Monday, 17 June 2013

You've Felt It Your Entire Life

We have felt it our entire lives.

Something is not quite right with our world and we are beginning to see this more clearly everyday. Masses of us are beginning to notice what seems to be “out of place” with our world.

We are starting to voice it. Starting to take action in showing others, in being the change that can shift us out of this sleep state.

Brazil - Millions Protest in Rio de Janeiro NOW !!!

Published on 17 Jun 2013

Government Corruption is become too much for the Brazilians. They are too are waking up. We stand with our Brazilian Brothers & Sisters!

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Barricades and chants in response Turkish PM’s 24-hour deadline

Turkish protesters remain defiant after Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan declared that the disturbances must end within 24 hours. Overnight riot police used tear gas and water cannons to break up activists in Ankara as they built barricades.

“I have given orders to the interior minister,” Erdogan said Wednesday. “This will be over in 24 hours.”

Erdogan’s deadline is unlikely to be observed by the protesters, reports RT’s Irina Galushko from Istanbul. Following PM’s statements, activists at Taksim Square were chanting and singing in defiance of his order to leave.

 The city was relatively quiet overnight, but the capital Ankara saw its fifth night of rioting in a row. There police again used tear gas and water cannons to break up some 2,500 protesters, as they were trying to erect barricades on a road leading to government offices.

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Bilderberg 2013: The sun sets on Watford

Cosy elite get-together may never be the same again after Hertfordshire became the focus of world attention

At the weekend, the press zone inside the hotel grounds morphed into a public zone, and the crowds were astonishing. Two thousand people inside the paddock – that's up from barely a dozen in 2009. 

A huge queue of people zig-zagged up and down Grove Mill Lane; it's estimated that another 2,000 were turned away. So, more people were turned away from Bilderberg 2013 than had shown up to all previous Bilderberg conferences put together. If that's not a sign of the times, I don't know what is.

But the biggest change has been in the coverage. Finally, after 59 years, Bilderberg has beeped its way onto the radar of the mainstream press.

Basílio showed me photocopies of some Portuguese papers. He translated from the Diário Económico: "They get together to define the political agenda of the world." Portugal's main opposition leader, António José Seguro, was confronted by journalists on live television, and asked about Bilderberg. "He was very angry, he turned his face and said he would not answer."

David Cameron is likely to face questions from journalists about the visit he paid to Bilderberg on Friday. But he'll be fine about that, as Downing Street declared: "The Prime Minister has always been clear about the importance of transparency."

Tamsin Cave of the Alliance for Lobbying Transparency is sceptical. "The Prime Minister is a public servant. His job is to represent the public interest. When he is meeting with this elite group of business leaders whose interest is he really serving?"

With War Crimes Argument Banned, Manning's Military Trial Is Judicial Lynching

The military trial of Bradley Manning is a judicial lynching. 

The government has effectively muzzled the defense team.

The Army private first class is not permitted to argue that he had a moral and legal obligation under international law to make public the war crimes he uncovered.

The documents that detail the crimes, torture and killing Manning revealed, because they are classified, have been barred from discussion in court, effectively removing the fundamental issue of war crimes from the trial.

Manning is forbidden by the court to challenge the government’s unverified assertion that he harmed national security. 

Lead defense attorney David E. Coombs said during pretrial proceedings that the judge’s refusal to permit information on the lack of actual damage from the leaks would “eliminate a viable defense, and cut defense off at the knees.” And this is what has happened.

Manning is also barred from presenting to the court his motives for giving the website WikiLeaks hundreds of thousands of classified diplomatic cables, war logs from Afghanistan and Iraq, and videos.

The issues of his motives and potentially harming national security can be raised only at the time of sentencing, but by then it will be too late.

The draconian trial restrictions, familiar to many Muslim Americans tried in the so-called war on terror, presage a future of show trials and blind obedience.

Our email and phone records, it is now confirmed, are swept up and stored in perpetuity on government computers. Those who attempt to disclose government crimes can be easily traced and prosecuted under the Espionage Act. Whistle-blowers have no privacy and no legal protection. 

The People's Voice

A free global internet TV & Radio station broadcasting the information, background and opinions the mainstream media won't touch.

I have been communicating secret and suppressed information worldwide for nearly a quarter of a century and I spent nearly 20 years before that working in the mainstream media with newspapers, radio stations and BBC Television.

I have vast experience of the corporate and alternative media and I can tell you this: The mainstream corporate-owned media is NEVER going to tell you the truth or give you information that exposes what is really happening in the world. 

Corporations and governments are going to expose themselves through a media that they own?  Are you kidding? 

This is why the mainstream media does not serve the interests of The People, but those of the corporations and governments that dictate the limits of the content.

The corporate media will never give The People a voice – so we have to give one to ourselves.

This is our chance and it’s time to grasp it before the global collapse into economic tyranny and Big Brother oppression slams the door on what remains of human freedom.

LIVE Video Streams from Turkey.

Live stream videos, photos and more can be found here.

Following the Money: Who’s in Control?

Can we really separate these industries if they are all operated by the same people?

How can we separate the medical, food and pharmaceutical industries when they are all funded and headed by the same families and multinational organizations? 

How can we disregard comments and research conducted from insiders that have turned to the side of truth?

If cancer cures, clean energy technologies, and other information is being suppressed, who are the ones doing the suppressing and why?

With all of the events and evidence manifesting on planet Earth right now, how can we not see truth?

Who is behind the funding? Who is behind the money? Who controls the supply of money within these major industries that govern our planet, its resources and the beings that reside upon it? 

Controlling the worlds industries and resources is done through finance, through controlling the source of money.

We might find the answers we are looking for by examining these questions.

Above is a clip from the recent documentary “Thrive” that explains where the money comes from, and who is in control of the system that so many are not resonating with.

On whistleblowers and government threats of investigation

No healthy democracy can endure when the most consequential acts of those in power remain secret and unaccountable

Ever since the Nixon administration broke into the office of Daniel Ellsberg's psychoanalyst's office, the tactic of the US government has been to attack and demonize whistleblowers as a means of distracting attention from their own exposed wrongdoing and destroying the credibility of the messenger so that everyone tunes out the message.  

They could easily enrich themselves by selling those documents for huge sums of money to foreign intelligence services. They could seek to harm the US government by acting at the direction of a foreign adversary and covertly pass those secrets to them. They could gratuitously expose the identity of covert agents.

None of the whistleblowers persecuted by the Obama administration as part of its unprecedented attack on whistleblowers has done any of that: not one of them. Nor have those who are responsible for these current disclosures.

They did not act with any self-interest in mind. The opposite is true: they undertook great personal risk and sacrifice for one overarching reason: to make their fellow citizens aware of what their government is doing in the dark. Their objective is to educate, to democratize, to create accountability for those in power.

The people who do this are heroes. They are the embodiment of heroism. 

They do it knowing exactly what is likely to be done to them by the planet's most powerful government, but they do it regardless. 

They don't benefit in any way from these acts. I don't want to over-simplify: human beings are complex, and usually act with multiple, mixed motives. But read this outstanding essay on this week's disclosures from The Atlantic's security expert, Bruce Schneier, to understand why these brave acts are so crucial.

Now, they know everything about what we do, and are constantly building systems to know more. Meanwhile, we know less and less about what they do, as they build walls of secrecy behind which they function. That's the imbalance that needs to come to an end.

No democracy can be healthy and functional if the most consequential acts of those who wield political power are completely unknown to those to whom they are supposed to be accountable.

The times in American history when political power was constrained was when they went too far and the system backlashed and imposed limits.

That's what happened in the mid-1970s when the excesses of J Edgar Hoover and Richard Nixon became so extreme that the legitimacy of the political system depended upon it imposing restraints on itself.

And that's what is happening now as the government continues on its orgies of whistleblower prosecutions, trying to criminalize journalism, and building a massive surveillance apparatus that destroys privacy, all in the dark. 

The more they overreact to measures of accountability and transparency - the more they so flagrantly abuse their power of secrecy and investigations and prosecutions - the more quickly that backlash will arrive.

Occupy protesters were right, says Bank of England official

Andrew Haldane, a member of the Bank’s financial policy committee, said the Occupy movement was correct in its attack on the international financial system. 

In a speech entitled Socially Useful Banking, he said the protesters had helped bring about a “reformation” in financial services and the way they are regulated. 
Partly because of the protests, he suggested, both bank executives and policymakers were persuaded that banks must behave in a more moral way, and take greater account of inequality in wider society.

Mr Haldane concluded by telling the activists that they had helped bring about nothing less than a new financial order.

“If I am right and a new leaf is being turned, then Occupy will have played a key role in this fledgling financial reformation,” he said.

“You have put the arguments. You have helped win the debate.” 

240,000 Turkish Workers Join As Mass Protests Reach More Than 67 Cities

Today the uprisings witnessed a new development, when Turkey's Confederation of Public Workers Unions, KESK, consisting of 11 unions and approximately 240,000 members, declared their decision to stage a massive two-day strike.

The action, which was originally planned for a later date in response to labor law modifications, was rescheduled to June 4 now, in response to the government's excessive use of police brutality and its increasingly undemocratic practices.

Istanbul's state of unrest began May 27 when bulldozers began to uproot trees in Taksim Gezi Park, situated in a historic downtown neighborhood in the heart of the city.

The government's plans to build a shopping center on the grounds of the park sparked outrage among the people, who immediately began to set up overnight tents and to plant trees in response to the demolition of one of Istanbul's few remaining green spaces.

So began what has been described as a war scene over the last few days. But this protest has expanded into a resistance movement far beyond the modest protection of parks and trees. 

LAWYER, ISTANBUL:  I can say that we face a despot, disrespectful government that does not care about our ideas. They make a tool of religion and democracy. With these incidences we definitely saw that there is no democracy in this government. The press cannot talk. Whoever talks is put in jail. All our generals are in prison.

Friday, 7 June 2013

What Is Going on in Turkey and Do I Really Need to Care?

Thousands of people have gathered in Istanbul and elsewhere in Turkey, organizing under the hashtag "Occupy Gezi" and broadcasting scenes of brutal police violence to the world. 

But why are they there? What are they protesting? And do I need to care? Let's figure it out.

What is Occupy Gezi? Occupy Gezi, or Diren Gezi Parkı (though most participants appear to be using the English name in their tweets and blog posts), is an ongoing protest, consisting of thousands of people and taking place in Gezi Park, a small green space in Taksim Square, one of Istanbul's largest public spaces and a focal point of the modern part of the city.

It's about more than urban planning. Since its beginning on Monday—and especially since a violent crackdown on the occupiers by police on Thursday and Friday—the protest has evolved into something broader and more generally anti-Erdogan.

And it's still evolving and growing!

Manning trial begins: Here’s what you need to know

As the court-martial begins, government attempts to charge him with espionage, aiding the enemy will be revealing 

 After more than 1,100 days in pre-trial detention, held for many months in torturous conditions, Pfc. Bradley Manning Monday finally begins his court-martial hearing.

As protests and rallies around the world this past weekend indicate, more is at stake in this historic case than whether one young private is sentenced to life in prison.

Read the details here

Manning’s ordeal is far from over. As Ed Pilkington noted, the “government has set aside almost three months, with the court sitting from Monday to Friday, with occasional breaks forced by a furlough on civilian defense employees as a result of federal budget cuts.

The exceptional length of the trial is explained by the fact that the prosecution has indicated it intends to call more than 140 witnesses in an attempt to secure a watertight conviction. The prosecution will unveil its witness list in batches of 25 as the trial proceeds.”

Since the whistle-blower has already pleaded to lesser charges, a guilty verdict is expected at the end of the lengthy proceeding.

Whether the private is found guilty of espionage and aiding the enemy in particular is all important. 

This can't be justice!!

Thursday, 6 June 2013

The Coming Spiritual Revolution

I saw this video and it hit me in a great way.

What we are beginning to see is soo many people from all areas of the world and walks of life who are feeling deep within them that it is time to look at what we are experiencing here.

We are realizing that it is time for a change and something BIG is happening already. It’s not just another “Hippie movement” or anything like that either. This is entirely different.

This involves a massive shifting in our consciousness -the way we view this entire world. Without even judging anything that is around us we can see and feel that it’s time to move on from it.

We don’t even have to say “this is crap or this is terrible” when looking at it because deep down we all know there is more to experience and that we have the power to create it. 

No matter what facet of our world you look at, it’s clear that a shift needs to be made within in. In some cases, we don’t even need it anymore. It’s already all unfolding, we can either fight against it and hold onto what doesn’t resonate anymore because we fear losing it, or we can let it go and flow with the change.