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Africa on the Move: The Power of Song

Africa on the Move follows Ivorian reggae singer Tiken Jah Fakoly as he fights for Africa’s poor and marginalised. See his LIVE CONCERT

Tiken Jah Fakoly is a reggae artist born in Cote d’Ivoire in Western Africa. His career began in the 1990’s and he has released seven albums most recently “L’Africain.” He sings both in French and in his native language of Dioula.

As a result of his outspoken criticism of the government in his native country, Tiken (as he is known to his fans) has been the target of intimidation and death threats. He has lost several people close to him but he remains an advocate both for reform of the political system in Cote d’Ivoire and for the plight of disadvantaged people in Africa and throughout the world. He was forced into exile in neighbouring Mali and now spends time in France as well.

Source: http://www.aljazeera.com

Civil Rights legal groups file federal request for info on ‘Occupy’ crackdowns

Two civil rights legal groups filed a Freedom of Information Request (FOIA) on Wednesday..

Source: http://www.examiner.com

‘Occupy’-Inspired Campaign Urges Boycott of Black Friday

Occupy Wall Street-inspired protesters are eyeing a new target — BestBuy and Target. And dozens of other companies.

Source: http://www.foxnews.com

Update: ‘Occupy’ crackdowns coordinated with federal law

Over the past ten days, more than a dozen cities have moved to evict “Occupy” protesters from city parks and other public spaces…

Source: http://www.examiner.com

Issue Of Violence Divides Occupy Protesters

Just hours after Oakland police disbanded the Occupy Oakland camp on Monday, hundreds of protesters gathered on the steps of the main branch of the public library…

Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com

Occupy Wall Street: At ‘Day of Action’ the Movement Vows to Fight On

In the days leading up to the Nov. 17 Global Day of Action, Occupy Wall Street protesters planned several events, including a 7 a.m. march to shut down Wall Street..

Source: http://www.time.com

Timeline of Occupy Wall Street

The following is a timeline of Occupy Wall Street (sometimes called OWS or #OWS) which began on Saturday, September 17, 2011 as an occupation of Wall Street, the financial district of New York City and is an ongoing demonstration…

Source: http://www.wikipedia.com

Pepper Spray. What is it?

Pepper spray, also known as OC spray (from “Oleoresin Capsicum”), OC gas, and capsicum spray, is a lachrymatory agent (a chemical compound that irritates the eyes to cause tears, pain, and even temporary blindness) that is used in riot control, crowd control and personal self-defence, including defence against dogs and bears.

Pepper spray has also been used against peacefully-assembled protestors.Its inflammatory effects cause the eyes to close, taking away vision. This temporary blindness allows officers to more easily restrain subjects and permits persons using pepper spray for self-defense an opportunity to escape.

Source: http://www.wikipedia.com