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Fearing a Future Emergency, Governors Declare a State of Emergency

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Eric Blair
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When most of us think of a State of Emergency, we think of isolated natural disasters like hurricanes, winter storms or a flood that passes through. In those cases it's quite obvious when the emergency is over. But what if an emergency is declared for something that hasn't happened yet? How will we know when it's over?

Both Pennsylvania and Connecticut governors recently declared a State of Emergency, not because a disaster is taking place at this moment, but because bad things may happen in the future. This is an incredible development that citizens should be concerned about.

You should know that during a state of emergency your rights are suspended along with Constitutional restraints on government.

According to Wiki, a state of emergency "means that the government can suspend and/or change some functions of the executive, the legislative and or the judiciary during this period of time," and it "can also be used as a rationale for suspending rights and freedoms, even if those rights and freedoms are guaranteed under the Constitution."

It short, a state of emergency is martial law.

It is the legal equivalent to living under a dictatorship who can change and ignore existing laws while at the same time citizens lose their rights. This power should be viewed as an absolute last resort in times of genuine crisis; but lately it's declared merely over fear of something potentially happening in the future, instead of an actual emergency -- which, by definition, is an immediate crisis.


(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Pennsylvania is currently operating under a state of emergency due to a manhunt for a single individual suspected of shooting two policemen. Police found an unusual orgy of evidence in the case, like finding the suspect's journal detailing all of his alleged crimes. Any detective will tell you that this level of "evidence" almost always indicates a frame job, but I digress.

The state government also hastily passed "temporary" legislation allowing out-of-state law officers to make arrests within state borders.

According to PennLive:
As alleged cop killer Eric Matthew Frein continues to elude police, legislation is heading to Gov. Tom Corbett might make it possible for even out-of-state law enforcement to arrest him should they find him. The Senate voted 48-0 on Thursday to approve House-passed legislation that would extend arrest powers to out-of-state officers when the governor has declared an emergency and it would remain in effect until the disaster emergency declaration is terminated.Pennsylvania State Police information officer Adam Reed told PennLive, "It's (the legislation) very important because in any large-scale incident like this, we need to rely on out-of-state agencies. They need to have some method in place ... to grant them arrest powers in extreme cases."

A random fugitive is considered a "large scale incident"? Something smells rotten here. Apparently the emergency is ongoing until this specific individual is detained. What about the next fugitive?

The logic behind the state of emergency in Connecticut is even more ridiculous. The state has not had a single resident or even a passing traveler with Ebola and yet Governor Malloy recently declared an emergency due to the potential threat from Ebola.

From Gov. Malloy's office:
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today signed an order that gives the Commissioner of the Department of Public Health (DPH) the ability to effectively quarantine an individual or a group of individuals who may have been exposed to or infected with the Ebola virus. The order is not being executed because a specific case has been identified, but rather as a precautionary and preparatory measure in the event that the state has either a confirmed infection or has confirmed that someone at risk of developing the infection is residing in the state.They even admit there is no actual emergency, but Connecticut officials can now force you into isolation, quarantine you, and medicate you by decree. This is otherwise known as indefinite detention without a right to defense, and it only needs to be based on some bureaucrat's suspicions about your health, not criminal acts. Are you beginning to see how dangerous this is?

And don't we already pay the CDC, HHS, FEMA, and other agencies to prepare and take precautions for potential outbreaks? Why does Connecticut need to declare an emergency to prepare for something that is already being prepared for? It seems ludicrous.

For those of you breathing a sigh of relief that you don't live in either of these states, I've got bad news for you.

America, at the federal level, has been operating in a perpetual State of Emergency since the attacks of September 11th. That is why executive orders are technically legal, as well as warrantless spying, TSA groping, indefinite detention, military patrolling neighborhoods, wars without Congress, and the rest of the seemingly lawless behavior by the government.

These unconstitutional provisions were meant to be temporary due to the "emergency" of 9/11. That's why the PATRIOT Act had annual sunset clauses until Obama auto-signed a four-year extension in 2011. This happened around the time Osama was allegedly killed and Al Qaeda was said to number less than 50. Still, the emergency and war on terror persists.

Isn't it interesting how all these new terror groups and hyped pandemics are gaining momentum in the months leading up to the PATRIOT Act's latest sunset in 2015?

The PATRIOT Act aside, it seems like the government at all levels is either pathetically easy to frighten, or they're looking for any excuse to harness the extra authority that comes during a state of emergency. We have become the land of cowards, but I bet on the latter.

If you care about your rights, you might want to make some noise about these state emergencies that aren't actually emergencies, because they're setting dangerous precedents to justify tyranny.

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How To Stop The Spread Of Ebola Without the Police State

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Brandon Turbeville
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Amidst the propaganda surrounding ebola and the specter of forced quarantine, mandatory vaccination, the police state, fear porn exposing ebola around every single corner and under every single bed, as well as credible suggestions that ebola is not actually infecting anyone in the cases presented by the government and media, it is hard to determine the seriousness of the threat posed by the disease to the United States.

As mentioned above, there are a number of outlets and researchers suggesting the possibility that ebola is a manufactured threat being used to terrify Americans into compliance with even greater violations of their civil rights, an increase of the police state, forced vaccination, and dislocation. This suggestion is indeed a distinct possibility and one that should not be ignored. However, for the purposes of this article, we will work on the assumption that ebola is indeed inside the United States and that the disease is posing a real threat to public health.

Assuming that the threat of ebola is real, there are a number of solutions to the festering pandemic that are acutely being ignored. Travel bans from affected areas, greater screening at airports and other national access points, particularly the U.S./Mexico border have all been largely ignored until recently. A comprehensive policy of treatment and containment of the disease that does not entail the implementation of martial law and the violation of Constitutional rights also appears to be nonexistent.

Yet there is also a more long term set of solutions that must be implemented in order to prevent the disease from spreading and to prevent its appearance in the first place. The end of austerity, the rebuilding of economic opportunity, access to proper nutrition, and the progress and development of the American health system are all essential to treating and preventing ebola and disease like it.


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Throughout history, plagues and disease epidemic can be traced directly to austerity, low living standards, and/or poor sanitation conditions often coupled with inadequate nutrition and lack of available treatment. War and periods of struggle are also precursors to epidemics. Any one of these conditions can themselves beget plague and disease. Yet, when taken together, they are a recipe for devastation and plague.

There are numerous examples of the connections between lower living standards and the decline of public health throughout history. To comment on all of them would be outside of the scope of this article. However, a few of these parallels must be drawn.

When discussing the emergence and ramifications of mass plague, one cannot avoid discussion of the Bubonic Plague or Black Plague/Black Death. Indeed, anytime there is the consideration of an epidemic that threatens to become massive in scale and even a pandemic, discussions of the Black Plague rise back to the surface.

Although usually presented by mainstream outlets and medical propagandists as an example of what happened to a primitive people in a time before drugs and vaccines as well as the possible consequences of the lack of total fealty to the medical establishment today, the Black Plague had its roots in much more basic and wide-reaching sources than mere medical treatment options.

As economic historian Webster G. Tarpley stated,
We have a tradition to draw on that goes back in the Western World to the 1340s. And it was in the 1340s that this pandemic called the Black Plague began to come into southern Europe, the Mediterranean ports, coming from the Levant, coming from the eastern Mediterranean and coming from further in the far east. And you have to also bear in mind that, in order to have a pandemic, it really takes two ingredients as I see it anyway. One is you have to have the contagion. You have to have the virus or the bacterium or whatever it is. On the other hand, you’ve got to have conditions. And the conditions can be situations of bad sanitation, no water available, no sewage drainage, no adequate systems in that regard. And then you’ve also got to look at the nutrition. You’ve got to look at the physical state of the human subjects involved.

And I can say that, in the 1340s, the thing that we see in the 1300s as they go along is the effects of an austerity policy. It is the domination of the Mediterranean basin by Venetian and Genoese bankers and the kinds of usury that they imposed on the rulers – the kings or princes or other potentates – which requires then an increased pressure on sharecroppers on farmers and others leaving them with less and less of their food crops to devote to nutrition and more and more of it being sold off elsewhere as a cash crop. Certainly Europe met the requirements Tarpley sets forth in terms of lack of adequate nutrition, poor sanitation standards, lack of available clean water, and persistent sewage issues. Austerity clearly was a factor as was the factor in the overall stress of the population struggling to survive under these conditions. What is also notable is the presence of war as a stressor and contributing factor to plague and disease. Shortly before and especially during the peak years of the Black Plague, Europe was embroiled in numerous wars. In fact, the state of Europe during this period was one of continual warfare. In addition, Europe as a whole and France in particular were bombarded by famine in the years leading up to the appearance of the Black Plague.

Likewise, the 1918 Spanish Flu that killed millions of people worldwide came on the heels of World War 1 which left many places in the world ravaged with destruction, famine, and vastly reduced living standards. The high use of chemical weapons, particularly those which effect the human immune system,[1] also played a part in the virulent spread of the Spanish Flu. Although many theories have been proposed regarding the source of the pandemic (including the possibility that it was created on a military base in Kansas), it is without a doubt the living conditions of the world that provided a fertile ground for its spread and severity.

With this in mind, however, it is important to take a look at the conditions in which we find ourselves in the present day with respect to pandemics or, at the very least, the possibility of pandemics.

The United States and the world finds itself in an economic depression. For some countries, particularly the United States, living standards have been vastly reduced compared to those which previous generations have experienced. While technology may have advanced, the applications of that technology in most areas other than entertainment have been intentionally withheld from general society.

It is also an unfortunate fact that some parts of the world have never had high living standards to lose. Whenever the West catches a cold, Africa catches pneumonia. The Middle East is in the process of being destroyed and Asia remains a pit of slave labor, crowded living conditions, and inadequate infrastructure.

In terms of the possibility of a pandemic and susceptibility to disease, the world, after years of war and decades of “free trade” and globalization, the lowering of their living standards, increasing pollution, and deindustrialization as well as the prevalence of GM food, chemical toxicity, immune system destroying vaccines, chemtrails, processed foods, and other chemical poisonings and contributors to weakened immunity, the United States has left itself vulnerable to a number of potential pandemics and illnesses.

As Webster Tarpley stated,
So, generally speaking, I would say, after twenty years of globalization, which is a form of austerity, it’s a form of International Monetary Fund shock therapy for the world, the vulnerability of humanity to new pandemic disease is large. I don’t know how large. It’s very difficult to get statistics. We can simply estimate that, in the United States, we’ve had several years now of austerity. If you look at southern Europe, you certainly have to say that Portugal, Spain, Greece, Ireland, Italy, some other places – these places have undergone brutal austerity and their vulnerability to pandemics is increasing. And that certainly includes war zones. Imagine what Syria is like today. Imagine what Iraq is like. Imagine what Lebanon is like as a result of these austerity policies. So we’ve got I think a very very dangerous mix. Improvements in sanitation and access to nutrition/good food reduces disease

The question of the relationship between austerity, low living standards, and disease is not merely a philosophical supposition, it is at the heart of the matter. In other words, the answer to disease prevention is not found in vaccines, drugs, or police states, it is found in greater standards of living, cleaner water, better sanitation, sewage treatment, clean air, non-poisonous foods, and adequate access to nutrition.

Indeed, the connection between the reduction in diseases and the improvements in public health over the last 150 years to the development of vaccines has been thoroughly debunked. Indeed, the idea that vaccines are even safe and/or effective has likewise been revealed as a tragic deception.

When looking at the historical data of vaccination correlation to increase in public health and the decrease of incidents of disease, one finds that, in virtually every case, the diseases being targeted by the vaccines were already declining before the introduction of the vaccines. While the CDC chooses to present deceptively edited charts and graphs of the rates of infection and death from Pertussis (Whooping Cough), Measles, Scarlet Fever, Pneumonia, Influenza, Typhoid, Diptheria, and Tuberculosis, among other diseases, had all declined sharply long before the vaccines for these diseases were introduced. The diseases declined with the increase of public sanitation standards, living conditions, and working conditions. In addition, the rates of many of these diseases were much higher during periods of war and famine than in times of peace and plenty.

US health system currently inadequate

Unfortunately, while the United States finds itself in a precarious position with the lowering of living standards, growing austerity, toxic poisoning through food, pollution, pharmaceuticals, and geoengineering, it is also true that the U.S. health system in wholly inadequate and ill prepared to deal with a large scale pandemic, particularly with a disease such as ebola.

With this in mind, Tarpley assesses the U.S. health system by stating,
The US health care system strikes me as a very capable one but with no depth. In other words, it has excellent quality facilities but it does not have enough of them. It has no logistical depth. It is susceptible to being overwhelmed.

During this debate over Obamacare, we kept hearing “Oh, the US healthcare system is the best in the world.!” It’s true if you’ve got money. If you’ve got coverage. And as long as you don’t have too many people demanding it.

I would say it’s a high quality system but brittle. Once it’s broken through it’s going to be in big trouble. I can be overwhelmed and it might easily be overwhelmed and I think we should bear that in mind. We have a situation where we can be overwhelmed by numbers and it’s a result of austerity policies. Tarpley’s assertions are borne out by the facts. When one takes a look at a study, Health At A Glance 2013, by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) which looked at the availability of hospital beds per person in a number of different countries across the world found that the number of hospital beds per person has declined radically over the last few decades particularly in the Western world. In fact, in these terms, the United States ranked near the bottom of the list, 27th on a list of 40 nations examined by the OECD study. Above the U.S. was Russia, Japan, Korea, and Austria as well as countries on the lower end of economic development and living standards such as Estonia, Hungary, and Slovenia. A comparison would be Japan’s 13.4 hospital beds per 1,000 people in the population to the United States’ 3.05 beds per thousand.

The United States’ poor performance is, of course, a direct result of austerity policies and laissez-faire “free trade” ideology. It is also at odds with the true American system of development and maintenance of both “hard” and “soft” infrastructure.

For instance, consider the fact that, in 1946, the U.S. Congress passed a law that was signed by President Truman called the Hill-Burton Act. Hill-Burton was designed to address the inadequacy of the U.S. health care system by working toward the goal of 4.5 beds per 1,000 people. The hospitals were to be built via grants and guaranteed loans.

Although the goal had nearly been reached in the early 1970s, free market fetishism, Wall Street vulturism, and government collusion succeeded in destroying about 1/3 of the hard-earned “soft” hospital infrastructure. Many of these hospitals were privatized, asset stripped, and sold off. Others were simply driven out of existence or defunded.

Sadly, in 2014, the United States has sunk below the standards set nearly 70 years ago.

This lack of hospital beds is only one aspect of how the United States health system is inadequate. There are many more such as a lack of emergency medical supplies and a lack of well-trained staff. Indeed, despite the cost of education and the alleged greater understanding of disease and treatment, it is clear enough that America’s nursing staff as a whole is vastly inferior to that of 60-70 years ago. Such is also the case with American doctors, trained as soldiers of pharmaceutical companies, niche specialities, and oftentimes their own massive egos.

A reliance solely on pharmaceuticals, unnecessary surgeries, a fundamental misunderstanding of many areas of nutrition, poorly educated staff and practitioners, as well as a system whose access is restricted to wealthy by either the “free market” or government mandated formulas, and a lack of available services leading to increased wait times all combine to spell out a disaster for the American health system. A pandemic of a deadly disease would only serve to fast track that disaster.

Solutions For Possible Pandemic of Ebola

So what are the solutions to a possible pandemic? The U.S. government has done everything in its power to bring ebola in to the country, spread it, and then provide a solution in the form of forced vaccination, police states, and forced quarantine. On the other hand, many activists are now finding out that “free market” hands off solutions are entirely inadequate and unappealing when faced with reality.

Thus, a comprehensive plan of response, treatment, and prevention must immediately be taken into consideration.

1.) Immediately halt flights coming from infected countries. Political correctness, funded and promoted in this instance by George Soros’ Open Society Institute, is not worth the risk of a pandemic.

2.) Secure America’s borders. Again, political correctness is not worth the risk of a pandemic. Open borders are, without a doubt, present a threat of the spread of disease.

3.) Forget the police state. Putting aside the question of whether vaccines are safe or effective, the idea of mandatory vaccination or detention for the purposes of quarantine should be dismissed immediately. Violating the rights of an individual for the purposes of stopping a pandemic, handling a national emergency, or to protect the collective is entirely unacceptable. Such is the practice of a totalitarian state. Violating the rights of individuals is the sure sign that a society has ceased to exist as free and/or that it is a participatory/voluntary act working for the benefit of the individual as well as the societal whole.

Simply put, there should be no forced or coerced vaccination. There should be no forced or coerced removal and relocation of citizens from their homes for any purposes.

4.) If the disease spreads to the point of serious danger of contamination of the general population, confinement to one’s own personal property is sufficient. Forced removal from one’s home is never an option. Neither is forced medication. If an individual chooses not to seek medical attention in a secure facility, then that person is well within their rights to refuse such treatment. If an individual is infected with a pandemic virus with a high kill rate, then the individual can shelter at home, with treatment and supplies being brought in from the outside at the expense of the U.S. government.

5.) An immediate launch of a Manhattan Project style effort to research causes, treatment, and cures for ebola. The United States scientific community – both private and government - combined with the requisite funding from the U.S. government, are quite capable of producing results that might, at one time, have seemed unattainable. Even today, when the best and the brightest minds of the scientific community have been recruited to develop greater methods of control, those minds can and should be turned loose against disease and other major problems of society. Clearly, science has progressed much further than that which the average person has access to. This science should be made available to all for the betterment of all.

Thus, this massive project should include scientific research into the medical options, pharmaceuticals, surgery, and other protocol of the medical industry, as well as the natural health field with homeopathy, herbal healing, nutrition, and other forms of treatment and prevention. No stone should be left unturned. As should be obvious, such a project and its research should be free from the influence and concerns of profits, patents, and career advancement.

This type of emergency project can easily be funded with 0% interest credit created by a nationalized (or at least partially nationalized) federal reserve.

6.) Medical Infrastructure. In order to cope with a pandemic or the possibility thereof, the United States can no longer maintain a healthcare system that is “a very capable one but with no depth.” An immediate start to a program of hospital building, Manhattan Project-style scientific research, and emergency treatment preparations must be undertaken. The goal of achieving the requisite number of hospital beds per person as set forth in 1946 must be achieved as quickly as possible. This type of emergency project can easily be funded with 0% interest credit created by a nationalized (or at least partially nationalized) federal reserve. This money can be augmented with a 1% Wall Street Sales Tax for any projects that requires on- budget spending.

7.) Access to Nutrition. Perhaps one of the most important aspects of prevention of disease is the nutritional content of a population’s food supply and that the population’s access to it. A food supply made up of a majority of processed, chemical laden, and genetically modified food is one that is destined to cause and facilitate the existence of mass disease. A blanket ban on Genetically Modified organisms (of any kind) for food purposes for humans or animals or any other commercial purposes (beyond a controlled scientific setting) must be imposed. Simultaneously, a program of parity agriculture must be initiated so that famers do not lose money to produce the food that feeds the country. Parity pricing should replace subsidies and “free market” ideology. Organic crops should be particularly rewarded by these policies so as to ensure that the food grown in America is the cleanest most nutritious and affordable food in the world.

8.) Environmental Contamination and National Infrastructure

As important as nutrition may be, sanitation infrastructure and clean water are probably the most important aspect of public health. While the United States once led the world in public sanitation, clean water, and other forms of high living standards, the worldwide economic depression and cuts have reduced this infrastructure to a shell of its former self. Thus, an immediate push to not only repair and maintain existing levels of waste water treatment, sewage disposal, sewage treatment, water treatment, trash disposal and recycling, and other relevant systems of public sanitation but also to improve and expand these systems must be initiated. This type of emergency project can easily be funded with 0% interest credit created by a nationalized (or at least partially nationalized) federal reserve. This money can be augmented with a 1% Wall Street Sales Tax for any projects that require on budget spending.

9.) Program for Africa

While all foreign aid must always take a back seat to the needs of the United States (from the standpoint of the American people and American leadership) there are benefits to foreign aid and foreign leadership in certain specific parameters. The attempt to cure and prevent disease is one of those parameters. The idea is that if you are able to prevent the disease from ever appearing or, at the very least, cure the disease and stop its spread from the original location, the United States will ultimately benefit from the eradication of the threat of that disease ever making it to America and causing death and social upheaval inside the country.

The investment of both the U.S. government and private industry in the development of the third world in an environmentally and culturally friendly way that benefits all of those concerned must eventually take place. Africa, Central and South America, the Middle East, and other places across the world that lack the public infrastructure to grapple with disease or the infrastructure and food supply to prevent sickness must be supplied and empowered with this technology and equipment.

Conclusion

Regardless of the source of the ebola pandemic – whether entirely manufactured by conspiracy or real and spread by incompetence – the truth is that it is being used to usher in a police state of forced vaccination, forced removal and relocation as well as the construction and habitation of what amounts to FEMA camps. This cannot be allowed and it must not be tolerated.

The above solutions are an absolute necessity to prevent pandemics in the future and to improve the living standards of all Americans. The important thing is that we do not allow fear to stampede us into accepting a totalitarian system that Americans can scarcely imagine.

Notes:

[1] Tenpenny, Sherri. FOWL!: Bird Flu: It’s Not What You Think. Insight. 2006.

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OOPSIES! ISIS Video Shows U.S. ‘Accidentally’ Airdropped Weapons to the Terrorists in Syria

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Melissa Melton
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A new video uploaded by A3maq News, which reportedly acts as ISIS’ unofficial media arm, shows U.S. weapons that were airdropped into the wrong territory in Syria. Instead of land controlled by the Kurds, the weapons were dropped into ISIS land.

Oops.

The Daily Beast tried to play this off as the weapons accidentally ‘falling into the hands of ISIS,’ in the second paragraph of its article on this situation, after clearly admitting in the first paragraph that the territory the weapons were dropped into was known to be under ISIS control to begin with:




(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); In a new video, ISIS shows American-made weapons it says were intended for the Kurds but actually were air dropped into territory they control. At least one bundle of U.S. weapons airdropped in Syria appears to have fallen into the hands of ISIS, a dangerous misfire in the American mission to speed aid to Kurdish forces making their stand in Kobani.Gee. How did that happen?

Are they really going to claim intelligence failure when, thanks to former NSA contractor Edward Snowden’s leaks, we now know we live in a world where the U.S. government can suck up the communications data of an entire country at once?

Previously released videos from Iraq also purport to show ISIS fighters zooming around in U.S. tanks, humvees and mine-resistant, ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicles. There are even unconfirmed reports according to The Daily Beast that three U.S. fighter jets have been stolen from ISIS-conquered bases.

So this is a government that would (if we are to believe this cockamamie story) accidentally airdrop weapons to the very terrorists the government is supposed to be fighting…

But, somehow, Americans should continue to trust their government. We should go along with the government as it hands over hundreds of millions of dollars here and there to people we are continuously reassured are the “vetted” moderate Syrian rebels (whatever that means).

How does that work?

Has anyone witnessed any of those transactions go down? Saw the paperwork detailing the supposed vetting process? Saw who cashed those big, fat checks from Uncle Sam?

Or is this all a big, fat steaming pile of bull?

But hey! Sen. John McCain said that he ‘vetted’ the Syrian rebels ‘because he knows them,’ and if you don’t trust them, you’re just making excuses for not taking the proper action to stop ISIS.
Via Mediaite on Sept. 13, 2014:
John McCain, in one of his rare TV appearances, said on Fox News today that anyone saying they mistrust the Free Syrian Army is just making excuses for not taking action against ISIS.McCain touted that he’s “vetted a number of them because I know them.” It was at that point Fox aired the infamous photo from last year of McCain and a few Syrian rebels, two of which turned out to be suspected kidnappers. This led to Rand Paul taking a shot at McCain and illustrating this as an example of why it’s hard to properly vet Syrian rebels. [emphasis added]Here’s that snapshot of McCain with the “vetted” rebels, again, two of which are suspected kidnappers:


Looks like a really trustworthy group, doesn’t it?
Because that picture really inspires “trust.”

So out of what, five guys, TWO are suspected kidnappers? That’s a 40% fail rate on vetting in a pretty small group size, Senator McCain.

Now think about the total number of rebels we are supposedly vetting and apply that 40% fail rate — and that’s if you even believe this terrorist fairy tale our government has concocted to begin with!

But you can trust these politicians, America. And you can trust our government to know the difference between “terrorists” and “rebels”. That’s why the Department of Defense just “accidentally” airdropped weapons into the wrong hands.

It’s not as if our government didn’t fund ISIS to begin with, and train and arm them or anything.
But that was another “mistake,” wasn’t it? (via WND):
Syrian rebels who would later join the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIS, were trained in 2012 by U.S. instructors working at a secret base in Jordan, according to informed Jordanian officials. The officials said dozens of future ISIS members were trained at the time as part of covert aid to the insurgents targeting the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Syria. The officials said the training was not meant to be used for any future campaign in Iraq. [emphasis added]Oopsies!

Melissa Melton is a writer, researcher, and analyst for The Daily Sheeple, where this first appeared, and a co-creator of Truthstream Media with Aaron Dykes, a site that offers teleprompter-free, unscripted analysis of The Matrix we find ourselves living in. Melissa also co-founded Nutritional Anarchy with Daisy Luther of The Organic Prepper, a site focused on resistance through food self-sufficiency. Wake the flock up!

Ebola Fear Sparks New Interest in Alternative Health

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Jefferey Jaxen
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We are witnessing a stunning reversal of events in the face of the present Ebola scare consuming North America. The drum beatings of fear played all to often by the mainstream media have given way to a symphony of personal empowerment, education, and a mass social movement to take back our health freedom.

The threat of Ebola initially grabbed headlines and paralyzed millions who lacked understanding. Answers were sought amidst the fear peddling and confusion yet few were being found. A disheartened population is now storming the 'alternative' media and independent health networks, websites, and radio shows for direction. What they are finding is currently propelling us all into a new, decentralized health paradigm.

To the disbelief of pharmaceutical companies, people across North America are taking the time to understand what their immune system is. They are then shocked to find out that it's weak, damaged, and under attack daily. Like true warriors, most are activated into action and begin researching.

Physical therapists have the saying, “Pain is a great motivator” to describe patients they see that typically lead sedentary lifestyles until they get hurt. After which, something in them springs to life. A newfound passion and respect for movement; pain free movement. Perhaps we could say now “Ebola is a great motivator”. Indeed a catalyst for people to understand that it's no better time to eat healthier, raise their immune system IQ, and truly live a life empowered daily through knowledge and action.


(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); In this perfect storm of order (personal empowerment) out of chaos (media fear), there have been helping hands along the way. First, as if on cue, the current history-making documentary series The Quest For The Cures Continues is exploring and shedding light on the fact that we can stop the cancer epidemic. In fact, Episode 2 is titled “Your First Line Of Defense” and deals exclusively with the importance of your immune system. For those that need an up-to-date primer or a very relevant place to start, I encourage you to listen to doctors and medical professionals pack years of research and learning into one place. Cancer is cured if you want it to be.

Next we have a well-timed Frontline PBS report finally alerting the 'mainstream news consuming public' of the growing issue of antibiotic-resistant illnesses that have proliferated amongst the population. The report concluded that overuse of antibiotics in the meat industry has been a major contributor. Stay tuned for the next Frontline report titled "Oxygen May Assist In Life Says Officials" Yet again the end result is to fortify and rebuild your immune system naturally so you won't need to rely on antibiotics that are losing their effectiveness or a mainstream medical establishment that all too often sees patients as a mere dollar sign.

For the few that didn't get shaken out of their complacency and dis-empowerment at this point, a final catalyst was served to them on a silver platter. While waiting for the Centers For Disease Control (CDC) to come to the rescue and make everything better, no such comfort was afforded. Those still expecting truth from the CDC were met with complete failure of protocols and speechless medical negligence in the face of a possible Ebola pandemic.

This all comes fresh off the heels of the deafening silence and refusal to publicly address the ongoing MMR research fraud and high level CDC whistleblower internally at the CDC. In addition, jaw-dropping conflicts of interest, revolving doors between public/private careers, and alternative agendas leave anyone half paying attention to the ongoing Ebola story with a healthy skepticism. Stacked on top of it all, we come to find out that the diagnostic tests for Ebola are "utterly unreliable" from the essential research of veteran journalist Jon Rappoport.

In closing, there is no doubting the possible danger Ebola poses. In addition, those who have succumbed to the virus are a testament to its threat. Currently there have been few fatalities, if we believe the official reports, in North America at the time of this writing. In "hot zone" areas of Ebola, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia, it is not exactly clear if the outbreak is organic or artificially induced. However, it is likely that in those populations, immune systems are compromised from:
Ongoing war, extreme poverty, malnutrition, starvation, contaminated water supplies, exposure to toxic industrial chemicals, vast toxic overuse of antibiotics, pesticides (some of them banned in other countries), expired and unrefrigerated medicines, vaccines (which, when given to people whose immune systems are already hanging on by a thread, can be lethal). - Jon RappoportRegardless of what the future may hold, it is time to mend our health and immune systems. What step will you start with today? Here are just some of the trusted sources of alternative, independent health that are providing almost daily information:

GreenMedInfo.comMercola.comHippocrates Health Institute
The Robert Scott Bell Show

Homegrown Health Show
Blaylock Health Channel
Global Healing Center
Investigative journalism of Jon Rappoport

Jefferey Jaxen is an open source researcher, writer & director of Alternative & Holistic health for the Flower of Life Center. On the front lines of many up and coming alternative health modalities working behind the scenes to bring them to the mainstream. Jefferey's mission in life is to teach & empower others to heal themselves. Aside from serving as director of Alternative & Holistic Health at The Flower of Life Center, Jefferey is also a compelling writer, active health researcher, and creative force. Skills that have landed him on the steering committee of the Awake & Empowered Expo. You can find more of his work at his site JeffereyJaxen.com, where this article first appeared.

Crowdfunding + Cryptocurrency = New Media

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Max Keiser

In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the horror, the horror of the apocalyptic scenes that central bankers have wrought upon the innocent and the deranged alike. This apocalyptic aftermath of meeting the Colonel Kurtz-like central bankers is an economy in which the under-30s are left behind and the pauperization of workers through inflation. They also look at the testimony in the lawsuit by Maurice ‘Hank’ Greenberg in which it was revealed that then Treasury Secretary, Hank Paulson lied to Congress! In the second half, Max interviews Mitch Feierstein of PlanetPonzi.com about how democracy has been vaporized in the UK and the result is the falling wages which have led to protests in the streets of London.



Help Crowdfund Independent Media HERE.

TX Cop Coaxes Friendly Dog In Order to Kill Him

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Image: Daily Mail & Cleburne PoliceAmanda Warren
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Maybe by now you have seen a disturbing video of an unidentified Texas cop that made coaxing, kissing noises to a few friendly dogs after getting a report of some loose canines. Then, opening fire, shooting one three times and killing it. It happened in August, but the Cleburne Police Department recently released footage, apparently from an officer body camera.

I post things like this not to go along with the tide of Americans "getting used to it" or encourage feelings of terror, but to show the true nature of police who indiscriminately shoot and kill dogs. Why do they do it? It goes beyond just "because they can."

One thing's for certain, it is not the fault of the pet owners which can easily be determined from watching. That's a faulty, repeated narrative that will hopefully exit soon.



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The dog named Maximus appears to be wagging his tail in the video before he's shot. According to the officer, the dog took an aggressive posture and growled before he shot the dog three times, killing him. As you can see, that's another lie. A lie oft repeated in similar shootings.

Interestingly, you can see two versions of another lie put out by the department offering the "reasoning" behind the shooting. One from My Fox Philly and one from Daily Mail. Neither makes sense and neither helps calm the nerves of nearby residents. Also notable, Daily Mail reports that the dog owner and the original 911 caller have moved out of the neighborhood. The officer is now under "investigation." 
Police State USA also has a report on the situation, quoting the officer report where his justification for the shooting is offered. Scary thing? Officers who do this convince themselves of the reasoning and truly believe they are justified in blasting animals away.

See Justice 4 Maximus Facebook page for updates, protest planned.

Have you ever gone back to find footage only to see it is removed or that the audio is stripped? That seems to be happening a lot lately, so one hopes that the embedded video above maintains the audio as the true nature of the shooting isn't fully evident without the audio.

A YouTube video I had open for this article now displays the following, but Police State USA still has theirs up:


Recently from Amanda Warren:

Mainstream 'Journalist' Reveals Agenda; Calls For Rape, Destruction of Syria

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Anthony Freda ArtBrandon Turbeville
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It is well-known among informed observers and virtually anyone that has even the smallest shred of discernment that mainstream media outlets are nothing more than the mouthpieces for their respective governments, banks, and corporations. These outlets act as a clear propaganda machine drumming up the beat for war by the presentation of clever narratives, subtle falsehoods, and outright lies.

Such deceit relies on the trust of a beguiled public who simply cannot fathom the idea that they are being lied to on such a mass scale. Indeed, the secrecy of the true agenda is what gives propaganda its power. So it is very rare that mainstream outlets, their “journalists,” or other major figures openly state the agenda that is behind their reporting and gives purpose to their every word.

But this is exactly what Robert Caruso of the Boston Globe, Huffington Post, The Guardian, Daily Beast, The Jerusalem Post, and other mainstream outlets did in a fit of rage yesterday evening.

Caruso is well known for his hardcore adherence to the absurd notion that Bashar al-Assad is committing atrocities against the Syrian people, that there is such a thing as “moderate rebels,” and that the U.S. and its NATO allies should arm terrorists and engage in military operations inside Syria.

The statements come after a Twitter fight erupted between himself and Mimi al-Laham, (aka SyrianGirl), a Syrian activist and geopolitical analyst who has been critical of the role the West has played in funding, directing, arming, and controlling terrorists for the purposes of destroying the secular government of Bashar al-Assad.


(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The two traded barbs for some time. During their back and forth, however, Caruso made the statement, "@Partisangirl I'm enjoying this conversation. I will enjoy your beloved Syria being torn apart with violence and Assad in exile even more.



Caruso's response, of course, was in no way out of character. Caruso has Tweeted similar ideas in the past:


Responding to a Twitter user in 2011, Caruso Tweeted:


Normally, the social media ravings of a hack journalist that writes for discredited media outlets would not draw attention. But Caruso’s statements, befitting of a bloodthirsty warmonger, should be seen as illuminating of the general mode of thought that pervades mainstream outlets in regards to foreign wars and imperialism.

While generally hiding under the guise of a desire to “protect civilians” and “spread democracy,” the true aims are the destruction of a secular government, displacement of a people, and the expansion of empire across the globe. While low-level worker bees like Caruso undoubtedly shill with pleasure for money, considering the wages paid by a number of these outlets, a soul can be bought for a relatively small amount of money these days.

Caruso himself is no stranger to murder and pillage. According to the Huffington Post,
He served with a Joint Task Force, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Bureau of Diplomatic Security at the Department of State, and the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR). Robert is a veteran of the United States Navy and deployed to support Operation IRAQI FREEDOM and ENDURING FREEDOM.Still, it is rare for mainstream propagandists to actually state their intentions so openly in a public forum. Such was the case when Anne Marie Slaughter (appropriately named) wrote an article in which she revealed how the spreading of Democracy and humanitarian concerns in Syria were only a cover for an attempt to confront Russia. The difference between Caruso and Slaughter, however, is that Slaughter’s op-ed was at least well thought and carefully crafted, not an emotional outburst.

Caruso soon after began Tweeting excuses regarding the reason his offensive Tweets were sent out. He appeared to claim that he was hacked but he also claimed that he was not hacked. Much like his articles, however, there is no reason to take his claims of hacking seriously.

If Caruso and his employers wanted the Syrian people to suffer, then they have succeeded in their mission. Over 170,000 people have now been killed. Infrastructure has been devastated. Buffer Zones and No-Fly Zones are being considered and savage terrorists are now running rampant throughout most of the country. Robert Caruso, his colleagues, and the organizations that employ them can now sit back with satisfaction at their handiwork.

If the American people continue to remain confused and befuddled by the rather poorly constructed propaganda narratives portrayed by Western media outlets and their writers who cannot even contain their emotions on social media, then Syria will undoubtedly be destroyed for good and the United States will be dragged into yet another war for empire in the Middle East.

Caruso and his colleagues, of course, will have the blood of innocent Syrians and American servicemen and women on their hands.

If State Department agents like Anne Marie Slaughter, aided by people like Caruso, have their way, then the United States will eventually be granted its confrontation with Russia. If this ever happens, then those left to pick up the pieces of the developed world will be forced to suffer the humiliation of remembering that utter destruction was brought to them not by brave warriors but instead by international bankers, pencil pushers, and pathetic hipsters.

Recently from Brandon Turbeville:
Brandon Turbeville is an author out of Florence, South Carolina. He has a Bachelor's Degree from Francis Marion University and is the author of six books, Codex Alimentarius -- The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real ConspiraciesFive Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 and volume 2, and The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria. Turbeville has published over 300 articles dealing on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville's podcast Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV.  He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com. 

WW3 Foretold in 1967: Islam vs. Zionism Until All is Destroyed

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YouTube

This recording was made in 1967. Mr. Myron C. Fagan gives documentary evidence on how the ILLUMINATI became the instrument of the House of Rothschild in their endeavor to achieve a "One World Government". He uncovers many plots of historical events. All this makes chilling listening! What he speaks of way back in the 60's is truly coming to fruition as we speak. World War Three comments begin at 38-minute mark.



19 Very Surprising Facts About The Messed Up State Of The U.S. Economy

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Michael D'Antuono ArtMichael Snyder
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Barack Obama and the Federal Reserve are lying to you. The "economic recovery" that we all keep hearing about is mostly just a mirage.

The percentage of Americans that are employed has barely budged since the depths of the last recession, the labor force participation rate is at a 36-year low, the overall rate of homeownership is the lowest that it has been in nearly 20 years and approximately 49 percent of all Americans are financially dependent on the government at this point.

In a recent article, I shared 12 charts that clearly demonstrate the permanent damage that has been done to our economy over the last decade. The response to that article was very strong.  Many people were quite upset to learn that they were not being told the truth by our politicians and by the mainstream media. Sadly, the vast majority of Americans still have absolutely no idea what is being done to our economy. For those out there that still believe that we are doing "just fine", here are 19 more facts about the messed up state of the U.S. economy...

#1 After accounting for inflation, median household income in the United States is 8 percent lower than it was when the last recession started in 2007.

#2 The number of part-time workers in America has increased by 54 percent since the last recession began in December 2007.  Meanwhile, the number of full-time jobs has dropped by more than a million over that same time period.


(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); #3 More than 7 million Americans that are currently working part-time jobs would actually like to have full-time jobs.

#4 The jobs gained during this "recovery" pay an average of 23 percent less than the jobs that were lost during the last recession.

#5 The number of unemployed workers that have completely given up looking for work is twice as high now as it was when the last recession began in December 2007.

#6 When the last recession began, about 17 percent of all unemployed workers had been out of work for six months or longer.  Today, that number sits at just above 34 percent.

#7 Due to a lack of decent jobs, half of all college graduates are still relying on their parents financially when they are two years out of school.

#8 According to a new method of calculating poverty devised by the U.S. Census Bureau, the state of California currently has a poverty rate of 23.4 percent.

#9 According to the New York Times, the "typical American household" is now worth 36 percent less than it was worth a decade ago.

#10 In 2007, the average household in the top 5 percent had 16.5 times as much wealth as the average household overall.  But now the average household in the top 5 percent has 24 times as much wealth as the average household overall.

#11 In an absolutely stunning development, the rate of small business ownership in the United States has plunged to an all-time low.

#12 Subprime loans now make up 31 percent of all auto loans in America.  Didn't that end up really badly when the housing industry tried the same thing?

#13 The average cost of producing a barrel of shale oil in the United States is approximately 85 dollars.  Now that the price of oil is starting to slip under that number, the "shale boom" in America could turn into a bust very rapidly.

#14 On a purchasing power basis, China now actually has a larger economy than the United States does.

#15 It is hard to believe, but there are 49 million people that are dealing with food insecurity in America today.

#16 There are six banks in the United States that pretty much everyone agrees fit into the "too big to fail" category.  Five of them have more than 40 trillion dollars of exposure to derivatives.

#17 The 113 top earning employees at the Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington D.C. make an average of $246,506 a year.  It turns out that ruining the U.S. economy is a very lucrative profession.

#18 We are told that the federal deficit is under control, but the truth is that the U.S. national debt increased by more than a trillion dollars during fiscal year 2014.

#19 An astounding 40 million dollars has been spent just on vacations for Barack Obama and his family.  Perhaps he figures that if we are going down as a nation anyway, he might as well enjoy the ride.

If our economy truly was "recovering", there would be lots of good paying middle class jobs available.

But that is not the case at all.

I know so many people in their prime working years that spend day after day searching for a job. Most of them never seem to get anywhere. It isn't because they don't have anything to offer.  It is just that the labor market is absolutely saturated with qualified job seekers.

For example, USA Today recently shared the story of 42-year-old Alex Gomez...
"I've had to seriously downgrade my living situation," said Alex Gomez, a 42-year-old with a master's degree in entrepreneurship. Gomez lost his last full-time job in 2009 and has been looking for work since a short-term contract position ended in 2012. Gomez's home was foreclosed on, so the Tampa resident lives with three roommates in a college neighborhood. He drained his 401(k) trying to save his house, and he has around $150,000 in student loans. His mother is tapping her 401(k) to pay his rent. Gomez subsists on that and about $200 a month in food stamps. "I have been applying and looking for pretty much anything at this stage," he said. Although he's looking for work in engineering or data management, "I applied to a supermarket as a deli clerk because I used to be a deli clerk as a teenager," he said. He was told he was overqualified and turned down.Does Alex Gomez have gifts and abilities to share with our society?

Of course he does.

So why can't he find a job?

It is because we have a broken economy.

We are in the midst of a long-term economic decline and the system simply does not work properly anymore.

And thanks to decades of very foolish decisions, this is only the start of our problems.

Things are only going to get worse from here.

This article first appeared here at the Economic Collapse Blog.  Michael Snyder is a writer, speaker and activist who writes and edits his own blogs The American Dream and Economic Collapse Blog. Follow him on Twitter here.

October 22: National Protest Against The Police State

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Every single day carries a new story (or stories) about egregious assaults by police against the citizens who have entrusted (and paid) them to serve and protect. Even the Bureau of Justice Statistics had to conclude recently that police brutality is grossly unchecked across the nation by the political system. Such unchecked power is even more frightening when we see police becoming as militarized as any Third World dictatorship. And of course, to back up this lawlessness is a ready-and-waiting prison-industrial complex that leads the world in caging its own citizens.

Shooting pets, tasering kids, no-knock SWAT raids, raping, pillaging ... you name it - and it will only get worse until people have the courage to take action in huge numbers and put a stop to this madness that has been tolerated for way too long.

The October 22 Coalition to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation has been mobilizing every year since 1996 for a National Day of Protest on October 22, bringing together those under the gun and those not under the gun as a powerful voice to expose the epidemic of police brutality. Please view their videos below and find a location to participate.

The Coalition also works on the Stolen Lives Project, which documents cases of killings by law enforcement nationwide - the second edition of their book documents only the tip of the iceberg with 2,000 confirmed cases. According to the Coalition, 2014 has been particularly bad with 800 documented cases.


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The full statement from the Coalition is as follows:

The Call for the 19th National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization

On the eve of the 19th annual National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation, a defiant new spirit is in the air. In Ferguson, Missouri, people continue to rise up in outrage against the killing of Mike Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old Black youth who was just days away from starting college. Despite the rapid and ruthless militarization of the town by racist police and the National Guard, people defied curfews, tear gas, rubber bullets, and calls for a return to business-as-usual—and oppression-as-usual—by protesting and rebelling for ten consecutive, sweltering nights in August. Thousands from around the country gathered in Ferguson this past weekend to stand in solidarity with the brave people of Ferguson. These are the moments where the decades of racist abuse, criminalization, and police terror at the hands of this system came crashing against fearless resistance from the very people it seeks to control, inspiring justice-seeking people not just nationwide, but around the world. The National Day of Protest was founded to oppose exactly these kinds of abuses. This year, in big cities and small towns, in the face of police brutality, repression, mass incarceration and the criminalization of youth we say, Let the spirit of Ferguson ignite hearts nationwide with an uncompromising passion for justice!

In the United States, this year has seen a litany of state violence, with increasing documentation and coverage making these ongoing atrocities more difficult to deny. Over 800 people have been killed by law enforcement nationwide, at least 200 since Mike Brown, and at least 23 people in one week. Although police criminalization of and violence against women and transgender people is nothing new, they have become more newsworthy of late. There seems to be no level too low for law enforcement to stoop in their violence, whether it is against children and young teens, the elderly, the deaf, or those who are emotionally or mentally distressed.

In New York City, the era of mass criminalization of Black and brown communities through "stop and frisk" was supposed to be over thanks to the election of a supposedly progressive mayor. What de Blasio brought instead though, was the return of William Bratton, the architect of Stop and Frisk! Bratton's highly oppressive "broken windows" style of policing, in which the smallest "crimes" are aggressively policed, has already led to an increase in police brutality and public mistrust. In this year, NYPD's use of "Broken Windows" has led to the highly publicized chokehold death of beloved community member Eric Garner, the beating of an 84-year-old immigrant man for allegedly jaywalking, a chokehold on a 7-month pregnant woman for barbecuing in front of her home, a young man kicked in the head while lying on the ground handcuffed, numerous people beaten for falling asleep on the subway, a raid of Harlem housing projects, and numerous other atrocities. Even some of the most well-known cultural aspects of New York are under attack, as subway performers are being arrested at astonishing rates simply for trying to earn a living as they have been doing for decades. Meanwhile, the same City Council that voted so strongly for police reforms earlier this year has remained silent in the midst of a new "progressive" administration, lifting their voices only to cry out for 1,000 more cops!

We have seen other attempts at creating some modicum of accountability being thwarted or ineffective, such as the gutting of civilian oversight mechanisms and useless federal investigations of police departments by the U.S. Department of Justice, while those who document police misconduct are under attack. But we applaud the different ways that people have risen up and persevered.

Law enforcement departments across the country have come to use on a routine basis the exertion of military enforcement and control in communities that are deemed a "social disturbance." Although there has been a long history of the militarization of police, the revelation of just how much military weaponry has been supplied to local law enforcement by the Pentagon and how the uprising in Ferguson was dealt with are a sobering reminder of the capabilities of law enforcement to exert standing army-like control over the population of non-combatant civilians. It also would be a moral crime to ignore the fact that the intensification of police arms and enforcement is borne out of the desire, on behalf of the state, to quell the expression of people of color in their demands for justice.

Through the unabated organizing and pressure from the people, we can rejoice over the release of political prisoners Lynne Stewart and Eddie Conway (and hopefully soon Sundiata Acoli), but we must continue our fight for the many political prisoners who continue to be unjustly locked up, along with the hundreds of thousands imprisoned for non-violent offenses due to discriminatory practices in the criminal justice system. The U.S. has the highest number of prisoners in the world, incarcerating almost one-third of the world’s female prisoners, and having more than 60% of prisoners being people of color – still a minority of this nation’s population. Despite solitary confinement being internationally designated as torture, over 80,000 languish in such conditions, including some as young as 16. Solitary confinement led to a death sentence for some, and more egregious evidence of torture in prisons are now coming to light. This brazen inhumanity is exemplified by border patrol’s abuse of immigrant children seeking safety within our borders, and the warehousing and deportation of literally millions of immigrants by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Under such a corrupt system, no imprisonments are legitimate!

The Call for a Month of Resistance to Mass Incarceration, Police Terror, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation declares that this “will not stop unless and until millions of people, of all nationalities, stand up and say NO MORE, in unmistakable terms. The history of this and every other country shows that without struggle, there can be no positive change; but with struggle this kind of change becomes possible.”

October 22nd is a day that people around the nation have mobilized every year since 1996 for a National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation. It is crucial that we bring forward a powerful National Day of Protest in cities and towns across the U.S. to challenge the ongoing violence against the people. This October 22nd, stand with thousands across the country to express our collective outrage, creativity, and resistance in response to the crimes of this system.

Learn more about the history and mission of the October 22nd coalition here:
http://october22.org/history.html

Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/575298722532007/

Stop Mass Incarceration:
http://stopmassincarceration.net/

Find Your Local Place of Action Below

Last updated 21 October 2014. Information is posted as it is received, so check later if your area is not listed yet - contacts for areas with actions in previous years are included when this year's details have not yet been sent in. Please email oct22national@gmail.com if you know of an action that is not listed below or if any corrections need to be made and to send reports of your protest!

ANYWHERE WITH PHONE ACCESS
Virtual Freedom School
8:00PM EST Webinar on "Our Bodies/Our Beings/Our Babies and the Imprint of Police Brutality
559-546-1880, Access Code: 286792#
https://www.facebook.com/events/973367242690046/

ARIZONA
Phoenix, Arizona
*ON OCTOBER 25TH*
8:00PM Assemble for march at Civil Space Park at ASU Downtown Campus
https://www.facebook.com/events/1609974492563066

ARKANSAS
Fayetteville, Arkansas
*ON OCTOBER 25TH*
9:00AM Gather at University of Arkansas Courthyard (in front of fountain) for march to St. Paul's Episcopal Church at 224 N East Avenue
After program at St. Paul's, lining sides of HWY 71 Business in Fayetteville at the major intersections until 12PM
http://fayettevillefreezone.com/fayetteville-marches-in-solidarity-for-human-rights-sat-oct-25/
~ handsupnwa@gmail.com
~ https://www.facebook.com/HandsUpNWA

CALIFORNIA
Anaheim, California
5:30PM Assemble at the parking lot of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Anaheim, 511 S. Harbor Boulevard
~ 657-229-4053
~ hypnoquin@gmail.com (Quin)

Central Valley, California
~ 209-518-7997 or 209-513-4421

Fresno, California
5:30PM Assemble at the northeast corner of N and Mariposa Street, across from the Fresno Police Headquarters
http://fresnoalliance.com/wordpress/?p=9999
~ 559-250-2434 or 559-942-0708 (Irene)
~ IWAPGH@aol.com

Hayward, California
[no contact provided last year]

Los Angeles, California
2:00PM Gather at Olympic and Broadway
https://www.facebook.com/events/631411423623693
~ 213-840-5348
~ StopMassIncarcerationSoCal@yahoo.com or
~ October22.LA@gmail.com
~ https://www.facebook.com/October22ndCoalitionLA/

7:00PM Candlelight Vigil for the 3rd Angelversary of Michael Nida II
12620 Paramount Blvd., Downey, CA
https://www.facebook.com/events/1505238699723839/
~ nidasrydas@gmail.com
~ http://www.michaelnida.com/home.php
~ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Justice-For-Michael-Nida-II/171901759570991

Oakland/Bay Area, California
1:00PM Rally and march from Oscar Grant Plaza (14th and Broadway), Oakland
https://www.facebook.com/events/366711800154054/
~ 510-984-3648
~ stopmassincarcerationbayarea@gmail.com or
~ oct22BayArea@gmail.com
~ https://www.facebook.com/pages/October-22-Coalition-To-Stop-Police-Brutality-San-Francisco/203521866383449

Oxnard, California
~ 805-328-4763
~ poder805@riseup.net
~ http://todopoderalpueblo.org/

Redding, California
[no contact provided last year]

Redwood Curtain, California
12:00PM Speakout at the Art Quad on HSU campus in Arcata
3:00PM Rally on Arcata Plaza
4:00PM March to Safeway parking lot near 7th and F Street
5:00PM Critical Mass/group bike ride toward Eureka
7:00PM Speakout at Cesar Chavez Park, 14th and E Street, Eureka, followed by candlelight vigil
https://www.facebook.com/events/379319495556890
~ 707-633-4493
~ copwatchrwc@riseup.net
~ redwoodcurtaincopwatch.net

Riverside, California
[no contact provided last year]

Sacramento, California
9:00AM-4:00PM Rally at the North Steps of the California State Capitol, with funeral procession through the streets of the Capital
https://www.facebook.com/events/364140490400019
~ 916-546-5FTP (Christina Arechiga, Director of California Campaign to End Police Terror and Justice for Ernest Duenez Jr.)
~ endpoliceterror@gmail.com
~ https://www.facebook.com/endpoliceterrornow

Salinas, California
6:00PM Rally at Salinas Police Department, 222 Lincoln Avenue
https://www.facebook.com/events/704464579637245/

San Bernardino, California
[no contact provided last year]

San Diego, California
5:30PM Rally at City Heights Park, followed by march
~ zkrm71@yahoo.com
~ https://www.facebook.com/capbsandiego

6:30PM Rally at City Heights/Weingart Library and Performance Annex, 3795 Fairmount Avenue
Candlelight march to and rally/vigil at I15
Overpass Light Brigade Message "Stop Police Terror"
https://www.facebook.com/events/1473251772950123
~ uaptsd@gmail.com
~ http://uaptsd.org/
~ https://twitter.com/UAPTSD
~ https://www.facebook.com/uaptsd

San Francisco, California
11:00AM San Francisco State University Die-in - Assemble in front of the library and march to Malcolm X Plaza for the die-in
https://www.facebook.com/events/485185524956482/
~ https://www.facebook.com/blacknbrownsfsu

12:00PM Bay Area-wide Walk Out - Rally at San Francisco City Hall
3:30PM Mass migration to Oscar Grant Plaza
https://www.facebook.com/events/324283454399340
~ rxmurray13@gmail.com

4:00PM Spoken Word & Open Mic commemorating the anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense and the National Day of Protest Against Police Brutality at Auntie April's Chicken & Waffles, 4618 3rd Street
https://www.facebook.com/events/940216355994484

5:00PM Speakout and Press conference at the SF Police Department Military Equipment Center, Deharo Street and 17th Street
~ lvpsf@igc.org

6:00PM Join with Alex Nieto supporters to speak out at the SF Police Commission Meeting at Balboa High School, Green Room, 1000 Cayuga Street
https://www.facebook.com/events/378407538984854/

San Jose, California
12:15PM Live art, flash mob, die-in, and live drum circle at De Anza College at the Main Quad (in front of the library), 21250 Stevens Creek Boulevard, Cupertino
1:30PM Public Policy Teach-in in Conference Room A
https://www.facebook.com/events/1476737715947289/
~ yiannimal@gmail.com

Santa Ana, California
~ https://www.facebook.com/ChicanosUnidosOC

Santa Clara, California
~ stopmassincarcerationbayarea@gmail.com

San Rosa, California
One-Year Anniversary Community Potluck and Sunset Vigil for Andy Lopez
4:30PM Potluck and music at W Robles Avenue and Moorland Avenue
7:00PM Azteca blessing
7:30PM Candlelight vigil
https://www.facebook.com/events/1511862465727774/
~ 707-331-7389 (Ana Salgado) or 305-458-4071 (Terri Carrion)
~ https://www.facebook.com/JusticeforAndyLopez

COLORADO
Denver, Colorado
5:00PM Gather on the West steps of the Colorado State Capital
https://www.facebook.com/events/732260496821238
~ coforjustice@gmail.com

Fort Collins, Colorado
10:00PM (doors open 9:00PM) Hodi's Half Note, 167 N College Avenue
https://www.facebook.com/events/971887506162149/

CONNECTICUT
Hartford, Connecticut
4:30PM Gather at Keney Park (Woodland Terrace)
https://www.facebook.com/HartfordMassIncarceration/photos/a.1533134666916100.1073741825.1533134246916142/1540865249476375/?type=1&theater
~ aswad.thomas@uconn.edu
~ https://www.facebook.com/HartfordMassIncarceration/

New Haven, Connecticut
5:30PM Rally at New Haven City Hall, followed by march to the police department
https://www.facebook.com/events/604863192973108
~ stopmassincarcerationct@gmail.com

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Washington DC
5:30PM Candlelight vigil at the Washington Ethical Society, 7750 16th Street NW
https://www.facebook.com/events/386250278199662
~ http://www.ffoip.org/
~ http://www.ethicalsociety.org/
~ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Washington-Ethical-Society/39879906039

6:30PM Corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE and Howard Road SE
http://thepeacehousedc.org/2014/10/13/protest-against-police-brutality-repression-and-the-criminalization-of-a-generation-washington-dc/
~ 202-842-2873
~ http://thepeacehousedc.org/

FLORIDA
Jacksonville, Florida
4:00PM Assemble at Heming Plaza
Sponsored by: New Jim Crow Movement
https://www.facebook.com/events/934436513238321
~ 904-631-1674
~ jaxnewjimcrow@gmail.com

Lake Worth, Florida
5:00PM Protest in front of the Lake Worth precinct office of the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, 120 N. G Street
Simultaneous online petition/call-in drive
~ lynnejpurvis@gmail.com (Lynne)

Miami, Florida
~ 305-761-6843
~ activist.malik@gmail.com

GEORGIA
Atlanta, Georgia
4:00PM Demonstration and speakout at Woodruff Park (Edgewood and Peachtree), followed by march
~ stopmassincarcerationatl@gmail.com or
~ 770-861-3339
~ oct22atl@yahoo.com

HAWAII
Honolulu, Hawai'i
9:00AM-12:00PM Leafletting, banner drops and displays at McCarthy Hall, UH Manoa Campus
6:00PM Assemble in front of Honolulu Zoo (Kalakaua and Kapahulu) for march through Waikiki
http://stopmassincarcerationhawaii2014.blogspot.com/2014/09/events-in-solidarity-with-october-month.html
~ http://stopmassincarcerationhawaii2014.blogspot.com/

IDAHO
Boise, Idaho
~ lz120390@hotmail.com

ILLINOIS
Carbondale, Illinois
10:30AM Vigil at location TBA
http://fergusonoctober.com/day-of-action/blacklivesmatter-day-action-vigil/
~ 803-414-5518
~ willie.lylesIII@siu.edu

Chicago, Illinois
9:00AM Release of the official WCG Shadow Report to the UN Committee Against Torture, "Chicago Police Violence Against Youth of Color" at Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, 800 S. Halstead Street
https://www.facebook.com/events/393181967499789/
~ wechargegenocide@gmail.com
~ https://www.facebook.com/WeChargeGenocide

12:00PM Rally at Daley Plaza (Washington and Dearborn), followed by march
https://www.facebook.com/events/560615807383459/
~ 312-933-9586
~ oct22.chicago@yahoo.com
~ https://www.facebook.com/pages/October-22-Chicago/302904095656

6:00PM Silent protest at 11th District Police Station/Court Building, 3151 West Harrison Street
https://www.facebook.com/events/1487848628144241/
~ wechargegenocide@gmail.com
~ https://www.facebook.com/WeChargeGenocide

Rockford, Illinois
5:30PM Gather outside main entrance to county jail (Winnebago and State), then march to the Federal Courthouse (Court and Chestnut)
https://www.facebook.com/events/299085523620612
~ 815-398-6322 or minister@uurockford.org (Minister Johnson)
~ universoulove@hotmail.com (Christopher)

INDIANA
Indianapolis, Indiana
6:30PM Rally at 1 Monument Circle
https://www.facebook.com/events/615188135259181

IOWA
Des Moines, Iowa
6:00PM 251 East 1st Street, across from Des Moines PD
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152858989967780&set=a.10150120472212780.323987.509787779&type=1&theater

Iowa City, Iowa
7:00PM Rally Iowa City Hall, 410 E Washington Street
https://www.facebook.com/events/570347173111473/571810019631855

KANSAS
Wichita, Kansas
[no contact provided last year]

KENTUCKY
Lexington, Kentucky
2:00PM Walkout at all area universities
6:00PM Assemble at William Wells Brown Elementary, 555 E. 5th Street for march to
7:00PM Rally at Fayette County District Courthouse, 215 W. Main Street
https://www.facebook.com/events/787590071299525/
~ ybwsocialjustice@gmail.com (April)

Louisville, Kentucky
12:00PM Rally at 6th and Jefferson, across from Louisville Metro Hall, followed by march to 7th and Jefferson
https://www.facebook.com/events/722099337866574/
~ 502-874-7148

LOUISIANA
New Orleans, Louisiana
~ brownfightback@gmail.com

MARYLAND
Baltimore, Maryland
5:30PM Assemble at Baltimore City Hall
https://www.facebook.com/events/862755707068011/
~ 443-928-5533 (Ameejill)
~ ameejill@hotmail.com
~ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Baltimore-Bloc/436997373037153

MASSACHUSETTS
Amherst, Massachusetts
[no contact provided last year]

Boston, Massachusetts
Share your story online (via Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram) to promote violence awareness (mention @Live4Bo and hashtag your city) - winner to be announced on October 22nd
https://www.facebook.com/Justice4BO/photos/a.1918467531626676.1073741827.144891648984282/2019329368207158/?type=1&theater
~ 617-506-9426
~ live4bo@gmail.com
~ http://www.live4bo.com/
~ https://www.facebook.com/Justice4BO

12:00PM Gather at Harvard University Science Center, corner of Kirkland and Oxford Street
12:00PM Gather at UMass Boston in front of the Student Center
4:00PM Gather at Ruggles T Station
http://revolutionbookscamb.org/
~ 617-492-5443
~ info@revolutionbookscamb.org

Cambridge, Massachusetts
~ https://www.facebook.com/PeacefulStreetsProjectBoston

Lynn, Massachussetts
[no contact provided last year]

Springfield, Massachussetts
3:00PM March for Justice: Survival and Resistance from 467 State Street
https://www.facebook.com/events/1478985709042825/
5:30PM Know Your Rights training & potluck at Western Mass Recovery Learning Community, 340 Main Street
https://www.facebook.com/events/289273551279431/
~ 413-734-4948
~ frank@arisespringfield.org
~ http://arisespringfield.org/
~ https://www.facebook.com/ariseforsocialjustice

MICHIGAN
Detroit, Michigan
~ 313-768-7202
~ rbodetroit@yahoo.com

East Lansing, Michigan
3:00PM Rally at Beaumont Tower, 1206 E Oakland Avenue at the Michigan State University Campus, followed by march
https://www.facebook.com/events/871186929567125

Kalamazoo, Michigan
11:30AM Assemble for march at Red Square on Academy Street and Thompson (at the center of Kalamazoo College Campus), followed by rally on the quad
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153227366323906&set=gm.718729631549290&type=1&theater

MINNESOTA
Minneapolis, Minnesota
October 20-24 Week of Action in and near University of Minnesota
https://www.facebook.com/events/305348296317258
~ https://www.facebook.com/StudentsUnitedAgainstPoliceBrutality

6:30PM Rally at North Commons Park, Golden Valley Road & Morgan Avenue North, followed by march
https://www.facebook.com/events/878060595554684/
~ 612-874-7867
~ cuapb.mpls@gmail.com
~ https://www.facebook.com/CommunitiesUnitedAgainstPoliceBrutalityMN
~ http://www.cuapb.org/

Twin Cities, Minnesota
~ 651-270-7592 (Raees)
~ romeror00@my.saintpaul.edu

MISSOURI
Ferguson, Missouri
5:00PM Rally at Canfield Drive, 9300 W. Florissant, followed by march that will proceed through Canfield Apartments to the police station at 222 S. Florissant Road
https://www.facebook.com/1453132474947612/photos/a.1453135334947326.1073741827.1453132474947612/1491251664469026/?type=1&theater
~ 314-282-7087
~ octmonthofresistance2014@gmail.com

Kansas City, Missouri
12:00PM Panel at University of Missouri-Kansas City Student Union, Room 402 (5100 Cherry Street)
https://www.facebook.com/events/289831277877328
~ 816-777-6574 (Rashad)
~ RYL994@mail.umkc.edu

St. Louis, Missouri
6:00PM Panel on "LGBTQ+ & Black Oppression: Why We Should All Care About Ferguson" at Blank Space, 2837 Cherokee
https://www.facebook.com/events/758024147580248/
~ 314-265-4756
~ ShowMeNoHate@gmail.com
Also see ~ http://stlftp.tumblr.com/

NEVADA
Las Vegas, Nevada
~ 678-683-8279 (Cecily)
~ cecilymoreland@hotmail.com

NEW JERSEY
Freehold, New Jersey
~ Justice4Amit@gmail.com

Montclair, New Jersey
4:00PM Rally at Church Street Plaza, walk to Unitarian Universalist Church Montclair, mobilize for petition-signing and legislative action in Trenton
http://www.uumontclair.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Mass-Incarceration-Postersmall.pdf
~ 973-651-6396
~ http://www.uumontclair.org/social-justice/undoing-racism/

Newark, New Jersey
Leafletting at ten locations throughout Newark by the Newark Communities for Accountable Policing (details TBA)
~ 973-854-1730.
~ rdavis@aclu-nj.org

Union County, New Jersey
~ 973-801-0001

NEW MEXICO
Albuquerque, New Mexico
4:30PM Gather at Civic Plaza, 400 Marquette Avenue NW, march to 400 Roma APD headquarters
https://www.facebook.com/events/1557863584425122
~ 505-934-2259 (Dyna)
~ vargagirl@live.com
~ https://www.facebook.com/pages/October-22-Coalition-to-Stop-Police-Brutality-Albuquerque/417594535009220

Santa Fe, New Mexico
8:00AM First Judicial District Court Building, 225 Montezuma Avenue
https://www.facebook.com/OccupySantaFe/photos/a.283786624982431.81340.283089501718810/921016294592791/?type=1&theater
~ concernedcitizens4publicsafety@gmail.com

NEW YORK
Albany, New York
1:00PM Rally at Townsend Park, intersection of Henry Johnson, Central & Washington
http://fergusonoctober.com/day-of-action/albany-ny-october-22-solidarity-rally/
~ 518-461-5702
~ cdonnaruma@hotmail.com

Buffalo, New York
~ 716-587-1570 (Lewuga)
~ lewugabe@buffalo.edu

Long Island, New York
6:00PM Rally at First Universalist Church, 51900 Rt. 25, Southold
https://www.facebook.com/events/745299402231754
~ 631-765-3494
~ https://www.facebook.com/UUSouthold

New York, New York
1:00PM Assemble at Union Square South in Manhattan, march to Times Square
https://www.facebook.com/events/1493373830919151/
~ 866-235-7814 (toll-free voicemail and fax)
~ oct22ny@yahoo.com
~ http://nyc.october22.org/
~ https://www.facebook.com/pages/October-22-Coalition-to-Stop-Police-Brutality-New-York/87429681537

2:00PM Rally in front of bookstore at Lehman College (near Gate 2 from Gouldon Avenue) in the Bronx
https://www.facebook.com/events/1478853925711624/
~ lehmandreamteam@gmail.com
~ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lehman-College-Dream-Team/299535106737661

White Plains, New York
5:00PM Gather at Main Street & Mamaroneck Avenue
https://www.facebook.com/events/1501834706769758/
~ tarinwespac@gmail.com or davis.darrell2@gmail.com

NORTH CAROLINA
Durham, North Carolina
~ https://www.facebook.com/LibertyAndJusticeForCarlosRileyJr

Greensboro, North Carolina
1:00PM Guilford College Die-in in front of Founders Hall, 5800 W. Friendly Avenue
https://www.facebook.com/events/727519743998733 (contacts via Facebook on event page)

5:00PM Rally at Corner of Florida Street and Freeman Mill Road, across from Smith Homes community
https://www.facebook.com/events/710542479025312
~ 336-638-1448
~ stopmassincarcerationnc@gmail.com
~ https://www.facebook.com/pages/NCGuilty-County-October-22nd-Coalition/157996174964
~ https://www.facebook.com/StopMassIncarcerationNC

Raleigh, North Carolina
~ 919-720-2379
~ DestroyIndustrY@riseup.net

OHIO
Athens, Ohio
12:01PM Hands Up Walk Out
12:20PM Rally at Ohio University of College Green
12:50PM March through courthouse, OUPD, Morton Hill, Baker, back to College Green
https://www.facebook.com/events/369451476551221/

Cleveland, Ohio
1:30PM Meet at Women's Pre-release Center, E. 30th & Orange Avenue, followed by march to
3:00PM Rally at Tower City Center/Public Square
https://twitter.com/PTS_CLE/status/517393780262326273 and https://www.facebook.com/events/558592310878052/
~ 216-526-9645
~ puncturethesilenceCLE@gmail.com or
~ clevelando22@yahoo.com
~ https://www.facebook.com/puncturethesilencecle

Dayton, Ohio
6:00PM Town Hall/Panel on Black Males at Dayton Boys Prepatory Academy, 2013 W. 3rd Street
https://www.facebook.com/SMINDayton/photos/pcb.696661497075873/696661377075885/?type=1&theater
~ 937-999-9379
~ stopmassincarcerationdayton@gmail.com or
~ zakiyachinyerelumumba@yahoo.com
~ https://www.facebook.com/SMINDayton

OKLAHOMA
Tulsa, Oklahoma
5:10PM Assemble at Brady Theatre's main entrance, 105 West Brady Street to march to the BOK events center at 200 South Denver
https://www.facebook.com/events/295700513955048/

OREGON
Portland, Oregon
5:30PM The Rosewood Initiative, 16126 SE Stark Street
https://www.facebook.com/events/719132681455778/

PENNSYLVANIA
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
12:00PM Press Conference, location TBA
4:00PM Honk Against Police Brutality at City Hall, 15th and Market
5:30PM Town Hall on the impact of RRA at Gladfelter Hall, 11th and Berks, Room 24
https://www.facebook.com/events/1558262107723734/
~ 215-724-1618
~ phillyIAC@gmail.com
~ https://www.facebook.com/philly.iac

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
12:00PM Rally at City County Building, 414 Grant Street, Downtown
https://www.facebook.com/events/478710328938774
~ 412-628-5849 (Brandi)
~ Brandifisher33@gmail.com or
~ 412-512-1709 / miller.kennethalan@gmail.com (Kenneth Milller) or 412-430-1006 / taylor.celeste@gmail.com (Celeste Taylor)
~ www.JusticeforJordanMiles.com

Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
7:00PM Rally and letter-writing at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Poconos, 940A Ann Street
https://www.facebook.com/events/628880133905161/
~ hillberry2001@yahoo.com (Kay)
~ https://www.facebook.com/UnitarianUniversalistFellowshipOfThePoconos

SOUTH CAROLINA
Greenville, South Carolina
6:30PM Rally at Greenville County Courthouse, then march to Law Enforcement Center/Jailhouse
~ enjericho@gmail.com

TENNESSEE
Chattanooga, Tennessee
7:00PM March from Westside and South:
    From Westside (assemble at corner of Boynton Drive and Grove Street, across from Renaissance Presbyterian Church) From South (assemble at East Lake Courts at 4th Avenue)
8:00PM Rally at Harris-Johnson Mark, across from Howard School
https://www.facebook.com/events/1505269016381851/
~ 423-401-8893
~ ccjstreetteamchattanooga@gmail.com
~ https://www.facebook.com/concernedcitizensforjustice

TEXAS
Austin, Texas
http://www.wildavisproductions.com/copwatch/

Dallas, Texas
7:00PM Rally at Founders Plaza, 600 Elm Street (the Old Red Courthouse)
7:30PM March to Main Street Garden
https://www.facebook.com/events/755743417812525/
~ 214-989-8888
~ mothersagainstpolicebrutality@gmail.com
~ http://www.mothersagainstpolicebrutality.com/
~ https://www.facebook.com/MotherAgainstPoliceBrutality

Houston, Texas
4:00PM Converge at Market Square Park, Travis & Milam
5:00PM March - bring drums and whistles
https://www.facebook.com/events/701462396609381/
~ o22houston@gmail.com
~ https://www.facebook.com/o22houston

San Antonio, Texas
12:00PM Bexar County Courthouse at 100 Dolorosa
https://www.facebook.com/events/1485745088344958
~ oct22sanantonio@gmail.com

UTAH
Salt Lake City, Utah
7:00PM Gather at the Salt Lake City Public Safety Building, 475 S. 300 E.
https://www.facebook.com/events/318309008352012
~ utahfightbacknews@gmail.com
~ https://www.facebook.com/utahagainstpolicybrutality

VIRGINIA
Christiansburg, Virginia
12:00PM in front of the Montgomery County Government Center, 755 Roanoke Street
http://fergusonoctober.com/day-of-action/christiansburg-va-vigil-law-enforcement-deaths/
~ homebody119@gmail.com (Margaret Breslau, chair of Coalition for Justice)

Richmond, Virginia
~ duronchavis@gmail.com

WASHINGTON
Olympia, Washington
[no contact provided last year]

Seattle, Washington
3:00PM Meet at Garfield High School campus, 400 23rd Avenue, to march to the Seattle PD Station
https://www.facebook.com/events/950756734954410
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAnvn7mcO_w
~ bsu.garfieldhs@gmail.com

5:00PM Seattle Central College at 1701 Broadway
https://www.facebook.com/events/699628196758924/
~ 206-264-5527
~ oct22seattle@hotmail.com
~ https://www.facebook.com/pages/October-22-Coalition-To-Stop-Police-Brutality-Seattle/168280703224023

SOLIDARITY ACTIONS

CANADA
Montreal
6:30PM Vigil at 480 Gilford, métro Laurier (sortie St. Joseph), in front of the Fraternité des policiers et policières de Montréal
https://www.facebook.com/events/759713010761628/
~ 514-848-7583
~ 22oct-mtl@gmail.com
~ http://22octobre.wordpress.com/
~ https://www.facebook.com/justiceforvictimsofpolicekillings

Quebec
12:00PM Parvis de l'eglise St-Rock
https://www.facebook.com/events/561505327283846
~ https://www.facebook.com/ResistanceCitoyenne or
~ http://liguedesdroitsqc.org/

NEW ZEALAND
1:00PM Power to the People Rally at Cuba Street Stage
https://www.facebook.com/events/854905177866748/


*Important - Please keep in mind that these types of demonstrations are ripe for infiltration by agents provocateurs. Stay vigilant for anyone promoting offensive violence in order to discredit legitimate protest and activism. 

Assemble en masse, demand reform, and pursue justice.

If anyone would like to contribute their on-the-ground report from any of these locations, please contact Activist Post HERE, or leave your comments below.



Afghan Opium Production At ‘All Time High’ Following $7.6 Billion U.S. Counter-narcotics Campaign

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Dees IllustrationPaul Lawrance
Activist Post

Cultivation of the poppy plant in Afghanistan has reached an “all time high” following the over decade long U.S. Counter-narcotics campaign, according to government oversight investigators.

“After a decade of reconstruction and over $7 billion in counter-narcotics efforts, poppy cultivation levels are at an all-time high,” the Special Investigator General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) concluded in its report released Wednesday.

The poppy plant is used to make drugs such as opium and heroin.

“According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Afghan farmers grew an unprecedented 209,000 hectares of opium poppy in 2013, surpassing the previous peak of 193,000 hectares in 2007. With deteriorating security in many parts of rural Afghanistan and low levels of eradication of poppy fields, further increases in cultivation are likely in 2014,” the report read on.


(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The $7.6 billion dollars spent on the counter-narcotics campaign by the U.S. had the goal of developing an Afghan government counter-narcotics capacity, which the United States would aid in coordinating.

According to SIGAR’s report, despite the extremely expensive effort, opium production now far exceeds previous records.



Paul Lawrance writes for Eyes Open Report, where this first appeared.

Missing “Ebola” factor: pesticides in West Africa

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Jon Rappoport
Activist Post

Once again, I’m detailing what is causing illness and death in West Africa, without reference to the Ebola virus or any virus.

Indeed, the narrative of the virus functions as a cover story, to obscure corporate and government crimes.

Pesticides.

The reference here is “Measuring pesticide ecological and health risks in West African agriculture…” Feb. 17, 2014, published in Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society, by PC Jepson et al.

“The survey was conducted at 19 locations in five countries and obtained information from 1704 individuals who grew 22 different crops. Over the 2 years of surveying, farmers reported use of 31 pesticides…

“…certain compounds represented high risk in multiple environmental and human health compartments, including carbofuran, chlorpyrifos, dimethoate, endosulfan and methamidophos.


(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); “Health effects included cholinesterase inhibition, developmental toxicity, impairment of thyroid function and depressed red blood cell count…”

The study also notes that “[p]esticide imports to West Africa grew at an estimated 19% a year in the 1990s…well ahead of the growth in agricultural production of 2.5%…” In other words, pesticides have flooded West Africa.

Here is another vital observation: “The distribution and sale of pesticides in West Africa is not effectively regulated. Multiple channels of supply commonly include the repackaging of obsolete or illegal stocks [extremely toxic] and the correspondence between the contents of containers to what is stated on the label is poor…”

Pesticide suppliers conceal banned pesticides—which they are taking a loss on, because they can’t sell them—and put them inside containers labeled with the names of legal pesticides.


Let’s consider the pesticides specifically mentioned in the study.

Carborfuran—-According to the New Jersey Dept. of Health and Senior Services’ Hazardous Substance Fact Sheet, exposure to Carbofuran “can cause weakness, sweating, nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain, and blurred vision. Higher levels can cause muscle twitching, loss of coordination, and may cause breathing to stop [imminent death].”

Chloropyrifos, dimethoate, and methamidophos are organophosphates. In my previous article, I cited such compounds as a source of internal bleeding (an “Ebola” symptom). The Pesticide Action Network describes organophosphates as “among the most acutely toxic of all pesticides…they deactivate an enzyme, Cholinesterase, which is essential for healthy nerve function.”

Endosulfan is being phased out globally, because it is extremely toxic and disrupts the endocrine system.

These pesticides can and do produce a number of the symptoms called “Ebola:”

Bleeding, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, rash, stomach pain, coma.

But all this is swept aside in the hysteria about The Virus.

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The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at NoMoreFakeNews.com.

California on the Brink: 14 Rural Communities are Now Facing Total Water Depletion

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Joshua Krause
Activist Post

Nestled in the mountains of California, is the infamous tourist destination of Bodie. Once a thriving gold mining town, it is now an empty shell of its former self. As soon as the gold depleted in the early 20th century, the town faced decades of decline that it would never recover from.

By the early 1960s, the last handful of residents left the town. They leaving behind an eerie scene, filled with crumbling homes and businesses amidst a desolate landscape. However, gold isn’t essential to living. If the Western drought continues on its current course, then we have dozens of ghost towns to look forward to in the near future.

So far the drought in California has been relentless. Where I live in the Bay Area, we’ve had our first rain of the year today, if you could call it that. More like a fine mist. Normally we’ve gotten at least one rainy day by this time of year, but it’s looking like this winter is going to be just as bad as last year.

The people living in the rural parts of the central valley are getting hit the hardest. A total of 14 communities throughout the state are on the edge of water depletion. For now they’ve been able to keep the situation under control by allocating water from neighboring communities, but how much longer can they continue to do so?

Last week it was reported that certain regions of California have about 2 months before they run out of water. If we don’t get rain soon, it’s possible that some people may have to leave their homes. Furthermore, the timing of this rain is going to be crucial.


(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); As reported by Bloomberg News, California will continue to suffer chronic drought without substantial mountain snowfall this winter; snowfall that melts in spring replenishes the state’s water systems, but there has been a dearth of snowfall in recent years. “All eyes will be turned to the winter because it is a really critical winter, not just for California but the rest of the West and the lower Great Plains as well,” Mark Svoboda of the National Drought Mitigation Center in Lincoln, Nebraska, told Bloomberg. “For the majority of the West, the lifeline is the snow that falls in the Rockies, the snow that falls in the Cascades and the snow that falls in the Sierra,” he added.If we had 20 inches of rain in April or March, none of it would become snow, and none of it would refill our reservoirs. Ninety percent of our water supply comes from snow melt in the Sierras, so that water constitutes not just the bulk of our agricultural usage, but urban use as well.

And that’s where things might start to get scary for California, and the Western United States in general. It’s one thing to have to spend more money on groceries every month because our most abundant agricultural region is drying up. It’s quite another to start water rationing millions of urbanites.

For most people in the city, this is a faraway problem lurking in the back of their minds. It hasn’t hit home yet. The worst drought in recorded history means they’ll have to let their lawn dry up, and pay a higher water bill. It doesn’t mean that they’ll have to start taking their showers with bottled water. It doesn’t mean that they’ll face bankruptcy if their crops die. Most of them have no idea how bad it is. Someday they’ll be blindsided when their cities begin to shutoff their water throughout the day.

Not that the city and state governments know what they’re doing. When it comes to allocating the states resources to local communities, they’re using outdated data from the early 20th century. That means that they’re giving the rights to more water than actually exists in our reservoirs.
With conditions as they currently are, many of the streams and waterways that provide water throughout California are running dry. And this is occurring even as many areas draw less water than they are technically allowed to under the law, meaning that, if every area was exercising its full water rights, California’s water crisis could snowball into a complete infrastructure collapse. According to LAR, the most overused rivers are located primarily in Northern California, and mainly constitute those that flow from the Sierra Nevada mountains down into the Central Valley toward the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. In these areas, existing water rights exceed actual water availability by a factor of six or more, according to experts.Meanwhile, state officials continue to hound residents to cut back on their water usage. It turns out that if they want to find the worst water abusers in their communities, they only need to take a look in the mirror.
Mike Soubirous is a prodigious water user, pumping more than 1 million gallons per year at his lushly landscaped home on a hot, windy Southern California hilltop. Soubirous also is a member of the Riverside City Council, which in July voted unanimously to impose tough new water conservation rules in this desert city of 317,000.
Yet as California’s drought worsened from 2012 to 2013, Soubirous consumed enough water to supply eight California households — more than any other top water official in the state, records show… …In addition to Soubirous, two other officials — a Fresno city councilman and a member of Riverside’s utilities board — pumped more than 1 million gallons in a single year during the drought, records show. Eight other officials used more than 1,100 gallons per day in 2013. That’s triple the state’s average. Among them was Randy Record, chairman of the board of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, which recently launched an advertising blitz to persuade 19 million people to save water.Fortunately, water bills for any state official who sets water policy, is open to the public. So far that law is the only positive thing this state has done to curb the water crisis.

All told, this drought is going to have far reaching effects across the United States. Not only is it going to drive up food prices, but it may force many Californians out of their communities, and perhaps, out of the state.

The rest of the country used to joke about California breaking away from the US and falling into the sea. Now they may be faced with Californian refugees fleeing the state in the near future. I doubt they’ll be laughing then.

Joshua Krause is a reporter, writer and researcher at The Daily Sheeple, where this first appeared. He was born and raised in the Bay Area and is a freelance writer and author. You can follow Joshua’s reports at Facebook or on his personal Twitter. Joshua’s website is Strange Danger .

The Troubling Arguments from the Gov't in Smith v. Obama NSA Spying Case

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Nadia Kayyali
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We’ve filed our reply brief in the appeal of Smith v. Obama, our case challenging the NSA’s mass telephone records collection on behalf of Idaho nurse Anna Smith. The case will be argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal on December 8, 2014 in Seattle, and the public is welcome to attend.

Another case challenging the telephone records program, Klayman v. Obama, will be argued on November 4 in Washington DC before the DC Circuit and EFF will be participating as an amicus.

The Smith v. Obama case records are all here: but we thought we’d highlight three of the more outrageous arguments the government made, and our responses debunking them.

The Cases

Mrs. Smith doesn’t think her phone records are any of the government’s business. That’s why, only a few days after the Guardian published a secret order from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court revealing the government's bulk collection of the telephone records of millions of innocent Americans, she sued. Smith v. Obama challenges the government’s collection of call detail records under Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act. Mrs. Smith is represented by her husband, attorney Peter Smith, along with the ACLU, EFF, and Idaho State Rep. Luke Malek.


(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The district court said it felt bound to dismiss her claims because of a 1979 Supreme Court case, Smith v. Maryland. That case involved the collection of the phone numbers dialed by a criminal suspect over the course of three days. It’s one of the cornerstones of the so-called “third party doctrine,” the idea that people have no expectation of privacy in information they entrust to others—and it’s outdated to say the least.

The centerpiece of Mrs. Smith’s case is the issue of whether the government’s collection of our telephone records in bulk, and retention of those records for five years, triggers the Fourth Amendment's warrant requirement. The warrant requirement applies if there is a legitimate and reasonable expectation of privacy in those records. And if the warrant requirement applies, the collection is unconstitutional, since there is no warrant (everyone agrees that the secret FISA Court rulings allowing the bulk collection under Section 215 of the Patriot Act are NOT warrants).

We argue that there is a legitimate and reasonable expectation of privacy violated by the bulk collection of telephone records, because unlike the narrow situation the Supreme Court considered in 1979, they can reveal an incredible amount of sensitive information. For example, in one short-term study of only a few months of telephony metadata from 546 people, researchers at Stanford were able to identify one plausible inference of a subject obtaining an abortion; one subject with a heart condition; one with multiple sclerosis; and the owner of a specific brand of firearm.The government wants the court to simply ignore these differences. Alternately, the government argues that even if there is an expectation of privacy, it is so small compared to the government’s interest that the warrant requirement can be ignored, under something called the “special needs” test (more on that below).

But, as we emphasize our reply brief, this is wrong, in part because we are living in what member of the President's Review Group Professor Peter Swire calls the “Golden Age of Surveillance.” As we argue: “technological advances have vastly augmented the government’s surveillance power and exposed much more personal information to government inspection and intrusive analysis. If courts ignored this reality, the essential privacy long preserved by the Fourth Amendment would be eliminated.”

The Government’s Arguments

So with that background, let’s look at three of the most troubling claims the government makes.

Call Detail Records Don’t Actually Identify People

The government still claims with a straight face that call detail records don't reveal private information, because they "do not include information about the identities of individuals," including “the name, address, [or] financial information” of any telephone subscribers.

That’s technically true, of course, but who cares? It’s not like this prevents the government from identifying you in less than a millisecond after it gets your telephone number. Last time we checked, the government did have access to, say, telephone books and the many public online services that can do reverse number lookup. That’s why we point out that: “phone numbers are every bit as identifying as names. Indeed, they are more so: while many people in the country may share the same name, no two phone subscribers share the same number.”

It’s pretty ridiculous for the government to continue to try to convince the court that the absence of the names in calling records represents any real privacy protection for the millions of Americans whose records are collected. It plainly does not.

We Have to Collect Everything for the Program to Work. But We’re Not Collecting Everything.

The government tries to challenge Mrs. Smith’s standing to sue by repeatedly alleging that the call detail records “program has never encompassed all, or even virtually all, call records and does not do so today.” It claims that the case should be dismissed because Mrs. Smith cannot immediately “prove” that her records were included. Of course, that’s not how litigation works. Mrs. Smith has good reason to believe that her records have been included—the government’s own public statements give her good reason. The district court properly rejected this argument, but the government continues to press it on appeal.

The government also seems to be talking out of both sides of its mouth here, since, as we note in our brief:“In explaining the program to Congress and the public…the government has emphasized not only that the program is comprehensive, but that this comprehensiveness is the key to its utility.”

In fact, Robert Litt, General Counsel of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence told Congress: “In order to find the needle that matched up against that number, we needed the haystack, right. That’s what the premise is in this case.” And NSA Deputy Director John Inglis defended the program by saying: “If you're looking for a needle in the haystack you need the haystack. So you wouldn't want to check a database that only has one third of the data, and say there’s a one third chance that I know about a terrorist plot, there’s a two thirds chance I missed it because I don’t have that data.”

So to get the case dismissed they want to convince the court that they aren't really collecting "virtually all" of the telephone records, but their public justifications rely on the fact that they are. So either they are collecting Mrs. Smith’s records, along with every other Verizon Wireless customer—Verizon is the second largest wireless service in the U.S. after all—or they are not very good at meeting their own stated goals. Which is it, government?

And that goes right to the heart of the government’s next argument:

Bulk Telephone Records Collection Isn’t Necessary to Protect Us—But Is Still Allowed Under the "Special-Needs Doctrine"

The government’s fallback argument is that even if the call detail records triggered the Fourth Amendment, a warrant is still not required under a narrow legal precedent called the “special-needs doctrine.” It allows warrantless searches of a few small categories of people who have a reduced privacy expectation, like students in schools or employees who handle dangerous equipment. It also only applies when compliance with probable-cause and warrant requirements would be “impracticable” and the government’s primary goals are not law enforcement.

The first problem here is that the millions of ordinary Americans affected by the government's bulk collection do not have a reduced expectation of privacy in the records of their telephone calls. The privacy interests here are great, since with a trail of telephone records, the government can learn extremely sensitive information.

The second problem is that no less than the White House itself has said that the government can accomplish its goals without bulk telephone records collection.  This has been confirmed by the President’s two hand-picked panels as well as several Congressmembers who have seen the intelligence information. As we point out in our reply brief, the best the government can say about the program is that it “enhances and expedites” certain techniques it uses in its investigations.  So getting a warrant isn’t impracticable, it’s just, at most, inconvenient. But as we point out: “If efficiency alone were determinative, the Fourth Amendment’s warrant requirement would have no force at all.”

The special-needs argument is especially concerning because if the courts were to accept it, the special-needs doctrine could become an exception that swallows the Fourth Amendment’s rule against general searches. It could, de facto, create a national security exception to the Constitutional rights enjoyed by ordinary, nonsuspect Americans, something the founders plainly did not do when they created this country in the midst of a national security crisis.

We expect an interesting argument on December 8.

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    New York Times FAIL: 'McCain No Connections To ISIS?!?'

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    “Conspiracy Theory!!!” cried the New York Times in its recent attempt to defend John McCain against revelations that show the Senator from Arizona providing material support to terrorism. The NY Times was called into action to “debunk” the evidence that McCain had met with terrorists, cannibals, and ISIS militants in Syria after the photographs of those meetings began circulating in the alternative media and more mainstream figures began to pick up on and run with them over the last few months.

    From the New York Times, Rick Gladstone writes,
    Senator John McCain was one of the earliest advocates of American military action against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. So it has been vexing for Mr. McCain to be battling persistent — and false — Internet rumors that he not only helped invent the group but also knows its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-proclaimed caliph of the Muslim world and America’s latest Public Enemy No. 1. 

    (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The rumors are based partly on images of a Syrian fighter who resembles Mr. Baghdadi, seen in photographs with Mr. McCain — some originally posted on Twitter by the senator — during his visit in May 2013 to northern Syria. He met members of the Free Syrian Army, an insurgent group that opposes ISIS and that President Obama, in a speech Wednesday on his new strategy for battling ISIS, has vowed to strengthen. Nurtured by conspiracy blogposts, social media and photo-altering tricks, the false rumors of Mr. McCain’s relationship with ISIS have taken on a life of their own.While the NY Times denies the photographs showing John McCain and Baghdadi together, it freely admits that McCain met with the Free Syrian Army, itself a terrorist organization responsible for indiscriminate killings, imposition of sharia law, murders, rapes, cannibalism and more.

    Although Gladstone and the NY Times attempt to portray the FSA as moderate rebels, the writer and the publication should remember one of its own articles from as far back as April, 2013, written by Ben Hubbard. Hubbard wrote,
    In Syria’s largest city, Aleppo, rebels aligned with Al Qaeda control the power plant, run the bakeries and head a court that applies Islamic law. Elsewhere, they have seized government oil fields, put employees back to work and now profit from the crude they produce. Across Syria, rebel-held areas are dotted with Islamic courts staffed by lawyers and clerics, and by fighting brigades led by extremists. Even the Supreme Military Council, the umbrella rebel organization whose formation the West had hoped would sideline radical groups, is stocked with commanders who want to infuse Islamic law into a future Syrian government. Nowhere in rebel-controlled Syria is there a secular fighting force to speak of. [emphasis added]Even one of the FSA commanders, Bassel Idriss, recently admitted to openly collaborating with ISIS and al-Nusra, revealing yet another example of the fact that the “moderate rebels” are not moderate at all.

    In an interview with the Daily Star of Lebanon, Idriss stated “We are collaborating with the Islamic State and the Nusra Front by attacking the Syrian Army’s gatherings in . . . Qalamoun . . . . Let’s face it: The Nusra Front is the biggest power present right now in Qalamoun and we as FSA would collaborate on any mission they launch as long as it coincides with our values.”

    Idriss also admitted that many FSA fighters had pledged allegiance to ISIS. He said, “[ISIS] wanted to enhance its presence in the Western Qalamoun area. After the fall of Yabroud and the FSA’s retreat into the hills [around Arsal], many units pledged allegiance [to ISIS]”.

    Abu Fidaa, a retired Syrian Army Colonel who is now a part of the Revolutionary Council in the Qalamoun, corroborated Idrisss’ statements by saying that “A very large number of FSA members [in Arsal] have joined ISIS and Nusra. In the end, people want to eat, they want to live, and the Islamic State has everything.”

    Not only the FSA, but also the Syrian Revolutionary Front has also openly admitted to working with Nusra and al-Qaeda. The leader of the SRF, Jamaal Maarouf admitted that his brigades coordinate with Nusra and al-Qaeda regularly.

    Salem Idriss, one of the men seen in the photograph with John McCain, is the commander of the FSA, the “opposition group” touted as a “moderate rebels.” In reality, of course, the FSA is nothing of the sort. As Daniel Wagner wrote for the Huffington Post in December, 2012,
    In the outskirts of Aleppo, the FSA has implemented a Sharia law enforcement police force that is a replica of the Wahhabi police in Saudi Arabia -- forcing ordinary citizens to abide by the Sharia code. This is being done in a secular country which has never known Sharia Law. This type of action is currently also being implemented in northern Mali, where the West has officially declared its opposition to the al-Qaeda government that took control earlier this year. If what is happening near Aleppo is representative of what may happen if the FSA assumes control of Syria, the country may become an Islamic state. Is that really what the U.S. and other Western countries are intending to tacitly support? [...]

    Indeed, the FSA has also been targeting the infrastructure of the country. One of the main power plants in Damascus was knocked out for three days last week, impacting 40 percent of the city's residents. Do 'freedom fighters' typically attack critical infrastructure that impacts ordinary citizens on a mass scale? The FSA long ago stopped targeting solely government and military targets.The FSA is no stranger to atrocities. The FSA is the “moderate opposition” that was filmed forcing a young child to behead a Syrian soldier. It is also the “moderate opposition” that maintained “burial brigades,” a system of mass murder and mass executions against soldiers and those who support the Syrian government. The burial brigades were only one small part of a much wider campaign of terror and executions implemented by the Free Syrian Army.

    Of course, the Free Syrian Army is merely the umbrella group of death squads carefully crafted to present a “moderate” face on what is, in reality, nothing more than savage terrorists. Thus, the FSA encompasses(d) a number of smaller “brigades” of al-Qaeda terrorists in order to cover up the true nature of its own ranks.

    One such brigade was the Farouq brigade, to which Abu Sakkar was a member. Sakkar, also seen in photographs with John McCain, was the famous rebel videotaped cutting the heart out of a Syrian soldier and biting into it.

    Yet, for all its noble attempts to protect McCain’s terrorist sympathies, the evidence the organization provides in his defense is incredibly weak. Note that the only thing the Times can produce in the way of evidence is a counter-claim that simply says the accusations are “internet rumours” and that the person in the picture with McCain simply looks like Baghdadi. The idea that he is Baghdadi is considered an impossibility.

    The only other offering in the way of McCain’s defense is a statement by his own Communications Director, Brian Rogers, who claims that the man in the picture was not Baghdadi but another individual associated with the Northern Storm Brigade, ironically a terrorist organization in its own right. Northern Storm was famous for kidnapping a group of religious pilgrims crossing through Syria in September, 2012.

    Nevertheless, the comparisons of the photographs and the individuals in them lean toward the idea that the terrorist in the picture is Baghdadi. Regardless of who it was, the individual was a terrorist since McCain’s defense is that it was a fighter/commander with Northern Storm.

    The New York Times’ Gladstone might also be surprised to learn that “the false rumors of Mr. McCain’s relationship to ISIS” was confirmed by none other than John McCain himself. On the Sean Hannity Show, when responding to some tepid criticism by Rand Paul regarding the methods taken to support the death squads in Syria, McCain stated,
    Has Rand Paul ever been to Syria? Has he ever met with ISIS? Has he ever met with any of these people? No. No. We’re gonna have a fight because it’s patently false. This is the same Rand Paul that said we didn’t want to have anything to do with anything by the way. I don’t want to get in a fight with him at all. But it’s not true. I know these people. I’m in contact with them all the time and he is not.Earlier in the interview, after stating that he could personally show Obama places on the map to bomb in Syria to kill ISIS, he also stated that, in regards to the death squads, “I know these people intimately. We talk to them all the time.”

    McCain’s also referred back to the tired line of Syrian death squads actually being peaceful protesters “fighting for freedom.”

    So McCain has met with at least three terrorists and terrorist organizations in Syria. But these groups are by no means the end of the trail of McCain’s treachery or his connection to terrorism. After all, it must be remembered that McCain traveled to Libya during the assault against Ghaddafi in order to meet with terrorists in that country and promote the barbarism which they would ultimately bring. As Tony Cartalucci writes in his article, “John McCain Claims Al-Qaeda Thugs Have ‘Inspired The World,’”
    He [McCain] had made an April visit to Benghazi, a city cited along with neighboring Darnah by a 2007 West Point report as the terror recruiting capitals of the world and the primary sources of foreign fighters that made their way to Iraq fighting and killing American troops. These fighters did so under the flag of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), listed to this day by the US State Department as a "foreign terrorist organization." Despite overwhelming evidence and even admissions from Libyan rebels themselves of having ties to, being members of, or in Tripoli "council leader" Abdul Belhaj's case, a leader of this listed terrorist organization, McCain would declare he had "met with these brave fighters, and they are not Al-Qaeda. To the contrary: They are Libyan patriots who want to liberate their nation." Despite McCain's reassuring words, the rebels over the next several months would increasingly reveal their true nature to a horrified world as they waged racist genocide against Libya's darker and black tribes, and conducted their "liberation" against cities resisting them with indiscriminate heavy weapons, blockades designed to literally starve the populations into submission and horrific reprisals once cities fell. While the corporate media did its best to obfuscate these atrocities, when entire cities like Tawarga with its 10,000 residents began disappearing from the map, even the propagandists were forced to acknowledge the "liberators" were less than noble.It should also be noted that McCain is extremely close to the color revolution apparatus organization, the International Republican Institute, a wing of the National Endowment for Democracy and USAID.[1] In fact, he is the current Chairman of the IRI.

    As it currently stands, the fact that some people are more equal than others is clearly proven in the case of John McCain. While any other American would be immediately imprisoned and possibly tortured as a result of their connections to terrorism, John McCain is rewarded with the title of U.S. Senator and the false label of “war hero.”

    While John McCain has proven his disloyalty to the United States time and time again – from his scuttling of Congressional inquiries into the existence of American prisoners of war in Vietnam to the support for obvious terrorists overseas, the mainstream media has consistently given him a pass on his treasonous behavior.

    It is thus important for every American to know that not only is there no such thing as a moderate opposition in Syria but that John McCain is no American hero. If the Americans mentioned in the recent AP report can be investigated, tried, and convicted of providing support for terrorists operating abroad then surely John McCain has earned his day in court.

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    [1] Tarpley, Webster G. Obama: The Postmodern Coup. Mowat, Jonathan. “A New Gladio In Action: ‘Swarming Adolescents.’” Progressive Press. 2008. Pp. 243-270. 

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    Siding Spring Comet Causes Huge Explosion on Mars

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    It appears that the passing of the Siding Spring comet has caused a massive explosion on the surface of Mars. Private researcher Dr. Fritz Helmut Hemmerich made this video from 1200-meters at Tenerife in the Canary Islands showing comet Siding Spring immediately after its Mars encounter.



    Those who follow us on Twitter may know that we predicted this might happen. Here's our Tweet from 3 days ago referencing the comet passage of Mars with the Moon bombing:
    I get the same vibe from the once-in-a-million-year Mars comet that has potential to blast the surface as from the U.S. nuking the Moon.
    — Activist Post (@ActivistPost) October 17, 2014


    (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I'm one who believes that the official space program is light years behind what they're actually capable of. Gary McKinnon hacked NASA in 2002 and uncovered lists of "non-terrestrial officers" and other technical data strongly suggesting the existence of an advanced secret space program.

    If you've ever studied the secret space programs you may have seen this coming too. There's quite a bit of evidence that intelligently designed structures exist on both Mars and the Moon. Most seem like ruins from long-lost space travelers, but some appear to be very modern bases. (Google and YouTube it and have fun)

    The confusion about why NASA actually bombed the Moon in 2009 persists today. The official story was to see if it would release frozen water, but the results were considered inconclusive as NASA called it a "flop" and said they "may have struck a dry hole."

    However, many believe, like I do, that the true intention of the Moon bombing was to cover-up structures on the Moon's surface that would be visible to the lay person or another government in the near future.

    Ditto for this explosion on Mars. Ask yourself why NASA or any other major space agency hasn't reported this explosion yet. Surely it would make sexy headlines for space fans.

    As space travel and viewing becomes exponentially cheaper, and with multiple private and public Mars colonies in the works, the truth of what really exists on Mars was going to be exposed one way or another. Until now, that is, since this blast seems to have engulfed the entire Earth-facing surface of Mars.

    Yes, I'm suggesting that one of the multiple satellites buzzing around Mars and the Siding Spring comet was equipped with weapons to cause this explosion. I have no proof. It's purely a conspiracy theory based on other unproven theories about what may exist on Mars.

    Tell me what you think....

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    Green Screening Fiction Into Reality

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    Who was it (Thomas Jefferson?) that said something along the lines of "Believe nothing that you read, and only half of what you see"? Manufactured reality hadn't reached the feats it can now with camera majick. That is to say the speed of reaching a global spectrum and the technological advancements weren't deployed at the time. Now, more than ever, it's time to seriously question anything that comes across the telescreen.

    This recent YouTube upload highlights both the clever deception and marvels of green screen advancement. Green screens are a staple and must-have tool for anyone in film production and similar fields. But if you think most TV episodes and movies are filmed on site...think again.

    In posting this video, showing clearly fictional imagery, it is not to say that the use of them is diabolical or to suggest that they are deployed during news segments with on-the-ground footage.

    It is to point out, however, that the near seamless imagery is what allows people to relax and simply take in said imagery without being pulled out of the experience. Watch - and see what I mean....what really happens behind the scenes?

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    In other words, green screen tech with superimposed imagery is so palatable as to appear real - the mind doesn't question it much. So it is beyond the point where it's okay to question (at least half of) what you see.

    Real Farmacy (hat/tip to them for the interesting find) points out that gimmicks are indeed used unnecessarily by news agencies and it warrants discernment. Remember a Nancy Grace segment on CNN which dramatized a special satellite interview....that was actually taking place in the same parking lot? 

    After enough people caught the "glitch," Daily Mail saw fit to highlight the move in a moment of "gotcha!" journalism. Otherwise, it would have come and left without incident - with people none the wiser.

    We don't have a firewall in the mind, so it's useful to sharpen the intuition and discernment - and guard what we let enter it in the first place.

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    Ebola staging: experts attacked the diagnostic tests

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    The experts were expressing grave doubts all the way back in 1977. Right at the beginning.

    They were questioning the validity of standard tests used to diagnose Ebola—tests being the only way to say the virus is present in humans.

    Of course, if the tests are unreliable, the whole premise of an epidemic caused by a single virus has no value. It’s an unwarranted assumption.

    At that point, you can look for illness and death stemming from a number of causes. And you’re driven to the fact that, in Africa, large numbers of people have been dying for a very long time, for reasons that have nothing to do with germs:

    Grinding poverty, war, starvation and severe malnutrition, contaminated water, pesticides, lack of basic sanitation, extreme overcrowding, stolen farm land, toxic medicines, and so on.

    Not a viral epidemic.

    The 1977 reference here is: “Ebola Virus Haemorrhagic Fever: Proceedings of an International Colloquium on Ebola Virus Infection and Other Haemorrhagic Fevers held in Antwerp, Belgium, 6-8 December, 1977.”

    This report is 280 pages long. It’s well worth reading and studying, to see how the experts hem and haw, hedge their bets, and yet make damaging admissions:


    (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); For example, “It is impossible to consider the virological diagnosis of Ebola virus infection loose [apart] from the diagnosis of haemorrhagic fevers in general. The clinical picture of the disease indeed is too nonspecific to allow any hypothesis as to which virus may be responsible for any given case.”

    Boom.

    Here is a particularly illuminating quote: “…it is becoming clear, to us at least, that the more work you do with the FA-Test [an antibody test for Ebola diagnosis] the more interesting, the more complicated and the more biologically sloppy the results become. I would urge very great caution in making any kind of final interpretation of what you have just heard [from other presenters]…I cannot explain how a Panamanian Indian can have antibodies to Ebola virus. I don’t think these are real antibodies. Of course if these are not, it means that any others in a given serum [blood sample from a patient] may not be as well. It is clear that we must have an alternative and a much more specific method with which we can answer these questions. Several facts suggest endemicity of Ebola in Zaire…I’m beginning to believe that the virus may in fact be endemic in Zaire.”

    What do the last two sentences mean? They mean there is a significant chance that Ebola has been present in Zaire for a long, long time, and people have developed natural immunity to it, as they would to, say, measles or mumps.

    Hardly the stuff of “outbreaks” and viral “hot zones” and recent “epidemics.”

    Here’s an add-on, 18 years after the 1977 Colloquium in Belgium: of the 55 million people living in Zaire, 20% were estimated to have antibodies to the Ebola virus. In other words, they had developed natural immunity to Ebola. (Citation: Dietrich J., 1995. Der Tod aus dem Regenwald. Die Woche, 19 May, p26-27.”) Again, not the stuff of an epidemic.

    And finally, on a CDC website page titled, “Ebola (Ebola Virus Disease): Signs and Symptoms,” there is this quote: “People who recover from Ebola infection develop antibodies that last for at least 10 years.”

    The meaning of this is ominous: such people, if they receive an antibody test for Ebola, even though they are now healthy, can be labeled “Ebola,” and treated accordingly: shunned, quarantined, attacked.

    Thanks to Felicia Popescu for her article, “The Ebola lie exposed!—a historical analysis.” The article analyzes, in depth, the 1977 Colloquium on Ebola.

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    ISIS Conveniently Develops Air Force as NATO Seeks "No-Fly Zone" Over Syria

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    If Wile E. Coyote were a terrorist, his name would be ISIS. At least that is what the mainstream media and Western governments intent on overthrowing the secular government of Bashar al-Assad would have you believe.

    According to the mainstream press, despite being highly-trained supermen who are ten feet tall and invincible, ISIS continues to make every public relations step it takes in the wrong direction. The recent announcement that ISIS now possesses an air force is case in point.

    It was reported on October 17, by FOX News that “ISIS could be soon taking its terror fight to the sky, after a report that former Iraqi pilots are training Islamic militants to fly captured Syrian war planes.”

    According to the death squad friendly propaganda organization known as the Syrian Observatory For Human Rights, a number of former Iraqi air force pilots are now training ISIS fighters to fly three warplanes captured in Syria - MIG 21 and MIG 23 jets – in apparent preparation to launch air attacks in the Middle East region.

    As FOX reports,
    The rights group reported the planes flying over the Jarrah air base in the eastern countryside of the Syrian town of Aleppo this week.

    Rami Abdurrahman, director of the Observatory, said the planes have been flying at a low altitude, apparently to avoid being detected by Syrian military radar in the area.

    "People saw the flights, they went up many times from the airport and they are flying in the skies outside the airport and coming back," the BBC reported Abdurrahman said.


    (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Abdurrahman and his SOHR organization, it should be noted, have long supported the death squads fighting against the Syrian government; and the SOHR has repeatedly acted as a propaganda outfit for NATO in its attempt to frame Assad for war crimes or paint the death squads as freedom fighters whose victory is inevitable.

    FOX goes on to report that “ISIS is known to have seized fighter jets from at least one air base it captured from the Syrian army in the eastern Raqqa province earlier this year. Militant websites had posted pictures of fighters with the aircraft, but it was unclear if they were operational.”

    As of right now, the U.S. military’s official word on the reports is “no comment.” General Lloyd Austin, head of the U.S. Military Central Command stated “We don't have any operational reporting of (ISIS) flying jets in support of ISIS activity on the ground and so I cannot confirm that. And to the degree that pilots may have defected and joined the ranks of ISIS, I don't have any information on that either.”

    The video, obtained by CNN, a thoroughly discredited “news” organization, particularly on the area of Syria, purports to show clear evidence that ISIS fighters do indeed have control and possession of Syrian fighter jets. That video, however, does not show those jets in the air, only a number of fighters with black al-Qaeda flags standing near them.

    Still, the SOHR and its associates in the mainstream press are attempting to promote the idea that ISIS not only has possession of the planes, but that they have managed to fly them.

    Abdurrahman stated that “They went up many times from the airport and they are flying in the skies outside the airport and coming back.” In addition, an entirely unconvincing video was presented as video footage of ISIS piloted airplanes landing and taking off in Syria.

    Conveniently, the overdramatized reports of ISIS air force capabilities come as the United States, Turkey, and the rest of NATO consider the possibility of implementing a No-Fly Zone over Syria.

    Interestingly enough, one of the main criticisms surrounding such a move by NATO (at least those circulating in the general discourse of the debate) was that a No-Fly Zone would be entirely ineffectual against ISIS because it would necessarily be focused on the Assad regime since ISIS does not have an air force to ground. In other words, a No-Fly Zone only harms Assad and the Syrian government.

    Yet, while some members of Congress and political commentators tepidly put forth the idea that ISIS has no air force and thus the implementation of a No-Fly Zone against Assad only hinders the fight against the terrorist organization, ISIS conveniently develops an air force.

    Such timing is scarcely coincidence.

    Remember, when the United States was “debating” the idea of becoming more directly involved in Syria and Iraq, particularly in the form of bombing civilian and government infrastructure and openly funding the death squads they claim to be fighting, a video allegedly showing the beheading of James Foley was released resulting in widespread anger and indignation amongst a general public who were temporarily yanked away from reality TV long enough to view it.

    Likewise, when the British seemed hesitant to directly join the imperialist bombing coalition, a video was released allegedly showing the beheading of a British citizen, Alan Henning, also causing widespread indignation amongst the public and shoring up support for British military involvement in Iraq and Syria.

    When the French seemed hesitant to join the bombing, ISIS releases a third video of an alleged beheading of a Frenchman, which provided justification for French involvement.

    Such convenient timing was also present when NATO was considering “targeted airstrikes” in Syria but were concerned about Assad’s sophisticated air defense systems. Shortly thereafter, ISIS manages to capture Taqba air base in Raqqa, Syria, eliminating the air defense systems in the entirety of the eastern part of the country.

    Either ISIS has the absolute dumbest public relations personnel in world history, or the actions of ISIS are directly controlled by NATO for propaganda, geopolitical, and military purposes. The timing of ISIS’ actions – always in line with the goals of the NATO faction of the world oligarchy – is clearly the result of the latter.

    With this in mind, one should take any reports claiming to show that ISIS is flying fighter jets over Syria with a grain of salt and a healthy dose of skepticism, if not outright disdain. When the U.S., NATO, and the GCC are ready to stop ISIS, they will stop funding and directing them.

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    Brandon Turbeville is an author out of Florence, South Carolina. He has a Bachelor's Degree from Francis Marion University and is the author of six books, Codex Alimentarius -- The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real ConspiraciesFive Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 and volume 2, and The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria. Turbeville has published over 300 articles dealing on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville's podcast Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV.  He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com. 

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