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[France] The State Attacks Indymedia-Grenoble and Indymedia-Nantes… Solidarity!
Following the publication of a communiqué claiming responsibility for a fire in a garage at a Grenoble police depot (gendarmerie) during the night of September 20th/21st, Indymedia Grenoble and Indymedia Nantes have been threatened by the French police. The administrators of these sites have received emails from the Central Office for the Fight Against Crime Linked to Information Technology and Communication (OCLCTIC) demanding that the concerned articles be removed from the sites under (in) 24 hours, otherwise rendering the sites liable to blocking...
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26 Sep 2017 | Filed under: News / Media
Linksunten Indymedia Declares “We Will Be Back Soon”
On August 25, the German government raided and shut down Linksunten Indymedia, an integral part of the global Independent Media Center network, and the most widely used German-language platform for radical politics and organizing. In Freiburg, riot police seized computers and harassed those they accuse of maintaining the site, justifying their actions on the grounds that the alleged administrators constitute an illegal organization intent on destroying the German Constitution. This represents a massive escalation in state repression against what the authorities call “left-wing extremism,” disingenuously suggesting an equivalence between those who seek to build communities beyond the reach of state violence and Neo-Nazis organizing to carry out attacks and murders.
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27 Aug 2017 | Filed under: News / Media : Police and Prisons
German Government Shuts Down Indymedia: What It Means
The German government has shut down the German Indymedia site, the most widely used German-language platform for radical politics and organizing. They have also conducted raids in Freiburg to seize computers and harass those they accuse of maintaining the site, absurdly justifying this on the grounds that the alleged administrators constitute an illegal organization for the sake of destroying the German Constitution. This represents a massive escalation in state repression against what the authorities call “left-wing extremism,” disingenuously suggesting an equivalence between those who seek to build communities beyond the reach of state violence and Neo-Nazis organizing to carry out attacks and murders like the ones in Charlottesville last week.
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25 Aug 2017 | Filed under: News / International : Media
MBTA Restores Palestine Advocacy Project Ads to Subway Stations
BOSTON, MASS. – NOVEMBER 6, 2015: The Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) has changed course and agreed to again display ads from Palestine Advocacy Project after the widely criticized decision to remove them from Boston subway stations. The ads were critical of the Israeli government’s treatment of Palestinians and of U.S. tax dollars being used to support those actions.
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06 Nov 2015 | Filed under: News / Media : Palestine
Prison Action News 8.2 Hits the Stands
Or at least the Internet... Volume 8 Issue 2 of Prison Action News is now available for download.
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01 Aug 2015 | Filed under: News / Education : Media : Police and Prisons
APR 23 Benefit Show! for Prison Action News' Women & Trans* Issue
Thursday, April 23 at 6:00pm - 9:00pm 549 Columbus Ave Boston
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14 Apr 2015 | Filed under: Announcement / Media
New Issue of Prison Action News Available Now
Prison Action News issue 8.1 was released today by the PAN collective, a volunteer group responsible for printing and distribution of the journal to incarcerated subscribers.
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03 Feb 2015 | Filed under: News / Media : Police and Prisons
Operation LIPSTICK: A Case Study in Propaganda and Counter Insurgency
Late last month Open Media Boston posted an article titled Antiviolence Activists Join City Officials To Launch MBTA-Wide Ad Campaign. The campaign in question was for Operation LIPSTICK, aka Ladies Involved In Putting a Stop to Inner-City Killings, an organization that is attempting to reduce shootings in neighborhoods of color by convincing women to stop buying guns for felons (who are legally barred from owning firearms). LIPSTICK is an offshoot of a nonprofit group called Citizens for Safety, who describe themselves as "a community coalition working to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and youths without abridging the freedoms of law-abiding Americans." The OMB article is essentially a puff piece. The author, Dave Goodman, expresses some skepticism about the efficacy of the MBTA ad campaign, but none about LIPSTICK or their mission, even claiming that "it’s extremely difficult to question the motivations behind the campaign."

Unfortunately, it's actually pretty easy. Even a cursory look at LIPSTICK's strategy and methods reveals a deeply problematic organization that is likely doing far more harm than good. To see why, read on.
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13 Mar 2014 | Filed under: Commentary / Gender : Media : Police and Prisons : Race
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