Activism - Social Movements - Protesting - Revolutions
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Quotes about Activism
Nations are Born and Nations are
Transformed. From Activism Laws are Made and Laws are
Changed. Without activism innocent citizens will
continue to be victimized and exploited
a year is not enough
A citizen must act.
A citizen must learn
process of activism works.
And this action must be precise and well planned if
citizens are to succeed in improving their state or
their country. So activists must acquire excellent
Problem Solving Skills
and Communication Skills
Citizens must also educate themselves with the necessary knowledge and
information that is needed to fully understand why improvements are
absolutely necessary, this way people can educate others and make more
people aware of injustices.
There's only One Path to Freedom
and that path is knowledge. So if you never learn how to solve the
problems that are impeding your freedoms, then you will never be free, and
you will never be free from problems, especially the problems that kill
thousands of people every single day and the problems that cause millions
to suffer everyday single day.
10 Things All Citizens of the World Must Learn to Know
How to control and
manage the Money supply.
How to control and manage the Government and
How to control Education and make it more effective and open.
How to control and manage the use of Resources.
How to provide clean
Food for all.
How to provide clean Water for all.
How to provide
clean Energy for all.
How to provide Sustainable Shelters for all.
How to provide Valuable and Updated Knowledge and Information for all.
How to Love and Care for people in Need.Don't Wait
for the World to Change
, You have to change the world yourself, like
other people did before you. Just
Believing the future will be favorable
you from taking action.
We Shall Overcome
but only if we keep learning and keep working together. Taking the necessary actions
is serious work that requires effort and concentration. It's time to get
serious and be concerned with the important matters at hand.
Every school in the world should set
of a government in
their school to teach students how a government should work and also show
them how their current government fails. Then students can use that
mock government to slowly transition the old government into the new
government that is more functional without corruption, waste, abuse or
vulnerabilities. This is their world now. So
need to mimic reality, if not, then they will not be
prepared for reality.
Everyone alive today who has freedom and liberties, has them because millions of people made
, and many people gave their lives. If it were not for people protesting for Human Rights
and freedoms, you would be living a horrible miserable life, just like the
people today in war torn countries. And the fact that millions are dying
every year from the lack of human rights, is a wake up call. Don't be
, don't be afraid
, don't make
excuses, and don't think that other people will improve
the world for you. Billions of people today, and trillions of
future generations are counting on you. Don't die a
blood on your hands
. Live a honorable life and die
with dignity and pride
, just like our ancestors
us. Wake up, things are not going to fix themselves. And if you're one of
those people who are afraid to March in the Streets or be a part of a
public demonstration, don't worry, there are many other ways to show
support without sticking your neck out. Sign petitions, make phone calls,
talk to people, make choices that support good things, read and learn as
much as you can, and don't expect others to learn for you, because the
is the most important responsibility that every
person has. We can do this. (Resist, Insist, Persist,
"Sit by and watch the
world die, I'm sorry, I can't do that."
Activism needs legwork. You need to go
out and talk to people, see if people are willing to sign a petition, see
if they know what better choices they can make. But you have to
who you approach
and who you talk to, you can't trust everyone.. As you know, some peoples ignorance
can be extremely dangerous. So be nice, be good and
don't let people antagonize you or
trick you into foolish anger
. Control your
. This is not
about placing judgment
on people. The
main goal of activism is to educate people, and not to
against people. Let
happen on their
"Few will have the greatness to bend
history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of
events, and in the total; of all those acts will be written the history of
this generation." -
Robert F. Kennedy
"Some people live their entire life without
ever looking beyond themselves. Some people never realize that they have
the power to change the world and make it even better. Some people never
realize that they can make life better for future generations, the same
way that other people in their past made life better for them."
is when a group of people attempt to focus the
attention of a wider group of people on some cause or condition. Some of
the common issues include diseases, conflicts, genocide, global warming
The Great Awakening
is a longing for something
better than the present situation. Showing or experiencing dissatisfaction
or restless longing.
is a set of social activities designed to inform people and bring
awareness and attention to a problem that is causing people harm or
damaging something of value where people live. Consists of efforts to promote, impede, or direct social, political,
economic, or environmental change, or stasis with the desire to make
improvements in society and to correct social injustice. Forms of activism
range from writing letters to newspapers or to politicians, political
campaigning, economic activism such as boycotts or preferentially
patronizing businesses, rallies, street marches, strikes, sit-ins, and
is a person who reveals fraud
, waste, corruption and abuse.
and has knowledge, proof and evidence of a crime. A
person who actively seeks improvements by protesting and
petitioning governing agency's, organizations and even
individuals who are in a position of authority. A person who
actively seeks to educate other people about the injustices and
crimes that effect them.
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is a person who rebels against certain customs that are perceived to be
is someone who
exhibits great independence
thought and action. A person who takes part in a rebellion against the
constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions). Diplomacy
- Developing an Idea
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is a request in writing, most commonly addressed
to a government official or public entity.
is the right to make a complaint
to, or seek the assistance
of, one's government, without fear
. The Article
44 of the
Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union
ensures the right
to petition to the European Parliament. The right can be traced back to
Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany
Bill of Rights 1689
Petition of Right
is a type of group action. They are large, sometimes
informal, groupings of individuals or organizations which focus on
specific political or social issues. In other words, they carry out,
resist, or undo a social change.
How to Start a Social Movement
is a political term of black origin which refers to a perceived
of issues concerning
social justice and racial
. It is derived from the African American Vernacular English
expression "stay woke," whose grammatical aspect refers to a continuing
awareness of these issues.
was originally organized to seek attention for
neighborhood problems, but have grown into a larger cause.
occurs when a group takes an action which is intended to
reveal an existing problem, highlight an alternative, or demonstrate a
possible solution to a social issue. This can include nonviolent and less
often violent activities which target persons, groups, or property deemed
offensive to the direct action participants.
is an expression of bearing witness on behalf of an express
cause by words or actions with regard to particular events, policies or
situations. (remonstrance, remonstration or demonstration)
is action by a mass group or collection of
groups of people in favor of a political or other cause; it normally
consists of walking in a mass march formation and either beginning with or
meeting at a designated endpoint, or rally, to hear speakers.
is a form of direct action that involves one or more people occupying an
area for a protest, often to promote political, social, or economic
A General Assembly is
of all the members of
is the individual right or
ability of people to come together
and collectively express
promote, pursue, and defend their ideas. The right to
of association is recognized as a
, a political right and a civil
refers to an alteration in the social order of a
society. Social change may include changes in nature, social institutions,
social behaviours, or social relations.
is the idea that societies can or do improve in terms
of their social, political, and economic structures. This may happen as a
result of direct human action, as in social enterprise or through social
activism, or as a natural part of sociocultural evolution.
is a fundamental change in political power or
organizational structures that takes place in a relatively short period of
time when the population rises up in revolt against the current
authorities. Power Vacuum
Managing a Democratic Transition after the Revolution
Dictatorship to Democracy
is to express strong disapproval of.
bring into being. Take the lead
or initiative in; participate in the development of. Bring up a topic for
discussion. Set in motion, start an event or prepare the way for. Someone
new to a field or activity. People who have been introduced to the
mysteries of some field or activity. Someone who has been admitted to
membership in a scholarly field.
Tipping Point (sociology)
is a point in time when a group—or a large
number of group members—rapidly and dramatically changes its behavior by
widely adopting a previously rare practice.
is a rebellion against authority (for example, an authority
recognized as such by the United Nations) when those taking part in the
rebellion are not recognized as belligerents. An insurgency can be fought
via counter-insurgency warfare, and may also be opposed by measures to
protect the population, and by political and economic actions of various
kinds aimed at undermining the insurgents' claims against the incumbent
regime. The nature of insurgencies is an ambiguous concept.
refers to action taken together by a group of people
whose goal is to enhance their status and achieve a common objective.
is the active, professed refusal to obey certain
laws, demands, and commands of a government, or of an occupying
international power. Civil disobedience is a symbolic or ritualistic
violation of the law, rather than a rejection of the system as a whole.
Civil Disobedience (Thoreau)
is an essay by American transcendentalist
Henry David Thoreau that was first published in 1849. In it, Thoreau
argues that individuals should not permit governments to overrule or
atrophy their consciences, and that they have a duty to avoid allowing
such acquiescence to enable the government to make them the agents of
injustice. Thoreau was motivated in part by his disgust with slavery and
the Mexican–American War (1846–1848).
is an "individual who has claimed the right to
refuse to perform military service
" on the
grounds of freedom of thought, conscience, or religion. In general,
conscientious objector status is considered only in the context of
military conscription and is not applicable to volunteer military forces.
Desertion is the abandonment of a duty or post without
permission, or I have changed my mind because this is bad and I no longer
agree with it. I did not sign up for this! Protest
is a 2016 biographical war drama film about the World War II experiences
, an American pacificist
who was a
Seventh-day Adventist Christian, refusing to carry or use a firearm or
weapons of any kind. Doss became the first conscientious objector to be
awarded the Medal of Honor, for service above and beyond the call of duty
Battle of Okinawa
the general ethical opposition to violence or war, except in cases where
force is deemed absolutely necessary to advance the cause of
was a legislation passed by the United States
Congress during the American Civil War to provide fresh manpower for the
Union Army. A form of conscription, the controversial act required the
enrollment of every male citizen and those immigrants who had filed for
citizenship between ages twenty and forty-five. Federal agents established
a quota of new troops due from each congressional district. In some
cities, particularly New York City, enforcement of the act sparked civil
unrest as the war dragged on, leading to the New York Draft Riots on July
13–16. It replaced the previous Militia Act of 1862.
"If a law is unjust
man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so." (Thomas
Any attempts to influence war through
Instead of arming people with weapons and lies, we should be
arming people with knowledge and the truth.
is an organized effort by some portion of the
civil population of a country to resist the legally established government
or an occupying power and to disrupt civil order and stability.
is the act of attempting to influence decisions
made by officials in a government, most often legislators or members of
regulatory agencies. Lobiests use money, bribery or coercion, things that
normal citizens can't do and will not do because it's criminal and
is a change for the better as a result of correcting
means of improvement or amendment
of what is wrong, corrupt,
unsatisfactory, etc.. A campaign aimed to correct abuses or
. Make changes
for improvement in order to remove abuse and
. Bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of
life, conduct, and adopt a right one. Self-improvement in behavior or
morals by abandoning some vice
Change for the better.Resolution
is finding a
solution to a problem
/ Something settled or resolved;
the outcome of decision making. A statement that solves a
problem or explains how to solve the problem. A decision to do
something or to behave in a certain manner
is a method for solving a problem. The successful action of
solving a problem
is a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the
problem. To be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity. Be
satisfactory for; meet the requirements of or serve the purpose
is the condition of a society, entity, group of people, or a single person
that rejects illegitimate hierarchies
to the open resistance against the orders of an established
The refusal to accept some authority or
code or convention
. Not the same as
is overt conduct, such as speech and organization, that tends toward
insurrection against the established order. Sedition often includes
subversion of a constitution and incitement of discontent (or resistance)
to lawful authority. Sedition may include any commotion, though not aimed
at direct and open violence against the laws. Seditious words in writing
are seditious libel. A seditionist is one who engages in or promotes the
interests of sedition.
who actively challenges an established doctrine,
, or institution
non-agreement or opposition to a policy.
is the set of laws that govern the ability of the
President of the United States to deploy troops within the United States
to put down lawlessness, insurrection and rebellion. The laws are chiefly
contained in 10 U.S.C. §§ 331–335.
is a work stoppage caused by the mass refusal of employees to
work. A strike usually takes place in response to employee grievances.
is a strike action in which a substantial proportion of the total labour
force in a city, region, or country participates.
is a student protest (sometimes called a boycott of
classes), which occurs when students enrolled at a teaching institution
such as a school, college or university refuse to go to class.
is an act of voluntarily abstaining from using, buying, or dealing with a
person, organization, or country as an expression of protest, usually for
social or political reasons. The purpose of a boycott is to inflict some
economic loss on the target, or to indicate a moral outrage, to try to
compel the target to alter an objectionable behavior.
Consumer Boycott Guide
. Are you fed up of hearing about a company
behaving badly? Are you angry with a company for the way it conducts its
business? Why not boycott it and encourage others to do the same and take
their business elsewhere? Boycotts are a tool for holding company's
accountable for actions against workers, consumers, communities,
minorities, animals or the environment. It is marketplace democracy in
action - consumers voting with their money for social and economic change.
Boycotts directly threaten sales so company boss’ take them more seriously
than letter writing campaigns or lobbying. Any concerned group or
individual can call a boycott. Groups have been more successful in calling
and executing boycotts than individuals because there is strength in
numbers. A successful campaign, no matter how we define it, has to begin
with clear, realistic, measurable goals. Have
. e.g. Stop selling tobacco to kids! This makes it
easier to get people involved and gives the company an action it can take.
Make sure demands are realistic. Set yourself a time frame based on
resources and the size of the task. But remember boycotts can take years
before achieving the desired result. Perhaps start small, aim for a
boycott in a small area or amongst a small group of people. Decide whether
you want to pressure the company by impacting product sales (economic and
consumer-oriented) or by attacking the company's image (reputational and
media-oriented)? Arm yourself with knowledge.
Get all the facts about the company and the offensive policy or
action. Search the internet for information about the company. Ask other
activists and campaign groups if they know anything interesting and
relevant, maybe they’ll back your call. Ask ex-employees to “spill the
beans”. Use the company's annual reports (often posted on the Internet) to
obtain important company information such their environmental report or
workers rights policy, the president and/or CEO's name(s), and addresses
and phone numbers. And then…Write to the company to voice your grievance.
And ask to meet with them. Indicate that if the policy or action is not
changed, you intend to initiate a consumer boycott. Some organizers
attempt to negotiate with the company first and use a boycott strategy
only if negotiations fail to bring about the desired changes. Occasionally
the threat of a boycott can make the company yield to your demands.
Spread the word.
Find and utilize boycott
media, local press, and alternative press. Network with other activists,
organizers, community groups, and media to spread the message of the
boycott and gain publicity. Use press releases and informational materials
as part of a comprehensive media strategy. 15 ways
to get your message across.
Develop a clear, simple, concise
message. Distribute leaflets about your boycott in front of stores where
the product is sold. Get consumers to sign petitions or cards pledging to
support the boycott. Send these to the company. Produce educational
materials, films, or demonstration kits to educate consumers about the
issue and how they can help. Advertise in newspapers, on radio, and on
television. You could even try to get a celebrity endorsement. Produce
buttons, bumper stickers, and T-shirts. Create a Web Site with information
on the boycott. Send e-mail alerts and updates. Write press releases to
notify the media of rallies, press conferences, demonstrations, or any
other events supporting the boycott. Hold demonstrations in front of the
company's headquarters. Speak at community functions. Letters to local and
national newspapers and magazines. Write articles for other organizations’
newsletters. Its all about who you know
Try and get large institutions charities or existing campaign groups to
back you. It will add weight to your campaign, they may know how to get
hold of more resources and they could also promote your cause. A more
difficult but worthwhile strategy may be to appeal to company
shareholders. You could even buy shares and demonstrate from inside the
company AGM. Convince other companies to “join” your boycott, there is
nothing like peer pressure. Are You Ready for
? There are lots of places where you can find more
information on boycotts. We have an archive of current boycotts and past
successes, have a look and see what inspires you. This document was put
together using the
Co-op America guide
Boycotting is not the same as
is meant to hurt innocent people. Boycotting is about stopping bad people
from doing bad things.
Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions
is a global campaign attempting to
increase economic and political pressure on Israel to end what it
describes as violations of international law.
are penalties or other means of enforcement used to
provide incentives for obedience with the law
with rules and regulations.
are commercial and financial penalties applied by one or
more countries against a targeted country, group, or individual.
is the reduction of some kind of asset for financial,
ethical, or political objectives or sale of an existing business by a
firm. A divestment is the opposite of an investment.
hindrance, obstruction, etc. in a general sense, a trading ban in trade
terminology and literally "distraint" in juridic parlance) is the partial
or complete prohibition of commerce and trade with a particular country or
a group of countries.
to anticipatory, change-oriented and self-initiated behavior in
situations. Involves acting in
of a future situation, rather than just
. It means taking
control and making things happen rather than just adjusting to a situation
or waiting for something to happen.
activity by an individual or group which aims to influence decisions
within political, economic, and social systems and institutions. Advocacy
can include many activities that a person or organization undertakes
including media campaigns, public speaking, commissioning and publishing
research or conducting exit poll or the filing of an amicus brief.
is someone who
speaks, pleads or argues to put forward an idea that helps bring attention
to something that is wrong. Someone who pushes for a cause. Standing up
for what is Right. Deep sustained involvement. Proponent.
is the practice of achieving
such as social change through
symbolic protests, civil disobedience, economic or political
noncooperation, satyagraha, or other methods, without using
. Passive Resistance
How women wage conflict without violence: Julia Bacha
is the personal practice of being harmless to self and
others under every condition. It comes from the belief that hurting
people, animals or the environment is unnecessary to achieve an outcome
and refers to a general philosophy of abstention from violence based on
, religious or spiritual
principles, and logical reasons
Films about Non-Violent Protests
is political action that relies on the use of
nonviolent resistance by civil groups to challenge a particular power,
force, policy or regime.
is the use of electronic communication technologies
such as social media
, especially Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, e-mail, and
podcasts for various forms of activism to enable faster communication by
citizen movements and the delivery of local information to a large
audience. Internet technologies are used for cause-related fundraising,
community building, lobbying, and organizing. A digital activism campaign
is "an organized public effort, making collective claims on a target
authority, in which civic initiators or supporters use digital media."
Research has started to address specifically how activist/advocacy groups
in the U.S. and Canada are using social media to achieve digital activism
objectives. Also known as web activism, online activism, digital
campaigning, digital activism, online organizing, electronic advocacy, cyberactivism, e-campaigning, and e-activism.
refers to the Tuesday after U.S. Thanksgiving in the
United States. It is a movement to create an international day of giving
at the beginning of the Christmas and holiday season. Giving Tuesday was
started in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation as
a response to commercialization and consumerism in the post-Thanksgiving
Friday and Cyber Monday). #GivingTuesday is hashtag
refers to the use of Twitter's hashtags for internet
activism. The term can also be used to refer to the act of showing support
for a cause through a like, share, etc. on any social media platform, such
as Facebook, Google+, or Twitter. The point of hashtag activism is
arguably to share certain issues with one's friends and followers in the
hopes that they will also share the same information. This leads to a
widespread discussion and allows for change to occur.
is the use of social network and
website, Twitter, by
heads of state, leaders of intergovernmental organizations (IGOs), and
their diplomats to conduct diplomatic outreach and public diplomacy. (Not
is a broad category of activism that utilizes media and
communication technologies for social and political movements. Methods of
media activism include publishing news on websites, creating video and
audio investigations, spreading information about protests, and organizing
campaigns relating to media and communications policies.
are individuals, usually representatives of civilian
agencies, who attend public
demonstrations, protests and other activities where there is a potential
for conflict between the public or activists and the police, security
guards or other law enforcement personnel. The purpose of legal observers
is to monitor, record and report on any unlawful or improper behaviour.
Legal or human rights observers act as an independent third party within a
conflictual civil protest context, observing police behaviour in order
to keep police accountable for their actions. Legal observers can write
incident reports describing police violence and misbehaviour and compile
reports after the event. The use of video and still cameras, incident
reports and audio recorders is common.
refers to an act which takes into account the actions
and reactions of individuals (or 'agents'). Also known as "Weberian social
Bonner Training Modules
Action Theory (philosophy)
are theories about the
of a more or less
complex kind. This area of thought
involves epistemology, ethics
metaphysics, jurisprudence, and
describes "feel-good" measures, in support of an issue or social cause,
that have little physical or practical effect, other than to make the
person doing it feel satisfied that they have contributed.
is when people perceive their
environment and events within it in terms of their
ability to act
is the illegal and overt seizure of a state by the military
or other elites within the state apparatus. Junta.
is when someone has lost control of something and no one has
replaced them. The situation can occur when a government has no
identifiable central power or authority. The physical analogy suggests
that in a power vacuum, other forces will tend to "rush in" to fill the
vacuum as soon as it is created, perhaps in the form of an armed militia
or insurgents, military coup, warlord or dictator.
is a cabinet of a parliamentary government in
which several political parties cooperate, reducing the dominance of any
one party within that coalition. The usual reason given for this
arrangement is that no party on its own can achieve a majority in the
is an emergency governmental authority set up
to manage a political transition, generally in the cases of new nations,
or following the collapse of the previous governing administration.
is a surrender in which no guarantees are
given to the surrendering party. In modern times, unconditional surrenders
most often include guarantees provided by international law.
someone who offers opposition, concept that stands in or represents
opposition against which the protagonist(s) must contend. In other
words, an antagonist is a person or a group of people who opposes a
is an event that occurs when something passes from one state or
phase to another. Become different in some particular way,
without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics
or essence. The result of alteration or modification
Exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or
category. A difference that is usually pleasant.
is a form of
in which all eligible citizens have
Say in the Decisions that Affect their Lives
; But we don't
have an equal say in America or do other so called
Democracies around the world. So what do we do to
a is a period of purposeful sleeplessness, an occasion for
devotional watching, or an observance.
"The best thing that you can do, is to do the right thing. The worst
thing that you can do, is to do nothing at all."
When you're good and when you know you're right, you must speak,
you can't be silent. Even if you make a mistake and say something
stupid, there is no shame in speaking. Apologize and learn. The
only shame there is, comes from being silent, but you can rid
yourself of that shame if you just admit the mistakes that you
made, and then finds ways to correct those mistakes from being
made again, that is what we call learning. We learn our entire
life, well at least we should learn our entire life, that is
another problem that we need to solve.
The Secret to Effective Nonviolent Resistance: Jamila Raqib:
(video with interactive text)
is a community of people like you. People who want
to learn about and take action on the world’s biggest
challenges. Extreme poverty ends with you.
The Global Citizens Initiative
(TGCI): Building A
Sustainable World Community For All.
defines a person who places their
identity with a "global
" above their identity as a citizen of a particular nation or
Public Citizen's Action Manual
Kids Guide Social Action Preview
Roots of Our Ecological Crisis
- Lynn White, Jr. (PDF)
The Dart Center
Srdja Popovic: How to Topple a Dictator
Global Justice Movement
is a network of globalized social
movements opposing what is often known as the “corporate globalization”
and promoting equal distribution of economic resources.
Iranian Green Movement
refers to a political movement that
arose after the 2009 Iranian presidential election, in which protesters
demanded the removal of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad from office.
was a series of protests that took place
in Cochabamba, Bolivia's third largest city, between December 1999 and
April 2000 in response to the privatization of the city's municipal water
supply company Semapa. The wave of demonstrations and police violence was
described as a public uprising against water prices.
Freeway & Expressway Revolts
took place in developed countries during the 1960s and 1970s, in
response to plans for the construction of new freeways, a significant
number of which were abandoned or significantly scaled back due to
widespread public opposition, especially of those whose neighborhoods
would be disrupted or displaced by the proposed freeways, and due to
various other negative effects that freeways are considered to have.
Saving the World Depends on You
. No one
else is going to save the world for you. If you want to change the world
for the better, sometimes you have to do some of the things yourself. Even
if millions of people contributed to your goal, it was you who made it
happen. And if you don't do it, then who will do it? And if you don't
start it, then when will it start? Even if you're just doing some
exploratory research and just trying to get some answers, it's still you
who must initiate it. Even if things change or even if the idea turns out
not to be a good one, at least you learned something, and at least you
know now that your journey to make a difference in the world is still in
progress. Live, Learn, Love and Progress.
Attend an event - Go to Meetings or Host a Meeting -
Contact public officials in your state.
Testify at a public hearing - Write a letter to the
editor - Help recruit people in your local community.
Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out
: "Turn on" meant go within to activate your
neural and genetic equipment. Become sensitive to the many and various
levels of consciousness and the specific triggers that engage them. Drugs
were one way to accomplish this end. "Tune in" meant interact harmoniously
with the world around you – externalize, materialize, express your new
internal perspectives. "Drop out" suggested an active, selective, graceful
process of detachment from involuntary or unconscious commitments. "Drop
Out" meant self-reliance, a discovery of one's singularity, a commitment
to mobility, choice, and change. Unhappily my explanations of this
sequence of personal development were often misinterpreted to mean "Get
stoned and abandon all constructive activity".
is based on the assumption that certain
conditions are needed for the development of a social movement. Smelser
saw social movements as side-effects of rapid social change. Smelser
argued that six things were necessary and sufficient for collective
behavior to emerge, and that social movement evolves through those
relevant stages: Structural conduciveness
the structure of the society (e.g. spatial proximity) must be such that
certain protest actions become more likely. People must be aware of the
problem and have the opportunity to act.
– there must be a strain on society, caused by
factors related to the structure of the current social system, such as
inequality or injustice, and existing power holders are unable (or
unwilling) to address the problem (see also relative deprivation).
– the problem should be
clearly defined in a way that is agreed by and understood by the
participants. See also: framing. Precipitating
– events that become the proverbial spark igniting the
flame, in other words a political opportunity.
Mobilization for action
– people need to have a network and
organization allowing them to take a collective action, see also resource
mobilization. Operation (failure) of social control – how the authorities
react (or don't). High level of social control by those in control of
power (politicians, police) often makes it more difficult for social
movements to act.
The concept of value added was used earlier in
economics, where it refers to the increasing value of product in
progressing stages of production. Critics of this theory note that it is
too focused on the
and views all strains on society as
Social movement evolves through those relevant stages:
Structural conduciveness - the structure of the society (e.g.
spatial proximity) must be such that certain protest actions
become more likely. People must be aware of the problem and have
the opportunity to act.
Structural strain - there must be a strain on society, caused
by factors related to the structure of the current social
system, such as inequality or injustice, and existing power
holders are unable (or unwilling) to address the problem (see
also relative deprivation).
Generalized belief - the problem should be clearly defined in
a way that is agreed by and understood by the participants. See
Precipitating factors - events that become the proverbial
spark igniting the flame, in other words a political
Mobilization for action - people need to have a network and
organization allowing them to take a collective action, see also
Operation (failure) of social control - how the authorities
react (or don't). High level of social control by those in
control of power (politicians, police) often makes it more
difficult for social movements to act.
is a year-long program of media support, training,
research and writing under the guidance of experienced mentors
and trainers. The program will help Fellows to sharpen their
messages, elevate their stories, focus their media targets, and
communicate their insights across a variety of media platforms –
illuminating crucial grassroots perspectives for a broad
enterprise with the aim to change the paradigm of
social good with the power of great design, information and
Psychological Action influences of Participation
Community Engagement Movement
(2009)An investigation into what
influences action competence-oriented teaching and learning
processes in a school environmental club. Masters thesis,
Weapons of Mass Democracy
A Force More
Social Networking Sites and Politics
Activism has been around for over 2,000 years
was an Athenian statesman, lawmaker, and poet. He is
remembered particularly for his efforts to legislate against political,
economic, and moral decline in archaic Athens. His reforms failed in the
short term, yet he is often credited with having laid the foundations for
Athenian democracy. He wrote poetry for pleasure, as patriotic propaganda,
and in defense of his constitutional reforms.
Revolution and Evolution in Twentieth-Century
People don't need to be controlled, people need to be educated,
this way people can control themselves.
People don't need some ignorant and corrupt leader telling them
what to do, they need knowledge and information.
will have to do more then just raise your voice.
Solving problems will need a lot more then just
. You will need to learn how to
, but even more important, you will
need to learn the facts. It will take more then just a protest.
Everyone must except the responsibility of educating themselves.
An informed citizen is the power behind a protest. And one
cannot succeed without the other. Educate yourself, then
protest. An educated protester is much more powerful. And an
informed protester knows that the protest is only one step in
the Problem Solving
Protecting Internet Communications during Protests
is a psychological theory
that people perceive
their environment and events within it in terms of their ability to act.
While the perceiver's ability to perform the intended action influences
perception, the perceiver's abilities for unintended actions have little
or no effect on perception. Action Physics
If people were just more aware of their choices and
options, and if people understood all the affects that are
created from their choices, people would be able to rid this
world of almost every problem it's faced with and suffering
would almost disappear,
all because everyone is making
. And that is not a
Dream, that is a Reality. That is the power of Knowledge.
If you provide the necessary information and knowledge that
people need in order to understand their options, people would
make good choices and make good decisions. And that is a fact
that everyone has witnessed in themselves and in others.
So we know from experience just how valuable our information and
Our greatest strength is our abundance of knowledge, it's time
to utilize this magnificent strength, a strength that has been
bestowed on us by 100's of millions of people throughout our
history. This is the paradise on earth that we have all known in
our hearts, but this time paradise is not fleeting, because this
is our destiny. An Equal Say
only exist when everyone has an equal chance
equal chance to be heard. But it does not end there, everyone
must be informed and knowledgeable enough in order to understand
what they truly need to say and what they mean, and to make sure
that they are heard fairly and equally without the influence of
, or the influence of
A Right to
- A Right to the Best Education
It's not Civil Disobedience, people are just doing as much as I can to
stop as*holes from f*cking up this world more then already
is. This is not being disobedient, people care being patriotic.
People are not being
aggressive, they're just reacting to politicians being
We are a Activists, and politicians and the corporate scumbags are
f*cking terrorists. So a lot of us will spend the rest of our lives doing
everything that we can to stop these mass murdering psychopaths
from doing anymore damage. We owe it to the billions of people
who lived and died before me, and we owe it to the trillions upon
trillions of people who will live after us. This is our
human nature at its best. Everyone knows things can definitely improve, so
lets make things better. I'm
sorry for the harsh words
, I know how stupid profanity is,
will forgive you. I'm not blaming you, because everyone is to
blame in some way or another. So everyone will have to make
changes, we have to do this together. We can do this.
Activism is a process for
. Activism is a way to stop injustices. Activism is a way
to modify or improve how things are done. And activism helps
make people aware of problems. But as history has taught us,
simply protesting for change is not enough. We must update
public knowledge and update our schools to match our current
level of knowledge and understanding. A tremendous amount of
knowledge has been accumulated from millions of brilliant minds
. Knowledge and information that has given us
incredible wealth and potential. We have finally awakened to
this realization. And this is not the first time that people
have understood the power of knowledge, but this time it's
different, that's because 100's millions of
people can now share
to this great awakening of human intelligence.
Our power is directly related to us
finally working together
and seeing each other as friends and cooperators, instead of
seeing each other as competitors and rivals. But we have a lot
to learn, which means that everyone has to have access to the
knowledge and information that helps govern our lives. And when
more people understand our situation more clearly, and
understand our choices, then everyone will have more control
over their lives, and a lot more control over their
War is Hell
You can either hope and wait until the
people in power do what is right, or you can learn how to
improve things yourself.
People should not be dependent on
to do what is needed, because that always turns out bad.
People have taken care of themselves and
manage their own lives
since the beginning, and that is the reason why humans have
survived for thousands of
years. But people have given up that right to care for their own
needs, and that is one of the failures of education. There is
enough for everyone as long as people understand enough. The
only power that anyone can have over a person is the power of
knowledge. And it doesn't take a lot of knowledge to control and
. We would not learn anything if things didn't
go wrong, but we don't have to keep making the same mistakes. If
we fail to teach these lessons in life,
we will continue to fail
the most efficient and the most effective way of improving our
People have to stand up for what is
right, you have to do what you
have to do, you have to correct what is wrong, you have to
repair what is damaged. Everything that is good in our world
today, that people are benefiting from, comes from the people
who fought for what is right. Improvements came from people who
stood up and demanded improvements, improvements came from
people who stood up against injustices. Everyone alive today
owes everything to those people, without them, you would be dead
or suffering from the evil that spews from the horrific
ignorance of corrupt people.
If you see something, say something.
If I don't
speak for people today and speak for people in the future, there
will be no future.
If I don't fight for human rights today and tomorrow, there will
be no human rights in the future.
Yes there are assholes in charge, but they
are just temporary hindrances, so go through them or go around
them. Don't get caught up in what assholes they are, just
complete the task. We are
, but we are more
determined then we are angry.
This is not about the willingness to fight
, this is about the
willingness to stand up and start defending
peoples rights and freedoms
. 99% of all humans understand that
fighting is an illogical
have always known this and we know this even more now then ever. We have
mastered language, but we don't use language
to our utmost ability, we will continue to suffer and die from this under
utilized potential. We can communicate
it is the reason why humans are alive, and when we stop communicating,
this is when people suffer and die.
Taking action does not mean that you will change the final outcome,
because something's will happen even if you try to stop it. So choose your
actions well. It may take more then one action, and it may also take
several different types of actions in order to repair something. But if
change is inevitable, preparing yourself for change may be the most
logical action to take. Doing nothing is never an option because there is
no such thing as nothing, something is always happening, whether it's
perceived or not.
“Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of
these ends [life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness] it is
the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute
new government...” (Thomas
)Why does Power Corrupt
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are
caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of
destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly." (Martin
Luther King, Jr
.) Inspired Awakenings
“When evil men plot,
good men must plan. When evil men burn and bomb, good men must
build and bind. When evil men shout ugly words of hatred, good
men must commit themselves to the glories of love." (Martin
Luther King, Jr
“Courage is an inner
resolution to go forward despite obstacles; Cowardice is
submissive surrender to circumstances. Courage breeds
creativity; Cowardice represses fear and is mastered by it.
Cowardice asks the question, is it safe? Expediency ask the
question, is it politic? Vanity asks the question, is it
popular? But conscience ask the question, is it right? And there
comes a time when we must take a position that is neither safe,
nor politic, nor popular, but one must take it because it is
Luther King, Jr
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
To change something, build a new model that makes the existing
model obsolete.” (Buckminster
Don't just try to change the way
things are done, you have to create a new way of doing something that
makes the old way of doing something obsolete. Humans have always improved
things since the beginning. When we find a better way of doing something,
we do it. The path of least
is always the most comfortable path, and it is also
directly inline with the laws
"If you want a better world you have to create one, because if you just
sit around waiting for a better world, it will never come."
"There can't be any large-scale revolution until there's
a personal revolution, on an individual level. It's got to happen inside
"Most powerful is he who has himself in his
"Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we
must do." (Johann
Wolfgang von Goethe
“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can
do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I
can do.” (Edward
"If you expect the world to be fair with you because you are
fair, you’re fooling yourself. That’s like expecting the lion not to eat
you because you didn’t eat him."
“The most common way people give up their power is thinking they
don’t have any.” - Alice Walker (via b.marie)
"Those who have the privilege to know have the duty to act." (Albert
"Don’t look for someone who will solve all your problems; look for
someone who will face them with you. If you really want to do
something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, then you’ll most
likely find another excuse."
"When you have to start compromising yourself and your morals
for the people around you, it’s probably time to change the people around
you." "You cannot change what you refuse to confront."
Lottery of Birth (2013)
"Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to
"Don't wonder about what you do, do what you wonder about"
"When we cannot act as we wish, we must act as we can."
"Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together." Activists
"If you want a better world you have to create one, because if you just
sit around waiting for a better world, it will never come."
"Be the Change you wish to see in the
) - Non-Violence
"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight
you, then you win. (Mahatma
)3 Stages of Truth:
Acceptance (Make Change and Adapt)
“During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of
the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have
fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a
democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony
and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and
to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to
It's not so much about resistance or fighting back, it's more
about bringing attention to what's wrong and what's bad, so that we can do
things better and do things right. So it's not so much a protest, it's
more about people coming together and realizing that we need to make
improvements, and in order to do so, we need to communicate more, face to
"It's not about who wins, it's about who understands, and
what we can learn from this in order to teach others."
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Change the mind, change the world.
"You cannot change what you refuse to confront."
Sooner or later
you will have to take on a whole new set of responsibilities and
make sacrifices you never thought possible.
These changes will
be over whelming at first but you will soon realize that there
are great benefits that come from Change.
Famous Quotes and Sayings about Activism
Never act until you have
clearly answered the question: "What happens if I do nothing?" (Robert
If you want a better
world you have to create one, because if you just sit around
waiting for a better world, it will never come.
"Be the change you wish to see in the world" (Mahatma
"Select your purpose, selfless, without any thought of personal
pleasure or personal profit, and then use selfless means to attain your
goal…Do not resort to violence even if it seems a promise success; it can
only contradict your purpose. Use the means of love and respect even if
the result seems far off or uncertain. Then throw yourself heart and soul
into the campaign, counting no price too high for working for the welfare
of those around you, and every reverse, every defeat will send you deeper
into your own deepest resources. Violence can never bring an end to
violence, all it can do is provoke more violence.” (Mahatma
The vision must be
followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps
- we must step
up the stairs.
movement with action. (Ernest
) - Bystander Effect
Doing things is not the same as getting things done. (Jared Silver)
"It's better to show up then to give up."
"Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do."
Johann von Goethe
“The time is always right to do what is right.” (Martin
Luther King, Jr
“You may delay, but time will not.” (Benjamin Franklin
“To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not
quite enough time.” (Leonard
“Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same
number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller,
Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas
Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” (H.
Jackson Brown, Jr
The great composer does not set to work because he is inspired,
but becomes inspired because he is working.
Action Speaks Louder
than Words..... Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda
"Your ideas will
Don't find fault. Find a remedy.
When we commit to action, to actually doing something rather than feeling trapped
by events, the stress becomes manageable. (Greg Anderson)
Success will never be a big step in the future, success is a
small step taken just now.
In skating over thin ice, our safety is in our speed.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson)
Do not be wise in words - be wise in deeds. (Jewish Proverb)
Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be
changed until it is faced. (James
We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at
until something moves.” (Albert
that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. (Margaret
"Even the smallest person can change the
course of the future." "You have to decide what to do with the time
that has been given to you." Lord of the Rings
"The flow from knowledge to
action draws upon the complete person with his or her catalyst
Non Violence does not mean
Not Waiting, but Acting.
"Silence is the emptiness of
. When people are silent, its not that they don't care,
it's just that some people don't know enough in order to act
effectively, but they can easily learn how important their voice
is, as well as learn how important their actions are, this takes
time and effort, and it's well worth the time and effort."
"We must seek, above all, a world of
world in which people dwell together in mutual
in mutual regard. A world where peace is not a mere
interlude between wars, but an incentive to the creative
energies of humanity. We will not find such a peace today, or
even tomorrow. The obstacles to
are large and menacing. Yet
the goal of a peaceful world--today and tomorrow-must shape our
decisions and inspire our purposes."
"The Power of the People
is much stronger then the People in Power"
"Individually we are one drop, together we are an ocean"
"Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable" Collaboration
"A chain is only as strong as its weakest link."
"Don't ever mistake silence for
ignorance, calmness for acceptance or kindness for weakness."
"There is no Path to Peace, Peace
is the Path"
Its Just a
Action is the Real Measure of
If you don't speak your mind you
risk losing your mind. Though there is a time and place for
everything you'll have a hard time moving past something if you
never speak it.
is usually a result that
comes from people finding out that important information has
been kept from them and that people have been lying to them on
"If you don't stand for something, you will fall for something" Conscientious Objector
“The only proper purpose of a government is to protect man's rights, which
means: to protect him from physical violence...
The only proper functions of a government are: the police, to
protect you from criminals; the army, to protect you from
foreign invaders; and the courts, to protect your property and
contracts from breach or fraud by others, to settle disputes by
rational rules, according to objective law.”
(Part 3, Chapter 7, Page 1,062)
“Fight for the value of your person. Fight for the virtue of
your pride. Fight for the essence of that which is man: for his
sovereign rational mind. Fight with the radiant certainty and
the absolute rectitude of knowing that yours is the Morality of
Life and that
yours is the battle for any achievement, any value, any
grandeur, any goodness, any joy that has ever existed on this
(Part 3, Chapter 7, Page 1,069)
An army of principles
can penetrate where an army of soldiers cannot. (Thomas
He who is the author of a war lets loose the whole contagion of
hell and opens a vein that bleeds a nation to death.
Common Sense Pamphlet
Common Sense Pamphlet
I prefer peace. But if trouble must come, let it come in my
time, so that my children can live in peace.
The American Crisis
Reason obeys itself; and ignorance
submits to whatever is
dictated to it. (Thomas
The instant formal government is abolished, society begins to
act. A general association takes place, and
produces common security. (Thomas
The most formidable weapon against errors of every kind is
We have it in our power to begin the world over again. (Thomas
) - Secularity
"Until everyman is free we are all slaves"
Do something? Or do nothing? I chose to do something. Because the reason why I live
is because millions of people did something for me. So doing
something is natural. But you still have to initiate it. Just
pretending that you're doing something important and valuable
doesn't work. You must put things in motion, and when you do, you
will feel the power of life, and you will also have a better
understanding of your potential.
"My most ardent desire
is that my country will recapture its historic opportunity for a
peaceful evolution and that Poland will prove to the world that
even the most complex situations can be solved by a dialogue and
not by force."
was a French political thinker who
lived during the Enlightenment and is famous for his articulation of the
theory of separation of powers, ending of slavery, the preservation of
civil liberties and the law, and the idea that political institutions
ought to reflect the social and geographical aspects of each
The Spirit of the Laws
law, social life, and the study
of anthropology and providing more than 3,000 commendations.
The source of the government’s
is “the consent of the governed.” This means that the
government is not the ruler, but the servant or agent of the
citizens; it means that the government
as such has no rights except the rights delegated to it by the
citizens for a specific purpose." (Ayn
The difference between political
power and any other kind of social “power
,” between a government
and any private organization, is the fact that a government
holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force. This
distinction is so important and so seldom recognized today that
I must urge you to keep it in mind. Let me repeat it: a
government holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force." (Ayn
"No individual or private group or private organization has the
legal power to initiate the use of physical force against other
individuals or groups and to compel them to act against their
own voluntary choice. Only a government holds that power.
The nature of governmental action is: *coercive *action. The nature
of political power is: the power to force obedience under threat
of physical injury—the threat of property expropriation,
imprisonment, or death." (Ayn
I know of no safe repository of
the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves;
and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise control
with a wholesome discretion
the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their
discretion by education. (Thomas
A popular government, without
popular information or the means of acquiring it, is but a
prologue to a farce or tragedy, or perhaps both. Knowledge will
forever govern ignorance, and a people that mean to be their own
governors must arm themselves with the power that knowledge
"The essential aim of...the most
democratic movements we have is to train ourselves, to learn how
to use the work of experts, to find our will, to educate our
will, to integrate our wills...it is of equal
importance with the discovery of facts to know what to do with
them..in politics we do not keep these different kinds of
) Creative experience, 1924.
Supposedly we know and don't purposely suppress the truth, our education is neither
inefficient nor irresponsible, and there is no rampant ignorance and irreligion,
consequently, whoever is intelligent,
educated and presumably honest should in all fairness be allowed
to publish his arguments against current doctrine. (John
is a 1644 prose polemic by the English poet, scholar, and
polemical author John Milton opposing licensing and
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what
remains to be done.
"In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free -- honorable
alike in what we give, and what we preserve."
of Abraham Lincoln
"It is essential to release humanity from the false fixations of
yesterday, which seem now to bind it to a rationale of action
leading only to extinction."
"There's no such thing as the
, there's only ignorant criminals in charge and
the ignorant followers who have no idea that they are being
manipulated. When people say they hate Americans, what they are
really saying is that they hate our
leadership and the wealthy people who control our leadership,
because American people have no control over what this country
does to people here, or in other countries. Democracy is a lie,
Americans vote but that's it, American people have almost no
control over the decisions that are being made on their behalf,
so don't hate Americans, just hate our leaders like the rest of
us do, besides you can't hate an entire nation of people just
because those people happen to have corrupt and incompetent
leadership, or could you judge a person solely on their
religion. Everyone on this planet is more alike then you think,
we are pretty much all the same, we are good people who are
seeking a good life. Our only difference is our leaders, those
psychopathic criminals who have been possessed by power. We can
fix this, but we have a lot of learning to do.
"What is amazing about these quotes above is that it shows that these same problems
have been around for 100's of years, but it still seems like
yesterday that we just started this conversation, I guess it
takes many lifetimes for us to mature"
"When I here people say,
"at least it's not as bad as that place
", that is a very
disturbing and a very ineffective way of explaining and
understanding a problem. Just because things are worse somewhere
else does not mean things are OK where you are.
If things can be better and improved then you have to make
things better. That's how we improve life. Don't compare things
to other things that are inferior, because you will never
improve and never fully understand just how really messed up
things are. Don't use sad excuses, use
, it's a lot more effective."
It's not uncommon for
people, who don't have enough information and knowledge about a
subject, to still have strong opinions about that subject. They
believe that they know enough and can accurately understand that
subject, when they don't. That's why we need to improve how we
educate the public about the problems we face. if people can't
see the whole picture, or understand the full scope of the
problem, they will never be able to know what actions to take in
order to solve that problem. So they will continue to complain
about that problem or just forget about that problem all
together, which is one of the main reasons why we have so many
problems, and why we never see the improvements being made,
improvements that we all know we are very capable of making.
"No one can be authentically human while he prevents others from being so."
Pedagogy of the Oppressed
is a book written by educator
, proposes a pedagogy with a new relationship between teacher,
student, and society. It was first published in Portuguese in 1968. In the
book Freire calls traditional pedagogy the "banking model" because it
treats the student as an empty vessel to be filled with knowledge, like a
piggy bank. However, he argues for pedagogy to treat the learner as a
co-creator of knowledge. Dedicated to the oppressed and based on his own
experience helping Brazilian adults to read and write.
More Activism Quotes and Sayings Above
Making a DifferenceSocial
The Power of Words and Language
Ideas for Saving the World
Everyone must fully understand the
and fairness. And everyone must
share and manage these
in order for us to
guarantee that these rights and freedoms are preserved and
properly maintained. But in order for us to do this, we must
improve education so that students can learn how to manage these
responsibilities and fully understand that they are responsible,
and not just leaders or people in power. When people share
responsibilities, they guarantee the effectiveness and the
accuracy of these responsibilities. And sharing these
responsibilities will be as easy as reading a newspaper or
watching the news. Because
people finally control the news
, and control how the news is
supposed to be presented and used, then every person on the
planet could be a fully informed adult. And when people are
accurately informed, they will always take the necessary steps
needed to preserve freedoms, rights and fairness. But
don't control the news
, or do they control the flow of valuable
information and knowledge. So people are left in the dark and
are helpless and unable to react accordingly to the problems
that we face. So until people are fully educated, we will never
have any kind of trust or honesty in politics, never.
What is meant by 'Responsible' in the
above context: Making sure that you have accurate
knowledge about the world and can confirm what is known by
having access to
and groups of people. Making
sure that you are educated and skilled enough in order to solve
the problems that are a threat to society. Making sure that you
know how to use
your main tools for solving problems.
Learn to work together as a team
More Famous Quotes and Sayings about
One person has always made the difference
, this is not saying that one
person did it alone or that no one helped that one person, it
was that they took that extra step, they took a bold move and
stood out of line, not just presenting themselves, but
representing everyone and everything that has inspired this
person in their life, everything accumulating into this one
particular action, an idea that must be known. Not just a
messenger, or a conduit, a human with a desire to be heard, I
want my life to mean something, I want my life to make a
difference, I want my life, even if I will not live to see it.
So I have take this action, because I can't take action when I'm
dead. "One person can
make a difference, because we are all one person."
is a Hong Kong student activist who
serves as secretary general of Demosistō. He is also the convenor and
founder of the Hong Kong student activist group Scholarism (now
disbanded). Internationally known for his prominent role during the 2014
Umbrella Revolution, his major influence in Hong Kong's pro-democracy
movement has resulted in his inclusion in TIME's Most Influential Teens of
2014, nomination for TIME's Person of the Year 2014 and recognition by
Fortune as one of the world's greatest leaders in 2015.
2014 Hong Kong Protests
occurred in Hong Kong from 26
September to 15 December 2014. The protests began after the Standing
Committee of the National People's Congress (NPCSC) issued a decision
regarding proposed reforms to the Hong Kong electoral system. The decision
was widely seen to be highly restrictive, and tantamount to the Chinese
Communist Party's pre-screening of the candidates for the leader of Hong
When seeking change you have
to be careful who you talk to
. You want to build a strong
network of like minded people who care, but you need to avoid
communicating or becoming too friendly with
this way you can avoid
having your organization
When communicating to people it's a good idea to be polite and
non-intimidating so they are comfortable with sharing
information and at the same time earn each others trust so that you
can depend each other when needed. Your mission is to know who your
are, but more importantly, you want to discover who
too without them knowing. Thus the saying "Keep your
friends close and your enemies closer", meaning you still want
to know what the other side is thinking, as well as keep the
lines of communication open, because a compromise will be easier
to obtain and there will be less
to deal with
after we make the sacrifices that are needed in order to make
improvements. This could also help avoid having problems
resurface again, or cause improvements not to happen as quickly
or as smoothly as they should. Knowing your enemy is being
aware of potential threats, because ignoring potential threats is very
risky and you could easily increase the possibility of suffering at the
hands of ignorance. If dangerous things can be avoided, then you should
learn how to avoid them.
Personal Learning Network
is the form of
set of rules
is the replacement of one government regime
are large, abrupt, persistent changes in the
structure and function of a system.
"We wont be chanting slogans of despair and abuse, and holding signs displaying our
disgust, we will only be expressing emotions of joy, the joy
that you feel when you finally have control over your own life,
and also have the ability to improve life for everyone and every
living thing on this planet. This will not be a Demonstration,
this will be a Celebration!"
Too many of the big decisions are being made by individuals when
they should be made by a well informed and educated public,
people who are aware of the impacts of their actions and aware
of all the choices they have. There's a good way of doing things
and there's a bad way of doing things. And too many individuals
are choosing the bad way because they believe that money, or
power, gives them the right to make bad decisions, which it does
not. We know that just having a gun does not give you the right
to kill, so why would having money or power give anyone the
right to kill, it doesn't, but here we are.
We need to make decisions as a whole, a whole family,
, a whole city, a whole state, a whole country, a whole
planet. When we work together we are more productive and we do a
lot less damage to ourselves and the world.
And the more informed the public is about the facts, the better
our decisions will be, and the better our world will be.
The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth, but only after the scumbags in power have destroy it
Don't confuse a Humble spirit or manner with cowed
submissiveness that is willing to yield to the will of another
person or a superior force. Humans did not get this far by being
, but not Stubborn.
is the mutual reliance between two or more
groups. This concept differs from the reliance in a dependent
relationship, where some members are dependent and some are not. There can
be various degrees of interdependence.
Time of Projects from
start to Finish
Art + Activism
refers to creative works that concern or
are produced by activists and social movements.
I would like see a screen play titled "It's
Not Fucking Fair". A Life
Devoid of Hope..An intimate look at the
that are plaguing our world. A tearful heart
wrenching rant followed by real solutions that every person can
be involved in. First you will experience the tears of pain, the
shame and the disgust. But then it will be followed by tears of
joy and the over whelming feeling of power that is within
everyone to solve every problem on this planet. I'm thinking a
one person play that is the combination of these
examples....Alternate name, or second act, What the Fuck is That? or WTF, or WTFIT for short, this way you can promote it.
Savio: The Operation of the Machine
Not the Greatest Country Any Longer... But It Can
Charles Bukowski - Born Into This - Dinosauria, We
Chaplin - Famous speech (Adolf Hitler's style)
Finch Mind Control Speech in the 1976 Movie called 'Network'
be like this?
War is a Racket
"Everyone has Blood on their Hands"
Title of a short film that will be similar to the 1998 movie
This short film is about people being able to see the blood on their
hands. The blood on the hands represents people who have contribute to the
deaths of people by the type of work that they do or from
their style of living, like politicians, bankers, fast food
industries, processed food manufactures, pharmaceutical
companies, war mongers, people on fox news, fossil fuel industries, manufacturers of
stupid and hazardous products, certain lawyers, certain judges,
certain schools, and so on. In one scene a father is explaining
to his child why some people can't see the blood on their hands,
while others do see the blood but do nothing about it. The child
also asks why there are people with no blood on their hands,
(the father answers) those are the people making better choices,
choices that don't cause people to die, or harm the air, land, food and water.
That's why we have no blood on our hands, because we understand more. And
now it's are job to show others how they can understand more, and
eventually everything will be beautiful.
Portugal. The Man - "Feel It Still" (Official Video)
woo, I'm a rebel just for kicks, now, I been feeling it since 1966, now...
Posters for Protesters
Lightweight Combination Message Board and Shield, Table and Shelter.
Biodegradable and Recyclable.
Flat white board that can display every letter in the alphabet
using black Velcro letters and Strips.
You can then display one big letter at a time when people stand
side by side in a row to display a message. You can also put on
a show for people passing by. Showing some creativity when
displaying messages. ProtesterBoard can also be a lightweight
table with 4 lightweight legs that fold out. 2 legs can be
folded down so that the sign can be rested on 2 legs so the
person does not have to support the full weight of the sign when
standing for long hours. The ProtesterBoard can also be
displayed on the ground when the ProtesterBoard is tilted up on
2 legs. This way the person can take a break when there’s no one
to replace them. The ProtesterBoard can also be used as a
shelter when water resistant material is draped over the table.
The ProtesterBoard can also be fitted with backpack straps so
that it can be carried on the back.
The ProtesterBoard Size should around 26" X 17". Personal Size
Bullet Proof Whiteboards
could also be very useful.
You will be a Living Billboard (Communicating Silently and
Peacefully, 24 hours a Day if needed).
Being able to change or modify your message is essential for
is two boards (holding a message or graphic)
and being either carried by a person, with one board in front and one
behind, creating a "sandwich" effect; or Set up (for example next to a
store advertising its goods) in a triangle shape, hinged along the top.
is someone who holds or wears a sign of some
sort in order to attract attention. Sign holders are known as human
How about having 40 or more
, so that when
people stand together each mobile computer becomes a big letter,
so when placed together you can have a message big enough to
read from some distance. And when people approach the people
then the people with
educate the people about what's happening in there community and
around the world. You can also give people information on how to
Then eventually you
will have permanent
every town in America.
- Open Air Education
"Having an idea is one thing,
taking action on that idea is another, and how that action and
idea actually manifests, well that's what's called Discovery."
Actions Speak Loader
People must understand that in a Democracy,
hardly ever fix major
problems. Only the public can fix their problems. Citizens are
the only sure way to fix problems. So the public has to learn
how to fix their problems because relying on leaders to fix
problems only works to a certain degree. Just voting is
inadequate and a very dysfunctional way to manage our problems.
People have to learn how to act accordingly to the
Procedures of Problem Solving
Give the people a voice and we'll promise not to camp in public places.
Instead of protesting we will only gather to share ideas.
Occupy Wall Street
If we are ever going to truly communicate, we have to learn to
share our media communication tools.
In order to understand our problems we need to present our most
important information in a way that everyone is given a chance
to understand this information.
Montréal, 24 Mai 2012
We have to learn to effectively use our technology and resources
instead of just wasting and abusing them.
Revolutionary actions, supported by ideals and events in
The Declaration of Independence
, will require more than assembling and petitioning.
They will entail mass occupations of government buildings,
political offices, and the media-to ensure freedom of access.
Revolutionary acts will topple statues, tar and feather corrupt
politicians-appointed through managed and fraudulent
elections. General strikes, sabotage, shadowing members of the
corporate state, even razing vacant Summer and Winter mansions,
will be crucial...More
Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
Open Source Communications
Protesting for Improvements....This
would make a nice add in the News Paper?
Protesters are a way of showing people
that there are people who care.
Protesters are a way of showing people that there are people who
Protesters are a way of showing people that there are people who
are willing to stand there.
Protesters are people who are willing to commit themselves to an
open discourse about our biggest
These open conversations should be happening more
often but sadly they do not.
And this lack of communication is causing degradation to
ourselves and degradation to the only
living planet in our solar system. And you wonder why people
Citizens of Planet Earth, it is time to wake up......Father
the Sleeper has Awaken
Protesters are not worried so much about the lack of support
from the people who are unaware of the
Protesters are not even worried about the people who
are aware of the problems and
consciously do nothing to stop the problem, with some even
making it worse.
Protesters are mostly worried about the large majority of people
who do care about their world but
are to afraid to act.
Those people are the most important people
in the world. For any improvements
to be successful we need to let those people know that they are
not alone and that they can overcome their fears and that they
can make a difference in themselves and make a difference in
their world. We will stand in the streets and wait for you, join
us, we would love to see you.
"We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the
vitriolic words and actions
of the bad people, but for the
of the good people."
- Martin Luther King, Jr
Songs for Protesters
is a song that is associated with a movement for social change
and hence part of the broader category of topical songs (or songs
connected to current events). It may be folk, classical, or commercial in
60's Protest Songs
80's Protest Songs
10 Best Protest Songs
Protest Songs in the U.S,
Killing in the Name
Against The Machine
Wake Up: Rage
Against The Machine
Fight The Power -
Prophets of Rage -
Prophets of Rage -
Living On The 110
One Tin Soldier - Billy Jack
Overdrive "Hey You"
Hey you, you say you want to change the world /
It's alright, with me there's no regret / It's my turn, the circle game
has brought me here / And I won't let down 'till every song is set.
List of Anti-War Songs
Bloody Sunday – U2 (1983)
Stand Up – Bob Marley (1973)
Edwin Starr (1970)
Williams - List Of Demands
Fire - Wake Up
Springfield - Stop Children What's That Sound
Whisper To A Scream
(Birds Fly) - Icicle Works
(we wont get fooled again)
Soundsystem - North American Scum
Black Steel (Been Caught Steeling)
Woman: The Guess Who (Whole Version)
Melanie - Lay Down
(Candles in the Rain)
The Youngbloods -
Barry McGuire - Eve
of the Rising Sun
Paint it Black -
- Original 1967 Recording by Arlo Guthrie
(youtube - 18 mins.)
Soundtrack for a Revolution
We're Not Gonna
Take It - Twisted Sister
Ball of Confusion -
The Temptations -1971
Don't make a scene. Look the other
People movin' out, people movin' in.
Why, because of the color
of their skin.
Run, run, run, but you sho' can't hide
An eye for an
eye, a tooth for a tooth.
Vote for me and I'll set you free
brother, rap on.
Well, the only person talkin' 'bout love thy brother
is the preacher
And it seems nobody's interested in learning but the
Segregation, determination, demonstration, integration,
humiliation, obligation to our nation
Ball Of Confusion
that's what the world is today (yeah, yeah)
The sale of pills is at an
all time high
young folks walkin' 'round with their heads in the sky
Cities aflame in the summer time, and oh the beat goes on
destruction, tax deduction,
City inspectors, bill collectors,
Evolution, revolution, gun control, the sound of soul,
to the moon, kids growin' up too soon
Politicians say more taxes will
solve ev'rything, and the band played on.
Round and round and around we
go, where the world's headed nobody knows.
Great googa mooga, can't you
hear me talkin' to you, just a
Ball of Confusion that's what the world
is today. (yeah, yeah)
Fear in the air, tension ev'rywhere
Unemployment rising fast, the Beatle's new record's a gas,
and the only
safe place to live is on an Indian reservation,
and the band played on
Eve of destruction, tax deduction,
City inspectors, bill collectors,
mod clothes in demand,
population out of hand, suicide too many bills,
hippies movin' to the hills
People all over the world are shouting end
the war and the band played on.
Round and round and around we go, where
the world's headed nobody knows.
Great googa mooga, can't you hear me
talkin' to you, just a
Ball of Confusion that's what the world is today
Let me hear you, let me hear you, let me hear you
Ball Of Confusion
that's what the world is today.
Love and Rockets
1985 - Ball Of Confusion
Battle in Seattle
Films about Protesting - Protest Documentaries
Under Occupation: Toronto G20 Operation
2004 Republican Convention Protest
Lines : Chile Rising
Awakening - Seeds of Revolution
Derrick J's Victimless Crime Spree
Spray Attack by Police
Clint 4 P
Jeff Dowd the Dude abides is the Big Lebowski
and a long time
activist and member of the
Seattle 7 Liberation Front
India's Anti Graft Anti Corruption Movement
Power - Egypt: Seeds of Change
Winter of Discontent
Montréal, 24 Mai 2012
Fault Lines : History of an Occupation
Let Your Life Be a Friction to Stop the Machine
Across the Frontlines -
Ending the Nuba Genocide
Operation Broken Silence
Anaheim: A Tale of Two Cities
The Congo- Uncovering The Truth
Heather Brooke: My Battle
to Expose Government Corruption
2nd Revolutionary War
History : Prisoners of War Betrayed
Crossroads: Labor Pains of a New Worldview
Is Trashing Italy... Literally (Part 1)
Tse: How to Stop Torture
Quixote of the jungle: Amazon: Last call
Department of Isolated Indians
Death of a
Nation: The Timor Conspiracy
Games: Catching Fire
Peacewalker Ashin Sopaka is a Burmese exile
People & Power - Goodbye Indonesia
Street Politics 101
"I don't like the destruction of public property, protesters should use more
Freedom Riders Documentary
Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz
Community Service Organization
3 lessons of revolutionary love in a time of rage: Valarie Kaur
How protest is redefining democracy around the world: Zachariah Mampilly
(video and text)
was a Ghanaian politician and revolutionary. He was the
first prime minister and president of Ghana, having led it to independence
from Britain in 1957. An influential advocate of Pan-Africanism, Nkrumah
was a founding member of the Organization of African Unity and winner of
the Lenin Peace Prize in 1962.
Generation - Full length version (2010, 73min)
Australia's horrific abuse of
(2013 - 1:51) The oldest continuous human culture in the world
is the first people of Australia, are suffering from a
suppressed colonial past and rapacious present day abuses. An
investigation by John Pilger.Abuses
of American Indians
Boniface Mwangi: The Day I Stood Up Alone
Term: Opposing Putin (2014 - 52 min.)
Will Potter: The Shocking move to Criminalize Non-Violent
How to Change the World Movie
on Apr 15, 2012
of the Clouds: The Last Colony
(10/16/2012 | 1
hr. 21 min.)
Revealing the reality in
needs to stop violating the
where nearly 200,000 are living in
, some have been living in exile for over 40 years.
Pirate for the Sea
is the biography of
, the most influential ocean environmental
(08/30/2008 | 1 hr. 41 min.)
"The most powerful weapon in the world, as far as I'm concerned,
is the camera."
Say No to Palm
. The industry is linked to major issues such as
, animal cruelty and
abuses in the countries where it is produced, as the land and forests must
be cleared for the development of the oil palm plantations. According to
the World Wildlife Fund, an area the equivalent size of 300 football
fields of rainforest is cleared each hour to make way for palm oil
production. This large-scale deforestation is pushing many species to
, and findings show that if nothing changes species like the
orangutan could. Climate FocusSaying
No to Red Meat
also has similar benefits as not buying products with palm oil, not eating
red meat is also healthier for you, and the planet.
Don't Eat Bananas from
Chiquita or Dole
Land - Blood, Bullets & Poison
Land Movie Website
United Fruit Company (UFC)
exploits the land and the people.
United Fruit paid the right-wing United Self Defense Forces of
United Fruit Company
mass-murder in Columbia
United Fruit encompasses all Chiquita, Dole, and Fresh Express
Chiquita Corruption blogspot
Soil fumigant formerly used in American agriculture.
Mancozeb Fungicide Occidental Petroleum Banana
Social, Economic, and Environmental Issues:
Workers are exposed to harmful chemicals that have carcinogenic
properties causing high rates of cervical cancer, testicular
and leukemia in non-organic banana farms.
The pesticides used to grow on non-organic banana crops permeate
the drainage ditches and rivers. At least 25% of pesticides
sprayed on bananas miss their mark and land in farms, ponds, or
90% of Costa Rica’s reefs have been killed by pesticides used to
grow non-organic bananas.
In Costa Rica, the banana industry is one of the largest job
industries in the nation. However, the government allows
companies to hire workers for no more than 3 months, meaning at
least 70% or workers don’t receive health, social security, and
vacation benefits. With decreased job security comes the higher
rates of alcoholism, sexual abuse, drug abuse, and prostitution
in poor banana communities. Eating Bananas
Costa Rican produced bananas generate 550-700 million dollars
when exported to the United States. The corporations keep almost
all of this money, generating nearly no money for the countries
who grow them.
Bananas crops require Costa Rican marshlands to be drained,
removing tropical plants and wildlife, etc. This depletes the
land of nutrients to form a “homogenous chemical landscape.” 18
tree species are now extinct.
Increased rates of deforestation in Central America and the
Caribbean because of the increased demand for bananas worldwide.
Cops gone Bad
The Dangers of
Not all Cops
Attack Civilians, but sadly there are a few
that will. What is really disturbing is how police, who have
their uniform and
their country by becoming criminals and puppets
corporations, it's like the police have been
- Authority Abuses
Need to Improve Training
Justice System Crimes and
(police partners in crime)
Rule of Law
legal principle that law
should govern a nation,
as opposed to being governed by arbitrary decisions of individual
government officials, who mostly represent wealthy
. It primarily refers to the influence and authority
of law within society, particularly as a constraint upon behaviour,
including behaviour of government
define the circumstances, conditions, degree, and manner in
which the use of force, or actions which might be construed as
provocative, may be applied.
(Deadly Force, PDF)
is an admission of guilt for a crime for which the
confessor is not responsible.
is being held in custody without Probable Cause
, or without an
order issued by a court of competent jurisdiction. it is possible to sue
law enforcement officials for false arrest.
is information created or obtained illegally
, to sway
the verdict in a court case. Falsified evidence could be created by either
side in a case (including the police/prosecution in a criminal case), or
by someone sympathetic
to either side.
can also be considered a form of false evidence (by omission), however, in
some cases, suppressed evidence is excluded because it cannot be proved
the accused was aware of the items found or of their location. The
analysis of evidence (forensic evidence
) may also be forged if the person
doing the forensic work finds it easier to fabricate evidence and test
results than to perform the actual work involved.
a form of false evidence in which the evidence is truthful but its
are untruthfully described
, at times in order to avoid evidence being
excluded as inadmissible due to unlawful means of procurement such as an
, when law enforcement
officers violate an individual's constitutional rights
, and a search or
seizure is deemed unlawful, any evidence derived from that search or
seizure will almost certainly be kept out of any criminal case against the
person whose rights were violated. Accused
is a defense in criminal law which claims the actual
innocence of the criminal defendant, and attempts to undermine evidence of
guilt by asserting that any eyewitness to the crime incorrectly thought
that they saw the defendant, when in fact the person seen by the witness
was someone else. The defendant may question both the memory of the
witness (suggesting, for example, that the identification is the result of
a false memory), and the perception of the witness (suggesting, for
example, that the witness had poor eyesight, or that the crime occurred in
a poorly lit place). Because the prosecution in a criminal case must prove
the guilt of the accused beyond a reasonable doubt, the defendant must
convince the jury that there is reasonable doubt about whether the witness
actually saw what he or she claims to have seen, or recalls having seen.
Although scientific studies have shown that mistaken identity is a common
phenomenon, jurors give very strong credence to eyewitness testimony,
particularly where the eyewitness is resolute in believing that their
identification of the defendant was correct.
because they have
opposed or criticized the government responsible for their imprisonment.
The term is used by persons or groups challenging the legitimacy of the
detention of a prisoner. Supporters of the term define a political
prisoner as someone who is imprisoned for his or her participation in
political activity. If a political offense was not the official reason for
the prisoner's detention, the term would imply that the detention was
motivated by the prisoner's politics.
is a court order that a magistrate, judge or Supreme
Court official issues to authorize law enforcement officers to conduct a
search of a person, location, or vehicle for evidence of a crime and to
confiscate any Evidence
they find. In most countries a search warrant
cannot be issued in aid of civil process. Jurisdictions that respect the
rule of law and a right to privacy constrain police powers, and typically
require search warrants or an equivalent procedure for searches police
conducted in the course of a criminal investigation. The laws usually make
an exception for hot pursuit: a police officer following a criminal who
has fled the scene of a crime has the right to enter a property where the
criminal has sought shelter. This contrasts with authoritarian regimes,
where police typically can search property and people without having to
provide justification or secure court permission.
used in gathering evidence against people and the
government is deciding for itself what counts as a genuinely independent
source of information or what constitutes inevitable discovery.
Mass surveillance programs
computer and phone surveillance and physical surveillance. "Fruit
of the Poisonous Tree
"doctrine. That's where a judge bars the
prosecution from introducing evidence the government obtained through
illegal activities. In essence, the government may be
concealing certain investigative activities
based on its own
determination that it's not tainted by unlawful conduct. They will
need to reveal more via the Freedom of
(FOIA) about location-tracking surveillance technology
used in criminal investigations. Violating of the Public Records Act. Law
enforcement abuse and misconduct in response to suppression motions – was
ruled exempt from disclosure as privileged "attorney
and government transparency. Unit within the DEA called
the Special Operations Division. "The end is not justified because they
are using ignorance in their reasoning, going after small time criminals
while they let bigger criminals mass murder people, you're not doing your
job, they are just pretending to do a job while police violate the
, which makes
law enforcement the real criminals."
is intentional behavior that "would cause a person of
ordinary sensibilities" to fear injury or harm. It is not necessary to
prove that the behavior was so violent as to cause
or that the victim was actually frightened. Threat, criminal
threatening (or threatening behavior) is the crime of intentionally or
knowingly putting another person in fear of bodily injury. "Threat
generally involves a perception of injury...physical or mental
damage...act or instance of injury, or a material and detriment or loss to
a person." "A terroristic threat is a crime generally involving a threat
to commit violence communicated with the intent to terrorize other."
"Intimidation" is the name of a criminal offense in several U.S. states.
Mass Arrests On Inauguration Day Swept Up Journalists And Legal Observers
— And Their Phones
. Police illegally seized the cell phones and
cameras of journalists and legal observers
arrested during Inauguration Day demonstrations in Americas Capitol
Washington DC on January 20, 2017. Prosecutors have dropped the criminal
charges against many of them, but concerns persist about the seizure and
possible search of their electronic devices, some never returned.
Obtaining Information From, or Records of, Members of the News Media; and
Questioning, Arresting, or Charging Members of the News Media
Disturbance Control Manual
is used to deny people human rights and
Disturbance Control Manual
should be about protecting citizens and
people, and not used to attack people and citizens.
Handling First Amendment Assemblies and Mass Demonstrations Standard
is a law enforcement
process of building a parallel—or separate—evidentiary basis for a
criminal investigation in order to conceal how an investigation actually
is one of several forms of police
, which include: false arrest
; political repression;
; sexual abuse; and police
refers to inappropriate or illegal actions
taken by police officers in connection with their official duties.
Dereliction of Duty
is a service member who is derelict has
willfully refused to perform his
(or follow a given order) or has incapacitated himself in such
a way that he cannot perform his duties.Assault
is an attempt to initiate harmful or offensive contact with a person, or a
threat to do so. It is distinct from battery, which refers to the actual
achievement of such contact.
Police Accountability: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Murders Homeless Man During Camping Arrest
Shows Cop Tasering Teen Bryce Masters Into A Coma
Logic - America ft.
Black Thought, Chuck D, Big Lenbo, No I.D.
Connecticut's Police used Tasers 650 times in 2015
Black men were about three times more likely to be Tased than
. For Latino men, it was over 40 percent more
likely to be Tased than warned. For white men, the chance of
being Tased or warned were about the same.
Police claim that
are a tool that's used to gain compliance for people
being uncooperative. Lack of Training
by a law enforcement officer(s) is a violation of a
person's constitutional rights
. The use of
force greater than that which a reasonable and prudent law enforcement
officer would use under the circumstances is generally considered to be
excessive.Shoot to Kill
are weapons intended to be less likely
a living target than conventional weapons such as knives
and firearms.Tear Gas Knowledge
have never really gone away.
Special police officers like the two that killed Alonzo are
not quite full police officers
, but they’re more than security guards.
They are a private police force, empowered to make arrests and carry guns.
But because they work for private contractors and not public agencies,
their actions are often shrouded in mystery. Today, D.C. has 120 private
companies that employ 16,580 law enforcement agents: 7,720 special
officers along with 8,860 guards, stationed at apartment buildings,
colleges, commercial buildings, and hospitals, compared to approximately
3,700 MPD officers in the city. Some are stationed in D.C. government
buildings, including the Wilson Building, where the mayor and city council
member’s offices are located. And 4,523 of those special officers are
armed. History does not repeat itself, it's
just that ignorant people are still being raised the same way by a
incompetent education system
of police tactics are basically turning our
police into American Born Terrorists
These defectors of the U.S. Constitution are
The New ISIS, which stands for
Society. When you deny Americans
the Right to Peacefully Protest, you are asking for a
Revolution. And revolutions never ends well for the scumbags in
power, or for anyone.
But this new American Revolution will be like no other
revolution before. Peace will prevail and
Trouble I've Seen
investigations of three harrowing civil
rights cold cases (youtube)
62 incidents of video footage contradicting an officer’s
statement in a police report or testimony. From traffic stops to fatal
cases reveal how cops are incentivized to lie
— and why they get away
Stephen Coleman: The Moral Dangers of Non Lethal Weapons
Should Cops only be allowed to have Guns?
US Violates Chemical Weapons Convention
Use of Force By and Against Victorian Police
Drone Attacks on Americans
are comprehensive civilian and military
efforts taken to simultaneously defeat and contain insurgency and address
its root causes". An insurgency is a rebellion against a constituted
authority when those taking part in the rebellion are not recognized as
Stand Your Ground Law
is a perceived reason in a criminal
case, whereby defendants can "stand their ground" and use force without
retreating, in order to protect and defend themselves or others against
threats or perceived threats. An example is where there is no duty to
retreat from any place where they have a lawful right to be, and that they
may use any level of force if they reasonably believe the threat rises to
the level of being an imminent and immediate threat of serious bodily harm
or death. One case describes "the 'stand your ground' law... a person has
a right to expect absolute safety in a place they have a right to be, and
may use deadly force to repel an unlawful intruder.
Breach of the Peace
is having clear
or beliefs or hunches, or
reasoning. Empirical evidence
is information that
a belief in the truth or falsity of a claim. Based on facts,
a quantifiable formulation of the problem,
. This can only come from intelligent training
. one can
claim to have knowledge only when one has a true belief based on empirical
is less than probable cause, the legal standard for arrests
, but more than an "inchoate and unparticularized suspicion or
'hunch'"; it must be based on "specific and articulable facts", "taken
together with rational inferences from those facts", and the suspicion
must be associated with the specific individual.
is the condition of acting in accordance with an
; the status of a
law, a procedure, or an act's accordance with the laws or guidelines set
forth in the applicable constitution. When one of these (laws, procedures,
or acts) directly violates the constitution, it is unconstitutional. All
the rest are considered constitutional until challenged and declared
and a PosterioriGO-WISELY
Grounds for the search.O
: Object the officer is searching for.
Warrant, particularly if the officer is in plain clothes.
Identification, proof that the officer is indeed a police officer!
Station to which the officer is attached to.E
: Entitlement, any citizen
being searched by a police officer is entitled to copies of all paperwork.
: Legislation, the legal power which gives the officer the right to stop
: YOU are being detained for the search or for the purpose
of…essentially informing the citizen in no uncertain terms the purpose and
nature of the search.Things that Cops are
trained to look for besides the color of your skin
If you have
an air freshener or if you smell nice you're hiding drugs. If you have
Religious stickers or American flags you're hiding drugs. If you have more
then one cell phone you're hiding drugs. If you have tools in the car
you're hiding drugs. If you have shinny clean tires you're hiding drugs.
if you're driving a Rental Car you're hiding drugs. If you're driving the
speed limit you're on drugs.
TSA has even more
insane rules for ignorant reasons attacking peoples rights and freedomsThe right of the
people to be secure in their persons
, houses, papers, and effects,
against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no
Warrants shall issue.
Forward Looking Infrared Camera
Police Shot and Killed nearly 1,000
People Nationwide in 2017 for the third year in a row.
2,945 Shooting Deaths
List of Killings by Law Enforcement officers in the United
Five Thirty Eight
Nationally between 300 and 400 people are killed each year
because of pursuits
- Star Chase
"Violence can never bring an end to violence
, all it can do is provoke more violence."
"What you don't know can't hurt you? Oh yes it can! So don't
be a fool, ignorance is bliss until it hits you in the face
"Don't blame the police or our military, for they are mostly following orders from
criminals. They are after all, our fellow citizens
, and we stand
united under the
, the one before the year
2000, and before the changes we still need to correct."
is the common-law or statute law authority of a county
, to conscript any
able-bodied man to assist him in keeping the peace or to pursue and arrest
a felon, similar to the concept of the "hue and cry." Originally found in
English common law, it is generally obsolete; however, it survives in the
United States, where it is the law enforcement equivalent of summoning the
militia for military purposes. Deputize
to make someone a deputy
Please remember that not all cops are a**holes
. Some cops were a**holes before they
became cops, and other cops became a**holes because their minds
were corrupted by the power of authority, and some were just
influenced by other a**holes they associated with, because for
some reason, being an a**hole is acceptable behavior in certain
areas of public service. This is also the same for some
prosecutors, lawyers, judges,
and other people who pretend to care about
society. And sadly, the ones who are not a**holes end up
leaving public service jobs, mostly because no one wants to work
for, or work with, a**holes. So the number of a**holes in public
service increases, while the number of good people in public
service decreases. So we have to change the laws that protect
a**holes so that they are fired immediately, or at least given a
chance to rehabilitate themselves. We also need to educate our
children fully so that they will never grow up to be
no matter what they chose to do in their life. After all, only
ignorant people become full fledged a**holes.
or people with
good common sense
, never become
. They may act like ones temporarily and
occasionally, but they definitely know better, thus, good or
smart people never become full-fledged a**holes. And thank God
that we have more good people then bad ones. So when that time
finally does come, good people will come together to do what's
right. In the mean time there are
many things involved in creating a good
, things that we can easily teach at school,
that's if we improve the curriculum, of course.
"I have met good cops and I have met bad cops, and depending where you
are, the ratio between bad and good can change."
"I don't call cops as*holes, I call as*holes as*holes, if that
person happens to be a cop, then that's just a coincidence."
, And you know we're on
each other's team, I'm kind of over gettin' told to
throw my hands up in the air
More A**hole Behaviors by the Police
Stop and Seize: Civil Forfeiture and Cash Seizures
police robbing citizens
Profits from Poverty
Law Enforcement is more about
then it is about keeping people safe.
Cops Now Using Prepaid Card Readers to Rob Motorists of Digital
Funds on Roadside
Electronic Recovery and Access to Data (ERAD)
Prisons and Poor People
Police officers are forced to issue tickets and arrest people to
. Officers forced to meet a certain number of
citations or arrests for promotion, and to avoid discipline.
Police chiefs have admitted
setting compulsory targets
for handing out speeding
in many places around the world are illegal.
Police departments deny specific quotas.
is the setup of a hasty roadblock to
disrupt unwanted movement.
Cars that get the most traffic tickets:
1. Lexus ES 300 - 33 percent
2. Nissan 350Z - 33 percent
3. Dodge Charger SE/SXT - 32 percent
4. Volkswagen Jetta GL- 31 percent
5. Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS/LT - 31 percent
6. Mazda 3S - 30 percent
7. Volkswagen GTI - 30 percent
8. Dodge Stratus SXT - 30 percent
9. Acura 3.0s - 30 percent
10. Toyota Tacoma - 30 percent
Cars that get the least amount of traffic tickets:
1. Buick Encore - 3 percent
2. Lexus IS350 - 3 percent
3. Acura ILX - 6 percent
4. Cadillac ATS - 6 percent
5. Chevrolet Express - 8 percent
6. Cadillac Escalade - 8 percent
7. GMC Savana - 9 percent
8. Audi A3 2-Series - 9 percent
9. BMW 320I - 10 percent
10. Land Rover Range Rover - 11 percent
Have Helped Police and Lenders Target
the Poor. LPR Cameras can capture up to 1,800 license plates a
minute during day or night, across four lanes of traffic and at
speeds up to 150 miles per hour. Those scans are stored in
databases and can be searched by license plate number, turning
up photos every sighting of a particular vehicle—including the
time and location of each sighting. But it’s not just police who
use automatic license-plate reading technology. Cameras like
these, which usually cost between 20 and 30 thousand dollars,
are used to process fees on toll roads across the country, keep
track of customers in parking lots and garages, and trawl city
streets for cars whose owners are behind on payments and flag
the vehicles for repossession.
said its dataset contained more than 3 billion scans, and was
growing at a rate of more than 100 million scans a month. Since
then, the dataset has grown dramatically: A Vigilant
spokesperson said Friday that the dataset now includes 4.2
billion sightings, and is growing at a rate of 120 million data
points a month.
According to a 2013 report from the American Civil Liberties
, just 2,000 in every million license-plate scans in
Maryland actually raise a red flag. And most of those hits have to do with
registration issues or emissions violations—just 47 in a million are
connected to a serious crime.
refers to the usage of mathematical,
predictive and analytical techniques in law enforcement to
potential criminal activity. How about their own
? And how is this not
Prejudice or Biased
A Report from Occupied Territory
(youtube) Feb 2015
class action lawsuit against the municipalities in Ferguson.
Ferguson was sued for municipal fines & jailing those who can't
pay. Municipal scheme designed to brutalize, to punish, and to
profit. Ferguson raked in $2.6 million in court fines and fees,
mostly related to traffic violations and other minor offenses
21 percent of its total budget. The city of 21,000 residents had
the highest number of arrest warrants in the state relative to
its population size, or 1,500 warrants per 1,000 people. Suits
were filed by lawyers from
Justice Under Law
, and the
University School of Law
Prof. Brendan Roediger Civil Litigation Clinic
Civil Litigation Clinic
PORT ARTHUR, Texas
is one of the poorest cities in Texas,
with poverty and unemployment rates around double the state’s
average. Traffic fines have soared, from $750,000 in 2006 up to
as high as $2.1 million in 2012 before settling, most recently,
at $1.5 million. But people who cannot afford to pay their fines
— which can run to a thousand dollars or more — often wind up
behind bars, leading to a great disparity in the consequences of
traffic tickets on people’s lives. 1,500 people were booked into
lockup for unpaid traffic fines. While black people make up only
40% of the overall population, and are ticketed at about that
rate, they accounted for about 70% of the arrests for these
citations in 2014 about 1,300 people have spent three days or
more in jail for traffic tickets, and about 75% of those people
across Texas routinely ignore basic state and
federal laws meant to protect people from getting jailed simply
because they’re too poor to pay their fines.
License plate recognition software
is often touted as a way
to catch terrorists, dangerous fugitives on the run, and stolen
cars. But Port Arthur and many other departments around the
country use it for a less extreme, but more lucrative purpose,
to pull over people who owe debts to the city municipal court,
demanding, in many cases, that they either pay up or go to jail.
Three-quarters of all stops by
deemed unconstitutional. An investigation
found that city police officers had no constitutional basis for 75% of the
pedestrian stops they conducted in recent years. It also determined that
officers often used excessive force during arrests but underreported the
level of force used. "a**holes".
There were 30,057
fatal motor vehicle crashes in the United States
in 2013, in
which 32,719 deaths occurred. That's 92 people were killed on
the roadways of the U.S. each day, and 30 of those 92 people in
the U.S. die in
motor vehicle crashes
that involve an alcohol-impaired
driver as one of the possible factors in the cause of the crash.
So if the majority of crashes are not cause by alcohol, then why
do we tolerate
, a 32-year-old man from Roseville,
Michigan, died in the Macomb County Jail last June after being
arrested for failing to pay a $772 traffic ticket. A 24-hour
camera mounted in Stojcevski's cell shows that he was stripped
naked and denied medications that have been prescribed to him.
He withered away for 17 days until his death, as police did
How Traffic Courts Drive Inequality in California
It's classic predatory behavior: target those who are least able
to resist. Poor people go to jail, rich people go to lawyers.
Four million suspended driver licenses in California. The poor
are punished under our current regressive system. This is
exacerbated by the targeting of vehicles in low-income areas.
This leads to a cycle of debt and the destruction of the
economic vitality of these areas and people.
Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area
Ronald J Brockmeyer
, is accused of fixing traffic tickets
for himself and associates, and was a driving force behind using fines and
fees to generate revenue while inflicting a punishing regime of fines and
fees on the city’s residents, also owes more than $170,000 in unpaid
example of ignorant people doing ignorant things for Money
Police were shaking down kids at school until people finally
complained enough to change ignorant procedures
to Obey" Documentary on Checkpoint Refusal (full movie
Constitution Free Zone
Border Search Exception
I wouldn't recommend doing this
, but I'm glad that people are
reminding officers of our constitutional rights. It's very sad
that people are forced to do this and put their lives in danger.
Because police should know our constitutional rights.
Against the law to feed people in need
Another law that forces Cops to be as*holes to the Public.
It's now against the law to feed people in need. What ignorant
morons passed this law?
90-Year-Old Man, 2 Pastors Faces Charges For Feeding Homeless
Under New Ordinance The
broken windows theory
of policing suggested that cleaning up the
visible signs of disorder — like graffiti, loitering, panhandling, and
prostitution — would prevent more serious crime as well. That's like
firemen using gasoline to put out fires, complete ignorance. Not to say
that making towns look nice is bad, but you don't fix a problem by making
a problem look pretty, or by attacking people trying to live in a system
that is corrupted, so you attack victims instead of the
, nice work scumbags.
Setup - Entrapment
Trevor Aaronson: How this FBI Strategy is actually creating U.S.
is a practice whereby a law enforcement agent
induces a person to commit a criminal offence that the person would have
otherwise been unlikely to commit. It "is the conception and planning of
an offence by an officer, and his procurement of its commission by one who
would not have perpetrated it except for the
of the officer.
is a deceptive operation designed to catch a
person committing a crime. A typical sting will have a law enforcement
officer or cooperative member of the public play a role as criminal
partner or potential victim and go along with a suspect's actions to
gather evidence of the suspect's wrongdoing. Even mass media journalists
resort to sting operations to record video and broadcast to expose
or setup, is the act of framing someone, that is,
providing false evidence
testimony in order to falsely prove someone guilty of a crime.
, Sometimes Cops Lie, in 59 disciplinary
cases involving a
false official statement
where the officer was found guilty.
Of those, 41 kept their jobs.
Obstruction of Justice
The government makes up crimes
to catch criminals, but what
if they’re not criminals, and they're just people who are desperate and
Jazeera Investigates - Informants
Attacks by Extremists and other Criminals
Do some people become cops just so that they can murder someone
without getting into trouble
? It seems that
is one of the
police requirements, or are they forced to be racists? People can do some really stupid
things when have other people watching their back. That's the
main reason why a lot of corrupt people get away with committing
crimes. The reasons why we don't see more politicians or
corporate leaders going to jail is because it's easy to get away
with being a criminal when you have the people who are
responsible for arresting criminals, told to look the other way.
It's time to wake up people, it's time to start learning, it's
time to start doing. It's time.
Why do the
Police Allow Rapists to get Away
and continue to rape more people?
Guardian analysis reveals district attorneys cleared colleagues
in more than 200 cases in 2015
, how investigations into
police killings really work.
Black on Black Violence
is the result of
, where you have blacks fighting each other for
survival, which has happened to most races throughout history.
- Domestic Violence
But black on black violence is still not as bad as "white
against the world violence", where politicians and corporate leaders kill
Corporate Takeover of America
Corporate Takeover of America's Education System
# Black Lives Matter: A New Generation Of US Civil Rights Activists
(youtube, Dec 22, 2015, 57:24 mins.)
# campaign zero
refers to using building codes, fire
codes, zoning, etc. in order to improve the quality of life and resolve
life safety issues within neighborhoods.
Nuisance Abatement Actions Almost Exclusively Target Homes in
The NYPD Is Kicking People Out of Their Homes, Even If They
Haven’t Committed a Crime.
Straight Outta Compton
is a great film. I was wondering if
American Indians made similar music that talked about how they too are
murdered and victimized by our government and by people of authority.
American Indians with Attitudes "AIWA"
Warpath (Directed by Stuey Kubrick)
Expressing your anger about how you are victimized and killed
does not incite violence, it brings awareness of violence
perpetrated by criminals in our government and by people of
Children who are born in New Orleans zip code 70124,
which is 93 percent white,
can expect to live a full 25 years longer
than children born in New Orleans zip code 70112,
which is 60 percent black.
Children born in Washington, DC's wealthy Maryland suburbs
can expect to live a full 20 years longer
than children born in its downtown neighborhoods.
The Racial Politics of time: Brittney Cooper
The St. Louis County Police Department has stocked up on tear
gas, less-lethal ammunition and
in anticipation of massive protests in the
suburb of Ferguson, Missouri. The police department has spent
$172,000 since August on gear for dealing with protesters,
Swaine of The Guardian
. The report shows that the St. Louis
County police have purchased "650
, smoke canisters and 'hornets nest'
CS sting grenades, which shoot out dozens of
and a powdered chemical agent upon
detonation," at a cost of nearly $25,000. Sgt. Brian Schellman,
a spokesman for the St. Louis County Police Department, provided
a breakdown of the spending in an email to The Huffington Post.
The department has also spent $7,740 on 1,500 "sock
and $10,200 on 6,000
pepper balls rounds
, which sting the eyes and nose when they
hit at a protester. Roughly $77,000 went toward 235 helmets, 25
new batons and 60 pairs of shin guards. The county has purchased
2,000 plastic "flex" handcuffs, which cost just over a dollar
each. In addition, the department has put aside $50,000 to
repair damaged police vehicles.
is out of control, and we all know how that stories
more on Punishment then Education
is criminal and
lost your F*cking Minds
"The U.S. has more jails than colleges. There are more people living
in prisons than on college campuses. So we are spending more
money, time and resources on punishing people then we are
Police are making edits on Wikipedia pages on Bell, Garner,
Diallo, edits were traced to 1 Police Plaza
would have to be ignorant or corrupted in order
? Especially when other options were available
to the person who was the instigator of the crime. So the action
Manslaughter and 1st Degree Murder
, which is illegal. If a cop is not trained enough to handle a situation,
then you don't give that cop a gun, or authority, you give that cop more
education and more training. The
right to bare arms
is not a reason to give an idiot a gun.
It's irresponsible and extremely dangerous to give anyone the
authority to use deadly excessive force, without the proper
training and education that proves they have the ability to
, as well as
ability to control anger
Just doing their job does not include assault, harassment or
murder. If you approach someone, it becomes your responsibility.
And if you cannot handle the responsibility, then you should not
approach someone. There is always more then one way to solve a
problem, but you need knowledge, training and experience. And if
do not have these abilities, then you should call for assistance
and look for someone who has more experience, and more knowledge
Essays on Police Violence
Wrongful Death Claim
St. Louis Cop
Grand juries are a joke.
Grand juries are too many times being used as a weapon against
. They are too easily controlled and manipulated, which
make them ineffective and criminal. That is why we made
a crime. Grand juries need to be fixed. We can no
longer use them for protecting the law, or protecting peoples
rights. Grand jury decisions should be ignored because they are
corrupted and unfounded. Grand juries have blood on their hands
for encouraging officers to commit murder and incite violence.
Grand juries also show no respect for people, and the law, which
they are supposed to have. Grand juries need to be
for encouraging murder, and inciting violence,
which is also forcing people to protest. Hand it down, hand it
Federal Prosecution of public corruption in the United States
Baltimore has paid millions
more in police-misconduct settlements
over the last four years
than other similarly-sized cities like Fort Worth and Austin,
Texas. Notably, 63 percent of Baltimore’s population is black,
compared with Fort Worth's 19 percent and Austin’s 8 percent.
Chicago is an outlier, with a disproportionately high number of
lawsuits and settlements for
the size of its black population (32 percent).
Police work is stressful and
dangerous. We need more people involved in making our police
safer, and we need more ways of making police work a lot less
126 Law Enforcement Officer Fatalities Nationwide in 2014
Officer Fatalities Data
More Communication and Less Extermination
Commanders from the largest U.S. police departments are saying that..officers generally receive far too little training in
and often are embedded in a culture
that encourages them to rapidly resort to physical force. Many police
agencies give officers extensive training on how to shoot a gun, but
officers spend "much less time" learning the "importance of de-escalation
tactics and Crisis Intervention strategies for dealing with mentally ill
persons, homeless persons, and other challenging situations." Never
Crisis Intervention Training
Crisis Intervention Team Training, or C.I.T
have to have fair wages for part-time
officers. And we can't use money as an excuse to give less training or
have less accountability
because of the lack of resources, which is actually the lack of knowledge
The behavior portrayed by men in male dominated
organizations like firefighting, the police, the military, and even in
schools and other institutions, they blur the line between
. Some of this ignorant behavior is
done under the guise of initiation or
How is acting like an ignorant moron towards another person supposed to
help them or educate them? You joke around and say that you're building
character, but you know that's a lie, because you have no training or
education in character building, so why are you pretending to know
something that you don't know? That's like pretending to be a brain
surgeon, you have no right to mess with peoples minds. So
show me your
that says you have the training and the knowledge that would
qualify you to help young people build character, and also prove that you
actually know what the word character means. People need to be masters of
, if they are not, then people will always say things
that they can never fully explain, which means that they have very little
understanding about what they are thinking. So I hope that the importance
is beginning to sink in,
because we have a lot of learning to do. Luckily there are many people who
have started the process of improving education on the internet, and the
internet is The World Brain
collective power of human intelligence. The knowledge is here and waiting,
is a training school for new police recruits, also known as a law
enforcement academy. Some are known as colleges or universities. They all
have various background checks, examination, physical requirements,
medical requirements, legal training, driving skills, equipment training
and firearm training for new police recruits. The academy prepares the
recruits for the police force they will be assigned to when they graduate.
is a problem-oriented policing
initiative first implemented in 1996 in Boston, Massachusetts. Assembled a
multi- and interagency working group composed largely of line-level
criminal justice practitioners; Applied qualitative and quantitative
research techniques; Created an assessment of the nature of and dynamics
driving youth violence in Boston; Adapted the intervention after
implementation, and continued to do so throughout the program; and
Evaluated the intervention’s impact.
There is even proof that
more communication works
Researchers found that officers who wore cameras used force less often — incidents
dropped by more than 50 percent.
Cops have to say no,
No more Weapons
. We need better communication, and we need
better education. We can't force cops to do the dirty work for
ignorant and criminal politicians, it just makes things worse.
I love being a police officer, but we need reform
text) put an end to
Why not shoot to injure instead
of shoot to kill?
Shooting to Wound
should be considered especially with children, or
unarmed people, or people who are running away, or people who are just
standing there. WTF, is killing the witness part of the training?
So the problem is obvious,
if you train cops to shot more then to talk more, then more
people get shot. So if we train cops on how to
communicate more effectively
without having to shoot and harm people, then you will have less killing
and a lot less abuse by the police. Problem solved, next!
Communicate and not obliterate
and not exterminate.
Tonight with John Oliver: Mental Health (HBO)
Use of Force Continuum
Use of Force
Use of Force
Executive Research Forum
The NYPD paid over $428 million in settlements over the last
Cops Are 21 Times More Likely To Kill Black Teens Than White Teens
Clint Smith: How to Raise a Black Son in America
Centers for Disease Control.
100 men described as suicidal have been killed by police in
, compared with just three women. Sixty-nine percent of all
those killed were white, 9% were black and 12% were Latino, in
contrast to proportions seen in the general count of 47% white,
26% black and 14% Latino. The median age of those who died was
39, higher than the median of 35 across all police killings.
Justifiable Homicide is debatable, Self Defense or Murder?
According to the
Enforcement Memorial Foundation
in 2013, 63 officers have
died on the job this year compared to 45 at the same time last
year -- a 40 percent increase. Twenty-three of those deaths were
due to firearm-related incidents, a 53 percent increase from the
same time last year.
Killings by Law Enforcement Officers in the United
2015 (listed: 483)
2014 (listed: 630)
2013 (listed: 343)
2012 (listed: 608)
2011 (listed: 166)
2010 (listed: 285)
People Killed by Police in 2016 in the U.S.
Of Course Not All Cops are Bad:
I have met some really nice
police officers, so it's not that unusual for police to be nice
people. But of course not everyone you meet is going to be nice,
no matter who they are or what they do for work.
They should make
The Andy Griffith Show
part of Police Training.
A Michigan cop bought a mother a booster seat instead of writing a ticket
for an unsecured child riding in her car.
"So you see there is still some hope"
Officer buys eggs for woman caught shoplifting to feed family
Instead Of Charging Him For Shoplifting, Officer Helps Single
Dad Feed His Baby.
While Nicaragua's neighbors have embraced so-called "mano
" or iron fist policies, Nicaragua has taken a softer
approach. Nicaragua, the poorest of the bunch and with just as bloody a
history, is one of the safest countries in the hemisphere. Analysts say it
has to do with its approach to fighting crime.
Jeffrey Brown: How we cut Youth Violence in Boston by 79 Percent
Organization of American States: Democracy for peace, security,
"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable"
John F. Kennedy
Speech (April 27, 1961)
All Police and all Military Personal
must know what side they're on? You are defenders of the
Constitution. Please don't let your Patriotism or your Duty be
exploited by Politicians...
for all of Humanity ~ Charlie Chaplin
“Whoever, to whatever purpose or extent,
Initiates the use
, is a killer acting on the premise of death in a manner
wider than murder: the premise of destroying man's capacity to
live.” (John Galt
(Part 3, Chapter 7, Page 1,023)
“I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human
beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take
sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence
encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.”
Red Light Cameras
Money Making Scam disguised as a method to
make Driving Safer.
DIY justice: Mexico town expels cops, reclaims forest from
Range-R Can see a body through walls of a building
AOtactical Radar Device sees through walls
The Excessive Militarization of
American Policing: 62 percent
of SWAT raids were for the purpose of conducting drug searches.
SWAT raids are directed disproportionately against people of
color — 30 percent of the time the "race of individual people
impacted" was black, 11 percent of the time Latino, 20 percent
white and 30 percent unknown. Armored personnel vehicles that
local law enforcement agencies have received through grants from
the Department of Homeland Security are most commonly used for
drug raids and not school shootings and terrorist situations. -
Transcanada was Caught Training Police to treat Nonviolent
Protesters as Terrorists
Instead of militarization and getting involved in an arms race,
police should be more actively involved in the communities they
serve. They need to work more closely with the public to develop
trust. They need to work with community leaders to actually
improve neighborhood conditions and become role models within
communities that are more at risk to develop extremists. That is
how we will defeat extremism in the USA. More bullets and more
bombs won't work.
Why do ignorant people call these Military Weapons Free?
Do guns fall from the sky you morons? No, they don't.
2013, 82 percent of Terrorism
were in one of five
countries: Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria, and Syria.
The war on Terrorism has actually created more Terrorism, which
was the plan after all, to create a war that feeds itself, so that
scumbags can profit from the war, while creating instability in countries that can be exploited.
Obesity Costs UK More Than War And Terrorism
Protecting Activists against Tear Gas
is a chemical weapon that causes severe eye,
respiratory, and skin irritation, pain, bleeding, and even blindness. In
the eye, it stimulates the nerves of the lacrimal gland to produce tears.
Common lachrymators include pepper spray (OC gas), PAVA spray (nonivamide),
CS gas, CR gas, CN gas (phenacyl chloride), bromoacetone, xylyl bromide,
syn-propanethial-S-oxide (from onions), and Mace (a branded mixture).
aerosol self defense spray consists of 1% CN in a
solvent of 2-butanol, propylene glycol, cyclohexene, and dipropylene
glycol methyl ether.
is a lachrymatory agent (a chemical compound
that irritates the eyes to cause tears, pain, and temporary blindness) Its
inflammatory effects cause the eyes to close, taking away vision. The
active ingredient in pepper spray is capsaicin, which is a chemical
derived from the fruit of plants in the Capsicum genus, including chilis.
are rubber or rubber-coated projectiles that
can be fired from either standard firearms or dedicated riot guns. They
are intended to be a non-lethal alternative
M84 Stun Grenade
emits an intensely loud "bang" of 170–180 decibels and a
blinding flash of more than one million candela within five feet of
initiation, sufficient to cause immediate flash blindness, deafness,
tinnitus, and inner ear disturbance. Exposed personnel experience
disorientation, confusion and loss of coordination and balance. While
these effects are all intended to be temporary, there is risk of permanent
injury. Consequently, the M84 is classified as a less-lethal weapon
Security forces are legally allowed to use tear gas for crowd
control, but there are strict international guidelines around
their use and the way they may be deployed against civilians for
Journalists covering demonstrations should be aware of the
effects of tear gas and how to – and not to – effectively
respond to their effects.
How does tear gas work
Typical RCAs (Riot Control Agents - such as tear gas) are
usually delivered by either a spray or a grenade cannister fired
from a baton gun. The canisters themselves can be hazardous as
they usually generate a lot of heat and will cause nasty burns
if handled. If they are fired at close range, they can cause
serious damage a person’s body and have resulted in death.
photographer Lucas Mebrouk Dolega was hit by a police tear gas
canister while covering a protest in Tunisia in 2011 and
When chemicals used in tear gas react with moisture it causes a
burning sensation, meaning that the eyes, skin and lungs are
extremely susceptible. Oil-based creams, sunscreens and make-up
will also absorb tear gas, so avoid wearing these when covering
protests where it might be used.
Tear gas attacks the lungs, so if you suffer from any
respiratory diseases, including asthma, you should seriously
consider the potentially dangerous effects this may have on your
Streaming and burning of eyelids and throat as well as excessive
coughing are all reactions to tear gas. An excess of mucus
coming from the nose, eyelids and throat is also common. People
often report that they feel disorientated and dizzy just after
breathing it in.
The effects usually wear off within an hour, although the
feeling of burning and highly irritated skin may persist for
How to protect yourself
A gas mask (often called a respirator) is the best tool to
protect yourself. They are not cheap, but they'll allow you to
cover the story safely. They are subject to export licenses in
some countries, so ensure you have the correct paperwork to
travel with them. A gas mask consists of a rubber mask, with a
canister and filter fitted to the side. It is fitted to the size
and shape of your face, and you should not assume that yours
will fit someone else. Ensure you have a spare canister, as they
do need changing after a set numbers of hours (this depends on
the make and model of the gas mask, as well as how long you use
If you already have a gas mask, make sure it is working properly
and is correctly fitted. Any masks purchased online or in
military surplus stores should be checked by an expert to ensure
they work correctly. The next best thing after a gas mask is an
, which is cheaper and is not subject to the same
export rules. You can also use a builder's respirator that
covers your nose and mouth – but make sure that you use
appropriate filters. Failing that, a dust mask for DIY and
building and airtight goggles will provide some degree of
Myths and misconceptions
Sometimes, it's hard to see through the cloud of myths
surrounding tear gas protection. Reports, photographs and videos
show protesters using improvised methods to counter the
crippling effects – including tying plastic bottles and even
bras to their faces.
While they make for an amusing photo, these are not effective
ways of countering this non-lethal chemical weapon. INSI spoke
to chemical weapons experts SecureBio about other home made
methods – which should be avoided!
Soaking a bandana or cloth in apple-cider vinegar and tightly
covering your mouth with it. Why should it be avoided?
The acid contained in the vinegar does not provide enough, if
indeed any, protection to counter the effects of tear gas.
. Smearing lime or lemon juice on the inside of a cloth and
tightly covering your mouth with it. Why should it be avoided?
This supposedly works on the same principal as the apple-cider
vinegar, but again, should be avoided.
Soaking a bandana in water and tightly covering your mouth
with it. Why should it be avoided?
Many RCAs come in the form of crystals, which react with water.
Using small amounts of water (such as a wet handkerchief)
immediately after exposure to CS gas is likely to reactivate
these crystals and may prolong the effects.
Smashing up charcoal, lining a wet bandana with the dust and
tightly covering your nose and mouth with it. Why should it be
avoided? The charcoal supposedly filters out CS gas, but there
is no evidence to support this.
Smearing toothpaste under your eyes. Why should it be
avoided? As RCAs and toothpastes are made up from a wide range
of chemicals, using various manufacturing methods, it is nearly
impossible to accurately predict the reactions that would take
Sniffing a freshly cut onion. Why should this be avoided?
Breaking an onion in half, sniffing it and getting it close to
your eyes does not reduce the irritation, and it is likely to
make you cry just as it does when you are peeling it.
What to do if you get tear
If you have a gas mask, or a mask
and goggles, put them on. You may
then be able to continue working in the gas. Be aware that you
will still need to wash yourself and all clothes as the gas will
remain on you, your clothes and your equipment.
If you have no protection, cover your mouth and nose with a
handkerchief or cloth or use the inside of your coat jacket to
protect the airway (the outside of your jacket is likely to be
Stand in fresh air and allow the breeze, if there is one, to
carry away the CS gas.
Keeping your arms outstretched will help CS gas to come off your
Try to get to high ground – most RCAs are heavier than air, so
the highest concentrations tend to sit nearer to the ground.
Remember that the gas will impregnate clothing for many months
after being contaminated, so any clothing that may have been
contaminated should be immediately washed several times or
Remember that any exposed skin should be washed with soap and
water. Shower first in cold water, then warm water. Do not
Remember that you should not rub your eyes or face, or this will
reactivate any crystals.
How to Protect yourself from tear gas
"How can tear gas be legal for cops to use?
What are we freaking animals? They use the word
if people are no longer human beings just because they're
standing together. No one would ever say to themselves, "Hey I
need some tear gas in my face because I'm having a little
trouble controlling myself." You think parents should be
allowed to use tear gas on their children when their kids get
out of control? This is how insanely ignorant and criminal it is
to allow police to attack protestors.
This not only demoralizes our police force, this also abuses
citizens. You're destroying the trust and the respect that people
should have for police. And the police are also forced to live
in a constant contradiction, because they are attacking the
people they took an oath to protect. Their job is stressful
enough. Police should provide protection, and not provoke or antagonize
make things worse. And since cops are citizens too, you're
making citizens fight each other, like terrorism and genocides
do. This is just
, a very very sick game to play on
innocent people. It seems that tear gas, pepper spray and rubber
bullets are getaway drugs to murder. This law violates everyone. It's a disgrace.
And it's time to amend, and mend."
Protesters need training on how to protect themselves from the
weapons that cops use against citizens, and also training on how to defend
themselves against police attacks.
Non Violence Training
It only takes a few undereducated people who
are under some form of distress to cause a
And this sometimes influences other people who would normally
not participate in such ignorant behavior, to become irrational,
and thus do irrational things. This is
and Peer pressure at its worst. If some
people get out of hand, then police should have a right to
detain them, but no one else, because everyone else is
. Police are not allowed approach people, or herd or
people, or force people to move, or
upon people as if it were a
there is no reason that justifies that kind of action, none.
(Rules need to be in writing and given to both the protesters
and the police) ceremonially if you like. (Rules
must be defined and followed) These are more then
just guidelines or rules, this keeps us from hurting each other
and making things worse. People come together to talk and to be
heard. People do not come together for violence or revenge.
People come together for justice, democracy, and they come for
Peace. But even though we get together in great numbers, we have
still not yet found the right solutions that would finally solve
the problems that have been plaguing society since the
beginning. We have a Constitution but we don't have a Plan. We
have no blueprint showing our path to a more improved future. We
have nothing that shows all the steps that we are currently
taking to improve our world, or do we have a clear explanation
on how our actions and improvements will all work. We need this,
we need this now.
the right to speak their mind
good or bad, Of course the timing is important, as well as
speaking loud enough and clear enough. But even then you still
need to justify why you chose that particular moment to say the
things that you did. When people are
allowed to talk without interruption
they can easily
manipulate and mislead the listener because they don't have to
explain or verify everything they say. We need more explanations
. That is why a
seems at times to work
the best because people are allowed to
when people are misleading or fabricating evidence.
"I object your honor" is a lot nicer then "f*ck you that's a f*cking
lie and you know it."
Apps to Report Police Abuse
Five-O! Rate & Review your local law enforcement
We know that cops are not morons and that
cops can figure out proper ways to
communicate more effectivel
with people. After all cops took an oath to protect people, not
an oath to attack people. This is not a war, so why are cops
turning these situations into a war? Is it a lack of training?
Or are cops getting the wrong type of training? Or are cops just
puppets controlled by psychopathic people in charge?
Fighting fire with
is ignorant and dangerous. And Judges who look the
other way are
to this crime. The power to enforce the law does
not include the power to
. It's as if you look at humans as wild
to control. It's like you're part of a real life
Stanford Prison Experiment
, wakeup it's time to get back to
reality. You also act like the kids from the story
Lord of the Flies
, you seem to have lost your mind a little.
But you're not broken, you're just bent. So it's time to stand
up straight and face the truth. Your methods are flawed and your
reasoning is not inline with todays level of knowledge and
understanding that we have in the world. Improvements must be
made, we must keep order, but not by victimizing people. It's
time to put away our childish ways. I bet a lot of the people in the
justice system were abused as children by strict parents who
believe that hitting a child is needed in order to teach a
child, I guess if you were a
that would be true. So why haven't you
grown up yet? We are doing all that we can to
so why don't you learn?
, so I guess that we haven't found a way that would
increase your understanding of the world. We have a lot of work to do, a
lot of things need improving. Let the century of restoration begin.
Justice for Cecily
Savio: The Operation of the Machine
Filming Police - Accountable
"All of us, as we walk around, have to
understand that we could be filmed, we could be taped," "But
police officers above all others should be subject to
because we have a duty to hold them
as powerful public servants."
(Deborah Jacobs, director of the ACLU chapter, commenting on
police officers who harass people for filming them)
Dancing in Public is not against the Law
Strawman - The
Nature of the Cage (OFFICIAL)
Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV)
National Geographic Surveillance
San Diego Cop Fears Camera is Weapon
(youtube) and you wonder why improving education is so
Bruno Torturra: Got a smartphone, start broadcasting
Since officers started wearing
complaints against officers fell 88%, and the
use of force
"Cops are using broadly-written laws to
violate the First Amendment
all American citizens. Police officers have also deleted
incriminating video from cell phones and video equipment, which
is a crime. And on top of that, the innocent people who have
been illegally detained, arrested, sometimes jailed, with some
paying expensive legal fees, their charges are almost always
either subsequently dropped or dismissed in court. This is such
a waste and abuse of authority that it is no doubt criminal.
And the police themselves rarely pay damages in law suits that
are brought against them because of this, the taxpayers have to
pay, so everyone in this country is a victim of this
"Free and Open Discussion of Governmental Affairs"
How to Film Police and Protests
Archive and Distribute Footage
"Beijing in 2012 is spending $111
billion on its domestic security budget, which covers the
police, state security, militia, courts and jails, which is now
higher than its publicly disclosed military expenditure. The
Paradox: If a country that is born from revolution, tries to
stop future revolutions, will actually become less stable." Put your Money in Education.
We often see law enforcement overreach and target civilians in
the name of protecting public safety when many more clear threats to
public safety actually exist." Entrapment
- Implied Consent
"Isn't it weird how when a cop drives by you feel paranoid
instead of protected."
"We live in a society where pizza gets to your house before the
The Senate voted on 11/29/11 to keep
a controversial provision to let the military detain terrorism
suspects on U.S. soil and hold them indefinitely without trial
The 16 who voted for the harsh detainee rules were Sens. Bob
Casey (Pa.), Kent Conrad (N.D.), Kay Hagan (N.C.), Daniel Inouye
(Hawaii), Herb Kohl (Wis.), Mary Landrieu (La.), Carl Levin
(Mich.), Joe Manchin (W. Va.), Clair McCaskill (Mo.), Robert
Menendez (N.J.), Ben Nelson (Neb.), Mark Pryor (Ark.), Jack Reed
(R.I.)Jeanne Shaheen (N.H.), Debbie Stabenow (Mich.) and
Sheldon Whitehouse (R.I.). National defense hawk and independent
Sen. Joe Lieberman (Conn.) also voted in favor of the tougher
language. Attacking our Constitution is a terrorist act.
Rule of Law
If you knew
how your representatives voted, you would
never vote for them
. But even then the system is rigged
because you can't fire these criminal politicians and you have
no good choices
to vote for
that would replace them.
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve
neither liberty nor safety."
Feb 17, 1775
We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the
courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who
pervert the Constitution.” ~
Do our Civil Servants even know the meaning of Oath?
United States Uniformed Services Oath of Office
- I will Support and
of the United States against all
I will serve the people of the United States. I am a guardian of
. I am an expert and I am a professional.
Article II, Section I, of the Constitution
- I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of
President of the United States and will to the best of my ability,
preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. "So
help me God."
Trading with the Enemy Act
- Crimes Against Humanity
"You have to decide what you are, a
or a Person?"
Central Intelligence Agency
Not the Greatest Country Any Longer... But It Can
The United States spends about
Billion on Military Expenses
or about 43% of the world's total.
This does not include the $330 Billion in 2011 we spend on
police or the $59 Billion plus we spend on
"The strength of a
civilization is not measured by its ability to fight wars, but rather by
its ability to prevent them
the United States is fighting in 74 Nations
The US has spent nearly $8 Trillion on national security since 9/11
cost America $74 Billion in 2007. U.S. arms sales to both developed and developing nations reached
$66.3 billion last year, up from $21.4 billion in 2010.
Russia had the second highest weapon sales in 2011, sold $4.8
billion worth of arms.
War Spending Info-Graph
Russia spends about $59 Billion on military expenses
, less than
10% of what the United States spends.
France spends about $59 Billion on military expenses.
United Kingdom spends about $60 Billion on military expenses.
China spends about $119 Billion on military expenses.
- Drug War
Total worldwide weapon sales nearly doubled to $85.3 billion in
, the U.S. is responsible for more than three-quarters of
the global total. So what's the point of having
? We have better choices on how we spend our
The President does not control
the largest Military in the world
. That is another lie from
who want to make the public
believe that the president has control, this way people don't find out
who's really in charge
. The President is a puppet,
and that makes all citizens even more powerless then they already are.
Wake up people, we are on a
need to know
. We can't allow money and corruption to control our future,
because as history has taught us
always ends horrible. Time to break this cycle of collapse, it's our
responsibility to control our future and our freedoms.
or armed forces, are forces authorized to use deadly force, and weapons,
to support the interests of the state and some
or all of its citizens. The task of the military is usually defined as
defense of the state and its citizens, and the prosecution of war against
is the employment of military resources in
training for military operations, either exploring the effects of warfare
or testing strategies without actual combat. This also serves the purpose
of ensuring the combat readiness of garrisoned or deployable forces prior
to deployment from home base / home station. Exercises in the 20th and
21st centuries have often been identified by a unique codename in the same
manner as military contingency operations and combat operations.
is a permanent, often professional, army. It
is composed of full-time soldiers (who may be either career soldiers or
conscripts) and is not disbanded during times of peace. It differs from
army reserves, who are enrolled for the long term, but activated only
during wars or natural disasters, and temporary armies, which are raised
from the civilian population only during a war or threat of war and
disbanded once the war or threat is over.
59,000 Teenagers a Year is what the Military
Needs to Recruit The
- People Forced to Commit Murder, mostly because of their
Governments failure to communicate and to Educate.
is the compulsory enlistment of people in a national
service, most often a military service. Conscription dates back to
antiquity and continues in some countries to the present day under various
Conscription in the United States
commonly known as the draft, has
been employed by the federal government of the United States in four
conflicts: the American Civil War; World War I; World War II; and the Cold
War (including both the Korean and Vietnam Wars). The third incarnation of
the draft came into being in 1940 through the Selective Training and
Service Act. It was the country's first peacetime draft. From 1940 until
1973, during both peacetime and periods of conflict, men were drafted to
fill vacancies in the United States Armed Forces that could not be filled
through voluntary means. The draft was ended when the United States Armed
Forces moved to an all-volunteer military force. However, the Selective
Service System remains in place as a contingency plan; All male civilians
between the ages of 18 and 25 are required to register so that a draft can
be readily resumed if needed. Entrapment
Selective Service System
is when all male U.S. citizens and male
immigrant non-citizens between the ages of 18 and 25 are required by law
to have registered within 30 days of their 18th birthdays and must notify
Selective Service within ten days of any changes to any of the
information they provided on their registration cards, like a change of
address. A 2010 GAO report estimated the registration rate at 92% with the
names and addresses of over 16.2 million men on file. However, the only
audit of the addresses of registrants on file with the Selective Service
System, in 1982, found that 20–40% of the addresses on file with the
Selective Service System for registrants in the age groups that would be
drafted first were already outdated, and up to 75% for those registrants
in their last year of potential eligibility to be drafted would be invalid.
Postponements, Deferments, Exemptions
is the process of freeing someone from an obligation,
duty, liability, rule or requirement imposed on others. Grant relief from.
constitution has Forbidden a standing military since 1949
List of Countries without Armed Forces
A small country with big ideas to get rid of fossil fuels: Monica Araya
(video and Interactive text) - When a country gets rid of their Military
and Fossils fuels, Good things Happen.
Nothing is wrong with having a good defense
. What's wrong is using
aggression and then lying to people by calling it a defense. This is
totally wrong, especially when know one is attacking you or threatening
you. You can't invade your neighbors property and then physically attack
them or shoot them in order to defend yourself. You defend yourself by
communicating to your neighbor so as to avoid any misunderstandings in the
future, just like people have done for thousands of years, except for the
ignorant people who provoke
and wars, which luckily are very few, but they are extremely
dangerous as history and present day has confirmed.
is a facility directly owned and operated by
or for the military or one of its branches that shelters military
equipment and personnel, and facilitates training and operations.
US Military Bases around the World
(over a 1,000 Military Bases in 130 Countries)
Modernizing Nuclear Weapons Warheads is not Disarming, it's Extremely Alarming
Beginning in 2018
audits will occur annually
with reports issued Nov. 15. The Defense Department's comptroller, David
L. Norquist, said. To carry out the audit, the Pentagon says it will
deploy 2,400 auditors to go over records and examine bases, property and
weapons of a federal department that had a budget of $590 billion last
year. The Defense Department has famously never been audited, despite
receiving hundreds of billions of dollars annually and having more than
$2.2 trillion in assets. In late 2016, reports emerged that Pentagon
officials had "buried an internal study that exposed $125 billion in
administrative waste in its business operations amid fears Congress would
use the findings as an excuse to slash the defense budget, as The
Washington Post reported.
War is a Racket
discusses how business interests
commercially benefit (including war profiteering
) from warfare. This 1935 book
, a retired United States Marine Corps Major General
and two-time Medal of Honor recipient. (July 30, 1881 – June 21, 1940).
"War is a Racket
. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest,
easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the
only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the
profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives."
"I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and
during that period I spent most of my time as a high class
muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In
short, I was a Racketeer
, a gangster for capitalism. I helped
make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil
interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place
for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped
in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the
benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the
International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902-1912. I
brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar
interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American
fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it
that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested. Looking back on
it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could
do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on
is any person or organization that profits from warfare or by selling
weapons and other goods to parties at war. Profiting from any industry or
process that supplies a war or wars. Capitalism
becomes a Racket when corrupted
is a 2016 film that follows two arms dealers, Efraim Diveroli
and David Packouz, who receive a US Army contract to supply munitions and
guns for the Afghan National Army worth approximately $300 million.
also known as gunrunning, is the trafficking of contraband weapons and
. What constitutes legal trade in firearms varies widely,
depending on local and national laws.
Guns in America
a global industry responsible for the manufacturing and sales of weapons
and military technology. Products include guns, artillery, ammunition,
missiles, military aircraft, military vehicles, ships, electronic systems,
night vision devices, holographic weapon sights, laser rangefinders, laser
sights, hand grenades, landmines and more. The arms industry also provides
other logistical and operational support. 2012 military expenditures were
roughly 1.8 trillion United States dollars. This represents a relative
decline from 1990 when military expenditures made up 4% of world GDP.
is when a Government
supports enemies of other countries so they can pretend that they are not
fighting the other country directly.
Accessory to a Crime
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
is an international
institute based in Sweden, dedicated to research into conflict, armaments,
arms control and disarmament. Established in 1966, SIPRI provides data,
analysis and recommendations, based on open sources, to policymakers,
researchers, media and the interested public. SIPRI is based in Stockholm.
Arms Trade Treaty
is a multilateral treaty that regulates
the international trade in conventional weapons. It entered into force on
24 December 2014. Ninety-one states have ratified the treaty, and a
further 42 states have signed but not ratified it. The ATT is an attempt
to regulate the international trade of conventional weapons for the
purpose of contributing to international and regional peace; reducing
human suffering; and promoting co-operation
, and responsible
action by and among states. The treaty was negotiated in New York City at
a global conference under the auspices of the United Nations (UN) from
2–27 July 2012. As it was not possible to reach an agreement on a final
text at that time, a new meeting for the conference was scheduled for
18–28 March 2013. On 2 April 2013, the UN General Assembly adopted the
ATT. International weapons commerce has been estimated to reach $70
billion dollars a year. Preventative Paradox
"We must guard
against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or
unsought, by the Military-Industrial Complex."
Dwight D Eisenhower Speech
on Jan. 17,
Military Industrial Complex
is an informal alliance between a nation's
military and the defense industry which supplies it, seen together as a
vested interest which influences public policy.
John F. Kennedy Speech, New York City, April
The very word "secrecy" is repugnant in a free and open
JFK was Murdered on November 22, 1963, Dallas, Texas.
Banks profit from wars too
The people who
are the people who make wars possible.
"A few profit and the many pay
. But there is a way to stop
it. You can't end it by disarmament conferences. You can't eliminate it by
peace parleys at Geneva. Well-meaning but impractical groups can't wipe it
out by resolutions. It can be smashed effectively only by taking the
profit out of war." Famous Rants
"There are only two things we should fight for. One is the
defense of our homes and the other is the
Bill of Rights
Empire Files - The Rise of History's Biggest Empire
War is complete
madness. It is the most ugliest and most despicable human flaw there is.
be good. We are born good. But this type of sickness comes from people not
having enough knowledge and information, which we have clearly witnessed
and measured. When humans are more knowledgeable and more informed, humans
will always be good. That's because when people are more aware of what's
, they will always seek
peaceful solutions and seek
the path of least effort and resistance
, which is the
basic function of all life on earth
, it's just
natural. So Education needs to improve, because these kind of things don't
fix themselves, as we can clearly see. We are better then this. It's
time for an exit plan, a way out of this mess. Leave no one behind. It's
War is illegal
is illegal, so that makes
. But just having a
law does not stop a crime. You have to improve education if you
want to stop crimes. And you also have to create a
that does not encourage crimes, or causes
to happen. This is not
about Self Defense
Work It Out
Is It Good For? Absolutely Nothing! Say it Again
is the unlawful
killing of another human
justification or valid excuse
, especially the unlawful killing of another
human being with planning or plotting in advance with intention
to murder someone.
the deliberate and unlawful killing of one person by another; murder
occurs when one human being causes the death of another.
Witness a Murder
(Involuntary) is the unlawful killing of a human being without
, either expressed or implied.
Criminally Negligent Manslaughter
where death results from
, or, in some
jurisdictions, serious recklessness.
is the unlawful killing of a human being
without malice aforethought, either expressed or implied. It is
by the absence of intention. It is normally
divided into two categories; constructive manslaughter and
criminally negligent manslaughter
both of which involve criminal liability.
is also referred to as "unlawful act"
manslaughter. It is based on the doctrine of constructive malice, whereby
the malicious intent inherent in the commission of a crime is considered
to apply to the consequences of that crime. It occurs when someone kills,
without intent, in the course of committing an unlawful act. The malice
involved in the crime is transferred to the killing, resulting in a charge
act of murdering a number of people, typically simultaneously or over a
relatively short period of time and in close geographic proximity.
is force that a person uses causing, or that a person
knows or should know would create a substantial risk of causing, death or
serious bodily harm or injury. In most jurisdictions, the use of deadly
force is justified only under conditions of extreme necessity as a last
resort, when all lesser means have failed or cannot reasonably be
employed. Firearms, bladed weapons, explosives, and vehicles are among
those weapons the use of which is considered deadly force. The use of
non-traditional weapons in an offensive manner, such as a baseball bat,
sharp pencil, tire iron or other, may also be considered deadly force.
Executive Actions of the CIA
. It is said that these operations may have
been conducted by the CIA's Division D, a subsection of the agency's
Directorate of Operations.
is a leader
able to exercise military, economic, and political
control over a subnational territory
within a sovereign state due to his or her ability to mobilize loyal armed
forces. These armed forces, usually considered militias, are loyal to the
warlord rather than to the state regime. Warlords have existed throughout
much of history, albeit in a variety of different capacities within the
political, economic, and social structure of states or ungoverned
Types of Killing
is being uncivilized savage
. Wild and menacing.
. Attack brutally and fiercely. Unrestrained and crudely rich.
. Excessively greedy
is being hostile,
and eager to fight.
Crimes Against Humanity
are certain acts that are
deliberately committed as part of a widespread or systematic attack
directed against any civilian population or an identifiable part of a
Crimes Against Humanity Initiative
are actions conducted with or
marked by hidden aims or methods
is the practice of forcing another party to act in an
involuntary manner by use of intimidation or threats or some other form of
pressure or force.
Posse Comitatus Act
is to limit the powers of the federal government in using
federal military personnel to enforce domestic policies within the United
is the arbitrary or unrestrained exercise of power
; cruel and
oppressive abuse of authority. Unjust severity of government on the part
of any ruler. Tyranny of the Majority
is used in discussing an inherent weakness
in the system
of pure direct
and majority rule. Tyranny of the majority involves a
scenario in which a majority of an electorate places its own interests
above, and at the expense
and to the detriment of
, those in the minority, where by that
detriment constitutes active oppression comparable to that of a tyrant or
Why civilians suffer more once a war is over: Margaret Bourdeaux
(video and interactive text)
is an act that constitutes a serious violation of
of war that gives rise to individual
Examples of war crimes include intentionally
prisoners, torture, destroying civilian property, taking hostages,
, using child soldiers, pillaging, declaring that no quarter
will be given, and using weapons that cause superfluous injury
is determining what constitutes a war
List of War Crimes
List of Convicted War Criminals
food additives, pharmaceuticals, pollution)
Law of War
is a legal term
of art that refers to
the aspect of public international law concerning acceptable
justifications to engage in war. Laws
United Nations Charter
is a constituent treaty.
is a treaty prohibiting the use of chemical and
biological weapons in international armed conflicts.
Chemical Weapons Convention
is an arms control treaty that outlaws the
production, stockpiling, and use of chemical weapons and their precursors.
Biological Weapons Convention
was the first multilateral disarmament
treaty banning the production of an entire category of weapons.
League of Nations
was an intergovernmental organisation founded on 10
January 1920 as a result of the
Paris Peace Conference
that ended the First World War. It was the
first international organisation whose principal mission was to maintain
Treaty of Versailles
was the most important of the peace treaties that
brought World War I to an end. The Treaty ended the state of war between
Germany and the Allied Powers. It was signed on 28 June 1919, exactly five
years after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand.
is the abduction or
unlawful transportation of a person
usually to hold the person against his or her will
is the criminal act of capturing and carrying away by force.
is the act of depriving people of their liberty, usually in relation to an
investigation or prevention of a crime, and thus detaining the arrested
person in a procedure as part of the criminal justice
a military blockade of a city or fortress with the intent of conquering by
weakening peoples defenses by stopping food, water and other necessities,
is the act of deliberately inflicting
on an organism in order to fulfill some desire of the
torturer or compel some action from the
. Torture, by
definition, is a knowing and intentional act; deeds which unknowingly or
negligently inflict pain without a specific intent to do so are not
typically considered torture.
Anti Torture Act
is an international human rights treaty,
under the review of the United Nations, that aims to prevent torture and
other acts of cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment around
was a military investigation into the torture and
abuse of prisoners at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.
is a form of irregular warfare in which a small
group of combatants such as paramilitary personnel, armed civilians, or
irregulars use military tactics including ambushes,
, raids, petty
warfare, hit-and-run tactics, and mobility to fight a larger and
less-mobile traditional military.
Rights of Humans
- International Law
War Powers Act of 1941
increased Federal power during World
War Powers Resolution
is a federal law intended to check the
president's power to commit the United States to an armed conflict without
the consent of the U.S. Congress.
Global Research, war is illegal
107,394 Americans who have been diagnosed with cancers and other
diseases after building the nation’s nuclear stockpile
the last seven decades. At least 33,480 Americans dead. Federal
officials greatly underestimated how sick the U.S. nuclear
workforce would become. At first, the government predicted the
program would serve only 3,000 people at an annual cost of $120
million. Fourteen years later, taxpayers have spent sevenfold
that estimate, $12 billion, on payouts and medical expenses for
more than 53,000 workers.
Betrayed - 100 Years of US Troops as Lab Rats // Empire File 026
(youtube, 31 mins.)
Soldiers Exposed to Mustard Gas Database
A Military should be about self-defense, not aggression
People need protection, and people need a way to defend themselves. They
need to defend their family, defend their friends, defend their neighbors,
and defend their fellow citizens and defend
There are scumbags in America who want
to happen because they can profit
from it. Most
terrorist acts are known about before hand,
just like 9-11
it's just that the scumbags let the attacks happen because they
can profit from it. They murder innocent people so they can keep
their jobs, how f*cked up is that!. Just like the scumbags who
knew about the financial
collapse in 2008
before it happened. There are some really
sick and f*cked up people
out there who don't care about
profiting from the misery of others.
Scorched Earth Policy
is a military strategy of burning or destroying
buildings, crops, or other resources that might be of use to an invading
enemy force. But it is now used a s a method to make areas unlivable and
unstable so that a state becomes weak unable to defend themselves, and
also weak countries are easier to exploit and manipulate and control.
"We need to stand against ignorance of all
, whether it's war, murder, rape, corruption, propaganda,
prejudice, and so on."
Empire Files - 9/11 and the Belligerent Empire
min 48 sec. Published on Sep 11, 2015)
In September 11th's episode of The Empire Files on
Abby Martin examines the two major wars launched under the
"Global War on Terror"--their historical development and their
aftermath. Featuring former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark,
this episode digs into the tragedy of a region shaped by Empire.
1,300 people have died from ground zero dust exposure, a 20%
rise in cancer from 911 ground zero exposure.
annually across the U.S. nearly tripled
between 2002 and 2013,
National Vital Statistics System
(thanks to the CIA
Empire Files: 'This Ship is Sinking' Says Former Bush Official
(youtube, Dec 11, 2015 24 mins.)
Abby Martin interviews retired U.S. Army Colonel Lawrence
Wilkerson, former national security advisor to the Reagan
administration, who spent years as an assistant to Secretary of
State Colin Powell during both Bush administrations. Today, he
is honest about the unfixable corruption inside the
establishment and the corporate interests driving foreign
Obama: A Legacy of Ashes
(youtube, 1 hour Corbett report)
(youtube, 1:04 )
War Is a Racket
More than 90,000 soldiers and Marines
, many of them elite
fighters, are deployed four or more times.
"The Military should be used for
, Emergency Response and Helping
Displaced People. Using the military as
self-defense, or to enforce political agendas, should only be
used as a last resort of a world gone mad."
When a Strong Defense Increases the Chance of War
Stability - Instability Paradox
states that when two countries each have nuclear weapons, the probability
of a direct war between them greatly decreases, but the probability of
minor or indirect conflicts between them increases.
is a strategy intended to dissuade an adversary from
taking an action not yet started, or to prevent them from doing something
that another state desires.
is a military doctrine and nuclear
strategy in which a state commits itself to retaliate in much greater
force in the event of an attack. Blowback
is the practice of trying to achieve an
advantageous outcome by pushing dangerous events to the brink of active
Fog of War
used to define uncertainty mechanics in wargames.
is a theory that explains why preemptive strikes occur between two groups,
out of bilateral fear of eminent attack. Without outside influences
this situation will lead to a fear spiral (Catch-22
in which Fear
will lead to an arms race which in turn will lead to
increasing fear. The Hobbesian trap can be explained in terms of
. Although cooperation
would be the better outcome for both sides,
leads to the adoption of strategies that have negative
outcomes for individual players and all players combined. The theory has
been used to explain outbreaks of conflicts and violence, spanning from
individuals to states.
is a control
mechanism designed to achieve a high level of security for especially
critical material or operations. Under this rule all access and actions
requires the presence of two authorized people at all times.
How one Russian man avoided
World War 3 Vasili Arkhipov
is a war that is commenced in an attempt to repel or defeat a perceived
imminent offensive or invasion, or to gain a strategic advantage in an
impending (allegedly unavoidable) war shortly before that attack
materializes. It is a war that preemptively 'breaks the peace'. The term
'preemptive war' is sometimes confused with the term 'preventive war'. The
difference is that a preventive war is launched to destroy the potential
threat of the targeted party, when an attack by that party is not imminent
or known to be planned. A preemptive war is launched in anticipation of
immediate aggression by another party. Most contemporary scholarship
equates preventive war with aggression, and therefore argues that it is
illegitimate. The waging of a preemptive war has less stigma attached than
does the waging of a preventive war. The initiation of armed conflict:
that is being the first to 'break the peace' when no 'armed attack' has
yet occurred, is not permitted by the UN Charter, unless authorized by the
UN Security Council as an enforcement action. Some authors have claimed
that when a presumed adversary first appears to be beginning confirmable
preparations for a possible future attack, but has not yet actually
attacked, that the attack has in fact 'already begun', however this
opinion has not been upheld by the
is a war initiated to prevent another party from acquiring a capability
for attacking. The power being attacked has either a latent threat
capability or has shown through its posturing that it intends to follow
suit with a future attack. Preventive war aims to forestall a shift in the
balance of power by strategically attacking before the balance of power
has a chance to shift in the direction of the adversary. Preventive war is
distinct from preemptive war, which is first strike when an attack is
imminent. Preventive war undertaken without the approval of the United
Nations is illegal under the modern framework of international law, though
Robert Delahunty and John Yoo from the George W. Bush administration
maintained in their discussion of the Bush Doctrine that these standards
is a military operation that seeks through
aggressive projection of armed force to occupy territory, gain an
objective or achieve some larger strategic, operational or tactical goal.
Another term for an offensive often used by the media is 'invasion', or
the more general 'attack'.
military offensive in which large parts of combatants of one geopolitical
entity aggressively enter territory
controlled by another such entity, generally with the objective of either
conquering, liberating or re-establishing control or authority over a
territory, forcing the partition of a country, altering the established
government or gaining concessions from said government, or a combination
thereof. An invasion can be the cause of a war, be a part of a larger
strategy to end a war, or it can constitute an entire war in itself. Due
to the large scale of the operations associated with invasions, they are
usually strategic in planning and execution.
Declaration of War
is a formal act by which one state goes to war
against another. The declaration is a performative speech act (or the
signing of a document) by an authorized party of a national government, in
order to create a state of war between two or more states.
"Our country is now geared to an arms economy bred in an
artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and an incessant
"Our swollen budgets constantly have been misrepresented to the
. Our government has kept us in a perpetual state
of fear — kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor — with the
cry of grave national emergency. Always there has been some terrible evil
at home or some monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up if
we did not blindly rally behind it by furnishing the exorbitant funds
demanded. Yet, in retrospect, these disasters seem never to have happened,
seem never to have been quite real." (Douglas
is the use of intentionally
(terror) in order to achieve a
religious, or ideological aim.
beliefs are used as an excuse to commit a crime, then
our greatest enemy."
"The enemy within us is sometimes more dangerous
then the enemy outside us." Censorship
- Media Manipulation
"Terrorism is a
of solving problems, and it's also
. But a suicide bomber is still less destructive then a corrupt
politician or a corrupt corporation who mass murders people and poisons the
environment every single day. At least the suicide bomber kills
themselves, unlike the corrupt politician or the corrupt corporation who
continues to mass murder every single day and continues to poison the water, the
air, the land, the food, as well as the minds of people. And when people
this corruption, they become
to murder and all the
crimes being committed. "
is government support of violent
non-state actors engaged in terrorism.
Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism
(Global Terrorism Database)
Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment
is the U.S. government's
central database on known or suspected international terrorists, and
contains highly classified information provided by members of the
Intelligence Community such as CIA, DIA, FBI, NSA, and many others.
Civil Liberties Oversight Board
is war between belligerents whose
relative military power differs significantly, or whose strategy or
tactics differ significantly. This is typically a war between a standing,
professional army and an insurgency or resistance movement.
is unintended consequences of
a covert operation
that are suffered by the aggressor. To the
suffering the blowback
of covert operations, the effect typically
manifests itself as "random
" acts of political violence without a
discernible, direct cause; because the public—in whose name the
intelligence agency acted—are unaware of the effected secret attacks that
provoked revenge (counter-attack) against them.
Executive Mansion, Washington, Nov. 21, 1864. (a
brief moment of morality).
Madam, (Mrs. Bixby) - I have been shown in the files of the War
Department a statement of the Adjutant General of Massachusetts that you
are the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on the field of
battle. I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine
which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so
overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering to you the consolation
that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your
bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and
lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a
sacrifice upon the altar of Freedom. (Yours, very sincerely and
(a cowards way of
- Power Disease
is the ignorant belief that if one country in
a region came under the influence of communism, then the surrounding
countries would follow in a domino effect.
was instead of having one big war, scumbags in
power decided to have a bunch of smaller wars and
weaken nations so that they can be easily exploited.
stated that further efforts by European
nations to take control of any independent state in North or South America
would be viewed as "the manifestation of an unfriendly disposition toward
the United States. which was a sad attempt to find any excuse to start a fight.
- the Right to Disagree
National Defense Authorization Act
really specify the budget
and expenditures of
U.S. Department of Defense
Reactionary War Policy
The Art of
is an ancient Chinese military treatise dating from the
5th century BC.
Why does Power Corrupt
We have Language Now, so there is no need to act like animals or to force people to
fight like animals or to live like animals.
is the best option, and the best choice for
everyone. War is the result of communication manipulation.
Citizens never know the true details of why a war is happening,
and people never know the real reasons why men must kill each
other. The senseless death of people is not a solution to any
problem. We should never forsake our gift of language or misuse
all the technology that gives us the ability to communicate with
almost every person on the planet. All life forms survive and
flourish because they have mastered the ability to
and receive information
. Humans also have this ability, but
humans are the only species that uses information to kill it's
own. We must insure that all humans have access to the most
valuable knowledge and information that is available, without
manipulation of information
U.S. Military trained more
desk pilots for drones
pilots for planes. They also bought more U.A.V. Drones or
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
then real jet fighting planes. Not
necessarily bad if
are used for
, but sadly
citizens have no control or say over what the Military does in
the name of Peace
and Human Betterment
is a great example why believing that you are
above the law will always have negative consequences.
Thomas Drake, Former Senior Executive at the National Security
The Invisible War (2012)
To all the victims of war, and not
just the soldiers, but to every man, women and child who
tragically lost their lives, all in the name of war.
is a Beautiful Tribute
that say's "Goodbye my to all who
have died before us, we will see you soon enough. But before our
eyes meet, we will do everything in our power to honor the lives
that we have lost by doing everything that we can to honor the
lives that we have left." One cannot preserve life unless one is
willing to give their own life. Our pride does not come from our
willingness to fight, our pride comes from our willingness not be be
fooled into a fight, especially knowing that we have better
ways to communicate and better alternatives to work out our problems.
Hurting each other or Killing each other will never solve our
There are currently 23 countries in
the world that don't have an army
, and they seem to get by just
Countries that Britain has not invaded world map
"War needs instigators, and followers. But
leaders my not be the only instigators, because leaders
themselves my be followers of the true instigators."
"For now we must hold on to our weapons, but our weapons
should only be use as equalizers to deter violence, weapons are
not to be used. to use violence is to lose your mind, if you
asked some one if they would like to lose their mind, people
would say no, because people like their mind, but if you asked
that person if they would use violence against another person,
you would have some people saying yes, even though losing your
mind and using violence are the same thing. Animals have an
instinct to fight, but Humans don't have an instinct to fight,
humans have an instinct to think, and when humans don't think,
that is when the fighting begins. fighting is also a learned
behavior, a behavior we can do without, for it serves no purpose
other then inflicting suffering and death. Living in peace has
nothing to do with wars or fighting, peace is all about living.
So lets live."
divided against itself will be ruined, and a house divided
against itself will fall."
"Then he taught them by
saying, "Scripture says, 'My house will be called a house of
prayer for all nations,' but you have turned it into a gathering place for thieves."
"A man who is kind benefits
himself, but a cruel man hurts himself"
Mark 11:17 -
"If you can secure a region using
education, by giving everyone access to the most valuable
information and knowledge, so that every citizen is fully
informed of their situation, so they know what choices and
options they have, then there would be
no wars. Everyone will always choose
the path of least
"It's hard to get anything done when
people are constantly trying to kill you."
turns into action of the most monumental kind.
action? What Influences
? What does it take to
people to care and to take
a lot is good, but knowing how to take
is better. There's a big difference between knowing and doing.
What good is having
if it doesn't lead you to take Action? What good is
if that particular
takes you in the wrong direction?
"Ignorance has prevailed so long
only because people do not want to find out the truth
Simply improving our
System of Government
give us all the changes we need,
so what's next?
Trouble with the Truth
Who will write the
A Taste of Armageddon
is a first-season episode of the
original American science fiction television series, Star Trek. It was
first broadcast on February 23, 1967, and repeated July 20, 1967.
- A Peculiar Variety of Diplomacy
What is even more disturbing is the
Civics Questions that people need to know in order to
become a U.S. Citizen.
1) What is the Supreme Law of the Land? The Constitution,
yet our own politicians disobey it and disrespect it.
12) What is the
Rule of Law
? Everyone must Follow the Law,
yet our own politicians disobey laws and disrespect our
14) What stops one Branch of Government from becoming too
Powerful? Checks and Balances and
Separation of Powers
, yet we see no such thing
51) What are the two Rights of everyone living in the United
States? Freedom of Speech
Freedom of Assembly
Freedom of Expression,
Freedom to Petition the Government
Yet these Rights are being threatened and even ignored.
53) What is one Promise you make when you become a United States
Citizen? Defend the The Constitution and the laws of the
United States. I guess this means that our politicians are
not U.S. Citizens.
55) What are two ways that Americans can participate in their
Democracy? None of the answers that they provide even come
close to participating in a Democracy or even make a difference,
I guess that's why they mislead and misinform you, so is to give
you the illusion that you are actually participating in a
Democracy or that you even have a real
61)Why did the Colonists fight the British?
The same reason why people are protesting now. Because
of high taxes, Because homes being taken (foreclosures), Because
people did not have self-government.
The Declaration of Independence
11) What is the Economic System in the United
Capitalist Economy and market economy.
Two failures that have
undermined our country and created more poor people then any
other time in our nations history.
86) What major event happened on September 11, 2001, in the
United States? There is really no simple answer, other then a
USA Patriot Act
Some of the civics questions are a little
, almost like you're joining a
Naturalization Oath Ceremony
kind of feels more like an
Not to say that all gangs are bad, it's just some of their
actions are bad. But America is not a gang; America is a
beautiful country that's made up of all kinds of people from all
over the world. America is more like a big
, a family that is not always as close as it
should be, but we're getting there. One of the things we
learned is that we need each other. So this family will never
ask you to kill, or do something against your will. That's only
our government, and our government acts more like
when they should be acting more like
most Americans are. People want to belong to something they feel
is important, people want to be apart of a family they can trust
and respect, so America should not exploit this need, we should
instead embrace this as an opportunity to begin a new
friendship, a friendship of great importance. So just telling
new citizens to Vote
will not improve our
country or will it ever fix our problems. So as an American you
must do much more then just vote. You must educate yourself
about your government, your community and yourself, because they
will not teach you those things in school, because our education
system is broken and dysfunctional, but many people are aware of
this, so our education problem will soon be improved. But till
then, You must be active in your own education, and understand
that citizens are they only true source of change. All we ask of
you is to please help us to improve our world, and to be a
positive influence and obey the laws. And if you find a law to
be unjust, please help us repeal these unjust laws so that no
one becomes victimized or abused. Welcome to America, welcome to
the family of all families, welcome to the future.
is a doctrine of military strategy and
national security policy in which a full-scale use of nuclear weapons by
two or more opposing sides would cause the complete annihilation of both
the attacker and the defender (see pre-emptive nuclear strike and second
strike). It is based on the theory of deterrence, which holds that the
threat of using strong weapons against the enemy prevents the enemy's use
of those same weapons. The strategy is a form of Nash equilibrium in
which, once armed, neither side has any incentive to initiate a conflict
or to disarm.
If higher education
is to become
a civic learning organization it will mean giving conscious
attention to the public and
productive qualities of the creation
and diffusion of knowledge. Putting the "public" back into
public universities means Multiplying Public Spaces
where people with diverse views can wrestle with controversial issues. It
means keeping knowledge creation public, open, and accessible - resisting
trends toward the privatization and patenting of knowledge.
The traditional argument that
mass education was necessary for intelligent participation in
and that it must extend beyond the common school was
heard in discussions regarding high schools, libraries, and
Our Systems are Dysfunctional,
Malfunctioning and Nonfunctional.
Our Government System is Dysfunctional
Our Money System is Dysfunctional
Our Communications System is Dysfunctional
Our Legal System is Dysfunctional
and the worst of all,
Our Education System is Dysfunctional.
are Killing Us and Killing our Planet.
We Need to Stop this Waste and Abuse.
We have the Ability to Fix These Dysfunctions, and So We Shall.
"It's kind of sad that we even have to protest, but when there's a defect in the
system, you have to repair it."
So how would you teach
? “If you don't know, the thing to do is not
to get scared, but to learn.”
It's more then just
People throughout history felt comfortable and even accepted
people in power
because they believed it was necessary. But we
can clearly see from our past history and our present state that
people in power make bad decisions, mostly because of corruption
and ignorance. So having people in power is not sustainable and
is clearly not working. We don't need
or followers, we
. Everyone has to understand their responsibilities
and stop pretending that someone else understands their
responsibilities for them. Millions are at risk and vulnerable
because they are dependent on the system or government. If the
system fails people will die and people will suffer, which has
been clearly documented throughout human history. So people must
be prepared and be educated about this reality. If your
Government fails you still have the states, but If the states
are dependent on the government then the States will fail. But
you still have the communities and the towns, but if the towns
and communities are dependent on the state then the towns and
communities will fail and collapse into chaos. If the individual
is dependent on the town and the community then the individual
will die, extinction. People must have support systems and have
a clear understanding of what to do in case of emergencies,
whether it is a financial collapse
or natural disaster. Everyone
must know how to start over and have a clearly thought out plan
for survival. Sadly this is already a reality for millions of
humans everyday. And sadly this will continue to get worse if we
don't improve the systems that we have in place. You must
understand your Big 5 Needs
. To reverse this
dependency on corrupt and ignorant leaders and their financiers,
first a person has to make themselves valuable to their
community and their town by offering a needed service or skill.
Then the community and the town will be dependent on the
individuals. Then when the community becomes
then they will be valuable to the State, which
will make the states dependent on communities and towns instead
of the other way around. Then when the states become
self-reliant and self-sustainable then they will be valuable to
the Government or Management System. Then the Government will be
dependent on the states, the communities and the individuals,
thus governments and people in power will not be able to
manipulate or control people for their own selfish interests,
they will only do what is needed by the people. "We
One of those problems you have to "Learn Your Way Out"
This is just a basic outline
and does not list all the problems that need solving.
I wrote this text below 5 years ago, so this needs to be
rewritten and updated. (June, 30th, 2016).
Are people so dependent on the need to be
? Are people afraid to Lead themselves?
something that people don’t understand? Always
following leaves you vulnerable and unaware of all the facts.
This is not to say that being
A Great Follower
is not important. You should at least know
what it means to lead and know what it means to be a leader so
that you understand the responsibilities and understand the
dangers. You should also be aware of all the questions that need
to be asked. Don't expect, it's better to be Prepared.
We need to stop the corruption
that is killing our species and poisoning the only planet in our
Solar System. This may be a silent killer for some people but it is definitely
horrifically real for 100’s of millions.
This corruption is not right, this corruption is not good, and
this corruption is not even logical.
We have the abilities to correct these mistakes
and thus we shall.
"People have had the power all along
. But the main reason why people are
unaware of their power is because they don't have the necessary
information and knowledge that is needed in order to understand
that the power has always been there."
Diffusion of Responsibility
Define the Responsibilities
. (Government Employees)
Confirm that the Responsibilities are being
Performed Correctly and Adequately
Fix Flaws and Vulnerabilities Accordingly and
Efficiently. (Replace Incompetent Employees)
Fourth: Change the Laws
that allow Social
Activities to be corrupted by Money.
Release Patent Restrictions on
Technologies that impede Social Progress. Copyrights
- Proprietary Rights
Complete Education System
into Handheld Portable
Software and Deliver it on Laptop PC's by anyone.
Create Millions of Jobs that
Make a Difference
Build Sustainable Transportation,
Practice Sustainable Farming
Health Care for all
Open the Channels of Communication for
everyone by using all of our
is an assembly composed of the
representatives of the nation.
We need more then just scientists, we need fully educated
people. So education needs to improve first.
Start with a Two Part Plan:
1: Starting at the top by fixing the
laws that encourage corruption and protect criminals in power. Motion
2: Starting at the bottom by improving education so that it does
not produce corrupt and dysfunctional individuals who become mindless
The world needs a
that has no political affiliation and uses
the democratic process only as a guide.
This is Business 101:
How to Manage a Country.
Management System will consist of Team Members with each team
member capable of being a team leader and will also be
. Management System will consist of layers. All
layers will be aware of what each layer is doing and what each
layers responsibilities are. This Management System will be
designed so that it is incorruptible and
If you cut off it's head it will simply grow a new head. There
will be no more Presidents, for managing a country is not a
one-man job, never has been and never will be as proven by our
You hire the most qualified people that the world has to offer.
You do this in a
And in this public forum is where the public votes. If a person
cannot perform their responsibilities, for whatever reason, then
they will be replaced with the next qualified applicant.
Some of the same elements of this Management System can be used
to manage personal lives so that this logic will trickle down
and be understood by everyone.
We need a detailed
that is clearly understood by all.
Monitoring System (beta)
We will never have significant changes unless people
in large numbers.
You have to march and show your numbers so that
The Powers That Be
understand the people’s commitment and
seriousness. People have to know why they are protesting and
that protesting is only one step in a multistep process we call
"change" or "Improvements". You have to have your list of
improvements that are known to be right and that everyone agrees
and understands these needed changes. This will require a
where we can have an
. We would use our best Scientists, Professors
and Intellectuals. We would also use our best lawyers and judges
to advise everyone so that everyone fully understands the law
and the constitution. The Supreme Court and our Politicians
would have a very limited role in these debates for their trust
and competence has been considerably diminished. Our much needed
changes will be signed into law that day or very soon
afterwards. Our political leaders will publicly announce that
these laws are just and thus these laws will be followed.
If political and corporate leaders cannot fulfill
their duties and responsibilities
they will then be replaced. No
pensions, no buyouts or special treatment. You will be sent back
to the end of the line where you will have to start over again
and prove your worthiness to society like everyone else. The
Supreme Court will no longer be 12, for 12 is to easy to corrupt
and manipulate. I believe a Supreme Court of 120 judges and
members will be more stable and reliable especially when all
debates will be done in public, Live TV, radio, news papers and
the Internet, which is the best choice because you can also read
the documents and evidence and do your own research while listening to the debates,
you can also watch in social groups.
will be done by show of hands
that will be videotaped. Each voter will also hand in a written
ballot. This will totally eliminate voter fraud because it will
be impossible to refute millions of witnesses. Yes you will have
no privacy when voting. But when we are voting on things that
affect all of us, we can no longer keep these particular issues
private. You will see how others voted and most likely question
your own validity as well as the validity of others.
Conversations will no longer be in the dark. It’s time for us to
become friends and become responsible for future generations and
ourselves. You have to see the people you share the land with
and put a face on your actions. All public services will be
continually to insure Quality and Fairness.
The Internet is our greatest tool
Human Promise Manifesto
Every level of government has to have at least 5 expert math
people, people who provide the numbers behind the decisions or
changes. Then the experts present their math online to be
verified and checked by math experts around the world. Then if
the math is ignored, people have to explain why.
"You don't need a Government, you need a Management System that
operates under a strict set of rules that only has power that
people allow them to have, it does not dictate, it only listens
and gives feedback."
is to issue commands or orders. Rule as a
The Supreme Court
should use an online forum where the big
questions are asked to a worldwide community of people. People
who can combine their efforts. That's millions of people with
varying degrees of expertise working together to solve a
problem. This would be a lot more accurate then having important
decisions being made by a hand full of people who are easily
manipulated and controlled. We have the technology but were not
using it correctly or effectively. If your reason is not based
on facts, then what is it based on?
Dwight D. Eisenhower Speech
"When I think about all the work that needs to be done in this world there's
always this one thing I never have to worry about, and that is the lack of people, we
are definitely not short on people. So the problem is clearly
To vote is to take an oath
With this vote I promise
to devote some of my time on
making improvements in my community and in my government. Just
voting and hoping that the politician will do the right thing is
not as effective as taking the necessary steps to make sure that our politicians are doing that right thing.
"In order to improve and
change things you need to build a new model that makes the
existing model obsolete. Fighting the existing system is fine,
but if you don't have anything that will replace the current
system and make it obsolete, then fighting will only be
temporally successful. You have to use people, time and
resources effectively and wisely. After all, humans are the most
valuable resource on the planet. Don't waste that potential, use it."
When things don't make sense, or when bad things happen, people get angry, especially
knowing that better choices are available. When there are better
choices, people should know about these choices and be able and
be allowed to make these choices. People should not have other
people making choices for them, especially bad choices. People
should not have other people limit their choices either. GFYA
"All this fighting is stupid because it hurts everyone, and everything.
Everyone is in this together. So we must do everything that's in
our power to learn how to work together. Working together makes
life better and it gives us more opportunities.
Fighting makes life worse and it reduces our opportunities. I
know that we can all agree in
one thing, and that is, we have
brains. So it's time that we
prove to the world that we know
how to use our brains, properly.
We are not wild animals,
anymore. We are intelligent
human beings, and we have had
the ability to be intelligent
for thousands of years. We
should act more intelligent,
instead of acting more like we
have lost our minds. We can do
this, and we have already
started. Now it's time for a
great awakening, or in better
words, it's that time that we
started working together instead
of fighting all the time. This
is going to be one of our
greatest moments in history,
which will produce some of our
great memories for millions upon
millions of people to enjoy, now
and in our future. Did you feel
that? That was the feeling you
get when every cell in your body
is rejoicing, rejoicing in
knowing that you have finally
realized your potential, and
have came into being. So now,
the future looks bright, very
Now that's a slam-dunk, Bam!"
The Five Stairsteps - Ooh Child
(Things are Gonna Get Easier)
malice toward none, with charity
for all, with firmness in the
right as God gives us to see the
right, let us strive on to
finish the work we are in, to
bind up the nation's wounds, to
care for him who shall have
borne the battle and for his
widow and his orphan, to do all
which may achieve and cherish a
just and lasting peace among
ourselves and with all nations."
"When we feel that our sacrifice
is for the good of our fellow
man, for the good of the people,
and that it protects our family
and our species, then giving our
lives becomes more then just
honorable, it's also logical and
that the action can be proven
and calculated to be the best
choice that would ultimately
Everyone should understand the
, as well
as support and trust.
Brotherhood makes you feel that
you are not alone because you
have people who care about you,
which gives a person strength
and purpose. It's a type of love
that all humans should feel. So
why can't we? Why do we have to
wait for a life and death
situation in order to show our
commitment to each other. Why
should a soldier only feel
brotherhood and camaraderie
while in military service. And
why does this brotherhood and
camaraderie fade when our
soldiers come home. Soldiers
should not only associate war
with brotherhood. When soldiers
come home so should the
If war has taught us only one
thing of value, it's that when
we work with mutual trust, and
when we work together as a team,
we are at our strongest. We
should not wait for war for this
human quality to appear, we
should exercise this quality
every day. If the military can
train soldiers to understand
brotherhood, then our education
system can do the same.
Brotherhood and camaraderie is
. But depending on a
persons upbringing and
environment this human quality
can be easily lost or muted. But
brotherhood can be regained if a
person is put into a unique
situation or given the right
kind of training with the right
kind of people, like they have
in the military..
Brotherhood or camaraderie
should go beyond the circle of
friends, it should not be
contained or restrained, you
have a responsibility towards
your team members, but also, the
team has a responsibility to the
people you represent, your
Know who's got your back, and
know who's got your front, but
more importantly, know who you
represent. It's easy to get
recognition for the work that
you do from the people you work
with, but as soon as you leave
work, the recognition is gone.
And if you depend on that
recognition, you will feel lost
without it. That is one part of
teaching people about
brotherhood that we need to
The military knows how to
protect a nation and knows how
to provide service and support
. So the military
needs to be a military. The
military should not have their
patriotism exploited by
corrupted governments and their
wealthy puppet masters. That's
the reason for having 2 people
with 2 keys in the silo.
working together avoids a chance
of a lone wolf going on a
sociopathic rage. The other
person with the key is the
citizens. But the scumbags in
our government keep stealing our
key. Meaning, we have no
"We should focus the training of
our soldiers more on how to save men, women and children, instead of just
training our soldiers on how to kill men, women and children."
We need to stop the separation
between the people and the
state, and the only way to close
that gap or loop hole is fill
the void with our most important
information and knowledge, and
make sure everyone is given
access, and assistance in
understanding it and using it
War is not only found on a
battle fields, war is anywhere
there is conflict and violence.
Though soldiers in the military
have more exposure, police also
have exposure, citizens caught
in the cross fire have exposure
and millions being displaced
have exposure. Wars
might not be everywhere, but the
effects of war are everywhere.
difference between home and war
is its location. A life a death
struggle is not just unique to
wars. More people are dying at
home. We need to defend our
home. And our best defense comes
from knowledge and information,
and we're not getting it. We
have more ways to communicate
information and knowledge then
any other time in human history,
we waste and abuse most of our
technologies. and to much of it
is controlled and manipulated,
and we are not getting the most
valuable information and
knowledge that's available.
Instead we are bombarded with
advertising and opinions, none
of which has any real value to
When you hear a politician say
that he's going to end a
particular war, you have to ask,
why just that one? And is that
war doing the most killing and
the most damage?
Everyone has blood on their
hands, so let's not point fingers or blame people, let us move forward.
The only way we are going to respect the dead and the dying is by letting
them know that their lives matter, and that their lives will always matter
till the end of time. That's our promise. Without us, who am I? What am I
without you, I'm nothing, and vise versa. I'm you, you're me, and we are
us. If you promise to stop killing, I promise to help you.
don't need to be Ruled
people don't need to be forced
to do things, people don't need
to be forced to live in fear or
forced to live with uncertainty.
People need to be informed,
people need the facts and the
truth about what's happening
around them, and in the world.
People are very capable of
managing themselves, for we have
been doing this for thousands of
years. It's just when a small
number of people want to control
things, that's when the problems
start, that's when the suffering
starts, that's when death and
destruction happens, this is a
as well as a
fact of today. People need an
open government, a government
that all people can directly
participate in. This way people
will know that the
responsibility of the world is
in their hands, and not in
someone else's hands, someone
who might not care if you live
Communication must improve,
we all work together then we
won't have to work so hard. Then
everyone can enjoy life to the
fullest. But we have to work
together, it's time to talk,
it's time to listen, it's
time...it's time for us to live,
it's time for us to live in
peace, it's time for us live to
potential, it's time for us to
love, it's time for us. it's