Monday, October 30, 2006

Brad Will Vigil @ Mexican Consulate NYC

Brad Will vigil at the Mexican Consulate in NYC
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This was shot Saturday Oct 28th at the Mexican Consulate in New York City. It was a peaceful event. Mourning the lose of a great independent journalist at the hands of fascist paramilitary forces in Oaxaca Mexico.

Today, Monday the 30th, global direct actions took place at Mexican Consulates world wide. more to come.

Related Links ::: Indymedia Demmands in Spanish (audio),
Monday Oct 30th UPDATES from NYC, Friends of Brad Will,
What's this all about anyway?

See ALSO ::: Oaxaca IndyMedia, Much More INFO @ NYC IMC, Join the Global Outrage @ your nearest Mexican Consulate Office, Spanish TV VIDEO of the Aftermath of the shooting, Electronic Blockade add a log to the fire,
Spanish Language Brad Will Site

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Sunday, October 29, 2006

Brad Will's Last Stand

Oaxaca Mexico Brad Will Independent Media Video Journalist Murdered by Paramilitary Hit Squad
Click Image ~ Watch Video ~ mp4 16 minutes ~ Spanish Language Torrent ~ U2B ~ download
This is the last footage of a well respected colleague and good friend of many of my good friends. I knew Brad only as ships passing in the night but knew of his many adventures through the stories his good friends have told ... and will continue to tell. The video is provided by the Oaxaca IndyMedia Center. It shows his skill as a videographer as he runs with the crowd, backward away from gunfire, in order to "get the shot" of the people running... through his lens you can hide with him under a truck to "get the shot" of the group that likley included his killer... He died rollin' tape for justice ... I guess that's as good as it gets these days ...

In some mainstream articles about this event they describe it as a "shoot out" ...
I guess so, a shoot out between guns and a video camera ... guns have won the fight but the wars not over...

MONDAY Oct. 30th Call to Action!

Related Links ::: Oaxaca IndyMedia, Much More INFO @ NYC IMC,
Join the Global Outrage @ your nearest Mexican Consulate Office,
Spanish TV VIDEO of the Aftermath of the shooting
VIDEO ~ Camera's or Guns part 2 & 3 here (on the right),
Spanish Only Version of Brad's Last Interviews

Electronic Blockade add a log to the fire

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Friday, October 27, 2006

Flux the Vote & Free Josh Wolf

This website has been nominated in several categories for "The Vloggy Awards". If you'd like to support this site in a non-monetary fashion go to the link below and scroll down to vote anywhere you see "Fluxview, USA" or "Vlog~Flux".

I'd also like to make a special plug for my friend Josh Wolf who is nominated for Best Male Vlogger and Most Controversial Video. Josh is sitting in federal prison right now on Contempt charges relating to his refusal to turn over raw video footage of a protest in San Francisco. He has been named Journalist of the year by the Northern California chapter of the Society for Professional Journalists for upholding the principles of a free and independent press.

Here's a song about Josh From Ralph Buckley.

Free Josh Wolf vid Uploaded by conkling ~ mpg download
This song/vid shoulda been nominated for Best Original Song
Related Links ::: Ralph Buckley, Josh Wolf, Vloggies

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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

A is for US

Anarchy Anarchist Anarchism Global Peace with Justice Fascist Fascism Government

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Thursday, October 19, 2006

The World Can't Wait ~ George McAnanama

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Veterans for Peace member George McAnanama speaks about Impeachment, Depleted Uranium, VA Hospitals and bringing our troops home now.

Related Links ::: George McAnanama, Veterans for Peace,
Discuss Depleted Uranium

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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

DC Lawyer Arrested For Observing the New Orleans Police Department

Miles Swanson is a kick ass lawyer
Common Ground Legal Advocacy Committee
1415 Franklin Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70117

9 AM Wednesday, October 18th
City Hall, 1300 Perdido St

Contact: Soleil Rodrigue, Legal Coordinator, Common Ground Relief, 504-717-7324

NOPD Arrests Washington D.C. based Attorney for Observing an Arrest
On Monday, October 16th two New Orleans Police Officers falsely arrested visiting Washington D.C. based attorney Miles Swanson for observing their conduct during an arrest. Today, Common Ground joins New Orleans residents, Safe Streets/Strong Communities and the New Orleans ACLU in calling for a transparent and accountable police force, and calling on Superintendent Warren Riley to take the lead in upholding citizens’ basic rights.

"Any false arrest is an egregious violation of basic rights," said Swanson, "but even more so if that abuse of power occurs as an attempt to terrorize and intimidate citizens away from ensuring professional police conduct." Swanson provides free legal aid to returning New Orleans residents, including bankruptcy counselling with the Pro Bono Project, and civil and criminal assistance with the Free Legal Clinic of Common Ground Relief.

"Those who are serious about transforming the image and substance of the NOPD must welcome citizen observation of officers' conduct, and call for the establishment of an Office of the Independent Monitor," states Soleil Rodrigue, Common Ground Legal Advocacy Committee Coordinator." Why are citizens who witness police behavior harassed and subjected to false arrest? Why are the records of these public servants being kept from the public? Don't the authorities themselves say 'You have nothing to worry about if you have nothing to hide?"

Related Links ::: End Police Harrasment Rally Oct 23rd. New Orleans,
Miles Swanson Kicks Ass and Saved Mine, Common Ground Collective

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Friday, October 13, 2006

Election Results Guaranteed!

This company ADVERTISES that it will guarantee favorable results in your political election as long as your precincts are using Die Bold, ESS or Sequoia Voting Systems.

Is This Real?! Please help me find out.
Go to this website &/or this redirect. Both are Private registrations. I've called the company number and got their machine.

I'm still looking for a punch line here...
Is this what Democracy looks like?
help me find out.

Related Links ::: Vote in America
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Monday, October 09, 2006

It Can't Wait World

The World Can't Wait Neo Con George Bush and War Profiteers must go
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The World Can't Wait Rally
New York City ~ October 5th, 2006
The World Can't Wait call to action in Spanish ~ audio

They Thought They Were Free
The Germans 1933-1945
Milton Mayer

But Then It Was Too Late

"What no one seemed to notice," said a colleague of mine, a philologist, "was the ever widening gap, after 1933, between the government and the people. Just think how very wide this gap was to begin with, here in Germany. And it became always wider. You know, it doesn’t make people close to their government to be told that this is a people’s government, a true democracy, or to be enrolled in civilian defense, or even to vote. All this has little, really nothing, to do with knowing one is governing.

"What happened here was the gradual habituation of the people, little by little, to being governed by surprise; to receiving decisions deliberated in secret; to believing that the situation was so complicated that the government had to act on information which the people could not understand, or so dangerous that, even if the people could not understand it, it could not be released because of national security. And their sense of identification with Hitler, their trust in him, made it easier to widen this gap and reassured those who would otherwise have worried about it.

"This separation of government from people, this widening of the gap, took place so gradually and so insensibly, each step disguised (perhaps not even intentionally) as a temporary emergency measure or associated with true patriotic allegiance or with real social purposes. And all the crises and reforms (real reforms, too) so occupied the people that they did not see the slow motion underneath, of the whole process of government growing remoter and remoter.

"You will understand me when I say that my Middle High German was my life. It was all I cared about. I was a scholar, a specialist. Then, suddenly, I was plunged into all the new activity, as the university was drawn into the new situation; meetings, conferences, interviews, ceremonies, and, above all, papers to be filled out, reports, bibliographies, lists, questionnaires. And on top of that were the demands in the community, the things in which one had to, was ‘expected to’ participate that had not been there or had not been important before. It was all rigmarole, of course, but it consumed all one’s energies, coming on top of the work one really wanted to do. You can see how easy it was, then, not to think about fundamental things. One had no time."

"Those," I said, "are the words of my friend the baker. ‘One had no time to think. There was so much going on.’"

"Your friend the baker was right," said my colleague. "The dictatorship, and the whole process of its coming into being, was above all diverting. It provided an excuse not to think for people who did not want to think anyway. I do not speak of your ‘little men,’ your baker and so on; I speak of my colleagues and myself, learned men, mind you. Most of us did not want to think about fundamental things and never had. There was no need to. Nazism gave us some dreadful, fundamental things to think about—we were decent people—and kept us so busy with continuous changes and ‘crises’ and so fascinated, yes, fascinated, by the machinations of the ‘national enemies,’ without and within, that we had no time to think about these dreadful things that were growing, little by little, all around us. Unconsciously, I suppose, we were grateful. Who wants to think?

"To live in this process is absolutely not to be able to notice it—please try to believe me—unless one has a much greater degree of political awareness, acuity, than most of us had ever had occasion to develop. Each step was so small, so inconsequential, so well explained or, on occasion, ‘regretted,’ that, unless one were detached from the whole process from the beginning, unless one understood what the whole thing was in principle, what all these ‘little measures’ that no ‘patriotic German’ could resent must some day lead to, one no more saw it developing from day to day than a farmer in his field sees the corn growing. One day it is over his head.

"How is this to be avoided, among ordinary men, even highly educated ordinary men? Frankly, I do not know. I do not see, even now. Many, many times since it all happened I have pondered that pair of great maxims, Principiis obsta and Finem respice—‘Resist the beginnings’ and ‘Consider the end.’ But one must foresee the end in order to resist, or even see, the beginnings. One must foresee the end clearly and certainly and how is this to be done, by ordinary men or even by extraordinary men? Things might have. And everyone counts on that might.

"Your ‘little men,’ your Nazi friends, were not against National Socialism in principle. Men like me, who were, are the greater offenders, not because we knew better (that would be too much to say) but because we sensed better. Pastor Niemöller spoke for the thousands and thousands of men like me when he spoke (too modestly of himself) and said that, when the Nazis attacked the Communists, he was a little uneasy, but, after all, he was not a Communist, and so he did nothing; and then they attacked the Socialists, and he was a little uneasier, but, still, he was not a Socialist, and he did nothing; and then the schools, the press, the Jews, and so on, and he was always uneasier, but still he did nothing. And then they attacked the Church, and he was a Churchman, and he did something—but then it was too late."

"Yes," I said.

"You see," my colleague went on, "one doesn’t see exactly where or how to move. Believe me, this is true. Each act, each occasion, is worse than the last, but only a little worse. You wait for the next and the next. You wait for one great shocking occasion, thinking that others, when such a shock comes, will join with you in resisting somehow. You don’t want to act, or even talk, alone; you don’t want to ‘go out of your way to make trouble.’ Why not?—Well, you are not in the habit of doing it. And it is not just fear, fear of standing alone, that restrains you; it is also genuine uncertainty.

"Uncertainty is a very important factor, and, instead of decreasing as time goes on, it grows. Outside, in the streets, in the general community, ‘everyone’ is happy. One hears no protest, and certainly sees none. You know, in France or Italy there would be slogans against the government painted on walls and fences; in Germany, outside the great cities, perhaps, there is not even this. In the university community, in your own community, you speak privately to your colleagues, some of whom certainly feel as you do; but what do they say? They say, ‘It’s not so bad’ or ‘You’re seeing things’ or ‘You’re an alarmist.’

"And you are an alarmist. You are saying that this must lead to this, and you can’t prove it. These are the beginnings, yes; but how do you know for sure when you don’t know the end, and how do you know, or even surmise, the end? On the one hand, your enemies, the law, the regime, the Party, intimidate you. On the other, your colleagues pooh-pooh you as pessimistic or even neurotic. You are left with your close friends, who are, naturally, people who have always thought as you have.

"But your friends are fewer now. Some have drifted off somewhere or submerged themselves in their work. You no longer see as many as you did at meetings or gatherings. Informal groups become smaller; attendance drops off in little organizations, and the organizations themselves wither. Now, in small gatherings of your oldest friends, you feel that you are talking to yourselves, that you are isolated from the reality of things. This weakens your confidence still further and serves as a further deterrent to—to what? It is clearer all the time that, if you are going to do anything, you must make an occasion to do it, and then you are obviously a troublemaker. So you wait, and you wait.

"But the one great shocking occasion, when tens or hundreds or thousands will join with you, never comes. That’s the difficulty. If the last and worst act of the whole regime had come immediately after the first and smallest, thousands, yes, millions would have been sufficiently shocked—if, let us say, the gassing of the Jews in ’43 had come immediately after the ‘German Firm’ stickers on the windows of non-Jewish shops in ’33. But of course this isn’t the way it happens. In between come all the hundreds of little steps, some of them imperceptible, each of them preparing you not to be shocked by the next. Step C is not so much worse than Step B, and, if you did not make a stand at Step B, why should you at Step C? And so on to Step D.

"And one day, too late, your principles, if you were ever sensible of them, all rush in upon you. The burden of self-deception has grown too heavy, and some minor incident, in my case my little boy, hardly more than a baby, saying ‘Jewish swine,’ collapses it all at once, and you see that everything, everything, has changed and changed completely under your nose. The world you live in—your nation, your people—is not the world you were born in at all. The forms are all there, all untouched, all reassuring, the houses, the shops, the jobs, the mealtimes, the visits, the concerts, the cinema, the holidays. But the spirit, which you never noticed because you made the lifelong mistake of identifying it with the forms, is changed. Now you live in a world of hate and fear, and the people who hate and fear do not even know it themselves; when everyone is transformed, no one is transformed. Now you live in a system which rules without responsibility even to God. The system itself could not have intended this in the beginning, but in order to sustain itself it was compelled to go all the way.

"You have gone almost all the way yourself. Life is a continuing process, a flow, not a succession of acts and events at all. It has flowed to a new level, carrying you with it, without any effort on your part. On this new level you live, you have been living more comfortably every day, with new morals, new principles. You have accepted things you would not have accepted five years ago, a year ago, things that your father, even in Germany, could not have imagined.

"Suddenly it all comes down, all at once. You see what you are, what you have done, or, more accurately, what you haven’t done (for that was all that was required of most of us: that we do nothing). You remember those early meetings of your department in the university when, if one had stood, others would have stood, perhaps, but no one stood. A small matter, a matter of hiring this man or that, and you hired this one rather than that. You remember everything now, and your heart breaks. Too late. You are compromised beyond repair.

"What then? You must then shoot yourself. A few did. Or ‘adjust’ your principles. Many tried, and some, I suppose, succeeded; not I, however. Or learn to live the rest of your life with your shame. This last is the nearest there is, under the circumstances, to heroism: shame. Many Germans became this poor kind of hero, many more, I think, than the world knows or cares to know."

I said nothing. I thought of nothing to say.

"I can tell you," my colleague went on, "of a man in Leipzig, a judge. He was not a Nazi, except nominally, but he certainly wasn’t an anti-Nazi. He was just—a judge. In ’42 or ’43, early ’43, I think it was, a Jew was tried before him in a case involving, but only incidentally, relations with an ‘Aryan’ woman. This was ‘race injury,’ something the Party was especially anxious to punish. In the case at bar, however, the judge had the power to convict the man of a ‘nonracial’ offense and send him to an ordinary prison for a very long term, thus saving him from Party ‘processing’ which would have meant concentration camp or, more probably, deportation and death. But the man was innocent of the ‘nonracial’ charge, in the judge’s opinion, and so, as an honorable judge, he acquitted him. Of course, the Party seized the Jew as soon as he left the courtroom."

"And the judge?"

"Yes, the judge. He could not get the case off his conscience—a case, mind you, in which he had acquitted an innocent man. He thought that he should have convicted him and saved him from the Party, but how could he have convicted an innocent man? The thing preyed on him more and more, and he had to talk about it, first to his family, then to his friends, and then to acquaintances. (That’s how I heard about it.) After the ’44 Putsch they arrested him. After that, I don’t know."

I said nothing.

"Once the war began," my colleague continued, "resistance, protest, criticism, complaint, all carried with them a multiplied likelihood of the greatest punishment. Mere lack of enthusiasm, or failure to show it in public, was ‘defeatism.’ You assumed that there were lists of those who would be ‘dealt with’ later, after the victory. Goebbels was very clever here, too. He continually promised a ‘victory orgy’ to ‘take care of’ those who thought that their ‘treasonable attitude’ had escaped notice. And he meant it; that was not just propaganda. And that was enough to put an end to all uncertainty.

"Once the war began, the government could do anything ‘necessary’ to win it; so it was with the ‘final solution of the Jewish problem,’ which the Nazis always talked about but never dared undertake, not even the Nazis, until war and its ‘necessities’ gave them the knowledge that they could get away with it. The people abroad who thought that war against Hitler would help the Jews were wrong. And the people in Germany who, once the war had begun, still thought of complaining, protesting, resisting, were betting on Germany’s losing the war. It was a long bet. Not many made it."
Copyright notice: Excerpt from pages 166-73 of They Thought They Were Free: The Germans, 1933-45 by Milton Mayer, published by the University of Chicago Press. ©1955, 1966 by the University of Chicago. All rights reserved. This text may be used and shared in accordance with the fair-use provisions of U.S. copyright law, and it may be archived and redistributed in electronic form, provided that this entire notice, including copyright information, is carried.
The World Can't Wait Neo Con George Bush and War Profiteers must go

This was the last Fluxview, USA "Protest Video".

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The Bush Crimes Against Humanity Commission, North Korea's Got Nukes,
The Deeper Evil Behind the Detainee Bill, Go Fuck Yourself Mr. Cheney,
Direction Action Case Study, If An Agent Knocks in 1985 [how many of these rights do you still have?], Civil Disobeadiance Guide, Direction Action Guide, Torture bill: Non-allegiance to president = terrorism, World Can't Wait

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Sunday, October 01, 2006

Pulse 5 911 ~ 5 Years of The War and Terror

5 year anniversary video for the terrorist acts of 911
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Coverage of the 5th anniversary of the 911 terrorist attacks. Featuring Alex Jones, Immortal Technique, Mumia Abu Jamal, Korey Rowe and Random Americans.

5 years ago I went from totally apathetic average Amer'can to guerilla video activist in a matter of weeks .. because of 911. After 5 years of struggling to expose the repression inherit in the system and gain underground media expose for the various causes that have sprung up since 9.11.01 .. I'm amazed at how stubborn people can be when it comes to defending their opinions.. especially when they have no facts to back those opinions. If I thought I'd still be doing this 5 years later.. I'm not sure I would have begun.

What is the American Way of life anyway. They tell us that's why we're killing people all over the world... to preserve the American Way of Life... What is that? Wasting Resources and exploiting others for fun and profit? Raping and pillaging the earth and it's peoples so that we can consume more of everything? These values don't seem to be worth preserving to me. I think the citizens of the United States have fallen' victim to our own hype. And I think we're about to get our ass handed to us by the rest of the world because of it. ... and I'm sorry that I, and many others, have failed to stop this crazy thing.

What have I learned in the last 5 years?
That 911 was an inside job. That our Democracy Isn't. That Bush has still not won an election. That Bush's Daddy was likely involved with Kennedy's Assassination. That Bush's grandpa was convicted of funding the Nazi's after we went to war with them. That the Democratic Party no more represents US than the Republicans do. That the best the Democratic Party has to offer is still a party line shill. That our food, police and legislature have become militarized and unhealthy. That our Health Services Industry does not want people to get well. That our corporate owned media outlets have been systematically brainwashing US on behave of their global elitest buddies in the CFR, S-n-B etc. That the IRS is collecting money for a foriegn owned bank called the Federal Reserve. That the United States is clearly one of the biggest terrorist organization in the world and .. historically, since it's inception, always has been.

I've learned that everything I learned about history in high school was bullshit and that our education system seems to have been further compromised since then. I've learned that nothing the government tells US should be believed and in most cases you should assume the opposite of their statements would be correct. This skill has come in handy in learning how to read legislation.. like "the happy forest bill", the clean skies initiative", "the patriot act", "no child left behind" and many others...

Our governmnet simultaneously strips US of our Freedom while claiming to Give Our Freedom to others at gun point. We are hypocrites, liars, rapists, thieves and murderers. I still hope that Joe Six Pack will someday rise from the couch and say enough, I also hope that if Joe doesn't that he alone feels the brunt of the coming repression. That he alone sits in FEMA's concentration camps getting forced vaccinations. That he alone rots in jail without charges while his family wonders what happened to him. I dream of thousands of Joe six packs getting pepper sprayed & beaten because they want decent wages and healthcare while those of US who've labored to wake Joe up, patiently bask on a beach somewhere waiting for the initial terror storm to pass.

When I published The Divide I decided that anything short of 10,000 views in September should be seen as failure and a good indication that I'm wasting my time and should maybe try a fluffier, more full of shit approach. .. well, The Divide has been viewed 8,245 times.

I don't know if I can follow through with fluffy BS
... but the times they are a changin'.

Related Links ::: Pulse 5 911 ~ George Bush Visits Ground Zero ~ 9.10.06,
911 Video collection, more september 11th video, 911 Truth,
Scholars for Truth, Share the Truth, People for 911 Justice,
Loose Change, 911 Podcasts, Conspiracy Theory, Immortal Technique,
InfoWars, Mumia Abu Jamal

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