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Mon
26
Dec

J20 - Counter-Inauguration Protests

Tens of thousands of people will be traveling to Washington, DC on January 20, 2017 (J20) and January 21, to protest the inauguration of Minority President Donald Trump. Many other cities will see similar protests and actions. Infoshop News will be providing information about all of the scheduled protests iand we will be posting news about the protests as they happen in D.C, and around the country.

Mon
28
Nov

2016 U.S. Elections Analysis

We bring you our round-up of post-U.S. election analysis. It's pretty clear that the U.S. election results revealed some important things about the beliefs and attitudes of many Americans. Many are suffering from ongoing economic devastation caused by global capitalism. Communities are struggling, which is causing many people to reject the system and/or embarace alternatives that aren't in their best interests.
The two major parties are also in decline and in crisis. Both parties saw insurgent campaigns against the system and status quo, with one of those campaigns eeking out a suprise victory. The incoming regime will be in the odd position of being outsiders forced to run one of the largest states on the planet. They will also face widespread opposition, dissent and illegitimacy. The incoming Trump regime has emboldened bigots, white-supremacists and fence-sitters who are jumping on theat bandwagon of hate. It will take some effort to roll back that insurgency.

Fri
07
Oct

Hurricane Matthew Mutual Aid & Recovery

Hurricane Matthew is currently a strong tropical cyclone over the Atlantic Ocean. It was the first Category 5 Atlantic hurricane since Hurricane Felix in 2007. The fourteenth tropical cyclone, thirteenth storm, fifth hurricane and second major hurricane of the annual hurricane season, Matthew formed from a vigorous tropical wave that moved off the African coast on September 22, progressing on a westward track until it developed into a tropical storm while it was situated just to the east of the Leeward Islands on September 28. A day later, it became a hurricane while west of the Leeward Islands, and rapidly strengthened into a Category 5 hurricane. It impacted Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, and The Bahamas. It is expected to significantly impact the southeastern United States, especially the U.S. state of Florida, as well as Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina.

Over 900 deaths have been attributed to the storm, including 877 in Haiti.

Sat
03
Sep

Focus on Lakota Pipeline Protests (Standing Rock)

Native American protesters are currently conducting protests against a pipeline being across Lakota lands. The Dakota Access Pipeline project was recently approved by the U.S. Congress and will run over a thousand miles from North Dakota to Illinois.

Sat
13
Aug

Facebook and Google Censor Infoshop

Over the past few months, Facebook has been suspending Infoshop volunteers over memes that they posted to our Facebook page. Two of our main admins have been suspended for a month, which means they can't even post updated to their own profiles or communicate with other Facebook users. This censorship by Facebook has been affecting other political and meme pages. Infoshop has been censored repeatedly for posting political satire memes. We also feel that this targeted harassment is due to our support for the Black Lives Matter movement.

Infoshop News was also delisted from Google News, for more than a year. This has cut off much of our organic traffic from people who aren't regular readers of our site. Google News has cut off Infoshop several years ago. This is censorship, given that Google is used by most people as their default search engine.

UPDATED: January 10, 2017

Mon
08
Aug

RNC / DNC 2016 - Breaking News

#OccupyDNC Comminiqué No. 1 — Occupy Wall Street
To further escalate the struggle, we have begun a new occupation. Adjacent to the convention, we have pitched our tents in Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park. This park now belongs to the people and will henceforth be known as Liberty Park.

DNC Protests in Philadelphia

Sat
30
Jul

Focus on Fight for 15

The Fight for 15 is a growing movement in the United States which seeks to increase wages for service workers.

From Wikipedia:

"The, Fight for $15 an hour, involves child care, home healthcare, airport, gas station, convenience store, and fast food workers striking for increased pay and the right to form a union with their employers."

 

 

 

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Sat
23
Jul

Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter (BLM) is an activist movement, originating in the African-American community, that campaigns against violence toward black people. BLM regularly organizes protests around the deaths of black people in killings by law enforcement officers, and broader issues of racial profiling, police brutality, and racial inequality in the United States criminal justice system.

Wed
21
Oct

Focus on the TPP: The Trans-Pacific Partnership

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a proposed trade agreement among twelve Pacific Rim countries concerning a variety of matters of economic policy, about which agreement was reached on 5 October 2015 after 5 years of negotiations. Among other things, the TPP Agreements contains measures to lower trade barriers such as tariffs, and establish an investor-state dispute settlement mechanism (but states can opt out from tobacco related measures). As of 2011, the agreement's goal had been to "enhance trade and investment among the TPP partner countries, to promote innovation, economic growth and development, and to support the creation and retention of jobs." The United States government has considered the TPP as the companion agreement to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), a broadly similar agreement between the United States and the European Union.
 

Tue
06
Oct

Focus on Syria

Syria was once the name for the entire region between the pennisulas of Anatolia (Turkey) and Sinai, including the fertile crescent. Ancient civilizations covered the territory; the Egyptians wanted it as a port, while the Persians considered the region a bridge to their plans of a universal empire.

Between the 12th and 7th centuries BC, the Phoenician civilization developed on the central coastal stretch of the territory; a society of sailors and traders withour expansionist aims. Phoenician cities were always independent, although some exercised temporary hegemony over others, and they developed the world's first commercial economy.

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