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A message from Anonymous concerning Occupy Wall Street and the bankers.


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US: Police have action plan for protests

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'Occupy Wall Street' demonstrators opposed to corporate profits march in the Financial District of New York.
Police do not expect large scale issues with protesters during CHOGM but are urging protesters not to break the law.

This follows the announcement that Occupy Perth, a group affiliated with protesters in the United States who caused havoc on the Brooklyn Bridge on the weekend, were planning to protest during CHOGM.

Police arrested 700 people as a result of the protest by Occupy Wall Street.

Counter Terrorism and State Protection's assistant commissioner Duane Bell said WA Police were aware of many groups planning to protest at CHOGM.

"We do not expect to see any large scale public order issues during CHOGM 2011, however it is our responsibility to be prepared for any incident that takes place as we have a duty to protect the visiting dignitaries and the community," he said.

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First Official Release from Occupy Wall Street

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© David Shankbone
A protester holds up a sign in Zuccotti Park, in New York City, on September 28 2011.

This was unanimously voted on by all members of Occupy Wall Street last night, around 8pm, Sept 29. It is our first official document for release. We have three more underway, that will likely be released in the upcoming days: 1) A declaration of demands. 2) Principles of Solidarity 3) Documentation on how to form your own Direct Democracy Occupation Group.

This is a living document. you can receive an official press copy of the latest version by emailing c2anycga@gmail.com.

Declaration of the Occupation of New York City

As we gather together in solidarity to express a feeling of mass injustice, we must not lose sight of what brought us together. We write so that all people who feel wronged by the corporate forces of the world can know that we are your allies.

As one people, united, we acknowledge the reality: that the future of the human race requires the cooperation of its members; that our system must protect our rights, and upon corruption of that system, it is up to the individuals to protect their own rights, and those of their neighbors; that a democratic government derives its just power from the people, but corporations do not seek consent to extract wealth from the people and the Earth; and that no true democracy is attainable when the process is determined by economic power. We come to you at a time when corporations, which place profit over people, self-interest over justice, and oppression over equality, run our governments. We have peaceably assembled here, as is our right, to let these facts be known.

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US: Dead Whale Discovered on New Jersey Shore Was Shot, Authorities Say

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© Associated Press
An Allenhurst Dept of Public Works employee removed the carcass of a 740-pound pilot whale that died shortly after washing up on a beach there.
Allenhurst - Authorities were searching Tuesday for the person who shot a whale that washed up dead on the New Jersey shore.

The 700-pound male pilot whale was discovered on a beach at Allenhurst, N.J., on Sept. 24, The Star-Ledger reported.

A gunshot wound to the animal's jaw caused an infection that prevented it from eating, according to scientists.

"It literally died of starvation," Bob Schoelkopf, founding director of the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine, said.

"It probably traveled quite a distance before it became so weak that it washed ashore," he added.

Authorities were appealing to the public for information.

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Truck bomb in Somalia kills 70

Mogadishu, Somalia - Al-Qaida-linked militants launched their deadliest single bomb attack ever in Somalia on Tuesday, killing at least 70 people and demonstrating how the group that blocked aid to famine victims can still mount devastating violence even after most of its fighters fled the capital in August.
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Somalia government soldiers carry an injured man from the scene of a suicide attack in Somalia's capital Mogadishu October 4, 2011.

A truck loaded with drums of fuel exploded outside the Ministry of Education, where students accompanied by their parents registered for scholarships offered by the Turkish government. The thunderous blast covered the city in dust more than a half-mile away, leaving blackened corpses sprawled on the debris-strewn street amid burning vehicles. One woman used a blue plastic bucket to pour water on a smoldering body.

Even in a city mired in war and anarchy for two decades, Tuesday's attack by the al-Shabab group horrified rescue workers. Ali Abdullahi, a nurse at the city's Medina Hospital, said countless victims were being brought in with amputated limbs and burns.

"It is the most awful tragedy I have ever seen," he said. "Imagine dozens are being brought here minute by minute. Most of the wounded people are unconscious and others have their faces blackened by smoke and heat."

Duniya Salad sobbed over her brother's burnt body after he died while undergoing treatment at the hospital.

"They killed him before he started university! Why was he killed? Damn to al-Shabab," she said.

Comment: Evidence - Why is it always lacking? "Al-Shabab includes militant veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts who have trained Somalis.." Says Who! We're always stuck taking someones word. Why is there never a link to the so-called Militants website? How is it the web site exists if the CIA and other alphabet agencies are monitoring such things? There are always so many "just take our word for it" points but never any hard evidence. For example, how did those WMD's in Iraq turn out? There was loads of evidence, they said. All of these poor people caught in the cross-fire of one nations, groups, army's desire for control, greed.., how heart-wrenching!


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"Bank Of America Customers Get The Heck Out Of That Bank!" Senator Dick Durbin

October 03, 2011 C-SPAN


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Chomsky on "Occupy Wall Street" and Israel Imminent Collapse

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Noam Chomsky
In an interview with RT's Marina Portnaya, prominent scholar Professor Noam Chomsky gives his take on some of the world's political hot topics.

Chomsky vividly shares his reflections on the wall street protests and warns of an impending serious poverty and real unemployment similar to the great depression, he talks about the 2012 American presidential campaign spending and how positions in both the white house and the congress are being bought, not earned and he refers to the killing of Osama Bin Laden and how this marks a shift of American policy from Bush's abducting and torturing whoever the CIA thought posed a threat to the U.S to Obama's "just kill 'em when you spot 'em" approach regardless of the legalities overlooked in the process.

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Corexit Makers May Be Liable for Use at Oil Spill

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© Lori Deangelis

New Orleans - Companies involved in the use of the dispersant Corexit during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill last year cannot get immunity from what may be hundreds of thousands of personal injury claims, a federal judge ruled.

After the Deepwater Horizon oil-drilling rig exploded on April 20, 2010, unleashing the worst oil spill in U.S. history, BP directed third-party cleanup workers to spray and inject more than 1.8 million gallons of Corexit into oil in the Gulf of Mexico. Early on, the Environmental Protection Agency told BP to stop using Corexit because of the dispersant's known toxicity, but BP objected and continued to use the chemical.

Part of the massive multidistrict litigation for the oil spill involves claims by those who have allegedly suffered injuries from exposure to Corexit.

The dispersant's manufacturer, Nalco, tried to dismiss these claims by noting that it merely followed orders passed down from the president of the United States in distributing the highly toxic chemical. Corexit is banned in several counties including the U.K. because of its known toxicity. If Nalco had been following federal orders, it could have sought immunity under two separate rules: the government contractor defense and a provision of the Clean Water Act (CWA) that protects any private contractor following orders from the federal government.

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US: Marines Heading To Wall Street To Protect Protesters

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© AP Photo/Tina Fineberg
Salem, Oregon - The protesters on Wall Street will soon have the protection of United States Marines who will form a human wall between the crowds of tireless protesters and the increasingly unpopular New York cops who continue to appear on YouTube in scenes that twist the insides of patriotic Americans.

Michael Hayne, a Comedian and Columnist who has contributed to NY Times Laugh Lines, guest-blogged for Joe Biden, and writes a column for MSNBC.com affiliated Cagle, wasn't joking when he related the information this weekend on the Website Addicting Info.

The news is welcome, particularly as people continue to learn more about Wall Street and New York City and the nature of the people in the upper echelons. Not only have Americans watched the players on Wall Street shove the nation's future into their wallets, but there are more specific reasons that the police are behaving in a corrupt manner, they're being paid off by groups like JPMorgan Chase, which recently donated:
... an unprecedented $4.6 million to the New York City Police Foundation. The gift was the largest in the history of the foundation and will enable the New York City Police Department to strengthen security in the Big Apple.-JPMorgan Chase

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A Town Without Poverty? Canada's Guaranteed Income Experiment

Whitehorse, Yukon - Try to imagine a town where the government paid each of the residents a living income, regardless of who they were and what they did, and a Soviet hamlet in the early 1980s may come to mind.

But this experiment happened much closer to home. For a four-year period in the '70s, the poorest families in Dauphin, Manitoba, were granted a guaranteed minimum income by the federal and provincial governments. Thirty-five years later all that remains of the experiment are 2,000 boxes of documents that have gathered dust in the Canadian archives building in Winnipeg.

Until now little has been known about what unfolded over those four years in the small rural town, since the government locked away the data that had been collected and prevented it from being analyzed.