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Fire Walk With Me

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"There is something terribly wrong with this country." -V So, OCCUPY.

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Obama signs defense bill despite 'reservations'


Dec 31, 3:42 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) -- President Barack Obama signed a wide-ranging defense bill into law Saturday despite having "serious reservations" about provisions that regulate the detention, interrogation and prosecution of suspected terrorists.

The bill also applies penalties against Iran's central bank in an effort to hamper Tehran's ability to fund its nuclear enrichment program. The Obama administration is looking to soften the impact of those penalties because of concerns that they could lead to a spike in global oil prices or cause economic hardship on U.S. allies that import petroleum from Iran.

In a statement accompanying his signature, the president chastised some lawmakers for what he contended was their attempts to use the bill to restrict the ability of counterterrorism officials to protect the country.
Posted by Fire Walk With Me | Sat Dec 31, 2011, 05:35 PM (23 replies)

Join the tiny tents task force


Try rice paper so you don't get hit with a littering charge.
Posted by Fire Walk With Me | Sat Dec 31, 2011, 12:47 PM (0 replies)

People were made to be loved. Things were made to be used. The reason why the world is in chaos

People were made to be loved. Things were made to be used. The reason why the world is in chaos is because things are being loved, and people are being used.
-Author Unknown

Occupy News on Facebook via #OWSNashville
Posted by Fire Walk With Me | Sat Dec 31, 2011, 12:25 PM (8 replies)

SOPA Emergency IP list

Stolen from :



So when these (questionable persons) in DC decide to ruin the internet, here’s how to access your favorite sites in the event of a DNS takedown

Photobucket.com -
Democracynow.com -
Democraticunderground.com -
(Thank you SaintPete)


# News

# Social media

# Torrent sites

# Social networking

# Live Streaming Content

# Television

# Shopping

# File Sharing
snip'd some contentious sites

Added LJ and DW.

Here’s a tip for the do-it-yourself crowd: Go to your computer’s Start menu, and either go to “run” or just search for “cmd.” Open it up, and type in “ping [website address],” like so:

C:\Users\Sarah>ping archiveofourown.org

Once you have the IP for a website, all you really need to do is enter it like you would a normal URL and hit enter/press go. Typing in “” should bring you to the front page of AO3, for example, just as typing “” should bring you straight to your Tumblr dashboard. Since we’re obviously bracing for the worst case scenario which would involve you not being able to access Tumblr regularly, you should, like, save this list, I guess.

added deviantArt

Posted by Fire Walk With Me | Fri Dec 30, 2011, 10:35 PM (13 replies)

#Occupy Philly: Where next?

Jeff Fusco/Getty Images

A protester holds a sign after a deadline to clear Occupy Philadelphia's Dilworth Plaza in late November. Occupy protesters across the country have found creative ways to continue their efforts after being evicted from public spaces.
Posted by Fire Walk With Me | Fri Dec 30, 2011, 05:00 PM (9 replies)

#Occupy Everett Washington being forced out

From Facebook:

Occupy Seattle
Occupy Everett
EMERGENCY CALL TO ACTION! Snohomish County leadership only giving us access to trash dumpsters today and accelerated our decamp by 24 hours. Camp clean up and decamping is going on now. We need people at the Courthouse to come help - please help Occupy Everett!
Posted by Fire Walk With Me | Fri Dec 30, 2011, 04:26 PM (4 replies)

Vermont Introduces Resolution to Amend US Constitution, Ban Corporate Personhood


23rd January 2011 · 14 Comments

It’s been one year since the US Supreme Court decided that corporations are people and money is free speech. The disastrous Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling destroyed over a century of restrictions on corporate influence of our nation’s electoral process, accelerating the already alarming corporate takeover of American politics. The consequences of Citizens United were almost immediately felt in the form of a $290,000,000 special interest spending orgy in the 2010 midterm elections. Much of this money represented foreign corporate interests, and it played a significant role in the conservative resurgence that saw Republicans re-gain control of the House of Representatives.

Justice John Paul Stevens’ stirring dissenting opinion argued that “the Court’s ruling threatens to undermine the integrity of elected institutions across the nation. It will undoubtedly cripple the ability of ordinary citizens, Congress, and the states to adopt even limited measures to protect against corporate domination of the electoral process.” Stevens also wrote: “Corporations have no consciences, no beliefs, no feelings, no thoughts, no desires. Corporations help structure and facilitate the activities of human beings, to be sure, and their ‘personhood’ often serves as a useful legal fiction. But they are not themselves members of ‘We the People’ by whom and for whom our Constitution was established.”

In that spirit, Vermont state senator Virginia Lyons has introduced an anti-corporate personhood resolution in the state legislature. JRS 11 is a “joint resolution urging the United States Congress to propose an amendment to the United States Constitution for the states’ consideration which provides that corporations are not persons under the laws of the United States or any of its jurisdictional subdivisions.” The resolution continues:
Posted by Fire Walk With Me | Fri Dec 30, 2011, 04:06 PM (17 replies)

Boston's attempt to subpoena Twitter ID info results in secret trial proceedings (What the Fawkes!?)


Rosa Luxemburg famously said that those who do not move cannot feel their chains. This morning in Suffolk county court, the ACLU of Massachusetts and our client moved. And we felt our chains.

I had gone to court to listen to our legal team argue a case to protect the First Amendment rights of our client, Twitter user @p0isAn0n, aka Guido Fawkes. That user, who wishes to remain anonymous throughout the proceedings, was the target of a Suffolk County Assistant District Attorney’s administrative subpoena to Twitter, dated December 14, 2011. As we wrote last week, the subpoena asked Twitter to hand over @p0isAn0n’s subscriber information, including our client’s IP address, which can be used to help track down someone’s physical residence.


Stunned, I followed a group of reporters outside and listened as Attorney Krupp attempted to answer their questions. It was then I realized that the judge had impounded all the court records related to the case, and mandated complete secrecy governing the proceedings. The public wasn’t even to know whether our motion to quash had been approved or denied.
Posted by Fire Walk With Me | Fri Dec 30, 2011, 03:54 PM (0 replies)

Thoughts on keeping #Occupy fresh and involving everyone


In Greece and Spain, a single message predominated. It had nothing to do with analyses of capitalism or other analytic focuses. Instead, Greek and Spanish activists reported that they had massive assemblies in widespread cities and their occupations grew, grew, grew, so that assemblies were up to 12,000, 15,000 - and then they shrunk, shrunk, shrunk, so that assemblies are now not meeting, or are meeting in the hundreds, or less.

Yet I heard, time after time, that nothing had diminished regarding the population’s rejection of unfolding injustices. The people remain fed up in huge numbers and still turn out massively for demonstrations, marches, and strikes. So why were most people who were rallying and marching no longer assembling? The reply I heard at every stop was that the decline of the assemblies wasn’t due to repression, or to people being co-opted, or to people being tricked or saddened by media distortion or dismissal. In fact, the assemblies shrinking wasn’t due to anything anyone else did to the assemblies, or said about them, or didn’t do to them, or didn’t say about them, activists repeatedly reported. Instead, they told me, the problem emanated from within.

For example, Greek and Spanish activists said that at assemblies initially people spoke with incredible passion of their plights and desires. Their voices often broke. Their hands shook. Each time someone rose to speak, something real, passionate, and persistent happened. It was enchanting and exciting. People were learning not only new facts and interpretations - and, indeed, that kind of learning was relatively modest - they were also learning new confidence and new modes of engaging with others. But after days and then weeks, the flavor of the talks shifted. From being new folks speaking passionately and recounting their reasons for being present and their hopes for their future by delivering deeply felt and quite unique stories, the speakers shifted toward being more seasoned or habituated folks, who lectured attendees with prepackaged views. The lines of speakers became overwhelmingly male. Their deliveries became overwhelmingly rehearsed. Listening to robotic repetition and frequent predictable and almost text-like ranting got boring and alienating. Sometimes it was even demeaning.
Posted by Fire Walk With Me | Fri Dec 30, 2011, 03:34 PM (2 replies)

#Occupy Albany: D22 day of eviction

"Uploaded by OccupyAlbany on Dec 28, 2011

On December 22nd the Occupy Albany encampment at Academy Park was forcibly removed by The City of Albany. This short documentary follows the days events as they unfolded from afternoon to evening as the protestors defended the information tent and marched around the city and then were pepper sprayed by police upon returning to Academy Park.

filmed & edited by Bhawin Suchak"
Posted by Fire Walk With Me | Fri Dec 30, 2011, 12:57 AM (1 replies)
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