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... our goal is to encourage #Occupy to embrace the Pirate Party
We support both PPI and WPP [World Pirate Party] strategies.
Below is the WPP manifesto (as presented by Adbusters):
We, the people of Planet Earth, hereby launch the World Pirate Party, a global horizontal people’s party for all those who are ready to stand up for and fight for our blue-green-black platform:
Blue – the color of intellect and imagination – stands for mental environmentalism and our party’s commitment to the vision of internet democracy championed by the Pirate Parties of Europe.
Green – the hue of Earth and immortality – stands for the four-decade-strong resistance movement against environmental degradation which we must win for a sane, sustainable future.
Black – the tenor of struggle and justice – stands for our party’s promise to abolish corporate personhood and institute a new global world order in which corporations bow to the will of the people.
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The rescue operation took 12 hours.
"As soon as our pilot was safe, this area was targeted by massive Russian airstrikes an artillery bombardment by Syrian government forces for a prolonged period of time. Terrorists and other 'mysterious' groups operating in this area have been eliminated."
#Turkey Denies Releasing Recordings of Contacts With Downed Russian Su-24.
#TerrorFags v. #ThanksGiving
Mirzayan explained that the attack was "not just a demonstration of the destruction of a Russian airplane by a NATO member; it is a demonstration of destruction on the eve of a scheduled meeting of a Russian-Turkish group on strategic dialogue, which was to be attended by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov."
"Thus," the analyst explained, "Ankara has factually shown that it is not counting on any dialogue with Moscow, and is actually changing its vector of relations with Russia from one of cooperation to one of confrontation. And this means that Russia must respond within the framework of this confrontational logic."
In Mirzayan's view, the "most obvious response would be one which is symmetrical. It is no secret that Turkish planes regularly enter Syrian territory to bomb the #Kurds. Perhaps it would be proper now to see some of these aircraft falling out of the sky, shot down by air defense facilities provided by Moscow, or even Russian fighters charged with protecting Syrian airspace."
#Turkey luvs #ISIS #TerrorFags
According to a letter Turkey sent to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the 15 members of the UN Security Council, the Russian warplane, flying at 19,000 feet, “violated Turkish national airspace to a depth of 1.36 miles and 1.15 miles in length for 17 seconds.”
If you do the math on that, it means the Su-24 was basically flying at stall speed.
#Turkey luvs #ISIS #TerrorFags
Though rarely mentioned in much of the western reporting on the crisis, Carden points out how Turkey has played a leading role in fomenting the unrest in #Syria since the very beginning of the uprising against the rule of Bashar al-Assad in 2011" and argues that Erdogan is now having an increasingly dangerous influence by pushing NATO countries and Russia away from diplomatic détente and back towards the precipice of a broader war.
"Turkey," Carden continued, "has aided, abetted, and funded ISIS by keeping its southern border open with Syria, allowing radical jihadists from Europe to cross back and forth from ISIS-controlled territory, thereby enabling them to return to Europe to plot and execute such attacks as were recently carried out in the French capital."
Carden concludes: "What Turkey has done is to bring the NATO alliance yet another step closer to an open conflict with Russia, and at a minimum it has sundered the chances for a NATO-Russian coalition against ISIS in Syria, which perhaps was Erdogan’s plan all along."
#TerrorFags v. #TylerDurden
Timing is important here.
They took down the plane after #Russia and the West started at least talking about bombing #ISIS together. Just as Putin started hinting that Turkey is not playing by the rules. Plus, Russian fighter jets bombed stolen ISIS oil convoys heading to Turkey.
Drone Whistleblower: Pilots Often High on Drugs; Refer To Kids As "Fun Size Terrorists" -- http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-11-25/drone-whistleblower-pilots-often-high-drugs-refer-kids-fun-size-terrorists
The killings, part of the Obama administration’s #targetedAssassination program, are aiding terrorist recruitment and thus undermining the program’s goal of eliminating such fighters, the veterans added. #Drones operators refer to children as “fun-size terrorists” and liken killing them to “cutting the grass before it grows too long,” said one of the operators, Michael Haas, a former senior airman in the Air Force. Haas also described widespread drug and alcohol abuse, further stating that some operators had flown missions while impaired.
#SpinninThePlattersThatMatter v. #PumpedUpKicks
Under pressure from a court order and amid worries over public outrage over the sheer brutality of the incident and why it took so long to do so, #Chicago officials on Tuesday evening released dash cam footage of the 2014 fatal shooting of seventeen-year-old #LaquanMcDonald by police officer #JasonVanDyke who was earlier in the day indicted for first-degree murder.
#BlytheMasters, chief executive officer at Digital Assets, explains how the lessons learned during the financial crisis influenced new creations in financial technology.
#SpinninThePlattersThatMatter v. #TBTF4EVA
The seemingly cagey confirmation by #NATO and Obama of #Turkey's claims that Russia invaded its airspace has been rebuked by #Russia which claims the Hmeimim airbase radar shows the attacking Turkish plane violating Syrian airspace.
In response, Russia is moving a Cruiser 'Moskva' off the coast to strengthen air-defenses - just as French and US carriers are on their way.
Specifically ... Three steps as announced by Russian top brass:
1. Each and every strike groups’ operation is to be carried out under the guise of fighter jets
2. Air defense to be boosted with the deployment of #Moskva guided missile cruiser off #Latakia coast with an aim to destroy any target that may pose danger
3. Military contacts with Turkey to be suspended