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Feb 21, 2006
Focus: Civil Rights
Action Request: Read
Location: United States
Latest Airline Terror Threat: People Who Read Books

Rocker Rollins reported for thought crime

Paul Joseph Watson/Prison | February 17 2006

The latest example of airline security gone insane is provided by rock star and stand-up comedian Henry Rollins, who was recently reported to the Australian government for reading a book on an aeroplane.

The Australian Daily Telegraph reports,

"US rocker and writer Henry Rollins was reported to the National Security hotline during his recent Australian tour because of a book he was reading on flight to Brisbane."

"A furious Rollins was informed he was "nominated as a possible threat" for reading Jihad: The Rise Of Militant Islam In Central Asia."

"The incident happened on a flight from Auckland on the recent Big Day Out tour."

Rollins (pictured above) then received a letter from the Australian government warning him not to read such books in future. His response was to post the letter on his website and tell the Australian government to "go f***k themselves."

Last month we highlighted the case of Margaret Jackson, CEO of Quantas Airlines, who was detained by the TSA at Los Angeles airport for having aircraft diagrams in her bag.

Pregnant white women, senators and 4-year-old boys have also recently been subject to the joys of airport security.

With programs afoot to introduce the same measures to train and subway stations in both the US and the UK, horror stories of this nature will only increase in regularity.

In the UK, London subway passengers will be forced to stand in an 8 foot metal tank and have their entire body scanned. The London bombings, irrefutably carried out with the aid of the highest rungs of the British intelligence establishment, were the paper tiger the government needed to crack the whip against an increasingly skeptical population.

To this day we still have a situation where not one item of cargo that enters the plane is inspected but Grandpa has to remove his shoes because he might be a suicide bomber. Even Playmobile have got in on the act by releasing a security check-in toy, brainwashing children into accepting routine violations of their 4th amendment as normal.

Airport security is non-existent because it is directed at innocent people just trying to go about their business. Screeners are trained not to profile for fear of discrimination. How many white pregnant women, 4-year-old boys, famous rock stars and senators have hijacked planes in the last few decades?

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Posted: Feb 21, 2006 9:14am
Feb 16, 2006
Focus: Human Rights
Action Request: Party
Location: Oregon, United States
"Not Another Shitty Punk Fest": A Benefit for Books to Prisoners
 Reed College Student Union, 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd.
in Portland, Cascadia (aka "Oregon")

Books To Oregon Prisoners & Portland Books To Prisoners

Friday, Feb. 24th:
Hellshock - Lucifuge - Riot Cop - Absolute Rulers -
The Raids - Consumption.

Saturday, Feb. 25th:
Plan R - Clorox Girls - SAR - No Heroes - Autistic
Youth - WWPRF.

Reed College Student Union, 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd.
Portland, OR 97202

$3 // All Ages // No Booze // No Fights


Come out and support both Portland-based Books To
Prisoners projects- if you can, please bring a
dictionary, in any condition, and spanish-english
dictionaries are also really needed. We are a
not-for-profit, non-hierarchical project that welcomes
volunteers and we appreciate any level of involvement!

We are also currently looking for a (free) space to
house one of the projects, with around 5,000 books.
location has to be one that will be publicized widely,
and be open to "everyone" during mailing days, twice a
week on mondays and wednesdays 5-8pm. We need around
20' x 15' of space.

If you know of a possible space, or have more
questions on what we do, or anything else, please

See you at the show!


Portland Books To Prisoners is always in need of new
or used dictionaries! Bring donations of books to our
workspace on mailing days mon & wed 5-8 pm @ 2362 SE
43rd Ave. Or leave book donations at any of the drop
boxes around Portland: Back2Back Cafe, Laughing Horse
Books, In Other Words Books, Roccos Pizza, Vinnie's
Pizza, Hollywood Theatre, and the newly opened
Blackrose Collective bookstore, located at 4038 N.
Mississippi Ave.
For more info email

Books To Oregon Prisoners mailing days are noon-4pm
the 2nd Saturday of every month at Blackrose
Bookstore located at 4038 N.Mississippi Ave.

For more info, email

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Posted: Feb 16, 2006 7:11am
Jan 28, 2006
Volunteers needed @ Black Rose Books (Pdx, Cascadia)

Black Rose is a very cool bookstore, freecycling space & radical community center. They are developing a library and act as HQ for Oregon Books 2 prisoners. BR
is located at 4038 N. Mississippi Ave & is open from noon to 8pm Tuesday-Saturday & Sunday from 4to8pm.

In their own words:

"Black Rose Collective Bookstore & Freecycling Center is a community owned/serving business based on the principles of cooperation, not competition. Serving
the rich cultural and economic diversity of our neighborhood. Black Rose seeks to provide the tools for people to recognise and respond to all forms of

And they need all of OUR to sustain and increase the great work that they do. Right now, they looking for folks to do construction, serve as librarian/s, do web
design & act as staff (answer questions, sell stuff, be friendly-like, etc). If ya have anouther talent ya want to share that I missed please send 'em an email.
They generally prefer folks to work shifts of noon to 4 or 4 to 8 but one-time, irregular or other volunteering options can work too.

Get in touch with them for more details: email - They also have a myspace thang and ya can always just stop by and talk to 'em face to face.
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