M A Y D A Y !

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WHY ARE HUMAN BEINGS  LIVING HERE ?

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CHICAGO, 1935 – the first national convention of the Women’s Economic Council of  the famous African-American labor union, the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, led for decades by the remarkable Philip J. Randolph. His nimble political mind, and genius for large scale organizational leadership  helped shape the BSCP into a force to be reckoned with re national issues of race that extended far beyond the union.  Randolph delivered an ultimatum to the White House in the middle of WW II: either the US  take immediate steps  to integrate the nation’s armed forces, or he would call for a huge national protest to take up indefinite residence in the streets of the nation’s capitol. All too aware of  the hundreds of thousands  who could be on his doorstep virtually overnight, President Franklin D. Roosevelt literally  begged Randolph not to do it. Randolph agreed to hold off, on the condition that Roosevelt acted swiftly, and in good faith  – and the president kept his word. Twenty years later, Mr. Randolph returned to  Washington,D.C to stand beside his friend,  Dr. Martin Luther King, as King called the whole world to witness.

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IF THE WORKERS TAKE A NOTION

BY JOE  HILL

If  the workers take a notion,
They can stop all speeding trains;
Every ship upon the ocean
They can tie with mighty chains.
Every wheel in the creation,
Every mine and every mill,
Fleets and armies of the nation,
Will at their command STAND STILL.

Join the union, fellow workers,
Men and women, side by side;
We will crush the greedy shirkers
Like a sweeping, surging tide;
For united we are standing,
But divided we will fall;
Let this be our understanding —
“All for one and one for all.”

Workers of the world, awaken!
Rise in all your splendid might;
Take the wealth that you are making,
It belongs to you by right.

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Joe Hill wrote this famous song about Elizabeth Gurley Flynn , the fiery daughter of Irish immigrant labor organizers, who became a well-known speaker and agitator while still  a teenager. Hounded, imprisoned, and threatened by the authorities all her life, Flynn remained  as fearless in her old age as she had been in her youth. She loved her class, the international working class – and it loved her back.

THE  REBEL  GIRL

Yes, her hands may be hardened from labor,  and her dress may not be fine;

But a heart in her bosom is beating  that is true to her class and her kind.

And the grafters in terror are trembling when her spite and defiance she’ll hurl;

For the only and thoroughbred lady Is the Rebel Girl.

That’s the Rebel Girl, the Rebel Girl! To the working class she’s a precious pearl.

She  fights with pride and courage beside the  Rebel Boy.

We’ve had girls before, but we always need more

In the Industrial Workers of the World

For it’s great to fight for freedom With a Rebel Girl.

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Border Agricultural Workers Library

 Border Agricultural Workers Library

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – PRESS RELEASE

Contact: Cemelli de Aztlan (915) 799-2890/PeoplePowerPR@gmail.com

SEMBRA LETRAS – COSECHA LIBERTAD

Border Agricultural Workers Library

 

 El Paso, Texas – Centro Sin Fronteras Farmworkers Center, a local non-profit providing assistance to farmworkers to empower themselves, will open the Border Agricultural Workers Library, “Sembra Letras – Cosecha Libertad” on March 31st, Cesar Chavez Day.

According to Centro Sin Fronteras, there are about 14,000 farmworkers in our tri-state region. Farmworkers earn approximately $6,000-$7,000/year. Centro Sin Fronteras provides farmworkers with shelter, health care, food, GED & English courses, and family recreational activities, alongside their organizing efforts to address farming conditions, food regulations, pesticides, health care and worker’s rights.

“Most people are not aware of the hard labor and human suffering that lies behind the fruits, vegetables and meat they serve on their tables. It’s only right that we honor these workers any chance we get.” Carlos Marentes, founder of Centro Sin Fronteras.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, farmworkers suffer from higher rates of toxic chemical injuries and skin disorders than any other workers in the country. The children of migrant farmworkers, also, have higher rates of pesticide exposure than the general public.Each year, there are an estimated 10,000 to 20,000 cases of physician-diagnosed pesticide poisoning among U.S. farmworkers, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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Farmworkers are not covered by workers’ compensation laws in many states. They are not entitled to overtime pay under federal law. On smaller farms and in short harvest seasons, they are not entitled to the federal minimum wage. They are excluded from many state health and safety laws.

Because of special exemptions for agriculture, children as young as 10 may work in the fields.

(Southern Poverty Law Center, “Injustice on Our Plates”- http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/publications/injustice-on-our-plates)

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“Farmworkers provide our families with nutrition and sustenance on a daily basis. While they are essential to our survival, farmworkers are greatly neglected by society as a whole.  Our community is committed to providing services which empower our farmworkers and provide them and their families with well-deserved dignity and justice.”

Georgina C. Perez, founder of Tu Libro.

If you are interested in donating to Sembra Letras, please visit website www.TuLibro915.com and click on Sembra Letras, or contact Georgina C. Perez at TuLibro915@gmail.com or call 915.261.8663.

 In Lak’ech Ala K’in  .  Quetzalcoatl

   Empower. Love. Educate

Georgina Cecilia Perez / www.TuLibro915.com

 

 

Rest. Here.

 
NINO 
       

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Funny, how neither Richard Prince nor the Maynard Institute has anything else to say.

Richard Prince’s Journal-isms™

Reporter Who Exposed Racism Finds Herself Jobless

“It’s been a little over a month since Sam Bonilla, a Mexican immigrant opted not to go to trial in Dodge City, Kansas for killing a local man during a situation he claims was self-defense,” Marisa Trevino wrote Friday on her Latina Lista blog.

“Bonilla’s reason for not facing a jury was [reportedly] that he didn’t feel he could get a fair trial in Dodge City because he was Latino.

“Time will tell if Dodge City officials were as clueless to the racial tensions that exist in their town, as they claim, or they just didn’t like anyone pulling off the blanket and exposing how they always did things.

“No matter which way it’s looked at, the situation in Dodge City needed to be exposed. If it had not been for Claire O’Brien, the reporter for the Dodge City Daily Globe at the time, no one would have found out about Bonilla or Dodge City.

“. . . But not everybody was happy that O’Brien exposed Dodge’s racial undercurrents. In a bizarre show of unprofessionalism, the presiding judge in Sam Bonilla’s sentencing hearing, Judge Daniel Love, took over 10 minutes to publicly berate O’Brien, who was present in the courtroom, for stirring things up in town. He blamed her choice of words in her reporting to describe Bonilla’s situation. By the time the judge was done, it was clear he viewed O’Brien as a troublemaker ‚Äî yet, everyone else should have seen her as doing her job, and doing it well.

“However, in the hours after Bonilla’s sentencing, O’Brien found herself in a situation that no reporter should be in for doing their job. Within a span of hours, O’Brien lost her job at the Daily Globe, was uninvited to speak at a journalism conference, was ignored by the Kansas Press Association in her role for finally getting the Shield Law passed in Kansas and began a quest to redeem her journalistic reputation. . . . ”

Ruthless, lethal destruction: freedom’s advocates censor reporters for life

No non-profit replied to my documented pleas for advocacy, no lawyer responded to my
May 10, 2010 Issue
  • ABSTRACT: ANNALS OF CRIME about the State of Kansas v. Samuel Bonilla. Last Labor Day afternoon, Tanner Brunson—accompanied by his friend Steven Holt, Holt’s daughter, his stepson, and a former boyfriend of his stepdaughter’s—drove his truck down a riverbed in Dodge City, Kansas. Holt and Brunson had consumed a lot of beer and in the riverbed they came upon Sam Bonilla, a Cox Communications cable guy, walking with his older son and his nephew. As Brunson’s truck approached, Bonilla gave him the finger. Holt and Brunson got out of the truck and as they approached Bonilla he fired on them with a .22-calibre gun. At the hospital, doctors stabilized Brunson, but Steven Holt died. Both Holt and Brunson were “good ole country boys.” Bonilla was Hispanic. Describes the history of the Hispanic community in Dodge City; almost half of the city’s current residents are Hispanic. After some hesitation, Bonilla turned himself in to the police on the evening of the shooting. He told them that he repeatedly shouted “Get back!” to Brunson and Holt before shooting, a claim confirmed by Holt’s daughter and stepson. Bonilla was charged with second-degree murder in the death of Holt and second-degree attempted murder in the wounding of Brunson. Rebecca Escalante, who runs Becky’s Bail Bonds and Tax Service, has found the Hispanics in Dodge City to be considerably less assertive than what she’d been accustomed to in Texas. Bonilla worked part-time for Escalante, and on one visit to see him in jail she took along Claire O’Brien, a reporter with the Dodge City Daily Globe. O’Brien’s article about Bonilla—in which he said he didn’t think a Hispanic could get a fair trial in Ford County— caused a sensation in Dodge City. County Attorney Terry Malone subpoenaed both O’Brien and Escalante—demanding that they reveal any anonymous sources, that O’Brien hand over her notes on the jailhouse interview, and that they both testify in a closed-door proceeding. Doug Anstaett, the executive director of the Kansas Press Association, thought the case made a good argument for the Kansas legislature to pass a shield law to protect reporters. Attorney Lucille Douglass, who began representing Bonilla, claimed that information about weapons and anti-Hispanic sentiment could have been easily obtained by subpoenaing Brunson’s MySpace page. A blog in Texas, Latina Lista, described Dodge City as “a place where some of the ‘white’ locals like to play a game they call ‘Border Patrol’ where they use their trucks to intimidate Latino pedestrians.” The implication was that Bonilla was nearly run over because he is Hispanic. Mentions gun rights. In early March, it was announced that Bonilla accepted a plea bargain on the reduced charges of voluntary manslaughter and aggravated battery, resulting in a sentence of seventy-four months. As a noncitizen who had committed a felony, he would presumably be deported after completing his sentence.
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THAT SAME LONG, LONG SCREEN SHOT: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT IN … ACTION!

MORE EXCERPTS FROM THE SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS’ DISAPPEARING FOI BLOG. MARCH 26, 2010.

(See September 16 post)

THE ARGUMENT BEGINS, LED OFF BY MARY K. O’BRIEN OF CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS, AND JOINED BY AN ANONYMOUS JOURNALIST/ SCREENSHOT, SPJ FOI BLOG, 26 MARCH 2010.

I.F. STONE – he would never have given me a medal, and I’ll never deserve one. But you can bet your life on this, Lucy Dalglish, RCFP, SPJ., and the ACLU:

I.F Stone would have stuck up for me.

Read him lately?

“HEY! YOU! STOP LYING RIGHT NOW!” / Zoominto123392

THE WORDS HAS BEEN DEAD/INDONESIA RETURNS TO ELECTRICA

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BY ACEP APRILYANA, SUNDANESE IN ACTIONS

A friend suddenly exclaimed in a small discussion, or rather a small talk one evening. I was startled, and thoughtfully and settling the sad news.

At first we were just talking about complaints unvaried; surrounding the absence of state (leader) in a variety of problems. But the conversation seemed to lead to more serious. Those who are activists, scholars, and various other designations, such as has reached the desperation stage. Desperate for a variety of ways have been submitted to the government, the representatives of the people, the rulers, on a number of domestic problems. Desperate as they are free demonstrations, free shouted protest about something wrong, about something that is required to be fixed by the entire elite of the country, but freedom of speech is like an end in vain, not heard. Or Heard but ignored.

Another friend exclaimed: “in the New Order era, our mouths are silenced, but the voice (said) we can be very sharp, up to their ears ripped off (ruler). Released but now we speak, we are not silenced, but they covered their ears, to sound we were helpless. “

I was immediately reminded of a piece of poetry opposition activist 98, who because of the sentence in his poem that echoes the reform movement and make it real.

The power of that poem: “… there is only one word, Fight!” makes the poet cum activist Wiji, becoming one of the abductees who have not been found until now. But the seeds of reformation through the encouragement of co-writing the words in the poem that has reaped the results now.

When the pen can still be a weapon, the power can still be controlled, but what happens when the pen (words) can freely voice but becomes meaningless in the ear? Just become ignored? Then the words, has actually died. The words had been pent cold, mute on tomb.

Yudi Latif, in “sowing national character” (2008) referred to “any revival movement started from the sign., And language (words) is the sign.” This shows the importance of the words, in any revival movement. Starting from the conscious to speak, realized in literacy, access towards a better change is wide open.

In a word, there must be an idea / thought. Because the truth is, in the words Radhar Panca Dahana, words are clothes of all thoughts / ideas. “Words and thoughts like a paper, one can not cut one side, without cutting the other side at the same time” said Ferdinand de Saussure.

By not being heard, with only negligible, the words such as passed out of the body meaning and ideas. He removed the cloak of words from the body of meaning, then the actual words had been killed, was made dead by the ‘ignoramus’ that.

Like the sad news to hear you know about a loved one, news of the death was anxious to move childbirth.

That’s why, when people shouted “Freedom” as a recurring celebration every year, I chose to sit at the tomb of words. Then hope, words actually dead yet, but expect him to torpor. Because without the words mean whatever man with all civilization?

Glance heard in the distance, outside the window, John F. Kennedy whispered: “If politics is dirty, let the poetry wash.”

GO TO “SUNDANESE IN ACTIONS” FOR MORE FROM ACEP APRILYANA.

THERE IS ONLY ONE WORD: ‘FIGHT!’

No First Amendment for you! RCFP’s DALGLISH defames a reporter and becomes a J School Dean

What you see below is tampered evidence: a false record fabricated by a powerful public interest attorney for the purpose of concealing her own gross violations of civil law, as well as of the ethical standards formally imposed by her profession.
This wasn’t written on Feb. 10, 2010 – not even close. It was written roughly seven months later, replacing the original post, deleting a long and contentious thread of comments, and completely obscuring the crucial facts.  It omits the central role the RCFP played in the case by never even mentioning it was an RCFP case.  
Tablet and mobile phone showing news online Kansas reporter misses court date to testify, held in contempt
       Cristina Abello | Reporter’s Privilege | Quicklink | February 10, 2010

Kansas reporter Claire O’Brien has been held in contempt of court and fined $1,000 after not appearing in court this morning to testify, the Topeka Capital-Journal reported.

She had previously been ordered by a Ford County court to testify about a confidential source and a jailhouse interview with a murder suspect in a grand jury proceeding. In that proceeding, she unsuccessfully argued that she was protected by a reporter’s privilege. Currently, there is no shield law in Kansas.

After the high court granted a stay in that matter, she was served with another subpoena to appear at the actual criminal trial. O’Brien’s newspaper, the Dodge City Globe filed an appeal in the state supreme court and lost.

O’Brien is seeking her own representation to continue to fight the case, the Capital-Journal reported.

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The last sentence is, in fact, a bald faced lie. On the date in question, Former Executive RCFP Director Lucy Dalglish had just (and finally!) hired Kansas attorney and lecturer at KU’s J School, Mark Johnson to represent the completely out-gunned reporter.
Three months of unaided persistence later, O’Brien was able to force a conference call with Dalglish in which the latter admitted verbally in the (phone) presence of then-RCLP steering committee prez Tony Mauro that she had lied about reporter O’Brien.
Dalglish admitted that GateHouse Media attorneys had told her that the corporation would indeed cease all legal assistance to O’Brien if the latter refused to identify a confidential source to the state.  Dalglish admitted lying to O’Brien, who had first alerted her to this unprecedented corporate PUBLIC decision. Dalglish then lied to the Associated Press and to the Topeka Capitol Times, when she claimed that O’Brien had “had free and unencumbered legal assistance the whole time and has evidently chosen not to avail herself of it.”
At that time (April 21, 2010) Dalglish, cursing and yelling, agreed to release a statement intended to restore O’Brien’s professional good name. What this consisted of was a comment in the RCFP’s archives, posted back in February  (remember, this was now the end of April) way near the bottem of around 20 other comments! It wasn’t even a post of its own.
Fortunately, Dalgish also sought to put out the flames on her good friend, the Society of Professional Journalist’s site, so she posted an identical statement on its FOI blog. Both of these her statements disappeared, but I was able to get a screen shot of the FOI blog copy.
Please stay tuned for more of the truth – before the interests that prop up the powerful destroy and silence a good and honest reporter forever.
Note to the ACLU: consider yourselves on notice.

THE FOLLOWING NOTE APPEARS NEAR THE BOTTOM OF THE ABOVE SCREEN SHOT. I AM PROTECTING IT BY REPRODUCING IT MYSELF. IT IS EXTREMELY AVAILABLE THROUGH ME AND I ‘LL BE GLAD TO SEND IT TO WHOMEVER WANTS TO SEE THE ORIGINAL

Lucy Dalglish Says: April 22nd, 2010 at 4:07pm

To Whom it May Concern:

This memo is to clarify misperceptions regarding the circumstances surrounding Claire O’Brien’s refusal to appear before a Kansas inquisition on February 10, 2010.

Ms. O’Brien was subpoenaed to testify in Dodge City, KS, in a murder investigation. She had written a story in the Dodge City Daily Globe regarding an October 13 jailhouse interview that also included statement from an anonymous source.

O’Brien’s then-employer, GateHouse Media, had unsuccessfully fought the subpoena all the way to the Kansas Supreme Court.

It was my understanding from talking to a GateHouse representative before the scheduled testimony that the company had told Ms. O’Brien that it would provide an attorney for her at the Feb. 10 proceeding, but that if she refused to testify regarding her anonymous source, its financial support for her legal representation and subsequent potential fines would end.

SOYBEANS OR SALVAGE? A THRILLER : CHP.3/ AN OLD TRACTOR THINKS OF HIS BROTHER IN NEW MEXICO

PLEASE SCROLL BACK TO “YESTERDAY AT A GAS STATION” TO BEGIN OUR STORY.

SCROLL BACK TO THE BEGINNING OF THE BLOG TO LEARN OF THE MYSTERIES OF GAS STATIONS.

SOYBEANS OR SALVAGE? A THRILER’  prides itself  on integrating advanced social media  technologies into a  traditional  narrative format. Today, we’re in Kansas,  where Governor Brownback has invited us to showcase the LibertyLaser, a pioneering device developed by Homeland Security. Just click below to read the minds of Dedication Ford and its young rider,  Henry Stocktondale of Jetmore

The Tractor:  ( Seems like Infinity’s passing through my mind kind of a lot  lately…I probably should have gone down to help out with the ploughing this year.  But I can’t leave these people to fend for themselves –  they still don’t even know the parade route .  Every year they have to follow me like this or they’ll get lost. And I’ll never leave the combine in charge of guarding the house again!  If it can’t see the house, it forgets the house is there. Half the time, that  moon-faced pile of metal is staring at the water tower, convinced it’s Mom.  And the kid here has been going on – something about  how his girlfriend thinks I’m sexy. He probably won’t be able to get a date without me …anyway, Infinity can handle anything. Once he’s rolling, nothing can stop that boy.  Still…I might just check ..)

HENRY:   ( Stanford  is going to eat this up )