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ALL LINKS OPEN A NEW WINDOW!!! Click on anything below and be INSTANTLY SMARTER! Occupy the Police State: "Welcome to the revolution. Our elites have exposed their hand. They have nothing to offer. They can destroy but they cannot build. They can repress but they cannot lead. They can steal but they cannot share. They can talk but they cannot speak. They are as dead and useless to us as the water-soaked books, tents, sleeping bags, suitcases, food boxes and clothes that were tossed by sanitation workers Tuesday morning into garbage trucks in New York City. They have no ideas, no plans and no vision for the future." So begins Chris Hedges This Is What Revolution Looks Like on Go read this NOW and come back....we'll wait..... Now go WATCH THIS: General Assembly holds mock trial and journalist Chris Hedges reads indictment accusing Goldman Sachs of financial crimes against humanity courtesy theREALnews channel on The Toob. Then watch Chris Hedges on Thom Hartmann's The Big Picture - "Conversing with Great Minds" at RT's Toob Channel Part 1 (15:32) & Part 2 (11:55) discussing his book "Death of the Liberal Class" and the difference between Revolution and Rebellion originally broadcast Dec 20, 2010. LIBERTY PARK DESTRUCTION: Crooksandliars has this early report from Tuesday in their special Occupy America section: Court Orders Occupiers Must Be Allowed to Re-enter Zuccotti Park With Their Belongings by Diane Sweet Early Tuesday morning, Mayor 1 Percent himself was beginning an early morning press conference to defend the even earlier morning raid and destruction of the Occupy Wall Street encampment at Zuccotti Park, and then an early rising judge ordered that Bloomberg could not unilaterally usurp the Constitution. As NYC Mayor Michael Bloomber began his 8 a.m. press conference today, as he was explaining to everyone how "No right is absolute," he learned of a 6 a.m. ruling ordering that the protesters from Zuccotti Park be allowed to return along with their belongings. Via the National Lawyer's Guild NYC Chapter:
    "New York, NY: At around 6 AM on November 15, 2011, attorneys associated with the New York City Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild working as the Liberty Park Legal Working Group obtained a temporary restraining order against the City of New York, various City agencies, and Brookfield properties directing that occupiers be allowed back on the premises with their belongings." ... "In the coming hours, days and weeks the LPLWG will pursue all legal options to enable the occupiers to continue to exercise their first amendment rights to speech and assembly for speech. Attorney Yetta Kurland, one of the attorneys from the LPLWG, said, “This is a victory for everyone who believes in the First Amendment. We will continue to fight for everyone’s right to continue the occupation.” In response to the injunction, Daniel Alterman, also an attorney with the LPLWG, stated that, “This is a victory for all Americans, for the constitution and for the 99%.” Gideon Oliver, another attorney with the LPLWG reacted by saying, “The LPLWG has been fighting to ensure their right to free speech from day one of the occupation. The occupiers right to free speech is based in our most core legal principles and we will be here till the end to fight for those rights.”
The order is available HERE (pdf).
  • Excelsior comments, "Interesting how he's so concerned with the health and safety of "our public" - except for the protesters. Because of course the protesters are not members of the public? How does that work, exactly?"
  • Emocrat counters, "Yes, police terror enhances the public health & safety. IOW, the beatings will continue until morale improves or something. Of course, every other mayor using state terror right now is saying exactly the same things, so it's definitely not coordinated! Apparently, the "public" is defined as the 1%. That leaves the 99 as what, exactly?"
Ah but the LPLWG victory was short-lived as Mayor 1 Percent got the judge changed and Occupiers were allowed back into Victory Park but no tents, sleeping bags and tarps. By evening NYPD had surrounded the park and set up check-points for entry, searching bags, etc. See Democracy NOW! below for some great coverage. When you watch DN!'s Tuesday coverage from Liberty Park host Amy Goodman picks up a book from the rubble (possibly from the destroyed OWS Library) and the book is? Aldous Huxley's BRAVE NEW WORLD! Let that sink in a minute. Then read Why the NYPD are kidnapping books by Laurie Penn at The New Statesman. At Mother Jones Occupy Wall Street Raided Monday night's police action at Zuccotti Park took place under something of a media blackout—no reporters were allowed near the scene. MoJo's Josh Harkinson and James West were there, and Josh eventually got into the park. Following is a roundup of the night's events based on Twitter updates from Josh, James, other journalists, and the Occupy livestream. . . . . and BradBlog adds NYPD Cop Threatens Mother Jones Reporter Josh Harkinson Inside Zuccotti Park with VIDEO! The Guardian's Suzanna Goldenberg interviewed Barbara Ehrenreich on the Occupy Movement Ehrenreich: Democratic establishment abandoned Occupy Wall Street and exclaimed "One of the appalling things here is that there are so many Democratic mayors involved in these crackdowns or in Bloomberg's case, someone who is seen as a liberal. And where in all this was Obama? Why couldn't he have picked up the phone at some point a couple of weeks ago and called the mayors of Portland and Oakland and said: 'go easy on these people. They represent the anger and aspirations of the majority'. Would that have been so difficult?" Well, apparently The Great Ozbama DID pick up the phone, but he didn't say to "go easy" on the OWS'ers. Rather, more like "Time to put the hammer down". On COUNTDOWN TUESDAY Occupy Wall Street: Michael Moore connects the federal government to encampment raids Keith and filmmaker and activist Michael Moore discuss the early-morning raid on New York’s Occupy Wall Street encampment in Zuccotti Park. Noting that the movement will be revitalized by the setback, Moore also stresses that the federal government has been involved with coordinating the strategy and tactics of the raids that took place across the country over the past 48 hours: “This is not some coincidence. This was planned and I think the question really has to be asked of the federal government and of the Obama administration. Why? Why? Why are you participating in this against a non-violent mass movement of people who are upset at what Wall Street and the banks have done to their lives?” Seems like Moore was on to something. In These Times Allison Kilkenny echoes Did Mayors, DHS Coordinate Occupy Attacks? When a series of crackdowns on the Occupy camps suddenly occurred in, more or less, the same week, many observers wondered if perhaps the attacks had been coordinated at a national level. Oakland Mayor Jean Quan confirmed that suspicion during an appearance on the BBC - excerpted on The Takeaway radio program - when she casually mentioned taking part in a conference call with the leaders of 18 US cities right before the raids. “I was recently on a conference call with 18 cities across the country who had the same situation," said Quan. It turns out one of the 18 leaders who sat in on the call was Portland Mayor Sam Adams. The calls, according to Adams, were organized "to share information about the occupying encampments around the country." He described the calls to the New York Times as "check-ins to share information and advice on how various cities were handling the demonstrations." In addition to conferring with their fellow mayors, it appears city leadership also received an assist from the Department of Homeland Security, according to journalist Rick Ellis at the Examiner. Ellis spoke with a Justice official, who claims each of the Occupy raid actions were coordinated with help from Homeland Security, the FBI, and other federal police agencies. ... Quan and Adams are the only mayors who have thus far admitted to the coordination, but if Quan's statement is accurate, there are many other city leaders who took part in the calls. Crackdowns in Salt Lake City, Albany, Denver, and elsewhere in the past few days suggest the synchronized assaults were planned to deal a swift, crushing blow to Occupy. It's unsurprising that such coordination would demand federal oversight, but it's also deeply disturbing that a federal agency may have participated in the plot, since the whole reason Occupy exists is to address the corruption of the government. It seems as though OWS has transitioned from the first and second parts of Gandhi's formula for peaceful revolution, and have now entered the third and last stage: "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you…" have come and gone. .... Occupy is now firmly planted in the "then they fight you" phase where city leaders, through arbitrary application of laws, raids, and police brutality hope to crush the movement for good. It speaks to the effectiveness of the group that this last stage has taken not only a full-scale, nationwide coordination of 18 city leaders, but also allegedly federal oversight. Not bad for a group of a couple hundred kids who went to Zuccotti without so much as a vague plan in their back pockets. On the other side of the country at Occupy Seattle the Seattle cops pepper-sprayed an 84-year-old woman! She appears on COUNTDOWN Wednesday Occupy Seattle: Octogenarian activist Dorli Rainey on being pepper-sprayed by Seattle police, importance of activism. From the SNU Project a wrap of the Global Day of Action November 17: a day packed with worldwide action | ROARMAG with plenty of links from around the world! Eric Margolis outlines the latest "Bomb Iran" hysteria in OLD LIES IN NEW BOTTLES And so it has gone, a steady drumbeat of false claims. This war hysteria comes on the heels of US charges of an alleged Iranian plot to kill the Saudi ambassador in Washington, a claim laughed at by many Mideast experts. In fact, it’s possible the US FBI mixed up Iranians: the plot’s alleged mastermind may not have been a member of Iran’s elite military forces at all but of the violently anti-Tehran People’s Mujahidin, which Washington still calls a terrorist organization even though it is now in bed with the pro-Israel Republican hard right and Israel. The IAEA tried to buttress its shaky claims against Iran by insisting, “nine other nations came to the same conclusion about Tehran’s covert nuclear efforts.” We heard the same refrain from Washington over its false claims about Iraq’s non-existent weapons. In fact, thanks to routine intelligence sharing programs, faked documents about Iraq’s nuclear efforts were fed to other NATO members. Based on such forgeries, some of these nations concluded Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. The same process is now happening over Iran’s alleged weapons program. Washington has worked for the past 20 years to make the UN the “soft” arm of US foreign policy. The US is the UN’s biggest contributor; it pays 25.8% of the costs of the IAEA and has put its own men in positions of influence. Even so, the latest UN reports hedges conclusions with words like “suggests” and “appears.” If Iran is indeed trying to produce nuclear weapons – and it has good reasons for wanting them - why has it taken so long? Initial work began in the 1970’s under the Shah. Iran sought to buy nuclear technology from Pakistan twenty years ago. What’s so crazy about all this is that Israel has a very large arsenal of nuclear and bio-warfare weapons while Iran remains under UN nuclear inspection. The big nuclear powers – the US, Russia, China, Britain, France – are in violation of the 1995 UN nuclear non-proliferation treaty that mandated eliminating all nuclear weapons within five years. Talk about the nuclear pots calling the Iranian kettle black. And let's not forget Iran belongs to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty; Pakistan, India and Israel do not. This means that Iran is subject to IAEA inspections; Pakistan, India and Israel are not. Why is that? And didn't the IAEA tell the world IRAQ had NO Weapon of Mass Destruction and bu$h attacked IRAQ anyway? Hmmmmmmm. Listen to Scott Horton's interview with Eric Margolis October 31, 2011: Eric Margolis, internationally syndicated columnist and author of War at the Top of the World and American Raj, discusses how a Libyan-style regime change in Syria could give the neoconservatives a backdoor-to-war with Iran; talk of securing Netanyahu’s legacy through a Churchill-like “moment of greatness” where he attacks Iran and saves Israel from another holocaust; behind-the-scenes fighting by British and French special forces in Libya; why Turkey is harboring an anti-Syrian “army” of deserters; why Iraq will fall apart (even more) when the US completely withdraws; the former Pakistani cricket player leading protests against US influence; and why the Haqqani network is just the latest excuse for the failing war in Afghanistan. UK Daily Mail's TIM SHIPMAN and NICK PISA described Berlusconi's sacking this way: "EU power brokers, including Mr Sarkozy and Mrs Merkel, effectively engineered a coup against Mr Berlusconi in Italy and installed a technocratic government in Greece." Check out this interactive graph at BBC Eurozone debt web: Who owes what to whom? (h/t msgeaux) Amazing. Can you say "Jubilee"? With Berlusconi and Papandreou out of the way Our Man in Pipelineistan Pepe Escobar explains the entire Euro-mess in Politburo uber alles Ah, those good old Cold War/Soviet Union days when an army of Kremlinologists was hooked on every imperceptible move by an inscrutable politburo. Wait a minute. Who would have thought that two decades after the end of "real socialism" politburos would be back in fashion? China does it - see their nine-member standing committee, the holy of the holies inside their 25-member politburo. And proving once more Slavoj Zizek's thesis that the marriage of capitalism and democracy is over, "free" Europe also does it - with relish, even doubling down on China's notorious Gang of Four. Meet the Gang of Eight The eurozone is now in fact run by an eight-member politburo. What a sterling job. This Gang of Eight is accountable to no one, except mythical Zeus with his trademark thunderbolts. In the liquid modernity era, Zeus goes by the name of the God of the Market. The only thing that matters to the Gang of Eight is what financial markets - run by the God - want; mere mortals, as in European voters, are at best a nuisance. Ergo, eurozone national governments are totally meaningless. The shots are called by a troika formed by the European Central Bank (ECB), the European Commission (EC) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). All of them gloriously unelected. Europe's politburo goes by the innocent acronym GdF, French for Groupe de Francfort (Frankfurt Group), established last month. They met no less than four times during the recent, spectacularly failed Group of 20 debt festival in Cannes. Here's the full technocratic list - with a few politicians thrown in. ..... No one even needs to pry open Brussels corridors or sit with the odd functionary over steak frites and Bordeaux to know how much the EU hates democracy. For instance, no one knows how the (unelected) governing council of the all-powerful ECB votes, because everything they do is secret. Hardcore neo-liberalism, as imposed by the Gang of Eight, is like a Mafia treatment; first they go for your knees - amputating social rights. Then they go for your throat - amputating political rights. For the "cattle" that will carry the burden of endless austerity - European voters - there's not much left except the odd general strike or screaming their lungs out in the streets. ... The point is the excesses of casino capitalism - financial capital operating in total deregulation. Thus the pre-eminence of this glossy/shady character - the liquid modernity technocrat - averse to democracy yet legitimate enough to call for popular repression, all in the name of satisfying the Almighty financial God. There's no (political) difference in conducting regime change with "humanitarian" bombing or through the God of the Market's thunderbolts. Go check out the whole thing including Pepe's "Gang of Eight" rundown of the actors involved in the Euro/IMF take-down going on EXACTLY as described in Naomi Klien's SHOCK DOCTRINE. We have TWO ITEMS about Penn State:
  • TruthOut posts Henry A. Giroux: Penn State Crisis - the Failure of the University (Radio Interview) “There is a lot of talk about the culture of silence as if it is simply an offshoot of the need to protect the wealth and power of those in control of Penn State’s football empire, but the fact of the matter is the real issue is that higher education has been corrupted by big money, big sports, corporate power, and the search for profits for some time, except that in the age of unabashed free market fundamentalism, it has gotten worse. The issue here is not simply about a morally depraved culture of silence, it is about a university surrendering its mission as a democratic public sphere where students learn to think critically, hold power accountable, and connect knowledge and social relations to the social costs they enact. A university needs real leadership for this type of task, not managerial clones who confuse education with training and engaged research with Pentagon and corporate handouts. Penn State is now a managerial model of corporate influence and power and the arrogance and bad faith this model breeds is evident in the ways in which everyone acted in the face of this crisis, from Paterno to its ethically challenged president, Graham Spanier. What the public should be asking about this crisis is not what has happened to Penn State but how have so many universities arrived at a similar place in time and history when they are just like any other mega factory and slick shopping mall, divorced from any viable notion of learning and, as we see with Penn State University, any viable sense of ethical and moral responsibility.”
  • The Brutal Truth About Penn State by Charles P. Pierce "It is not a failure of our institutions so much as it is a window into what they have become — soulless, profit-driven monsters, Darwinian predators with precious little humanity left in them. Penn State is only the most recent example. Too much of this country is too big to fail. If Mike McQueary had seen a child being raped in a boardroom or a storeroom, he wouldn't have been any more likely to have stopped it, or to have called the cops, than he was as a graduate assistant football coach at Penn State. With unemployment edging toward double digits, and only about 10 percent of the workforce unionized, every American who works for a major company knows the penalty for exercising his personal freedom, or his personal morality, at the expense of "the company." Independent thought is discouraged. Independent action is usually crushed. Nobody wants to damage the brand. Your supervisor might find out, and his primary loyalty is to the company. Which is why he got promoted to be your supervisor in the first place. It happens because institutions lie. And today, our major institutions lie because of a culture in which loyalty to "the company," and protection of "the brand" — that noxious business-school shibboleth that turns employees into brainlocked elements of sales and marketing campaigns — trumps conventional morality, traditional ethics, civil liberties, and even adherence to the rule of law. It is better to protect "the brand" than it is to protect free speech, the right to privacy, or even to protect children."
NOW compare those to Chris Hedges at AlterNet 2009
  • Higher Education Gone Wrong: Universities Are Turning into Corporate Drone Factories "Frank Donoghue, the author of "The Last Professors: The Corporate University and the Fate of the Humanities," details how liberal arts education has been dismantled. Any form of learning that is not strictly vocational has at best been marginalized and in many schools has been abolished. Students are steered away from asking the broad, disturbing questions that challenge the assumptions of the power elite or an economic system that serves the corporate state. This has led many bright graduates into the arms of corporate entities they do not examine morally or ethically. They accept the assumptions of corporate culture because they have never been taught to think.
  • And Hedges at TruthOut 2009 Happiness Consultants Won’t Stop a Depression The driving ideology of corporate culture is a blind faith in the power and virtue of the corporate collective. All quotas can be met. All things are possible. Profits can always be raised. It is only a question of the right attitude. The highest form of personal happiness, we are told, is when the corporation thrives. .... Corporate employees, like everyone else, are gripped by personal dilemmas, anxieties and troubles. They are not permitted, however, to ask whether the problem is the corporate structure and the corporate state. If they are not happy, there is, they are told, something wrong with them. Real debate, real clashes of opinion, are, in the happy world of corporatism, forbidden. They are considered rude. The corporations enforce a relentless optimism that curtails honest appraisal of reality and preserves hierarchical forms of organization under the guise of “participation.” Corporate culture provides, as Christopher Lasch pointed out, a society dominated by corporate elites with an anti-elitist ideology.
Of course Penn is just one of thousands of Korporate Kolleges pushing fealty to the Korporate Structure via "vocational" studies, oftentimes leaving their "graduates" thousands of dollars in debt, creating a whole new generation of Debt Slaves. Where will the next shoe drop? Listen to former Sports Illustrated editor and author Frank Deford on NPR Is Football Culture The Core Of The Problem? as you sit down for turkey and the Lions and Cowboys games on Thursday: "Yet I must wonder, as well, how much the culture of the particular sport involved — football — abetted the conspiracy of silence, especially at the inception when neither the young assistant nor Paterno himself could bring himself to go to the police." Our own msgeaux finds a nice tie-in on the MF GLOBAL BANKRUPCY The Koch Brothers and MF Global - Friends to the End So much about the collapse of MF Global, the international commodity firm, has revisited the worst sins of the 2008 financial meltdown. .....But perhaps the most stunning piece of news we're getting in the wake of the MF Global collapse is in the clients of the firm who managed to get away scot-free, with no freezing of accounts or capital -- particularly the accounts of the mega-cap independent oil company Koch Industries, run by the politically active Koch brothers. A recent report in Reuters has described the billions of dollars of client accounts that were withdrawn from MF Global in the last few weeks before their collapse, including 8 accounts from Koch industries engaged in oil trade that were transferred to Mizuho Securities after years of a steady and profitable relationship with MF. The Reuters piece concentrates on the possibilities of legal "clawback" of client money if the bankruptcy does not allow remaining client accounts to be made whole. The Reuters piece misses the point. Both the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange were charged with overseeing MF Global, their clearing member. If we are to believe them, they had no idea of any difficulties within the firm before customer accounts went missing just a few days before the collapse. But someone clearly knew of the cratering positions and imminent collapse of MF Global, as billions of dollars of accounts were "coincidentally" withdrawn. And what do the Koch brothers say was the reason for these withdrawals? There's been no comment. For those still battling the excesses of 2008 and those occupying Wall Street, this has been another proof of the inside, "fixed" operation of the financial markets. When banks go wrong, betting big with other people's money and losing, they can be sure of a bailout that guarantees their bonuses and businesses. And when firms are tailspinning to disaster, the richest and most financially influential partners are sure to get a phone call -- a "heads-up" - to save their assets and leave regular people with the mess. Jon Corzine used his strong Wall Street reputation to intimidate regulators in establishing the positions that ultimately doomed MF Global. That reputation was built upon always taking care of your friends and your biggest customers. The next investigation should question whether Jon Corzine used his last days at MF Global to help his friends one last time -- as for me, I have no doubt. Tyler Durden at zerohedge has more on the MF Global robbery "The Entire System Has Been Utterly Destroyed By The MF Global Collapse" - Presenting The First MF Global Casualty Presented without comment, merely to confirm that the market as we know it, no longer exists. Dear Clients, Industry Colleagues and Friends of Barnhardt Capital Management, It is with regret and unflinching moral certainty that I announce that Barnhardt Capital Management has ceased operations.... The reason for my decision to pull the plug was excruciatingly simple: I could no longer tell my clients that their monies and positions were safe in the futures and options markets – because they are not. And this goes not just for my clients, but for every futures and options account in the United States. The entire system has been utterly destroyed by the MF Global collapse. ... Let’s not sugar-coat this or make this crime seem “complex” and “abstract” by drowning ourselves in six-dollar words and uber-technical jargon. Jon Corzine STOLE the customer cash at MF Global. Knowing Jon Corzine, and knowing the abject lawlessness and contempt for humanity of the Marxist Obama regime and its cronies, this is not really a surprise. What was a surprise was the reaction of the exchanges and regulators. Their reaction has been to take a bad situation and make it orders of magnitude worse. Specifically, they froze customers out of their accounts WHILE THE MARKETS CONTINUED TO TRADE, refusing to even allow them to liquidate. This is unfathomable. The risk exposure precedent that has been set is completely intolerable and has destroyed the entire industry paradigm. No informed person can continue to engage these markets, and no moral person can continue to broker or facilitate customer engagement in what is now a massive game of Russian Roulette. ... Finally, I will not, under any circumstance, consider reforming and re-opening Barnhardt Capital Management, or any other iteration of a brokerage business, until Barack Obama has been removed from office AND the government of the United States has been sufficiently reformed and repopulated so as to engender my total and complete confidence in the government, its adherence to and enforcement of the rule of law, and in its competent and just regulatory oversight of any commodities markets that may reform. So long as the government remains criminal, it would serve no purpose whatsoever to attempt to rebuild the futures industry or my firm, because in a lawless environment, the same thievery and fraud would simply happen again, and the criminals would go unpunished, sheltered by the criminal oligarchy. And now some good robo-signing news from jen "I heart Catherine Cortez Masto, my AG!!! Yves:" Nevada Attorney General Masto Files 606 Count Criminal Indictment Against Two Title Officers (Updated: Lender Processing Services Employees) The Nevada attorney general Catherine Cortez Masto has just filed a 606 count indictment against two title officers in a single county, Clark County, for supervising the filing of tens of thousands of fraudulent documents in a robo-signing scheme. ....In addition, as mob prosecutions have shown again and again, you start by going after the foot soldiers in the hope that they roll people higher up on the food chain. And at a minimum, this action says that the law and due process matter, and violations, particularly large scale, systematic violations, can and will be punished. Yves Smith also found a Devastating Analysis of MERS! ...I’ve read a number of legal analyses of MERS, and this is one of the tidiest I’ve seen of what is so wrong headed about it. I try to avoid long extracts with limited commentary of my own, but I think you’ll see why I’m treating this selection as worthy of your consideration. The full paper, “The MERS Mortgage in Massachusetts” was sent by the author Robert Ludden to 4ClosureFraud, and you can download it there.
    ...The persistence of MERS as Lender A’s agent in the public record in effect accomplished with smoke and mirrors—and it conjures a host of evils. Yes, every MERS member establishes its own agency relationship with MERS. But immediately upon transfer of the mortgage from Lender A the agency relationship between MERS Lender A ends. The agency between MERS and Owner B is in fact a new and distinct agency relationship—and, given the functional identity between principal and agent, a new and distinct “MERS” as well. Again, in the absence of a valid assignment, the status of MERS as the mortgagee in the public records becomes a misrepresentation of material fact at the very instant the mortgage is assigned by Lender A, and from that point on the mortgage industry is, in effect, using a ghost to do its bidding—and one of dubious character at that. Only the name “MERS” remains; the “continuity” is a chimera, an illusion, the purpose of which is to make an end run around the need for a formal assignment. It has also served as a red herring, distracting courts from the sober fact that the role of MERS as a “common agent,” for all of its theoretical elegance and self-proclaimed validity, simply cannot in its present form be fit into the framework of existing law without inflicting collateral damage upon the very principles of fairness and transparency on which that framework has been built over many years and through many efforts and sacrifices. What this all boils down to it this: in order for MERS to remain the mortgagee of record at the local land office without fraudulently misrepresenting itself as such three things must occur.
Follow the link to read on but we would add a fourth in the absence of those three: charges of fraud for every falsified piece of paperwork! Also at is The End of Loser Liberalism: An Interview with Dean Baker Part I & Part II Matt Taibbi puts it in a nutshell Woman Gets 3 Years Jail For Food-Stamp Fraud; Wall Street Fraudsters Get Bailouts Go read the entire car-wreck at Rolling Stone. Speaking of Rolling Stone in RS 1141 PRINT edition (Dark Side of the Moon cover) was this notice:
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This means you can access every Taibbi piece about the robosignings and bankster fraud, every Tim Dickenson item on National Affairs, Al Gore on Climate Change, Bobby Kennedy Jr. on Stolen Elections and all the writings of the late, great Gonzo Journalist Hunter S. Thompson and more! Good item! Thank you Rolling Stone for cracking open your pay wall to your print subscribers! Robert Scheer gets our last word The Villain Occupy Wall Street Has Been Waiting For In the pantheon of billionaires without shame, Michael Bloomberg, the Wall Street banker-turned-business-press-lord-turned-mayor, is now secure at the top. What is so offensive is that someone who abetted Wall Street greed, and benefited as much as anyone from it, has no compunction about ruthlessly repressing those who dare exercise their constitutional “right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances” that he helped to create. .... It is mind-boggling that Bloomberg still hypes the CANARD that the banks were forced to reap enormous profits from toxic securities. It is an embarrassing, dishonest position when the record of banker fraud in creating the housing bubble is so well documented in Securities and Exchange Commission lawsuits. Is Bloomberg unaware that the major banks have agreed to pay hefty fines in a meager compensation for their schemes? That he blames the victims of the securitization swindles and then orders the arrest of those who dare speak the truth is a tribute to his belief in the enduring power of the big lie. ... Yet the man whose personal wealth increased by $4.5 billion the first year of this meltdown when many Americans were losing their life savings now dares shift blame away from himself and others at the center of economic power to the most vulnerable among us. Instead of blaming the Wall Street lobbyists who got the laws changed so that they could securitize people’s home mortgages, no matter how unsound those mortgages were by design, he blames the folks suckered into accepting the banks’ phony offerings. “Blame the opium addict and not the pusher” is the excuse for the bankers who turned the lure of easy credit into a housing bubble that, when it inevitably exploded, impoverished the world but left the bailed-out Wall Street hustlers richer than ever. ... Instead, the people led away in handcuffs are not the bankers who perpetuated the fraud of turning homes into the junk of toxic mortgages, which should be judged as criminal, but decent people who have committed only the “crime” of speaking truth to power. We welcome you to Mayor 1 Percent's Police State. The Beltway Bubalas (the 1% lackeys) of course have NO IDEA! Watch Nobel Laureate PAUL KRUGMAN ask Troglodyte GEORGE WILL when he'll stop being a neo-liberal while Face the Bob gets FOCCER WVA Guv JOE "Friend of Coal" Manchin and 60 Minutes coughs up a mass-media love-fest with the IMF's CHRISTINE LAGARD after they conveniently made STRAUSS-KAHN "self-immolate" the post, piling on with GROVER "Drown government in the bathtub" NORQUIST. Meet the David gets a face-off between two more 1%'rs JON KYL & JOHN KERRY while State of Candy gets War Cirminal CONDI RICE and illegal "super-committee" member PATTY MURRY. Throw Bricks at will! The Brick TeeVee Crew is gearing up for FREE FOOD on Thanksgiving and dealing with Wingers. We hope you have your arguments lined up for the occasion! We've got the cranbery duty and first dibs on the carcass to make crock-pot turkey soup! Take a tip from OWS and STAY HOME on Black Friday. Starve the Beast! Pick up those $60 sweaters for $15 on Dec 26th! Enjoy the short week, turkey out and maybe share your leftovers with your local Occupy encampments.

Democracy NOW!
»»» Amy's Column @ Democracy NOW! The Brave New World of Occupy Wall Street We got word just after 1 a.m. Tuesday that New York City police were raiding the Occupy Wall Street encampment. I raced down with the “Democracy Now!” news team to Zuccotti Park, renamed Liberty Square. Hundreds of riot police had already surrounded the area.
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Occupy Wall Street’s National Day of Action Launches with Protest at NY Stock Exchange
Ex-New York Times Freelancer Natasha Lennard on Quitting the Corporate Media in an Occupy Era
Paramilitary Policing of Occupy Wall Street: Excessive Use of Force amidst the New Military Urbanism
Occupy Wall Street Draws Massive Turnout in NYC and Across the Nation to Mark 2-Month Milestone
SEIU President, Union Leaders Arrested in OWS Brooklyn Bridge Protest Demanding Job Creation
NYC Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez Detained in Zuccotti Raid, Urges Mass Involvement in OWS
Projectionists Light Up New York City Buildings, and Protesters’ Spirits, with Occupy-Themed Display
The Revolution Will Be Live-Streamed: Global Revolution TV, the Occupy Movement’s Video Hub
»»» Amy Goodman on East Timor @ Democracy NOW! WATCH NOW East Timor Massacre Remembered: U.S.-Armed Indonesian Troops Kill 270 Timorese 20 Years Ago Nov 14, 2011
»»» Razan Zaitouneh @ Democracy NOW! WATCH NOW Syrian Human Rights Lawyer Razan Zaitouneh Speaks from Hiding, Says Over 4,000 Killed in Uprising Nov 14, 2011
»»» Bassam Haddad, director of the Middle East Studies Program at George Mason University @ Democracy NOW! WATCH NOW Arab League Suspends Syria, Concern Grows over Foreign Intervention to End Crisis Nov 14, 2011
»»» Author Naomi Klein @ Democracy NOW! WATCH NOW Naomi Klein on Environmental Victory: Obama Delays Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Decision Until 2013 Nov 11, 2011
»»» Josh Fox, director of the Academy Award-nominated film Gasland @ Democracy NOW! WATCH NOW White House Could Cast Decisive Vote to Permit 20,000 Fracking Wells in Delaware River Basin Nov 11, 2011
»»» GRITtv @ with Laura Flanders
»»» FEATURED SHOW Up With Chris Hayes Nov 19: Where OWS Goes, Will Cameras Follow? As the Occupy Movement enters a new phase, will the money media's cameras follow? From Up With Chris Hayes, November 19.
»»» NASCAR on ESPN The last Chase Race is between pole-sitter Carl Edwards and Tony Stewart coming from the 15th grid spot for the championship! The Left Turn League makes its final 2011 pitstops at the 1.5-mile Homestead-Miami Speedway Ford 400. Can't they drive 500 miles for the championship? Sheesh! Get the pre-race overview from Bill Kimm Qualifying the Chasers: Homestead-Miami Coverage begins at 3 pm et. See you at Daytona next year!
»»» Football Night in America on NBC Eagles @ Giants! Kickoff at 8:20 pm et
»»» Monday Night Football on ESPN Chefs @ Patriots! Kickoff at 8:30 pm et
The 1st Amendment is Our Permit WASHINGTON - October 14 - This is an emergency appeal. Spread it widely. Our permit to occupy is called “The First Amendment.” This morning, Occupy Wall Street protesters celebrated when New York authorities beat a last-minute retreat from clearing Liberty Plaza – as hundreds of labor and other activists rushed to defend the square. But at the same time this morning, dozens of state troopers in riot gear cleared out Occupy Denver protests. In cities across the country, Occupy protesters have faced police violence and arrests. Some occupations have been forcibly removed while others have stood their ground successfully. The authorities say we don’t have the proper permits to occupy public spaces. Our permit to occupy is The First Amendment. Quickly sign the following statement which will be delivered to mayors, police chiefs and major media across the country:
    Our permit to occupy public squares and parks is in The First Amendment, which affirms “the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” When people across the Middle East occupied public squares, leaders in Washington mostly cheered those protesters and warned Middle Eastern governments not to use force to clear them. Those other societies don’t have a First Amendment. Yet Washington affirmed the universal right to assembly and protest. We do have a First Amendment. The force being used to clear nonviolent protesters from public squares in our country is unacceptable. It must stop.
Action for a Progressive Future (the organization that runs RootsAction) is a nonprofit, progressive, public policy advocacy group that will engage citizens in the democratic process and help make sure legislators hear their voices.
(h/t jen) October 2011 is the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan and the beginning of the 2012 federal austerity budget. It is time to light the spark that sets off a true democratic, nonviolent transition to a world in which people are freed to create just and sustainable solutions. Take this pledge at
    "I pledge that if any U.S. troops, contractors, or mercenaries remain in Afghanistan on Thursday, October 6, 2011, as that occupation goes into its 11th year, I will commit to being in Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C., with others on that day or the days immediately following, for as long as I can, with the intention of making it our Tahrir Square, Cairo, our Madison, Wisconsin, where we will NONVIOLENTLY resist the corporate machine by occupying Freedom Plaza to demand that America's resources be invested in human needs and environmental protection instead of war and exploitation. We can do this together. We will be the beginning."
Do it NOW!
NET NEUTRALITY! SOPA If you've been living under an Internet-free rock the past couple of weeks, you might have managed to miss the steady drumbeat of opposition to HR 3261, the so-called Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Then again, if you've been living under an Internet-free rock, you've already had a preview of what we're facing if SOPA goes into effect. has pulled together an infographic that explains in very basic terms the services and sites that are at greatest risk from SOPA here: Infographic: Effects of the Internet Blacklist Bill (SOPA). More info at American Censorship Day READ Internet Censorship: Not Today, Not Tomorrow SIGN NOW! Internet censorship is coming to America. It’s in the form of a bill in Congress that gives corporations unprecedented power to blacklist websites at will. If passed, the “Stop Online Piracy Act,” or SOPA (HR 3261), could rip apart the open fabric of the Internet. People could see their websites disappear from the Internet for a “crime” as innocent as posting a video of themselves singing along to a favorite song. Sign this petition NOW! Keep BTV and YOUR blog alive! Listen to Sam Seder with Tim Karr of Free Press on Net Neutrality [11•10•11]
CAMPAIGN FOR AMERICA'S FUTURE American Majority Rejects Washington Austerity Consensus – And We Demand Media Coverage by Roger Hickey, President, Campaign for America's Future: No more silent majority. The Campaign for America’s Future is joining with the Center for Economic and Policy Research (whose Co-Director, Dean Baker blogs regularly about economic bias in the media) and with FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting) to monitor the media’s coverage and representation of the American Majority views as they go into covering the big deficit fight. But we want to enlist YOU too. Send us accounts of unbalanced coverage in the national media and in your local newspapers and television. Call up reporters, editors, assignment people and tell them when they are under-representing the views of the American Majority. We should have at least half the experts, pundits, quotes and real people represented in their coverage. In a debate as important as the one we are going into, we can’t allow the media to ignore the American Majority. Much more at
MOVE TO AMEND! SIGN HERE NOW! Also visit Rep Alan Grayson's site And Alan Grayson is running again in FL-8! Help out at
SUPPORT THE TROOPS WHO REFUSE TO FIGHT See UPDATE! Manning-Lamo Chat Logs Revealed at plus The Deeply Personal Details in New Bradley Manning Chat Logs and Bradley Manning Support Network Much more at link.
UPDATE! See Peter B Collins PBC Podcast 294 Afghan Update–Rabbani Assassination, US Night Raids Expand; Bradley Manning Update; Gary Chew Reviews ‘Moneyball’
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    The Green News Report with Brad Friedman & Desi Doyen: 6 minutes of green news, politics, analysis & snarky comment!
    'Green News Report' - November 17, 2011 IN IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Political kabuki theatre in the U.S. House over the Solyndra bankruptcy; Obama says "climate change", but only in Australia; It's official: the weather is getting weirder; PLUS: Harvesting water from the desert air... All that and more in today's Green News Report!
    IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (see link): Does government regulation really kill jobs? NO.; New federal fuel economy rules: 54mpg by 2025: CEO: "No question" new EPA rules create jobs; Defense Science Board warns of "failure to anticipate and mitigate" climate change... PLUS: VIDEO: Watch global CO2 go up and up and up ... and much, MUCH more! ... BRADCAST UPDATE: Guest Hosting 'Malloy Show' Mon-Wed! NEXT WEEK: Catherine Crier (formerly of CourtTV & CNN) and MUCH MORE Occupation Nation...6-9p PT/9p-Mid ET | Live chat room here during the show! Call-in#: 877-520-1150
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    • PBC Live! Weekly on KGO PBC Live! Weekly on KGO Your humble host has been remiss in keeping you apprised of his other media activities. Since February, I’ve been hosting a regular weekly show on KGO, the leading San Francisco talk station with a huge coverage area–at night, you can hear it anywhere on the West Coast. TFN (till further notice), you can hear me every Friday night–or, more precisely, Saturday morning, from 1-5 am (PDT) on 810-AM or streaming at If you’d like to be alerted each week, sign up on Facebook as a fan of “Peter B. Collins Show” or you can follow me on Twitter, @pbcsf
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    • PBC Podcast 316 Boiling Frogs: Prof. Stephen Soldz, Part 2 of CIA on Campus This is part II of our interview series based on the recently released book -The CIA on Campus: Essays on Academic Freedom and the National Security State, edited by Dr. Philip Zwerling, co-hosted with Sibel Edmonds. Our guest is Dr. Stephen Soldz. Part One is here Boiling Frogs: Prof. Philip Zwerling, The CIA On Campus
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    This Week on Ring of Fire! November 18, 2011
    • Mother Jones reporter Josh Harkinson will be joining us to talk about the latest developments with Occupy Wall Street, including his account of the eviction from Zucotti Park.
    • We’ll be talking with J.A. Myerson from Truthout about how the military industrial complex is helping keep the 1% rolling in the dough.
    • Attorney Jeff Anderson will join us to discuss the similarities between the Penn State child sex abuse case and the Catholic Church’s problems with sex abuse.
    • We’ll hear from documentary film writer and producer Serge Bakalian about his film Default – The Student Loan Documentary.
    • And attorney Chris Paulos will talk with us about the latest dangers that have been revealed about the birth control drug Yaz.
    • VIDEO! Papantonio: The Sandusky/Costas Train WreckMike Papantonio appears on MSNBC’s The Ed Show to discuss Jerry Sandusky’s interview with Bob Costas, and whether or not this interview will hurt Sandusky’s case.
    • VIDEO! Papantonio: The Death of Keynesian Economics Any credible economist in America will tell you that Keynesian economic policies are the only policies that will help spur economic growth. From FDR to Bill Clinton, Keynesian economics helped pull America out of the great Depression, as well as the recessions that were created by Ronald Reagan and Bush Senior. So why have Democrats today abandoned those policies? To help answer that question, Mike Papantonio spoke with Michael Corcoran, an investigative journalist with
    • VIDEO! Sam Seder: Dirty Tricks of the Insurance Industry Exposed The average American reads on a 6th to 8th grade level, something that the insurance industry is well-aware of. And because of this, the industry writes the literature regarding their policies on a collegiate level, making it virtually impossible for the vast majority of Americans to even comprehend, so they end up buying policies that they don’t even need. That’s just one of the dirty tricks that the industry is playing on American consumers, and Sam Seder discusses even more shady tactics by the insurance industry with Wendell Potter, author of the book “Deadly Spin.”
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    Richard Silverstein November 15, 2011: Richard Silverstein, writer of the Tikun Olam blog, discusses the story he broke on the Mossad-MEK sabotage of an Iranian missile base that killed 17 soldiers and the head of Iran’s missile program; whether a foreign attack on a military installation is an act of terrorism or a declaration of war; Israel’s “black ops” strategy of assassination and sabotage, used in lieu of a direct attack on Iran – for now; Bibi Netanyahu’s frightening megalomania and aspirations of being a Jewish Winston Churchill; and why Israel can’t continue its campaign against Iran indefinitely without facing blowback in some form.
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