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Heathcote Williams: Royal Babylon (rough cut) and others


For those of you who may have missed this. Get a beer, Get comfy. Put the vid on full screen. Play. You probably wont like the subject matter but you’ll love the words & pictures. It was certainly one of the best 72 minutes of my life.

Royal Babylon – The Criminal Record of the British Monarchy

Film makers Alan Cox and Margaret Cox present a video polemic using a mix of media provocation.

Will Buckingham Palace look as solid in 2034 as it does now? Words are dangerous things remember. A Republic might be brought into being by a poem
Virginia Woolf in Time and Tide, 1st December 1934

Read the poem: http://internationaltimes.it/royal-babylon/
Webpage: http://www.royalbabylon.com/Site/View_IT.html
Vid from:http://youtu.be/jIukrdRhnpw
Home site: http://www.royalbabylon.com/Site/Royal_Babylon.html
Buy: http://internationaltimes.it/royal-babylon/

A two part documentary on Williams’ life:

Part 1: http://youtu.be/x-QqMKdexZA

Part 2: http://youtu.be/vS0ZnZ2hHOg

Wikipedia entry: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heathcote_Williams

Whale Nation (Lyrical litanies)

From: http://youtu.be/zGZ78B3WRjI

I Will Not Pay Taxes Until

From: http://youtu.be/KYBsD5BqZ5U

 

US government proposes law making it illegal for them to kill you


Madness indeed.

Vid from: http://youtu.be/1oKDEVhj5tA

See also: http://www.sovereignman.com/expat/us-government-proposes-law-making-it-illegal-for-them-to-kill-you-8378/

Transcript:

US government proposes law making it illegal for them to kill you

Last Friday, US Congressman Dennis Kucinich introduced HR 6357, a bill which aims to ‘prohibit the extrajudicial killing of United States citizens’ by the federal government. In other words, in the Land of the Free, they need to pass a law to prevent the government from indiscriminately murdering its own citizens.

Now if this doesn’t give one reason to pause and consider the distortions of liberty that have taken place in western civilization, I don’t know what will. Think about it:

Does a free society send government hit men to eliminate anyone they perceive to be an enemy of the state?

Does a free society have hundreds of police agencies, each with the authority to deprive a man of his life, liberty and property in their sole discretion?

Does a free society have hundreds of thousands of laws, codes, rules, regulations, and policies which effectively criminalize nearly every aspect of one’s existence?

Does a free society lead the world in prison population?

Does a free society hunt down criminals and terrorists by treating its citizens like criminals and terrorists?

Does a free society tell its citizens what foods they are / are not allowed to consume?

Does a free society steal your money at gunpoint to buy bombs that they drop by remote control on brown people in faraway lands?

Does a free society debase its currency and plunder the purchasing power of its citizens?

Does a free society saddle unborn generations with obligations they never signed up to bear?

Does a free society award near total control of the economy, the money supply, and everything tied to it, to a tiny elite few?

Does a free society brainwash its citizens into believing that they live in a free society? (at least the Chinese know they’re not free…)

Ask yourself, are you really living in a free society? Are you free? If not, why not? What else could possibly be more important?

It takes courage to answer honestly. But once you realize the truth and begin to see the system for what it is, it can be a liberating and life-changing experience.

You’ll find that there are places where you can live free in this world. There are ways to preserve your dignity, your privacy, your livelihood. You’ll find that you can build great camaraderie and mutual trust with like-minded souls because you share the same values, not the same color passport.

My guess is that you’re reading this because you’ve already started down the road to freedom. But you might feel alone… intellectually isolated in a sea of automatons.

You’re not alone. More and more people are waking up every day and beginning to realize the incredible fraud that has been perpetrated against them. When enough of them figure it out, this system will be finished.

That’s why I fundamentally believe that today is one of the most exciting times to be alive since the French Revolution. And we’re just getting warmed up.

If you have any friends or loved ones who still exemplify that self-deluded, bombastic serf mentality, I encourage you to pass this along to them… and challenge them to answer honestly.

 

Roger Hayes: Update from Danny Bamping (2012-07-05)


I’m reposting this (from: http://www.meetup.com/wearechangeleeds/messages/boards/thread/24834132/ by Sam Bamford).

Vid from: http://youtu.be/pXAgOWpB9Zk

Danny Bamping is: http://www.23acorns.com/profile-danny-bamping.html, http://www.thisisdevon.co.uk/Entrepreneur-prepared-jail-tax-row/story-11726168-detail/story.html and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XG7nxIUs6xM.

 

Roger Hayes Arrested, Tried In Secret Court & Imprisoned


See the original article from:http://www.ukcolumn.org/article/roger-hayes-arrested-tried-secret-court-imprisoned

Via: http://www.nominedeus.co.uk/?p=1962

Back in early February 2012, Roger gave a talk on the Lawful Bank to Manchester We Are Change (see: https://escapeesblog.wordpress.com/2012/02/05/lawful-bank-presentation-2012-02-02-manchester/?preview=true&preview_id=2236&preview_nonce=8dd6025cf5).

At about 1:13:19 I stated obvious: “You’re the ringleader – THEY’ll do you in.”.

Well, it seems like THEY are trying to start the process.

 

North Korean film exposes Western Propaganda


Well worth viewing. Nice to see an ‘outsider’s’ way of looking at us..

From: http://youtu.be/Dw-p84oWW84

” On a trip to visit family in Seoul in April, I was approached by a man and a woman who claimed to be North Korean defectors. They requested a meeting the following day to hand over a film that needed to be translated, and I agreed to meet with them. They presented me with a DVD disc that recently came into their possession via the recent arrival of a defector into their group. They asked me to translate the film and “make sure the world saw it” and an agreement was made to protect their identities (and mine). Despite my concerns about what I was viewing when I returned home, I proceeded to translate and post the film on You Tube because of the film’s extraordinary content. I have made public my belief that this film was never intended for a domestic audience in the DPRK. Instead, I believe the ‘defectors’ specifically targeted me because of my reputation as a translator and interpreter. Furthermore, I now believe these people work for the DPRK. The fact that I have continued to translate and post the film in spite of this belief does not make me complicit in their intention to spread their ideology. I chose to keep posting this film because – regardless of who made it – I believe people should see it for the issues it raises, and I stand by my right to keep sharing and discussing this film.

Sabine

If you have questions for me or want to discuss the content further, please go to: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Propagandafilm/427263763965283

 

Royal Park Community Consortium: Meeting 2012-04-24


 

From: http://rpcc.comze.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/RoyalParkSchool?sk=wall

I am supporter of The Royal Park Community Consortium (RPCC). We’re a group of local (Leeds) residents who have been trying to get the Leeds City Council to hand over a disused school to the local community for a clearly-defined community & business centre.

As you’d expect, The Parasites That Be have, not only tried to drag their feet in the process, but actively tried to allow the building to rot to such an extent that it would have needed to be demolished – thereby justifying the sale of the land to developer(s) for even more flats and yet another supermarket.

The local community (which off course includes students) together with the University Student Unions have made it very clear that we do not need or want the council’s offerings. We want and need a community facility. We will pay for it. We will carry out the works. We will run it.

The next meeting will be held on:

Thur 24th May at 7.00pm in All Hallows Church Hall, on Regent Terrace

” Royal Park Community Consortium remains in dialogue with Leeds city council and is trying to acquire the redundant school building and accomplish a community led refurbishment to use the building as a Hyde Park community asset. The group will be looking out for individuals and firms to help accomplish this in a “Big Society” effort. A team of volunteers are planning to contact tradesmen willing to offer some time to give to the project and various firms who would be willing to donate materials to get the project accepted by our Labour led city council.

It is probable that large timbers will be needed to repair the roof along with lead to replace the missing strips taken some 3 years ago. To get the building water and wind proof is the first objective so windows will also be a priority then to re-establish the ground and first floors. When all that is safe the insides can be tackled and gradually brought back into use. Because of the water damage and vandalism that has taken place all sorts of building materials, timber, cable, plaster, plumbing items will be needed and of course the tradesmen to guide the process.

There is a caretakers house that, after inspection, should be able to be brought back into use in 8 weeks or so as it is mostly in reasonable condition. The house might be used as the centre of operations or let out to give the site mores security should the project be sanctioned by the council.

Once we have a list of offers and materials the group will make out a plan and present it to the council for their consideration.

The big question is ~ What can you pledge?”

The Pledge form:

Company limited by Guarantee No. 6929678

RPCC ~ Charity No.1144373

The Big Royal Park School Community

Refurbishment Challenge

Royal Park Community Consortium remains in dialogue with Leeds city council and is trying to acquire the redundant school building and accomplish a community led refurbishment to have the building as a Hyde Park community asset.

We are asking for pledges of Materials and Time to support this. The project requires all sorts of building materials, timber; cable, plaster etc and the tradesmen to guide the process.

What can you pledge

Time? Number of Hours ………………………. Days ………………….

TICK here~ Per Week ……. Per Month ……… Total amount ……

Trade ……………………….

Name/Contact ……………………….……………………….……………………….

Material (or Value) Eg. …….……………………….……………………….

Company Name ……………………….

Name/Contact ……………………….……………………….……………………….

Royal Park Community Consortium

 

 

10 Reasons why the Olympics is something worth protesting against


From: http://www.protestlondon2012.com/10reasons.html

  1. THE OLYMPICS WILL SHOW OFF OUR CITY TO THE WORLD. But it doesn’t. The Olympic Marathon had its route moved to Pall Mall because Tower Hamlets, the poorest borough in London, doesn’t quite make the right impression.

  2. THE OLYMPICS WILL BENEFIT LONDONERS WITH JOBS. It depends. Not people affected by the Games – only 25% of the Olympics workforce are from the five Olympic boroughs. However, Atos Origin, who run the volunteering scheme, are generating colossal profits from contracts. They’re less charitable to their workforce, who won’t get a penny for their time and energy.

  3. THE OLYMPICS WILL BENEFIT LOCAL BUSINESS. When the Athlete’s Village is turned into homes it will become part of the Stratford City development, now wholly owned by Westfield (after they bought out the other shareholders). Residents can look forward to having their environment controlled at the whim of a corporation whose reason for being is to sell stuff. Local business doesn’t really stand a chance in the long run.

  4. THE OLYMPICS WILL CREATE MORE HOUSING. Yes, if you can afford them! The rest of the site is being given over to homes is being developed by the Mayoral Development Company, Olympic Park Legacy Company. They promise 11,000 new homes, and 35% of them will be affordable. Only 675 of them will be social housing though, so if you’re on the list in Newham get ready to wait. The average wait is around 10 years. Previous Olympic cities, like Barcelona, Sydney and Seoul, have seen huge rises in property prices, forcing local families out of their neighbourhoods. This is already happening in London and thanks to confidentially agreements with the London Organising Committee of the Olympics and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) you won’t hear about it in the media.

  5. THE OLYMPICS WILL CREATE MORE PUBLIC TRANSPORT. Well, not quite. Huge swathes of London roads will become dedicated ‘VIP lanes’ during the Games. Thousands will struggle to get to work for the whole 10 weeks. There has been little word on how much the public will have to be in fare increases in future years. The DLR extension is finished but the new (old) platforms at Stratford International have been rebuilt out of wood. The cable car (officially the Emirates Air Line) that goes from not-quite-the-o2 to not-quite-the-ExCeL centre might be finished by the time the games happen. Nobody wants to say if it’ll be ready or not. But at least it’s only costing the taxpayer £24million in exchange for Emirates to get their logo on tube maps for the next decade

  6. THE OLYMPICS WILL MAKE THE CITY A SAFER PLACE TO BE. Well, yes, they are sending in the army and putting missiles on tops of peoples homes, then forgetting to guard them. You’ll be monitored the whole time by hundreds of security personnel, CTV and flying drones developed for use in Afghanistan. Stratford is set to be the guinea pig for yet more oppressive surveillance tactics. Studies show that CCTV does little to reduce crime, but a lot to create a climate of fear. The police also have a new temporary police station built on Wanstead Flats. Although planning permission was only sought for a temporary structure, its been constructed as a permanent building – stealing a large chunk of public green space enjoyed by local residents for centuries.

  7. THE OLYMPICS WILL BE THE GREENEST GAMES EVER. Not quite. The Olympic Park is built on a former landfill site. Excavations have disturbed buried toxic chemicals, spreading them into the land. Radioactive thorium from an old watch factory has also seeped into the water table. DOW Chemical, the company that bought Union Carbide (responsible for the as yet to be cleaned up Bhopal disaster) are major sponsors. Plus BP is the Olympics official sustainability partner. Their involvement in the Tar Sands is a glowing indicator of their lack of commitment to ecological sustainability and social justice.

  8. THE OLYMPICS IS AN INVESTMENT IN LONDON’S FUTURE. We’ll it is quite an investment. £9.3bn, according to the Olympics Quarterly Economic Report in May 2011. The original estimate in 2005? £2.4bn according to the Labour government. The most recent figure doesn’t include costs associated with the acquisition of land, remediation, government departments and quango spending. 10% of the cost for the Olympics will come from Londoner’s taxes and 67% from national taxes.

  9. THE OLYMPICS WILL PROMOTE DEMOCRACY AND FREEDOM OF SPEECH. We’ll it will certainly be promoting many things through its corporate sponsorship deals. LOCOG are interested in protecting their benevolent sponsors but seem to have little interest in anyone else’s freedom of speech or expression, even handing out ASBO’s to anyone opposing the games. Their crack team of branding Police will be enforcing laws expecially drawn up for the olympics which are far more stringent than any other copywrite law. With everything from an “Official chocolate bar of the Olympic Games” through to banning anyone using the words “olympics’, “2012″, “Summer Games” “Twenty Twelve” and many more, the games is more than anything an experiment in extending corporate control of social life.

  10. THE OLYMPICS WILL INSPIRE A NEW GENERATION. It will but the International Olympics Committee isn’t only interested in inspiring future athletes. It’s going for the gold and hoping to inspire as many people as possible to buy more stuff. It’s not quite clear what kind of future taxpayers are being asked to invest in. It seems to be one that favours a particular London vista – Pall Mall, oppression, privatization and the erosion of public space.

We’re not opposed to the sports events, and we’re all in favour of having a big party – but only if everyone’s invited.

See also http://www.boycottlondon2012.co.uk/ and https://counterolympicsnetwork.wordpress.com/

 
 
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