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How does a US prison resemble an old plantation? Slavery, torture, abuse, and owned by self-entitled private companies...

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ACLU's Know Your Rights -
Protests & Demonstrations

Small (29KB) PDF file describing your rights to public free speech and what to avoid. For more visit their site at https://www.aclu.org/



Protest Toolkit: For Single-Payer Health Care

1.1MB PDF file created by the Chicago Single-Payer Action Network.



10 Reasons To Oppose Water Privatization

120MB PDF file



Knoxville's Urban Agriculture Code

1.7MB PDF file



Helping The Mentally Ill In Prison - ReThink

440KB PDF file describing the help for the menatlly ill in America's prisons.

Upcoming
Events

Next Green Party Meeting

At Barley's, Knoxville's Old City, July 13th, 6:30PM. Open to the public.

The Basement Community Art Studio

An exciting new business has opened at 105 W Jackson Ave that offers all kinds of fun and creative ways for artists of all ages and skill levels to nurture their inner artist. The Basement Community Art Studio offers open studio hours so you can create uninterrupted using supplies on hand as well as classes, workshops, and camps. It's also a great place to host your next party or event for children or grownups.

Give them a call at 865.333.5262, drop by to see them, or visit thebasementartstudio.com for information on hours, classes and all they have to offer!

Morning Cafe @ Birdhouse

The Birdhouse Community Center, corner of 4th & Gill in Knoxville (big yellow house), has opened a donation-based morning cafe where you can get fresh baked goods, coffee, tea, cocoa. There is wi-fi, an interesting library to browse, and good conversation from the folks who are hosting. The hours are 10am-1pm, Monday through Friday.

- Nashville-

9 July Thurs 6pm. Mayoral Candidates Forum on Disability Issues. Bridges's Multipurpose Room, 935 Edgehill Avenue. Moderated by Wendy Tucker. Please RSVP ts@bridgegsfordeafandhh.org no later than July 6 as light refreshments will be served. Individuals not in need of accessible parking may park at the church next door.

11 July Sat 10am to noon. FREEDOM SUMMER. Auditorium, first floor, downtown public library. Join us for a conversation with Dr. Bernard Lafayette and Dr. C.T. Vivian on how the ideas and practices from the summer of 1964 still echo today. Selected excerpts from the award winning film "Freedom Summer" by Stanley Nelson will also be a part of the conversation. The film is "a look back at the summer of 1964, when more than 700 student activists took segregated Mississippi by storm, registering voters, creating freedom schools and establishing the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party." More info.

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Feel free to email Isa at leftopentn@gmail.com.

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- News -

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FERC Teaches Oil And Gas Industries To Silence Protest

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100,000 German Beekeepers Just Called For A Ban On GMOs

Questions Remain After Police Release Footage of Sandra Bland’s Arrest

Katherine Spillar Urges Cleveland to Dramatically Increase Hiring of Women Police to Mitigate Police Violence

Wisconsin Workers Just Lost Their Days Off

Cuban Embassy Opens In Washington, But Issues Remain Unresolved

Kayactivists Across The Country Protest Arctic Drilling

Creative Hoax Asks Why Free College Tuition Not Up for Discussion

93 Orgs Urge EPA To Consider Prisoners In Environmental Justice

Apache Tribe Brings Battle For Oak Flat To Times Square

“Conscious Capitalism” Icon Whole Foods Exploits Prison Labor

Greens to rally for racial justice at Ferguson Police Dept. during the Green Party's 2015 Annual National Meeting in St. Louis

Big Oil Knew. Big Oil Lied. And Planet Earth Got Fried.

How Washington Helped Create Puerto Rico’s Staggering Debt Crisis

Occupy Summer School Teaches Teens How To Stage A Protest

President Obama Will Expand Overtime Pay to Millions of Americans

National Portrait Gallery Honors Dolores Huerta

Naomi Oreskes, A Lightning Rod In A Changing Climate

Bronx Theater Uses Avant-Garde Theater To Teach Activism

Victory: Columbia First University To Divest From Private Prisons

Mirage Democracy: Politicians ‘Rent A Crowd’

Adjunct Professor Teaches 5 Classes, Earns Less Than Pet-Sitter

Green Party’s Jill Stein Announces She Is Running for President

Steal From Taxpayers, Blame The Poor

Global Cost Of War Was $14 Trillion Last Year

Hospitals Mark Up Prices More Than 1,000 Percent

Meet The Radical Brownies

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TPP “Fast Track” Headed Back to the Senate Again

92-Year-Old Booked Into Jail After Fracking Protest

Maine Leading The Way On Government Of, For & By The People

Green Party: Crisis of ongoing police violence, mass incarceration...

Ella Taught Me: Shattering The Myth Of The Leaderless Movement

NASA Data Show How The World Is Running Out Of Water

Obama May Privatize TVA

Thou Shalt Not Kill

Isa Infante

About Isa

- Elder Wisdom -

"In this country many say I don't want anything to do with politics. Well you deal with politics every day. You deal with workplace politics.You get angry about what the city/county/state/federal government does.

"You have a voice in what your church does or doesn't do which is politics. You impose rules on your children which is politics. You take your business elsewhere because the price isn't right or the store treated you badly.That also is politics. You and your mate decide what to spend and where, that really is politics. Even deciding who's house your going to eat the thanksgiving turkey or Christmas dinner at is politics. Any time you interact with other human beings that is politics so deciding what you want done, who you trust to get it done and so on with your vote is just another form of politics. Don't vote for a party because your parents did.Don't vote for aparty that makes promises and then never gets around to doing anything about them. DO NOT vote for the lesser evil, evil is evil no matter what you label it. Now what was that you were saying about not wanting to discuss politics?"

Bob Smith 7/15/2015