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Last chance to save a man's life [21 Sep 2011|02:45pm]

nothingtoyou
Troy Davis was convicted of murdering a Georgia police officer in 1991.
Nearly two decades later, Davis remains on death row — even though the
case against him has fallen apart.

The case against him consisted
entirely of witness testimony which contained inconsistencies even at
the time of the trial. Since then, all but two of the state's non-police
witnesses from the trial have recanted or contradicted their testimony.

Many of
these witnesses have stated in sworn affidavits that they were
pressured or coerced by police into testifying or signing statements
against Troy Davis.

One of the two witnesses who has not recanted
his testimony is Sylvester "Red" Coles — the principle alternative
suspect, according to the defense, against whom there is new evidence
implicating him as the gunman. Nine individuals have signed affidavits
implicating
Sylvester Coles.


Georgia's State Board of
Pardons and Paroles has recently rejected Troy Davis' clemency petition.
Troy continues to face execution on Wednesday Sept. 21 at 7 pm EDT
(midnight Weds night UK time). Please take action before this time.

We cannot let an innocent man die.

Please
take these two simple actions - asking the Parole Board to reconsider
(they can change their mind at any time), and asking that Chatham County
(Savannah) District  Attorney Larry Chisolm step in and withdraw the
death warrant.

Take action here
http://takeaction.amnestyusa.org/siteapps/advocacy/ActionItem.aspx?c=6oJCLQPAJiJUG&b=6645049&aid=516533&msource=W1109EADP04D&tr=y&auid=9522344
and here
http://action.amnesty.org.uk/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1194&ea.campaign.id=12137&utm_source=social&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=deathpenalty&utm_content=newtroyactionfb

We can't let them kill an innocent man. This really is Troy's last chance.

Thank you for your support.


UPDATE: THE PAROLE BOARD ARE BLOCKING AMNESTY'S  EMAILS, BUT YOU CAN STILL TAKE ACTION

Please forward the email below to the Parole Board at

Clemency_Information@pap.state.ga.us

and

Webmaster@pap.state.ga.us

Feel
free to personalise the text or chang ethe title of the email. We must
keep the pressure on the Board, and let them know that the world  is
watching. Executing Troy would be an outrageous travesty against 
justice.

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Please grant Troy Davis clemency

State Board

Pardons and Paroles webmaster

2 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

SE Suite 458

East Tower

30334-4909 Atlanta

USA

GEORGIA

Dear Clemency Board members,

I
call on the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles to take all
steps necessary to ensure that Troy Anthony Davis is not executed.

You
have voted to deny him clemency despite the fact that significant
doubts continue to plague his conviction. You must reconsider and
reverse this decision immediately.

Seven
of the nine witnesses have changed their story and no physical evidence
links Davis to the crime. No one should be executed, especially when
there are so many doubts about guilt.

This case has generated
widespread attention because so many people in Georgia and throughout
the world are disturbed by the thought of a man being executed when so
much doubt about his guilt remains unresolved.

Nothing can
undermine public faith in a criminal justice system faster than an
execution when there are still serious doubts about guilt.

Georgia
cannot afford to make such a mistake, and I urge you to do everything
in your power to prevent this injustice from taking place.

Yours sincerely,

[YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS]


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I'm screaming at the top of my voice [12 Jan 2010|01:44pm]

brillsville
[ mood | uncomfortable ]

Recession, exhorbitant taxation, over-spending, global rape of the environment, pollution, money worship, godless, overcrowded prisons, starvation, homelessness, corruption, lonliness, depression, misery, alcoholism, drug addiction, suicides, heart disease, cancer, planetary change...
 
And they're going to leave me wasting away!

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Steel Strings & Break Beats Tour [24 Aug 2009|08:39am]

evan_riotfolk
hey friends,
  evan greer here from riot-folk. i'm starting to drink coffee again and gearing up to do a bunch of booking for the fall and winter. i'm so excited to announce the STEEL STRINGS & BREAK BEATS TOUR featuring me (with a band) and Broadcast Live, an incredible radical live hip hop band from albany, and some of my best friends in the world. make sure to check out their music, it'll blow you away.

the tour description and tentative route/schedule are pasted below. we really need your help to make this tour a huge success. please get in touch if you want to bring us to your town to rock a show or offer a workshop at your school/community center/church/library/wherever.

we try to use our music as a tool to support movements for justice and liberation, and we rely on people who love our music and love the movement to help us get booked so we can continue spreading the message and raising funds for the cause.

e-mail me: evangreer@gmail.com or call 978-852-6457

thanks so much for all of your ongoing support!
-evan greer
www.riotfolk.org (is finally back online!)

STEEL STRINGS & BREAK BEATS TOUR 2009
BROADCAST LIVE - EVAN GREER & FRIENDS


The committed musicians of STEEL STRINGS & BREAK BEATS resist genre and fight for inspiring music by fusing the social justice roots of Hip Hop, the DIY ethics of punk rock, and the soapbox troubadour tradition of folk music. The tour's four diverse members are activists and organizers who use their music and poetry as powerful tools that support grassroots struggles for liberation. In addition to the bands' topical, uplifting, and crowd-rocking performances, the tour offers interactive workshops for students and community members who want to get involved with movements for revolutionary change.

WORKSHOPS INCLUDE: History of Hip Hop and Social Justice, Connecting the Dots of Climate Justice, Community Organizing 101, and more! Workshop descriptions are available in our online presskit.

Check out our music:
Broadcast Live: (live radical hip hop from albany) www.myspace.com/broadcastlive
Evan Greer & Friends: (catchy riotfolk for liberation) www.myspace.com/evangreer

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE:
if we're coming to your town, get in touch! we need your help with flyering, inviting local groups to table, and spreading the word about these shows! if we're not coming to your town, let us know that we should!

for all booking, contact: evangreer@gmail.com

SEP 18: Boston, MA
SEP 19: Machias, ME
SEP 20: TBA near Albany
OCT 15: Albany, NY
OCT 16: Oberlin, OH
OCT 17: Madison, WI
OCT 18: Twin Cities, MN
OCT 19: drive
OCT 20: Bozeman, MT
OCT 21: Bellingham, WA
OCT 22: Vancouver, BC
OCT 23: Seattle, WA
OCT 24: Olympia, WA
OCT 25: Portland, OR
OCT 26: Eugene, OR
OCT 27: Northern California
OCT 28: San Francisco, CA
OCT 29: Oakland, CA
OCT 30: Los Angeles, CA
OCT 31: San Diego, CA
NOV 1: Flagstaff, AZ
NOV 2: Durango, CO
NOV 3: Pueblo, CO
NOV 4: Denver, CO
NOV 5: Boulder, CO
NOV 6: Saint Louis, MO
NOV 7: Columbus, OH
NOV 8: TBA between Columbus and Albany
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Coastal shipping [12 Jul 2009|01:39pm]

big_n_happy
Does anyone have worthwhile resources on the decline of coastal shipping?

Bonus points if it covers labour history. Cheers.
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An invitation to pilot a forum discussion on environmental and sustainable eating [06 Jun 2009|04:37pm]

ecobranches
Debate on Environmental and Sustainable Eating.

Dear Global_Justice Community

This is an invitation for your online group to take part in testing an environmental community forum found on Ecomotion, which is in its developmental stages.

(www.ecomotion.org.uk)



http://www.ecomotion.org.uk/?id=-2672&cid=-2672&textmessageid=718

Sustainable EatingCollapse )
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EVAN GREER & FRIENDS CD RELEASE on FRIDAY in BOSTON! [04 May 2009|01:25pm]

evan_riotfolk
EVAN GREER & FRIENDS
"NEVER SURRENDER" CD RELEASE PARTY

FRIDAY, MAY 8th, 2009
@ Community Church of Boston
565 Boylston St., Copley Sq.

This show is celebrating the release of  my new CD,"Never Surrender." 15 brand new tracks with a full band of amazing friends. I've gathered together as many of the amazing folks who played and sang on the album as possible (plus some new friends!) and we're all teaming up for one awesome night of radical music to benefit local community organizing!

Featuring a full-band set from EVAN GREER & FRIENDS

accompanied by the talent of the following friends (who will also be performing):

BROADCAST LIVE - albany's best radical hip hop band
TAINA ASILI - puerta rican afro-carribean neo-soul liberation rock
MIMI LAVALLEY - amazing nyc-based singer/songwriter
and lots more!!!

The whole evening will be MC'd by the amazing TOXIC SOIL BUSTERS!
Youth from Worcester organizing for justice!

$5 - 20 sliding scale donation
Proceeds will benefit Voices of Liberation, the Qawem Coalition,
and Stone Soup, a community center in Worcester recently damaged by fire.

Vegan pizza provided by TJ's!

This event is wheelchair accessible.
FREE on-site childcare is available.
Contact: evangreer@gmail.com to request it.
Local groups are invited to table.
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[05 Apr 2009|05:44pm]

yoursetcetera
Hi everyone,

My name is Shari and I'm a sophomore economics student; I am currently studying the anti-globalization movement as a term project for a sociology course. Part of the assignment requires that I interview someone involved in the cause -- someone who donated money, volunteered time, participated in a protest, or anything along those lines. Unfortunately, I can't interview myself and I don't know anyone else active in the movement.

If you fall into that category and are willing to give me a hand, please e-mail me at so[dot]disco[at]yahoo[dot]com. The interview would consist of a very short questionnaire and you may remain completely anonymous if you'd like. Any help would be appreciated.
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Urban water conservation (x-posted) [22 Jan 2009|07:33pm]

big_n_happy
Does anyone have good texts on urban water conservation?

Particularly ones critical of privatisation and corporatisation. Local council intends to install meters in keeping with their bent on user-pays, we're organising against it and arguing in favour of tanks, greywater recycling etc.
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Coal (x-posted) [18 Dec 2008|05:53pm]

big_n_happy
Can anyone point to worthwhile resources on the history of coal?

Particularly anything that looks at labour history along with the ecological impact.
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MAY 23: Climate Confluence Benefit in BOSTON [16 May 2008|07:41pm]

evan_riotfolk


MUSIC for LIBERATION!

FRIDAY, MAY 23, 2008
6:00pm – 10:00pm
$7-15 sliding scale donation

1486 Dorchester Ave, Boston
RIGHT across from the Fields Corner T-Stop on the Red Line

Featuring the music and the message of:

HUMANWINE (socio-political freak folk)
EVAN GREER (of the riot-folk! collective)
THE PAPERDOLLS (acoustic gypsy punk on tour from FL)
AMATUL & NATEBOX (radical spoken word from somerville)
BAMBUU WAZA (local voice of liberation)
ADELAIDE (puppets and ukeleles. at the same time.)

Proceeds will support The Northeast Climate Confluence – a critical social/environmental justice gathering this summer to strengthen relationships within our region and organize to take care of the needs of our community and decrease our dependency on the institutions and systems that are killing the planet. More info: www.climateconfluence.org

We will also be supporting a bail fund for activists who will be protesting the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis/St. Paul.
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Artwork [13 Feb 2008|09:13pm]
farther_on
Civilians Of War
For more, go here.
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Shannon Murray & Evan Greer East Coast Tour Booking! [08 Jan 2008|12:10pm]

evan_riotfolk
Hi Everyone!
  Please get in touch if you are interested in bringing Shannon and I to play or offer a workshop in you're town. We'll be traveling down the East Coast, leaving Boston at the end of January and ending up in Florida in late February. Contact me: evan@riotfolk.org if you'd like to book something. Please don't leave comments here, I probably won't get them!

Also: anyone who goes to high school or college, please get in touch if you're interested in having us do a workshop in your school!

Thanks
-Evan G
www.riotfolk.org

Shannon Murray and Evan Greer are activists, songwriters, and educators who use their music as a powerful tool for radical social change. They are members of the Riot-Folk! Collective, a group of 9 young musicians who support each other financially and work together to create and distribute music that teaches, provokes, heals, and inspires.

From singalongs to storytelling, tackling issues from climate change to feminism, Shannon and Evan's interactive performances and workshops are designed to directly support grassroots movements working for social and environmental justice.

This February, they will be leaving the car at home and heading down the east-coast via Greyhound bus to offer up some musical inspiration to people from all generations who wish to see a more just and sustainable world. They will bring with them stories and information about struggles for liberation happening in their hometowns and around the globe. On this tour, in addition to their anything-but-traditional performances, Shannon and Evan will be offering Connecting the Dots Workshops that weave together music, discussion, games, stories and images that illuminate the connections between different forms of oppression and avenues towards change.

Shannon and Evan's music is available for free download at www.riotfolk.org
Also visit:
www.myspace.com/shannonmurraymusic
www.myspace.com/evangreer

TO BOOK A SHOW, E-MAIL: evan@riotfolk.org

REVIEWS:

"Evan Greer is an eloquent and energetic writer. He reminds me of Phil Ochs."
    --Howard Zinn, author of A People's History of the United States

"Young woman troubadour … wraps a light melodic soprano around punk-poetic raps."
   --Steve Paul, Kansas City Starr, 01-19-06

“Music that the kids can relate to, a message that can't be ignored and a passionate delivery that really challenges!”
   --Colm McGarry, director of Religious Education, Marian Highschool
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Yellowstone National Park Under Threat By Human Rights Advocates [18 Dec 2007|10:41pm]

crowdrevolt
(Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, US) - Yellowstone National Park, America's first and most treasured national park, has recently become the topic of debate after a group of human rights advocates have called for a "neutralization of dangerous land," claiming that the immense forests and their wildlife pose a threat to disabled tourists.

The commotions began early last week when the human rights group Humans Against Death And Discrimination, led by John Wilkins, launched a series of protests against the National Park Service for refusing to accept the demands that included the "bulldozing of wild forests," "extermination of all deadly animals with sharp teeth," "lowering of water levels in rivers to 12 inches" and "paving of green fields to build hospitals and handicap centers." Wilkins commented to the National Park Tribune:

"Where is our freedom in this country? Millions of obese, stupid, deformed and otherwise handicapped American citizens and foreign tourists alike are being discriminated by the uncontrollable forces of nature. What happens if a dangerous tree suddenly falls down and kills someone or if any of those blood thirsty bears come up and swallow a poor autistic child alive! America, take your responsibility!"

READ MORE:

http://www.corrupt.org/articles/satire/alex_birch/yellowstone_national_park_under_threat_by_human_rights_advocates
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Russian elections [02 Dec 2007|11:08pm]

inmybrokenbrain

At elections today we try to be at elegibility places to watch how comissions works. We want to rest after close of elegibility plases to whatch after counting of elegibility paperes (where people note that parties they whant to chose) but only two of us (common amount of us was 9) can do this. Below you can see results of counting. 6 of us was catch by police and taken to police. We accused of stolen mobile telefon. Now all of us free, but we can not appear in places becouse they now closed.

fixxxator

 

Pleas spead information about our elections.

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[29 Nov 2007|06:55pm]

otherwisewasted
PLEASE TAKE 5 MINUTES TO DO THIS
i'm making a social awareness video for school, about global warming etc.
what i need as many people as possible to do lip sinc to Tokyo Police Club's 'Citizens Of Tomorrow', and video tape it.
you can either show just your mouth, your entire face, body, hold up signs, anything. i just really need help with this.
it doesnt matter what its taped with, as long as you can see your lips decently.
dont worry about the sound quality/sound at all, im editing the song in, your timing just needs to be semi-in tune with the song.
PLEASE help!!!
you can listen to the song on this youtube video:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=vGjOHIBEc7I
and the lyrics are here:
http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Citizens-Of-Tomorrow-lyrics-Tokyo-Police-Club/68FFAB37D456564E4825723B00160A6D





either upload the video onto the internet and post it in the comments, or email it to me
trashtalk-@hotmail.com
thank you so much
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EVAN GREER - november tour dates [05 Nov 2007|03:20pm]

evan_riotfolk
hey folks, here' s a little update. i'm doing a little stint out in the northwest soon, plus some really great events coming up in the boston area. hope to see you out there!
hugs,
-evan
www.riotfolk.org

"Evan Greer is an eloquent and energetic writer. He reminds me of Phil Ochs."
 --Howard Zinn, author of A People's History of the United States

Nov 5: Allston, MA
Nov 9: Olympia, WA
Nov 10: Seattle, WA
Nov 11: Portland, OR
Nov 15: Cambridge, MA
Nov 17: Boston, MA
Nov 19: Allston, MA

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5th: ALLSTON, MA
Hosting the Scallywaggles Open Mic
@ TJ Scallywaggles Vegan Pizza
487 Cambridge Street, 7:30pm, Free!
www.myspace.com/scallywagglesopenmic

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9th: OLYMPIA, WA
Connecting Our Struggles Event
@ Evergreen State University
With: Erin Ryan speaking on the campaign to close Huntingdon Life Sciences, Shaya, Mark Gunnery of Riot-Folk!, and more! Plus, speakers promoting the immigrants rights actions taking place in Tacoma the following day.
Contact: maya@riseup.net for info.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10th: SEATTLE, WA
@ Sunset House
915 16th Ave, near Spring St. in the CD
$5 - $10 sliding scale suggested donation. No one turned away!
5:00-7:00 - short screening from Spike Lee's "When The Levees Broke" followed by a neighborhood discussion on disaster-preparedness and community organizing and networking!
7:00 - 8:00 - potluck! bring some food to share.
8:00 - 10:00 - RIOT-FOLK! SHOW w/ Mark Gunnery & Evan Greer
Contact: 206-323-9055 or tlmyers@u.washington.edu for info!

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11th: PORTLAND, OR
Stumptown Earth First! Benefit Show
@ Monkey Puzzle Manor (house)
5529 N. Vancouver
$5 - 15 sliding scale suggested donation.
7:00pm Earth First! Meeting, come get involved! then stick around for the music!
9:00pm - VEGAN potluck and Riot-Folk! Show w/ Mark Gunnery
Contact: act-up-to-exist@riseup.net for info.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15th: CAMBRIDGE, MA
@ The Lilypad, www.lily-pad.net
1343 Cambridge St. in Inman Square.
10:00pm. $5-10 suggested.
With: Mimi Lavalley, Bread & Roses
Plus: benefit bakesale for queer prisoners!

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17th: BOSTON, MA
@ TBA
Risiing Tide Boston Teach-in on Mountaintop Removal Mining, Carbon Trading, Greenwashing and false solutions to the climate crisis!
Details soon, contact Julian: mercury@riseup.net

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19th: ALLSTON, MA
Hosting the Scallywaggles Open Mic
@ TJ Scallywaggles Vegan Pizza
487 Cambridge Street, 7:30pm, Free!
www.myspace.com/scallywagglesopenmic
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Community Protests Coca-Cola Plant in India [30 Oct 2007|12:55am]

seelan

Community Protests Coca-Cola Plant in India
October 25, 2007

http://www.indiaresource.org/news/2007/1054.html

Over 600 people marched and rallied against the Coca-Cola bottling plant in the village of Sinhachawar in Ballia district in India yesterday, demanding that the plant be shut down permanently. The community has accused the bottling plant of pollution and also illegally occupying land held by the village council. "We are demanding that the Coca-Cola bottling plant cease its operations permanently because they are destroying our land and water, the very source of our livelihoods," said Mr. Baliram Ram of the Coca-Cola Bhagao, Krishi Bachao Sangharsh Samiti, the main organizer of the protest.

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Unsubscribe [02 Oct 2007|09:50pm]

nothingtoyou
"Unite against terrorism. 
Unite against human rights abuses in the 'war on terror'.
We did not sign up. We do not approve. We unsubscribe."

Amnesty International have recently created a new campaign/movement called 'Unsubscribe!'
You can support it by adding your name at http://www.unsubscribe-me.org/
That's all you have to do, just add your name.

Oh, and sign up to the LJ group I've created in support of the movement (which is featured on the Amnesty site).
http://community.livejournal.com/unsubscribe_me/profile

And tell your friends.

:)
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September the 11th and the Voices You Will Never Hear [10 Sep 2007|03:16pm]

peace_justice

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate only multiplies hate, violence only multiplies violence, and toughness is a descending spiral of destruction…The chain reaction of evil – hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars – must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.”

 

~Dr, Martin Luther King Jr.

 

“I have yet to have anyone explain to me the moral superiority of someone who drops bombs on the heads of innocent school children to people that cut off the heads of others.”

 

~George Carlin

 

 

Shortly after the events of September the 11th, the calls for vengeance and retribution bombarded the American public and citizens around the world through corporate media outlets. Repeatedly viewers found themselves exposed to images of planes crashing into Buildings One and Two at the World Trade Center always followed by grief stricken citizens whose look of horror showed us only a fraction of the true feelings that engulfed people that day.

 


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Request for the naked truth. [13 Jul 2007|10:20am]

serraduchi
My name's Allison. I'm 17, and relatively new to the social justice scene. Don't get me wrong, I always knew the Bush administration was corrupt, but I thought it couldn't possibly be as bad as my post-apocalyptic fantasies conjured it to be. How wrong I was.

Just last night I learned about the CIA's inhumane interrogation methods, as well as the environmental impact of depleted uranium. I am nothing short of outraged that this information is deliberately kept from the public.

And hence comes my question. Can anyone direct me to some honest, unbiased information on either of these topics? It's difficult to find media that hasn't either been censored by the government or exaggerated by the extreme left. I just want to know what REALLY HAPPENED, is that so damn much to ask?
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