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Justice For Stephon Clark

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And if I were to type the names of victims who have lost their lives to police brutality and guns from this Stop Police Terror poster that I have, some of the names would be Kimani Gray, James Rivera Jr., Ramarley Graham, James Brissette, Malcolm Ferguson, Jaime Gonzalez, Tyisha Miller, Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams, John Crawford, Nicholas Hayward, Alexia Christian, Justus Howell, Oscar Grant, Joel Acevedo, Kendrec McDade, Jordan Baker, Ernesto Flores, Darrien Hunt, Sean Bell, Tamir Rice, Alyana Stanley-Jones, Eric Garner, Ezeil Ford, Rekia Boyd, Angelo Miller, Omar Abrego, Akai Gurley, Rohad McIntosh, Ruben Garcia Villapando, Yvette Smith, Anthony Baez, Amadou Diallo, Tony Robinson, Tarika Wilson and the list goes on and on.  And now add to that list Stephon Clark.  And so NYC Shut It Down: The Grand Central Crew #blacklivesmatter , Peoples Power AssembliesWhy Accountability , Workers World Party and Within our Lifetime United for Palestine had a Justice For #StephonClark march and rally last night where there seemed to be more police in attendance than protesters that went from Columbus Circle to Times Square, as far as I can see.  And their facebook event invite read like:

Stephon Clark was a 22 year old Black man and father of two. He was murdered by Sacramento Police officers on March 18, 2018, in his own backyard. They shot him over 20 times claiming they thought he had a gun. He had a cell phone in his hand.

Come out if you believe this must end! Come out if you believe Stephons life mattered. Come out if you believe Black Lives Matter.

And there were arrests at this protest as in those photos that find themselves posted above.  And I have blogged about the topic of gun violence and gun control on this blog before in times past.  And yet there seems to be no end in sight of people losing their lives to guns. If only guns could be banished from advertising, the military, the polizei and every human being on planet earth.  Is another world possible.   And what, if anything, does this have to do with a No Police State.

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JROTC

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And recently with the topic of the latest mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School shooting and the Parkland school shooting that’s been in the news a lot lately, I have been coming across references that JROTC students were slain in Florida high school shooting.  And then the thought occurs to me, has anyone ever addressed the topic of JROTC being instituted in the USA nations schools, that the idea that one is trained to dress up in army outfits, stand in line and use guns as kids in schools across the nation may not be a good thing, that children are being recruited into this Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps army thing simply because it may be a class in school that one may be required to take. And as far as I know, this JROTC school army drills recruiting thing has existed in schools since the beginning of time and seemingly for generations to come. And I have blaghed about the topic of  gun control and gun violence on this blagh many times before in times past and I think what makes this school shooting different is that the student survivors of the Parkland school shooting decided to speak out against gun control and start a movement to end gun violence with National School Walkoutscalling out lawmakers in NRA styled ads and organizing March for our Lives events. And according to one of those photos that finds itself posted above, mass shootings have happened in malls, churches and concerts as well seemingly with no end in sight.  Is another world possible, Occupy the NRA.  And what, if anything, does this have to do with a No Police State.

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A Holy War Again

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And so I turned on the news today and there one of the many headline news of the day read, “Israel Attacks Targets in Syria After Iranian Drone Enters Israeli Airspace and Jet Crashes“, and as usual, world war III and all of those other religious fanaticism thoughts of Israel, Jerusalem, The Middle East, the holy land, holy war, that Dome of the Rock and the Temple Mount that seems to be written in bible prophecy somewhere start coming to mind, here on planet earth, enough to make me want to sign into this blagh again in another attempt to maintain web 2.0 social media user generated content for this blog and my other blagh whenever blaghers block possible. And so I thought to post another one of those The The Prophecy of John of Jerusalem posts again, as I seemed to have posted on this blog many times in times past. Is Israel becoming a nation?  The war is not meant to be won, it is meant to be continuous. – George Orwell.

The Prophecy of John of Jerusalem VIII

“When the millennium that follows this millennium ends, Men will have finally opened their eyes.
They will no longer be imprisoned in their heads and cities,
But will be able to see from one end of the Earth to another, and understand each other.
They will know what makes one suffer hurts another.
Men will form one huge body of which each will be a tiny part.
Together they will form the heart of this body.
There will be a common language spoken by everybody, and thus, finally, a glorious humanity will come into existence…
Because Woman will arrive to reign supreme;
She will govern the future and decree Her philosophy to Man.
She will be The Mother of the Millennium that follows the millennium.
She will, after the days of the devil, radiate the gentle sweetness of a mother.
She will, after the days of barbarity, embody beauty.
The Millennium that follows the millennium,
Will metamorphose into an age age of lightness:
Men will love each other, sharing everything, dream,
And dreams will turn into Reality…
Thus Man will have his second birth.
Spirit will possess the mass of men,
Who will be united in brotherhood.
So an end will be proclaimed to barbarity.
It will be an era of a new strength of belief.
The dark days at the beginning of the Millennium that follows the millennium, will be ensued by days of jubilation:
Men will once more find the righteous path of humanity,
And Earth will find harmony once more…
There will be roads that connect one end of Earth, and the sky to the other;
The woods will once more be dense, the desert will once more be irrigated, and the water will once more be pure.
The Earth will be like a garden:
Men will take care of every living thing,
And he will clean everything he dirtied,
He will understand that the whole of Earth is his home,
And he will think with wisdom of the morrow.
Man will know everything on Earth and his own body.
Diseases will be cured before they are manifested,
And everybody will cure themselves and each other.
Man will have understood that he has to help himself to stay upright;
And after the days of reticence and avarice,
Man will open his heart and his purse to the poor;
He will define himself curator of human species,
And so, finally, a New Era will begin.
When Man has learnt to give and share,
The bitter days of solitude will be at an end.
He will once more believe in the Spirit,
And barbarians will once more be unheard of…
But all this will happen after the wars and the fires.
And this will arise from the ashes of the burnt Towers of Babel.
And a strong hand will be needed to bring order to chaos, and to put Man on the right path.
Man will learn that all creatures are bringers of light, and all creatures must be respected.
Man, in his lifetime, will live more than one life,
And will learn that the Light never goes out.”

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A Mayday Space Social Justice Holiday Market

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And then to Ridgewood Market….

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Another year has rolled around here on planet earth and the end of the Gregorian calendar year is here again. California is still on fire and in Texas and the deep south it is snowing and climate change is still real.  And with that end of the 2017 year comes those holiday events, holiday markets and even New Years Eve events not far behind. And according to METROand the skint, there are 20 holiday markets, a Union Square Holiday Market and more this weekend in that New York City area. And so I spent this day in an attempt to vend those DecorForU #blacklivesmatter, #notmypresident, #occupywallstreet, #nopolicestate, #berniesanders, #yoga, #bushwick, #ridgewood & #brooklyn necklaces, magnets, key chains & pins @ those holiday markets of Mayday Space 1st Annual Social Justice Holiday Market for $2 each and @Ridgewood Market Sat. Night Bazaar at Ridgewood Market! Free Entry! Food & Gifts! for $1 each.  And Mayday Space, that really cool alternative space and beyond space in Bushwick, Brooklyn facebook event invite read something like:

Saturday, December 16 at 12 PM – 5 PM EST

JOIN US AT MAYDAY for a delightful indoor gathering of 50 small vendors selling all things social justice-y… so you don’t have to buy corporate crap for your loved-ones, and can instead uplift local artists, makers, and community-led efforts.

➟ photobooth pics
➟ ➟ beats by DJ Sabine Blaizin
➟ ➟ ➟ hot cider & other yummy treats

accessories + art + body care + books + buttons + calendars + cards + clothes + comics + cosmetics + food + herbals + home decor + jewelry + kids stuff + photos + posters + stickers + textiles + vintage + zines y mucho más!

most vendors are poc, immigrant, queer, femme, low-income and/or longtime local residents. many are donating proceeds to a range of causes and are part of broader grassroots movements and the solidarity economy ✊🏻✊🏽✊🏿

PARTICIPATING VENDORS:
12:24: www.instagram.com/1224_art
Alley Horn: www.instagram.com/alley.horn
Artistic Noise
Black Queer Magic: www.BlackQueerMagic.Bigcartel.com
Blott: www.instagram.com/p/BcJGqAhhVt4
Bread & Roses: www.instagram.com/br34d4ndros3s
Brooklyn Defense Committee: http://sorrywedonthaveone.org/
Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar
Common Notions / Nociones Comunes NYC
Crystal Chimera
Crystal Clarity
Danni Hu-Yang: https://dannihuyang.org/
DecorForU: https://occupyart.org/
De La Tierra Blends: www.instagram.com/delatierrablends
Dolly Martinez
The Doula Project
Existence Is Resistance & Tarin Andrea Designs
Femmescapes + Moons: www.instagram.com/femmescapes
Five Boro Story Project
Free-I Buttons: www.ebay.com/itm/302547690130
Gabriel Lee Design: http://chromo.us/
Gabriela NY / International Women’s Alliance
Gammykillz: www.instagram.com/gammykillz
The Hanger Project
The Homegirl Box
Honey Brain // Rudy Lazzaro Designs: www.instagram.com/honey_brain
Hoodsensitive: www.etsy.com/shop/corazonprints
Katiana Inc: www.katianainc.com
K. M. Kralowec: www.kathleenkralowec.com
Lmnopi
Mayday by Ida
Miles Hilton
The Militant Manatee: www.instagram.com/themilitantmanatee
Mouthy Gal: www.instagram.com/mouthygal
NYC Shut It Down Arts Collective: www.gofundme.com/nycshutitdown
Palestinian Youth Movement (PYM)- حركة الشباب الفلسطيني
Pop Porcelain
Practicing Democracy: www.etsy.com/shop/practicingdemocracy
Radical Manitas: www.instagram.com/radical_manitas
Radix Media
Rocking Chair Classics
Sangawali: www.instagram.com/sangawali
Sari-Sari Storybooks
Sarvnaz Press
Secret Riso Club
Simply Arte
Titi Liz Blankets: www.instagram.com/onehandedhooker
UltraFresca
Wave Studios NYC
Woke and Bespoke

*vendor application deadline closed, but inbox us if you want to join in and we’ll see if there’s last minute space to squeeze you in!

ABOUT MAYDAY:
Mayday Space is a collectively-managed organizing and social hub for grassroots groups, neighborhood residents, artists and activists from across NYC (and beyond!) to hold classes, trainings, meetings, film screenings, retreats, conferences, art builds, and all-ages events on an affordable sliding scale. Host your event with us and sign-up for our weekly events e-blast: http://eepurl.com/bH3Mxj

ACCESSIBILITY NOTE:
The Holiday Market will be taking place on our large 3rd floor Great Hall. Unfortunately, the building is old and there is no elevator to reach upper floors and gender neutral bathrooms are located up several steps with narrow stalls. While this is far from ideal, we can direct those in need to accessible bathrooms in the immediate vicinity in neighborhood businesses and Wyckoff Hospital around the corner. Please let us know if we can assist you in any other way.


Have a great holiday events, holiday markets, new years eve day and more.

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Climate Change Is Real

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And if must blogger say, I have written, or typed about the topic of the weather and climate change on this blog before. And in the midst of reading about gun violencethose St. Louis protests over police violence and other headline news of the day, I have also found myself reading about the weather gone wacky again with extreme weather and unprecedented record breaking weather events seemingly becoming the norm starting with that massive ice shelf that broke off of Antarctica a while ago like a scene from straight out of the movie The Day After Tomorrow, and all of these earthquakes, wildfires and hurricanes in that country of North America and planet earth this past month, between Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico,MexicoCalifornia.OregonMontana, Idaho and the Caribbean Islands all being affected by natural disasters of earthquakes and wildfires or from being underwater from hurricanes and tropical storms with names like Harvey, Irma, Jose, Maria and beyond this past month, and it all has me wondering all of these theories of if Jesus Christ wants to return again or if Revelations XII  is here or about to be here or something, or if the earths magnetic poles have shifted or if that planet Nibiru is headed towards or passing by planet earth, or if it is the beginning of armageddon and the apocalypse and the first five minutes of that movie The Day After Tomorrow, with I think all of these weather disasters seemingly having started after that great American solar eclipse, the first solar eclipse in 99 years, and every eye shall see him… and not to mention those 7 Theories About The World Ending On September 23, 2017 According To Astrology, Planet X Predictions, And The Bible or simply is the world ending or about to end or if the end is near as it always has been since the beginning of time I think. There are no words I can blogger think of to describe this all except to say Mother Earth is upset and climate change is real.

 

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Racism

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Hey again bloggers, or whoever could be reading this blagh. And so this post finds itself another one of those attempts to maintain web 2.0  social media user generated content for this blagh and my other blog whenever blaghers block possible. And so that topic of racism has been in the news a lot lately. So much that it has spawned a bazillion or more Facebook event invites having to do with racism, fascism and beyond. And in my own thoughts, someone said to me at Union Square Park the other day as I was vending those DecorForU #blacklivesmatter, #notmypresident, #occupywallstreet, #nopolicestate, #berniesanders, #yoga and #berooklyn necklaces, magnets, key chains and pins for $2 each with that Black Lives Matter sign that I usually display that creates dialogue and conversation, amongst the most comments being “Yes they do” or “All lives matter”.  Though again, just this past week someone, a couple of people asked me within the span of an hour the same question that sticks in my mind, “When did racism begin?”, both of these people asked. And it was sort of the same answer with both of these people. Since the beginning of time, in the bible or something, when Satan was cast out of heaven or when he betrayed Adam or Eve or something and this discrimination was passed on through Jacob or John or Abraham or one of those disciples in the bible or something throughout all his descendants and generations. And for some reason I find their theories believable. And then there is that comment again from that Black Lives Matter Art Show at Northside Festival this past season or so from another person who commented on that topic of Black Lives Matter, or I guess racism, how can something be changed that has been instilled in us, in humanity, since the beginning of time when black means bad, dark, evil and white means good, light? These questions I am unable to answer, only to say is another world possible? No one is free when others are oppressed.  And then there is this t-shirt I read somewhere with the words Black, White, Red, Yellow, Brown….. Human. And what, if anything, does this have to do with a No Police State?

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A Go Africa Harlem Street Festival 2017

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And even though according to Jeff Stark’s Nonsense NYC list,

Friday, July 14
* What the Float: Summer in the Park, Manhattan
* Rural Route Film Festival Opening Night, Queens
* Max Power Presents, Queens
* Literati: A Comedy Show About Books and the Idiots Who Write Them, Brooklyn
* Camouflage: A Comedy Show, Brooklyn
 
Saturday, July 15
* Third Annual Chicken Shit Bingo, Brooklyn
* A Gathering For Introverts, Brooklyn
* Thirteenth Annual Filmshop Presents Showcase, Brooklyn
* Love Hotel, Brooklyn
* Rubulad Proudly Presents Revival, Brooklyn
* Out in the Streets, Brooklyn
* Flooding With Love for the Kid, Brooklyn
* Southern Comfort: Atlanta to Astoria, Queens
* Str8 West Coastin’, Brooklyn
 
Sunday, July 16
* Out in the Streets, Brooklyn
* Procession, Manhattan
* The Grand Victorian Garden Tea, Manhattan
 
Tuesday, July 18
* Rock ‘n’ Roll Bingo, Manhattan
* The UnSex Show, Brooklyn
 
Wednesday, July 19
* Flashback the 70s: Vol. 2, Brooklyn
* Drunk Science, Brooklyn
 
Thursday, July 20
* Exhabitations, Manhattan
* The 3D VHS Festival, Brooklyn
* Ridgewood Social’s Super Belated 5-Year Anniversary Party, Queens

and a host of other events are happening in that New York City area this week, I still somehow found myself attempting to vend those DecorForU #blacklivesmatter, #notmypresident, #occupywallstreet, #berniesanders, #nopolicestate, #yoga, #brooklyn and #harlem necklaces, magnets, key chains and pins for $2 each at this years Go Africa Harlem Street Festival much the same as I did at last years Go Africa Harlem Street Festival.  And the photos that find themselves posted above kind of remain the same, yet they are a little different.  And this years Go Africa Harlem Street Festival 2017 Facebook event invite reads something like:

We are hosting our Third annual 1 day street festival within the boundaries of Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard (7th Avenue) and Frederick Douglass Boulevard (8th Avenue) on 116 street on July 15th, 2016 between the hours of 10am – 7pm.

Visit http://goafricaharlem.org/ for more information.

The street festival will take place within the boundaries of Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard (7th Avenue) and Frederick Douglass Boulevard (Eighth Avenue) on 116th street on July 15th in the year 2017 between the hours of 10am – 7pm.
Parameters and Scope
The Street festival among other things be a celebration of the city’s African diversity with excellent displays of the unique goods and services provided by African & Caribbean merchants on 116th street and throughout the NYC metro area.
We will also have two pavilions (2) showcasing dance, art, music and dress from various regions throughout Africa and the Caribbean with direct participation from the African community & Cultural groups, consulates and embassies from the city’s five boroughs.
Preference has been given to African Merchants in the city of New York for space during the event on a first come, first served basis. All merchants, vendors, and services entities would be required to be licensed and have valid permits by the applicable agencies in the City of New York for selling, promotion, solicitation, and delivery of their goods and services.

Have a great Go Africa Harlem Street Festival day and more.

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