Posts Tagged ‘arrest’

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Ben Norton:

Max Blumenthal, the editor of the news site The Grayzone, was arrested on the morning of October 25 on a fabricated charge related to the siege of the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, DC that took place between April and May.

A team of DC police officers appeared at Blumenthal’s door at just after 9 AM, demanding entry and threatening to break his door down. A number of officers had taken positions on the side of his home as though they were prepared for a SWAT-style raid.

 

‘This charge is 100% false’: Grayzone editor Max Blumenthal arrested months after reporting on Venezuelan opposition violence

Blumenthal was informed that he was accused of simple assault by a Venezuelan opposition member. He declared the charge completely baseless.

Max Blumenthal is one of the few real journalists left in this plastic fake news empire. He tells the truth about terrorism, foreign policy, Syria, etc. Get his book:

 

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The Management of Savagery: How America’s National Security State Fueled the Rise of Al Qaeda, ISIS, and Donald Trump

 

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His request for a phone call was denied by DC police and corrections officers, effectively denying him access to the outside world.

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Journalism has been officially outlawed.

Julian Assange Arrested in London After Ecuador Withdraws Asylum; U.S. Requests Extradition

 

 

 

Why the world needs Wikileaks

 

 

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard: Assange Arrest Sets Dangerous Precedent, Threatens Freedom of the Press

 

 

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WikiLeaks Says Assange to Be Expelled Within ‘Hours to Days’

 

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The lunatic’s van.

Cesar Sayoc arrested as serial mail bomber/terrorist.

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The Iranians rounded up and arrested the Al Qaeda cells on their territory, and never gave them any aid.

Translated Doc Debunks Narrative of Al Qaeda-Iran ‘Alliance’

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Jesus Christ – I did not see that coming. People are nuts.

Missouri man arrested for at least 8 Jewish center threats

Juan Thompson, 31, was arrested by the FBI early Friday in St. Louis. He has been charged with cyberstalking in the state of New York. The bomb threats made to the various Jewish community centers (JCCs) were part of a “campaign to harass and intimidate” a woman with whom Thompson was formerly in a romantic relationship, according to federal prosecutors.

Some threats communicated to JCCs were made in the woman’s name, according to the US Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of New York.

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He just upped the ante.

Julian ASSANGE The next leak will lead to the arrest of Hillary CLINTON

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Long Lost Footage Of Bernie Being Arrested At Civil Rights Protest In 1963 Silences His Critics (VIDEO)

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2 wanted device used on enemies, officials say

Looks like FBI finally did something right.  The crazies are out there.  This X-Ray emitting weapon, however, should give us all pause.  Would it have worked?  Is this available to others?

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In flagrant and unlawful violation of the oath of office of the president, Obama persists in spying on Americans’ communications.

Guardian:

White House urges Congress to reject moves to curb NSA surveillance

“Obama administration alarmed by vote on ‘Amash amendment’ aimed at blocking blanket surveillance of phone records”

“Blanket surveillance” doesn’t need to be blocked.  It is a gross violation of the 4th Amendment.  Those knowingly participating in it should be ARRESTED IMMEDIATELY and brought in to testify against their bosses.

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The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

 

But there’s more to this massive criminal conspiracy and high treason:

ProPublica:

NSA Says It Can’t Search Its Own Emails

In response to a public records request, the super-snooping spy agency says it doesn’t have the technology.

 

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Hit and Stay

New documentary brings the nine Catholic clergy members, who started the raids on draft board offices, to the big screen

David Swanson has more…

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The CIA has been so busy consulting on Zero Dark Thirty, not to mention funding Hamid Karzai, bribing Russians, lying about weapons, and conducting humanitarian drone murders, that it didn’t have any time at all to help out with Hit and Stay, and yet arguably the latter turned out to be the better film despite such a severe handicap. You can check it out at http://hitandstay.com

This is a film about people taking risks to prevent killing rather than to engage in it. The focus is on the Catonsville Nine action on May 17, 1968, 45 years ago this Friday. That action, in which activists burned draft cards and apologized for burning papers rather than children, was preceded by the Baltimore Four action of October 27, 1967, in which four activists poured their blood on draft papers. It was followed by countless other actions, leading right up to the Transform Plowshares action in Tennessee for which three are currently awaiting sentencing.

The Catonsville action received so much publicity that it had something of an Occupy effect. That is, others who felt the same way about the slaughter of the Vietnamese people but didn’t believe they could do anything, suddenly began doing something. Some did very similar actions. Others tried their own approaches to the same problem. Catonsville Nine inspired other tactics, enlarged marches and rallies, and generally moved the peace movement forward. The creativity and novelty of the action even made people think about the war who hadn’t before.

Draft records were destroyed, preventing the drafting of those people. So, this was substantive resistance that couldn’t be undone. At the same time it was educational and inspirational. It didn’t inspire sadistic shouts of “Bin Laden’s dead!” It inspired people to act on their moral outrage. There were over 100 actions taken at draft boards over the next few years. Many thousands of people’s draft records were destroyed, saving them from the draft and saving those they would have killed from that fate. Some of the draft offices were shut down permanently. In the end the Selective Service declared it was under assault, and Nixon declared that the military would now be volunteer.

Some of the actions went after FBI offices and U.S. attorneys offices. Activists never yet apprehended stole COINTELPRO documents and sent them to the media, exposing the FBI’s abuses and creating a major news story that lasted until it was overshadowed by the Pentagon Papers — released by Dan Ellsberg, himself inspired by the activism shown in Hit and Stay. The people shown engaging in these actions are, in many cases, still active today — although they look a bit older. In other cases, their sons and daughters are still involved.

The name “Hit and Stay” comes from the method of engaging in civil disobedience (or civil resistance for those who prefer to point to laws being upheld through the violation of other laws deemed less important) and then staying at the scene of the crime to take responsibility. This was a communications strategy, not a masochistic drive toward suffering. Some of the Catonsville Nine went into hiding to avoid their trial and remain active, even after having stood still long enough to be arrested and charged.

The film shows us the Milwaukee 14, the DC 9 who went after the Dow Chemical Company, and the New York 8. The New York activists hit more than one location and chose not to stay. Instead, they held a press conference to claim responsibility without identifying who was at which location or agreeing to answer questions. They were not prosecuted.

We see the Boston 2, the Rhode Island Political Offensive For Freedom (RIPOFF) — modeled after the New York 8. We see the Rochester Flower City Conspiracy, the Buffalo, the Camden 28. That last one was encouraged, assisted, and then busted by an informant, but in the trial the judge allowed defense witnesses including people like Howard Zinn. The jury nullified the law by acquitting defendants who openly admitted to their actions. The jury joined in singing “Amazing Grace,” and the foreman threw a party for the defendants.

Activists have not entirely figured out how to counter the brilliant move of creating a “volunteer” poverty draft, but neither has it shut down resistance in quite the way as is generally imagined. The stories of these long-ago actions and so many thousands of actions since still inspire. And resistance is in many ways greater now. Wars are protested before they even start, and sometimes prevented from starting. There is much to inspire us in independent media reports of nonviolent actions today, but I suspect this movie has the power to inspire us further.

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David Swanson is the author of “When the World Outlawed War,” “War Is A Lie” and “Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union.” He blogs at http://davidswanson.org and http://warisacrime.org