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The Egyptian people are finding themselves under increasing attack from their military and have called on the world #Occupy movements for a day of solidarity with them.

On Monday, the GA of OccupySF passed a proposal to march this Saturday in solidarity with the Egyptian Revolution. Our friends who inspired the #OWS movement are now asking us to inspire them. The Egyptian military, now firmly in power, is repressing thousands of civilians by taking them to military court where they are not allowed to call witnesses and have limited access to lawyers. This military is funded by the U.S. government, which provides over a billion dollars in aid every year–and the G8, IMF and Gulf states are themselves promising the Egyptian military loans of $35 billion. Let us all band together and defend OUR movement! Come join us! Meet at the Federal Reserve Building at 101 Market St and march with the Egyptian people!

The Egyptian people are finding themselves under increasing attack from their military and have called on the world Occupy movements for a day of solidarity with them. On Monday, the GA of #OccupySF passed a proposal to march this Saturday in solidarity with the Egyptian Revolution. Our friends who inspired the #OWS movement are now asking us to inspire them. The Egyptian military, now firmly in power, is repressing thousands of civilians by taking them to military court where they are not allowed to call witnesses and have limited access to lawyers. This military is funded by the U.S. government, which provides over a billion dollars in aid every year–and the G8, IMF and Gulf states are themselves promising the Egyptian military loans of $35 billion. Let us all band together and defend OUR movement! Come join us! Meet at the Federal Reserve Building at 101 Market St and march with the Egyptian people!

Occupy San Francisco Sign

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Ok, here we are. The movement is gaining momentum and the people are starting to listen to us, and to understand what we are talking about. And looks like the motivation must be valid, because there is more and more people joining the #OCCUPY in cities all around the World. Good.

Not good for the 1%, that sees the privileges (Tax cuts, huge bonuses, free bailouts from the mess they made…) in danger. So, what does the 1% do? They can’t, of course, give any good reason for the movement to stop, but they REALLY want it to be gone, finished, stopped and possibly crushed.

So they start another kind of action… They infiltrate a few provocateurs, to make the #OCCUPY movement look like a bunch of violent thugs that get their fun by burning cars, destroying Wells Fargo branches and generally make trouble. You think I’m paranoid?

I think I’m not. this kind of strategy has been documented, and PROVEN, in Rome on #OCT15, where a COP has been photographed together with the violent part of the demonstration, the part that ruined everything, because the press is still talking about the FEW VIOLENT IDIOTS, instead of the 250000 peaceful protesters that were on the streets.

San Francisco has some cops among the protesters, too!

Now that I think about that, though, I wonder what happened in Seattle, a few years ago…

Let’s not forget about the (not so) famous COINTELPRO!!!

Co-Intel, Agent Provocateurs, and Propaganda Techniques of the US Regime.

All Patriots should familiarize themselves with this knowledge before taking any pro-freedom action against the regime.

COINTELPRO (an acronym for Counter Intelligence Program) was a series of covert and often illegal projects conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation aimed at investigating and disrupting dissident political organizations within the United States. The FBI used covert operations from its inception, however formal COINTELPRO operations took place between 1956 and 1971. The FBI motivation at the time was “protecting national security, preventing violence, and maintaining the existing social and political order.

According to FBI records, 85% of COINTELPRO resources were expended on infiltrating, disrupting, marginalizing, and/or subverting groups suspected of being subversive, such as communist and socialist organizations, people suspected of building a “coalition of militant black nationalist groups” ranging from the Black Panther Party those in the non-violent civil rights movement Students for a Democratic Society, the National Lawyers Guild, almost all groups protesting the Vietnam War, and even individual student demonstrators with no group affiliations, and nationalist groups such as those seeking independence for Puerto Rico. The other 15% of COINTELPRO resources were expended to marginalize and subvert “white hate groups,” including the National States’ Rights Party.

The directives governing COINTELPRO were issued by FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, who ordered FBI agents to “expose, disrupt, misdirect, discredit, or otherwise neutralize” the activities of these movements and their leaders.

Methods.

According to attorney Brian Glick in his book War at Home, the FBI used four main methods during COINTELPRO:

1. Infiltration: Agents and informers did not merely spy on political activists. Their main purpose was to discredit and disrupt. Their very presence served to undermine trust and scare off potential supporters. The FBI and police exploited this fear to smear genuine activists as agents.

2. Psychological Warfare From the Outside: The FBI and police used myriad other “dirty tricks” to undermine progressive movements. They planted false media stories and published bogus leaflets and other publications in the name of targeted groups. They forged correspondence, sent anonymous letters, and made anonymous telephone calls. They spread misinformation about meetings and events, set up pseudo movement groups run by government agents, and manipulated or strong-armed parents, employers, landlords, school officials and others to cause trouble for activists.

3. Harassment Through the Legal System: The FBI and police abused the legal system to harass dissidents and make them appear to be criminals. Officers of the law gave perjured testimony and presented fabricated evidence as a pretext for false arrests and wrongful imprisonment. They discriminatorily enforced tax laws and other government regulations and used conspicuous surveillance, “investigative” interviews, and grand jury subpoenas in an effort to intimidate activists and silence their supporters.

4. Extralegal Force and Violence: The FBI and police threatened, instigated, and themselves conducted break-ins, vandalism, assaults, and beatings. The object was to frighten dissidents and disrupt their movements. In the case of radical Black and Puerto Rican activists (and later Native Americans), these attacks – including political assassinations were so extensive, vicious, and calculated that they can accurately be termed a form of official “terrorism”.

The FBI also conducted more than 200 “black bag jobs”,which were warrantless surreptitious entries, against the targeted groups and their members.

In 1969 the FBI special agent in San Francisco wrote Hoover that his investigation of the Black Panther Party (BPP) revealed that in his city, at least, the Black nationalists were primarily feeding breakfast to children. Hoover fired back a memo implying the career ambitions of the agent were directly related to his supplying evidence to support Hoover’s view that the BPP was “a violence-prone organization seeking to overthrow the Government by revolutionary means”.

Hoover was willing to use false claims to attack his political enemies. In one memo he wrote: “Purpose of counterintelligence action is to disrupt the BPP and it is immaterial whether facts exist to substantiate the charge.”

In one particularly controversial 1965 incident, civil rights worker Viola Liuzzo was murdered by Ku Klux Klansmen who gave chase and fired shots into her car after noticing that her passenger was a young black man; one of the Klansmen was acknowledged FBI informant Gary Thomas Rowe. Afterward COINTELPRO spread false rumors that Liuzzo was a member of the Communist Party and abandoned her children to have sexual relationships with African Americans involved in the civil rights movement. FBI informant Rowe has also been implicated in some of the most violent crimes of the 1960s civil rights era, including attacks on the Freedom Riders and the 1963 Birmingham, Alabama 16th Street Baptist Church bombing. In another instance in San Diego the FBI financed, armed, and controlled an extreme right-wing group of former Minutemen, transforming it into a group called the Secret Army Organization which targeted groups, activists, and leaders involved in the anti-War Movement for both intimidation and violent acts.

Hoover ordered preemptive action….”to pinpoint potential troublemakers and neutralize them before they exercise their potential for violence.”

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From Rachel Lederman, Bobbie Stein, Michael Flynn
Berkeley Daily Planet Wednesday October 26, 2011 – 12:14:00 PM

The National Lawyers Guild San Francisco Bay Area Chapter (NLGSF) condemns Oakland Police excessive force against Occupy demonstrators and violations of OPD Crowd Control Policy.

The Oakland Police Department’s violent response to last night’s peaceful march was unjustified and their actions violated OPD’s own Crowd Management / Crowd Control Policy. That Policy, developed in collaboration with NLG and ACLU attorneys, was adopted by the City of Oakland as part of a federal court settlement, arising from the OPD’s 2003 violent clashes with longshoremen and anti-war demonstrators at the Port of Oakland.

“The police violated just about every provision of their own Crowd Control Policy last night,” said Bobbie Stein, a NLGSF attorney. “Tear gas canisters and flash bang grenades were thrown directly at protesters. A man’s skull was fractured when he was hit by one of these objects. Demonstrators were shot with rubber bullets and shot-filled ‘bean bags’. All of this is prohibited under the Policy that we helped write and under which all OPD officers and commanders are required to be trained.”

The violent police action began at 4:30am yesterday when hundreds of officers moved in on sleeping demonstrators. They tore down the Occupy Oakland encampment and made 115 arrests.

“The NLG is committed to defending the demonstrators until all are released from custody and cleared of all charges,” said NLGSF Executive Director Carlos Villarreal.

14 years old. The English teacher asks him to write what “Courage” means to him, and… GOOD BOY!  🙂

BurgerKing refused to serve #OCCUPYTOGETHER

BurgerKing refused to serve #OCCUPYTOGETHER

#OccupySF BOFH runs protest network on pedal power

Protest IT staff running ultimate bare-bones system
By Iain Thomson in San Francisco

Posted in Networks, 13th October 2011 22:32 GMT
Since the end of September, a small – but growing – group of protestors has set up camp outside the Federal Reserve Bank building on San Francisco’s Market Street to demonstrate against corporate greed, government inaction, and the squeezing of the middle and lower classes.

The Occupy movement currently claims encampments in over a dozen US cities and continues to spread, with the London Stock Exchange the next target on Saturday. But unlike your standard demo, the occupiers rely on the internet to get their message across, provide protection for demonstrators, and to counter the deafening barrage of silence from much of the media – which is such a contrast to the acres of coverage at Tea Party events.

The US media only really started to cover the protests about two weeks after they started, after video footage of police teargasing non-violent protestors on Wall Street was broadcast around the world.

The videos were up on YouTube within hours, and forced people to recognize that there was a protest going on, with mainstream commentators castigating the police for their attitude. The Register spent Thursday morning chatting with the volunteer admins who maintain the city’s most ad-hoc computer network, to see how they were managing to pull it off.

Pedal power to the people
The key problem for the group is power. At present the OccupySF crew is keeping systems running almost entirely on pedal power. A bicycle generator donated by Rock the Bike runs 24/7, with volunteers usually lasting 30 minutes before handing off to the next fresh set of legs.

The electricity thus generated runs into three car batteries to maintain a backup power supply, but the amount of juice that a single bike can generate is only enough to power a single laptop.

Protestors pedal to power the OccupySF group’s communications
To deal with the power famine, the protestors have devised some interesting hacks. The batteries are about to be shifted into a dedicated shopping cart, giving the group more mobility. Recent rainstorms have also proved a problem.

But with the admins trying to power both phones and batteries, power conversion has become a major issue. The group were having to run a 12 volt supply, convert it to 150 AC and then back down to five volts for phones and the portable radios used to maintain emergency contact.

The conversion process is highly inefficient, however, and the admins reckon they were losing over half the available power in the process – power that literally cost blood, sweat, and tears from the peddlers.

However, one bright spark managed to cobble together a new converter that downstepped the 12 volt supply directly to five volts much more efficiently, using mail-order parts and a bit of ingenuity.

“Another bike generator or two would be really useful,” said one of the admin team. “If we had that we’d be rocking and could build a system that would revolutionize the way these protests work.”

To keep the power running, the OccupySF group needs some tools from outside. There’s a crushing shortage of inverters, and more batteries for power storage and dispersal would also be useful, they told us, but the real need is for more computers.

The encampment has a rolling population of second-hand netbooks, laptops, and tablets, strung together with ad hoc networking, and carefully power managed. For what some in politics and the media are portraying as feckless dropouts, the protestors are almost religious about saving power: users check their email, slurp some juice into their phones, or post material online, and then shut down as soon as possible to save power for others.