Will Wave Of Action Become Nightmare For The 1%?

 

#RESIST! #ACTIVISM #OCCUPY #WORLDWIDE #WAVEOFACTION #Cookednews

 

Note: We don’t view te #WaveOfAction as a potential last gasp of Occupy.  It is one more series of protests and resistance efforts that will continue no matter how large the #WaveOfAction protests are.  It is up to the people how large the protests are, how creative and how effective.  This is part of the process of building a mass movement — a movement that is much more than the occupy encampments were. 

What will prove to be either the last gasp of the Occupy Movement, or its Renaissance as a social powerhouse, will lie in the success and its embrace of a highly-publicized #WaveOfAction which launches a major 90-day program of protest and resistance on April 4.

The Wave begins, symbolically, on the date of the assassination of Martin Luther King and ends, symbolically, on July the 4th.  It will run from the date of the death of a dream that will not die to the date of the birth of a vision which has yet to be fulfilled.

So, what is the purpose of this ambitious campaign, who is behind it, and what can we expect of it – and of ourselves?  The purpose is stated on its website and is quite clear.

We are a Movement of Movements

“The Worldwide #WaveOfAction begins April 4th and runs through July 4th.

During this three-month cycle, people throughout the world will be protesting corruption, rallying around solutions and taking part in alternative systems. The new paradigm will be on full display.

Studies have proven that it only takes 3.5% of the population taking nonviolent action to create meaningful and positive change. The #WaveOfAction gives all of us who want change a powerful opportunity to #EvolveSociety.

Change-makers all over the world will be engaged at the same time in an unprecedented wave of transformation.”

OK, that sounds acceptable (to most of the 99%, and certainly not the 1%).  Now, who is behind this?

I confess that I can’t say that I have figured that out.  It appears to be nobody.  Or, perhaps everybody.  Or, a coterie of patriots/anarchists/misfits who – such as when Zuccotti Park came to be occupied – are taking it upon themselves to rekindle that Occupy fire.

Word has it that #OWS #Anon and its allies put out a call to action for a World Wide Wave of creative community coordination and collaboration this winter.  There were two organizing conference calls prior to April 4.  One on March 25, and the other on April 2.  (David Degrawis one of the facilitators)

For an organizing call, it attracted verifiable luminaries:  Barbara Max HubbardMarianne WilliamsonRussell BrandKevin ZeesePatricia EllsbergDylan RattiganJohn Perry Barlow, and Lee Camp.  If “you are known by the company you keep,” #WaveOfAction is keeping good company.

Whoever started it, it can be said that occupiers around the world are standing with it, and many called in to declare that support and to announce events they were planning locally.

But, they are coming up against a very familiar foe – themselves.

The Naysayers…and worse

Anyone familiar with Occupy knows that it is rife with the usual suspects:  gripers, snipers and full-blown trolls whose only purpose seems to be that of making sure that “solidarity” will never be had.  “How dare (someone/something) do/be (provide the offense).”  Everything is suspect, and anyone taking a lead roll is to be suspected.

Whether or not this will affect the success of #WaveOfAction will not be known for some time, but the offenders are being put on notice.  Activist and creater of Occu-Evolve,Sumumba Sobukwe, had this to say:

“The Irony of those complaining about this ‘Wave of Action’ is that it will only be a failure if they continue to find fault with EVERYTHING that ‘reeks’ of coordination that might make people move beyond facebook, twitter and other social media ‘activism’ as well as their own silos of causes and interests to actually go out and organize with others in the streets.”

He continues, “When did an ‘occupy’ action ever draw more than a few hundred people that didn’t have unions, grassroots or other groups involved? Who are we fooling here? Occupy has ALWAYS been made up of different groups and individuals, and that’s where the concept of the ’99%’ came closest to being real or at least unifying in theory.”

So, in addition to proving Pogo’s theorem, “We have met the enemy, and they are us,” what other odds militate against the campaign having any major effect?  Let me count the ways:

1. A largely indifferent press.  Activists deride the “MainStream Media” for not paying attention to even the largest of its protests and greatest of its triumphs.  Occupy is hardly alone.  Last year’s March Against Monsanto which attracted a half-million marchers or more worldwide did not find its way into print or broadcast in any meaningful way. (P.S.  Occupy folk helped make that march happen, as well).

  1. A police force dedicated to crushing public dissent.  Naaaah, that can’t be happening here in America, right?  That’s what you find in Russia, or Egypt, or China.  Thank God that “to serve and protect” applies to citizens in the street and peaceful protestors, yes?  Here’s a retired cop who has a word or two on that, Captain Ray Harris. Oh, and not to forget Cecily McMillan’s experience with the Boys in Blue which finds her at risk of jail time for resisting their abuse.
  2. Elected officials.  One would think that people who are elected to represent us willactually represent us, and that they will be at the front of any parade or protest demanding justice and protecting civil liberties.  Think again.  If you ain’t got the money (and few occupiers/activists do), they ain’t got the time. And, if their party can’t co-opt your movement for their betterment, they’ll be the first to applaud authorities who arrest you. Hell, they will demand that force be used.
  3. The 1%.  You can be certain that the #WaveOfAction will be countered by a #FloodOfMoney spent to discredit its work and mission.  Did I mention Fox?  CNN?  Stay tuned and see how money talks.

So, I leave it to you, the reader.  Will this be a “Wave,” or a “Wave Goodbye” on the part of Occupy and its brother and sister causes?  Will you listen to the detractors within and the enemies without and surrender to the impossible forces against you?

Or, will you take comfort in your own, amazing numbers and brilliance and continue to fight the good fight as so many have before you in America’s history. You are the dream that Martin referred to, and the nightmare that the 1% are waking up to.

When you realize that, the others in the 3.5% of the population will as well.  Won’t that be exciting.

     

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#www #WaveOfAction Worldwide Wave Launch Gatherings – The People REVOLT

#WaveOfAction 4-4-14 ~ 7-4-14 #Cookednews

Now that you’ve seen The People REVOLT in Tunisia, Turkey, Spain, Egypt, Brazil and the Ukraine, tell me what will happen on the streets

On April 4th, we will launch the first phase of the Worldwide Wave of Action by gathering at Zuccotti Park and former occupation sites throughout the world to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  At 6:05pm CT, the time of his assassination, we will host vigil ceremonies and resurrect his spirit of nonviolent direct action.

People with opinions across the political spectrum are invited to unite and find common ground against corruption. We will overcome divide and conquer propaganda by forming communities of support and compassion. Together we will fight for freedom and begin engaging in a relentless campaign of nonviolent civil disobedience. People will pledge to take part in whatever tactics they are interested in throughout a sustained three-month cycle.  Here’s a basic list of tactics…

> Mass gatherings, demonstrations;
> Marches, parades;
> Flash mobs, swarms;
> Shutdown harmful corporate and governmental operations;
> Worker Strikes;
> Hunger strikes;
> Sit-ins;
> Strategic defaults, debt strikes;
> Foreclosure prevention;
> Boycotting corrupt corporations;
> Move your money out of the big banks and the stock market;
> Use alternative currencies and economic systems;
> Cancel your cable television and support independent media;
> Use independent online tools that don’t sell your info / protect privacy;
> Online civil disobedience, Anonymous operations;
> Leak information on corruption;
> Use alternative energy;
> Build urban and hydroponic farms, or get your food from them;
> Support local businesses;
> Join local community organizations;
> Take part in food banks and help develop community support systems;
> Start or join intentional and autonomous communities;
> Experiment with new governing systems, Liquid Democracy;
> Host teach-ins;
> Organize socially conscious events;
> Make conscious media;
> Guerrilla postering, messages on money;
> Help inspiring groups and organizations spread their message;
> Random acts of kindness and compassion;
> Mass meditations, prayer sessions and spiritual actions.

You know what you can do to play a part. Do whatever you feel inspired to do. Amplify what you are already doing. Think about what you are willing to do to be the change we urgently need to see in the world, and then do it.

We look forward to seeing you in action!

Organize a Worldwide Wave launch gathering in your hometown and post the details here

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Media freedom call: join the global day of action for press freedoms around the world

#journalismisnotacrime #freeAJstaff #PressFreedom #Cookednews

Join the global day of action for press freedoms, when rallies will be held around the world 

Three Al Jazeera English journalists have been imprisoned in Egypt since 29th December 2013.

They have suffered harsh conditions, solitary confinement, denied medical treatment and are now on trial for charges related to terrorism, along with six other foreign journalists being tried in absentia.

Peter Greste, Mohammed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, who were simply doing their jobs, are being tried in Cairo, charged with terrorism-related offences and “spreading false news“.

Another Al Jazeera Arabic reporter, Abdullah Al-Shami, has been in prison since August 14 and has been on hunger strike for more than 30 days.

And they are not the only press to be incarcerated by the Egyptian authorities.

Journalists are not terrorists. They risk their lives to shed light on abuse, suffering and injustice around the world. They are our eyes and ears, as well as our voices. An attack journalism is an attack on everyone who values the freedom to speak their minds and know the truth.

Please join the world’s press in a Global Day of Action on Thursday 27th February with peaceful demonstrations, silent protests and individual images that will send a message to Egypt and the world: if you silence the press, you silence us all.

The following is a list of demonstrations, open to both the public and the media, organised so far:


Tokyo, Japan –
 Solidarity stand outside the Foreign Correspondents’ Club, Yurakucho Denki North Building 20F Yurakucho 1-7-1, Chiyoda-ku,1GMT, 10am local time.

Ramallah, Palestine – Solidarity stand at the Manara Roundabout, 9 GMT, 11am local time.

Gaza, Palestine – Solidarity stand Outside the Al Jazeera bureau, Burj al-Jalaa (al-Jalaa Tower), 9GMT, 12pm local time.

Istanbul, Turkey – Solidarity stand outside Outside the Egyptian consulate, 9GMT, 11am local time.

Khartoum, Republic of Sudan – Solidarity stand outside the Al Jazeera Bureau, Al Baladiya Street, Building: Institute of Arab Development and Agricultural Investment, 9GMT, 12pm local time.

Jerusalem – Solidarity stand at Zeitoun Hill, 10GMT, 12pm local time

Amman, Jordan –  Solidarity stand outside the Al Jazeera bureau, Jabal Amman, 2nd Roundabout, 10GMT, 12pm local time.

Ankara, Turkey – Solidarity stand with our journalists outside the Al Jazeera bureau, Karom Shopping Center, Çankaya 11GMT, 1pm local time.

Beirut, Lebanon – Solidarity stand at Martyrs’ Square, 11GMT, 1pm local time

Berlin, Germany –  Brandenburg Gate, 11 GMT, 12pm local time.

London, UK –  Trafalgar Square, 12 GMT, 12pm local time.

At the same time, silent protests are called for in newsrooms, offices, shops, commuters, tourists, pedestrians – everyone, everywhere. To show support, take a selfie with your mouth taped shut and share it via social media with the #FreeAJStaff tag.

Nouakchott, Mauritania –  Solidarity stand outside Al Jazeera Bureau, Mamado Konatee Stree, City Center Tent, 12GMT, 12pm local time.

Tunis, Tunisia – 
Solidarity at Tunis Center for Press Freedom, 4 Rue de Mexique, 12GMT, 1pm local time

Toronto, Canada – Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square, 17GMT, 12pm local time.

Montreal, Canada: Egyptian Consulate in Montreal, 1000 de la Gauchetière O., Montréal, 17GMT, 12:00pm

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil –  
Journalists and the general public are encouraged to take a photo with a “Journalism is not a Crime” sign at “Posto 7” in Arpoador Beach 2030GMT, 5:30pm local time.

Also, a plane pulling a banner reading #FreeAJstaff will fly over over Rio de Janeiro’s famous beaches of Leblon, Ipanema, Copacabana 1730GMT – 2030GMT, 2:30pm – 5:30pm local time.

Washington, DC, US- Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, 21GMT – 2230GMT, 4pm – 5:30pm local time.

Sydney NSW, Australia – Martin Place, 130GMT, 12:30pm local time.

San Francisco, US- Justin Herman Plaza, 4 Embarcadero Centre, 2GMT – 4GMT, 6pm – 8pm local time.

Source:
Al Jazeera

#pressfreedom #FreeAJStaff #JournalismIsNotACrime #Cookednews

Egitto: Mohammed Morsi è il nuovo presidente

Mohamed Morsi è il nuovo presidente d’Egitto. Il candidato dei Fratelli Musulmani ha superato al ballottaggio Ahmed Shafiq, l’ex primo ministro di Hosni Mubarak, il presidente condannato e dichiarato  clinicamente morto nonostante le smentite, diventando il primo capo di Stato islamico, democraticamente eletto, della nazione più popolosa del mondo arabo. Morsi ha ottenuto oltre 13 milioni di voti, secondo quanto annunciato dalla Commissione elettorale: un milione in più del suo sfidante. L’affluenza alle urne è stata del 51%, superiore a quella del primo turno del 23 e 24 maggio, quando si fermò al 46% degli aventi diritto.

Piazza Tahrir al Cairo ha salutato con un’esplosione di gioia l’annuncio dell’elezione di Morsi: in migliaia, fra i Fratelli Musulmani attendevano il risultato elettorale. Il movimento islamico radicale palestinese Hamas, che ha accolto con colpi d’arma da fuoco esplosi in aria il nuovo presidente egiziano, ha parlato di ‘una nuova era per l’Egitto, un momento storico’ per tutta la regione mediorientale.

I risultati erano attesi inizialmente giovedì scorso, ma la commissione ha deciso di prendere più tempo ed esaminare i ricorsi presentati dai due candidati. Il capo della giunta militare al potere si è già congratulato con Morsi per la sua elezione.

Nonostante la legittimità popolare, il futuro presidente avrà tuttavia un margine di manovra molto ridotto al cospetto del Consiglio militare fino ad oggi alla guida del paese. L’esercito aveva recuperato il potere legislativo a metà giugno, dopo la dissoluzione del Parlamento a seguito di una sentenza della Corte costituzionale che lo aveva dichiarato ‘illegittimo’.

La giunta militare si è comunque impegnata a rimettere entro il 30 giugno il potere esecutivo nelle mani del nuovo presidente eletto.

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Egitto: ergastolo per l’ex presidente Mubarak. Proteste in piazza Tahrir contro l’assoluzione degli figli

Ergastolo per l’ex presidente egiziano Hosni Mubarak. Stesso verdetto per il ministro degli Interni,  Habib el-Adli. Assolti altri sei responsabili della sicurezza. La condanna arriva in seguito all’accusa rivolta all’ex primo ministro di aver ordinato la repressione delle manifestazioni antigovernative in piazza Tahrir, che portarono alle sue dimissioni. Nella stessa piazza stanno affluendo in migliaia per contestare la sentenza emessa dal tribunale del Cairo.

L’84enne Mubarak – i cui legali hanno già reso noto di voler presentare appello – è stato immediatamente trasferito nell’ospedale del carcere di Tora, dove sconterà la sua pena. L’ex rais, che ha assistito alla lettura del verdetto sdraiato su una barella, è rimasto impassibile. Insieme ai sei responsabili della sicurezza, assolti anche i due figli di Mubarak, Alaa e Gamal, per i quali sono stati  prescritti i reati di corruzione.

Alla lettura della sentenza sono scoppiati disordini all’interno dell’aula e Mubarak è stato colpito da un malore nel corso del trasferimento all’ospedale del carcere. Fuori dal tribunale, più 7mila fra agenti di polizia e militari.

I legali di Mubarak hanno già annunciato il ricorso in appello.

Sono già parecchie centinaia i manifestanti che stanno affluendo a piazza Tahrir, luogo simbolo della caduta di Hosni Mubarak dopo la lettura della sentenza nei confronti dell’ex rais egiziano. La protesta è scattata soprattutto per le assoluzioni dei collaboratori dell’ex ministro dell’Interno e il non luogo a procedere per corruzione nei confronti dei figli di Mubarak. Per molti è inaccettabile anche la condanna all’ergastolo e non alla pena di morte.

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