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A nationwide tour for Eric McDavid, Marie Mason, and long-term anarchist prisoner support!
"We strongly express our support for Occupy Oakland, as we have in the past. The men and women of Occupy represent our hope for the future, a well placed hope, we believe, and we commend them on their firm stand in the face of brutal repression and their courageous defense of our First Amendment rights."--Veterans for Peace, East Bay Chapter 162
U.S.-Canada bilateral dialogue on strategic issues concerning the Beyond the Border deal continues as the action plan lays out deadlines where initiatives will be incrementally implemented over the next several years. The proposed changes promise to bring about a radical transformation of the northern border. This will further bring Canadian security practices in line with American ones and under the reach of the Department of Homeland Security.
And how not to do it backwards.
After 5 months, including a very harsh winter, Occupy Fort Wayne (in Indiana) gets evicted from Freimann Square with only an hour notice.
What a fucking asshole!
the fbi has a network of 15,000 snitches who have billed the taxpayers for over $30,000,000 the past three years.
much of that money has been spent on expensive, prolonged campaigns to entrap americans in "terrorist" conspiracies.
sorry about the html mess on a previous post
In order to place highly at horse shows, a cruel and illegal training technique called "soring" is often used to elicit an exaggerated gait from Tennessee Walking Horses. Soring involves injuring a horse's front limbs using painful chemicals and devices to make the horse throw its legs up and out, creating what's called the "big lick" movement.
If the Fed were eliminated, the exact same powerful capitalist interests would be continue to bend government policy to their preferred outcome and would continue to exercise the same dominance over government, social institutions and the mass media.
There have recently been a number of sealed filings on Frank Ambrose's docket...
dennis kucinich has lost his primary in Ohio
OCCUPY SAGINAW NEEDS YOUR HELP! Occupy Saginaw is organizing an International Women's Day march and rally this Thursday, March 8, focusing on the issues of rape and rape culture. At the same time, a pair of disgruntled ex-participants in OS have been calling the media, unions and even other #Occupy members, with the intent of sabotaging this event.
Once signed, HR 347 will empower federal agents to arrest and bring felony criminal charges against citizens engaged in political protests anywhere in the USA.
OK, time to launch the $300,000 drone. Here we go. Launch the drone:
"[The] prototype drone was flying about 18-feet off the ground when it lost contact with the controller's console on the ground. It's designed to go into an auto shutdown mode...but when it was coming down the drone crashed into the SWAT team's armored vehicle."
Aspiring Cascadians chafe having "to put up with indifference and condescendence from distant seats of power," but you can live in Washington DC itself and feel exactly the same way.
The message that came up on the D.C. IMC today when I went to publish an article
The message that came up on the D.C. IMC today when I went to publish an article
Mr. President, you're a war criminal
Occupy was a public relations tactic in the purest sense
9/11 — The Scientology Connection
Secret "society". False flag. Deep resonance!
They could do it, if anyone could.
They hate psychiatrists? So do we all.
But we do not all do 9/11 false flag massacres.
Secret "societies" do those!
2 psychiatrists were sentenced to a full year of prison and 880.000 euros of penalty.
"An unprecedented account of the crisis inside the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex after last year's devastating earthquake and tsunami."
Tonight, February 28, 2012 at 10:00 on PBS.
This is Part I of a two-part series on infiltration of Occupy and what the movement can do about limiting the damage of those who seek to destroy us from within. This first article describes public reports of infiltration as well as results of a survey and discussions with Occupiers about this important issue. The second article will examine the history of political infiltration and steps we can take to address it.
The following is a rush transcript of Webster G. Tarpley's interview with PressTV, 24 February 2012. The video can be found at the end of this text.
It's well known that 9 11 truth is a sham.
If history holds true, corporations will continue to get their tax reductions and their write-offs. And "close the loopholes" hoopla can be saved for the next election.
The NDAA will take effect on March 3, 2012. This is the gravest threat to the freedom of all Americans since the emergency laws during the U.S. Civil War. The Constitutional right to trial and the end of a century old law banning the use of the military on U.S. soil will come to an end on March 3, 2012. The president has awarded the military extraordinary powers to detain US citizens without trial! This is just one of many new laws, regulations and plans being rushed into being by the Obama administration. Not only did he sign the NDAA giving the military the right to arrest any one even Americans and hold them without trial he opened U.S. air space to police drones in mid- January, allowing New York City, Houston and Los Angeles to watch the pubic in a host of new ways. Obama is offering large grants to all local police departments to buy their own fleet of drones.
Come to Appalachia and become part of the movement to end MTR Coal Mining, protect communities and the environment, and build a sustainable new economy.
Yesterday's arraignment for Bradley Manning lasted a little under an hour, as expected. Replacing the Investigating Officer from the Article 32 hearing is military judge Denise Lind. After members of the prosecution and defense declared their certifications and qualifications, the judge addressed Pfc. Manning directly, asking if he understood that a military counsel is available to him at no cost, or a civilian counsel is available at no cost to the government. "Yes, your honor," Manning replied. She then asked who he wished to represent him, and he replied that he wanted to keep Mr. Coombs and the rest of the defense team with him.
The Chinese veto at the Security Council was not a passing fancy influenced by Russia, but the fruit of a long and painful experience. It was primarily motivated by the desire to uphold the norms of international law. Professor Li Qingsi places this concern in its immediate historical context (regime changes orchestrated in North Africa) and within a longer-term perspective (China's occupation by the West and the difficult Sino-US relations).
Minimum Wage for Tipped Workers Hasn't Changed in More Than 20 Years
While making a living on $7.25 an hour is not easy, it's even tougher when the federal minimum wage for waiters and waitresses is only $2.13—a rate that hasn't changed since 1991.
The never ending war on drugs and war on terrorism are being used to justify the huge police state security apparatus being assembled. This includes the militarization of the northern border and plans for a North American security perimeter. In the name of national security, there has been a steady erosion of civil liberties and privacy rights in both the U.S. and Canada.
Hi my name is Abin Griffin I am with StonedHam music Prod. Co-op, We are bringing Indubious to Eugene, at the WOW Hall March 10th 8pm-1pm. Tickets go on sale today. We are promoting my Workers Economic Bill of Rights. Facebook event Indubious The Workers Economic Bill of Rights Show. This system is based on Worker Co-operative economics.
If you're emailing your mom about a freak (and don't spell it phreak, because that's on the list too) ice storm in San Diego that dropped a foot of snow, you'll be on some list somewhere.
Longtime Berkeley activist Joseph Anderson weighs in on the ongoing debate around Occupy Oakland on the issue of diversity of tactics and the use of BlackBloc style tactics. He weighs in on the recent debate between Chris Hedges and Occupy Oakland organizer Kristof Lopaur.
The Occupy movement, Anderson says, cannot have both a diversity of people and a "diversity of tactics" at this time - and the movement can't shortcut the process of attaining, and retaining, the first by jumping to the second.
This article appears in LBC Books new collection of essays on the Occupy Movement, "Occupy Everything: Anarchists in the Occupy Movement 2009-2011".
I'm all for organized non-violent civil disobedience but that is not what Occupy Wall St.
PLM Calls for an Independent Foreign Policy and a Non-Aligned ASEAN
Taking Aim's Mya Shone and Ralph Schoenman interview Ralph Poynter, husband of attorney Lynne Stewart who is currently a political prisoner in the Carswell Federal Prison facility outside of Fort Worth, TX.
Please watch this important video on Politube for further information about Lynne, her appeal, and these events.
Two activists with the animal rights group "Negotiation Is Over" (NIO) have been arrested at a protest in Florida. Group founder Camille Marino was arrested on an out of state warrant, and is awaiting extradition to Michigan.
There's no way around it. In its current form, Bank of America poses a grave threat to our economy. It is massive, complex and unstable - too big to manage and too big to regulate. Its assets are equal to roughly one-seventh of the U.S. gross domestic product.
Sign the Petition to Break Up Bank of America
From Occupy Wall Street to Occupy Freedom Plaza, Occupy San Francisco, Occupy Oakland to the Occupy Solidarity Social Forum to direct action, to Occupying Government, the conversation is taking place in the streets, on the radio, on the internet, putting pressure on government and corporations to change their life threatening ways. People are standing up, speaking out, devising multiple strategies to further the universal aspirations for truth, peace, justice here, there and everywhere. There are almost too many options and possibilities, and not enough hours to do all that this moment demands of all of us.
The St Pete Human Rights Festival, dedicated to spreading the message of Human Rights to Tampa Bay is preparing for the biggest Freedom of Expression, Dance Contest ever — and the message of equal opportunity and freedom from oppression for all.
This is a Facebook event - but please print this out and distribute widely. Public comments can be posted with the USDA until February 27. Please act now. The purpose of this event is to increase the number of public comments sent to the USDA to oppose this proposal from Dow Chemical Corporation. Given the trend at the USDA, it will take more than public comments top prevent this outrage, but this is the essential first step - to make certain the will of the people is in the public record.
If Alberta Canada's tar sands oil fields are fully developed, an area of boreal rainforest the size of Florida will be eviscerated, leaving in its wake only giant ponds of toxic wastewater.
To make up for the fact that extracting tar sands oil is threatening caribou herds by destroying vast swaths of rainforest habitat in Alberta, the Canadian government has called for strychnine poisoning and aerial shooting of thousands of wolves in areas of tar sands mining.
This plan is both cruel and deeply misguided.
Occupy has run it's course as a tactic
"'Everyone's becoming used to death here,' an activist in the city of Camden says."
Tue February 7, 2012
(CON) -- A low-slung skyline. A slate gray sky. Rumbling. Close your eyes. It could be the sound of rolling thunder.
Instead, it's another shell falling on a neighborhood in the city of Camden.
Slaughter in New Jersey.
"You don't know if the rocket is going to come in your living room or in your kitchen," said an activist who is being identified only as Bruce for his safety. "Everyone's becoming used to death here."
[CON snippet continued below]
We'll see if this changes the way the windy city handles protesters coming for G8, given the new mayor, fresh on the scene after leaving the Obama administration to succeed Daly, and his latest regulations restricting rights of protesters in Chicago.
Apple's march to market supremacy has been accomplished at tremendous cost to both American and Chinese workers
Graeber responds to the condemnation of black bloc participants by Chris Hedges.
On another day that will see 22,000 children in the third-world die of treatable conditions, let it be noted well that the diehard liberal fascists and pre-fascists of the okkupy movement are still infuriated that the top 20% of the world doesn't have more than they already do.
"Let America be America again" by Langston Hughes..... Words of inspiration in trying times.
Chris Hedges' syndicated Truthdig column "Black Bloc: The Cancer in Occupy," printed Tuesday at Truthout and elsewhere, created quite a stir among members of Occupy Wall Street (OWS). Some endorsed the sentiment. Among others, including some central organizers who helped plan the action over the summer, the column raised eyebrows and hackles. I compiled what I considered to be the best critiques of the piece that I came across (as well as my own questions) and interviewed Hedges over the phone.
In his February 6 article entitled, "The Cancer of Occupy,"Chris Hedges attempts to analyze the political beliefs and practices of the black bloc, a group he characterizes as the scourge of the Occupy movement. Although Mr. Hedges evidently conducted at least a little to research his article, he does not quote a single proponent or participant of a black bloc, neither within the Occupy movement nor from any of the many other black blocs that have been organized in the United States. Such research would not have been difficult. There are a plethora of anarchist blogs, websites, newspapers, and magazines that discuss Occupy, the black bloc, and even the use of the black bloc within Occupy protests.
Concerning the Violent Peace-Police
An Open Letter to Chris Hedges
But it's ok, we don't need Chris Hedges' permission to revolt
Often, when describing the inevitable scenes of major protests in the United States, I evoke the image of a person who has lost a brother in Iraq, a person who has also lost a sister to the trumped up drug war, whose father had his job outsourced, whose mother had her pension gambled away by speculators, whose grandmother lost her home of 50 years because she missed a mortgage payment, and whose grandfather died of industrial poisoning and couldn't afford health care. And make no mistake... variants of such individuals readily exist. So when such a person understandably shows up to protest the corporate oligarchy at a G8 meeting (or the national conventions of the corporate parties), they aren't there to sing kumbaya, march along a permitted path, or have their head cracked by the brutal police. And if they get so angry that they throw a brick through a bank window... I will be the last person to condemn them.
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