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Larwyn’s Linx: House Passes Act Intended to Reign in Obama’s Extra-Legal, Imperial Presidency

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Back in 2011, the city of Seattle launched an experimental drug enforcement program that has been compared, if somewhat unfairly, to the infamous “Hamsterdam” episode of HBO’s The Wire. Fans of the show of course remember the story: Major Howard “Bunny” Colvin, tired of fighting a losing battle, single-handedly decriminalizes drugs in a deserted corner of Baltimore and then brings in social workers to pass out needles and condoms.

On The Wire, the extralegal drug free-zone dubbed “Hamsterdam” was eventually discovered and shut down. But today in Seattle, something like a sanctioned version of Hamsterdam actually exists, and a new study suggests it works better than the traditional criminal justice system at preventing crimes.

-Seattle’s Radical Approach to Drug Crimes Is Working

[Photo: Flickr/rutlo]

545 Couples Married In Alabama While It Was Legal

According to the Alabama Department of Public Health Department, 545 gay couples married in Alabama while it was legal to do so from February 9 to March 3, the AP reports.

The Alabama Supreme Court put a halt to the marriages on March 3 when it issued a ruling to probate judges ordering them to halt issuing marriage licenses.

HRC released a statement at the time: “The Alabama state Supreme Court does not have the authority to interfere with a federal court order. This order is outrageous and baffling, and no amount of legalese can hide the bare animus that forms the foundation of this extralegal ruling.”

WANT TO READ A SUPER INTERESTING (AND SUPER DANGEROUS) BOOK ABOUT SO-CALLED “ECO-TERRORISTS”?

Available here from Pioneers Press

“There’s no way that anyone can agree with everything laid out in this collection. But there is no way, either, that we can afford to ignore these varied voices, because the one sure path to destruction is that of business as usual."—Joel Kovel, The Enemy of Nature

"As we face unprecedented ecological crises, along with growing political violence and state repression, revolutionary enivronmentalists claim that another world is possible. This book promises important insights into radical alternativesw and principled resistance"—John Sorenson

"Can extralegal means justify an end? The future of terrestrial life itself may depend on whether or not serious debate on that very point is put back on the public agenda. Igniting a Revolution threatens to do just that."—Chris Hannah, Propagandhi

even though I’ve since bought all her CD’s and loaded them onto the computer, my itunes library still holds onto some of the tags that were there from the ~extralegal~ source I initially downloaded Tori Amos’s music from, notably listing the composer as “Myra Ellen Amos” and i laugh whenever i see it

Ida B. Wells, Lynching, and Transatlantic Activism
The University of Georgia Press has published Sarah Silkey’s Black Woman Reformer: Ida B. Wells, Lynching, and Transatlantic Activism, examining how Ida B. Wells turned popular opinion in Britain against lynching in the United States. From the description:

During the early 1890s, a series of shocking lynchings brought unprecedented international attention to American mob violence. This interest created an opportunity for Ida B. Wells, an African American journalist and civil rights activist from Memphis, to travel to England to cultivate British moral indignation against American lynching. Wells adapted race and gender roles established by African American abolitionists in Britain to legitimate her activism as a “black lady reformer” – a role American society denied her – and assert her right to defend her race from abroad. Based on extensive archival research conducted in the United States and Britain,

Black Woman Reformer by Sarah Silkey explores Wells’s 1893-94 antilynching campaigns within the broader contexts of nineteenth-century transatlantic reform networks and debates about the role of extralegal violence in American society. 

Through her speaking engagements, newspaper interviews, and the efforts of her British allies, Wells altered the framework of public debates on lynching in both Britain and the United States. No longer content to view lynching as a benign form of frontier justice, Britons accepted Wells’s assertion that lynching was a racially motivated act of brutality designed to enforce white supremacy… . Although British moral pressure and media attention did not end lynching, the international scrutiny generated by Wells’s campaigns transformed our understanding of racial violence and made American communities increasingly reluctant to embrace lynching.

Hongerstaking in Griekse vluchtelingengevangenis Paranesti

NIEUWS ELDERS - Paranesti camp is part of the system of camps that was set up in 2012 by the then New Democracy government. If you want to call them concentration camps, as comrades in Greece do, or not is of secondary importance. As a matter of fact the Greek camps have strong similarities with the historical institution of the concentration camp: They are extralegal zones in which a basically innocent part of the population is incarcerated and subject to a permanent state of emergency which degrades and dehumanises the internees. Self-harm, suicide and deaths because of denied medical care belong to normalcy. Currently, at Paranesti camp over 210 people are detained, about 80 of which are minors and many for more than 9 months. The camp is surrounded by three barbed wire fences including searchlights, the different sections are separated from each other by barbed wire fences, too, even the roofs of the containers in which the migrants are accomodated are rendered inaccessible by barbed wire. The camps are under constant police control who harass and terrorise the detained migrants. Living and housing conditions are beneath human dignity. It is here, then, that on 23 March 23 migrants went on hunger strike. They declared to fast until the closing down of the camp and their being released or until death. Therefore, during the first days, they were harassed by cops, isolated in a separate section and threatened to be split up and spread in various other camps. Ever since the solidarity from the anarchist/antiauthoriatiarn movement became noticeable the authorities took up a more cautious stance. In comparison to the hunger strike of the prisoners in jails conditions are much harsher. The migrants are isolated, don’t have a network spanning across other camps, only little solidarity from outside, no media attention, no money and are generally subject to much tougher living conditions. Against all these odds, they have been continuing their resistance and hunger strike already the 13th day.

Autonomous Balkan Informbureau in http://www.doorbraak.eu/hongerstaking-in-griekse-vluchtelingengevangenis-paranesti/