Category Archives: protest and resist

‘Shadow’ Government Demonizes Veterans as ‘Terrorists’ Out of Fear of a New ‘Battle Of Athens’

 

” The Battle of Athens was an armed revolt that gained national attention. Attempting to end the control of an entrenched political machine, World War II veterans used force to ensure that on the day of local elections in 1946 every vote “was counted as cast.” After local authorities locked themselves and the ballot boxes in the jail, veterans suspicious of foul play gathered weapons and ammunition and exchanged fire from this hill upon the jail, which once stood across the street. The besieged authorities surrendered. At a meeting in the courthouse, an interim government was set up, followed by the election of the veterans’ slate.”  (source)

 

 

 

The Battle Of Athens

The Daily Post-Athenian, Athens, Tenn., August 7, 1946; pages 1, 6.

McMinn A Warning — By Eleanor Roosevelt

New York, Monday — After any war, the use of force throughout the world is almost taken for granted. Men involved in the war have been trained to use force, and they have discovered that, when you want something, you can take it. The return to peacetime methods governed by law and persuasion is usually difficult.

We in the U.S.A., who have long boasted that, in our political life, freedom in the use of the secret ballot made it possible for us to register the will of the people without the use of force, have had a rude awakening as we read of conditions in McMinn County, Tennessee, which brought about the use of force in the recent primary. If a political machine does not allow the people free expression, then freedom-loving people lose their faith in the machinery under which their government functions.

In this particular case, a group of young veterans organized to oust the local machine and elect their own slate in the primary. We may deplore the use of force but we must also recognize the lesson which this incident points for us all. When the majority of the people know what they want, they will obtain it.

Any local, state or national government, or any political machine, in order to live, must give the people assurance that they can express their will freely and that their votes will be counted. The most powerful machine cannot exist without the support of the people. Political bosses and political machinery can be good, but the minute they cease to express the will of the people, their days are numbered.

This is a lesson which wise political leaders learn young, and you can be pretty sure that, when a boss stays in power, he gives the majority of the people what they think they want. If he is bad and indulges in practices which are dishonest, or if he acts for his own interests alone, the people are unwilling to condone these practices.

When the people decide that conditions in their town, county, state or country must change, they will change them. If the leadership has been wise, they will be able to do it peacefully through a secret ballot which is honestly counted, but if the leader has become inflated and too sure of his own importance, he may bring about the kind of action which was taken in Tennessee.

If we want to continue to be a mature people who, at home and abroad, settle our difficulties peacefully and not through the use of force, then we will take to heart this lesson and we will jealously guard our rights. What goes on before an election, the threats or persuasion by political leaders, may be bad but it cannot prevent the people from really registering their will if they wish to.

The decisive action which has just occurred in our midst is a warning, and one which we cannot afford to overlook.

Press Coverage 1946: Battle Of Athens

Battle Of Athens: A Case Study in Grassroots Restoration of the ‘Rule of Law’

Department of Homeland Security Targets Veterans and Politically Engaged Americans as Terrorists

Fight Back Against Big Brother

 

No CCTV
June 5, 2014

 

 

8th June is 1984 Action Day – Everywhere!

Get out there and do something on or around 8th June. This day is for YOU to do something, anything, to challenge the surveillance society and have some fun. Action ideas at the websites below. Do get in touch and tell us what you have planned. And feel free to send us at No CCTV photos or videos of what you do – as anonymously as you like!

Visit: no-cctv.org.uk/action_1984_actionday.asp

BAILOUT: THE MOVIE

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Bailout is the tale of an unemployed Chicago lawyer who stops paying his mortgage and enlists four friends (also unemployed) to join him in a Winnebago trip to Las Vegas. Their plan is tear a page out of Wall Street’s playbook and piss away the bank’s money by gambling and partying their asses off. Along the way our gang discovers first hand how Americans have been adversely affected by the financial crisis, principally through foreclosures. S ee first-hand how politically powerful banks are systemically eliminating America’s middle class through off-shored job losses and fraudulent home foreclosures.

 

 

MAD AS HELL from sean fahey on Vimeo.

An enigma wrapped in Doc-hybrid form, Bailout is a social documentary that explores American anger with the Wall Street elites who survive and thrive on their cancerous system of bailouts, fraud, and political corruption that actively work in concert to destroy Main Street. From entry-level workers in northeast Indiana RV factories to Congressional leaders to rock stars, Bailout tells the story of recent American economic events through the mouths of people who labored through thick and thin–what it was and how it has affected us all. The film focuses on unchecked financial fraud and the refusal to punish such fraud that lies at the root of our nation’s illness, examined through the well informed filter of its lead character, John Titus and his “dukes of moral hazard”. While many financial documentaries have done a great job of enraging audiences and leaving us shaking our heads, Bailout is a call to action inspiring Americans to exercise their right to speak out against injustice and take their grievances to the streets until their voices are heard. The film features well-known personalities from both sides of the political aisle leveling blistering attacks on the anything-for-big-banks culture that pervades all of politics today. Noam Chomsky, Chris Hedges, and Yves Smith deliver critiques from the traditional “left,” counter-balanced by MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan, Florida Tea Party co-founder Karl Denninger, and Wall Street banking analyst Christopher Whalen. 

 

 

Tens of Trillions of Dollars are Being Extracted From The United States of America.

 

A Short History Of Paper-Money And Banking

 

The Best Way To Rob A Bank Is To Own One

 

 

 

 

I’ve Got One That Can See:’They Live’ Star Roddy Piper

 

 “I’ve come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass and I’m all out of bubblegum.”  (Roddy Piper)

 

The Illuminati Metaphor of “They Live”

 

Rowdy Roddy Piper and Sean Stone joined Alex Jones for the 25th Anniversary of John Carpenter’s classic “They Live”. The film is just as relevant today as it was during the Reagan administration. Roddy and Sean break down the metaphor, preparing you to put your dark sunglasses on.

 

 

 

 

Put On Your ‘Reality Glasses’

 

 

Bundy Ranch Showdown

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ln an epic standoff that Infowars reporter David Knight described as being like “something out of a movie,” supporters of Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy advanced on a position held by BLM agents despite threats that they would be shot at, eventually forcing BLM feds to release 100 cattle that had been stolen from Bundy as part of a land grab dispute that threatened to escalate into a Waco-style confrontation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agenda Behind The Bundy Ranch Showdown

Has Harry Reid Abused His Power?

Is Harry Reid Behind Bundy Ranch Land Grab?

The New American: Harry Reid Bolsters Son’s Interests In Chinese Solar Plant Deal 

 

 

 

Duck Hillary! Throwing Shoes At Politicians

 

 

Throwing Shoes as an insult or protest gets attention when the target is a politician. In an unscripted moment, this week, a woman threw a shoe at Hillary Clinton.  

Remember the Iraqi journalist, Muntader al-Zaidi, who threw his shoes at George Bush in 2008?

In Arabic, Mr. Zaidi shouted:“This is a gift from the Iraqis; this is the farewell kiss, you dog!” as he threw a shoe at Bush.

Launching the other shoe he shouted:“This is from the widows, the orphans and those who were killed in Iraq!”

In October 2013, the President of Taiwan, Ma Ying-jeou faced some flying shoes.

The China Post reported:

“Of late, President Ma Ying-jeou has been dogged by flying shoes thrown at him by protesters and hecklers, so frequent and threatening that Taiwan’s police spent about US $16,000 to buy 149 “shoe-catching nets” to protect the safety of the president, although none of these projectiles has yet hit the bull’s-eye.”

 Maybe, ‘shoe-catching nets’ will, shortly, be part of security at American political events.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Man Dumps Tons Of Manure In Front Of French Parliament

A brave frenchman, responding to a new tax, gave new meaning to the phrase ‘dirty politics’ when he dumped several tons of horse manure in front of the Palais Bourbon, home of the French National Assembly. 

 “Out with Hollande and the entire political class. Long live the Sixth Republic,”  was the message on the side of the truck.

 

 

Buzzfeed: Man Dumps Manure Outside Parliament

Wikipedia: Taxation in France: “Taxes account for 45% of GDP “

Forbes: French Tax Soars Over 100%