In Protest

Posted: July 2, 2013 in Uncategorized

In Protest

For the past several weeks, people in countries around the world have been taking to the streets in huge numbers, airing their grievances, working toward change, seeking justice, and venting anger. Using techniques that vary from silent standing to violent destruction, demonstrators have been clashing with riot police from Brazil and Turkey, to Greece, Bulgaria, Nicaragua, Bahrain, the U.S., and more. Egyptians today are preparing themselves for a weekend of unrest, as protests are planned against President Mohamed Morsi, aimed at forcing him to quit. Collected here are images from only some of the protests that took place around the world over the past few weeks.

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Erdem Gunduz (center) stands in a silent protest along with others, at Taksim Square in Istanbul, Turkey, on June 17, 2013. Gunduz, a Turkish man, staged an eight-hour silent vigil on Istanbul’s Taksim Square, scene of violent clashes between police and anti-government protesters in recent weeks, inspiring hundreds of others to follow his lead. (Reuters/Marko Djurica) 

A military policeman from the special unit Chope fires a tear gas gun late on June 19, 2013 to disperse protesters during clashes in the center of Niteroi, 10 km from Rio de Janeiro. Protesters battled police late on June 19, even after Brazil’s two biggest cities rolled back the transit fare hikes that triggered two weeks of nationwide protests. (Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images) # 

Protesters carry placards as they protest against the visit of U.S. President Barack Obama to Pretoria, South Africa, June 28, 2013. Obama heads to South Africa today, hoping to see ailing icon Nelson Mandela, after wrapping up a visit to Senegal.(Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko) # 

A girl symbolizing the Ukrainian Constitution is “crucified on the cross by the acting power” during a performance called by Guy Fawkes activists in front of the Constitutional Court building in Kiev, Ukraine, on June 27, 2013. The activists call on Ukrainians to take action to defend the Constitution ahead of Constitution Day held on June 28. (STR/AFP/Getty Images) # 

Protesters rally during a demonstration in central Sofia, Bulgaria, on June 25, 2013. Bulgaria’s president said on Monday he would hold talks with all political parties on how to bring an end to weeks of protest rallies against graft and organized crime that have paralyzed politics in the Black Sea nation. (Reuters/Stoyan Nenov) # 

Protesters rally in front of the parliament during a demonstration in central Sofia, on June 20, 2013. Bulgaria’s parliament dismissed powerful media figure Delyan Peevski from his post as head of national security on Wednesday, hoping the move would put an end to protest rallies against the country’s fragile three-week-old government. (Reuters/Stoyan Nenov) # 

A protester gestures towards the government building during a demonstration in central Sofia, on June 25, 2013. Thousands of mainly younger Bulgarians have been staging daily rallies in Sofia and other cities demanding the resignation of the three-week-old Socialist-led government over its bungled bid to impose a media mogul as head of national security without debate. (Reuters/Stoyan Nenov) # 

Protesters wearing Guy Fawkes masks march through Bangkok’s shopping district, on June 23, 2013. Several thousand people marched through central Bangkok to protest against the former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra and the current government led by his sister Yingluck Shinawatra. (Reuters/Damir Sagolj) # 

Margo Frutier (left) and another activist from women’s rights group FEMEN jump over a car as they protest during a visit by Tunisia’s Prime Minister Ali Larayedh near the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium, on June 25, 2013. (Reuters/Laurent Dubrule) # 

Activist Margo Frutier from women’s rights group FEMEN is detained by a security guard after staging a protest near the European Commission during a visit by Tunisia’s Prime Minister Ali Larayedh in Brussels, on June 25, 2013. According to a statement released on their Facebook on Wednesday, Frutier was momentarily unconscious after armed security personnel tried to stop her. The women’s rights group says that Frutier’s health has deteriorated and has difficulties breathing. (Reuters/Laurent Dubrule) # 

Students clash with riot police during a demonstration against the government to demand changes in the public state education system in Valparaiso city, about 121 km (75 mi) northwest of Santiago, Chile, on June 13, 2013. Chilean students have been protesting against what they say is profiteering in the state education system. (Reuters/Eliseo Fernandez) # 

A student is knocked off a fence by a jet of water sprayed by riot police, during a protest against the government to demand changes in the public state education system, in Santiago, Chile, on June 26, 2013. (Reuters/Carlos Vera) # 

A woman gestures at police officers blocking a street during a protest in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on June 17, 2013. The residents of Boeung Kak Lake have been embroiled in a long-running land dispute with a real estate development firm in the capital, and are also appealing for the release of another resident, Yorm Bopha, from prison. (Reuters/Samrang Pring) # 

Riot police move away from flames made from a Molotov cocktail thrown by protesters, in violent clashes during a student demonstration in Santiago, Chile, on June 26, 2013. Hooded protesters hurled Molotov cocktails, stoned cars, looted a restaurant to use chairs for barricades and burned tires, blocking rush hour traffic along some of Santiago’s main roads. Teachers, dock workers and copper miners joined students in a nationwide demonstration to demand education reform and wider distribution of Chile’s copper wealth.(AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo) # 

A Bahraini girl holds up a blood-stained shirt and a picture of a youth jailed in connection with anti-government protests in Musalla, Bahrain, on June 13, 2013. Dozens of women turned out for the rally demanding freedom for women prisoners and jailed relatives. The picture identifies the youth as “Prisoner Hussein Abbas Mehdi” and says he was arrested April 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali) # 

A Bahraini riot-police car is hit by a petrol bomb during clashes with demonstrators following the funeral of Hussein Abdullah, in the village of Saar, west of Manama, on June 26, 2013. (Mohammed Al-Shaikh/AFP/Getty Images) # 

Protesters with their mouths taped take part in a protest in solidarity to the employees of Greek state broadcaster ERT, in Thessaloniki, Greece, on June 21, 2013. Greece’s fragile coalition government was left bruised but standing after a junior party decided to pull its two ministers from the cabinet following a falling-out over the unpopular closure of state broadcaster ERT.(AP Photo/Nikolas Giakoumidis) # 

A riot police officer throws a tear gas canister at students during a demonstration against the government to demand changes in the public state education system in Valparaiso city, Chile, on June 26, 2013. (Reuters/Eliseo Fernandez) # 

Jean Wilkins Dember, 83, joins in the protest of the 500th execution in Texas outside the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Huntsville Unit, where the death chamber is located, on June 26, 2013, in Huntsville, Texas. Kimberly McCarthy was executed Wednesday, making her the 500th person executed in Texas since 1982. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) # 

Riot police clash with demonstrators during a protest on the streets of Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on June 26, 2013. Tens of thousands of Brazilians have taken to the streets this month in the biggest protests in 20 years, fueled by an array of grievances ranging from poor public services to the high cost of World Cup soccer stadiums and corruption. (Reuters/Ueslei Marcelino) # 

Japanese Buddhist Monk and Anti-nuclear campaigner Toyoshige Sekiguchi prays at the outer security gate leading to the G8 summit in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, on June 18, 2013. Sekiguchi, from Japan, spent the last nine days walking from Belfast to Enniskillen carrying a banner and beating a small drum. The 48-year-old said he has been marching for peace since 2009, and last year walked 200 miles from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to the USA’s G8 summit venue at Camp David, in Maryland. (Peter Muhly/AFP/Getty Images) # 

Members of the National Elderly Unit clash with police during a protest in front of the Social Security building to demand their pensions in Managua, Nicaragua, on June 19, 2013. Hundreds of elderly people are demanding the government give them a partial pension as they did not qualify for a full pension because the unemployed affected the country since civil war. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix) # 

A cyclist rides naked in a public fountain in front of the Royal Palace as others bathe in Madrid, on June 15, 2013. Cyclists demonstrated against car-dominated streets, to promote the use of bicycles, and to highlight the danger due to lack of cycling lanes in the capital.(AP Photo/Andres Kudacki) # 

Riot police clash with demonstrators during a protest near the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. on June 26, 2013.(Reuters/Hugo Cordeiro) # 

An animal rights activist is branded with the number 269 in Prague, Czech Republic, on June 26, 2013. Animal rights activists from 269 Life movement have adopted the act of human branding to raise awareness about animal rights. The movement was launched with a public branding in Tel Aviv last year and has since mushroomed around the globe, with brandings held in Italy, the United States, Argentina and beyond. The group’s name is derived from a number branded on a calf that activists encountered at an Israeli dairy farm last year. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek) # 

A banner reading “Healthcare 100 percent Public and Universal”, partly seen, as protesters hold hands and march during a demonstration against government-imposed austerity measures and labor reforms in the public healthcare sector in Madrid, Spain, on June 23, 2013. Some thousands of Madrid’s residents and medical workers angered by budget cuts and plans to part privatize bits of their cherished national health service protested on the streets. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki) # 

Unknown anti-gay activist hits Russia’s gay and LGBT rights activist Nikolai Alexeyev (center) during an unauthorized gay rights activist rally in Moscow, on May 25, 2013. Moscow city authorities on May 15 turned down demands for a gay rights rally, but Alexeyev said he would fight a ban in court. (Andrey Svitailo/AFP/Getty Images) # 

Egyptians hold up signs as they dive during a protest against Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi, underwater in Colored Canyon in Sharm el-Sheikh, about 465 km (289 mi) southeast of Cairo, on June 28, 2013. The text on the signs reads “Go Away”. (Reuters/Stringer) # 

Afghans chant anti-government slogans after burning a truck, believed to be owned by foreigners during a demonstration in Kabul, Afghanistan, on June 24, 2013. The protests centered around government plans to develop a subdivision in the capital on land that has long been occupied by squatters. Demonstrators blocked two main roads out of the city, and said they would continue their protests until the government gave them somewhere else to live. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul) # 

Shi’ite protesters demonstrate to demand that Yemen’s National Security Agency be disbanded in Sanaa, Yemen, on June 16, 2013.(Reuters/Khaled Abdullah) # 

Demonstrators wearing orange jumpsuits line up against the north fence of the White House in Washington, D.C., on June 26, 2013, as they protest the Guantanamo Bay military detention facility. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) # 

An activist of Ukraine’s Internet party gestures as he demands the American authorities stop the pursuit of National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden at a protest near the US Embassy in Kiev, Ukraine, on June 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky) # 

Kosovo police splashed with paint clash with hardline opposition members protesting a deal with Serbia in capital Pristina, Kosovo, on June 27, 2013. Kosovo lawmakers had voted in favor of an agreement to normalize relations with Serbia. (AP Photo / Visar Kryeziu) # 

An injured demonstrator screams at police during overnight clashes between riot police and demonstrators in Medan, North Sumatra province, on June 18, 2013, during protests against a fuel price hike. Indonesian lawmakers in Jakarta on June 17, approved a budget paving the way for the first hike in fuel prices since 2008 amid nationwide protests against the measure where police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at stone-throwing protesters. (Sutanta Aditya/AFP/Getty Images) # 

Pakistani workers of the political party Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), hold placards during a protest to condemn the killing of foreign tourists by militants, in Karachi, Pakistan, on June 23, 2013. Islamic militants wearing police uniforms shot to death many foreign tourists and one Pakistani before dawn as they were visiting one of the world’s highest mountains in a remote area of northern Pakistan that has been largely peaceful, officials said. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan) # 

A woman is arrested during an act of civil disobedience outside the House and Senate chambers during “Moral Monday” protests at the General Assembly in Raleigh, North Carolina, on June 24, 2013. Protesters showing up in growing numbers are angry about the rightward tilt of the state since Republicans gained control of the state legislature and the governor’s mansion, the first time they’ve held both branches of government at the same time since 1870. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) # 

A woman is struck by a water cannon during protests in Kizilay square in central Ankara, Turkey, on June 16, 2013. The unrest, in which police fired teargas and water cannon at stone-throwing protesters night after night in cities including Istanbul and Ankara, left four people dead and about 5,000 injured, according to the Turkish Medical Association. (Reuters/Dado Ruvic) # 

Protesters try to stop an armored crowd control truck from which the riot police fire water cannon at Taksim Square in Istanbul, on June 22, 2013. Turkish riot police fired water cannon to clear thousands of protesters from Istanbul’s Taksim Square on Saturday, the first such confrontation there in nearly a week. (Reuters/Marko Djurica) # 

A protester prepares to throw stones at riot police on a street near Taksim Square in Istanbul, on June 22, 2013. Turkish riot police fired water cannon and teargas to disperse thousands of anti-government demonstrators in central Istanbul, as Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan castigated those behind protests he said had played into the hands of Turkey’s enemies. (Reuters/Marko Djurica) # 

Soccer balls representing lawmakers lay in rows outside Congress as part of a protest against spending on the Confederations Cup soccer tournament in Brasilia, Brazil, on June 26, 2013. The wave of protests that hit Brazil on June 17 began as opposition to transportation fare hikes, then expanded to other causes including anger at high taxes, poor services and high World Cup spending, before coalescing around the issue of rampant government corruption. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres) # 

Protesters run holding Molotov cocktails to throw at police in violent clashes during a student demonstration in Santiago, Chile, on June 26, 2013. Teachers, dock workers and copper miners joined students in a nationwide demonstration to demand education reform and wider distribution of Chile’s copper wealth. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo) # 

Bangladeshi women hold photographs of their missing relatives as they form a human chain and demand compensation for the dead and missing workers of a garment factory building collapse, in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh, on June 24, 2013. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad) # 

Sri Lankan Buddhist monk Bowatte Indaratane sets himself on fire in Kandy, Sri Lanka, on May 24, 2013. According to local media, the monk had set himself on fire in a form of protest against the slaughter of cattle. (Reuters/Stringer) # 

Egyptian women chant slogans against President Mohammed Morsi during a demonstration in in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, on June 27, 2013. Cairo is bracing for mass protests against the government planned for Sunday. (AP Photo/ Manu Brabo) # 

Vehicles queue at a gas station during a fuel shortage in Cairo, on June 26, 2013. Fears of a showdown in the streets between President Mohamed Mursi’s Islamist supporters and a broad coalition of the disaffected have led people to stock up on food and buy up fuel supplies. (Reuters/Mohamed Abd El Ghany) # 

Tanks loaded on a train prepare to enter Cairo, ahead of demonstrations against Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi, in Cairo, on June 26, 2013. (Reuters/Mohamed Abd El Ghany) # 

Anti-Mursi protesters carry a banner saying “leave”, while chanting anti-Mursi and anti-Muslim Brotherhood slogans in Tahrir square in Cairo, on June 28, 2013. Egypt’s leading religious authority warned of “civil war” on Friday and called for calm after a member of the ruling Muslim Brotherhood was killed ahead of mass rallies aimed at forcing the president to quit. 

Global Protests in July

Posted: July 16, 2012 in Uncategorized

It looks like the whole world is in protest … 


Afghans protest recent public killing of woman


Indigenous leaders urge protest vote against Labor

Protesters ‘will be waiting’ for G20


Protests hit Bahrain after opposition restrictions


EU farmers deliver moo-ving “milk lake” protest


Bolivia to revoke mine licence after protests


Burmese Protest Thai Takeover of Monastery


Reserve in ‘turmoil’ over Keeyask dam: Protesters

Rally to Save Kitpu – July 12, 2012

Hundreds rally for missing, murdered women inquiry


China pollution protest ends, but suspicion of government high

Chinese city halts copper smelter after protest over pollution fears


No longer off limits: Presidential palace becomes a new space of protest


Hundreds protest anti-prostitution plans in Paris


Activists Protest H&M Clothing Production Labor Conditions


Greek seniors protest pension cuts


OP faces protest over ‘divide and rule’ Linden power hike


About 100 protest planned eviction in Haiti

Hong Kong:

Protesters Fill Hong Kong As New Leader Sworn In


Jharkhand parties join tribals protest against land for IIT, IIM

Protest at Delhi

Vokkaligas protest Gowda’s removal in Karnataka


Thousands of Indonesian workers take to streets in protest against outsourcing, low wages


Parade Protesters Clash with Police


Israelis protest military draft exemptions for ultra-Orthodox

Israeli man sets himself on fire during Tel Aviv social protest


Kenya: Ijara Women Protest Domination By Male Politicians During Elections


Kuwait must respect freedom of expression and assembly for Bidun


Violence in the Maldives as Protests Continue


Defective passports trigger protest


“The Largest Protest the World has ever Seen” in Mexico

New Zealand:

Protest Called By Aotearoa Is Not For Sale


Oman protests suggest jobs, reform pledges fall short


Activists of Jamiat-e-Ulema Islam, commonly called JUI, chant slogans against the reopening of NATO supply routes, during a protest demonstration in Lahore.


Peru’s Repression of Mining Protesters Condemned


Police to set up barriers against SONA protesters


Portugal faces health sector shutdown in cuts protest


Opposition Gearing Up for ‘Hot July’ Protest 

Saudi Arabia:

Angry Throngs at a Funeral in Saudi Arabia


Spain Protests: Civil Servants Protest Wage Cuts


Sudan clamps down on the “Kandaka” protest of Friday,43261


Swaziland police fire rubber bullets to stop march


Demonstrators protest against Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad after Friday Prayers in Houla


Ukraine activists protest Russia language bill

United States:

Some arrests as LA police break up protest

Opening of Bohemian Grove encampment draws small protest

Displaced families at center of fracking protests

When The Chalk Dust Settled, Opinons of Occupy LA’s Latest Demonstration Varied

Occupy Wall Street

Posted: October 6, 2011 in Uncategorized

A global network of culture jammers and creatives working to change the way information flows, the way corporations wield power, and the way meaning is produced in our society started a prank: occupy wall street, for as long as possible.

Step 1: make event
Step 2: promote event
Step 3: attend event
Step 4: document event
Step 5: make event last forever

Action is expressed belief systems.

Radical Change presupposes a crisis to respond to, eventually identifying and addressing the ROOT cause of the problem. Foreign empires induce rebellion for local autonomous sovereignty. Remember when Alalu was deposed by Anu during the first historical environmental degradation? Humans are slaves to an alien force, mining gold for the benefit of an empire at the expense of their own prosperity. A Revolution against relations of capital must then be forged, for liberation, for life.

If Israel is a religious concept that the United States (secular country with separation between church and state) protects and aids then why can it not protect Gaia as well? DGR Strategy Full Our most enlightened ideals reject an unrepresentative empire of foreign control, pointing to a network of insurgency from which to attack, disrupt, and dismantle the structures of oppression that destroy the world for short-term gain…this is selfishness…disconnection…evil.

Let us educate, organize, utilize civil disobedience with electoral politics – enact green anarchy programs


Grow things. Take stock. Plan ahead, figure out problems, use experts (study forces of nature), pray to god s/he/it doesn’t kill you. If there is a god.

Taking out dams, energy, industry, communication transportation consumption production…is this ecofacism or common sense for anyone who understands that to think an industrial growth society and an intact earth system can co-exist is to not understand the paradox of an unstoppable force meeting an immovable object.

Ending the effect of polluters all over the world requires strikers shutting down assembly lines, hackers bringing it all down, taking down a civilization that murders the powerless and steals the wealth of the world. It is the fundamental principle of the working economic system: Transport of raw materials, Ohm’s law, Murphy’s law. To undergo a transformation, spiritual and metaphorical, is to want to grow up, want their fear to go away, want to end external control so that nothing hurts– IF CIVILIZATION IS KILLING LANDBASES, IT NEEDS TO BE DESTROYED TO PROTECT HUMANS.

Nonsensical logic is based on an immature perception of the world. To impair the oil and electrical systems as much as possible would be a great start toward taking down civilization: E-weapons, programs, viruses, worms, the disruption of communications, BILLING. We want things to go down so hard they can’t come back up EVER AGAIN. To recognize their thresholds of operation and understand their various recovery features is to then target devices or processes that could not be easily restored. Power generation can’t be easily replaced. IMPAIRMENT of SYSTEMS means the Distortion of information. STUXNET.

A dozen people could take down civilization in waves, take down the electrical grid of North America, a blackout lasting for months. Take out key components, hit them again in the meantime. IT TAKES GUTS and a small, tight harmonious group of people. WE NEED TO BE OFF THE GRID BEFORE THE GRID IS TAKEN DOWN. *********

TWO MILLION DAMS means Reclaiming the earth through combined arms operation: telecommunications, programming and logic, hardware, information systems, databasing, pyrotechnics, heavy machinery…power generation systems, types of machinery, valves…energy specialists studied the energy infrastructure…the system takes itself out*****

Smaller strikes are necessary to impede and impair the functioning of this extractive economy– the government, economy, and culture is one of occupation. SABOTAGE INFRASTRUCTURE in the most effective places…disrupt the delivery of raw materials. Disrupt that flow and the economy falters, over and over. Delivery: Train, truck, and ship…roads, rail lines, ports…TRANSPORTATION OF GOODS.

The purpose of the military is to fuck up the infrastructure of the countries where the US wants to steal resources or maintain a military presence to use as a staging area to steal somebody else’s resources. Attack choke points and bottlenecks, where things MUST pass through.

Leverage, points of greatest stress, delivery of energy, electrical grid. natural gass supply line. INFLICT MAXIMUM DAMAGE.

“Civilization is nothing more nor less than cities using increasingly sophisticated technologies and increasingly more force to steal increasing amounts of resources from increasingly depleted and ever-increasing parts of the globe. That’s it. That’s all it is. And it will not last.” ENDGAME 820

Identify the landbase, discontinue cities, dams, deforesters.

OIL, food storage, transport water, mass production. economic collapse, war, starvation, die-off. crash of civilization,…community gardens, edible plants, potable water, soften the crash…bottlenecks = vulnerability. bleed the enemy, culture exhausts its soil. central infrastructure. direct action teams

overcome empire:

geographically isolated, ideologically divided, lacking skills, under-equipped, lacking focus/discipline, restrained by relationships, or afraid. win hearts and minds of those who would otherwise plug it back in.

Actions every 10 days, targets scouted, hit and runs, shut down fuel/energy systems, auxiliary systems, massive blackouts…”We must bring down not only the physical infrastructure that allows them to commit these great atrocities, but also the destructive mindset that has created this infrastructure. We must attack on all fronts, wherever and whenever we find the opportunity.” 849

100,000 cultures to replace it, each one emerging from its own landbase, adapted to adnd adaptive for its own landbase, each one doing what sustainable cultures of all times and all places have done for their landbases: helping the landbase to become stronger, more itself, through ttheir presence….

After civilization is gone from the earth and from your hearts, we will teach you how to live. We will not do it before then because your culture has been trying to kill us, and also because you would try to make MONEY from what we say or you would try to paste what we tell you onto your unworkable system.


Posted: April 1, 2011 in Uncategorized

Ah, 2012. How our society loves thee. Whether to exploit for personal gain, or to cower in fear because of, it seems our infatuation with one particular point in space-time is beyond all rational critique. Even so, the potential that this date holds–as a unifying signifier–is certainly impressive. Just think of it: what if the entire world’s population stopped what they were doing and looked up at the sky? No more wars, no more oppression, no more hate, no more pollution, no more crime…just humanity united in its astonishment of a cosmic alignment that perhaps may never be witnessed again.

Yet not only physically, or materially impressive, this united front could offer the world a real catalyst for restructuring our institutions and global systems. Indeed, such a critical mass might offer the mechanism to produce a planetary shift for integral evolutionary enlightenment.

In this way, the body, mind, and spirit of the universe would essentially provide for the structure of a subtle force to be manifested out of the causal nature of cosmic intent–the descent of spirit into matter.

Can you imagine Consciousness without identity? Can you embody the process of ego-loss in order to experience Unitive Consciousness? As unborn awareness comes forth in form, we have the option of awakening to the rebirth of a new self. We have the option of living life according to principles of Non-Duality. Time is merely the distance between historic points in space. Einstein taught us that energy always exhibits mass in whatever form the energy takes. What form will our energy take?

Will love transform the world or will we just blow up?

Prosecuting criminals includes understanding a system of criminality. When unassuming individuals are preyed on for their naiveté concerning a system they are engaged with it is the duty of those charged with regulating that market to protect the innocent and punish the guilty. Unfortunately, when the financial marketplace and government is either inept (and without the means of enforcement) or CORRUPTED, victims are exploited.

Is this crime?

If you think FRAUD is a crime worth rectifying, and that designing mortgages to fail is a crime against the customer, then your response would probably affirm the above question. YET THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN UNETHICAL AND ILLEGAL. We are talking about fraud built into the system to accumulate PROFIT. We are talking about the manipulation and exploitation of an entire CLASS of people– those tricked into buying a TOXIC product. We are talking about the global stock market that fell out and the DISAPPEARANCE OF 17 TRILLION DOLLARS, popping the biggest bubble in history and turning America’s financial problem into a global one.

That is where criminality occurs: when portfolios of nothingness are sold to investors who have no clue as to its nature. One class is wiped out (financially) while another is rewarded for their exploits. And so, the entire system is infected as Main Street is bitch slapped by The Invisible Hand (yet again.). If you know where that Hand is going to strike though, you can make quite a killing.

This is a collusion to profit made by rogue groups of schemers, hedge funds, and unregulated market tacticians who lie, cheat, and steal. THIS IS IRRESPONSIBLE AND DELIBERATE. Yet these people are CREATING THE PROBLEMS BY CREATING THE “RULES,” i.e. THEY ARE PRODUCING THE MECHANISMS BY WHICH TO EXPLOIT AND PROFIT FROM SOCIETY. It is a predatory system, producing no value whatsoever.

The entire effect of this debacle is an insurmountable debt that cannot be paid back, while the richest 1% owns about 70% of the world’s wealth transferred from the Middle Class. THIS IS CLASS WAR BETWEEN CREDITORS AND DEBTORS, THE FINANCIAL SECTOR AND THE “REAL ECONOMY,” WHERE CREDITORS CAN REPOSSESS THE HOMES OF WORKING PEOPLE, AND RECEIVE MONEY FROM THE U.S. GOVERNMENT TO DO IT.

STRUCTURAL CHANGE IS NECESSARY. Whether this is an insidious premeditated plan carried out by the economic institutions of the world, or rather the logical consequence of capitalism gone awry, the fact that a MAJORITY of people are unhappy being exploited should lead to a reconsideration of global systems, so we can MAKE AS MANY CHANGES AS POSSIBLE: working with others to build social capital, community building from virtual communities into real ones, community ownership, self-sufficiency, teaching barter skills, implementing local currencies (that central authorities will no doubt tax eventually and shut them down). Dependency is Vulnerability. FLEXIBILITY OVERCOMES UNCERTAINTY. Diversify infrastructure and processes to overcome problems.

NO MONEY = NO RESOURCES. We can’t afford to preserve a defective model, but must build something new—AUTOMATIC EARTH –holding dysfunctional actors accountable to publicly controlled systems of justice and prosecuting criminals that break community controlled legal codes.

Affinity groups representing an oppositional cultural alliance can adopt bioregional plans, working to confront power and dismantle the core institutions of anxiety that are assaulting organic life systems. A debt-based monetary system ensures poverty. Let’s seek a dynamic equilibrium. Resist the Bancor.

Other wonderful links:


Reserve Accumulation and International Monetary Stability-

Still Waiting…

Posted: February 25, 2011 in Uncategorized

Even as the Drug Enforcement Agency legalizes THC (the active ingredient in cannabis) in pharmaceutical companies’ pills, the plant from which these synthetic drugs are derived from remains criminalized. In fact, across the country, newly elected republican legislators are attempting to scale back medical marijuana laws, for instance in Montana–where medical programs where approved by 65%+ of voters–the state house went ahead and repealed those laws.

In Oregon too, at least 20 proposed bills are aimed at fundamentally dismantling the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program, one in particular attempting to bar those convicted of prior felonies from joining. Not exactly subtle, considering it is a felony to carry more than an ounce of cannabis at one time. Cannabis activists were out at the state capitol to protest.  Of course, the pro-pot movement is not without its own supporters, with Doug Linkhart (Denver Mayoral Candidate), Willie Nelson (Singer/Songwriter and founder of the Teapot Party), and Jim Gray (retired Judge) all advocating for moving the plant into more legitimate standing. Considering initial studies are hinting that cannabis may cure cancer, it would seem likely that one small step to reducing healthcare costs might be to just “legalize it.”

Maybe in 2012?