The Bottom Line…

“We’re in serious trouble: before 2030 it is all over but the shouting.”

 
We’re in serious trouble: before 2030 it is all over but the shouting.

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“There is a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can’t take part; you can’t even passively take part, and you’ve got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you’ve got to make it stop,” Mario Savio said in 1964.

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ingersoll2Unarmed citizens are being executed by sociopaths for jaywalking, wearing a hoodie, running or driving away, stealing cigars, selling cigarettes, not selling cigarettes, walking while black, refusing to provide ID, demonstrating against injustice, expressing grievances… or sometimes harmless unarmed citizens are just in the wrong place at the wrong time and a trigger-happy thug guns them down for looking suspicious or for no apparent reason at all.

endearAt home, American police bureaus, militarized and armed with machine-guns, have been provided a license to kill at will and our president claims a “right” to kill anyone, anywhere, any time, for any reason or without providing any reason at all. This amoral and extralegal extortion has been extended abroad in more than 27 corporate wars of choice. And what is most terrifying: the American people have surrendered to this betrayal and treason. With innocents executed at home and abroad, we are under attack and must stand up and fight back: no fear, no compromise and no surrender.

https://revolutionresource.org/2014/05/20/revolution-and-liberation/

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Imagination is the Cure…

If we invest in alternative energy, we can establish colonies on the moon and explore the stars.



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Humans are carbon-based beings.  And we are NOT suffering from overpopulation.

This is a myth.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eA5BM7CE5-8

We can shut down wars of choice and reinvest those funds in infrastructure, alternative energy, education, health care, housing and peace. We have solutions.

https://thewordsmithcollection.wordpress.com/…/homeles…/

We need not go back to living in caves to survive. We have viable solutions, but crazy people spend trillions on war… making sustainable alternatives impossible.

http://worldbeyondwar.org/quotes/

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I can ride my bicycle down to the creek and go fishing, get in my electric truck and drive across the nation, sail a ship across the ocean and fly a solar-powered plane anywhere on the planet. Investing in alternative energy, we can establish moon colonies and explore the stars.

We are young, we humans beings… and it’s too early to write us off.

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Technology is not the problem. War, greed and stupidity are the problems.

We can shut down the wars and hold the cons accountable by organizing, educating and agitating.  This has been working across human history.

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/…/shine-on-you…/

Overpopulation_Myth_New_Zealand“In fact, our rates of growth are declining. Between 1950 and 2000, the world population grew at a rate of 1.76%. Between 2000 and 2050, it is expected to grow by 0.77 percent.[3] So yes, because 0.77 is greater than zero, it is a positive growth rate, and the world population will continue to grow.
 
If we wanted to squeeze close, everyone in the world could stand shoulder-to-shoulder on the island of Zanzibar.”
 
“There is no environmental reason for people to go hungry now or in the future. There isoverpopulation_myth_poster-p228130659391473908tdcp_400 no need to use any more land to sustain humanity — increasing land productivity using existing technologies can boost global supplies and even leave more land for nature — a goal that is both more popular and more possible than ever.
opThe only limits to creating a planet that future generations will be proud of are our imaginations and our social systems. In moving toward a better Anthropocene, the environment will be what we make it.”

 
Hans Rosling  was a Swedish medical doctor, academic,…


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We must vote our values

Corporate wars and profiteering have already bankrupted the nation. If we continue down this road, there will be a global recession while we are in full retreat.

81-kpqrfqzl-_sl1500_Mainstream media represents the corporate elite and are more concerned with entertainment than with hard news.

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George W. Bush was never elected president of the United States.

But he was installed as president of American Wars, Inc.
cryingObama has carried George W. Bush’s torch, taking us from 4 wars to 27 wars.
queen hillaryTrump and Clinton offered to continue spending trillions killing kingtrumpmillions for billionaires. Trump has done just that and this has not been working out well
for most of us.
Corporate wars and profiteering have already bankrupted the nation. If we continue down this road, a global recession will occur and we will be in full retreat from 800 military bases while dying oceans flood all shores. 

https://thewordsmithcollection.wordpress.com/2016/08/24/america-is-bankrupt/

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We had a solution!  We could have voted for Jill Stein and the Green New Deal.

“Establish a foreign policy based on diplomacy, international law, and human rights. End the wars and drone attacks, cut military spending by at least 50% and close the 800+ foreign military bases that are turning our republic into a bankrupt empire. Stop U.S. support and arms sales to human rights abusers, and lead on global nuclear disarmament.”

https://thepeaceresource.wordpress.com/2016/01/20/our-new-president-dr-jill-stein/

But instead we are in dangerous waters with a racist chump at the helm. 



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American Cops: Armed & Dangerous

Jamar Clark, 11/15/15 Minneapolis, MN:

Two Minneapolis police officers shot Clark, claiming he “interfered” with emergency responders helping an assault victim. Activists and witnesses maintain that Clark was unarmed and handcuffed when he was shot.

No officers have been charged with a crime for killing Jamar.

68. Samuel Harrell, 4/21/15

(Some police bureaus still do not bother to report murders of citizens.)

DEC 28, 2015 2:59 PM

CREDIT: DYLAN PETROHILOS/THINKPROGRESS

Despite public protests, occupations, direct action, and increased public scrutiny, U.S. police killed more people in 2015 than in 2014. While numbers vary from source to source  — the website killedbypolice.net found police have killed 1,186 people in 2015 (the U.S. government currently does not track how many people are killed in police encounters.)

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CREDIT: DYLAN PETROHILOS/THINKPROGRESS

The data from killedbypolice.net show that white people are the largest group of killed by the police. But when taken together, the number of people of color killed by police — Latino, black, Asian, and indigenous people — surpasses the number of whites. As ThinkProgressnoted last year, young black men are 21 times more likely to be killed by cops than young white men, according to a ProPublica analysis. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also compiled data which show that people of color are most likely to be killed by cops overall.

The data also show that California, Texas, and Florida lead the U.S. in terms of deadly police encounters.

above is from: http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2015/12/28/3735190/killed-by-police-2015/



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Key Findings:

  • Police killed at least 102 unarmed black people in 2015, nearly twice each week. 

  • Nearly 1 in 3 black people killed by police in 2015 were identified as unarmed, though the actual number is likely higher due to underreporting

  • 37% of unarmed people killed by police were black in 2015 despite black people being only 13% of the U.S. population

  • Unarmed black people were killed at 5x the rate of unarmed whites in 2015

  • Only 10 of the 102 cases in 2015 where an unarmed black person was killed by police resulted in officer(s) being charged with a crime, and only 2 of these deaths (Matthew Ajibade and Eric Harris) resulted in convictions of officers involved. Only 1 of 2 officers convicted for their involvement in Matthew Ajibade’s death received jail time. He was sentenced to 1 year in jail and allowed to serve this time exclusively on weekends. Deputy Bates, who killed Eric Harris, was sentenced to 4 years for murdering an unarmed man. This is the only cop who has served time for murders committed by police in 2015. 


The Peaceresource editor’s Note:
I read ALL of these incidents.  Why do we allow this?
If you read these 102 cases of police assault, killings, and flat out murder,
perhaps you will find a reason to stand up and fight back for justice.
We ARE under attack.

peace, Tim Flanagan



Here are the names and stories about the UNARMED PEOPLE of color murdered by police.  

(Ordered by the date the person was killed, starting with the most recent)

Hillary’s crimes cannot be erased…

“In March 2011, Clinton supported the NATO attacks on Libya to aid rebels in their attempts to overthrow Moammar Gadhafi, which … led to Libya becoming the failed state that it is today.”

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton looks on as she speaks during a town hall meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton looks on as she speaks during a town hall meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada August 18, 2015. REUTERS/David Becker – RTX1OPKY

Most people do not hate Hillary, they hate the war machine she endorses and supports.

Clinton, who served in the U.S. Senate from 2001 to 2009 and as Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013, has supported every major recent U.S. war and intervention.
 
a look at her record:
During her time as a senator from New York, Clinton voted in favor of the Patriot Act, a controversial piece of legislation due to concerns about civil liberty violations, including the indefinite detention of immigrants, and the expansion of law enforcement’s power to search homes, businesses, and electronic communications — often without a court order.
6_9_2015_dem-2016-clinton-282www.washingtontimesdot.com01_c0-29-2334-1389_s885x516 Clinton supports the United States’ traditional allies in the Middle East as well, like Saudi Arabia and Israel. She has also penned an opinion piece for the Washington Post, where she expressed her strong admiration for Henry Kissinger.
Clinton, …  supported the post-9/11 invasion of Afghanistan.
 
The New York senator voted in favor of the 2002 Iraq War Resolution. This sent U.S. troops into Iraq, destroyed the country and created the chaos in the region today.
Clinton introduced legislation in 2005 to increase the size of the U.S. Army by 80,000 soldiers due to difficulties the troop force was facing in Iraq.

1246205860wwwdotelmundodot.es_0That same year, she helped to ensure that Manuel Zelaya, the democratically-elected president of Honduras, who was overthrown in a military coup in 2009, would not return to office. …

 

In March 2011, Clinton supported the NATO attacks on Libya to aid rebels in their attempts to overthrow Moammar Gadhafi, which … led to Libya becoming the failed state that it is today.

After becoming Secretary of State in 2009, Clinton supported Obama’s decision to send an additional 21,000 troops into Afghanistan.

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/08/12/us-forces-who-have-tortured-or-killed-civilians-in-afghanistan/

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The secretary then supported greater contact with Free Syrian Army rebels in Syria and wanted to arm them.
Clinton supported Israel’s attacks on Gaza last summer, which killed over 2,300 people and left almost 500,000 displaced.
More recently, she supported a bombing campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)…
When asked about moral scruples, Hillary the hawk’s response was: “What difference, at this point, does it make?”

https://thepeaceresource.wordpress.com/2015/04/19/war-hawk-hillary-hell/


Clinton’s actions as Secretary of state were war crimes. She should be in jail, not the White House. She broke the law, cost us billions and killed millions. Not small potatoes.
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton ajusts headphones at Echo Moskvy radio station Wednesday morning, Oct. 14, 2009. (AP Photo/ Alexander Zemlianichenko)

“What Hillary Clinton
did to Libya is a crime
on a scale rivaled only
by the crimes of the
Bush administration
in Iraq – and there is
a definite parallel in
the methodology of the criminals.”

Some Curious Things you may not know about Hillary:scaryclinton
Co-sponsored bill to criminalize flag-burning. (Jan 2010)|
Voted YES on loosening restrictions on cell phone wiretapping. (Oct 2001)
Rated only 60% by the ACLU, a mixed civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
Longtime advocate of death penalty. (Jan 2008)
Supports “Three Strikes” and more prison. (Aug 1994)
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Supports structured inner-city schools, with uniforms.
(May 1996)
Opposes merit pay for individual teachers. (Apr 2000)
Voted YES on funding student testing instead of private tutors. (May 2001)
2001 speech to AIPAC pledges money for Israeli military. (Nov 2007)
Allegedly pro-PLO in 1960; but pro-Israel by 1981. (Jul 2007)
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 Committed to maintaining economic embargo against Cuba. (Dec 2008)
Chief advocate for Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). (Aug 2014)
Defended outsourcing of US jobs to India. (Oct 2005)
Voted YES on “free trade” agreement with Oman. (Jun 2006)
Voted NO on establishing the Senate Office of Public Integrity. (Mar 2006)
Recommended “managed competition”; not single-payer system. (Nov 2003)
tpp1%FactCheck: Yes, in 2006 condoned exceptions on torture. (Oct 2007)
Voted YES on reauthorizing the PATRIOT Act. (Mar 2006)
Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
Hillary began her college career as a conservative Republican. (Aug 1999)
Voted NO on restoring $550M in funding for Amtrak for 2007. (Mar 2006)counterpunchimageofhclinton
Believed, wrongly, that Iran was pursuing nuclear weapon. Global intelligence communities agreed this was not true.
Hillary refused to listen.
(Dec 2007)
She admits “I  got it wrong on 2002 Iraq War vote.”
(Jun 2014)
Called war on terror “Bush’s war” but played an active role. (Nov 2007)
2002: Attacking Iraq “not a good option” but authorized it. (Feb 2004)
hillstyClinton wants to ignore the rule of law and “Don’t demand complete moratorium on Israeli settlement.”
(Jun 2014)
Facts matter. They are simple declarative statements.
Regardless of various political opinions, facts remain
 

 

rest of the storyhttp://original.antiwar.com/justin/2015/02/01/hillarys-war/


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“People have only as much liberty as they have the intelligence to want and the courage to take…”  ~Emma Goldman


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It’s Time to Strike Back at The Empire

“Reality denied comes back to haunt.”
― Philip K. Dick, Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said

“A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.”
― Saul Bellow,
To Jerusalem and Back

“You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.”
~ Abraham Lincoln

“There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.”
― Søren Kierkegaard

https://thepeaceresource.wordpress.com/2016/01/23/fool-me-once/

paolocurtazdotitBernie Sanders is just the same as nearly every other US politician. He is an imperialist. He thinks it’s America’s job to play Team America: World Police. Using our tax dollars, he has joined with warmongers in both political parties and condoned or supported – directly or indirectly – some of the most gruesome US foreign policy decisions in decades.”


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A revolution (from the Latin revolutio, “a turn around”) is a fundamental change in political power or organizational structures that takes place in a relatively short period of time when the population rises up in revolt against the current authorities.

Revolution and Liberation… ~OO~

At home, American police bureaus, militarized and armed with machine-guns, have been provided a license to kill at will and our president claims a “right” to kill anyone, anywhere, any time, for any reason or without providing any reason at all.

This amoral and extralegal extortion has been extended abroad in more than 27 corporate wars of choice. And what is most terrifying: the American people have surrendered to this betrayal and treason. With innocents executed at home and abroad, we are under attack and must stand up and fight back: no fear, no compromise and no surrender.
 
The revolution has begun.
~OO~

“If I canEinstein’t dance to it, it’s not my revolution.”
― Emma Goldman

“The Revolution introduced me to art, and in turn, art introduced me to the Revolution!”

― Albert Einstein

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“Our strategy should be not only to confront empire, but to lay siege to it. To deprive it of oxygen. To shame it. To mock it. With our art, our music, our literature, our stubbornness, our joy, our brilliance, our sheer relentlessness – arainy4nd our ability to tell
our own stories. Stories that are different from the ones we’re being brainwashed to believe. The corporate revolution will collapse if we refuse to buy what they are selling – their ideas, their version of history, their wars, their weapons, their notion of inevitability.
Remember this: We be many and they be few. They need us more than we need them. Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.”

― Arundhati Roy, War Talk


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Willie Dixon

“Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner

all the days of your life.”

― Bob Marley

 

What country before ever existed a century and half without a rebellion? And what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance?
 

― Thomas Jefferson, Letters of Thomas Jefferson

 

“People have only as much liberty as they have the intelligence to want and the courage to take.”
― Emma Goldman“
 
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You said, ‘They’re harmless dreamers and they’re loved by the people.’ ‘What,’ I asked you, ‘is harmless |about a dreamer, and what,’ I asked you, ‘is harmless about the love of the people? Revolution only needs good dreamers who remember their dreams.”

― Tennessee Williams
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“Currently, American foreign policy under Obama has become a global assassination program, using bombs, drones and CIA espionage to attack smaller and less powerful nations for profit.”

And Trump is on board…

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Bernie, Hillary and Obama
ARE the current authorities.
They gave us 27 wars of choice, 800 plus offensive military bases and pursuit of empire… spending trillions and killing billions for increasing expansions of aggression, attacks, invasions, occupation and exploitation of smaller and less powerful nations who have not attacked us.

“Wars of choice are surrender. Peace is victory.”

https://thepeaceresource.wordpress.com/2014/09/15/war-and-peace/

bc1Unprovoked American aggression not been working out real well at home or abroad. Police officers murder unarmed citizens and get two weeks paid vacation, while we create conflicts around the globe, making new enemies and wasting precious resources. This makes us weaker and less secure. Eight more years of dozens of simultaneous and expanding wars of aggression cannot be sustained. These have already bankrupted America. 

And dozens of wars of American aggression should not be endorsed or condoned. 
 
But so far… war trumps peace, aggression spreads and myths abound.
Too many live in personal fictions and find facts too great a burden to bear.

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“Reality denied comes back to haunt.”

― Philip K. Dick, Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said

 

King Obama is not known for courage:  fear, compromise and surrender are his legacy.

 

“A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.”
― Saul Bellow, To Jerusalem and Back


No other president except Obama (since World War Two) has misused our military to bomb 7 nations and wage war on 27 nations. Neither the military nor the people in these countries we attack have attacked us. We have become the aggressor: exporting terror, munitions and wars.

https://thepeaceresource.wordpress.com/2016/03/30/truth-and-lies-peace-and-war-fact-myth-magic-science-and-fiction/

james_baldwin_550pxWe spend trillions, killing millions, for the benefit of billionaires who pay no taxes and steal the taxes we pay. The Millionaires Glee Club in congress , the White House and The U. S. Supreme court ignore everyday people and misuse our military resources, catering to the concerns of corporate criminals and the economic elite while everyday people suffer, jobs are shipped overseas, infrastructure deteriorates and public services have begun falling apart.

Why do we allow it?

“People who believe that they are strong-willed and the masters of their destiny can only continue to believe this by becoming specialists in self-deception.”
― James Baldwin, Giovanni’s Room

On Obama’s watch, with Hillary and Bernie “helping,” we have become the terror.

But we can export peace instead of war.

This is the choice. Do not believe the lies of the corporate press and the military-industrial complex. These profiteers are not on your side.  It is wake-up time. We should know better. We are not a fascist state yet. Rather than starting yet another war, we have the ability to do the right thing… shut down the wars and rebuild the nation.

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Tell your legislators we do not want to attack other nations when it is within our power to secure a victory in peace instead of a cowardly surrender to wars for corporate profit.

Do not get fooled again.


https://thepeaceresource.wordpress.com/2013/09/01/dont-get-fooled-again-war-is-not-the-answer/

Truth and Lies; Peace and War;
Fact, Myth, Magic, Science and Fiction…


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Portland Police Bureau Calling the Shots

So far, PDX Police Bureau officers have been provided with a license to kill at will, even unarmed citizens, without accountability. This is the signal that various mayors and PDX City Councils have delivered over the last 20 years.

So does Portland Police Bureau policy need to be corrected? Does it ever!

fightbackSo far, PDX Police Bureau officers have been provided with a license to kill at will, even unarmed citizens, without accountability. This is the signal that various mayors and PDX City Councils have delivered over the last 20 years.

One set of laws for us and a whole ‘nuther set of exceptions to laws for the police. This is not how it’s supposed to work.
Accountability matters, and so do human lives.

http://www.ThePortlandAlliance.org/otis

But “Don’t Choke ‘Em, Smoke ‘Em”.. attitudes still exist in both officers on the street and justicepoliceadministration. If the bureau, city council and mayor persist in their machinations, the DOJ may have to step in, restore the rule of law, and start from scratch.

http://www.ThePortlandAlliance.org/keatonotis

Otherwise members of the PDX Police bureau will continue to ignore the law and misuse and abuse citizens. When the people we hire choose to beat-up, target and kill citizens at will…. it is time to lay down the law and fire officers who break the law..

http://www.thePortlandAlliance.org/police


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 The murders of Aaron Campbell, Keaton Otis,  and James Chasse, Jr. have never been resolved. None of the officers who broke the law and violated Police Department Procedures have been charged, tried,or prosecuted for these crimes. We, the citizens of Portland, Oregon have paid millions for the crimes committed by PDX police officers, yet none of these officers have been disciplined. They continue to serve in spite of their crimes. The shootings of James Jahar Perez and Kendra James may have been forgotten by some, but we have yet to see accountability or justice.

http://theportlandalliance.org/policeaccountability/

 



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