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"Demonstrations Over Recent Grand Jury Decisions In Police-Involved Deaths Continue"

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Outrage In Missouri Town After Police Shooting Of 18-Yr-Old Man

And on this day finds itself as Occupy Wall Street Day 1000 and something. And Occupy Wall Street is still moving fast. And in my internetaholicness if I must blogger say, I have been following the headlines news as usual and it seems as if the world is upside down and going to hell in a handbasket sometimes when one reads or hears the headline news. And as I had posted in that previous post before this one,  in case you have been hiding out under a rock or stuck in the stone age or something and haven’t heard, #Ferguson, and now Ferguson and beyond is still happening.  And if I must also blogger say, I have been consumed with and following the Peoples Power Assemblies MERGENCY RESPONSE PROTESTS/ACTIONS TO RACIST POLICE BRUTALITY From FERGUSON TO NYC! #SHUTITDOWN! Facebook page lately in an attempt to keep updated when it comes to all things #Ferguson and beyond. And their #BlackLivesMattersNYC #ICantBreathe Organizing Actions and Meetings this week reads like:

#BlackLivesMattersNYC #ICantBreathe Organizing Actions and Meetings this week…
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Monday December 15, 2014
Stop Mass Incarceration (#BlackLivesMatter Organizing Meeting)
490 Riverside Drive, Riverside Church New York, NY 7:00pm
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Tuesday December 16, 2014
#BlackLivesMatter #ICantBreathe #Occupy&Justice4EricGarner
30 Bay Street Staten Island, NY 4:00pm-6:00pm

Black Poets Speak Out-Community Activists Organizers Meeting
The Pratt Institute MFA in Writing
299 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215 6:00pm
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*Wednesday December 17, 2014
#Black Lives MatterPeople’s Power Assembly Organizing Assembly Against Police Brutality
147 W.24th Street 2nd Floor New York City, NY 6:30pm
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Thursday December 18, 2014
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Friday December 19, 2014
#BlackLivesMatter #RiseUp4Ramarley #ThisStopsToday#Occupy4Justice-Solidarity Action
1 St. Andrew’s Plaza U.S. Attorney’s Office SDNY New York, NY 4:00pm
 #BlackLivesMatter #NoThankYouNYPD/ Occupy For Garner/ Justice For Us ALL!
City Hall Park New York City, NY 5:00pm
 #Black Lives Matter- Justice for Mike Brown Justice for Eric Garner/Education Coordination Outreach Action Planning Assembly for  For Justice
60 Wall Street New York City, NY 7:00opm
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OWS OUTREACH
Wednesday December 17 at 5:30pm in EST
In honor of Eric Garner and all those unjustly killed by the police.

Wednesday December 17, 2014 marks 5 months since Eric Garner was killed by the NYPD. As part of #ThisStopsToday #11Days of Action, @ThisStopsToday is calling on people throughout New York City, the United States and the world to join a collective die-in to commemorate the 5-month anniversary of the NYPD murder of Eric Garner and demand justice for all those who have lost their lives to police.

How you and/or your Organization Can Participate in #ThisStopsToday Die-in, Rise up!

• Choose a location, publicize and gather on Weds December 17th at 5:30pm. At 6:00pm, lay still on the ground, in silence, for 7 minutes. Then rise-up to sing this song 11 times: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QganWg3WSQ

Current meet-up locations in NYC include:

BROOKLYN – Barclays Center – 620 Atlantic Ave. (near Flatbush Ave.)https://www.facebook.com/events/1041454992550340/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

BRONX – 149th St & Grand Concourse

MANHATTAN – Harlem State Building – 163 West 125th St. (near Adam Clayton Powell Blvd.). https://www.facebook.com/events/767064503374552/

You can add other meet-up locations that you are organizing by submitting to the website at: www.thisstopstoday.org/actionsubmission/

The 12/17 Die-In Rise Up! is part of the #ThisStopsToday #11Days of Action.

See our 11 demands here: www.thisstopstoday.org/demands

Go to ThisStopsToday.org or follow #ThisStopsToday #11Days, and the handle @ThisStopsToday for updates.

And there is also that Hands Up Don’t Celebrate Christmas @ Jersey City Mayor’s Christmas Concert Facebook event invite I found myself creating in the midst of all of this, because hey, it’s in the state of New Jersey.

And then there is this #SHUTITDOWN NATIONWIDE ACTION: DECEMBER 19th Facebook photo that I just came across on Facebook.  

And there was the Millions March NYC event that took place across the nation this past week, of which one of the many Youtube videos from that march finds itself posted above.
And again, there are way too many Ferguson Action Network events going on lately, all too numerous to mention in this blog post that have taken place in the New York City area, California and throughout the world the past few weeks, seemingly a bazillion or more and beyond.

And then there is that Reverend Billy And The Stop Shopping Gospel Choir photo of the Statue of Liberty under water with a Manhattan skyline backdrop that I came across in internetland that seems hilarious if it weren’t so true with text that reads like:
FIRST THEY CAME FOR THE druggies who tried to make their fantasy economy away from the bigger killers, but I did not speak out, because I’m white with powder cocaine. Then they came for the immigrants, flooded by Clinton’s subsidized corn and dragged screaming by ICE from their homes, and I did not speak out, because I’m sitting here waiting for my Mexican cook to bring me my pasta special. Then they came for the poverty-dizzied young from zip codes like Bed-Stuy and the Bronx, fed into the for-profit prison pipeline, and I did not speak out, because where do you start? It’s a national operation run by Wall Street. Then one day the Earth came for me, the ocean turned to acid sweeping through the streets, and I cannot protect my family, because America is declared a permanent emergency, and the cops and soldiers are the same guy, jailing us in our upstairs apartment, and no-one is left to speak for me because permits to speak in public are rationed by Chase Bank. 

The movement in Ferguson, Mo has called for people across the country to walk out of their jobs, schools and homes starting at 12pmCST in outrage over the murder of #MikeBrown and hundreds of people of color murdered by the police. No Work. No School. No Business As Usual. #SHUTITDOWNNYC against Racism & Police Brutality.

And guns are the worst invention ever. If only guns could be banished from every human being and every form of advertising on earth. No one is free when others are oppressed. “We have seen more fight, more struggle, more unity, more diversity, and more change in the last three days than in the ten years that went before it…” We are living in a rare moment.  Occupy the NRA. And what does this have to do with a No Police State. 

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