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Despite widespread public outcry and international condemnation, the city of Detroit on Tuesday resumed shutting off the water supply to thousands of city residents.

Ending the month long moratorium on shutoffs, Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) public affairs specialist Gregory Eno confirmed to Common Dreams that the city turned off the water to roughly 400 households that are delinquent on their water bills and have not yet set up a payment plan. More shutoffs are expected.

According to the citizens group Detroit Water Brigade, the only thing that changed since shutoffs began in March is that the city has lowered the required down payment water bills from 30% to 10%. “The water is still too expensive for Detroit,” they said. Detroit is one of the poorest cities in the United States with over 38% of the population living below the poverty line, according to Census Bureau statistics.

Members of the Detroit Water Brigade are calling on the city to halt the shutoffs altogether and consider alternatives for helping people pay their bills, arguing that restricting access to water for the city’s poorest residents is “doing nothing more than hurting people,” DWB volunteer DeMeeko Williams told a local CBS affiliate.

“Today it is 90 degrees in the city of Detroit,” Williams continued. “Elderly people need water, children need water to hydrate themselves—to stay cool.”

http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/08/27/despite-calls-humanity-detroit-resumes-water-shutoffs

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Interesting how swat stood down as the looters got away with stolen merchandise but fired tear gas and rubber bullets at peaceful protestors

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-08-16/looting-resumes-ferguson-local-police-ordered-stand-down

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Ferguson, Missouri (CNN)[Breaking news update, posted at 11:30 a.m. ET]

Friday’s release by Ferguson police of video allegedly showing teenager Michael Brown robbing a store shortly before he was killed last week came over the objections of federal authorities, a law enforcement official told CNN on Saturday.

Ferguson police had wanted to release the video Thursday, but it held off when the U.S. Justice Department asked it not to, arguing that doing so would increase tensions in the community, the source said.

Yet the city’s police chief released it Friday, the same day he released the name of the officer who he says killed Brown, 18, minutes after the alleged theft.

[Earlier version, posted at 10:25 a.m. ET]

(CNN) — A fragile peace shattered in Ferguson early Saturday, as looters again robbed neighborhood business while law enforcement officers — who returned to the streets with riot gear, tactical rifles and armored vehicles — looked on but largely didn’t intervene.

Saturday marks one week since Michael Brown died from police gunfire, and protesters plan to commemorate the moment he died with a vigil across from the Ferguson police station.

At noon, near the hour that Officer Darren Wilson shot Brown, 18, in the Missouri town, protesters will silently raise their hands into the air.

That’s what Brown did before he died, witnesses say, while Wilson kept firing at him.

A second rally is planned for 3 p.m. (4 p.m. ET) near St. Louis’ Gateway Arch, with members of Brown’s family expected to attend.

More stores looted

Looters began Saturday’s pillage at the Ferguson Market and Liquor store, which has become part of the case surrounding Brown. Shortly before Brown was shot last week, police say, a man fitting his description allegedly stole cigars and roughed up a store clerk as surveillance cameras recorded.

Release of the video on Friday angered some, who say police were using it to distract from Brown’s killing and make him look bad.

More than two dozen people blocked off the store with cars early Saturday, then officers commanded them through loudspeakers to free it up.

Instead, bottles flew, mayhem erupted, and looters ransacked the store, which the owner had boarded up. It was the first of at least three stores raided.

Looters ran out of shops with boxes stacked in their arms up to their chins. Behind them lay overturned shelves, spilled goods and wrecked displays. All the while, police stayed back by their armored vehicles and observed but did not stop them.

Three Molotov cocktails pummeled the roof of a Domino’s Pizza, burning a hole, before firefighters put the flames out.

About an hour later, about a dozen people lined up to block Ferguson Market and Liquor’s entrance, saying they were keeping looters out. But before sunrise, looters returned there for a second round.

Owners of the raided stores expressed frustration that police, looking on nearby, didn’t stop the looters.

“I understand that you’re not safe either, but you still have a job to do now, and now you’re not doing your job,” Tanya Littleton, owner of the looted Feel Beauty Supply, said about police in an phone interview with CNN.

The beauty store’s floor was littered with broken glass and merchandise, video from CNN affiliate KTVI showed. Looters took off with hair extensions worth at least $200 a bag, Littleton said.

“We’re shut down for a while. It’s not safe, and the police are doing nothing about it,” she told KTVI.

Also targeted was Sam’s Meat Market and Liquor. After hearing that people grabbed chicken, bacon and spirits from their store, the owners arrived with guns and stood outside, warding off any further raids.

Jay Kanzler, lawyer for Ferguson Market and Liquor, said police did nothing to stop the looting in town.

“Don’t know why the … police didn’t do anything. They were told to stand down and I don’t know why,” Kanzler said.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon had put the Missouri State Highway Patrol in charge of protest security in Ferguson after days of sometimes violent clashes between police and protesters. CNN’s call to the patrol Saturday morning wasn’t immediately returned.

Prior to the bedlam, protests had been peaceful late Friday, continuing the mood that taken hold the previous night, when quiet had returned to the Missouri town after consecutive nights of violence between protesters and police.

 Protests in Ferguson, Missouri

The new security arrangements led by Missouri State Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson seemed to have calmed tensions that day. He had bonded with the community, becoming the figurehead of softer crowd policing and unblemished protests.

5 things to know about Michael Brown’s shooting

Police announcement controversy

Brown’s family and protesters in Ferguson demanded, for nearly a week, to learn the name of the officer who pulled the trigger. Ferguson police delayed the release, citing safety concerns and saying that police had received death threats.

On Friday they conceded, revealing Wilson’s identity.

But their announcement triggered disappointment and criticism, because it was coupled with the surveillance camera video and other material incriminating Brown.

Documents fingered the teen as the “primary suspect,” who walked off with a box of cigars valued at $48.99. They also named a key witness in his shooting case, Dorian Johnson, as the “second suspect” in the theft.

Read the police documents

Companion committed no crime

But Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson later said Dorian Johnson neither committed nor was complicit in any crime.

Johnson said he was with Brown at the time of the shooting and that Wilson shot Brown without provocation.

“We wasn’t committing any crime, bringing no harm to nobody, but my friend was murdered in cold blood,” he told CNN affiliate KMOV.

Two witnesses say Wilson, 28, shot Brown multiple times, as he tried to break away from the officer. The same two witnesses have contradicted the claim by police that Brown had fought with Wilson in his patrol vehicle and groped for his gun.

No one has disputed witness accounts that Brown was unarmed when he died.

One side of Wilson’s face was left swollen after the confrontation, police said.

Hours after the material was made public, Chief Jackson told reporters that the robbery wasn’t the reason Wilson stopped Brown. Rather, he said, it was because he was “walking down the middle of the street blocking traffic.”

Jackson expressed “every confidence” in Wilson, who has been a police officer for six years, four of those spent on Ferguson’s force.

Police have said that evidence and testimony in the shooting will be presented to a grand jury, which will decide whether Wilson should be tried.

Complete coverage of the Ferguson shooting

Timing of disclosure criticized

The tall, sturdy young man in the video “appears to be” Brown, said his family’s lawyer Benjamin Crump. But the family wasn’t informed of the robbery or store surveillance video ahead of time, he said.

And it’s immaterial, said Eric Davis, who is related to Brown.

“It’s a diversion, and it’s an attempt to smear Michael’s character,” he said. “It (should be) more about what happened on Canfield Drive, where Michael was executed.”

Johnson, the Highway Patrol captain, also was sour on the information release. The robbery and Brown’s shooting “are separate issues,” he said.

“I told (Chief Jackson) I think both of those being released today was not needed and was not the way that we needed to go,” he said

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“My administration has been closely monitoring the situation in Egypt, and I know that we will be learning more tomorrow when day breaks.  As the situation continues to unfold, our first concern is preventing injury or loss of life.  So I want to be very clear in calling upon the Egyptian authorities to refrain from any violence against peaceful protestors.

 

The people of Egypt have rights that are universal.  That includes the right to peaceful assembly and association, the right to free speech, and the ability to determine their own destiny.  These are human rights.  And the United States will stand up for them everywhere.”

 

- U.S. President Barack Obama, January 28, 2011

 

The events in Ferguson, Missouri went from what could have been just another all too common and tragic incident in which an unarmed black man is killed by an overly aggressive and unprofessional police force, to what may be a historically significant event in American history. So how did this transformation occur and what does it mean going forward? Those are the two questions I intend to address in this post.

There are two primary factors that have collided to create the current out of control situation in a suburb roughly 15 miles northwest of St. Louis, which before this past weekend, almost no one had ever heard of. The first factor is the underlying tension in American society that I have been writing about for several years now. Nowhere is this tension more apparent than in the minority majority inner cities or their outskirts. Being a privileged person, I have thankfully never experienced the dehumanization and oppression felt by so many in these disenfranchised communities, but I can still understand the fact that these neighborhoods are ground zero in the civil unrest that is likely to continue into the foreseeable future.

The second factor is the entirely inappropriate and dangerous militarization of police forces throughout these United States. While extreme tension between impoverished communities and the police has been well documented for decades and expressed through music and movies (I grew up with NWA’s Fuck Tha Police and Colors), the cops were generally speaking merely men and women driving around in patrol cars with guns and batons. Not to dismiss the violence that can and has been inflicted through those means, but the police in recent years have taken things to a whole new frightening level: Total Militarization.

I consider this trend to be such an existential threat to freedom and civil liberties that I have expended a considerable deal of time and energy over the past several years highlighting it. I have covered the topic too many times to list here (I will provide a compilation at the end of this post), but there is one in particular I want to mention. The post was published two months ago and was titled: The Militarization of Police Continues…Machine Guns, Grenade Launchers, Silencers and More. In it I quoted the following from a New York Times article:

During the Obama administration, according to Pentagon data, police departments have received tens of thousands of machine guns; nearly 200,000 ammunition magazines; thousands of pieces of camouflage and night-vision equipment; and hundreds of silencers, armored cars and aircraft.

 

The equipment has been added to the armories of police departments that already look and act like military units. Police SWAT teams are now deployed tens of thousands of times each year, increasingly for routine jobs. Masked, heavily armed police officers in Louisiana raided a nightclub in 2006 as part of a liquor inspection. In Florida in 2010, officers in SWAT gear and with guns drawn carried out raids on barbershops that mostly led only to charges of “barbering without a license.”

I then concluded the post with the following observation:

Of all the bad ideas currently being implemented in these United States, turning the police into soldiers is certainly near the top of the list

More@ http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-08-14/ferguson-bundy-ranch-dancing-night-away-obamas

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Poverty Pimp Snitch [and GOP Troll] Al Sharpton Gets Heckled in Ferguson, MO, for Showing Up

13 Aug 2014 Here’s the transcript of how it all went down: Adam Sharp: “Reverend Sharpton, the term ‘Snitches Get Stitches’ was spray painted on the burned out QuikTrip. Since you are a federal snitch, sir, do you fear for your life?” Al Sharpton: “I’m not a snitch. (Not true.) But today I want to tell the feds about a cop that needs to go to jail.” [See: The Problem With Al Sharpton (The Black Commentator) “Roger Stone, a millionaire political consultant who began his career as a 19-year-old Watergate dirty trickster, virtually took over the [Rev. Al] Sharpton campaign in the last quarter of 2003, according to reports in the New York Times (January 25), Salon (“A GOP Trickster Rents Sharpton,” February 3) and New York’s Village Voice (“Sleeping with the GOP,” February 3). …Roger Stone is the Hard Right storm trooper whose goons bum-rushed the Miami-Dade elections offices in 2000, shutting down the recount and setting the stage for George Bush’s “selection.”]

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Riots are have erupted with hundreds of protesters gathering at a suburban St. Louis police station on Monday demanding murder charges against an officer who shot to death an unarmed black teenager over the weekend. Looting just went nuts like the ’60s. While this is being painted as a race issue, there is yet another issue that is not being addressed – that is the militarization of the civil police forces around the country.

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Ever since 911, there has been a trend moving toward much harsher local police. Here is a photo of how the Boston Police have militarized to the point it looks like war against the people. Even small towns are geared up for war.

The small town of Medford, Oregon with a population of 76,462 has spent millions of dollars to militarize their police. They have their own Swat Teams, yet no incident in history of some major shooting of such a nature to warrant a Swat Team. The entire reason where there was the Second Amendment was to eliminate this very threat of standing armies. We are seeing the abuse of force at every level. Medford Police bought a new vehicle that some say could survive a so-called the apocalypse. They used their Swat Team to go after a mere carjacker.

Medford, New Jersey with a population of just 23,033 also has a Swat Team. They rushed in and held two white kids on the ground at gun-point for shooting potatoes into a lake setting hair spray as the propellant.

NormanRockwell

The whole thing about standing armies has been their historical use out of boredom. It is a shame to pay for something and then not use it. Police use to be friendly as shown in Normal Rockwell’s classic painting. Sure there are a few good souls still left. But the attitudes have shifted to being just mean and nasty as they look at the civilian population as evil.

PepperSpray-US

This is a problem that is brewing and is extremely dangerous to say the least. Examples of police abuse are all over the internet. There has been a loss of respect for the people and there seems to be no way to reverse this process.

PepperSpray-NYC

They sprayed protesters in the eyes during Occupy Wall Street movements everywhere. The conduct has been outrageous. This killing of this black teen is not simply racism. The problems are much deeper. Claiming this is just racism deflects the entire issue and makes it simply black-v-white. This is something far more serious for it is impacting our entire society.

Nevada-Protest

The protests over land was yet another example. The police showed up with weapons and told the people they would shoot to kill. The police are being transformed from protecting the public into protecting government from the public. Most do not even see what transformation they have gone through.

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Michael Snyder has a different persepctive…

Even though the economy has somewhat stabilized (at least for the moment), levels of anger and frustration have continued to grow in this country.  We have been taught to hate one another and to blame one another for our problems, and so now the U.S. is more divided than at any other point in recent memory.  For much more on this, please see my previous article entitled “America The Divided: Everyone Knows We Have Problems But There Is Very Little Agreement On Solutions“.

We live at a time when things are so tense that even a small spark can light an absolutely huge fire.  America has become a tinderbox.  Next time it might not be a racially-charged shooting.  Next time it might be an Ebola outbreak that sparks looting and panic.  Or it might be some sort of financial collapse.  We just don’t know.

But what we do know is that there are lots and lots of people that are willing to riot and loot and commit unspeakable crimes given the right circumstances.

Decades of social decay have gotten us to the point where the thin veneer of civilization that we all take for granted every single day is wearing dangerously thin.

The truth is that it is not going to take much to push this nation over the edge.

If this kind of rioting can take place in a community with just over 20,000 people, what would a full-blown riot look like in a city with millions of people?

That is a very sobering thing to think about.

Once upon a time in America, you could leave your doors unlocked at night and you could let your kids play in the streets without ever having to worry.

But now we are a sick, decaying nation that has millions of people ready to riot and loot at the drop of a hat.

Is there any hope for us?

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-08-12/ferguson-america-there-brewing-problem-and-its-extremely-dangerous

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Outrage, unrest erupt after fatal shooting of Missouri teen by police

11 Aug 2014 Confrontations between police and residents of a St. Louis suburb raged into the night after a fatal weekend shooting of a teen by an ‘officer.’ Crowds gathered Sunday night for a candlelight vigil for Michael Brown, whose shooting death sparked tensions in the Missouri town of Ferguson. The peaceful gathering turned tense as protesters hurled bottles at officers and kicked police cars parked on the streets with blue lights flickering. Young men knelt before stoic officers in riot gear, hands up in protest to symbolize surrender.

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Israel detains over 1,000 anti-war Palestinians

8 Aug 2014 Latest figures show Israeli forces have arrested more than a thousand Palestinians protesting against Tel Aviv’s aerial and ground attacks on the besieged Gaza Strip. Sources said the activists were detained during the crackdown on towns of Palestinian Arab population across Israel. Israeli media outlets have cited a lawyer representing some of the arrested people as saying that dozens of them are being held without charge.

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The question to ask is this: Do Jewish people have any control over what their leadership does in their name? Until recently most Americans actually believed they lived in a democracy where their opinion and their vote counted. I have not seen a poll on the subject but I doubt that a majority of people capable of thought do believe their votes are properly counted on election day. They certainly do not believe that their opinion counts as much as that of campaign donors.

David Rothkopf wrote Superclass in which he describes how the world is run by 30 families and their 6,000 Minions. Rothkopf in addition to being Jewish is a former Kissinger associate. A good example of global governance is the Bilderberg Society which meets in Copenhagen at the end of this month. It is an annual meeting of the Power Elite. The Bilderberg Society is run by associates of the Rothschild family. The Rothschilds use other families to do their work. J P Morgan, the Rockefellers, the Harrimans and the Bush family have been Rothschild agents for a very long time.

The founders of the Bilderberg Society were David Rockefeller, Sir Evelyn de Rothschild and the latter’s business partner at Royal Dutch Shell, Prince Bernhard. The Bilderberg Society has a Steering Committee which sets the agenda for the upcoming meeting and selects participants. The agenda is discussed at the conference until a consensus is reached. Then the conference attendees take the agenda back home to implement it. The agenda comes from the 30 families. It is discussed in private by people the average citizen would think are important. Barack Obama, David Cameron, Hillary Clinton, Treasury and Federal Reserve officials and the like. The press is represented. Usually the Financial Times or some other outlet will write a story arguing why it would just be wonderful if we did X. This year X might be the first in a series of devaluations of the dollar and even the pound.

Please note that you are not allowed to see the inside of this meeting where your future is being decided. You are not allowed to opine that cutting the value of the British pound or the US dollar will do great harm to you and your family. And that there is an alternative path. Too bad for you. You were not invited to speak. Nor are you allowed to see the Rothschild hand at the determination of public policy.

Now let us return to the question of the Jews. The Rothschilds are Jewish and do yield immense power but is there some way in which Jewish people can influence decisions made from above their level?

President Kennedy was assassinated by the Israelis on November 22, 1963. That was the 53rd anniversary of the first day of the meetings that drafted the legislation for the Federal Reserve Act. Mordecai Vanunu, the Israeli whistleblower, said Davis Ben Gurion wanted JFK dead because he opposed their acquisition of nuclear weapons and wanted to inspect their nuclear works at Dimona. JFK also wanted the Israel Lobby to register as foreign agents. Anyone with a brain can figure out that our Banker Occupied Government lied to us about JFK’s murder. Carlos Hathcock was America’s most decorated sniper in the Vietnam war. He and the best snipers in the Marines Corps tried in vain several times at Quantico to recreate the shots that Oswald was alleged to have made. The Jewish controlled Corporate media will never let us get to the truth. The Jewish leadership has Gatekeepers on the Left and the Right in just about every political organization in the country telling us what we should be allowed to think or to say.

And this brings us to the role of the Jews in a democratic society. It would appear that their assigned task is to make sure that democracy is severely restrained. When I look at 911, I ask how did World Trade Tower 7 fall straight down in 6.5 seconds? It was never hit by a plane. The fires were already out. Steel girders do not melt until 2,800 degrees (1,538 Celsius) and the concrete at 3,000 degrees (1,649). Now look at the glass. Surely if this building were a raging inferno, the glass would have melted. But the Jews of America either sweep this under the rug or they blame oil companies and Dick Cheney. There were Jewish Democrats on the 911 Commission. They didn’t bother asking questions because they knew the answers would lead to Israel. How did the Rothschild owned Reuters News service know WTC 7 was going to collapse at least 30 minutes in advance? They were the ones who told the BBC the building had fallen down before it did. Either Jews aren’t as smart as they tell us or they want to show their contempt for Gentiles.

The Jews of America have committed far more serious crimes than 911 and the assassination of President Kennedy. And they about to commit the greatest crime in world history.

Read more @ http://vidrebel.wordpress.com/2014/05/14/whither-goest-the-jewish-people/

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There is something very, very wrong with the Albuquerque, New Mexico police department, and the citizens have just about had enough.

Before I get into the heart of this story, I need to provide you with a little background. The Albuquerque Police Department (APD) is well known for its outrageous and inappropriate use of violence.
– See more at: http://newswatch.us/protesters-take-albuquerque-city-council-attempt-arrest-police-chief/#sthash.jJzD4AnW.dpuf

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 Scheduled for posting on April 23, 2014. Will go live May 1, 2014…. Lets see what happens????????

Citizens from around the world, we are Anonymous.

We hereby call forth this May 1st, a Global Day Of Resistance.

We call upon every person, in every nation, every state, city, county, and street, to Unite, and to rise up.
And to take back the public commons from the oppressors.

March the streets, occupy the public space; be free and reclaim your rights as human beings.

Become part of a world-wide Global Spring;

Many events are currently moving, and this May 1st is the perfect moment to make those movements go even farther.

In fact, the list of movements and events circling around the world are endless, and each corner the concerned citizen faces, needs much needed attention.

May 1st, is a declaration of priorities, and our priority, in current society, should not be to keep a broken system running.

On May 1st, let us shake the world and the very foundations of all power and authority.

Anonymous will use all the tools at our disposal to facilitate and encourage this, Global Day of Awakening.

The internet is a vital tool of open means of communications towards connecting the 99%.

Furthermore, physical actions need to take its rise. The mental awakening has passed.

Hence, we are tired of having activists, journalists, and concerned citizens around the world get hunted, jailed, and abused.

We are tired of watching our own fall.

We are tired of banks, corporations, and it’s figureheads, deciding the outcome of a country, when it should be the people who decide their countries history.

We stand alongside the occupy movement, we stand with them in this fight. This is a call of general strike; against the 1%

We ask the citizens of all nations to refrain from banks, to refrain from shopping, to boycott films, music, video games and others of category.

The 1% need to realize the essential, and that essential, is that without the 99%, without us; they are nothing.

We encourage the citizens of all nations to both organize and plan this week, and to execute their movements on May 1st.

This is a shout of may day

Spread this message. Distribute through social media. Post it to your blog. And mirror it on YouTube, Vimeo, and other video platforming sites.

1 week from today, we will show the world that unity is not dead.

Anonymous will stand with our freedom fighters from all over the world, and in unity, raise our fist to the sky and shout:

We Are Not Afraid!

We are anonymous.
We are legion.
We do not forgive.
We do not forget.
United as one, divided by zero.
Expect us.

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2014 0425hudson2Protesters block a Facebook bus at intersection of San Francisco’s Market and 8th Streets and show unfair system of private tech buses. (Photo: Adam Hudson)

On January 21, dozens of protesters, decrying displacement and inequality, gathered near City Hall in San Francisco on a chilly Tuesday morning. At around 9:15 a.m., they marched down Market Street and blockaded two tech shuttles, one that was parked at a MUNI (San Francisco Municipal Railway) bus stop, the other in the middle of the street. Tech shuttles – also infamously known as “Google buses” – are private corporate buses that take tech industry workers from their homes in San Francisco down the peninsula to work in Silicon Valley.

Protesters surrounded the buses and placed signs near them that read: “Stop Displacement Now” and “Warning: Rents and evictions up near private shuttle stops.” A UC-Berkeley study and maps show that evictions and rent increases often follow the locations of tech bus stops. One sign bluntly read: “Fuck off Google.”

Present at the protest was Martina Ayala, a teacher, artist and consultant for San Francisco nonprofits working with low-income families. She is currently facing a no-fault eviction from her residence in San Francisco’s Outer Richmond neighborhood that sits next to the Pacific Ocean beach. Ayala told Truthout, “The landlord would like us to self-evict” – but not by way of a buy-out, in which landlords evict tenants by paying them to leave. Instead, Ayala said, “They’re trying to get us out without having to pay the eviction costs. And so they’re doing that by harassing us and calling us every day, sending us three-day notice to pay rent or quit without following through with service.” Why would the landlord go to such lengths to push the family out? Ayala says, “Even though we are paying $1,750, that is still not enough for the landlord, because the average rent is now $3,000.”

The Google bus blockade lasted for a half-hour. Afterward, the crowd marched down Grove Street to the San Francisco Association of Realtors, then ended at City Hall. Much of the media coverage of the protest focused on the Google bus blockade. However, the protesters emphasized that the tech industry was not the only culprit. Developers, real estate brokers, and City Hall all play a role in economically displacing many San Francisco residents.

Not all protesters were mad at the tech workers riding the buses. Some encouraged tech workers to support the protesters’ cause. One sign read, “Get off the bus, join us!

read more@ http://truth-out.org/news/item/23305-the-bleaching-of-san-francisco-extreme-gentrification-and-suburbanized-poverty-in-the-bay

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We live in the times that George Orwell predicted in his groundbreaking novel 1984. A time of deception, where nothing is what it seems to be. Lost in a deep fog of propaganda that passes for information, we have to decipher through conflicting narratives, where stories are planted to hide other ones. In this fictional conundrum, reality has become surreal, and words have lost their meaning. In our Orwellian lexicon, a pro-capitalist and neo-colonialist such as French President Francois Hollande is called a socialist; violent imperialist interventions conducted by the United States and its allies, or even the United Nations, worldwide are called humanitarian missions or peacekeeping missions; policies of regime change, already conducted in Iraq and Libya, and underway in Ukraine, Syria, Venezuela, and even Cuba, are called promoting democracy or strengthening civil society. In Orwellian times, a phony revolution in Kiev is concocted by neocons in Washington DC with help from so-called humanitarian non-g0vernmental organizations (NGO), and USAID takes on the CIA’s role to promote supposedly spontaneous protests in Cuba. In Orwellian times, a big lie often repeated becomes the truth. When policymakers are spin masters, truth is the first casualty. -

See more at: http://newsjunkiepost.com/2014/04/13/ukraine-and-syria-in-orwellian-times-revolution-is-imperialism/#sthash.xqHU1Bgm.dpuf

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The trendy Zero Hedge website had a guest editorial the other day about the Banksters pushing us towards a Racial Civil War to provide themselves cover when the dollar collapses. The author cited a 2009 Pentagon War Games scenario in which the American dollar dies. Those of us who understand money have been saying since 1913 that the Federal Reserve is there to steal our money. Charles Lindbergh Sr said that the Federal Reserve will create a series of inflations and Depressions. We are now headed to the worst financial crisis in history. Hundreds of millions worldwide will die from starvation if we do not reform the banking and monetary systems.

As I have said before, America will experience Nationwide Food Riots. Every city will be burned to the ground if we do nothing. As I understand the Establishment plan, they have been preparing for a racial Civil War on several fronts. In Europe they have flooded the countries with Muslim immigrants. And the Jews have taken over the Right by selling racial hatred against Muslims. Yet it is the Jews who demand unlimited immigration. In America the Jews have demanded unlimited legal and illegal immigration.

The Jews occupy the Middle Ground between the races. In America they tell blacks that racism can only be practiced by whites. And that they are poor and have failed in their personal lives because of White Racism.

The Jews control the press. Colin Flaherty had to write a book called ‘White Girl Bleed A Lot’ to bypass the media and inform white Americans just how much violent crime is directed against them.

The Jews through the Foundations and the schools tell Mexican immigrants that this land belongs to them and that it was stolen from them by whites.

Race Wars and Civil Wars would only further the interests of the Uber Rich. We need to unite to stop all the wars for Israel, to arrest the Bankers and seize their assets. We need to have worldwide Debt Cancellation, to end fractional reserve banking and to issue a non-interest bearing currency like the Greenback.

The truth is that the land originally belonged to the American Indians. And that whites are less racist than others. I always point out to blacks that white people treat black people better than do other blacks. We certainly treat blacks and Mexicans better than do the Jews. It was the Jews who owned 90% of the ships that brought Africans to North and South America as slaves. It was the Jews who had His Majesty’s Jewish Government fight two Opium Wars against China to make unbelievably huge fortunes selling drugs. Today the banks launder more than a trillion dollars a year in illegal drugs and weapons sales.

America has 1.4 million armed and dangerous gang members who are responsible for 80% of America’s violent crime. That was only a million or so when Obama took office. The CIA has been importing drugs into America by the plane load since the Vietnam war. In fact one motive for killing Kennedy was the profits they could make from selling drugs to whites. The CIA sells drugs to its favored gangs and also sells them guns just as they do to the gangs of Latin America. I think the real number of Mexicans killed in the last six years of the CIA war against Mexico is above 80,000. I do not trust government statistics about anything. They lie too much.

When the banks crash the dollar, the pound, the euro and the yen, they will unleash worldwide Food Riots and two Race wars in America. Blacks will be goaded by the Uber Rich into robbing everyone who is not black. Mexicans and other Latinos who are far more numerous than the blacks will be goaded into robbing whites and killing blacks. The Latinos have strong foreign allies in Mexican gangs like the Zetas who are a well trained military presence.

The rest @ http://vidrebel.wordpress.com/2013/11/11/the-uber-rich-want-us-to-have-a-racial-civil-war/

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A riot involving around 1,000 people broke out last Saturday in Cangnan county of Wenzhou city, Zhejiang province, resulting in the hospitalization of five chengguan, China’s notoriously abusive and under-regulated urban enforcement officials. The alleged cause for the riots was the five’s brutally killing a civilian. According to reports, the chengguan “hit the man with a hammer until he started to vomit blood, because he was trying to take pictures of their violence towards a woman, a street vendor.” This man later died while being rushed to the hospital.

 

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This man was reportedly beat with a hammer by chengguan until he threw up blood.

 

The following report by SCMP describes what happened immediately after the five’s act of violence:

“Angered by their violence, the crowd surrounded the officials and prevented them from leaving the scene. The tension further increased after internet rumours [sic] began circulating that they had beaten an onlooker to death.

Eventually the officials were forced to seek refuge in a van, according to eyewitnesses at the scene. Members of the crowd carrying sticks and stones then smashed the van and assaulted them through windows, they told South Metropolis Daily.”

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According to eyewitness accounts, the crowd — which was growing at an alarmingly rapid pace — was shouting for the chengguan to be murdered on the spot for what they did, yelling: “Kill them! Kill them!” They proceeded to beat the five until they were bloodied and unconscious, and later collectively tipped over the ambulance that had arrived to provide medical treatment.

State-run Cangnan Newsreports that later on, more than 100 riot police were dispatched to disperse the crowds at around 4pm, with more than 10 onlookers arrested in connection with inciting the riots.

There are still disagreements amongst media sources regarding the extent of the chengguans’ injuries: Revolution News reported that the chengguan were all beaten to death, while SCMP went with the announcement on the Cangnan county government’s official news outlet, which said that by Saturday evening “two of the injured remained in a critical condition while a further three who suffered minor wounds received treatment.”

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Naturally, photographs of the mass disturbance immediately began popping up on Weibo and other social media outlets: They showcase a very brutal scene of bloodied chengguan lying limp both inside and outside the destroyed ambulance as the frenzied crowd looks onwards.

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This incident is yet another chapter in the seemingly endless saga of both chengguan brutality and corresponding civilian backlashes: The sentencing of just a few years in prison to four chengguan who collectively killed a watermelon vender in July 2013 incited widespread protests on Weibo, while a villager poured sulfuric acid on 18 chengguan in Xiamen just a few months prior. Just one month before the Xiamen incident, the execution of street vendor Xia Junfeng for killing two chengguan also sparked public outrage, with netizens comparing the severity of Xia’s sentencing with the arguably unfairly lenient suspended death sentence of Gu Kailai for confessing to the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood.

Duan Xingyan, a Weibo user who identified himself as a police officer made the following comment: “Such tragedies have happened again and again in recent years…The root reason is the severe lack of rule of law in our society.”

more @ http://shanghaiist.com/2014/04/21/rioting-crowd-beats-5-chengguan-for-killing-civillian.php
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Coalition MPs and industry groups are using a review of competition laws to push for a ban on campaigns against companies on the grounds that they are selling products that damage the environment, for example by using old-growth timber or overfished seafood.

The parliamentary secretary for agriculture, Richard Colbeck, said the backbench rural committee and “quite a number in the ministry” want to use the review to remove an exemption for environmental groups from the consumer law ban on so-called “secondary boycotts”.

“I do think there is an appetite in the government for changing these laws,” Colbeck said.

The exemption also applies to campaigns related to “consumer protection” but Colbeck said he would not be seeking to change that provision.

The government announced last week a “root and branch review” of competition policy headed by the economist Professor Ian Harper.

Groups including the Australian Forest Products Association and parts of the seafood industry are also preparing submissions to the review arguing that environmental campaigns against companies selling products made from native timbers or “unsustainable” fishing amount to a “secondary boycott” and should be unlawful.

Colbeck said the change was aimed at campaigns like the “NoHarveyNo” campaign by GetUp! and Markets for Change, which is demanding the furniture retailer Harvey Norman stop selling products made from native forests.

“They are saying the forest industry in Tasmania is destroying native forests and that is clearly a dishonest campaign,” Colbeck claimed.

Markets for Change campaigns against companies it says are marketing products, like flooring, made from “unsustainably logged native forests”. As well as Harvey Norman it has targeted Forty Winks, Fantastic Furniture, Freedom and Boral.

Tasmanian campaigners also successfully lobbied international customers of logging companies Gunns and Ta Ann during the long-running dispute over the state’s forestry industry.

But the new state Liberal government intends to undo the forest “peace deal”, expand sawlog production and stop environmental campaigns through tough new state laws aimed at protesters. It is also lobbying the federal government for a change to competition laws to stop market-based campaigns.

Colbeck said he would be suggesting a further change to competition law to increase the power of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to police general claims made by environmental groups about particular types of products “to ensure that they are truthful”.

He denied his views contradicted the government’s stand in favour of freedom of speech.

“They can say what they like, they can campaign about what they like, they can have a point of view, but they should not be able to run a specific business-focused or market-focused campaign, and they should not be able to say things that are not true,” he said.

“If businesses make a claim they can be challenged. If someone makes a claim about their products there needs to be some recourse to enforce accuracy.”

The Greens leader, Christine Milne, said it would “shock Australians to see the lengths that the Abbott government will go to to cover the fact that they intend to log forests listed as world heritage areas”.

“Freedom of speech seems to be a very selective tern for Tony Abbott, it doesn’t apply to trying to silence people trying to tell the truth in international markets about the sourcing of timber.

“He is trying to silence the messenger in order to create a market that would otherwise have none.”

A spokesman for AFPA said the organisation would be making a submission to the competition review because “as a matter of principle we believe Australian businesses should have the right to conduct their lawful business, both here and overseas”.

Groups like GetUp! and Markets for Change are currently exempt from section 45D of the Consumer and Competition Act which prohibits actions that stop a third person buying goods from another.

Section 45DA provides the exemption from the so-called “secondary boycott provisions” if their actions are “substantially related to environmental or consumer protection”.

Grahame Turk, chairman of the National Seafood Industry Alliance, said his industry would make a submission to the competition policy review arguing both that market-based environmental campaigns should be considered secondary boycotts and that the ACCC should police the veracity of what green groups say about particular industries.

“We need a level playing field to stop these environmental groups promulgating misinformation about seafood industry. The truth is most of the Australian seafood industry is highly sustainable … but they are still able to make these claims without any recourse,” Turk said.

“I don’t believe that there are any unsustainable fishing practices currently approved by federal or state legislation in Australia.”

A spokesman for the minister for small business, Bruce Bilson, said: “The government is aware of the view in Tasmania that the secondary boycott provisions, and some other provisions of the competition law relating to false and misleading representations, should more readily accommodate campaigns involving non-government organisations.

“The ‘root and branch’ review of competition represents an opportunity for those views to be put forward and considered in an objective way, mindful that there are differing legal opinions about the reach of the current provisions.”

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