This history has dominated US policy since Abraham Lincoln’s failed effort to expose the US violation of crystal-clear treaty with Mexico in order to steal nearly half their land in 1846.
The answer is revolution from these CRIMES in obvious areas of war and economic looting in the trillions of our dollars every year.
Occupy is about American citizen recognition of these CRIMES, ending them through arresting the CRIMINALS, and implementation of policy to unleash humanity.
Do your part. Speak and act for the future you choose. You will receive what you deserve.
Seattle Joins Los Angeles, San Francisco and Buffalo In Supporting Occupy Protests
The Seattle Times reports today:
The Seattle City Council on Monday unanimously adopted a resolution in support of Occupy Seattle that calls on the city to examine its banking and investment practices, home-foreclosure patterns and the financing of local elections.
The resolution was a grab bag of proposals meant to provide a local response to the concentration of wealth and abuses in the financial sector that the Occupy Wall Street protest and its regional offspring have called attention to in encampments and rallies around the country this fall.
“Working together, we can fix our broken economy and fix our broken social contract,” said Councilmember Nick Licata, who sponsored the legislation. He said that, at the very least, the city can make sure public funds are reinvested in the community.
Other cities, including Los Angeles, San Francisco and Buffalo, have passed resolutions in support of the Occupy protests.
The Seattle resolution ….called on Congress to support job creation by investing in the country’s infrastructure, tightening banking regulations and allowing the Bush tax cuts to expire.
It’s not clear how much practical effect the resolution will have. The city’s finance director said very little of the city’s money is in commercial banks. The city does do business with Wells Fargo, but the bank is essentially a pass-through as the city moves money into long-term assets or pays bills, said Glen Lee, finance director.
The city does give tax breaks to a range of businesses, from church-sponsored day-care centers and nonprofit adult family homes to banks with international facilities that pay about one-third less than other businesses, Lee said.
“I look forward to examining these issues with the council,” he said.
The council resolution, which was joined by Mayor Mike McGinn, also reflected some of the ongoing tension within the city as officials try to honor the rights of protesters to speak out and peacefully assemble as well as the work of the Seattle Police Department, which must protect public safety.
The resolution notes both the First Amendment right of activists and “the important responsibility” of the police to protect those rights “while, at the same time, appropriately enforcing City laws and regulations.”
The Puget Sound Business Journal notes today:
Resolution 31337, “recognizing and supporting the peaceful and lawful exercise of the First Amendment as a cherished and fundamental right in the effort to seek solutions for economically distressed Americans at the federal and local levels,” while condemning “actions that infringe upon the lawful rights of others, obstruct or interfere with the efforts of law enforcement officers to protect such rights, or cause personal injury or property destruction.”
The city will also examine tax breaks, including those to banks with international facilities that pay about one-third less than other businesses.
“I look forward to examining these issues with the council,” Lee told the Seattle Times.
The resolution also calls for analysis of how city election campaigns are financed, examination of income inequality by ”by race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender” and working with the state to promote fully funded education and tax reform.
In other uplifting news, former Sectretary of Labor Robert Reich said that the police crackdowns will only strengthen Occupy Wall Street:
Every movement that has occurred over the last 75 years of American history… when they are cracked down upon, when there is a violent effort to end them — and also especially when the members of the movement maintain a kind of peacefulness, non-violence, civil disobedience — that strengthens the movement.
And Raw Story notes:
Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) has issued a statement condemning the actions of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the New York Police Department in their eviction of “Occupy Wall Street” on Tuesday morning.
“The City’s actions to shut down OWS last night raise a number of serious civil liberties questions that must be answered,” he said. “Moving forward, how will the City respect the protesters’ rights to speech and assembly? Why was press access limited, and why were some reporters’ credentials confiscated? How will reported incidents of excessive force used by the police be addressed?”
“Whatever the courts rule, the City’s actions here must not be a backdoor means of ending the free exercise of protesters’ rights.”He added: “Irrespective of this incident, OWS is now bigger than Zuccotti Park, and no one has the power to silence this national movement.”.....
At the same time Israel turned up to be in a quite sensitive situation. For the last three years the US policy towards Israel has been notably shifted. It is no longer an ‘enormous US aircraft carrier’ in the Middle East. In the context of Arab spring revolutions many experts think that the USA has stood Israel up. Now Tel-Aviv has to change its policy or undertake a decisive action to regain a dominating position in the region. However the success of such action is absolutely not guaranteed (just recall the Israeli failure in Lebanon in 2006).
As far as the Iranian nuclear program is concerned, two points are crystal clear. First, there are no serious advances in this program although Tehran’s quite logical desire to achieve a nuclear warhead might be a case. Second, if the West is so much concerned over alleged Iranian nuclear research, why does it keep silent about existing Israeli nuclear missiles? Why IAEA does not prepare reports about Israeli nuclear threat along with Iranian?
What we are witnessing is a typical example of double standards in international politics, related to venal interests of a few powerful players. Some countries are declared ‘rogue states’, the others are ‘leaders’ and ‘role models’. Obviously, their distinction is a complete excess, voluntarism and gang-style approach to international affairs. The ‘world order’ and ‘global justice’ is certainly not the terminus of such politics. We can only speculate on the outcome taking into account another impending wave of financial crisis getting closer. Many analysts predict catastrophic scenario to the world.
Meanwhile alarming suggestions about another world war that would eventually regulate the financial market and stabilize the international relations sound very provocative. The US economy is heavily militarized; with US$1200 billion military budget exceeding all defense spending of the rest of the world summed up. So the overall tendency is clear: the West desperately seeks a big war that would facilitate burning off all unsecured stocks of the US dollars and deflate speculative bubbles on the key commodity markets. The only thing the powerful players do not explain the Western people is that the price of such global reshuffle will be a drastic fall of their living standards throughout the Zioconned and criminal Western World.....
La maison khazare n'aura pas résisté à sa
tardive prise de conscience des véritables
conséquences d'une attaque nucléaire contre
l'Iran, au mépris des règles élémentaires
du droit international. Obama le "coconut",
éternel larbin des banksters, s'est fait
porter pâle; tant pis pour cet incroyable
niveau de ridicule allègrement atteint. La
première puissance mondiale, dotée d'un
budget militaire supérieur à celui du reste
de la planète, n'est plus en mesure de mener
le moindre conflit d'envergure; et c'est le
renseignement israélien qui nous le dit.
Sitôt la serpillère de Wall Street jetée par
le petit pays de merde au motif d'inutilité
flagrante, elle accourt se réfugier dans les
bras de l'ancien maître des lieux, puissance
coloniale d'un autre âge: la perfide Albion
avec sa City agonisante, qui espère que les
dernières troupes étasuniennes disponibles
sauront à tout le moins forcer la main au
Nigéria, à l'Ouganda et à l'Australie pour
qu'ils restent dans le Commonwealth alors
que Babette veut relever le prix des loyers
correspondants pour cause de dèche. Notre
roquet de Ouashinton tente même de hausser
le ton devant la Chine, tentant de relancer
la menace du péril jaune en Asie-Pacifique.
C'est à croire qu'il a oublié qui détient
autant de bons du trésor étasunien et peut
faire tomber son dollar en un clin d'oeil
bridé, d'une pichenette bien ajustée. On
voit bien que la vision qui préside à ces
gesticulations date des années vingt, et
même pour la fière Babette, la vieillesse
est décidément un naufrage.
Bon, bref, ils n'ont plus de sous, et ça se
chamaille dur pour les dernières miettes!
Détail croustillant, aucune porte de sortie
n'a été prévue pour le gigantesque hold-up
planétaire sur l'or, destiné initialement
aux Endives, qui ont posé un lapin à Uncle
Bens'Bwana à Denver; les voleurs sont donc
dans l'impossibilité de remettre dans le
circuit leur bien si mal acquis, au moment
où leurs trésoreries flanchent les unes
après les autres. La menace d'un flagrant
délit sur tout le métal jaune volatilisé en
loucedé pourrait en mettre à mal plus d'un.
Mais ce n'est pas fini. L'heure tourne, et
l'arbitre du jeu vient de faire savoir que
quiconque entendrait refuser de se plier à
la mise en place d'une nouvelle donne, le
si fameux nouveau paradigme de gouvernance
globale, pourrait se retrouver complètement
à poil. Pire encore, c'est lui seul qui est
en mesure de décider du moment du coup de
sifflet final, qui prendra, me dit-on, la
forme d'une apparition aux courbes pouvant
mériter quelques sifflements admiratifs.
My gode, quel suspense insoutenable!
D'autant que tout plein de Frankistanais ont
aidé le PPM a avoir la bombinette, il y a de
cela plusieurs décennies déjà. Bref, paille,
Cela dit, l'on comprend aisément que toutes
les petites mains des réseaux de propagande
sioniste, ainsi que la si longue cohorte de
leurs idiots utiles, nous fassent ce numéro
habituel de pleureuses tout en contemplant
l'inéluctable défaite de feu leur vision de
domination unipolaire....Pauvre France...., ils n'en reste que ces deuxMOSSAD clowns pour gouverner???La maison khazare n'aura pas résisté.....
Les volets rouges, une blonde commak... !
Tous pour l'union ! Unissons-nous ! Vive l'unité unique et lesinterminables nouvelles Taxes en Europe et aux USA remplies deZOGs....!