V.21 No.41 | 10/11/2012
Freedom of Assembly
Preaching to the Prez
Christian groups shout mixed messages at the White House
A coalition of Christian groups goes to Washington, D.C., to protest prayerfully.
V.21 No.34 | 8/23/2012
Igor Tuchin CC 3.0
The Power of Pussy
Five punk women took on the state, took on the church and they won. Because even though they're paying for it with two years in jail, their ideas lit people up around the globe, inspiring action.
V.21 No.31 | 8/2/2012
Free Pussy Riot
On the altar of the Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow, five masked women prayed. They prayed for an end to President Vladimir Putin’s rein. They prayed for the virgin to become a feminist.
The February protest aimed to highlight the ties between Putin and the Russian Orthodox Church that put him into power. The words convey the weird tangle of church, culture and state. Scope the full text.
V.21 No.24 | 6/14/2012
Video from the Chicago NATO protests
In this week’s opinion slot, Andrew Beale recounts his trip to the City of Wind to film and participate in the protests against NATO. He argues that biased mainstream media accounts are part of why more people get their news from Internet sources and from shaky cell phone videos posted to YouTube. Online, Beale’s piece “Don’t Believe the Hype” includes video footage he shot at the demonstration.
Occupy the Alibi
Don’t Believe the Hype
The image of veterans flinging their medals in the direction of McCormick Place, where the summit was held, provided an incredibly strong statement that our columnist will never forget. As powerful as that was, the act was far overshadowed by the violence immediately afterward, he writes.
V.21 No.22 | 5/31/2012
From the Foxhole
Preach the Gospel Always
If necessary, use words
Chuck Hosking is an American marvel, as close to a homegrown prophet as you’re likely to come across.
V.21 No.13 | 3/29/2012
Protest against APD shootings today at 4 p.m.
There were two fatal shootings by Albuquerque Police Department officers last week. On Monday, March 19, officer Martin Smith killed Daniel Tillison, who rammed two vehicles as he tried to avoid arrest, according to police. On Wednesday, March 21, SWAT officer Russ Carter killed Gary Atencio near Laguna Pueblo. Police say Atencio fired shots at his wife on the Westside of Albuquerque then led officers on a chase down I-40.
On Friday, the Albuquerque Journal revealed that the police union cuts checks for $300 or $500 to officers who’ve shot people. They money is intended to help officers and their families get out of town for a while, according to the union. Mayor Richard Berry and Police Chief Ray Schultz weren’t happy about it, with Berry saying he was “shocked” and Schultz calling the practice “troubling.”
V.21 No.12 | 3/22/2012
Wear Your Hoodie Wednesday
A friend who moved here from another part of the country told me he calls the hoodie the Albuquerque raincoat. I’d argue it’s our suncoat, too. And our hanging-out-at-home-coat or going-to-the-opera coat. Hell, put on two or three, and that’s blizzard-ready gear.
Well, tomorrow folks can break out the 505 all-weather, all-eras jacket of choice to show solidarity with Trayvon Martin.
V.21 No.3 | 1/19/2012
Thousands of websites to protest SOPA tomorrow
You’ve probably heard that Wikipedia, Reddit, Boing Boing, Mozilla, TwitPic, WordPress and others will go dark tomorrow. Politico estimates about 7,000 sites will participate in the blackout.
V.21 No.2 |
The Daily Word in Bigfoot's right to free speech, Robert Anton Wilson week, and (Un)-Occupy Albuquerque in Santa Fe
In the news: 10 reasons the U.S. is no longer the land of the free, (Un)-Occupy Albuquerque, Santa Fe recycling stations, Robert Anton Wilson, Women of the French Resistance, evaluating NFL teams, If you need a brassiere, wear one, Too fat to fit in the CT-scanner, Bigfoot's right to free speech, Heather Locklear is in hospital
V.20 No.44 | 11/3/2011
On being arrested
Dear UNM Administration,
Thank you for arresting me Tuesday night. Thank you for dragging more than 30 of my comrades with me to the Metropolitan Detention Center. Thank you for providing a continuing show of force at Yale Park, arresting two more people Wednesday afternoon and, now, closing the park to the public indefinitely.
A second arrest?
After protesters and reporters crossed Central to re-organize, another person was cuffed in Yale Park on Wednesday, Oct. 26. The criminal? A student reading a book.
The police closed off the park to everyone—not just people associated with (Un)occupy Albuquerque. I watched several officers approach a student who did not appear to be related to the protesters sitting at a park bench on the edge of Yale Park.
Yale Park: The Catalan Indignation
There is no indignation like that of a Catalan. Yesterday, I brought my mother to Yale Park. At 71, having grown up under the fist of Gen. Francisco Franco, she knows what a totalitarian regime feels like.
V.20 No.43 | 10/27/2011
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com
UNM disrupts class-based movement because of “transients”
To start, let’s admit something that hasn’t been talked about much in public yet: Thanks to its offer of free food and blankets, the (Un)occupy Albuquerque camp functioned as an improvised homeless shelter almost since the beginning.
UNM to kick (Un)occupy Albuquerque off campus
The University of New Mexico announced today that it will not renew (Un)occupy Albuquerque’s permit to protest during operating hours on campus.
The university says there were problems last week, such as a man threatening to stab protesters on Friday.
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22 Jump Street at UNM Student Union Building, Atrium (ground floor)
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