By Robert C. Koehler
“Mr. Obama and his senior national security advisers have sought to reassure allies and answer critics, including many Republicans, that the United States will not abandon its commitments in the Persian Gulf even as it winds down the war in Iraq and looks ahead to doing the same in Afghanistan by the end of 2014.”
I pluck a paragraph from the New York Times and for an instant I’m possessed by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, aquiver with puzzlement down to my deepest sensibilities. I hold you here, root and all, little paragraph. But if I could understand what you are, root and all, and all in all, I should know what empire is, and hubris . . . and maybe even, by its striking absence, democracy.
The paragraph contains the careful verbiage of exclusion, which is the only language in which the geopolitical powers that be are able to communicate.
By Timothy V. Gatto
Hopefully many of you are realizing exactly what options remain. If we can’t change American politics through the ballot box, what alternative is left?
When the media asks people in the Occupy Movement what it is they want, the answer given by those that understand what the movement is all about, give their reasons for being there but add that they are not speaking for the movement, only for themselves. This is the purest form of democracy. Claiming to represent anyone else besides you is the correct way to respond. Most of us have many of the same goals, but it would be presumptuous to say that anyone represents the movement.
One thing has become abundantly clear, and this is probably the most important part of the movement; most of the 99%’ers are not asking the United States government to do a thing.
Posted in 4th Estate, Constitution, Economy Economics, Elections, MSM Shills, Obama and Company, Resistance, War and Peace
Tagged 4 boxes of liberty, banksters, class war, occupy, ows
Oakland Use of Illegal Force
Why Wall Street Is Not Enough, This is War
By Gordon Duff
The disease is police forces in a nation of laws violating those laws, those who are supposed to protect the public safety making it more than clear to us here at VT that they are willing to stoop to criminality to work for the 1%.
My point? It isn’t just the banks. We are no longer a nation of civil law, no longer a nation of accountability, and those who would limit OCW (Occupy Wall Street) to demonstrations against banks may very well be working for the other side.
Posted in Constitution, Economy Economics, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Resistance
Tagged 1st amendment, 2A, 2nd Amendment, constitutional rights, occupy, ows, police brutality, police training, protest
The US in the 1930s:
By Farooque Chowdhury
Oakland is going to observe a general strike on November 2. The strike will be “against the growing gap between the rich and everybody else,” said the website of Occupy Oakland. “The whole world is watching Oakland,” OO said in a statement. “Let’s show [the world] what is possible.” The OO announced on its website that it is planning a march to the Port of Oakland, the US’ fifth busiest, to “shut it down.” New agency reported that tens of thousands of people are expected to participate in the general strike. It was also reported that organized labor will extend support. These are signs of growing discontent.
The decision for city-wide general strike was passed by Occupy Oakland General Assembly by a 96.9% majority. The OO has urged other groups nationwide to organize similar events.
Defying the orders of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Albany mayor Gerald Jennings, New York state troopers and Albany police refused to enforce a park curfew where an estimated 700 Occupy Albany protesters are camped, reports The Times Union.
Words by David Icke
Heretic Productions presents David Icke, in a fine diatribe about what should happen to bring an an end to the current dollartocracy.
A momentum is occurring. People are uniting across the world. They are sending a message. The next step is fast approaching:
On Oct 28th 2011
WE SHUT THE SYSTEM DOWN
For one day we peacefully protest in a symbol that will be felt across the globe. We step out of the system and step back into ourselves.
Turn off all lights. Unplug all electrical devices. Abstain from using TV, radio and internet or phone. Abstain from making any purchase of any kind. Choose that morning to cancel any services you feel you no longer need. That morning call in sick to work.
By Nikki Alexander
Here is a plea, hot off the press, to take the private owners and dispensers of credit out of our bizarre monetary system, and restore the constitutional function of money creation to the Federal Treasury.
Dennis Kucinich introduced a bill that would do this, only four days after the Wall Street Occupation began ~ HR 2990 The National Emergency Employment Defense Act of 2011. It’s stunning and you will love it.
It ends ‘fractional reserve’ lending (the credit casino), nationalizes the Federal Reserve, restores the federal government’s authority to originate money (without debt), pays off federal debt with the new US money as it comes due, until the debt is completely retired.
By Michael Franti and Spearhead
Canadian oil firm sues to seize US land for Keystone XL oil headed to China
By Rady Ananda
The NYTimes reports that TransCanada, a Canadian oil company, promises to confiscate private land from South Dakota to the Gulf of Mexico, and has already filed nearly 60 lawsuits against private US citizens who refuse to allow the Keystone XL pipeline on their property, even though the controversial project has yet to receive federal approval.
“Randy Thompson, a cattle buyer in Nebraska, was informed that if he did not grant pipeline access to 80 of the 400 acres left to him by his mother along the Platte River, ‘Keystone will use eminent domain to acquire the easement.’”
Posted in Constitution, Energy, Environment, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Land Grab, Obama and Company, Region: North America
Tagged 1 v 99, China Petroleum & Chemical Corp, eminent domain abuse, enbridge, Keystone XL, Land Grab, nafta, occupy, Risking it All - Oil on our Coast, Sinopec