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Find Your Local Rally for October 22nd, the National Day of Protest Against Police Brutality, Happening TODAY

” This October 22nd, stand with thousands across the country to express our collective outrage, creativity, and resistance in response to the crimes of this system. On October 22nd, WEAR BLACK, FIGHT BACK! ” – The October 22 Coalition

October 22 was been an important day for me for many, many years. It is the day of national police brutality protest. I’ve been taking part of this for at least a decade, missing a few years here and there yes but I never am away in spirit, usually always there in person, but sometimes sadly have had to miss. But I digress. I know protesting isn’t going to solve this issue.

However, I do think today is a day of duty to make sure everyone knows how angry we are, and that we are not going away. This protest has been going on since the late 1990s, and with more and more cities joining in, I hope everyone has a productive but also a safe day. Watch yourself and please know your rights for what they are worth. Protesting rights can be found here. [For what it is worth…Again, please be safe…]

Also tomorrow there is another important event going on in New York City. A court case over yet another murder by the police begins and as many people as possible are needed to support the family and cause. More information below, followed by a list of cities and your local events. First though, let’s take care of the two places I call home, but I’m gonna do it in reverse order, Newark first..

Newark, NJ, being one of those cities, as the poster below suggests. Today, October 22, at 3 pm in Newark, NJ, newark nj

“WE STAND UNITED IN DEFENSE OF OUR NEW CIVILIAN REVIEW BD AND WILL RALLY @ THE LINCOLN MONUMENT @ 3PM ” < Newark, NJ

And NEW YORK! STARTS AT 12pm TODAY!

As for my FIRST home, NYC, today at noon the rally begins at the steps of the Brooklyn Borough Hall. 

The page also included the following so I might as well: Take the 2/3 to Clark Street or Borough Hall, 4/5 to Borough Hall, A/C/F to Jay Street-Metrotech, R to Court Street.
March to Barclays Center for second rally follow. [Event Page HERE.]

And before the list of the rest of the cities, please note there is an important event is happening tomorrow, the 23rd. Please show up and show our numbers are not going down… We need the community now to unite more than ever…

“…in an upcoming court case against NYPD Officer Wayne Isaacs, who murdered Delrawn Small on July 4th of last year. The trail will start on 10/23 and is expected to last for 2-3 weeks. For morning attendance, arrive before 9 am to get through security/lines. Afternoon sessions begin after lunch around 2pm. Each day will probably recess sometime between 4-5pm.

Location: Brooklyn Supreme Court, 320 Jay Street, 2nd floorCeremonial Courtroom” Each day will probably recess sometime between 4-5pm.Txt (646) 302-8959 for any question you may have.

All Trains to Brooklyn Borough Hall “

You can access tomorrows event information by clicking here, which will take you to, like most of these event pages will take you to, the related Facebook group page, opening in a new tab.

I truly, truly hope we over flood the courts. I’m curious, how many of you can recall Delrawn Small’s killing? Especially those outside New York… Okay so later today I’ll either be putting up a post in Delrawn’s memory, or making a video; one of the two… After seeing how few people remember or know of this, it reminds me back when I was working in 2004…no one knew. And the few that did…

Anyway… For the rest of America, here ya go. If your city isn’t below, click here for the October 22 website and see what’s up; if nothing is going on, consider starting your own…Speak out, we need VOICES. We need action, honestly, but that’s another story…

>>> CALIFORNIA <<<

FRESNO, CALIFORNIA
3:30PM Gather at Arte Americas, 1630 Van Ness at altar for some Fresno Stolen Lives, followed by a march stopping at the jail, the sheriff’s office, the Fresno Unified School District, and ending at Eaton Plaza (corner of N and Mariposa) for annual vigil
https://www.facebook.com/events/117399395624119
~ October 22 Coalition-Fresno 559-250-2434 or 559-942-0708 (Irene) / IWAPGH@aol.com
~ Fresno Brown Berets – Autonomous Chapter https://www.facebook.com/Fresno-Brown-Berets-Autonomous-Cha…
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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
12:00PM Gather at LA CAN 838 East 6th Street
2:00PM March to Mariachi Plaza with a stop in front of the Metropolitan Immigration Detention Center, with rally and performances to follow
Sunset vigil
https://www.facebook.com/events/1898849893768880/
~ October 22 Coalition-Los Angeles October22.LA@gmail.com / https://www.facebook.com/October22ndCoalitionLA/
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Other contacts:
~ Justice for Michael Nida II nidasrydas@gmail.com / http://www.michaelnida.com/home.php / https://www.facebook.com/pages/Justice-For-Michael-Nida-II/171901759570991
~ Revolution Club 323-331-1769 / revclub_la@yahoo.com / Social Media @revclub_la
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MERCED, CALIFORNIA
12:00PM Court House Square Park at W 21st Street
https://www.facebook.com/events/168699800377509
~ Autonomous Brown Berets de Merced https://www.facebook.com/MercedBrownBerets
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SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA
7:00PM Rally at Florin & 65th Street
Email Sac@ANSWERcoalition.org to endorse
https://www.facebook.com/events/126137701376097
~ ANSWER Coalition https://www.facebook.com/AnswerCoalition/
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SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
1:00PM-3:00PM March from Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park, 6401 Skyline Drive, to the San Diego Police Dept Southeast Station
https://www.facebook.com/events/115361632550189
~ San Diego Coalition for Racial Justice and Activist San Diego 619-871-9354 / info@activistsandiego.org / http://www.activistsandiego.org / https://www.facebook.com/pg/ActivistSD
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5:00PM Set up and poster-making at City Heights/Weingart Library and Performance Annex
5:30PM Know Your Rights and information distribution
6:00PM Opening Blessing by Grupo Danza Azteca Quetzalhuitzilin, Rally, Performances, and Candlight March to OLB Action on the I-15 Overpass
https://www.facebook.com/events/212940602471561
~ United Against Police Terror – San Diego uaptsd@gmail.com / http://uaptsd.org / https://twitter.com/UAPTSD / https://www.facebook.com/uaptsd
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SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
3:00PM For families directly impacted by police terrorism, monthly gathering at 5600 3rd Street in the Common Room
https://www.facebook.com/events/1735702040059785
~ Open Circle – Families United for Justice idriss.lives@gmail.com / https://www.facebook.com/pg/OpenCircleFamiliesUnitedForJustice
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~ Stop Mass Incarceration Network Bay Area 510-984-3648 / stopmassincarcerationbayarea@gmail.com
~ Clarion Alley Mural Project https://www.facebook.com/ClarionAlleyMuralProject.org
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SANTA CLARA, CA
8:00PM Prayer Vigil for National Stop Police Brutality Day at Mission Church Plaza at Santa Clara University
https://www.scu.edu/events/…
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11:00AM-1:30PM Protest at the entrance to the SF 49ers Levi’s Stadium at
5201 Great America Parkway before the 49ers (Colin Kaepernick’s former team) vs Cowboys game at Levi’s Stadium
https://www.facebook.com/events/364942163918577
~ Refuse Fascism Bay Area 510-253-5551 / norcal@refusefascism.org / https://www.facebook.com/RefuseFascismBayArea
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SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA
5PM Remembering Andy & Honoring His Legacy at Andy’s Unity Park, 3399 Moorland Avenue
https://www.facebook.com/events/1792953674115996/
~ Justice for Andy Lopez 707-331-7389 (Ana Salgado) / https://www.facebook.com/andylopeznojusticenopeace
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>>> COLORADO <<<

DURANGO, COLORADO
6:30PM-7:30PM Rally/Vigil at Fort Lewis College Clock Tower, 1000 Rim Drive in solidarity with political prisoner Herman Bell
https://www.facebook.com/events/284575065359547
~ Durango Save the Kids http://www.savethekidsgroup.org / https://www.facebook.com/durangosavethekids
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FORT COLLINS, COLORADO
10:00AM Writing names of Stolen Lives on the plaza in front of the LSC at Colorado State University
https://www.facebook.com/events/287875555042771
~ Ethnic Studies in Action https://www.facebook.com/ethnicstudiesinaction
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>>> FLORIDA <<<

ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA
6:30PM Silent March from St. Augustine Old City Gates, down St. George Street, ending at the Plaza de la Constitution. SayTheirNames: Unity March Against the Repression of a Generation
https://www.facebook.com/events/121842015193096
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TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA
3:00PM at the Florida Historic Capitol Museum, 400 South Monroe Street
https://www.facebook.com/events/863928963775280
~ Tallahassee SDS https://www.facebook.com/tallysds/
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>>> GEORGIA <<<

ATLANTA, GA
National Stop Police Brutality Weekend (October 19-22)
https://www.facebook.com/events/177545596122657
On October 22:
3:00PM Rally at the CNN Center, 190 Marietta St NW
https://www.facebook.com/events/1929495543980711/
~ https://www.facebook.com/NationalStopPoliceBrutalityWeekend
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>>> ILLINOIS <<<

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
10:30AM Take a Knee – meet at the northeast corner of Michigan & Roosevelt at Grant Park for action in front of Soldier Field
https://www.facebook.com/events/139553756681479
~ October 22 Coalition-Chicago https://www.facebook.com/October22Chicago and Revolution Club Chicago https://www.facebook.com/revclubchi
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~ Stop Mass Incarceration Network Chicago https://www.facebook.com/SMINChicago
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>>> MINNESOTA <<<

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA
Saturday, October 21
*NOTE NEW LOCATION* 5:30PM-7:30PM Remembering Minnesota Stolen Lives protest 4200 Cedar Avenue
https://www.facebook.com/events/152191358712703
~ Communities United Against Police Brutality (CUAPB) 612-874-7867 / http://www.cuapb.org / https://www.facebook.com/cuapb.org

Sunday, October 22
5:30PM – 7:30PM Community Dinner at 4200 Cedar Ave S
Ramona Africa Speaks on Police Brutality
https://www.facebook.com/events/741579972710323
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TWIN CITIES, MINNESOTA
11:00AM Take a Knee at US Bank Stadium (in front of Chicago Avenue)
https://www.facebook.com/events/872655839577989
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>>> MISSOURI <<<

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI
3:00PM Rally and workshops at City Hall, 1200 Market Street, on Tucker side
https://www.facebook.com/events/352083671883384
~ Coalition Against Police Crimes and Repression 314-332-1COB / capcr_cob@hotmail.com / http://capcr-stl.org / https://www.facebook.com/pg/RealLocalControlAndEffectiveCivilianReview
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4:30PM Protest at St. Louis Metropolitan Police Dept at 1915 Olive Street
https://www.facebook.com/events/120753261953323
~ Expect US https://www.facebook.com/FrontLineA1
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SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI
12:00PM Solidarity with St. Louis at Battlefield and Glenstone
https://www.facebook.com/events/484178605302171
~ Radical Activists in Demand https://www.facebook.com/RadicalActivistsInDemand
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>>> NEW JERSEY <<<

NEWARK, NEW JERSEY
3:00PM March and Rally assemble at intersection of Springfield Avenue & West Market Street (by the Lincoln Monument)
https://www.facebook.com/poppicturesandvideos/photos/a.564231943645003.1073741894.297655323636001/1444181035650085/?type=3&theater
~ People’s Organization for Progress 973-801-0001 / info@njpop.org / https://www.facebook.com/poppicturesandvideos
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>>> NEW MEXICO <<<

ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO
1:00PM Gather at 4th Street and Marquette at Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department, followed by march to rally at Federal Court House on Lomas and 4th Street
https://www.facebook.com/events/2031152737114275
~ Albuquerque Save the Kids https://www.facebook.com/AlbuquerqueSaveTheKids
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5:00PM Candlelight Vigil and moment of silence for Stolen Lives at 400 Roma Street
Organized by families of Stolen Lives – contact https://www.facebook.com/mary.jobe.92
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>>> NEW YORK <<<

BUFFALO, NEW YORK
4:00PM Screening of 13th at Raqs Solidarity – A Community Space, 322 Amherst Street
https://www.facebook.com/events/211150129424948
~ Buffalo Anti-Racism Coalition https://buffaloantiracismcoalition.wordpress.com / https://www.facebook.com/BuffaloARC
~ Buffalo Save the Kids http://www.savethekidsgroup.org / https://www.facebook.com/BuffaloSTK
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK
12:00PM Rally at steps of Brooklyn Borough Hall, followed by march to Barclay Center for second rally
https://www.facebook.com/events/121900851824869
Families of people killed by police should contact Juanita Young at 646-294-8344
~ October 22 Coalition-New York 866-235-7814 (toll-free voicemail and fax) / http://nyc.october22.org / https://www.facebook.com/pages/October-22-Coalition-to-Stop-Police-Brutality-New-York/87429681537
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Other contacts:
~ Hoods 4 Justice https://www.facebook.com/Nyhoods4Justice/
~ Urban Art Beat http://urbanartbeat.org / https://www.facebook.com/urbanartbeatinc/
~ BlackMatters blackmattersus@gmail.com / https://blackmattersus.com// https://www.facebook.com/blackmattersus.mvmnt/
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>>> NORTH CAROLINA <<<

GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA
~ https://www.facebook.com/GsO22-157996174964/
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>>> OHIO <<<

CLEVELAND, OHIO
~ October 22 Coalition-Cleveland ClevelandO22@aol.com
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COLUMBUS, OHIO
Friday, October 20
7:30PM-10:30PM Black Queer and Intersectional Columbus Art Against Police Brutality, 485 E Livingston Avenue
To donate or sell art contact Kris Keilhorn at iamlittlegoattt@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/1915297872061715
~ Black Queer & Intersectional Columbus blackqueercolumbus@gmail.com / https://www.facebook.com/blackqueercolumbus
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>>> OKLAHOMA <<<

TULSA, OKLAHOMA
3:00PM Protest at Tulsa County Courthouse at 500 S Denver Avenue
https://www.facebook.com/events/151818382093181
~ Aware Tulsa https://www.facebook.com/awaretulsa / http://www.showingupforracialjustice.org/
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>>> OREGON <<<

PORTLAND, OREGON
~ Don’t Shoot Portland https://www.facebook.com/DontShootPDX
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>>> PENNSYLVANIA<<<

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA
October 21-24: Disrupt IACP
https://noiacp.blackblogs.org/ and https://noiacp.blackblogs.org/…/october-21st-march-aboliti…/
Saturday, October 21st
10:00AM Gather to march from Thomas Paine Plaza
https://www.facebook.com/events/1538669419573848/
Sunday, October 22nd
12:00PM-2PM Teach-in outside Pennsylvania Convention Center at 1101 Arch Street
https://www.facebook.com/events/1756634317970858/
~ Philly Anarchist Black Cross phillyabc@riseup.net / https://www.facebook.com/Philly-ABC-114909635873633 / https://phillyabc.wordpress.com/
~ Philly for REAL Justice 267-544-7671 / phillyforrealjustice@gmail.com / https://www.facebook.com/PhillyforREALjustice / http://phillyrealjustice.tumblr.com/
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>>> SOUTH CAROLINA <<<

GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA
2:00PM-4:00PM Greenville Malcolm X Center-WMXP/95.5FM Upstate Black Lives Matter – come tell your story
~ October 22 Upstate, SC Coalition to Stop Police Brutality 864-901-8627 / october22upstatesc@gmail.com or enjericho@gmail.com
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>>> TEXAS <<<

HOUSTON, TEXAS
2:00PM Rally at Guadalupe Plaza Park at 2311 Runnels Street, march to follow
https://www.facebook.com/events/463650544022086
~ Brown Berets de TejAztlan Houston brownberetstejaztlan@gmail.com / https://www.facebook.com/BrownBeretsDeHouston/
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2:00PM Rally and mock funeral at Texas Southern University, starting at TSU Library, across from Cuney Homes, followed by march to where Alva Braziel was murdered
Call to get involved: 832-385-9212 or 713-505-8280
https://www.facebook.com/events/134706030506607
~ Justice for Alva https://www.facebook.com/Justice4Alva-641108196079959/ and Move Against Tyranny, Corruption and Hate
challengeandendcorruption@gmail.com / https://www.facebook.com/pg/moveagainsttyrannycorrutionandhate
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~ October 22 Coalition-Houston stopmassincarcerationhtown@gmail.com / https://www.facebook.com/o22houston
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>>> UTAH <<<

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
6:00PM Panel Discussion: “Beyond the Footage: Understanding Police Violence” at the Beehive Social Club, 666 S. State Street
https://www.facebook.com/events/178503852722566
~ Utah Against Police Brutality https://www.facebook.com/UtahAgainstPoliceBrutality
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SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
~ https://www.facebook.com/O22Seattle/
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TACOMA, WASHINGTON
2:00PM Moving viewing, story-telling and discussion at Tacoma Community College in Building 17
https://www.facebook.com/events/1466773936734392
~ The People’s Assembly thepeoplesassembly253@gmail.com / https://www.facebook.com/ThePeoplesAssembly253/

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Stop the Violence! Please Share- Newark, NJ, NAVC Rally July 19, 2017 !

Something worth fighting for… If you are in or around Newark, NJ, or if you can make it out for this, please do come out and join; or at the least please share the message with others who may can make it, in a united effort thanks to the efforts of Newark Anti-Violence Coalition (NAVC) in standing up for the people and the community; helping put an end to violence…

newark black on black violence police violence newark anti-violence

“The mighty Newark Anti-Violence Coalition (NAVC) is calling on 10,000 Strong! On Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 6:00pm in Newark, NJ in the middle of Broad and Market Streets (Downtown Newark). We will condemn the recent spate of violence in the city by holding a mass rally against all forms of violence (i.e. Domestic Violence, Black on Black Violence, Police Violence, etc) the influx of assault rifles, and proliferation of drugs in Black and Brown communities.

Also, we are calling for Black people to get organize for BLACK POWER and for people to get organize for people power. Joining in solidarity with us will be community activists, community organizations, community organizers, progressives, educators, clergy members, the youth, Pan-Afrikanists, revolutionaries, street organizations, parents, students, and you!

PLEASE PASS THIS TEXT TO ALL SOCIAL MEDIA AND TEXT 10 PEOPLE. THIS TEXT MUST CIRCULATE TO ALL CELL PHONES. “

This Thursday, Newark Anti-Violence Coalition With Ingrid Hill!

Reposting for my personal hero, I’m honored to also say my fam and a dear friend; Bashir. Every Thursday you can go and learn new things that you won’t learn anywhere else…. Below is this weeks info; please spread it around and check it out if you in NYC or Newark, NJ, or anywhere else making Newark accessible. His PR begins:

“I was told tonight by the Vice Chairperson of POP, Ms. Ingrid Hill, that sister Durden will be at this Thursday’s POP meeting. She will be reaching out to the mighty Newark Anti-Violence Coalition (NAVC) for additional support. Let see if support is there for an action. If you are serious about justice, then we will see you at POP’s weekly meeting this Thursday! POP’s meeting place is at Abyssinia Baptist Church 
224 West Kinney Street, Newark, New Jersey, 07101. The meeting starts at 6:30pm. 

Stop the Violence!!! Black Power!!! All Power to the People!!! Hotep!!! Peace in the Streets!!! 

Bashir Muhammad Akinyele

-Community Activist 

-Educator 

-Member of the Newark Anti-Violence Coalition (NAVC)

#NJcom “

Parents Fighting Back as NYC Aims to Close Harlem Charter School

They want to steal everything……And they will if more don’t stand the fk up! Get involved…!!!!

Article begins

A group of families are suing the city to prevent the closure of their Harlem charter school.

In court papers, seven city parents allege that the city is discriminating against disabled kids by refusing to renew the charter for Harlem’s Opportunity Charter School, one of the only charters in the city that enrolls a majority of kids with disabilities.

The city declined to renew the 13-year-old school’s charter authorization in March, citing poor academic performance.

But the parents in the suit, filed Thursday in Manhattan Supreme Court, claim the city’s decision to close the school will harm kids with disabilities.

“The city should keep Opportunity charter School open so that other kids who are struggling in their schools will have a great opportunity just as my kids did,” said Bronx mother Layta Downs, whose two sons with learning disabilities are enrolled in seventh and eighth grades at Opportunity.

My kids have benefitted from an educational experience that they couldn’t find anywhere else,” added Downs, who works as a parent organizer at the school.
“If the city closes our school, my sons — just like other students — will be sent back to public schools that haven’t served their needs.”

Read the complete article here. 

A Bit of Good News; Rikers Island to be Shut Down, FINALLY 

I am going to only post this, and not ruin the good news with depressing facts about America and prisons overall. That’ll be another post. 🙂

After years of abhorrent conditions and abuses, New York City will shut down the notoriously troubled Rikers Island jail.

New York City will close the Rikers Island jail facility,” Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Friday. “It will take many years. It will take many tough decisions along the way. But it will happen.”

The details of what will come to replace Rikers Island are still unclear. As the New York Times reported, a commission previously recommended that the jail be broken up into smaller jails located in each of the city’s five boroughs.

De Blasio was previously skeptical
 of shutting it down, but it seems like public pressure to do something about the jail — and perhaps a looming reelection campaign this year — pushed him to change his mind.

Rikers Island is notoriously awful

Rikers Island has earned a national reputation for its terrible conditions, with horror stories regularly coming out.

One such story was that of Kalief Browder, who killed himself in 2015, after his release. He spent three years in the facility even though he was never convicted of the robbery he was wrongly accused of at the age of 16. He claimed he spent more than 400 days in solitary confinement, and he attempted suicide at least six times while at the jail. “I didn’t get to go to prom, graduation, nothing,” Browder told New York City’s ABC 7. “I’m never going to get those years back. Never.”

A New York Times article headlined “Rikers: Where Mental Illness Meets Brutality in Jail” detailed several other examples of abuse at the jail. In one case, officers reacted to an inmate’s suicide attempt by beating him:

After being arrested on a misdemeanor charge following a family dispute last year, Jose Bautista was unable to post $250 bail and ended up in a jail cell on Rikers Island.

A few days later, he tore his underwear, looped it around his neck and tried to hang himself from the cell’s highest bar. Four correction officers rushed in and cut him down. But instead of notifying medical personnel, they handcuffed Mr. Bautista, forced him to lie face down on the cell floor and began punching him with such force, according to New York City investigators, that he suffered a perforated bowel and needed emergency surgery. “

De Blasio and other city officials had worked to try to fix the jail facility. But the pace of change was slow, and the jail could never shake its reputation as a place of historical brutality. Now Rikers Island is closing down, affecting the roughly 9,000 inmates held there on a daily basis.
Click here for the full article. 

If This Information Doesn’t Scare You or Wake You Up..  

Recent radioactive waste, deadly toxins in the Hudson, Miami, St Louis contaminating our water and god knows what else; yet it’s all kept quiet… That alone should wake you up or get your attention. 

“…startling investigation by the Associated Press found radioactive tritium leaking from three-quarters of all commercial nuclear power sites in the United States.”

The scary part is this is not even the tip of issue. Fox News, CNN, MSNBC; they are not news channels they are opinion based networks and they compete the others with hopes of better ratings. They are putting a show on for you while force feeding the sleeping lies. 

The CIA and government control for-profit media. Anyone who doubts this I encourage to do some research, or ask me and I’ll send you a copy of documents obtained via the Freedom of Information Act.

I was going to write about this tomorrow but this is a big issue, things like this,

  “The workers reportedly inhaled radioactive fumes – the same issue facing the 19 previously hospitalized workers,…”

That site now has 22 workers hospitalized. That’s one location. Open your mind… Why the media blackout?

I need a few hours sleep, I don’t recall the last time I slept lol so I have a little more work to do for a piece onthe horrific    homeless epidemic and some other articles to complete and then post tomorrow…amongst other things 😑🤓 so I am going to copy the full article below and put the original link at the end. 

This is an issue that should be of fairly great concern, I think… 

Remember: The media is controlled by the government; they don’t want this all over the news…so it isn’t; that is the red flag which makes it even more vital information and news if you ask me. 

Article follows…

Scriba, NY — US Coast Gaurd officials have cordoned off a portion of Lake Ontario this week, after aerial spotters found a visible “sheen” that is coming from a nuclear power plant in upstate New York.

The Coast Guard Auxiliary aircrew first noticed the sheen on Sunday. Shortly after, a boat crew from the Oswego station tested the sheen and a “temporary safety zone” was put in place.

The Free Thought Project spoke to the Coast Guard Sector Buffalo Command Center on Tuesday and confirmed that the zone was still closed off, and there is no information as to when it will reopen.

The oil sheen is said to be coming from the vent for the hydrogen seal system of the Fitzpatrick plant is in Scriba, New York, approximately 10 miles northeast of Oswego.

According to the Democrat and Chronicle, Entergy Corporation, which operates the plant, found the source of the oil on the roof of a turbine building, said Neil Sheehan, a public affairs officer for the NRC.

“It appears about 20 to 30 gallons that leaked were then drained through the plant’s discharge drain system to the lake,” said NRC public affairs officer Neil Sheehan.“The company has placed oil-absorbent pads on the turbine building roof and has also stopped all circulating water pumps to eliminate any further discharges.”

Despite the miles-long spill coming from their nuclear power plant, Entergy is claiming that the sheen has not impacted the operation of the plant.

It appears that this Fitzpatrick leak is likely the least worrisome of current leaks popping up around the country.

Although the media spotlight is rarely shined upon America’s aging nuclear infrastructure, U.S. nuclear power plants are decaying rapidly, precipitating numerous nuclear environmental disasters across the country. 

To give you an idea of the scope of the crisis facing America’s aging nuclear infrastructure, a startling investigation by the Associated Press found radioactive tritium leaking from three-quarters of all commercial nuclear power sites in the United States.

As the Free Thought Project reported last month, a major nuclear disaster is unfolding in Washington state at what is known as the Hanford nuclear site. There have been reports that the Hanford has been leaking massive amounts of radioactive material for over two weeks.

Only a week after 19 workers were sent for medical evaluation after waste tank they were moving was found to be leaking, 3 more workers have reportedly been injured at the site. The workers reportedly inhaled radioactive fumes – the same issue facing the 19 previously hospitalized workers, according to reports, bringing the total number of workers injured at the site up to 22.

On top of the Hanford disaster, in recent months, a fire at the Bridgeton Landfill is closing in on a nuclear waste dump, according to a Missouri emergency plan recently distributed by St. Louis County officials. The landfill fire has been burning for over five years, and they have been unable to contain it thus far.

There are clouds of smoke that have been billowing from the site, making the air in parts of St. Louis heavily contaminated. 

In 2013, Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster sued Republic Services, the company responsible for the landfill, charging the company with neglecting the site and harming the local environment.

Last year, city officials became concerned that the fire may reach the nearby Lake Landfill, which is littered with decades worth of nuclear waste from government projects and weapons manufacturing. Remnants from the Manhattan Project and the Cold War have been stuffed there for generations. The site has been under the control of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) since 1990, but they failed to make any significant effort to clean up the waste.

In December of last year, the EPA announced that it would install a physical barrier in an effort to isolate the nuclear waste. But the timeline given by the EPA said it could take up to a year to complete. 

Residents aren’t comforted by that timetable, and think the government, despite years of warning, has done too little to stave off a possible environmental disaster. They are right.

To add to the legitimacy of the residents’ worries about the government’s timeline, the ground has yet to be broken, the fire is still smoldering, and the EPA just finalized, on Thursday, an Administrative Settlement Agreement and Order on Consent (Settlement) requiring Bridgeton Landfill, LLC to start work on the isolation barrier system at the West Lake Landfill Superfund Site.

Aside from the threat of the U.S. military’s decades-old nuclear waste erupting into flames in the near future, there are also two nuclear reactors inside the United States, which have been leaking for months.

In In Florida, a recent study commissioned by Miami-Dade County concluded that the area’s four-decades-old nuclear power plants at Turkey Point are leaking polluted water into Biscayne Bay.

This has raised alarm among county officials and environmentalists that the plant, which sits on the coastline, is polluting the bay’s surface waters and its fragile ecosystem, reports the NY Times. In the past two years, bay waters near the plant have had a large saltwater plume that is slowly moving toward wells several miles away that supply drinking water to millions of residents in Miami and the Florida Keys.

Samples taken during the study show everything from the deadly radioactive isotope, tritium, to elevated levels of salt, ammonia, and phosphorous. So far, according to the scientists conducting the study, the levels of tritium are too low to harm people. 

 However, in December, and January, the levels were far higher than they should be in nearby ocean water which is a telling sign of a much larger underlying problem.

“We now know exactly where the pollution is coming from, and we have a tracer that shows it’s in the national park,” said Laura Reynolds. Reynolds is an environmental consultant who is working with the Tropical Audubon Society and the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, which intend to file the lawsuit, according to the Times. “We are worried about the marine life there and the future of Biscayne Bay.”

Fifteen hundred miles north of the leaking reactors in Florida is the Indian Point nuclear power plant in New York. Since the beginning of this year, there’s been an uncontrollable radioactive flow from the Indian Point nuclear power plant that continues leaking into groundwater, which leads to the Hudson River, raising the specter of a Fukushima-like disaster only 25 miles from New York City.

The Indian Point nuclear plant is located on the Hudson River and serves the electrical needs of an estimated 2 million people. In January, while preparing a reactor for refueling, workers accidentally spilled some contaminated water containing the radioactive hydrogen isotope tritium, causing a massive radiation spike in groundwater monitoring wells, with one well’s radioactivity increasing by as much as 65,000 percent.

The tritium leak is the ninth in just the past year, four of which were severe enough to shut down the reactors. But the most recent leak, however, according to an assessment by the New York Department of State as part of its Coastal Zone Management Assessment, contains a variety of radioactive elements such as strontium-90, cesium-137, cobalt-60, and nickel-63, and isn’t limited to tritium contamination.

As the utility companies and government agencies continue to downplay the severity of these situations, the residents who live the closest to these spots are already feeling the effects.

According to a recent report, Radiation and Public Health Project researchers compared the state and national cancer data from 1988-92 with three other five-year periods (1993-97, 1998-02, and 2003-07). The results, published in 2009, show the cancer rates going from 11 percent below the national average to 7 percent above in that timespan. Unexpected increases were detected in 19 out of 20 major types of cancer. Thyroid cancer registered the biggest increase, going from 13 percent below the national average to 51 percent above.

While the U.S. war machine spends hundreds of billions of dollars per year waging war against humanity, Americans at home are dying from a crumbling nuclear infrastructure. The realization that multiple nuclear disasters are currently unfolding across the country, while the mainstream media remains silent, speaks to the fact that most media is owned by the same benefactors that have a vested interest in maintaining the status quo.

The original article can be found here. Keep yourself and your loved ones, including pets, safe. They don’t care about any of us… This is some dangerous fire they playing with; and they’d leave us behind in it to burn without a second thought… Protect yourself and try stay healthy. ✊

Happening Today! Free Food & Community Discussion in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn

Bed-Stuy Hunger Food Brooklyn New York NYC Free Food Hungry Starvation

The only place I’ve ever felt I belonged is my home; Brooklyn. New York City. I’m very proud of where I come from and am proud to see Bed-Stuy reaching out to the community.

This month the generous activity takes place today, January 12, 2016. This community event will continue to take place each second Tuesday of the month, until further notice.
The hours are from 7pm to 9pm and they do ask you let them know you’ll be attending, so they can plan how many people to prepare for.
For more information, location and address, train directions and all other relevant information you can visit their page by clicking here or reading their banner at the top of this page..

Any and all can come, no one will be turned away and all are welcome to a free, healthy meal while the community grassroots development is discussed. I believe they also have a different speaker(s) each month.

And again, no one will be turned away according to their websites information. This wonderful program and growing organization is a monthly community event, sponsored by those of the Purpose Lounge (click here for information on who they are and to read on their community work and outreach).

They ask if you have the money to please donate $10.00 but reassure no harassment to those of able. Being that they have so many to feed for free as well as other expenses any donations would be more than appreciated I am sure; to help them meet their  out  can be made securely by clicking here.

An excerpt from their site:

“THE BED-STUY STRATEGY LOUNGE
Exploring tactical brainspace for grassroots development

Every 2nd Tuesday of the month [STARTING TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2016]
7pm to 9pm = SPREAD THE WORD & COME OUT

@ Bailey’s Cafe’ 324 Malcolm X Blvd., Brooklyn [btwn Decatur & Bainbridge Sts.] MAP
[only mins away from the Utica Ave. A & C subways and the B25, B26, B15 B46, B47 buses]

Healthy food will be served [meat & veggie]
FREE TO ENTER [we request a $10 donation to cover costs, but no one will be turned away or badgered to pay]”
PLEASE RSVP [so we will know how much food to prepare]
RSVP by email: s6kmedia@gmail.com or by phone: 917-723-7281

If nothing more, please share and spread the word about this event! Thank you!