Monday, 10 October 2011

The Occupation of Freedom Plaza
We Danced Waiting for the Police Who Never Came

By Kevin Zeese

Freedom Park was paid for by our tax dollars; the Constitution says “Congress shall make no law abridging” our right to freedom of speech and right to assemble to redress grievances against the government. We had grievances, so we were staying. Continue

Who is Behind the Wall Street Protests?

By Danny Schechter

As the COP Blames Obama For Wall Street “Mobs’ The Occupy Movement Spreads Nationwide And Is No Friend of The President. Continue

Panic of the Plutocrats

By Paul Krugman

The protests have already elicited a remarkably hysterical reaction from Wall Street, the super-rich in general, and politicians and pundits who reliably serve the interests of the wealthiest hundredth of a percent. Continue

Why the Elites Are in Trouble

By Chris Hedges

These protesters have not come to work within the system. They are not pleading with Congress for electoral reform. They know electoral politics is a farce and have found another way to be heard and exercise power. Continue

A Little Off the Top
Some Clear Message for Occupy Wall Street

By Rand Clifford

Power concedes nothing without a fight, never has, never will. We are in the fight of our lives, for our lives. If we turn back now…game over, despite our fantastic advantage in numbers. Continue

Journalists Funded By ‘Vulture Capitalist’
Paul Singer Campaign To Smear Wall Street Protests

By Lee Fang

The campaign to marginalize and destroy the growing 99 Percent Movement is in full swing, with many in the media attempting to smear the people participating in the “occupation” protests across the country. Continue

Occupy Wall Street:
The Old-Time Insults They Are A-Failin’!

By Brian J. Foley

Today I dusted off my 1960s Establishment Playbook and hurled some classic insults at protesters. Continue

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Drones, Civilian Deaths and The New York Times

By Charles Davis

Do civilians die in war? Not according to U.S. officials. Continue

Panetta to Netanyahu:
Israel May Not Survive the Current Arab/Islamic Awakening

By Franklin Lamb

Panetta told the Israelis that time is running out for a two state solution, which means time is running out for Zionist Israel and that similar to apartheid South Africa, following the Reagan years, the days of American propping up of Israel are coming to a close. Continue

Obama at the General Assembly
Sacrificing Palestine for Zionist Campaign Funds

By James Petras

In a tight presidential election this 2012 we can expect Obama to trade on Pollard’s release, in exchange for a big cash injection by Zionist contributors to fund his last-minute media blitz. Continue

Report: US Got Secret Order to Snoop on WikiLeaks

By staff and news service reports

Feds can clandestinely obtain information from people's email and cellphones without a search warrant. Continue

Hard News
Syria: 14 Civilians, 17 Security Personnel Killed in Clashes: At least 14 civilians and 17 security personnel were killed in clashes across Syria, with the flashpoint city of Homs turning into a battle zone, activists said today.
Syrian army deserter plans guerrilla attacks against Assad regime: Leader of rebel army formed by military defectors is protected by Turkey
Suicide bombers in U.S., UK and France ready to strike if Syria attacked: Grand mufti: Syria’s Grand Mufti Shiekh Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun in a video posted on YouTube, said suicide bombers were present in the United States, France and Britain and ready to strike if Western powers launch a military strike on his country.
26 Killed In Deadly Cairo Violence : "There were people on the streets from all different sectors of society." - "What united them was not anything to do with sectarian issues or demands but actually a frustration directed at the army for what they feel is the army's betrayel of the revolution.
More clashes erupt in Egypt, 1 day after 24 killed in riots: The latest clashes Monday broke out outside the Coptic hospital where many of the Christian victims were taken the night before. The screams of grieving women rang out from inside the hospital and some of the hundreds of men gathered outside held wooden crosses. Empty coffins were lined up outside the hospital.
Taming the Arab Spring: What is the strategy? Simple: Postpone everything for as long as you can. Postpone elections; postpone the drafting of the new constitution. … Meanwhile, make sure that the US and other Western states remain of the traditional opinion that the army, not the people, is vital to their interests.
30 Afghan militants killed in raid: Pakistani soldiers killed 30 Afghan militants who had crossed the border to attack the army, Pakistani military officials said on Monday.
Foreign occupation force soldier, six civilians killed in Afghanistan: - Six Afghan civilians were killed by two roadside bombs in the country's east while a NATO soldier died in an incident in the south, officials said Monday.
U.N. Finds ‘Systematic’ Torture in Afghanistan: Suspects are hung by their hands, beaten with cables and in some cases their genitals are twisted until they lose consciousness in detention facilities run by the Afghan intelligence service and the Afghan national police, according to a study released Monday by the United Nations here.
Iraq: Ten killed in Baghdad bomb attacks: A first blast went off underneath a car followed by a second blast as emergency officials were trying to help wounded and then a third blast detonated less than 100 meters away.
Iraq's Maliki says U.S. military trainers might stay: Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said U.S. troops might still be able to stay in Iraq as trainers beyond a 2011 withdrawal date, even though the country's political blocs have rejected giving immunity to any American soldiers.
Gaddafi loyalists still control Bani Walid: The Gaddafi loyalists have regained control of Bani Walid after National Transitional Council (NTC) forces withdrew from the city suffering heavy losses earlier on Monday.
Nato supported rebel fighters retreat from Bani Walid airport: : Fighters loyal to Libya's interim rulers withdrew from the airport in the desert town of Bani Walid amid fighting with forces loyal to fugitive leader Moamer Gaddafi, media reports said Monday.
Fears for civilians caught in the battle for Sirte: “We attacked Sirte from all fronts, yesterday. We raked the area around the Ouagadougou Conference Palace. We had clashes with the enemy forces and have surrounded them in the Mauritaniens district,” said one fighter.
NATO Refuses Ceasefire While Situation in Sirte is Deteriorating: - BBC Video Report -
Libyan Islamist demands role for "moderate" Islam: Some Libyans, including several at the meeting, suspect that Al-Sallabi favours introducing a strict form of Islamic law, or sharia, in a country that has long disavowed militant Islam.
Libya to free up oil sector - deputy minister: Libya's oil sector will be freed up under the new government and companies will have more say over exploration, projects and operations, Libya's deputy oil minister told Reuters on Monday.
Yemen: One person killed, four women injuredin Yemen: One person was killed and four women were injured in two separate attacks in the Yemeni governorates of Sanaa and Ta'ez on Sunday, a medical source said.
Iran warns Turkey on NATO missile plan: The Iranian commander emphasized that Turkey should be held accountable for its all-out support for the Israeli regime following Ankara's agreement with the installation of the US-backed missile shield on its soil.
Fast and Furious weapons were found in Mexico cartel enforcer's home: Guns illegally purchased under the ATF operation were found in April hidden in violence-plagued Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, court records show.
Scientists’ Analysis Disputes F.B.I. Closing of Anthrax Case; A decade after wisps of anthrax sent through the mail killed 5 people, sickened 17 others and terrorized the nation, biologists and chemists still disagree on whether federal investigators got the right man and whether the F.B.I.’s long inquiry brushed aside important clues.
Big Oil: $135 Million -- School Children: 0: Led by Valero Energy Corp., at least 16 huge refiners are trying to poke a lucrative loophole into Texas tax laws.
The class warfare the rich don't understand: The Masters of the Universe evaded responsibility and defiantly demanded more sacrifice from their victims
The US today: economic stagnation, political paralysis: Given mass unemployment and stimulus spending blocked in Washington, no wonder people are taking to the streets
Freedom Plaza Protesters Vow To Stay Beyond Permit: Although the permit for the four-day demonstration ended, members of the group, who met in a General Assembly at 6 p.m., determined to stay put in the plaza. During the meeting, many raised their hands indicating the would risk arrest by staying.
Thousands expected at Chicago financial conferences protests: A coalition called "Stand Up Chicago" is planning a protest against economic inequality on Monday at meeting of the Futures Industry Association and the American Mortgage Bankers Association.
'Occupy Wall Street' should also take aim at health insurance companies: The lobbyists for U.S. health insurers surely have to be feeling a little uneasy knowing that thousands of Occupy Wall Street demonstrators who have been marching and protesting in Washington as well as New York and other cities might target them in the days ahead.

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