Friday, November 11, 2011

Papandemonium: 'NWO chokes world'


And Greece is already welcoming a new Prime Minister - the former vice-president of the European Central Bank, Lucas Papademos, will be sworn in on Friday. It brings to an end days of political wrangling in Athens as main parties struggled to come to an agreement. The new coalition government will have to vote for more austerity measures to release another portion of an EU bailout. Otherwise Greece warns it will go bankrupt within weeks. Political analyst Peter Eyre believes the true nature of the deepening crisis is being hidden from public view.

Oil at $300 or $500 per Barrel If Israel Attacks Iran – PECAN Group [Protocol II Economic Wars]

In 2006, as Israel and the U.S. began to rattle sabers over Iran’s nuclear program, Iran’s Revolutionary Guards deployed bottom-tethered mines in the Strait of Hormuz, according to a defector.
“The plan is to stop trade,” the source told Newsmax. One third of the world’s oil passes through the Strait of Hormuz.

Shh... Don't Tell Anyone, But The New Greek PM Opposed The October 26 Bailout Deal

On the same day that EU leaders finally struck a deal with bank representatives on private sector involvement in the Greek bailout, Greece's new prime minister was actually speaking out against that very plan.

Global Insurrection Against Banker Occupation (GIABO)


7 shades of void - "American Dream" The GIABO Mix.

Occupy Wall Street joins an Assembly of Struggles in Athens

From a glance at a recent front page of The New York Times, you might guess that a political meeting in Athens this week would be full of talk about the resigning prime minister, bailout deals, and the Euro. The land that gave birth to European civilization now seems on the brink of sinking the whole continent’s economy. But, among those gathered on Monday in a basement in the neighborhood of Exarcheia—a kind of Haight-Ashbury for Greek anarchists—the agenda was completely different. They talked instead about parks, public kitchens, and barter bazaars. They even seemed pretty hopeful.

Let's go one step further

On the present situation in Greece

Libya's Liberation Front is organizing in the Sahel according to Franklin Lamb, with commentary by Dennis South
Today the Sahel is providing protection, weapons gathering and storage facilities, sites for training camps, and hideouts as well as a generally formidable base for those working to organize the growing Libyan Liberation Front (LLF). The aim of the LLF is to liberate Libya from what it considers NATO installed colonial puppets. The Sahel region is only one of multiple locations which are becoming active as the Libyan counter revolution, led by members of the Gadahfi and Wafalla tribes, make preparations for the next phase of resistance.


History of the British Empire


Queen Victoria, the monarchy, and the British Empire are built on theft, bloodshed and murder. The link between Great Britain, Africa, slavery, India, Afghanistan and many other ugly truths manifesting themselves in some form today, tends not to be widely taught in the UK. The result is that many people, even citizens of England live in absolute ignorance about how their country became a power in the world. However, this most excellent sketch by CBBC children TV show: Horrible Histories, episode 11, exposes the story for all and sundry.


Egypt Pyramid Closes Ahead Of 11/11/11
Egypt's antiquities authority closed the largest of the Giza pyramids Friday following rumors that groups would try to hold spiritual ceremonies on the site at 11:11 A.M. on Nov. 11, 2011.

Inside Occupy Wall Street

How a bunch of anarchists and radicals with nothing but sleeping bags launched a nationwide movement

Global Protest Human Rights Day 10 December 2011 Worldwide Action



Occupy Wall Street Goes Global: Social Unrest a Response to Corrupt Politicians, Davidowitz Says


Occupy Rio joins global protest movement

Protesters in Brazil have joined a growing global movement against corporate greed. AFPTV went to visit the Occupy Rio camp, in the heart of Rio, where about 150 people proclaiming 2012 the year for "the end of the capitalist world".

Bailout Was First Steps Of Global Crisis & Currency War


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Finally, a Judge Stands up to Wall Street

Federal judge Jed Rakoff, a former prosecutor with the U.S. Attorney’s office here in New York, is fast becoming a sort of legal hero of our time. He showed that again yesterday when he shat all over the SEC’s latest dirty settlement with serial fraud offender Citigroup, refusing to let the captured regulatory agency sweep yet another case of high-level criminal malfeasance under the rug.

Occupy Homes: New Coalition Links Homeowners, Activists in Direct Action to Halt Foreclosures

A loose-knit coalition of activists known as the “Occupy Homes” are working to stave off pending evictions by occupying homes at risk of foreclosure when tenants enlist their support. The movement has recently enjoyed a number of successes.

Big Study: Vaccinated Kids 2-5 More Diseases Than Unvaccinated

A German study released in September 2011 of about 8000 UNVACCINATED children, newborn to 19 years, show vaccinated children have at least 2 to 5 times more diseases and disorders than unvaccinated children.

Call-Out for Solidarity with Egypt: Defend the Revolution

We are suggesting an International Day to Defend the Egyptian Revolution on Nov 12th under the slogan “Defend the Egyptian Revolution - End Military Trials for Civilians”

ByJadaliyya Reports

[The following statement was issued by the No Military Trials for Civilians Movement on 4 November 2011.]

A letter from Cairo to the Occupy/Decolonize movements & other solidarity movements.

[ ["No military trials for civilians" campaign logo.]

After three decades of living under a dictatorship, Egyptians started a revolution demanding bread, freedom and social justice. After a nearly utopian occupation of Tahrir Square lasting eighteen days, we rid ourselves of Mubarak and began the second, harder, task of removing his apparatuses of power. Mubarak is gone, but the military regime lives on. So the revolution continues—building pressure, taking to the streets and claiming the right to control our lives and livelihoods against systems of repression that abused us for years. But now, seemingly so soon after its beginnings, the revolution is under attack. We write this letter to tell you about what we are seeing, how we mean to stand against this crackdown, and to call for your solidarity with us.

The 25th and 28th of January, the 11th of February: you saw these days, lived these days with us on television. But we have battled through the 25th of February, the 9th of March, the 9th of April, the 15th of May, the 28th of June, the 23rd of July, the 1st of August, the 9th of September, the 9th of October. Again and again the army and the police have attacked us, beaten us, arrested us, killed us. And we have resisted, we have continued; some of these days we lost, others we won, but never without cost. Over a thousand gave their lives to remove Mubarak. Many more have joined them in death since. We go on so that their deaths will not be in vain. Names like Ali Maher (a fifteen-year-old demonstrator killed by the army in Tahrir, 9th of April), Atef Yehia (shot in the head by security forces in a protest in solidarity with Palestine, 15th of May), Mina Danial (shot by the Army in a protest in front of Masepro, 9th of October). Mina Daniel, in death, suffers the perverse indignity of being on the military prosecutor’s list of the accused.

Moreover, since the military junta took power, at least 12,000 of us have been tried by military courts, unable to call witnesses and with limited access to lawyers. Minors are serving in adult prisons, death sentences have been handed down, torture runs rampant. Women demonstrators have been subjected to sexual assault in the form of “virginity tests” by the Army.

On October 9th, the Army massacred twenty-eight of us at Maspero; they ran us over with tanks and shot us down in the street while manipulating state media to try and incite sectarian violence. The story has been censored. The military is investigating itself. They are systematically targeting those of us who speak out. This Sunday, our comrade and blogger Alaa Abd El Fattah was imprisoned on trumped-up charges. He spends another night in an unlit cell tonight.

All this from the military that supposedly will ensure a transition to democracy, that claimed to defend the revolution, and seemingly convinced many within Egypt and internationally that it was doing so. The official line has been one of ensuring “stability,” with empty assurances that the Army is only creating a proper environment for the upcoming elections. But even once a new parliament is elected, we will still live under a junta that holds legislative, executive, and judicial authority, with no guarantee that this will end. Those who challenge this scheme are harassed, arrested, and tortured; military trials of civilians are the primary tool of this repression. The prisons are full of casualties of this “transition.”

We now refuse to co-operate with military trials and prosecutions. We will not hand ourselves in, we will not submit ourselves to questioning. If they want us, they can take us from our homes and workplaces.

Nine months into our new military repression, we are still fighting for our revolution. We are marching, occupying, striking, shutting things down. And you, too, are marching, occupying, striking, shutting things down. We know from the outpouring of support we received in January that the world was watching us closely and even inspired by our revolution. We felt closer to you than ever before. And now, it’s your turn to inspire us as we watch the struggles of your movements. We marched to the US Embassy in Cairo to protest the violent eviction of the occupation in Oscar Grant Plaza in Oakland. Our strength is in our shared struggle. If they stifle our resistance, the 1% will win—in Cairo, New York, London, Rome—everywhere. But while the revolution lives our imaginations knows no bounds. We can still create a world worth living.

You can help us defend our revolution.

The G8, IMF, and Gulf states are promising the regime loans of $35 billion. The US gives the Egyptian military $1.3 billion in aid every year. Governments the world over continue their long-term support and alliance with the military rulers of Egypt. The bullets they kill us with are made in America. The tear gas that burns from Oakland to Palestine is made in Wyoming. David Cameron’s first visit to post-revolutionary Egypt was to close a weapons deal. These are only a few examples. People’s lives, freedoms and futures must stop being trafficked for strategic assets. We must unite against governments who do not share their people’s interests.

We are calling on you to undertake solidarity actions to help us oppose this crackdown.

We are suggesting an International Day to Defend the Egyptian Revolution on Nov 12th under the slogan “Defend the Egyptian Revolution - End Military Trials for Civilians”

Events could include:

  • Actions targeting Egyptian Embassies or Consulates demanding the release of civilians sentenced in military tribunals. If Alaa is released, demand the release of the thousands of others.
  • Actions targeting your government to end support for the Egyptian junta.
  • Demand the release of civilians sentenced to military tribunals. If Alaa is released, the thousands of others must follow.
  • Project videos about the repression we face (military trials, Maspero massacre) and our continued resistance. Email us for links.
  • Videoconferencing with activists in Egypt
  • Any creative way to show your support, and to show the Egyptian people that they have allies abroad.

If you’re organising anything or wish to, email us at defendtherevolution@gmail.com. We would also love to see photos and videos from any events you organize.


The Campaign to End Military Trials of Civilians
The Free Alaa Campaign
Mosireen
Comrades from Cairo


Military Trials Crushing Egyptian Revolution

"The demonstration is both in remembrance of those killed on the 9th of October, and a statement against the continued cover-up of the massacre demanding an independent investigation."

Military justice shocks Egypt’s activists

Sitting on the steps outside her Cairo apartment, which was overflowing with well-wishers, the mother of the Egyptian blogger Alaa Abdel Fatah, who was imprisoned last month, vowed to take her protest to the most prominent place she could think of.

Smoking, boycotts and frustration in Egypt

“We fought hard in January and removed Hosni Mubarak and then the military came in,” began Mohamed Hassan, an aspiring political science major at Cairo University, “but now we see that the struggle is with the powers in charge. That is the military, who are doing the same things as Mubarak.”

Egytpian Islamists continue mobilizing for a November 18 protest against “al-Salmi Document”

Islamists in Egypt are planning for massive demonstrations on November 18, 2011 against the document of the new Egyptian Constitution. Deputy Prime Minister Dr. Ali al-Salami held a meeting Tuesday, November 1 with a group of political parties, when Dr. Al-Salmi issued a declation on the basic principles of the new proposed constitution. Many Islamic parties considered the declaration an attempt to bypass the state authority and renew the former regime.

The Muslim Brothers - Appease or oppose?

A secretive group faces dilemmas across the Arab world

Chomsky: Occupy the Future

Noam Chomsky, Nation of Change:

Delivering a Howard Zinn lecture is a bittersweet experience for me. I regret that he’s not here to take part in and invigorate a movement that would have been the dream of his life. Indeed, he laid a lot of the groundwork for it.


If the bonds and associations being established in these remarkable events can be sustained through a long, hard period ahead – victories don’t come quickly – the Occupy protests could mark a significant moment in American history.


I’ve never seen anything quite like the Occupy movement in scale and character, here and worldwide. The Occupy outposts are trying to create cooperative communities that just might be the basis for the kinds of lasting organizations necessary to overcome the barriers ahead and the backlash that’s already coming.


That the Occupy movement is unprecedented seems appropriate because this is an unprecedented era, not just at this moment but since the 1970s.


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Inside Occupy Wall Street
How a bunch of anarchists and radicals with nothing but sleeping bags launched a nationwide movement
It started with a Tweet – "Dear Americans, this July 4th, dream of insurrection against corporate rule" – and a hashtag: #occupywallstreet. It showed up again as a headline posted online on July 13th by Adbusters, a sleek, satirical Canadian magazine known for its mockery of consumer culture. Beneath it was a date, September 17th, along with a hard-to-say slogan that never took off, "Democracy, not corporatocracy," and some advice that did: "Bring tent."


11.11.11 to be marked with peace prayer

Islamabad - Commemorating the unique occurrence of 11.11.11, spiritual workers around the world will take part in a global prayer for peace, scheduled for 11:00 a.m. (local time) on Friday.

Occupy Canada Open Mic Issue- The Harper Government


A spirited young Canadian speaks out on why Canada is part of the Occupy Movement Occupy Toronto, St James Park.

11,000 youths in Pangasinan to pray the rosary on 11-11-11

Eleven thousand young people from the towns and cities under the Lingayen-Dagupan Archdiocese will simultaneously pray the rosary at 11 a.m. on Friday at the St. John's Metropolitan Cathedral here.
Dubbed as 11.11.11 @ 11 a.m., the project will help the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan join the nation in praying the rosary as part of the Catholic Church's initiative called "A Million Roses for the World."

11-11 Planetary Peace Prayer

Those who read The URANTIA Book know that the midwayers are beings halfway between human and angel. During the Lucifer Rebellion 1111 secondary midwayers remained loyal to the government of Jesus Christ Michael. They are presently on the planet today and every time you see 11-11 it is a message for the promise of the return of Jesus Christ Michael to Urantia/Earth.

Hitler rants about the Occupy Wall Street protests



Corporate rights and resistance

A FEW RECENT EXAMPLES OF CORPORATIONS EXERTING NEVER INTENDED CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS

Police refuse to evict Octagon occupiers
Police are refusing to evict protesters from Dunedin’s Octagon, despite claims from the City Council that the campers are there illegally.

Communic[a]tions Workers of America Covers Occupied Super Committee Hearing

Verizon's '1 Percent' Business Model Exposed at Teach-In at Occupation of Washington, DC

Perfect Storm of Internet Censorship


In recent weeks the governments of Britain, Israel, the US, Japan, India and China have reported alleged cyber attacks by foreign militaries, hackers, and malicious software like Duqu, a virus similar to the Stuxnet cyber weapon constructed by Israel and the US for use against Iran's nuclear program. Although the nature and origin of the attacks or even whether they took place at all cannot be independently confirmed, the supposed threats are being used to propose punishing new legislation aimed at stifling internet freedoms and are igniting new rivalries in what many see as the battlefield of the 21st century: cyberspace.
TRANSCRIPT AND SOURCES: http://www.corbettreport.com/?p=3110

The Brave New World of Genetically Modifying a ‘New Human Species’

If some of the information emerging from the technology, governmental, and academic worlds are any indication, not only is the police state here; the scientific dictatorship is right around the corner. Indeed, if recent comments made by Juan Enriquez are indicative of the coming state merger between technology and genetics, we have much to be concerned about.

Experts Suggest the CIA, Not Kim Jong-il, is Counterfeiting Dollars

"Sources allege that the CIA prints the falsified 'Supernotes' at a secret facility near Washington to fund covert operations without Congressional oversight."

Talking Heads The Overload (HQ)


From their 1980 album Remain in Light. Produced by Brian Eno.


The Fog of War and the Case for Knee-jerk Anti-Interventionism
In my last post on Libya, I took a sort of squishy position: while avoiding a direct endorsement of the NATO military campaign there, I wanted to defend the existence of a genuine internal revolutionary dynamic, rather than dismissing the resistance to Gaddafi as merely the puppets of Western imperialism. I still basically stand by that position, and I still think the ultimate trajectory of Libya remains in doubt. But all that aside, it’s important to look back carefully at the run-up to the military intervention. A couple of recent essays have tried to do so—one of them is an exemplary struggle to get at the real facts around the decision to go to war, while the other typifies the detestable self-congratulatory moralizing of the West’s liberal warmongers.

Video:
The Revolution Business - World
Democratic change has been demanded across the Middle East. But was what seems like a spontaneous revolution actually a strategically planned event, fabricated by 'revolution consultants' long in advance?
Revolution consultants are the worst nightmare of every regime. Srdja Popovic was a founder of the organisation 'Otpor', a revolution training school. It was instrumental in the overthrow of Slobodan Milosevic in the 1990s and has now inspired a new generation of activists. Political commentators like William Engdahl are convinced Otpor is being financed by the USA. "The people from Otpor gave us a book in which they described all their strategies", says Ezzedine Zaatour of the Tunisian uprising. That book was written by an American, Gene Sharp, and is now considered the "revolution guide book", being used by opposition movements worldwide. As Optor release their latest gadget, a resistance training computer game sponsored by American organisations, world leaders are voicing their concerns. "This is called a gentle coup!", insists Hugo Chavez.

Puff Daddy - It's All About The Benjamins

Anonymous Strike Notice – Global WikiStrike 11.11.11

Anonymous Strike Notice

Global WikiStrike 11.11.11

Decommodify the Commons, Build a P2P Economy, Reclaim Life, Peace and Justice on Earth

On November 11th 2011 at 11:11 AM GMT

We declare that we have no division among us, the people united. We are united as humanity and nature, one whole planet. We are ONE and we are here for ALL, including the 1%!

We declare that we need to take over the world agenda, to shape our future together, in a bottom-up, horizontal and egalitarian way! Let’s make real democracy a reality and put an end to the ‘ancient regime’ of the elite.

We call Occupy Together/Democracy Real Ya!/Take The Square/15O/15M Movements, Anonymous, LulzSec, WikiLeaks, OpenLeaks, Yes Man, Avaaz, The Zeitgeist Movement, Zapatistas, Water Warriors, Slum Dwellers, Street Traders, NetWorkers, Free Culture and information activists, environmentalists, unionists, feminists, anti-war activists, political parties, and all other like-minded groups and individuals from every country, to support this cause by engaging in law making processes within their nearest occupy assemblies around the world and linking your actions in the WikiStrike framework!

The current political alteration process can, eventually, replace current production, ownership and distribution relationships across the globe with fundamentally egalitarian ways of distributed, peer to peer economies through which we could protect the planet, realise justice and maintain peace.

In such P2P economies we could reclaim the Commons from the grip of greed. We could contribute to work needed to be done for collective good, not more than 4 hours a day. This way we could physically reproduce ourselves and maintain life for others. We could use the rest of the time to flourish and for self realisation. Today we have the material conditions to realise such transition.

In order to move further, we need time. We need to get back the trillions of dollars the 1% has stolen from the people and realise 4 hour work days and basic income for all.

It is possible and it is a more realistic response to the crisis the elite caused, we need this to be able to build and lead the transition towards P2P alternatives.

Today, we launch a world wide and continuous WikiStrike involving traditional industrial action as well as new generation media actions, leaks, hackatons, occupations, meditations, art strikes and many other creative and peaceful forms of self-expression to make this happen.

Understanding the world is not enough, we need to change it and we must to do it now!

Join the world wide strike and global demo on 11.11.11!

Reclaim life!

4 Hour-Work-Day and Global Basic Income now and for all!

People United

United as One, Divided by Zero

ALL 4 ONE ONE 4 ALL!

What is WikiStrike!

WikiStrike is an open ended and open to all form of strike different from traditional methods used mainly by unionised workers and aimed at improving working conditions and living standards by changing the behaviour of the employer or political ruler.

In addition to using the power we have in terms of the production process, with WikiStrikes we utilize the power coming from hyper-connectivity and the collective hyper intelligence/creativity we posses today in order to protect life, justice and peace -be it at local, national or international level.

All forces of social change can join in the global WikiStrike process and work in a collaborative way to achieve these objectives.

Occupy Oakland has proven that the WikiStrike is not only an idea, it is both possible and effective today.

Global WikiStrike 11.11.11 at 11:11 am

In November 2011, we are witnessing the rise of general strikes globally against the rule of the elite. An elite that has long time ignored the needs of the planet, the poor, the weakest who had to be protected the most. Rulers crack down and oppress people in order to save their unjust system. The globalisation of a totalitarian form of capitalism has started to attack ordinary people all over the world. The elite try to destroy all of the existing semi-democratic rights some of us had been enjoying.

November 2011 is the month we link all uprisings and dissent around the world in an anonymous framework of global general strike. This is open to all, all forces can participate and show solidarity in order to defend the rest, all of us. Creative minds across the world can align against the rule of the 1% and go on the offensive in this way.

Therefore at 11:11am GMT on 11.11.2011 we launch a Global and United WikiStrike against the ruling classes and their greed-centric corporations in order to enforce people’s sovereign laws and make real democracy, equality and freedom a reality.

We will build truly democratic social structures free from the domination of any class, elite or war lord, free from artificial borders and wage slavery. A world where production, distribution and ownership are organised through distributed egalitarian P2P cooperative networks and based on the commons we share.

We want a globally accepted 4 Hour Work Day without wage loss and Global Basic Income for those who do not work for money, right now!

We will demand this with art, meditation, prayers, industrial action, occupation, hacking, leaks and all other means of creative, peaceful self-expression.

GAs, individuals, groups, organisations, movements and networks joining the WikiStrike decide their target, objective and methods autonomously. Possible targets are top TNCs, transnational financial institutions, totalitarian governments, government bodies, state agencies, officials… Mass media, employers, firms, etc., who are not respectful to the planet, people, justice, equity and real democracy!

We will show the world that people are united hand in hand!


Occupy the World 11-11-11

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Scorpio Full Moon and 11–11-11
For more than 275 years, the city of Carta­gena, Colum­bia was under Span­ish rule. On 11-11-1811, Carta­gena became the first province to declare inde­pen­dence from the Span­ish Crown. This event is now cel­e­brated all over Colum­bia because of the great influ­ence it exerted on the process of lib­er­a­tion of the whole country.
Carta­gena means La Hero­ica, the Heroic City.
On 11-11-1811, the planet Uranus was con­junct the Sun in Scor­pio. This direct align­ment empha­sized bat­tling for free­dom and a new direc­tion in life.
Now, 200 years later, 11–11-11 falls dur­ing the period of the full moon of Scor­pio which can bring some added significance.
Eleven is a num­ber of mas­tery. In Scor­pio, the war­rior bat­tles for mas­tery over the mind, the emo­tions and cir­cum­stances. Three elevens; three lev­els of mastery.
Mas­tery is lib­er­a­tion from the forces of the past.

CLOWNS ARRESTED IN NEAR-SUCCESSFUL ATTACK ON WALL STREET BULL

A small group of Occupy Wall Street activists engaged in a near-successful corrida against the Wall Street Bull.

The spiritual crisis of humanity and the endless struggle
From Europe to the world, it is time to break the chains of weariness and rise to the challenge of our times. The future of humanity depends on it.

Occupy Music Festival 11/11/11


11.11.11 Occupy The Streets. Occupy The World.
Procession through the City of Leipzig

Fellow Occupiers, R-Love-utionaries, Real Democracy Makers, etc – there is no stress with knowing exactly what “we” want
There are enough suggestions and visions around – an abundance!! We are talking, exchanging, seeing each other, listening, finding inspiration, sharing, inspiring others, practising democracy, sharing public space, etc, etc, etc… A r-Love-ution for Real Democracy through occupations, parties, demonstrations, General Assemblies, Talking Stick circles, etc, etc, etc. IT’S GREAT!!!

Compared to this, Greece was just a sideshow. Italy could blow Europe to pieces
Italy is the third-largest economy in the EU, and the eighth largest on the planet. Its outstanding debt of €1.9 trillion (£1.6 trillion) accounts for 25 per cent of all the debt in the eurozone.

Debt crisis: How & why Greece should exit the eurozone
Having been led down an ever-worsening spiral by the euro zone and its own government, Greece now faces two options, both of them painful: stay the course, or default and exit the monetary union.
Each presents difficulties and uncertainties, but in the long run there is no question that default, and a return to the drachma, offer the better chance of economic growth and employment.

How Papandreou and Soros orchestrated the Greek referendum and gained millions.
Greek MP Kammenos is the one who revealed in May the secret CDS purchase by associates of the Prime Minister Papandreou which is a betting on the collapse of Greece.
He revealed today that the failed Belgian bank DEXIA, in collaboration with the BROTHER OF THE PM, placed a huge sum of money in the fluctuation of Euro/Swedish Krona just days before the PM announced the referendum and the markets went haywire! Just another proof that the referendum was a scam by the PM.

Greece, home of democracy, deprived of a vote
Armed by Papandreou with a referendum, the Greek people had clout. Now, they're powerless before the troika's austerity plan

Ala. county to file largest municipal bankruptcy
Alabama's most populous county filed the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history Wednesday, years after being plunged more than $4 billion into debt by a corruption-riddled sewer project.

Occupy Cal video: Police brutally beat, arrest Berkeley students

Video courtesy: http://www.youtube.com/user/MilesMathews, CalTV http://www.youtube.com/user/caltvinfo
U.S. police in riot gear have clashed with student protesters at the University of California, Berkeley, after they refused to dismantle their camp. Tents were erected following a march against tuition fee increases for students - which was part of the broader Occupy Wall Street movement. Several activists were arrested, some were beaten by police with batons.

MAYHEM AT PENN STATE: Rioting Students Flip Over News Van, Take To Streets By The Thousands
Angry Penn State students were back in the streets Wednesday night after Joe Paterno was abruptly fired by the board of trustees.

The Global Square: an online platform for our movement
A proposal on how to perpetuate the creative and cooperative spirit of the occupations and transform them into lasting forms of social organization.

Occupy World Photos

The Chairman of the City of London Corporation debates outside Saint Pauls
An extraordinary event took place outside St. Paul’s on Sunday evening outside St. Paul’s. The Reclaim the City campaign group had arranged for George Monbiot, John Christensen (Director of Tax Justice Network) and Father William Taylor (a former Councillor in the Corporation of London) to explain to the Occupation their concerns with the City of London Corporation. Unexpectedly Stuart Fraser, the Chairman of the City of London Corporation, turned up to debate with us.

Paul Craig Roberts: Neo-Cons want war with Iran just like Iraq

Iran is being targeted by The International Atomic Energy Agency. The IAEA is claiming Iran is gathering essential materials to build a nuclear warhead. Some critics feel this is reminiscent to the situation when the US had "concrete" evidence that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction but were never found. Is Iran trying to acquire nuclear weapons or is this another ploy by the Western powers? Paul Craig Roberts, former Reagan administration official and columnist, helps us answer some of these questions.

Firearms police officer 'slept in Occupy St Paul's tent after night out drinking'
Pc Gary Withers is said to have been spotted by colleagues when he woke up outside the cathedral

General Bouchard acknowledges that NATO's informants in Libya were journalists
In a 31 October 2011 interview on Radio Canada, Lieutenant-General Charles Bouchard, who led Operation Unified Protector in Libya, revealed that an analysis unit was set up at NATO headquarters in Naples. It’s mission was to study and decipher what was happening on the ground, that is to say both the movements of the Libyan Army and those of the "rebels."

Neurosecurity: Definition, Scope, and Potential
Neurosecurity can be defined as studies and applications of:
(a) the concepts, practices, guidelines and policies dedicated to (i) identifying socio-political and military threats to neuro-psychiatric information and function, and (ii) preserving the integrity of both neuro-psychiatric information and neuro-psychiatric function of persons, groups and populations
and
(b) neuroscientific techniques and neurotechnologies to affect, manipulate and/or control neurological structures and/or functions of individuals, groups and/or populations in the service of national defense, and/or military objectives.

The US is a Police State
Review of Andrew Kolin, State Power and Democracy

The American Surveillance State Puts Orwell to Shame
Recently I published a relatively long article entitled, The invisible surveillance state: DHS and the end of America as we know it, which breaks down the invisible prison-like system that is the United States has become and how the Department of Homeland Security is diverting public funds into programs that would make Orwell’s Big Brother look like a joke.

More Chinese troops are deployed in PoK
Ignoring New Delhi’s concerns on the rising presence of Chinese troops in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, Beijing has gone ahead and added two more People’s Liberation Army battalions in the region last month. A classified report prepared by Indian intelligence agencies, details of which were obtained by this newspaper, said while one PLA battalion was posted at the Karakoram Highway Upgradation Project, the other was deployed at the crucial rail link project at Khujerab Pass.

Religious minorities put faith in Tunisia's democracy
Minority Jews and Christians are putting their faith in Tunisia's nascent democracy to ensure its new Islamist-led leadership respects their rights in this traditionally secular state.

New York Times honors American war criminal
Editor's Note: The insouciance with which the New York Times celebrates the life of the late atomic physicist Norman Ramsey, who died Nov. 4, is breathtaking. Accompanying their obituary (below), The Times published a photo of Ramsey signing the atomic bomb that was dropped on Nagasaki and killed tens of thousands of civilians, as if he were signing a birthday card. If Dr. Ramsey had been photographed signing the door of the alleged gas chamber at Auschwitz, the New York Times would have condemned him as a monster, but their laudatory obituary is oblivious to the horrors perpetrated at Nagasaki by war criminals like Ramsey, including Japanese children with acute radiation burns. This depraved indifference emanates from blind faith in the Allied dogma of The Good War, and the Talmudic mentality of Judaic-victim exceptionalism.

Jobless and Clueless: America's Delusional Democracy
When Americans who are the most victimized by our cruel economy still believe in something that is demonstrably no longer true, they are deeply delusional. They desperately want to believe in something once great about American society. The reality is that upward economic mobility has been destroyed, replaced by widely observable downward mobility. Some of the mostly younger jobless that have embraced the Occupy Wall Street and related Occupy efforts know the truth.

Army veteran and his wife die in tragic 'suicide pact' after becoming 'too poor to live through the winter'
A newly married couple forced to live on £57 a week killed themselves in despair after being 'abandoned' by social services, their friends claimed yesterday.

Pakistan grants India 'Most Favoured Nation' status
Pakistan Wednesday granted the status of "Most Favoured Nation" to India and agreed to double bilateral trade from $2.5 billion to around $5 billion.

Bhutto murder: Pakistan police and Taliban charged
An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan has charged two senior police officers over the 2007 assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

Afghanistan – touch down in flight

Afghanistan – touch down in flight from Augustin Pictures on Vimeo.

As each of us has his own impression of Afghanistan that is predominantly marked with pictures of foreign forces, explosions and terror, we were privileged to have access to capture daily life and portrait some people of Afghanistan. We hope the pictures you know will merge with the pictures you see and will enrich your view on the country in the Hindu Kush. locations: Kabul and Mazar-e Sharif

Texas scientist makes strands of ‘invisibility cloak’
A University of Texas Dallas scientist is working on developing a technology that would delight Harry Potter fans everywhere--an invisibility cloak.

Western black rhino declared extinct
No wild black rhinos remain in West Africa, according to the latest global assessment of threatened species.

Military Panel Finds Leader of Rogue US "Kill Team" Guilty
[UPDATE: On Thursday, ex-Army staff sergeant Calvin Gibbs, the alleged ringleader of the notorious "Kill Team," was found guilty of three murders and a total of fifteen criminal charges. The murders carry a minimum sentence of life with parole, and a maximum of life imprisonment. The jury came to the decision after four hours of deliberation.]

The terrible truth about Libya's rebels



Growing concern over China's 'disappeared'

Human rights organisations voiced concern over new draft law which may legalise state-backed detentions.

Family of Syrian defector targeted

Relatives of defected senior Syrian army officer tell Al Jazeera security forces have killed 14 of their family members.

Why Is the Oakland Police Department Hiding the Truth About Its Violent Crackdown on the Occupy Protests?

Oakland police appear to have violated their own guidelines, and now they're refusing to release documents to civil rights attorneys as required by law.

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The International People's Democratic Uhuru Movement (InPDUM) is returning to the Uhuru Radio airwaves with the live video broadcast of its show "African Resistance Now!"

“Occupy Harvard” begins on Harvard Yard

Occupy Harvard, the latest local manifestation of the Occupy Movement, started with almost 30 tents last night in the Old Yard directly in front of the iconic statue of John Harvard.

Smile! Get Ready for Tiny Police Uniform Cameras

The next time you talk to a police officer, you might find yourself staring into a lens. Companies such as Taser and Vievu are making small, durable cameras designed to be worn on police officer’s uniforms. The idea is to capture video from the officer’s point of view, for use as evidence against suspects, as well as to help monitor officers’ behavior toward the public.

Photo Special Revealed: the secret horror of the world's 'mega' factory farms
As the UK grapples with the arrival of 'mega' farms like Nocton and Foston, a shocking new book, CAFO, reveals the cruelty and vast scale of the global meat and dairy industry

The top 10 military ‘psy-ops’ corporations admit to using against Americans
Environmental activist Sharon Wilson showed up to an oil industry event in Houston last week and caught a startling glimpse into how the fracking industry approaches residents in towns where they drill.
Wilson recorded industry insiders confirming they hire military psychological operation veterans, and use procedures pulled straight from the Army’s counterinsurgency manual.

Fascism In America: A Report Confirming The US Media Is Controlled By An Organized Crime Syndicate involved in murder and financial fraud started by the Bush family. [.PDF file]

Occupy Comics Kickstarter Campaign Raises Funds for Protesters
What do we want? Funding! How will we get it? Comics!
That’s the goal of the Occupy Comics Kickstarter project, launched Wednesday by transmedia studio Halo-8 and explained in the video pitch below. The plan is to graphically document the Occupy movement with the help of a roster of respected comics creators and artists, then funnel the proceeds directly to the protesters taking hits and making history for the 99 percent.

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