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Due to a FOIA release, we know that Wall Street didn't even bother to pretend that the government puppets it spends billions electing were in charge, and met directly with the FBI to plan the suppression of Occupy. After Wall Street coordinated the DHS violence against Occupy, Occupy responded by helping to get out the vote for the Wall Street owned government.
When everyone who voted for a war criminal starts wishing me peace on earth.
And accusing me of negativity when I say in return, "Bah, humbug!"
Added by Mark E. Smith on December 12, 2012 at 9:49am — No Comments
Many voters believe that voting can bring about social progress through legislation, but I've been unable to find any concrete examples of this happening in the United States. There has often been legislation that appeared to have the intent of reform, but such reforms have proven useless or merely temporary at best. That's because legislation is subject to interpretation by the Supreme Court and to selective enforcement by the state. We're told that the reason…Continue
Added by Mark E. Smith on December 10, 2012 at 12:12am — No Comments
Added by Mark E. Smith on November 22, 2012 at 9:54pm — No Comments
Women got out the vote for Obama's second term, on the basis that he was more likely than Romney to appoint Supreme Court justices who might protect women's rights.
Apparently feminists had forgotten the Clarence Thomas hearings. Supreme Court appointees have to be adults with enough credentials to appear suitable for the job, like a district judge, a successful attorney, or a professor. But if they have ever openly supported women's rights, even so much as making a public…Continue
Added by Mark E. Smith on November 14, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments
After Abolition, whites in the south devised a clever way to keep many Blacks enslaved. They enacted new laws, like the vagrancy law. Since white plantation owners were not going to pay wages to Blacks whose labor they had previously exploited for free, many "freed" Blacks found themselves unemployed. The vagrancy laws made unemployment a crime, so Blacks who didn't have jobs could be arrested for vagrancy, brought to trial, convicted, and sentenced to hard labor on the very same plantations…Continue
Added by Mark E. Smith on November 5, 2012 at 7:34pm — No Comments
The article I'm reposting below was written by S. Brian Willson, author of Blood on the Tracks, an internationally respected peace activist who is totally committed to nonviolence. I agree with Brian's conclusions. Rather than making demands on the system or trying to work within it, we need to develop nonviolent revolutionary strategies of the sort he suggests and that many here on Occupy Cafe are dedicated to.
Link to source:…Continue
Added by Mark E. Smith on August 4, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments
Elections officials in Cudahy, California have agreed to plead guilty to tampering with city elections:
They simply opened the mail-in ballots and discarded the ones they didn't like.
I believe this practice is widespread, as it is difficult to prove. Elections offices are only open to the public part of the…Continue
Added by Mark E. Smith on July 17, 2012 at 5:30am — No Comments
Living in a city apartment, I don't have much contact with nature. I tried growing organic veggies in pots on my little balcony, but except for the potatoes, they didn't do very well. I think the air is just too polluted, so the potatoes have some protection because they grow underneath the soil.
But recently a friend sent me a link to an article about air-cleansing indoor plants:…Continue
Added by Mark E. Smith on July 11, 2012 at 4:20am — No Comments
This is an excerpt. The full article is here: http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~rjensen/freelance/hopeisforthelazy.htm
An audio version is here: http://www.staopen.com/podcast/2012/jensen7_8_2012.mp3
The truth is too much to bear, but we have no choice but to bear it: The world in which we live is…
Added by Mark E. Smith on July 9, 2012 at 2:26pm — No Comments