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United States of Emergency: from Ferguson to Jalalabad

For over 100 days, a black-led movement for justice in Ferguson, Missouri, has come out every single night in response to the murder of Michael Brown. Today, 400 National Guard troop members stand ready—under the “state of emergency” banner— as a militarized force ready to repress and intimidate a peaceful resistance movement.

This “state of emergency” has allowed for the Department of Homeland Security to spend over $3 million dollars in the St. Louis area through the Urban Area Security Initiative. These millions have allowed more than 1,000 officers to undergo some 5,000 hours in crowd control trainings, and have outfitted these officers with $172,000 worth in riot gear, tear gas, grenades, pepper balls and plastic handcuffs (Democracy Now!)

Report from the week of action for military-free education and research

The first ever international week of action for military-free education and research was held between 25-31 October 2014. This follows on from a day of action last year. Antimilitarists across the world took action to raise awareness, and challenge, the role the military has in education and research in educational institutions. This role gives them access to young people - to lay the groundwork for recruitment later in life, and to promote military values.

Demilitarize McGill students disrupt space militarisation eventDemilitarize McGill students disrupt space militarisation eventDifferent groups used the week of action in different ways. Some challenged military presence in schools through direct action, some publicly debated the presence of the military in education, others showed films, wrote articles, and campaigned on social media.

U.S. AWOL soldier André Shepherd: European Court of Justice Advocate General Reinforces Rights of Refusers

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by Connection e.V. and Pro Asyl

In the legal case of U.S. AWOL soldier André Shepherd (37) the European Court of Justice Advocate General, Eleanor Sharpston, today published her final opinion. This official statement contains guiding deliberations for the interpretation of the so-called Qualification Directive of the European Union.

Sara Beining

Activist:
Detention centre:
Start of detention:
  • 8 Aug 2014
End of detention:
  • 10 Dec 2014
País:
  • Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
  • Veterana de la guerra de Irak y remisa militar, encarcelada pendiente acusación de ser ausente sin permiso.

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    Sara Beining A0305918 Criminal Justice Center, 2739 E. Las Vegas St, Colorado Springs, CO 80906.

Military Service to Be Made Path to US Citizenship for 'DREAMers'

A small group of undocumented young immigrants have been given the right to apply for enlistment into the army as a fast-track to citizenship if their deportation has already been deferred under the DREAM act and they have special language skills.

Source:Latin Post

More information on the DREAM Act can be found at: NNOMY

Megan Rice (88101-020)

Detention centre:
Start of detention:
  • 5 Aug 2013
End of detention:
  • 16 Apr 2015
País:
  • Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
    • Transform Now Plowshares action group convicted of sabotage and depredation of government property at Y-12 nuclear weapons complex, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 7/28/2012.

      Action alongside Gregory Boertje-Obed and Michael Walli.

      Sentenced to 35 months imprisonment on 18 February 2014. Realeased on 16 April 2015 for good behaviour.

Megan Rice (88101-020)

  • Megan Rice (88101-020)Megan Rice (88101-020)

País:
  • Estados Unidos de América
Tipo de activista:
  • Nonviolent activist


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Start of detention:
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End of detention:
  • 29 Nov 2014
País:
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