KPFA Special Programming- Block The Boat

KPFA Special Programming- Block The Boat, August 16, 2014, from Berkeley and the Oakland Docks, California. Protesters successfully blocked Israeli Zim ship Piraeus, from unloading in Oakland to oppose Israeli apartheid.

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Segment at Berth 57, Block The Boat



Mesh Networks Can Save the Internet

http://opengarden.net/2014/08/burning-man/ With FireChat, we can send texts and images even if no Internet access or cell phone coverage. This free app works on iOS and Android smartphones. It connects the devices together forming a peer-to-peer decentralized mesh network. Some burners may say ‘just keep the phones off’, others told us […] more

The Stars Say April 23-Big Event

My friend Ton Falvey just published this notice. Tom’s recently completed a new book on astology…. Warning On or about April 23 Mars, Jupiter, Uranus and Pluto form a rare cosmic cross in the sky. It will precisely align with Sun and Saturn in the United States national chart. http://principlesofastrology.com/images/cosmic-cross-apr23.png […] more

The Global Economy Is a Self Manifesting Deterrent to War

The Global economy is the new main player in the world politic. Nations are subservient to that. The current sanctions war over Crimea is a charade at best. A few days ago I taped a meeting of the San Francisco Employees Retirement System ($12 Bn in assets) Interesting to see […] more

The Truth Never Get’s Old

New show from Ben Swann using information by Architects and Engineers For 9/11 Truth For a more detailed analysis of the collapse of Building 7, please visit our pages at Tuthphalanx for AE911Truth researcher and Truthphalanx contributor, Chris Sarns. more

From A Ukraine Friend

http://www.zerohedge.com/contributed/2014-03-14/all-you-need-know-about-ukraine

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Had my friend in Central Ukraine comment on this Zerohedge report. Here’s what he sent today:

Hey Brother John!

I read the comments-fun! [in the zerohedge article] At least people are looking at it from THE GAS MONEY VIEWPOINT-which is constructive, though shallow- reality says it’s a mega-billion dollar game between Putin & the West. Putin must win, otherwise besides loosing markets (where they not only sell, but also buy) there’s a threat of a 5-8 min missile reach to Moscow from Ukraine [if the EU manages to convince Ukraine to host NATO protection] The West- is in a win situation in that case of return fire (preventive!) not a single EU citizen will be killed! The Russians will have to kill their own kind called “Ukrainians”!

In case Ukraine gets sold to the EU by the crooks [Yatsenyuk] who got to power instead of the famous ex-con-[Yanuchovich] the country will loose its heavy industry, agriculture, free medicare & a bunch of other stuff- winners don’t need competition & wont share their meal with despised losers!
If Russia imposes a friendly government in Ukraine- the EU will get a super strong competitor in the east that is self sufficient & will have to go seek survival contracts in Russia, which is not easy at all while the the middle class situation in the west is getting worse..
Politics is prostitution- a fact.

I believe all this ongoing crap in the world is meant to wake people up & realize themselves as humans & quit this bloody manipulation by reptilians or whatever you call this evil entity that manifests clearly in politicians & bureaucrats of all kinds. Humans are producers of good & value added products. Manipulative practices-are evil and that’s finances (the legitimate way of stealing from producers) and politics that serves financiers!

Violence, lies, theft, sex (in lieu of love) & greed, that’s what rules the world today- sick life experience! Patience & sober minds look like an acceptable remedy to survive (at least spiritually-which is believed to be the imperishable part of us) Fastidious & hypocritical? Just kidding!

Our Almost Orwellian State & NSA Surveillance Forum

“Our ‘Almost Orwellian’ State & NSA Surveillance” forum
January 23, 2014, @ 7:30 pm in the Sanctuary- St. John’s Presbyterian Church

This event is a fund-raiser for the Bill of Rights Defense Committee & the Freedom of the Press Foundation.

Daniel Ellsberg — America’s most well-known whistleblower, Ellsberg leaked the Pentagon Papers and changed Americans’ understanding of and support for the Vietnam War.

Shahid Bhuttar — Director of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, constitutional lawyer, grassroots organizer, independent columnist, musician, and poet
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Norman Solomon — Journalist, media critic, anti-war activist, co-founder of RootsAction.org, founding director of Institute for Public Accuracy, and author of War Made Easy.

Cindy Cohn — Legal Director and General Counsel of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Ms. Cohn serves as counsel in First Unitarian Church v. NSA and Jewel v. NSA, each seeking to stop the ongoing dragnet warrantless surveillance of millions of ordinary Americans.

Moderator: Robert Jaffe — Volunteer Attorney, Hedges v. Obama.

Hosted online by http://kpfa.org
Streamed by John Parulis, http://brightpathvideo.com with audio assistance from Alex Espolet

More on The Palantir Paypal Connections To Greenwald

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Glenn Greenwald is forming a new news service with PayPal’s Pierre Omidyar. Here’s some of the company information to what all this is connected to.
Forbes on Palantir’s Karp.

Glenn Greenwald, PayPal and the Truth

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Flirting with Sauron: The Risks of Trusting the Snowden Story
Posted on January 1, 2014 by Kevin Ryan

[From Kevin’s Blog, blocked by some virus protocols]

Last June, Glenn Greenwald at The Guardian revealed that Edward Snowden was the NSA insider behind “one of the most significant leaks in US political history.” Snowden explained his motivations through Greenwald by saying, “There are more important things than money…. harming people isn’t my goal. Transparency is.” Such altruistic motivations were welcome news at the time but have come into question recently given that only a tiny fraction of the documents have been released nearly a year after Snowden started working with Greenwald. Perhaps more importantly, billionaire Pierre Omidyar is funding Greenwald’s slow release of those documents and Omidyar’s Paypal Corporation has highly suspicious links to NSA spying and other dangers to civil rights.

It was originally reported that the number of documents Snowden had stolen was in the thousands. Today, however, that number is said to be nearly two million. This calls into question Snowden’s early statement, as reported by Greenwald, that he “carefully evaluated every single document to ensure that each was legitimately in the public interest.” The huge, new number also reveals that less than one tenth of one percent of the documents (only about 900) have actually been released to the public.

How could Snowden have “carefully evaluated every single” one of what is now being said to be nearly two million documents? He only worked for Booz Allen Hamilton for a few months. According to NSA Director Keith Alexander, Snowden also worked directly for NSA for twelve months prior to that, which is interesting. But still, that would require carefully evaluating thousands of documents a day during that entire time. Didn’t he have a job apart from that?

Journalist Margie Burns asked some good questions back in June that have not yet been answered. She wondered about the 29-year old Snowden who had been a U.S. Army Special Forces recruit, a covert CIA operative, and an NSA employee in various capacities, all in just a few, short years. Burns asked “How, exactly, did Snowden get his series of NSA jobs? Did he apply through regular channels? Was it through someone he knew? Who recommended him? Who were his references for a string of six-figure, high-level security jobs? Are there any safeguards in place so that red flags go up when a subcontractor jumps from job to job, especially in high-level clearance positions?”

Five months later, journalists Mark Ames and Yasha Levine investigated some of the businesses in which Greenwald’s benefactor Omidyar had invested. They found that the actual practices of those businesses were considerably less humanitarian than the outward appearance of Omidyar’s ventures often portray. The result was that Omidyar took down references to at least one of those businesses from his website.

sauron eyeIn December, whistleblower Sibel Edmonds broke the news that Omidyar‘s Paypal Corporation was implicated in the as-yet-unreleased NSA documents from Snowden. Moreover, Edmonds had been contacted by an NSA official who alleged that “a deal was made in early June, 2013 between the journalists involved in this recent NSA scandal and U.S. government officials, which was then sealed by secrecy and nondisclosure agreements by all parties involved.”

Omidyar, the son of Iranian exiles, certainly has some highly suspicious business associates at Paypal. Here are a few of the most influential of Omidyar’s Paypal colleagues.

Max Levchin, a co-founder of Paypal, has openly stated his support for NSA spying on Americans.
Alex Karp is now the CEO of Palantir, which is the most important company providing spying technology to the NSA. Palantir’s advisors include Condoleezza Rice and former CIA director George Tenet. The word Palantir refers to the seeing stones used primarily by the dark lord Sauron in The Lord of the Rings novels. From 2005 to 2008 the CIA was Palantir’s patron and only customer.
Peter Thiel has some interesting right-wing connections. Thiel started his career working for the CIA-linked law firm Sullivan & Cromwell and then Credit Suisse Group. In 2009, Thiel said, “I no longer believe that freedom and democracy are compatible,”
These facts about Omidyar’s Paypal colleagues should raise the level of skepticism about his new media venture with Greenwald and the slow release of the documents stolen by Snowden. It’s clear that Snowden’s whistleblowing has been co-opted by private corporate interests. Are those involved with privatization of the stolen documents also colluding with government agencies to frame and direct national discussions on domestic spying and other serious matters?

The possibilities are endless, it seems. Presenting documents at a measured rate could be a way to acclimate citizens to painful realities without stirring the public into a panic or a unified response that might actually threaten the status quo. And considering that the number of documents has somehow grown from only thousands to nearly two million, the few insiders could release practically anything, thereby controlling national dialogue on many topics.

We live in an age of information war. It does not serve the public interest well to ignore that fact at any time based on pre-conceived notions of what corporations, governments or journalists are capable of. Let’s hope that Greenwald, who has done some good work revealing government misconduct, will immediately release all of the stolen documents, speak to the claims of an alleged deal made with government officials, and admit the risks with regard to Omidyar and his Paypal colleagues.

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