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Legal/Bail Support for Baltimore

You can donate to folks needing bail money and legal costs in Baltimore here. From the donation page:

The beating and murder of Freddie Gray by 6 police officers have tapped the outrage of the communities of color that have long suffered endless abuse by the Baltimore Police.

The people of Baltimore are protesting the epidemic of police violence in their community. One small way we can support the communities and families of Baltimore is to assert the right of every individual to legal representation. Every American has the right to due process and fair trial, but this has not been the case in Baltimore for too many, for too long. Please donate to this fund to ensure that every person arrested during this crisis, regardless of charges, has access to proper legal representation.

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Total solidarity with the #baltimoreuprising

Total solidarity with everyone striking back against white supremacist shitbags in Baltimore!

This linked document will be constantly updated with actions and activity going on in Baltimore. Many have contact details that can be used to send support and solidarity.

Of particular note is that today all Baltimore schools are also closed. 188 schools. 85,000 students overall. 84% of those students rely on free/reduced meals from their schools to have enough to eat every day. Operation Help or Hush will be serving lunch to students today in 4 locations in West and East Baltimore. You can donate to Operation Help or Hush here: http://operationhelporhush.org

Here’s a relevant soundtrack from Seattle: “And they call this a riot? Aw man, fuck that, I’m gonna call this an uprising.”

CALL OUT: Show solidarity with Glasgow Palestine Action

MASS CALL OUT: Glasgow Palestine Action has shut down Thales UK who make components for drones. They need us to go down and show solidarity with them and the people of Gaza. The factory is at 1 Linthouse Rd, Govan, Glasgow, G51 4BZ (near the Clyde Tunnel) .

Glasgow Palestine Action Shut Down Drone Manufacturer!

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Glasgow Palestine Action Shut Down Drone Manufacturer

A group of activists from Glasgow Palestine Action network have today shut down Thales UK, the weapons systems manufacturer, in Govan, Glasgow.

The activists climbed onto the factory roof, and blocked the doors, during the early hours of the morning and are planning to remain as long as possible. Activists are blockading both entrances, lying on the ground attached to arm tubes, and are occupying the roof.

The action is in response to the recent Israeli bombardment of Gaza, and the UK economy’s ever growing military industrial cooperation with governments that flout international law. In just over 7 weeks, Israel, armed with weapons supplied by the UK, killed more than 2000 innocent Palestinians.

Thales is being targeted today for their close relationship with Elbit Systems, Israel’s largest military company and the world’s largest drone producer.  In a joint venture, Thales UK is working with Elbit Systems to make the next generation of ‘Watchkeeper’ drones, a contact worth £1 billion.  These drones are based upon the Hermes 450, which was documented killing Palestinian civilians in Gaza in 2008-2009.  The drones are marketed as ‘field tested’ – which means they have proven effective at killing Palestinians.

Fifi O’Hara, one of the roof occupiers, explains: ‘Drones are a key part of Israel’s military arsenal.  By allowing this factory to export drone components and other arms to Israel, the UK government is providing direct support and approval to Israel’s massacres.’

Speaking about Scotland, Latrice Royale said:  ‘The UK government, and by allowing Thales to operate with Elbit systems, have blood on their hands.  Last year alone the UK government had 381 extant arms licences to Israel, worth almost £8 billion. We demand that the Scottish government puts pressure on the UK government to end arms sales to Israel. And also takes active steps towards ending the production of weapons systems in Scotland that are connected to apartheid, colonialism and genocide. Another Scotland is possible!’

St Andrew’s University occupation.

Those students keep on acting up! 🙂

Now its the turn of St Andrew’s students to take action over the attacks by the Israeli Government in Gaza.  See their blog here, and leave them a message of support.

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Friday’s Edinburgh Greek solidarity protest

Photos and information at the Alexis in Edinburgh blog. Saturday the 20th has been called as an International Day Against State Killing. More on this when we have it.

Solidarity protest at Greek Consulate on Wednesday

The Glasgow Anarchist Federation calls for a picket outside the Greek consulate on Wednesday to coincide with our fellow workers general strike in Greece.

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