You can’t make this shit up. Racist NYPD-McDonald’s alliance offers stop-and-frisk rewards
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Three Strikes, You’re In!
McDonald’s and the New York Police Department Launch Joint Initiative
New York, New York (March 6, 2012) - McDonald’s and the New York Police Department are launching “Three Strikes, You’re In!,” a bold new program that rewards New Yorkers for their patience with the NYPD’s “Stop and Frisk” policy.
With “Three Strikes, You’re In!,” individuals who are stopped and released three times without charge are eligible for one Happy Meal™ at participating McDonald’s stores. To receive their Happy Meal™, customers must record each stopping officer’s badge number, as well as the the time and location of the stop, on a voucher obtainable at these stores.
“This is just one way McDonald’s gives back to the communities we’re a part of,” said Mark Ramos, a McDonald’s spokesperson. “We’re proud to provide copious, satisfying, affordable food in areas that other chains don’t dare operate. With ‘Three Strikes, You’re In!’ we’re showing we also recognize these communities’ safety and civil liberties problems.”
“‘Stop and Frisk’ gets dozens of guns off the streets each year, makes respectable citizens feel secure, and lets would-be criminals know that we’re watching them,” said New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly. “It generates some resentment in these low-income communities, since most of those stopped are innocent, but with the help of McDonald’s, we’re showing we understand. We can’t afford to change ‘Stop and Frisk,’ but we’re happy to compensate those who are stopped in the course of keeping the City safe.”
“Three Strikes, You’re In!” is a project of McDonald’s 365Black.com, which celebrates African American culture and achievements all year round. To download your own “Three Strikes, You’re In!” vouchers, please visit www.threestrikesyourein.org. Non-citizens and those with criminal records are ineligible.
Burma’s Punk Scene Continues to Fight Repression Underground
By Alexander Dluzak, in Rangoon, SPIEGEL
The punk band Rebel Riot stands on a makeshift stage in an abandoned restaurant on the outskirts of downtown Rangoon, Burma’s largest city. They wear their hair spiked straight up and studded leather jackets. “Saida! Saida! Saida!” singer Kyaw Kyaw barks into the microphone, “Resistance! Resistance! Resistance!” The drummer pounds away at his set while the guitars reverberate through the room. “No fear! No indecision! Rage against the system of the oppressors!” Kyaw Kyaw howls.
“I know one thing them pigs had better stay away from my door trying to kick it in talking about they don’t need no search warrant”
Poster from the Black Panther newspaper of 21 August 1970.
"The enemy advances, we retreat; the enemy camps, we harass; the enemy tires, we attack; the enemy retreats, we pursue."
Mao Zedong (via fuckyeahmarxismleninism)
“General Strike!” by Cristy C. Road
Comrade Mono Jojoy, military leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP), martyred in combat on Sept. 22, 2010.
Never saw this picture in my history book!
Hells to the yes. Hell. To. The. Yes.FUCK THE POLICE. Power to the people.
Los Angeles Rebellion flyer, Movement for a People’s Assembly (MPA), 1992
This is the solidarity flyer we distributed in NYC during the LA uprising. Hope someone’s doing something similar in the UK right now.
Cop points a gun at a 15-year-old in Manchester, England, in the witch-hunt following the August 6-9 rebellion in British cities.
This is what imperialist democracy looks like.
Activists continue to defend the ancient indigenous burial ground at Glen Cove, south of Vallejo, California, against plans by the Greater Vallejo Recreation District (a local parks and recreation administration) to build a parking lot, restrooms, paved trail etc on the burial site. June 11th, 2011, marked the 59th day of protest at the site with over 250 people participating. Food for the protesters was brought in by a local Indian restaurant and by the Santa Barbara chapter of the American Indian Movement and the South Central Farmers. Indigenous groups with historical ties to the site include the Ohlone, Patwin (Wintun), Bay Miwok, Coast Miwok, Wappo, and Tule River Yokuts.
(Photo via Protect Glen Cove)