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A May Day Rain Show

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Hey again bloggers or whoever could be reading this blagh. And so this post happens to be about vending a DecorForU rain sale of ‪#‎blacklivesmatter‬, ‪#‎occupywallstreet‬, ‪#‎berniesanders‬ ‪#‎nopolicestate‬ and ‪#‎theshadow‬ necklaces, magnets and key chains @ Mayday Space @ MAY DAY CELEBRATION: block party, classes, film & community dinner for when singing that no police state song @ May Day PUNK Show at Tompkins Square gets rained out, cancelled or postponed. And as I had blaghed in that previous blog post about a May Day PUNK Show at Tompkins Square, there was supposed to be a May Day show at Tompkins Square Park in that city of New York yesterday. Well it got rained out and rescheduled for next weekend and I found myself vending those all things Bernie Sanders and more necklaces at May Day Space MAY DAY CELEBRATION: block party, classes, film & community dinner instead, as in those photos that find themselves posted above. And if I must blagher say, Mayday Space is this really cool space in Bushwick Brooklyn that has all things save the world events and more. And how those other May Day outdoor events in the New York City area faired in this May Day rain weather I am not sure, but in case you happen to be interested, this MAY DAY NYC 2016 WEEKEND ROUND-UP list may tell you below:

April 30: EDUCATE

—- 11:30am-6:30pm: LIBERATION LAB! 5th annual May Day Free University w. Rename&Reclaim / 5to Primero de Mayo de la Universidad Libre con Renombrar y Reclamar (Washington Square Park, Manhattan)
—- 2-6pm: Día Internacional de las Trabajadoras – International Workers Day (Brook Park, South Bronx)
—- 7pm: Anthology: Crown Heights (Weeksville Heritage Center, 158 Buffalo Ave, Brooklyn. Also performing on May 1 @2pm)
—- 7pm-2am: SATURDAY: May Day Eve – Verso Party (20 Jay Street, Suite 1010, Brooklyn)
May 1: CELEBRATE
—- 12pm: 2016 May Day at Union Square (Union Square, Manhattan) –> 2:45pm march to Washington Square to join 3pm 5th Annual Immigrant Worker Justice Tour! (Washington Square Park, Manhattan)
—- 12-6pm: Vendy Plaza at La Marqueta – Opening Day (1590 Park Ave, Manhattan)
—- 12:30pm: Support Striking Verizon Wireless Workers on May Day(8524 Fifth Ave, Brooklyn)
—- 1pm: May Day PUNK Show at Tompkins Square (Tompkins Square Park, Manhattan)
—- 2-4pm: Solidarity Economy Walking Tour (Brooklyn Commons @388 Atlantic Ave)
—- 2-8:30pm: MAY DAY CELEBRATION: block party, classes, film & community dinner (Mayday Space @176 St. Nicholas Ave, Brooklyn)
—- 3-7pm: International Worker’s May Day Speakout in the Hood! – ¡Manifestación para El Día Internacional de los Trabajadores en el Barrio!(Kingsbridge Armory, 29 W Kingsbridge Rd, Bronx)
—- 5-8pm: Soñamos Sentirnos Libres : Under Construction Opening (Interference Archive, 131 8th St, Brooklyn)
—- 6pm: May Day Noise Demo in Solidarity With Prison Strikers and Akai Gurley (Metropolitan Correctional Center, Manhattan)
—- 8pm: Queers for Flint: A May Day After Party (Silent Barn 603 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn)
And what, if anything, does this have to do with a No Police State.  Have a great day after May Day and more.
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A March To Shut Down Rikers Island

















Hey again bloggers or whoever could be reading this blagh. And so along with what seems like the remnants of hurricane Joaquin the other day, in the midst of Occupy Wall StreetBlack Lives Matter and beyond, there was another March to Shut Down Rikers Island that was held rain, hurricane or shine in that city of New York on that Island of Queens, at the foot of the bridge leading to Rikers Island. And I guess those photos and videos from that event that day that find themselves posted above can speak for themselves. And that March to Shut Down Rikers Island Facebook event invite for this event read something like: 

Saturday, October 3rd, join #ResistRikers & friends in a march to shut down Rikers Island. Featuring artwork & props by The People’s Puppets of Occupy Wall Street. RAIN OR SHINE.

3pm meet-up in front of the Rikers Island sign, followed by a speak out, march, and more! Bring your voice, banners, friends, and family. All are invited to speak about their experiences.

Directions: Q100 bus to the Rikers Island sign (right before the bridge) at the intersection of 19 Ave. & Hazen St. in Queens, from one of the following subway stations: (N/Q) Astoria-Ditmars Blvd, (F) 21 St- Queensbridge, (E/M/R) Queens Plaza, or (G) Court Square.

Contact us to get involved with planning and outreach.
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WE DEMAND AN END TO TORTURE IN NYC!
Rikers Island is NYC’s Abu Ghraib, where individuals in need of care are instead caged, languishing both mentally and physically; a place where those suffering illnesses are tortured not treated, denying them the most basic of human rights.

WE DEMAND AN END TO CRIMINALIZING POVERTY!
Most people incarcerated on Rikers Island have not been convicted of a crime. They are unable to afford bail and awaiting their next court appearance and/or trial. NYC’s Tale of Two Cities forces the poor and innocent to endure a culture of violence, rape, and overall barbarism that no human should be subject to.

WE DEMAND AN END TO DECEPTIVE REFORMS!
Mayor de Blasio shows up for photo shoots in newly renovated portions of the jail complex, while most of it remains in a state of serious disrepair and deterioration. There are frequent sewage backups and water main breaks. The floors and ceilings are crumbling. The heating and ventilation systems don’t function properly. There are rotting showers, toilets, and sinks.

WE DEMAND AN END TO OPPRESSION!
NYC Department of Correction and the Correction Officers Benevolent Association have reaped the benefits of inequality and bloodshed for far too long. Too many lives, homes, and hearts have been destroyed so that a morally bankrupt system may flourish.

NO MORE!

#ResistRikers #EyesOnRikers #BlackLivesMatter #PovertyIsNotACrime#KaliefBrowder #JusticeForKalief #SaveOurYouth

And Resist Rikers posted on that March to SHUT DOWN RIKERS ISLAND Facebook event invite, 


“THANK YOU to everyone who trooped it out to this afternoon’s march to shut down Rikers!!! Super extra mega thanks to the peeps at Black Lives Matter. NYC Shut It Down: The Grand Central CrewCopwatch Patrol Unit – CPU”The People’s Puppets of Occupy Wall Street, and Millions March NYC. TOGETHER, WE WILL WIN! Only in unity will we put an end to torture in NYC and SHUT DOWN RIKERS!!!”

And there are articles with titles like Rikers Island Jail, New York City: Shut Down This Torture Hellhole!, Queens Councilman Wants to Abolish Rikers Island, and even Department of Justice to Release 6,000 Prisoners calling to shut down Rikers and prison reform. And so The Stop Mass Incarceration Network has created another Facebook event invite #RiseUpOctober: Shut Down Rikers Island and their event invite reads something like:

It’s been called “New York’s Abu Ghraib,” a combination torture chamber & concentration camp. After years of exposure, after lawsuits and decrees, horrors that shock the conscience continue unabated. In the country’s largest jail, lives are irreparably damaged every day.
As part of #RiseUpOctober, join in a non-violent direct action and protest to Shut Down Rikers Island. Sign up to be part of the action, or to provide support. Write: addmyvoice@riseupoctober.org

When: Morning; Gathering Location: TBA

And flood the streets on October 24:
https://www.facebook.com/events/767581106685589/

Also, take part in the national October 22 National Day of Protest to STOP Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation across the country:
https://www.facebook.com/events/767581106685589/

And according to that NAACP photo posted above, “Welcome to America, home to 5% of the world’s people and 25% of the world’s prisoners. And Rikers Island is one of the ten worst prisons in America. And New York City is what a police state looks like. And Rikers Island is what a police state looks like. No one is free when others are oppressed. Is another world possible. And what does this have to do with a No Police State.

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And on this day finds itself as Occupy Wall Street Day 1,000 and something. And Occupy Wall Street is still moving fast. And in case you have been hiding out under a rock or stuck in the stone age or something and haven’t heard, #Ferguson is happening. And there seems to be a bazillion events, actions and more for Ferguson, too numerous to mention in this blog post. And seemingly a million or more Facebook groups and pages for #blacklivesmatter, #handsupdontshoot #itsbeyondferguson#indictamerica #boycottblackfriday  and now #justiceforericgarner that have been created. And Ferguson Action Network has held many events for Michael Brown and Ferguson, Missouri. And then there is the Peoples Power Assemblies Facebook page whose EMERGENCY RESPONSE PROTESTS/ACTIONS TO THE FERGUSON GRAND JURY! #SHUTITDOWN! Facebook event invite that has Ferguson events and beyond on it. And the description of that Peoples Power Assemblies page and event invite reads as follows:

This page is for the ONGOING EMERGENCY FERGUSON GRAND JURY RESPONSE PROTESTS In NYC and Nationally .

PLEASE IGNORE the SPECIFIC TIMES, DATES and LOCATION of the PAGE – The Events posted to the page are what are CORRECT & RELEVANT
Please feel free to post your anti-police brutality & Ferguson -related actions, photos, videos, events, ideas, etc to this page.

In solidarity with Hands Up UnitedHands Up Don’t Shoot Coalition in STL/Ferguson, MO we will continue to call militant, disciplined, direct actions and events to fuel our outrage over the epidemic of the racist police repression, murder and terror that is rampant within communities of color.

Again -Please feel free to post your anti-police brutality & Ferguson -related actions, photos, videos, events, ideas to this page. RIGHT WING RACIST POSTS/TROLLS WILL BE BANNED IMMEDIATELY

This is a NOT just a MOMENT ! We ARE A MOVEMENT!! #INDICTAMERICA
#MikeBrown #TheyThinkItsAGame #BlackLivesMatter

And there was also the People’s Power Assemblies event that the New York Post described as a plot against Snoopy.

And there is a MILLIONS MARCH NYC Facebook event invite going on.

And then there is also an Occupy Wall Street #BLACK LIVES MATTER **KEEPING FOCUSED** Justice for Mike Brown and Eric Garner The real problem and looters are on Wall Street! Facebook event invite that has a list of events and actions as follows:

City Wide-Occupy-99% Schedule of Actions, Meetings, Assemblies and Special Events taking place in New York City

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Monday December 1, 2014

NYC #HANDSUPWALKOUT – NO School NO Work NO Business As Usual #SHUTITDOWNNYC against Racism & Police Brutality

Union Square, New York City , NY 12 noon

Occupy and Resist MTA Fare Increases (Show Us Your Books!)

Baruch College, Baruch Performing Arts Center, Mason Hall, 17 Lexington Ave. at 23rd Street, New York, NY.

Registration period is open from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Hearing begins at 5 p.m

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Tuesday December 2, 2014

Occupy and Don’t Buy From Staples/Save Our Post Offices-US MAIL not for Sale!(Direct Actions)

Union Square Staples 12 pm-1pm

6th Avenue and Waverly Place Staples 2pm-3pm

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Wednesday December 3, 2014

Occupy and Don’t Buy From Staples/Save Our Post Offices-US MAIL not for Sale!(Direct Actions)

184th and Broadway Staples 12 pm-1pm

125th and Malcolm X Blvd. Staples 2pm-3pm

People’s Power Assembly Mass Meeting

(From Ferguson to Low Wage Workers-Same Struggle Same Fight!)

147 W. 24th Floor 2nd Floor New York City, NY 6:30 pm

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Thursday December 4, 2014

Occupy and Don’t Buy From Staples/Save Our Post Offices-US MAIL not for Sale!(Direct Actions)

2nd Avenue and 32nd Street 12 pm-1pm

2pm-3pm Meeting at NYMAPU HQ

National-Citywide Day of Solidarity-Occupy For Low Wage Workers

183rd and Jerome Bronx, NY 5:00pm

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Friday December 5, 2014

Occupy and Don’t Buy From Staples/Save Our Post Offices-US MAIL not for Sale!(Direct Actions)

Broadway and 234th Street Staples Inwood,NY 12 pm-1PM

#Black Lives Matter-*KEEPING FOCUSED** Justice for Mike Brown and Eric Garner The real problem and looters are on Wall Street! Speakout and Rally For Justice and Democracy on Wall Street

26 Wall Street Federal Hall Steps 5:30pm

#Black Lives Matter- Justice for Mike Brown Justice for Eric Garner/Education Coordination Outreach Action Planning Assembly

60 Wall Street New York City, NY 7:00opm

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And there are chants, chants and more chants and slogans, slogans and more slogans when it comes to Justice For Michael Brown. Walk Out Of School, Walk Out Of Work, Say No More To Police Murder. Hands up. Don’t shoot! Black lives matter. What do we want? Justice! When do we want it? Now! Shut it down! No justice, No peace. No racist police. No more stolen lives! Show me what democracy looks like. This is what democracy looks like. And the list of events and actions for police brutality goes on and on. And what does this have to do with a No Police State. Occupy The NRA . 

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And I have blaghed on this blagh many times before about gun violence and gun control. So much that I could post the same post over and over. And it almost seems as if nothing changes and everything still remains the same. Guns and the images of guns are still everywhere. And there is Trayvon Martin and a host of others, seemingly black males, who have fallen at the hands of polizei in North America. And now in the headline news there is#Ferguson Missouri, more people falling at the hands of polizei and guns. And then there are school shootings and the list of shootings in various places by various people goes on and on to where one can be afraid to leave home sometimes for fear you might not make it back, because of a gun. And then there is Occupy the NRA. Guns are the worst invention ever. If only guns could be banished from every human being on planet earth. There are no words to me to describe that photo above except to say Occupy The NRA. No one is free when others are oppressed. #IndictAmerica #BlackLivesMatter. And what does this have to do with a No Police State?

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