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Spanish Town Grows Pot Despite Threats from Feds

The Associated Press reported Thursday that the people who call themselves the local government of Rasquera, a Spanish village of 900 residents, have voted 4 to 3 to lease land for growing cannabis in an attempt to create about 40 local jobs.

The AP says, “The idea is for private citizens to lease or lend land to town hall, which would then create a company to manage the land and lease it to an association of marijuana-smokers in Barcelona.”

A man who claims to be the federal government threatened to initiate force or violence against anyone planting even one seed that could grow to become cannabis plants.

An agent of the state gang of Spain revealed under the condition of anonymity that his gang does not, as a matter of policy, initiate violence against people who consume cannabis in small amounts. However they do, as a matter of policy, initiate violence against people who grow cannabis, advertise it, or exchange it with others for money.

A co-op style group called ABCDA has made an initial investment of $40k in the operation which includes hiring workers to grow, harvest and package the cannabis. Like most co-ops, the end product produced would go to ABCDA members.

Rasquera’s mayor, Bernat Pellisa, made the collowing comment at the City Council meeting this Wednesday: “It is a question of opportunity, which is going to bring in money and create jobs.”

Despite the obvious opportunity to improve the local economy in an area suffering poor economic fortune, agents of the state said Thursday that “the project has zero chance of getting off the ground.”

Link to the full article here.

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Interpol Arrests 25 Anonymous Activists; Suffers Peaceful Retaliation

The Guardian reported that Interpol’s website went down briefly on Tuesday. Anonymous claimed responsibility and announced the take-down was in response to the arrests of 25 hactivists in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, and Spain.

Interpol announced that their agents kidnapped the 25 alleged hackers, aged 17 to 40, under the umbrella of a mission called “Operation Unmask.”

The International Police searched 40 premises in 15 cities under threats of violence and stole around 250 items of IT equipment, mobile phones, payment cards and cash.

The Guardian Article continues,

Cyber-attacks by hackers linked to Anonymous have become a fairly regular occurance. Earlier this month, they marked the one-year anniversary of the uprising in Bahrain by attacking Combined Systems, a tactical weapons company that has been accused of selling tear gas canisters and grenades to Arab governments. Anonymous said the attack was in retaliation for sales by the company of chemical weapons “to repress our revolutionary movements. Also earlier this month, a leak by the hacking group of an 18-minute discussion between members of the FBI and the Metropolitan police embarrassed authorities and raised questions over how security was breached.”

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March Peace Conference in Keene, the Shire

A 2-day Peace Conference is being held in Keene, the Shire begins today. It will involve a March from Keene State College to Central Commons (from which I am banned under threat of violence by local police) tomorrow morning. This peace rally comes at an opportune time for Keene, as the people who call themselves City Council decided to acquire a Department of Homeland Security tank for the town’s police despite overwhelming opposition from the town’s residents.

Events for this Peace Conference are free and include an Opening Ceremony for Peace, a keynote speaker, a march, classes and discussion groups, as well as music and entertainment with social justice themes. There will also be an open-mic opportunity for people to sing and speak.

For more information, contact Will Hopkins at will@nhpeaceaction.org or visit the website for the event here.

Official Culture of Peace Poster – PDF

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Fr33 Agents Radio News 2012-03-02

Fr33 Agents Radio News Friday, March 2, 2012

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Watch the BEARCAT Vote Live on Fr33Agents.TV

From Agent Beau Davis at Fr33Agents.com:

LIVE STREAM begins around 5:30pm (There will be an update if it’s sooner or later.)

Despite the Keene City Council already approving a grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for a $285,933 Lenco BEARCAT in December, the vehicle has yet to be ordered following a public outcry over whether the streets of Keene should be militarized in this way. During the last city meeting on the subject, the community filled a council meeting to capacity in opposition.

Despite protests, the Keene Sentinel is reporting that the council is expected to move forward with the order as soon as Thursday, when it will address a letter from Councilor Terry M. Clark asking the council to reconsider accepting the grant.

According to reports received at thanksbutnotanks.com, councilors Jacobs, Chadbourn, Roberts and, the original opponent of this, Terry Clark.

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Fr33 Agents Radio News 2012-03-01

Fr33 Agents Radio News Thursday, March 1, 2012

Keene Gets a BearCat

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Fr33 Agents Radio News 2012-02-29

Fr33 Agents Radio News Wednesday, February 29, 2012

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DerrickJ in Exile (Please Support!)

Update!  This fundraiser was successful in releasing me from jail!  Now I am self-imposing an Exile from the Shire, where I will be traveling the country and documenting the liberty activism I encounter along the way.   Click here to find out how you can support me in this endeavor!

This post was originally written by TalleyTV at Fr33Keene.com:

Derrick J is one of the more prolific activists that I’ve encountered. Considering the work that he’s done here at Fr33 Agents, he’s also one of the most effective. Unfortunately, when going up against the State it can be like a David vs. Goliath (or Derrick vs. Leviathan) situation. Derrick has been a driving force behind the relaunch of Fr33 Agents so if you would like to see this and other projects continue, please consider helping Derrick in his time of need. Here’s what Derrick has to say at his Defense Fund page at GoFundMe.com:

Monday, February 27, 2012, I was video recording for the Shire Free Press outside of the Cheshire County Superior Court building. I was arrested for “trespassing.” While others who have been served identical “no trespass” orders were standing beside me, I was clearly singled out. This arrest may result in the theft of $2,000 bail which I posted for my previous arrest (Give Peace a Chance). The bail posted in this arrest was $1,000. In order to adequately prepare my defense for charges totaling up to 3 years in a cage, I am raising $500. Thank you for helping me to carve out peace and freedom from the violent and controlling rock of the state.

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Arrests Made as Carlos Miller joined by Fr33 Agents to Record Courthouse Corruption

[box]This article originally appeared at FreeConcord.org and was written by Garret Ean.[/box]

The cheshire county superior courthouse was the scene of two arrests early yesterday. A third arrest took place down the street from the courthouse after deputies followed Derrick J to his car to arrest him for trespassing, for having gotten too close to the building. This occurred some time after a comical and inspiring foot pursuit Derrick led deputies on as he inched farther away from their approach.

Miami journalist Carlos Miller was in the area following the NH Liberty Forum. He visited Keene on Monday to survey the status of right to record issues plaguing courts in the southwest portion of the state. For a while, a camera ban had been enforced in Keene courthouses but surprisingly today, bailiffs allowed Ademo Freeman through security with a video camera. Previously, cameras were only permitted through once the validated motion to record was in hand. As Carlos filmed the security theater, bailiffs noticeably kept their gaze away from the lens until they were prompted to give a response. Within forty seconds of the operating camera being made an issue of by bailiff Fredrickson, a call is made to sheriff’s deputies that, “We’ve got somebody who refuses to turn off a camera.” Within two minutes, deputy Caleb Dodson had backed Carlos and his camera out of the lobby with quickly repeated threats of arrest. It is at this point that deputies arrest Ian Freeman and Kelly Voluntaryist for violating no trespassing orders they had previously been given by sheriff Dick Foote. Footage of the arrests is difficult to discern as the camera is forced out just ahead of the seizure.

Carlos Miller had, prior to the arrests, done the activity which had caused the original no trespassing orders to be issued to the three arrested. He waited in the parking lot to question court officials — more specifically, judges who use unwritten laws to suppress photography and videography. No word yet on how fruitful the stakeout was.

Ian was released on PR bail around noon. Kelly was released a few hours later, and there was a delay in Derrick’s release when the bail commissioner left the jail before returning to liberate him. A court hearing on the matter is scheduled for April 17. To date, seven people have been given no trespassing orders to prevent them from appearing at the courthouse under penalty of arrest.

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Fr33 Agents in Keene Featured in New Documentary Trailer

This is reposted from Fr33Agents.com:

The trailer for State of Liberty was screened at the 2012 Liberty Forum in Nashua, NH. It’s being produced by a group of Keene State College students and focuses on the activism that takes place in the small town of Keene, New Hampshire.

It’s due to be released this summer and you can follow this production on Facebook and Twitter for updates on upcoming screenings and events.

The documentary is being recorded at a good time for me because it will share Judge Burke’s illegal activity with a wider audience and how it led to my arrest for possession of a camera in a courthouse.