Will Wave Of Action Become Nightmare For The 1%?

 

#RESIST! #ACTIVISM #OCCUPY #WORLDWIDE #WAVEOFACTION #Cookednews

 

Note: We don’t view te #WaveOfAction as a potential last gasp of Occupy.  It is one more series of protests and resistance efforts that will continue no matter how large the #WaveOfAction protests are.  It is up to the people how large the protests are, how creative and how effective.  This is part of the process of building a mass movement — a movement that is much more than the occupy encampments were. 

What will prove to be either the last gasp of the Occupy Movement, or its Renaissance as a social powerhouse, will lie in the success and its embrace of a highly-publicized #WaveOfAction which launches a major 90-day program of protest and resistance on April 4.

The Wave begins, symbolically, on the date of the assassination of Martin Luther King and ends, symbolically, on July the 4th.  It will run from the date of the death of a dream that will not die to the date of the birth of a vision which has yet to be fulfilled.

So, what is the purpose of this ambitious campaign, who is behind it, and what can we expect of it – and of ourselves?  The purpose is stated on its website and is quite clear.

We are a Movement of Movements

“The Worldwide #WaveOfAction begins April 4th and runs through July 4th.

During this three-month cycle, people throughout the world will be protesting corruption, rallying around solutions and taking part in alternative systems. The new paradigm will be on full display.

Studies have proven that it only takes 3.5% of the population taking nonviolent action to create meaningful and positive change. The #WaveOfAction gives all of us who want change a powerful opportunity to #EvolveSociety.

Change-makers all over the world will be engaged at the same time in an unprecedented wave of transformation.”

OK, that sounds acceptable (to most of the 99%, and certainly not the 1%).  Now, who is behind this?

I confess that I can’t say that I have figured that out.  It appears to be nobody.  Or, perhaps everybody.  Or, a coterie of patriots/anarchists/misfits who – such as when Zuccotti Park came to be occupied – are taking it upon themselves to rekindle that Occupy fire.

Word has it that #OWS #Anon and its allies put out a call to action for a World Wide Wave of creative community coordination and collaboration this winter.  There were two organizing conference calls prior to April 4.  One on March 25, and the other on April 2.  (David Degrawis one of the facilitators)

For an organizing call, it attracted verifiable luminaries:  Barbara Max HubbardMarianne WilliamsonRussell BrandKevin ZeesePatricia EllsbergDylan RattiganJohn Perry Barlow, and Lee Camp.  If “you are known by the company you keep,” #WaveOfAction is keeping good company.

Whoever started it, it can be said that occupiers around the world are standing with it, and many called in to declare that support and to announce events they were planning locally.

But, they are coming up against a very familiar foe – themselves.

The Naysayers…and worse

Anyone familiar with Occupy knows that it is rife with the usual suspects:  gripers, snipers and full-blown trolls whose only purpose seems to be that of making sure that “solidarity” will never be had.  “How dare (someone/something) do/be (provide the offense).”  Everything is suspect, and anyone taking a lead roll is to be suspected.

Whether or not this will affect the success of #WaveOfAction will not be known for some time, but the offenders are being put on notice.  Activist and creater of Occu-Evolve,Sumumba Sobukwe, had this to say:

“The Irony of those complaining about this ‘Wave of Action’ is that it will only be a failure if they continue to find fault with EVERYTHING that ‘reeks’ of coordination that might make people move beyond facebook, twitter and other social media ‘activism’ as well as their own silos of causes and interests to actually go out and organize with others in the streets.”

He continues, “When did an ‘occupy’ action ever draw more than a few hundred people that didn’t have unions, grassroots or other groups involved? Who are we fooling here? Occupy has ALWAYS been made up of different groups and individuals, and that’s where the concept of the ’99%’ came closest to being real or at least unifying in theory.”

So, in addition to proving Pogo’s theorem, “We have met the enemy, and they are us,” what other odds militate against the campaign having any major effect?  Let me count the ways:

1. A largely indifferent press.  Activists deride the “MainStream Media” for not paying attention to even the largest of its protests and greatest of its triumphs.  Occupy is hardly alone.  Last year’s March Against Monsanto which attracted a half-million marchers or more worldwide did not find its way into print or broadcast in any meaningful way. (P.S.  Occupy folk helped make that march happen, as well).

  1. A police force dedicated to crushing public dissent.  Naaaah, that can’t be happening here in America, right?  That’s what you find in Russia, or Egypt, or China.  Thank God that “to serve and protect” applies to citizens in the street and peaceful protestors, yes?  Here’s a retired cop who has a word or two on that, Captain Ray Harris. Oh, and not to forget Cecily McMillan’s experience with the Boys in Blue which finds her at risk of jail time for resisting their abuse.
  2. Elected officials.  One would think that people who are elected to represent us willactually represent us, and that they will be at the front of any parade or protest demanding justice and protecting civil liberties.  Think again.  If you ain’t got the money (and few occupiers/activists do), they ain’t got the time. And, if their party can’t co-opt your movement for their betterment, they’ll be the first to applaud authorities who arrest you. Hell, they will demand that force be used.
  3. The 1%.  You can be certain that the #WaveOfAction will be countered by a #FloodOfMoney spent to discredit its work and mission.  Did I mention Fox?  CNN?  Stay tuned and see how money talks.

So, I leave it to you, the reader.  Will this be a “Wave,” or a “Wave Goodbye” on the part of Occupy and its brother and sister causes?  Will you listen to the detractors within and the enemies without and surrender to the impossible forces against you?

Or, will you take comfort in your own, amazing numbers and brilliance and continue to fight the good fight as so many have before you in America’s history. You are the dream that Martin referred to, and the nightmare that the 1% are waking up to.

When you realize that, the others in the 3.5% of the population will as well.  Won’t that be exciting.

     

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#Deleterio a.k.a. Del #Dadaismo #Cookednews

 Storie di cessi a forma di pera e non è ‘Amore tossico’. Pisciatoi latrine firmati e stoicamente quotati, paradisi artificiali per vesciche puramente maschili. Baffi Gioconda, metronomi monoculari, Ulissi del rap di ritorno ad Itaca. Wheel di bici in sosta, aspettano una chiamata. Il ring suona ed ecco DADAISMO, il primo album di DELETERIO (Dogo Gang)

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#www #WaveOfAction Worldwide Wave Launch Gatherings – The People REVOLT

#WaveOfAction 4-4-14 ~ 7-4-14 #Cookednews

Now that you’ve seen The People REVOLT in Tunisia, Turkey, Spain, Egypt, Brazil and the Ukraine, tell me what will happen on the streets

On April 4th, we will launch the first phase of the Worldwide Wave of Action by gathering at Zuccotti Park and former occupation sites throughout the world to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  At 6:05pm CT, the time of his assassination, we will host vigil ceremonies and resurrect his spirit of nonviolent direct action.

People with opinions across the political spectrum are invited to unite and find common ground against corruption. We will overcome divide and conquer propaganda by forming communities of support and compassion. Together we will fight for freedom and begin engaging in a relentless campaign of nonviolent civil disobedience. People will pledge to take part in whatever tactics they are interested in throughout a sustained three-month cycle.  Here’s a basic list of tactics…

> Mass gatherings, demonstrations;
> Marches, parades;
> Flash mobs, swarms;
> Shutdown harmful corporate and governmental operations;
> Worker Strikes;
> Hunger strikes;
> Sit-ins;
> Strategic defaults, debt strikes;
> Foreclosure prevention;
> Boycotting corrupt corporations;
> Move your money out of the big banks and the stock market;
> Use alternative currencies and economic systems;
> Cancel your cable television and support independent media;
> Use independent online tools that don’t sell your info / protect privacy;
> Online civil disobedience, Anonymous operations;
> Leak information on corruption;
> Use alternative energy;
> Build urban and hydroponic farms, or get your food from them;
> Support local businesses;
> Join local community organizations;
> Take part in food banks and help develop community support systems;
> Start or join intentional and autonomous communities;
> Experiment with new governing systems, Liquid Democracy;
> Host teach-ins;
> Organize socially conscious events;
> Make conscious media;
> Guerrilla postering, messages on money;
> Help inspiring groups and organizations spread their message;
> Random acts of kindness and compassion;
> Mass meditations, prayer sessions and spiritual actions.

You know what you can do to play a part. Do whatever you feel inspired to do. Amplify what you are already doing. Think about what you are willing to do to be the change we urgently need to see in the world, and then do it.

We look forward to seeing you in action!

Organize a Worldwide Wave launch gathering in your hometown and post the details here

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Lau Chun-to, journalist of the daily Ming Pao, is in critical condition after attack

Kevin Lau Chun-to Hong Kong journalist attacked #cookednews

A former editor of a major Hong Kong newspaper known for its critical reporting has been stabbed and seriously injured. The attack on Wednesday is likely to fuel concern among journalists about what many see as an erosion of media freedoms.

A man in a helmet attacked Kevin Lau Chun-to, former chief editor of the daily Ming Pao, slashing him in the back several times.

The assailant rode off on a motorcycle with an accomplice.

Mr Lau is in a critical condition in hospital after managing to summon police himself.

Police said they so far had no clues as to who might have carried out the attack. No-one has been detained.

The attack took place days after 6,000 journalists marched to Hong Kong’s government headquarters to demand the city’s leaders uphold press freedom and repel what they see as intrusions from mainland China.

The Hong Kong Journalists’Association has denounced the stabbing and called on authorities to “pursue [Mr Lau’s] attackers and those malignant forces behind them without fear or favour.

“The attackers must be brought to justice as quickly as possible to allay public fears.”

Mr Lau was recently replaced by a Malaysian Chinese journalist with suspected pro-Beijing leanings who takes up his duties this week.

Although the motive for the attack is unclear, Mr Lau’s removal from the editorial post sparked a revolt in the Ming Pao newsroom by journalists who suggested the paper’s editorial independence may be undermined.

“We hope the police can swiftly prosecute the culprit as many cases of attacks against the media in the past have ended up being unsolved,” Ming Pao staff concern group Phyllis Tsang said.

“This attack will damage perceptions of Hong Kong as a safe city and its reputation for media freedoms.”

Ming Pao, co-founded by martial arts novelist Louis Cha, is owned by colourful Malaysian media baron, Tiong Hiew King, through his Media Chinese International.

Media outlets have periodically been subject to attacks in Hong Kong. The offices of a small independent media outlet were recently ransacked and a car rammed the front gate of the home of Jimmy Lai, publisher of Hong Kong’s popular anti-Beijing newspaper, the Apple Daily.

An incident of such brutality is unusual in the former British colony, which reverted to Chinese rule in 1997.

Hong Kong generally enjoys a high degree of autonomy and freedom, but Beijing’s Communist Party leaders have resisted public pressure for full democracy.

Beijing has agreed in principle for Hong Kong to hold direct elections in 2017, but no specific rules have yet been set on whether open nominations for candidates will be allowed.

#pressfreedom #FreeAJStaff #cookednews #pressfreedom #hongkong

Tutti gli uomini di Matteo Renzi

Renzi pigliatutto: segretario del Pd #Cookednews

Una magistrale inchiesta di Franco Fracassi svela l’intreccio dei nomi che svernano all’ombra di Renzi. E c’è poco da stare allegri perchè, tra questi, ve ne sono di terribilmente inquietanti.

Quando negli anni Ottanta Michael Ledeen varcava l’ingresso del dipartimento di Stato, al numero 2401 di E Street, chiunque avesse dimestichezza con il potere di Washington sapeva che si trattava di una finta. Quello, per lo storico di Los Angeles, rappresentava solo un impiego di facciata, per nascondere il suo reale lavoro: consulente strategico per la Cia e per la Casa Bianca. Ledeen è stato la mente della strategia aggressiva nella Guerra Fredda di Ronald Reagan, è stato la mente degli squadroni della morte in Nicaragua, è stato consulente del Sismi negli anni della Strategia della tensione, è stato una delle menti della guerra al terrore promossa dall’Amministrazione Bush, oltre che teorico della guerra all’Iraq e della potenziale guerra all’Iran, è stato uno dei consulenti del ministero degli Esteri israeliano.

Oggi Michael Ledeen è una delle menti della politica estera del segretario del Partito democratico Matteo Renzi. Forse è stato anche per garantirsi la futura collaborazione di Ledeen che l’allora presidente della Provincia di Firenze si è recato nel 2007 al dipartimento di Stato Usa per un inspiegabile tour. Non è un caso che il segretario di Stato Usa John Kerry abbia più volte espresso giudizi favorevoli nei confronti di Renzi. Ma sono principalmente i neocon ad appoggiare Renzi dagli Stati Uniti. Secondo il ‘New York Post’, ammiratori del sindaco di Firenze sarebbero gli ambienti della destra repubblicana, legati alle lobby pro Israele e pro Arabia Saudita. In questa direzione vanno anche il guru economico di Renzi, Yoram Gutgeld, e il suo principale consulente politico, Marco Carrai, entrambi molti vicini a Israele. Carrai ha addirittura propri interessi in Israele, dove si occupa di venture capital e nuove tecnologie. Infine, anche il suppoter renziano Marco Bernabè ha forti legami con Tel Aviv, attraverso il fondo speculativo Wadi Ventures e, il cui padre, Franco, fino a pochi anni fa è stato arcigno custode delle dorsali telefoniche mediterranee che collegano l’Italia a Israele.

Forse aveva ragione l’ultimo cassiere dei Ds, Ugo Sposetti, quando disse: «Dietro i finanziamenti milionari a Renzi c’è Israele e la destra americana». O perfino Massimo D’Alema, che definì Renzi il terminale di «quei poteri forti che vogliono liquidare la sinistra». Dietro Renzi ci sono anche i poteri forti economici, a partire dalla Morgan Stanley, una delle banche d’affari responsabile della crisi mondiale. Davide Serra entrò in Morgan Stanley nel 2001, e fece subito carriera, scalando posizioni su posizioni, in un quinquennio che lo condusse a diventare direttore generale e capo degli analisti bancari.
La carriera del giovane broker italiano venne punteggiata di premi e riconoscimenti per le sue abilità di valutazione dei mercati. In quegli anni trascorsi dentro il gruppo statunitense, Serra iniziò a frequentare anche i grandi nomi del mondo bancario italiano, da Matteo Arpe (che ancora era in Capitalia) ad Alessandro Profumo (Unicredit), passando per l’allora gran capo di Intesa-San Paolo Corrado Passera. Nel 2006 Serra decise tuttavia che era il momento di spiccare il volo. E con il francese Eric Halet lanciò Algebris Investments.
Già nel primo anno Algebris passò da circa settecento milioni a quasi due miliardi di dollari gestiti.
 L’anno successivo Serra, con il suo hedge fund, lanciò l’attacco al colosso bancario olandese Abn Amro, compiendo la più importante scalata bancaria d’ogni tempo. Poi fu il turno del banchiere francese Antoine Bernheim a essere fatto fuori da Serra dalla presidenza di Generali, permettendo al rampante finanziere di mettere un piede in Mediobanca.

Definito dall’ex segretario Pd Pier Luigi Bersani «il bandito delle Cayman», Serra oggi ha quarantatré anni, vive nel più lussuoso quartiere di Londra (Mayfair), fa miliardi a palate scommettendo sui ribassi in Borsa (ovvero sulla crisi) ed è il principale consulente finanziario di Renzi, nonché suo grande raccoglitore di denaro, attraverso cene organizzate da Algebris e dalla sua fondazione Metropolis. E così, nell’ultimo anno il gotha dell’industria e della finanza italiane si sono schierati uno a uno dalla parte di Renzi. A cominciare da Fedele Confalonieri che, riferendosi al sindaco di Firenze, disse: «Non saranno i Fini, i Casini e gli altri leader già presenti sulla scena politica a succedere a Berlusconi, sarà un giovane». Poi venne Carlo De Benedetti, con il suo potentissimo gruppo editoriale Espresso-Repubblica («I partiti hanno perduto il contatto con la gente, lui invece quel contatto ce l’ha»). E ancora, Diego Della Valle, il numero uno di Vodafone Vittorio Colao, il fondatore di Luxottica Leonardo Del Vecchio e l’amministratore delegato Andrea Guerra, il presidente di Pirelli Marco Tronchetti Provera con la moglie Afef, l’ex direttore di Canale 5 Giorgio Gori, il patron di Eataly Oscar Farinetti, Francesco Gaetano Caltagirone, Cesare Romiti, Martina Mondadori, Barbara Berlusconi, i banchieri Fabrizio Palenzona e Claudio Costamagna, il numero uno di Assolombarda Gianfelice Rocca, il patron di Lega Coop Giuliano Poletti, Patrizio Bertelli di Prada, Fabrizio Palenzona di Unicredit, Il Monte dei Paschi di Siena, attraverso il controllo della Fondazione Montepaschi gestita dal renziano sindaco di Siena Bruno Valentini, e, soprattutto, l’amministratore delegato di Mediobanca Albert Nagel, erede di Cuccia nell’istituto di credito.

Proprio sul giornale controllato da Mediobanca, ‘Il Corriere della Sera’, da sempre schierato dalla parte dei poteri forti, è arrivato lo scoop su Monti e Napolitano, sui governi tecnici. Il Corriere ha ripreso alcuni passaggi dell’ultimo libro di Alan Friedman, altro uomo Rcs. Lo scoop ha colpito a fondo il governo Letta e aperto la strada di Palazzo Chigi a Renzi. Il defunto segretario del Psi Bettino Craxi diceva: «Guarda come si muove il Corriere e capirai dove si va a parare nella politica». Gad Lerner ha, più recentemente, detto: «Non troverete alla Leopolda i portavoce del movimento degli sfrattati, né le mille voci del Quinto Stato dei precari all’italiana. Lui (Renzi) vuole impersonare una storia di successo. Gli sfigati non fanno audience».

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Against airport Notre-Dame-Des-Landes: police attack 20,000 french citizens

Against Airport Notre-Dame-Des-Landes #Cookednews

The event attended by ten’s of thousands of French citizens against the airport Notre-Dame-des-Landes escalated Saturday afternoon in the city center of Nantes when Police blockaded the progression of the march and attacked with charges to the people protesting. Many citizens were wounded by tear gas and rubber bullets. Participants responded with fired projectiles – bottles, cans, steel balls, flares – towards the police who charged repeatedly.

About 20,000 people demonstrated in the city center of Nantes to protest against the construction of the new airport of Our Lady of Landes. Des violent clashes took place at the end of the event between violent groups and CRS. (Franck Dubray)

‘This is tens of thousands,’ assured Julien Durand, spokesman for the ACIPA, the main opposition group to the airport project, while refusing to give a precise figure.

According to him, the participation is equivalent to the previous rallies, such as in November 2012 which according to the organizers had expected 40,000 people (13,000 according to police).

In the late afternoon, the city center of Nantes showed scenes of devastation. People took out frustration from being ignored for years and beaten down when they speak out by ransacking a police station, an agency of Vinci (dealer airport project) group, but also broke several storefronts, any agency of Nantes transport or agency Nouvelles Frontières. At least two construction equipment vehicles and a barricade were also burned.

Objects were thrown at the SNCF catenary to block the movement of trains one source said. As for police, they made use of a large amount of tear gas, stun grenades and water cannons.

Protesters moved away blinded by tear gas while several hundred others continued to face the police, referring new projectiles bottles, or even own grenades forces.

‘No matter what tell the prefecture, for all of you it is a great success,’ provided at the end of the event Julien Durand.

‘An unnecessary and expensive project’
The demonstration had started in a friendly atmosphere. ‘No thank you Ayraultport’, ‘No to Ayrault pork‘, ‘Ayrault also emerges Vinci’, ‘Ni or airport metropolis, the city is ours’ we heard in the procession.

‘The mobilization is great here. We are here to show our determination to abandon this useless and expensive at this time of shortage project,’ said AFP Eva Joly MEP EELV.

Given the anti-capitalist component of the event and clashes that have marked previous events, the prefecture on Friday adopted a modification of the route so that it avoids the downtown core.

The event is organized two months after the publication of prefectural ordinances authorizing the start of pre-construction of the airport. Appeals were filed against these orders but do not have suspensive effect.However, work has still not started.

The inauguration of the future Grand Ouest Airport, originally scheduled for 2017, is now considered only ‘2019 or 2020’ by supporters of the transfer. According to an Ifop poll published Saturday, a majority of French (56%) are opposed to the future airport, 24% being positive and 20% were undecided.

This survey was conducted on behalf of Acting for the environment, Attac and ACIPA, the leading association of opponents to the project. The project of public utility in 2008, is justified by its supporters, PS as the UMP, including the risk of saturation of the current airport Nantes Atlantique.

#Nantes, #France, #NDDLCookednews#cookednews,#cookednews23CookedNews

What Difference Does It Make? A Film About Making Music

Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry #RedBullMusic #Cookednews

In celebration of its 15th anniversary, Red Bull Music Academy has teamed up with award-winning director Ralf Schmerberg to create a full-length feature film. What Difference Does It Make? A Film About Making Music includes Brian EnoLee ‘Scratch’ PerryGiorgio MoroderNile RodgersRichie HawtinJames Murphy and many more talking about the ups and downs of a life devoted to music.

Shot at the 2013 Red Bull Music Academy in New York and produced by Schmerberg’s Berlin-based artist collective Mindpirates, the film focuses in on the creative process – but ends up asking questions about life itself. Following the young artists attending the Academy as well as featuring talking head interviews with musicians who have seen the twists and turns of the music industry, What Difference Does It Make? A Film About Making Music is full of (direct and indirect) insights.

After premiering on February 17 in more than 60 cities across the globe, we’ve made What Difference Does It Make? A Film About Making Music available for free, in full. Check it out below. You can also grab the free download either here (SD) or here (HD).

To find out more about the movie, check outhttp://www.rbma15.com. To find out more about the Red Bull Music Academy, check out http://redbullmusicacademy.com

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One Billion Rising: 48 hours of global activism!

VDAY2014 #cookednews

As February 14th dawns across the world, ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE begins 48 hours of global activism designed to focus the world’s attention on the issue of justice for all survivors of gender violence, and ending the rampant impunity that prevails globally. This day of action is part of a two year long activist led campaign highlighting the work of thousands of groups on the ground, deepening the connection of injustices, escalating pressure on government and media through constant activity and invigorating local and national movements through global solidarity and dancing.

For 48 hours as 14 February rolls across the globe, one billion women, men, and youth from 200 countries will peacefully gather outside places where they are entitled to justice – court houses, police stations, government offices, school administration buildings, work places, sites of environmental injustice, military courts, embassies, places of worship, homes, or simply public gathering places where women deserve to feel safe but too often do not – to shine a spotlight on injustice and to demand an end to violence against women and girls.

FOLLOW THE GLOBAL CAMPAIGN

For months, activists planning One Billion Rising for Justice events have used media, social platforms and the Internet to connect to one another and on Friday, they will continue to do so on a global scale like never ensuring their personal visions of justice heard.

Details on following One Billion Rising online and the campaign’s Live Streams:

One Billion Rising Homepage (www.onebillionrising.org) The homepage of OneBillionRising.org has been transformed into a social media and digital activism platform, a one-stop location to follow the global campaign in real-time with updates from grassroots organizers, access to live stream events, links to coverage of the campaign, and statements of support, and of defiance, from across social media.

#rise4justice and #1billionrising Online activists are rising together on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, Instagram, and Soundcloud, among others. This year, the campaign is using the hashtags #rise4justice and #1billionrising to connect a creative community of supporters and to highlight the thousands of photos, videos, and art, including original songs, videos, poems, and dance, that are being shared at rapid speed.

Around the Clock, from Around the World – Live Stream Schedule

Kicking off with a flash mob outside of the Presidential Place in the Philippines, One Billion Rising will live stream more than two-dozen events from around the world from Lima, Peru to Trafalgar Square in the heart of London.

One Billion Rising for Justice Live Stream Schedule (subject to change)

One Billion Rising for Justice Live Stream Schedule (subject to change)

Philippines

10:30am-12pm PHT / 9:30-11pm EST (2/13) / 2:30-4am GMT (2/14)

India (Ahmadabad, Gujarat)

11:30am – 12:30pm IST / 1-2am EST / 6-7am GMT

Bangladesh Time

TBD

Philippines

3-8pm PHT / 2-7am EST / 7am – 12pm GMT

Congo

12pm CAT / 5am EST / 10am GMT

London

12pm – 1pm GMT / 7am – 8am EST

Cape Town

2:30pm SAST / 7:30am EST / 12:30pm GMT

Hungary

2pm – 3pm CET / 8am – 9am EST / 1-2pm GMT

Italy

2:15pm CET / 8:15am EST / 1:15 GMT

Pakistan

6:30pm PKT / 8:30am EST / 1:30pm GMT

Italy

4pm CET / 10am EST / 3pm GMT

NYC: JustLove

10am – 6pm EST (break 2-3) / 3pm – 11pm GMT (break 7-8)

Atlanta

10am-2pm (break 11:30-12:30) CT / 11am – 3pm (break 12:30-1:30) EST / 4-8pm (break 5:30 – 6:30) GMT

Guatemala

11am – 12pm CST / 12-1pm EST / 5-6pm GMT

Los Angeles (West Hollywood)

10-11am PST / 1-2pm EST / 6-7pm GMT

Santa Fe

12PM MT / 2pm EST / 7pm GMT

Guyana

4pm – 5:30pm GYT / 3-4:30pm EST / 8-9:30 GMT

Los Angeles (Downtown LA)

4-5pm EST / 9-10pm GMT

Miami

5-7pm EST / 10pm – 12am GMT

Peru

6pm PET / 6pm EST / 11pm GMT

San Francisco

4-6pm PT / 7-9pm EST / 12-2am GMT

NYC: RISE NYC

8pm – 11:30pm EST / 1am – 4:30am GMT

Mexico City (2/15/14)

11am CST / 12pm EST / 5pm GMT

Disclaimer: As with any live-streaming event, there are technical considerations that may be beyond our control. V-Day will do its best to make sure that the events listed are streamed in their entirety; however, we cannot make any guarantee of 100 percent uptime.

On this day, 14 February, 2014, V-activists will shine a spotlight on the darkness of injustice and make the connections between their visions of justice and the ultimate goal of eliminating all forms of violence against women and girls by RISING, RELEASING and DANCING in the light.

 

To get involved with V-Day and ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE:

·SIGN UP at www.onebillionrising.org

·LIKE US on Facebook at Facebook.com/vday

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·RECEIVE text message updates, text BILLION to 50555 (US only)

·REGISTER your event on the One Billion Rising For Justice map

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For more information, visit http://www.onebillionrising.org.

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About V-Day

V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls that raises funds and awareness through benefit productions of Playwright/Founder Eve Ensler’s award winning play ‘The Vagina Monologues’ and other artistic works. The V-Day movement has raised over $100 million; educated millions about the issue of violence against women and the efforts to end it; crafted international educational, media and PSA campaigns; reopened shelters; and funded over 13,000 community-based anti-violence programs and safe houses in Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Kenya, and Iraq. V-Day has received numerous acknowledgements and awards and is, one of the Top-Rated organizations on both Charity Navigator and Guidestar.  V-Day’s most recent global campaign, ONE BILLION RISING, galvanized over one billion women and men on a global day of action towards ending violence against women and girls. www.vday.org

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ASP Women’s WCT Returns to Maui

Stephanie Gilmore, five-time ASP Women’s World Champion #CookedNews

The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) is pleased to announce the addition of Maui as the final venue on the 2014 ASP Women’s World Championship Tour (WCT) schedule. The event will take place at the world-famous Honolua Bay from November 24 through December 6, 2014.

‘Maui will always hold a special place in my heart,’ Stephanie Gilmore, five-time ASP Women’s World Champion, said. ‘It’s where I clinched my first world title and Honolua Bay was very good to me over the years. It’s a world-class wave and befitting of the talent we have on tour this season. What a fantastic way to end the year.”

A regular stop on the elite ASP Women’s WCT until 2009, Maui will offer the ASP Top 17 another quality platform on which to compete, further confirmation of the ASP’s commitment to putting the world’s best surfers on the world’s best waves.

‘The women of the ASP Top 17 are some of the most competitive, athletic and engaging role models in all of sports,’ Paul Speaker, ASP International CEO, said. ‘Having a platform of quality surf is foundational to providing them the opportunity to showcase their abilities as world-class athletes. Maui is a great addition to this season’s tour.’

2014 ASP Women’s World Championship Tour Schedule –

Roxy Pro Gold Coast: March 1 – 12, 2014

Margaret River Pro: April 2 – 13, 2014

Rip Curl Women’s Pro Bells Beach: April 16 – 27, 2014

Rio Women’s Pro: May 7 – 18, 2014

Fiji Women’s Pro: May 25 – 30, 2014

Vans US Open of Surfing: July 27 – August 3, 2014

Trestles Women’s Pro: September 9 – 20, 2014

Hossegor Women’s Pro: September 23 – 29, 2014

Cascais Women’s Pro: October 1 – 7, 2014

Maui Women’s Pro: November 24 – December 6, 2014

The first stop on the 2014 ASP Women’s World Championship Tour will be the Roxy Pro Gold Coast from March 1 – 12.

http://www.aspworldtour.com/

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Ziggy Marley announces new album, ‘FLY RASTA’ on April 15th

Happy Birthday, BOB! Iron Lion Zion. #bobmarley #tuffgong #reggae #visualfunk #jimmahfood

With his recent GRAMMY nomination for Best Reggae Album, Emmy and five-time GRAMMY-winning Reggae icon Ziggy Marley has just announced plans to release his fifth studio album, FLY RASTA, on April 15th via Tuff Gong Worldwide. Produced by Ziggy – with additional production by Dave Cooley (J Dilla, Silversun Pickups) – the album will feature former Melody Makers’s bandmates and relatives including Cedella Marley, Sharon Marley, and Rica Newell. Starting today, the album’s title track will be available on all streaming services, and as an instant grat track on the exclusive album pre-order on ZiggyMarley.com.

To hear ‘Fly Rasta‘ (feat. U-Roy) now, watch the video below featuring Marijuanamangraphic-artist Jim Mahfood as he paints an original new piece of art inspired by the song.

Make sure to stay connected with Ziggy’s website/socials, as a major U.S. tour is underway for 2014, including the worldwide album release party at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, California. Additional dates to be announced soon.

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