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US: The Bill that Could End All of the Occupy Protests

The date on the bill is October 26, 2011. House Resolution 3261 could spell the end of all the Occupy demonstrations and effectively end the free and open internet as we know it.

Today everyone is paying close attention to the attempts to have videos documenting police brutality removed from You-Tube. There is a much greater threat looming. HR3261 Allows the U.S. Government to serve any internet provider with a court order to remove what they deem is copyrighted material or be shut down within five days. Under the guise of stopping piracy, any site can be shut down indefinitely. It is important to respect the rights of artists and make sure they are compensated for their creative endeavors. That said, shutting down a site with millions of pieces of content based upon on person choosing to violate copyright laws is more than heavy handed.

When any person, even law enforcement can upload any content to a site it is inevitable that the potential for abuse guarantees abuse.

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Has Capitalism Ever Existed in America?

Corporate America
© Activist Post

Recently there has been a lot of discussion about capitalism in the news and among activists. Many people are taking stances on either one side of the issue or the other, but very few are stopping to consider the fact that capitalism may have never even existed. This concept may come as a surprise to some, but it shouldn't. If you examine most of the words used to describe our society such as democracy, freedom, representative or capitalism, you will find that these words are simply abstract euphemisms which are used to disguise the true nature of authoritarian civilization.

We are supposed to believe that we are represented by people who don't represent us, that we are somehow "free" in a situation where we are constantly being exploited and ordered around. Much in the same way that we are told we are "free" in our personal lives, we are also told that we are "free" in our financial lives. The word "democracy" is used to make our oppressive political system seem more benevolent and legitimate, while the term "capitalism" is used to give the impression that we operate under a "free market" economy. Obviously, neither are true.

Capitalism itself has been defined many different ways, but the rights to private property, as well as private production of goods and a free market economy, cross over between all of these definitions. Currently none of the above rights are being fully respected in the United States and most Western countries that claim to be capitalist. Sure, at face value it may seem like these ideas are prevalent in Western culture, but when you take a look at property taxes, government subsidies for big corporations and the mountain of red tape faced by entrepreneurs it should become painfully obvious that capitalism has probably never existed in this country; perhaps it has never even existed in this world.

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Abbas Faults Arab Refusal of 1947 U.N. Palestine Plan

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks at a news conference in San Salvador October 9, 2011.
Arabs made a "mistake" by rejecting a 1947 U.N. proposal that would have created a Palestinian state alongside the nascent Israel, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said in an interview aired on Friday.

Palestinian leaders have always insisted that General Assembly Resolution 181, which paved the way for Jewish statehood in parts of then British-ruled Palestine, must be resisted by Arabs who went to war over it.

Decades of regional fighting have hinged on challenges to Israel's existence and expansion. By describing historical fault on the Arab side, Abbas appeared to be offering Israel an olive branch while promoting his own bid to sidestep stalled peace talks by winning U.N. recognition for a sovereign Palestine.

"At that time, 1947, there was Resolution 181, the partition plan, Palestine and Israel. Israel existed. Palestine diminished. Why?" he told Israel's top-rated Channel Two television, speaking in English.

When the interviewer suggested the reason was Jewish leaders' acceptance of the plan and its rejection by the Arabs, Abbas said: "I know, I know. It was our mistake. It was our mistake. It was an Arab mistake as a whole. But do they punish us for this mistake (for) 64 years?"

Bizarro Earth

Police State Fascism Is Now Rampant: Martial Law Is Next!

It is the invariable habit of bureaucracies, at all times and everywhere, to assume...that every citizen is a criminal. Their one apparent purpose, pursued with a relentless and furious diligence, is to convert the assumption into a fact. They hunt endlessly for proofs, and, when proofs are lacking, for mere suspicions. The moment they become aware of a definite citizen, John Doe, seeking what is his right under the law, they begin searching feverishly for an excuse for withholding it from him. ~ H.L. Mencken
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"If You See Something, Say Something" is the detestable slogan of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This is nothing more than a campaign by this monstrous government bureaucracy to pit citizen against citizen due to false fears instilled in the people by that same bureaucracy. The government is spying on everything we do, and it is now fooling the fools into spying on themselves. This is the ultimate in serf-like behavior.

Currently, the state of Tennessee is acting as a testing ground for the federal government's assault on the citizen's right to privacy. TSA goons dressed in state sanctioned garb, and heavily armed "law enforcement" cretins with drug sniffing dogs, are harassing the people of Tennessee on interstate highways and bus stations. They are doing this of course all in the name of stopping terrorism. It is interesting how these state simpletons can at the same time terrorize the general populace while protecting them from terrorism.

The object of this charade of course is not to stop terrorism, but to intimidate (terrorize) the people, and to habituate them, so that they will come to expect and accept this kind of treatment in order to be "safe." This indoctrination training by the state is meant only to beat down the individual into submission, so that state thugs can gain more control. This is not a new concept, but in the U.S. today, police state abuses are not only greatly increasing in numbers, but also are becoming more invasive as every day passes.

Bad Guys

Retired Military Officers Oppose Obama's Police-State Measures

Obama, Police State
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Human Rights First, the organization that mobilized military leaders to oppose the torture policy during the Bush/Cheney regime, is now in a mobilization to call attention to an Obama police-state measure embedded in the Defense Authorization bill of 2012.

According to an Oct. 19 article in the North Carolina News & Observer, written by associates of Human Rights First, more than 20 retired U.S. Generals and Admirals have written to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), and to the chairman and ranking Senator of the Armed Services Committee, to demand the removal of police-state "anti-terrorism" measures from the 2012 Defense Authorization Act. Authors J. Adam Abram and Alston Gardner write, "The 666-page National Defense Authorization Act being considered by the Senate contains at least two provisions that are simply not consistent with American values.... Section 1031 of the act permits indefinite military detention of American citizens, without charge or trial, if those citizens are accused of supporting or being members of or supporting an affiliate of al-Qaeda." Most citizens are completely unaware of the dangerous measures in the bill, especially since the committee debate in June 2011 was held behind closed doors. Now, the article warns, "a minority of senators is trying to rush the entire bill to the floor, using the excuse that we 'must fund the military.'"

Bad Guys

Attacking Persia Would Bring A Catastrophic End To The West's Long War of Terror

Nuclear Holocaust
© The Excavator

Although it has not been officially declared, America, Israel and the Middle East have been in a state of total war since the 9/11 attacks.

The shadow terrorist states in Israel and the United States initiated a total war by killing three thousand American citizens in the center of New York City and the heart of Western Civilization on September 11, 2001.

The occult psychopathic elite pulled out the symbolic heart of America and the West with that one act of grand deception on 9/11.

Western Civilization, called a "very good idea," by Gandhi, was killed by its satanic rulers who hope to insert a new artificial heart in New York in the form of the Freedom Tower to represent the birth of a new global autocratic civilization.

Killing Americans to secure public support for a global war of terror and military invasions of other countries is a crime that only the most merciless, barbaric and satanic individuals would commit.

Do you think these angels of death are planning to get caught and hanged for war crimes? They are going ALL IN. They are after full spectrum dominance over Battlefield Earth. The point of no return was reached many years ago. Now we are just going through the final motions of a totalitarian plan for the world that has been worked out to every last detail.

We are up against evil mass murderers who know no limits and no laws. The people behind the 9/11 attacks are worshipers of Satan who desire to create a global kingdom of hell by establishing a new world order over the globe. It is not a coincidence that Barack Obama calls his limo "The Beast."

Worshipers of The Beast in the West and Israel masterfully engineered one of the greatest acts of mass destruction and crafted one of the greatest myths in history on September 11, 2001.

And that was only the beginning.

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So if this isn't capitalism, what is?

Lately I've been pointing out that what we have in America today is not capitalism but, rather, neo-feudalism, with corporate owners in the place of the lords of the manor of old and the majority of Americans as serfs dependent upon their overlords for their every need. There are trappings of capitalism, sure. There are still markets, there are still a few small businesses bravely struggling along as chain stores and big box stores take over everything thanks to regulatory capture and monopolization of capital markets, there are still a few people who manage to create new and innovative businesses that make it. But by and large, this is feudalism, not capitalism.

Capitalism, fundamentally, is not markets. Markets can exist in the absence of capitalism, indeed, even in the absence of money, though money tends to be invented relatively rapidly because barter is such an inefficient way of handling trade. Rather, capitalism is, fundamentally, a method of time travel.

Bad Guys

Argentina: 12 Given Life Sentences for Crimes During Dictatorship

Alfredo Astiz and 11 other former military and police officers have been sentenced to life in prison for crimes committed during the 1976-83 military dictatorship, a court announced Wednesday. Mr. Astiz, 59, nicknamed the "Blond Angel of Death," was convicted for his role in executing human rights activists in 1977; they were tortured at the Navy Mechanics School, known as ESMA, and then dropped from navy airplanes into the South Atlantic.

Arrow Down

Canadian court blocks Bush prosecution

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Former US president George W. Bush: wanted for crimes against humanity
A criminal court in Canada has blocked an attempt by a human rights group to prosecute former US president George W. Bush for war crimes.

The Canadian Center for International Justice filed a private four-count complaint and received a January 9 hearing date at the British Columbia Provincial Court in Surrey, The Associated Press reported.

The complaint was issued on the same day when Bush was in Vancouver for a speech, along with his predecessor Bill Clinton.

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of three former Guantanamo detainees and one man who has been imprisoned there without any charge for more than nine years.

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US: Padilla revives lawsuit against Rumsfeld for alleged torture

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Lawyers for Jose Padilla, the US citizen arrested in 2002 for an alleged "dirty bomb" plot, launched an action to try to revive a lawsuit over his alleged torture at an American naval base.

Padilla, who is incarcerated at a high security jail in Colorado, previously sued in an attempt to hold former defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld and other US officials accountable for his suffering, but a district court judge granted the latter immunity and dismissed the case.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), in a federal appeals court Wednesday, however, said the case should be reinstated as Padilla was imprisoned without trial for four years and subjected to a range of abuse.