The police protect and serve – they really do. It’s just that we aren’t the ones receiving those services:
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By: Center for Media and Democracy | Press Release: MADISON, WI – May 20 – DBA Press and the Center for Media and Democracy today released the results of a year-long investigation: “Dissent or Terror: How the Nation’s Counter Terrorism Apparatus, In Partnership With Corporate America, Turned on Occupy Wall Street.” The report, a distillation . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Dissent or Terror: New Report Details How Counter Terrorism Apparatus Was Used to Monitor Occupy Movement Nationwide
The FBI knew of plot to kill OWS activists, remained silent. Only one month into the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations in 2011, plans were formulated to identify key figures in the movement and execute them with a coordinated assault using sniper rifles, documents reveal. MORE The Canadian Progressive recommends: FBI “plot to identify and . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: FBI knew of plot to kill OWS activists, remained silent
“The prisoner’s dilemma is a canonical example of a game analyzed in game theory that shows why two individuals might not cooperate, even if it appears that it is in their best interests to do so. It was originally framed by Merrill Flood and Melvin Dresher working at RAND in 1950. Albert W. . . . → Read More: Death By Trolley: Society is handcuffed in the Prisoner’s Dilemma: How fear, distrust and a lack of organization continually does us in
The FBI hatched a “plot to identify and assassinate Occupy leaders”? It’d seem so, according to the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund and civil liberties activists. Information obtained by the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund via a Freedom of Information Act request reveal that the FBI: a) “collaborated with other federal agencies, including the Department . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: FBI “plot to identify and assassinate Occupy leaders”?
Assorted content for your Sunday reading.
– Pam Palmater explains the historical background to Idle No More: (M)ost Canadians are not used to the kind of sustained, co-ordinated, national effort that we have seen in the last few weeks — at least not since 1969. 1969 was the last time the federal government put forward . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning Links
This and that for your Wednesday reading.
– Pat Atkinson highlights what should probably be the story of the year for 2012: the continued degradation of Canadian democracy under a government which views Parliament and the public with an alarming degree of contempt: Harper’s Conservatives see Parliament as a nuisance. Committees meet in secret, and . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Afternoon Links
Assorted content to end your week.- Rick Salutin offers an important take on the U.S. election by pointing out that the Occupy movement and its focus on inequality laid the groundwork for Barack Obama’s re-election:The aftermath to the bailouts was the… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning Links
This document was accepted by the NYC General Assembly on September 29, 2011, with minor updates made on October 1, 2011. It is the first official, collective statement of the protesters in Zuccotti Park.
As we gather together in solidarity to express a feeling of mass injustice, we must not lose sight of what brought . . . → Read More: Canadian Progressive World: What We Missed: OWS Declaration of the Occupation of New York City
I spend the last five hours digesting the contents of the report on the first systematic look the NYPD’s response to Occupy Wall Street protests. The report is the product of an eight-month investigation undertaken by law clinics at Fordham, Harvard, NYU and Stanford.
Titled “Suppressing Protest: Human Rights Violations in the U.S. Response to . . . → Read More: Canadian Progressive World: NYPD brutalized Occupy Wall Street protesters and violated their rights: REPORT
This is a quote from a popular article on Canada, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, U.S. President Barack Obama and the corrupting influence of corporate power, by award-winning journalist & activist, Chris Hedges. In the article, Hedges asks the same questions Canadian progressives now ask themselves everyday: What happened to Canada?
“Global financiers are . . . → Read More: Canadian Progressive World: Duly Quoted: Chris Hedges On Occupy Wall Street And “The Canadian Prime Minister”
Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading.
– In an excerpt from the Occupy Handbook, Paul Krugman and Robin Wells discuss how a right-wing obsession with exacerbating inequality led to the U.S.’ disastrous response to the 2008 crash: How did America become a nation that could not rise to the biggest economic challenge in three generations, . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Afternoon Links
I just received an invite from an activist friend to attend the Ottawa launch of Judy Rebick new book on the Occupy movement and solidarity-building, Occupy This! The book excites the activist in me already, even before I’ve read it. … Continue reading →
Figured I should drop by and post some… stuff. You know, for the fun of it!Okay, let’s start today with the difference between climate and weather, trends and vagaries…How about the difference between people who put effort into thought and conserva… . . . → Read More: NEW MEDIA AND POLITICS CANADA: News Hash April 10, 2012
Figured I should drop by and post some… stuff. You know, for the fun of it!
Okay, let’s start today with the difference between climate and weather, trends and vagaries…
How about the difference between people who put effort into thought and conservatives? No really. Here’s a link to a study by an esteemed . . . → Read More: NEW MEDIA AND POLITICS CANADA: News Hash April 10, 2012
Oops. Turns out that was Oakland last night.
UPDATE: Dr. Dawg has the goods on an Oakland cop, annual salary $202K and unbelievably works for the Youth and Family Services agency, who beat down a pregnant woman with leukemia from a bicycle and allegedly beat her as she was being carried away on a stretcher. . . . → Read More: Scene from Syria, Saturday January 28, 2012. Rodney Kirkland Sr. edition.
Oops. Turns out that was Oakland last night.
Golly. It looks like that fancy pajama party in Davos, has considered the state of the capitalist pig, and found its condition rather alarming.
For decades, this ritzy Swiss resort has hosted an annual celebration of capitalism where luxurious Audis ferry potentates and presidents between lavish hotels so they can bemoan the perils of socialism, high . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Capitalist Pig and the Occupy Movement
Several years ago a story in the Readers Digest’s Life’s Like That, was a perfect anthem to the American Dream.
The young man who had sent in the story, was attending business school, and in the summer worked at his father’s restaurant, a busy local eatery. With his new found knowledge, he found himself frustrated with . . . → Read More: Pushed to the Left and Loving It: When is Money Good Money?
By reading 90% of the Canadian media, you’d have thought the people who Occupied cities across Canada and the world were unemployable dirty fucking hippies intent on violence and rape.
Seems a majority of Canadians – and most of the world – still do not share the media’s jaundiced view of the mostly young . . . → Read More: Media’s anti-Occupy stance revealed. More than half of Canadians support the movement.
By reading 90% of the Canadian media, you’d have thought the people who Occupied cities across Canada and the world were unemployable dirty fucking hippies intent on violence and rape. Seems a majority of Canadians – and most of the world – do not share the media’s jaundiced view of the mostly young people who . . . → Read More: Media’s anti-Occupy stance revealed. More than half of Canadians support the movement.
As the Occupy Ottawa website reported earlier, on Sunday, December 11, 2011, more than 100 people packed O’Reilly’s Pub in Perth to hear speakers from the Occupy Ottawa movement talk about their collective and personal …Read More
Soon, we’ll get better understanding of the passion underlining the Occupy Wall Street movement. Via the big screen. But not from Michael Moore or some other leftty big-shot Hollywood film-maker. From film-savvy activists on the …Read More
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