Monthly Archives: October 2009

Time To Party Like It’s 1999!!!

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Time To Party Like It's 1999

New Poster Art by Mike Flugennock: “Spirit Of ’99” Promotes Seattle/WTO

Anniversary Events in DC

Holy shit, has it really been ten years already? Phew, now that really
makes me feel old. Luckily for me, fiftysomething is the new
thirtysomething…or something.

So, when I was asked to design the poster for the Seattle/WTO Tenth
Anniversary event here in DC, there was only one thing to do — another
parody of a famous work of art, in this case, a classic of Kitsch
Americana, Archibald Willard’s iconic Spirit Of ’76, the hit of the show
at the 1876 Columbian Exposition.

But, aaa-aaaanyway…the big do is on:

Monday, November 30, at Chief Ike’s in Adam’s Morgan, 1725 Columbia Road NW, at 7pm.

It’s a fund raiser for the Washington Peace Center and the Funk The War Alumni Association (for all you ex-college kids who are too old for SDS, but still want to get funky). There’ll be the obligatory drinking and
party-mix grooves, of course. There’ll also be some vintage Seattle/WTO
rebellion video running, because we really loves us some anarchy.

Other events that weekend include panel discussions, for those of you
into sitting around and listening to people talk.

Here’s the download URLs, for all you wheatpasters out there. Don’t wait
around for the Lamppost Liberation Front’s official release announcement
from our Minister Of Information, because…well, because that just
wouldn’t be anarchistic:

Medium-res jpg image, color, 1mb

Medium-res jpg image, grayscale, 792k

So, hit the copy shop, mix up the paste, grab your rollers, and hit the
streets, kids!

Yer pal, Mike Flugennock
Minister Of Arts And Culture, Liberty Lamppost Liberation Front

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For Halloween Fun Carve a Fetus Into Your Pumpkin!

Brought to you by the same tasteless morons who produced and handed out posters saying “Bury ObamaCare With Ted Kennedy” the American Life League aka the ALL has put out a call to encourage anti-choicers to carve fetuses in their pumpkins

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It's a Halloween FETUS! AHHHHH!!! SCARY!!!!!LULZ!

They even have a stencil of this laughable poor taste here

Think of all the artistic variations that can be done … the possibilities are endless in LULZyness….

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Day Laborers Recover $10,000 in Stolen Wages

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Labour Rights=Immigration Rights


Day Laborers Recover $10,000 in Stolen Wages
DC Jobs With Justice
28 Oct 2009
Day laborers in DC scored another big victory on October 2nd: recovering over $10,000 in stolen wages for eight workers. Several members of the Union de Trabajadores de Washington, DC, a day laborer association, had been doing work on a DC public school building over the summer, and were paid less than promised. They reached out to DC Jobs with Justice and the DC Employment Justice Center, who quickly realized this public project entitled the workers to higher, “prevailing wages” for their work.

After reaching out to other workers from the project and talking with several building trades unions to confirm the proper rate, DC JwJ and the DC EJC went to the Office of Public Education Facilities Modernization to discuss this violation of DC’s contracting laws. The Office collaborated in forcing the contractors to pay back wages, including proper overtime rates.

This victory not only secures justice for the workers involved, but sends an important message to contractors who believe they can hire immigrant workers and pay them lower rates. Current broken immigration laws invite such exploitation by creating a pool of undocumented workers who employers believe don’t have rights and can’t organize.

http://www.dcjwj.org/node/516

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Trick HLS And Treat The Animals To A Good Life

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Save The Animals On Halloween

Please join DARTT for Halloween HLS Demos this Friday and Saturday.

In solidarity with Freaky Friday Global day of action against customers of
HLS on the eve of Halloween, DARTT is going to start off with
demonstrations at the offices of Huntingdon’s largest customers: Novartis, Bristol Myers Squibb and Sanofi Aventis. Then, on Halloween, we will be ‘trick or treating’ HLS customers during the afternoon and another set
upon nightfall.

Please dress in costume! Recommended: Lab coat and Skull mask, but be
creative! Other recommendations include vivisected animals, or zombie
security guard/vivisector/cop.

When: Friday October 30th at 7:30 am; Meet at Gallery Place/Chinatown at
the Gallery Exit.

Saturday: October 31st @:
Shift 1 @ 2 pm, Meet at Friendship Heights Metro, Western Ave Exit)
Shift 2 (Graveyard Shift) @ 8 pm, Meet at Van Ness/UDC

*We will be going to a few locations, so bring good walking shoes and a
loud voice to speak out for the voiceless.

Why?: HLS is a contract animal testing facility that has been exposed in 7
undercover investigations. HLS uses every other-than-humyn animal from
rats, mice, fish, dogs, cats, rabbits, primates to farm animals. Right
now, while you are reading this, 70,000 animals are imprisoned inside the
HLS hellhole.

NOTE: These are peaceful and legal demonstrations to raise awareness about
the cruel terror and cold blooded murder committed by HLS and their
associates

Trick or Treat!
Happy Halloween!!!


Defending Animal Rights Today & Tomorrow
http://www.dartt-online.org
http://www.myspace.com/dartt_online

DARTT@riseup.net

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Ken Cuccinelli And the White Supremacists In His Campaign

We here at the Lady Liberty’s Lamp Collective are surprised that this has not come in the Virginia campaign races before.
It appears that crazy Ken Cuccinelli has some very unsavory racist connections to his campaign by way of the Gun Owners of America’s founder “Larry Pratt”

Cuccinelli with his campaign spokesman the white supremacist Larry Pratt

It appears Larry Pratt has been a long time Cuccinelli supporter and advocate:

Gun Owners of America Political Victory Fund E-Mail/FAX Alert
8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102, Springfield, VA 22151
Phone: 703-321-8585 / FAX: 703-321-8408

July 26, 2002
Dear Friend of the Second Amendment,
Believe it or not, the staunchest friend of the Second Amendment in
the Virginia state Senate could get into office in a special
election being held in a few days — August 6. And he will be a
Senator from Northern Virginia!

Ken Cuccinelli of Centreville pulled off an upset to win the
Republican primary in the 37th state Senate district.

Cuccinelli defeated the establishment candidate who was backed by
some of the worst anti-gun Republicans in the state.

Cuccinelli now faces the kind of candidate that only the members of
the so-called Million Moms could love — Cathy Belter. Belter is a
liberal librarian who is on the Fairfax County School Board.

Belter has boasted of her teacher union support. As you probably
know, the national and state teachers unions openly and militantly
support gun control.

I assure you that the virulently anti-self defense teachers unions
do not want Cuccinelli to win this special August 6 election.

Frankly, Gun Owners of America thinks that this election is just as
important as does the anti-gun Virginia Education Association
teachers union.

We have been able to pass pro-self defense legislation in the House
of Delegates only to see the legislation get killed in the Senate.
This is exactly what happened this year to the House-passed bill to
remove the ban on carrying a concealed firearm in restaurants that
serve alcoholic beverages.

The pro-Second Amendment forces are close to a majority in the
Senate. Cuccinelli’s victory would put us much closer to victory
there.
Another benefit of a Cuccinelli victory would be to put the lie to
the anti-gun mantra that a pro-Second Amendment candidate cannot be
elected in Northern Virginia.

Cuccinelli’s victory will tell pro-gun activists that they could
win, too — if they would just take the plunge and run for office.

Cuccinelli is running an excellent grassroots campaign. But even if
you do not live close enough to the 37th Senate district in Northern
Virginia, you can help with a contribution.

You can give as much as you want under Virginia law. Corporate
contributions are also OK in Virginia. A few $1,000 checks would
give a huge boost to the Cuccinelli campaign.

But even $25, $50 or $100 would help a lot.

Please send your check, today! You can send it to Cuccinelli for
Senate, 6801 Mount Olive Court, Centreville, VA 20121.

Online contributions can be made at:

https://www.campaigncontribution.com…?ano=2151&db=3

If there is any way you can volunteer — even if you have to drive
across the state the weekend before Election Day — please call the
campaign office at 703-766-0635. Or use Ken@cuccinelli.com to drop
Cuccinelli an e-mail message.

Cuccinelli has bucked the anti-self defense establishment in
Northern Virginia. Please take part in the effort to enable him to
buck the anti-gunners in Richmond.
Sincerely,
Larry Pratt
Executive Director

P.S. If you live in parts of Springfield, Burke or Fairfax Station,
or anywhere in Centreville or Chantilly, you are in Cuccinelli’s
37th Senate district. You can verify in which district you reside
by calling the information desk at a public library

More about Larry Pratt from the Southern Poverty Law Center

Larry Pratt

Larry Pratt, a gun rights absolutist whose Gun Owners of America (GOA) has been described as “eight lanes to the right” of the National Rifle Association, may well be the person who brought the concept of citizen militias to the radical right.

In 1990, Pratt wrote a book, Armed People Victorious, based on his study of “citizen defense patrols” used in Guatemala and the Philippines against Communist rebels — patrols that came to be known as death squads for their murderous brutality.

Picturing these groups in rosy terms, Pratt advocated similar militias in the United States — an idea that finally caught on when he was invited for a meeting of 160 extremists, including many famous white supremacists, in 1992.

It was at that meeting, hosted in Colorado by white supremacist minister Pete Peters, that the contours of the militia movement were laid out.

Pratt, whose GOA has grown since its 1975 founding to some 150,000 members today, hit the headlines in a big way when his associations with Peters and other professional racists were revealed, convincing arch-conservative Pat Buchanan to eject him as a national co-chair of Buchanan’s 1996 presidential campaign.

The same year, it emerged that Pratt was a contributing editor to a periodical of the anti-Semitic United Sovereigns of America, and that his GOA had donated money to a white supremacist attorney’s group.

Pratt is today close to the extremist Constitution Party and its radical theology.

Cuccinelli himself is no stranger to hate and bigotry in his latest homophobic remark to the Virginia Pilot:

“ My view is that homosexual acts, not homosexuality, but homosexual acts are wrong. They’re intrinsically wrong. And I think in a natural law based country it’s appropriate to have policies that reflect that. … They don’t comport with natural law. I happen to think that it represents (to put it politely; I need my thesaurus to be polite) behavior that is not healthy to an individual and in aggregate is not healthy to society.”

UPDATE!! Virginia political blogger Vivian Page also has a great article addressing Cuccinelli extremism here. A very good read!

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Report Back From the GLN Protest Against Peter LaBarbera

We posted the protest call for this action and here is the report back from Andy Thayer

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GLN Protest against Peter La Barbara 10/24/09

Protesters from a local Gay / Straight Alliance, the local Congregational Church, the Chicago Coalition of Welcoming Churches and the Gay Liberation Network picketed the annual banquet of Peter LaBarbera’s “Americans for Truth [sic] About Homosexuality” in Arlington Heights, IL Saturday night.

We felt it was important to label LaBarbera and his guest speaker Matt Barber as “bigots,” because they not only oppose different sexual orientations and gender identities per se, they also oppose our equal housing rights, job opportunities and access to public accommodations. They are bigots, full stop, and the more that the public sees them as such, the less likely LaBarbera, et al are going to get the mass public hearing that they crave.

It’s also important to note that “Americans for Truth’s” bigotry is confined not simply to LGBT people. Peter LaBarbera, for example, was a prime supporter of the many failed campaigns by Peter Oberweis, a man widely condemned for his anti-immigrant anti-Latino biases. In an earlier incarnation, LaBarbera was an operative with “Concerned Women for America,” an anti-women’s rights group, and before that he was a “reporter” for the far-right Washington Times newspaper, a creature of the creepie Rev. Sun Myung Moon cult.

Four hi-res pics from our protest are attached and free for your use.

Andy Thayer
Gay Liberation Network
www.GayLiberation.net

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WARNING! International Fascism On the Rise!

WARNING: Fascism On The Rise!

WARNING: Fascism On The Rise!

Back in June of this year, we covered a story about Nick Griffin the British Nationalist/Nazi Party elected official to the European Parliament and his connection in organizing with other European right wing Nationalist/Fascist political parties.

It was really only about four-five months ago, and nobody knew whether to take it seriously or not.

Well, it looks like the trend of “Nationalist Parties” has hit a growths-pert. .

From The Taiwan News:

Five European nationalist parties are forming an alliance in opposition to the European Union and globalization, officials said Saturday.
Hungary’s Jobbik, France’s National Front, Italy’s Three-Color Flame, Sweden’s National Democrats and Belgium’s National Front formed the Alliance of European National Movements, saying the British National Party, Austria’s Freedom Party as well as groups from Spain and Portugal would join them soon.

Far-right parties won a surprisingly large number of seats in June’s European parliamentary elections. Jobbik got three seats and nearly 15 percent of the vote in Hungary, while the British National Party won two seats and 6 percent of the vote.

Nationalist parties are usually opposed to immigration and increased rights for homosexuals, say globalization will homogenize independent cultures and don’t want supranational bodies like the European Union to limit the rights of individual countries.

“This is an important step … for the renaissance of sovereign nations,” Marc Abramsson, president of Sweden’s National Democrats, said about the alliance. “It is a struggle for our own culture and heritage.”

Ummm… “opposed to immigration and increased rights for homosexuals”?

Sounds like our very own Tea Bagging hate movement who are furious with the fact that there is a black president, and who also hate immigrants and want to control who can marry who.

Are we looking at an international trend of a growing reactionary movement based in intolerance and Fascism which also has a connection to our own American soil?

Anti-Muslim Fascist Dutch Politician Geert Wilders Makes USA Speaking Tour

Anti-Muslim Fascist Dutch Politician Geert Wilders Makes USA Speaking Tour

As of late, the Fascist Nationalist Dutch politician Geert Wilders, known for his hatred against Muslims, has been making a United States speaking tour to various colleges hosted by the racist David Horowitz
From One People’s Project:

Students and community members came out to protest the appearance of Geert Wilders, who has been making a name for himself as an anti-Islamist politician in the Netherlands, and Frontpagemag.org’s David Horowitz, who has had a decades-long career of promoting hatred against Muslims and people of color, often using college campuses as the vehicle for such promotions.

Historically, Europe has suffered greatly under Fascism, hence why our British anti-fascist comrades will risk themselves to fight against every move of the British Nationalist/Nazi Party, as will our other European comrades.
We must join them in this battle and unite internationally to be stronger than the evil that is starting to infest our planet.

SMASH THE FASH!

SMASH THE FASH!

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