Posts Tagged ‘ human rights ’

Retired Police Chief Arrested in Full Uniform at Occupy Wall Street

Retired police chief arrested in full uniform at Occupy Wall Street demo after branding fellow officers obnoxious, arrogant and ignorant | Mail Online.

Awesome! Kudos to Captain Ray Lewis in taking the right path, and speaking out against the oppressive, hegemonic regime that parades themselves off as democracy. He was willing to be publicly criticized and arrested for taking just action for humankind. The people are banding together and thinking similarly, they are working as a single entity to carry out what needs to be done. We all have our place in this intricate web of humanity; we are all special in our own way, with unique attributes to offer to society. If we work together, and give, no matter how small the effort, it is not insignificant. There is a snowball effect that will propel other positive events to occur, and more, and more. Please don’t feel like any positive action doesn’t help progression. There are many parts in a revolution the Million Man March wouldn’t have happened without people to make sandwiches and pass them out, such a minuscule, overlooked detail; but hungry people can’t march very easily. It’s time to remember the great revolutionaries, Gandhi, MLK, Marley, Lennon, Mother Teresa, and others like them. We can learn from the past, we are not doomed to repeat it. This patriarchal oligarchy can topple, and the people can take control back, to create a maybe not perfect; but more altruistic, magnanimous world.

Occupy Oakland Clashes With OPD- War Veteran Has Skull Fractured From Being Hit by Flash Bang Canister. Sign the Petition to Jean Quan for Justice!!

As if the OPD didn’t already have a bad rep, they have caused a war veteran who was peacefully protesting brain damage. Occupy Oakland, an extension of occupy Wall Street, was hit with tear gas, flashbang canisters, and ultimately, complete disregard to our constitutional right to peacefully protest. This is bullshit! Policy critically needs to change. Attitudes of law enforcement and government need reform. The people are getting sick of oppression and brutality. Enough is enough!!!

Link to the petition to Jean Quan, telling her that peaceful assembly is a constitutional right, and police brutality needs to stop!!

http://www.change.org/petitions/demand-mayor-jean-quan-stop-the-police-repression-of-occupy-oakland#

“The Mayor of Oakland — and mayors and city governments across the country — should get on the right side of history and honor all Americans’ freedom to peacefully assemble and to civically engage.Public officials must listen to the grievances of this popular movement. It is absolutely unacceptable to attempt to dissuade civic engagement through the use of brutality, repression and retaliation against movement participants. This is America. All Americans have the freedom to peacefully protest our government. That right defines who we are as a country and a people, and when it is denied, all of America is the poorer for it”.  Leanne Maxwell 

Iraq War Veteran Scott Olsen Critically Injured at Occupy Oakland Raid: SFist

 

Economic Empowerment Week for LGBT Oct. 11-15 in San Francisco

http://www.economicempowermentweek.eventbrite.com/

The SF LGBT Center is having their economic empowerment fair, starting October 5th with a pre-job fair expert panel Q&A. October 11th-15th will feature different workshops centered on various aspects of finding a job, such as resume writing and financial counseling; as well as starting your own business and many other positive financial avenues. Get some assistance in these trying times. Thanks, SF LGBT Center! You guys freakin’ rock!

Chaz Bono Goes on Dancing With the Stars and Reps Transgendered People

Chaz Bono: America ‘Really Needs’ Him on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ | Reuters

Blind nationalism and religious zealotry are complete jokes. Get your head out of your ass, small-minded simpletons! What does it matter what someone’s gender preference is? Why is it any of your business? There are more pressing issues you can commit to. Like worrying about the end of the world in 2012. I can only hope that  this “end of the world” signifies an end to this increasing ignorant societal structure. Only then can we move on from pointing fingers and dirt slinging at people who are just trying to live their lives in peace. The gender and sexuality binary needs to be transformed! 

Argentina Legalizes Gay Marriage

Argentina Gay Marriage Law: First Country In Latin America To Approve Same Sex Marriage

The world is starting to change… A pity that the U.S. is behind everyone else, and not leading the way to a free society for all, regardless of sexuality, gender, ethnicity, class, and any other category that is constantly stigmatized. 

 

San Francisco DMV Settles Civil Rights Lawsuit with Transgender Woman

San Francisco DMV Settles Civil Rights Lawsuit with Transgender Woman

Sometimes the law IS on the side of the right person. Gender, sexuality, ethnicity have nothing to do with a person’s worth or right to live in peace. We all should be able to live without fear of retribution for being who we are. Just because you don’t understand where someone is coming from, or who they are, doesn’t mean you can’t accept them. Stop trying to categorize, stigmatize, and brutalize. What people do to their own bodies is no one’s business, especially if it helps them be happy. As we all know, happiness is so hard to find. It is not an easy choice for transfolk to make to change their gender. Gender and sexuality are not dichotomous! 

‘Yes We Camp’ Activists Hit Spanish Streets- This Might Be The Beginning of the End

‘Yes we camp’ activists hit Spanish streets – Opinion – Al Jazeera English.

The younger people of the world are banding together, and they are really changing things. Some are older, some younger, but the view of the majority is progressively changing. The people are starting to move toward a different place. Away from ignorance, from capitalistic control, from oppression. Away from dictatorships and oligarchies, from pretentious two-party systems, away from the few exploiting the many. We move toward “the end” of the world in 2012. The end of wars, end of child labor, regimes. The end of living in the past, end of blind following, end of life as we know. We move to the next step of evolution, an evolution of the mind. Toward love, peace, and understanding. Toward embracing the life of the bonobo, and not the chimp. Toward equal rights for all; no unequal balance of power. Toward a new world, free of stigmatism, hate, racism, bigotry, classism, sexism, exploitation, and xenophobia. Toward a brighter future for all. Tu vida es ahora (your life is right now).

Spanish students hit the street

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