Saturday, September 24, 2011

MSM Ignores Occupy Wall Street Protests & Obama Will Veto Palestinian Bid For Sovereign State UN - GOP Boo Gay US Soldier & Fox News Attacks Rick Perry

So when in doubt start with a song to get in the mood to comment on what's happening as if your opinion actually mattered to the powerful elites .
Thes are the people or corporations and Western Governments who have backed one dictatorship or brutal authoritarian government in the so-called third world, The elites spokespersons such as Obama, Joe Biden & Hillary Clinton tell the people of Egypt , Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Yemen , Syria , Iran that they can ask for reform but in the end whoever is in power must do the biding of the USA and its allies and that the rights and freedoms of these people matter less than profits and geo-political strategic necessities or whatever.

Bruce Cockburn -They Call It Democracy

Maddow on Palestinain Bid for Sovereignty which Obama is all set to Veto in the name of Israel.
What is wrong with Obama that he is all too willing to condemn the Palestinians while making excuses for Israel's war crimes and crimes against humanity.
 How is it possible for an African-American to ignore Israel's brutal inhumane Apartheid system -when Apartheid existed in the Southern US and in South Africa many of today's elites claim they were against such injustice but in Israel it is OK since the victims are EVIL Muslims and Arabs who are hate not just by the Israelis but also by the Americans . They believe the Arabs and Muslims don't deserve equal rights .
Besides the brutality in Israel we also see such brutality against average citizens backed by the US in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Yemen, Syria or whomever is currently seen as allies of the US .

No sex allowed in the US Military ???

Once again we see the meanspiritedness of the Religious Right Tea Party Republicans

Audience Boos Gay Soldier At GOP Debate, Santorum Promises To Reinstate Don't Ask, Don't Tell
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Fox News attacking Rick Perry ???

Nathan Schneider at laments the fact that the Mainstream Media and even on the internet the protest movement Occupy Wall Street is either ignored , downplayed or seen as part of various radical organizations which it is not.

He also notes that if this protests was part of the Tea Party Protests the Mainstream Media would be doing extensive coverage and analysis mainly because The Tea Party gang represent the old status quo of big business and defending White Christian Evangelical America.

But what can one expect in the US any movement identified as to the left or liberal which calls for social and economic justice is characterized as just a bunch of agitating anarchists. Even the Obama administration is more inclined to pay attention and to to consider modifying policies to assuage the right wing ie the Tea Party /Religious Right GOP. One can not expect much from the current administration.

The Obama administration includes the same old representatives of the various parts of the power elite such as the Military /Pentagon/Private Contractors special interests and the Uberconservative anti-government anti-regulations crowd and the Uber-social -conservatives.

Obama himself seems more concerned with appeasing the moneyed elites in order to get re-elected than pushing for real substantive reform and change. "Change" is just another buzzword or talking point which has no real meaning except as being a popular slogan.

The establishment in Washington do not want subsantive changes except for moving further to the right. It is now more understanable that for instance Obama laughed at the notion of decriminalizing and eventual legalization of marijuana or investigating the crimes committed by the Bush/Cheney administration or making substantive changes in Wall Street or regulating Big Business . With the bail out of these corporations and investment firms and banks Obama could have forced these corporate interests to start behaving responsibly and not just acting on their own interests at the expense of the average American.

" #OccupyWallStreet Is More Than a Hashtag - It's Revolution in Formation "
by: Nathan Schneider, Truthout, Sept. 23, 2011

A lot of what you've probably seen or read about the #occupywallstreet action is wrong, especially if you're getting it on the Internet. The action started as an idea posted online and word about it then spread and is still spreading, online. But what makes it really matter now is precisely that it is happening offline, in a physical, public space, live and in person. That's where the occupiers are assembling the rudiments of a movement.

At the center of occupied Liberty Plaza, a dozen or so huddle around computers in the media area, managing a makeshift Internet hotspot, a humming generator and the (theoretically) 24-hour livestream. They can edit and post videos of arrests in no time flat, then bombard Twitter until they're viral. But for those looking to understand even the basic facts about what is actually going on - before September 17 and since - the Internet has been as much a source of confusion as it is anything else.

For someone who has been following this movement in gestation as well as implementation, it's painfully easy to see which news articles take their bearing entirely from a few Google searches. Some reporters come to Liberty Plaza looking for Adbusters staff, or US Day of Rage members, or conspiratorial Obama supporters, or hackers from Anonymous. They're briefly disappointed to find none of the above. Instead, it's a bunch of people - from round-the-clock revolutionaries, to curious tourists, to retirees, to zealous students - spending most of their time in long meetings about supplying food, conducting marches, dividing up the plaza's limited space and what exactly they're there to do and why. And that's the point. More than demanding any particular policy proposal, the occupation is reminding Wall Street what real democracy looks like: a discussion among people, not a contest of money.

And from the organizers of the Occupy Wall Street Pro-Democracy demonstrations we get another communique explaining their on going demonstrations as a non-violent protests.

A Message From Occupied Wall Street (Day Six)
Published 2011-09-23 07:30:16 UTC by OccupyWallSt

This is the sixth communiqué from the 99 percent. We are occupying Wall Street.

On September 22nd, 2011, sixteen cities from around the country and the world stood in solidarity with us, protesting the disparity of power and wealth that exists in our society. In Liberty Square, no such disparity exists. Everyone's needs are taken care for, food, medicine, water. The only need, the only right, that we cannot take care of is shelter, though this is not our choice. Mayor Bloomberg said that he would give us a space to protest but at every moment he attempts to erode us. He uses absurd police tactics – arresting protesters for using chalk on sidewalks, for wearing masks on the back of their heads in violation of a law that is a century and a half old, for... what, exactly? He uses the tactics of media suppression only available to a billionaire with a media empire. It has not worked. It will not work. We are growing. Each day more cities join us. Each day our movement grows. We demand real change. We will see it.

As organized by our labor working group and outreach working group, we stood in solidarity with Teamsters local 814 and picketed Sotheby's. We are joined and will act in solidarity with the Professional Staff Congress, a union of 20,000 employees from the City University of New York.

As always, our General assembly and work groups kept busy maintaining and securing our space and our freedoms.

Tonight we were joined by a protest against the for-profit legal lynching of Troy Davis. We are all Troy Davis. If Troy Davis had been a member of the 1% he would still be alive. Together we numbered nearly a thousand strong and marched on Wall Street. The police arrested six of us and attempted to incite violence by splitting the march and boxing in protesters, in spite of this, we remained true to our principles of nonviolence. After the police arrested our members we marched on their First Precinct as phone calls from supporters flooded in, urging the police to release the jailed peaceful protesters.

We are unions, students, teachers, veterans, first responders, families, the unemployed and underemployed. We are all races, sexes and creeds. We are the majority. We are the 99 percent. And we will no longer be silent.

As members of the 99 percent, we occupy Wall Street as a symbolic gesture of our discontent with the current economic and political climate and as an example of a better world to come. Therefore we invite the public, our fellow 99 percent, to join us in a march on SATURDAY AT NOON, starting from LIBERTY SQUARE (ZUCCOTTI PARK) at LIBERTY & BROADWAY.

This is a call for individuals, families and community and advocacy groups to march in solidarity.

We stand in solidarity with Madrid, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Madison, Toronto, London, Athens, Sydney, Stuttgart, Tokyo, Milan, Amsterdam, Algiers, Tel Aviv, Portland and Chicago. Soon we will stand with Phoenix, Montreal, Cleveland, Atlanta, Kansas City, Dallas, Seattle and Orlando. We're still here. We are growing. We intend to stay until we see movements toward real change in our country and the world.

We speak as one. All of our decisions, from our choice to march on Wall Street to our decision to continue occupying Liberty Square in spite of police brutality, were decided through a consensus based process by the group, for the group.

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