to host Occupy National Gathering on heels of 99Rise’s protests against big money in politics at California’s Capitol

After the so-called death of the Occupy movement, political activism is making a comeback in Sacramento…

Rising up, again: Occupy, 99Rise and activism’s big comeback

http://www.newsreview.com/sacramento/rising-up-again-occupy-99rise/content?oid=14179481

Sacramento to host Occupy National Gathering on heels of 99Rise’s protests against big money in politics at California’s Capitol

After the so-called death of the Occupy movement, political activism is making a comeback in Sacramento…

[VIDEO] Occupy Ghana Embassy demonstration organizer in DC talks 

http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/diaspora/artikel.php?ID=318567 

On July 23, 2014 a section of Ghanaians living in the east coast of the United States of America (USA) gathered at the embassy of Ghana in Washington DC to demonstrate against what they say is bad governance that has brought economic woes to the people of Ghana.

RELATED SLIDESHOW: http://saharareporters.com/photos/photonews-occupyghanaembassy-ghanaians-protest-ghanaian-embassy-washington-dc 

RELATED VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9dwfNZJGQg

[VIDEO] Occupy Ghana Embassy demonstration organizer in DC talks 

http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/diaspora/artikel.php?ID=318567 

On July 23, 2014 a section of Ghanaians living in the east coast of the United States of America (USA) gathered at the embassy of Ghana in Washington DC to demonstrate against what they say is bad governance that has brought economic woes to the people of Ghana.

RELATED SLIDESHOW: http://saharareporters.com/photos/photonews-occupyghanaembassy-ghanaians-protest-ghanaian-embassy-washington-dc 

RELATED VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9dwfNZJGQg

Occupy Boise: Idaho should pay $175K in legal fees 

http://www.kboi2.com/news/local/Occupy-Boise-Idaho-should-pay-175K-in-legal-fees-268363082.html

 Members of Occupy Boise are asking a federal judge to order the state to pay more than $175,000 in attorney costs and legal fees after the group won a lawsuit over rules designed to curb protests and rallies around the Capitol.

Under federal law, the winner of a lawsuit can generally seek to recover attorney’s fees and costs from the losing side. The fees and costs must be approved by a judge and they can be appealed, just like the verdict itself…

Occupy Boise: Idaho should pay $175K in legal fees 

http://www.kboi2.com/news/local/Occupy-Boise-Idaho-should-pay-175K-in-legal-fees-268363082.html

 Members of Occupy Boise are asking a federal judge to order the state to pay more than $175,000 in attorney costs and legal fees after the group won a lawsuit over rules designed to curb protests and rallies around the Capitol.

Under federal law, the winner of a lawsuit can generally seek to recover attorney’s fees and costs from the losing side. The fees and costs must be approved by a judge and they can be appealed, just like the verdict itself…

Occupy Leader Marisa Holmes Files Lawsuit Against New York City 

http://www.newsweek.com/occupy-leader-marisa-holmes-files-lawsuit-against-new-york-city-261073 

The New York Police Department punishes people who exercise their First Amendment rights to free speech and press, including filming police, a prominent Occupy Wall Street organizer claims in a new federal lawsuit.

Police arrested Marisa Holmes on September 24, 2011, on charges of impeding “pepper-spray cop” Anthony Bologna’s arrest of Robert Stephens. Holmes was also charged with disorderly conduct. Prosecutors dropped the obstruction of governmental administration charge in April 2012. The Manhattan district attorney gave Holmes a “conditional dismissal” for the resisting arrest and disorderly conduct charges. A graduate student, she accepted the deal so she wouldn’t miss classes, she told the New York Daily News at the time…

Occupy Leader Marisa Holmes Files Lawsuit Against New York City 

http://www.newsweek.com/occupy-leader-marisa-holmes-files-lawsuit-against-new-york-city-261073 

The New York Police Department punishes people who exercise their First Amendment rights to free speech and press, including filming police, a prominent Occupy Wall Street organizer claims in a new federal lawsuit.

Police arrested Marisa Holmes on September 24, 2011, on charges of impeding “pepper-spray cop” Anthony Bologna’s arrest of Robert Stephens. Holmes was also charged with disorderly conduct. Prosecutors dropped the obstruction of governmental administration charge in April 2012. The Manhattan district attorney gave Holmes a “conditional dismissal” for the resisting arrest and disorderly conduct charges. A graduate student, she accepted the deal so she wouldn’t miss classes, she told the New York Daily News at the time…

In Chinese shadow, Hong Kong fights for its future 

http://www.modbee.com/2014/07/26/3458305/in-chinese-shadow-hong-kong-fights.html 

As skyscrapers around Hong Kong harbor erupted into a reverie of laser beams and giant digital displays during their synchronized nightly light show, one innocuous 28-story building near the water’s edge had stayed dark for months, clad in bamboo scaffolding for a face-lift.

Then, in June, the renovated tower came to life, flashing giant Chinese characters that some in Hong Kong saw as a warning…

In Chinese shadow, Hong Kong fights for its future 

http://www.modbee.com/2014/07/26/3458305/in-chinese-shadow-hong-kong-fights.html 

As skyscrapers around Hong Kong harbor erupted into a reverie of laser beams and giant digital displays during their synchronized nightly light show, one innocuous 28-story building near the water’s edge had stayed dark for months, clad in bamboo scaffolding for a face-lift.

Then, in June, the renovated tower came to life, flashing giant Chinese characters that some in Hong Kong saw as a warning…

Help the Street Medics this Sunday 

http://www.occupyboston.org/ 

About 30 street medics will be participating in a Street Medic Training this weekend, garnering and training more street medics for actions. We need volunteers for Sunday as simulated “victims” of all types of situations. It’ll be a gratifying and fun experience, and you’ll be helping the street medic community to keep people safe and healthy.

You’ll mostly be lying around covered in fake blood or being in a diabetic coma, not strenuous at all (the trainers will brief you about your roles). It’ll be about 4 hours on Sunday, but if you can give 2 hours, that will work too…

RELATED: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Street_medic

Help the Street Medics this Sunday 

http://www.occupyboston.org/ 

About 30 street medics will be participating in a Street Medic Training this weekend, garnering and training more street medics for actions. We need volunteers for Sunday as simulated “victims” of all types of situations. It’ll be a gratifying and fun experience, and you’ll be helping the street medic community to keep people safe and healthy.

You’ll mostly be lying around covered in fake blood or being in a diabetic coma, not strenuous at all (the trainers will brief you about your roles). It’ll be about 4 hours on Sunday, but if you can give 2 hours, that will work too…

RELATED: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Street_medic

The Coming Calamity, The Coming Resistance – Part I 

http://www.occupy.com/article/coming-calamity-coming-resistance-%E2%80%93-part-i 

urrently, the world is facing a number of problems, politically, socially and economically. While we may be paying attention to important stories such as the Islamic State’s movements in Iraq and the ongoing fighting in the Gaza Strip which are extremely important, there are dealings being made behind our backs of which we know virtually nothing about. There are major international trade deals in the works and the government seems to be getting prepared for the fallout.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership…

The Coming Calamity, The Coming Resistance – Part I 

http://www.occupy.com/article/coming-calamity-coming-resistance-%E2%80%93-part-i 

urrently, the world is facing a number of problems, politically, socially and economically. While we may be paying attention to important stories such as the Islamic State’s movements in Iraq and the ongoing fighting in the Gaza Strip which are extremely important, there are dealings being made behind our backs of which we know virtually nothing about. There are major international trade deals in the works and the government seems to be getting prepared for the fallout.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership…

Border Crisis Spurs AFL-CIO, Honduran Labor Movement to Call for Renewed Attention to Labor Rights Violations in Honduras 

http://www.aflcio.org/Blog/Global-Action/Border-Crisis-Spurs-AFL-CIO-Honduran-Labor-Movement-to-Call-for-Renewed-Attention-to-Labor-Rights-Violations-in-Honduras 

As thousands of unaccompanied minors have arrived at the United States’ southern border in recent weeks, right-wing politicians and activists have used the refugee situation to push their anti-immigrant agendas, roll back protections for potential trafficking victims and stoke xenophobia among the general public by focusing on gang violence and disease…

Border Crisis Spurs AFL-CIO, Honduran Labor Movement to Call for Renewed Attention to Labor Rights Violations in Honduras 

http://www.aflcio.org/Blog/Global-Action/Border-Crisis-Spurs-AFL-CIO-Honduran-Labor-Movement-to-Call-for-Renewed-Attention-to-Labor-Rights-Violations-in-Honduras 

As thousands of unaccompanied minors have arrived at the United States’ southern border in recent weeks, right-wing politicians and activists have used the refugee situation to push their anti-immigrant agendas, roll back protections for potential trafficking victims and stoke xenophobia among the general public by focusing on gang violence and disease…

AFGE Applauds Move to Reduce Federal Prison Overcrowding 

http://www.aflcio.org/Blog/Political-Action-Legislation/AFGE-Applauds-Move-to-Reduce-Federal-Prison-Overcrowding 

AFGE issued a release today in support of the U.S. Sentencing Commission’s (USSC’s) unanimous vote on Friday to allow federal prisoners serving time for low-level drug offenses to apply for early release. Overcrowding in federal prisons has become a significant problem in recent decades. AFGE notes that federal prison incarceration levels have risen 50% since 2000, and nearly 900% since 1980, much of it relating to drug sentences. The federal prison system is overcrowded by an average of 43%, with some prisons being much higher, and this increases dangers for both correctional officers working in the prisons and inmates…

AFGE Applauds Move to Reduce Federal Prison Overcrowding 

http://www.aflcio.org/Blog/Political-Action-Legislation/AFGE-Applauds-Move-to-Reduce-Federal-Prison-Overcrowding 

AFGE issued a release today in support of the U.S. Sentencing Commission’s (USSC’s) unanimous vote on Friday to allow federal prisoners serving time for low-level drug offenses to apply for early release. Overcrowding in federal prisons has become a significant problem in recent decades. AFGE notes that federal prison incarceration levels have risen 50% since 2000, and nearly 900% since 1980, much of it relating to drug sentences. The federal prison system is overcrowded by an average of 43%, with some prisons being much higher, and this increases dangers for both correctional officers working in the prisons and inmates…

Bloomsbury, N.J., Subway Workers Vote to Join Union 

http://www.aflcio.org/Blog/Organizing-Bargaining/Bloomsbury-N.J.-Subway-Workers-Vote-to-Join-Union 

Notoriously anti-union Gov. Bill Haslam (R-Tenn.) can’t be happy about this story. Haslam’s family owns Pilot Flying J, a chain of travel centers, and workers at a Subway sandwich shop in Bloomsbury, N.J., just voted to join the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU). Earlier this year, Haslam was one of the key players in the effort to defeat a union vote at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga. 

The company run by his brother, Jimmy, hasn’t been as successful in denying workers their rights, as other workers at the Bloomsbury Pilot Flying J location voted to join RWDSU earlier this year…

Bloomsbury, N.J., Subway Workers Vote to Join Union 

http://www.aflcio.org/Blog/Organizing-Bargaining/Bloomsbury-N.J.-Subway-Workers-Vote-to-Join-Union 

Notoriously anti-union Gov. Bill Haslam (R-Tenn.) can’t be happy about this story. Haslam’s family owns Pilot Flying J, a chain of travel centers, and workers at a Subway sandwich shop in Bloomsbury, N.J., just voted to join the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU). Earlier this year, Haslam was one of the key players in the effort to defeat a union vote at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga. 

The company run by his brother, Jimmy, hasn’t been as successful in denying workers their rights, as other workers at the Bloomsbury Pilot Flying J location voted to join RWDSU earlier this year…