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Mike Hastie at Veterans for Peace Memorial on Oct. 7, 2012 .MP4

Mike Hastie speaking at the NYC Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Oct. 7, 2012, the date the U.S. enters into it's 12th year in Afghanistan. The Memorial to fallen soldiers and civilians was hosted by Veterans for Peace and ended with the NYPD arresting about 20 Veterans of WWII, Vietnam and Iraq Wars as they were reading names of fallen soldiers and civilians and laying flowers in their honor.

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New, old notions of land title - Ottawa Citizen

New, old notions of land title - Ottawa Citizen | Activism, Protest, Citizen Movements, Social Justice | Scoop.it
Ottawa Citizen New, old notions of land title Ottawa Citizen That came later, with the Improvement and the Enclosure movements, the emergence of a modern market economy, changes in law and its jurisdiction and the writings of foundational...
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About FLOW | FLOW For Love Of Water | FLOW For Water | Flow For Water

About FLOW FLOW is a non-profit organization working to ensure the waters of the Great Lakes are protected now and for future generations by recognizing the Great Lakes as a Commons, building deep public awareness and engaging the public and decision-makers about the threats and abuses facing the Great Lakes, and advancing public trust solutions to protect the rights of the people and waters of the Great Lakes Basin. 2008 FLOW started as the Flow Great Lakes Coalition in late 2008. With citizen support following nine years of Nestle litigation, Jim Olson and members of the Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation (“MCWC”) formed FLOW as a nonprofit organization. The purpose of the coalition was to patch the “product exception” leak in the Great Lakes Compact and to extend public trust protections to groundwater in Michigan. Coalition members came from all regions of the Great Lakes including Canada. FLOW’s founding members and public trust work were featured in the film titled “FLOW: For Love of Water” produced by Steven Star and directed by Irena Salina. 2011 As the Coalition evolved, it began to look at all systemic threats and abuses to the Great Lakes. The coalition leadership recognized that 20thcentury regulatory solutions were no longer working. It was very apparent that the Great Lakes were once again showing signs of decline. The 2011 dead zone in Lake Erie- the size of Rhode Island and Delaware and the lowest water levels in modern history are dreadful and painful reminders. The coalition realized that a new set of solutions were required for the 21st Century. Coalition members gathered around the ideal that all waters of Great Lakes hydrologic cycle are a commons held in public trust by the states and by the Crown in the provinces for the benefit of the people of the Great Lakes. The goals changed to build deep public awareness, educate decision makers and when necessary, advocacy based upon public trust principles and solutions to protect the Great Lakes. It was late November 2011 when the coalition established FLOW as a non-profit to fulfill these new goals. 2012 Protecting the waters of the Great Lakes Basin, including the lakes, rivers, streams and groundwater that feed them, and the rights of citizens in the Great Lakes Basin require a deep understanding of a policy framework that integrates water, food, energy and climate change to address the issues, threats, and solutions that continue to emerge across the Great Lakes Basin, As a result, the Board of Directors in the spring of 2012, establish the Flow Public Trust Policy Center. Today FLOW’S policy work is focused on scientific and legal research of relevant water issues and public trust principles to guide sound analysis, policy development and decision making at all levels. Our goal is to deeply educate citizens and decision makers and to advance public trust principles as solutions for the governance and protection of the waters of the Great Lakes Basin. Through the integrity of our work and dedication, our hope is to provide ethical guidelines for decision-makers to protect these freshwaters from current and future threats and abuses.
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Canadians fight to keep water on for 79,000 in Detroit - YouTube

A Canadian group is leading the charge against a controversial plan to stop water service for thousands of people in Detroit with delinquent accounts.
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People's Water Board

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Detroit Water Brigade

Detroit Water Brigade | Activism, Protest, Citizen Movements, Social Justice | Scoop.it
40% of Detroit is about to have their water shutoff. We're stepping up and doing something about it. Join us.
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We must support Detroit's fight for the right to water

We must support Detroit's fight for the right to water | Activism, Protest, Citizen Movements, Social Justice | Scoop.it
Detroit is shutting off water to 40% of residents to prepare the water system for a corporate buyout, writes Justin Wedes.
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U.N. to intervene in Detroit water shutoffs

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Albuquerque activists hold 'people's trial' of police chief over brutality

Albuquerque activists hold 'people's trial' of police chief over brutality | Activism, Protest, Citizen Movements, Social Justice | Scoop.it
Hundreds rallied in New Mexico on Saturday, some carrying fake tombstones, to denounce a 'culture of police brutality'
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Arrests and crackdowns but anti-World Cup activists get their message across

Arrests and crackdowns but anti-World Cup activists get their message across | Activism, Protest, Citizen Movements, Social Justice | Scoop.it
Luke Bainbridge: Police raids on activists' homes notwithstanding, anti-World Cup protests in Brazil are gaining wide audiences with online presence
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Dyana Mason's curator insight, June 14, 12:58 PM

Have you been following the protests in Brazil?  The World Cup, and upcoming Olympics, have highlighted the inequalities and lack of infrastructure in this BRIC country.

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Protesters set up camp at net neutrality rally outside FCC headquarters

Protesters set up camp at net neutrality rally outside FCC headquarters | Activism, Protest, Citizen Movements, Social Justice | Scoop.it
Occupy-style protest against proposed 'open internet' rules that protesters say will give control of the web to major corporations
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Workers Rights and America's Labor Movement: The Creation of Network for Social Justice Unionism (NSJU)

Workers Rights and America's Labor Movement: The Creation of Network for Social Justice Unionism (NSJU) | Activism, Protest, Citizen Movements, Social Justice | Scoop.it
Social Justice Unionism Seeks to Build Labor And Student Movements Earlier this month at the Labor Notes Conference, rank and file labor leaders announced for the first time the creation of the Net...
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Asylum-seekers: thousands rally in protest against government's policies - The Guardian

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The Guardian Asylum-seekers: thousands rally in protest against government's policies The Guardian Thousands of people rallied around the country on Palm Sunday to protest against the federal government's asylum-seeker policies.
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Angela Davis | Recognizing Racism in the Era of Neoliberalism

Angela Davis | Recognizing Racism in the Era of Neoliberalism | Activism, Protest, Citizen Movements, Social Justice | Scoop.it
The legacy of structural racism is part of Angela Davis' latest book, The Meaning of Freedom. Here's an excerpt.
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Protesters Rally Against Supreme Court Ruling At Burbank Hobby Lobby Store - CBS Local

Protesters Rally Against Supreme Court Ruling At Burbank Hobby Lobby Store - CBS Local | Activism, Protest, Citizen Movements, Social Justice | Scoop.it
Protesters Rally Against Supreme Court Ruling At Burbank Hobby Lobby Store CBS Local BURBANK (CBSLA.com) — Dozens of protesters Monday gathered at a Hobby Lobby store in Burbank in response to last week's Supreme Court decision that...
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Detroit Citizens Vow Direct Action to Protect Their Right to Water

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(Photo via The Detroit Water Brigade) Rallying on the steps of the Michigan governor's office in Detroit, activists and religious leaders on Monday called for an immediate moratorium on the city's plan to shut off water to tens of thousands of households. “This is everybody's fight, water is a human right!” the protesters chanted. In recent weeks, activists in Detroit have mobilized against the city's efforts to cut off the water supply to 120,000 delinquent accounts, or over 300,000 city residents. News of the shut-offs has spread following a statement issued last week by the United Nations that the city's plan "constitutes a violation of the human right to water." Now, with Detroit under the media microscope, activists are hoping that the state government halts its plan to deprive residents of this essential human right and instead adopt an affordable payment plan based on an individual's income. The threat has catalyzed many individuals and groups in the community to act. The Detroit Water Brigade, which has begun distributing water and information to Detroiters facing shut off, vowed: "We are prepared to take direct action to prevent shut-offs if the city does not immediately cease and desist."
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Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan: About Gleaners

Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan: About Gleaners | Activism, Protest, Citizen Movements, Social Justice | Scoop.it
Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan mobile site. Learn about Gleaners and make a donation on your mobile device.
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Activists Organize Water Week To Respond To Detroit, HP Water Crises

Activists Organize Water Week To Respond To Detroit, HP Water Crises | Activism, Protest, Citizen Movements, Social Justice | Scoop.it
Detroit's decision to cut off water to thousands of residents this month has provoked an international outcry. Yet, while it's encouraging to hear U.N. experts say the shut off policy "constitutes ...
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The Story of Detroit, A Modern Parable Chronicling the Betrayal of America. The New Century’s War on America’s Poor and Middle Class

The Story of Detroit, A Modern Parable Chronicling the Betrayal of America. The New Century’s War on America’s Poor and Middle Class | Activism, Protest, Citizen Movements, Social Justice | Scoop.it
What has happened to America? A cautionary tale that in many ways epitomizes the onetime greatest country in the world’s fall from grace degenerating into the world’s greatest single threat to life...
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Water Cut-off in Detroit Violates Human Rights, Say Activists - New America Media

Water Cut-off in Detroit Violates Human Rights, Say Activists - New America Media | Activism, Protest, Citizen Movements, Social Justice | Scoop.it
New America Media is a nationwide association of over 3000 ethnic media organizations representing the development of a more inclusive journalism.
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Sheffield reporter threatened with arrest under anti-terrorism laws

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Alex Evans ordered by rail staff not to film pensioners’ Freedom Ride protest against cuts to free travel at city train station. By Helen Pidd
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Gitga'at Nation erect symbolic blockade to protest Northern Gateway approval

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HARTLEY BAY, B.C. - The women of the Gitga'at Nation of British Columbia say they stretched wool yar... - The Green Page - Winnipeg Free Press.
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100 arrested near McDonald's headquarters in protest over low pay

100 arrested near McDonald's headquarters in protest over low pay | Activism, Protest, Citizen Movements, Social Justice | Scoop.it
Groups calling for wages to be increased to at least $15 per hour say company closed headquarters fearing 'PR minefield'
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May Day mayhem in Seattle as police wrestle 'anarchists' to the ground

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The protestors marked International Workers' Day by marching peacefully while carrying banners branded with slogans such as 'Die Yuppie Scum' and 'Anti-Capitalism and Anti-State'. However, a violent minority caused trouble once the sun went day, waging running battles with police officers.
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Surge in deaths of environmental activists over past decade, report finds

Surge in deaths of environmental activists over past decade, report finds | Activism, Protest, Citizen Movements, Social Justice | Scoop.it
Investigation by Global Witness documents 147 recorded deaths in 2012, compared to 51 in 2002
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375 desks block traffic outside LAUSD office in dropout-rate protest

375 desks block traffic outside LAUSD office in dropout-rate protest | Activism, Protest, Citizen Movements, Social Justice | Scoop.it
It was a surreal scene for some, a traffic headache for others, as demonstrators set up 375 desks in neat rows Tuesday on the street in front of the headquarters of the Los Angeles Unified School District.
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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, April 9, 5:56 PM

Interesting way to protest.