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anarcho-queer:

Radical Women Attack Largest Revenue Generating Camera’s In Oakland
A group calling themselves the Technophobic Women’s Action Team (or T.W.A.T.) staged camover actions against stoplight cameras at two intersections in West Oakland.
In December, T.W.A.T. targeted a portable private security company surveillance trailer on 36th and Adeline Streets in West Oakland, and now have hit one traffic camera at the intersection of 36th and Market Streets and two more at the intersection of Northgate Avenue and 27th Street.
The red light cameras at Northgate Avenue and 27th Street are reported to be the largest revenue generating cameras in the city of Oakland:
The actions were against the controversial citywide surveillance system called the Domain Awareness Center (DAC).
The DAC began as a project to surveil the city’s port, but the mandate soon expanded with a $10.9 million grant from the Department of Homeland Security to expand surveillance to the entire city, with plans to run CCTV cameras, license plate scanners, facial recognition software, automated vehicle and pedestrian tracking, motion recognition, and public databases into the center.
City officials have claimed that the DAC will reduced crime but thousands of pages of emails, meeting minutes, and other public documents prove otherwise.
Among the hundreds of messages sent and received by Oakland staffers and the city’s contractor team responsible for building the DAC, there is no mention of robberies, shootings, or the 138 homicides that took place during the period of time covered by the records.
In more than 3,000 pages of emails, the terms “murder,” “homicide,” “assault,” “robbery,” and “theft” are never mentioned.
What the records does show is the cities readiness to employ surveillance camera’s inside of public schools and public housing, disproportionately targeting people of color.
The Oakland Police Department has already used the DAC to monitor political protesters. 
And cameras are just the beginning: Documents mention monitoring “social media,” “web feeds,” and “text messaging.”
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anarcho-queer:

Radical Women Attack Largest Revenue Generating Camera’s In Oakland

A group calling themselves the Technophobic Women’s Action Team (or T.W.A.T.) staged camover actions against stoplight cameras at two intersections in West Oakland.

In December, T.W.A.T. targeted a portable private security company surveillance trailer on 36th and Adeline Streets in West Oakland, and now have hit one traffic camera at the intersection of 36th and Market Streets and two more at the intersection of Northgate Avenue and 27th Street.

The red light cameras at Northgate Avenue and 27th Street are reported to be the largest revenue generating cameras in the city of Oakland:

The actions were against the controversial citywide surveillance system called the Domain Awareness Center (DAC).

The DAC began as a project to surveil the city’s port, but the mandate soon expanded with a $10.9 million grant from the Department of Homeland Security to expand surveillance to the entire city, with plans to run CCTV cameras, license plate scanners, facial recognition software, automated vehicle and pedestrian tracking, motion recognition, and public databases into the center.

City officials have claimed that the DAC will reduced crime but thousands of pages of emails, meeting minutes, and other public documents prove otherwise.

Among the hundreds of messages sent and received by Oakland staffers and the city’s contractor team responsible for building the DAC, there is no mention of robberies, shootings, or the 138 homicides that took place during the period of time covered by the records.

In more than 3,000 pages of emails, the terms “murder,” “homicide,” “assault,” “robbery,” and “theft” are never mentioned.

What the records does show is the cities readiness to employ surveillance camera’s inside of public schools and public housing, disproportionately targeting people of color.

The Oakland Police Department has already used the DAC to monitor political protesters.

And cameras are just the beginning: Documents mention monitoring “social media,” “web feeds,” and “text messaging.”

Read More

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peach94:

COOL DATE IDEA: take a really long nap with me

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strangeasanjles:

deadlydinos:

It’s not punk to antagonize minimum wage workers.

Like writing shit on bathroom stalls, making messes in grocery and big box stores, trashing hotel rooms, yelling at actual workers about how horrible their capitalist employers are. Stop doing this shit. You are making life harder for those you claim to identify with and want to help.

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"Few of us are entirely well balanced. Our psychological histories, relationships and working routines mean that our emotions can incline grievously in one direction or another. We may, for example, have a tendency to be too complacent, or too insecure; too trusting, or too suspicious; too serious, or too light-hearted. Art can put us in touch with concentrated doses of our missing dispositions, and thereby restore a measure of equilibrium to our listing inner selves."

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Art as therapy (via explore-blog)

reminder to write

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"When you are washing the dishes, washing the dishes must be the most important thing in your life. Just as when you are drinking tea, drinking tea must be the most important thing in your life. Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the whole world revolves—slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future. Live the actual moment. Only this actual moment is life."

- Thich Nhat Hanh (via cognitionmission)

bluemantle:

Recently my grandmother found out I’m queer. Her response was to tell me that she disapproves of me living with my “friend” (i.e. my girlfriend) and that I should give up my vile queer ways and become a Christian (Lol). She even sent me a bible.  Here are its remains, which I made into black-out poetry.

Poem 1: Bisexual (from Leviticus 19:9)— “Have sexual relations with her.  Have sexual relations with him.  Have sexual relations with both a woman and a man.  Have sexual relations with yourself. Vomit on everyone who does not respect you.”

Poem 2: Fisting (from Judges 8:5)— “water/ lap the water/ drink/go down to drink/your hands/go down/I give into your hands/go down/encouraged/down/on the seashore/the whole hand/your hand/inside/I get to the edge/and shout/grasping/crying out/Beth/Beth/Beth/Beth/Beth/God/I came”

Poem 3: A Letter to the Exiles (from Jeremiah 28:13) — “Ze said: ‘Do not let lies name you, nor harm your heart. Gather. Raise the sword against them. They scorn and reproach, for they have not listened— again and again have not listened.’ “

Poem 4: Child (from Ezekiel 16:22) — “Your father and your mother rubbed salt in. No one looked on you with pity or had compassion enough for you, for on the day you were born you were despised. Live! Grow.  I looked at you and saw you were enough.”

Poem 5: Father (from Ezekiel 16:22) — “You never adored us. You became very angry. You took some out on us. Your sons and daughters were not enough? You slaughtered— in all your detestable practices— our youth.”

Poem 6: Misandry (from Acts 27:41) — “Dangerous men should be broken.”

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Do me a favor.

everythingsbetterwithbisexuals:

Reblog this if a medical professional has ever treated you like shit or fucked up your diagnosis or was just generally wrong.

(And feel free to share, if you’d like.)

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