1. Parents, teachers, and community leaders hold sit in at City Hall

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    Community demands a meeting with Mayor Emanuel over concerns about closings and turnarounds of neighborhood schools January 4, 2011- Parents and community leaders from North Kenwood, Oakland, and the Greater Bronzeville community along with activists from Kenwood Oakland Community Organization, Chicago Teachers Union, Action Now, Albany Park Neighborhood Council, and Stand Up Chicago are participating in a sit-in outside the Mayor’s office demanding a meeting with the mayor to discuss the plan to turnaround, close, and consolidate schools in the mid-south region. Some of the demonstrators traveled to successful school districts around the country over a two-year period and met with education leaders to develop the Bronzeville Global Achievers Village School Improvement Plan. “The Board of Education and Mayor Emanuel have yet to respond to parents’ efforts to garner support and implement their plan and save their schools,” said Jitu Brown, education organizer for KOCO. “Instead of respecting the very community that helped put him in office, he has gone deaf and unyielding in his mission to turn our schools over to politically connected school operators without a proven record of school success. We want to tell the mayor that the honeymoon is over. Our community will not just sit back and take it. We are not his subjects to be done with as he wishes. Our children deserve equal access to high quality schools now.” This story is developing. Check for updates at ctunet.com and substancenews.net.

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    • Hello UK Consulate? Anybody?

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      from sean bedlam Added 29 0 0

      Wikileaks Australian Citizens Alliance fronted the UK Consulate, Melbourne to grill them about the extraordinary treatment of Julian Assange. They wouldn't talk, so things got interesting. This was not a planned event, we didn't go there expecting to Occupy, but we did so as our small part of a global movement. Worth watching for clues on how to talk to cops in a civil disobedience situation, too. http://www.theage.com.au/national/us-in-pursuit-of-assange-cables-reveal-20120817-24e8u.html

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      • Abington Eminent Domain Rally 10-17-2009

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        from George Donnelly Added

        Many good, hardy folks came out in support of the victims of government theft (eminent domain) in Abington township, PA on Saturday, Oct 17, 2009

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        • World Bank PR Bloodsuckers (2005)

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          Members of the Boston Direct Action Project dressed as vampires and pose as PR officials for the World Bank. They hit the streets of DC during the 2005 mobilization against the World Bank and International Monetary Fund annual meetings. This is a clever and hilarious short documentary of that affinity group's street theater performance.

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          • TowerBridge060808

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            6 August 2008 At 10 o'clock this morning a man climbed a pole on Tower Bridge in London and hung a banner topped with the Olympics rings, reading, "Beijing 2008 Make Olympic history Free Tibet." He also hung a Tibetan flag and a small yellow sign reading, "Free Tibet".

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            • Clowns vs. Minutemen, Pt. 1, Operation W.T.F?!

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              High quality download: http://video.indymedia.org/en/2006/09/466.shtml (with 2 minutes more footage!) The Rebel Clown Army goes to a local home depot in san diego, california, where the Minutemen are trying to keep day laborers from feeding their families. Originally posted, September 13, 2006, 09:27 PM

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              • Capital Climate Action!

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                Selects from the March 2nd Civil Disobedience against the Capital coal plant in Washington DC, Featuring Dr. James Hansen and Eleanor Holmes Norton.

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                • Aussie pastor under arrest: Jarrod McKenna

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                  What drives Church of Christ pastor Jarrod McKenna, and more than 40 other Christian and Jewish leaders, to occupy politicians' offices with the expectation that they will be arrested? Record InFocus interview with Kent Kingston. Your feedback: letters@infocus.org.au

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                  • Many Yeses, One No Compilation Excerpts

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                    Many Yeses, One No is a remarkable look back at the Global Justice Movement. As the critiques of "free trade" were just being formulated, alternative media producers were there to expose the realities that were the true face of corporate globalization. They were there in Seattle in November of 1999 to bear witness to what was perhaps the most successful week of action against destructive neoliberal economic policies. This video is a series of excerpts.

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