#GreenPirateAlliance -- [alternative energy, environmental protection; open internet, open government; legalized marijuana]
... 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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Disclaimer: OTP (Occupy The Polls) is not an "officially" endorsed #occupy page. We have been involved with Occupy since day 1 (Sept 17, 2011), but the movement has always had a somewhat ambiguous stance on the utility of voting. Understandably. We feel, however, that in addition to occupying, citizens need to become radically politicized.
#NDAA, #HR347, #NDRP, #ACTA, #Occupy, #Iran, #Palestine, #CitizensUnited, #ALEC, #Syria, #Bahrain, #CISPA, #HR1981, #HR3166, #Monsanto, #Gitmo, #Fukushima, #Greece, #austerity, #ChelseaManning,
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#BernieSanders scored a largely symbolic but auspicious early-morning win in the small district of Dixville Notch, which historically opens the primary. The U.S. senator from Vermont headed into the primary with a double-digit lead over national frontrunner #HillaryClinton.
This is how [ZH] summarized ... almost exactly two years ago:
With increasingly more homo sapiens-type banker FX traders being laid off left and right for pervasive and ubiquitous manipulation of currencies (who can forget the infamous "Cartel" chat room, JPM's head of spot trading presiding), what this means is that more and more algos will rush into this product to fill the voids left by carbon-based traders.
Two years later, Bloomberg caught up to the fate of what it calls #WallStreet's "dying breed", the once proud FX traders who over the past two years have become an endangered species between losing their jobs to Virtu's #algos, and to countless FX rigging scandals which revealed that the world's biggest market was nothing but one grand conspiracy in which a handful of banks schemed illegally in so-called chat rooms.
#SpinninThePlattersThatMatter v. #ThisTown #FX
Ordinary people aren't just overemotional and dumb, they're also zombies! They don't have grievances, just blood lusts.
The attitude shared by Lloyd and Geithner and Bill Clinton is that the mindless quality of public discontent means that there's no point in worrying about it, or negotiating with it. This is funny because Blankfein is the one complaining that people like Sanders and his followers don't want to compromise with him.
"They’re going to want to push us back," she continued. "It’s not done and you have to help. Hillary Clinton will always be there for you. And just remember, there’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other."
#Sociopaths4Hillary ... #HillaryHell
Bernie Sanders took the stage in #NewHampshire on Tuesday night after claiming victory, by what appears to be a substantial margin, over #HillaryClinton.
"Together we have sent the message that will echo from Wall Street to Washington, from Maine to California," Sanders told the crowd. "And that is: that the government of our great country belongs to all of the people and not just a handful of wealthy campaign contributors and their super PACs."
The Chicago government got money for one year by giving up 75 years of revenues. By sacrificing public revenues, the Chicago government saved real estate and private wealth from being taxed and also allowed #WallStreet investment banks to make a fortune.
It turns out, great things.
In fact, according to the economist who performed the first independent, comprehensive analysis of the candidate's economic agenda, a Sanders win could usher in a modern-day #NewDeal, under which Americans would see incomes rise, job markets grow, and an overall budget surplus by his second term.
Agreed. I think we are of the same generation, have seen the same events, but interpret in slightly different ways. My father was a businessman, but I've always worked in the public sector.
I'm fortunate to have grown up when I did and quite pleased that I will not be around when things get VERY messy. Established power structures never go quietly.
Let's see what happens in New Hampshire and on Super Tuesday.
"AFTER HAVING SPENT the prior six months in a fruitless cycle of retaliation and counter-retaliation and counter-counter-retaliation with the administration of the Federal Correctional Institution at Fort Worth, where I managed to do about half of my time in the hole before finally getting kicked out altogether, I was delighted to arrive here at FCI Three Rivers, a medium security prison subject to occasional outbreaks of gang warfare that also happens to be quite a lot of fun.
And though one’s first few days at a new prison are always given over largely to errands and social obligations, I did manage to get in some much-needed reading time when someone lent me a copy of Five Families, a history of the American mafia by the veteran New York Times crime reporter Selwyn Raab." -- Barrett Brown
#SpinninThePlattersThatMatter v. #Clocks #FreeBB
In the expert's opinion, this has been Washington's "basic game plan since Day 1."
#Syria v. #AmericanExceptionalism