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Chris Hedges Sits Down With Bill Moyers


In one of the most pointed, sweeping and personal public conversations about Chris Hedges’ life and work yet, Bill Moyers speaks with the journalist after the release of “Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt,” the book Hedges co-authored with fellow reporter and artist Joe Sacco.

The 50-minute conversation is followed by a segment on Sacco, who talks about the thinking and experiences that moved him to become a “comics journalist.”

Full post on Truthdig.com http://www.truthdig.com/avbooth/item/chris_hedges_on_moyers_company_20120722/

Unconstitutional & Brutal Action @ OccupyLA Eviction MUST SEE!

This is What Fascism Looks Like;
Time is short before we are all enslaved! Do Something, Anything TODAY RIGHT NOW, to get the word out and make difference.
This is our Planet and We Are, The People and the Social Contract is NOW OFFICIALLY BROKEN!

Here is the RAW, UNCENSORED, first-hand point of view of my brutal arrest at the Occupy LA Raid that took place on November 29th-30th, 2011, that clearly illustrates several constitutional and human rights violations, most notably the Freedom of Press. As a rapper-journalist, I must share this with the world.

Around 1:10 you can clearly hear Officer Pedrosa tell me, “You can videotape all you like; the light has to go out.” at which point I turn the light off on my cameraphone. Moments later around 3:07 you see an officer come out of nowhere, where he lunged at MY CAMERA! The cameraphone went flying, at which point he violently dragged me from the crowd behind the line of police. At 3:16 and from that point on, the cameraphone is on the ground and the rest of the video is pretty much audio of the event, where you hear people attempt to help me, shouting “Police Brutality” and my beuatiful partner doing everything in her power to stop them from attacking me. The police brutally ripped me from the crowd as they wanted NO cameras or documentation of the event taking place in direct violation of our constitutional right to Freedom of Press.

I was tackled by several cops, violently slammed to the ground, my head ground into the cement tiles of Solidarity Park, with what seemed to be a dozen cops on top of me. My arm was injured and I am still sore, with plastic cuffs put on me extremely tight, cutting off my circulation til my hands were blue. One cop at the Metro detention center later said, “Wow, those cuffs are on very tight!” I was handed off to other cops to hand me off to other cops to hand me off to other cops to hand me off to a sheriff who put me on a bus with other people being arrested, all done vey tactfully,

Around 4:05, my partner recovers my cameraphone and the screen goes black, with audio being documented of the scene and of her unlawful arrest. She was simply observing my arrest to make sure that they did not brutalize me further, at which point she becomes targeted for her observation of my arrest. You can clearly hear her arrest at 6:16, where the officer tells her that she would be arrested if she did not leave. She begins to leave and is immediately arrested.

The rest of our arrests is documented here audio only and around 10:31 you see a cop put the cameraphone into a a bag as part of my partner’s property. Thankfully the phone is back in my possession and I am sharing this footage with all of you – footage that the LAPD desperately tried to steal and censor

As you hear me repeat in this video, “The People of California do not yield their sovereignty to the agencies that serve them.”

The main reason that I want to put this up is so all can see that I was targeted by the LAPD for documenting this historic event on film. This is in direct violation of the First Amendment of the United States Constitution:

Amendment 1 – Freedom of Religion, Press, Expression. Ratified 12/15/1791. Note

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Also note Occupy LA was in complete compliance with the First Amendment, as it is our right to free speech, free press, to peaceably assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances; and in accordance with a resolution passed by the Los Angeles City Council to let us gather there indefinitely.

In Love and Solidarity,
Guido

Home Land Security Allegedly Abducts & Threatens Marine at Occupy LA (Video) BREAKING NEWS


I have a very scary video to share with you… It was just posted on Youtube… Getting this story out sadly may be the only protection for the Marine Vet who was allegedly abducted by DHS from Occupy LA a day ago… Please watch video and help me break this story so this fine soldier is not DISAPPEARED. Since that is what he was threatened with…

This is a video about over reach by Homeland Security. The only way to protect this brave veteran who is fighting for the 99% is to watch this video and pass along to everyone.

We don’t want this fine human being “DISAPPEARED” please help get the word out NOW!

My account of what happened when I was detained at OLA november 25th arresting officers can be seen in this video http://youtu.be/WWe-RnKzDEQ

I’m Getting Arrested (FREE Freedom App. Prototype)

I'm Getting Arrested - Android Market>Click Here or On Image To Get App<

Awesome FREE must have Occupy App.  Description from the “I’m Getting Arrested app. site as follows:

Alert your lawyer, loved ones, etc … that you are being arrested with a click.

I’m Getting Arrested enables anyone, with one click, to broadcast a custom message to SMS numbers in the event they are arrested.

Very easy to setup and operate. Instructions under help menu.

Inspired by a real Occupy Wall Street incident. Free to the other 99%.

App is very fresh – so please test, provide feedback and check for frequent updates.

Adding languages with each update.

Currently supports:
Catalan, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Turkish

My hope is that this app. is or becomes an open source collective project and continues to evolve into a “Freedom App”. My humble and heart felt gratitude to the creators of this awesome FREE must have Occupy “I’m Getting Arrested” App.  This is an wonderful version 1.  IMHO I would love to see these additions, since our social networking will save our democracy this is a Guttenburg Press Moment in History.  For the first time we have EVIL, SECRECY & GREED on the run:

  1. A Sleep Lock Down Mode:
    An Option to Also put into Sleep/Lock mode so authorities can’t gain access to personal information.
  2. Lock Out by Gesture, voice command, shaking phone in pattern etc., or perhaps something else to lock down data and operations; You guys are smarter than me.
  3. GPS-TEXTs Long. & Lat As soon as app. is activated it begins and continues to send at programmed intervals by sms text the phones longitude and latitude, while giving no indication of doing this.   It would also be awesome if the phone would also look at other forms of location info like tower location, etc.  This would be an awesome way for your homies  to locate you and a record of your detention and the journey you have taken for later recourse based on documentation.  (THEY CAN’T LOOSE YOU IN THE SYSTEM EXCUSE).  Meanwhile the phone just looks dead like out of battery while still transmitting.  If the phone doesn’t have coverage it could search out alternate wifi etc & keep a hidden record of all activity on phone storage.
  4. BOOTSTRAP NETWORK
    How about a communicate mode that relies solely on phones, laptops, pads, etc. to create the ability to text etc. if the government tries to turn off connectivity.
  5. CAPTURE ~ SAVE ~ STREAM:
    This would allow the capture, save and/or stream video/audio/texts/tweets of the arrests or crimes against humanity.  In fact a Wiki-Freedom could be set up to capture and catalog  unjust captured events.
  6. ADDRESS BOOK ACCESS in Set Up Mode so as not to have to type numbers into fields.  Maybe a suggested list of numbers like amnesty international.
  7. Peaceful Meditation.mp3s to help deal with the issues that come up for you internally while dealing with incarceration or worse.

These are just a few suggestion to keep peaceful civil disobedience safe.  Please leave your comments, suggestions & thoughts on how we make this (r)Evolution of the PEOPLE powerful, safe and peaceful.  We are just moments away from the police being completely in sync and the government locking up the “REAL CRIMINALS” many but not all of the 1%.

Thank you for the honor to be with all of the 99% fighting the good peaceful fight of Truth, Justice & the American way.  This was Superman’s credo… Today we are all SUPER PEOPLE, SUPER OCCUPYING.  Thank you from the bottom of my spirit for all the solidarity.  WE ARE CLOSE TO CHANGE WE HAVE MADE!


IMHO #Occupy Truth & Justice
Demand #1 Crooks Go To Jail; Money Recovered!

Excellent View From Nassim Taleb on Bloomberg TV. He knows what he is talking about.

Oct. 18 (Bloomberg) — Nassim Taleb, author of “The Black Swan” and a New York University professor, discusses the “Occupy Wall Street” protest and his view of the global banking system. Taleb, speaking with Erik Schatzker on Bloomberg Television’s “InsideTrack,” also discusses the need to apply the principles of “Hammurabi’s Code” to the banking system.
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NYPD EPIC FAIL at intimidating journalists from WeAreChange

The #occupywallstreet Coparazzi team (Luke Rudkowski, Robbie, and Tim aka “mustache”) were on their late night patrol the other night when they made a startling discovery: police officers harassing Occupy Wall Street guests at 4AM. What happened next even surprised these veteran film makers.

IMHO We are having a very different experience here @ #OccupyLosAnglese

Police at City Hall were awesome tonight! Definitely there to serve and protect us too…

I know that they know in their hearts its “THEIR PENSIONS TOO”!

We are One Love, One Tribe with the Good Sense to #OCCUPY

Om Mani Padme Hum,
Arthur from the tribe @#OccupyLosAngeles

PS Good Luck, Safety and Peace to all of my #OccupyTribes wherever you #OccupyEARTH. Welcome #OccupyKorea

If you want to feel inspired make it down to an #Occupy. When I am @ #Occupy I am filled with possibility, hope and inspiration! The perfect prescription to these Challenging times.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE;

Come out meet your neighbors and celebrate that you are somebody and that you matter. This is history unfolding SOMETHING IS DEFINITELY HAPPENING AND WE ARE GOING TO NEED A BIGGER BOAT!