See no evil, hear no evil…definitely don’t notice the MPAA — LEXI ALEXANDER

See no evil, hear no evil…definitely don’t notice the MPAA — LEXI ALEXANDER.

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NDAA | A nightmare becomes real

In teh US you can now be detained, jailed forever without even seeing a lawyer, a courtroom or a jury. Activist Post wrote and article yesterday outlining teh possible consequences of this monstrosity perpetrated by teh US government.

 

Here is a copy of their article

Sunday, April 27, 2014

The NDAA: What They Don’t Want You To Know

 Lily Dane

Activist Post

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Sections 1021 and 1022, authorizes the indefinite military detention, without charge or trial, of any person, including an American citizen, and applies the “Law of War,” to U.S. soil, making the United States legally a battlefield.

People Against the NDAA (PANDA) was founded by Dan Johnson in January 2012. Johnson is a remarkable young man – he’s only 20 years old, and is already a nationally known writer and speaker.

PANDA is the largest organization of its kind in the world, and has worked on over 18 pieces of state and local anti-NDAA legislation.

The PANDA Mission Statement, from the organization’s website:

Our Mission is to nonviolently block, strike down, repeal, stop, void and fight the indefinite detention provisions, Sections 1021 and 1022, of the National Defense Authorization Act for the Fiscal Year of 2012, to fight for American civil liberties, to combat laws restricting liberty in the interest of National Security, to support current government officials that are doing so and to engage a younger generation in the politics of the United States so this cannot happen again.

Johnson spoke at the Freedom Forum in Santa Cruz, CA on March 19, 2014, where he broke down the law and discussed its impacts on citizens:

 

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Good news for #Anakata (?)

#Anakata

#Anakata

Good news for #Anakata | not so good for teh one being threatened but clearly grounds for optimism as teh co-founder of #TPB goes to trial 4 months from now / Danish and Swedish police flying half way around teh world to try to find some way to prove that Gottfried was teh only person with access to teh computer that allegedly was used to hack into a bank.

Gottfried`s lawyer should immediately contact this “John” in Cambodia as a witness to teh fact that 50+ people had access to his computer.

My main question right now is, why there was a Swedish policeman there? His Swedish conviction was overturned and Gottfried is now in Danish jurisdiction. Anybody else feel something strange going on behind teh scenes?

Here is teh link to teh original story from TorrentFreak

#Scandal | Political censorship of teh Pirate Party!

Popular pirates excluded from EU debate

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European Pirate Party candidate for the President of the European Commission, Amelia Andersdotter, has been denied participation in a debate with the other candidates. This despite the fact that Amelia, together with Peter Sunde, are the most popular candidates according to the organization VoteWatch’s poll.

Today, April 28, the televised “First European Presidental Debate” is held in Maastricht in front of 700 young voters. The debate is announced as taking place between the nominated candidates to the presidency of the European Commission; however, Amelia Andersdotter, Member of the European Parliament for the Swedish Pirate Party and nominated candidate, has been excluded from participating.

“I don’t like to see myself as a victim. However, the fact that I’m denied access to the first debate between candidates, despite us having followed all the rules for participation and having political support, makes me feel censored for the first time during my time as an EU politician”, says Amelia Andersdotter.

Amelia Andersdotter was nominated for the presidency along with Peter Sunde, former spokesperson for The Pirate Bay, by the European political party European Pirates, which Andersdotter is the chairperson of.

The justification for the exclusion is that she has worked together with the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament and somebody considered that since one of the candidates who will participate in the debate is from the European Green Party, Andersdotter’s participation would give them two candidates from the same movement. This argumentation has holes, however, as the candidates are nominated by the European political parties, not by the European Parliament political groups.

This decision seems to be taken by the organisers despite the fact that Andersdotter and Sunde’s candidacy has received the highest support by those who have participated in the organisation VoteWatch’s poll.

“I have made my utmost efforts to be represented in each of those debates where European top-level politicians present their visions for the future. There is no reason to block me from these debates just because my political party has been good at cooperating with other political parties in the European Parliament. This is very poor behavior from our competitors. We’re the the youngest party by age of members. Ousting us from a debate targeted at young voters is nonsensical and shows someone is misusing their position”, states Amelia Andersdotter.

Published 2014-04-28 and copied in its entirety from European Pirates

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I am responsible!

Hack_different_Thumb#2992 | I am a responsible #Activist | mine eyes are wide open

I am responsible. I am giving teh orders. I am the one making teh decisions. I have to make teh decisions, I am responsible. *twitter* So, I become teh hand of my causes. I know what I have done. I know who was left behind, who suffered – because of teh decisions I made. 

This is teh burden of being teh one to step up. I always suffered a bit with each one of my actions. I remember them all! Teh responsibility of that. Teh gravity of that. Teh weight of it. It marks me. It stains me. It never leaves me.

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I am responsible and it IS teh worst punishment in teh world. There are no more white hats left and teh deck is ALWAYS stacked against us.

WolfpackI may be a monster, but almost every decision I ever made – was motivated by only one thing. Helping those that cannot help themselves. That is my burden and I accept it as my mission in life. So when you see me, or hear rumors of what I might have done, you WILL know that I take full responsibility – for teh things that are true.

But I never claim fame for doing what I do. I misdirect, manipulate, obfuscate, hide my motives and I always protect anyone willing to show loyalty to a good cause. Loyalty is even more beautiful to me than teh purest of love.

I make mistakes, as we all do. I make many mistakes, many more than those that do nothing. I forgive myself for those – even if mistakes cause suffering. I must move on, there are too many causes, too many evil nation states, too many oligarchs and too much violence – not to move on.

I AM FULLY AND SOLELY responsible for every action I undertake.

Because I give zero fxcs, never forget and you can always expect me for as long as I breathe. What you must also not forget is that I am not one – but a legionnaire at heart. And no one has ever defeated me. I may suffer – but I will never stop. Since I almost never brag, you do not know what I am capable of or what my skill set is. All you know is that I have survived teh coldest winters, teh harshest times and teh worst enemies you only read about. In 18 months I have lost 19 comrades to jail, disappearance, kidnapping, torture and/or murder. In teh last decade and a half I have lost contact with every IRL friend and family in part due to figures from organized crime “crews”. I do not have a home nor an address. My body is a map of violence. But I do not complain. I made my bed myself and now I must lie in it. I am responsible.

In conclusion
Those of you entertaining teh notion of stopping me, do your research beforehand. At least you will then know what you are up against. A man – struck down many times – but NEVER ever defeated. All of those that have tried before you – are now in a life long state of regret. Those that are still among us will tell you so – outright. They are plentiful.

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In truth and respect, Ray  |  April 2K14

Pirate Activist  |  #2992, #HCPP, #Anon, #WikiLeaks, #Snowden, #PPI, #Amnesty, #Occupy, #Palestine ,#TPB and #FreeAnons supporter
~ Loosely based on a magnificent /rant originating in #Hollywood .ca

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Post script: Written in respect and reverence of countless, anonymous and non-anonymous friends and cohorts on four continents that risk their freedoms for our common causes. You amaze me all! Stay Frosty!
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Enlightenment and Activism

Jefferson by Rembrandt

Jefferson by Rembrandt

#Enlightenment #Activism | inspired by Thomas Jeffersons thinking

/ Once you understand teh world, you can take part in improving  it /

Before you embark on a mission to take part in changing teh world, it is your duty to learn all you can about teh ideas behind your cause. It means listening to your enemies, friends, media, history and those living in teh middle of teh hell that may be your reason to partake in an attempt to better their world.

Be it Palestinians, Tartars, Muslims, jailed anons, children in need or simply millions of Syrian refugees – there is always much to learn. If you biindly follow teh flock or special interests you are bound to make more harm than good. Enlighten yourself before jumping up and blindly sharing other peoples ideas and words.

This is my belief!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Jefferson

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Vice President Aaron Burr
George Clinton
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1st United States Secretary of State
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United States Minister to France
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Delegate to the Congress of the Confederation
from Virginia
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2nd Governor of Virginia
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Jane
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Obama’s Asia Trip: TPP Make-or-Break Moment?

Posted: 04/23/2014 6:55 pm EDT Updated: 04/23/2014 6:59 pm EDT by Lori Wallach

Lory Wallach

A major goal of President Barack Obama’s Asia trip is to revive the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) after four years of negotiations have resulted in talks deadlocked over scores of issues and growing U.S. congressional and public opposition.

Whether or not any real deal is made, some sort of “breakthrough” almost certainly will be announced because the U.S.-Japan summit is viewed as a do-or-die moment to inject momentum into the TPP process. Familiarity with kabuki theatre may be useful in interpreting the summit outcomes on the TPP.

Obama arrives in Asia without trade authority and with TPP partners Japan and Malaysia aware that the U.S Congress, which has exclusive constitutional authority over trade policy, is increasingly skeptical about the TPP. January 2014 legislation to enact Fast Track authority was dead on arrival in the U.S. House of Representatives. Already in late 2013, 180 House members had announced they would never authorize the Fast Track process again; more announced opposition to the specific Fast Track proposal when it was submitted in January 2014.

The prospect that Obama cannot deliver on whatever “compromises” he may make on his Asia trip was heightened on Monday by a bipartisan letter in which 63 members of Congress demanded that the Obama administration secure an agreement for Japan to eliminate its agricultural tariffs.

The letter was mainly signed by those in the dwindling bloc of TPP-supporting U.S. representatives. Major U.S. agribusiness interests have reiterated the call for zeroing of Japanese agricultural tariffs after Japanese press reports suggested that a deal on more modest tariff reductions was imminent. Legislation passed by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party’s legislative wing listed five “sacred” agricultural products — rice, beef and pork, wheat and barley, sugar and dairy — that must be excluded from the TPP.

But at the same time, there is enormous pressure for Obama and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to announce a breakthrough. They want news of a U.S.-Japan deal — whether or not one is made — to revive TPP talks.

Months of non-stop U.S-Japan bilateral TPP negotiations have failed to overcome sensitive agricultural and auto market access issues — among the few real, old-fashioned trade issues in the TPP. Without knowing what market access gains they may achieve in return, other TPP nations have been loath to consider high-stakes tradeoffs on the sensitive policy issues at the core of the TPP. This includes U.S. demands on behalf of corporate interests to extend medicine patents and meddle with governments’ drug reimbursement rates; limit financial regulation, food safety standards and Internet freedom; and expand investor protections that subject domestic laws to attack by corporations in foreign tribunals.

Despite the unprecedented secrecy surrounding the TPP negotiations, leaks of TPP documents are fueling opposition in many TPP countries as the pact’s prospective threats are revealed. As a result, the other TPP nation governments face considerable domestic political liability for acceding to various TPP demands being forwarded by U.S. negotiators on behalf of the 600 official U.S. trade advisors who represent corporate interests. (You can find a checklist of all of the unresolved issues here.)

Finally, the president’s Asia trip provides the best possible platform to make arguments that distract from the TPP’s merits and shift the focus to broad-brush narratives that connect to congressional and public anxieties about a rising China. As the economic sales pitch for the TPP has faced increasing incredulity in Congress, TPP proponents have shifted to such foreign policy arguments-of-last-resort used to sell flagging trade deals.

report released last week by Public Citizen reveals that nearly identical foreign policy arguments have consistently proven baseless when used to sell trade deals over the past two decades. The report reviews foreign policy claims made to promote the TPP, ranging from the absurd to the counterfactual, to those that repeatedly have been disproved by the actual outcomes of similar claims made for past pacts. Repeatedly, Congress has approved trade deals based on dire predictions that failure to do so would mean diminished U.S. power, the takeover of important markets by competitors or foreign instability, only to find that many of those predictions came true in spite of, and sometimes even because of, pacts’ enactment.

Among the report’s findings, echoed last week in a call with members of Congress and Asia policy expert Clyde Prestowitz:

    • Past free trade agreements (FTAs) failed to counter the rising economic influence of China (or Japan): From 2000 to 2011, U.S. FTAs with eight Latin American countries were sold as bulwarks against foreign economic influence in the hemisphere. The U.S. pacts were implemented and China’s exports to Latin America soared more than 1,280 percent, from $10.5 billion to more than $145 billion, while the United States saw only modest export growth. The U.S.-produced share of Latin America’s imported goods fell 36 percent, while China’s share increased 575 percent. Similarly, under the North American Free Trade Agreement’s (NAFTA) first 20 years, the U.S.-produced share of Mexico’s imported goods dropped from almost 70 percent to less than 50 percent, while China’s share rose more than 2,600 percent. Similarly, after hysterical claims that Japan would seize U.S. market share in Latin America by signing its own free trade agreements unless the United States approved NAFTA and other FTAs, such Japanese FTAs were signed anyway.

 

    • The TPP will not “contain” or isolate China: U.S. officials have repeatedly welcomed China as a prospective TPP member. How can the TPP isolate China if China can become a member? Administration officials note that China could join only if it agreed to the TPP’s rules, but those rules would give Chinese products duty-free access to the U.S. market and new foreign investor rights and privileges that would enhance China’s relative economic might within the United States. This may explain China’s statements of increased interest in joining the TPP. The TPP also will not empower Pacific allies to act as a bulwark against Chinese influence, given that many of those nations see China as a partner. The report cites officials from TPP countries stating that if the TPP were to become a China-containment tool, they would no longer participate in TPP negotiations.

 

  • The TPP is not a vehicle to impose “our” rules vs. China imposing “theirs”: The TPP’s actual terms undercut the false, but conveniently scary, dichotomy posed as a choice between using TPP to impose “our” rules internationally or living with rules set by China. This argument presumes that the TPP represents “our” rules, but in fact many of the TPP’s terms reflect the narrow special interests of the hundreds of official U.S. corporate trade advisors that have shaped them. TPP investment rules would promote more U.S. job offshoring and further gut the U.S. manufacturing base that is essential for our national security and domestic infrastructure. The study summarizes a recent U.S. Department of Defense report that concludes that U.S. deindustrialization poses a threat to national security and our nation’s economic well being. Meanwhile, TPP procurement rules would ban Buy American policies that reinvest our tax dollars to create economic growth and jobs at home. TPP service sector rules would raise our energy prices and undermine our energy independence and financial stability. And TPP drug and copyright terms would raise health care costs and thwart innovation.

Unfortunately, such inconvenient details have not guided the Obama administration’s approach to the TPP. So, stand by for trans-Pacific wafts of hot air about the TPP serving as a key component of Obama’s “pivot” to Asia, and — maybe — news of a “breakthrough” that ain’t.

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