“We are part of nature. Nature made us and at our death we will be reabsorbed into nature. We are at home in nature and in our bodies. This is where we belong; this is where we must find and make our paradise, not in some spirit world on the other side of the grave. If nature is the only paradise, then separation from nature is the only hell. When we destroy nature, we create hell on earth for other species and for ourselves.”—WPM (via flowerchild7723)
“Well, I’ve changed the course of music five or six times. What have you done except fuck the president?”—Miles Davis to Nancy Reagan at a White House dinner in 1987 after she’d enquired as to what he’d done with his life to merit an invitation. source (via marxisforbros)
“Radical views that are outside the mainstream generally (but not always) are more reliable than the dominant view because they are more regularly challenged and tested against evidence. They do not get to float freely down the mainstream; they must swim against the current. They cannot rest on the orthodox power to foreclose dissent, and they are not supported by the unanimity of bias that passes for objectivity.”—Michael Parenti (via disobey)
In the BBC’s documentary called “The Power of Nightmares“ top CIA officials openly admit that Al Qaeda is a total and complete fabrication, never having existed at any time. al Qaeda is code for illegal CIA false flag attacks against the United States and other countries. The highly revealing BBC documentary digs deep into the roots of the war on terror, only to find that much of the widespread fear in the post-9/11 world has been fabricated by those in power for their own interests. Fear has been used widely in the media to manipulate the public into giving up civil liberties and turning over power to elite groups with their own hidden agendas.
On the 29th of September, a small group of people in the northern Greek city of Veria decided to take action and to reconnect the electricity supply in a number of houses that had been disconnected from the network. The electricity bills, it should be noted, are the government’s chosen medium of payment for the newest property tax; in a country with more than 80% home-ownership, thousands are expected to be unable to pay the tax (on top of their actual bill, of course) and to therefore face disconnection.
The group from Veria published the following text, explaining their action:
“At the present time, when citizens enjoy peace, order and security, where prudent laws and the welfare state are the rule, some citizens of Veria decided to commit a criminal act. They started reconnecting disconnected electricity supplies. Responding to the charge-ahead of barbarity, they reconnect the electricity to families that could not afford to pay it. And electricity is a common good. This behaviour toward the citizens of our country is a criminal one; even if they led them to unemployment and impoverishment, they now convict them to a third-world-like everyday condition. The ordinary citizens shall not bear the cost of the widespread looting by a handful of high-flying individuals, the sell-out of everything by political puppets. In this country, apart from the obligation to pay – over and over again – for thieves and crooks, we also have rights. And the most important of all is dignity.
The group reportedly opens up the electricity supply box, without the prior knowledge of its owner, re-connects the electricity and closes the box again, covering it with a sticker reading: “CITIZENS OF VERIA – Social Solidarity – We Reconnect the Electricity”.
“In response to a string of at least 10 unsolved sexual assaults in Brooklyn, New York police are reportedly stopping women on the street who are wearing clothing they say is revealing and advising them to cover up if they don’t want to be raped.”—
“When viewers in the UK attempt to watch videos of the protest, they are met with the message, ‘This content is not available in your country due to a government removal request.’”—
Paul Watson on YouTube’s new partnership with the UK government over protest videos • The British government is hoping the removal of certain protest images from the popular video sharing website will prevent copycat demonstrations from forming in the future. The British government isn’t the only one requesting YouTube pull demonstration videos: A geographic search reveals the US government has also requested YouTube remove certain videos along with keyword searches. source (via • follow)
I literally cannot believe this. This country is turning into a fucking police state.
“Enlightenment is always accidental. That does not mean that you have not to try for it, but your trying is not going to bring it. Your effort is not going to achieve it. But making the effort, searching in all directions in every possible way, some day it happens — not because of your efforts but because of your intense urge, a tremendous intensity like a flame within you. But it is always accidental; you cannot say, “It happened because I did that.” Otherwise, things would have been very simple.”—Osho (via lazyyogi)
“Old George Orwell got it backward. Big Brother isn’t watching. He’s singing and dancing. He’s pulling rabbits out of a hat. Big Brother’s busy holding your attention every moment you’re awake. He’s making sure you’re always distracted. He’s making sure you’re fully absorbed. He’s making sure your imagination withers. Until it’s as useful as your appendix. He’s making sure your attention is always filled. And this being fed, it’s worse than being watched. With the world always filling you, no one has to worry about what’s in your mind. With everyone’s imagination atrophied, no one will ever be a threat to the world.”—
“No real social change has ever come about without a revolution. People are either not familiar with their history, or they have not yet learned that revolution is but thought carried into action.”—Emma Goldman, “Anarchism” (via radmind)
…the Asahi newspaper is reporting that it will go ahead, saying the government decided it would be against the national interest to give in to Sea Shepherd’s obstruction. It’s also being reported that about $US27-million dollars will be injected into the program to improve safety for the whaling crews.
So they quit last year’s hunt prematurely because of Sea Shepherd. I posted about their announcement which included the following statement from them:
It has become increasingly difficult to secure the safety of the crew on research whaling vessels due to repeated interference from the anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd.
But now Japan is investing $27 million US for new protection. What will this protection comprise? Who knows. We only know that Sea Shepherd is in for a rough winter in the Antarctic Ocean.
All said, how is Japan going to avoid breaking the law while whaling this winter? The IMO banned heavy oils south of 60º South. The Nisshin Maru’s presence in the Southern Ocean is a direct violation of that ban. I’d keep my eyes on that one. It could be the very thing to bring down Japanese whalers, like Al Capone and his tax evasion.
“American citizens are supposed to have legal and civil rights that protect them from political or prosecutorial assassinations, even if they’re bad guys. Apparently, no longer. Still, Awlaki’s killing comes as no surprise, since the Obama administration long ago deemed him kill-worthy…
Awlaki was born in New Mexico, and he was linked to the Fort Hood shootings at a military base in Texas and to the attempted Times Square bombing, though his exact role in those and other cases is unclear, that is, whether he masterminded or organized them or simply served as a kind of spiritual mentor to people who were planning acts of violence anyway. The point is, no judicial case has been made against Awlaki, he hasn’t been formally accused in those events or others, the charges against him have never been proved in court. He was deemed guilty by the CIA and the US national security apparatus, and the sentence of death was carried out.”—Assassinating Awlaki: Obama Can Kill Anyone He Wants To (via thetelescreen)
About an hour ago Sea Shepherd tweeted the following:
Taiji: banger boats busy trying to drive a pod in. Looks like the pod is fighting hard and making it difficult!
That just sounds horrible. There’s some silver lining that the pod is fighting back, but the point is that they’re fighting. They’re instinctively fleeing a mysterious sound without knowing the real horror that awaits them if they make the wrong move into the cove.
Fucking Taiji fisherman. You have no souls. Dolphins are probably smarter than you and they can feel the fear you impose upon them because they’re self aware. They also suffer from depression when you murder off most of their pod before shipping them to an aquarium.