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Shake the Devil Off - Documentary

Activists, some say Anarchists, occupied this church when the parishioners were locked out by the church and held the space long enough to draw major media attention to the situation.  The church reamains opperational.   I'm very proud to have played my part in this drama.

There is another film currently being produced about this "occupation"
but Shake the Devil Off seems to have done a really good job of putting all into historical context.

History of St. Augustine Church

St. Augustine Church, built by free black people with slave labour in 1841, was the first place of worship where slaves, free people of color and whites sat side by side in prayer. It is a highly significant symbol for the African-American community in America.

Saint Augustine 1870

Saint Augustine church - New Orleans, Louisiana, 1870

Who Deserves Freedom?

A very concise description of the interactions of God/Government that clearly outlines where the responsibility for our repression lies.  Authority / Obedience and freedom dance in the heads of comman men and women of all races/religions/ages.  Obey Yourself.  You are the Authority. You are your God.  You are your Government.  Self Government is the only freedom.  Are You Free?

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Fight The Man with yer Check Books

Today I recieved 2 pleas for funds.  1 for a urban farming project that I've had a small hand in for several years and 1 for some anarchists busted in Mexico for alledgedly molotoving some shit.

Fix shit or fuck shit that is the question... on some levels it's obvious we need to both of these things, but fucking shit up is so "glamerous" that those actions usually steal all the thunder and resources from those doing the unglamerous work of building capitalist replacement infrastructure.   So if you've got 2 duccats to rub together you might want to assess the fix shit/fuck shit ratio in your life and throw your privilege at one of these needs that has arisen in our community. 

Doubt Is All You Need

Corporate lies focus on sowing doubt about things that would otherwise be a no brainer
... if there wasn't some expert telling you what to think.
From pharmaceuticals, tobacco, GMOs, alternative energy.. war ..
Doubt allows them the power to render you ineffective in making healthy decisions.
Doubt allows them the power to decide for you what's in the best interest of their bottom line. 
Chances are, anything a corporation or governmnet tells you ... is a lie.  Don't Doubt It.

In this interactive slideshow, UCS reveals the tactics used by the fossil fuel industry to spread disinformation and delay action on climate change — the very same tactics used by Big Tobacco for years to mislead the public about the dangers of smoking.

Don't stand for it. Join our fight against disinformation today!

Direct Action Shuts Down First US Tar Sands Mine in Utah

The fate of tar sands development could shift to a potentially precedent-setting legal battle in Utah.

A coalition of conservation groups, including the Center for Biological Diversity, the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance and others, have filed a 253-page “request for agency action” urging the Utah Department of Air Quality to revoke its June 21 approval of a new oil refinery in Green River, Utah. The refinery is planned by the Calgary-based U.S. Tar Sands.

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