#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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That's how many Democratic presidential nominating contests remain. From Indiana next week to the District of Columbia on June 14—with delegate prizes as large as 546 in California and small as 12 in Guam to be won in between—14 states and territories have yet to hold their respective caucus or primary.
"That's why we are in this race until the last vote is cast," said #BernieSanders on Tuesday night, following a win in Rhode Island and losses to rival #HillaryClinton in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.
According to the latest George Washington (GW) University Battleground Poll, Clinton's lead over Trump has shrunk to 3 percentage points, with her besting the billionaire developer by just 46 to 43 percent nationally. What's more, the poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.
The RealClearPolitics average has the former secretary of state with a slightly higher lead (8.5 percent) over Trump.
Meanwhile, Sanders continues to trounce Trump by double digits: 51 to 40 percent in the GW poll, and 53 to 37.8 percent, according to RealClearPolitics.
“As a result of the Snowden revelations, the onset of commercial encryption has accelerated by seven years,” James Clapper said during a breakfast for journalists hosted by the Christian Science Monitor.
Numerous pleas by the United Nations and the European Union for an objective investigation into the causes of this tragedy have gone unanswered. Multiple government commissions, both local and national, have been unable to move the case forward, partly because some of the evidence has been marked secret.
Now, as we approach the second anniversary of these tragic deaths, and the commemoration of Soviet victory in the Second World War on May 9, some of the same groups involved in the first tragedy are openly preparing for a second round.
What’s the difference between “boots on the ground” and military personnel wearing boots who are engaged in combat – and perhaps dying – on the ground? If you can answer that question convincingly, perhaps you’d like to apply for #JohnKirby’s job, because he’s not doing it very successfully.
Kirby is the State Department spokesman who, in answer to a question from a reporter about the 250 US troops being sent to #Syria, denied President Obama ever said there’d be “no boots on the ground” in Syria.
The extensive and complicated U.S.-imposed sanctions are still the chief impediment to implementation, thus continuing to demonstrate how U.S. sanctions can actually reduce U.S. influence. A feature of the latest reporting on the subject is that it is not just the Iranians but also Europeans who are crying foul with good reason.
As it turns out, #HillaryClinton and #DonaldTrump share something pertinent in common, after all — a #taxhaven cozily nested inside the United States.
This brick-and-mortar, nondescript two-story building in Wilmington, Delaware would be awfully crowded if its registered occupants — 285,000 companies — actually resided there. What’s come to be known as the “Delaware loophole” — the unassuming building at 1209 North Orange Street — has become, as the Guardian described, “famous for helping tens of thousands of companies avoid hundreds of millions of dollars in tax.”
Reportedly dozens of Fortune 500 companies — Coca-Cola, Walmart, American Airlines, and Apple, to name a few — use Delaware’s strict corporate secrecy laws and legal tax loopholes by registering the North Orange Street address for official business.
#SpinninThePlattersThatMatter v. #RichMansWorld