Friday, November 11, 2011

Chomsky: Occupy the Future

Noam Chomsky, Nation of Change:

Delivering a Howard Zinn lecture is a bittersweet experience for me. I regret that he’s not here to take part in and invigorate a movement that would have been the dream of his life. Indeed, he laid a lot of the groundwork for it.


If the bonds and associations being established in these remarkable events can be sustained through a long, hard period ahead – victories don’t come quickly – the Occupy protests could mark a significant moment in American history.


I’ve never seen anything quite like the Occupy movement in scale and character, here and worldwide. The Occupy outposts are trying to create cooperative communities that just might be the basis for the kinds of lasting organizations necessary to overcome the barriers ahead and the backlash that’s already coming.


That the Occupy movement is unprecedented seems appropriate because this is an unprecedented era, not just at this moment but since the 1970s.


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Inside Occupy Wall Street
How a bunch of anarchists and radicals with nothing but sleeping bags launched a nationwide movement
It started with a Tweet – "Dear Americans, this July 4th, dream of insurrection against corporate rule" – and a hashtag: #occupywallstreet. It showed up again as a headline posted online on July 13th by Adbusters, a sleek, satirical Canadian magazine known for its mockery of consumer culture. Beneath it was a date, September 17th, along with a hard-to-say slogan that never took off, "Democracy, not corporatocracy," and some advice that did: "Bring tent."


11.11.11 to be marked with peace prayer

Islamabad - Commemorating the unique occurrence of 11.11.11, spiritual workers around the world will take part in a global prayer for peace, scheduled for 11:00 a.m. (local time) on Friday.

Occupy Canada Open Mic Issue- The Harper Government


A spirited young Canadian speaks out on why Canada is part of the Occupy Movement Occupy Toronto, St James Park.

11,000 youths in Pangasinan to pray the rosary on 11-11-11

Eleven thousand young people from the towns and cities under the Lingayen-Dagupan Archdiocese will simultaneously pray the rosary at 11 a.m. on Friday at the St. John's Metropolitan Cathedral here.
Dubbed as 11.11.11 @ 11 a.m., the project will help the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan join the nation in praying the rosary as part of the Catholic Church's initiative called "A Million Roses for the World."

11-11 Planetary Peace Prayer

Those who read The URANTIA Book know that the midwayers are beings halfway between human and angel. During the Lucifer Rebellion 1111 secondary midwayers remained loyal to the government of Jesus Christ Michael. They are presently on the planet today and every time you see 11-11 it is a message for the promise of the return of Jesus Christ Michael to Urantia/Earth.

Hitler rants about the Occupy Wall Street protests



Corporate rights and resistance

A FEW RECENT EXAMPLES OF CORPORATIONS EXERTING NEVER INTENDED CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS

Police refuse to evict Octagon occupiers
Police are refusing to evict protesters from Dunedin’s Octagon, despite claims from the City Council that the campers are there illegally.

Communic[a]tions Workers of America Covers Occupied Super Committee Hearing

Verizon's '1 Percent' Business Model Exposed at Teach-In at Occupation of Washington, DC

Perfect Storm of Internet Censorship


In recent weeks the governments of Britain, Israel, the US, Japan, India and China have reported alleged cyber attacks by foreign militaries, hackers, and malicious software like Duqu, a virus similar to the Stuxnet cyber weapon constructed by Israel and the US for use against Iran's nuclear program. Although the nature and origin of the attacks or even whether they took place at all cannot be independently confirmed, the supposed threats are being used to propose punishing new legislation aimed at stifling internet freedoms and are igniting new rivalries in what many see as the battlefield of the 21st century: cyberspace.
TRANSCRIPT AND SOURCES: http://www.corbettreport.com/?p=3110

The Brave New World of Genetically Modifying a ‘New Human Species’

If some of the information emerging from the technology, governmental, and academic worlds are any indication, not only is the police state here; the scientific dictatorship is right around the corner. Indeed, if recent comments made by Juan Enriquez are indicative of the coming state merger between technology and genetics, we have much to be concerned about.

Experts Suggest the CIA, Not Kim Jong-il, is Counterfeiting Dollars

"Sources allege that the CIA prints the falsified 'Supernotes' at a secret facility near Washington to fund covert operations without Congressional oversight."

Talking Heads The Overload (HQ)


From their 1980 album Remain in Light. Produced by Brian Eno.


The Fog of War and the Case for Knee-jerk Anti-Interventionism
In my last post on Libya, I took a sort of squishy position: while avoiding a direct endorsement of the NATO military campaign there, I wanted to defend the existence of a genuine internal revolutionary dynamic, rather than dismissing the resistance to Gaddafi as merely the puppets of Western imperialism. I still basically stand by that position, and I still think the ultimate trajectory of Libya remains in doubt. But all that aside, it’s important to look back carefully at the run-up to the military intervention. A couple of recent essays have tried to do so—one of them is an exemplary struggle to get at the real facts around the decision to go to war, while the other typifies the detestable self-congratulatory moralizing of the West’s liberal warmongers.

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The Revolution Business - World
Democratic change has been demanded across the Middle East. But was what seems like a spontaneous revolution actually a strategically planned event, fabricated by 'revolution consultants' long in advance?
Revolution consultants are the worst nightmare of every regime. Srdja Popovic was a founder of the organisation 'Otpor', a revolution training school. It was instrumental in the overthrow of Slobodan Milosevic in the 1990s and has now inspired a new generation of activists. Political commentators like William Engdahl are convinced Otpor is being financed by the USA. "The people from Otpor gave us a book in which they described all their strategies", says Ezzedine Zaatour of the Tunisian uprising. That book was written by an American, Gene Sharp, and is now considered the "revolution guide book", being used by opposition movements worldwide. As Optor release their latest gadget, a resistance training computer game sponsored by American organisations, world leaders are voicing their concerns. "This is called a gentle coup!", insists Hugo Chavez.

Puff Daddy - It's All About The Benjamins

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