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Darren Deojee: Reassessing the Freeman and Sovereign Movement


I’ll write a summary if I get the chance.
Thanks to We Are Change Manchester.

From: http://youtu.be/p3YBZsStb0Y

Darren Deojee, of the Peoples Public Trust, addresses a meeting of Lawful Rebellion, held at Ashton FC in Ashton-in-Makerfield, on the 14th March 2012.

Darren asks if the Freeman and Sovereign movement has really thought through just what their end goals should be… plus a lot more besides.

http://www.Freedom-NorthWest.com, http://www.WeAreChangeManchester.com, http://www.lawfulrebellion.org.uk, http://www.PeoplesPublicTrust.com, http://www.thebcgroup.org.uk/, http://www.lawfulbank.com/, http://www.ukcolumn.org/

 

European Courts: Police kettling is lawful


The madness continues. One day, one day soon, we will bite back.

From: http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2012/03/493571.html

European Courts rule police kettling tactic lawful

The European Courts of Human Rights has ruled today that the UK police tactic of kettling protesters is lawful and does not infringe in article 5 of Convention on Human Rights – the right to liberty and security.

The judgement was based on a case brought before the courts by protesters who were kettled in Oxford Circus in central London for over seven hours during the 2001 Mayday anti-capitalist protests. More than 1,500 were detained without access to food water or toilet facilities by police for a fear of ‘beach of the peace’ despite there being no major outbreaks of violence during the day of protest.

Previously the police did not have the power to detain people against their will unless it was for arrest purposes. The European courts have now given the police the green light to deprive individuals of their liberty – even if they have done nothing illegal or committed a crime, for long periods of time under ‘public order’ tactics.

David Pannick QC, who represented the police argued “kettling” did not violate the human rights code. He said the code’s guarantee of liberty – except for individuals lawfully held in criminal matters – was not meant to concern “mere restrictions of movement”.

The court stated: “The police had imposed the cordon to isolate and contain a large crowd in dangerous and volatile conditions. This had been the least intrusive and most effective means to protect the public from violence. Although the police tried to start dispersing the crowd throughout the afternoon, they had been unable to do so as the danger had persisted.”

Adding: “Even by 2001, advances in communications technology had made it possible to mobilise protesters rapidly and covertly on a hitherto unknown scale. Article 5 did not have to be construed in such a way as to make it impracticable for the police to fulfil their duties of maintaining order and protecting the public.”

The judges voted 14-3 in favour of the police, re-enforcing the 2009 House of Lords verdict that kettling as a crowd control measure was “necessary, proportionate and lawful”.

It was the first time the court in Strasbourg had been asked to rule on kettling.

 

John Pilger: A Nod and a Wink (The use of Conspiracy laws in British ‘justice’)


John Pilger (http://www.johnpilger.com) is a real journalist.
I remember, as a child watching John’s documentaries – certainly helped me understand the world.

From: http://vimeo.com/16962560

The following text is from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_omzLvbLVs

John Richard Pilger (born 9 October 1939) is an Australian journalist and documentary maker, based in London. He has twice won Britain’s Journalist of the Year Award, and his documentaries have received academy awards in Britain and the US.

Since his early years as a war correspondent in Vietnam, Pilger has been a strong critic of Western foreign policy. He is particularly opposed to many aspects of United States foreign policy, which he regards as being driven by an imperialist agenda

John Pilger Filmography:

  • 1970 Vietnam: The Quiet Mutiny
  • 1971 Conversations With a Working Man
  • 1974 Vietnam: Still America’s War, Palestine Is Still The Issue (Part 1), Guilty Until Proven Innocent, Thalidomide: The Ninety-Eight We Forgot, The Most Powerful Politician in America, One British Family
  • 1975 An Unfashionable Tragedy, Nobody’s Children, Mr Nixon’s Secret Legacy, Smashing Kids, To Know Us Is To Love Us, A Nod & A Wink
  • 1976 Pilger in Australia, Zap! The Weapon is Food, Pyramid Lake is Dying, Street of Joy
  • 1977 A Faraway Country, Dismantling A Dream, An Unjustifiable Risk
  • 1978 The Selling of the Sea, Do You Remember Vietnam?
  • 1979 Year Zero: The Silent Death of Cambodia
  • 1980 The Mexicans Cambodia: Year One
  • 1981 Heroes, Island of Dreams
  • 1983 The Truth Game, In Search of Truth in Wartime Nicaragua: A Nation’s Right to Survive
  • 1984 Burp! Pepsi v Coke in The Ice Cold War
  • 1985 The Secret Country: The First Australians Fight Back
  • 1987 Japan Behind the Mask
  • 1988 The Last Dream: Heroes Unsung, The Last Dream: Secrets, The Last Dream: Other People’s Wars
  • 1989 Cambodia: Year Ten Cambodia: Year Ten (updated version)
  • 1990 Cambodia: The Betrayal
  • 1992 War by Other Means
  • 1993 Cambodia: Return to Year Zero
  • 1994 Death of a Nation: The Timor Conspiracy, Flying the Flag, Arming the World
  • 1995 Vietnam: The Last Battle
  • 1996 Inside Burma: Land of Fear
  • 1997 Breaking The Mirror: The Murdoch Effect
  • 1998 South Africa: Apartheid Did Not Die Inside Burma: Land of Fear (updated version)
  • 1999 The Timor Conspiracy (updated version) Welcome to Australia
  • 2000 Paying The Price: Killing the Children of Iraq
  • 2001 The New Rulers Of The World
  • 2002 Palestine Is Still The Issue (Part 2)
  • 2003 Breaking the Silence: Truth and Lies in the War on Terror
  • 2004 Stealing a Nation
  • 2007 The War on Democracy
  • 2010 The War You Don’t See

John Pilger Awards include:

  • Descriptive Writer of the Year (1966)
  • Reporter of the Year (1967)
  • Journalist of the Year (1967)
  • International Reporter of the Year (1970)
  • News Reporter of the Year (1974)
  • Campaigning Journalist of the Year (1977)
  • Journalist of the Year (1979)
  • UN Media Peace Prize, Australia (1979 — 80)
  • UN Media Peace Prize and Gold Medal, Australia (1980 — 81)
  • TV Times Readers’ Award (1979)
  • United Kingdom Academy Award (1990)
  • The George Foster Peabody Award, USA (1990)
  • American Television Academy Award (‘Emmy’) (1991)
  • British Academy of Film and Television Arts — The Richard Dimbleby Award (1991)
  • Reporters Sans Frontiers Award, France (1990)
  • International de Television Geneve Award (1995)
  • The Monismanien Prize, Sweden (2001)
  • The Sophie Prize for Human Rights, Norway (2003)
  • EMMA Media Personality of the Year (2003)
  • Royal Television Society — Best British Documentary for Stealing a Nation (2004)
  • One World Media Awards – TV Documentary Award for his ITV1 film The War on Democracy, on the role of Washington in Latin American politics. (2008)
  • Sydney Peace Prize, Australia (2009)
  • The Grierson Trust Award, UK (2011)
 

Greece’s new cashless currency


A bit of good news.

From: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/mar/16/greece-on-breadline-cashless-currency?INTCMP=SRCH

Via: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/03/16/greece-develops-euro-free-currency-in-tight-economy/

Via: http://usuryfree.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/greece-develops-cashless-euro-free.html


Greece develops cashless, Euro-free currency in tight economy

A determination to ‘move beyond anger to creativity’ is driving a strong barter economy in some places

In recent weeks, Theodoros Mavridis has bought fresh eggs, tsipourou (the local brandy: beware), fruit, olives, olive oil, jam, and soap. He has also had some legal advice, and enjoyed the services of an accountant to help fill in his tax return.

None of it has cost him a euro, because he had previously done a spot of electrical work – repairing a TV, sorting out a dodgy light – for some of the 800-odd members of a fast-growing exchange network in the port town of Volos, midway between Athens and Thessaloniki.

In return for his expert labour, Mavridis received a number of Local Alternative Units (known as tems in Greek) in his online network account. In return for the eggs, olive oil, tax advice and the rest, he transferred tems into other people’s accounts.

“It’s an easier, more direct way of exchanging goods and services,” said Bernhardt Koppold, a German-born homeopathist and acupuncturist in Volos who is an active member of the network. “It’s also a way of showing practical solidarity – of building relationships.” …

Tems has been up and running for barely 18 months, said Maria Choupis, one of its founder members. Prompted by ever more swingeing salary cuts and tax increases, she reckons there are now around 15 such networks active around Greece, and more planned. “They are as much social structures as economic ones,” she said. “They foster intimacy and mutual support.” …

The Greek parliament recently passed a law encouraging “alternative forms of entrepreneurship and local development”, including exchange networks such as Volos’s, giving them official non-profit status for tax purposes.

Choupis said there was a new mood abroad in Greece, a determination to “move beyond anger to creativity”.

“You are not poor when you have no money,” she said, “you are poor when you have nothing to offer – except for the elderly and the sick, to whom we should all be offering.”

by Jon Henley in Volos, guardian.co.uk

See also: “Modern Greeks Return To Ancient System Of Barter” https://www.npr.org/2011/11/29/142908549/modern-greeks-return-to-ancient-system-of-barter

 

USA: Marshall Law now in force (2012-03-16)


The 2nd Dark Age is already here.

From: http://beforeitsnews.com/story/1906/406/Obama_Executive_Order:_Peace?currentSplittedPage=0

” This Executive Order was posted on the WhiteHouse.gov  web site on Friday, March 16, 2012, under the name National Defense Resources Preparedness.  In a nutshell, it’s the blueprint for Peacetime Martial Law and it gives the president the power to take just about anything deemed necessary for “National Defense”, whatever they decide that is.    It’s peacetime, because as the title of the order says, it’s for “Preparedness”.  A copy of the entire order follows the end of this story.

Under this order the heads of these cabinet level positions; Agriculture, Energy, Health and Human Services, Transportation, Defense and Commerce can take food, livestock, fertilizer, farm equipment, all forms of energy, water resources, all forms of civil transporation (meaning any vehicles, boats, planes),  and any other materials, including construction materials from wherever they are available.  This is probably why the government has been visiting farms with GPS devices, so they know exactly where to go when they turn this one on. … “

Second Dark Age. Death of the USA
Return of the family.

And the commune crapheads sit and whine
While the commons near my birthplace is now a police college
It’s a second dark age.

Lyrics to “Second Dark Age” by The Fall

 
 
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