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Lovely Cat for Adoption

By: greenwarrior Sunday April 14, 2013 6:27 pm

Cat to good home.

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My friend’s sister is caring for the cat and won’t send her to animal control, but is highly allergic and can’t keep her. The cat’s around 5 years old. She was a friend’s mother’s cat and the mother passed away last year. The friend’s sister has tried everything to keep her, including taking meds for allergies.

Kitty is timid at first but warms up after a few months. She has been through a lot herself just with the transition. She was used to having someone with her all the time and now is in a home where they are at work all day. She stays in most of the time, but when she lived with my friend’s mother, she was indoor and outdoor. She is accustomed to being around nice dogs.  She is currently living in the San Diego area.

Please, if you can, give her a chance. Her name is kit-key, and she has a heart shaped nose and a love filled heart.

 

OccupySupply goes to OccupyAustin

By: greenwarrior Wednesday November 16, 2011 4:03 pm

“Wow, it says OccupySupply on it!”, enthused our first recipient of those warm and fuzzy union made hats. Another hat went to a woman who works at the Welcome Table whose only clothes are the ones on her back – a t-shirt and shorts.
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Monday night, KrisA and I met at the occupation in Austin to deliver OccupySupply’s first shipment of 8 hats and 10 pairs of socks to our occupation. We were accompanied by CBL and nonplussed of firedoglake. Since I’m afraid to be in the parking garage below City Hall where we occupy, nonplussed and I caught a ride with a friend of his who hadn’t been to the occupation yet.

I’d done a little research ahead with one of the InfoScribes whom I know and trust from our occupation and she pointed me to a nighttime InfoScribe. Then the nighttime InfoScribe pointed me to the hard-working, responsible and lovely camper who oversees the Welcome table at night. We had the perfect person to do the distribution.

She decided to give the clothing to people who needed it and were hard workers for the occupation. She got a list made and started assembling people to let them choose between hats and socks.

Just as the clothing was about to be distributed, a woman came up asking for an escort down into the parking garage. Much as KrisA wanted to be there, his gallantry was quickly in evidence as he left to escort Sylvia down into the garage. nonplussed took photos from the side.

The hats were very popular. And the socks went fast too. And the campers were really surprised and happy and grateful to get their clothing. And all of us firepups were high as kites from getting to participate.

There was also an unexpected bonus to the evening. Talking with the friend of nonplussed who drove us, I discovered he’s an unemployed cook. I knew the food magnet (the team lead on the cooking for the occupation) needed help badly, so I hooked them up and nonplussed’s friend got scheduled to cook for today’s lunch and Monday evening’s dinner!

OccupyAustin Intense Day

By: greenwarrior Saturday November 12, 2011 9:33 am
Austin City Hall (Photo: D. Wilson, flickr)

Austin City Hall (Photo: D. Wilson, flickr)

It was an intense day for OccupyAustin yesterday, November 11.  In the wee hours of the morning Friday, 3 of the young men who’ve been occupying were in a serious car crash unrelated to the occupation.  As I understand it, it was a head on collision.  One of the men was instantly killed.  The other two are in intensive care, both in comas.  One has had multiple surgeries and is more critical than the other.

Yesterday, Austin’s occupation took place at the State capitol, which is about a 15-20 minute leisurely walk from the occupation site at City Hall.  David Graeber, an anthropologist by training, spoke at 5:30pm .  He is one of the original organizers in New York of OWS and has been in Austin lately.  He gave a talk at the local radical bookstore, MonkeyWrench books Wednesday night on his new book, Debt, that had us all totally packed into the bookstore.  Last night he spoke about the nuts and bolts of the beginnings of OWS in New York.  He’s a very sparkly speaker.  Literally.  His synapses just seem to sparkle.

After his talk, we started the general assembly.  Almost immediately, one of the occupiers came up late, walking quickly, yelling “Mic Check”.  He didn’t stop, but announced that at City Hall the front lines (the area near Cesar Chavez Street where people hold up signs for traffic to see) were being attacked by police.  People ran down to City Hall.

Contribute to Kloppenburg

By: greenwarrior Friday April 8, 2011 12:13 pm

I live in Texas and usually only contribute to campaigns with my time, but I am highly motivated to contribute to Kloppenburg’s campaign for Supreme Court Justice in Wisconsin.  With newly “found” votes and what looks to be a possible undercount for her in Milwaukee, she’ll need all the help she can get in the current climate of Republicans usurping the power of ordinary people, unions, etc.  The results of this race will have a huge effect on how much Governor Walker and the over-reaching Republicans can get away with.  If you feel the way I do and you’re able to, please contribute here.

You don’t have to live in Wisconsin and, as long as you’re not a corporation, there’s no limit.

“PFC Bradley Manning Is Not Being Treated Like Every Other Detainee”

By: greenwarrior Thursday January 27, 2011 6:44 am

According to Bradley Manning’s lawyer David Coombs, PFC Bradley Manning is not being treated like every other detainee.  From the latest entry on his lawyer’s website:

Despite the assertion of Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell, PFC Bradley Manning is not being treated like every other detainee at the Quantico brig.  Morrell stated during today’s Pentagon briefing that PFC Manning’s “confinement is not in the least different from the manner in which anyone else at the brig is being held.”  This statement is patently false.

He goes on to describe the differences between how Bradley Manning is treated and how other detainees are treated.  Basically, all other detainees can be outside their cells most of the day, are assigned to work duty, can exercise in their cells, have sheets and pillows and up to 15 magazines or books in the cell at any time, do not have to answer if they’re ok every 5 minutes, are allowed to sleep through the night no matter what position they’re sleeping in.

I highly recommend the lawyer’s post.  It’s very instructive.

Also, for those on twitter,  more recent updates from the lawyer are available on twitter at armycmdefense.

One Hour Unedited Video of Israeli Raid

By: greenwarrior Friday June 11, 2010 11:25 am

This one hour video by Brazilian-American filmmaker Iara Lee is currently on the front page of the New York Times online.