Greetings to all my fellow 99%’ers out there!
In a few hours, it will be 2012 here in Western Rural America. Our freedoms are threatened, but we’re not asleep anymore.
We have mobilized to show the world that we are willing to fight to protect our dwindling rights and we are willing to fight against the machine that threatens to enslave us all.
It must be mystifying to the 1% that no matter how many occupy encampments they raid, no matter how many of us they arrest and brutalize, we keep springing back up throughout the country like a giant game of “whack-a-mole.”
We keep springing up, and if NDAA is signed, we will spring up stronger than ever. The only difference will be that the NDAA will force some of us “moles” to go underground where they will never be able to root us all out.
We will keep fighting, and if NDAA is signed, there will be millions who, if not actively resisting, will be new sympathizers to our movement.
I’m sure the 1% and their puppets in Washington DC are confident that they can effectively deal with this threat to their ill-gotten profits and bonuses.
They will ensure that the NDAA is signed, and probably introduce even tougher laws and restrictions to cow the masses. They will institute draconian measures to deal with those amongst us that love our freedom. They will use concentration/detention camps.
They will think they’re safe and secure with their oppressive tactics and regime. Those bastards probably never read about the French Resistance in World War Two.
The year 2012 will define our country.
We will either be successful in keeping our freedom, or we will be driven underground. Either way, it will be “Our Finest Hour.”
We no longer blindly follow our “leaders” down the toilet. We question authority. We are willing to fight when we need to fight.
We speak up to make our voices heard.
We oppose “Blood for Oil” and are not afraid to decry war as a solution for everything.
WE EDUCATE. WE EXPOSE THE LIES. WE TELL THE TRUTH. WE SPEAK UP.
Case in point?
From Cindi, over at Seismology of Thought
War: It’s All In The Numbers
“Two thousand Americans are dead. Fifty times that many Iraqis are dead; 300 times that many human beings are injured. One million times that have been indirectly affected by a barbarous act of inhumanity (Casualties of a war a world away, October 26). War is about numbers. The small number of humans who have much to gain by war. The large number affected. The small number who sit home and rally the large number to send their kids to die physically or mentally. The largest number who say nothing. The financial numbers are so huge that millions aren’t accounted for, and millions more are paid in bonuses.”
”I’m a Vietnam infantry veteran who has taken the time to peel away the onion of war. Strip off the uniforms, the flags, the nationalities, the slogans. War is, at best, the failure of leaders to solve problems. At worst, war is a massive money-generating machine with no regard for life. It’s all in the numbers.”
Link to her excellent website is here: http://exiledinhollywood.blogspot.com/
The “crackdown” continues………………
From KTVN Reno
14 Occupy Oakland protesters arrested
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – “Authorities say 14 people were arrested in separate confrontations between Occupy Oakland protesters and police Friday.”
“The Oakland Tribune reports that ten people were arrested during a scuffle near Frank Ogawa Plaza around 2 p.m. when police told them to remove cooking and sleeping gear.”
“Earlier, four people were arrested around 12:15 p.m. in a dispute with officers after a platform had been erected in a tree near Oakland City Hall.”
“The arrests come after 12 people were arrested at a foreclosed property in west Oakland Thursday and 14 protesters were arrested at vacant lot on Wednesday.”
Calico Blackie says:
The more people they arrest, the more followers we get. When the people realize that it’s all of our freedom that we’re fighting for, we will number in the millions. Keep brutalizing us, you bastards! You’re helping our cause.
And now, speaking of freedom…Here is a topic near & dear to Calico Blackie:
From KTVL Medford
New law targets slave labor
“Justin Dillon’s rock band was touring Eastern Europe when he met some college students who told him they were about to get work in the West. “
“They were eager to begin what they were sure would be their new MTV-like lives.”
“Dillon dug deeper and asked to see their documents. He warned the young women they likely were about to be trafficked into the sex trade or sweatshops.”
“They brushed him off. They wanted desperately to believe the $2,200 they had paid a facilitator to get them service industry jobs would make all their dreams come true.”
“Today, the 42-year-old Berkeley rocker heads up a popular social media campaign to combat slavery.”
“With a $200,000 grant from the State Department, he recently launched slaveryfootprint.org, which helps people identify the slave labor used for their own consumer goods. It is approaching 2 million hits.”
“And now — with the help of a groundbreaking anti-slavery retail law going into effect across California on New Year’s Day — Dillon believes the movement is reaching that tipping point where the average consumer can make a difference.”
“The law affects an estimated 3,200 companies with a presence in California, including Walmart and Macy’s. It requires retailers and manufacturers with gross annual receipts of more than $100 million to disclose what they’ve done to eliminate slavery in the global supply chain of their goods.”
The article continues with:
“The California Chamber of Commerce and California Retailers Association were among those who argued the requirements would carry huge costs and that private businesses were being enlisted as de facto law enforcement agencies.”
Link to full story is here: http://www.ktvl.com/articles/slavery-1203191-law-dillon.html
Calico Blackie says:
That could be your son, daughter or relative, and all the Goddamned California Chamber of Commerce is concerned with is the “huge costs” to already filthy rich retail chains?
Are you proud to save a buck or two when you know people are being worked to death for you to “live better?”
Finally, in the “entertainment” world (if anyone cares)……………
Russell Brand, Katy Perry are divorcing
“Rumors have been swirling for some time, but now it’s official. Comedian and actor Russell Brand has filed for divorce from singer Katy Perry.”
“He cites “irreconcilable differences” in the petition, filed in Los Angeles.”
SHE’S SINGLE AGAIN, BOYS!
Calico Blackie says:
At least they won’t breed.
This reminds me of another photo circulating around the web:
Maybe she should try a little pepper spray with that foot-long! After all, it’s essentially a food product.
OK. Enough shenanigans. A heartfelt Happy New Year to all you activists out there who are willing to stand up for our rights. Here’s to a successful 2012.
On that note…..
Don’t forget about Officer Pike of the UC Davis PD. Let’s never forget how he and other police officers have treated peaceful protesters. He should be arrested and tried for assaulting the public.
OCCUPY WALL STREET
We are the 99%