There are no excuses left.
I was honored to be invited to speak at Occupy Wall Street on Thursday night. Since amplification is (disgracefully) banned, and everything I say will have to be repeated by hundreds of people so others can hear ( a k a “the human microphone”), what I actually say at Liberty Plaza will have to be very short.
Yves here. I have to note that David DeGraw of Amped Status is widely credited as the originator of “We are the 99%.”
Environmental activists are claiming victory after the Obama administration announced Thursday it will postpone any decision on the proposed 1,700-mile Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline until 2013.
You've heard about the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York, Los Angeles, London, Toronto, Berlin, Tel Aviv and elsewhere around the world. But did you know that huge demonstrations have been taking place in Tokyo as well? We certainly didn't until a SOTT forum member sent us the details.
A note before we begin: there are a lot of links here – they, and various articles in publications such as Time Magazine, Newsweek, Wired, Rolling Stone, Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, and others that I’ve read are the sources for this article. Every link is in blue . Though all of the sources and articles that I’ve linked are worth a read, I’ve underlined and bolded the links that I think everyone should def in i tely read if you have not already.
Police organizations across the country co-operated to spy on community organizations and activists in what the RCMP called one of the largest domestic intelligence operations in Canadian history, documents reveal. Information about the extensive police surveillance in advance of last year's G8 and G20 meetings in southern Ontario comes from evidence presented in the case of 17 people accused of orchestrating street turmoil during the summits.
Sitting in a car parked at a gas station on the outskirts of Houston, Texas, my colleague Michelle holds an audio recorder to my cellphone. At the other end of the line is Arundhati Roy , author of the Booker Prize-winning The God of Small Things, who is some 2,000 miles away, driving to Boston. "This is uniquely American," I remark to Roy about interviewing her while both in cars but thousands of miles apart.
WASHINGTON -- The United Nations envoy for freedom of expression is drafting an official communication to the U.S. government demanding to know why federal officials are not protecting the rights of Occupy demonstrators whose protests are being disbanded -- sometimes violently -- by local authorities.
November 28, 2011 |
Occupy London activists are angered at a police document that lists them with terrorist organisations. Photograph: Matt Dunham/AP
Published on December 2, 2011
Two significant events happened on Thursday: (1) the Democratic-led Senate rejuvenated and expanded the War on Terror by, among other things, passing a law authorizing military detention on U.S. soil and expanding the formal scope of the War; and (2) Obama lawyers, for the first time, publicly justified the President’s asserted (and seized) power to target U.S. citizens for assassination without any transparency or due process.
Occupy Melbourne surprised the local law by turning their tents into costumes; when police attempted to tear down the tents, they sprouted legs and heads and started running around the park. The cops turned and left, chased by tents. But the cops came back, and exacted petty vengeance on the costumed protesters.