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image description: group of people in protest with a banner that reads in caps “THEY CAN’T SHOOT US ALL” and underneath in script “fuck the police”. they are walking down the street and look like a majority white group of people, but you know POC are everywhere so…. Also there is a bilboard in the distance advertising for an alcoholic beverage “The People Have Chosen” that’s pretty funny :)

image description: group of people in protest with a banner that reads in caps “THEY CAN’T SHOOT US ALL” and underneath in script “fuck the police”. they are walking down the street and look like a majority white group of people, but you know POC are everywhere so…. Also there is a bilboard in the distance advertising for an alcoholic beverage “The People Have Chosen” that’s pretty funny :)

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Check out Community Coalition’s many 2-3min interviews about the LA CIVIL UNREST 20 years ago (on youtube). They do a great job at connecting the civil unrest- which began after the verdit aquitting the police who beat RODNEY KING- to movements against housing, food, educational, policial, legal, health, employment discrimination and the fight for social justice. All Oppressed People speaking Truth to Power.

Check out Community Coalition’s many 2-3min interviews about the LA CIVIL UNREST 20 years ago (on youtube). They do a great job at connecting the civil unrest- which began after the verdit aquitting the police who beat RODNEY KING- to movements against housing, food, educational, policial, legal, health, employment discrimination and the fight for social justice. All Oppressed People speaking Truth to Power.

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Renowned feminist and human rights activist Nawal El Saadawi was a political prisoner and exiled from Egypt for years. Now she has returned to Cairo, and she joins us to discuss the role of women during the last seven days of unprecedented protests. "Women and girls are beside boys in the streets," El Saadawi says. "We are calling for justice, freedom and equality, and real democracy and a new constitution, no discrimination between men and women, no discrimination between Muslims and Christians, to change the system… and to have a real democracy."

(Source: democracynow.org)

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Occupy Belo Monte: indigenous stage “permanent” protest against Amazon dam in Brazil
Hundreds of people are participating in a protest against the controversial Belo Monte dam in Altamira, Brazil, reports Amazon Watch. Indigenous leaders, fishermen, and others dependent on the Xingu River have gathered to occupy the Monte Dam construction site. The protesters say they will stay until the $11-17 billion project is canceled. “Belo Monte will only succeed if we do nothing about it. We will not be silent. We will shout out loud and we will do it now,” said Juma Xipaia, a local indigenous leader, in a statement. “We only demand what our Constitution already ensures us: our rights. Our ancestors fought so we could be here now. Many documents and meetings have already transpired and nothing has changed. The machinery continues to arrive to destroy our region.” The protesters are reportedly blocking the Trans-Amazon Highway (BR-230) near Santo Antônio village, where it passes the proposed construction site, according toAmazon Watch. Belo Monte is extremely controversial, raising widespread outcry from environmentalists, indigenous groups and their advocates. The project would block most of the flow of the Xingu River and inundate thousands of hectares of rainforest. Critics say the dam will operate well below capacity for much of the year when river levels are low. It will also disrupt fish migration patterns, affecting local livelihoods. 

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Occupy Belo Monte: indigenous stage “permanent” protest against Amazon dam in Brazil

Hundreds of people are participating in a protest against the controversial Belo Monte dam in Altamira, Brazil, reports Amazon Watch

Indigenous leaders, fishermen, and others dependent on the Xingu River have gathered to occupy the Monte Dam construction site. The protesters say they will stay until the $11-17 billion project is canceled. 

“Belo Monte will only succeed if we do nothing about it. We will not be silent. We will shout out loud and we will do it now,” said Juma Xipaia, a local indigenous leader, in a statement. “We only demand what our Constitution already ensures us: our rights. Our ancestors fought so we could be here now. Many documents and meetings have already transpired and nothing has changed. The machinery continues to arrive to destroy our region.” 

The protesters are reportedly blocking the Trans-Amazon Highway (BR-230) near Santo Antônio village, where it passes the proposed construction site, according toAmazon Watch

Belo Monte is extremely controversial, raising widespread outcry from environmentalists, indigenous groups and their advocates. The project would block most of the flow of the Xingu River and inundate thousands of hectares of rainforest. Critics say the dam will operate well below capacity for much of the year when river levels are low. It will also disrupt fish migration patterns, affecting local livelihoods. 

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Bolivia bans cars for ‘Day of the Pedestrian’

Cars and buses were taken off the streets of Bolivia as the country held its first “National Day of the Pedestrian”.

All motorised vehicles, including public transport, were banned in cities across the country on Sunday.

Bolivia’s government says it wants to raise awareness about the environment.

It comes at a time when President Evo Morales’ government is facing criticism over plans to build a highway through the Amazon rainforest.

The recent protests against the highway have been an embarrassment for Mr Morales, who is a prominent advocate of indigenous rights and the protection of “Mother Earth”.

Two million cars

Two million cars were taken off the streets on Sunday in nine cities, according to officials cited by Reuters news agency.

In Bolivia’s main city, La Paz, the BBC’s Mattia Cabitza was engulfed by a sea of young people taking part in a marathon, and the usually congested streets were instead occupied by street artists and other performers.

(Source: BBC)

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Florida Farmworkers Bike for Justice in the Fields
A group of Florida farmworkers and their allies will spend Labor Day bicycling as part of a journey taking them from one of the state’s poorest towns to the headquarters of one of its most profitable companies in a quest for better working conditions. The bike ride, billed as the “Pilgrimage to Publix,” is part of CIW’s groundbreaking Campaign for Fair Food, which has resulted in agreements with major food retailers to improve wages and working conditions by paying a penny more per pound of tomatoes and adopting a supplier code of conduct that guarantees farmworkers get shade, water and protection from forced labor and sexual harassment. About 90 percent of Florida’s tomato farms have agreed to increase wages and improve protections for workers. So far, though, Publix — the largest private company in Florida and 8th-largest in the U.S., which reported $1.3 billion in profits last year  — has declined to pay the additional penny per pound for tomatoes or to require its suppliers offer the worker protections. Concerned that the grocery giant’s refusal to participate jeopardizes the gains made so far, the cyclists are hoping to persuade the company’s chief executive to change his mind by witnessing conditions in the fields firsthand… Inside the same store, the farmworkers purchased just under a pound of tomatoes for $3.71. They pointed out that harvesting the same amount of tomatoes would earn them 2 cents. The workers have to pick over 2 tons of tomatoes in a 10-hour workday to earn the state’s minimum wage of $7.31 per hour, and they typically earn just $10,000 a year.
Happy Labor Day, y’all.

thetart:

Florida Farmworkers Bike for Justice in the Fields

A group of Florida farmworkers and their allies will spend Labor Day bicycling as part of a journey taking them from one of the state’s poorest towns to the headquarters of one of its most profitable companies in a quest for better working conditions. The bike ride, billed as the “Pilgrimage to Publix,” is part of CIW’s groundbreaking Campaign for Fair Food, which has resulted in agreements with major food retailers to improve wages and working conditions by paying a penny more per pound of tomatoes and adopting a supplier code of conduct that guarantees farmworkers get shade, water and protection from forced labor and sexual harassment. About 90 percent of Florida’s tomato farms have agreed to increase wages and improve protections for workers. So far, though, Publix — the largest private company in Florida and 8th-largest in the U.S., which reported $1.3 billion in profits last year — has declined to pay the additional penny per pound for tomatoes or to require its suppliers offer the worker protections. Concerned that the grocery giant’s refusal to participate jeopardizes the gains made so far, the cyclists are hoping to persuade the company’s chief executive to change his mind by witnessing conditions in the fields firsthand… Inside the same store, the farmworkers purchased just under a pound of tomatoes for $3.71. They pointed out that harvesting the same amount of tomatoes would earn them 2 cents. The workers have to pick over 2 tons of tomatoes in a 10-hour workday to earn the state’s minimum wage of $7.31 per hour, and they typically earn just $10,000 a year.

Happy Labor Day, y’all.

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