The SOAPBOX/Weekend Edition November 28-30, 2014 --
While many people celebrate family togetherness on Turkey Day, what's wrong with "Thanksgiving" Weekend?
Many people over-indulge in food while others are starving. Many people don't even acknowledge the genocide and slavery which are the foundation of the USA. Many people go out of their ways on the next day to mow down their neighbors for a few bucks off cheap consumer crap.
Heard on local Sacramento news: "Some stores only open on Black Friday morning to respect the 'sanctity' of Black Friday."
"Sanctity" of Black Friday! We are told that shopping is our patriotic duty and along with football and war, our state religion. Some are addicted to the temporary high of acquisition and become slaves to debt for this addiction. That's why this Crack Friday Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox presents Rev. Billy Talen of the Church of Stop Shopping
TOPICS: Materialism, Monsanto, Ferguson (among others)
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“There is an odor to any press headquarters that is unmistakable: the unavoidable smell of flesh burning quietly and slowly in the service of a machine.”
On Nov. 25, the Washington Post ran an article entitled, “Darren Wilson explains why he killed Michael Brown.” In a single opening paragraph, journalist [sic] Terrence McCoy gave a master class in corporate propaganda:
“It’s a scene that has played out repeatedly across America: A white cop stops a black teen. Sometimes there is an exchange of profanities. Maybe an arrest follows. Mostly, these events are forgotten, except perhaps by those involved. But a handful are not. That’s the case in Ferguson, Mo., where an Aug. 9 encounter between Michael Brown and officer Darren Wilson ended in death, explosive violence, protest and another bout of national soul-searching about race.”
Newsnet 5 Cleveland- Sarah Buduson- Nov 27, 2014
CLEVELAND - Cleveland officials said Thursday officers waited close to four minutes to administer first aid after Tamir Rice, 12, was shot.
Deputy Chief Ed Tomba said a detective and FBI agent who were in the area responded to the call for help and began giving medical help to Rice three minutes and 49 seconds after he was shot by rookie Cleveland patrol officer Timothy Loehmann.
NewsChannel 5 Investigators asked Cleveland officials why the two officers involved in the shooting did not immediately administer first aid.
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In the Vietnam War protest song "Five to One," Jim Morrison of The Doors sings:
The old get old/And the young get stronger
May take a week/And it may take longer
They got the guns/But we got the numbers
Gonna win, yeah/We're takin' over
In my youth, I took solace in the whole "we got the numbers" thing but it eventually became crystal clear that the ones with the guns have had it all figured out for a very, very long time. Philosopher David Hume, in 1758, explained it this way: "As force is always on side of the governed, the governors have nothing to support them but opinion. It is, therefore, on opinion only that government is founded and this maxim extends to the most despotic and most military governments as well as to the most free and most popular."
By: Justin Baragona
As of early Tuesday morning, details were still emerging regarding the damage caused in Ferguson by unrest and violence in the aftermath of the announcement that the St. Louis County grand jury had decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson on any charges. Wilson shot and killed unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9th. Shortly after St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch made the public announcement at 9:30 PM ET, protests in Ferguson turned violent, as numerous businesses were ransacked and burned. At least two police cars were torched.
It needs to be said — McCulloch is largely responsible for the current situation in Ferguson. Sure. He isn’t out there throwing Molotov cocktails or chucking rocks at police or busting into stores. However, the way the man has handled this whole situation, all the way down to the way he announced the ‘no true bill’ from the grand jury, is most likely the leading cause of the tense state of affairs in the St. Louis area. The feeling all along was that McCulloch’s complete lack of objectivity would prevent him from bringing up charges against a police officer. McCulloch’s father was a police officer who was killed in the line of duty in 1964. Most of McCulloch’s immediate family have served as police officers.
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THE STARK REALITY OF POLICE BRUTALITY
With the pending grand jury decision in the Michael Brown murder in Ferguson, MO, The Soapbox is replaying a show we did with four extraordinary people whose lives were devastated and changed when a loved one was murdered by cops.
Learn about their stories, the stories of their loved ones and the inspiring heart-connection they have made to do something that I know is not easy.
None of us asked for "this," let's hear stories that are so difficult to hear, but even harder to tell.
BIOS AND RELEVANT LINKS
Christina Arechiga – Sacramento, CA– Prison right activist for over 15 years then changed focus to police brutality when her first cousin Ernest Duenez Jr was murdered by John Moody of the Manteca PD. Now works full time as a private investigator and in the CA Statewide Coalition Against Police Brutality for all families who have been victims of law enforcement corruption and working on changing procedures and laws allowing such corruption.
Rosemary Duenez – Lathrop, CA – a mother and grandmother whose son Ernest Duenez Jr. was murdered by John Moody of the Manteca PD on June 8, 2011 – Ernest 34 yrs old was a father of an 11 month old son at the time, the Duenez family maintains weekly Sunday protests at the Manteca PD and is actively working with the CA Statewide Coalition Against Police Brutality. They fought to have the dash cam video released to them and they in turn released to the public in their fight for justice. Their civil case is currently in the federal courts in Sacramento, Ca and trial will begin in early 2014. The officer was cleared by the DA’s office but the family maintains an ongoing investigation and continues to put pressure on law enforcement to be accountable and file murder charges.
You can view the video here:
Denika Chatman – Vallejo, Ca – mother of Kenneth Harding 19 years of age was murdered on July 16, 2011 by San Francisco Police and then left to bleed out while medical personal was not allowed through police barricade – she moved her family back to California from Seattle to fight for justice for her son and holds monthly feeds for the homeless in the spot that still is stained with the blood of her son. Aka the Kenny Feeds held by the Kenneth Harding Foundation – they have recently been blessed with a new location in a church to continue their work. She is currently in a civil trial.
You can view the video here:
Cephus Johnson aka “uncle bobby”– uncle of Oscar Grant murdered by Johannes Mehserle on a BART platform in Oakland, works nationally to organize and unite families who have been affected by the injustice system, their story is on screens nationwide in the film FRUITVALE STATION – you can read reviews here:
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