Monday, October 31, 2011

Could wounding of Olsen be Occupy movement's 'Kent State moment'?

How the Wounding of a Vet Who Dared to Dissent Has Stirred More Dissent
by John Nichols, The Nation

“We Are All Scott Olsen!” was the message of vigils held across the United States Thursday night, held in answer to a call from Iraq Veterans Against the War and Occupy Oakland for “occupations across America and around the world to hold solidarity vigils” recognizing Olsen, the former Marine and Iraq War veteran who activists say “sustained a skull fracture after being shot in the head on October 25 with a police projectile while peacefully participating in an Occupy Oakland protest.

In cities across the United States and around the world, "We Are Scott Olsen" vigils, rallies and marches were held. Thousands attended a candlelight vigil in Oakland. In Las Vegas, an image of Olsen was projected at the site of the Occupy encampment. In New York, Occupy Wall Street activist took to the streets chanting "New York is Oakland, Oakland is New York." As far away as London, images of Olsen were displayed at gatherings. The buzz about the wounding of the 24-year-old veteran seemed to be everywhere, and was perhaps best summed up by a message from an activist who had protested at Wisconsin's state Capitol with Olsen in February. It read: "He could be any one of us."

The Washington-insider website Politico speculated about whether the wounding of Olsen would be the Occupy movement's "Kent State moment," a reference to the 1970 killing of four students at an anti-war demonstration in Ohio. No one was killed in Oakland, and Olsen is now expected to recover, although he remains hospilized and is unable to speak. But the images of the young former Marine, standing peacefully in the frontlines of the protest in Oakland -- next to a Navy vet holding a "Veterans for Peace" flag -- and the images from just moments later of Olsen lying on the ground wounded as medics rush to his aid have both shocked and energized activists, in much the same way that violent responses to civil rights and anti-war demonstrations in the 1960s did -- and in much the way that official violence against anti-WTO activists in Seattle in 1999 shifted sentiment in favor of the protests.

[ ... ]

Iraq Veterans Against the War featured a statement on its website Wednesday night that read: “It’s ironic that days after Obama’s announcement of the end of the Iraq War, Scott faced a veritable war zone in the streets of Oakland last night. He and other protesters were surrounded by explosions and smoke (tear gas) going off around him as people nearby carried him injured while yelling for a medic. This disturbing video of the incident shows how veterans are now fighting a war at home.”

In fact, it’s not so ironic. Returning veterans who have sought to exercise their rights at home have, at many points in American history, been the victims of violence—especially when they have made demands of Wall Street. When a “Bonus Army” consisting of thousands of World War I veterans camped near the Capitol in Washington, DC, in the summer of 1932—demanding payment of bonuses they had been promised for their service, and that they needed to survive in those Depression Days—they were attacked first by the police and then by the US Army,

Two veterans were killed. One of them, Eric Carlson, was from Oakland, California.

The revulsion at the attacks on the veterans in 1932 would eventually lead to a decision by the Congress of $2 billion to pay immediate bonuses to the World War I veterans.

Retired Major General Smedley Darlington Butler, a two-time recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor, joined the Bonus Army at its encampment and supported its demands. Bulter is today remembered for his epic denunciation of the military-industrial complex:

I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class thug for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902–1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested. Looking back on it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents.

But after the attack on the Bonus Army, he issued an even blunter declaration, announcing in 1933 that: “I believe in…taking Wall St. by the throat and shaking it up.”


Olga Zinoviev: STOP FEEDING WALL STREET!

Olga Zinoviev's Appeal to the Citizens of Russia and the World

STOP FEEDING WALL STREET!


Dear fellow citizens, all decent, thinking people of Russia!


I, Olga Zinoviev, wife and curator of the Russian thinker Alexander Zinoviev's intellectual heritage, appeal to you.


More than 20 years have passed since the collapse of the Soviet Union -- the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the 20th Century -- as Alexander Zinoviev aptly described this event.


For 20 years our country, in his prophetic words, has been a colonial democracy. Russia's life blood is being sucked from her drop by drop by those who aimed their fire at communism but hit Russia.


During this period more than 3 trillion dollars of capital have been taken out of Russia. This is a shocking amount. With this money it would have been possible to repair the damage suffered by our huge country during the Great Patriotic War, the war with fascism, 5 times over.


During this year alone (as yet unfinished) more than 50 billion dollars have already been taken out of Russia.


The Russian Stabilisation Fund is held in inflated United States bonds, and the fund itself is neither

transparent nor under the control of the people.

All the money is credited to the account of the richest country in the world. Instead of being used for the construction in Russia of new roads, bridges, schools, hospitals, an appropriate level of funding for science and education, and everything else which counts as investing in ones own people.


Every rouble which is invested in Wall Street, every rouble of colonial tribute is an act of treachery towards ones own people.


STOP FEEDING WALL STREET!

Today Russia, a poor country in which more than 20 million people go hungry, who live below the poverty line, is one of the 10 countries to have invested the most in the USA. Our country, lacerated by the unimaginable extent of the monetary outflow is cynically being carved up and sold off, as
happens in the trade of human organs or even human beings.

The whole country is working for world-wide speculators and financial deals with Wall Street. Money
earned by the incredible labour of the entire people is going into the most dishonourable financial soap-bubble in human history.

The Russian people have not been robbed in this way since the times of the Tartar Yoke. Now Russia is suffering under the much more cruel yoke of the world financial pyramid, the `Moloch' of the 21st Century.


I appeal to all the citizens of Russia -- speak out; later you will not be able to forgive yourself for your indifferent silence.


STOP FEEDING WALL STREET!

We are being fobbed off with a surrogate agenda, we are being required to address secondary problems, they are trying to reorient our awareness with distracting requests and invented slogans which sound appalling in the remote villages deep in the heart of ill-treated Russia. It is the people who are paying the excessive colonial tribute, which has been imposed on our country, enslaved by global capitalism. We are told that the actions of "Occupy Wall Street" are not relevant to Russia, that the movement is of no interest to our citizens.

This is a lie. It is simply that, as usual, we are not told the whole truth. Wall Street -- the insatiable American Golden Horde -- represents a greater danger for Russia than it does for the ordinary American citizen.


STOP FEEDING WALL STREET!

This is our answer in solidarity to all those who are dissatisfied with the global dictatorship of financial capital.

I appeal to all the citizen of the creditor countries of Wall Street and the USA, to the donor countries such as China, Europe, Japan, Venezuela, to all the countries in OPEC, to Australia, Brazil, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Canada and all those who invest in Wall Street at the expense of their own people.


Today there are acts of protest all over the world against the financial blackmail imposed by Wall Street. The world understands the cause of its illness.


STOP FEEDING WALL STREET!

Enough of meekly allowing our children and grandchildren to be robbed! Do not be silent! Our children and grandchildren will not forgive us.

In the words of that man for all seasons, Alexander Zinoviev, - a prophet who returned to his mother country after the bombing of Serbia by NATO forces, prepared to share the lot of his own people to the very end:


Be alive, be mobile, be active! Act -- using all of the intellectual resources at your disposal.


Be true to yourself, to our country, our Motherland. We are not indifferent to what is happening to Russia.


The most powerful force in the world is Truth.


STOP FEEDING WALL STREET!


Olga Zinoviev,

Comes Rectoris Universitatis, Universität Augsburg,
Russian-Bavarian Alexander Zinoviev Research Center,
Editor-in-Chief, Magazine «ZINOVIEV»


Moscow, Russia,

October 29, 2011



How the Wounding of a Vet Who Dared to Dissent Has Stirred More Dissent

by John Nichols, The Nation

“We Are All Scott Olsen!” was the message of vigils held across the United States Thursday night, held in answer to a call from Iraq Veterans Against the War and Occupy Oakland for “occupations across America and around the world to hold solidarity vigils” recognizing Olsen, the former Marine and Iraq War veteran who activists say “sustained a skull fracture after being shot in the head on October 25 with a police projectile while peacefully participating in an Occupy Oakland protest.

In cities across the United States and around the world, "We Are Scott Olsen" vigils, rallies and marches were held. Thousands attended a candlelight vigil in Oakland. In Las Vegas, an image of Olsen was projected at the site of the Occupy encampment. In New York, Occupy Wall Street activist took to the streets chanting "New York is Oakland, Oakland is New York." As far away as London, images of Olsen were displayed at gatherings. The buzz about the wounding of the 24-year-old veteran seemed to be everywhere, and was perhaps best summed up by a message from an activist who had protested at Wisconsin's state Capitol with Olsen in February. It read: "He could be any one of us."

The Washington-insider website Politico speculated about whether the wounding of Olsen would be the Occupy movement's "Kent State moment," a reference to the 1970 killing of four students at an anti-war demonstration in Ohio. No one was killed in Oakland, and Olsen is now expected to recover, although he remains hospilized and is unable to speak. But the images of the young former Marine, standing peacefully in the frontlines of the protest in Oakland -- next to a Navy vet holding a "Veterans for Peace" flag -- and the images from just moments later of Olsen lying on the ground wounded as medics rush to his aid have both shocked and energized activists, in much the same way that violent responses to civil rights and anti-war demonstrations in the 1960s did -- and in much the way that official violence against anti-WTO activists in Seattle in 1999 shifted sentiment in favor of the protests.

[ ... ]

Iraq Veterans Against the War featured a statement on its website Wednesday night that read: “It’s ironic that days after Obama’s announcement of the end of the Iraq War, Scott faced a veritable war zone in the streets of Oakland last night. He and other protesters were surrounded by explosions and smoke (tear gas) going off around him as people nearby carried him injured while yelling for a medic. This disturbing video of the incident shows how veterans are now fighting a war at home.”

In fact, it’s not so ironic. Returning veterans who have sought to exercise their rights at home have, at many points in American history, been the victims of violence—especially when they have made demands of Wall Street. When a “Bonus Army” consisting of thousands of World War I veterans camped near the Capitol in Washington, DC, in the summer of 1932—demanding payment of bonuses they had been promised for their service, and that they needed to survive in those Depression Days—they were attacked first by the police and then by the US Army,

Two veterans were killed. One of them, Eric Carlson, was from Oakland, California.

The revulsion at the attacks on the veterans in 1932 would eventually lead to a decision by the Congress of $2 billion to pay immediate bonuses to the World War I veterans.

Retired Major General Smedley Darlington Butler, a two-time recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor, joined the Bonus Army at its encampment and supported its demands. Bulter is today remembered for his epic denunciation of the military-industrial complex:

I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class thug for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902–1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested. Looking back on it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents.

But after the attack on the Bonus Army, he issued an even blunter declaration, announcing in 1933 that: “I believe in…taking Wall St. by the throat and shaking it up.”


Civil disobedience gathers steam in Athens
An anti-tax rebellion is brewing in Greece, where the embattled government continues to bring in new spending cuts and tax rises. Now, even elected local officials are joining the fray in a seemingly random but increasingly prevalent wave of civil disobedience.


The Decade Wall Street Went Insane - The Zeroes part 1


At the turn of the millennium, Randall Lane, former head of Forbes' Washington bureau, knew what this decade would be about. He started Trader Monthly -- a slick glossy magazine that was to become the GQ of Wall Street. It portrayed a glamorous world of yachts and private jets, fine wines and lavish mansions. Meanwhile, trading floors were functioning like giant casinos, and the banking community was gambling with the average Joe's savings.
Lane and his company got caught up in the madness. They had front row seats to the vast wealth of Wall Street -- and they dreamed that some crumbs would fall their way.
In "The Zeroes," we get a ringside seat alongside Lane to some of the biggest parties of the decade, including a Wall Street "Charity" boxing night held at Manhattan's lavish Hammerstein Ballroom. This 5-part web series pits the fantasy of unlimited growth against the wheeling-and-dealing of Wall Street's glitzy surface.
A morality tale uniquely fitted for our times, "The Zeroes" cuts to the heart of what drove America to believe in dreams too good to be true,

Dalai Lama says China policy in Tibet cause of self-immolation deaths

Tibet’s exiled Buddhist leader, the Dalai Lama, pointed to what he called China’s “ruthless policy” as prompting the recent deaths of Tibetan monks who set themselves on fire in protest.

Occupy Belo Monte: indigenous stage "permanent" protest against Amazon dam in Brazil

Hundreds of people are participating in a protest against the controversial Belo Monte dam in Altamira, Brazil, reports Amazon Watch.

Occupy the Nor-easter - Wall Street October 29, 2011


I went down to OWS to see how folks were fairing during the nor-easter. The weather was bleak, but spirits were high. I don't think these folks are going any where any time soon. Support your local #occupation this winter.
http://Goodrules.us


Massive rally swamps Tel Aviv


http://rt.com/news/massive-rally-tel-aviv-079/

Prisons, Wars, and the Lust for Profit

In the 21st century the United States of America has rushed head long in to turning the incarceration of human beings into a thriving profit-driven and increasingly privatized business. This nation, in fact, has the the largest documented rate of imprisonment in the world.

Angela Davis at Occupy Philadelphia



The Triumph of America's Supranational Emergency State

On October 26, 2001, the Bush administration and U.S. Congress passed the Patriot (Traitor) Act and used the false flag 9/11 attacks to sell it to the American people.

What the Costumes Reveal

Let me describe a few of the photos. In one, two Baum employees are dressed like homeless people. One is holding a bottle of liquor. The other has a sign around her neck that reads: “3rd party squatter. I lost my home and I was never served.” My source said that “I was never served” is meant to mock “the typical excuse” of the homeowner trying to evade a foreclosure proceeding.

5 Economic Collapses More Ridiculous Than This One


Apocalypse Redux? U.S. Natural Gas Find off Vietnam Could Raise Tensions with China

First, the good news…
U.S. oil company ExxonMobil is reporting a “potentially significant” gas discovery off the coast of Vietnam, stating in a press release, "We can confirm ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Vietnam Limited drilled its second exploration well offshore Danang in August 2011 and encountered hydrocarbons."

Photography of Police dismantling Occupy Oakland


Occupy Dame Street: Day Twenty-One

Occupy Dame Street: Day Twenty-One from Dave Donnellan on Vimeo.

The General Assembly of the Occupy movement worldwide is a key part of its structure. It is open to all members of the public to participate. And whilst this is an admirable attempt at inclusion and open democracy it is not without its problems.
At this assembly on the 28 Oct a proposal was made to enter into an alliance with the Enough is Enough campaign which is working against the austerity measures of the Irish Government. The government measures have hit grassroots groups particularly hard. Concerns were expressed though by members of Occupy Dame Street that Enough is Enough was a 'front' for the Socialist Workers Party an active political party in the Dublin region. These claims were rejected by the Enough is Enough campaign. The video shows some of the exchanges during the meeting.

Documenting a movement: iReport photographers capture Occupy

iReporter Sarah Beth Boynton has shot a whole portfolio of Occupy Salt Lake City images. She's not part of the Occupy movement, but she thought its story deserved to be told.

Occupy Wall Street - Songs Of Protest (29-Oct-11)(POLITICS IN ACTION series)



How to Photograph a Protest (Like Occupy Wall Street)

In many ways, it's certainly easier to photograph protests and demonstrations. They're colorful, exciting, and offer countless photographic opportunities -- and these days especially everyone expects to be photographed so even the newbie documentary or street photographer with a hesitation over photographing random strangers need not be too inhibited. But then again, there are good protest photographs and plenty of bad ones.

Brainwashed Two: What Is Anarchy


My take on Anarchy, as limited as that is. It serves as a once-over. Had this one rolling around for a long time, and I'm glad to FINALLY get it out there under the "Brainwashed" series.
One note about this: I really neglected to properly give the impression of how huge this movement is. It's monumental. It makes the rebellion of the 60s look quaint. A media blackout has the non-participants fooled into thinking there's nothing for them to do. THAT's why this appears in the "Brainwashed" series.
And it does it without a leader, OR needing everybody to be "on the same page".
Think about that.
Music: "TGI Doomsday" by Blackstrap

Anonymous – CIA Fear Pump / True Democracy Party Calls For “END THE FED DAY” : “FREEDOM FROM THE FED DAY” When They Move, We Move!


Monopolise Resistance? - how Globalise Resistance would hijack revolt...

"The protesters are winning. They are winning on the streets. Before too long they will be winning the argument. Globalisation is fast becoming a cause without credible champions." Financial Times, 17th August 2001

Top 10 Bizarre Belief Systems


Gladio (5 of 16)


1992 BBC documentary by Alan Francovich.
"Disinformation Directed Against U.S.", File Number ZF010858W - written by the US Army
3/10/1970
"There may be times when HC (Host Country) governments show passivity or indecision in face of Communist or Communist-inspired subversion, and react with inadequate vigor to intelligence estimates transmitted by U.S. agencies. Such situations are particularly likely to arise when the insurgency seeks to achieve tactical advantage by temporarily refraining from violence, thus lulling HC authorities into a state of false security. In such cases, U.S. Army intelligence must have the means of launching special operations which will convince HC governments and public opinion of the reality of the insurgent danger and of the necessity of counteraction. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nu6VqFeWr9A&#t=4m07s
To this end, U.S. Army intelligence should seek to penetrate the insurgency by means of agents on special assignment, with the task of forming special action groups among the more radical elements of the insurgency. When the kind of situation envisaged above arises, these groups, acting under U.S. Army intelligence control, should be used to launch violent or non-violent actions according to the nature of the case. Such actions could include those described in FM 30-31 as characterizing Phases II and III of insurgency.
In cases where the infiltration of such agents into insurgent leadership has not been effectively implemented, it may help towards the achievement of the above ends to utilize ultra-leftist organizations."
http://cryptome.org/inscom-foia02.htm

Revealed: The secret report that shows how the Nazis planned a Fourth Reich ...in the EU

The paper is aged and fragile, the typewritten letters slowly fading. But US Military Intelligence report EW-Pa 128 is as chilling now as the day it was written in November 1944.

US Military Intelligence report EW-Pa 128

Enclosure No. 1 to despatch No. 19,489 of Nov. 27, 1944, from
the Embassy at London, England.
S E C R E T
SUPREME HEADQUARTERS
ALLIED EXPEDITIONARY FORCE
Office of Assistant Chief of Staff, G-2
7 November 1944
INTELLIGENCE REPORT NO. EW-Pa 128

SUBJECT: Plans of German industrialists to engage in undergroundactivity after Germany’s defeat; flow of capital to neutral countries.

SOURCE: Agent of French Deuxieme Bureau, recommendedby Commandant Zindel. This agent is regarded asreliable and has worked for the French on Germanproblems since 1916. He was in close contact withthe Germans, particularly industrialists, duringthe occupation of France and he visited Germanyas late as August, 1944

Koudelka brings Prague Spring to Russia

Moscow is set to host the first ever-Russian personal display by legendary Magnum photographer Josef Koudelka, the creator of the world famous Prague Spring series.

Occupy camps an eye-sore? Let’s compare photos…

There are many comments from several “concerned” officials – and citizens – that the Occupy camps are “eyesores” and express concerns over sanitary issues. Many city officials are using these excuses to shut down and remove camps set up within various cities around the world.
Let us take a look and compare these “eyesores” and “unsanitary” camps to other areas around the world which draw in, or have drawn in, grotesque amounts of profit…

Occupy The World ('Put On' Occupy Wall Street Remix)


A remix of Young Jeezy's Put On for Occupy Wall Street
by Ryan Sartor & DP THoT

Stars Say Great Time to Occupy Yourself

Great Time to Occupy Yourself
This call to Occupy Yourself comes with an auspicious Jupiter-Pluto trine in earth signs. Not sure who created the video about Occupy Yourself, but I like its message of stepping back from the "system," and into yourself. Most of us can agree that culture and society as we know it is overwhelming, and in some cases, destructive to mind, body and spirit. This is about staking your claim to time with yourself, and finding reserves of wisdom and strength there.

In Less Than A Minute Alan Grayson Explains Occupy Wall Street To The 1 Percent



How to frame yourself: A framing memo for Occupy Wall Street

George Lakoff, professor of linguistics

I was asked weeks ago by some in the Occupy Wall Street movement to make suggestions for how to frame the movement. I have hesitated so far, because I think the movement should be framing itself. It’s a general principle: Unless you frame yourself, others will frame you — the media, your enemies, your competitors, your well-meaning friends. I have so far hesitated to offer suggestions. But the movement appears to maturing and entering a critical time when small framing errors could have large negative consequences. So I thought it might be helpful to accept the invitation and start a discussion of how the movement might think about framing itself.


About framing: It’s normal. Everybody engages in it all the time. Frames are just structures of thought that we use every day. All words in all languages are defined in terms of frame-circuits in the brain. But, ultimately, framing is about ideas, about how we see the world, which determines how we act.


In politics, frames are part of competing moral systems that are used in political discourse and in charting political action. In short, framing is a moral enterprise: it says what the character of a movement is. All politics is moral. Political figures and movements always make policy recommendations claiming they are the right things to do. No political figure ever says, do what I say because it’s wrong! Or because it doesn’t matter! Some moral principles or other lie behind every political policy agenda.


Two moral framing systems in politics


Conservatives have figured out their moral basis and you see it on Wall Street: It includes: The primacy of self-interest. Individual responsibility, but not social responsibility. Hierarchical authority based on wealth or other forms of power. A moral hierarchy of who is “deserving,” defined by success. And the highest principle is the primacy of this moral system itself, which goes beyond Wall Street and the economy to other arenas: family life, social life, religion, foreign policy, and especially government. Conservative “democracy” is seen as a system of governance and elections that fits this model.


Though OWS concerns go well beyond financial issues, your target is right: the application of these principles in Wall Street is central, since that is where the money comes from for elections, for media, and for right-wing policy-making institutions of all sorts on all issues. ...


Emily Henochowicz, U.S. Art Student, Shot in the Face With a Tear-Gas Gun by IDF Soldier at Protest

This is a picture of a U.S. citizen being carried to a hospital by a Palestinian and being cared for by another Palestinian after being shot in the face with a tear-gas canister by an IDF soldier. IDF soldiers have often shot demonstrators directly with the tear-gas canisters in the past.

OccupyOakland protests - Navyman stands in tear gas-filled Police Firestorm


An AMAZING scene of One Man who swore an OATH to his country to fight to protect stands alone with his flag, and his Oath Booklet in front of Police attacking Protesters at long range, one Girl sits calmly meditating to try to calm the hate and agression of these same Police, tell me, give me just ONE NAME of a police officer Injured in Oakland ? I have only seen defenceless young people injured so far in oakland as of this writing on 28th October 2011 one Veteran is in Hospital with a Fractured skull, a young Girl has been hit is the face and Neck with Rubber Bullets, THE POLICE ARE OUT OF LINE!!!

St Pauls Canon resigns over attitude to occupation

Rev Dr Giles Fraser a Canon at St Pauls resigned today over plans to forcibly remove Occupy London Stock Exchange protesters from outside cathedra.He was seen as a sypathetic ear within the St Paul's establishment and has decided he "could not support the possibility of violence in the name of the church".

Protesters surround Denver Police who retaliate with pepper spray


29 October 2011 - Occupy Denver

Occupy Denver: Biggest riot squad presence to date, pepper bullets, multiple arrests (PHOTOS)


The war in Athens, Greece

Society trying to keep the bankers out. Seems like austerity is winning, is it?

Rioting Across America - The Great Depression


America in the 1930's.

A 51st State for Armed Robotic DronesWeaponized UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles)

Weaponized UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), also known as drones, have their own caucus in Congress, and the Pentagon's plan is to give them their own state as well.

Time's Up! Energy Bike Powers Occupy Wall Street


Time's Up! New York City's Direct Action Environmental group has been working with Occupy Wall Street since its inception. Recently, they have focused on replacing all the gas generators in Liberty Park with Pedal Power Generators. We currently have one up and running, but need your help to build 11 more and power the whole park!
We've received funding for 5 bikes but need at least 6 more, and any donations above that will be used to build more energy bikes which will be sent to other occupations.
Go to http://times-up.org/
and push the donate button

Occupy Protesters Not Fighting Fair!


Bill Maher, Ron Christie, Michael Ware and Cornel West discuss the ongoing Occupy protests.

Exposed: Media fabricated 'empty tents' story at "Occupy LXS"

Following all the media hype (Telegraph, The Times, Daily Mail, Daily Express) about 'empty tents' at OccupyLSX we decided to check out whether their thermal imaging evidence was true.
We got hold of *exactly* the same thermal imaging camera and showed that - surprise, surprise - you can't tell when people are in their tents.

Why I Support the Occupy Museums Protesters, and Why You Should Too


Mission Control

On the screen, a protester from Occupy Orlando was requesting in-kind donations. “We have plenty of deodorant,” he said, “but we could use soap.” A second protester, wearing a Guy Fawkes mask, entered the frame to announce breaking news: “We’re global! Seventeen hundred viewers right now!” The crowd outside the Orlando chamber of commerce cheered.
The video feed had been picked up by globalrevolution.tv, the switchboard for live coverage of the populist protests that began with Occupy Wall Street. The channel, hosted by Livestream.com, attracts between a thousand and twenty thousand viewers at any moment. “The revolution will not be televised,” the masked protester told the crowd. “It’ll be . . . on the Internet.”
[ ... ]
Last Tuesday night, a pensive young man in a T-shirt that read “I AM A REVOLTING CITIZEN” was at the controls, monitoring feeds from around the country. After Orlando, he cut to a video, from earlier in the week, of Naomi Klein, the critic of corporate globalization, addressing a rally in San Francisco: “Occupation is not a place—it is a state of mind.” ...

Enacting the Impossible (On Consensus Decision Making)

The direct democratic process adopted by Occupy Wall Street has deep roots in American radical history. It was widely employed in the civil rights movement and by the Students for a Democratic Society. But its current form has developed from within movements like feminism and even spiritual traditions (both Quaker and Native American) as much as from within anarchism itself. The reason direct, consensus-based democracy has been so firmly embraced by and identified with anarchism is because it embodies what is perhaps anarchism’s most fundamental principle: that in the same way human beings treated like children will tend to act like children, the way to encourage human beings to act like mature and responsible adults is to treat them as if they already are.

Garry Peterson - From predation to panarchy


Professor Garry Peterson from McGill University and Stockholm Resilience Centre presents his seminar on C.S. Holling, the father of resilience theory, and his contributions to ecology.

How Will The Global Revolution End?

A global ‘revolution’ is on and is spreading. What started as an attempt to occupy Wall Street offices, the headquarters of American capitalism, by a few hundred people a few months ago has spread throughout America and now gone global. According to The Economist the movement had two weeks ago had mushroomed in over 900 cities in around 80 countries.

Message of the Week: Occupy movement is doing the church's job

The Bible’s consistent message is that God cares deeply for everyone, including the poor and powerless. And when the poor and powerless are mistreated, God gets quite irate. Speaking for God, the prophet Amos denounces those “who oppress the poor, who crush the needy” (Amos 4:1). He lambasts those who “trample on the needy, and bring to ruin the poor of the land ... buying the poor for silver and the needy for a pair of sandals” (Amos 6:4, 6).

"Occupy Wall Street Protest Is Telling The World We Cannot Be Controlled By Fear Anymore" Sean Penn


Spanish Indignados a Force in Global Movement

On Oct. 15, these indignant Spaniards spurred a coordinated global protest that spanned 90 countries and 1,000 cities. In Spain, several hundred thousand people participated, supporting the view that the Indignados have become an inspiration and coordinating force for actions beyond Spain's borders.
Spanish public broadcaster RTVE estimated that between 6.5 million and 8 million Spaniards have participated in protests during 2011, and according to polls, 80 percent of the Spaniards support the Indignados' cause, EU Observer reported.

Without comment:


Revelations on revolution

As we come up to the 200th anniversary of the peak of luddite activity in our area we can hopefully look forward to more accurate and better-informed appraisals than that afforded by Mr Appleyard in last week’s edition.
[...]
Finally, whilst there was extreme suffering amongst the population for a variety of reasons, the Croppers were the elite of the Artisan class, with many more concerned with preserving their own status than with bettering conditions for everyone. The year of 1812 was a fascinating one but let us please not settle for myth and biased sentimental ‘socialist’ twaddle.

BURN A BANK A DAY - [INTRO PART] - by JUGGERSHOCK!


If you thought this was awesome, wait till you hear the rest!!!
Hello Juggerthugs! This is the intro of our upcoming song "BURN A BANK A DAY" to express our solidarity with world citizens against the global financial mafia and modern day exploitation!
This song is being under recording, and we are still waiting for one of you guys and chicks to become our OFFICIAL SINGER!
http://www.juggershock.com

Dai Li's Manuscript Published


"History does not depend on memories and legends, but real material," said Lu Fangshang, Taiwan's National History curator. Taiwan's military intelligence, working in conjunction with the Academia Historica, published Dai Li's Historical Materials, which is based on a manuscript written by Dai Li, the founder of the Bureau of Investigation and Statistics of the Military Council of the KMT government.
[ ... ]
Wu believes that Taiwan's Military Intelligence Bureau hopes to make known its intelligence history during the upcoming100th anniversary of the 1911 Revolution. Wu said they have no intention of speaking on Dai Li's behalf.
But as a military intelligence bureau, which Dai Li created in 1938, it has been incredibly invaluable in securing military intelligence data behind enemy lines, Sino-U.S. intelligence cooperation, and details on how the war was won.

Riot Dog is 'a symbol of freedom'

It's official.

From The Fire Hydrant - Drawn to mayhem: It’s Sausage the riot dog:

A stray dog in Athens is becoming a celebrity due to his tendency to show up at riots — braving tear gas and fire bombs to join in the mayhem.


Sausage — though even his name is in dispute — is a ginger-colored mutt, who, like other strays in the city, is registered but owned by no one and allowed to roam the streets at will.


(Unlike places such as Fayetteville, North Carolina.)

Whenever there’s a demonstration, Sausage shows up — always siding with the protesters, observers say.

[...]


“The municipality takes especial care of him because he’s so lovable.,” Antonopoulos said of Sausage. ”And he’s also a symbol — a symbol of freedom.” ...



Tear gas Woof! Sausage the dog just loves a riot


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Loukanikos even has fans in Turkey, proving he speaks a language all humans comprehend:


Riot Dog- Greece / support From Turkey



Meet Sausage, the riot dog in Greece , always in the thick of street protests latest oct 2011


Loukanikos, 28 Oct. 2011


Not entirely unrelated, Britain's most arrested musician plays at #OccupyLSX

No One's Slave, No One's Master - Occupy London - Theo Simon (Seize the Day)


Seize the Day perform Theo Simon's 'No One's Slave, No One's Master' at the Occupy London protest outside St. Paul's Cathedral. Banger.

On Modern Servitude

A powerful thought provoking film by Jean Franois Brient. Colombia, May 2009.
"The central objective of this film is to reveal man's condition as a modern slave within the context of the totalitarian mercantile system and to show the forms of mystification which mask his servile condition. Its aim is to attack head on the dominant world organization."
Website: http://www.delaservitudemoderne.org

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Only Wall Street protests break media blockade

Cherokee activist Albert Bender writes for The Tennessean:
The largest civil disobedience protest at the White House in decades was mobilized by Native Americans and hundreds were arrested, including prominent Native actress Tantoo Cardinal and distinguished actresses Darryl Hannah and Margot Kidder.

The protest was a two-week sit-in, Aug. 20-Sept. 3, at the White House gates to stop presidential approval of a proposed oil pipeline across the western U.S. It was described by consumer advocate Ralph Nader as “the most extraordinary citizen-organizing event in recent White House history.”


But where was the mainstream media coverage of this momentous protest? This was the most consequential continuing Native American demonstration since the Wounded Knee occupation and others of the 1970s. This should have been front-page news across the country. The Associated Press was conspicuously silent and even The Washington Post was mute.


This amply illustrates that the corporate media are the inveterate enemy of U.S. democracy. A functioning democracy requires the free flow of information and a free press is an indispensable part of the democratic process. This protest was hidden from the general public by a corporate media blackout, plainly out of fear that it would inspire other citizen actions. But for the Native American media, the blackout would have been successful.


Native Americans and their allies were descended upon day after day by D.C. SWAT teams, allegedly for carrying signs that read “Obama honor the Treaties” and “Stop the Keystone XL pipeline” too close to the White House gates. Protesters were taken away in handcuffs, and the first 100 arrested were kept in jail on cement floors for 52 hours, possibly to discourage others who planned to follow this first wave. ...



Occupy Melbourne calls for Treaty with Indigenous Australia

Occupy Melbourne released the statement below on October 27.
Occupy Melbourne’s 8th general assembly passed a proposal, put forward by the Indigenous Working Group, to support the creation of a treaty between the First Nations of Australia and the Australian Commonwealth Government.
The call for recognition of Aboriginal Sovereignty gained public prominence in Australia with the establishment of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy in Canberra in 1972.
At the 1988 Barunga culture and sporting festival Prime Minister Bob Hawke declared his intention to negotiate a treaty with the Aboriginal First Nations by 1990. Yet, such a treaty was never established.
In December this year the Australian Government will consider options for formally recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the constitution.
Robbie Thorpe, member of Occupy Melbourne’s Indigenous Working Group, argues that Constitutional recognition isn’t enough to protect the sovereign rights of Aboriginal and Torres Islander peoples.
Thorpe asserts: “Without a treaty Australia doesn’t have a foundation for its law. The Treaty should underpin the Constitution, rather than having the Aboriginal People slotted into the Constitution 100 years later.”

Uncle Ben Taylor


Uncle Ben Taylor is an Aboriginal elder, who is being denied the right to address the commonwealth.
He will be giving a welcome to country and addressing the crowd at the chogm protest on the abuses against Aboriginal people.
chogmprotest.org

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Angry aboriginal protestor promising a legal challenge to CHOGM laws stoping her from practising her indigenous sovereign rights to go anywhere in Australia.

Pará: Statement From Partners On #OccupyBeloMonteDam - Update - Hundreds Protest At Belo Monte Dam Site

Yesterday the Belo Monte Dam construction site was occupied by 400 indigenous people, fishermen and riverine community members who oppose the project due to its severe environmental impacts and human rights violations. The occupation was a collective decision made by 700 representatives from local communities who attended a seminar against the Belo Monte Dam held this week in Altamira, and it proved an important step forward in the continuing struggle to halt the project.

American Indians Plan to Occupy Glen Cove Sacred Site to Prevent Park Construction

By six o’clock Thursday evening, two dozen American Indians, from various tribes, had already gathered at the Glen Cove sacred site to monitor and to show solidarity to prevent the Greater Vallejo Recreation District (GVRD) from starting construction for a proposed park.
A Full Occupation is to Begin this Morning at 8 am pdt.

Lakota Media Project Photos: A Day with Daryl Hannah and Tom Weis


Huichol protest against mining project in Sacred Area - Mexico City

Huichol native American people protested in front of President Felipe Calderon's residence, demanding respect for their sacred and protected areas from a planned mining project in the state of San Luis de Potosi. Mexico. 27th October 2011

'Occupy' protests give birth to new catchphrase

The nearly 6-week-old social protest in Manhattan has inspired campaigns, headlines and spoofs that often have nothing to do with income inequality or challenging corporate overlords: Occupy the NBA and Occupy the Bathroom are just a couple.

VIDEO: Who shot Scott Olsen at Occupy Oakland?


Protests at Commonwealth summit as leaders set to debate plans for new stronger line on civil rights abuses

Protesters laid siege to the Commonwealth summit in Perth, Australia, this morning as leaders met to debate how human rights can be secured across all 54 member states.
Police locked down the city centre as 1,500 protesters gathered for a demonstration and march through the city streets to coincide with the opening of the summit.
The lead-up to the event has been dominated by pressure on Commonwealth leaders to take a tougher line on human and political rights abuses.

60s Scoop Era Canada: Thousands of Native Kids Stolen & Sold in Adoption $$$ by Church & State!


Yet another Stolen Generation by the Church. This time, in Canada.
Religious leaders and the government of Canada have so-called "apologized" to First Nations peoples for the abusive experiences they endured in the residential school system. Yes, they have said "sorry" for abusing 150,000 children, somehow they want the world to think this was a "mistake", or "regrettable"....but sure enough, the abuse did not end there...

Residential schools was not the only organized crime scheme put in place by the Church - and facilitated by the State - in an attempt to assimilate Aboriginal children into mainstream Anglo-Canadian society through separation from their families. A sudden acceleration in child "welfare workers" removing Native children from their Aboriginal communities coincided with the dismantling of the church run education system. (You can clearly see how Church and State work together to implement and cover up these crimes)

As the next painful chapter in the history of the colonization of Canada's Aboriginal peoples, the Sixties Scoop quickly evolved into the aggressive tool for assimilation and cultural genocide.

Thousands of Native Children were sold into adoption since the Church just how much money each child would generate in terms of profit.

Here you can see the courageous men and women speaking out against these organized crime scheme, as they want justice. To-date the corrupt and evil churches involved have not been encarcerated for ruining the lives of thousands of children just so that they can generate dishonest gains and continue fooling the masses with their false "holy appearance".

Enough is enough! The Protect Your Children Foundation exposes the evil organized crime schemes implemented by the Vatican and other religions on a worldwide scale. We are out to alert households of these evil men and women who use God's name to gain trust and commit crimes.

Visit us at: http://www.vaticancrimes.us or http://www.protegeatushijos.org

New Rules for Dictatorship Crimes in South America
A generation after dictatorships gave way to democracy in South America, Brazil and Uruguay are catching up to their neighbors in digging into long-buried crimes against humanity.
A "truth and reconciliation" commission to investigate four decades of human rights abuses passed Brazil's Congress unanimously this week. On Thursday, Uruguay's Congress revoked a military amnesty and classified dictatorship-era kidnappings, torture and killings as crimes against humanity.

Occupy London could be protected by Christian ring of prayer
Coalition of Christian groups plan to prevent forcible attempts to remove tents outside St Paul's Cathedral

It is Past Time to Stop Using the Rest of the World as Our Penal Colonies
Our Honored & Decorated Hard-Core Criminals in ‘Their’ Backyard

War and Serfdom: Is This The World We Really Want to Live In?
I'm raising three sons in a world that I don't want them to live in. A world of hate, deception, war, injustice, and serfdom. A world that seems out of our control to change. If given a choice, who would want to live in that world?


COG - Are You Interested (Official Video)

COG's video for the single "Are You Interested" from the Album "Sharing Space" (2008)
http://www.cog.com.au
Produced By Silo:6 For COG 2008


Marine Says Oakland Used Crowd Control Methods That Are Prohibited In War Zones
As the events that led to Oakland protester Scott Olsen's head injury continue to unfold and investigations begin, we thought it important to offer some perspective.


A Memorandum in Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples
I went to the General Assembly at Occupy Oakland tonight where a group of us proposed the following memorandum, which passed with 97% support! I'm writing another post about Occupy Oakland, but wanted to post this tonight. The full text...

Marine Scott Olsen Will Undergo Brain Surgery, And OccupyMARINES Are Making Demands

From Business Insider:

...In response to the police tactics, OccupyMARINES have issued a formal list of requests in Oakland. Whether these requests are pursued or met should be an indicator of how strong or extensive this branch of the movement has become.

Original demands below:


OccupyMARINES Have Watched Closely The Response From The OPD, The Mayor, The Governor, And All Others Involved In The Oakland Attack On Peaceful Demonstrators; We Have Observed These Pathetic Cowards Refuse Responsibility For Their Actions That May Very Well Alter The Course Of Our Brother’s Life. Additionally, Many Other Police Departments Nationwide Deploy Similar Riot Tactics Against Demonstrators Honoring The OWS 8, A Peaceful Declaration Of Assembly; We Will Organize Peacefully Against These Departments.


In Response To The Oakland Shooting Of Scott Olsen OccupyMARINES Request The Following:


The GOP Cowards Responsible For Influencing This Event Be Brought To Justice. Track Names And Photos Of Each And Email Them To Us
Identify The 300 OPD Riot Officers By Name, Photo, And Badge Number With Boots On The Ground Engaging In Illegal Excessive Force Acts Against Peaceful Americans For Prosecution.
Identify The Officer Responsible For Harming Scott Olsen By Name And Photo For Prosecution.
The Honorable Resignation Of Oakland Mayor Jean Quan And Acting Police Chief Howard Jordan.
A Public Apology From California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. For The Unlawful Injury Of Our Brother Scott Olsen.

We Fully Intend To Make An Example, Legally And Peacefully, Of The Corwards Associated With Harming An American Veteran. We Will Not Stop Until Our Aforementioned Demands Are Met In Their Entirety.


God Be With Scott Olsen, We Pray A Speedy Recovery For Him And His Mother.


Semper Fidelis Scott Olsen


Keep Pushing Forward America We Support You.



Occupy Vancouver will remain despite police crackdown in U.S.

It was an unusual juxtaposition: Occupy Vancouver campers – now firmly entrenched in their ever-growing tent village – versus a condominium-dwelling corporate lawyer who lives a block away from their art gallery encampment.

Meet the 0.01 Percent: War Profiteers

War industry CEOs make tens of millions of dollars a year, putting them in the top 0.01 percent of income earners in the U.S.
Northrop Grumman CEO Wes Bush made $22.84 million last year.
Lockheed Martin CEO Robert Stevens made $21.89 million.
Boeing CEO James McNerney: $19.4 million.
These guys use their corporations' massive lobbying dollars to keep their job-killing gravy train rolling. Last year, their companies spent a whopping $46 million on lobbying, corrupting our politics and ensuring that their bank accounts continue to fatten at our expense. These executives are some of the main reasons why we're wasting so much on war instead of rebuilding our own nation here at home.
Help us fight their propaganda campaign to protect their profits. Use our list to share this video with your local Occupy group and encourage them to show it at their events: http://warcosts.com/1percent
CORRECTION: Lockheed Martin's CEO is Robert Stevens. The video refers to him as "Martin Stevens" which is incorrect.


How Occupy Wall Street Cost Me My Job

Joining the Occupy Wall Street protests has its dangers. You could get pepper-sprayed or end up in handcuffs. Or, as Brooklyn-based journalist Caitlin Curran explains, your boss could see a photo of you holding up a sign at a protest and fire you the next day.

Businessweek's Bennett on Anarchist Graeber, Protests (Video)

Bloomberg Businessweek's Drake Bennett talks about his profile of anthropologist and anarchist David Graeber, one of the founding figures of the Occupy Wall Street protest. Bennett speaks on Bloomberg Television's "InBusiness with Margaret Brennan."

Quote and Comment

Reuters vs. Reuters: News agency makes an ass of itself by trying to connect George Soros to Occupy Wall Street.
But some Reuters people realize it, and call their company out! “There was no story, and nothing to report.”
Reuters then backs down, changing the story line on its report. Or does it?

Photo
: Vermin Supreme files for New Hampshire's presidential primary at the State House in Concord on Friday afternoon, October 28, 2012. Supreme filed after Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday.

Greek Protesters Call President "Traitor"

October 28th is Greece’s national “beat up your local politician” day
In what was supposed to be a day of nationalist propaganda, with military parades across the Greek territory (a remnant of military dictatorships past) to celebrate the “national day”, things have taken quite a different turn.


Greek protest halts holiday parade


Greeks protest govt. cuts on 'Oxi Day'
Greek protesters demonstrate against the government's austerity measures on "Oxi Day," Friday, October 28, 2011.
Thousands of people in Greece have protested the government's austerity measures on the anniversary of the Greek “Oxi Day” (No Day) by holding massive demonstrations across the country, Press TV reports.


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Greeks protesting at austerity measures demanded by foreign lenders blocked a major national parade on Friday to commemorate Greek resistance in World War Two, shouting "traitors" at President Karolos Papoulias and other officials.
The protest in Thessaloniki was echoed at smaller parades across Greece, including in Athens where marchers held black ribbons. It showed the extent of anger at the higher taxes and wage cuts sought by the European Union and the International Monetary Fund in return for funds to avert a debt default.
The annual military parade in the northern city is one of the most symbolic events in Greece's political calendar and commemorates the rejection of Italy's ultimatum to surrender in 1940. It was the first time it had been cancelled.
http://www.sundaytribune.co.za/greeks-call-president-traitor-1.1167221
Greek protesters call president "traitor," halt parade
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/greek-protesters-call-president-traitor-halt-parade-...

Meanwhile...

Greeks abandon cash resort to bartering

Due to the money crisis in Greece many people have resorted to bartering. The Time Bank is the name of the service swapping that has been growing. Will more Greeks adopt this practice? Sara Firth tells us more.

Hey G20, Here Comes #ROBINHOOD

ADBUSTERS TACTICAL BRIEFING #16

Alright you rebels, redeemers and believers out there, At the height of the global uprisings in 1968, protesters confidently heralded "The Beginning of a New Epoch." To this bravado, Zbigniew Brzezinski, then the national security advisor to the president of the United States, retorted that the protests were nothing but "the death rattle of the historical irrelevants." And

indeed the first global revolution the world had ever seen suddenly fizzled out. To this day no one quite knows why.

For the moment, #OCCUPY has the magic and the ear of the world, and anything seems possible. We could see a soft regime change in America and a resurgence of the political left worldwide.


As winter approaches, many occupiers will dig in for the long haul. Others will decamp until spring and channel their energy into myriad projects. Many of the big ideas for rejuvenating and reenchanting the world that have been swirling around the left for the last 20 years will pick up steam. From revoking corporate personhood to de-commercializing the cultural commons, to separating money from politics, to the birth of a True Cost Party of America … we are entering a sustained period of boots-on-the-ground transformation.


And every now and again we will have a worldwide blast reminiscent of the global march against the Iraq war eight years ago. The next of these blasts could happen as early as this Saturday when #ROBINHOOD strikes the G20.a feImagine a few million people rising up and sending a message to the G20 leaders meeting November 3/4 in France: "This austerity vs. stimulus debate you've foisted on us doesn't mean a damn thing… It's obvious you have no idea how to get

us out of this economic mess you put us in. So now we are telling you what we want: a radical transformation of casino capitalism… we want you to slow down fast money with a 1% #ROBINHOOD tax on all financial transactions and currency trades." ...

~ ~ ~

Robin Hoods and Merry Bands...coming to a city near you!

http://nationalpeoplesaction.org/
http://occupywallstreet.org
http://occupytogether.org
http://www.adbusters.org/blogs/adbusters-blog/robinhood.html

Eight years ago, on February 15, 2003, upwards of 15 million people in sixty countries marched together to stop President Bush from invading Iraq ... a huge chunk of humanity lived for one day without dead time and glimpsed the power of a united people's movement. Now we have an opportunity to repeat that performance on an even larger scale.
On October 29, on the eve of the G20 Leaders Summit in France, let's the people of the world rise up and demand that our G20 leaders immediately impose a 1% #ROBINHOOD tax on all financial transactions and currency trades. Let's send them a clear message: We want you to slow down some of that $1.3-trillion easy money that's sloshing around the global casino each day -- enough cash to fund every social program and environmental initiative in the world.
Take this idea to your local general assembly and join your comrades in the streets on October 29.

Robin Hood Tax

We told you about Occupy The Boardroom, and today the same magazine that introduced the Occupy movement wants to propose a tax idea based on the classic tale of Robin Hood who took from the rich and gave to the poor. The tax plan called, Robin Hood Tax proposes a 1% financial tax on all financial transactions and currency trades. And Adbusters is calling for a global march on October 29th, the day before the G20 leaders summit in France, to demand leaders impose this tax immediately.

A Subversive Plot: How to Grow a Revolution in Your Own Backyard

A Subversive Plot: How to Grow a Revolution in Your Own Backyard
Roger Dorion is plotting a revolution.

He’s organizing Kitchen Gardeners; a special breed of subversives. They are self-reliant seekers of “the Good Life” who have understood the central role that home-grown and home- cooked food plays in one’s well-being. By seeking an active role in their own sustenance, they are modern-day participants in humankind’s oldest and most basic activity, offering a critical link to our past and positive vision for our future. They are a little bit subversive and a little bit revolutionary

Occupy London protest issues demands to democratise City of London
Activists at St Paul's Cathedral call for end to Square Mile's 'unconstitutional power and influence'

What is the notion of the real democracy?

Many politicians and workers in the main strem media machinery are not familliar with the genuine experiment of the 15O movement. Political thinker Michael Hardt provides the explanation.

Indigenous campaigners occupy Belo Monte Amazon dam
Hundreds of campaigners have occupied the construction site of the
Belo Monte dam project in the Brazilian Amazon.

Tribute to the 15O Worldwide
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Occupy Wall Street Beats Tea Party in Searches on Google
Google has added its perspective — with a search-data-based popularity contest — to the comparisons between Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party. The data rules in favor of Occupy Wall Street. Users searched for the nascent movement more than the Tea Party for the first time in the United States on Sept. 24, according to Google’s politics blog. Search traffic for the term “Occupy Wall Street” has remained higher ever since.

Occupy Oakland: Egyptian Protesters To Hold Pro-Occupy Rally Friday
Egyptian protesters who have camped out in Cairo's Tahrir Square are set to march to the U.S. Embassy Friday, in a rally of support for the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Marines protect Oakland Solidarity March in NYC

Last night around a thousand protesters turned up in New York to show solidarity with Occupy Oakland. At one point NYPD officers began arresting and violently beating the demonstrators, even after they were forced to the ground. Among those who stood up for the protesters was Sgt. Shamar Thomas and his fellow US Marines.
Video is courtesy of Luke Rudkowsky of www.WeAreChange.org

From Occupy Wall Street to Occupy Earth
What if rising sea levels are yet another measure of inequality? What if the degradation of our planet's life-support systems -- its atmosphere, oceans, and biosphere -- goes hand in hand with the accumulation of wealth, power, and control by that corrupt and greedy 1% we are hearing about from Zuccotti Park? What if the assault on America's middle class and the assault on the environment are one and the same?

Jacob Appelbaum Detained At Keflavík Airport
Grapevine has learned that Tor Project member and WikiLeaks representative Jacob Appelbaum has been detained at Keflavík International Airport.

21st C MF Blues-remix

A video clip to go with the song of the same name by Nimbin's own Pagan Love Cult inc.
Words & Music © Neil PIke

Arab Spring activists win prestigious Europe right prize
Five Arab Spring activists won Europe’s prestigious Sakharov rights prize Thursday, starting with the Tunisian fruit seller whose self-immolation sparked the revolutions that toppled dictators.

Are global revolts capable of shaking elites around the world?
Are global revolts capable of shaking elites around the world? Are all of these revolts interconnected and can they develop into a global counter-force? Or is each revolt unique and thus should be examined accordingly? And if they manage to bring the system down, will they be able to put a better one in place?

'Hold Your Heart' Delayed Justice for Missing Insurgency Victims
A report released on Thursday by Human Rights Watch appealed to the Kenyan government to open an inquiry into the arrests, to exhume suspected mass graves and to investigate atrocities committed by both the army and the SLDF.


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