Gildas ApCaw Sapiens's Blog (65)

Occupy Classroom-How to Livesteam or Videorecord

"Not only because police violence occurs often and in many areas of protests but now that livestreamers are being targeted we need to get more eyes on the street."

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Expose Police Brutality; Expose the 1%'s Puppets; Expose the 1%!

Added by Gildas ApCaw Sapiens on February 5, 2012 at 6:53am — No Comments

Why Do Dangerous Financial Criminals Roam Free?

"Prosecutors like Eric Schneiderman need cops on the beat to put financial crooks behind bars. But thanks to Bush, these cops are missing in action."

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The 1% look after their own - until it's expedient not to!

Added by Gildas ApCaw Sapiens on February 4, 2012 at 11:08am — No Comments

STUNNING: When a Single Image Cuts to the Core of an American Injustice

"Every day people in the Occupy movement are fighting big banks to keep families in this country from being foreclosed upon. Fighting to keep another person from being homeless, and from another housing unit becoming vacant. Fighting to change the narrative, to make this national blight more visible, more known.

And that's what spreading the above image can do. Make this injustice more known or understood in a way the mind-numbing statistics cannot, perhaps inspiring…

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Added by Gildas ApCaw Sapiens on February 4, 2012 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Contrary to Government Claims of 243,000 Jobs Created, Hundreds of Thousands of Jobs Were Actually LOST In January

"Government Misrepresents Employment Picture

While everyone is popping the champagne corks over the fact that the Bureau of Labor Statistics says that 243,000 jobs were created in January, the facts are slightly different."

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When you can't trust or…

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Added by Gildas ApCaw Sapiens on February 3, 2012 at 6:57pm — No Comments

Koch Bros. Mouthpiece Tells Occupy: “Forget the 1%, Go After Granny”

"The uproariously named “Reason.tv” has a video out entitled “Why Geezers Are the True Enemy of the Occupy Movement” featuring Veronique de Rugy. In the video, Ms. de Rugy explains to young occupiers that the elderly have done deplorably well in the preceding few decades. This makes Nonna and Nonno the natural enemies of the young and should therefore be stripped of Social Security and Medicare. In her defense, she does stop short of suggesting they be taken to the nearest…

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Added by Gildas ApCaw Sapiens on February 3, 2012 at 7:50am — No Comments

Challenge – Is America the New Axis of Evil?

"We have met the enemy.  It is stupidity.  We can’t afford it anymore, no more fear, no more lies, no more greed.  Eventually, the way we are going, do I have to finish this?  There is going to be a price to pay for betraying America."

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Does the 1% actually own the USA's ass, & use it for their evil ends?

Added by Gildas ApCaw Sapiens on February 3, 2012 at 6:49am — No Comments

Where is this 'shared' sacrifice we keep hearing about?

"I love talk of "shared" sacrifice by well-heeled assholes who have forgotten what it's like to sweat their finances. Because nothing says "I'm sharing in your pain" like fighting efforts to repair our nation's debt by having those who can actually afford it carry the load, while pretending that no one else is "sacrificing."

We see this with the well-compensated media elite, we obviously see it with the selfish-asshole segment of the one percent. And, of course, we see it…

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Added by Gildas ApCaw Sapiens on February 2, 2012 at 9:13am — No Comments

Drug war hypocrisy: drug trafficking's big money benefits Big Brother and corrupt banksters

"The hypocrisy of the war on drugs is outrageous when compared to the amount of drug trafficking that benefits the CIA and international banking system. The son of a convicted notorious mobster, John Gotti Jr, when asked in court if the family still dealt drugs cracked, "No, we can't compete with the government."



Today in Afghanistan, American troops have been seen guarding poppy fields used to make heroin. Those fields were all but wiped out by 2001…

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Added by Gildas ApCaw Sapiens on February 2, 2012 at 7:17am — No Comments

6 Shocking Ways Capitalism Is Failing Working America

"Without a dramatic rethink, our "free-enterprise" system may never again provide enough decent jobs for those who need them."

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Capitalism ISN'T Working - it's rigged to enrich the 1%!

Added by Gildas ApCaw Sapiens on February 1, 2012 at 6:29am — No Comments

OWS Stands With Farmers, Says Enough! to Monsanto

"Movement is calling for protests to support 60 family farmers, small seed businesses, organizations challenging Monsanto's patents on genetically modified seed."

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For-Profit GM Food = a recipe for global privation & starvation!

Added by Gildas ApCaw Sapiens on January 31, 2012 at 10:36am — No Comments

7 Signs the Corporatocracy is Losing its Legitimacy--& 7 Tools to Help Shut it Down

"The legitimacy of rule by giant corporations and Wall Street banks is crumbling."

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Too Big Has Failed! #Occupy

Added by Gildas ApCaw Sapiens on January 30, 2012 at 8:44am — 1 Comment

Iran, Gold and Oil - The Next Banksters War

"Remember the real reason why Moammar Gadhafi is dead. He dared to propose and started creating an alternative currency to the world reserve U.S. Dollar. The lesson learned in Libya is now ready for teaching in Iran. Forget all the noise about going nuclear, the true message is that the banksters rule and nation states serve their ultimate masters."

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The 1% demand World…

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Added by Gildas ApCaw Sapiens on January 30, 2012 at 6:28am — No Comments

Roadmap to Redressing Economic Terrorism in America: We Weren’t Going to Stay Stupid Forever

When you heard news stories about the Federal Reserve making secret loans to the crooked ”bail out banks” that weren’t authorized by congress, they were lending out the $7.2 trillion “Wanta dollars” ordered paid by President Obama and the Federal Courts.

If you wondered how the Federal Reserve, that couldn’t print a few billion dollars without authorization from congress, lent out trillions that technically didn’t exist with no permission at all and there…

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Added by Gildas ApCaw Sapiens on January 30, 2012 at 5:59am — No Comments

The Original 99% Movement: Top Military Man Invokes the Occupy Movement in 1933

"Top Military Man Invokes the Occupy Movement in 1933.

General Butler invoked the 99% movement, telling the veterans:

We are divided, in America, into two classes: The Tories on one side, a class of citizens who were raised to believe that the whole of this country was created for their sole benefit, and on the other side, the other 99 per cent of us, the soldier class, the class from which all of you soldiers came. That class hasn’t any privileges except to die…

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Added by Gildas ApCaw Sapiens on January 29, 2012 at 7:55am — No Comments

Occupy Wall Street mentor Adbusters issues latest tactical briefing. Chicago. May. Occupy.

"Vancouver’s Adbusters Magazine sent the initial callouts to occupy Wall Street, to be the natural successor to unfinished revolutions in Tahrir Square and Madrid. Quickly enough it escaped their grasp. Adusters has issued two dozen “Tactical Briefings” since before September 17 to advise the growing rebellion, to be interpreted coming from a valued mentor, albeit an outsider, technically now, a non-occupier. The distinction was never more obvious than when one of their briefings…

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Added by Gildas ApCaw Sapiens on January 28, 2012 at 8:04am — No Comments

The flaws of Capitalism - and how to fix them

"In the run-up to Davos 2012, Martin Wolf has outlined some essential aspects of an overhaul of Capitalism. But does he go far enough, or do we need a more holistic approach? Which points is he missing? openDemocracy writers reflect on the flaws of Capitalism."

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The flaws of Capitalism -…

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Added by Gildas ApCaw Sapiens on January 26, 2012 at 5:42am — No Comments

Beyond the Banks

Beyond focusing attention on the dysfunctional Financial System, we need to focus attention on:

  • Occupy Executive Greed:

    paying themselves hundreds, or even thousands, of times what ordinary workers earn, whether they succeed or fail;

    stealing the fruits of workers' increased productivity;

    exploiting & intimidating workers;

    stealing workers' rights. 
  • Occupy Corporate Fraud:

    off-balance-sheet accounting to hide corporations' real…
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Added by Gildas ApCaw Sapiens on January 24, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

America After Dark: Desperate Meth Heads, Rampant Human Trafficking, & Millions Of Criminal Predators Searchng for A New Victim

"When the sun goes down every night, America becomes a very frightening place.  There are communities all over the country where drug dealing, human trafficking and gang violence have gotten so out of control that authorities don't really know what to do about it.  In America tonight, thousands of meth heads will break into homes as they desperately search for enough money for another hit.  In America tonight, thousands of children will be sold for sex at truck stops and on…

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Added by Gildas ApCaw Sapiens on January 24, 2012 at 12:49pm — No Comments

Five steps to end global tax evasion

"The world is calling for a bold vision of economic justice to counter dislocation and austerity. But since the global economic crisis reasserted its icy grip after a brief Keynesian impasse, world leaders have failed to deliver one. The inability to articulate a narrative beyond a long, hard march out of economic malaise ultimately caused by politicians' and regulators' failure to adequately supervise the financial system is resulting in a widespread disillusionment with…

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Added by Gildas ApCaw Sapiens on January 24, 2012 at 10:15am — No Comments

Zombie banks are dragging Ireland into the ground

"Just like many African nations, Ireland's debts must be cancelled or a 'financial bomb' will go off in its most deprived communities.

Activists more accustomed to campaigning against the debts of countries like Zimbabwe, Egypt, Ecuador and Indonesia were instead outside the Irish embassy this morning. Dressed as zombies, we hoped to shed some light on the so-called "zombie banks" whose debts continue to drain resources from an Irish public sector that is being slashed to…

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Added by Gildas ApCaw Sapiens on January 24, 2012 at 8:42am — No Comments

Weekly Cafe Calls

Regular Calls are no longer being held.  Below is the schedule that was maintained from the Fall of 2011 through Jan 10, 2013.

Mondays
"Vital Conversations" 

8-10a PDT | 11a-1p EDT | 3-5p GMT 

Tuesdays (except 10/16)
"Connect 2012"

1-3p PDT | 4-6p EDT | 8-10p GMT


Thursdays
"Occupy Heart" 

3-5p PDT | 6-8p EDT | 10p-12a GMT

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Clay Forsberg posted a blog post

"Happy Birthday Occupy Wall Street ... thoughts on Year One"

Fifteen years ago, I ran across a book, "100 Most Influential People in History," during one of my dalliances to my local Marin County bookstore. "Influential People" was one man's assessment on exactly that. But how he determined his rankings was the interesting part. They weren't always the reasons you would think. But after thinking about it, they made complete sense. For example:George Washington was ranked in the top 40 of all time. Understandable. But the reason why ... not so much. You…See More
Sep 20, 2012
Clay Forsberg is now a member of Occupy Cafe
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Leadership Ecology

When a Leadership Ecology occurs, a web of relationships emerges revealing each person’s authentic leadership qualities through the transfer of their power to others. When done in a conscious way – a shared collaborative awakening happens.See More
Feb 6, 2012
Vic Desotelle posted a blog post
Feb 3, 2012

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