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ALL HANDS ON DECK! The Prison Books Collective needs your help on Sunday, October 14th.

Pirate ship -- All hands on deck!Our comrades at the Prison Books Collective need your help! The recent move has been a strain on the collective’s resources, and they’re now 4 months underwater on letters and book requests. All hands on deck for a special, fun, backlog clearing workday on Sunday, October 14th, 2012, at the collective’s workspace at 621 Hillsborough Rd. in Carrboro. Clear your calendars, stay tuned to the Prison Books website for more details, and plan to be there to help us get back above water and send out books!

Activists to Keystone XL: You shall not pass! – Tree-sit begun along the pipeline route.

You Shall Not Pass - Tree Sit as part of the Tar Sands Blockade
Activists continue to try to stop the Keystone XL pipeline through a sustained campaign of resistance. A tree-sit has begun today, and activists are resolved to remain for “as long as it takes” to stop the pipeline, with substantial supplies of food and water laid in for a long wait.

The Tar Sands Blockade site has the full story and latest updates.

Home Defense Action in St. Louis Successful

Foreclosure Defense Action for Angelia Williams

A home defense action in St. Louis succeeded on September 21st, the sheriff backed down, citing “public pressure” for not serving the eviction order against homeowner Angelia Williams.

While a small, but important victory, the fight isn’t yet over, Wells Fargo and FHA still have not agreed to a loan modification, despite pressure from Angelia, her neighbors, and community activists on Wells Fargo and the state Attorney General’s office.

Full details are available from the OccupyOurHomes campaign site.


Tar Sands Blockade continues to delay Keystone XL pipeline in Texas – Jail Support Needed

R.C. Saldaña-Flores chained to heavy equipment being used to construct a segment of the pipeline

The pipeline that just wouldn’t die seems to be being built piece by piece, and activists there are risking injury and arrest to stop it.

“I want to be able to tell my children that I did something when the time came. I’m willing to take risks today to raise awareness of this horrible situation – even if that means being away from my children in jail for a day.” – R.C. Saldaña-Flores (pictured here locked down to construction equipment).

The activists participating in the ongoing effort to disrupt, and hopefully stop the pipeline have issued a call for jail support as part of their account of today’s action.

The Keystone XL pipeline has been repeatedly blocked through the courts, environmental review process, and State Department, but construction continues to press on in places. The pipeline would, if completed bring tar sands oil from Alberta, CA down to refineries along the gulf coast of Texas, accelerating environmental damage and contaminating water supplies where the mining takes place, and risking contamination of thousands of miles of pipeline route, including wilderness areas and pristine waterways.




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Occupy Monsanto dumps GMO foods in front of Monsanto’s lobbying HQ

Banners held during Occupy Monsanto Protest

From DC Indymedia

Activists with Occupy Monsanto held a protest outside of Monsanto’s lobbying office on I Street in Washington DC on September 17th. The protesters held signs and dumped out GMO contaminated foods on the sidewalk in front of the building to draw attention to the companies unethical practices, which include targeting small farmers whose crops have been contaminated by crosspollenation with neighboring GMO crops.