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Camp Democracy - Take the long ride east

This is our opportunity to do what the citizens of the Ukraine, of Mexico, and of other countries do when their democracies are taken from them. This is our chance to say, "Enough is enough!"
On Tuesday, September 5, not far from the Washington Monument on the National Mall in DC, Code Pink, Cindy Sheehan, Vets for Peace, and a long list of other groups from al walks of life will establish Camp Democracy. Apparently the significance of this event is not being realized in many quarters. We're talking about none other than the occupation of the nation's capitol, an historic event, and one that has only happened a few times in this nation's history. The political, social and environmental situation in the U.S. under the Bush regime has become a crisis of major proportions. All standard avenues of redress have been exhausted. The vote has been so corrupted that it may longer provide relief from misgovernment and illegal unconstitutional action. An occupation of the nation's capitol is the next logical step.

The founders of Camp Democracy clearly make the case for this action:

"Can you name the one country on earth where the government can steal elections, strip away basic rights, spy on citizens, and launch wars based on lies, but where the people do not take over the nation's capital in protest? If you said the United States, you'll be wrong on September fifth when Camp Democracy begins on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. At long last, Americans are preparing to say "Enough is enough," and to do what Ukrainians, Mexicans, or any other people not drugged into acquiescence would do when things got this bad: occupy the capital city to demand peace, justice, environmental sanity, and accountability."

We've seen such actions bring change in European states (think Velvet Revolution; think Orange Revolution) and we're seeing it ongoing in Mexico as we speak. Are the citizens of the United States any less committed? Are we so comfortable or afraid that we wouldn't try to reclaim our country from the very real forces of darkness? If the answer to that is yes, then we may as well go home and start digging our own graves. However, this observer believes that the rebellious spirit upon which this nation was founded persists to this day. The legacy of democratic change and resistance toward the arrogance of power needs only to be revived. Camp Democracy provides that spark.

Like its' organizers say: "Camp Democracy will be held on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., from September 5 to 21. This will be a camp for peace, democracy, and the restoration of the rule of law....Camp Democracy is a grassroots effort and will only succeed with the help of many, many people contributing the small amounts (of time and money) they can afford. This is our opportunity to do what the citizens of the Ukraine, of Mexico, and of other countries do when their democracies are taken from them. This is our chance to say, "Enough is enough!"

homepage: homepage: http://www.campdemocracy.org

Velvet Revolution, yes; Orange Revolution was CIA overthrow op 27.Aug.2006 12:51

more power to you though...

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Ukraine: US Orwellian "well planned drama" of IMF/CIA/NED coup as "grassroots democracy"

Ukraine, perfection of Orwellian "well planned drama" media perception around IMF/CIA/NED coup as a "grass roots democratic reform"; how it's done --- "Among the numerous Western foundations, the [Orwellian named] National Endowment for Democracy (NED), although not officially part of the CIA, performs an important intelligence function in shaping party politics in
the former Soviet Union, Eastern Europe and around the World. [NED additionally involved in funding of Venezuelan coup against Chavez.] NED was created in 1983, when the CIA was being accused of covertly
bribing politicians and setting up phony civil society front organizations. According to Allen Weinstein, who was responsible for establishing the NED during the Reagan Administration: "A lot of what we [NED] do today was done covertly 25 years ago by the CIA." (Washington
Post, Sept. 21, 1991). --- "Pora's posters plastered all over Ukraine DEPICT A JACKBOOT crushing a beetle, an allegory of what Pora wants to do to its opponents. It was like this during Nazi-occupied Ukraine,...Nobody in the West has said anything against these posters. Pora continues to be presented [by CNN] as an innocent band of students having fun. But it is an organization created and financed by Washington, as were sister organizations in Serbia and Georgia, Otpor and Kmara." --- "It is claimed that officially the US government spent US$41 million to fund the year-long operation to get rid of Milosevich from October 1999. In Ukraine, the figure is said to be about $14 million so far."
3 articles on "Ukranianization": external covert coup pressure, framed
however in media as a grass roots internal democratic concern.
Actually, since Serbia, all have been the same US pattern of destabalization and 'de-democratization' by any other name. Same strategy in Aserbaijan, Georgia, and Yugoslavia in the past several years by the way. Exactly the same pattern. Exactly the same IMF involvement. Gaining territory for the global de-democratization of the corporate state.


IMF Sponsored "Democracy" in The Ukraine
by Michel Chossudovsky

 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2004/12/304981.shtml

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Back in the USSR: CIA "helpful" in Florida,Ukraine elections
author: Daniel Hopsicker
Daniel Hopsicker presents us with a little look deeper into Ukraine and Florida, this article loosely follows with what Ron Paul said in his address to the int. relations. com., posted here on portland.  http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2004/12/305960.shtml

A retired CIA agent, whose illegal and unfettered access to election rolls in Martin County Florida was a major source of legal contention after the 2000 Election, traveled to the Ukraine four years earlier to teach "grass-roots politics" to people there, The MadCowMorningNews has learned.

The news came even as citizens in the Ukraine celebrate their new-found freedom, while in the U.S. suspicion continued to fester that vote fraud may have cost Americans
their own right to free and honest elections.

In a bitterly ironic twist, Charles Kane, former Director of Security at the Central Intelligence Agency, and member of the Florida Republican Executive Committee, spent four days in Kiev, the capital of the former Soviet republic, hosting training sessions for Ukrainian political parties in 1996.

Institute officials chose Kane to go to the Ukraine, according to the February 20, 1996, Stuart/Port St. Lucie News, apparently straight-faced, "because of his experience in grass-roots campaigns."

Four years later, Kane's credentials as a proponent of democracy were receiving much closer scrutiny...

"Kane's efforts were part of a sinister underground conspiracy to help Bush," Edward Stafman, attorney for the Martin County challengers told the Associated Press on December 7, 2000.

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 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2004/12/306018.shtml

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UKRAINE: The Clockwork Orange Revolution,"U.S. candidate" refuses independent dioxin tests
author: tenc
U.S. Candiate in Ukranian coup refuses independent tests of his so-called dioxin poisioning...though spins it furiously. --- Corp. media disinformation about dioxin/Ukraine, as U.S. spins Cold War propaganda

"To help our readers make an informed judgment about the general character of media reporting on the Ukraine, Emperor's Clothes has studied how the media covered the poisoning story. We used the media search engine, Lexis-Nexis. We began with the hypothesis that the Western media is biased in favor of Viktor Yushchenko and that they were pushing the poisoning story in order to make him seem like an embattled opposition figure. But what we found goes beyond bias.

We found that the media in the US, Germany, the UK, Italy and France systematically withheld and misrepresented information and outright lied. The media have used the poisoning allegation to re-launch the most dishonest kind of Cold War propaganda.

6) We will show that the media have failed to ask the most obvious questions if such questions would undermine Yushchenko's allegations. Example: in mid-December, Yushchenko once again shook things up in the Ukraine by re-raising the poison story. He made a big issue of a Dutch test which supposedly showed he had a lot of dioxin in his blood. Yet even as he disrupted Ukrainian politics once again with these allegations, he also argued that the Ukrainian commission should not reopen his case until after the elections. Why? Because, he said, this would be disruptive! Translation: Yushchenko wanted to make pre-election propaganda out of claims by his highly partisan doctors that the poison allegation was proved, but he did not want a commission including people from across the Ukrainian political spectrum to conduct independent tests.

 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2004/12/307011.shtml

Garbage 28.Aug.2006 17:57

Den Mark, Vancouver

The retort by "more power" is simple revisionist trash. There are so many untruths in there that i have far better things to do than refute it all. Suffice to say that any people who have always been at the intersection of warring powers has ALWAYs had to play one invader over another. It is shockingly twisted to think that Ukrainians & Serbs & Georgians did not take to the streets REGARDLESS of small change from cia. Does the article remark on the same kind of money which flowed from Moscow?! I smell Russian propaganda here, & i spit on it.