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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

Please watch and share:
http://www.livestream.com/anonymousBR

To learn more about the Brazilian uprising please watch:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIBYEXLGdSg&feature=youtu.be

All Power to the People!

KLM <3

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thepeoplesrecord:

Tar Sands Blockade published new videos today (4/7) showing oil from the Arkansas pipeline rupture diverted from a residential neighborhood into a wetland area to keep it out sight and, most importantly, out of the media & public view.
April 7, 2013

While it’s not clear if the oil was intentionally moved into the wetland, the company says it is cleaning pavement with power washing devices, which could cause some of the oil to be pushed off neighborhood streets and into other areas.

Activists also interviewed a local resident who claimed the oil has continued “flowing” into Lake Conway since the spill happened.

“I don’t have allergies,” the man said. “But now my sinuses are bothering me. My throat’s bothering me. My eyes water constantly. But Exxon acts like nothing’s wrong. They don’t have to live here, we do. And we’re not moving just because of them.”

The activists noted that they were turned away from the area several times before by police and Exxon spill cleanup workers, but they returned on Saturday just before sundown and managed to sneak in to capture footage of the oiled wetlands. In two separate videos, nearby residents say they’ve been made sick by the spill, which has tremendously affected their air quality.

This footage has largely remained out of the media due to the lockdown that’s descended upon Mayflower nearly a week since the spill. Reporters touring the damage with Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel were allegedly turned away by Exxon workers. One journalist, Inside Climate News’s Susan White, was even threatened with arrest when she asked a question of Exxon’s “public affairs” desk inside the spill cleanup command center. The company has also secured a no-fly zone over the spill area.

Video of Lake Conway’s wetlands shows thousands of what Exxon called “absorbent pads” — which appear to be nothing more than paper towels — littering the blackened landscape as thick, soupy crude bubbles across the water’s surface. The company insists that air quality in the affected region is being measured by the Environmental Protection Agency, and that tests show “levels that are either non-detect or that are below any necessary action levels.” Exxon also says that the area’s drinking water remains unaffected.

A phone number given by Exxon to reach the company’s “downstream media relations” team did not appear to be correct, and a spokesperson was not available for comment.

Don’t let Exxon sweep this thing under the rug! Share this now, far & wide, with everybody you know! We cannot allow these corporate-committed environmental tragedies to continue to claim people, land & our future as victims in the wealth-owning, corporate elite’s illogical profit-making endeavors.

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Oil companies/any companies, shouldn’t have this kind of power. Exxon should be shut down and held accountable.

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politicsd00d:

comatoseinsomnia:

It’s back.

Did I already reblog this? Not sure, but posting this anyways. 

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jo-discontent:

In the response to hurricane Sandy, Occupy Wall Street supporters have shown that voluntary, decentralized mutual aid is far more effective than government programs and agencies like FEMA.

At one point, pictures were taken of occupy sandy volunteers feeding FEMA workers who couldn’t even find supplies for themselves.

Now, super villain and globalist Mayor Bloomberg in New York is thanking them for their service to the community by ordering a raid and eviction on a shelter that they have helped set up and have been using as a base of operations.

(I know, I meant to reblog this earlier. It’s a bit late, but still relevant.)

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"The military slang for a man killed by a drone strike is ‘bug splat,’ since viewing the body through a grainy-green video image gives the sense of an insect being crushed."

— Michael Hastings, The Rise of the Killer Drones: How America Goes to War in Secret (via theyoungradical)

(Source: mohandasgandhi, via theyoungradical)

cultureofresistance:

April 4, 2012  |  By Will Allen and Ronnie Cummins | via

The world’s most hated corporation is at it again, this time in Vermont.

Despite overwhelming public support and support from a clear majority of Vermont’s Agriculture Committee, Vermont legislators are dragging their feet on a proposed GMO labeling bill. Why? Because Monsanto has threatened to sue the state if the bill passes.

The popular legislative bill requiring mandatory labels on genetically engineered food (H-722) is languishing in the Vermont House Agriculture Committee, with only four weeks left until the legislature adjourns for the year. Despite thousands of emails and calls from constituents who overwhelmingly support mandatory labeling, despite the fact that a majority (6 to 5) of Agriculture Committee members support passage of the measure, Vermont legislators are holding up the labeling bill and refusing to take a vote.

Instead, they’re calling for more public hearings on April 12, in the apparent hope that they can run out the clock until the legislative session ends in early May.

What happened to the formerly staunch legislative champions of Vermont’s “right to know” bill? They lost their nerve and abandoned their principles after Monsanto representative recently threatened a public official that the biotech giant would sue Vermont if they dared to pass the bill.

More on Food | AlterNet

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BREAKING: Jennifer Fox, the 3 Month Pregnant women who was pepper sprayed at Occupy Seattle has miscarried.

faramirs:

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“I was screaming, ‘I am pregnant, I am pregnant. Let me through. I am trying to get out.” At that point, Fox continues, a Seattle police officer lifted his foot and it hit her in the stomach, and another officer pushed his bicycle into the crowd, again hitting Fox in the stomach.

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youthiswasted:

Within the media, there’s a saying that you need a good publicist to get a story in the news, but a great publicist to keep it out of the news.

The coordinated nationwide police crackdowns against the protests - and the brutal methods used against civilians - has not merited substantial…

purv-dog:

This is rather incredible. Oakland Mayor Jean Quan released a statement late last night saying she now supports the Occupy Oakland protesters and will minimize police presence for the time being. The statement comes less than 48 hours after local police used excessive force against protesters, including rubber bullets, stun grenades, sound cannons, and tear gas. One protester, an Iraq war veteran named Scott Olsen, was shot with a projectile at close range, fracturing his skull and landing him in critical condition. [Update: Olsen’s condition has since been upgraded to fair.]

Quan’s statement, via the San Francisco Chronicle:

We support the goals of the Occupy Wall Street movement: we have high levels of unemployment and we have high levels of foreclosure that makes Oakland part of the 99% too. We are a progressive city and tolerant of many opinions. We may not always agree, but we all have a right to be heard.

I want to thank everyone for the peaceful demonstration at Frank Ogawa Park tonight, and thank the city employees who worked hard to clean up the plaza so that all activities can continue including Occupy Wall Street. We have decided to have a minimal police presence at the plaza for the short term and build a community effort to improve communications and dialogue with the demonstrators.

99% of our officers stayed professional during difficult and dangerous circumstances as did some of the demonstrators who dissuaded other protestors from vandalizing downtown and for helping to keep the demonstrations peaceful. For the most part, demonstrations over the past two weeks have been peaceful. We hope they continue to be so.

I want to express our deepest concern for all of those who were injured last night, and we are committed to ensuring this does not happen again. Investigations of certain incidents are underway and I will personally monitor them.

We understand and recognize the impact this event has had on the community and acknowledge what has happened. We cannot change the past, but we are committed to doing better.

Most of us are part of the 99%, and understand the spirit of the Occupy Wall Street Movement. We are committed to honoring their free speech right.

Finally, we understand the demonstrators want to meet with me and Chief Jordan. We welcome open dialogue with representatives of Occupy Wall Street members, and we are willing to meet with them as soon as possible.



Wow.

OH MY GOD! She is so full of shit!

Okay so… Several opinions on this (with clarification):

1. She’s trying to look good for the people and keep her corruption in power. (Not to mention the jerks messing things up in the first place…)

2. She is full of lies, do not trust this woman. (I don’t care if she was coerced, she needs to show responsibility for her actions. As is it seems she’s already showed as bad as other corrupt politicians.)

3. Most importantly! She says, “We welcome open dialogue with representatives of Occupy Wall Street members, and we are willing to meet with them as soon as possible.”

I say don’t fall for this. If she wants to talk to people about her crimes, she can go to the occupy camp and talk to EVERYONE. This sounds to me like she’s trying to get some people in charge of the movement so she can have someone to corrupt. No leaders = no corruption. So she’s trying to force a leader on people. DO NOT LET HER DO THAT. She’s so obviously insincere. People like that need to be removed from power, not given permission or aknowledgement to control people.

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queenleilani:

Words to live by. #strong #quotes #wordsofwisdom #ows #occupy #occupywallstreet #occupyeverywhere #occupyworldwide #protest #alicewalker #queenleilani #wallstreet #women  (Taken with instagram)

queenleilani:

Words to live by. #strong #quotes #wordsofwisdom #ows #occupy #occupywallstreet #occupyeverywhere #occupyworldwide #protest #alicewalker #queenleilani #wallstreet #women (Taken with instagram)

anti-propaganda:

‘The police will be given a public order power allowing them to clear the streets and tell the public to leave an area during a riot or other disorder, under proposals for curfews outlined by the Home Office.

The power entitles a police superintendent to declare a specific district a public “no go” area for a limited time – for the first time since the Riot Act was removed from the statute book for England and Wales in 1973.

A Home Office consultation paper published on Thursday stops short of making it a criminal offence to be outdoors in a curfew zone, but says it would be an offence to refuse a police instruction to leave the area. It leaves open the question of what penalty might be imposed.’

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fredendil:

I AM NOT MOVING - Short Film - Occupy Wall Street (by Bigsteelguy4)

Oh the hypocrisy… 

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minidood:

fredendil:

MSNBC on NYPD Police Brutality during Occupy Wall Street Lawrence O’donnell with “The Last Word” (by bYarlboro)

Fucking OUTRAGE!

Usually don’t want news on this blog, but GOSH DARN IT! D’:<