Happening NOW in Brazil! Protesters have occupied the halls and the roof of congress! Hundred of thousands in the streets!
#Brazil #AnonymousBrasil #BrasilAcordou #OGiganteAcordou #protestobsb #changebrazil
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All Power to the People!
Power is the ability not just to tell the story of another person, but to make it the definitive story of that person. The Palestinian poet Mourid Barghouti writes ‘If you want to dispossess a people, the simplest way to do it is to tell their story and to start with secondly.’
Start the story with the arrows of the Native Americans and not with the arrival of the British and you have an entirely different story. Start the story with the failure of the African states and not with the colonial creation of the African state and you have an entirely different story.” —Chimamanda Adichie: The danger of a single story (via stay-human)
The US government wants to send the signal that there are no limitations that they adhere to in the power that they can assert.
If you think about challenging us, if you think about blowing the whistle on what we’ve done in secret, look at what we’ve done to Bradley Manning. If you think about exposing the bad acts we’re doing, look at what we’ve done to Wikileaks. If you think about meaningfully challenging our foreign policy, look at the people rotting in Guantanamo for as long as we want to keep them there. Or the people that we target for death, without any accountability or due process.
They want this climate of fear to be maintained because it’s that climate of fear that engenders passivity and submission. All grounded in fear that any meaningful dissent will result in serious punishment, because the government no longer needs to honour or abide by the list of limitations that we’ve imposed on their power.” —Glenn Greenwald (via theyoungradical)
Born like this
Into these carefully mad wars
Into the sight of broken factory windows of emptiness
Into bars where people no longer speak to each other
Into fist fights that end as shootings and knifings
Born into this
Into hospitals which are so expensive that it’s cheaper to die
Into lawyers who charge so much it’s cheaper to plead guilty
Into a country where the jails are full and the madhouses closed
Into a place where the masses elevate fools into rich heroes” —Charles Bukowski (via only-a-hobo)
To believe that the US and its allies can just continue to go around the world, in country after country, and bomb and kill innocent people - Muslims - and not be targeted with “terrorist” attacks is, for obvious reasons, lunacy. As Bradford University professor Paul Rogers told Jones, the bombing of Mali “will be portrayed as ‘one more example of an assault on Islam’”. Whatever hopes that may exist for an end to the “war on terror” are systematically destroyed by ongoing aggression.
The French bombing of Mali, perhaps to include some form of US participation, illustrates every lesson of western intervention. The “war on terror” is a self-perpetuating war precisely because it endlessly engenders its own enemies and provides the fuel to ensure that the fire rages without end. But the sloganeering propaganda used to justify this is so cheap and easy - we must kill the Terrorists! - that it’s hard to see what will finally cause this to end. The blinding fear - not just of violence, but of Otherness - that has been successfully implanted in the minds of many western citizens is such that this single, empty word (Terrorists), standing alone, is sufficient to generate unquestioning support for whatever their governments do in its name, no matter how secret or unaccompanied by evidence it may be.” —Glenn Greenwald (via thepeacefulterrorist)
Monsanto’s earnings nearly doubled analysts’ projections and its total revenue reached $2.94bn at the end of 2012. The increased price of Roundup herbicide, continued market domination in the United States and, perhaps most significant, expanded markets in Latin America are all contributing factors to Monsanto’s booming business.
Exploiting their patent on transgenic corn, soybean and cotton, Monsanto asserts an insidious control of those agricultural industries in the US, effectively squeezing out conventional farmers (those using non-transgenic seeds) and eliminating their capacity to viably participate and compete on the market. (Until the end of 2012, Monsanto was under investigation by the Department of Justice for violating anti-trust laws by practicing anticompetitive activities towards other biotech companies, but that investigation was quietly closed before the year’s end.)
The seemingly modest objective of the current lawsuit, OSGATA et al v Monsanto, originally filed in March 2011, is to acquire legal protection for organic and conventional farmers from Monsanto’s aggressive prosecution of inadvertent patent infringements. But the implications of the suit are momentous. If the DC Court of Appeal reverses the dismissal, a process of discovery will be instigated that could unveil a reservoir of information, access to which Monsanto has withheld from public knowledge - both by not disclosing it and preventing independent research.” —Monsanto’s Earnings Nearly Double as They Create a Farming Monopoly (via zeram)
Not one, not two, not three but twelve. Twelve constitutional crimes.
And like Dana Olwan said: “No more practical, lesser evil arguments, please. Hold Obama accountable. It’s time. That is the least you can do.”
Everyone responsible needs to be held accountable. Including the puppet masters.