German people in unprecedented rebellion against government

Note: God bless German protester’s for having the courage, fortitude and bravery to stand up against “evil” NRC psychopaths and nuclear sycophants.

Time to wake-up America…


1,000 injured in nuclear protests, police at breaking point

By Jane Burgermeister – November 8, 2010

Like the Roman legions vanquished in the Teutoburger Wald in Lower Saxony in 9 AD, the 17,000 police officers that marched into the woods around the nuclear storage facility in Gorleben in northern Germany on Sunday morning looked invincible. Police personnel from France, Croatia and Poland had joined in the biggest security operation ever mounted against protestors against a train carrying nuclear waste to a depot in an isolated part of  Lower Saxony’s countryside. Helicopters, water canons and police vehicles, including an armoured surveillance truck, accompanied an endless column of anti-riot police mounted on horses and also marching down the railway tracks into the dense woods. Tens of thousands of anti riot police clattered along the tracks, their helmets and visors gleaming in the morning sun, and wearing body armour, leg guards and carrying batons.

But by Sunday night, those same police officers were begging the protestors for a respite.

Trapped in black, icy  woods without supplies or reinforcements able to reach them because of blockades by a mobile fleet of farmer’s tractors, the exhausted and hungry police officers requested negotiations with the protestors. A water cannon truck was blocked by tractors, and yet the police still had to clear 5,000 people lying on the railway track at Harlingen in pitch darkness. The largest ever police operation had descended into chaos and confusion in the autumn woods of Lower Saxony, defeated by the courage and determination of peaceful protestors who marched for miles through woods to find places to lie down on the tracks and to scoop out gravel to delay the progress of the “the train from hell.”

The police union head Reiner Wendt gave vent to the general frustration when he issued a press statement via the DPA news agency last night saying the police had reached exhaustion point and needed a break. Behind the scenes, a battle seemed to be raging between the police chiefs, tucked up in their warm headquarters urging more action, and the exhausted officers on the ground.

The police on the ground won out. The Castor train – called a “Chernobyl on wheels” because it has been carrying 133 tonnes of highly radioactive waste to an unsafe depot – was stopped in the middle of the countryside and NATO barbed wire was placed around it. Lit by floodlights and guarded by a handful of police, the most dangerous train on the planet was forced to a halt after a 63 hour journey across France and Germany.

The defeat of the legions at Teutoburg marked the end of the attempt by the Roman empire to conquer Germania magna. And the failure of the biggest ever police operation two thousand years later in the woods of Lower Saxony to tame women, elderly people and school children protesting the government’s nuclear policy, could well also go down as a turning point.

The Berlin government can no longer rely on the discredited mainstream media to control the way people see issues. Too many people recognise it to be a tool of propaganda. The government now needs to resort to brute force to bludgeon through decisions that enrich corporations and banks and impoverish everyone else. But the police forces  at its disposal are simply not sufficient given the scale of the protests now gripping Germany. Only 1,500 police reinforcements could be mustered on Morning from the entire territory to deal with road blockades by thousands of protestors aiming to delay the transport of the nuclear waste on the final leg of its journey.

The police officers were exhausted after shifts of 24 hours or more, often without any food or just a cappuccino and snack bar, and they had nothing to look forward to but more of the same drudgery after a night spent four to a room in a Youth Hostel.

A leading figure in a German police police union Bernard Witthaut today even lashed out at the government for trying to drive through unpopular policies using the police.

“Whether in Stuttgart or in Wendland today my colleagues are simply not getting out of their anti riot gear because of the wrong decisions by the government,” he said.

Many police officers also expressed sympathy with the protestors’ aims.

The question now is: how long can the use of police to bludgeon protestors continue when the protests are reaching this scale? How long can Germany be governed by a semi authoritarian regime using brute force when the force at its disposal is so small? The German army cannot be deployed on this kind of mission without sparking even more outrage. A false flag terrorist operation will hardly wash when the people are so fed up with the government lies and the media lies. EU soldiers will find it hard to deal with the Germans. The German and EU secret police cannot infiltrate all of the protestor’s organizations when there are simply so many.

The German people as a whole are on the march.

“Citizens in rebellion,” shouted a TAZ headline.

“Civil war in Wendtand,” fumed Bild.

NGO chief Kersin Rudek spoke for many when she said:

“We have lost faith in the government until they prove that their politics is for the people and not for the corporations.”

She talked about the “anger” among people at the “arrogance of the political class.”

As in the Stuttgart 21 railway protests, it was people from all walks of life,  a genuine grass roots movement, that arrived in Wendland to protest the decision by the CDU/CSU/FDP government to ignore a legally binding deadline to phase out nuclear power. Against the wishes of the majority, Bilderberg Chancellor Angela Merkel announced this autumn that 17 reactors would continue for another 12 years at gigantic cost to the tax payer in subsidies.

The tax payers of Lower Saxony even have to foot the bill of  50 million euro for the police operation to protect the nuclear waste – and not the electricity companies making a fortune from the extravagant energy source while the government keeps investments in ground-breaking new renewable energy technologies such as the third generation solar cells at a negligible amount.

As in Stutggart, the police used savage force against peaceful demonstrators reinforcing the impression of a government out of control and refusing to respect the basic democratic right of people to hold protests without being beaten to a pulp. Videos of the Castor transport on Sunday show police beating people with their truncheons, punching them and throwing them to the ground. Police also used tear gas, pepper spray and water canon.,1518,727706,00.html

One clip shows a police officer using his fist to punch a man lying on the railway track in the head.

About a 1,000 people were injured, it is reported. 950 people are reported to have suffered eye injuries due to pepper spray and tear gas, according to a spokesperson of “Castor schottern”. Another sixteen protestors suffered broken bones. There were 29 severe head wounds. Two people had to be taken to hospital.

One person had to be taken by helicopter after suffering multiple bone fractures after being trampled by a police horse.

But as in Stuttgart, the people did not give up in spite of the risk of savage beatings at the hands of the police. They insisted on their civic right enshrined in the constitution to hold peaceful political protests.

More than 50,000 people from all parts of the country and all walks of life attended a rally on a field close to Dannenberg. Thousands then marched through the autumn woods, splitting into small groups to descend into the valley, break through police lines to chain themselves to the rails or remove gravel from the  tracks to delay the train.

According to Spiegel, 7,000 people alone took part in the road and railway blockades.

An armoured police car was set on fire by masked men but it is not clear if this was an agent pravocateur acting to discredit the protestors. A video shows a man able to walk up to the armoured car and set it alight unhindered.

The overwhelming number of protestors were peaceful.

In spite of the sub zero temperatures and ground frost, up to 5000 protestors  lay down on the railway tracks at Harlingen late in the evening and refused to move. Supplies of hot tea, food and blankets were brought to them by mobile kitchens. Fires were lit to help stay warm.

The police worked from midnight until 7 am to clear protestors blocking the track, dragging many to an open air “prison concentration camp” where people were forced to sleep in fields surrounded by police trucks.

This morning, the protestors have regrouped today and thousands are reported to be preparing to block the transport by road of the nuclear waste from Dannenberg to Gorleben.

The organisers of the protest kept journalists and the public informed using live tickers, press releases and at Infopoints so that the whole country could follow the events outside the mainstream media. Radio Wendland is also broadcasting updates on the incredibly heroic resistance of so many people. At great personal risk, tens of thousands of people gave an example of courageous and peaceful non-violent resistance that will surely go down in history.

If this is the resistance for Castor and Stuttgart 21, just imagine what will happen when Germans finally grasp the scale of the banking scam being carried out by their “elite.”

The CDU/CSU/FDP government has already hit record lows in the polls and after Sunday’s savage police operation against peaceful protestors, support for them is sure to plummet further.

The feudal lords without a feudal army to push through their agenda of robbery are facing the end of the road now that their media propaganda apparatus based on the Springer and Bertelsmann empire is falling apart and their strategy of divide and rule through a false left/right political paradigm is no longer working.

A new freedom and power was born in the woods of Wendland. And it belonged to the people who have had enough of the arrogant authoritarian political class.

See also:

German police battle nuclear train protesters

Cops Go on Wild Rampage in Cannabis Raid, Destroy Property and Joke About Kicking Disabled Woman

Ed. Note: I’m not sure, but since the article comes from a Santa Ana publication this footage was “apparently” taken in California – one of the first states that legalized the sale of medical cannabis. Obviously the Feds are still trumping state laws, officers are not following “rule of law” and their  violating the rights of innocent disabled civilians in an abusive manner. It’s way past time to stand in our collective power and take our country back from corporate tyrants endangering lives by putting profits over people by criminalizing the citizenry and intentional forced indentured servitude within a system of debt slavery.


SANTA ANA — Disturbing raw video footage has emerged showing a motley crue of police officers raiding a peaceful cannabis dispensary with guns pointed at the medical patients.

The cops break through the front door as if they’re in a war zone.

They make their way to the display counter, and startle several unsuspecting patients.

You can hear the cops screaming at the patients to get down on the ground, treating them as if they’ve done something egregiously wrong just for being there.

Perhaps the most horrific part of the video is when a disabled woman in a wheelchair tries to roll to safety.

A pompous female officer then jokes about “kicking her in her fucking nub.”

The woman seen in the wheel chair is Marla James and uses medical-grade cannabis for her health.

Marla says she was confused as to why the police officer would openly mock her disability.

“I was really nice to that officer,” Marla said.

“I even complimented her on her hair. I treated that woman with respect and I have no idea why she wanted to kick my stump,” she added.

marla james

Later on in the video cops in ski masks can be seen eating the marijuana edibles themselves, playing darts, and destroying property.

It’s almost as if they get a kick out of all the power the government has given them. It’s fun for them to put on ski masks, point guns at people, and steal property.

Had any one of those medical patients made a wrong move, one wonders if these cops would have executed them and probably laughed about it back at the department.



Revolutions Can Be Funny. “I think of the world as an illusion, and we shouldn’t take ourselves so seriously.” — Andy Kaufman

“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only One…

I hope some day you’ll join us, so the world will be as One”

John Lennon ~ ‘Imagine’

This is one of the most inspiring articles I’ve encountered yet about humanity’s journey

into freedom,  sovereignty and enlightenment…enjoy!


Living Authentically in the Illusion of Life … Silly God, Tricksters, the Necessary Hero, and The Tao of Funny God: What Andy Kaufman and the Turkish and Occupy Protesters Teach Us


“When it gets down to having to use violence, then you are playing the system’s game. The establishment will irritate you: pull your beard, flick your face to make you fight. Because once they’ve got you violent, then they know how to handle you. The only thing they don’t know how to handle is non-violence and humor.” – John Lennon


“Revolutions Can Be … Funny”

If you want to get an idea of the funny-god/silly-god concept I am presenting, it is good to see the way it has been exemplified among progressives and in activism. Look to the Turkish resistance of 2013, the worldwide Occupy movements beginning in 2011, and to the activist resistance in America in the Sixties. Protesters confronted policemen and military with bayonets by placing flowers in their guns in the Sixties. In Turkey, one man read from a book of philosophy to the line of police. The resistances in Turkey, Brazil, Hungary, the United States, the Ukraine, and many more Occupy events worldwide took to activities such as dressing as clowns and grinning at police lines; they hugged and kissed the police at times. One man took a giant pencil and aped that he was attempting to rub off a paint splatter on the shield of a policeman.

In Brazil, during their Occupy protests, also in 2013, one man, confronted with attacking police and a gun, aped a karate stance of a swooping bird.

Back at Gezi Park in Turkey, in between confrontations, these activists partnered up and waltzed in the streets wearing gas masks; they gave performances where ballet and other dancers, despite wearing gas masks, showed off their skills and brought happiness to their audiences. Mimes, musicians, actors, and dancers frolicked and put on skits. They painted, danced, performed, practiced yoga, painted faces, drummed,strummed, and plinked. They played. Freed, temporarily, from the confines of the societal straitjacket of normality, their imaginations exploded and they were euphoric.

They confronted the police while playing guitars. Threatened with being attacked and ousted from nearby Taksim Square, the Turkish resisters brought in pianos and filled the night with music. Mothers and sisters linked hands and arms and formed a circle around the targeted protesters to keep the police away. As journalists Jody Sabral and Zynep Erdim phrased it for the BBC, “Revolutions take commitment and determination … are often messy and confusing…. Revolutions can also be funny.” I would add, and playful.

A Silly God

If you want to gain a greater understanding of the funny-god/silly-god concept in general, a great way is to see the movie of Andy Kaufman’s life, Man on the Moon. The comedian Andy Kaufman lived the idea; he embodied it. He was an enlightened spiritual master in this regard, along with being a comic genius. He left a grand legacy of how to live authentically in this illusion of life and transcend it. According to the film, Kaufman was a student of Transcendental Meditation and it was an important part of his life. One line in particular, from the film, expresses the spiritual attitude toward his life he sought to embody: “I think of the world as an illusion, and we shouldn’t take ourselves so seriously.”

Andy Kaufman, like the pro wrestler act that became one of his shticks, created a drama in life of his own making and goofed on us all. Not a little goof; in his life and career he had fun with everyone; there were few people who saw a serious side. He held life lightly, experimented, and played. If, as Sathya Sai Baba says, life is God’s leela, or play, then Andy Kaufman lived his life in a Creator’s mind; he was a silly god … a funny god.

Trickster and the Necessary Hero

What is the meaning of these development and events? A good deal of what follows looks into these unique, creative actions and the unusual Trickster approach they are bringing to bear upon the most intractable problems the world is facing right now. It shows how this approach, this Tao of Funny God, is not only important but is necessary right now. It looks into another facet of the Necessary Hero as detailed in a parallel work of mine, Wounded Deer and Centaurs (2014). What is this Necessary Hero, what is this facet, and why is all of this imperative right now?

These acts are indicative of a transcendent stance toward life. They are the attempt to go beyond the clashing of forces to a larger and happier perspective within which all people can find a home. These people know that the cycles of violence, of attack and then resistance, can only be ended by taking a stance outside them. By demonstrating an elevated response they attempt to shift the dynamic to a higher plane of events. And sometimes they succeed. Police have been known to tear up, to utter words of support and consolation, to drop their shields and join the protesters, to smile and hug back, however tentatively.

This response seeks to win over the opposition through example, thus eliminating it, rather than out and out confronting it and seeking to destroy it using the same violent methods being used on them.

These folks have an astute understanding of history, which has seen, time after time, that struggle begets more struggle, that the “new boss” risen up becomes much like the “old boss,” needing then, at a later time, another uprising to install another “new boss.” Many of them, aware of the intransigence of their own unwanted patterns or cycles of emotion and feeling, have gained wisdom in how to go beyond them. They see these cycles of history likewise — as endless reenactments, requiring a stance outside of them for real change to occur. They are impelled into a creative alternative as a reaction to the futility that is inherent in the continuation of these cycles….

[This is Part 1 of Chapter 1 of Funny God … “Revolutions Can Be Funny.”  More coming….

Funny God: The Tao of Funny God and the Mind’s True Liberation  is scheduled for print and e-book publication in the very near future.

In addition, you can read the entire text of this book, now,on-line, on FB. Over the last 4 months it was uploaded sequentially as posts to my wall, and to several FB groups and pages. They can still be viewed there; keep in mind that they would be seen there going backwards in time to the beginning, from the Epilogue, posted several days ago, to the Prologue, posted four months ago. Of those pages and groups the ones where the posts are most readily seen are …

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Bundy Ranch, Senator Harry Reid, Bureau of Land Management BLM, Cattle, Conflict Showdown & Revolution


Senator Harry Reid Involved?

Alright so there was this article that claimed that the siege of the Bundy ranch was about was really about fracking leases. It referred to this article on which actually referred to land sold in Eastern Nevada, and Clark county isn’t in Eastern Nevada, so that’s clearly not the same land. At this point the author has to be aware of this mistake. Leaving it up like this without correcting the mistake is really bad. I’m still having people send me this.

We had some unsubstantiated rumors claiming that “There are developers working for military contractors that want that land and water for mining weapons grade minerals for industry… they want to sell the land by the highway for real estate development because it’s close to I-15″. Again this claim isn’t even coherent. Military contractors like blackwater don’t buy land for mining.

Now for the troublesome story. That the showdown in Nevada was really about an underhanded business deal involving Senator Harry Reid, his son, the BLM and a 5 billion dollar solar energy plant.

The first source we referred to was Reuters August 21, 2012, which does indeed go into the details of a shady business deal involving ENN energy that Harry worked to push through. This is a reputable source, and it tells us a lot about how Senator Reid operates. Just one problem: the project fell through in 2013. ENN isn’t in the game anymore.

However there still several issues here that remain. We have the web page that was taken down from the BLM website and which someone quickly deleted from google’s cache. This webpage mentions that the Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone’s mitigation strategy as one of the justifications for seizing Cliven Bundy’s cattle. You also have the fact that the current head of the BLM, Neil Kornze, is Harry Reid’s former adviser and as the Senate majority leader directly participated in his confirmation, and to make things even more interesting we have the fact that it was revealed this past week that the FBI had been attempting to investigate Harry Reid on unrelated corruption charges, but they were blocked by the Department of Justice.

We also know from this article from the LA Times that Harry Reid has a long history of finding creative ways to funnel money towards family members, and we have the well documented case of his attempt to push the ENN project through for his son Rory Reid via Reuters. So the question isn’t really whether Harry Reid is corrupt, the question is whether he had a hand in the Bundy ranch debacle.

But that’s where the story starts to get murky.

Now there are some people who have formulated an alternative explanation tying Reid to the BLM’s move against the Bundys.
That the standoff is about solar-industry crony capitalism, but just not ENN.

That narrative revolves around a company called First Solar. First Solar is running quite a few solar projects in Nevada, one which is planned for the Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone. The company apparently has been heavily subsidized by the Department of Energy, there was a scandal when a CEO from First Solar sold off 450 million in the company’s stock even though the company was floundering miserably (Reuters claimed a lower number than Rep. Mike Kelly), and one of it’s top executives James Hughes (aka Jim Hughes) just happens to be one of the unindicted conspirators in the Enron case. First Solar seems to be a questionable company, but how all this is supposed to connect to the Bundy case is very, very blurry.

Now on March 6th, the environmental advocacy group Defenders of Wildlife filed a lawsuit suit against Neil Kornze, head of the Bureau of Land Management for his role in pushing through two massive solar projects that they say is going to devastate the tortoise habitat. According to an assessment released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2013, the two projects, which are owned by First Solar, are expected to displace, injure, or kill up to 2,115 federally Threatened desert tortoises. So while the BLM is attempting to claim environmental concerns to push the Bundy’s off the land they’ve fast tracked projects that literally raze the desert completely destroying all wildlife.

That information is interesting, but it doesn’t prove that Kornze made the decision due to a conflict of interest, and it doesn’t prove that Harry Reid was involved.

If we had strong evidence connecting Harry Reid to First Solar then we might have a case, but no one has posted any hard evidence tying Reid to First Solar financially as far as I know. There are some who have pointed to a small campaign donation that one of the executives of First Solar made to Reid some years back, but that claim wasn’t very well sourced, and even if it was it would be very hard to make the case that this would be enough to drive Reid to pit the BLM on the Bundys years later. Others have posted this article showing Reid in a ground breaking ceremony for the Moapa Paiute Solar project, but that doesn’t mean anything. Participating in a ground breaking ceremony for a project like that is normal for a Senator.

It may very well be that if we could look at Reid’s financial statements, investments and the investments of his family members we might find something. Unfortunately the public no longer has access to that information online. We don’t have access to that information because of a law which Harry Reid himself introduced. The bill (S.716), which was passed on April 15, 2013 modified the STOCK Act repealing the requirement for the congress and executive branch employees to post their financial disclosures online where they could be read by the public.

It may be a total coincidence, but it’s interesting to note that Harry Reid passed this law after the scandal regarding his son’s stake in the ENN project, and right before the ENN officially backed out.

I’m sure we would have learned all sorts of interesting things if the FBI corruption probe into Harry Reid’s dealings hadn’t been blocked by the Department of Justice. It’s important to be clear here though that it may be that if they investigate him it is possible that they would turn up all sorts of dirty laundry, but nothing that relates to this situation. We can’t know that, and we shouldn’t make assumptions.

So was Harry Reid the man behind the Bundy ranch crackdown? I don’t know, and I’m not going to pretend that I know unless I see solid evidence one way or another. If you have evidence you’re welcome to send it to us on our facebook page or on twitter, and we’ll look at it.

Now some people were angry with me for taking down the last video. Some claimed I was cowering to these guys or that I was being threatened by someone, or intimidated. Listen, I know that makes better television, and it’s less humbling than having to admit a mistake but it’s just not true. No one sent me any threats on this particular issue and even if they had I don’t bow to those kinds of tactics. I do however bow to reality. No one ever wins a fight against reality. You might think you win, but you actually just become delusional. So if someone shows me evidence that destroys one my arguments, then I must change my stance. Period. I don’t view that as optional, especially if you’re dealing with information that’s being spread to the public. Because if you don’t correct yourself, there’s a lot of people that are going to assume that the false information is correct.

That’s what the mainstream media does. They get things dead wrong all the time and rarely corrects themselves. In fact more often than not they build on their faulty information and keep referring back to it as fact.

A good example is sarin gas attacks in Syria. We have the U.N. investigator Carla Del Ponte who went public saying that the evidence they found indicated that it was the rebels behind the attacks and that there was no evidence whatsoever that the Syrian government was involved and yet you’ll still see Western politicians and the mainstream media referring to that attack as a justification for measures against Assad.

Unfortunately the alternative media has a really bad habit of doing the same thing. For example this article which originally went viral covering the Reid connection hasn’t been taken down or corrected even though the authors are fully aware that the ENN project has been shelved. We know that they are aware of that fact due to another article they posted mentioning this fact. The article claiming that this was all about fracking leases is still up as well, and hasn’t been updated.

People are still linking to these articles as evidence, people are still sending this stuff to their friends. That’s really bad.

If we get something wrong we have to take it down otherwise we’re spreading disinformation, and we can’t just take it down and pretend like nothing happened, because if you do there are going to be people that didn’t notice that you took and down and are going to continue spreading the wrong information.

We can’t compete with the big corporations in terms of budget and equipment, all we he have going for us is our commitment to telling the truth. If we lose that we have nothing.

We have this story that the showdown in Nevada was really about an underhanded business deal involving Senator Harry Reid, his son, the BLM and a 5 billion dollar solar energy plant. You probably saw a few people sharing links making these claims. Let’s fact check.

Claim number one: Senator Harry Reid’s son, Rory Reid (try saying that name ten times as fast as you can), is the primary representative for ENN energy group, a Chinese energy company involved in a $5 billion solar project planned for Clark County Nevada, on the on land where the Bundy ranch is located. First source: Reuters: Aug 31, 2012. Well this is interesting. It turns out that the conflicts of interest in this project were well documented, but Harry pushed it through anyway. He pushed it through in spite of the controversy that was stirred up when the land was sold to ENN for $4.5 million dollars even though separate appraisals valued the land at between $29.6 million and $38.6 million.

Claim number two: Reid put one of his former employees in charge of the Bureau of land management and thereby used his leverage in the agency to clear the Bundy’s off the land. What do they claim as their source: CBS Las Vegas. Hmmm… That’s interesting. Neil Kornze, the current BLM Chief is a former adviser for Harry Reid, and Harry Reid is the Senate Majority leader, and therefore was directly involved in his confirmation. That’s another serious conflict of interest there considering that the BLM is claiming jurisdiction over the land where Rory Reid’s company wants to build.

But do we have any evidence that Reid actually exercised that influence in the agency to get what he wanted? Well that brings us to claim number three: Supposedly the BLM had posted on their website that they needed to get the Bundy family off of the land to make room for the energy project, but the BLM has since removed the page. The website that made this claim posted a screen shot split into two files and a link to a text version of the page that someone had copied. This is pretty weak. Though it does seem to match the overall narrative here, this would never be admissible in court. But let’s dig a little deeper shall we. What if there is a version of the site cached somewhere on the web? Let’s try the way back machine on Nope, no dice, the page was never cached on way back machine. Let’s try google’s cache… BINGO! Here it is folks. This is google’s record of what used to be on the site.

To download the full screenshot, right click on the image below and select “Save Image As”.
Bundy Ranch - Page That they took down from the BLM website - Solar Project

“Non-Governmental Organizations have expressed concern that the regional mitigation strategy for the Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone utilizes Gold Butte as the location for offsite mitigation for impacts from solar development, and that those restoration activities are not durable with the presence of trespass cattle”

They specifically referred to the solar project as a justification to seize Cliven Bundy’s cattle.

Funny thing, we found the mitigation strategy for the Dry Lake Solar Energy zone, and guess who wrote it? That would be the BLM. Pretty convenient, for Harry Reid isn’t it?

Now I took a screen shot of the Google cache right away. As I’m compiling this information I go back and I look at it again an hour later and what do you know, somebody came and took the cached version down. Somebody is trying to cover this thing up and fast. But you know what, they missed one. I found this cached version of the page on If you follow the link in the description to our website SCG you’ll find a direct link to this page. I highly recommend that each and every one of you go and verify its contents for yourself before someone has it taken down.

Click here to view the cached version of the page that the BLM was desperately trying to hide.

Or click here to get to that link from another path.

But even if they take this last link down they left trail. Google’s server logs will still have a record of the exact date their cached snap shot was taken, chances are they still have that snap shot, and you know what? Even if someone tried to erase it completely, with modern technology It is very easy for forensic technicians to recover data like this even if it seems to be deleted from the system. The digital trace is still there. The BLM’s servers and every computer involved also have a trail, and trying to remove that trail would leave an even bigger trail.

All we need is somebody in law enforcement with a spine, but that’s another story isn’t it.

This isn’t about turtles folks. It’s not even about cattle. This is about money and power.

Turns out our little friend Harry Reid has a nice little empire rigged for himself in Nevada. Let’s take a look at this article from the LA Times. This is from 2003. Apparently it’s no secret that Harry’s way of profiting off his position is by using his influence to push through deals that help his family members. He’s got family representing virtually every major industry and they are doing quite well thank you very much. Thing is, this is technically not illegal. In fact it has become the standard way to bribe politicians in the United States. You can’t line their pockets directly, but you can line their son’s pockets, and their cousin’s pockets and their uncle’s pockets all you want.

However using a federal agency to seize cattle, and physically intimidate and brutalize a family to facilitate that dirty deal. That’s all kinds of illegal. Then they to attempt to cover up the evidence… and that’s also a crime.

Again, all we need is a law enforcement officer with a spine.

I’ll be perfectly honest. When I saw some of the media personalities that were capitalizing on this this drama, I was very skeptical, but once I saw what was really going on I understood right away why people’s blood is boiling.

Take another look at what happened on that ranch, the military style crack down, the violence. Imagine Clive Bundy was your father or grandfather. Imagine if his wife was your mother or grandmother. Imagine it was your family who’s livelihood was being destroyed by some filthy rich politician who just can’t get enough.

What happened in Clark County Nevada struck a nerve with the American people, but the response we saw had very little to do with this particular crisis. There is something much deeper brewing under the surface in the United States. This showdown was just a catalyst.

It wasn’t the greatest atrocity of the decade or even of the year. I wish people had felt this moved by the NSA’s domestic spying program, or the secret kill list, or the drone program, or the Libyan war, or the Iraq war or the Afghan war. I wish people had been activated by something bigger than the plight of a cattle rancher. But you know what? We don’t get to pick the breaking point.

Rosa Parks sparked a civil rights movement with her refusal to sit in the back of the bus. Clive Bundy almost started the 2nd American revolution by refusing to let the feds run him over.

What we saw in Nevada clearly demonstrated just how easily that breaking point can be reached.

Now even knowing the real story, hearing about militia mobilizing all over the country to come physically defend the Bundy family is probably still very disconcerting for many progressives, this was a very dangerous situation. A lot of people could have ended up dead. But consider this: remember back in 2011 when riot police swooped in to brutally crush the occupy movement? Remember how you felt? No one stood up for them. No one fought back. And what was the result? The thugs won.The media quickly switched to a new distraction, and the public forgot.

Imagine if it had been different. Imagine if people swarmed in from all over the country; not to wave signs in the air, but to stand up for your rights; even if they disagreed with you politically. That didn’t happen, but it should have.

It’s been said that the enemy of your enemy is your friend. Trouble is, the people of the United States have been a bit confused about who the enemy really is. You’ve been allowing a thuggish, out of control, corporate owned government to persecute your ideological rivals, not realizing that the same boot will someday be grinding your face into the dirt. And all the while your common enemy, your real enemy gets stronger, and more aggressive, more lawless, and more blatantly corrupt as we dance the left right left right two step to tyranny. They’ve been playing you like a fiddle.

But the sleeping giant is starting to wake up.

And they are scared to death of you.

Now as for Harry Reid. He may just be one rotten apple in a barrel full of rotten apples, but he needs to be brought to justice.

To all of you out there who call yourself law enforcement, the American people are putting down a line the sand. If you don’t stand up for justice, if you do not hold these scum bags accountable for their crimes, if you do not at least raise your voice and take a public stand then you are an accomplice. You are discrediting the entire framework of law and order, and you are giving the people a clear mandate to remove you from your office.

If you agree, then send this video to every person that you know especially to police, military, and veterans. Send it to your congressman, send it to your local news station, to your local news paper, to your local radio station. You have permission to download this video and distribute and present it in any venue commercial or non-commercial under the condition that the content is not altered in any way.

*(Article Continued Below)* Monday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., told Reno station KRNV that as far as he’s concerned, the dispute with the Bundy ranch in Clark County is “not over.” Reid, KRNV added, has not been very vocal about the dispute, but made his feelings known after speaking at the University of Nevada in Reno.

“Well, it’s not over,” he told KRNV’s Samantha Boatman. “We can’t have an American people that violate the law and then just walk away from it. So it’s not over.”

The comment sparked ridicule from a number of people on the Internet, who derided the Nevada Democrat as a hypocrite. A number of readers at The Blaze, for example, said Reid himself has no room to talk considering his own campaign finance irregularities and other scandals.

Reid, of course, was not asked about his own links to the dispute, which Bundy says is about much more than cattle. Nor was he asked about documents linking Reid and BLM director Neil Kornze — a former senior aide to the Majority Leader — to a Chinese energy firm that has reportedly been working to remove Bundy from his home in order to install solar panel power stations.

“Non-Governmental Organizations have expressed concern that the regional mitigation strategy for the Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone utilizes Gold Butte as the location for offsite mitigation for impacts from solar development, and that those restoration activities are not durable with the presence of trespass cattle,” documents said.

Making matters worse, Reid’s son, Rory, has been the chief representative to the Chinese company, which announced plans to build a $5 billion solar plant on Nevada land in 2012. Reid was not asked about that connection, nor did he volunteer any information.

A day after those documents became known, the BLM backed down from what was starting to resemble a Waco-style siege.

“We were among 500 militiamen at the gates [of the BLM cattle compound]. The militia went muzzle to muzzle with BLM. Fingers on triggers, safeties off. We told them we’re not backing down and we are prepared to lay our lives on the lines for these principles.” — actual quote relayed to Natural News from an American Citizen who took part in the raid on the BLM cattle compounds to free Bundy’s cattle. The BLM later surrendered and evacuated the area, fearing for their lives.

The second American Revolution has begun. You are watching history unfold in real time now, and of course the lamestream media has intentionally decided U.S. history isn’t worth covering because, frankly stated, the media is largely run by anti-American interests who absolutely do not want any victory by the People to be broadcast anywhere.

While the U.S. government claims to be supportive of freedom in Kiev or Iraq, it is absolutely terrified of freedom within U.S. borders.

Among big media, only Fox News has dared cover this story with anything resembling responsible reporting, as you can see in this video. The video text says “Govt backs down due to safety concerns.” In reality, BLM backed down because they were grossly out-gunned and didn’t want to die.

In this video, Fox Radio host Todd Starnes says, “For the past five years, we’ve seen the American people become increasingly frustrated with these government intrusions into their lives. [A tweet characterized this] as the 1st salvo of the American Revolution.”

I couldn’t agree more. This was the 1st salvo of the American Revolution, and the framework of the Revolution has now been cast. The People now realize they can defeat tyranny by merely showing up in huge numbers armed mostly with mobile phones and video cameras (plus lawfully-obtained firearms as needed).

What you are seeing here is precisely the reason why the federal government has been pushing so hard to criminalize private firearms ownership. The government knows that as long as citizens own firearms, there is a balance of power in America. When citizens are denied the right to own those firearms, power shifts to those who own the guns (i.e. the government) who can then engage in unlimited tyranny, confiscation, intimidation and violence against the People who are left utterly defenseless.

Patriots emboldened by victory at the Battle of Bunkerville

This victory at Bunkerville is likely to encourage even more people to attend populist rallies such as the upcoming Operation American Spring, where patriots plan a massive march on Washington D.C. to arrest all of Congress and throw them out of office. “[Protesters] will assemble in a peaceful, non-violent, physically unarmed (Spiritually/Constitutionally armed), display of unswerving loyalty to the US Constitution and against the incumbent government leadership in Washington D.C., with the mission to replace with law abiding leadership,” says the Operation American Spring website, which calls for this action to begin on May 16th.

This effort is just part of a growing number of planned protests, impeachment proceedings and media events that call for an end of criminal government and a restoration of legitimate, constitutional government. The mainstream media routinely characterizes this movement as being “anti-government,” but that’s factually incorrect. Nearly everyone in the movement fully supports “constitutional government” and merely seeks to restore it. They see a legitimate role for lawful government but also see today’s federal government as lawless and out of control, in desperate need of reform.

When the BLM even has access to snipers, helicopters and hundreds of armed men, it makes you scratch your head and wonder why there is such a push for militarization across today’s federal government. Even Mother Jones, a populist publisher typically leaning toward the left, has become alarmed at the rapid escalation of military hardware among U.S. law enforcement. Click here to read their story, “How Every Part of American Life Became a Police Matter – From the workplace to our private lives, American society is starting to resemble a police state.”

The Battle of Bunkerville won without firing a single shot

What’s truly commendable in the recent showdown at Bundy Ranch is the amazing discipline and integrity demonstrated by armed American citizens who did not fire a single shot during this encounter.

This must be noted in the history books: that armed citizens not only held their ground; they also held their fire! They did not seek needless bloodshed, nor did they allow it to happen. They simply stated their principles and held firm to them regardless of the outcome. Those principles were:

1) BLM is operating unlawfully and in violation of the U.S. Constitution.
2) We the People will no longer stand for federal tyranny and the theft of Bundy’s cattle.
3) We are lawfully armed and willing to use force as a last resort (but seek no violence).
4) We are willing to die for these principles. You must leave or we will open fire.

When these four points are explained to any agency — including the BLM — the People have already won. Because at that point, the feds have only two choices: 1) Surrender and back down, or 2) Unleash massive violence and bloodshed (and die en masse).

Option 2 doesn’t equal a “win” for the federal government. In fact, option 2 would most likely set off armed revolutionary marches and backlash operations across the entire nation. If Bunkerville had become a slaughter of anyone (citizens or BLM agents), it would have set off a series of actions which simply could not be contained by the federal government, even with an invocation of Martial Law.

Also at stake are the 2014 elections. Had BLM initiated a shooting war in Nevada, it would have strongly rallied conservatives to vote against oppressive government in the upcoming elections. No doubt a call from Washington told BLM to back off for political reasons. After all, they can always return and SWAT-team Cliven Bundy and his family after the elections are done. The march of tyranny is in no real hurry.

Rural America is fed up with government tyranny, confiscation and theft

People who watch a lot of CNN are wholly out of touch with the level of pent-up frustration and outrage that exists across much of America right now. People are losing their jobs, losing their health insurance, losing their homes and losing their freedoms. The disastrous policies of U.S. lawmakers have thrust tens of millions of Americans into situations where they literally have nothing left to lose. Believe it or not, a great many people have reached the point where they are willing to die in the protection of principle and what they see as “the heart and soul of America.”

Government tyrants never understand this because they do not understand principles. They operate primarily on power, domination and threats of violence. That’s why the BLM brought snipers, helicopters and 200 armed agents to a tortoise dispute.

As revealed in the secret audio recording obtained by Natural News (featuring BLM director Dan Love threatening Pete Santilli with arrest), today’s government operates almost entirely on coercion and the threat of violence against innocent Americans who refuse to kowtow to tyranny. That’s also why California raw milk man James Stewart was raided at gunpoint and thrown in jail for distributing fresh milk to health-conscious consumers. It’s why Americans are being arrested and threatened all across the country for growing their own home gardens. And it’s the same reason why Cliven Bundy was threatened with extreme violence by the BLM for refusing to surrender to their demands that he pay over $1 million in “grazing fees” for land his family has been working since the 1870′s.

The next clash may turn violent

Where this is all headed, by the way, is toward an extremely violent clash between an arrogant, incensed federal government and emboldened American patriots who now have momentum (and history) on their side.

Sadly, my prediction is that the next such clash will see neither side willing to back down, and it will very likely result in bloodshed. The feds, you see, can never allow themselves to appear overpowered, especially not by a group of people they consider to be “subjects” of the empire. No doubt the feds are right now engineering a plan to reassert power over the Bundy Ranch battleground through the use of extreme force or threat of violence.

Be on the lookout for a staged false flag event, where government agents shoot some of their own people and then blame it on citizen protesters. Staged events have always been used throughout history to provide public justification for cracking down on groups that oppose government interests. Definition: “False flag operations are covert operations conducted by governments, corporations, or other organizations, which are designed to deceive the public in such a way that the operations appear as if they are being carried out by other entities.” The history of the U.S. government is, of course, rife with numerous false flag plans such as Operation Northwoods in which declassified government documents state, “We could blow up a US ship in Guantanamo Bay and blame Cuba. Casualty lists in US newspapers would cause a helpful wave of national indignation.”

While the mainstream media mocks anyone who cites factual U.S. history on such matters, the undeniable truth is that the U.S. government drew up detailed, classified plans to stage a massive wave of false flag events against Cuba. From pages 10-11 of declassified documents, here’s what the U.S. government planned to do as a false flag operation against Cuba, written in the government’s own words:

A series of well coordinated incidents will be planned to take place in and around Guantanamo to give genuine appearance of being done by hostile Cuban forces.

A. Incidents to establish a credible attack:
(1) Start rumors (many). Use clandestine radio.
(2) Land friendly Cubans in uniform “over-the-fence” to stage attack on base.
(3) Capture Cuban (friendly) saboteurs inside the base.
(4) Start riots near the base main gate (friendly Cubans).
(5) Blow up ammunition inside the base: start fires.
(6) Burn aircraft on air base (sabotage).
(7) Lob mortar shells from outside of base into base.
(8) Capture assault teams approaching from the sea or vicinity of Guantanamo City.
(9) Capture militia group which storms base.
(10) Sabotage ship in harbor; large fires — naphthalene.
(11) Sink ship near harbor entrance. Conduct funerals for mock-victims.

A “Remember the Maine” incident could be arranged: We could blow up a US ship in Guantanamo Bay and blame Cuba. Casualty lists in US newspapers would cause a helpful wave of national indignation. We could develop a Communist Cuban terror campaign in the Miami area, in other Florida cities and even in Washington.

So have no illusions that the federal government is capable of when it comes to staging things for political purposes. Whether a false flag event is set up by the feds is anyone’s guess, but for the moment, the People have achieved a remarkable victory against tyranny. The Battle of Bunkerville was won without a single shot being fired. The People stood their ground and the government backed down.

Alternative media dominates coverage, upstages lamestream media

The entire story was spearheaded and shaped by alternative media, with the mainstream media snoozing on the job and discrediting itself by pretending none of this ever happened. Social media rapidly propelled this story beyond the ability of the government to control it, and this above all things has the BLM utterly outraged.

They are extremely angry that they cannot control the narrative. And the mainstream media is baffled by their inability to suppress this story. What has really come out of this is a new era of citizen journalism and grassroots activism: when faced with tyranny, the People will spontaneously report the news, share the news and handily beat the media at its own game. This has now been demonstrated and proven beyond all doubt.

The only way for the federal government to stop this is to shut down Facebook, shut down Twitter and essentially seize the internet. While there are surely plans in place to do exactly that, such a move would undeniably cement the U.S. government as a totalitarian regime on equal footing with North Korea or Communist China. And while today’s government in many ways operates just like North Korea — complete with secret military torture camps and widespread surveillance of citizens — it cannot afford the public perceiving it as such. So shutting down the internet is only a last-ditch “nuclear option” that’s extremely unlikely to ever be invoked.
Honestly, I don’t know why the feds haven’t tried to hire alternative media leaders to provide them with intelligent assessments of developing situations. Everybody knows the smartest people in media today are found in alternative media. Most mainstream media reporters don’t engage in real investigations anymore, so they’ve become cognitively lazy. Who needs to ask questions when the White House hands you all the scripted answers up front?

What sets all this apart from massacres like Waco, Oklahoma City or 9/11? The fact that in all those cases, government had near-total control over the media coverage and therefore could construct the false narratives to be broadcast to the masses.

All three of those events took place long before the rise of social media and the modern-day phenomenon of rapid sharing of videos, photos and articles.

Today, alternative media can share the truth faster than the government can suppress it. (And if you don’t think the government suppressed many truths about Waco, Oklahoma City and 9/11, you’re wildly uninformed.)

This story at the Bundy Ranch in Nevada, in other words, got away from the feds before they could control the narrative. Oh, they tried of course. There are reports that cell towers were shut down to prevent citizen journalists from completing phone calls and sending photos. The feds also shut down the air space around the ranch, commanding the FAA to issue an air traffic “blackout” to prevent citizen journalists from using airplanes and helicopters to monitor the situation.

They were too late, however. A pilot had already done a flyover and exposed the BLM’s bovine concentration camps, which the agency had desperately tried to hide from the public.

Citizen journalists also snagged the video of BLM personnel ordering attack dogs to attack innocent bystanders. In this video, I provided absolute video proof that the BLM was the aggressor, yet the mainstream media stupidly reported this as protesters “attacking a police dog and assaulting law enforcement officers.”

The bottom line is that the mainstream media thinks you are incredibly stupid and will buy anything they say, no matter how illogical or irrational it might be. What the alternative media has now proven is that the mainstream media is largely irrelevant. It matters nothing what they print or broadcast. The people who are informed know it’s all lies, and the mind-numbed propaganda victims who still watch shows like CNN and MSNBC are irrelevant to the march of history anyway.

Real history is being shaped, investigated and reported by the alternative media. We are the ones who have no big corporate sponsors and no million-dollar budgets, but we have the hearts and minds and passion for truth and justice that drives our work to levels of authenticity that the mainstream media can never hope to attain… regardless of production budgets.

In fact, for his on-the-scene reporting and active involvement in standing up to the feds, guys like Pete Santilli deserve to be nominated for journalism awards. I don’t agree with every single thing he posts, but his reporting work on the Bundy Ranch was astounding. Click here to visit his Facebook page.

The research uncovered by Kit Daniels at Infowars is also world-class journalism. Kit deserves to be nominated for some sort of journalism award for that article, and follow-up articles by Paul Joseph Watson were also outstanding. This is the kind of work the Washington Post used to do a generation ago when it was an institution of journalism instead of a shameless political mouthpiece for the White House, but today Washington Post reporters know they will never be allowed to cover the stories that really matter because such stories are declared off limits by the powers that be. It might be an obscure article that no one cared about in June of 2013, but now it’s kind of important. If the company did back out of the Lauglin deal in June then any reference to that project is not valid.
Does that mean that Reid isn’t corrupt? No, of course not (see the Washington times article below), but if Reid is involved in the Bundy ranch scandal directly we need to be accurate regarding how he was involved.



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We Are (Still) Winning ~ Corbett Report

It’s always important to count our victories and remember that moving forward in time, this war has already been won…James Corbett shares some healthy reminders that we’re winning the war for our consciousness one battle at a time, actually we’re at the stage where multiple battles are being won as more people begin to wake up to living in a Matrix. Cheers! Please remember to share freely…

Amidst the doom, gloom and paranoia of the daily headlines, it is all too easy to lose sight of the big picture: that we are transforming the society around us, and we have already had an incredible effect in waking people up and raising awareness of the real issues. Today on The Corbett Report we take a moment out of covering the bad news to appreciate the progress we’ve made and anticipate the progress yet to come.



OUR SYSTEM OUR STRUCTURE OUR ILLUSION (2010) from Dominoes Falling Productions, is a feature length documentary using a collaboration of various material. The film presents an alternative outlook of contemporary society, in particular UK & US, however parallels can be made to nearly every society that exists today. Are we economic/corporate slaves to a monetary system? The film challenges established beliefs, values and structures imposed on many, as well as people’s attachment to the roles they play in this.

OUR SYSTEM OUR STRUCTURE OUR ILLUSION (2010) from Dominoes Falling Productions on Vimeo.

Brazilian police target protesters — and journalists

17 Jun 2013


Police have used rubber bullets and pepper spray to disperse Brazilian protesters (Photo: Jimmy Trindade via Facebook)

Police have used rubber bullets and pepper spray to disperse Brazilian protesters (Photo: Jimmy Trindade via Facebook)


Sparked by a series of transport fare hikes and official corruption, the ongoing mass protests in Brazil’s cities have been greeted by crackdowns by police. Rafael Spuldar reports on the journalists caught in the crossfire


While large protests are not common events in Brazil, some of the protesters say “the giant has awoken”, meaning that Brazil’s population of 190 million is mobilising to fight corruption and political misconduct.


As many as 15 journalists were injured by police and two were taken into custody during last Thursday’s demonstrations in São Paulo, according to Brazil’s Association of Investigative Journalism (Associação Brasileira de Jornalismo Investigativo, Abraji). The journalists were allegedly beaten, maced or hit by non-lethal rubber bullets covering the protests.


Photographer Sérgio Andrade da Silva from Futura Press agency was hit in the eye by a rubber bullet. Doctors say his chances of full recovery are less than 5 in a hundred.


Reporter Giuliana Valloni from Folha de S.Paulo, Brazil’s biggest daily newspaper, was also hit in the eye by a rubber bullet. She says a policeman shot at her from a 20-meters.


“I wasn’t attacking anyone, I wasn’t cursing at anyone. I was doing my job”, Giuliana told Folha from her hospital bed.


“I saw him aiming at me, but I never thought he would fire, because I had (policemen) aiming at me before that night. You’ll never think that an armed guy in uniform will ever shoot you in the face”, she said.


Folha says that seven of its staff members – including Giuliana – were attacked by policemen at  Thursday’s protests.


The harshest clashes between policemen and protesters occurred on Consolação Avenue, in downtown São Paulo. The crowd attempted to march up Consolação to reach Paulista Avenue – the financial center — but riot police blocked their way. More than 200 people were taken into custody.


Videos posted on social media and on YouTube allegedly show police abuse against demonstrators. Some people were targeted with tear gas in their own homes while recording videos of the protests. Other videos show protesters being shot even while they chanted sem violência, sem violência (“no violence, no violence”).


Organizations like Abraji and Brazil’s Press Association (Associação Brasileira de Imprensa, ABI) issued statements denouncing police excesses against media professionals and protesters, and urging the government to take action against them.


“The Union’s Public Ministry cannot be neither passive nor irresponsive before the soulless violence committed in São Paulo’s capital by the State’s security forces, which repeats without originality the repressive practices of the dictatorial regime”, said ABI in its statement, linking the recent events to the repression seen during Brazil’s military rule (1964-1985).


Abraji’s executive director Guilherme Alpendre says acts of violence against journalists during demonstrations are not a common thing, and he believes negative feedback will probably ease down police action and prevent new cases like the ones seen in São Paulo last Thursday.


However, Alpendre points out the fact that attacks by state agents against journalists have increased in the past three years. He cites reporters Mauri König and Rodrigo Neto as examples of that trend: the former wrote about police misconduct in the state of Paraná and had to move to Peru after receiving death threats, while the latter was shot down after denouncing involvement of police members with crime gangs in the state of Minas Gerais.


“I’m not saying all these cases are connected, or that the same method was employed in them, but what we see now is more violence perpetrated by the state against journalists. Those were media professionals identified as such, and they were attacked anyway”, Alpendre told Index on Censorship.


The demonstrations are taking place in many cities — São Paulo, Rio, Brasília, Belo Horizonte, Curitiba, Goiânia and Natal. It started as a national movement against the increase in bus fares, but now its members – mostly young people from leftist parties and students’ organizations – claim their demands are broader.


Protests could be seen during the weekend in federal capital Brasília, Belo Horizonte and Rio de Janeiro, coinciding with the start of the Confederations Cup, a warm-up event to next year’s World Cup, to be hosted in Brazil. Protesters demanded less money be spent on building stadiums and more be applied to education and other social works.


While protests in Belo Horizonte were peaceful, riot police used tear gas and stun grenades against the crowds in Rio and Brasília, where 29 people were arrested.


More demonstrations are scheduled for today. Protests are also being organised in 27 cities around the world in solidarity.


Some scholars have linked demonstrations in Brazil to those seen in Turkey, where mostly young, web-connected people have taken the streets – first to protest against the building of a shopping mall on a park, but later to fight the government.


Spanish sociologist Manuel Castells – one of the world’s most prominent cyberculture theorists – said last week that the demonstrations all over the world found a new way to gather and claim “the city back to the citizens”.


“Before, if people were discontented, the only thing they could do was to go to a mass demonstration organized by parties and unions, which would soon start to negotiate in the name of people. But now the capacity to self-organize is spontaneous. This is new, and this is social networking”, said Castells.


What You Can Do NOW to Stop the Abuse of Protestors in Turkey


A protester covers her face during clashes with Turkish police near the prime minister's office in Istanbul (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images).

A protester covers her face during clashes with Turkish police near the prime minister’s office in Istanbul (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images).

In Turkey, a major human rights crisis looms.  Here is what an update on what you can do about it.

The Crisis

As protests continue to rock Turkish cities, Amnesty International has warned that injuries due to “police abuse will continue to escalate unless the authorities bring police tactics in line with basic human rights standards.” Police excesses have been “disgraceful,” Amnesty says. The number of those injured by excessive police force is as yet unknown, but is believed to be in the thousands. Many of the injuries have been serious. There are as yet unconfirmed reports of deaths.


With Turkish media often seeming to downplay events in Turkey, social media has taken a key role in disseminating news about the protests. The images of police excess are truly shocking.

Amnesty notes:

Video evidence has documented police deliberately firing tear gas canisters protestors. Members of the public who have not been protesting have been affected by the excessive use of tear gas, which has been used in confined spaces such as the metro station in Taksim and allegedly in buildings where protestors were sheltering.

The authorities claim to have detained close to 1000 people. Dozens of amateur videos taken at the scene of demonstrations show law enforcement officials hitting, kicking and beating protestors with truncheons, including when they had been incapacitated by the effects of tear gas.

John Dalhuisen, Europe and Central Asia program director at Amnesty International, notes that “[three] days after the start of an unprecedented wave of police repression against protesters, the Turkish authorities have shown little remorse and no indication of a change in police tactics.” Amnesty is “particularly concerned about the use of tear gas in confined spaces where it represents a major threat to health,” says Dalhuisen.

What You Can Do

As we watch these horrific scenes, we are not powerless. One voice of protest can be ignored, but thousands, and hundreds of thousands cannot.

Here are steps that you can take today:

1. Write directly to the Turkish government! 

The easiest, first step is to use this electronic form to write to Turkish officials, voicing your concerns. You can use our model language or use your own, but your letter should be brief, factual, and polite. Urge your friends and family to write letters as well.

Your letters should do the following:

A. Call on the authorities to immediately end the excessive use of force against peaceful protestors

B. Call for them to ensure the right to freedom of expression and assembly

C. Urge them to initiate a prompt, independent and impartial investigation into the excessive use of force  and bring to justice law enforcement officials found to have ill-treated demonstrators or other members of the public.

You can also write to the Turkish Embassy in your home country.

For the the Turkish ambassador to the United States, write to:

Ambassador Namik Tan
Embassy, Republic of Turkey
2525 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20008


2. Use social media like Twitter and Facebook to spread the word.

Facebook messages should ask people to participate in the action, not just “like” your message. The Turkish government doesn’t read your “likes,” but it notices when it is deluged with hundreds of thousands of letters.

Here are some suggested messages for twitter:

.@RT_Erdogan Intervene now! No more abusive use of force by police @aforgutu #insanhakları #humanrightsforturkey #humanrights

.@RT_Erdogan Turkish authorities must allow the right to peaceful protest of the demonstrators @aforgutu #insanhakları #humanrightsforturkey

.@RT_Erdogan No more police beatings! No more firing tear gas canisters deliberately at protestors @aforgutu #humanrightsforturkey

.@RT_Erdogan Release up to date and accurate information on numbers and extent of injuries @aforgutu #insanhakları #humanrightsforturkey

.@RT_Erdogan Call immediate, independent & impartial investigation into allegations of excessive force @aforgutu #humanrightsforturkey

.@RT_Erdogan Change track: Stop the violence, allow peaceful protest, investigate abuses and never allow it again @aforgutu #insanhakları

.@RT_Erdogan No more deaths at demonstrations in #Turkey! @aforgutu #insanhakları #humanrightsforturkey #humanrights

3. Stay informed. 

We will update the action as needed. Consider joining Amnesty International – USA’s Turkish Regional Action Network, follow us on Facebook or at our blog site, Human Rights in Turkey. This is an urgent and on-going crisis. We need your support.

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How Law Enforcement and Media Covered Up the Plan to Burn Christopher Dorner Alive

February 13, 2013

At approximately 7 PM ET, I listened through a police scanner as San Bernardino Sheriffs gave the order to burn down the cabin where suspected murderer Christopher Dorner was allegedly hiding. Deputies were maneuvering a remote controlled demolition vehicle to the base of the cabin, using it to tear down the walls of the cabin where Dorner was hiding, and peering inside.

In an initial dispatch, a deputy reported seeing “blood spatter” inside the cabins. Dorner, who had just engaged in a firefight with deputies that killed one officer and wounded another, may have been wounded in the exchange. There was no sign of his presence, let alone his resistance, according to police dispatches.

It was then that the deputies decided to burn the cabin down.

“We’re gonna go ahead with the plan with the burner,” one sheriff’s deputy told another. “Like we talked about.” Minutes later, another deputy’s voice crackled across the radio: “The burner’s deployed and we have a fire.”

Next, a sheriff reported a “single shot” heard from inside the house. This was before the fire had penetrated deeply into the cabin’s interior, and may have signaled Dorner’s suicide. At that point, an experienced ex-cop like him would have known he was finished.

Over the course of the next hour, I listened as the sheriffs carefully managed the fire, ensuring that it burned the cabin thoroughly. Dorner, a former member of the LAPD who had accused his ex-colleagues of abuse and racism in a lengthy, detailed manifesto, was inside. The cops seemed to have little interest in taking him alive.

“Burn that fucking house down!” shouted a deputy through a scanner transmission inadvertently broadcast [3] on the Los Angeles local news channel, KCAL 9. “Fucking burn this motherfucker!” another cop could be heard exclaiming.

While live ammo exploded inside the cabin, the deputies pondered whether the basement would burn as well – they wanted to know if its ceiling was made of wood or concrete. They assumed Dorner was hiding there, and apparently wanted to ensure that he would be burned to a crisp. “Because the fire is contained, I’m gonna let that heat burn through the basement,” a deputy declared.

SWAT teams airlifted to the location were told to be ready in case Dorner did manage to escape. “Guys be ready on the number four side [the front of the cabin],” a deputy declared. “He might come out the back.”

Just after 7 PM (4 PM PT), right when the orders were given to deploy the “burners,” the San Bernardino Country Sheriff’s Department Public Information Officer Cindy Bachman hastily gathered reporters for an impromptu press conference. Claiming to know nothing new, she told reporters that she had no idea why the cabin was on fire, or who started the fire. Reporters badgered Bachman for information, but she had none, raising the question of why the presser was convened when it was.

Around the same time, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department requested that all reporters and media organizations stop tweeting about the ongoing standoff with Dorner, claiming their journalism was “hindering officer safety.” As the cabin sheltering Dorner burned, the local CBS affiliate was reportedly told by law enforcement to zoom its helicopter camera out to avoid showing the actions of sheriff’s deputies. By all accounts, the media acceded to police pressure for self-censorship.

On Twitter, the Riverside Press Enterprise, a leading local newspaper, announced [4] on Twitter, “Law enforcement asked media to stop tweeting about the#Dorner case, fearing officer safety. We are complying.” The paper’s editors added, [5] “We are going to tweet broad, non-tactical details, as per the San Bernardino DA’s request.”

“Per [San Bernardino Country Sheriff’s Department] request,” tweeted [6] the local CBS affiliate, KCBS, “we are complying and will not tweet updates on #Dorner search.”

At the time that I am writing this, some online media outlets [7] are beginning to entertain the possibility that San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deliberately set the fire that killed Dorner – a fact that I reported on Twitter as soon the sheriff’s department order came down. If there is any doubt about the authenticity of the YouTube clip [8] containing audio of the sheriff deputies’ orders to burn the cabin down, I can verify that it is the real thing. I was listening to the same transmissions when they first blared across the police scanners.

In the hours after the standoff, however, the police cover-up remained unchallenged thanks largely to local media complicity. An initialLos Angeles Times report [9] recounted the incident in a passive voice, claiming “flames began to spread through the structure, and gunshots, probably set off by the fire, were heard.” Similarly, LA’s ABC affiliate, KABC, quoted [10] Bachman’s vague comment about “that cabin that caught fire,” failing to explore why it was aflame or who torched it.

Today, the Los Angeles Times reported [11] claims by anonymous “law enforcement sources” that the sheriffs used “incendiary tear gas” to flush Dorner out of the cabin. The sources claimed the deputies who had besieged the cabin were under a “constant barrage of gunfire” and that, “There weren’t a lot of options.”

This is almost certainly a lie. The only mention by a deputy at the scene of a gunshot from inside the cabin was the “single shot” that occurred as soon as the “burners,” or incendiary teargas munitions, were deployed. After that point, deputies made constant mention of ammunition exploding inside the cabin as a result of the intense heat of the fire they set, but said nothing about any shots fired at them.

If there were a “constant barrage of gunfire,” it would have been the main source of concern among the police at the scene. Instead, they were preoccupied with ensuring that the fire burned the cabin completely without spreading into the surrounding woods.

There is a grand tradition of law enforcement using incendiary devices to assault besieged suspects, and of covering up their use. One of the most famous examples of this tactic, and its horrible consequences, was the Philadelphia Police Department’s bombing [12] of the compound of the radical black nationalist cult, M.O.V.E., dropping C-4 explosives by helicopter on the house, killing [13] 11 members of the group, including 5 children, and destroying 65 homes in the West Philadelphia neighborhood.

It was not until the 51-day FBI siege of the Waco, Texas compound of the messianic Branch Davidian cult that “burners,” or incendiary 40mm military grade cartridges, were used to burn a structure down. Six years after claiming that the Branch Davidians deliberately burned their own compound down, the FBI finally admitted [14] that it used incendiary rounds, but insisted that none of them contributed to the fire that consumed the compound.

The “burners,” or pyrotechnic rounds the San Bernardino County Sheriffs used to torch Dorner’s cabin, are likely similar, and perhaps more powerful, than those employed by the FBI in Waco. Through the five-year-old “Department of Defense Excess Property Program,” [15] the US military has provided police departments across the country with billions of dollars worth of military equipment, from amphibious tanks to AR-15 assault rifles, allowing the military to circumvent Posse Comitatus regulations by outsourcing their firepower to local cops.

“Burners,” or military grade incendiary grenades, are very likely among the items passed down from the US army to local police outfits like the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department.The “burner” of choice for the modern American soldier is the AN-M14 TH3. [16] It is a hand held grenade comprised of a thermite mixture that rapidly converts to molten iron when it is thrown, burning at a temperature of 4000 degrees Fahrenheit, hot enough to burn through a half inch steel plate or bring an engine block to a boil. It can also produce enough heat to set off unloaded ammunition, which would explain why the ammo inside Dorner’s hideout was popping.

If the San Bernardino Sheriffs employed the AN-M14 TH3 or something like it against Dorner – and it appears they did – they have good reason to attempt to cover their actions up. Without even a token attempt to establish communication with the suspect, who was, to be sure, a wanted killer hell-bent on murdering cops, they attacked him with what was likely a military grade weapon designed to destroy fortified structures. By burning Dorner alive, then misleading and deceiving the public about the operation, the sheriffs may have validated the rogue ex-cop’s sharpest indictments of the culture of American law enforcement.

Yet no element in the Dorner drama was more disturbing than the performance of mainstream media. At every point, major news outlets complied with law enforcement calls for self-censorship, and still demonstrate little interest in determining how and why a lethal fire started on a snow-covered mountain in the dead of winter. As a quintessentially American tragedy reaches its denouement, the truth remains buried beneath a smoldering pile of ashes.

Read a Storify collection of Max Blumenthal’s livetweeting of the Dorner standoff. [17]

Note…The psycho’s have escaped and are running the asylum!


Exile Nation: The Plastic People – Official Trailer

Published on Feb 7, 2013

Since 9/11, nearly 4 million people have been deported from the United States, 97% of them Latino. Mexican-American immigrants were hardest hit. Those who left Mexico years before to build a new life in the States, had families, and contributed to their communities, yet still had not achieved citizenship. Children were taken from parents, leaving tens of thousands as wards of the state. Many were deported without any hope of returning, their families trapped on the other side of the border.

Regardless of their country of origin, all Spanish-speaking immigrants are deported to the nearest Spanish speaking country, Mexico. Most land in Tijuana, at a rate of 400 a day. They are stripped of their identity and possessions and dropped off in Zona Norte, a dangerous, cartel-infested ghetto, where they are pursued relentlessly by police. Without support in Mexico, they remain homeless and desperate, and find themselves easy prey.

Disavowed by both nations, and abandoned to the streets to die, they are known in Tijuana as the “Plastic People.” Their fate may have gone unnoticed by the world if it were not for one man, photographer Chris Bava, who moved to Tijuana to find a way of saving his life, and in the process, documented the plight of these people he saw as no different from himself.

Shot on location in Tijuana, this film follows the lives of a number of Mexican-American deportees living along the border just twenty miles from San Diego, while revealing how the exploitational policies of a failed war on drugs added Zone Norte to the growing international crisis of nationless refugees and deportees.

Spectral Alchemy, Lucidity, and Filament Features presents…


Written, Produced & Directed by Charles Shaw
Produced by Ronnie Pontiac, Mitch Schultz, Tamra Spivey & DJ Turner
Edited by Daniel Garcia
Music by Random Rab
Principle Photography by Charles Shaw
Additional Photography by Taylor Cahill, Javier Godinez Mondragon, Jorge Nieto
Sound Supervisor – Dennis LaFollette

Featuring the photography of Chris Bava

Texas Public School Teaching Kids That Jews Practice “Flawed Religion” and that Blacks Are “Descended from Ham”

Ed. Note: Descended from ham??? The dumbing-down of the masses through religion continues unabated in the South, these teachings are absolutely reprehensible. But, in a state where most politicians are religious, right-wing fanatics what can we expect? The founding fathers has sound reasoning for writing in to the Constitution the separation of church and state, we are seeing the results of that failed policy throughout the South and in other regions where politicians allow their religious beliefs into public policy making.

January 21, 2013

A new report [3] put out by the Texas Freedom Network Education Fund reveals that in several public school classes on the impact of the Bible on history have found classes teaching from a right-wing, fundamentalist Christian standpoint.

A Southern Methodist University religious studies professor Mark Chancey found instances of students learning a literal interpretation of the Bible, that the earth is approximately 6,000 years old and that Judaism is a “flawed and incomplete religion” with materials “designed to evangelize rather than provide an objective study of the Bible’s influence.”

TFN also found a lesson explaining “racial origins traced from Noah.”

The claim that Africans are descendants of Ham, whom Noah curses in Genesis 9 [4]after he “saw the nakedness of his father,” has long been used as a biblical justification for anti-black racism [5] and slavery [6].

The report [PDF [7]] even found courses that embrace the Christian nationalist ideology of the Religious Right, including inauthentic quotes attributed to the Founding Fathers:

In a few districts, Bible courses echo claims made within the Religious Right that the Founding Fathers were largely orthodox Protestant Christians who intended for the United States to be a distinctively Christian nation with laws and a form of government based on the Bible. This logic is implied, for example, in a Dalhart ISD daily lesson plan: “The student understands the beliefs, and principles taken from the Biblical texts and applied to elements of the American system of government.” These claims are problematic not only because they are historically inaccurate but also because they figure prominently in attempts by the Religious Right to guarantee a privileged position in the public square for their own religious beliefs above those of others.

Lubbock and Prosper ISDs are among the districts that relied on material from the NCBCPS [National Council on Bible Curriculum in Public Schools] course on this topic. Since at least 2005, the NCBCPS curriculum has included a 10-page selection of isolated quotations (at least five of them spurious) praising the Bible, God and Christianity set against a blurry backdrop depicting soldiers carrying an American flag.

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OCCUPY AUSTIN to FREE SANTA and ELF!!!! Arrested for chalking…

This is not a joke, it’s what things have devolved to – absolutely unbelievable for a civilized society! The red-neck cop mentality has really devolved into total psychopathy, it was clear the female officer had reservations about what she was about to do but she still chose to do the wrong thing.

Published on Dec 21, 2012


Chris Michael

Troopers Arrest Santa Claus & Elf for Chalking Wishes At Capitol

Occupy Austin calls for Free Santa Solidarity Rally 6pm at Travis County Jail

Austin, Texas December 21, 2012: Acclaimed Arctic peace activist Kris Kringle, better known to the world as Santa Claus, was arrested early this afternoon at the Texas State Capitol. Claus was arrested while chalking Christmas wishes for the world, offered by children and other holiday merry makers.

“Today I saw the jolly red elf at the Capitol, cheerfully requesting that children write their wishes for a better world in chalk on the sidewalk. Santa said his favorite word was ‘Community.’ Various children wrote words like ‘Peace,’ ‘Friendship,’ and ‘Grace,'” said Occupy Austin’s Lainie Duro, a witness to the arrest.

After wrestling Santa to the ground and placing handcuffs on him, activists also arrested Corey Elf after he used sidewalk chalk to write “Free Santa.” Both were arrested for Criminal Mischief, while Santa may face additional resisting arrest charges.

Occupy Austin stands in solidarity with Santa Claus and his elf. Three members of Occupy Austin, Audrey Steiner, Corey Williams, and Jim Bird were arrested earlier in 2012 for chalk. Though they were held in Travis County Jail, they have not been charged with any crime, raising questions about whether Troopers are arresting activists to silence them.

Occupy Austin believes that the use of washable sidewalk chalk is constitutionally protected free speech, and several previous court rulings agree. The organization demands that the Texas State Preservation Board respect the free speech rights of chalkers, and that State Troopers halt arrests immediately.

Occupy Austin called for a Free Santa Rally to begin at 6pm at the Travis County Jail (500 W. 10th St) and to continue until Santa Claus and Corey Elf are released.
“DPS has overstepped all boundaries today and I will stand and wait for Santa. I hope he’s out quick, I hear he still has a lot to do to get ready for Tuesday,” said another witness, Christopher Michael, a member of the Occupy Your Capitol group.

About Santa Claus

Santa Claus, or Kris Kringle, is an internationally known child welfare and world peace activist. With the help of his many elves, Santa delivers gifts to good children all over the world while cultivating a sense of global togetherness and love. His busiest night, Christmas Eve, is just around the corner.

About Occupy Austin

Occupy Austin is a standing protest against the unjust and harmful power of large corporations over the world’s economic and political systems and against threats to civil liberties and democracy at home and abroad. Our Occupation began on October 6, 2011 and continues to hold marches and events throughout the city.

Photos and video footage are available. For interviews, more information or photos and other media contact:
Chris Michael,


Max Igan ~ Analyzing the Now ~ American Voice Radio- 12/14/12

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Protesting All Over the World Revelations 2012

Published on Nov 24, 2012 by

There is protesting all over the world and never is this on the Local News, and Vidoes are being erased as fast as they are being loaded.. Occupy London protest: on the steps of St Paul’s cathedral, Riots and protests have begun world wide! This is only the begining.
With food prices skyrocketing and inflation setting in along with austerity measures in countries people have had enough. Egypt has been protesting for nine days and already the world is calling for Mubarak’s resignation. US secretary of state Hillary Clinton called for for political and religious leaders to stand up against violence over what she called a “disgusting, reprehensible and cynical” anti-Muslim film as protests spread across the Middle East and beyond. Speaking with senior Moroccan officials in Washington, she said: “We absolutely reject its content and message.”

The maker of the video which triggered violence was believed to be hunkered in his California home amid a media siege and revelations about his criminal record. Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, 55, stayed hidden from view on Thursday as television crews camped outside his door in a leafy suburb of Cerros, just outside Los Angeles.

Google, the owner of YouTube, blocked access to Egypt and Libya, in an attempt to defuse the fury over the “Innocence of Muslim” film, but it did not remove the video from its site, the New York Times reports. Google said it decided to block the video in response to violence that killed four American diplomatic personnel in Libya.

Spanish Police Crack Down on Protesters Surrounding the Parliament

Excellent coverage of the Spanish uprisings, people have had enough financial tyranny and are rising en masse against the corrupt government. Frustration is mounting to the point the police can’t fight back because they’re outnumbered by protestors, watch clashes break out to the point of complete chaos and disorder. At one point the police back off and take to running from the protestors. Warning, this is intense footage that’s difficult to watch if you’re sensitive violence…I almost didn’t post this video, but feel it ‘s important that people see what’s happening on the streets in other parts of the world and where things are headed in the US if Congress continues to ignore the will of the people.

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Anti-austerity rage intensified in Madrid, as protesters surrounded the parliament Tuesday night in a sign of mounting frustration towards the right-wing government. Their demands included the resignation of top officials with new elections, the halt to austerity measures, and the rewriting of the Spanish Constitution. The protesters charged the government with theft and criminal activity for implementing harsh austerity measures, hiking taxes, record unemployment and allowing mass evictions of unemployed families on a daily basis.

As thousands converged outside the gates of parliament, hundreds of police clashed with protesters, detaining and beating many. Organizers of the action were harassed and intimidated by the police weeks before September 25th. Activists were detained, assembly meetings broken up and a cultural center was raided and shut down.

The Spanish government, with help of the mainstream media, hyped the event as a possible coup d’etate. Nearly 2,000 police officers were deployed to prevent the protesters from reaching the parliament. Despite the main unions withdrawing their support, it’s estimated close to 10,000 people attended. The call to surround the congress brought out Spaniards from all walks of life despite police repression to prevent activists from mobilizing.

On numerous occasions, the police pushed and shoved us as we tried to film. Other journalists were beaten and injured by rubber bullets.

Story produced by Jihan Hafiz and Jairo Vargas Martin.

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Iranian Police Seizing Dissidents Get Aid Of Western Companies

By Ben Elgin, Vernon Silver and Alan Katz – Oct 30, 2011 

The Iranian officers who knocked out Saeid Pourheydar’s four front teeth also enlightened the opposition journalist. Held in Evin Prison for weeks following his arrest early last year for protesting, he says, he learned that he was not only fighting the regime, but also companies that armed Tehran with technology to monitor dissidents like him.

Pourheydar, 30, says the power of this enemy became clear as intelligence officers brandished transcripts of his mobile phone calls, e-mails and text messages during his detention. About half the political prisoners he met in jail told him police had tracked their communications and movements through their cell phones, he says.

“This is a commerce of death for the companies that place this technology in the hands of dictatorships,” Pourheydar says.

Even as the pariah state pursued a brutal political crackdown, including arrests and executions surrounding its contested 2009 elections, European companies supplied Iran with location tracking and text-message monitoring equipment that can turn mobile phones into tools for surveillance.

Stockholm-based Ericsson AB, Creativity Software Ltd. of the U.K. and Dublin-based AdaptiveMobile Security Ltd. marketed or provided gear over the past two years that Iran’s law enforcement or state security agencies would have access to, according to more than 100 documents and interviews with more than two dozen technicians and managers who worked on the systems.

Ericsson and Creativity Software offered technology expressly for law enforcement use — including a location- monitoring product proposed by Ericsson in early 2009 and one sold this year by Creativity, according to the interviews.

Tracking Political Activists

The findings provide a rare window into how companies equip Iran’s surveillance operation.

Iranian authorities routinely use surveillance to round-up and interrogate political activists, according to accounts provided by victims and human rights groups.

The suppliers of this gear are complicit in the human rights abuses for which Iran has been repeatedly condemned, U.S. Senator Mark Kirk says.

“The CEOs of these companies have no ability to look themselves in the mirror,” says Kirk, an Illinois Republican who is sponsoring legislation to tighten sanctions against selling Iran tools for repression. “If they are making such sales, then probably a poor human rights activist is being hooked up to alligator clips because of what they’ve done.”

‘Little Distinction’

Whether the technology is destined for police, security services or other intelligence agencies makes little difference, says Mark Dubowitz, executive director of the Washington-based Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a policy group focusing on terrorism.

“There’s very little distinction between the arms of the Iranian regime in terms of the use of technologies to monitor and target dissidents,” he says.

Ericsson, the world’s largest maker of wireless networks, confirmed that in the fourth quarter of 2009 it sold a mobile- positioning center for customer billing purposes to MTN Irancell Telecommunications Services Co., Iran’s second-largest mobile provider.

When Iranian security officers needed to locate a target one night in late 2009, one former Ericsson employee says he got an emergency call to come into the office to fix a glitch in an Ericsson positioning center.

Ericsson says it will continue to maintain the system, but that it decided in October 2010 it would no longer sell any products into Iran due to recent efforts to tighten sanctions.

Enabling Law Enforcement

Early this year, Creativity Software sold a system that enables Iranian law enforcement and security forces to monitor cell phone locations, according to three people familiar with the transaction. With it, police can track a target’s movements every 15 seconds and plot the locations on a map, according to a 19-page company product specification document. Creativity Software confirms that Irancell is a client, but declined to discuss sales of any location-tracking gear for law enforcement purposes, saying it would breach contract confidentiality.

AdaptiveMobile, backed by the investment arm of Intel Corp. (INTC), proposed a system in partnership with Ericsson for Iran’s largest mobile provider in 2010 that would filter, block and store cell phone text messages, according to two people familiar with the discussions. An Ericsson spokesman confirmed the proposal.

The Irish company still services commercial gear for a similar system it sold in 2008 to Irancell. Police have access to the system, say two former Irancell managers.

Calls for Controls

AdaptiveMobile says its technologies are for fighting spam, viruses and “inappropriate content,” not designed or sold for law enforcement. It says it plans to cease doing business in Iran when its contract is up in late 2012, because continuing in Iran’s current political climate could damage its reputation.

The three European companies continued to do business in Iran amid calls in the U.S. and European Union for greater export controls on such gear. It is legal in most countries to sell this technology to Iran.

And they continued after competitor Nokia Siemens Networks faced an international “No to Nokia” boycott and European parliamentary hearings after its 2008 delivery of communications intercept equipment to Iran.

Exports of these systems are largely unregulated, and industry secrecy can make sales difficult to document, says Dubowitz. The U.S. Government Accountability Office reported in June that it had been unable to identify any companies selling systems to Iran for monitoring or interfering with citizens’ free speech.

Telling the World

Iran’s electronic repression came of age after the country’s June 2009 presidential elections, which sparked international allegations of vote-rigging when Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was declared the winner over three challengers.

In a precursor to this year’s Arab Spring, citizens turned to digital communications such as text messages and social networking to organize demonstrations and tell the world what was happening as the government cracked down. Texting has become the predominant means of digital communications because more than 70 percent of Iranian households have a mobile phone — four-times greater than the percentage with internet access.

Note: The very same practices are being conducted here in the U.S., Occupy organizers have been heavily targeted and even framed for arrest. In many respects technology has become our enemy…

Police Clash With Protesters Downtown Near ArtWalk LA

Chalking sidewalks is hurting…who???? Absolutely no one, yet these kids are treated like criminals while the bankster’s and CEO’s trans-global corporations run free to destroy the planet and the lives of billions of people through war, poverty, famine and theft.

Submitted by California Kevin July 13, 2012

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Police clashed with scores of demonstrators Thursday evening downtown near ArtWalk LA, resulting in several arrests and injured officers.

A citywide tactical alert was issued after 9 p.m. Thursday after Los Angeles police officers in riot gear were pelted with rocks and bottles by protestors near 5th and Spring streets.

Officials say four officers suffered minor injuries including a female officer who suffered a concussion.

At least some of the protestors were associated with the Occupy LA movement which promoted Chalk Walk on their twitter page and may have organized “Free Chalk For Free Speech.”

According to posts on the @OccupyLA Twitter account, the incident began after police confronted people drawing on the sidewalks with chalk.

Amanda Burden, reporting for CBS2 and KCAL9, spoke to one witness on the ground. He said “people were just drawing on the ground. And then riot police moved in. A girl was drawing hopscotch. A guy next to her wrote ‘I want peace.’ The next thing, they started arresting people. Everything was calm before the riot police showed up.”]

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Wall Street Banks Secretly Build The World’s Largest Private Army

Nothing surprising here, just another glaring example of the real Zombie Apocalypse unfolding while America sleeps with Baseball, beer and Dancing With the Stars.  While the Wall Street corps{es} are building their army, so be prepared it’s going to get ugly over the next six months as the two worlds begin pulling apart. We cannot fight this war on the streets the only way to do it is to raise our vibration in counterforce to dark forces behind this 3D false illusion ~ your fear, anger and frustration are only feeding these parasitic energies. When the collective reacts to these energetic demonstrations of power from the ruling elite from a 3D battle mentality with aggression, it only serves the cause of the fallen ones.

We have an entire legion, 144,000 ascended master souls battling for Gaia’s ascension in the higher dimensions.  Among other victories, the master souls won back Stargate 12 so now souls can move freely about the universe and no longer have to stay on the wheel of incarnation for a zillion lifetimes.

As the counter-clockwise upward spiral of ascension wave energy begins to gain momentum, the dark forces will start to swell like a big, ugly zit before it pops. As the clockwise spin of the downward spiraling 3D Earth falls into collapse it pulls the two worlds apart by the polarizing effects reverberating from the dimensional shift. So don’t let your ego get caught up in the fascinating or fear of this very distracting display of force by the fallen ones, aka PTW. At the micro level this looks bad, from a macro perspective the war has already been won and earth has ascended to 3D. It’s already a done deal that was signed, sealed, delivered and foreseen thousands of years ago. So as bad as it’s starting to “appear” don’t let the fear porn lower your vibration.

The power of the people lies in uniting in the higher dimensions Light Warriors to eliminate, transform and transmute all dense, darker energies. It’s time to step into your REAL power as a Divine human.



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Wall Street banks have secretly taken over US firearms and ammunition manufacturers and the world’s largest mercenary firms in a stealth build up private military force.

A Daily KOs article reveals that Wall Street banks have used private equity firms to acquire and launch a massive stealth takeover of private security firms, US ammo and gun manufacturers, uniforms, silencers and an army of mercenaries to build what amounts to the world’s largest private army.

At the same time the private mercenary companies they now control, which include the likes of  Dynacorp and the notorious name changing Blackwater/Xe Services/Academi,  have been authorized under Department of Defense DIRECTIVE NUMBER 3025.18 to actually conduct policing operations inside the United States.

The article reveals Citi Bank, Bank of America, Barclays, and Deutsche Bank have provide huge amounts of funding to two private Wall Street equity firms, Cerebus and Veritas Equity, which in turn have used umbrella companies such as Freedom Corp., to engage in stealth takeovers and weapons stockpiling which has consumed the likes of  several gun manufacturers and ammunition manufacturers including Remington, Cobbs, H&R, Marlin, Dakota, and Bushmaker.

Furthermore, the same private equity firms have taken over companies involved in the “crowd control industry”.

One such example is CPI which manufacturers microwave and radio frequency crowd control pain inducers similar to the US Military’s heat gun which has been mentioned for deployment to control Occupy protestors.

All of this comes following news that the Department of Homeland Security has purchased 450 million rounds of ammunition banned by the Geneva Convention which is coupled with reports that feds are buying up all surplus ammo and even ordering stores to cease sales to civilians.

At the same time a DHS informant says that the DHS is preparing for a civil war and recently leaked army manuals reveal mass military detention centers are being prepared inside the US for a War On Terror ‘strategy shift‘.


Coming To An Occupy Near You – The Military’s New Microwave Heat Ray Gun

Coming To A Protest Near You - The Army's New Microwave Heat Ray Gun

Days after the first news of the military’s new microwave heat ray surfaced we get our first in-depth media reports on the new technology developed to crush protests.

Previously I reported on the military making preparations to crush the Occupy Wall Street protests.

That report began by pointing out Pentagon plan’s to deploy 20,000 troops within the US to deal with civil unrest.

Then I pointed out the horrible provisions in the NDAA, such authorization for the Military to be deployed to attack any nation in the world without congressional approval, including inside the United States.

Furthermore, I warned the bill allows the military to treat American Citizens – such as Occupy Wall Street protestors – as terrorists by labeling them as threats to national security, and detain them indefinitely in military prisons or even secretly target them for assassination.

That was followed by pointing out he Feds have already charged a man as an enemy combatant supporting terrorism just for uploading a video to Youtube.

Of course the threat of Occupy protestors being labeled as a terrorists were realized when leaked documents revealed the police classified the Occupy Wall Street as a terrorist group alongside Al-Qaeda.

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Police Brutality During Chicago NATO Summit

by Stephen Lendman


NATO arrives everywhere violently. Chicago was no exception. Residents were terrorized for days.

Many are still recovering. For some, it’s from hospital beds. Others are behind bars. Chicago cops upheld their odious reputation. The city is notorious for being America’s police repression capital.

On May 25, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) Chicago chapter assessed days of police brutality. More on that below.

Former NLG leader Arthur Kinoy (1920 – 2003) spoke for like-minded activists, saying:

“We, as lawyers, are fighting to keep the First Amendment alive in the legal arena. The people are fighting to keep the First Amendment alive in the streets, in their homes, in the factories, in the legislative halls, in the political arena.”

Given today’s climate in America and other Western societies, the struggle is sorely tested. Police brutality during Chicago’s NATO summit highlighted a repeated problem nationwide.

Activist struggles are targeted. Cops are enforcers for crime bosses. Constitutional rights no longer matter. They’re more artifact than reality.

On May 17, an NLG press release condemned a preemptive Bridgeport neighborhood raid. At least eight arrests were made. No one committed a crime.

Witnesses said cops burst into a six-unit apartment building violently with no search warrant. Doing so is illegal. They entered an apartment guns drawn.

One tenant was tackled in his kitchen. Two were handcuffed for two hours in their living room while police searched their apartment and a neighboring one.

A search warrant produced four hours later had no authorizing signature. Beer-making supplies and cell phones were seized.

Three youths were charged with possession of incendiary devices, material support for terrorism, and conspiracy to commit it.

Despite no evidence whatever proving it, allegations claimed planned use of Molotov cocktails and pipe bombs against police stations, financial institutions, Obama’s Chicago headquarter, and Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s home. Other baseless accusations were made.

On May 22, the Chicago Tribune headlined “Lawyers for 3 charged in firebomb plot say solitary confinement in jail is ‘cruel and unusual,’ ” saying:

NLG attorney Michael Deutsch said they’re held on excessive $1.5 million bonds in “hospital-white” cells, 24 hours a day, and can’t communicate with anyone.

“They are totally in isolation from everyone else in the jail and each other,” he said. “They have nothing to read. They have no writing material. It’s a kind of sensory deprivation situation.”

The Constitution’s Eight Amendment prohibits “excessive bail,” “excessive fines,” and “cruel and unusual punishment.”

Brian Church, Jared Chase, and Brent Betterly are victimized by all three.

A follow-up May 23 Tribune article headlined “Lawyers for 3 accused of NATO plot criticize jail isolation,” saying:

Cook County Sheriff Department spokesman Frank Bilecki claimed the three youths were isolated to assess if they risk “harm (to) themselves or anyone else.” NLG attorneys denounced their isolation as “cruel and unusual.” They also affirmed their innocence.

On May 25, the NLG Chicago chapter headlined “National Lawyers Guild Provides Wrap-up of Police Actions During Week-long NATO Demonstrations,” saying:

Cops engaged in “harassment and violence.”

“(S)erious injuries, high-level charges, and exceptionally high bonds” followed.

NLG estimated 117 arrests. Less than 100 were charged. Most were for violating city ordinances, disorderly conduct, failure to disperse, trespassing, resisting arrest, and other misdemeanors.

Sixteen face felony accusations. Five are accused of terrorism-related activities.

Virtually everyone charged is innocent. Cops violated their rights, not the reverse.

Over 70 reports of police brutality were received. Most occurred during Sunday marches. Most injuries were from baton head and body blows. Over two dozen were hospitalized for broken bones, concussions, knocked out teeth, and open wounds requiring stitches.

According to NLG spokesperson Kris Hermes:

”Although police allowed some unpermitted marches to take place without incident, there were massive shows of force by police throughout the week of NATO demonstrations and indiscriminate violence perpetrated against many protesters.”

“Contrary to rhetoric from Mayor Emanuel and Police Superintendent McCarthy, the city was anything but tolerant to political dissent.”

It waged war against peaceful protesters. Hundreds of Occupy Chicago participants have been targeted, harassed, arrested, and, at times, beaten for demanding rights they’ve been denied. Protesters on city streets always face harsh police responses.

During NATO’s summit, activists’ homes and organizing spaces were violated without warrants. Chicago Independent Media Center and Wellington Avenue Church were targeted. Numerous unconstitutional stops and searches were conducted.

On May 22, the first felony case was dismissed in Cook County court. On May 15, Danny Johnson was arrested at an immigration rally. He was charged with aggravated felony assault on a police officer. He was jailed for a week on $10,000 bond. According to NLG’s Hermes:

“The dismissal of charges against (him) certainly raises questions about the veracity of claims against many other NATO protesters.”

A dozen or more remain in custody. Five are for terrorism-related charges. No evidence whatever proves them. Most court dates were scheduled from mid-to-late May.

Hearings for the so-called “NATO 5″ will be on June 12 and 13.

During days of NATO protests, NLG lawyers were available round-the-clock if needed. Observers were deployed to document police misconduct.

NLG “is committed to provid(e) legal representation for anyone arrested and facing charges.”

They’ll need all the help they can get. Innocence is no defense. NATO 5 activists face kangaroo court injustice. Guilty by accusation is policy.

Precedent shows if they’re exonerated they’ll likely be retried on new charges until convicted.

Police state justice doesn’t take no for an answer. Imperial America wants no challengers abroad or at home. The nation’s gulag is filled with those who try and many others illegally entrapped.