NYPD blast LRAD sound cannons at OWS — RT

17 November 2011 — NYPD blast LRAD sound cannons at OWS — RT

RT’s New York crew has witnessed NYPD using LRADs, or sound cannons on Occupy Wall Street protesters. Eyewitnesses at the site have tweeted police fired as protesters sang the US national anthem .

NYPD has previously threatened to use LRADs during the dismantling of the Zucotti Park encampment early morning on November 15. However, that time police went no further than flexing their muscles, with the sound cannons not actually used.

But the incident led many to wonder how long police would take to act out their threats. It took them two days.

This is believed to be at least the second time they have been used on peaceful protests in the US.

Long Range Acoustic Devices (LRADs) send harmful, pain inducing tones over longer distances and are rarely deployed for crowd control purposes. This is at least the second time they have been used on peaceful protests.

Most Popular Books at Housmans in 2011

17 November 2011 — Housmans

The following have been the bestselling titles at Housmans this year. Sales aren’t everything though, so look out for a list of Housmans staff’s favourite books from 2011, coming very soon. All the following books are available to buy online or in-store. For online purchases just click on the link below each book.
 
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Occupy Wall Street then the World Newslinks 16-17 November 2011

17 November 2011 — williambowles.info

17 November 2011
Mayors conspired to close Occupy Wall Street encampments

World Socialist Web Site Today at 18:14
As cities throughout the United States step up the police crackdown on the Occupy Wall Street movement, evidence has emerged of a conspiracy between city officials—possibly coordinated with federal intelligence agencies—to shut down the occupy encampments on the basis trumped-up charges of sanitation an

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Gilad Atzmon: In case you don’t realise how dangerous the Israeli Lobby Is

17 November, 2011 — Gilad Atzmon

isrl-iran.jpgIsraeli paper  Israel-Ayom reports today about a new ‘Congressional bill’ that would require the “American administration to support Israel in a move deemed necessary to defend itself against the Iranian nuclear threat.” 

Five Republican congressmen who visited Israel last week disclosed the bill.

The bill states an “expression of support for Israel’s right to defend its sovereignty and to protect the lives and safety of its citizens and use all necessary means to confront and eliminate the nuclear threat that emerges from the Islamic Republic of Iran, including use military force in the absence of other diplomatic means available in the near future.”

The initiator of the bill is Rep. Doug Lamborn (Colorado).

If you doubted the colossal danger imposed by the the ‘lobby’ you better wake up NOW!!!

Video: 'Protect IP Act' Breaks the Internet

16 November 2011 — Mark on WordPress

[This is not just an issue of concern for US citizens. Given the long arm of US ‘law’, if enacted, we could see people all over the planet, ‘rendered unto Caesar’ under this proposed legislation. WB.]

Act now to stop Internet censorship legislation in the United States

Right now, the United States Congress is holding hearings on legislation that will have disastrous effects on free speech and the Internet. This video gives a good overview: Continue reading

Video: ‘Protect IP Act’ Breaks the Internet

16 November 2011 — Mark on WordPress

[This is not just an issue of concern for US citizens. Given the long arm of US ‘law’, if enacted, we could see people all over the planet, ‘rendered unto Caesar’ under this proposed legislation. WB.]

Act now to stop Internet censorship legislation in the United States

Right now, the United States Congress is holding hearings on legislation that will have disastrous effects on free speech and the Internet. This video gives a good overview: Continue reading

Narratives under siege: Not feeling safe in your own home

17 November 2011 — PCHR Palestinian Centre for Human Rights

Rawand Tayseer Abu Mughassib, a shy 15 year old girl, is the oldest of 7 children. Together with her mother, father, three brothers, and three sisters she lives in a two story home south of Wadi al Salqa, a village located to the east of Deir al Balah in central Gaza Strip. Next to her family home is the home of her uncle, and not far behind it, stands the house of her grandmother.
 
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Movement Moves On After Police Occupy the OWS Park BY Danny Schecter

16 November 2011 — Greanville Post

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Joshua Trujillo/AP Seattle activist Dorli Rainey, 84, reacts after being hit with pepper spray during an Occupy Seattle protest.

 It was strange, after all these weeks, to be on the outside looking in at a new set of occupiers that were there because they have the guns and we don’t.

When Mao said that ‘power grows out of the barrel of a gun’ he most assuredly did not have anything like Occupy Wall Street on his mind, but somehow the insight applies.

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Political Crisis in Italy and Greece: Marx on ‘Technical Government’ BY Marcello Musto

17 November 2011 — The Bullet • Socialist Project E-Bulletin No. 570

In recent years Karl Marx has again been featured in the world’s press because of his prescient insights into the cyclical and structural character of capitalist crises. Now there is another reason why he should be re-read in the light of Greece and Italy: the reappearance of the ‘technical government.’

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Ruin & Rebuild: Warfare worth $300bln Libya windfall — RT

15 November 2011 — RT

Libya has big plans for its post-war future, hoping to be reborn as the next Dubai and having all the necessary sun and beaches, with oil reserves aplenty. British companies are likely to come out on top of those lining up for a piece of the action.

It was France and the UK who initially led the effort to topple Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. Britain, together with France, sent their navy and fighter jets to establish a sea blockade and assault military targets on Libyan territory.

Now the National Transitional Council (NTC) of Libya says its friends will be rewarded – and these are not just words.

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Ruin & Rebuild: Warfare worth $300bln Libya windfall — RT

15 November 2011 — RT

Libya has big plans for its post-war future, hoping to be reborn as the next Dubai and having all the necessary sun and beaches, with oil reserves aplenty. British companies are likely to come out on top of those lining up for a piece of the action.

It was France and the UK who initially led the effort to topple Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. Britain, together with France, sent their navy and fighter jets to establish a sea blockade and assault military targets on Libyan territory.

Now the National Transitional Council (NTC) of Libya says its friends will be rewarded – and these are not just words.

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