Posts Tagged ‘protest’

This Should Go Well: Westboro Baptist Church Says It’s Going To Iraq To Protest ISIS

After the Westboros threatened to picket Robin Williams’ funeral, this offer was made, and perhaps it will actually be taken up.

 

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Pentagon Funds New Data-Mining Tools to Track and Kill Activists

 

Last year, government documents revealed that Department of Homeland Security had customized its Predator B drones, built originally for foreign military operations, for domestic surveillance tasks and to “respond to emergency missions across the country,” including “identifying civilians carrying guns and tracking their cell phones.”

These drones are now being used on U.S. soil by the FBI, Secret Service, Texas Rangers and some local police forces. The DHS had also proposed to arm its domestic fleet of border patrol drones with “non-lethal weapons designed to immobilize TOIs [targets of interest]” – an option also being pursued by local police agencies that want to arm drones with rubber bullets, tear gas and other riot control weapons.

 

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225 Jewish Survivors and Descendents of Survivors of Nazi Genocide Condemn the Massacre of Palestinians

225 Jewish survivors and descendents of Jewish survivors of the Nazi genocide have signed on to this letter condemning Israel’s massacre on Gaza and calling for an end to the genocide of the Palestinian people. In the letter, they also speak out against the abuse of their histories to promote the dehumanization of Palestinians advanced by Elie Wiesel among others in his recent ads placed in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and the Guardian. 

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Hollywood execs may blacklist Cruz, Bardem for accusing Israel of ‘genocide’

 

Hollywood producers have signaled a potential blackballing of actress Penelope Cruz and her husband, actor Javier Bardem, after the Spanish couple criticized Israel for its offensive on Gaza.

In July, Bardem and Cruz signed an open letter decrying the“the genocide perpetrated by the Israeli occupation army.”

The letter blames the latest bloodshed on the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories.

Of course it IS genocide…

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And the next day, the BBC’s flagship news program Today on Radio 4, ran a seven-minute segment asking, in the words of presenter Mishal Husain, “Are the protestors right? Have we been biased at the BBC in favor of Israel?”

Approximately 5,000 protesters brought the roads around the BBC’s London headquarters to a standstill 

 

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This may get pulled from Youtube.

 

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Represent.us continues to organize to keep the government from devolving into… well, it may be a little late.

 

 

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Abby Martin, so angry, so hot…

 

 

 

For the record – artists should be paid something if you’re going to rip off their work.  Copyright has its place, and I don’t actually agree with Sampsa on his anti-copyright initiative.  There is a lot more to his work and this interview.

 

APTOPIX Venezuela Election

 

The truth about Venezuela: a revolt of the well-off

Major media outlets have already reported that Venezuela’s poor have not joined the right-wing opposition protests, but that is an understatement: it’s not just the poor who are abstaining – in Caracas, it’s almost everyone outside of a few rich areas like Altamira, where small groups of protesters engage in nightly battles with security forces, throwing rocks and firebombs and running from tear gas.

Walking from the working-class neighborhood of Sabana Grande to the city center, there was no sign that Venezuela is in the grip of a “crisis” that requires intervention from the Organization of American States (OAS), no matter what John Kerry tells you. The metro also ran very well, although I couldn’t get off at Alta Mira station, where the rebels had set up their base of operations until their eviction this week.

 

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Ukraine opposition supporter wearing a mask associated with Anonymous. The neo-Nazi  symbol appears on the top of the mask.

 

“Anonymous” is involved in strategic destabilization movements, in Ukraine, Syria and elsewhere, nearly all of them in line with US foreign policy interests.  Now they have a new “occupy” styled campaign:

Propaganda Psy-Op? “Worldwide Wave of Action”. The “Global Spring” Begins

Washington’s Blog has brought to our attention a series of videos produced by “ Wave of Action ” and “Anonymous” concerning the launching of a “Worldwide Global Awakening”, a so-called “Global Spring.” 

This initiative has all the appearances of a Psy Op., a carefully staged propaganda campaign to create confusion and channel people into manipulated protest movements.

  • Who produced this blatant propaganda?
  • Where did the funding come from?

 

Don’t be a useful idiot.