thatchiefshieff:

At the peoples march today

criminalwisdom:

CRACKING HEADS, TUESDAY 18 JUNE 1935

A scene from the Battle of Ballantyne Pier, the first time police used tear gas against civilians in Canada. For more of the story, check out The Battle of Ballantyne Pier: An Injury to One is an Injury to All, a new comic by David Lester for the Graphic History Collective.
Source: City of Vancouver Archives #371-1127

(Via pasttensevancouver)

criminalwisdom:

CRACKING HEADS, TUESDAY 18 JUNE 1935

A scene from the Battle of Ballantyne Pier, the first time police used tear gas against civilians in Canada. For more of the story, check out The Battle of Ballantyne Pier: An Injury to One is an Injury to All, a new comic by David Lester for the Graphic History Collective.

Source: City of Vancouver Archives #371-1127

(Via pasttensevancouver)

(Source: searcharchives.vancouver.ca)

street-art:

sport does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion, politics, gender or otherwise- street art in action video on theguardian (via theguardian.com)

street-art:

sport does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion, politics, gender or otherwise
- street art in action video on theguardian (via theguardian.com)

"DEAR SUBSCRIBER, YOU ARE REGISTERED AS A PARTICIPANT IN A MASS DISTURBANCE."

Ukraine government texts ominous Orwellian message directly to cell phones of protesters (via thinksquad)

"illegal to cover one’s face, wear a helmet, set up tents, or use a sound system in what was formerly a peaceful assembly"

That’s illegal in Germany too.

(Source: thinksquad, via stoweboyd)

Mirror Protest in Kiev, Ukraine

Mirror Protest in Kiev, Ukraine

A Protest Tactic You Can Take to the Bank | MSNBC

Several thousand protesters rallied in Lisbon, Portugal this past weekend, objecting to severe austerity measures, with parallel protests taking place in Spain

The hashtag for the Portugal action is #olixoaosbancos but the original, in Spanish is #TuBasuraAlBanco. Yes, let’s all dust off those Spanish lesson synapses together, shall we?: Your garbage to the bank.

Poking around for an explanation I find the site of what the New York Times calls “a new activist group cum performance troupe known as Gila.” Gila, named for the Spanish comedian Miguel Gila, explains that the tactic is rooted in a targeted protest action aligned with a November 2012 garbage worker strike in Madrid.

The message is clear enough: If there is money to bail out the banks but no money for garbage workers, let the banks deal with the garbage.

As other cities have dealt with garbage strikes and harsh austerity measures in general, #TuBasuraAlBanco has spread. Admittedly it might be hard to know the difference between a pile of garbage at a bank and any other pile of garbage given how quickly garbage strikes can get out of hand, but it’s a poetic gesture nonetheless.

(Source: america-wakiewakie, via thatiswhatwedo)

'United Stasi of America'

'United Stasi of America'

anestivega:

Indigenous people of Brazil trying to prevent their eviction from an old indigenous museum which they have been living in for the past 7 years.

On March 22nd all of the inhabitants and their supporters were forcibly removed or arrested.

The building is being destroyed to make a parking lot

…for the Olympics.

(Source: rainwood, via mekanisme-deactivated20130916)

The US has a long history of loving their competitors’ dissidents.

The US has a long history of loving their competitors’ dissidents.

Anonymous targets police brutality in Anaheim

Anonymous targets police brutality in Anaheim

One of the biggest anti-capitalist movements in North America

One of the biggest anti-capitalist movements in North America

From California to Quebec, Students Fight Tuition Hikes

From California to Quebec, Students Fight Tuition Hikes

Occupy’s Bank Blockade Victory

Occupy’s Bank Blockade Victory

Architecture students while building their first barricade.

Facultad de arquitectura U de Chile

(Source: encapuchadoconsciente, via defuegonegro)

Detroit Police on Strike?

Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee Jr. says the department has suspended some of the 17 officers he says left work early in what may have been an illegal strike.

The incident happened during an afternoon shift in the department’s Northeastern District on Friday, two days after Mayor Dave Bing proposed a 10 percent pay cut for police and firefighters.

(Source: chicagotribune.com)