“The Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights (BYSHR) expresses its deep concern regarding the disappearance of a prominent activist Mr. Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, who on hunger strike since February 9, 2012.Khawaja’s family confirmed to the BYSHR “last telephone conversation with him was Monday (April 23) and he was not able to talk because of tiredness and fatigue”Khawaja’s family since Monday (23 April) until now have not received information on his health condition.Khawaja’s family confirmed to the BYSHR ” Since yesterday (24 April) Ministry of Interior and the Military hospital both refusing to give his wife any information”Khawaja’s wife called to the military hospital today (25 April) The nurse told her, “There is no one in the room.”Khawaja’s lawyer asked to visit Mr.Khawaja, but the Interior Ministry refused to allow him.The Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights (BYSHR) calling for the Bahraini authorities to disclose the fate of Mr.Khawaja and the authorities must inform the family about his whereabouts immediately.”~Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights (BYSHR)
“The time to fight back against the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) is now. Here’s everything you need to know to get started.The window to stop the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) is closing fast. Starting as early as Monday, the House of Representatives will begin debate on the cyber-security bill, which many rights advocates believe remains one of the most dangerous piece of legislation on the current congressional agenda. Reports indicate that lawmakers will vote on the bill Wednesday, April 25, or Thursday, April 26. That leaves precious little time to convince Members of the House to vote “nay” on CISPA. Here is a quick guide to get your up to speed on the issues surrounding CISPA, and ways you can help fight back…So, these are the primary complaints. But if you want to truly educate yourself on this bill, I suggest checking out all of these links:• Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) CISPA resource page• Chart comparing CISPA to other cybersecurity legislation (pdf)• Electronic Frontier Foundation’s infographic on CISPA• Groups opposing CISPA• Groups supporting CISPAHow to fight back:The best case scenario is that CISPA is voted down in the House. And the best way for that to happen is for your representative to know that you oppose the bill. Here are a few ways to do so:• Find out who your representative is here.• Find email for your representatives here.• Find phone numbers for your representative here.• Send a automatically-generated tweet to your representative just by typing in your ZIP code here.• Tweet Rep. Rogers and the House Intelligence Committee: @HouseIntelComm and @RepMikeRogers.• Email Rep. Rogers directly.• Join Fight for the Future’s anti-CISPA Twitter campaign here.• Sign a petition against CISPA: here, here, and here.”~Thank you Andrew CoutsRead the rest of Andrew’s Article here: DigitalTrends
“Anonymous has been monitoring the human rights situation in Bahrain and the popular democratic uprising for over a year now, only to see the oppression of its people grow worse. When governments murder peaceful protesters on an ongoing basis, their illegitimacy becomes clear to all who can see. The government of Bahrain has been warned. We will not stop our support of the Bahraini people or our war against your tyranny until the people of Bahrain have true freedom and peace. This regime – which maintains its power by force and justifies it by birthright – has responded to the protests with a violent crackdown calculated to intimidate those within the country and a sophisticated public relations strategy calculated to deceive those outside of it. The crackdown has left scores dead and thousands in prison; the PR campaign is intended to ensure that such protesters are not only injured and imprisoned, but also libeled and forgotten. The violence is handled in the usual way; the lies come courtesy of an American PR firm called Qorvis. For too long, we have watched this tyrannical government tear gas its own people literally to death, with over 30 fatalities reported so far. We have watched as thousands of innocent protesters and activists have been jailed. We have watched as human rights advocate Abdulhadi Alkhawaja commits himself to death via a prison hunger strike that as of 22/4/2012 is 74 days in length, simply in the hope that some men somewhere will notice what is being done to other men here. We have witnessed doctors and nurses imprisoned merely for treating those wounded protesters who find themselves brutalized by security forces. And we have become outraged by the ignorance and outright lies of mainstream media regarding what is truly happening in Bahrain – lies concocted in large part by Qorvis, which is more than happy to defend such crimes and even to libel those of Bahrain’s activists who try bring them to the world’s attention at risk to their own lives.”
See the rest of the deface here: http://f1-racers.net/
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(Scene in Bahrain that day 04/20)
(Video Version of events in Bahrain that day 4/20: youtube)
More photos of what has been happening in Bahrain:
Places to follow (on Facebook) and thanks:
“15 December 2011
On December the 15th a group of anonymous punks from Moscow decided to act upon receiving news of brutal state repression of Indonesian punk-scene. We consider ourselves anarcho-punks and these news offended us in the deepest sense. We wont tolerate any religion to hold sway over living being’s freedom, especially over our subculture. Thus on the same evening we gathered to express our rage. We chose Indonesian embassy as our target. For us solidarity starts on subcultural level. We feel that modern Russian anarchists pay too little attention to subcultures of resistance. We wish the news of our action to reach Indonesian comrades. We hope they will have their spirits soar after hearing that in such far-away country there are folks who feel solidarity with their struggle.
Punk is not a crime. Religion is fascism. Fight for your looks.
We didn’t want to make video, but it was agreed upon after a tedious discussion that even the most pacifist action should have video documentation. So here it goes:
– general view on the embassy
– writing says “Religion = fascism”
– writing says “Punk is not a crime”
Link to the statement of responsibility (Russian).
Up the Punx!”~Via: 325
More solidarity action via:punkrpockers.com: Bring your own signs and banners. This is a D.I.Y. Protest.
Monday, December 19th, 2011 from 10am-1pm. Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Los Angeles: 3457 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90010. The Banda Aceh government in Indonesia has declared punk rockers as a “social disease” and has begun imprisoning punks in order to “reeducate” them.
From mainstream news:
L.A. Times – http://www.latimes.com/la-fg-punk-sh…0.photogallery
Sign the online petition:
Punk Aid: Jakarta Calling
Punks making mix tapes for Indonesia Punks:
Meanwhile @OccupyLulz Ann Coulter Bash-day has arrived..#Ows with good reason:
Ann Coulter Advocates Shooting Occupy Protesters
“Not everyone agrees with the Occupy Wall Street movement, nor do they have to. Many might not even sympathize with the protesters when they are shot with tear gas cannisters, beaten with nightsticks, or sprayed with pepper spray. But it takes a special breed of *sshole to publicly wish for a repeat of the Kent State shootings. As it turns out, Ann Coulter is that kind of *sshole.
here’s the relevant quote from Coulter: “So at the moment anyway, I mean I don’t know what’s going to happen in New York today, but at the moment I’m not really worried of a movement like SDS which really swept a lot of the college campuses… taking over. Of course if it does, just remember the lesson from my book: it just took a few shootings at Kent State to shut that down for good.” And here’s another, just in case you weren’t convinced: “This is the first time they got bullets back… and that put an end to the protests pretty quickly.” If you’d like to read the full transcript, MediaMatters has it here.
Let’s ignore her “creative” interpretation of the Vietnam era and the aftershocks of the Kent State shootings. This is a media figure publicly endorsing that we repeat a national tragedy by firing upon the Occupy protesters. Not with riot control methods, but with actual, lethal bullets. It’s mind boggling that this woman continues to get public appearances and book deals, because she is the absolute worst face of partisan politics. “~(ology.com)