Saturday, November 12, 2011
A Change is in the Wind
The Sun is setting on this Earth, upon those who would deny our worth, The Sun is setting in the Western sky, I hear the moans and I hear the cries.
Hey Na Hiki Yi Hey, Hey Now Hiki Yi Ho,
Hey Na HIki Yi Heay, Hey Nau Hiki Yi Ho.
The say we are the brave and free, as they conspire to keep us in slavery, Their greed it has dehumanized, Their speeches but a pack of lies.
A change is in the wind, Ancient power's in the air,
A change is in the wind,
A dawn of Light and Love of those who care,
A change is in the wind,
A tempest comes extraditing ones from Earth who will not share!
The Bird Tribe's messages are clear, the time is right to let go of fear, A river of light's running swift and strong, to take us back where we belong.
I invoke the Spirit of the Sun to shine through the hearts of everyone, to fill our lives with love and peace and restore Mother Nature's harmony.
We're coerced to pay for a war machine, and fund murderous technologies, the time has come to set things right and end this reign of fear and might.
Imagine an army with soldiers of Love, whose insignia is the Holy Dove, with the mission to eradicate poverty, and light the way so that we may see!
(repeat chorus 2x)
original song by Shaman Starseed with one afternoon's production and electric guitar by Rick Birmingham.
[ Via Occupy Marines ]
Citizens of the world.
A cancer tumor has at last been exposed and revealed to the public by photos and videos during citizen's latest protests in Greece.
A political cancer tumor that does not respond to the civilian leadership though is formally under the command of our corrupted governors.
This cancer tumor is called "a state within a state".
Many of us have witnessed these weird figures among the crowd wearing motorcycle helmets, holding iron or wooden bars, scattered all around ready to do their "job".
Lately we have seen them coming out from the very core of a political party which was guarding the parliament.
Guess what! These people, in their majority, works for the POLICE.
We are outraged.
This is unacceptable, especially by someone who has assumed the duty to protect the constitution and its civilians.
We have in our possession a huge list of your police identities.
We have decided that you shall receive the full fury of Anonymous.
We shall continue to wage war against you until you have paid the price for your reprehensible actions.
If you send your paratroops one more time again to the upcoming protests we will expose you all.
One by one.
We demand officers which have taken place in this, their immediate resignation from the police force.
We will not cease our attacks until you have done so.
We are doing this for the Greek people who among other issues, day by day, are being silenced by their own media, their government, the police but most importantly, fear.
Fear not citizens of Greece. We know the situation and we fully support you.
We are Anonymous.
We are Legion.
We do not Forgive.
We do not Forget.
In The name of Operation Support Greece
Veterans arrested while defending our constitutional right to assemble peacefully.
Tonight we read the names of North Carolinas fallen soldiers from the Afghanistan and Iraq wars....
Pay close attention to how many cops show up to arrest 3 ppl... its ridiculous.
Veteran at #occupy wall street on Veterans Day 11/11/11
Flimed over two days in Islamabad and Lahore, this short film focuses on a political rally which Imran Khan said could be a turning point for his political career.
I witnessed this arrest while poutside of the kettle in Moorgate around 4PM. This was a large and planned operation. Before he was dragged out of the protest a line of police horses was formed to prevent protesters from following the cops. Undercover officers were intimadating people who tried to photograph the incident.
He was dragged to a small alley and police blocked it tto prevent any witnesses from coming in. The second part of the clip is when I run to the other end of the alley. There was around 10 coppers involved.
The General Assembly of Occupy London has this morning communicated the following to the City of London Corporation via its lawyer Paul Ridge of Bindmans.
Occupy London would like to emphasise that, as part of the global movement for real democracy challenging social and econonomic injustice, its interests are broader than matters pertaining to the City of London Corporation, as per the initial statement of the Occupy London Stock Exchange General Assembly. This was collectively agreed on Sunday 16th October, the second day of the occupation, at the camp based at St Paul’s Courtyard.
It is the hope of Occupy London that, in the spirit of openness and inclusivity that the Occupy movement embraces and advocates, representatives of the City of London Corporation will attend one of its General Assemblies at the Occupy London Stock Exchange camp to discuss these and other issues in a non-hierarchical democratic forum.
Response of Occupy London
We reject the proposal, as the terms are unreasonable and they serve only to establish the ground work for the City of London Corporation to bring proceedings against the Occupy London Stock Exchange occupation based at St Paul’s Churchyard.
The City of London Corporation is an undemocratic authority which is more accountable to corporations than the public. We cannot negotiate with such an institution without undermining our sister occupations across the globe, who are being violently oppressed by authorities with the same interests as the City of London Corporation.
We propose that if the following terms are met, we will wish to continue dialogue. We call on the City of London Corporation to do the following:
1. Publish full, year-by-year breakdowns of the City Cash account, future and historic.
2. Make the entirety of its activities subject to the Freedom of Information Act.
3. Detail all advocacy undertaken on behalf of the banking and finance industries, since the 2008 financial crash.
We have been working, and will continue to work, with the fire service as well as the health and safety executive to ensure the occupation remains a safe environment for ourselves and our neighbours.
Rockefeller's War on Drugs
By Jean Carter
How the Rockefellers turned the United States and other countries into police states.
Most people are not aware that John D. Rockefeller Junior (1874 to 1960) was the man directly responsible for creating and instigating the destructive war on drugs. The war on drugs which has continued for many decades since it was started in the early 1900s was carefully planned and orchestrated to protect the family ownership of a chemically-based pharmaceutical monopoly.
The war was first begun by Rockefeller Junior, with the help of his father, John D. Rockefeller Senior (1839 to 1937), taking over the control of all legal narcotics. A few years after Rockefeller Junior had taken over the narcotics business market, they then set their sights on eliminating medicinal marijuana (known as cannabis), because it was a competitive threat to their chemically-based pharmaceutical sales.
In addition to the control on narcotics, Rockefeller Junior was also directly responsible for the prohibition of marijuana back during the 1930s, and he was the real reason behind the government-sponsored Reefer-Madness propaganda campaign designed to scare people about marijuana. Rockefeller Junior used as a business tactic the strategy of controlling narcotics by using political influence to get laws passed. He also used the strategy of prohibiting certain medicines, in order to control the entire medical system, which he, with the help of his father was able to accomplish. This was done to insure that the Rockefeller-owned pharmaceutical companies would remain the powerful monopolies that they had become. Hemp/marijuana made plentiful ethanol when distilled and was good for running car engines, generators etc. Hemp/marijuana had many industrial uses such as cloth, paper, ropes, and many, many other uses. Because it made plentiful ethanol it therefore was seen as a competitive threat to the Rockefeller petroleum monopolies, as was the fact that cannabis/marijuana was an excellent natural medicine which presented a serious threat to the Rockefeller monopoly on chemically-based pharmaceutical sales.
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A little historical footnote about the Rockefeller Foundation, as well as the Carnegie Foundation which is actually funded by Rockefeller money follows. Back in 1954 a congressional committee called the Reese committee was convened to investigate tax exempt Foundations such as the Rockefeller Foundation. The investigation found a lot of wrongdoing on the part of these Foundations and was critical of how they operated. When the results of the investigation were released to the public, Carol Reese, the man who was in charge of the investigation, was slandered and attacked by the Rockefeller controlled media.
Another project that the Rockefellers were working on was narcotic control (opium) in order to insure their monopoly on the medical system. Rockefeller Senior must have known that the person who can decide who gets to use narcotics and who cannot is the person who controls the entire medical system. Without narcotics, doctors cannot practice medicine, and hospitals cannot treat patients in pain or perform surgical procedures. Without narcotics people suffering terrible pain cannot find relief. Narcotics are a necessity to any medical system. Rockefeller Senior and Junior used a variety of methods to corner the market and control narcotics. One of these tactics was to hide behind sacred cows to achieve business goals. Sacred cows such as religion, church groups and missionaries. I am not sure if it was Senior or Junior who thought up the idea to use missionaries to beat the drum for prohibition of narcotics, but that was one of their tactics. The missionaries carefully chosen by the Rockefellers were reportedly Baptist fundamentalist types who were more interested in stirring up trouble for people who used narcotics than spreading the word of the Lord. The missionaries in China were always trying to get laws passed which punished those Chinese citizens who used narcotics. In 1909 Rockefeller, using his missionaries convened the first commission on international narcotics, sponsored by the U.S. State Department, and held in Shanghai, China.
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12 Nov 2011 Odds & Ends:
'Germany Was Biggest Debt Transgressor of 20th Century'
Think Greece's current economic malaise is the worst ever experienced in Europe? Think again. Germany, economic historian Albrecht Ritschl argues in a SPIEGEL ONLINE interview, has been the worst debtor nation of the past century. He warns the country should take a more chaste approach in the euro crisis or it could face renewed demands for World War II reparations.
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Much more than a movement against big banks, they're a rejection of what our society has become.
#Op20N by Anonymous: International Release
Dear citizens of the world, we are Anonymous,and we would like you to pay some attention to events unfolding in Spain, which are in turn closely related to the situation in many other countries.
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Deadly blasts hit Iran arms depot
At least 15 killed and many wounded in twin blasts at military base west of Tehran.
The 1% are the very best destroyers of wealth the world has ever seen
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SWAT Teams, Flash-Bang Grenades, Shooting the Family Pet: The Shocking Outcomes of Police Militarization in the War on Drugs
There are more than 50,000 police paramilitary raids in the US each year – more than 130 every day. Virtually all are for prosecution of drug warrants.
Vatican Christmas Shocker! Pope says child rape isn't that bad, was normal back in his day
Victims of clerical sex abuse have reacted furiously to Pope Benedict's claim yesterday that paedophilia wasn't considered an "absolute evil" as recently as the 1970s.
In his traditional Christmas address yesterday to cardinals and officials working in Rome, Pope Benedict XVI also claimed that child pornography was increasingly considered "normal" by society.
"In the 1970s, paedophilia was theorised as something fully in conformity with man and even with children," the Pope said.
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Europe’s Greatest Deficit is its Democracy
Now a byzantine maze of executive and legislative powers prevents real democracy from being exercised. To see an example of this, consider the Lisbon Treaty’s treatment of the force of popular initiatives. Title II, Article 8 B(4) reads:
Not less than one million citizens who are nationals of a significant number of Member States may take the initiative of inviting the European Commission, within the framework of its powers, to submit any appropriateproposal on matters where citizens consider that a legal act of the Union is required for the purpose of implementing the Treaties.That is, the Commission itself can decide if the number is “significant” and whether the proposal is “appropriate” before it even considers itself “invite[d]” to submit the subject for consideration to the legislative organs of the Union. And that is after a successful effort to get one million citizens to officially opine on a Union matter in several countries, which would be no mean feat.
"Occupy" Movement Rolls to Rio
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A Different Conversation
We need a fundamental change in the conversation about Occupy and in the broader conversation about the state of the country. Let’s talk about the kind of country and the kind of world we want to live in. Let’s talk about how to take better care of each other. Let’s talk about how to be responsible neighbors and dependable friends. Let’s talk about how to be inclusive and respectful.
We need to stop asking more from those who are already doing their best, and start expecting more from ourselves. If we agree that no one should be hungry and no one should be cold, that every child should have access to education and every sick person should have access to medicine, why are we content to sit on the sidelines while others work toward systematic solutions toinjustice?
MONETARY HISTORY CALENDAR - November 7-13
Time for an Economic Bill of Rights – Ellen Brown
As Bob Dylan said, “The times they are a-changin’.” Revolutionary times call for revolutionary solutions and an updated social contract. Apple and Microsoft update their programs every year. We are trying to fit a highly complex, modern monetary scheme into a constitutional framework that is 200 years old.
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What Democracy Is For: On Freedom and Moral Government
In this provocative book, Stein Ringen argues that the world's democracies are failing to live up to their ideals--the United States and Great Britain most especially. The core value of democracy, he contends, is freedom, the freedom to live a good life according to one's own choosing. Yet he shows that democracy's freedom is on the decline. Citizens are increasingly distrustful of political systems weighted by money, and they don't participate in political affairs as they once did. Ringen warns of the risks we face if this trend continues, and puts forth an ambitious proposal for democratic reforms.
The issues that concern him are ones that should concern us all. They include education, poverty, the social and economic roles of families, the lack of democracy in our economic lives, and the need to rejuvenate municipal democracy. Along the way, Ringen proposes policy solutions aimed at restoring democracy, such as universal vouchers for education, substituting the principle of individual insurance for social-welfare pensions, and rethinking how we measure poverty in rich and poor countries. He calls for the revival of local democracy, a democratically grounded global economy, and the protection of political democracy from the transgressions of economic power.
The way to protect democracy is not to cheer it, but to reform it. What Democracy Is For offers a bold defense of democratic ideals, grounded in real reforms.
Stein Ringen is Professor of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Oxford. His books include Citizens, Families, and Reform and The Possibility of Politics.
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Occupy Love Street
Rebuilding the World from the Ground Up.
Occupy Wall Street’s Strategy and Philosophy – Occupation and Decommodification | a. j. macdonald, jr.
A. J. Macdonald, jr. has put together some of the sources and counter-sources about the rising global movement that aims a real democracy across the world!
Philosophy: The Occupation/Decommodification Philosophy of Occupy Wall Street (NYC) and Stop The Machine (DC)
Occupy Victoria (The Peoples' Assembly of Victoria)
Inspired by the rapidly growing Occupy Together (occupytogether.org/) movement across the US and Canada that has sprung up in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street people’s assembly. Victoria is joining the October 15 movement for global change (15october.net/).
This is becoming more than a protest about the failure of global capitalism - rather, this a moment where people all around the world are coming together and beginning to globalize democracy.
This is our time to come together and create a genuine people’s assembly of Vancouver Island in the spirit of true participatory democracy. Direct democracy comes from the people living in the communities in which decisions are made. Real democracy means being mutually respectful of all the diverse voices that join the conversation. Radical democracy is 'from the grassroots' or from the ground up. It is non-violent, and committed to mutual aid and collective decision-making.
After almost two years of fierce struggle, the people of Greece have re-arranged the political map and demand the restoration of democracy, economic and social justice, writes Matthaios Tsimitakis.
Loukanikos The Dog
Riot Dog - 99 Percent
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SQUATTERS LEGAL NETWORK
With the stage set for the criminalisation of squatting in 'residential buildings' there has been discussion of the need for some sort of legal support network for squatters if we are to face custodial sentences and heavy fines, both to support the people in our communities and a means to encourage people to continue to squat.
Greece: Purchase of 400 M1A1 Abrams tanks for ten million dollars
According to information of the “Hellenic Defence & Technology” magazine, the U.S. authorities approved to grant 400 M1A1 Abrams tanks to the Greek Army, which will include options between simple refurbishment – worth tens of millions dollars for all the tanks- and upgrading to a higher level of operational capability, with a higher corresponding cost. The relative Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) is expected soon.
Also according to exclusive information of the 'Hellenic Defence & Technology' magazine, a Price and Availability letter was sent to U.S. authorities regarding 20 AAV7A1 and a low cost upgrade program for them. This is the first step to cover an operational requirement for 75-100 vehicles.
The right of citizens to videotape police
Actions against citizen videographers go against not just the Constitution but good public policy. Without a videotape, Rodney King would have been just another guy with a prior record claiming abuse.
Ex-Porn Star Causes Ruckus Reading to Kids
One-time porn star Sasha Grey is defending her participation in a Read Across America program at a Los Angeles elementary school, reports the Hollywood Reporter.
Occupy Wall Street: How About We Occupy Rape Culture?
“Our unity must be complex. Our unity must be emancipatory.” – Angela Davis, Oakland’s General Strike, Nov 2.
“Listen, if your revolution doesn’t implicitly and explicitly include a rejection of misogyny and other intersectional marginalizations, then you’re not staging a revolution; you’re staging a change in management.” – Melissa McEwan
Sevara Nazarkhan - Erkalab (Live)
Sevara Nazarkhan Uzbekistan singer. Her related video "Erkalab". [ Thanks Soli Barki ]
March to Athens @marchtoathens
Above all, join us in the Global Agoras,so that we can coordinate on an international level, prepare joint projects,and create a society, just for Everyone http://www.marchtoathens.tk/
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
9:00 a.m. — 6:15 p.m.
Due to construction, as Cato expands its facilities, the conference will be held at
1201 15th Street, N.W., Washington D.C.
(Corner of 15th St. and M St., N.W.)
Police 'pacification' methods in the radical part of Athens
Tensions were rising at anti-Wall Street protests in three western U.S. cities on Friday as demonstrators in Portland, Salt Lake City and Oakland defied orders by police to dismantle their camps.
In Portland, police said they had received reports that protesters were digging a reinforced hole and fashioning make-shift weapons out of wood and nails after Mayor Sam Adams gave them until midnight on Saturday to clear out of two downtown parks.
Police said they believed Occupy Portland organizers had also put out a call for reinforcements from Oakland, Seattle and San Francisco as they prepared for a confrontation.
“There may even be as many as 150 anarchists who will arrive soon,” Portland police said in a written statement.>> more... >>
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