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Liberate Space – July 4th – Cities Everywhere – Be Daring
In a few weeks, on July 4th we call on all individuals to blockade, disrupt and disobey the architecture of repression in their own cities. We act against the surveillance state not because it has overstepped an imaginary line, we rebel against it for the simple fact that it is designed to intimidate, imprison and demoralize us. We act against it because we know that politicians, corporations and the ruling class will never listen or change. We know that it is up to us to be disobedient, that direct action is the only road to freedom.
There is no better time than now to push forth an initiative which calls out the surveillance state for what it is; a web of police, prisons and politicians designed to protect the wealthy. At a time of upheaval and massive repression worldwide we don’t ask for permission, we recognize that those who grant us permission are those that spy on us at the same time. The world we fight for is a world free from politicians, states and security agencies.
On July 4th we call on individuals and groups to gather in the busy thoroughfares, parks and squares in your town. We suggest an overnight occupation designed to call out and confront the means in which surveillance is carried out. This could simply be holding a sign in front of a camera, your tactics are only limited by creativity. It is important to not fall into the marching around in circles trap. We hold our space in a busy area on the 4th because this is where people, commerce and surveillance are.
Circulate Widely * Create Your Own Event * Write A Call To Action
-Valley Anarchist Circle
Source: www.huffingtonpost.com – Friday, June 14, 2013
Yesterday, Americans for Safe Access (ASA) issued " What's the Cost? " a report on the federal war on medical cannabis (marijuana). This important report tallies the various types of federal interference by the Department of Justice (DOJ) against medical cannabis patients and their providers, while sharing stories of the individuals caught in the middle. Since its founding in 2002, ASA has been tracking the adoption and implementation of state medical cannabis laws, compiling raw data on actions taken by the DOJ to thwart successful implementation of these laws. Over the years, the DOJ has employed an array of tactics, including paramilitary-style raids on individual patients and state-authorized dispensaries, asset forfeiture actions against property owners (usually the landlords of dispensaries), and bullying tactics designed to pressure elected officials against adopting or implementing medical cannabis laws. The report summarizes the human and monetary costs of enforcing an unpopular and outdated federal policy that sustains this heartless war on medical cannabis. " What's the Cost? " confirms how much the U.S. Justice Department has spent over three presidential administrations to investigate, raid, arrest, prosecute, and imprison hundreds of medical cannabis patients and their providers — nearly half a billion dollars. Far outspending all of his predecessors, the report reveals that President Obama has dedicated nearly $ 30
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State Department Listed Supporters of Terror Used Chemical Weapons on Different State Department Listed Terrorists
Source: mypetjawa.mu.nu – Thursday, June 13, 2013
So the Syrian regime, which is on the hook for its support of the terrorist group that has killed the second most Americans, has been using chemical weapons against rebels who now seem firmly allied with the terror group which has killed the most Americans. And now we must intervene? What . Could . Possibly . Go . http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/archives/216028.php . To be honest, I have mixed feelings about all of this. I tend to think of this in terms of a decision matrix based on probabilities. If we do nothing there is a high probability that a known terror supporter remains in power. If we intervene there is a slim probability of a democratic regime to replace Assad; a slightly higher probability that a different group of terror supporters will assume power; a medium probability that a "moderate" Islamist group will assume power (ie, The Brotherhood); and a very high probability that chaos and ethnic cleansing will be the result (at least in the near term). So, there you have it. It's kind of a lose-lose situation. So, which is the least bad option? The suck : embrace it .
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Source: washington.cbslocal.com – Monday, June 10, 2013
WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – Uncovered documents show the U.S. State Department may have covered up allegations of illegal behavior ranging from sexual assaults to an underground drug ring. CBS News reports that is has unearthed documents from the Diplomatic Security Service (DSS), an internal watchdog agency, that implicate the State Department in a series of misconducts worldwide. The memo, reported b
CBS News: U.S. State Department Cover-Ups Range From Prostitution Charges To Drug Rings
Surveillance State: Liberty & Security – Innovation of Technology Should Drive Government Policy – Opportunity
Source: siliconangle.com – Saturday, June 08, 2013
This Prism issue is not a new issue. Remember William Binney, whistleblower and former NSA crypto-mathematician who served in the agency for decades, said the David Petraeus sex scandal was most likely exposed using illegal surveillance of his email . Binney came to national attention earlier this year when he started telling the story of how NSA surveillance works to anyone who would listen. He is a crypto-mathematician and a codebreaker of the nth degree (described as one of the best in NSA history) and his explanation of the spying program appeared in the New York Times in August 2012 . He spoke about “Stellar Wind” a top-secret domestic spying program developed by the NSA and its implications for civilian security and privacy. After the entire Petraeus affair scandal, the NSA has come under a bit of a public relations miasma as it pertains to domestic spying and the privacy of US citizens and their digital dealings. It’s important that everyone is already aware that most anything sent over the Internet can be intercepted and anything send in the clear is largely unprotected; but the scale of surveillance of any individual citizen has always been something of a technical conundrum. The Prism NSA conversation is not a Silicon Valley issue but a broader policy challenge. Technology is moving faster than policy can adjust and it’s the technology community responsibility to do the right thing. As an example pointed out by the Atla
Source: stellar.io – Tuesday, June 04, 2013
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Ohio St president jabs Notre Dame, Catholics, SEC
Ohio State President Disses Kentucky, Louisville, The SEC and Catholics Everywhere.
Source: gawker.com – Thursday, May 23, 2013
The Interstate 5 bridge spanning the Skagit River in Washington state collapsed Thursday evening. Several cars fell into the water, though authorities aren't sure how many or if there were any casualties. Washington State Trooper Mark Francis told CNN that, because the bridge is in a rural area, he didn't expect a high casualty rate. The Associated Press interviewed a witness who saw at least three cars in the river. Xavier Grospe, 62, who lives near the river, said he could see three cars with what appeared to be one person per vehicle. The vehicles were sitting still in the water, partially submerged and partly above the waterline, and the apparent drivers were sitting either on top of the vehicles or on the edge of open windows. “It doesn’t look like anybody’s in danger right now,” Grospe said. CBS is reporting that the collapse was caused by an oversized truck, which hit a beam across the top of the bridge. UPDATE: The Everett Herald is now reporting that just two cars were involved and that all three passengers have been accounted for. Official on scene said there were only 2 vehicles involved: a pickup truck towing a trailer and a small passenger vehicle. #Skagitbridge — The Herald (@EverettHerald) May 24, 2013 Two people were in the truck; one in the car. All were rescued and receiving medical attention, official said. #Skagitbridge — The Herald (@EverettHerald) May 24, 2013 [Image via WJXT ]
Source: www.ticklethewire.com – Thursday, May 23, 2013
Steve Neavling ticklethewire.com A man believed to be behind a pair of letters containing the deadly poison ricin was arrested by FBI agents Wednesday, the Associated Press reports . Authorities identified the suspect as Matthew Ryan Buquet, 37. “Our coordinated team acted swiftly to resolve a potentially dangerous situation, and continues working tirelessly around the clock to investigate the origin of the letters and to address any remaining, potential risks,” Laura Laughlin, the special agent in charge of the FBI’s Seattle office, said in a statement. Buquet pleaded not guilty Wednesday to mailing a threatening communication.
Kansas Basketball Recruiting: Andrew Wiggins to Decide Between Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina and Florida State
Source: www.sbnation.com – Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Today is the day that is going to make one fanbase a very excited fanbase. Andrew Wiggins, the most highly thought of high school player since Lebron James, is going to make his college decision. Wiggins will decide between four finalists including the Kansas Jayhawks, Florida State, North Carolina and Kentucky. The announcement will bring to a close one of the more closely monitored recruitment's, but at the same time it has been one of the more below the radar recruitment's in terms of hype due to the low key approach taken by Wiggins himself. There aren't expected to be live cut ins from ESPN. There won't be a multitude of media members in attendance, and from what it sounds like there might not even be a table full of hats. Wiggins is making his decision known to friends, family and one local sports writer later this morning. Rest assured the rest of the college basketball world will be waiting for the first word to come out of that private ceremony, especially the fanbases of the four schools involved. As of yesterday the popular choice was Florida State with Kansas gaining some late momentum. When Wiggins originally reclassified from the 2014 to the 2013 class he was assumed by many to be heading to Lexington to join the high profile, publicity loving crew that has been assembled by John Calipari. Anyone who has followed recruiting these last few years would hesitate to say that isn't going to still happen, but for whatever