Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Secretive Bilderberg Group Set To Meet In Virginia May 31st-June 3rd

From Paul Joseph Watson, Prison Planet.com 

Speculation that the location of the Bilderberg Group’s annual meeting would be chosen to coincide with this year’s U.S. presidential election appears to have been accurate with the likelihood that Bilderberg will hold their confab in Chantilly, Virginia from May 31st to June 3rd.

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Arrests preempt drone war protest

Thirty-three members of the Upstate Coalition to Ground the Drones were preemptively arrested by the Onondaga County, New York Sheriff’s Department two blocks from the entrance to Hancock Air Base. The arrests preempted political free speech as the anti-drone activists proceeded silently and in single file on the shoulder of a public road towards the air base entrance. Sheriff’s Department vehicles blockaded the road and police officers corralled the group.

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Google can "more or less know what you're thinking about"

From Bob Chapman, The International Forecaster

In 2010, then-CEO Eric Schmidt gave an interview to the Atlantic where he stated, "Google policy is to get right up to the creepy line and not cross it." Exactly what that creepy line is was never precisely defined, but he did indicate that implanting people with Google microchips was probably across it. Tellingly, though, Schmidt also pointed out that given the amount of information people willingly give to the information trafficker each day, without even typing a word Google can "more or less know what you're thinking about." These words coming from a frequent attendee of the annual Bilderberg conference should at the very least give one pause for thought.

Occupy Wall Street: '#While We Watch'

By Diane Sweet

These short videos are a brief look at the kind of film "#whilewewatch" - premiering Thursday, April 26th at 8pm ET/5pm PT - will be. The screening will be on Snag Film's website, where it will be livestreamed, and viewers will be able to ask questions of the participants, some of whom are featured in these brief video clips. I'll be there, and hope to see you all there, too.


Now, the first video. Tim Pool is a journalist whose unique style of interactive broadcast journalism exists at the intersection of social and mainstream media. His live coverage has been featured by news outlets such as Reuters, MSNBC, and Al Jazeera English. Pool engages viewers as participants by combining first hand reporting and commentary via live video stream and chat, allowing the viewing public to join in the action by directly asking questions, which he responds to while reporting live.


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Tax resistance in Catalonia

Eight Catalan citizens (pictured) paid their VAT taxes in the Catalan Tributary Agency instead of the Spanish one becoming the first actual resisters to Spanish direct taxation of Catalan citizens and business.

Prince Charles' Poundbury developer C G Fry & Son - BBC Southern Eye Freemasonry (2000)

Proof of criminal misconduct in public office
Never seen since its one and only showing in 2000 this took some tracking down I can tell you. Please note the processes by which freemasons keep their mutual interests hidden in official government positions.
Rare BBC masonic planning committee corruption flim (2000)

Here's an extremely rare 30 minute BBC regional documentary programme about masonic corruption from 2000
Save the file if ye can and while ye may
Do we need a register of freemasons or are freemasons being unfairly singled out?
Secret Society with secret ceremonies, protect and promote fellow members.Guilds disappeared but the secret symbols.
Quarrying areas are densely masonic. On Portland there are 6 masonic lodges and 500 members. Nationally about 1 in 70 men are freemasons, in Portland it's 1 in 8.
From Working Men's to Gentlemens' clubs.All male tradition.
Commander Michael Higham, Grand Secretary, United Grand Lodge 1980-1998.
Dorset Freemasons Frank Pratt (former Chief Superintendent Dorset Police) &
Gordon Reynolds.
Cllr John Antell, West Dorset District Council. Cllr Jim Hardman, planning
committees and freemasons.
West Midlands serious crime squad. Robin Corbett MP, Chris Mullin MP, Home Affairs Secect Committee investigation.
Provincial Grand Master, Dorset Province of Freemasonry, Harry Barnes.
Includes reconstruction of masonic initiation and vows: "My hand, given to a
master mason shall be a sure pledge of brotherhood. My feet shall
travel through dangers and difficulties, to unite with his, informing a column
of mutual defence and support".
"Worshipful Master an alarm! Whom have you there? Mr John Smith, a poor
candidate in a state of darkness, who has been well and worthily reccommended, regularly proposed and approved in open lodge, and who now comes of his own free will and accord, properly prepared, humbly soliciting to be admitted into the mysteries and privileges of freemasonry."
Are you therefore prepared to take a solemn oath founded on the principles I
have stated. To keep inviolate the secrets and mysteries of the order?"
"I am, I am."
"Then you will kneel on your left knee."
"Give me your right hand."
Peter Marks, curator of Dorset District Provincial Museum.
Harry Palmer - freemason. Housing Develpoer. Cllr Derek B. F. Burt - freemason Bryan Rowe & Eddie Fry (C.G. Fry and Son Ltd.) - Bridport lodge freemasons
Sylvia Wilkes - local resident.
Protect and promote - declaration of interests.
Jerry White, local government ombudsman.
In Dorset Southern Eye identified 16 freemason councillors and 13 of them are involved in the planning committee.
Cllr. Terry Farmer, Owen Curtis both from Sherbourne Lodge and West Dorset
District Council. "All the lodge members do not go to the lodge."

BBC Southampton - Executive Producers Peter Pitt and Eve Turner, Senior Producer Jonathan Bigwood, Producer Andrew Head. BBC South.

Refuse to Give Your Tax Money for Wars on April 15

By Tamara Cushway, Opposing Views

Refusing to pay taxes for war is as old as the first taxes levied for warfare.  Up until World War II, war tax resistance in the U.S. usually manifested itself among members of the historic peace churches — Quakers, Mennonites, and Brethren — and usually only during times of war. There have been cases of people refusing to pay taxes for war in almost every American war. In essence, war tax resistance is as American as apple pie.
The Military Industrial complex is bigger and more lethal than ever. The Federal budget for 2013 includes a breathtaking sum of current military (Dept. of Defense) expenditures totaling $673 billion! (This figure does not include Veterans benefits.) Here are just a few of the deadly expenditures being made on your behalf by the US government:
  • Billions to the corrupt Karzai Government in Afghanistan for the continuation of a war that fewer Americans support every day.
  • Millions to unscrupulous companies like Blackwater, Halliburton, and Kellogg, Brown, and Root to occupy Iraq.
  • Millions to funding of The School of the Americas where future militarists are taught torture and state of the art killing techniques.
  • Millions to defense contractors like Lockheed Martin (who receives an average of $105 from each taxpayer) who make drones and other weapons of mass destruction.
It’s time for all good citizens to say NO to the misappropriation of our hard-earned dollars in order to slaughter innocent people in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Yemen, just to name a few of the countries we are actively involved in militarily. We are not helpless and we can take a stand.

Here are eleven suggestions for what you can do to create change...


See also:

History of tax resistance

History of war tax resistance


How to Not Pay Taxes

I started by going to my employer’s human resources department to ask if I might take a significant pay cut. “How significant?” they asked. I said, “I’m not sure yet; maybe 75 percent?”

Starve the Beast of Empire - Ax the Personal Income Tax


Conscription of our money for war (Don’t wanna pay for war no more, Part 2)

San Francisco-based criminal defense attorney J. Tony Serra speaks about his political evolution, confrontation with the establishment, war tax resistance, prison experiences. Filmed May 7, 2011, in Oakland, CA, at a National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee conference. Hosted by Northern California War Tax Resistance.

Gatlif comes up with two films: 'Indignados' and 'Indignez-vous!'

According to Gatlif, Indignados "plunges into the dense and palpable reality of a Europe in revolt just to be able to live, through the gaze and illusions of Betty (Mamebetty Honoré Diallo), a young African illegal immigrant." Travelling along the edge of the borders of a Europe on the verge of collapse in terms of its social cohesion, Betty confronts this reality and the absurd situations it creates.


Black Venus - Trailer


Black Venus is the powerful true story of Saartjie Baartman, a South African woman who was brought to London by her master to be exploited as a sideshow attraction. Free and enslaved at the same time, the "Hottentot Venus" became an icon in the slums, eventually ending up in Paris as a sexual slave and the subject of dubious scientific study. Acclaimed director Abdellatif Kechiche (The Secret of the Grain) brings Baartman's tragic yet unforgettable tale to life in this "supremely accomplished journey" (THE INDEPENDENT).

Matewan (1987)

Trailer


Ghost of Occupy Wall Street to haunt GE meeting

"It's the 99 percent and we want to serve notice to the 1 percent that it's time to start paying your fair share in taxes and being a little more responsible," said Christian Gary, an organizer with Good Jobs Now in Detroit.

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‘Why do oppressed people have such great jokes?’ — The Yes Men’s Andy Bichlbaum

Laura Gottesdiener writes:

Last week, a press release was released revealing a new website apparently from Bank of America, YourBofA.com, followed by another, seemingly hastily-written press release imploring readers to ignore the “malicious website (YourBofA.com) that is fraudulently representing itself as a Bank of America re-branding effort.” The second release insisted that “Bank of America is not making plans to enter into federal receivership.”

The malicious website (and both press releases) is another creation of the activist pranksters The Yes Men — the group that has posed as World Trade Organization representatives, George Bush henchmen and many more, all in good, subversive fun. To learn how laughter can be the greatest weapon of all, I sat down with Andy Bichlbaum, one of the founders of The Yes Men last month at Scratcher Bar in the East Village. Now, in addition to The Yes Men, The Yes Lab and teaching at New York University, he has been involved in developing the Plus Brigades, a project of Occupy Wall Street meant to infuse the movement with renewed creativity in the streets.

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Upriser Callisthenics!


Bread & Puppet theater performs "Upriser Callisthenics" in Catskill, NY.

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