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On April 18, 2013, Rochester Indymedia interviewed Debra Sweet, an anti-war organizer and director of The World Can't Wait. She will be going to Syracuse, NY on April 26-28th for the “Resisting Drones, Global War and Empire" convergence. (See the FaceBook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/540569232649914/?ref=22.)
In this interview, Debra talks about her entry into the peace movement, the problems with drones and the PTSD that pilots experience, the detainees in Guantanamo, who are on a hunger strike, and Bradley Manning, among other topics.
One of the objectives of the false flag Boston Marathon bombing terror attack, was to create fear, confusion, anger, and hatred, in the subconscious minds of the masses, the millions of people who absorb and accept the "New Normal", whenever the people in power implement a tactic or agenda (Problem).
After the media saturates the minds of the masses, the government has a greater role in their lives to rule over them and control them.
The media conditioned the masses to cheer the police and soldiers after the suspect was caught, and the whole city of Boston came out of their houses, cheering the soldiers and police, waving their flags, and singing the national anthem (Reaction).
Submitted by T. Forsyth on Sat, 2013-04-13 08:48
Original article: http://rochester.indymedia.org/node/98758
Elliott Adams is a very reasonable and easy person to talk with . A Vietnam War Veteran and past-president of Veterans For Peace, Adams put his body on the line to defend this country against communists only to realize that communists and the Vietnamese were not his enemies, but rather that his own governement was the enemy. To that end, Adams has put his body on the line in the way of the military industrial complex being arrested numerous times for civil disobedience against the unconscionable and immoral actions of the United States government. And now they have drones.
It is important to understand that drones are being used to commit war crimes... It will not be stopped unless we the people make it stop.
On April 10, 2013, Rochester Indymedia had the chance to interview veteran and peace activist Elliott Adams who will be going to Syracuse, NY on April 26-28th for the “Resisting Drones, Global War and Empire" convergence. Check it out!
For more about the upcoming, anti-drone "Resisting Drones, Global War and Empire" convergence in Syracuse, NY, please go to Upstate Drone Action dot org.
On April 4th, Rochester Indymedia had the chance to speak with Nick Mottern--a Vietnam War veteran turned anti-war activist. He runs the website KnowDrones.com and he has traveled nation-wide showcasing his model drone exhibit in order to raise consciousness about the negative moral implications of drones. In addition to his current antiwar activities, he teaches workshops on how to build model drones and will be giving a workshop at the convergence being held in Syracuse, NY—Resisting Drones, Global War, and Empire—from April 26th to 28th.
Revisiting a dark chapter in Canada’s history-Our Men In Iran?-Man charged with disorderly conduct for whistling too loudly-Israel ‘secretly deports’ 1,000 Sudanese who may face persecution at home-Two fiery protests in as many days, Tibetan self-immolator passes away
Two fiery protests in as many days, Tibetan self-immolator passes away
WS – When compared to the Tibetan Monks; My activism is “no match”.
In more alarming reports coming out of Tibet, another Tibetan, who is a close relative of a Tibetan self-immolator, set himself on fire today protesting China’s continued occupation of Tibet.
Tsezung Kyab, 27, torched himself in front of the main prayer hall of the Shitsang Monastery in Luchu region of eastern Tibet at around 1:30 pm (local time). He passed away at his protest site, the same place where his cousin Pema Dorjee, 23, passed away in his self-immolation protest on December 8, 2012.
At the time of filing this report, additional details on today’s protest are awaited.
This is the second self-immolation protest in Tibet in as many days. Yesterday, Phagmo Dhondup, a Tibetan in his 20’s set himself ablaze near the Jhakhyung Monastery in Palung region of eastern Tibet. His condition and whereabouts are not known. More…
Today is “National Pistachio Day” - What makes them more special than Cashews? This is just “Nuts”!
WikiLeaks reveals imperialist plots against Venezuela-Major Banks Aid in Payday Loans Banned by State-House Republicans strip LGBT, Native American protections from Violence Against Women Act-U.S. Supreme Court to hear arguments over Md. DNA case-Karzai orders US Special Forces out of two provinces, citing torture and murder
Today is “Pistol Patent Day (Samuel Colt)” Take an NRA member to lunch
By Crystal Zevon
As the country, and indeed, the world, mourns the tragic and unnecessary loss of so many young lives to the Newtown School Massacre, many peace activists and advocates for non-violence around the world are mourning another loss… the loss of a tireless advocate for peace and reconciliation, a blogger on this website, Mira Dabit.
I was sound asleep in my grandson’s bed when my cell phone woke me on December 15th at 12:30 a.m. Slightly annoyed, I answered the phone. It was my partner from Searching for Occupy, Denise Valdez. She was crying. No. She was sobbing. For a few moments, I listened to her crying. Then, she managed to blurt out, “Crystal, I have some bad news…” A pause. A sob. “Mira is dead.”
What? No. I must have heard that wrong. Mira, our Palestinian cohort from Occupy Washington, D.C. and Peace House, was only 27 years old. I just talked to her… what?... two weeks ago? She was excited about her newest endeavor ‘Love Music Hate Racism’. She was bubbling over in a characteristic burst of uninhibited enthusiasm…
Sadly, I did not hear it wrong. Mira, even when she phoned me, had been sick. Apparently, she had gone to the hospital a few times, but the last time she got fed up with the hours of waiting. She was Palestinian so, of course, she had to line up in the uninsured queue. She left before seeing a doctor and died a few hours later.
|SOA Watch Live Stream Archives 2012|
|Stewart Detention Center Pilgrimage|
|SOA Saturday part 1||Militarized Response to |
Environmental & Land Rights Activists
|SOA Saturday part 2|| Refusing to Pay|
|Sunday Stage/Vigil 1||Sunday Gate/Vigil 1|
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|Sunday Gate/Vigil 4|
|Double Diaz Bourgeois||Concert Night Undercovers|
|Shut Down the School of Assassins and Resist U.S. Militarization in the Americas|
Sunday October 7th marked the 11th year of the US-led NATO occupation of Afghanistan and it also coincided with Indigenous People's Day (anti Columbus Day). About 200 people gathered at Oakland's Oscar Grant Plaza to protest colonization in all it's forms, from the 500 years of genocide of Indigenous peoples to the the US war in Afghanistan. The action was called for by communities of color who directly affected by US colonialism and imperialism.
Spurred by a growing sense of frustration and disenfranchisement, nearly one hundred women and men gathered Saturday at the south gates of the Texas Capitol to protest what has been described by some activists as a "war on women." The idea for the protest came from Kaci Beeler, a local actor, designer, and artist who told Austinist that the recent appellate court decision allowing Texas to defund Planned Parenthood was the trigger for her. She explained to us that she had "...been following the GOP hailstorm about abortion rights and all of that stuff, and what’s been happening in Arizona. And then Wednesday, when I read about the Court of Appeals overturning funding for Planned Parenthood, that was upsetting. Reading about it and realizing that...it felt extremely unfair." It was a silent protest, the better to express the sense of disenfranchisement many of the participants said they felt. There was no chanting, there were no picket signs. Instead, women wore paper targets on their bodies to symbolize the targeting of their rights by policymakers and legislators. They, their children, and the men - brothers, husbands, boyfriends, and friends - spoke quietly among themselves as traffic rolled by on 11th Street. Video produced by Jeff Zavala. Videography by Grace Alfar A ZGraphix production. http://zgraphix.org
The Rag Blog and Rag Radio presents Tom Hayden, peace and justice activist, SDS pioneer, and primary author of the Port Huron Statement, who speaks on "The Drug War, The Peace Movement, and the Legacy of Port Huron." He was in Austin in conjunction with Mexican poet Javier Sicilia's Caravan for Peace which opposes the U.S.-supported Drug War in Mexico. Video produced by Jeff Zavala. A ZGraphix production. http://zgraphix.org
3 packs of helicopters adorn the sky. Are they the predecessor to Drones US? Raytheon RNC lead up protest tells you the best way to kill people and how to reach the next level in the new Wr Station game called Drone.
DRONES WILL BE PATROLLING TAMPA DURING THE RNC
About 500 Ethiopian Americans came to Camp David (Thurmont, MD) to show their opposition to their country's dictator who was at the Summit to Shmooze money from Obama. 2 billion US Tax Dollars go to the Ethiopian dictator Meles Zenawi who uses the money to ethnically cleanse a part of Ethiopia that was formerly Somalia.
Afghans for Peace Shut Down Military Recruitment Center
SXSW Interactive 2012 presents: Data Is the New Oil: Wealth and Wars on the Web In the 21st century, we’re experiencing the dawn of a new fuel: Data. Multibillion-dollar industries, from search engines to social networking to online advertising, have been built on the aggregation of personal data, information the World Economic Forum likens to a “new type of raw material … on par with capital and labor.”We believe a new war will soon breakout, a War on Data. And we're ready to go to battle. Two personal data experts, Owen Tripp, co-founder and COO of Reputation.com and World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer, and DJ Patil, Data Scientist in Residence at Greylock and former Chief Scientist at LinkedIn, encourage businesses and entrepreneurs to disrupt the status quo through data. Old businesses and dynasties will be toppled as new disruptors fight back with innovative use of data. Join Owen Tripp and DJ Patil to learn which top industries stand to be disrupted by data innovators. Produced by ZGraphix.org Filmed & Edited by Jeff Zavala