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The Occupy movement began in the United States initially with the Occupy Wall Street protests but spread to many other cities, both in the United States and worldwide. Occupy Ashland included a peaceful protest and demonstration against economic inequality, corporate greed and the influence of corporations and lobbyists on government which has taken place in Ashland, Oregon, United States since 6 October 2011. The protests began in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York. The protests included an occupation of the downtown Plaza and a daily picket outside the JPMorgan Chase branch in Ashland. The deputy chief of the local police, Corey Falls, has stated that there have been “virtually no problems” with the protests and that the group has been “small and cooperative”, though one arrest was made for “illegally camping in the plaza”. Some have felt that it is possible for the Occupy Ashland group to work together with local Tea Party members, since they both have goals of reducing the power and “stranglehold” that the upper class and the government has on the rest of the population. The protest began on October 6 with a group of 25 protesters handing out pamphlets in front of the city’s Chase Bank. Police were called to the scene, but the protesters followed the directions to not clutter the streets and no citations were issues by officers. Gene Pelham, CEO of local Ashland bank Rogue Federal Credit Union, stated that since the start of the protests, the number of new customers accounts for the bank had doubled for the month of October. Several members posed a request to local City Council officials at a council meeting, requesting that all of the Council switch their choice of bank away from Bank of America. The 25 bank protesters and more later, numbering around 250, showed up at 3 PM in the public Plaza in Ashland to attend the opening speeches
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Israeli Apartheid Week is an annual series of university lectures and rallies of the Israeli situation with the Palestinians held in February or March. According to the organization, “the aim of IAW is to educate people about the nature of Israel as an apartheid system and to build Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaigns as part of a growing global BDS movement”. It began in Toronto in 2005 and, by 2010, spread to 55 cities around the world including locations in Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States, South Africa, the West Bank, Mexico, Norway and Australia. The Israeli Apartheid Week is regarded as anti-Semitic by various political figures. Jason Kenney criticized the event, claiming that: “This week is nothing more than an unbalanced attempt to paint Israel and her supporters as racist. I call on all Canadians to reject anti-Semitism and all forms of racism, discrimination and intolerance.” Conservative MP David Anderson criticized the event by saying that labelling Israel as an apartheid state is “abhorrent,” and interim Liberal leader Bob Rae said the campaign “continues to defy logic. This year the focus continues to be on Israel, rather than on the appalling massacres and human rights violations that have reached intolerable heights in countries such as Syria and Iran.”
The organizers said the week has “played an important role in raising awareness and disseminating information about Zionism, the Palestinian liberation struggle and its similarities with the indigenous sovereignty struggle in North America and the South African anti-Apartheid movement.” An international divestment campaign was also said to have gained momentum in response to the 2005 statement by over 170 Palestinian civil society organizations who called for boycotts, divestments and sanctions. They also claimed that important gains had been made in the campaign in countries like South Africa, the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States.
The years preceding 2008, a significant year in that it marked the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the state of Israel, had seen a sharp increase of literature and analysis that was said to have sought to document and challenge alleged Israeli apartheid, including reports issued by major international bodies and human rights organizations and findings published by political leaders, thinkers, academics, and activists. The efforts were also said to have highlighted the role that people and governments across the world could play in providing “solidarity with the Palestinian struggle by exerting urgent pressure on Israel to alter its current structure and practices as an apartheid state.”
Opponents of Israeli Apartheid Week argue that it has fomented an upsurge of anti-Zionism on Canadian and American campuses. There is evidence that some supporters have expressed anti-Semitism.
Cities to have hosted a previous event of the Week are, amongst others: Oxford University (Oxford), New York City, University of Toronto and University of Ottawa, Canada;Montreal, Hamilton, London, Cambridge and Soweto, South Africa.
Speakers have included Balad MK Jamal Zahalka in 2007 and former MK Azmi Bishara, also of Balad, who began Israeli Apartheid Week 2008 with a live broadcast from Soweto.
In 2009, locations included Abu Dis, Berkeley, Boston College, Emory University, Bir Zeit, Edinburgh, Edmonton, Johannesburg, Oxford, Kalkilya, San Francisco, Soweto, Tulkarm and Washington, D.C.
In 2010, locations include Jerusalem, Amsterdam, Bard (NY), Beirut, Berkeley, Bethlehem, Bil’in, Bogota, Bologna, Boston, Cape Town, Caracas, Chicago, Connecticut, Duluth, Dundee, Durban, Eastern Cape, Edinburgh, Edmonton, Gaza, Glasgow, Guelph, Hamilton, Houston, Ireland, Jenin, Johannesburg, Kingston, London (ON), London (UK), Madrid, Melbourne, Minneapolis/St.Paul, Montral, Nablus, New York City, Nil’in, Ottawa, Oxford, Peterborough, Pisa, Pretoria, Providence, Puebla, Roma, San Francisco, Seattle, Sudbury, Tilburg, Toronto, Truro (CA), Utrecht, Vancouver, Waterloo and Winnipeg.
The first Israeli Apartheid week was held Jan 31 to February 4, 2005.
The 2006 Israeli Apartheid week was held February 13 to 17, 2006.
The Occupy movement began in the United States initially with the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York City but spread to many other cities, both in the United States and worldwide. There have been hundreds of Occupy movement protests worldwide over time.
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By Dave Lindorff on Jun 27, 2013 Would you be shocked to learn that the FBI apparently knew that some organization, perhaps even a law enforcement agency or private security outfit, had contingency plans to assassinate peaceful protestors in a major American city and did nothing to intervene? Would you be surprised to learn that this intelligence comes not from a shadowy whistle-blower but from the FBI itself specifically, from a document obtained from Houston FBI office last December, as part of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed by the Washington, DC-based Partnership for Civil Justice Fund? To repeat: this comes from the FBI itself.
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The West Bank used to be a ‘pollution haven’ because of a dearth of environmental regulation, but Israeli settlement officials are seeking to change that.
Between Ramun and Rimonim, West Bank
When Nitsan Levy used to inspect potential construction sites, he would wear a helmet not because there were cranes operating or sparks flying, but because the second Palestinian intifada was in full swing.
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He also had a bulletproof vest. And after a near miss during the first intifada in 1988, when a stone came flying through the windshield of his fast-moving Ford Fiesta, he upgraded to a rugged truck with bulletproof windows.
Such is the life of an environmental quality guru in the West Bank, where Israeli settlers have decided not to wait for a peace agreement with Palestinians to address the areas numerous environmental challenges.
As director general of the Municipal Association for Environmental Quality in Judea, Dr. Levy works with eight Israeli settlement municipalities in the southern half of the West Bank, including the cities of Betar Illit and Maale Adumim and settlement blocs like Gush Etzion.
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Rob Thomas, left, and Joe Strong join guests in a line dance following their wedding ceremony Aug. 1 at the Nicollet County Courthouse in St. Peter, Minn. Photo by Associated Press
ST. PAUL Same-sex couples received nearly 1 in 3 marriage licenses issued in Minnesota since they were allowed to wed, The Associated Press found in a statewide survey of the first months impact of the new gay marriage law.
Since Minnesota became the 12th U.S. state to legalize gay marriage, at least 1,640 same-sex couples applied to be married. Counties arent required to report such data to the state, so the AP built a database through calls to all 87 counties.
The rush by same-sex couples to take advantage of the new law likely reflects a pent-up demand by couples together for many years.
This is the product of people who were living in the legal wilderness for so long suddenly no longer being told their relationships are substandard, said Sen. Scott Dibble, DFL-Minneapolis, a sponsor of the bill passed by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Mark Dayton in May.
The AP obtained information from 83 of 87 counties. Among the findings:
– Demand was heaviest in the Twin Cities metro area, with three of every four licenses for gay marriages issued in Hennepin and Ramsey counties.
– At least 1,433 licenses were issued to gay couples in the 12 counties where most voters opposed a 2012 attempt to ban same-sex marriage in Minnesotas constitution.
– In 29 of the responding counties, no gay couples sought licenses. All are counties where voters favored the constitutional ban.
GAZA The fractious factions in the Gaza Strip and across the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories have found one voice to unite behind – a 22-year-old youth singing songs about a lost homeland on the Middle East’s version of ‘American Idol’. Gaza native Mohammed Assaf has become the first Palestinian to qualify for ‘Arab Idol’, a TV talent show staged in Beirut, in which singers perform for judges and voting viewers. He is now one of the last 10 contestants – largely thanks to his potent mix of good looks and emotional lyrics about ancestral Palestinian lands. He is the pride of Palestine. He broke the siege with his voice,” said fan Rehaf al-Batniji, referring to Israel’s blockade of Gaza, seized by the Jewish state, along with the West Bank, during the 1967 Arab-Israeli war. She stood in front of a large mural of Assaf at a Gaza restaurant, one of hundreds of posters covering buildings and walls usually marked with political slogans. Assaf’s songs blare out of radios – a counter-balance to their usual broadcasts of bleak economic and political news. Politicians have raced to endorse him and Palestinian mobile phone company Jawwal has cut the price of text messages to make it easier for supporters to vote. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, from the Fatah movement that holds sway in the West Bank, phoned the singer in Beirut and urged all Arabs to vote for him. The president stressed his support and backing to artist Assaf, whose talent represented pride to Palestine,” said a statement by the Palestinian official news agency WAFA. The Gaza Strip is ruled by the rival Islamist Hamas faction – a group that disapproves of non-Islamic songs and the kind of Western-style excess on full display in TV talent shows. But even Hamas has come as close as it possibly can to showing support. He comes from a good, respected and known family,” Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said on Facebook. Assaf first made his name inside Gaza at the age of 11, when he recorded a song in 2001 called O Town be Strong”, at the height of Israeli incursions in the enclave during a Palestinian uprising. On Arab Idol, broadcast by Saudi-owned MBC Group, he has performed with a traditional black-and-white Palestinian scarf around his shoulders. His performances have included Flying Bird” which lists the cities of historical Palestine and another song urging Palestinians to unite. The program’s celebrity judges from across the Arab world – where the Palestinian cause reverberates – have piled praise on the singer. I see the Arab idol standing before my eyes,” said Egyptian composer Hassan El Shafei. Your voice is made of diamond,” added Ahlam, a famous singer from the United Arab Emirates. Listening in was Assaf’s mother, Umm Shadi Assaf, watching the show in a restaurant near her home in Gaza’s Khan Younis refugee camp. Her son had only one wish, she told Reuters, beaming with pride, to go out and make the world listen to his voice”.
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