BREAKING: Hacktavist Group Anonymous Releases Dispatch Tapes After Michael Brown Shooting


The Fifth Column

Anonymous YouTube Screenshot

I have mixed emotions about Anonymous.  The one thing I will say is that their mission on any given occasion always seem to side with “truth” and justice” no matter who the protagonist is…Dems or GOP.

Blue Nation Review

There’s something to be said for transparency and with the hacktavist group Anonymous that is exactly what we get. After the Ferguson, Missouri shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, people took the streets in protest and the local police responded with violence and threats. Activist hacker group Anonymous appeared right beside them threatening to make a whole lot of information public if the police didn’t back down, and they are making good on their threat.

Released now are the police dispatch tapes discussing Michael Brown’s shooting, there’s no audio for the first minute, discussion of the shooting begins after 11 minutes. The tech site Mashable has confirmed with the…

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BREAKING: Hacktavist Group Anonymous Releases Dispatch Tapes After Michael Brown Shooting


The Fifth Column

Anonymous YouTube Screenshot

I have mixed emotions about Anonymous.  The one thing I will say is that their mission on any given occasion always seem to side with “truth” and justice” no matter who the protagonist is…Dems or GOP.

Blue Nation Review

There’s something to be said for transparency and with the hacktavist group Anonymous that is exactly what we get. After the Ferguson, Missouri shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, people took the streets in protest and the local police responded with violence and threats. Activist hacker group Anonymous appeared right beside them threatening to make a whole lot of information public if the police didn’t back down, and they are making good on their threat.

Released now are the police dispatch tapes discussing Michael Brown’s shooting, there’s no audio for the first minute, discussion of the shooting begins after 11 minutes. The tech site Mashable has confirmed with the…

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Jazz in Paradise, July 26, 2014


Marsha in the D

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This was the setting for a jazz concert. It was a part of the Mayflower Jazz Series hosted by Maxine Michaels. It was in a magnificent backyard which included several decks on the house, a fire pit. walkways through the woods filled with local flora and fauna including deer, a meandering stream, places to sit and just enjoy the surroundings.

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The concert itself took place in front of a massive tent which was erected over a basketball court. There were other tents for beverages light refreshments and vendors. All the food and beverages were complimentary. The weather was perfect. It was easy to just sit and enjoy.

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Left to right as seen in this picture: Vincent Bowen(sax), Marion Hayden(bass), Rqmona Collins(vox) and Michael Jellick (keys). Also present and not see in this picture were Dwight Adams(tpt) and Gayelynn McKinney(drums).

The musicians were all well known in the Detroit area. The…

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Jazz in Paradise, July 26, 2014


Marsha in the D

20140804-155742-57462300.jpg
This was the setting for a jazz concert. It was a part of the Mayflower Jazz Series hosted by Maxine Michaels. It was in a magnificent backyard which included several decks on the house, a fire pit. walkways through the woods filled with local flora and fauna including deer, a meandering stream, places to sit and just enjoy the surroundings.

20140804-160112-57672941.jpg
The concert itself took place in front of a massive tent which was erected over a basketball court. There were other tents for beverages light refreshments and vendors. All the food and beverages were complimentary. The weather was perfect. It was easy to just sit and enjoy.

20140804-160441-57881143.jpg
Left to right as seen in this picture: Vincent Bowen(sax), Marion Hayden(bass), Rqmona Collins(vox) and Michael Jellick (keys). Also present and not see in this picture were Dwight Adams(tpt) and Gayelynn McKinney(drums).

The musicians were all well known in the Detroit area. The…

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Friday Fictioneers: The Letter


A Mixed Bag

Every week, the lovely Rochelle shares with us a photo that has been donated to her so we can use it as a prompt to write a piece of fiction in around 100 words.

WARNING
SOME PEOPLE MAY FIND THIS DISTRESSING AS IT

REFERS TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

© Jan © Jan Wayne Fields

For three years I have put up with your drinking, your infidelity and your aggressiveness. I cannot put up with it any more. I am sorry. I loved you when we first met. I loved you when we started seeing each other, and I loved you when we married. I am sorry to say that I am unable to stay in this marriage. I cannot continue suffering the beatings at your hands. I cannot continue receiving the verbal abuse. I am sorry Hannah but I am leaving you.

Warren

The letter lay on the bureau beside the…

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A British Experiment in Direct Democracy


The Most Revolutionary Act

Grasp the Nettle
Dean Puckett 2013

Film Review

As the 2008 downturn and subsequent austerity cuts push more and more families into unrelenting misery, there is growing sentiment that capitalism and our current political system (which is best described as corporatism or fascism*) cannot be reformed and need to be dismantled.

If capitalism is dismantled and/or collapses, it will need to be replaced. This is a major stumbling block for many activists. There seems to be wide general support for a system in which people govern themselves through direct democracy. However most of us feel a little vague as to how the mechanics will operate. How do you ensure everyone has an equal voice while simultaneously meeting their needs for food, shelter and protection from arbitrary violence?

The 2011 Occupy movement is the best known experiment in direct democracy, though some Occupy encampments were more “democratic” than others. People in…

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