Daily Archives: March 2, 2012

Spanish Town Grows Pot Despite Threats from Feds

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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.

Interpol Arrests 25 Anonymous Activists; Suffers Peaceful Retaliation

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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.”

March Peace Conference in Keene, the Shire

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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

Fr33 Agents Radio News 2012-03-02

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