2021-06-05: Social Media Postees

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Tallahassee students speak out against attacks on Palestine
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-06-05
Tallahassee, FL – On June 3, students at Florida State University gathered to demand an end to the Israeli government's attacks on Gaza. Students connected the struggles against political repression in Palestine to similar struggles facing political activists in Colombia. | The event was hosted by Students for a Democratic Society as well as the Tallahassee Community Action Committee. Attendees held signs saying, "End the Occupation" and "Stop Political Repression". | Event organizer Katherine Draken said, "We need to continue bringing attention to the struggles of the Palestinian people against Zionism and…

Minnesota protest draws attention to the role of the military in climate change
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-06-05
Minneapolis, MN – Twelve activists with the Climate Justice Committee (CJC) held banners that said "Climate Justice Now", "Military Bases Pollute Communities" and "The U.S. Military #1 Polluter" over Highway 62 in south Minneapolis, June 3, outside of an military base during rush hour. The CJC was founded in February 2020 to pressure the federal government to decrease its carbon footprint.

Peace Vigil Marks 40th Year At the White House
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-06-05
The Activists at the Peace Vigil cut cake and shared stories of their experiences at the nation's longest running vigil for peace near the White House on June 3. It was on this date in 1981 when William Thomas began his 24-hour vigil against nuclear weapons and the war machine 4 decades ago. His vision to keep watch on the North Portico with a round-the-clock presence at the White House and to pressure then President Ronald Reagan to decommission nuclear weapons and to work for world peace, has lasted through seven presidencies. Nobody expected it to last this long but it has endured against improbable odds.

Activists Call for a Stop to Enbridge Line 3
Tina Gerhardt | progressive.org | 2021-06-05
The largest pipeline network in the United States is getting even bigger as construction on Lines 3 and 5 moves forward.

The Aimless Empire
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-06-05
It is occasionally said that the military runs U.S. foreign policy. One gets the point, a grim point, but this is not so, either. The Pentagon has no vision of where this nation is heading or why. Its only policy is to find things to do that justify its bloated bureaucracy and budget. That is not policy; it is something closer to theft.

Puerto Rican Unions to Hold Biggest National Strike since 2019
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-06-05
Today in Puerto Rico, workers and activists are calling for a national strike and mobilizations in response to the privatization of Puerto Rico's electric grid under the U.S. and Canadian company LUMA Energy.

Victory Claimed After Israeli-Operated Cargo Ship Prevented from Unloading in Oakland
Arab Resource & Organizing Center | indybay.org | 2021-06-05
In a major BDS win, an Arab community organization mobilized over 500 people and blocked an Israeli shipping giant from unloading cargo in the Port of Oakland. Now organizers say the fight has just begun, and have called for more pickets at 4PM…

Israeli ZIM Volans Blocked In Oakland As ILWU 10 Members Refuse To Cross Picket Lines
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2021-06-05
Over 500 community and labor activists rallied and picketed the Israeli ZIM chartered ship the Volans. ILWU members refused to cross the picket lines.

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