A Russian ballet choreographer is planning to create a ballet using 11 Muse songs

This is official. Muse has allowed it to happen. All they need are funds now. Please, contribute any way you can so we can have an amazing show with amazing music to see. I love ballet. I love Muse. This is amazing. 

Heck, even if you’re not a Muser but simply like rock music, this would be interesting to you. Come on, let’s all help them out! Please let’s make this happen!

The link to the campaign is x

Just outside of the Beverly Hills Police Department in Missouri, the police chief’s cruiser was completely set on fire.
Locals say that someone is trying to send a message to the police department and to the chief specifically.
“I just came into work and I heard his car had caught on fire,” Latisha Sherer said. She works at a nearby business in the same building as the police department.
“It’s just weird that a car would be set on fire at a police station,” she continued.
The St. Louis County Police’s Bomb and Arson Unit is currently investigating the case, in order to try to determine what the exact motive of the torching was.

Workouts

Haven’t updated in a while, oops 

WORKOUT 22/1/15
4km Run 
(Technically ment to be a rest day but oh well :) I felt like something light) 

WORKOUT 23/1/15
Insanity max 30: Cardio Challenge        (max out time: 29.47)
Insanity max 30: Ab Attack:10               (max out time: 4.24)

WORKOUT 24/1/15
Insanity max 30: Tabata strength    (max out time: 18.12)
1000 STEPS: Hike up Dandernong ranges 

WORKOUT 25/1/15
Insanity Max 30: Sweat Intervals    (max out time: 22.11)
Insanity max 30: Ab Attack:10       (max out time: 9.04)

WORKOUT 26/1/15
Insanity Max 30: Tabata Strength  (max out time: 18.40)

WORKOUT 27/1/15
Insanity Max 30: Friday Fight: Round 1  (max out time: 16.57)

WORKOUT 28/1/15
Insanity Max 30: Pulse           (no max out)
Insanity Max 30: Ab attack 10    (max out time: 9.07)

WORKOUT 29/1/15
(ment to be a rest day) 
Insanity Max 30: Max out: 15       (max out time: 6.44)

WORKOUT 30/1/15
Insanity Max 30: Cardio Challenge  (NO MAX OUT! I MADE IT YAY)
Insanity Max 30: 360 Abs  (max out time: 6.41)

WORKOUT 31/1/15
Insanity Max 30: Tabata Strength  (max out time: 19.40)

WORKOUT 1/2/15
Insanity Max 30: Sweat Intervals  (max out time: 24.05)
Insanity Max 30: Max out Abs    (max out time: 4.14)


Ok, so I completed my new year goal! I said to myself I wanted to workout every single day of January and I did!! Im so happy and surprised at myself. It really helps to have a structured program. Ive seen so many improvements. Each time i’ve done a workout my max out time has improved from the last one. In Cardio Challenge I made it the whole way which was the best feeling in the world. Im currently half way through the last week of month 1. (I did the ab maximiser version) In 3 days ill have my first rest from a workout this year. Im taking 1 day off before I start month 2 because I know thats going to probably be like death. But I love it so much, I wouldn’t have it any other way! The trick to fitness is finding what you love and what suits you. If you push yourself to do something you absolutely hate, youll dread it and keep finding excuses. I love home workouts, In particular all of shaun T’s series. Those are my main focus, I also love running, basketball, swimming, hiking and yoga. I hate the gym. I cant workout I get so bored and distracted and I don’t get in the zone. Plus I hate the fees! No need to pay for this! Fitness is free :) Im the fittest i’ve been in my life without a gym. I actually look forward to my workout every day, which is something I hope that one day other people can achieve too :) 

2014 - Framingham Police released footage of Massachusetts resident Lindsey McNamara tossing raw bacon and sausage at officers in the police station. The 24-year-old walked into the police station armed with her delicacies in a Dunkin Donuts box. Police told reporters McNamara yelled, “It’s time to feed the pigs” before throwing the meat. [video]

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Massive March And Concert Planned For MLK Holiday to Culminate 96 hours of Bay Area Direct Action as part of national call to “Reclaim King’s Legacy” | APTP

The Anti Police-Terror Project organizes weekend of action to honor MLK’s radical stance against poverty and all forms of violence.

“This weekend is part of a national call that will tell the world that King’s vision and mission were larger than what we have been allowed to remember. Through 96 hours of direct action and a Jobs & Economy March, we are reclaiming Dr. King’s radical and militant legacy of direct action.” 

— Anti-Police Terror Project

(Oakland, CA) -  A weekend of direct actions, teach-ins, politically charged cultural events and marches throughout the Bay Area will culminate at a Jobs and Economy March for the People on Monday, Jan. 19, beginning at 11 a.m. at Oscar Grant Plaza (Fruitvale BART). The march will end at the Coliseum City development site for a politically charged concert.

Since sunrise on Friday, hundreds of people from more than two dozen groupings responded to the Anti Police-Terror Project’s call to come together for 96 hours of direct action over the Martin Luther King Day weekend, January 16 – 19, 2015. The Bay Area joined thousands across the country responding to a call from Ferguson Action to reclaim Dr. King’s legacy of militant direct action in opposition to economic violence as well as police violence and discrimination.

Tomorrow’s march and concert, will connect the dots between police violence and economic violence. The march will begin at 11 am from Fruitvale Station - an infamous site of police terror where Oscar Grant III was murdered by BART police - in solidarity with Ferguson, New York, Cleveland, Sanford, Salt Lake City, and countless others who too have lost young Black men to police terror. We know well the grief that comes when brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, mothers and fathers are gunned down by those who are supposed to “protect and serve.” We march to reclaim King’s legacy and demand an immediate end to the war being waged on Black people in America.  

“Actually, we who engage in nonviolent direct action are not the creators of tension. We merely bring to the surface the hidden tension that is already alive. We bring it out in the open, where it can be seen and dealt with.”  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (1963)

Our march concludes at a site of economic terror for the Black, Brown, working class and poor people of Oakland: the Coliseum City project in East Oakland. Already, half of Oakland’s Black population has been displaced, as the city seeks to continue the trend of economic violence that has plagued this part of Oakland for decades. What began as redlining, and continued through a lack of outside investment and predatory lending ultimately has decimated our neighborhoods. This redevelopment’s projected outcome does little to serve the immediate communities of color in East Oakland, but does much to serve football fans and entertainment seekers. We march to demand an end to economic violence, police violence, educational violence and psychological violence that is perpetrated without consequence in our communities.  

Families who have lost loved ones to police terror, militant Black leadership, organizations and unions who are on the front-lines of fighting economic terror, and multiracial groups standing in solidarity with the Black community will be speaking throughout the day. The Fruitvale rally and march thru East Oakland neighborhoods will be filled with vibrant, politically charged performances from groups like Young, Gifted & Black, the Pink Panthers and Alia Sharieff.

The rally at the Coliseum City Development site will end with a full blown concert headlined by Oakland’s own Kev Choice.

The Anti Police-Terror Project has released a long list of demands that were formally presented to Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf this past Friday. Specific demands around Coliseum City include:

  • A local hiring policy that ensures 50% of the jobs go to Black people and the disenfranchised who are on probation and parole
  • A Health Impact Assessment that lays out how many Oakland residents will be displaced as a result of this development and other undesirable outcomes
  • A commitment to proving living-wage jobs with benefits to all employees of the Coliseum City project from the janitor to the retail clerk.

“We must rapidly begin the shift from a thing-oriented society to a person-oriented society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights, are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered.”  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (1967)

The upcoming 96 hours of direct action across the Bay Area highlighted the unjust economic and political structures that King fought fiercely to defeat. Thousands unified, regardless of skin color, religion, or creed, as we reclaimed King’s legacy and act, in tandem, against police and economic violence; two primary tools of white supremacy.

Actions took place throughout the Bay, and successfully shut down BART stations, the Federal Building in Oakland, the State Supreme Courthouse in San Francisco, traffic intersections, an auction on foreclosed houses and political meetings.  In addition to direct actions, guerilla theater, creative retail disruptions, teach-ins and marches also took place throughout the weekend. 

“This weekend was just the beginning,” said ONYX co-chair Cat Brooks. “Clearly the people of the Bay Area, the nation and the world are declaring Black Power Matters. And we are going to continue to speak up and connect the dots and be militant. Happy Birthday Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King! I’m sure if MLK were here today, he would shut it down.”         

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Wow ok so I’m practically dead on the floor at the moment. Shaun T I think you’ve officially killed me. I don’t think I’ve ever seen myself covered In So much sweat I’m literally dripping everywhere. I’m in the last week of month 1 of #insanitymax30 the results I’m seeing I’m amazing. Today I did #cardiochallange and #360abs. Guess what??? I DIDNT MAX OUT ON CARDIO CHALLENGE. I’m so happy! I made it the whole way I wanted to #maxout but I forced myself to keep going. I was so done at the end but I still had another workout to go. I maxed at 6.41 on 360 abs I don’t even know what move it was but I’m happy I made it just under half way after cardio challenge. Shaun never fails to deliver results I don’t think I’ve ever been this fit or this strong in my life. Can’t wait for month 2 😄(ps, thats a nose piercing, not a pimple ahhaha) 💪 #me #workouts #fitness #shaunt

Representatives at the forefront of the movements for Black lives and racial justice have taken a historic trip to Palestine this week to connect with activists living under Israeli occupation.

Black journalists, artists and organizers representing Ferguson, Black Lives Matter, Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100), and more have joined the Dream Defenders for a 10-day trip to the occupied Palestinian Territories and Israel.

The trip comes after a year of highly-publicized repression in Ferguson, the Gaza Strip, and West Bank including East Jerusalem, as well as solidarity between these places. Ahmad Abuznaid, Dream Defenders’ legal and policy director and a co-organizer of the delegation, said that the goal of the trip was to make connections.

“The goals were primarily to allow for the group members to experience and see first hand the occupation, ethnic cleansing and brutality Israel has levied against Palestinians, but also to build real relationships with those on the ground leading the fight for liberation,” wrote Abuznaid. “In the spirit of Malcolm X, Angela Davis, Stokely Carmichael and many others, we thought the connections between the African American leadership of the movement in the US and those on the ground in Palestine needed to be reestablished and fortified.”

Abuznaid said the trip represented a chance to bring the power of Black organizing to Palestine.

“As a Palestinian who has learned a great deal about struggle, movement, militancy and liberation from African Americans in the US, I dreamt of the day where I could bring that power back to my people in Palestine. This trip is a part of that process.”

Over the past week, the delegation has met with refugees, Afro-Palestinians, a family that was kicked out of their house by settlers in East Jerusalem, and organizations representing Palestinian political prisoners, Palestinian citizens of Israel, and the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS).

Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors said apartheid is what immediately struck her about what she saw on the ground. “This is an apartheid state. We can’t deny that and if we do deny it we are apart of the Zionist violence. There are two different systems here in occupied Palestine. Two completely different systems. Folks are unable to go to parts of their own country. Folks are barred from their own country.”

Charlene Carruthers, national director of BYP100 said what immediately struck her was the capacity for violence, even when it’s not immediately noticeable to foreigners.
One such example is in the narrative projected against Palestinians. Carruthers recalled their delegation crossing paths with a tour group led by Israeli authorities.

“They were clearly receiving a completely different story about the occupation. It’s deeper than just spreading lies, the false narrative is violent.” Cherrell Brown, a national organizer with Equal Justice USA said she saw many parallels between state violence against Palestinians and Black Americans. “So many parallels exist between how the US polices, incarcerates, and perpetuates violence on the black community and how the Zionist state that exists in Israel perpetuates the same on Palestinians,” Brown said.

Brown also commented that the struggles are not the same. “This is not to say there aren’t vast differences and nuances that need to always be named, but our oppressors are literally collaborating together, learning from one another - and as oppressed people we have to do the same,” she said.

For Steven Pargett, communications director for Dream Defenders, visiting the Dheisheh Refugee Camp outside of Bethlehem made these connections clearer: “A camp doesn’t have to have a fence with barbed wire all around it in order to be a place where displaced people are struggling to survive.” Pargett said that Black people in the United States are also displaced refugees. “Our refugee camps are lower income communities and project buildings all around the country that many would not be living in had we not been taken into slavery generations ago.  Rather than having the Israeli Defense occupation in our hoods, we have the occupation of police officers who often prove to have little disregard for our lives, being that they are not from these communities,” Pargett wrote.

Hip-hop was a unifying force for the delegation, Pargett said, commenting that Palestinians have been inspired by hip-hop in the US and use it as a tool to amplify their own voices.

[…]

This trip is another chapter in the recent history of Black-Palestinian solidarity. In November, a group of 10 Palestinian student activists visited Ferguson and St. Louis, meeting with people organizing in the streets. A month later, upon their return, the students hosted a series of events at their university in the West Bank to raise awareness with the Black struggle and stand in solidarity. Dream Defenders unanimously passed a resolution to support the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement in this interval.

Moving forward, delegates expressed a desire for Black and American action in support of Palestine.

“I believe the Black Lives Matter movement can benefit greatly by learning about struggles outside of the U.S., but particularly the Palestinian struggle,” said Patrisse Cullors. “I want this trip to be an example for how Black folks and Arab communities can be in better solidarity with one another.”

I know its been a rough week for many of us, but here’s some wonderful news.

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Reclaiming King’s Legacy: A Jobs & Economy March for the People | Anti-Police Terror Project

“This weekend is part of a national call that will tell the world that King’s vision and mission were larger than what we have been allowed to remember. Through 96 hours of direct action and a Jobs & Economy March, we are reclaiming Dr. King’s radical and militant legacy of direct action.” 

Anti-Police Terror Project

Join us (click here) for a MLK day march that reclaims the spirit of King from whitewashed history and celebrates his legacy of radical resistance! Let’s debunk the mainstream media narrative that has painted MLK as a sanitized pacifist and uses him to denounce militant forms of resistance.

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Across India thousands of people are being illegally evicted from their ancestral homelands inside tiger reserves in the name of conservation. Tribespeople have been forcibly uprooted from India’s Kanha tiger reserve – (home of the popular, stereotypical, and colonialist children’s story the ‘Jungle Book’).

Indienous peoples are the best guardians of any of the last wild places. They know how to keep the balance, they don’t exploit Nature like the so-called civilized people do! The tribal people have co-existed with the tigers for a very long time – some worship them. It’s not a coincidence that tigers are found where Baiga tribespeople live. The tribes aren’t being evicted to help the tigers, but because it helps tourism. The Indian government thinks tourists don’t want to see people in the reserves, but only the (contrived) wilderness,

“We were forced to leave. They made us leave our village. Before the evictions there was a lot of trouble, the forest department harrassed us a lot.” Baiga man evicted from Kanha Tiger Reserve

Last year, Baiga and Gond families were evicted from Kanha Tiger Reserve. In 2013, Khadia hunter-gatherers were evicted from Similipal Tiger Reserve. They ended up living in dire conditions under plastic sheets.

These evictions are illegal under Indian and international law.

Such policies don’t save the tiger, they harm both the tiger and the indigenous peoples. Please help us stop these abuses! Please write to the Minister responsible, Mr. Shri Prakash Javadekar here: http://ift.tt/1yPHEWO

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RAJNEESH INVASION PLAQUE

-ANTELOPE, OREGON

A small metal plaque can be found outside the Antelope, Oregon post office. It reads:

Dedicated to those of this community who throughout the Rajneesh invasion and occupation of 1981-1985 remained, resisted and remembered….

What sounds vaguely like something from a science fiction movie is in fact a testament to a very real invasion of, an ALL RED wearing, cult.

Atlas Obscura has more on the new neighbors the small town of Antelope, Oregon started to get in the early 1980’s. 

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January 24 2015 - Thousands of antifascists marched in the streets of Cremona, Italy, to protest the attack by fascists on the Dordoni social centre, which left one activist in a coma.

On Sunday 18 January, around 6pm, a group of about 50 fascists (mostly from CasaPound) attacked activists from Cremona’s Dordoni social centre. The attack on seven or eight activists was launched by around ten people, and very soon bolstered by 40 more.

Emilio, one of the activists and someone very well known in Cremona, was beaten with a bar and then kicked in the face and head as he was lying on the ground.

The attack appears to have been prepared in advance, taking advantage of a football match to bring together fascists from Parma, Brescia and other towns with those from Cremona. Emilio is now in a very serious condition and his life is in danger. Dordoni’s activists have made a complaint that the fascists were merely identified by the police and then released but that the activists who were defending Dordoni were charged. [video]/[video]

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OFFICIAL STATEMENT: Third World Resistance for Black Power Reclaiming MLK’s Legacy of Militant Internationalism: Linking Third World Struggle With Black Resistance | 3rdWorld4BlackPower

“Before long they must know that their government has sent them into a struggle among Vietnamese, and the more sophisticated surely realize that we are on the side of the wealthy, and the secure, while we create a hell for the poor. Somehow this madness must cease. We must stop now. I speak as a child of God and brother to the suffering poor of Vietnam. I speak for those whose land is being laid waste, whose homes are being destroyed, whose culture is being subverted. I speak for the poor of America who are paying the double price of smashed hopes at home, and death and corruption in Vietnam. I speak as a citizen of the world, for the world as it stands aghast at the path we have taken.”

— Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. | Beyond Vietnam – A Time to Break Silence (1967)

To kick off Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, thirdworld people and allies have shut down the Oakland Federal Building to demonstrate our support for the heightened struggle for Blackliberation, power, self-defense and self-determination in the U.S. The verdicts in the cases of Michael Brown, Eric Garner and Tamir Rice, have drawn renewed attention to the ways that policing and the “justice system” are used to wage war on Black communities in service of imperialism and white supremacy that continues to undergirdthis country. For MLK weekend, we are reclaimingthe militancy and internationalism that was the hallmark of the last phase of Dr. King’s life.

We join international movements for the liberation of Palestine, Haiti, and the Philippines, for indigenous sovereignty in Hawaii, for native peoples in the U.S. and Mexico, and for immigrant, worker, queer/transgender, and youth justice in communities in solidarity with the resurging calls to build “Black Power” and “Black Resistance” alongside the original nationwide galvanizing statement that “BlackLives Matter!”

Today’s action targets the Oakland Federal Building because of its role in promoting a war on Black people and people’s struggles for self-determination in the U.S. and around the world. Protecting their imperialist economic interests, the U.S. and its collaborators like Israel and its puppet states like the Philippines are co-developing and deploying military and policing tactics in an attempt to perfect techniques of counter- insurgency, crowd and population control, surveillance, and the militarization of local police forces. In the Bay Area, people struggling against surveillance, policing,detention, forced displacement, deportation, and militarization of their schools and communities, both here and in their homelands, are connecting the dots and linking these issues with the systemic problem of settler colonialism in places like Palestine.

As the state attempts to tamp down the rising fists of dissent, people’s movements in Ferguson, Haiti, Palestine, the Philippines, and across the globe are only intensifying. And as an extension, today in the Bay Area, we are organizing together and deepening our collective commitment to the increasingly militant struggle for Black liberation and self-determination. We know that we cannot fight imperialism abroad unless we fight its domestic manifestation - violent racist policing- in our own streets.

The West has built and structured this world on Black death, while systematically waging attacks on third world people in their struggle for self-determination. By exposing and confronting these systems, we seek to weaken their foundations, and strengthen our movements, our communities and our families.

For centuries, the devastating consequences of U.S. imperialism have been the order of the day for third world people from Vietnam to Korea, from the Dakotas to Haiti, from the Philippines to Palestine to Pakistan, from Hawaii to Mexico, and from Ferguson to Staten Island. We stand together today in the name of Dr. King, Malcolm X, the Black Panthers, Brown Berets, Red Guard, and American Indian Movement who took on the state-sanctioned attacks on our communities directly, elevating the struggle against state violence and for an end to the capitalist system that deploys killer cops and militarized repression against our people.

In the words of Malcolm X:

“It is incorrect to classify the revolt of the Negro as simply a racial conflict of Black against White, or as a purely American problem. Rather, we are today seeing a global rebellion of the oppressed against the oppressor, the exploited against the exploiter.”

Justice for Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice and all victims of police: End State Violence!

From Palestine to Ferguson to Haiti to the Philippines: Fight Back!

Long Live International Solidarity!

“THIRD WORLD RESISTANCE” Participating Organizations and Allies: Anakbayan-USA, AROC: Arab Resource & Organizing Center, Asians4BlackLives, AYPAL, BAYAN-USA, BASAT: Bay Area Solidarity Action Team, BLIS: Black/BrownLatin@sin Solidarity, Catalyst Project, Critical Resistance, Freedom Archives, Gabriela-USA, Haiti Action Committee, HOBAK: Hella Organized BayArea Koreans, IJAN: International Jewish Anti Zionist Network, the International League of People’sStruggles, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, Ruckus Society, VietUnity, Xican@Moratorium

For interviews or additional information please contact:
Sanyika Bryant – Malcom X Grassroots Movement - 510.485.3125
Ayana Labossiere – Haiti Action Committee – 510.717.4001
Lara Kiswani – Arab Resource and Organizing Center - 530.220.2842
Rhonda Ramiro – Bayan-USA - 415.377.2599
Aurora Lopez – Xican@ Moratorium – 510.390.3004

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