Noam Chomsky Discusses Activism, Occupy, The 2012 Election On The Matthew Filipowicz Show (by matthewmattmatt)
‘Professor Noam Chomsky discusses activism, the one year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, how activists and progressives should approach the 2012 election, and more on the Matthew Filipowicz Show.’
‘You’re probably familiar with the Occupy Wall Street movement thanks to series after series of demonstrations and nonviolent protests. Now, there is a chapter dedicated to occupying the chemical manufacturing giant Monsanto.
During this Global Week of Action, GCU will be “pushing back GMO food into the lab from which it came,” by confronting “the industrial agriculture system head-on.” However, organizers fear mass arrests as a result of these nonviolent forms of dissent due to the power and pervasiveness of Monsanto’s reach. Occupy Monsanto protestors will don “costumes made of bio-hazmat protective gear” which will double as protection from police-propelled pepper spray, as seen in previous demonstrations.
“There is something wrong when a chemical manufacturer, the same company who made Agent Orange, controls the US food supply,” said Jaye Crawford, of GCU Atlanta. “By purchasing influence via massive campaign donations, Monsanto ensures the essential duties of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are neglected,” said Ariel Vegosen, of GCU. ”‘Coexistence’ as defined by the USDA of Organic and GMO crops is a myth.”
In St. Louis, Missouri, Monsanto’s headquarters, a major anti-GMO conference will take place in the same location as the “12th International Symposium on GMO Safety.”
Want to get involved? There will be demonstrations in cities worldwide between September 13th and 24th. You can find the demonstration near you on the Occupy Monsanto website.’
‘How do you make matters worse for an elusive intelligence company that has been forced to scramble for explanations about their ownership of an intricate, widespread surveillance program? Just ask Cubic, whose troubles only begin with TrapWire.
Days after the international intelligence gathering surveillance system called TrapWire was unraveled by RT, an ongoing investigation into any and all entities with ties to the technology has unturned an ever-increasing toll of creepy truths. In only the latest installment of the quickly snowballing TrapWire saga, a company that shares several of the same board members as the secret spy system has been linked to a program called Tartan, which aims to track down alleged anarchists by specifically singling out Occupy Wall Street protesters and the publically funded media — all with the aid of federal agents.’
Scott Olsen: ‘Occupy Wall Street must force changes’ (by RTAmerica)
‘RT’s Anastasia Churkina talks to Occupy activist and war veteran Scott Olsen on the state of affairs in the US today and the changes that have taken place since the beginning of the Occupy Wall Street movement.’
‘A protester belonging to an Occupy Wall Street group in rural Pennsylvania is being charged with felony attempted bank robbery and a terrorism-related charge for holding signs up during a demonstration at a local Wells Fargo branch.
David C. Gorczynski, 22, was charged on Tuesday with attempted bank robbery and terroristic threatening, both felonies, as well as one misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct. Police detained him after he walked into an Easton, PA Wells Fargo branch with a sign that read “You’re being robbed” and another that said “Give a man a gun, he can rob a bank. Give a man a bank, and he can rob a country.”’
‘In what strikes this reporter as highly unethical and likely illegal, police officers, highway patrol troopers and sheriff’s deputies from across Minnesota have been allegedly preying on drug-impaired youths, getting them high and observing their reactions, not unlike laboratory rats.
Norman-based blogger Kaye Beach, with Axxiom for Liberty, informed Red Dirt Report about this disturbing program and that similar activities may be taking place here in Oklahoma.’
Occupy London: ‘OWS fight has only just begun’ (by RussiaToday)
‘The Occupy Wall Street protesters, whose anti-greed message gained global traction last year, are hoping to rekindle the movement’s momentum. Next, a London Occupy activist tells RT how the group is still on the rise, as more people understand they’re being robbed by their own governments.’
‘Throughout the long history of political and economic enslavement there has been many times where the average people realized that they were being taken advantage of and fought back against the established orders of the time.
Unfortunately, in so many of these revolutions the justified anger of the masses was misdirected onto meaningless issues or scapegoats who were merely slaves themselves.
This is why we have remained enslaved over all of these generations, because each time we have had an opportunity to achieve freedom, we were intentionally divided and misdirected by the “powers that shouldn’t be”.’
Max Keiser on OWS, Financial Repression, Confronting Obama & Copyright Laws (by wearechange)
‘Luke Rudkowski interviews Max Keiser at Bryant Park after Max was done taping his TV show, The Keiser Report.’
‘Corporations are obviously not people. But Romney is accurate in the sense that corporations have hijacked most of the rights of people while evading the responsibilities. An important part of the social justice agenda is democratizing corporations. This means we must radically change the laws so people can be in charge of corporations. We must strip them of corporate personhood and cut them down to size so democracy can work. People are taking action so democracy can regulate the size, scope and actions of corporations.’
Riot police brutally wipe out Occupy DC, protesters arrested (by RTAmerica)
Police targeting Occupy DC protesters one by one? (by RTAmerica)
‘On Monday the US Park Police in DC have decided to start implementing a ban on overnight camping. Since its genesis, the Occupy DC encampment hasn’t fallen victim to harsh crackdowns by law enforcement, making it one of the longest standing occupy movements. The tents in McPherson Square have been pitched for approximately four months, but now protesters are not allowed to sleep while occupying. As of Monday evening there have been no arrests. But will that change? Luke Rudkowski, an independent journalist, joins us to discuss what’s next for the Occupy movement.’