Activism - Social Movements - Protesting - Revolutions
- Activism Guidelines
Films about Activism
- Songs of Activism
Quotes about Activism
is how nations are born and how nations are
activism laws are made and laws are
. Without activism, innocent
continue to be victimized and exploited
a year is not enough
. A citizen must act.
A citizen must listen
A citizen must learn
of activism works.
And this action
must be precise and well
citizens are to succeed in
their state or
their country. There are many
involved in being an
activist, so you need to be aware
of all the
that can come from
many different directions and in
, like with agent provocateurs
groups in order
to cause damage or chaos. Some people will pretend to support you. So remember that you are on the frontline of a war.
will need support of others
who can make sure that you are not held a prisoner
or have your rights violated
by criminals who
exploit their power of authority
the system. So activists must acquire excellent
problem solving skills
and communication skills
Citizens must also educate themselves with the necessary knowledge and
information that is needed to fully understand why improvements are
absolutely necessary, this way people can educate others and make more
people aware of injustices.
Being an activist is a
that every human has and must understand. People have
Everything that people have today
even their lives, is the result of people protesting
for improvements. Without these hero's of activism, people
would have nothing today and not even a life to speak of, like millions do
today. So you see, our work is far from over. So all the people who have
been privileged and who have benefited from activists, they owe it to themselves
and to everyone and everything around them, to be an activist for
, especially when these rights are being attacked daily.
Journalism is a form of
as long as the journalism is not for a corrupt state or for
corporations, where censorship
is frequent and common.
There are times in a
persons life when they must speak
. And when you stand up, you stand out, which means that predators
can now see you. There is a
and a risk
when making a stand. But it's a small price to pay when you consider the
fact that everything that you have is from the millions of
other people who stood up in the
. You are the beneficiary
of those sacrifices. And now that you live in the present
time, you are the past of people in the future, which means, you are the
There's only One Path to Freedom
and that path is knowledge. So if you never learn how to solve the
problems that are impeding your freedoms, then you will never be free, and
you will never be free from problems, especially the problems that kill
thousands of people every single day and the problems that cause millions
to suffer everyday single day.
"Resistance is not Futile
". If you don't do what is right, then what is
wrong will never go away. And remember, when fighting monsters, don't
become a monster yourself. Wise Up before you Rise
Keep your eyes open
and keep your
. Exercise your
body and exercise your mind. A strong body and a
are needed to
fight the ignorance
of criminal minds whose corruption is like a cancer on
the world that kills millions of people every year and causes billions of
people to suffer. Listen, learn
and take action.
Everything you have is from millions of people fighting for rights and
freedoms. We need to honor those people by continuing to fight for rights
and freedoms. Everyone has to do their part, if not, then it all falls
apart. Every person alive today
and freedoms, has them because people
and died for
those rights, liberties and freedoms. And this fight is far from over. If
people don't standup now and protest against the corruption that is
causing enormous amount of deaths and damage, there will be no life for
future generations. This is not the time for
or conformity. Everyone has
a responsibility to stop all forms of corruption that are undermining
societies all over the world. People with
wealth and power
must come to their
senses. We have the ability to have a civil transition of society, it is
in our power, and we can have a civil and fair society if we all work
together. We are not getting suckered into anymore wars or be apart of any
more abuses toward other countries or people. All this fighting amongst
ourselves is what keeps people distracted and divided, which is why some
wealthy and powerful corporations love war, because they smell money, but
for some reason don't smell the death and destruction, which is
discrimination against reality. So I guess all we need now is a plan. So
let's write one now. 2020 Vision
now has a new meaning. 2020 Vision means that you can clearly see the
world as it truly is, and not see the world as what you
pretend it to be
. You see
clearly and comprehend what you see. This 2020 Vision will need a new and
special type of test. You must have a certain level of knowledge and
information in order to understand what is
beyond what the eyes can see
10 Things All Citizens of the World Must Learn to Know.
Know how to control and
manage the money supply
. Know how to control and
manage the Government
and the Services it
provides. Know how to control
and make it more effective and open. Know how to control and manage the use of
. Know how to provide
for all. Know how to provide clean water
know how to provide
for all. Know how to provide
for all. Know how to
provide valuable and
updated knowledge and information for all
. Know how to
care for people
in Need.Don't Wait
for the World to Change
, you have to change the world yourself, like
other people did before you. Just
believing the future will be favorable
you from taking action.
We Shall Overcome
but only if we keep learning and keep working together. Taking the necessary actions
is serious work that requires effort and concentration. It's time to get
serious and be concerned with the important matters at hand.
Every school in the world should set up a
of a government in
their school to teach students how a government should work and also show
them how their current government fails. Then students can use that
mock government to slowly transition the old government into the new
government that is more functional without corruption, waste, abuse or
vulnerabilities. This is their world now. So
need to mimic reality, if not, then they will not be
prepared for reality.
Everyone alive today who has freedom and liberties, has them because millions of people made
, and many people gave their lives. If it were not for people protesting for Human Rights
and freedoms, you would be living a horrible miserable life, just like the
people today in war torn countries. And the fact that millions are dying
every year from the lack of human rights, is a wake up call. Don't be
, don't be afraid
, don't make
excuses, and don't think that other people will improve
the world for you. Billions of people today, and trillions of
future generations are counting on you. Don't die a
blood on your hands
. Live a honorable life and die
with dignity and pride
, just like our ancestors
us. Wake up, things are not going to fix themselves. And if you're one of
those people who are afraid to March in the Streets or be a part of a
public demonstration, don't worry, there are many other ways to show
support without sticking your neck out. Sign petitions, make phone calls,
talk to people, make choices that support good things, read and learn as
much as you can, and don't expect others to learn for you, because the
is the most important responsibility that every
person has. We can do this. (Resist, Insist, Persist,
"Sit by and watch the
world die, I'm sorry, I can't do that."
Activism needs legwork. You need to go
out and talk to people, see if people are willing to sign a petition, see
if they know what better choices they can make. But you have to
who you approach
and who you talk to, you can't trust everyone.. As you know, some peoples ignorance
can be extremely dangerous. So be nice, be good and
don't let people antagonize you or
trick you into foolish anger
. Control your
. This is not
about placing judgment
on people. The
main goal of activism is to educate people, and not to
against people. Let
happen on their
"Few will have the greatness to bend
history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of
events, and in the total; of all those acts will be written the history of
this generation." -
Robert F. Kennedy
"Some people live their entire life without
ever looking beyond themselves. Some people never realize that they have
the power to change the world and make it even better. Some people never
realize that they can make life better for future generations, the same
way that other people in their past made life better for them."
Spring is in the Air
is used for saying
that most people have a similar feeling, especially a feeling that
something exciting or new is happening.
is when a group of people attempt to focus the
attention of a wider group of people on some cause or condition. Some of
the common issues include diseases, conflicts, genocide, global warming
The Great Awakening
is a psychological theory
that people perceive
their environment and events within it in terms of their ability to act.
While the perceiver's ability to perform the intended action influences
perception, the perceiver's abilities for unintended actions have little
or no effect on perception. Action Physics
is a set of social activities
and attention to a problem
that is causing people harm or
damaging something of value where people live. Consists of efforts to promote, impede, or direct social, political,
economic, or environmental change
, or stasis with
the desire to make
improvements in society
and to correct social injustice
. Forms of activism
range from writing letters to newspapers or to politicians, political
campaigning, economic activism such as boycotts
patronizing businesses, rallies, street marches, strikes, sit-ins, and
is a person who reveals fraud
, and has knowledge, proof and
of a crime. An activist is a
person who actively seeks improvements
by protesting and
governing agency's, organizations and even
individuals who are in a position of authority to stop
from happening. An activist
is a person who
actively seeks to educate other people
crimes that are effecting them or effecting other people.
is an instigator of social change. He or she promotes cultural change by
defying cultural normatives
is something that people do or
. Have an effect or
, often the one desired or expected. Not the same as
to a situation or
responding readily with
is to share in some action and
to be involved in something important.
is the act of sharing in the
activities of a group. The condition of sharing in common with others.
Participatory Action Research
is to deal with something unpleasant head on and face to
face. To oppose, accuse
There or Be Square
is an expression that means if one does not
attend a certain event, one is not “cool.” If one declines to attend an
event, one is considered “uncool.” It implies that the event will be
exciting. Someone who doesn't attend is boring.
was an activist,
was an activist and
was an activist. Activism is
Defending Yourself in a Court of Law
- Bail Journalism
Protect the Protest
Courts are for those who seek justice, not revenge. A growing number of
corporations, law firms, and individuals attempt to silence their critics
by filing “Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation” (SLAPPs).
SLAPPs violate the First Amendment rights
of those who speak truth to power. We formed this task force to protect
our rights - and yours - to speak out, criticize, and protest peacefully.
Because democracy needs dissent.Call to
is a message designed to prompt an immediate response
encourage immediate actions using words or phrases that can compel an
audience to act in a specific way, like "call now", "find out more" or
"visit". Call to action should sell the value of the message. You should
know what single action you want people to take and identify the key
benefit they will get. Use action words to specify the action they need to
perform. Be human. Keep it short, but long enough so people know what to
do and what they will get as a result.
and controlling a situation by causing something to happen
rather than waiting to respond to it after it happens. Descriptive of any
event or stimulus or process that has an effect on events or stimuli or
processes that occur subsequently.
, change-oriented and self-initiated behavior in
situations. Involves acting in
of a future situation, rather than just
. It means taking
control and making things happen rather than just adjusting to a situation
or waiting for something to happen.
activity by an individual or group which aims to influence decisions
within political, economic, and social systems and institutions. Advocacy
can include many activities that a person or organization undertakes
including media campaigns, public speaking, commissioning and publishing
research or conducting exit poll or the filing of an amicus brief.
use various forms of advocacy in order to influence public opinion and
ultimately policy. They play an important role in the development of
political and social systems. Consumer Protection
is someone who
speaks, pleads or argues to put forward an idea that helps bring attention
to something that is wrong. Someone who pushes for a cause. Standing up
for what is Right. Deep sustained involvement.
is a person who pleads for a
cause or propounds or puts forward an idea. Mediator
is the act of making a strong
public expression of disagreement and disapproval. Express opposition
through action or words. An organized protest in public often. A formal
and solemn declaration
evaluates the progress or outcomes of advocacy,
such as changes in public policy. Advocacy evaluators seek to understand
the extent to which advocacy efforts have contributed to the advancement
of a goal or policy. They do this in order to learn what works, what does
not, and what works better in order to achieve advocacy goals and improve
future efforts. Advocacy evaluation is different from policy analysis,
which generally looks at the results of the policy, or mainstream program
evaluation, which assesses whether programs or direct services have been
successful. Advocacy strives to influence a program or policy either
directly or indirectly; therefore, the influence is being evaluated,
rather than the results of that influence. In order to evaluate something,
one must know the goals of the program/activity, in this case - advocacy
efforts. Policy advocacy evaluation focuses on the contribution towards
achieving policy, and not on the results of that policy. Policy advocacy
evaluators look at these dependent variables (many of which interrelate
significantly with movement in the policy cycle): Intermediate Goal
Examples: Increased awareness of constituents about the need for policy
(Problem Identification -> Agenda Setting). Change in rate of key-words
use by politicians, sometimes starting from 0 (Problem Identification ->
Agenda Setting). Increase in ratio of policy being implemented according
to the adopted legislation (Adoption->Implementation). Developed capacity
of advocacy actor or network of actors to conduct advocacy efforts.
Ultimate Goals. Policy change itself in the desired direction (of the
policy cycle). This is the highest level intermediate outcome, and as an
inherent best practice, is the goal of most policy advocacy efforts.
Policy Advocacy works to move a policy through the policy cycle. Direct
Advocacy (Directly trying to influence policy makers): Lobbying (also
known as direct lobbying) is the act of attempting to influence decisions
made by government officials, most often legislators or members of
regulatory agencies. Various people or groups, from private-sector
individuals or corporations, fellow legislators or government officials,
or advocacy groups use lobbying. Indirect Advocacy (Indirectly influencing
policymakers by getting their constituents to advocate): Grassroots
lobbying (also known as indirect lobbying) is a form of lobbying that
focuses on raising awareness of a particular cause at the local level,
with the intention of reaching the legislature and making a difference in
the decision-making process. Grassroots lobbying is an approach that
separates itself from direct lobbying through the act of asking the public
to contact legislators and government officials concerning the issue at
hand, as opposed to conveying the message to the legislators directly.
Activism consists of intentional efforts by citizens or citizen groups,
towards policymakers, to promote or prevent social, political, economic,
or environmental change. Activism can take a wide range of forms
including, from writing letters to newspapers or politicians, political
campaigning, rallies, street marches, strikes, sit-ins, and hunger
strikes. Astroturfing supports political, organizational, or corporate
agendas, and is designed to give the appearance of a "grassroots"
movement. The goal of such campaigns is to disguise the efforts of a
political and/or commercial entity as an independent public reaction to
some political entity—a politician, political group, product, service, or
event. Contribution vs. attribution: Since multiple actors campaign
simultaneously for and against any given policy, it is difficult to
ascertain attribution. Evaluating contributions is preferred in this case
as it allows multiple actors to influence the degree of success. Long term
nature of advocacy: Since many advocacy goals are long term, measuring
impact can be a challenge. Instead, outcomes, interim progress, and
intermediary goals are the preferred measures of influence. Shifting
strategies: Since the context that advocates work within is ever-changing,
advocates adapt their strategies, which creates a difficult environment in
which to monitor progress. Complexity and theories of change: logic models
and theories of change for advocacy campaigns are inherently complex; for
example: protests+lobbying+media campaigns -> contribution to policy
change. These kinds of theories of change have so many layers, nuances,
and uncontrollable factors to them that intra and inter organizational
agreement is difficult, making strategic planning, and evaluation all the more challenging.
Activism Guidelines - Activism Principles
"The best thing that you can do, is to do the right thing. The worst
thing that you can do, is to do a nothing
When you're good and when you know you're right, you must speak,
you can't be silent. Even if you make a mistake and say something
stupid, there is no shame in speaking. Apologize and learn. The
only shame there is, comes from being silent, but you can rid
yourself of that shame if you just admit the
made, and then finds ways to correct those mistakes from being
made again, that is what we call learning
. We learn our entire
life, well at least we should learn our entire life, that is
another problem that we need to solve.
The Secret to Effective Nonviolent Resistance: Jamila Raqib:
(video with interactive text)
PRINCIPLES OF NONVIOLENCE
- MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. - Fundamental
tenets of Dr. King’s philosophy of nonviolence
described in his first
book, Stride Toward Freedom. The six principles include:
Nonviolence is a way of life
for courageous people. It is active nonviolent resistance to evil. It is
aggressive spiritually, mentally and emotionally. PRINCIPLE TWO:
Nonviolence seeks to win
friendship and understanding. The end result of nonviolence
and reconciliation. The purpose of nonviolence is the creation of the
Beloved Community. PRINCIPLE THREE:
Nonviolence seeks to defeat injustice not people. Nonviolence recognizes
that evildoers are also victims and are not evil people. The nonviolent
resister seeks to defeat evil not people.
Nonviolence holds that suffering can educate and
accepts suffering without retaliation. Unearned
suffering is redemptive and has tremendous educational and transforming
possibilities. PRINCIPLE FIVE:
Nonviolence chooses love instead of hate. Nonviolence resists violence of
the spirit as well as the body. Nonviolent love is spontaneous,
unmotivated, unselfish and creative. PRINCIPLE
Nonviolence believes that the universe is on the side of
. The nonviolent resister has deep faith that justice will
eventually win. Nonviolence
believes that God is a God of
SIX STEPS OF NONVIOLENT SOCIAL CHANGE:
The Six Steps for Nonviolent Social Change are based on Dr. King's
nonviolent campaigns and teachings that emphasize love in action. Dr.
King's philosophy of nonviolence, as reviewed in the Six Principles of
Nonviolence, guide these steps for social and interpersonal change.
articulate an issue, problem
or injustice facing a person, community, or
institution you must do research
. You must
and gather all
vital information from all sides of the argument
or issue so as to
increase your understanding of the problem. You must become an expert on
your opponent's position. EDUCATION:
is essential to inform others, including your opposition, about your
issue. This minimizes misunderstandings and gains you support and
sympathy. PERSONAL COMMITMENT:
check and affirm your faith in the philosophy and methods of nonviolence.
Eliminate hidden motives and prepare yourself to accept suffering, if
necessary, in your work for justice.
Using grace, humor
confront the other party with a list of injustices and a plan for
addressing and resolving these injustices. Look for what is positive in
every action and statement the opposition makes. Do not seek to humiliate
the opponent but to call forth the good in the opponent.
These are actions taken when
the opponent is unwilling to enter into, or remain in,
discussion/negotiation. These actions impose a "creative tension" into the
conflict, supplying moral pressure
on your opponent to work with you in
resolving the injustice. RECONCILIATION:
Nonviolence seeks friendship
and understanding with the opponent.
Nonviolence does not seek to defeat the opponent. Nonviolence is directed
against evil systems, forces, oppressive policies, unjust acts, but not
against persons. Through reasoned compromise, both sides resolve the
injustice with a plan of action. Each act of reconciliation is one step
close to the 'Beloved Community.'
is a community of people like you. People who want
to learn about and take action on the world’s biggest
challenges. Extreme poverty ends with you.
The Global Citizens Initiative
(TGCI): Building A
Sustainable World Community For All.
defines a person who places their
identity with a "global
" above their identity as a citizen of a particular nation or place.
Public Citizen's Action Manual
The Politics of Nonviolent Action
is a three-volume political science
book by Gene Sharp, originally published in the United States in 1973.
Sharp is one of the most influential theoreticians of nonviolent action,
and his publications have been influential in struggles around the world.
This book contains his foundational analyses of the nature of political
power, and of the methods and dynamics of nonviolent action.
Kids Guide Social Action Preview
Roots of Our Ecological Crisis
- Lynn White, Jr. (PDF)
The Dart Center
Srdja Popovic: How to Topple a Dictator
Global Justice Movement
is a network of globalized social
movements opposing what is often known as the “corporate globalization”
and promoting equal distribution of economic resources.
Iranian Green Movement
refers to a political movement that
arose after the 2009 Iranian presidential election, in which protesters
demanded the removal of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad from office.
was a series of protests that took place
in Cochabamba, Bolivia's third largest city, between December 1999 and
April 2000 in response to the privatization of the city's municipal water
supply company Semapa. The wave of demonstrations and police violence was
described as a public uprising against water prices.
Freeway & Expressway Revolts
took place in developed countries during the 1960s and 1970s, in
response to plans for the construction of new freeways, a significant
number of which were abandoned or significantly scaled back due to
widespread public opposition, especially of those whose neighborhoods
would be disrupted or displaced by the proposed freeways, and due to
various other negative effects that freeways are considered to have.
Saving the World Depends on You
. No one
else is going to save the world for you. If you want to change the world
for the better, sometimes you have to do some of the things yourself. Even
if millions of people contributed to your goal, it was you who made it
happen. And if you don't do it, then who will do it? And if you don't
start it, then when will it start? Even if you're just doing some
exploratory research and just trying to get some answers, it's still you
who must initiate it. Even if things change or even if the idea turns out
not to be a good one, at least you learned something, and at least you
know now that your journey to make a difference in the world is still in
progress. Live, Learn, Love and Progress.
Attend an event - Go to Meetings or Host a Meeting -
Contact public officials in your state.
Testify at a public hearing - Write a letter to the
editor - Help recruit people in your local community.
Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out
: "Turn on" meant go within to activate your
neural and genetic equipment. Become sensitive to the many and various
levels of consciousness and the specific triggers that engage them. Drugs
were one way to accomplish this end. "Tune in" meant interact harmoniously
with the world around you – externalize, materialize, express your new
internal perspectives. "Drop out" suggested an active, selective, graceful
process of detachment from involuntary or unconscious commitments. "Drop
Out" meant self-reliance, a discovery of one's singularity, a commitment
to mobility, choice, and change. Unhappily my explanations of this
sequence of personal development were often misinterpreted to mean "Get
stoned and abandon all constructive activity".
is based on the assumption that certain
conditions are needed for the development of a social movement. Smelser
saw social movements as side-effects of rapid social change. Smelser
argued that six things were necessary and sufficient for collective
behavior to emerge, and that social movement evolves through those
relevant stages: Structural conduciveness
the structure of the society (e.g. spatial proximity) must be such that
certain protest actions become more likely. People must be aware of the
problem and have the opportunity to act.
– there must be a strain on society, caused by
factors related to the structure of the current social system, such as
inequality or injustice, and existing power holders are unable (or
unwilling) to address the problem (see also relative deprivation).
– the problem should be
clearly defined in a way that is agreed by and understood by the
participants. See also: framing. Precipitating
– events that become the proverbial spark igniting the
flame, in other words a political opportunity.
Mobilization for action
– people need to have a network and
organization allowing them to take a collective action, see also resource
mobilization. Operation (failure) of social control – how the authorities
react (or don't). High level of social control by those in control of
power (politicians, police) often makes it more difficult for social
movements to act. The concept of value added was used earlier in
economics, where it refers to the increasing value of product in
progressing stages of production. Critics of this theory note that it is
too focused on the
and views all strains on society as disruptive.
Social movement evolves through those relevant stages
Structural conduciveness - the structure of the society (e.g.
spatial proximity) must be such that certain protest actions
become more likely. People must be aware of the problem and have
the opportunity to act. 2:
Structural strain - there must be a strain on society, caused
by factors related to the structure of the current social
system, such as inequality or injustice, and existing power
holders are unable (or unwilling) to address the problem (see
also relative deprivation). 3:
Generalized belief - the problem should be clearly defined in
a way that is agreed by and understood by the participants. See
also: framing. 4:
Precipitating factors - events that become the proverbial
spark igniting the flame, in other words a political
Mobilization for action - people need to have a network and
organization allowing them to take a collective action, see also
resource mobilization. 6:
Operation (failure) of social control - how the authorities
react (or don't). High level of social control by those in
control of power (politicians, police) often makes it more
difficult for social movements to act.
Psychological Action influences of Participation
Community Engagement Movement
James, Alison (2009)An investigation into what
influences action competence-oriented teaching and learning.
processes in a school environmental club. Masters thesis, Rhodes University
Weapons of Mass Democracy
A Force More
Social Networking Sites and Politics
is a year-long program of media support, training,
research and writing under the guidance of experienced mentors
and trainers. The program will help Fellows to sharpen their
messages, elevate their stories, focus their media targets, and
communicate their insights across a variety of media platforms –
illuminating crucial grassroots perspectives for a broad
enterprise with the aim to change the paradigm of
social good with the power of great design, information and technology.
Reforming - Improving - Correcting
is a change for the better
as a result of correcting
means of improvement
of what is wrong, corrupt,
unsatisfactory, etc.. A campaign aimed to correct abuses
. Make changes
in order to remove abuse and
. Bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of
life, conduct, and adopt a right one.
in behavior or
morals by abandoning some vice
Change for the better.
is an event that occurs
when something passes from one state or
phase to another
. Become different in some particular way,
without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics
or essence. The result of alteration or modification
Exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or
category. A difference that is usually pleasant.
is finding a
solution to a problem
settled or resolved
or the outcome of
. A statement that solves a
problem or explains how to solve the problem. A decision to do
something or to behave in a certain manner.
is a method for solving a problem. The successful action of
solving a problem
that solves a problem or
how to solve the
problem. To be sufficient and adequate either in quality or quantity.
To be satisfactory for a need or to serve the purpose
of a need and meet the requirements of that need.
Time of Projects from
start to Finish
. Some changes are fast some changes take years.Initiative
readiness to embark on bold new ventures and the ability to assess and
initiate things independently and the power or opportunity to act or take
charge and not wait around for other people to do so. The first of a series of actions.
is a policy of gradual reform rather than
. Sometimes change comes about
gradually or that variation is gradual in nature and happens over time as
opposed to in large steps.
is a method of working by adding to a project using
many small incremental
instead of a few extensively
planned large jumps
. Logical incrementalism implies that the
steps in the process
are sensible. Logical incrementalism focuses on "the Power-Behavioral Approach to planning
rather than to the Formal Systems Planning Approach". In public policy,
incrementalism is the method of change by which many small policy changes
are enacted over time in order to create a larger broad based policy change.
Petitions - Right to Grievance - Right to Assemble
is the right to make a complaint
to, or seek the assistance
of, one's government, without fear
. The Article
44 of the
Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union
ensures the right
to petition to the European Parliament. The right can be traced back to
Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany
Bill of Rights 1689
Petition of Right
Right to Petition
in the United States is guaranteed by the
First Amendment to the United
, which specifically prohibits Congress from
abridging "the right of the people...to petition the Government for a
redress of grievances
Although often overlooked in favor of other more famous freedoms, and
sometimes taken for granted, many other civil liberties are enforceable
against the government only by exercising this basic right. The right to
petition is regarded as fundamental in some republics, such as the United
States, as a means of protecting
is a formal message in writing that is submitted to an
authority requesting that a particular action should be taken. A
compilation of signatures built in order to exert moral authority in
support of a specific cause. Petition in law is a formal written request
for judicial action. Write a message for something to somebody; request
formally and in writing.
Petitioning the Court
is the act of asking the court to hear a case.
Any case that is heard before a court must first go through a petition.
Petitioning the court consists of filing the appropriate forms to request
permission from the court to have a certain matter heard. Although the
of petitioning the court is a relatively simple one,
it can seem overwhelming to people who’ve never done it before and don’t
know all the requirements governing the court system. Petitioners should
determine the types of forms that are needed to file the types of
petitions that they want to file.
Start a Petition Online
- Initiate a
about a known
that causes resentment
and is grounds for action. An allegation
that something imposes an illegal obligation or denies some legal right or
. A resentment strong
enough to justify retaliation
Writ of Certiorari
A type of writ
meant for rare use, by which an appellate court decides to review a case
at its discretion. The word certiorari
comes from Law Latin and means "to be more fully
." A writ of certiorari orders a lower court to deliver its
record in a case so that the higher court may review it.
is a formal written statement of a party's claims or defenses to another
party's claims in a civil action. The parties' pleadings in a case define
the issues to be adjudicated in the action.
Call to Action
refers to any device designed to prompt an immediate
response and encourage people to take prompt action. Diplomacy
- Developing an Idea
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is to express strong disapproval of.
bring into being. Take the lead
or initiative in; participate in the development of. Bring up a topic for
discussion. Set in motion, start an event or prepare the way for. Someone
new to a field or activity. People who have been introduced to the
mysteries of some field or activity. Someone who has been admitted to
membership in a scholarly field.
refers to action taken together by a group of people
whose goal is to enhance their status and achieve a common objective.
Boycotts - Sanctions - Embargos
is an act of voluntarily abstaining from using, buying, or dealing with a
person, organization, or country as an expression of protest, usually for
social or political reasons. The purpose of a boycott is to
on the target, or to indicate a moral outrage, to try to
compel the target to alter an objectionable behavior.
How do we Stop doing Business with Known Criminals
without Hurting Innocent Citizens at the same time
is not the same as
is meant to hurt innocent people. Boycotting is about stopping bad people
from doing bad things.
Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions
is a global campaign attempting to
increase economic and political pressure on Israel to end what it
describes as violations of international law
in Law are penalties or other means of enforcement used to
provide incentives for obedience with the law
with rules and regulations.
are commercial and financial penalties
applied by one or
more countries against a targeted country, group, or individual.
may be either a permission or a restriction.
is the reduction of some kind of asset for financial,
ethical, or political objectives or sale of an existing business by a
firm. A divestment is the opposite of an investment.
hindrance, obstruction, etc. in a general sense, a trading ban in trade
terminology and literally "distraint" in juridic parlance) is the partial
or complete prohibition of commerce and trade with a particular country or a group of countries.
Consumer Boycott Guide
. Are you fed up of hearing about a company
behaving badly? Are you angry with a company for the way it conducts its
business? Why not boycott it and encourage others to do the same and take
their business elsewhere? Boycotts are a tool for holding company's
accountable for actions against workers, consumers, communities,
minorities, animals or the environment. It is marketplace democracy in
action - consumers voting with their money for social and economic change.
Boycotts directly threaten sales so company boss’ take them more seriously
than letter writing campaigns or lobbying. Any concerned group or
individual can call a boycott. Groups have been more successful in calling
and executing boycotts than individuals because there is strength in
numbers. A successful campaign, no matter how we define it, has to begin
with clear, realistic, measurable goals. Have
. e.g. Stop selling tobacco to kids! This makes it
easier to get people involved and gives the company an action it can take.
Make sure demands are realistic. Set yourself a time frame based on
resources and the size of the task. But remember boycotts can take years
before achieving the desired result. Perhaps start small, aim for a
boycott in a small area or amongst a small group of people. Decide whether
you want to pressure the company by impacting product sales (economic and
consumer-oriented) or by attacking the company's image (reputational and
media-oriented)? Arm yourself with knowledge.
Get all the facts about the company and the offensive policy or
action. Search the internet for information about the company. Ask other
activists and campaign groups if they know anything interesting and
relevant, maybe they’ll back your call. Ask ex-employees to “spill the
beans”. Use the company's annual reports (often posted on the Internet) to
obtain important company information such their environmental report or
workers rights policy, the president and/or CEO's name(s), and addresses
and phone numbers. And then…Write to the company to voice your grievance.
And ask to meet with them. Indicate that if the policy or action is not
changed, you intend to initiate a consumer boycott. Some organizers
attempt to negotiate with the company first and use a boycott strategy
only if negotiations fail to bring about the desired changes. Occasionally
the threat of a boycott can make the company yield to your demands.
Spread the word.
Find and utilize boycott
media, local press, and alternative press. Network with other activists,
organizers, community groups, and media to spread the message of the
boycott and gain publicity. Use press releases and informational materials
as part of a comprehensive media strategy. 15 ways
to get your message across.
Develop a clear, simple, concise
message. Distribute leaflets about your boycott in front of stores where
the product is sold. Get consumers to sign petitions or cards pledging to
support the boycott. Send these to the company. Produce educational
materials, films, or demonstration kits to educate consumers about the
issue and how they can help. Advertise in newspapers, on radio, and on
television. You could even try to get a celebrity endorsement. Produce
buttons, bumper stickers, and T-shirts. Create a Web Site with information
on the boycott. Send e-mail alerts and updates. Write press releases to
notify the media of rallies, press conferences, demonstrations, or any
other events supporting the boycott. Hold demonstrations in front of the
company's headquarters. Speak at community functions. Letters to local and
national newspapers and magazines. Write articles for other organizations’
newsletters. Its all about who you know
Try and get large institutions charities or existing campaign groups to
back you. It will add weight to your campaign, they may know how to get
hold of more resources and they could also promote your cause. A more
difficult but worthwhile strategy may be to appeal to company
shareholders. You could even buy shares and demonstrate from inside the
company AGM. Convince other companies to “join” your boycott, there is
nothing like peer pressure. Are You Ready for
? There are lots of places where you can find more
information on boycotts. We have an archive of current boycotts and past
successes, have a look and see what inspires you. This document was put together using the
Co-op America guide
Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions
is a Palestinian-led movement
promoting boycotts, divestments and sanctions against Israel. Its
objective is to pressure Israel to meet what it describes as Israel's
obligations under international law, defined as withdrawal from the
occupied territories, removal of the separation barrier in the West Bank,
full equality for Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel, and "respecting,
protecting, and promoting the rights of Palestinian refugees to return to
their homes and properties". The movement is organized and coordinated by
the Palestinian BDS
National Committee. BDS
is modeled after the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa. Its
proponents compare the Palestinians' plight to that of apartheid-era black
South Africans. Protests and conferences in support of the movement have
been held in several countries. Its mascot, which features on its
logotype, is Handala, a symbol of Palestinian identity and defiance.
Critics say that BDS is antisemitic, delegitimizes Israel, and resembles
historical discrimination against Jews. Countering BDS is a top priority
for the Israel lobby
; it has
successfully lobbied for laws targeting BDS supporters in many U.S.
Strikes - Refusing to Work
is a work stoppage caused by the mass refusal of employees to
work. A strike usually takes place in response to employee grievances.
is a strike action in which a substantial proportion of the total labour
force in a city, region, or country participates.
is a student protest (sometimes called a boycott of
classes), which occurs when students enrolled at a teaching institution
such as a school, college or university refuse to go to class.
is a type of group action. They are large, sometimes
informal, groupings of individuals or organizations which focus on
specific political or social issues. In other words, they carry out,
resist, or undo a social change.
How to Start a Social Movement
is a political term of black origin which refers to a perceived
of issues concerning
social justice and racial
. It is derived from the African American Vernacular English
expression "stay woke," whose grammatical aspect refers to a continuing
awareness of these issues. The
was originally organized to seek attention for
neighborhood problems, but have grown into a larger cause.
occurs when a group takes an action which is intended to
reveal an existing problem, highlight an alternative, or demonstrate a
possible solution to a social issue. This can include nonviolent and less
often violent activities which target persons, groups, or property deemed
offensive to the direct action participants.
is an expression of bearing witness on behalf of an express
cause by words or actions with regard to particular events, policies or
situations. (remonstrance, remonstration or demonstration) -
is action by a mass group or collection of
groups of people in favor of a political or other cause; it normally
consists of walking in a mass march formation and either beginning with or
meeting at a designated endpoint, or rally, to hear speakers.
refers to an alteration in the social order of a
society. Social change may include changes in nature, social institutions,
social behaviors, or social relations.
is the idea that societies can or do improve in terms
of their social, political, and economic structures. This may happen as a
result of direct human action, as in social enterprise or through social
activism, or as a natural part of sociocultural evolution.
"If you tremble with indignation at every injustice, then you are a comrade of
mine." "The true revolutionary is guided by a great feeling of love." " It
is impossible to think of a genuine revolutionary lacking this quality."
"The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to
make it fall." "We cannot be sure of having something to live for unless
we are willing to die for it." "Cruel leaders are replaced only to have new leaders turn cruel."
is a public facility to meet for
. A group of
persons who are gathered together for a common purpose. The social act of
assembling. Putting together parts
of all the members of
is the individual right or
ability of people to come together
and collectively express
promote, pursue, and defend their ideas. The right to
of association is recognized as a
, a political right and a civil
Group Decision Making
is a form of direct action that involves one or more people occupying an
area for a protest, often to promote political, social, or economic
is a body formed from citizens
or generally people to deliberate on an issue or issues of local or
national or international importance. The membership of a citizens'
assembly is randomly selected, as in other forms of sortition. It is a
mechanism of participatory action research (PAR) that draws on the
symbolism, and some of the practices, of a legal trial by jury. The
purpose is to employ a cross-section of the public to study the options
available to the state on certain questions and to propose answers to
these questions through rational and reasoned discussion and the use of
various methods of inquiry such as directly questioning experts. In many
cases, the state will require these proposals to be accepted by the
general public through a referendum before becoming law. The citizens'
assembly aims to reinstall trust in the political process by taking direct
ownership of decision-making. To that end, citizens' assemblies intend to
remedy the "divergence of interests" that arises between elected
representatives and the electorate, as well as "a lack in deliberation in
legislatures." The use of citizens' assemblies to reach decisions in this
way is related to the traditions of deliberative democracy and popular
sovereignty in political theory. While these traditions stretch back to
origins in ancient Athenian democracy, they have become newly relevant
both to theorists and politicians as part of a deliberative turn in
democratic theory. From the 1980s to the early 1990s, this deliberative
turn began, shifting from the predominant theoretical framework of
participatory democracy toward deliberative democracy, initially in the
work of Jane Mansbridge and Joseph M. Bessette. Since, citizens'
assemblies have been used in countries such as Canada and the Netherlands
to deliberate on reform of the system used to elect politicians in those
countries. Ordinarily, citizens' assemblies are state initiatives.
However, there are also examples of independent citizens' assemblies, such
as the Le G1000 in Belgium or the We The Citizens project in Ireland.
Citizen's assemblies have been proposed as a potential solution to dealing
with divisive and highly politicised issues such as same-sex marriage,
abortion, and decarbonisation measures.
is a gathering of members of any kind of
collective who use parliamentary
to make decisions. Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised
describes the following characteristics of a deliberative assembly: A
group of people meets to discuss and make decisions on behalf of the
entire membership. They meet in a single room or area or under equivalent
conditions of simultaneous oral communication. Each member is free to act
according to their own judgment. Each member has an equal vote. The
members at the meeting act for the entire group, even if there are members
absent. A member's dissent on a particular issue constitutes neither a
withdrawl from the group, nor a termination of membership. A member of a
deliberative assembly has the right to attend meetings, and make and
second motions, speak in debate, and vote. Organizations may have
different classes of members (such as regular members, active members,
associate members, and honorary members), but the rights of each class of
membership must be defined (such as whether a "member" in a class has the
right to vote). There may also be ex-officio members, or persons who are
members by virtue of some other office or position they hold. Ex-officio
members have the same rights as other members.
is the body of ethics, rules, and customs
governing meetings and other operations of clubs, organizations,
legislative bodies, and other deliberative assemblies.
is an area in social life where individuals can come
together to freely discuss
identify societal problems, and through that discussion influence
political action. Such a discussion is called
and is defined as
the expression of views on matters that are of concern to the
public—often, but not always, with opposing or diverging views being
expressed by participants in the
. Public debate
takes place mostly through the mass media, but also at meetings or through
social media, academic publications and government policy documents.
is a new kind of public sphere that has come into
existence globally through the use of modern information technology,
digital media, and computer networks.
refers to an act which takes into account the actions
and reactions of individuals (or 'agents'). Also known as "Weberian social
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in philosophy are theories about the
of a more or less
complex kind. This area of thought
involves epistemology, ethics
metaphysics, jurisprudence, and
describes "feel-good" measures, in support of an issue or social cause,
that have little physical or practical effect, other than to make the
person doing it feel satisfied that they have contributed.
is when people perceive their
environment and events within it in terms of their
ability to act
were a series of religious wars initiated,
supported, and sometimes directed by the Latin Church in the medieval
a is a period of purposeful sleeplessness, an occasion for
devotional watching, or an observance.
When people see something wrong or see something bad,
they want to know why?
That is human nature
. If we could never question our existence, then
humans would never exist. But just asking questions does not guarantee
that you will receive the right answers.
So people have to continue to ask
. But there will be some people who will not want to answer
questions, mostly because they would have to admit that they are wrong or
mistaken, or admit that they were influenced by someone or influenced by
something. Every person must tell the truth, because life cannot survive
with if information is distorted or censored. Life only survives when the
information is clear and accurate, whether that information comes from a
or comes from another person. If knowledge
or information can be denied, then nothing would be alive. Lying or
is not human. There is
nothing logical about lying
denying, it is simply a childish behavior that has perpetuated through
adulthood because of the lack of knowledge and information, all because
the child never learned enough to understand themselves and the world
movement in the United States is a militant
political activist movement that comprises autonomous activist groups that
aim to achieve their political objectives through the use of direct action
rather than through policy reform. Activists engage in varied protest
tactics, including digital activism, property damage, and physical
violence and harassment against those whom they identify as fascist,
racist, or on the far-right. Individuals involved in the movement tend to
hold anti-authoritarian and anti-capitalist views and subscribe to a range
of left-wing ideologies such as anarchism, communism, Marxism, social
democracy and socialism. Both the name
and the logo with two flags representing anarchism and
communism are derived from the German Antifa movement.
is a leading anti-hate organization. Founded in 1913 in response to an
escalating climate of anti-Semitism and bigotry. Anti-Defamation League,
605 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10158-3650, (212) 885-7700.
Black Lives Matter
is an international human rights movement,
originating in the African-American community, that campaigns against
violence and systemic racism towards black people. BLM regularly holds
protests speaking out against police killings of black people, and broader
issues such as racial profiling, police brutality, and racial inequality
in the United States criminal justice system.
Non-Violent Protest - Peaceful Demonstrations
is the practice
symbolic protests, civil disobedience, economic or political
noncooperation, satyagraha, or other methods, without using
Non-violence is not the same as passive resistance
Non-violence is a form of activism
adaptable. Non-violence listens
as much as it preaches
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is the personal practice of being harmless to self and
others under every condition. It comes from the belief that hurting
people, animals or the environment is unnecessary to achieve an outcome
and refers to a general philosophy of abstention from violence based on
, religious or spiritual
principles, and logical reasons
. All human beings have capacity for
compassion and empathy. We only resort to violence or harmful behavior
others when we do not have knowledge of more
for meeting needs.
How women wage conflict without violence: Julia Bacha
(video and interactive text)
Films about Non-Violent Protests
is opposition to war
or violence. Pacifism is
the general ethical opposition to violence
or war, except in cases where
force or self-defense is deemed absolutely necessary to advance the cause of
was a non-violent, intellectual
in the Third Reich led by a group of students and
a professor at the University of Munich. The group conducted an
anonymous leaflet and graffiti campaign
that called for active opposition to the Nazi regime. Their activities
started in Munich on 27 June 1942, and ended with the arrest of the core
group by the Gestapo on 18 February 1943. They, as well as other members
and supporters of the group who carried on distributing the pamphlets,
faced show trials by the Nazi People's Court (Volksgerichtshof), and many
of them were sentenced to death or imprisonment. The group wrote, printed
and initially distributed their pamphlets in the greater Munich region.
Later on, secret carriers brought copies to other cities, mostly in the
southern parts of Germany. In total, the White Rose authored six leaflets,
which were multiplied and spread, in a total of about 15,000 copies. They
denounced the Nazi regime's crimes and oppression, and called for
resistance. In their second leaflet, they openly denounced the persecution
and mass murder of the Jews. By the time of their arrest, the members of
the White Rose were just about to establish contacts with other German
resistance groups like the Kreisau Circle or the Schulze-Boysen/Harnack
group of the Red Orchestra. Today, the White Rose is well known both
within Germany and worldwide. The government—or
rather, the party—controlled everything:
the news media, arms,
police, the armed forces, the judiciary system, communications, travel,
all levels of education from kindergarten to universities, all cultural
and religious institutions. Political indoctrination started at a very
early age, and continued by means of the Hitler Youth with the ultimate
goal of complete mind control. Children were exhorted in school to
denounce even their own parents for derogatory remarks about Hitler or
Nazi ideology. —George J. Wittenstein, M.D.,"Memories of the White Rose",
1979.1st leaflet of the White Rose:
Isn't it true that every honest German is ashamed of his government these
days? Who among us has any conception of the dimensions of shame that will
befall us and our children when one day the veil has fallen from our eyes
and the most horrible of crimes—crimes that infinitely outdistance every
human measure—reach the light of day? 2nd
leaflet of the White Rose:
Since the conquest of Poland, 300,000
Jews have been murdered in this country in the most bestial way ... The
German people slumber on in dull, stupid sleep and encourage the fascist
criminals. Each wants to be exonerated of guilt, each one continues on his
way with the most placid, calm conscience. But he cannot be exonerated; he
is guilty, guilty, guilty! 3rd leaflet of the
Why do you allow these men who are in power to rob you
step by step, openly and in secret, of one domain of your rights after
another, until one day nothing, nothing at all will be left but a
mechanised state system presided over by criminals and drunks? Is your
spirit already so crushed by abuse that you forget it is your right—or
rather, your moral duty—to eliminate this system?
Hans Scholls last words before his execution:
Es lebe die Freiheit! (Let Freedom live!).
is a social movement that seeks to achieve ideals such
as the ending of a particular war (or all wars), minimize inter-human
violence in a particular place or type of situation, and is often linked
to the goal of achieving world peace. Means to achieve these ends include
advocacy of pacifism, non-violent resistance, diplomacy, boycotts,
camps, moral purchasing, supporting anti-war political candidates,
legislation to remove the profit from government contracts to the
Military–industrial complex, banning guns, creating open government and
transparency tools, direct democracy, supporting Whistleblowers who expose
War-Crimes or conspiracies to create wars, demonstrations, and national
political lobbying groups to create legislation. The political cooperative
is an example of an organization that seeks to merge all peace movement
organizations and green organizations, which may have some diverse goals,
but all of whom have the common goal of peace and humane sustainability. A
concern of some peace activists is the challenge of
those that oppose it often use violence as their means of communication
and empowerment. Some people refer to the global loose affiliation of
activists and political interests as having a shared purpose and this
constituting a single movement, "the peace movement", an all encompassing
"anti-war movement". Seen this way, the two are often indistinguishable
and constitute a loose, responsive, event-driven collaboration between
groups with motivations as diverse as humanism, environmentalism,
veganism, anti-racism, anti-sexism, decentralization, hospitality,
ideology, theology, and faith.
Global Peace System
is a concept of global conflict resolution
dependent on nonviolent processes to eradicate war. It relies upon a
multi-strand approach to conflict resolution, incorporating broad social
and political solutions.
is an individual or member of an organization that
undertakes to resolve violent conflict, prevent the rise of new violent
conflicts, and rebuild societies damaged by war.
is practical conflict transformation focused upon
establishing equitable power relationships robust enough to forestall
future conflict, often including the establishment of means of agreeing on
ethical decisions within a community, or among parties, that had
previously engaged in inappropriate (i.e. violent) responses to conflict.
Peacemaking seeks to achieve full reconciliation among adversaries and new
mutual understanding among parties and stakeholders. When applied in
criminal justice matters, peacemaking is usually called restorative
justice, but sometimes also transformative justice, a term coined by the
late Canadian justice theorist and activist Ruth Morris. One popular
example of peacemaking is the several types of mediation, usually between
two parties and involving a third, a facilitator or mediator.
refers to activities intended to create conditions that
favour lasting peace. Research generally finds that peacekeeping reduces
civilian and battlefield deaths and reduces the risk of renewed warfare.
is an activity that aims to resolve injustice in
nonviolent ways and to transform the cultural & structural conditions that
generate deadly or destructive conflict. It revolves around developing
constructive personal, group, and political relationships across ethnic,
religious, class, national, and racial boundaries. This process includes
violence prevention; conflict management, resolution, or transformation;
and post-conflict reconciliation or trauma healing, i.e., before, during,
and after any given case of violence.
was an American schoolgirl, peace activist, and child actress from
Manchester, Maine, who became famous during the Cold War between the
United States and the Soviet Union. In 1982, Smith wrote a letter to the
newly appointed CPSU General Secretary Yuri Andropov, and received a
personal reply with a personal invitation to visit the Soviet Union, which
she accepted. Smith attracted extensive media attention in both countries
as a "Goodwill Ambassador
becoming known as America's Youngest Ambassador and subsequently
participating in peacemaking activities in Japan. With the assistance of
her father Arthur (an academic), she wrote a book about her visit to the
Soviet Union, Journey to the Soviet Union, and later became a child
actress, hosting a child-oriented special on the 1984 United States
presidential election for The Disney Channel and playing a co-starring
role in the television series Lime Street, before her death at the age of
thirteen on August 25, 1985 in the
Bar Harbor Airlines Flight 1808
plane crash. (June 29, 1972 – August
is a person making a humble plea to someone in power or
authority. Praying humbly for something. Ask for or request earnestly.
is being marked by meekness or
modesty and not being arrogant or prideful. Able to feel shame from making
a bad mistake.
is a type of group action which focuses on specific
social issues and political problems
They provide a way of social change from the bottom up within nations.
Sometimes made up of large and informal groupings of individuals or
view or belief is one which stands in opposition to
the conventional social, political, and economic principles of a society.
The term was first used in the modern sense in 1958, by the British
magazine New Statesman to refer to its political and social agenda.
Antiestablishmentarianism (or anti-establishmentarianism) is an expression
for such a political philosophy. Conformity
Counterculture of the 1960s
was an anti-establishment cultural
phenomenon that developed throughout much of the Western world between the
mid-1960s and the mid-1970s. The aggregate movement gained momentum as the
Civil Rights Movement continued to grow, and, with the expansion of the US
government's extensive military intervention in Vietnam, would later
become revolutionary. As the 1960s progressed, widespread social tensions
also developed concerning other issues, and tended to flow along
generational lines regarding human sexuality, women's rights, traditional
modes of authority, experimentation with psychoactive drugs, and differing
interpretations of the American Dream. Many key movements related to these
issues were born or advanced within the counterculture of the 1960s. As
the era unfolded, new cultural forms and a dynamic subculture which
celebrated experimentation, modern incarnations of Bohemianism, and the
rise of the hippie and other alternative lifestyles emerged. This embrace
of creativity is particularly notable in the works of British Invasion
bands such as the Beatles and filmmakers whose works became far less
restricted by censorship. Many other creative artists, authors, and
thinkers, within and across many disciplines, helped define the
counterculture movement. Several factors distinguished the counterculture
of the 1960s from the anti-authoritarian movements of previous eras. The
post-World War II "baby boom" generated an unprecedented number of
potentially disaffected young people as prospective participants in a
rethinking of the direction of the United States and other democratic
societies. Post-war affluence allowed many of the counterculture
generation to move beyond a focus on the provision of the material
necessities of life that had preoccupied their Depression-era parents. The
era was also notable in that a significant portion of the array of
behaviors and "causes" within the larger movement were quickly assimilated
within mainstream society, particularly in the US, even though
counterculture participants numbered in the clear minority within their
respective national populations. The counterculture era essentially
commenced in earnest with the assassination of John F. Kennedy in November
1963. It became absorbed into the popular culture with the termination of
US combat military involvement in Southeast Asia and the end of the draft
in 1973, and ultimately with the resignation of President Richard Nixon in
August 1974. Conformity
is political action that relies on the use of
nonviolent resistance by civil groups to challenge a particular power,
force, policy or regime.
is the use of electronic communication technologies
such as social media
, especially Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, e-mail, and
podcasts for various forms of activism to enable faster communication by
citizen movements and the delivery of local information to a large
audience. Internet technologies are used for cause-related fundraising,
community building, lobbying, and organizing. A digital activism campaign
is "an organized public effort, making collective claims on a target
authority, in which civic initiators or supporters use digital media."
Research has started to address specifically how activist/advocacy groups
in the U.S. and Canada are using social media to achieve digital activism
objectives. Also known as web activism, online activism, digital
campaigning, digital activism, online organizing, electronic advocacy, cyberactivism, e-campaigning, and e-activism.
refers to the Tuesday after U.S. Thanksgiving in the
United States. It is a movement to create an international day of giving
at the beginning of the Christmas and holiday season. Giving Tuesday was
started in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation as
a response to commercialization and consumerism in the post-Thanksgiving
season (Black Friday and Cyber Monday).
refers to the use of Twitter's hashtags for internet
activism. The term can also be used to refer to the act of showing support
for a cause through a like, share, etc. on any social media platform, such
as Facebook, Google+, or Twitter. The point of hashtag activism is
arguably to share certain issues with one's friends and followers in the
hopes that they will also share the same information. This leads to a
widespread discussion and allows for change to occur.
is the use of social network and
website, Twitter, by
heads of state, leaders of intergovernmental organizations (IGOs), and
their diplomats to conduct diplomatic outreach and public diplomacy. (Not
is a broad category of activism that utilizes media and
communication technologies for social and political movements. Methods of
media activism include publishing news on websites, creating video and
audio investigations, spreading information about protests, and organizing
campaigns relating to media and communications policies.
are individuals, usually representatives of civilian
agencies, who attend public
demonstrations, protests and other activities where there is a potential
for conflict between the public or activists and the police, security
guards or other law enforcement personnel. The purpose of legal observers
is to monitor, record and report on any unlawful or improper behaviour.
Legal or human rights observers act as an independent third party within a
conflictual civil protest context, observing police behaviour in order
to keep police accountable for their actions. Legal observers can write
incident reports describing police violence and misbehaviour and compile
reports after the event. The use of video and still cameras, incident
reports and audio recorders is common.
Refusal to Obey Unjust Commands
is the active, professed
refusal to obey certain
laws, demands, and commands
of a government, or of an occupying
international power. Civil disobedience is a symbolic or ritualistic
violation of the law, rather than a rejection of the system as a whole.
is an essay by American transcendentalist Henry
David Thoreau that was first published in 1849. In it, Thoreau argues that
individuals should not permit governments to overrule or atrophy their
consciences, and that they have a duty to avoid allowing such acquiescence
to enable the government to make them the agents of injustice. Thoreau was
motivated in part by his disgust with slavery and the Mexican–American War
the same a s Non-Compliant
is an "individual who has claimed the right to
refuse to perform military service
" on the
grounds of freedom of thought, conscience, or religion. In general,
conscientious objector status is considered only in the context of
military conscription and is not applicable to volunteer military forces.
Desertion is the abandonment of a duty or post without
permission, or I have changed my mind because this is bad and I no longer
agree with it. I did not sign up for this!
is a 2016 biographical war drama film about the World War II experiences
, an American pacificist
who was a
Seventh-day Adventist Christian,
refusing to carry or use a firearm or
of any kind. Doss became the first conscientious objector to be
awarded the Medal of Honor, for service above and beyond the call of duty
Battle of Okinawa
"If a law is unjust
man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so." (Thomas
Any attempts to influence war through
Instead of arming people with weapons and lies, we should be
arming people with knowledge and the truth.
is the act of attempting to influence decisions
made by officials in a government, most often legislators or members of
regulatory agencies. Lobbyists use money, bribery or coercion, things that
normal citizens can't do and will not do because it's criminal and immoral.
is a fundamental change
in political power or
organizational structures that takes place in a relatively short period of
time when the population rises up in revolt against the current authorities.
List of Revolutions and Rebellions
(wiki) - Many of the century's most lasting revolutions took place without violence.
Image Info-graph of Recent Revolutions
Age of Revolution
is the period from approximately 1774 to 1849 in
which a number of significant revolutionary movements occurred in many
parts of Europe and the Americas.
Revolution of the Mind
is the action of being resistant
and against something that you disapprove of or disagree with. A body of
people united in opposing something. Opposing
expressed in action or argument
The principal political party opposed to the one in office.
who actively challenges
an established doctrine,
, or institution
or opposition to a policy.
is something that causes
is someone who offers
someone who stands in or represents
opposition against which the protagonist
(s) must contend. In other
words, an antagonist is a person or a group of people who opposes a protagonist
which is a person who backs a politician or a team.
mean the principal character
work of fiction. Antagonist can also mean a muscle that relaxes while
another contracts. A drug that neutralizes or counteracts the effects of
in sociology is a point in time when a group—or a large
number of group members—rapidly and dramatically changes its behavior by
widely adopting a previously rare practice.
Freedom of Speech
is the action of opposing
something that you disapprove or disagree with. A group action in
opposition to those in power and to those who threaten freedoms and human
rights. Resistance is also the capacity of an organism to defend itself
against harmful environmental agents. So you see, resistance is
. it is what
life does to survive and progress.
is an organized effort by some portion of the
civil population of a country to resist the legally established government
or an occupying power and to disrupt civil order and stability.Condemn
to express strong disapproval of something that is measurably wrong. To
judge something as being unfit or pronounce something as wrong or morally
culpable and deserving blame or censure for being evil or
to publicly declare someone to be
wrong or evil
. To speak out against something or someone. To accuse or
condemn something or someone or openly or formally or brand something or
someone as being disgraceful.Uprising
is an act of resistance or
rebellion or a revolt.
to the open resistance
against the orders of an established
The refusal to accept some authority or
code or convention
. Not the same as
is someone who
exhibits great independence
thought and action. A person who takes part in a rebellion against the
constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions).
is a person who rebels against certain customs that are perceived to be unfair.
organized opposition to authority
; a conflict in which one faction tries
to wrest control from another.
Insurrection Act of 1807
is the set of laws that govern
President of the United States to deploy troops
within the United States
to put down lawlessness, insurrection and rebellion. The laws are chiefly
contained in 10 U.S.C. §§ 331–335.
Posse Comitatus Act of 1878
limits the powers of the federal
government in the use of federal military personnel to enforce domestic
policies within the United States.
Act of 1871
is an Act of the United States Congress which empowered
the President to suspend the writ of habeas corpus
to combat the Ku Klux Klan or KKK and other
white supremacy organizations
The statute has been subject to only minor changes since then, but has
been the subject of voluminous interpretation by courts. The president
reports he was receiving of widespread
racial threats from the Deep South
(17 Stat. 13 also known as the Ku Klux Klan Act, Third Enforcement Act,
Third Ku Klux Klan Act, Civil Rights Act of 1871, or Force Act of 1871).
is a comprehensive civilian and military efforts
taken to simultaneously defeat
insurgency and address its root causes.
is the illegal and overt seizure of a state by the
or other elites within the state apparatus. Junta
law is an illegal action inciting resistance
to lawful authority and
tending to cause the disruption or overthrow of the government.
is overt conduct, such as speech and organization, that tends toward
insurrection against the established order. Sedition often includes
subversion of a constitution and incitement of discontent (or resistance)
to lawful authority. Sedition may include any commotion, though not aimed
at direct and open violence against the laws
. Seditious words in writing
are seditious libel. A seditionist is one who engages in or promotes the
interests of sedition. The Patriot Act
was not intended to be used against the same scumbags who wrote the act.
has now been revealed.
destroying peoples honesty or loyalty and undermining moral integrity.
Subversion also means overthrowing or destroying a legally constituted
government. Domestic terrorism
ignorant morons is not an insurrection
arousing to action
rebellion. Also known as instigative
form of civil disorder
commonly characterized by a
group lashing out
violent public disturbance against authority, property or people. Riots
typically involve destruction of property
, public or private. The property
targeted varies depending on the riot and the inclinations of those
involved. Targets can include shops, cars, restaurants, state-owned
institutions, and religious buildings. Riots often occur in reaction to a
grievance or out of dissent. Historically, riots have occurred due to
poverty, unemployment, poor living conditions, governmental
taxation or conscription, conflicts between ethnic groups, (race riot) or
religions (sectarian violence, pogrom), the outcome of a sporting event
(sports riot, football hooliganism) or frustration with legal channels
through which to air grievances. While individuals may attempt to lead or
control a riot, riots typically consist of disorganized groups that are
frequently "chaotic and exhibit herd behavior
." There is a growing body of
evidence to suggest that riots are not irrational, herd-like behavior, but
actually follow inverted social norms. Dealing with riots is often a
difficult task for police forces. They may use tear gas
or CS gas to
control rioters. Riot police may use less-than-lethal methods of control
such as shotguns that fire flexible baton rounds to injure or otherwise
incapacitate rioters for easier arrest.
is a sudden, short-lived,
, possibly worldwide in
Propaganda of the deed
is specific political action meant to be
exemplary to others and serve as a catalyst for revolution. It is
primarily associated with acts of violence perpetrated by proponents of
insurrectionary anarchism in the late 19th and early 20th century,
including bombings and assassinations aimed at the ruling class, but also
had non-violent applications. These deeds were intended to ignite the
"spirit of revolt" in the people by demonstrating the state was not
omnipotent and by offering hope to the downtrodden, and also to expand
support for anarchist movements as the state grew more repressive in its
response. In 1881, the International Anarchist Congress of London gave the
tactic its approval.
was a radical socialist, anti-religious, and
revolutionary government that ruled Paris from 18 March to 28 May 1871.
The Franco-Prussian War had led to the capture of Emperor Napoleon III in
September 1870, the collapse of the Second French Empire, and the
beginning of the Third Republic. Because Paris was under siege for four
months, the Third Republic moved its capital to Tours. A hotbed of
working-class radicalism, Paris was primarily defended during this time by
the radical troops of the National Guard rather than regular Army troops.
Paris surrendered to the Prussians on 28 January 1871, and in February
Adolphe Thiers, the new chief executive of the French national government,
signed an armistice with Prussia that disarmed the Army but not the
National Guard. On 18 March, soldiers of the Commune's National Guard
killed two French army generals, and the Commune refused to accept the
authority of the French government. The Commune governed Paris for two
months, until it was suppressed by the regular French Army during "La
semaine sanglante" ("The Bloody Week") beginning on 21 May 1871. Debates
over the policies and outcome of the Commune had significant influence on
the ideas of Karl Marx, who described it as the first example of the
"dictatorship of the proletariat"
is being in a
you feel that you need to do something in order to live or do something to
save someone's else's life, even if what you do is bad or wrong, you feel
that you have no choice, so you do what you believe is necessary, even
though you wish you had better options that offered better odds for
success. Desperation is having a lack of time and knowledge that is needed
to do something right and good. People can be so desperate that will do
anything for money, even work jobs that do more harm than good.
desperate times for billions of people
. A corrupt system creates
desperation that fuels corrupt and ignorant behavior. Time to unleash the
ghosts, time for action. Time to stop
and time to start doing something constructive.
There is only so much you can ignore
When you see people doing something wrong and bad, or when you see
injustices and people expressing threatening behaviors, then
intervention is needed
Democracy needs to get well and recover from all the diseases it's
suffering from. Our patient is sick. There is a cancer in our society. And
this cancer has many tumors, with each tumor needing its own specialized
treatment. We have the people, we have the technology, we can cure
democracy of all it's ills. And we can also inoculate and educate our
immune system so that our democracy will be protected from future
infections or from being re-infected from the mistakes we made in the
past. Remember that the virus we call corruption can mutate and fool us
One of the main reasons why we have laws is to let people
know that certain things are bad and wrong, and also let people know the
reasons why these actions or behaviors are considered to be wrong. But, if
there is no law, or if there is no one to prosecute
or enforce the law
then a person can do something wrong and bad and
not worry about being
. If someone is forced to use a tort law
to stop criminal activity, then that clearly says that there is something
wrong in the justice system.
is a longing for something
better than the present situation. Showing or experiencing
or restless longing.
, Indignant and Incensed means to
be angered at something unjust or wrong.
is the condition of a society, entity, group of people, or a single person
that rejects illegitimate hierarchies
Anarchist seeks independence
that is free from overly restrictive external controls. Anarchist excepts
the rules that are just
sustainable, and rejects
Transitions - Changing Government Personnel
is the replacement of one government regime
are large, abrupt, persistent changes in the
structure and function of a system.Regime
is a a system or planned way of doing things. A systematic plan for
is the form of
set of rules
Firing Incompetent or Corrupt Government
is to remove someone from a position
. Force to leave or move out
. Fired is to
terminate the employment
of an employee or
discharge someone from an office or position.
Managing a Democratic Transition after the Revolution
Dictatorship to Democracy
is a surrender in which no guarantees are
given to the surrendering party. In modern times, unconditional surrenders
most often include guarantees provided by international law.
is when someone has lost control of something and
no one has
. The situation can occur when a government has no
identifiable central power or authority. The physical analogy suggests
that in a power vacuum, other forces will tend to "rush in" to fill the
vacuum as soon as it is created, perhaps in the form of an armed militia
or insurgents, military coup, warlord
is a cabinet
of a parliamentary government in
which several political parties cooperate, reducing the dominance of any
one party within that coalition. The usual reason given for this
arrangement is that no party on its own can achieve a majority in the
is an emergency
governmental authority set up
to manage a political transition
, generally in the cases of new nations,
or following the collapse of the previous governing administration.
Provisional governments are generally appointed, and frequently arise,
either during or after civil or foreign wars. Provisional governments
maintain power until a new government can be appointed by a regular
political process, which is generally an election
. They may be involved
with defining the legal structure of subsequent regimes, guidelines
related to human rights and political freedoms, the structure of the
economy, government institutions
, and international alignment. Provisional
governments differ from caretaker governments, which are responsible for
governing within an established parliamentary system and serve as
placeholders following a motion of no confidence, or following the
dissolution of the ruling coalition. In opinion of Yossi Shain and Juan J.
Linz, provisional governments can be classified to four groups:
Revolutionary provisional governments (when the former regime is
and the power belongs to the
ones who have overthrown it). Power sharing
provisional governments (when the power is shared between former
and the ones who are trying to change it). Incumbent provisional
governments (when the power during transitional period belongs to the
former regime). International provisional governments (when the power
during the transitional period belongs to the international community).
The establishment of provisional governments is frequently tied to the
implementation of transitional justice. Decisions related to transitional
justice can determine who is allowed to participate in a provisional
government. A provisional government is also called an
, an emergency
government, or a transitional government.
is a temporary ad hoc government that performs
some governmental duties and functions in a country until a regular
government is elected or formed. Depending on specific practice, it
usually consists of either randomly selected or approved members of
parliament or outgoing members until their dismissal. Caretaker
governments in representative democracies are usually limited in their
function, serving only to maintain the status quo, rather than truly
govern and propose new legislation. Unlike the government it is meant to
temporarily replace, a caretaker government does not have a legitimate
mandate (electoral approval) to exercise aforementioned functions.
is the statutory delegation of powers from the
to govern at a
subnational level, such as a regional or local level. It is a form of
Devolved territories have the power to make legislation relevant to the
is the process of redistributing or dispersing
functions, powers, people or things away from a central location or
is the development and application of shared
principles, norms, rules, decision-making procedures, and programs that
shape the evolution and use of the
holds that citizens have the right to
access the documents
and proceedings of the government to allow for
effective public oversight.
Open Source Governance
enables any interested citizen to add to the
creation of policy.
where individuals are confronted with personal decisions,
would keep no secrets from itself in the public sense, as all are trusted
with the knowledge of all.
Open Systems Interconnection
is an effort to standardize computer
networking that was started in 1977 by the
International Organization for Standardization
is a form of
in which all eligible citizens have
in the decisions
that affect their lives
; But we don't
have an equal say in America or do other so called
Democracies around the world. So what do we do to change this?
- Civic Responsibility
is the mutual reliance between two or more
groups. This concept differs from the reliance in a dependent
relationship, where some members are dependent and some are not. There can
be various degrees of interdependence.
Activism has been around for over 2,000 years
was an Athenian statesman, lawmaker, and poet. He is
remembered particularly for his efforts to legislate against political,
economic, and moral decline in archaic Athens. His reforms failed in the
short term, yet he is often credited with having laid the foundations for
Athenian democracy. He wrote poetry for pleasure, as patriotic propaganda,
and in defense of his constitutional reforms.
Revolution and Evolution in Twentieth-Century
People don't need to be controlled, people need to be educated,
this way people can control themselves.
People don't need some ignorant and corrupt leader telling them
what to do, they need knowledge and information.
will have to do more then just raise your voice.
Solving problems will need a lot more then just
. You will need to learn how to
, but even more important, you will
need to learn the facts. It will take more then just a protest.
Everyone must except the responsibility of educating themselves.
An informed citizen is the power behind a protest. And one
cannot succeed without the other. Educate yourself, then
protest. An educated protester is much more powerful. And an
informed protester knows that the protest is only one step in
the Problem Solving
Protecting Internet Communications during Protests
If people were just more aware of their choices and
options, and if people understood all the affects that are
created from their choices, people would be able to rid this
world of almost every problem it's faced with and suffering
would almost disappear,
all because everyone is making
. And that is not a
Dream, that is a Reality. That is the power of Knowledge.
If you provide the necessary information and knowledge that
people need in order to understand their options, people would
make good choices and make good decisions. And that is a fact
that everyone has witnessed in themselves and in others.
So we know from experience just how valuable our information and
Our greatest strength is our abundance of knowledge, it's time
to utilize this magnificent strength, a strength that has been
bestowed on us by 100's of millions of people throughout our
history. This is the paradise on earth that we have all known in
our hearts, but this time paradise is not fleeting, because this
is our destiny. An Equal Say
only exist when everyone has an equal chance
equal chance to be heard. But it does not end there, everyone
must be informed and knowledgeable enough in order to understand
what they truly need to say and what they mean, and to make sure
that they are heard fairly and equally without the influence of
, or the influence of
A Right to Information
- A Right to
- A Right to the Best Education
It's not Civil Disobedience
, people are just doing as much as I can to
stop as*holes from f*cking up this world more then already
is. This is not being disobedient, people care being patriotic.
People are not being
aggressive, they're just reacting to politicians being
We are a Activists, and politicians and the corporate scumbags are
f*cking terrorists. So a lot of us will spend the rest of our lives doing
everything that we can to stop these mass murdering psychopaths
from doing anymore damage. We owe it to the billions of people
who lived and died before me, and we owe it to the trillions upon
trillions of people who will live after us. This is our
human nature at its best. Everyone knows things can definitely improve, so
lets make things better. I'm
sorry for the harsh words
, I know how stupid profanity is, please
will forgive you. I'm not blaming you, because everyone is to
blame in some way or another. So everyone will have to make
changes, we have to do this together. We can do this.
- Media Literacy
Activism is a process for
. Activism is a way to stop injustices. Activism is a way
to modify or improve how things are done. And activism helps
make people aware of problems. But as history has taught us,
simply protesting for change is not enough. We must update
public knowledge and update our schools to match our current
level of knowledge and understanding. A tremendous amount of
knowledge has been accumulated from millions of brilliant minds
. Knowledge and information that has given us
incredible wealth and potential. We have finally awakened to
this realization. And this is not the first time that people
have understood the power of knowledge, but this time it's
different, that's because 100's millions of
people can now share
to this great awakening of human intelligence.
Our power is directly related to us
finally working together
and seeing each other as friends and cooperators, instead of
seeing each other as competitors and rivals. But we have a lot
to learn, which means that everyone has to have access to the
knowledge and information that helps govern our lives. And when
more people understand our situation more clearly, and
understand our choices, then everyone will have more control
over their lives, and a lot more control over their
freedoms and rights
War is Hell
You can either hope and wait until the
people in power do what is right, or you can learn how to
improve things yourself.
People should not be dependent on
to do what is needed, because that always turns out bad.
People have taken care of themselves and
manage their own lives
since the beginning, and that is the reason why humans have
survived for thousands of
years. But people have given up that right to care for their own
needs, and that is one of the failures of education. There is
enough for everyone as long as people understand enough. The
only power that anyone can have over a person is the power of
knowledge. And it doesn't take a lot of knowledge to control and
. We would not learn anything if things didn't
go wrong, but we don't have to keep making the same mistakes. If
we fail to teach these lessons in life,
we will continue to fail
the most efficient and the most effective way of improving our lives.
People have to stand up for what is right
, you have to do what you
have to do, you have to correct what is wrong, you have to
repair what is damaged. Everything that is good in our world
today, that people are benefiting from,
comes from the people
who fought for what is right
. Improvements came from people who
stood up and demanded improvements, improvements came from
people who stood up against injustices. Everyone alive today
owes everything to those people, without them, you would be dead
or suffering from the evil that spews from the horrific
ignorance of corrupt people. If you see something, say something
"If I don't speak for people today and speak for people in the future, there will be no future.
If I don't fight for human rights today and tomorrow, there will be no human rights in the future."
Yes there are assholes in charge, but they
are just temporary hindrances, so go through them or go around
them. Don't get caught up in what assholes they are, just
complete the task. We are
, but we are more determined then we are angry.
This is not about the willingness to fight
, this is about the
willingness to stand up and start defending
peoples rights and freedoms
. 99% of all humans understand that
fighting is an illogical
have always known this and we know this even more now then ever. We have
mastered language, but we don't use language
to our utmost ability, we will continue to suffer and die from this under
utilized potential. We can communicate
it is the reason why humans are alive, and when we stop communicating,
this is when people suffer and die.
Taking action does not mean that you will change the final outcome,
because something's will happen even if you try to stop it. So choose your
actions well. It may take more than one action, and it may also take
several different types of actions in order to repair something. But if
change is inevitable, preparing yourself for change may be the most
logical action to take. Doing nothing is never an option because there is
no such thing as nothing, something is always happening, whether it's perceived or not.
is the assumption that the same natural laws and
processes that operate in our present-day scientific observations have
always operated in the universe in the past and apply everywhere in the
Activism Quotes - Famous Quotes and Sayings about Activism
“Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of
these ends [life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness] it is
the right of the people to alter or abolish it
and to institute new government...” -Thomas Jefferson
Why does Power Corrupt
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere
We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single
garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all
Luther King, Jr
. - Inspired Awakenings
“When evil men plot, good men must plan. When evil men burn and
bomb, good men must build and bind. When evil men shout ugly words of
hatred, good men must commit themselves to the glories of love." -
Martin Luther King, Jr
“Courage is an inner resolution to go forward despite obstacles; Cowardice is
submissive surrender to circumstances. Courage breeds
creativity; Cowardice represses fear and is mastered by it.
Cowardice asks the question, is it safe? Expediency ask the
question, is it politic? Vanity asks the question, is it
popular? But conscience ask the question, is it right?
comes a time
when we must take a position that is neither
safe, nor politic, nor popular, but one must take it because it is right.”
Luther King, Jr
“The time is always right to do what
is right.” - Martin
Luther King, Jr
" - Howard Zinn
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
To change something, build a new model that makes the existing
model obsolete.” - Buckminster
Don't just try to change the way
things are done, you have to create a new way of doing something that
makes the old way of doing something obsolete. Humans have always improved
things since the beginning. When we find a better way of doing something,
we do it
. The path of least
is always the most comfortable path, and it is also
directly inline with the laws
"If you want a better world you have to create one, because if you just
sit around waiting for a better world, it will never come."
"There can't be any large-scale revolution until there's
a personal revolution, on an individual level. It's got to happen inside
"Most powerful is he who has himself in his
"Life is Short and Death Comes to us All, That Means the Time for
Action is Now." - Marcus
"Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we
must do." -
Wolfgang von Goethe
“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can
do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I
can do.” -
"If you expect the world to be fair with you because you are
fair, you’re fooling yourself. That’s like expecting the lion not to eat
you because you didn’t eat him."
“The most common way people give up their power is thinking they
don’t have any.” - Alice Walker (via b.marie)
"Those who have the privilege to know have the duty to act." -
"Don’t look for someone who will solve all your problems; look
for someone who will face them with you. If you really want to do
something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, then you’ll most likely find
"When you have to start compromising yourself and your morals
for the people around you, it’s probably time to change the people around
you." "You cannot change what you refuse to confront."
Lottery of Birth (2013)
"Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to
"Don't wonder about what you do, do what you wonder about" -
"When we cannot act as we wish, we must act as we can."
"Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together." Activists
"If you want a better world you have to create one, because if you just
sit around waiting for a better world, it will never come."
"Be the Change you wish to see in the world" -
"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight
you, then you win. -
Gandhi3 Stages of Truth: 1:
Acceptance. - Make Change and Adapt
“During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of
the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have
fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a
democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony
and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and
to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to
It's not so much about resistance or fighting back, it's more
about bringing attention to what's wrong and what's bad, so that we can do
things better and do things right. So it's not so much a protest, it's
more about people coming together and realizing that we need to make
improvements, and in order to do so, we need to communicate more, face to
"Resist much, obey little; Once unquestioning obedience, once
fully enslaved; Once fully enslaved, no nation, state, city, of this
earth, ever afterward resumes its liberty."
"It's not about who wins, it's about who understands, and
what we can learn from this in order to teach others."
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Change the mind, change the world.
"You cannot change what you refuse to confront."
Sooner or later
you will have to take on a whole new set of responsibilities and
make sacrifices you never thought possible.
These changes will
be over whelming at first but you will soon realize that there
are great benefits that come from Change.
Never act until you have
clearly answered the question: "What happens if I do nothing?" (Robert
If you want a better
world you have to create one, because if you just sit around
waiting for a better world, it will never come.
"Be the change you wish to see in the world" -
"Select your purpose, selfless, without any thought of personal
pleasure or personal profit, and then use selfless means to attain your
goal…Do not resort to violence even if it seems a promise success; it can
only contradict your purpose. Use the means of love and respect even if
the result seems far off or uncertain. Then throw yourself heart and soul
into the campaign, counting no price too high for working for the welfare
of those around you, and every reverse, every defeat will send you deeper
into your own deepest resources. Violence can never bring an end to
violence, all it can do is provoke more violence.” -
The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to
stare up the steps - we must step up the stairs. -
Never confuse movement with action. -
- Bystander Effect
Doing things is not the same as getting things done. (Jared Silver)
"It's better to show up then to give up."
"Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do."
Johann von Goethe
“You may delay, but time will not.” -
“To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not
quite enough time.” -
“Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same
number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller,
Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas
Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” -
Jackson Brown, Jr
The great composer does not set to work because he is inspired,
but becomes inspired because he is working. -
Action Speaks Louder
than Words..... Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda
"Your ideas will
Don't find fault. Find a remedy.
When we commit to action, to actually doing something rather
than feeling trapped by events, the stress becomes manageable. - Greg
Success will never be a big step in the future, success is a
small step taken just now. -Jonatan Mårtensson
In skating over thin ice, our safety is in our speed.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Do not be wise in words - be wise in deeds. -Jewish Proverb
Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be
changed until it is faced. -James
We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at
until something moves.” -
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens
can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. -
"Even the smallest person can change the
course of the future." "You have to decide what to do with the time
that has been given to you." - Lord of the Rings
"The flow from knowledge to
action draws upon the complete person with his or her catalyst
potential." - Ralph
does not mean
Not waiting, but acting.
To be neutral
"Silence is the emptiness of
. When people are silent, its not that they don't care,
it's just that some people don't know enough in order to act
effectively, but they can easily learn how important their voice
is, as well as learn how important their actions are, this takes
time and effort, and it's well worth the time and effort."
"We must seek, above all, a world of
world in which people dwell together in mutual
in mutual regard. A world where peace is not a mere
interlude between wars, but an incentive to the creative
energies of humanity. We will not find such a peace today, or
even tomorrow. The obstacles to
are large and menacing.
Yet the goal of a peaceful world--today and tomorrow-must shape our
decisions and inspire our purposes."-
"The Power of the People
is much stronger then the People in Power"
"Individually we are one drop, together we are an ocean"
"Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable" Collaboration
"A chain is only as strong as its weakest link."
"Don't ever mistake silence for
ignorance, calmness for acceptance or kindness for weakness."
"There is no Path to Peace, Peace is the Path" -
Its Just a
Action is the Real Measure of
If you don't speak your mind you
risk losing your mind. Though there is a time and place for
everything you'll have a hard time moving past something if you
never speak it.
is usually a result that
comes from people finding out that important information has
been kept from them and that people have been lying to them on
"If you don't stand for something, you will fall for something" - Conscientious Objector
“The only proper purpose of a government is to protect man's rights, which
means: to protect him from physical violence...
The only proper functions of a government are: the police, to
protect you from criminals; the army, to protect you from
foreign invaders; and the courts, to protect your property and
contracts from breach or fraud by others, to settle disputes by
rational rules, according to objective law.”
(Part 3, Chapter 7, Page 1,062).
“Fight for the value of your person. Fight for the virtue of
your pride. Fight for the essence of that which is man: for his
sovereign rational mind. Fight with the radiant certainty and
the absolute rectitude of knowing that yours is the Morality of
Life and that
yours is the battle for any achievement, any value, any
grandeur, any goodness, any joy that has ever existed on this
(Part 3, Chapter 7, Page 1,069)
An army of principles can penetrate where an army of soldiers
He who is the author of a war lets loose the whole contagion of
hell and opens a vein that bleeds a nation to death.
Common Sense Pamphlet
Common Sense Pamphlet
I prefer peace. But if trouble must come, let it come in my
time, so that my children can live in peace. -Thomas
The American Crisis
Reason obeys itself; and ignorance
submits to whatever is dictated to it. -
The instant formal government is abolished, society begins to
act. A general association takes place, and
produces common security. -
The most formidable weapon against errors of every kind is
We have it in our power to begin the world over again. -
"Until everyman is free we are all slaves"
Do something? Or do nothing? I chose to do something. Because the reason why I live
is because millions of people did something for me. So doing
something is natural. But you still have to initiate it. Just
pretending that you're doing something important and valuable
doesn't work. You must put things in motion, and when you do, you
will feel the power of life, and you will also have a better
understanding of your potential.
"My most ardent desire
is that my country will recapture its historic opportunity for a
peaceful evolution and that Poland will prove to the world that
even the most complex situations can be solved by a dialogue and
not by force." -
was a French political thinker who
lived during the Enlightenment and is famous for his articulation of the
theory of separation of powers, ending of slavery, the preservation of
civil liberties and the law, and the idea that political institutions
ought to reflect the social and geographical aspects of each
The Spirit of the Laws
law, social life, and the study
of anthropology and providing more than 3,000 commendations.
The source of the government’s
is “the consent of the governed.” This means that
the government is not the ruler, but the servant or agent of the citizens;
it means that the government as such has no rights except the rights
delegated to it by the citizens for a specific purpose." -
The difference between political
power and any other kind of social “power
between a government and any private organization, is the fact that a
government holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force. This
distinction is so important and so seldom recognized today that I must
urge you to keep it in mind. Let me repeat it: a government holds a legal
monopoly on the use of physical force." -
"No individual or private group or private organization has the
legal power to initiate the use of physical force against other
individuals or groups and to compel them to act against their own
voluntary choice. Only a government holds that power. The nature of
governmental action is: *coercive *action. The nature of political power
is: the power to force obedience under threat of physical injury—the
threat of property expropriation, imprisonment, or death." -
I know of no safe repository of the ultimate
powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not
enlightened enough to exercise control with a wholesome discretion the
remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by
A popular government, without popular information or the means
of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or tragedy, or perhaps both.
Knowledge will forever govern ignorance, and a people that mean to be
their own governors must arm themselves with the power that knowledge
"The essential aim of...the most
democratic movements we have is to train ourselves, to learn how
to use the work of experts, to find our will, to educate our
will, to integrate our wills...it is of equal
importance with the discovery of facts to know what to do with
them..in politics we do not keep these different kinds of
information apart..." -
creative experience, 1924.
Supposedly we know and don't purposely suppress the truth, our
education is neither inefficient nor irresponsible, and there is no
rampant ignorance and irreligion, consequently, whoever is intelligent,
educated and presumably honest should in all fairness be allowed to
publish his arguments against current doctrine. -
is a 1644 prose polemic by the English poet, scholar, and
polemical author John Milton opposing licensing and
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what
remains to be done.
"In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free -- honorable
alike in what we give, and what we preserve."
of Abraham Lincoln
"It is essential to release humanity from the false fixations of
yesterday, which seem now to bind it to a rationale of action leading only
to extinction." -
"There's no such thing as the
, there's only ignorant criminals in charge and
the ignorant followers who have no idea that they are being
manipulated. When people say they hate Americans, what they are
really saying is that they hate our
leadership and the wealthy people who control our leadership,
because American people have no control over what this country
does to people here, or in other countries. Democracy is a lie,
Americans vote but that's it, American people have almost no
control over the decisions that are being made on their behalf,
so don't hate Americans, just hate our leaders like the rest of
us do, besides you can't hate an entire nation of people just
because those people happen to have corrupt and incompetent
leadership, or could you judge a person solely on their
religion. Everyone on this planet is more alike then you think,
we are pretty much all the same, we are good people who are
seeking a good life. Our only difference is our leaders, those
psychopathic criminals who have been possessed by power. We can
fix this, but we have a lot of learning to do.
"What is amazing about these quotes above is that it shows that these same problems
have been around for 100's of years, but it still seems like
yesterday that we just started this conversation, I guess it
takes many lifetimes for us to mature"
"When I here people say,
"at least it's not as bad as that place
", that is a very
disturbing and a very ineffective way of explaining and
understanding a problem. Just because things are worse somewhere
else does not mean things are OK where you are.
If things can be better and improved then you have to make
things better. That's how we improve life. Don't compare things
to other things that are inferior, because you will never
improve and never fully understand just how really messed up
things are. Don't use sad excuses, use
, it's a lot more effective."
It's not uncommon for
people, who don't have enough information and knowledge about a
subject, to still have strong opinions about that subject. They
believe that they know enough and can accurately understand that
subject, when they don't. That's why we need to improve how we
educate the public about the problems we face. if people can't
see the whole picture, or understand the full scope of the
problem, they will never be able to know what actions to take in
order to solve that problem. So they will continue to complain
about that problem or just forget about that problem all
together, which is one of the main reasons why we have so many
problems, and why we never see the improvements being made,
improvements that we all know we are very capable of making.
"No one can be authentically human while he prevents others from being so."
"The reason why you are alive is because someone did
something, now it's your turn to do something. not to say that you need to
reproduce, but you need to
something of value, if not, everything dies, just like it has
in the past."
Pedagogy of the Oppressed
is a book written by educator
, proposes a pedagogy with a new relationship between teacher,
student, and society. It was first published in Portuguese in 1968. In the
book Freire calls traditional pedagogy the "banking model" because it
treats the student as an empty vessel to be filled with knowledge, like a
piggy bank. However, he argues for pedagogy to treat the learner as a
co-creator of knowledge. Dedicated to the oppressed and based on his own
experience helping Brazilian adults to read and write.
Activism Quotes and Sayings
- Life Quotes
- Writing Quotes
- Money Quotes
Making a Difference
The Power of Words and Language
Ideas for Saving the World
Everyone must fully understand the
and fairness. And everyone must
share and manage these
in order for us to
guarantee that these rights and freedoms are preserved and
properly maintained. But in order for us to do this, we must
improve education so that students can learn how to manage these
responsibilities and fully understand that they are responsible,
and not just leaders or people in power. When people share
responsibilities, they guarantee the effectiveness and the
accuracy of these responsibilities. And sharing these
responsibilities will be as easy as reading a newspaper or
watching the news. Because
people finally control the news
, and control how the news is
supposed to be presented and used, then every person on the
planet could be a fully informed adult. And when people are
accurately informed, they will always take the necessary steps
needed to preserve freedoms, rights and fairness. But
don't control the news
, or do they control the flow of valuable
information and knowledge. So people are left in the dark and
are helpless and unable to react accordingly to the problems
that we face. So until people are fully educated, we will never
have any kind of trust or honesty in politics, never.
What is meant by 'Responsible' in the
above context: Making sure that you have accurate
knowledge about the world and can confirm what is known by
having access to
and groups of people. Making
sure that you are educated and skilled enough in order to solve
the problems that are a threat to society. Making sure that you
know how to use
your main tools for solving problems. Learn to work together as a team
More Famous Quotes and Sayings about
One person has always made the difference
, this is not saying that one
person did it alone or that no one helped that one person, it
was that they took that extra step, they took a bold move and
stood out of line, not just presenting themselves, but
representing everyone and everything that has inspired this
person in their life, everything accumulating into this one
particular action, an idea that must be known. Not just a
messenger, or a conduit, a human with a desire to be heard, I
want my life to mean something, I want my life to make a
difference, I want my life, even if I will not live to see it.
So I have take this action, because I can't take action when I'm
dead. - "One person can
make a difference, because we are all one person."
is a Hong Kong student activist who
serves as secretary general of Demosistō. He is also the convenor and
founder of the Hong Kong student activist group Scholarism (now
disbanded). Internationally known for his prominent role during the 2014
Umbrella Revolution, his major influence in Hong Kong's pro-democracy
movement has resulted in his inclusion in TIME's Most Influential Teens of
2014, nomination for TIME's Person of the Year 2014 and recognition by
Fortune as one of the world's greatest leaders in 2015.
2014 Hong Kong Protests
occurred in Hong Kong from 26
September to 15 December 2014. The protests began after the Standing
Committee of the National People's Congress (NPCSC) issued a decision
regarding proposed reforms to the Hong Kong electoral system. The decision
was widely seen to be highly restrictive, and tantamount to the Chinese
Communist Party's pre-screening of the candidates for the leader of Hong
When seeking change you have
to be careful who you talk to
. You want to build a strong
network of like minded people who care, but you need to avoid
communicating or becoming too friendly with
this way you can avoid
having your organization
When communicating to people it's a good idea to be polite and
non-intimidating so they are comfortable with sharing
information and at the same time earn each others trust so that you
can depend each other when needed. Your mission is to know who your
are, but more importantly, you want to discover who
too without them knowing. Thus the saying "Keep your
friends close and your enemies closer", meaning you still want
to know what the other side is thinking, as well as keep the
lines of communication open, because a compromise will be easier
to obtain and there will be less
to deal with
after we make the sacrifices that are needed in order to make
improvements. This could also help avoid having problems
resurface again, or cause improvements not to happen as quickly
or as smoothly as they should. Knowing your enemy is being
aware of potential threats, because ignoring potential threats is very
risky and you could easily increase the possibility of suffering at the
hands of ignorance. If dangerous things can be avoided, then you should
learn how to avoid them.
Personal Learning Network
"We wont be chanting slogans of despair and abuse, and holding signs displaying our
disgust, we will only be expressing emotions of joy, the joy
that you feel when you finally have control over your own life,
and also have the ability to improve life for everyone and every
living thing on this planet. This will not be a Demonstration,
this will be a Celebration!"
Too many of the big decisions are being made by individuals when
they should be made by a well informed and educated public,
people who are aware of the impacts of their actions and aware
of all the choices they have. There's a good way of doing things
and there's a bad way of doing things. And too many individuals
are choosing the bad way because they believe that money, or
power, gives them the right to make bad decisions, which it does
not. We know that just having a gun does not give you the right
to kill, so why would having money or power give anyone the
right to kill, it doesn't, but here we are.
We need to make decisions as a whole, a whole family,
, a whole city, a whole state, a whole country, a whole
planet. When we work together we are more productive and we do a
lot less damage to ourselves and the world.
And the more informed the public is about the facts, the better
our decisions will be, and the better our world will be.
The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth, but only after the scumbags in power have destroyed it
Don't confuse a Humble spirit or manner with cowed
submissiveness that is willing to yield to the will of another
person or a superior force. Humans did not get this far by being
, but not Stubborn.
Famous Speech's - Famous Rants - Art + Activism
Chaplin - Famous Speech (Adolf Hitler's style)
Dwight D Eisenhower Speech
- War is a Racket
John F. Kennedy Speech
Savio: The Operation of the Machine
Finch Mind Control Speech in the 1976 Movie called 'Network'
(youtube) - 1976
Charles Bukowski - Born Into This - Dinosauria, We
(poem) - 1980
Life Is Worth
Losing - Dumb Americans - George Carlin
(youtube) - Satire
Not the Greatest Country Any Longer... But It Can
- The New's Room
NETWORK, Sidney Lumet, 1976 - I'm Mad As Hell and I'm Not Gonna Take This
To stay calm while telling the government what to do
is a loud recitation of a speech
expressed with strong emotion that is intended to attract notice and
impress others. Talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner. A pompous
or pretentious talk or writing.
refers to creative works that concern or are
produced by activists and social movements.
I would like see a screen play titled "It's
Not Fucking Fair
". A Life
Devoid of Hope..An intimate look at the
that are plaguing our world. A tearful heart
wrenching rant followed by real solutions that every person can
be involved in. First you will experience the tears of pain, the
shame and the disgust. But then it will be followed by tears of
joy and the over whelming feeling of power that is within
everyone to solve every problem on this planet. I'm thinking a
one person play that is the combination of these
examples....Alternate name, or second act, What the Fuck is That? Or WTF, or WTFIT for short, this way you can promote it.
Profanity is not always the answer
"Everyone has Blood on their Hands"
is a title of a short film that will be similar to the 1998 movie
This short film is about people being able to see the blood on their
hands. The blood on the hands represents people who have contribute to the
deaths of people by the type of work that they do or from
their style of living, like politicians, bankers, fast food
industries, processed food manufactures, pharmaceutical
companies, war mongers, people on fox news, fossil fuel industries, manufacturers of
stupid and hazardous products, certain lawyers, certain judges,
certain schools, and so on. In one scene a father is explaining
to his child why some people can't see the blood on their hands,
while others do see the blood but do nothing about it. The child
also asks why there are people with no blood on their hands,
(the father answers) those are the people making better choices,
choices that don't cause people to die, or harm the air, land, food and water.
That's why we have no blood on our hands, because we understand more. And
now it's are job to show others how they can understand more, and
eventually everything will be beautiful.
Actions Speak Loader than Words
People must understand that in a Democracy,
hardly ever fix major
problems. Only the public can fix their problems. Citizens are
the only sure way to fix problems. So the public has to learn
how to fix their problems because relying on leaders to fix
problems only works to a certain degree. Just voting is
inadequate and a very dysfunctional way to manage our problems.
People have to learn how to act accordingly to the
procedures of problem solving
Give the people a voice and we'll promise not to camp in public places.
Instead of protesting we will only gather to share ideas.
Occupy Wall Street
If we are ever going to truly communicate, we have to learn to
share our media communication tools.
In order to understand our problems we need to present our most
important information in a way that everyone is given a chance
to understand this information. -
Montréal, 24 Mai 2012
We have to learn to effectively use our technology and resources
instead of just wasting and abusing them.
Revolutionary actions, supported by ideals and events in
The Declaration of Independence
, will require more than assembling and petitioning.
They will entail mass occupations of government buildings,
political offices, and the media-to ensure freedom of access.
Revolutionary acts will topple statues, tar and feather corrupt
politicians-appointed through managed and fraudulent
elections. General strikes, sabotage, shadowing members of the
corporate state, even razing vacant Summer and Winter mansions,
will be crucial...More
(Amazon) - Human
Open Source Communications
Protesting for Improvements....This
would make a nice add in the News Paper?
Protesters are a way of showing people
that there are people who care.
Protesters are a way of showing people that there are people who
Protesters are a way of showing people that there are people who
are willing to stand there.
Protesters are people who are willing to commit themselves to an
open discourse about our biggest
These open conversations should be happening more
often but sadly they do not.
And this lack of communication is causing degradation to
ourselves and degradation to the only
living planet in our solar system. And you wonder why people
Citizens of Planet Earth, it is time to wake up..Father
the Sleeper has Awaken
Protesters are not worried so much about the lack of support
from the people who are unaware of the
Protesters are not even worried about the people who
are aware of the problems and
consciously do nothing to stop the problem, with some even
making it worse.
Protesters are mostly worried about the large majority of people
who do care about their world but
are to afraid to act.
Those people are the most important people
in the world. For any improvements
to be successful we need to let those people know that they are
not alone and that they can overcome their fears and that they
can make a difference in themselves and make a difference in
their world. We will stand in the streets and wait for you, join
us, we would love to see you.
"We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the
vitriolic words and actions
of the bad people, but for the
of the good people."
- Martin Luther King, Jr
Posters for Protesters - Protester Board - A Living Billboard
Lightweight Combination Message Board and Shield, Table and Shelter.
Biodegradable and Recyclable.
Flat white board that can display every letter in the alphabet
using black Velcro letters and Strips.
You can then display one big letter at a time when people stand
side by side in a row to display a message. You can also put on
a show for people passing by. Showing some creativity when
displaying messages. ProtesterBoard can also be a lightweight
table with 4 lightweight legs that fold out. 2 legs can be
folded down so that the sign can be rested on 2 legs so the
person does not have to support the full weight of the sign when
standing for long hours. The ProtesterBoard can also be
displayed on the ground when the ProtesterBoard is tilted up on
2 legs. This way the person can take a break when there’s no one
to replace them. The ProtesterBoard can also be used as a
shelter when water resistant material is draped over the table.
The ProtesterBoard can also be fitted with backpack straps so
that it can be carried on the back.
The ProtesterBoard Size should around 26" X 17". Personal Size
Bullet Proof Whiteboards
could also be very useful.
You will be a Living Billboard (Communicating Silently and
Peacefully, 24 hours a Day if needed).
Being able to change or modify your message is essential for
is two boards (holding a message or graphic)
and being either carried by a person, with one board in front and one
behind, creating a "sandwich" effect; or Set up (for example next to a
store advertising its goods) in a triangle shape, hinged along the top.
is someone who holds or wears a sign of some
sort in order to attract attention. Sign holders are known as human
How about having 40 or more
, so that when
people stand together each mobile computer becomes a big letter,
so when placed together you can have a message big enough to
read from some distance. And when people approach the people
then the people with
educate the people about what's happening in there community and
around the world. You can also give people information on how to
Then eventually you
will have permanent
every town in America.
- Open Air Education
"Having an idea is one thing,
taking action on that idea is another, and how that action and
idea actually manifests, well that's what's called Discovery."
Protest Songs - Songs for Protesters
is a song that is associated with a movement for social change
and hence part of the broader category of topical songs (or songs
connected to current events). It may be folk, classical, or commercial in
or Swing Youth or Swing Kids, were a group of jazz and
swing lovers in Germany in the 1930s, mainly in Hamburg and Berlin. Formed
in Hamburg in 1939, they were composed of 14 to 21-year-old boys and girls
in high school, most of them middle- or upper-class students, but with
some apprentice workers as well. They admired the British and American way
of life, defining themselves in swing music and
especially the Hitler Youth. (German: Hitlerjugend).
60's Protest Songs
80's Protest Songs
10 Best Protest Songs
Protest Songs in the U.S.
The Times They Are
A Changin - Bob Dylan 1964
(youtube) - The song was a deliberate
attempt to create an
anthem of change for the time
Killing in the Name
Against The Machine
Guerrilla Radio -
Rage Against The Machine
Wake Up: Rage
Against The Machine
Fight The Power -
Prophets of Rage -
Prophets of Rage -
Living On The 110
One Tin Soldier - Billy Jack
Overdrive "Hey You"
Hey you, you say you want to change the world /
It's alright, with me there's no regret / It's my turn, the circle game
has brought me here / And I won't let down 'till every song is set.
List of Anti-War Songs
Bloody Sunday – U2 (1983)
Stand Up – Bob Marley (1973)
Edwin Starr (1970)
Williams - List Of Demands
Fire - Wake Up
Springfield - Stop Children What's That Sound
Whisper To A Scream
(Birds Fly) - Icicle Works
(we wont get fooled again)
Soundsystem - North American Scum
Black Steel (Been Caught Steeling)
Woman: The Guess Who (Whole Version)
Melanie - Lay Down
(Candles in the Rain)
The Youngbloods -
Barry McGuire - Eve
of the Rising Sun
Paint it Black -
- Original 1967 Recording by Arlo Guthrie
(youtube - 18 mins.)
Soundtrack for a Revolution
We're Not Gonna
Take It - Twisted Sister
(Young Girls Are Coming To The Canyon) The Mamas & The Papas
- I can no longer keep my blinds drawn, And I can't keep myself from
A Century Of Black Music Against State Violence
(#1 songs made) -
Sound of freedom
(1/2) | DW Documentary
Rossini - William
Charge Bugle Call
Ball of Confusion -
The Temptations -1971
Don't make a scene. Look the other
People movin' out, people movin' in.
Why, because of the color
of their skin.
Run, run, run, but you sho' can't hide
An eye for an
eye, a tooth for a tooth.
Vote for me and I'll set you free
brother, rap on.
Well, the only person talkin' 'bout love thy brother
is the preacher
And it seems nobody's interested in learning but the
Segregation, determination, demonstration, integration,
humiliation, obligation to our nation
Ball Of Confusion
that's what the world is today (yeah, yeah)
The sale of pills is at an
all time high
young folks walkin' 'round with their heads in the sky
Cities aflame in the summer time, and oh the beat goes on
destruction, tax deduction,
City inspectors, bill collectors,
Evolution, revolution, gun control, the sound of soul,
to the moon, kids growin' up too soon
Politicians say more taxes will
solve ev'rything, and the band played on.
Round and round and around we
go, where the world's headed nobody knows.
Great googa mooga, can't you
hear me talkin' to you, just a
Ball of Confusion that's what the world
is today. (yeah, yeah)
Fear in the air, tension ev'rywhere
Unemployment rising fast, the Beatle's new record's a gas,
and the only
safe place to live is on an Indian reservation,
and the band played on
Eve of destruction, tax deduction,
City inspectors, bill collectors,
mod clothes in demand,
population out of hand, suicide too many bills,
hippies movin' to the hills
People all over the world are shouting end
the war and the band played on.
Round and round and around we go, where
the world's headed nobody knows.
Great googa mooga, can't you hear me
talkin' to you, just a
Ball of Confusion that's what the world is today
Let me hear you, let me hear you, let me hear you
Ball Of Confusion
that's what the world is today.
Love and Rockets
1985 - Ball Of Confusion
We Will Rock You -
Buddy you're a boy make a big noise
the street gonna be a big man some day
You got mud on yo' face
Kickin' your can all over the place
we will rock you
We will we will rock you
Buddy you're a young man
Shouting in the street gonna take on the world some day
got blood on yo' face
You big disgrace
Wavin' your banner all over
We will we will rock you
We will we will rock
Buddy you're an old man poor man
Pleadin' with your eyes gonna
You some peace some day
You got mud on your face
Somebody betta put you back into your place
We will we will
We will we will rock you
We will we
will rock you
We will we will rock you
We Are The
Champions - Queen
I've paid my dues
Time after time
I've done my sentence
But committed no crime
And bad mistakes
I've made a few
I've had my share of sand kicked in my face
We are the champions, my friends
And we'll keep on
fighting 'til the end
We are the champions
We are the champions
No time for losers
'Cause we are the champions of the world
taken my bows
And my curtain calls
You brought me fame and fortune
and everything that goes with it
I thank you all
But it's been no
bed of roses
No pleasure cruise
I consider it a challenge before the
whole human race
And I ain't gonna lose
We are the champions, my
And we'll keep on fighting 'til the end
We are the champions
We are the champions
No time for losers
'Cause we are the champions
of the world
We are the champions, my friends
And we'll keep on
fighting 'til the end
We are the champions
We are the champions
No time for losers
'Cause we are the champions.
Tempest - Europe Is Lost
(youtube) - Europe is lost, America lost,
London lost, Still we are clamouring victory, All that is meaningless
rules, We have learned nothing from history. Ghettoised children murdered
in broad daylight, by those employed to protect them. Half a generation
live beneath the breadline, Oh, but it's happy hour on the high street.
Portugal. The Man - "Feel It Still" (Official Video)
(youtube) - Ooh
woo, I'm a rebel just for kicks, now, I been feeling it since
is an Italian protest folk song that originated in the hardships
of the mondina women, the paddy field workers in the late 19th century who
sang it to protest against harsh working conditions in the paddy fields of
North Italy. The song was adopted as an anthem of the anti-fascist
resistance: by the Italian partisans between 1943 and 1945 during the
Italian Resistance, the resistance of Italian partisans against the Nazi
German forces occupying Italy, during the Italian Civil War, and the
Italian partisan struggle against the fascist Italian Social Republic and
its Nazi German allies. Versions of "Bella ciao" are sung worldwide as an
anti-fascist hymn of freedom and resistance.
Wind Of Change - Scorpions
Films about Protesting - Protest Documentaries
Battle in Seattle
Under Occupation: Toronto G20 Operation
2004 Republican Convention Protest
Lines : Chile Rising
Awakening - Seeds of Revolution
Derrick J's Victimless Crime Spree
Spray Attack by Police
- Clint 4 P
Jeff Dowd the Dude abides is the Big Lebowski
and a long time
activist and member of the
Seattle 7 Liberation Front
India's Anti Graft Anti Corruption Movement
Power - Egypt: Seeds of Change
Winter of Discontent
Montréal, 24 Mai 2012
Fault Lines : History of an Occupation
Let Your Life Be a Friction to Stop the Machine
Across the Frontlines -
Ending the Nuba Genocide
Operation Broken Silence
Anaheim: A Tale of Two Cities
The Congo- Uncovering The Truth
Heather Brooke: My Battle
to Expose Government Corruption
2nd Revolutionary War
History : Prisoners of War Betrayed
Crossroads: Labor Pains of a New Worldview
Is Trashing Italy... Literally (Part 1)
Tse: How to Stop Torture
Quixote of the jungle: Amazon: Last call
Department of Isolated Indians
Death of a
Nation: The Timor Conspiracy
Games: Catching Fire
Peacewalker Ashin Sopaka is a Burmese exile
People & Power - Goodbye Indonesia
Street Politics 101
"I don't like the destruction of public property, protesters should use more
Freedom Riders Documentary
Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz
Community Service Organization
3 lessons of revolutionary love in a time of rage: Valarie Kaur
How protest is redefining democracy around the world: Zachariah Mampilly
(video and text)
was a Ghanaian politician and revolutionary. He was the
first prime minister and president of Ghana, having led it to independence
from Britain in 1957. An influential advocate of Pan-Africanism, Nkrumah
was a founding member of the Organization of African Unity and winner of
the Lenin Peace Prize in 1962.
The Year of Living Dangerously
is a 1982 Australian romantic drama
film directed by Peter Weir and co-written by Weir and David Williamson.
It was adapted from Christopher Koch's 1978 novel
The Year of Living Dangerously
. The story is about a love affair set
during the overthrow of
. It follows a group of foreign correspondents in Jakarta on
the eve of an attempted coup by the 30 September Movement in 1965. The
film stars Mel Gibson as Australian journalist Guy Hamilton, and Sigourney
Weaver as British Embassy officer Jill Bryant. It also stars Linda Hunt as
the male dwarf Billy Kwan, Hamilton's local photographer contact, a role
for which Hunt won the 1983 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. The
film was shot in both Australia and the Philippines and includes
Australian actors Bill Kerr as Colonel Henderson and Noel Ferrier as Wally
O'Sullivan. It was banned from being shown in Indonesia until 1999, after
the forced resignation of coup-leader and political successor Suharto in
1998. The title The Year of Living Dangerously is a quote which refers to
a famous Italian phrase used by Sukarno; vivere pericolosamente, meaning "living
". Sukarno used the line for the title of his Indonesian
Independence Day speech of 1964.
Generation - Full length version (2010, 73 min.)
Australia's horrific abuse of
(2013 - 1:51) The oldest continuous human culture in the world
is the first people of Australia, are suffering from a
suppressed colonial past and rapacious present day abuses. An
investigation by John Pilger.Abuses
of American Indians
Boniface Mwangi: The Day I Stood Up Alone
Term: Opposing Putin (2014 - 52 min.)
Will Potter: The Shocking move to Criminalize Non-Violent
How to Change the World Movie
on Apr 15, 2012
of the Clouds: The Last Colony
(10/16/2012 | 1
hr. 21 min.)
Revealing the reality in
needs to stop violating the
where nearly 200,000 are living in
, some have been living in exile for over 40 years.
Pirate for the Sea
is the biography of
, the most influential ocean environmental
(08/30/2008 | 1 hr. 41 min.)
"The most powerful weapon in the world, as far as I'm concerned,
is the camera."
Say No to Palm
. The industry is linked to major issues such as
, animal cruelty and
abuses in the countries where it is produced, as the land and forests must
be cleared for the development of the oil palm plantations. According to
the World Wildlife Fund, an area the equivalent size of 300 football
fields of rainforest is cleared each hour to make way for palm oil
production. This large-scale deforestation is pushing many species to
, and findings show that if nothing changes species like the
orangutan could. Climate Focus
No to Red Meat
also has similar benefits as not buying products with palm oil, not eating
red meat is also healthier for you, and the planet.
Don't Eat Bananas from
Chiquita or Dole
Land - Blood, Bullets & Poison
Land Movie Website
. United Fruit Company (UFC)
exploits the land and the people. -
United Fruit paid the right-wing United Self Defense Forces of
United Fruit Company
mass-murder in Columbia
United Fruit encompasses all Chiquita, Dole, and Fresh Express
Chiquita Corruption blogspot
Soil fumigant formerly used in American agriculture.
- Occidental Petroleum
Social, Economic, and Environmental Issues:
Workers are exposed to harmful chemicals that have carcinogenic
properties causing high rates of cervical cancer, testicular
and leukemia in non-organic banana farms.
The pesticides used to grow on non-organic banana crops permeate
the drainage ditches and rivers. At least 25% of pesticides
sprayed on bananas miss their mark and land in farms, ponds, or
90% of Costa Rica’s reefs have been killed by pesticides used to
grow non-organic bananas.
In Costa Rica, the banana industry is one of the largest job
industries in the nation. However, the government allows
companies to hire workers for no more than 3 months, meaning at
least 70% or workers don’t receive health, social security, and
vacation benefits. With decreased job security comes the higher
rates of alcoholism, sexual abuse, drug abuse, and prostitution
in poor banana communities. Eating Bananas
Costa Rican produced bananas generate 550-700 million dollars
when exported to the United States. The corporations keep almost
all of this money, generating nearly no money for the countries
who grow them.
Bananas crops require Costa Rican marshlands to be drained,
removing tropical plants and wildlife, etc. This depletes the
land of nutrients to form a “homogenous chemical landscape.” 18
tree species are now extinct. Increased rates of deforestation in Central America and the
Caribbean because of the increased demand for bananas worldwide.
does your fruit come from and at what cost? | DW Documentary
- Organic Food
2019 Hong Kong Anti-Extradition Bill Protests
are a series of
demonstrations in Hong Kong against an extradition bill proposed by the
government of Hong Kong. If enacted, the bill would allow local
authorities to detain and extradite people who are wanted in territories
that Hong Kong does not have extradition agreements with, including
mainland China and Taiwan. Some fear the bill would place Hong Kongers and
visitors under mainland Chinese jurisdiction, undermining the autonomy of
the region and citizens' rights. Demonstrations against the bill began in
March and April, but escalated in June. Hundreds of thousands of people
marched in protests of the bill on 9 June. Protests on 12 June, the day
the bill was scheduled to a second reading in the Legislative Council,
marked a sharp escalation in violence. Riot police employed tear gas and
rubber bullets against demonstrators. Subsequently, investigations into
police behavior and greater accountability for their actions became part
of protestor demands. A larger march occurred on 16 June. On 1 July,
hundreds of thousands of people participated in the annual July marches. A
portion of these demonstrators split from the march and broke into the
Legislative Council Complex, vandalising central government symbols. Chief
Executive Carrie Lam suspended the extradition bill on 15 June, saying
it was "dead" on 9 July. She did not say the bill would be fully
withdrawn. Executive Council members Regina Ip and Bernard Charnwut Chan
said that the government does not intend to make further concessions.
Protests continued through the summer, escalating into increasingly
violent confrontations, including the 22 July 2019 Yuen Long attack,
between police, activists, pro-Beijing triad members, and local residents
in over 20 different neighbourhoods throughout the region. As
demonstrations continue, protestors are calling for an independent inquiry
on police brutality, the release of arrested protesters, a retraction of
the official characterisation of the protests as "riots", and direct
elections to choose Legislative Council members and the Chief Executive.
. Tensions in the ongoing protests in Hong Kong reached its peak
in the middle of November 2019 after a protester was shot by a traffic
Anti-government protesters flock to Hong Kong park for major rally on
eleventh consecutive weekend of unrest
(south china morning post) -
Protest Skills and Techniques
(tear gas protection).
Indian Farmers' Protest
is an ongoing protest against three farm acts
which were passed by the Parliament of India in September 2020, that would
leave farmers at the "mercy of corporates". Farmer unions and their
representatives have demanded that the laws be repealed and will not
accept anything short of it.
2020 Indian Agriculture Acts
include: The Farmers' Produce Trade and
Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020 expands the scope of trade
areas of farmers' produce from select areas to "any place of production,
collection, aggregation". Allows electronic trading and e-commerce of
scheduled farmers' produce. Prohibits state governments from levying any
market fee, cess, or levy on farmers, traders, and electronic trading
platforms for the trade of farmers' produce conducted in an 'outside trade
area'. Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance
and Farm Services Act, 2020. Provides a legal framework for farmers to
enter into pre-arranged contracts with buyers including mention of
pricing. Defines a dispute resolution mechanism. Essential Commodities
(Amendment) Act, 2020. Removes foodstuff such as cereals, pulses, potato,
onions, edible oilseeds, and oils, from the list of essential commodities,
removing stockholding limits on agricultural items produced by
Horticulture techniques except under "extraordinary circumstances".
Requires that imposition of any stock limit on agricultural produce only
occur if there is a steep price rise.
Minimum Support Price
is an agricultural product price, set by the
Government of India to purchase directly from the farmer. This is not
enforceable by law. By definition, this rate is to safeguard the farmer to
a minimum profit for the harvest, if the open market has lesser price than
the cost incurred. The Indian government sets the price for 23 commodities
twice a year. Since 2009, the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices
fixes the MSP of a crop based on: Cost of production, demand, supply,
price fluctuations, market price trends, different costs and international
market prices, agricultural wage rate.
Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices
as of 15 February 2021,
the farmers' demands include: Convene a special Parliament session to
repeal the farm laws. Make MSP and state procurement of crops a legal
right. Assurances that conventional procurement system will remain.
Implement Swaminathan Panel Report and peg MSP at least 50% more than
weighted average cost of production. Cut diesel prices for agricultural
use by 50%. Repeal of Commission on Air Quality Management in NCR and the
adjoining Ordinance 2020 and removal of punishment and fine for stubble
burning. Release of farmers arrested for burning paddy stubble in Punjab.
Abolishing the Electricity Ordinance 2020. Centre should not interfere in
state subjects, decentralization in practice. Withdrawal of all cases
against and release of farmer leaders.
Police Brutality - Criminals with Badges
has been a serious problem for many years and is a cancer in
our society. Not all Cops
are bad and
not all cops will attack civilians, but sadly there's
. What's really disturbing is how police, who have
their uniform and
their country by becoming criminals
corporations. It's like the police have been
country was formed by protesting
everything that you have is from the efforts of protesters. Attacking
a protester is an attack on America.
Training Needs to Improve
Education Needs to Improve
- Need Oversight
Police Failing to Ensure Right to Protest, Endangering Lives
police across the country are failing their obligations under
international law to respect and facilitate the right to
, exacerbating a tense situation
and endangering the lives of protesters. In city after city, we are
witnessing actions that could be considered unnecessary or
Police should greet the
protesters in this way, announce to them over load speakers that.."We the
Police will not stand in your way of protesting or impeded your
constitutional right to bear grievance
. We the
police are here to make sure that this protest is a peaceful protest and a
productive protest. We the police are here to stop looting, violence and
damage to property. We will stand only on the side of this protest and
walk with you. Please confirm that all the protesters who are present
understand our intentions and understand why are presence is needed. Thank
People Protesting Police Brutality
should not be attacked,
threatened and abused by police while protesting. People protesting police
violence should not be subjected to more police violence and aggression.
You can't defend ignorance using more
. Police using teargas, rubber bullets and flashbang grenades
against protesters, and police assaulting journalists, is just confirming
that too many police are incompetent
and ignorant. And because of the
are suffering and struggling to live. And when you add police brutality,
you are antagonizing already desperate people who have no patience for
abuse. And when you have a moron in
, you are just making things worse by acting like
is a Racket
just like war.
Police: Last Week
Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
is a police tactic for controlling large crowds during demonstrations or
protests. It involves the formation of large cordons of police officers
who then move to contain a crowd
within a limited area. Protesters are
left only one choice of exit controlled by the police – or are completely
prevented from leaving, with the effect of denying the protesters access
to food, water and toilet facilities for a time period determined by the
police forces. The tactic has proved controversial, in part because it has
resulted in the detention of ordinary bystanders as well as protesters. In
March 2012 kettling was ruled lawful by the European Court of Human Rights
following a legal challenge. Chilling Effect
Unidentified Armed Personnel
wearing insignia-free uniforms has
appeared policing street protests in Washington, D.C. Some officers have
refused to provide identification and have been deployed without
identifying insignias, badges and name plates. Cowards and ignorant
criminals don't like to identify themselves. You're a coward because
you're afraid to do what is right. A
position of authority
is not supposed to override
human reasoning or human intelligence. Money is no excuse either, because
we have a much better job for you, defending Americas constitution and the
people who stand by it.
Jayapal challenges Barr on uneven protest response
Navy Vet Chris
David Describes Getting Beaten and Pepper Sprayed in Portland
Justice System Crimes and
(police partners in crime) -
Republican Far Right
Cities spend tens of millions of dollars on lawsuits over police violence
. But municipalities are effectively using residents to
mortgage the cost. Minneapolis is already very familiar with how how much
this could cost the city — it paid more than $25 million for police
misconduct between 2003 and 2019, including $20 million in one 2019 payout
alone for the police killing of Justine Ruszczyk. The city agreed to pay
nearly $800,000 for the police killing of Terrance Franklin in February.
8 Minutes and
46 Seconds: The Killing of George Floyd | Full Documentary
Minneapolis Council Moves To Defund Police, Establish 'Holistic' Public
.Kentucky Town Hires
Social Workers instead of more officers.
Instead of hiring an
additional officer and taking on the added expenses of equipping that
officer, the police chief at the time hired a social worker to respond in
tandem with officers. There has been a significant
drop in repeat 911 calls
15 percent fewer people going to jail
. It was close to a $45,000 to
$50,000 annual savings from hiring a police officer the first time to
hiring a social worker. The town now employs two full-time social workers
to work and respond with its 17 officers. The social worker is like a
second responder. They go on scene with the officer, but that’s only after
it’s secured and safe for the social worker to enter.Qualified
is a license to
and a get out of jail free card for ignorant abusive scumbags. We
can't have public servants ignorantly believing that they're above the
law. If police forces think that officers will quit their jobs if they're
not allowed to kill people, then that's good thing, because we don't need
with bad intent. If the police think it will be hard for them to hire
new police officers, that's a lie. Being a police officer is a good job
with good pay, good benefits and a good retirement. So every state and
city will always have enough people who would love to be police officers,
people who would love to be of service to their communities. Ignorant
Scumbags need not apply. We're looking for a few good men, and more women.
Blue Wall of Silence
denote the alleged informal code of silence among
police officers not to report on a colleague's errors, misconducts, or
crimes, including police brutality. If questioned about an incident of
alleged misconduct involving another officer (e.g., during the course of
an official inquiry), while following the code, the officer being
questioned would perjure themselves by feigning ignorance of another
officer's wrongdoing. Blue Mafia
When good cops are
, they become
to crimes committed by
bad cops. Conformity
Spiral of Silence
states that a social group or society might isolate
or exclude members due to the members' opinions. This stipulates that
individuals have a fear of
. This fear of isolation consequently leads to remaining
silent instead of voicing opinions. Media are an important factor that
influences both the dominant idea and people's perception of what the
dominant idea is. The assessment of one's social environment may not
always correlate with reality.
is an unspecified large group of people in a country
or group who do not express their opinions publicly.
People are afraid
to speak publicly about their opinions because they do not want people to
know how ignorant they are or how corrupt they are.
If you See Something then Say Something
- Right to Remain Silent
is a situation in which a majority of group
members privately reject a norm, but go along with it because they assume,
incorrectly, that most others accept it
Asch Conformity Experiments
- Stanford Prison Experiment
investigates incidents and possible suspicions of
law-breaking and professional misconduct attributed to officers on the
force. It is thus a mechanism of limited self-governance, "a
police force policing itself
- No Justice
National Decertification Index
serve as a national registry of certificate or license revocation actions
relating to officer misconduct. Training
A Few Good Men
- March 20th 1779, in
the Providence R.I. Gazette,
captain of Marines advertised for the need for "a few
good Men" to engage in "a short Cruize". This slogan has survived for over
200 years and has been synonymous with the U.S. Marines ever since.
Marines as a Corps came into being on July 11th 1798. "The Marines are
looking for a few good men" was a recruiting campaign that ran from late
1971 until mid-1984. "The Few. The Proud. The Marines." was a tagline that
made its debut in 1977.
Few Good Men
is a 1992 American legal drama film that was adapted for
the screen by Aaron Sorkin from his 1989 play of the same name. "You can't
handle the truth if you don't know the truth".
LA 92 (Full
Documentary) | National Geographic
(youtube) - Over twenty-five years
after the verdict in the Rodney King trial sparked several days of
protests and violence in Los Angeles, LA92 immerses viewers in that
tumultuous period through stunning and rarely-seen footage.
is a 2017 American documentary film
about the 1992 Los Angeles riots,
directed by Daniel Lindsay and T. J. Martin. It premiered at the Tribeca
Film Festival on April 21, 2017, opened in theaters on April 28, 2017 and
aired on National Geographic Channel on April 30, 2017.Police
Make More Than 10 Million Arrests a Year
, but that doesn’t mean they’re
always solving crimes. Someone is arrested in the United States every
three seconds. That’s in part in response to arrest
and other incentives police get for productivity, as well as
financial gains for agencies and municipalities that rely on punitive
enforcement for funding. Vitale pointed to the controversial “collars
” practice, by which officers will sometimes make arrests
toward the end of their shifts in order to earn overtime pay, as they are
required to remain with the person they arrested through the booking
process. “A marijuana possession arrest at the end of the shift can be
worth several hundred dollars for the officer.” The bulk of arrests are
for noncriminal behavior, drug violations, and low-level offenses. Since
1980, arrests for drug violations have increased by 170 percent, and
racial disparities in enforcement have grown even more stark. Still, a
majority of victims don’t report their experiences to police, and police
solve only a fraction of the crimes that are reported. Among the most
common causes for arrest are low-level offenses like “disorderly conduct”.
Only 40 percent of crime victims report their experiences to police,
found, and fewer
than 25 percent of reported crimes are cleared by arrests. Arrests have an
enormous impact on individuals: They can exacerbate economic disparities,
harm an individual’s capacity to retain housing and jobs, and lead to
devastating consequences like the loss of child custody or deportation.
The mental health cost, too, is significant. But the huge number of
arrests also comes at a cost to the safety of the community at large: both
at the moment of the arrest itself, which can put those arrested,
bystanders, and officers at risk of harm, and in the long run, as
relationships between over-policed communities and law enforcement
deteriorate, sometimes irreparably.
The FBI and Bureau of
collect arrest data from the country’s 18,000 law
enforcement agencies — but those agencies self-report on a voluntary
basis, and there are significant disparities in the information they
share. The data, for the most part, remains inaccessible to the broader
public, and statistics on crime are isolated from data about the
effectiveness of enforcement.
Vera Institute of Justice
PIG FEET -
Terrace Martin feat. Denzel Curry, Daylyt, Kamasi Washington, & G Perico
Beyonce - Black Parade (Lyrics)
Our Justice System protects
people from criminals
violations against human rights
, but it's
also being used to attack, control and abuse people. So our Justice System
does not protect people from all criminals
or from all criminal
. That's because criminals are controlling and manipulating
our justice system. These deadly loopholes in our Justice System needs to
be stopped. Humans will never free themselves from criminal activities if
they allow certain people to be above the law. All murders, wars,
diseases, poverty, starvation, abuses,
, theft, and the poisoning of the water, air and food, is
all because our Justice system is faulty and being corrupted. If everyone
is held accountable
everyone will stop being victimized by criminals who paid to be above the
law. But these improvements will not come easy, but they need to come, and
people need to be active in the process in making these improvements
happen. If your immune system stops working correctly, then you will get
sick, and if you do not improve your immune system, then you will die
prematurely. Our Justice system is sick, and it needs to be cured. If not,
then people will continue to die and suffer, and all because of this
Rule of Law
legal principle that law
should govern a nation,
as opposed to being governed by arbitrary decisions of individual
government officials, who mostly represent wealthy
. It primarily refers to the influence and authority
of law within society, particularly as a constraint upon behavior,
including behavior of government officials
Police Tactics Seen in Nearly 400 Protest Videos
define the circumstances, conditions, degree, and manner in
which the use of force, or actions which might be construed as
provocative, may be applied.
Not all Police Carry Guns -
Firearms by Police Forces varies widely across the World
differences in gun use policy, civilian firearm laws, and
. Police may require that officers
use warning shots
aiming on-target, officers may need to make verbal warnings before using
their firearms, and officers may be prohibited from carrying weapons
performing tasks such as highway patrol where gun use is not expected.
do British police don't have guns
? This originates from the formation of
the Metropolitan Police Service in the 19th century, when police were not
armed, partly to counter public fears and objections over armed enforcers
as this had been previously seen due to the British Army maintaining order
when needed. For a rich country with more than 60 million people, the UK's
mostly firearm-free police is unique. The BBC explains that this goes back
to the 19th century, when police without firearms wore blue uniforms
differentiate themselves from armed members of the infantry, who wore red
Police use of firearms in the United Kingdom
. The United Kingdom is
made up of four constituent countries: England, Scotland, Wales (which
make up Great Britain), and Northern Ireland. In Northern Ireland, all
police officers carry firearms. In the rest of the United Kingdom, only
some police officers carry firearms; that duty is instead carried out by
specially-trained firearms officers
originates from the formation of the Metropolitan Police Service in the
19th century, when police were not armed, partly to counter public fears
and objections over armed enforcers as this had been previously seen due
to the British Army maintaining order when needed. The arming of police in
Great Britain is a perennial topic of debate.
Countries that don't have Armies
Lessons on Avoiding Deadly Force
. U.S. Police Leaders, Visiting
Scotland, Get Lessons on Avoiding Deadly Force. 98 percent of the
country’s officers do not carry guns
Aggression - Excessive Force
is legally defined as a civil rights
where officers exercise undue or
subject. This includes, but is not limited to, physical or
, physical or mental injury,
, and death. In some
countries, "the color of law" protects officers from ambiguous situations.
Police aggression is one of several forms of police
, which include: false arrest
; political repression
; sexual abuse
; and police
by a law enforcement officer is a violation of a
person's constitutional rights
greater than that which a reasonable and prudent law enforcement
officer would use under the circumstances is generally considered to be
excessive. Lack of Training
Use of Force
the amount of effort required by police to compel compliance by an
unwilling subject. The aim of such doctrines is to balance the needs of
security with ethical concerns for the rights and well-being of intruders
or suspects.Strong Arm
is the use
of force or violence
coerce people by using
threats, intimidation or
Strong Arm tactic is a method or a type of
behavior that involves using force and threats to make people do what you
want.Law and Order
is a threat for
a strict criminal justice system
stricter criminal penalties
when it's a violation human rights.
is generally an outdated
used to attack minorities
and also used to suppress
protesters who are seeking human rights or
independence from a terrorist state
hostile or warlike
attitude. A disposition to be
and eager to
fight without logical reasons.
to those targets to create
specific desired effects. Deliberate targeting prosecutes anticipated or
known targets within a given operational area and timeframe. Dynamic
targeting is more immediate responsiveness compared to deliberate
targeting. Racial Profiling
Carrying Tasers increases police use of force, study finds
The Thin Blue Lie
refers to the mere presence of a
or a picture of a
weapon leading to more aggressive
in humans, particularly if these humans are already aroused.
is overt, often
, social interaction with the
or other unpleasantness upon another
individual. It may occur either in
or without provocation.
Crime of Aggression
.Shoot to Kill
(Deadly Force, PDF) - Training
Use of Force
Executive Research Forum
Use of Force Continuum
is a standard that provides law enforcement
officers and civilians with guidelines as to how much force may be used
against a resisting subject in a given situation.
is an act of aggression against a
person. A powerful effect or influence. One possessing or exercising
or influence or
refers to inappropriate or
taken by police officers in connection with their official duties.
Dereliction of Duty
is a service member who is derelict has
willfully refused to perform his
(or follow a given order) or has incapacitated himself in such
a way that he cannot perform his duties.
is an attempt to initiate harmful or offensive contact with a person, or a
threat to do so. It is distinct from battery, which refers to the actual
achievement of such contact.Is Wall Street Profiting From Police Brutality
? Taxpayers are paying double for
police brutality settlements thanks to cities and towns buying bonds from
Wall Street to finance payouts for officer misconduct. Crack Down
is to take severe, strict or stern measures in enforcing obedience to laws
Logic - America ft.
Black Thought, Chuck D, Big Lenbo, No I.D.
Connecticut's Police used Tasers 650 times in 2015
Black men were about three times more likely to be Tased than
. For Latino men, it was over 40 percent more
likely to be Tased than warned. For white men, the chance of
being Tased or warned were about the same.
Police claim that
are a tool that's used to gain compliance for people
being uncooperative. Tear Gas Knowledge
are weapons intended to be less likely
a living target than conventional weapons such as knives
and firearms. No Guns for Police Officers Reduces Gun
. Blue Mafia:
The behavior portrayed by men in
like firefighting, the police, the military, and even in
schools and other institutions, they blur the line between
. Some of this ignorant behavior is
done under the guise of initiation or
How is acting like an ignorant moron towards another person supposed to
help them or educate them? You joke around and say that you're building
character, but you know that's a lie, because you have no training or
education in character building, so why are you pretending to know
something that you don't know? That's like pretending to be a brain
surgeon, you have no right to mess with peoples minds. So
show me your
that says you have the training and the knowledge that would
qualify you to help young people build character, and also prove that you
actually know what the word character means. People need to be masters of
, if they are not, then people will always say things
that they can never fully explain, which means that they have very little
understanding about what they are thinking. So I hope that the importance
is beginning to sink in,
because we have a lot of learning to do. Luckily there are many people who
have started the process of improving education on the internet, and the
internet is The World Brain
collective power of human intelligence. The knowledge is here and waiting, start learning.
Hired Hit Men
have never really gone away. Special police officers like the two that killed Alonzo are
not quite full police officers
, but they’re more than security guards.
They are a private police force, empowered to make arrests and carry guns.
But because they work for private contractors and not public agencies,
their actions are often shrouded in mystery. Today, D.C. has 120 private
companies that employ 16,580 law enforcement agents: 7,720 special
officers along with 8,860 guards, stationed at apartment buildings,
colleges, commercial buildings, and hospitals, compared to approximately
3,700 MPD officers in the city. Some are stationed in D.C. government
buildings, including the Wilson Building, where the mayor and city council
member’s offices are located. And 4,523 of those special officers are
armed. History does not repeat itself, it's
just that ignorant people are still being raised the same way by a
incompetent education system
are persons hired for such a
purpose and using violent
, thuggish methods. A group
of criminals or mercenaries commonly associated with violence.
of police tactics are basically turning our
police into American Born Terrorists
These defectors of the U.S. Constitution are
The New ISIS, which stands for
Society. When you deny Americans
the Right to Peacefully Protest, you are asking for a
Revolution. And revolutions never ends well for the scumbags in
power, or for anyone.
But this new American Revolution will be like no other
revolution before. Peace will prevail and
Trouble I've Seen
investigations of three harrowing civil
rights cold cases (youtube) -
62 incidents of video footage contradicting an officer’s
statement in a police report or testimony. From traffic stops to fatal
cases reveal how cops are incentivized to lie
— and why they get away
Stephen Coleman: The Moral Dangers of Non Lethal Weapons
Should Cops only be allowed to have Guns?
US Violates Chemical Weapons Convention
Use of Force By and Against Victorian Police
Drone Attacks on Americans
are comprehensive civilian and
taken to simultaneously defeat and contain insurgency and address
its root causes". An insurgency is a rebellion against a constituted
authority when those taking part in the rebellion are not recognized as
Stand Your Ground Law
is a perceived reason in a criminal
case, whereby defendants can "stand their ground" and use force without
retreating, in order to protect and defend themselves or others against
threats or perceived threats. An example is where there is no duty to
retreat from any place where they have a lawful right to be, and that they
may use any level of force if they reasonably believe the threat rises to
the level of being an imminent and immediate threat of serious bodily harm
or death. One case describes "the 'stand your ground' law... a person has
a right to expect absolute safety in a place they have a right to be, and
may use deadly force to repel an unlawful intruder.
Breach of the Peace
Do some people become cops just so that they can murder someone
without getting into trouble
? It seems that
is one of the
police requirements, or are they forced to be racists? People can do some really stupid
things when have other people watching their back. That's the
main reason why a lot of corrupt people get away with committing
crimes. The reasons why we don't see more politicians or
corporate leaders going to jail is because it's easy to get away
with being a criminal when you have the people who are
responsible for arresting criminals, told to look the other way.
It's time to wake up people, it's time to start learning, it's
time to start doing. It's time.
Why do the
police allow rapists to get away
and continue to rape more people?
Guardian analysis reveals district attorneys cleared colleagues
in more than 200 cases in 2015
, how investigations into
police killings really work.
Intimidations - Terrorism
is intentional behavior that "would cause a person of
ordinary sensibilities" to fear injury or harm. It is not necessary to
prove that the behavior was so violent as to cause
or that the victim was actually frightened. Threat, criminal
threatening (or threatening behavior) is the crime of intentionally or
knowingly putting another person in fear of bodily injury. "Threat
generally involves a perception of injury...physical or mental
damage...act or instance of injury, or a material and detriment or loss to
a person." "A terroristic threat is a crime generally involving a threat
to commit violence communicated with the intent to terrorize other."
"Intimidation" is the name of a criminal offense in several U.S. states.
Mass Arrests On Inauguration Day Swept Up Journalists And Legal Observers
— And Their Phones
. Police illegally seized the cell phones and
cameras of journalists and legal observers
arrested during Inauguration Day demonstrations in Americas Capitol
Washington DC on January 20, 2017. Prosecutors have dropped the criminal
charges against many of them, but concerns persist about the seizure and
possible search of their electronic devices, some never returned. Kidnapping
Obtaining Information From, or Records of, Members of the News Media; and
Questioning, Arresting, or Charging Members of the News Media
Disturbance Control Manual
is used to deny people human rights and freedoms.
Disturbance Control Manual
should be about protecting citizens and
people, and not used to attack people and citizens.
Handling First Amendment Assemblies and Mass Demonstrations Standard
is a law enforcement
process of building a parallel—or separate—evidentiary basis for a
criminal investigation in order to conceal how an investigation actually began.
False Accusations - False Arrests
is an admission of
for a crime for which the
is not responsible.
is being held in custody without probable cause
, or without an
order issued by a court of competent jurisdiction. it is possible to sue
law enforcement officials for false arrest. Kidnapping
False Criminal Allegations
is information created or obtained illegally
, to sway
the verdict in a court case. Falsified evidence could be created by either
side in a case (including the police/prosecution in a criminal case), or
by someone sympathetic
to either side.
can also be considered a form of false evidence (by omission), however, in
some cases, suppressed evidence is excluded because it cannot be proved
the accused was aware of the items found or of their location. The
analysis of evidence (forensic evidence
) may also be forged if the person
doing the forensic work finds it easier to fabricate evidence and test
results than to perform the actual work involved.
Planting Drugs on Suspects
False Police Report
is a crime and can be
charged as a misdemeanor or a felony. If you decide to call the police and
file a report of a fake crime against someone else, it will be considered
a false police report. Unjust
is a type of white-collar crime that involves changing or modifying a
document for the purpose of deceiving someone. Intentional falsification
of records includes making a false statement in any record that is kept.
49 CFR § 1570.5 - Fraud and Intentional Falsification of Records
person may make, cause to be made, attempt, or cause to attempt any of the
following: (a) Any fraudulent or intentionally false statement in any
record or report that is kept, made, or used to show compliance with the
subchapter, or exercise any privileges under this subchapter. (b) Any
reproduction or alteration, for fraudulent purpose, of any record, report,
security program, access medium, or identification medium issued under
this subchapter or pursuant to standards in this subchapter.
is the process of creating documents which record
fictitious events. The documents can then be used to "prove" that the
fictional events happened. A common propaganda tool, false documentation
is often used by management groups and totalitarian governments for four
basic reasons: to have a basis for accusations against groups or
individuals who oppose those in authority, to invoke hatred against
certain racial, ethnic or religious groups (appeal to bigotry), To support
the actions of those in power (appeal to patriotism), and To cover the
mistakes of those in power (deniability). There are three basic methods
for falsifying documentation. One way, of course, is to create an entirely
fictional event and write it down. The other is to misrepresent an actual
incident by embellishment or exaggeration so that the blame for the
incident is misplaced. The third is to refuse to document an actual event,
thereby exonerating the instigators for lack of proof. The practice of
false documentation rests on the fallacy, promoted by management
organizations and governments, that whatever has been written down is
unquestionably true. In business, it rests on a further bias: the tendency
of management to believe managers rather than to collect and objectively
judge evidence. As folklorist Jan Harold Brunvand points out, when a story
or a claim appears in print, it gains an air of authority. Many people are
skeptical of spoken rumors, but few doubt the veracity of stories
appearing in the news media. A related fallacy is, of course, that
whatever has not been documented must not have happened. Although absence
of evidence is evidence of absence, whether any given event happened is
entirely independent of whether it was documented. In
George Orwell's novel 1984
Ministry of Truth has an entire department devoted to altering past
editions of newspapers in the belief that changing documentation will
change the public's perception of history. One of the novel's greatest
ironies is that the Ministry of Truth deals exclusively in lies.
is something made up, faked,
fabricated or fraudulently concocted as an excuse for a false accusation.
a form of false evidence
in which the evidence is truthful but its
are untruthfully described
, at times in order to avoid evidence being
excluded as inadmissible due to unlawful means of procurement such as an
, when law enforcement
officers violate an individual's constitutional rights
, and a search or
seizure is deemed unlawful, any evidence derived from that search or
seizure will almost certainly be kept out of any criminal case against the
person whose rights were violated.
is the act of a police officer
giving false testimony
. It is typically used in a criminal trial to
"make the case" against a defendant believed by the police to be guilty
when irregularities during the suspect's arrest or search threaten to
result in acquittal. It also can be extended further to encompass
substantive misstatements of fact for the purpose of convicting those whom
the police believe to be guilty, procedural misstatements to 'justify' a
search and seizure, or even to include statements to frame an innocent
citizen. More generically, it has been said to be "[l]ying under oath,
especially by a police officer, to help get a conviction.Accused
is a defense in criminal law which claims the actual
innocence of the criminal defendant, and attempts to undermine evidence of
guilt by asserting that any eyewitness to the crime incorrectly thought
that they saw the defendant, when in fact the person seen by the witness
was someone else. The defendant may question both the memory of the
witness (suggesting, for example, that the identification is the result of
a false memory), and the perception of the witness (suggesting, for
example, that the witness had poor eyesight, or that the crime occurred in
a poorly lit place). Because the prosecution in a criminal case must prove
the guilt of the accused beyond a reasonable doubt, the defendant must
convince the jury that there is reasonable doubt about whether the witness
actually saw what he or she claims to have seen, or recalls having seen.
Although scientific studies have shown that mistaken identity is a common
phenomenon, jurors give very strong credence to eyewitness testimony,
particularly where the eyewitness is resolute in believing that their
identification of the defendant was correct.
because they have
opposed or criticized the government responsible for their imprisonment.
The term is used by persons or groups challenging the legitimacy of the
detention of a prisoner. Supporters of the term define a political
prisoner as someone who is imprisoned for his or her participation in
political activity. If a political offense was not the official reason for
the prisoner's detention, the term would imply that the detention was
motivated by the prisoner's politics.
are searches made by police officers in the United States based on the
individual whose person or property is being searched. The simplest and
most common type of
in the United States are searches based upon
consent. No warrant, probable cause or reasonable suspicion is required to
perform a search if a person, or someone else with the proper authority,
consents to a search
. A consent search assumes the individual, whose
person or property is being searched, is aware that they have the right to
refuse a search in a situation when confronted by law enforcement agents.
By giving consent they are assumed to waive, freely and voluntarily, his
or her Fourth Amendment rights, granting the officer permission to perform
the search. Where consent is obtained through "deception" on the part of
the police officer, the search may be determined to be an unreasonable
search in violation of the Fourth Amendment. The three main categories of
searches are a search of a house, automobile or pedestrian. In the case of
an automobile, it is assumed the officer has already seized the car and
the encounter is a terry stop. When an officer returns a driver's
identification, the encounter has been transformed into a consensual
encounter. In the case of a pedestrian, a consensual encounter can lead to
a terry stop based on information gathered during conversation. Some
states and cities pass laws that require officer to notify a right to
refuse in one case, but not the others.
is a court order that a magistrate,
Court official issues to authorize law enforcement officers to conduct a
search of a person, location, or vehicle for evidence of a crime and to
confiscate any Evidence
they find. In
most countries a search warrant cannot be issued in aid of civil process.
Jurisdictions that respect the Rule of Law
right to privacy constrain police powers, and typically require search
warrants or an equivalent procedure for searches police conducted in the
course of a criminal investigation
. The laws usually make
an exception for hot pursuit: a police officer following a criminal who
has fled the scene of a crime has the right to enter a property where the
criminal has sought shelter. This contrasts with authoritarian regimes,
where police typically can search property and people without having to
provide justification or secure court permission.
Search and Seizure
police or other authorities and their agents, who,
suspecting that a crime has been committed, commence a search of a
person's property and confiscate any
evidence found in
connection to the crime. The public has the right to be "free
from unreasonable searches and seizures
". This right is generally
based on the premise that everyone is entitled to a reasonable
Right to Privacy
prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures, and
warrants must be issued by a judge or magistrate, justified by
, supported by oath or affirmation, and
must particularly describe the place to be searched and the persons or
things to be seized. Fourth Amendment to the
United States Constitution
part of the Bill of Rights
used in gathering evidence against people and the
government is deciding for itself what counts as a genuinely independent
source of information or what constitutes inevitable discovery.
Mass surveillance programs
computer and phone surveillance and physical surveillance. "Fruit
of the Poisonous Tree
" doctrine. That's where a judge bars the
prosecution from introducing evidence the government obtained through
illegal activities. In essence, the government may be
concealing certain investigative activities
based on its own
determination that it's not tainted by unlawful conduct. They will
need to reveal more via the Freedom of
(FOIA) about location-tracking surveillance technology
used in criminal investigations. Violating of the Public Records Act. Law
enforcement abuse and misconduct in response to suppression motions – was
ruled exempt from disclosure as privileged "attorney
and government transparency. Unit within the DEA called
the Special Operations Division. "The end is not justified because they
are using ignorance in their reasoning, going after small time criminals
while they let bigger criminals mass murder people, you're not doing your
job, they are just pretending to do a job while police violate the
, which makes
law enforcement the real criminals."
in the United States allows the police to briefly detain a person
based on reasonable suspicion of involvement in criminal activity.
Reasonable suspicion is a lower standard than probable cause which is
needed for arrest. When police stop and search a pedestrian, this is
commonly known as a stop and frisk. When police stop an automobile, this
is known as a traffic stop. If the police stop a motor vehicle on minor
infringements in order to investigate other suspected criminal activity,
this is known as a pretextual stop. Additional rules apply to stops that
occur on a bus. Although the Supreme Court has published many cases that
define the intersection between policing and the Fourth Amendment in the
U.S., Congress has not defined a baseline for police
. There has been some state action at both the legislative and
judicial levels, and also some cities have passed laws on these issues.
Except where noted, this article will primarily deal with these issues on
a national level. Local and state laws may vary, but that is the exception
and not the rule.
is a doctrine is a doctrine that allows searches and
seizures at international borders and their functional equivalent without
a warrant or probable cause
. The doctrine is not
regarded as an exception to the Fourth Amendment, but rather to its
requirement for a warrant or probable cause. Balanced against the
sovereign's interests at the border are the Fourth Amendment rights of
entrants. Not only is the expectation of privacy less at the border than
in the interior, the Fourth Amendment balance between the interests of the
government and the privacy right of the individual is also struck much
more favorably to the government at the border. This balance at
international borders means that routine searches are "reasonable" there,
and therefore do not violate the Fourth Amendment's proscription against
"unreasonable searches and seizures".
is a legal rule, based on
. The rule prevents evidence collected or analyzed
in violation of the defendant's constitutional rights from being used in a
court of law. This may be considered an example of a prophylactic rule
formulated by the judiciary in order to protect a constitutional right.
The exclusionary rule may also, in some circumstances at least, be
considered to follow directly from the constitutional language, such as
the Fifth Amendment's command that no person "shall be compelled in any
criminal case to be a witness against himself" and that no person "shall
be deprived of life, liberty or property without
Setup - Entrapment
is a practice whereby a law enforcement agent
induces or causes a person to commit a criminal offence that the person would have
otherwise been unlikely to commit. It is the conception and planning of
an offence by an officer, and his procurement of its commission by one who
would not have perpetrated it except for the
of the officer.
is a deceptive operation designed to catch a
person committing a crime. A typical sting will have a law enforcement
officer or cooperative member of the public play a role as criminal
partner or potential victim and go along with a suspect's actions to
gather evidence of the suspect's wrongdoing. Even mass media journalists
resort to sting operations to record video and broadcast to expose
or setup, is the act of framing someone, that is,
providing false evidence
in order to falsely prove someone guilty of a crime. While
incriminating those who are innocent might be done out of sheer malice,
framing is primarily used as a distraction. Generally, the person who is
framing someone else is the actual perpetrator of the crime. In other
cases it is an attempt by law enforcement to get around due process.
Motives include getting rid of political dissidents or "correcting" what
they see as the court's mistake. Some lawbreakers will try to claim they
were framed as a defense strategy.
Trevor Aaronson: How this FBI Strategy is actually creating U.S.
percent of the documented 1,600 wrongful convictions
are the result of
bad acts or omissions by police and prosecutors. Prosecutors also commit
misconduct. Often, it is the result of overzealousness, inadvertence, or
, as win-at-all-costs
prosecutors are often rewarded with promotions and many offices lack the
resources to properly train them in their constitutional and ethical
obligations. But sometimes prosecutorial
is calculated and even
. Thirteen percent
of the first 1,600 exonerees
to crimes they did
not commit. Police
usually involves psychological tactics that prey on a
vulnerable suspect, but it can also be physical.
, Sometimes Cops Lie, in 59 disciplinary
cases involving a
false official statement
where the officer was found guilty.
Of those, 41 kept their jobs.
Obstruction of Justice
The government makes up crimes
to catch criminals, but what
if they’re not criminals, and they're just people who are desperate and
Jazeera Investigates - Informants
Attacks by Extremists and other Criminals
is having clear
or beliefs or hunches, or
reasoning. Empirical evidence
is information that
a belief in the truth or falsity of a claim. Based on facts,
a quantifiable formulation of the problem,
. This can only come from intelligent training
. one can
claim to have knowledge only when one has a true belief based on empirical
is less than probable cause, the legal standard for arrests
, but more than an "inchoate and unparticularized suspicion or
'hunch'"; it must be based on "specific and articulable facts", "taken
together with rational inferences from those facts", and the suspicion
must be associated with the specific individual.Accused
is the condition of acting in accordance with an
; the status of a
law, a procedure, or an act's accordance with the laws or guidelines set
forth in the applicable constitution. When one of these (laws, procedures,
or acts) directly violates the constitution, it is unconstitutional. All
the rest are considered constitutional until challenged and declared
and a PosterioriGO-WISELY
Grounds for the search.O
: Object the officer is searching for.
Warrant, particularly if the officer is in plain clothes.
Identification, proof that the officer is indeed a police officer!
Station to which the officer is attached to.E
: Entitlement, any citizen
being searched by a police officer is entitled to copies of all paperwork.
: Legislation, the legal power which gives the officer the right to stop
: YOU are being detained for the search or for the purpose
of…essentially informing the citizen in no uncertain terms the purpose and
nature of the search.Things that Cops are
trained to look for besides the color of your skin.
If you have
an air freshener or if you smell nice you're hiding drugs. If you have
Religious stickers or American flags you're hiding drugs. If you have more
then one cell phone you're hiding drugs. If you have tools in the car
you're hiding drugs. If you have shinny clean tires you're hiding drugs.
if you're driving a Rental Car you're hiding drugs. If you're driving the
speed limit you're on drugs.
TSA has even more
insane rules for ignorant reasons attacking peoples rights and freedoms
.The right of the
people to be secure in their persons
, houses, papers, and effects,
against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no
Warrants shall issue.
Forward Looking Infrared Camera
Police Shot and Killed nearly 1,000
People Nationwide in 2017 for the third year in a row.
2,945 Shooting Deaths
List of Killings by Law Enforcement officers in the United
Five Thirty Eight
Nationally between 300 and 400 people are killed each year
because of pursuits
- Star Chase
"Violence can never bring an end to violence
, all it can do is provoke more violence."
"What you don't know can't hurt you? Oh yes it can! So don't
be a fool, ignorance is bliss until it hits you in the face
"Don't blame the police or our military, for they are mostly following orders from
criminals. They are after all, our fellow citizens
, and we stand
united under the
, the one before the year
2000, and before the changes we still need to correct."
is the common-law or statute law authority of a county
, to conscript any
able-bodied man to assist him in keeping the peace or to pursue and arrest
a felon, similar to the concept of the "hue and cry." Originally found in
English common law, it is generally obsolete; however, it survives in the
United States, where it is the law enforcement equivalent of summoning the
militia for military purposes. Deputize
to make someone a deputy
Please remember that not all cops are a**holes
. Some cops were a**holes before they
became cops, and other cops became a**holes because their minds
were corrupted by the power of authority, and some were just
influenced by other a**holes they associated with, because for
some reason, being an a**hole is acceptable behavior in certain
areas of public service. This is also the same for some
prosecutors, lawyers, judges,
and other people who pretend to care about
society. And sadly, the ones who are not a**holes end up
leaving public service jobs, mostly because no one wants to work
for, or work with, a**holes. So the number of a**holes in public
service increases, while the number of good people in public
service decreases. So we have to change the laws that protect
a**holes so that they are fired immediately, or at least given a
chance to rehabilitate themselves. We also need to educate our
children fully so that they will never grow up to be
no matter what they chose to do in their life. After all, only
ignorant people become full fledged a**holes.
or people with
good common sense
, never become
. They may act like ones temporarily and
occasionally, but they definitely know better, thus, good or
smart people never become full-fledged a**holes. And thank God
that we have more good people then bad ones. So when that time
finally does come, good people will come together to do what's
right. In the mean time there are
many things involved in creating a good
, things that we can easily teach at school,
that's if we improve the curriculum, of course.
"I have met good cops and I have met bad cops, and depending where you
are, the ratio between bad and good can change."
"I don't call cops as*holes, I call as*holes as*holes, if that
person happens to be a cop, then that's just a coincidence."
, And you know we're on
each other's team, I'm kind of over gettin' told to
throw my hands up in the air
Highway Robbery - More A**hole Behavior
is a crime
committed against travelers on a public highway or near a public highway.
Highway Robbery can also mean excessive profit or advantage derived from a
were robbers on horseback and they usually worked alone or
in small groups. They attacked travellers in carriages or on horseback.
Highwaymen increased in number in the early 18th century. They targeted
stagecoaches, carriages, farmers returning from market and the mail coaches.
or highway robbery?
Stop and Seize: Civil Forfeiture and Cash Seizures
police robbing citizens
Profits from Poverty
- Law Enforcement is more about
then it is about keeping people safe.
Cops Now Using Prepaid Card Readers to Rob Motorists of Digital
Funds on Roadside
Electronic Recovery and Access to Data (ERAD).
Prisons and Poor People
Police officers are Forced to Issue Tickets and Arrest People to
. Officers forced to meet a certain number of
citations or arrests for promotion, and to avoid discipline.
Police chiefs have admitted
setting compulsory targets
for handing out speeding
in many places around the world are illegal.
Police departments deny specific quotas.
The town of Stringtown, Oklahoma generated $483,646 in
traffic fines during fiscal year 2013 — making up 76 percent of all
is the setup of a hasty roadblock to
disrupt unwanted movement.
Cars that get the most traffic tickets:
1. Lexus ES 300 - 33 percent.
2. Nissan 350Z - 33 percent.
3. Dodge Charger SE/SXT - 32 percent.
4. Volkswagen Jetta GL- 31 percent.
5. Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS/LT - 31 percent.
6. Mazda 3S - 30 percent.
7. Volkswagen GTI - 30 percent.
8. Dodge Stratus SXT - 30 percent.
9. Acura 3.0s - 30 percent.
10. Toyota Tacoma - 30 percent.
Cars that get the least amount of traffic tickets:
1. Buick Encore - 3 percent.
2. Lexus IS350 - 3 percent.
3. Acura ILX - 6 percent.
4. Cadillac ATS - 6 percent.
5. Chevrolet Express - 8 percent.
6. Cadillac Escalade - 8 percent.
7. GMC Savana - 9 percent.
8. Audi A3 2-Series - 9 percent.
9. BMW 320I - 10 percent.
10. Land Rover Range Rover - 11 percent.
have helped police and lenders target
the poor. LPR Cameras can capture up to 1,800 license plates a
minute during day or night, across four lanes of traffic and at
speeds up to 150 miles per hour. Those scans are stored in
databases and can be searched by license plate number, turning
up photos every sighting of a particular vehicle—including the
time and location of each sighting. But it’s not just police who
use automatic license-plate reading technology. Cameras like
these, which usually cost between 20 and 30 thousand dollars,
are used to process fees on toll roads across the country, keep
track of customers in parking lots and garages, and trawl city
streets for cars whose owners are behind on payments and flag
the vehicles for repossession.
said its dataset contained more than 3 billion scans, and was
growing at a rate of more than 100 million scans a month. Since
then, the dataset has grown dramatically: A Vigilant
spokesperson said Friday that the dataset now includes 4.2
billion sightings, and is growing at a rate of 120 million data
points a month.
According to a 2013 report from the American Civil Liberties
, just 2,000 in every million license-plate scans in
Maryland actually raise a red flag. And most of those hits have to do with
registration issues or emissions violations—just 47 in a million are
connected to a serious crime.
refers to the usage of mathematical,
predictive and analytical techniques in law enforcement to
potential criminal activity. How about their own
? And how is this not
Prejudice or Biased
A Report from Occupied Territory
(youtube) Feb 2015
class action lawsuit against the municipalities in Ferguson.
Ferguson was sued for municipal fines & jailing those who can't
pay. Municipal scheme designed to brutalize, to punish, and to
profit. Ferguson raked in $2.6 million in court fines and fees,
mostly related to traffic violations and other minor offenses
21 percent of its total budget. The city of 21,000 residents had
the highest number of arrest warrants in the state relative to
its population size, or 1,500 warrants per 1,000 people. Suits
were filed by lawyers from
Justice Under Law
, and the
University School of Law
Prof. Brendan Roediger Civil Litigation Clinic
Civil Litigation Clinic
PORT ARTHUR, Texas
is one of the poorest cities in Texas,
with poverty and unemployment rates around double the state’s
average. Traffic fines have soared, from $750,000 in 2006 up to
as high as $2.1 million in 2012 before settling, most recently,
at $1.5 million. But people who cannot afford to pay their fines
— which can run to a thousand dollars or more — often wind up
behind bars, leading to a great disparity in the consequences of
traffic tickets on people’s lives. 1,500 people were booked into
lockup for unpaid traffic fines. While black people make up only
40% of the overall population, and are ticketed at about that
rate, they accounted for about 70% of the arrests for these
citations in 2014 about 1,300 people have spent three days or
more in jail for traffic tickets, and about 75% of those people
across Texas routinely ignore basic state and
federal laws meant to protect people from getting jailed simply
because they’re too poor to pay their fines.
License plate recognition software
is often touted as a way
to catch terrorists, dangerous fugitives on the run, and stolen
cars. But Port Arthur and many other departments around the
country use it for a less extreme, but more lucrative purpose,
to pull over people who owe debts to the city municipal court,
demanding, in many cases, that they either pay up or go to jail.
Three-quarters of all stops by
deemed unconstitutional. An investigation
found that city police officers had no constitutional basis for 75% of the
pedestrian stops they conducted in recent years. It also determined that
officers often used excessive force during arrests but underreported the
level of force used. "a**holes".
There were 30,057
fatal motor vehicle crashes in the United States
in 2013, in
which 32,719 deaths occurred. That's 92 people were killed on
the roadways of the U.S. each day, and 30 of those 92 people in
the U.S. die in
motor vehicle crashes
that involve an alcohol-impaired
driver as one of the possible factors in the cause of the crash.
So if the majority of crashes are not cause by alcohol, then why
do we tolerate
, a 32-year-old man from Roseville,
Michigan, died in the Macomb County Jail last June after being
arrested for failing to pay a $772 traffic ticket. A 24-hour
camera mounted in Stojcevski's cell shows that he was stripped
naked and denied medications that have been prescribed to him.
He withered away for 17 days until his death, as police did
How Traffic Courts Drive Inequality in California
It's classic predatory behavior: target those who are least able
to resist. Poor people go to jail, rich people go to lawyers.
Four million suspended driver licenses in California. The poor
are punished under our current regressive system. This is
exacerbated by the targeting of vehicles in low-income areas.
This leads to a cycle of debt and the destruction of the
economic vitality of these areas and people.
Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area
Ronald J Brockmeyer
, is accused of fixing traffic tickets
for himself and associates, and was a driving force behind using fines and
fees to generate revenue while inflicting a punishing regime of fines and
fees on the city’s residents, also owes more than $170,000 in unpaid
example of ignorant people doing ignorant things for Money
Police were shaking down kids at school until people finally
complained enough to change ignorant procedures
to Obey" Documentary on Checkpoint Refusal (full movie)
Constitution Free Zone
- Border Search Exception
I wouldn't recommend doing this
, but I'm glad that people are
reminding officers of our constitutional rights. It's very sad
that people are forced to do this and put their lives in danger.
Because police should know our constitutional rights.
Against the law to feed people in need.
Another law that forces Cops to be as*holes to the Public.
It's now against the law to feed people in need. What ignorant
morons passed this law?
90-Year-Old Man, 2 Pastors Faces Charges For Feeding Homeless
Under New Ordinance The
broken windows theory
of policing suggested that cleaning up the
visible signs of disorder — like graffiti, loitering, panhandling, and
prostitution — would prevent more serious crime as well. That's like
firemen using gasoline to put out fires, complete ignorance. Not to say
that making towns look nice is bad, but you don't fix a problem by making
a problem look pretty, or by attacking people trying to live in a system
that is corrupted, so you attack victims instead of the
, nice work scumbags.
is the international organization that
international police cooperation
, that can also be corrupted. They take money
from big corporations and most governments, and most governments are just
the middle men for big corporations. Illegal cigarette trade and
counterfeit drugs are directly related to the tobacco industry and the
pharmaceutical industry. It's just trickle down ignorance and bad behavior
being repeated and imitated. Corporations say its about protecting
profits, but the truth is, it's about victimizing the poor and controlling
the less fortunate, in the same way Americas
illegal drug war did
. Drugs are entering the united states because
scumbag criminals in positions of authority make big profits from it,
profits that they can use to fuel wars and other crimes all over the
planet. "As long as there are people who will do anything for money, and
at the same time be protected from criminal charges, there will always be
people who will lie and commit crimes, always. Another reason to improve education."
Black on Black Violence
is the result of
, where you have blacks fighting each other for
survival, which has happened to most races throughout history. But black on black violence is still not as bad as "white
against the world violence", where politicians and corporate leaders kill
- Domestic Violence
Corporate Takeover of America
Corporate Takeover of America's Education System
# Black Lives Matter: A New Generation Of US Civil Rights Activists
(youtube, Dec 22, 2015, 57:24 mins.)
# campaign zero
refers to using building codes, fire
codes, zoning, etc. in order to improve the quality of life and resolve
life safety issues within neighborhoods.
Nuisance Abatement Actions Almost Exclusively Target Homes in
The NYPD Is Kicking People Out of Their Homes, Even If They
Haven’t Committed a Crime.
Straight Outta Compton
is a great film. I was wondering if
American Indians made similar music that talked about how they too are
murdered and victimized by our government and by people of authority.
American Indians with Attitudes "AIWA".
Warpath (Directed by Stuey Kubrick)
Expressing your anger about how you are victimized and killed
does not incite violence, it brings awareness of violence
perpetrated by criminals in our government and by people of
The Racial Politics of time: Brittney Cooper (video and text)
Children who are born in New Orleans zip code 70124,
which is 93 percent white,
can expect to live a full 25 years longer
than children born in New Orleans zip code 70112,
which is 60 percent black.
Children born in Washington, DC's wealthy Maryland suburbs
can expect to live a full 20 years longer
than children born in its downtown neighborhoods.
examples of as*hole behavior
The St. Louis County Police Department has stocked up on tear
gas, less-lethal ammunition and
in anticipation of massive protests in the
suburb of Ferguson, Missouri. The police department has spent
$172,000 since August on gear for dealing with protesters,
Swaine of The Guardian
. The report shows that the St. Louis
County police have purchased "650
, smoke canisters and 'hornets nest'
CS sting grenades, which shoot out dozens of
and a powdered chemical agent upon
detonation," at a cost of nearly $25,000. Sgt. Brian Schellman,
a spokesman for the St. Louis County Police Department, provided
a breakdown of the spending in an email to The Huffington Post.
The department has also spent $7,740 on 1,500 "sock
and $10,200 on 6,000
pepper balls rounds
, which sting the eyes and nose when they
hit at a protester. Roughly $77,000 went toward 235 helmets, 25
new batons and 60 pairs of shin guards. The county has purchased
2,000 plastic "flex" handcuffs, which cost just over a dollar
each. In addition, the department has put aside $50,000 to
repair damaged police vehicles.
is out of control, and we all know how that stories
more on Punishment then Education
is criminal and
lost your F*cking Minds
"The U.S. has more jails than colleges. There are more people living
in prisons than on college campuses. So we are spending more
money, time and resources on punishing people then we are
Police are making edits on Wikipedia pages on Bell, Garner,
Diallo, edits were traced to 1 Police Plaza
would have to be ignorant or corrupted in order
? Especially when other options were available
to the person who was the instigator of the crime. So the action
1st Degree Murder
, which is illegal. If a cop is not trained enough to handle a situation,
then you don't give that cop a gun, or authority, you give that cop more
education and more training. The
right to bare arms
is not a reason to give an idiot a gun.
It's irresponsible and extremely dangerous to give anyone the
authority to use deadly excessive force, without the proper
training and education that proves they have the ability to
, as well as
ability to control anger
Just doing their job does not include assault, harassment or
murder. If you approach someone, it becomes your responsibility.
And if you cannot handle the responsibility, then you should not
approach someone. There is always more then one way to solve a
problem, but you need knowledge, training and experience. And if
do not have these abilities, then you should call for assistance
and look for someone who has more experience, and more knowledge
Essays on Police Violence
St. Louis Cop
Wrongful Death Claim
Grand Juries are a joke sometimes.
Grand juries are too many times being used as a weapon against
. They are too easily controlled and manipulated, which
make them ineffective and criminal. That is why we made
a crime. Grand juries need to be fixed. We can no
longer use them for protecting the law, or protecting peoples
rights. Grand jury decisions should be ignored because they are
corrupted and unfounded. Grand juries have blood on their hands
for encouraging officers to commit murder and incite violence.
Grand juries also show no respect for people, and the law, which
they are supposed to have. Grand juries need to be
for encouraging murder, and inciting violence,
which is also forcing people to protest. Hand it down, hand it
Federal Prosecution of public corruption in the United States
Baltimore has paid millions
more in police-misconduct settlements
over the last four years
than other similarly-sized cities like Fort Worth and Austin,
Texas. Notably, 63 percent of Baltimore’s population is black,
compared with Fort Worth's 19 percent and Austin’s 8 percent.
Chicago is an outlier, with a disproportionately high number of
lawsuits and settlements for
the size of its black population (32 percent). Muck Rock
126 Law Enforcement Officer Fatalities Nationwide in 2014
Officer Fatalities Data
Police work is stressful and
dangerous. We need more people involved in making our police
safer, and we need more ways of making police work a lot less stressful.
Training Police - Effectively and Ethically
from the largest U.S. police departments are saying that
officers generally receive far too little training in
and often are embedded in a culture
that encourages them to rapidly resort to physical force. Many police
agencies give officers extensive training on how to shoot a gun, but
officers spend much less time learning
the importance of
and crisis intervention strategies
for dealing with mentally
ill persons, homeless persons, and other challenging situations. All
officers need to be thoroughly screened
and their mental
before they are given
red flag law
needs to apply to everyone, just like the crime of
needs to apply to
everyone. These testing failures
need to end.
Crisis Intervention Training
- Active Shooter
Crisis Intervention Team Training, or C.I.T
Center for Policing Equity
- Toxic Leadership
decertification process involves the revocation of the certificate or
license of a police officer who commits certain kinds of misconduct as
specified by State law or administrative regulations. Decertification
offers several advantages over termination from a local agency.
termination does not prevent the officer from being rehired by a different
department. Revocation of the certificate prevents the officer from
continuing to serve in law enforcement in the state. A fired officer will
often have violated the department's ethics code or standards of conduct,
but usually the offense won't rise to the level of revoking certification.
An officer generally loses certification if the person is convicted of a
felony or on court-ordered community supervision or probation for any
criminal offense above the grade of class B misdemeanor. or lied in a
case, Once a cop lies, and is known to lie, they can't be a cop anymore.
, an officer's certification
is valid for 4-years following the date of certification. The officer must
maintain active employment and meet the mandatory retraining requirements
to keep the certification active. License to enforce law. License to carry
a firearm. Certification for First Aid and CPR. Certification for Computer
Analyst. Certification for K-9 Unit. Certification of Specialization.
Certification for foreign languages. Required
: 20 hours per year: 8 hours of firearms, 4 hours of
defensive tactics/officer survival, 2 hours of legal updates, 6 hours of
electives. California law enforcement officers must complete at least 664
hours of POST-certified training.
Directors of Law
Enforcement Standards and Training
is the association of the 50 state
POST Directors, have developed a database of decertified officers to aid
the effort to prevent officers determined to be “bad cops” from continuing
to serve in law enforcement in another state.
The Current Police Fitness Test
relatively difficult to pass. Statistics show that in the past year,
hundreds of officers have failed to make it through the physical stage of
involves holding both individual police officers, as
well as law enforcement agencies responsible for effectively delivering
basic services of crime control and maintaining order, while
and within the bounds of law.
Police are expected to
, regarding due process
search and seizure
, as well as other laws relating to equal employment,
, etc. Holding police accountable is important for maintaining
the public's "faith in the system".
has shown that the public
prefers independent review
of complaints against law enforcement, rather
than relying on police departments to conduct internal investigations.
There is suggestion that such oversight
would improve the public's view on
the way in which police officers are held
should be held to account for their actions.
what the police do and how they perform. Agency-level accountability
involves the performance of law enforcement agencies with respect to
controlling crime and disorder and providing services to the public
(National Institute of Justice, 1999). Individual-level accountability
involves the conduct of police officers with respect to lawful,
respectful, and equal treatment of citizens. Individual-level
accountability procedures fall into two general categories: internal and
external. Procedures that are internal to law enforcement agencies include
controlling officer conduct through written polities, routine supervision,
regular performance evaluations, and the investigation of allegations of
misconduct, and early intervention systems (EIS). External accountability
comes from the outside in, being accountable, not to oneself, but to
others. It creates an environment that people feel compelled to follow, a
set of social norms and standards.
Police Accountability: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Murders Homeless Man During Camping Arrest
Shows Cop Tasering Teen Bryce Masters Into A Coma
Rampant INjustice v2
Fatal Police Shootings Of Unarmed Black People Reveal Troubling Patterns
NPR reviewed thousands of pages of job applications, personnel records,
use-of-force reports, citizen complaints, court records, lawsuits, news
releases, witness statements and local and state police investigative
reports to examine the backgrounds of the officers and analyze details of
each shooting. We also interviewed use of force experts, criminologists,
police, lawyers, prosecutors and relatives of victims. Among NPR's other
findings: At least six officers had troubled pasts before being hired onto
police departments, including drug use and domestic violence. One officer
had been fired from another law enforcement agency, and at least two
others were forced out. Several officers were convicted of crimes while on
the force, such as battery, and resisting and obstructing, but kept their
jobs. In one instance, officials in a tiny Louisiana parish repeatedly
fired and rehired a deputy who got into trouble with the law: three times
over 30 years, records show. More than two dozen officers have racked up
citizen complaints or use-of-force incidents. A Fort Lauderdale, Fla.,
police officer had 82 reviews over use-of-force incidents but was never
found in violation; a Vineland, N.J., officer had more than three dozen
use-of-force incidents over a five-year period. Several officers have
violated their department policies and been cited for ethics violations,
including a Hollywood, Fla., officer accused of trying to steer business
to his company, and an Arizona state trooper accused of misuse of state
property. Nineteen of the officers involved in deadly shootings were
rookies, with less than a year on the force. One was on the job for four
hours, another for four days. More than a quarter of the killings occurred
during traffic stops, and 24 of the dead — 18% — suffered from mental
illness. The youngest person shot was a 15-year-old Balch Springs, Texas,
high school freshman who played on the football team. The oldest was a
62-year-old man killed in his Los Angeles County home. Nearly 60% of the
shootings occurred in the South, with more than a quarter in Texas,
Georgia and Louisiana, NPR found. The killings have led to at least 30
judgments and settlements totaling more than $142 million, records show.
Dozens of lawsuits and claims are pending. An examination of individual
cases reveals the myriad ways that law enforcement agencies fail to hold
officers accountable and allow them to be in a position to shoot again. In
many instances, the criminal justice system refuses to prosecute, often
resulting in departments putting officers back on the street instead of
desk jobs where they have little contact with the public. Other times,
police unions protect officers from accountability. And sometimes,
departments are so desperate to recruit officers that they ignore warning
signs such as an officer's troubled past and hire them anyway. Officer's
are hired on the force despite numerous red flags.
have to have fair wages for part-time
officers. And we can't use money as an excuse to give less training or
have less accountability
because of the lack of resources, which is actually the lack of knowledge
Do our Civil Servants even know the Meaning of Oath
United States Uniformed Services Oath of Office
: "I will support
of the United States against all
foreign and domestic
: "I will serve the people of the United States. I am a guardian of
. I am an expert and I am a professional."
Article II, Section I, of the Constitution: "I
do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of
President of the United States and will to the best of my ability,
preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. So help me God."
You have to decide who you are. Are you a
just following orders
Or are you a sovereign person
who can think for themselves
Trading with the Enemy Act
- Crimes Against HumanityNational
is to serve as a national registry of
certificate or license revocation actions relating to officer misconduct
Standards and Training
offers additional services built to enhance and
improve the framework of the training programs essential to the success of
our nation’s law enforcement community.
is a training school for new police recruits, also known as a law
enforcement academy. Some are known as colleges or universities. They all
have various background checks
, examination, physical requirements,
, legal training, driving skills, equipment training
and firearm training for new police recruits. The academy prepares the
recruits for the police force they will be assigned to when they graduate.
- Social Services
is a problem-oriented policing
initiative first implemented in 1996 in Boston, Massachusetts. Assembled a
multi- and interagency working group composed largely of line-level
criminal justice practitioners; Applied qualitative and quantitative
research techniques; Created an assessment of the nature of and dynamics
driving youth violence in Boston; Adapted the intervention after
implementation, and continued to do so throughout the program; and
Evaluated the intervention’s impact.
There is even proof that
more communication works
Researchers found that officers who wore cameras used force less often — incidents
dropped by more than 50 percent.
Cops have to say no,
No more Weapons
. We need better communication, and we need
better education. We can't force cops to do the dirty work for
ignorant and criminal politicians, it just makes things worse.
I love being a police officer, but we need reform
text) put an end to
Why not shoot to injure instead
of shoot to kill?
Shooting to Wound
should be considered especially with children, or
unarmed people, or people who are running away, or people who are just
standing there. WTF, is killing the witness part of the training?
So the problem is obvious,
if you train cops to shot more then to talk more, then more
people get shot. So if we train cops on how to
communicate more effectively
without having to shoot and harm people, then you will have less killing
and a lot less abuse by the police. Problem solved, next!
Communicate and not obliterate
and not exterminate.
Tonight with John Oliver: Mental Health (HBO)
(use of force)
The NYPD paid over $428 million in settlements over the last
Cops Are 21 Times More Likely To Kill Black Teens Than White Teens
Clint Smith: How to Raise a Black Son in America
Centers for Disease Control.
100 men described as suicidal have been killed by police in
, compared with just three women. Sixty-nine percent of all
those killed were white, 9% were black and 12% were Latino, in
contrast to proportions seen in the general count of 47% white,
26% black and 14% Latino. The median age of those who died was
39, higher than the median of 35 across all police killings.
Justifiable Homicide is debatable, Self Defense or Murder?
According to the
Enforcement Memorial Foundation
in 2013, 63 officers have
died on the job this year compared to 45 at the same time last
year -- a 40 percent increase. Twenty-three of those deaths were
due to firearm-related incidents, a 53 percent increase from the
same time last year.
Killings by Law Enforcement Officers in the United
2015 (listed: 483) - 2014 (listed: 630) - 2013 (listed: 343) - 2012 (listed: 608)
- 2011 (listed: 166) - 2010 (listed: 285).
People Killed by Police in 2016 in the U.S.
Of Course Not All Cops are Bad:
I have met some really nice
police officers, so it's not that unusual for police to be nice
people. But of course not everyone you meet is going to be nice,
no matter who they are or what they do for work.
They should make
The Andy Griffith Show
part of Police Training.
A Michigan cop bought a mother a booster seat instead of writing a ticket
for an unsecured child riding in her car.
"So you see there is still some hope"
Officer buys eggs for woman caught shoplifting to feed family
Instead Of Charging Him For Shoplifting, Officer Helps Single
Dad Feed His Baby. Nice Cop
While Nicaragua's neighbors have embraced so-called "mano
" or iron fist policies, Nicaragua has taken a softer
approach. Nicaragua, the poorest of the bunch and with just as bloody a
history, is one of the safest countries in the hemisphere. Analysts say it
has to do with its approach to fighting crime.
Jeffrey Brown: How we cut Youth Violence in Boston by 79 Percent
Organization of American States: Democracy for peace, security,
"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable"
John F. Kennedy
Speech (April 27, 1961)
All Police and all Military Personal
must know what side they're on? You are defenders of the
Constitution. Please don't let your Patriotism or your Duty be
exploited by Politicians...
for all of Humanity ~ Charlie Chaplin
“Whoever, to whatever purpose or extent,
Initiates the use
, is a killer acting on the premise of death in a manner
wider than murder: the premise of destroying man's capacity to
live.” (John Galt
(Part 3, Chapter 7, Page 1,023)
Red Light Cameras
Money Making Scam disguised as a method to
make Driving Safer.
DIY justice: Mexico town expels cops, reclaims forest from
“I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human
beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take
sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence
encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.”
Militarization of Police
is the act of assembling
and putting into readiness for war.
is the process by which a society organizes itself for
and violence. It is related to militarism, which is
an ideology that reflects the level of militarization of a state, and
which is associated with the glorification of the military, armed forces
and weapons and of military power, including through symbolic displays
(e.g., parades of tanks and soldiers) and actual use of force, such as
through warfare. The process of militarization involves many interrelated
aspects that encompass many levels of society.
The Excessive Militarization of
: 62 percent
of SWAT raids were for the purpose of conducting
SWAT raids are directed disproportionately against people of
color — 30 percent of the time the "race of individual people
impacted" was black, 11 percent of the time Latino, 20 percent
white and 30 percent unknown. Armored personnel vehicles that
local law enforcement agencies have received through grants from
the Department of Homeland Security are most commonly used for
drug raids and not school shootings and terrorist situations. -
Transcanada was Caught Training Police to treat Nonviolent
Protesters as Terrorists
Insurrection Act of 1807
empowers the president of the United States
to deploy U.S. military and federalized National Guard troops within the
United States in particular circumstances, such as to suppress civil
disorder, insurrection and rebellion. The act provides the "major
exception" to the
Posse Comitatus Act
, which limits the use of military troops under
federal command within the United States for law enforcement purposes. The
president must firstly issue a proclamation ordering the insurgents to
immediately disperse (per 10 U.S.C. § 254).
Range-R Can see a body through walls of a building
AOtactical Radar Device sees through walls
Instead of militarization and getting involved in an arms race,
police should be more actively involved in the communities they
serve. They need to work more closely with the public to develop
trust. They need to work with community leaders to actually
improve neighborhood conditions and become role models within
communities that are more at risk to develop extremists. That is
how we will defeat extremism in the USA. More bullets and more
bombs won't work.
Do Not Resist Official Trailer 1 (2016) - Documentary
Why do ignorant people call these Military Weapons Free?
Do guns fall from the sky you morons? No, they don't.
Central Intelligence Agency - CIA
Not the Greatest Country Any Longer... But It Can
more than war and terrorism
The Day Police Dropped a Bomb On Philadelphia | I Was There
- Police bombed a residential neighborhood of Philadelphia in 1985, and
then let the fire burn for an hour and a half before calling the fire
2013, 82 percent of Terrorism
were in one of five
countries: Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria, and Syria.
The war on Terrorism has actually created more Terrorism, which
was the plan after all, to create a war that feeds itself, so that
scumbags can profit from the war, while creating instability in countries that can be exploited.
Protecting Activists - Tear Gas - Non-Lethal Weapons?
is a chemical
that causes severe eye,
respiratory, and skin irritation, pain, bleeding, and even blindness. In
the eye, it stimulates the nerves of the lacrimal gland to produce tears.
Common lachrymators include pepper spray (OC gas), PAVA spray (nonivamide),
CS gas, CR gas, CN gas (phenacyl chloride), bromoacetone, xylyl bromide,
syn-propanethial-S-oxide (from onions), and Mace (a branded mixture).
is a toxic chemical agent that has harsh effects on
the body. The HC grenades used by DHS agents were released in a two-stage
reaction that results in zinc chloride, a toxic metal fume. Zinc chloride
can cause vomiting and burning skin immediately, and it can accumulate in
organs to cause more serious symptoms later, including liver damage and
respiratory conditions. The federal government has used these weapons even
in the face of fines and lawsuits from chemical weapons legislators as
well as nongovernmental organizations. Used by the military in smoke
compositions, such as base-eject smoke munitions (smoke grenades).
aerosol self defense spray consists of 1% CN in a
solvent of 2-butanol, propylene glycol, cyclohexene, and dipropylene
glycol methyl ether.
is a lachrymatory agent (a chemical compound
that irritates the eyes to cause tears, pain, and temporary blindness) Its
inflammatory effects cause the eyes to close, taking away vision. The
active ingredient in pepper spray is capsaicin, which is a chemical
derived from the fruit of plants in the Capsicum genus, including chilis.
are rubber or rubber-coated projectiles that
can be fired from either standard firearms or dedicated riot guns. They
are intended to be a non-lethal alternative
M84 Stun Grenade
emits an intensely loud "bang" of 170–180 decibels and a
blinding flash of more than one million candela within five feet of
initiation, sufficient to cause immediate flash blindness, deafness,
tinnitus, and inner ear disturbance. Exposed personnel experience
disorientation, confusion and loss of coordination and balance. While
these effects are all intended to be temporary, there is risk of permanent
injury. Consequently, the M84 is classified as a less-lethal weapon.
is a ranged weapon that
its target with highly
focused energy, including laser,
and particle beams. Potential applications of this technology include
weapons that target personnel, missiles, vehicles, and optical devices.
Directed energy weapons are
that emit energy in
an aimed direction without the means of a projectile. They are non-lethal
and can immobilize people as well as machines (e.g. vehicles). Directed
energy weapons include electromagnetic weapons, (including laser weapons)
and microwave weapons, particle beam weapons, sonic weapons and plasma
are weapons intended to be less likely to kill a
living target than conventional weapons such as knives and firearms.
Negligent Permanent Injuries
Security forces are legally allowed to use tear gas for crowd
control, but there are strict international guidelines around
their use and the way they may be deployed against civilians for crowd control.
Journalists covering demonstrations should be aware of the
effects of tear gas and how to – and not to – effectively respond to their effects.
How does Tear Gas work
Typical RCAs (Riot Control Agents - such as tear gas) are
usually delivered by either a spray or a grenade cannister fired
from a baton gun. The canisters themselves can be hazardous as
they usually generate a lot of heat and will cause nasty burns
if handled. If they are fired at close range, they can cause
serious damage a person’s body and have resulted in death.
French photographer Lucas Mebrouk Dolega was hit by a police tear gas
canister while covering a protest in Tunisia in 2011 and
subsequently died. When chemicals used in tear gas react with moisture it causes a
burning sensation, meaning that the eyes, skin and lungs are
extremely susceptible. Oil-based creams, sunscreens and make-up
will also absorb tear gas, so avoid wearing these when covering
protests where it might be used. Tear gas attacks the lungs
, so if you suffer from any
respiratory diseases, including asthma, you should seriously
consider the potentially dangerous effects this may have on your
condition. Streaming and burning of eyelids and throat as well as excessive
coughing are all reactions to tear gas. An excess of mucus
coming from the nose, eyelids and throat is also common. People
often report that they feel disorientated and dizzy just after
breathing it in. The effects usually wear off within an hour, although the
feeling of burning and highly irritated skin may persist for hours.
How to protect yourself.
A gas mask (often called a respirator) is the best tool to
protect yourself. They are not cheap, but they'll allow you to
cover the story safely. They are subject to export licenses in
some countries, so ensure you have the correct paperwork to
travel with them. A gas mask consists of a rubber mask, with a
canister and filter fitted to the side. It is fitted to the size
and shape of your face, and you should not assume that yours
will fit someone else. Ensure you have a spare canister, as they
do need changing after a set numbers of hours (this depends on
the make and model of the gas mask, as well as how long you use
If you already have a gas mask, make sure it is working properly
and is correctly fitted. Any masks purchased online or in
military surplus stores should be checked by an expert to ensure
they work correctly. The next best thing after a gas mask is an
, which is cheaper and is not subject to the same
export rules. You can also use a builder's respirator that
covers your nose and mouth – but make sure that you use
appropriate filters. Failing that, a dust mask for DIY and
building and airtight goggles will provide some degree of
How to Protect yourself from tear gas
Myths and misconceptions.
Sometimes, it's hard to see through the cloud of myths
surrounding tear gas protection. Reports, photographs and videos
show protesters using improvised methods to counter the
crippling effects – including tying plastic bottles and even
bras to their faces.
While they make for an amusing photo, these are not effective
ways of countering this non-lethal chemical weapon. INSI spoke
to chemical weapons experts SecureBio about other home made
methods – which should be avoided!
Soaking a bandana or cloth in apple-cider vinegar and tightly
covering your mouth with it. Why should it be avoided?
The acid contained in the vinegar does not provide enough, if
indeed any, protection to counter the effects of tear gas.
. Smearing lime or lemon juice on the inside of a cloth and
tightly covering your mouth with it. Why should it be avoided?
This supposedly works on the same principal as the apple-cider
vinegar, but again, should be avoided.
Soaking a bandana in water and tightly covering your mouth
with it. Why should it be avoided?
Many RCAs come in the form of crystals, which react with water.
Using small amounts of water (such as a wet handkerchief)
immediately after exposure to CS gas is likely to reactivate
these crystals and may prolong the effects.
Smashing up charcoal, lining a wet bandana with the dust and
tightly covering your nose and mouth with it. Why should it be
avoided? The charcoal supposedly filters out CS gas, but there
is no evidence to support this.
Smearing toothpaste under your eyes. Why should it be
avoided? As RCAs and toothpastes are made up from a wide range
of chemicals, using various manufacturing methods, it is nearly
impossible to accurately predict the reactions that would take
Sniffing a freshly cut onion. Why should this be avoided?
Breaking an onion in half, sniffing it and getting it close to
your eyes does not reduce the irritation, and it is likely to
make you cry just as it does when you are peeling it.
What to do if you get tear
If you have a gas mask, or a mask
and goggles, put them on. You may
then be able to continue working in the gas. Be aware that you
will still need to wash yourself and all clothes as the gas will
remain on you, your clothes and your equipment.
If you have no protection, cover your mouth and nose with a
handkerchief or cloth or use the inside of your coat jacket to
protect the airway (the outside of your jacket is likely to be
Stand in fresh air and allow the breeze, if there is one, to
carry away the CS gas.
Keeping your arms outstretched will help CS gas to come off your
Try to get to high ground – most RCAs are heavier than air, so
the highest concentrations tend to sit nearer to the ground.
Remember that the gas will impregnate clothing for many months
after being contaminated, so any clothing that may have been
contaminated should be immediately washed several times or
Remember that any exposed skin should be washed with soap and
water. Shower first in cold water, then warm water. Do not
Remember that you should not rub your eyes or face, or this will
reactivate any crystals.
"How can tear gas be legal for cops to use?
What are we freaking animals? They use the word
if people are no longer human beings just because they're
standing together. No one would ever say to themselves, "Hey I
need some tear gas in my face because I'm having a little
trouble controlling myself." You think parents should be
allowed to use tear gas on their children when their kids get
out of control? This is how insanely ignorant and criminal it is
to allow police to attack protestors.
This not only demoralizes our police force, this also abuses
citizens. You're destroying the trust and the respect that people
should have for police. And the police are also forced to live
in a constant contradiction, because they are attacking the
people they took an oath to protect. Their job is stressful
enough. Police should provide protection, and not provoke or antagonize
make things worse. And since cops are citizens too, you're
making citizens fight each other, like terrorism and genocides
do. This is just
, a very very sick game to play on
innocent people. It seems that tear gas, pepper spray and rubber
bullets are getaway drugs to murder. This law violates everyone. It's a disgrace.
And it's time to amend, and mend."
Protesters need training on how to protect themselves from the
weapons that cops use against citizens, and also training on how to defend
themselves against police attacks. Non Violence Training
It only takes a few undereducated people who
are under some form of distress to cause a
And this sometimes influences other people who would normally
not participate in such ignorant behavior, to become irrational,
and thus do irrational things. This is
and Peer pressure at its worst. If some
people get out of hand, then police should have a right to
detain them, but no one else, because everyone else is
. Police are not allowed approach people, or herd or
people, or force people to move, or
upon people as if it were a
there is no reason that justifies that kind of action, none.
(Rules need to be in writing and given to both the protesters
and the police) ceremonially if you like. (Rules
must be defined and followed) These are more then
just guidelines or rules, this keeps us from hurting each other
and making things worse. People come together to talk and to be
heard. People do not come together for violence or revenge.
People come together for justice, democracy, and they come for
Peace. But even though we get together in great numbers, we have
still not yet found the right solutions that would finally solve
the problems that have been plaguing society since the
beginning. We have a Constitution but we don't have a Plan. We
have no blueprint showing our path to a more improved future. We
have nothing that shows all the steps that we are currently
taking to improve our world, or do we have a clear explanation
on how our actions and improvements will all work. We need this,
we need this now.
the right to speak their mind
good or bad, Of course the timing is important, as well as
speaking loud enough and clear enough. But even then you still
need to justify why you chose that particular moment to say the
things that you did. When people are
allowed to talk without interruption
they can easily
manipulate and mislead the listener because they don't have to
explain or verify everything they say. We need more explanations
. That is why a
seems at times to work
the best because people are allowed to
when people are misleading or fabricating evidence.
"I object your honor" is a lot nicer then "f*ck you that's a f*cking
lie and you know it."
Apps to Report Police Abuse
Five-O! Rate & Review your local law enforcement.
We know that cops are not morons and that
cops can figure out proper ways to
communicate more effectivel
with people. After all cops took an oath to protect people, not
an oath to attack people. This is not a war, so why are cops
turning these situations into a war? Is it a lack of training?
Or are cops getting the wrong type of training? Or are cops just
puppets controlled by psychopathic people in charge?
Fighting fire with
is ignorant and dangerous. And Judges who look the
other way are
to this crime. The power to enforce the law does
not include the power to
. It's as if you look at humans as wild
subspecies to control. It's like you're part of a real life
Stanford Prison Experiment
, wakeup it's time to get back to
reality. You also act like the kids from the story
Lord of the Flies
, you seem to have lost your mind a little.
But you're not broken, you're just bent. So it's time to stand
up straight and face the truth. Your methods are flawed and your
reasoning is not inline with todays level of knowledge and
understanding that we have in the world. Improvements must be
made, we must keep order, but not by victimizing people. It's
time to put away our childish ways. I bet a lot of the people in the
justice system were abused as children by strict parents who
believe that hitting a child is needed in order to teach a
child, I guess if you were a
that would be true. So why haven't you
grown up yet? We are doing all that we can to
so why don't you learn?
, so I guess that we haven't found a way that would
increase your understanding of the world. We have a lot of work to do, a
lot of things need improving. Let the century of restoration begin.
Justice for Cecily
Savio: The Operation of the Machine
Filming Police - Accountable
"All of us, as we walk around, have to
understand that we could be filmed, we could be taped," "But
police officers above all others should be subject to
because we have a duty to hold them
as powerful public servants."
(Deborah Jacobs, director of the ACLU chapter, commenting on
police officers who harass people for filming them).
Dancing in Public is not against the Law
Strawman - The
Nature of the Cage (OFFICIAL)
Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV)
National Geographic Surveillance
San Diego Cop Fears Camera is Weapon
(youtube) and you wonder why improving education is so
Bruno Torturra: Got a smartphone, start broadcasting
(police misconduct)Since officers started wearing
complaints against officers fell 88%, and the
use of force
"Cops are using broadly-written laws to
violate the First Amendment
all American citizens. Police officers have also deleted
incriminating video from cell phones and video equipment, which
is a crime. And on top of that, the innocent people who have
been illegally detained, arrested, sometimes jailed, with some
paying expensive legal fees, their charges are almost always
either subsequently dropped or dismissed in court. This is such
a waste and abuse of authority that it is no doubt criminal.
And the police themselves rarely pay damages in law suits that
are brought against them because of this, the taxpayers have to
pay, so everyone in this country is a victim of this
"Free and Open Discussion of Governmental Affairs"
How to Film Police and Protests -
Archive and Distribute Footage
"Beijing in 2012 is spending $111
billion on its domestic security budget, which covers the
police, state security, militia, courts and jails, which is now
higher than its publicly disclosed military expenditure. The
Paradox: If a country that is born from revolution, tries to
stop future revolutions, will actually become less stable." Put your Money in Education.
We often see law enforcement overreach and target civilians in
the name of protecting public safety when many more clear threats to
public safety actually exist." Entrapment
- Implied Consent
"Isn't it weird how when a cop drives by you feel paranoid
instead of protected."
"We live in a society where pizza gets to your house before the
The Senate voted on 11/29/11 to keep
a controversial provision to let the military detain terrorism
suspects on U.S. soil and hold them indefinitely without trial
The 16 who voted for the harsh detainee rules were Sens. Bob
Casey (Pa.), Kent Conrad (N.D.), Kay Hagan (N.C.), Daniel Inouye
(Hawaii), Herb Kohl (Wis.), Mary Landrieu (La.), Carl Levin
(Mich.), Joe Manchin (W. Va.), Clair McCaskill (Mo.), Robert
Menendez (N.J.), Ben Nelson (Neb.), Mark Pryor (Ark.), Jack Reed
(R.I.)Jeanne Shaheen (N.H.), Debbie Stabenow (Mich.) and
Sheldon Whitehouse (R.I.). National defense hawk and independent
Sen. Joe Lieberman (Conn.) also voted in favor of the tougher
language. Attacking our Constitution is a terrorist act.
Rule of Law
(law knowledge) -
If you knew
how your representatives voted
, you would
never vote for them. But even then, the system is rigged
because you can't fire these criminal politicians, and you have
very little good choices
to vote for
that would replace them.
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve
neither liberty nor safety."
Feb 17, 1775
We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the
courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who
pervert the Constitution.” ~
Military Expenditures - The Cost of War
The United States spends about
Billion on Military Expenses
or about 43% of the world's total.
This does not include the $330 Billion in 2011 we spend on
police or the $59 Billion plus we spend on
"The strength of a
civilization is not measured by its ability to fight wars, but rather by
its ability to prevent them
the United States is fighting in 74 Nations
War is a Racket
The US has spent nearly $8 Trillion on national security since 9/11
cost America $74 Billion in 2007. U.S. arms sales to both developed and developing nations reached
$66.3 billion last year, up from $21.4 billion in 2010.
Russia had the second highest weapon sales in 2011, sold $4.8
billion worth of arms.
War Spending Info-Graph
Russia spends about $59 Billion on military expenses
, less than
10% of what the United States spends.
France spends about $59 Billion on military expenses.
United Kingdom spends about $60 Billion on military expenses.
China spends about $119 Billion on military expenses.
- Drug War
Total worldwide weapon sales nearly doubled to $85.3 billion in
, the U.S. is responsible for more than three-quarters of
the global total. So what's the point of having
? We have better choices on how we spend our
- NukesThe President does not control
the largest Military in the world
. That is another lie from
who want to make the public
believe that the president has control, this way people don't find out
who's really in charge
. The President is a
and that makes all citizens even more powerless then they already are.
Wake up people, we are on a
need to know
. We can't allow money and corruption to control our future,
because as history has taught us
always ends horrible. Time to break this cycle of collapse, it's our
responsibility to control our future and our freedoms.
United States Department of Defense
of the federal government charged with coordinating and supervising all
agencies and functions of the government directly related to national
security and the United States Armed Forces. The
is the largest employer in the world, with nearly 1.3 million
active-duty service members (soldiers, marines, sailors and airmen) as of
2016. More employees include over 826,000 National Guard and Reservists
from the armed forces, and over 732,000 civilians bringing the total to
over 2.8 million employees. Headquartered at the Pentagon in Arlington,
Virginia, just outside Washington, D.C., the DoD's stated mission is to
provide "the military forces needed to deter war and ensure our nation's
security". The Department of Defense is headed by the Secretary of
Defense, a cabinet-level head who reports directly to the President of the
United States. Beneath the Department of Defense are three subordinate
military departments: the Department of the Army, the Department of the
Navy, and the Department of the Air Force. In addition, four national
intelligence services are subordinate to the Department of Defense: the
Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), the National Security Agency (NSA), the
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), and the National
Reconnaissance Office (NRO). Other Defense agencies include the Defense
Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Strategic Capabilities
Office (SCO), the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), the Missile Defense
Agency (MDA), the Defense Health Agency (DHA), Defense Threat Reduction
Agency (DTRA), the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency
(formerly the DSS), and the Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA), all
of which are subordinate to the Secretary of Defense. Additionally, the
Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) delivers actionable acquisition
intelligence, from factory floor to the warfighter. Military operations
are managed by eleven regional or functional Unified combatant commands.
The Department of Defense also operates several joint services schools,
including the Eisenhower School (ES) and the National War College (NWC).
Ministry of Defence
is the common name for a part of the government
found in states where the government is divided into ministries or
departments, responsible for matters of defence. Such a department usually
includes all branches of the military, and is usually controlled by a
Defence Minister, Minister of Defence, or Secretary of Defense.
or armed forces, are forces authorized to use deadly force, and weapons,
to support the interests of the state and some
or all of its citizens. The task of the military is usually defined as
defense of the state and its citizens, and the prosecution of war against
another state. War Crimes
organization is a semi-militarized force
whose organizational structure, tactics, training, subculture, and (often)
function are similar to those of a professional military, but is not
formally part of a country's armed forces
are the military forces of the United States of
America. It consists of the
United States Army
is part of the
components of the United States Army and the United States Air
Force. It is a military reserve force composed of National Guard military
members or units of each state and the territories of Guam, the Virgin
Islands, and Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia, for a total of 54
separate organizations. All members of the National Guard of the United
States are also members of the Organized Militia of the United States as
defined by 10 U.S.C. § 246. National Guard units are under the dual
control of the state governments and the federal government.
is a permanent, often professional, army. It
is composed of full-time soldiers (who may be either career soldiers or
conscripts) and is not disbanded during times of peace. It differs from
army reserves, who are enrolled for the long term, but activated only
during wars or natural disasters, and temporary armies, which are raised
from the civilian population only during a war or threat of war and
disbanded once the war or threat is over.
actions requiring rapid deployment of the full spectrum of military forces
in support of national policy short of war.
is an enlisted man or woman who
serves in an army or military.
is one who fights as part of a military. A soldier can be a conscripted or
volunteer enlisted person, a non-commissioned officer, or an officer. In
other definition, soldiers are military personnel that participate in
ground, sea, or air forces, commonly known as armies, navies, and air
term that has been used as an initialism of "Government Issue", "General
Issue", or "Ground Infantry", but it originally referred to "galvanized
iron", as used by the logistics services of the United States Armed
was an action figure that was introduced by Hasbro in 1964.
Its name comes from the term used to describe soldiers during the war.
is generally an army or some other fighting organization of
, citizens of a
country, or subjects of a state, who can be called upon for military
service during a time of need, as opposed to a professional force of
regular, full-time military personnel, or (historically) to members of a
warrior nobility class (e.g. knights or samurai). Generally unable to hold
ground against regular forces, militias commonly support regular troops
skirmishing, holding fortifications, or conducting irregular warfare,
instead of undertaking offensive campaigns by themselves. Local civilian
laws often limit militias to serve only in their home region, and to serve
only for a limited time; this further reduces their use in long military
Militia is a military force that is raised from the civil population
a regular army in an emergency. A military force that
engages in rebel or terrorist activities
opposition to a regular army. All able-bodied civilians eligible by law
for military service. Civilians trained as soldiers but not part of the
regular army. The entire body of physically fit civilians eligible by law for military service.
Militias thus can be either military or paramilitary, depending on the
instance. Some of the contexts in which the term "militia" can apply
include: Forces engaged in a defense activity or service, to protect a
community, its territory, property, and laws, the entire able-bodied
population of a community, town, county, or state available to be called
to arms. A subset of these who may be legally penalized for failing to
respond to a call-up. A subset of these who actually respond to a call-up
regardless of legal obligation. A private (non-governmental) force not
necessarily directly supported or sanctioned by a government. An irregular
armed force that enables its leader to exercise military, economic, or
political control over a subnational territory within a sovereign state.
An official reserve army composed of citizen soldiers known as the
militsiya. A select militia composed of a small, non-representative
portion of the population, maritime militias composed of fishermen and
other participants of the marine industry which are organized and
sanctioned by a state to enforce its maritime boundaries. A militia can be
seen as a cooperative
. So a militia is
not a bad thing, especially if the group is
and can be
. What makes any army bad is when the army is
controlled by criminal influences
instead of the
their community or
citizens in their country. People are not bad, what's bad is
that comes from
people being corrupted by power
corrupted by other people
also been corrupted by power. The only way to end this vicious cycle of
corruption is to improve
in the United States during colonial America, all able-bodied
men of a certain age range were members of the militia, depending on the
respective state's rule. Individual towns formed local independent
militias for their own defense. The year before the US Constitution was
ratified, The Federalist Papers detailed the founders' paramount vision of
the militia in 1787. The new Constitution empowered Congress to "organize,
arm, and discipline" this national military force, leaving significant
control in the hands of each state government. Today, as defined by the
Militia Act of 1903, the term "militia" is used to describe two classes
within the United States: Organized Militia
– consisting of state militia forces; notably, the National Guard and
Naval Militia. Unorganized Militia
comprising the reserve militia: every able-bodied man of at least 17 and
under 45 years of age, not a member of the National Guard or Naval
Militia. A third militia is a state defense force
It is authorized by state and federal laws. Congress has organized the
National Guard under its power to "raise and support armies" and not its
power to "Provide for organizing, arming and disciplining the Militia".
This Congress chose to do in the interests of organizing reserve military
units which were not limited in deployment by the strictures of its power
over the constitutional militia, which can be called forth only "to
execute the laws of the Union, suppress insurrections and repel
invasions." The modern National Guard was specifically intended to avoid
status as the constitutional militia, a distinction recognized by 10
U.S.C. § 311(a). Herd Behavior
Militia Act of 1903
also known as the Efficiency in Militia Act of
1903 or the Dick Act, was legislation enacted by the United States
Congress to create an early National Guard and which codified the
circumstances under which the Guard could be federalized. It also provided
federal funds to pay for equipment and training, including annual summer
encampments. The new National Guard was to organize units of similar form
and quality to those of the regular Army, and intended to achieve the same
training, education, and readiness requirements as active duty units.
is a person who takes
part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority. A member of
an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by
. In opposition to a civil authority or government. a rebel or
revolutionary. Rising in active revolt
is a member of an irregular armed
force that fights a stronger force by sabotage
harassment. A member of a small independent group taking part in irregular
fighting, typically against larger regular forces. referring to actions or
activities performed in an impromptu way, often without authorization.
is someone who fights or is
fighting. Engaging in or ready for combat.
legal status of an individual who has the right to engage in hostilities
during an international armed conflict.
is a person who directly engages in armed conflict
in violation of the laws of war. An unlawful combatant may be detained or
prosecuted under the domestic law of the detaining state for such action.
or a soldier of fortune
an individual who takes part in military conflict for personal profit, is
otherwise an outsider to the conflict, and is not a member of any other
official military. Mercenaries fight for money or other forms of payment
rather than for political interests. Beginning in the 20th century,
mercenaries have increasingly come to be seen as less entitled to
protections by rules of war than non-mercenaries. Indeed, the Geneva
Conventions declare that mercenaries are not recognized as legitimate
combatants and do not have to be granted the same legal protections as
captured service personnel of a regular army. In practice, whether or not
a person is a mercenary may be a matter of degree, as financial and
political interests may overlap, as was often the case in all of history.
is the employment of military resources in
training for military operations
, either exploring the effects of warfare
or testing strategies without actual combat. This also serves the purpose
of ensuring the combat readiness of garrisoned or deployable forces prior
to deployment from home base / home station. Exercises in the 20th and
21st centuries have often been identified by a unique codename in the same
manner as military contingency operations and combat operations.
are military actions
requiring rapid deployment of the full spectrum of military forces in
support of national policy short of war. US divisions may be required to
respond rapidly to a variety of contingencies anywhere in the world.
process is undertaken
by armed forces during military campaigns
, major operations, battles, and
engagements to facilitate the setting of objectives, direction of combat,
and assessment of the operation plan's success. The basic model of the
area process includes five phases that seek to acquire
targets and objectives, allocate and orient appropriate forces for
successful engagement of the enemy, make decisions about doctrinal
approach to the engagement, execute the plan by engaging in combat, and
conduct post-combat intelligence assessment of the success or failure of
the operation's plan.
Draft - You've Been Drafted
is service by an individual or group in an army or other militia, whether
as a chosen job (volunteer
or as a result of an involuntary draft (conscription).
is doing something against
someone's will, conscious control
is the compulsory enlistment of people in a national
service, most often a military service. Conscription dates back to
antiquity and continues in some countries to the present day under various
is something required by
to a period of education that is required of all people and is imposed by
conducted two lotteries to determine the order of call
to military service in the Vietnam War for men born from January 1, 1944
to December 31, 1950. These lotteries occurred during a period of
conscription in the United States that lasted from 1947 to 1973. It was
the first time a lottery system had been used to select men for military
service since 1942. The 366 days of the year (including February 29) were
printed on slips of paper. These pieces of paper were then each placed in
opaque plastic capsules, which were then mixed in a shoebox and then
dumped into a deep glass jar. Capsules were drawn from the jar one at a
time and opened.
Selective Service System
is when all male U.S. citizens and male
immigrant non-citizens between the ages of 18 and 25 are required by law
to have registered within 30 days of their 18th birthdays
and must notify
Selective Service within ten days of any changes to any of the
information they provided on their registration cards, like a change of
address. A 2010 GAO report estimated the registration rate at 92% with the
names and addresses of over 16.2 million men on file. However, the only
audit of the addresses of registrants on file with the Selective Service
System, in 1982, found that 20–40% of the addresses on file with the
Selective Service System for registrants in the age groups that would be
drafted first were already outdated, and up to 75% for those registrants
in their last year of potential eligibility to be drafted would be invalid.
109 countries and territories
identified as having
No Enforced Conscription
. There are currently 23 Countries
the world that don't have an army.
- Police who Don't
military service compulsory
. Some countries, like Israel, have made it
mandatory for both women to enroll in military service. However, most
countries require only men to serve in the military for a specified
duration of time.59,000 Teenagers a Year
is what the U.S. Military
Needs to Recruit. In 2018, the Army missed its recruiting goal of
76,500 last year by 6,500 soldiers. 71% of U.S.
youth would not currently qualify for military service
due to their
heath, physical appearance, or educational background.
refers to the activity of
selecting them for, military training and
Military Industrial Complex
trick people into fighting
Sometimes they use the brotherhood of men. Sometimes they use propaganda
like bayoneting babies. But most of the time they entice people to join
using misleading commercials, movies and toys like video games, and they even
advertise at professional sports games, that's because children and men
love sports, which exploits patriotism.
creates desperate people, not
are also systems of control that creates
people. A dumbed down education also
creates republican voters
that republican leaders can exploit
was a bad idea to recruit soldiers who would
previously have been below military mental
or medical standards
of the project died at higher rates than other Americans serving in
Vietnam and following their service had lower incomes and higher rates of
divorce than their non-veteran counterparts. The project was ended in
December 1971. At various times in its history, the United States military
has recruited people who measured
below specific mental
standards. After that, McNamara's moons multiplied and became
is making a decision based solely on quantitative
observations or metrics and ignoring all others
. The reason given is often
that these other observations
cannot be proven. 98% of Soldiers do not
want to kill another human being
, it goes against
Why are people forced to commit murder
? Because Governments fail to communicate, and
fail to Educate.
was a legislation passed by the United States
Congress during the American Civil War to provide fresh manpower
Union Army. A form of conscription, the controversial act required the
enrollment of every male citizen and those immigrants who had filed for
citizenship between ages twenty and forty-five. Federal agents established
a quota of new troops due from each congressional district. In some
cities, particularly New York City, enforcement of the act sparked civil
unrest as the war dragged on, leading to the New York Draft Riots on July
13–16. It replaced the previous Militia Act of 1862.
in the United States commonly known as The
been employed by the federal government of the United States in four
conflicts: the American Civil War; World War I; World War II; and the Cold
War (including both the Korean and Vietnam Wars). The third incarnation of
the draft came into being in 1940 through the Selective Training and
Service Act. It was the country's first peacetime draft. From 1940 until
1973, during both peacetime and periods of conflict, men were drafted to
fill vacancies in the United States Armed Forces that could not be filled
through voluntary means. The draft was ended when the United States Armed
Forces moved to an all-volunteer military force. However, the Selective
Service System remains in place as a contingency plan; All male civilians
between the ages of 18 and 25 are required to register so that a draft can
be readily resumed if needed.
is the process of freeing someone from an obligation,
, rule or requirement imposed on others. Grant relief from.
Exemptions, Postponements and Deferments
: A high school student may have
his induction postponed until he graduates or reaches age 20, whichever
occurs first. College students may be postponed until the end of the
semester. If they are in their last academic year, they may be postponed
until the end of that academic year. A registrant automatically gets his
induction delayed if he files a claim for reclassification. He is also
entitled to file for a postponement if he is a student or if he has an
emergency beyond his control, such as a serious illness or death in his
immediate family. Surviving sons or brothers in a family where the parent
or sibling died as a result of U.S. military service, or is in a captured
or missing in action status, are exempt from service in peacetime.
Hardship deferments are available for men whose induction would result in
hardship to persons who depend upon them for support. Ministers are
exempted from service. Ministerial students are deferred from service
until they complete their studies. Certain elected officials are exempt
from service as long as they continue to hold office. Immigrants and dual
nationals in some cases may be exempt from U.S. military service depending
upon their place of residence and country of citizenship.
perform service to the nation
in a manner consistent with their moral, ethical or religious opposition
to participation in war in any form. Depending upon the nature of his
beliefs, a conscientious objector serves either in a noncombatant capacity
in the armed forces or in a civilian job contributing to the national
constitution has Forbidden a standing military since 1949
List of Countries without Armed Forces
All soldiers on active duty receive a basic pay
The Army ranks its soldiers from E1 through E6. E1s with less than two
years experience earn an annual salary of $19,660. The wage is slightly
lower for the first four months of service. U.S. Army pays its employees
an average of $57,428 a year. Salaries at U.S. Army range from an average
of $29,842 to $109,470 a year. Navy SEAL -- with over a dozen years of
experience and an E-7 pay grade -- is about $54,000. Base pay, for all
ranks/ pay grades are the same throughout the armed forces. An E4 in the
Marines is paid the same amount as an E4 in the Army, Navy or Air Force.
Stolen Valor Act
makes it a federal crime to fraudulently claim to be
a recipient of certain military decorations or medals in order to obtain
money, property, or other tangible benefit.
Advertising Military Service
at Sporting Events should be illegal
. It should be a federal crime to
fraudulently use sports to promote military service, or use other non relative
events, in order to make money or spread propaganda, because
Military Service is not the only way to Serve your Country
. So this
fraud needs to stop and we need to
stop glorifying war
and stop using
military service people as pawns to promote war. I thank you for your
service, but only if you serve the people, and not the corporations who profit from killing people
and destroying countries. Sport Washing
when a corrupt or tyrannical regime uses sports to enhance its reputation.
Sports and Domestic Violence
was an armed combatant who
Roman Republic and Roman Empire in violent confrontations with other
gladiators, wild animals, and condemned criminals.
Some gladiators were volunteers
who risked their lives and their
legal and social standing by appearing in the arena. Most were despised as
slaves, schooled under harsh conditions,
, and segregated even in death. Irrespective of
their origin, gladiators offered spectators an example of Rome's martial
ethics and, in fighting or dying well, they could inspire admiration and
. They were
celebrated in high and low art, and their value as entertainers was
commemorated in precious and commonplace objects throughout the Roman
world. Illusion of Standards
.Ways to Serve your Country
Educate yourself everyday
or as much as
possible. If you want to be of service
you have to learn how to be of service in the most effective ways
possible. You don't want to wait to be told what to do, then you might not
fully understand what needs to be done. Help
when you can. Support
organizations that helps people and also
Don't waste Food
Protect clean water
Don't spread hate
Don't commit crimes
Vote for political leaders who are
Work jobs that make
and also benefit people, instead of working jobs that only
benefit criminal corporations or work jobs that exploit ignorant
consumers. Buy organic food and grow food organically
Serve your country by educating
. Live, Learn, Love and Progress.
I Serve You, but I am Not Your Slave
Lies of Heroism –
Redefining the Anti-War Film
(youtube) - How war films
sometimes shows how insane
wars are. War Movies -
Clips and Scenes
: 13 Hours (2016) - 1917 (2019) - A Hidden Life
(2019) - All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) - American Sniper (2014) -
Apocalypse Now (1979) - Band of Brothers (2001) - Black Hawk Down (2001) -
Born on the Fourth of July (1989) - Casualties of War (1989) - Come and
See (1985) - Coming Home (1978) - Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to
Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) - Dunkirk (2017) - Flags of Our
Fathers (2006) - Full Metal Jacket (1987) - Fury (2014) - Green Zone
(2010) - Hacksaw Ridge (2016) - Heartbreak Ridge (1986) - Jarhead (2005) -
Judgment at Nuremberg (1961) - Land of Mine (2015) - Letters From Iwo Jima
(2006) - Lone Survivor (2013) - Man Down (2015) - Midway (2019) -
Operation Finale (2018) - Paths of Glory (1957) - Patton (1970) - Pearl
Harbor (2001) - Platoon (1986) - Sands of Iwo Jima (1949) - Saving Private
Ryan (1998) - Schindler's List (1993) - Stalingrad (1993) - Thank You For
Your Service (2017) - The Thin Red Line (1998) - The Bridge on the River
Kwai (1957) - The Deer Hunter (1978) - The Great Dictator (1940) - The
Human Condition I: No Greater Love (1959) - The Human Condition II: Road
to Eternity (1959) - The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer (1961) -
The Hurt Locker (2008) - The Pacific (2010) - Transformers: Revenge of the
Fallen (2009) - We Were Soldiers (2002) - Zero Dark Thirty (2013).
100's of Movies portray Gun Violence
. 100's TV shows that portray gun
In wars, soldiers are fighting
good of the
. But what if the soldiers on both sides believe the same thing
that they too are fighting evil
for the good of the country. So the real
enemy is ignorance
. The only
there is lays in the hands of
the people with wealth
who have been
and possessed by the
they have inherited or
. War is a game
played by people in power. The
people never start wars
people are influenced
wars. Wars are fought by lower class citizens. Wars are not fought by the
people who start the wars.
War is not a game to a soldier. War is a harsh reality with more deaths
than glory. People lose on both sides, while the powerful walk away
unharmed with their profits
Nothing is wrong with having a good defense
. What's wrong is using
aggression and then lying to people by calling it a defense. This is
totally wrong, especially when know one is attacking you or threatening
you. You can't invade your neighbors property and then physically attack
them or shoot them in order to defend yourself. You defend yourself by
communicating to your neighbor so as to avoid any misunderstandings in the
future, just like people have done for thousands of years, except for the
ignorant people who provoke
and wars, which luckily are very few, but they are extremely
dangerous as history and present day has confirmed.
is a facility directly owned and operated by
or for the military or one of its branches that shelters military
equipment and personnel, and facilitates training and operations.
America has over a 1,000 Military Bases in 130 Countries
US Military Bases around the World
"One of the
Biggest Threats to Democracy is Standing Armies." -
George Washington's Farewell Address
"The means of
defense against foreign danger, have been always the instruments of
tyranny at home. Among the Romans it was a
standing maxim to excite a war
, whenever a revolt was apprehended.
Throughout all Europe, the armies kept up under the pretext of defending,
have enslaved the people." -
"I believe that banking
institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies." -
More Military bases
creates more political control and more economic
control, or just more control or influence. But who's controlling who?
When you live in your own world, who's world do
you live in
Modernizing Nuclear Weapons Warheads is not Disarming, it's Extremely Alarming
Beginning in 2018
audits will occur annually
with reports issued Nov. 15. The Defense Department's comptroller, David
L. Norquist, said. To carry out the audit, the Pentagon says it will
deploy 2,400 auditors to go over records and examine bases, property and
weapons of a federal department that had a budget of $590 billion last
year. The Defense Department has famously never been audited, despite
receiving hundreds of billions of dollars annually and having more than
$2.2 trillion in assets. In late 2016, reports emerged that Pentagon
officials had "buried an internal study that exposed $125 billion in
administrative waste in its business operations amid fears Congress would
use the findings as an excuse to slash the defense budget, as The Washington Post reported.
A lot of
Great Inventions came from the Military
. But you don't
need the military to have
Inventions come from people. And where people work or who is paying their
salaries is not as important as peoples goals and the intentions of those
goals. We did not need the military to
or improve information gathering, because those
things were going to happen anyway. So we got the job done. We improved
communications and we improved information
. But the problem is the people who control these advanced
technologies. They don't have same goals or the same intentions as the
governments do or as citizens do. We are still moving forward, but we have
no idea who's driving the car. Bad enough that most people have no idea
where our world is headed, they can't even turn the wheel or put on the
breaks to avoid crashing. And we can't hand over the reins to people
because most people are not educated enough to be responsible for
themselves or for other people. And they also don't have the skills and the knowledge needed to
sustain a healthy environment. So we are at a crossroads, but no one knows
who's driving. Looks like we will have to learn how to drive together.
A small country with big ideas to get rid of fossil fuels: Monica Araya
(video and Interactive text) - When a country gets rid of their Military
and Fossils fuels, Good things Happen.
Racket of War - How Corporations Influence Wars
War is a Racket
discusses how business interests
commercially benefit and profit
from warfare. This
book was written
, a retired United States Marine Corps Major General
and two-time Medal of Honor recipient. (July 30, 1881 – June 21, 1940).
"War is a Racket
. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest,
easily the most profitable, surely the
. It is the
only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the
profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives." "I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and
during that period I spent most of my time as a high class
for Big Business
short, I was a Racketeer
, a gangster for capitalism. I helped
make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil
interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place
for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped
in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics
benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the
International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902-1912. I
brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar
interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American
fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it
that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested
. Looking back on
it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could
do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on
three continents." Rackets
- Drug War
- Militarization of
- Schools are a
- Right Wing
"We must guard
against the acquisition of unwarranted influence
, whether sought or
unsought, by the Military-Industrial Complex
Dwight D Eisenhower Speech
on Jan. 17,
Military Industrial Complex
is an informal alliance between a nation's
military and the defense industry which supplies it, seen together as a
vested interest which influences public policy.
John F. Kennedy Speech, New York City, April
The very word "secrecy
" is repugnant in a free and open
society; JFK was Murdered on November 22, 1963, Dallas, Texas.
Banks profit from wars too
The people who
are the people who make wars possible.
Merchants of Death
was a name used in the U.S. in the
to attack industries and
banks that supplied and funded World War I and made huge
. A Senate hearing examined how
much influence the manufacturers of armaments had in the American decision
to enter World War I, but is was covered up
used the allure
to undermine other
countries and their social structures. It was basically a front for corporations to manipulate and
control other countries and privatize as many services as they can so they could
steal the wealth of that country and force more people into poverty and
Sometimes backing revolutions just so they can exploit the weakness
during the power shift. America also backed dictators in other countries so they
could weasel their way in and take control. All their plans to make other
countries democratic are so poorly managed and implemented
that they are doomed to fail, usually on purpose with no real intentions
of succeeding, just so they could exploit that countries weaknesses, just like they have been doing in America since the 1800's. Just giving people the right to vote
the illusion of Democracy. You will only have a true democracy when
education improves and knowledge and information is available to everyone
at anytime and anywhere.
Military Personnel Vote, Republican or Democrat
is to lessen the effectiveness,
or the power, or ability of something, especially gradually or
insidiously. To erode the base or the foundation of a formation on which
to build on.
More than 100 Gold Star families are suing
several major defense contractors
, alleging they made illegal
" to the Taliban — thereby funding the Taliban's
insurgency efforts that killed or wounded thousands of Americans in
Afghanistan. It's illegal under the federal Anti-Terrorism Act to provide
material support to the Taliban. The U.S. has warned defense contractors
that protection payments are against the law, but according to the
lawsuit, the practice has proliferated because defense contractors believe
they are above the law and that extortion rackets
help them to continue to
profit from war.
reveled that the
systematically lied, not only to the public but
also to Congress. The U.S. had secretly enlarged the scope of its actions
in the Vietnam War with the bombings of nearby Cambodia and Laos, coastal
raids on North Vietnam, as well as Marine Corps attacks, none of which
were reported in the mainstream media. Military involvement in Vietnam
from 1945 to 1967.
Casualties of War
lists the United States military dead, wounded, and
missing person totals for wars and major deployments.
is any person or organization that
from warfare or by selling
weapons and other goods to parties at war. Profiting from any industry or
process that supplies a war or wars. Capitalism
becomes a racket when corrupted
a racket too
when criminals are there to
"When wealthy scumbags invest in industries that do more harm than
good, they are profiting
off death and
despair, just like war profiteers do". War Crimes
"I tell you mothers now – I will never rob your cradles to feed the
dogs of war.”
Senator Thomas Gore
on not sending US troops to fight overseas. In
office December 11, 1907 – March 4, 1921. (grandfather of
is a 2016 film that follows two arms dealers, Efraim Diveroli
and David Packouz, who receive a US Army contract to supply munitions and
guns for the Afghan National Army worth approximately $300 million.
is a leader able to exercise military, economic, and political
control over a subnational territory within a sovereign state due to their
ability to mobilize loyal armed forces. These armed forces, usually
considered militias, are loyal to the warlord rather than to the state
regime. Warlords have existed throughout much of history, albeit in a
variety of different capacities within the political, economic, and social
structure of states or ungoverned territories.
is advocating an aggressive or
warlike policy, especially in foreign affairs.
is a term used in politics for someone who favors war or continuing to
escalate an existing conflict as opposed to other solutions. War hawks are
the opposite of doves. The terms are derived by analogy with the birds of
the same name: hawks are predators that attack and eat other animals,
whereas doves mostly eat seeds and fruit and are historically a symbol of
also known as gunrunning, is the trafficking of contraband weapons and
. What constitutes legal trade in firearms varies widely,
depending on local and national laws.
Guns in America
is the markets of both authorized and illicit small arms and
light weapons (SALW), as well as their parts, accessories, and ammunition.
a global industry responsible for the manufacturing and sales of weapons
and military technology. Products include guns, artillery, ammunition,
missiles, military aircraft, military vehicles, ships, electronic systems,
night vision devices, holographic weapon sights, laser rangefinders, laser
sights, hand grenades, landmines and more. The arms industry also provides
other logistical and operational support. 2012 military expenditures were
roughly 1.8 trillion United States dollars. This represents a relative
decline from 1990 when military expenditures made up 4% of world GDP.
is a reserve of funds used
for fighting a war or a sum of money used for conducting a campaign or
is also a metaphor for any collection of tools or money intended
to be used in a challenging or dangerous situation. It referred to the
chest located in the homes or in the barracks of soldiers, in which the
soldier kept arms and armor.
is when a Government
supports enemies of other countries so they can pretend that they are not
fighting the other country directly.
Accessory to a Crime
"A Few Profit and the Many Pay
. But there is a way to stop
it. You can't end it by disarmament conferences. You can't eliminate it by
peace parleys at Geneva. Well-meaning but impractical groups can't wipe it
out by resolutions. It can be smashed effectively only by taking the
profit out of war." Famous Rants
"There are only two things we should fight for. One is the
defense of our homes and the other is the
Bill of Rights
Empire Files - The Rise of History's Biggest Empire
- Abby Martin
War is Hell
, don't let anyone tell you
anything different. War is complete
madness. It is the most ugliest and most despicable human flaw there is.
be good. We are born good. But this type of sickness comes from people not
having enough knowledge and information, which we have clearly witnessed
and measured. When humans are more knowledgeable and more informed, humans
will always be good. That's because when people are more aware of what's
, they will always seek
peaceful solutions and seek
the path of least effort and resistance
, which is the
basic function of all life on earth
, it's just
natural. So Education needs to improve, because these kind of things don't
fix themselves, as we can clearly see. We are better then this. It's
time for an exit plan, a way out of this mess. Leave no one behind. It's
is a situation or event marked by
or controversy. Denotes general craziness
, debauchery, drama and
sheer insanity all occurring simultaneously.
is a disastrously
or undertaking. A chaotic situation where everything seems to go
is a confused or
chaotic state; a mess.
is an extra, secondary production associated with a circus, carnival,
fair, or other such attraction. A freak show exhibiting "human oddities
(including "born freaks" such as midgets, giants or persons with other
deformities, or "made freaks" like tattooed people, fat people or "human
skeletons"- extremely thin men often "married" to the fat lady.
is an exhibition of biological rarities, referred to in popular
culture as "freaks of nature
". Typical features would be physically
unusual humans, such as those uncommonly large or small, those with
intersex variations, those with extraordinary diseases and conditions, and
others with performances expected to be shocking to viewers. Heavily
tattooed or pierced people have sometimes been seen in freak shows, (more
common in modern times as a side show act) as have attention-getting
physical performers such as fire-eating and sword-swallowing acts.
intense armed conflict between states, governments, societies, or
paramilitary groups such as mercenaries, insurgents and militias. It is
generally characterized by extreme violence, aggression, destruction, and
mortality, using regular or irregular military forces. Warfare refers to
the common activities and characteristics of types of war, or of wars in
general. Total war is warfare that is not restricted to purely legitimate
military targets, and can result in massive civilian or other
non-combatant suffering and casualties. Endless War
corporations and powerful criminals use a countries military as a
political weapon, which forces the military to be in an unusual situation
with no clear objectives. War Crimes
is a lasting state of war with
no clear conditions
that would lead to its conclusion. These wars
are situations of ongoing tension that may escalate at any moment, similar
to the Cold War. From the late 20th century, the concepts have been used
to critique the United States Armed Forces interventions in foreign
nations and the military–industrial complex, or wars with ambiguous
enemies such as the War on Terror, War on Poverty and the War on Drugs.
Poor military planning is one of the major reasons that a forever war can
occur. If the territory gained in a war is not occupied or controlled
properly, this can allow a deadly insurgency to occur, potentially
stretching out a conflict that never ends. Similarly, warfare that is
fought irregularly, such as rebellions in Africa, do not have a set of
military objectives in mind, usually because these rebel groups intend to
commit war crimes against the civilian population. Thus, the lack of
actual military goals can in itself be a reason that a forever war can
occur. A very large defense budget may also be a factor in the
transpiration of a forever war. This allows a country to fight several
forever wars. As of 2018, the United States has a high military budget
that is larger than their budget for World War II, allowing for inflation,
which enables them to fight wars forever in Iraq and other countries. The
idea of a forever war can also extend to civil wars. Simply, civil wars
can last for a prolonged period of time whenever a military stalemate
occurs between both sides. A lack of democracy in a country can lead to a
forever war, as this makes a country more likely to become engulfed in a
civil war. Politically, forever wars can occur in order to keep money
flowing into institutions, such as the Military-Industrial-Congressional
Complex (MICC). Thus, forever wars can serve as domestic political
engines. The continuous changes in capitalism in globalized markets
influences policy makers. This, in turn, causes the policy makers to
promote policies of continuing and expanding wars. As well, forever wars
can be used by small armed groups in an attempt to wear down a larger
group or country. For example, in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks and
the beginning of the War on Terror, Al-Qaeda attempted to get the United
States involved in a prolonged guerrilla war in Afghanistan, or in other
words a forever war. The reason for this was to destroy American will to
fight such a long war, and ultimately force the United States to not only
withdraw from Afghanistan, but from the Middle East as well. Thus, forever
wars can be started in an attempt to achieve political goals for armed
groups. Wars between ethnic or ideological groups can become forever wars,
as such wars are harder to end with a negotiated peace deal due to the
different interests of the two sides. Perpetual war can also stem from
financial support for a rebellion or country, such as rebel groups selling
illegal products or taxing civilians on one side of the conflict. The
financial assistance allows rebellion groups to be able to fight longer
with more supplies.
is a state of continual or frequent warfare, such as
is found in some tribal societies (but is not limited to tribal
War is like a
out of control. Attack, defeat, retreat, treaty. Attack, defeat, retreat,
treaty. Attack, defeat, retreat, treaty. And the reinfection rate for war
has been high for thousands of year. The only
available to end all wars is knowledge and information. Intelligent humans
are less violent and can communicate more effectively. No need for war,
war is stupid
is a military conflict waged without the justification of
self-defense, usually for territorial gain and subjugation.
is characteristic of an enemy
or one eager to fight
and engage in war.
is an individual, group, country, or other entity that
acts in a hostile manner, such as engaging in combat. Belligerent comes
from Latin, literally meaning "one who wages war
Unlike the use of belligerent as an adjective to mean aggressive, its use
as a noun does not necessarily imply that a belligerent country is an
is the waging of a war in cooperation against a common
enemy with or without a formal treaty of military alliance. Generally, the
term is used for cases where no alliance exists. Likewise, allies may not
become co-belligerents in a war if a casus foederis invoking the alliance
has not arisen. Co-belligerents are defined as "states engaged in a
conflict with a common enemy, whether in alliance with each other or not".
Permanent War Economy
argues at the time that the United States would
retain the character of a war economy; even in peacetime, US military
expenditure would remain large, reducing the percentage of unemployed
compared to the 1930s. He extended this analysis in 1950 and 1951. Which
in turn leads to space war and defense economy.
War as Metaphor
is a longstanding literary and rhetorical trope. In
political usage, war metaphors are used to manage a perceived societal
problem, with the concept taking the place of an individual or state enemy
in true war.15 million lives
lost in the course of World War I (1914-18). 60
both military and civilian were lost during World War
II. The loss
of life in the second World War
(1939-1945) was on a much large scale,
when compared to World War I. The largest WWII casualties were China and
the Soviet Union, 26 million in the Soviet Union
China estimates its losses at approximately 20,000,000 deaths. Austria
lost approximately 8 million people during WWII, Japan lost more than 2.5
million people. The US and Britain respectively lost more than 400,000
US Has Killed More Than 20 Million People in 37 “Victim Nations” Since
World War II
War is illegal
is illegal, so that makes
. But just having a
law does not stop a crime. You have to improve education if you
want to stop crimes. And you also have to create a
that does not encourage crimes, or causes
to happen. This is not
just about Self Defense
"Kill one person, it's
called murder, kill tens of thousands, it's called foreign policy."
War is a Racket
Just Following Orders
Work It Out
- War, What
Is It Good For? Absolutely Nothing! Say it Again
is the unlawful
killing of another human
justification or valid excuse
, especially the
human being with planning or plotting in advance with intention
to murder someone.
act of murdering a number of people
, typically simultaneously or over a
relatively short period of time and in close geographic proximity.
The War for Your Mind
All's Fair in Love and War
is what an
ignorant criminal says as a lame excuse for committing a crime. The
criminal is under the assumption that their objective was justifiable,
without providing any proof or evidence.
Just War Theory
is a doctrine is to ensure war
is morally justifiable
through a series of criteria, all of which
must be met for a war to be considered just. The criteria are split into
two groups: "right to go to war
" (jus ad
bellum) and "right conduct in war
" (jus in
bello). The reason for going to war needs to be just and cannot therefore
be solely for recapturing things taken or punishing people who have done
wrong; innocent life must be in imminent danger and intervention must be
to protect life. A contemporary view of just cause was expressed in 1993
when the US Catholic Conference said: "Force may be used only to correct a
grave, public evil, i.e., aggression or massive violation of the basic
human rights of whole populations." Force may be used only in a truly just
cause and solely for that purpose—correcting a suffered wrong is
considered a right intention, while material gain or maintaining economies
is not. Arms may not be used in a futile cause or in a case where
disproportionate measures are required to achieve success.
Force may be used only after all peaceful and
viable alternatives have been seriously tried and exhausted or are clearly
. It may be clear that the other side is using
negotiations as a delaying tactic and will not make meaningful
concessions. The anticipated benefits of waging a war must be
proportionate to its expected evils or harms. This principle is also known
as the principle of macro-proportionality, so as to distinguish it from
the jus in bello principle of proportionality. In modern terms,
just war is waged in terms of self-defense
, or in defense of another
(with sufficient evidence). Fair treatment of prisoners of war. Enemy
combatants who surrendered or who are captured no longer pose a threat. It
is therefore wrong to torture them or otherwise mistreat them. Combatants
may not use weapons or other methods of warfare that are considered evil,
such as mass rape, forcing enemy combatants to fight against their own
side or using weapons whose effects cannot be controlled like with nuclear
weapons or biological weapons. Prohibited acts include bombing civilian
residential areas that include no legitimate military targets, committing
acts of terrorism or reprisal against civilians or prisoners of war
(POWs), and attacking neutral targets. Moreover, combatants are not
permitted to attack enemy combatants who have surrendered or who have been
captured or who are injured and not presenting an immediate lethal threat
or who are parachuting from disabled aircraft and are not airborne forces
or who are shipwrecked.
Executive Actions of the CIA
. It is said that these operations may have
been conducted by the CIA's Division D, a subsection of the agency's
Directorate of Operations.
is a leader
able to exercise military, economic, and political
control over a subnational territory
within a sovereign state due to his or her ability to mobilize loyal armed
forces. These armed forces, usually considered militias, are loyal to the
warlord rather than to the state regime. Warlords have existed throughout
much of history, albeit in a variety of different capacities within the
political, economic, and social structure of states or ungoverned
Types of Killing
is being uncivilized savage
. Wild and menacing.
. Attack brutally and fiercely. Unrestrained and crudely rich.
. Excessively greedy
is being hostile,
and eager to fight.
Crimes Against Humanity
are certain acts that are
deliberately committed as part of a widespread or systematic attack
directed against any civilian population or an identifiable part of a
Crimes Against Humanity Initiative
are actions conducted with or
marked by hidden aims or methods
is the practice of forcing another party to act in an
involuntary manner by use of intimidation or threats or some other form of
pressure or force.
Posse Comitatus Act
is to limit the powers of the federal government in using
federal military personnel to enforce domestic policies within the United
Why civilians suffer more once a war is over: Margaret Bourdeaux
(video and interactive text)
is the arbitrary or unrestrained exercise of power
; cruel and
oppressive abuse of authority. Unjust severity of government on the part
of any ruler. Tyranny of the Majority
is used in discussing an inherent weakness
in the system
of pure direct
and majority rule. Tyranny of the majority involves a
scenario in which a majority of an electorate places its own interests
above, and at the expense
and to the detriment of
, those in the minority, where by that
detriment constitutes active oppression comparable to that of a tyrant or
is an act that constitutes a serious violation of
of war that gives rise to individual
Examples of war crimes include intentionally
prisoners, torture, destroying civilian property, taking hostages,
, using child soldiers, pillaging, declaring that no quarter
will be given, and using weapons that cause superfluous injury
unnecessary suffering. Racket
is determining what constitutes a war
List of War Crimes
List of Convicted War Criminals
Uniform Code of Military Justice
is the foundation of military law in
the United States which provides that "The Congress shall have Power To
make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval
is the body of laws and procedures governing members
of the armed forces which include the preservation of good order and
discipline, the legality of orders, and appropriate conduct for members of
food additives, pharmaceuticals, pollution)
Law of War
is a legal term
of art that refers to
the aspect of public international law concerning acceptable
justifications to engage in war. Laws
United Nations Charter
is a constituent
is a treaty prohibiting the use of chemical and
biological weapons in international armed conflicts.
Chemical Weapons Convention
is an arms control treaty that outlaws the
production, stockpiling, and use of chemical weapons and their precursors.
Biological Weapons Convention
was the first multilateral disarmament
treaty banning the production of an entire category of weapons.
a crime of intentionally, deliberately and
maliciously setting fire
to buildings, wildland areas, abandoned
homes, vehicles or other property with the intent to cause damage or enjoy
the act. It may be distinguished from other causes such as spontaneous
combustion, accidental fires (smoking in bed, e.g.) and natural wildfires.
Arson often involves someone deliberately burning their own property, or
having someone else do it, to collect the insurance. A person who commits
this crime is called an arsonist. More often than not, arsonists use
accelerants (such as gasoline or kerosene) to ignite, propel and
was an incendiary weapon used by the Eastern Roman (Byzantine)
Empire that was first developed c.672.
are weapons designed to start fires or destroy
sensitive equipment using fire (and sometimes used as anti-personnel
weaponry), that use materials such as napalm
powder, chlorine trifluoride, or white phosphorus. Though colloquially
often known as bombs, they are not explosives but in fact are designed to
slow the process of chemical reactions and use ignition rather than
detonation to start and or maintain the reaction. Napalm for example, is
petroleum especially thickened with certain chemicals into a 'gel' to
slow, but not stop, combustion, releasing energy over a longer time than
an explosive device. In the case of napalm, the gel adheres to surfaces and resists suppression.
is an explosive device that derives its destructive
force from nuclear reactions
fission (fission bomb) or from a combination of fission and fusion
reactions (thermonuclear bomb). Both bomb types release large quantities
of energy from relatively small amounts of matter. The first test of a
fission ("atomic") bomb released an amount of energy approximately equal
to 20,000 tons of TNT (84 TJ). The first
("hydrogen") bomb test released energy approximately
equal to 10 million tons of TNT (42 PJ). A thermonuclear weapon weighing
little more than 2,400 pounds (1,100 kg) can release energy equal to more
than 1.2 million tons of TNT (5.0 PJ). A nuclear device no larger than
traditional bombs can devastate an entire city by blast, fire, and
radiation. Since they are weapons of mass destruction, the proliferation
of nuclear weapons is a focus of international relations policy. (Nuclear
weapon is also called an atom bomb, nuke, atomic bomb, nuclear warhead,
A-bomb, or nuclear bomb). Radiation
Tactical Nuclear Weapon
is a nuclear weapon which is designed to be
used on a battlefield in military situations mostly with friendly forces
in proximity and perhaps even on contested friendly territory. Generally
smaller in explosive power, they are defined in contrast to strategic
nuclear weapons: which are designed to be mostly targeted in the enemy
interior away from the war front against military bases, cities, towns,
arms industries, and other hardened or larger-area targets to damage the
enemy's ability to wage war. Low-Yield Warhead
or W54 was one of the smallest nuclear warheads deployed by the United
States. It was a very compact implosion-type nuclear weapon design,
designed for tactical use and had a very low yield for a nuclear weapon,
in the range of 10 to 1,000 tons TNT equivalent.
Torture - Kidnapping
is the abduction or
unlawful transportation of a person
usually to hold the person against his or her will
someone illegally deprives others of their physical freedom. Unlawful
restraint happens when one person knowingly and intentionally restrains
another person without that person's
and without legal
justification. Slave Labor
is the criminal act of capturing and carrying away by force.
is when a person who
knowingly or intentionally confines another person without the other
person’s consent commits criminal confinement. Except as provided in
subsection (b), the offense of criminal confinement is a Level 6 felony.
is to prevent someone from
leaving or physically prevent someone from moving. To deprive someone of
freedom. To restrict or limit someone to within certain bounds.
is the act of depriving people of their liberty
, usually in relation to an
investigation or prevention of a crime, and thus detaining the arrested
person in a procedure as part of the criminal justice
or the great writ is a fundamental right in the
Constitution that protects against unlawful and
. is a recourse in law through which a
person can report an unlawful detention or imprisonment to a court and
request that the court order the custodian of the person, usually a prison
official, to bring the prisoner to court, to determine whether the
detention is lawful. ICE
Arbitrary Arrest and Detention
are the arrest or detention of an
individual in a case in which there is no likelihood or evidence that they
committed a crime against legal statute, or in which there has been no
proper due process of law or order. Virtually all individuals who are
arbitrarily arrested are given no explanation as to why they are being
arrested, and they are not shown any arrest warrant.
where a plaintiff alleges they were held in custody
without probable cause
, or without an order issued by
a court of competent jurisdiction. Siege
a military blockade
of a city or fortress with the intent of conquering by
weakening peoples defenses by stopping food, water and other necessities,
is the act of deliberately inflicting
on an organism in order to fulfill some desire of the
torturer or compel some action from the
. Torture, by
definition, is a knowing and intentional act
; deeds which unknowingly or
negligently inflict pain without a specific intent to do so are not
typically considered torture. James Mitchell co-owned a company that was
paid $80 million by the U.S. government to develop what the CIA called
"enhanced interrogation techniques
", like being slammed into a wall,
doused with water and slapped multiple times in the face and stomach, put
in stress positions such as being forced to lean at an angle against a
wall using only the forehead and also to kneel backwards to an extreme
degree for nearly an hour. Then returned to a jail cell naked and again
placed in a standing sleep deprivation position, where they remained until
the next interrogation the following day. Person was also denied solid
food and given a cold-water bath afterward. CIA interrogators took part
and used methods in abusive and unauthorized ways.
Psychology of Torture
refers to the psychological processes underlying
all aspects of torture including the relationship between the perpetrator
and the victim, the immediate and long-term effects, and the political and
social institutions that
its use. Torture itself is the use of physical or
psychological pain to control the victim or fulfill some needs of the
United Nations Convention against Torture
aims to prevent torture and
other acts of cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment around
the world. The Convention requires states to take effective measures to
prevent torture in any territory under their jurisdiction, and forbids
states to transport people to any country where there is reason to believe
they will be tortured.
was a military investigation into the torture and
abuse of prisoners at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.
is a form of irregular warfare in which a small
group of combatants such as paramilitary personnel, armed civilians, or
irregulars use military tactics including ambushes,
, raids, petty
warfare, hit-and-run tactics, and mobility to fight a larger and
less-mobile traditional military.
Rights of Humans
- International Law
War Powers Act of 1941
increased Federal power during World War II.
War Powers Resolution
is a federal law intended to check the
president's power to commit the United States to an armed conflict without
the consent of the U.S. Congress.
Global Research, War is illegal
- Nuclear Weapons
107,394 Americans who have been diagnosed with cancers and other
diseases after building the nation’s nuclear stockpile
the last seven decades. At least 33,480 Americans dead. Federal
officials greatly underestimated how sick the U.S. nuclear
workforce would become. At first, the government predicted the
program would serve only 3,000 people at an annual cost of $120
million. Fourteen years later, taxpayers have spent sevenfold
that estimate, $12 billion, on payouts and medical expenses for
more than 53,000 workers.
Betrayed - 100 Years of US Troops as Lab Rats // Empire File 026
(youtube, 31 mins.)
Soldiers Exposed to Mustard Gas Database
A Military should be about self-defense, not aggression
People need protection, and people need a way to defend themselves. They
need to defend their family, defend their friends, defend their neighbors,
and defend their fellow citizens and defend
There are scumbags in America who want
to happen because they can profit
from it. Most
terrorist acts are known about before hand,
just like 9-11
it's just that the scumbags let the attacks happen because they
can profit from it. They murder innocent people so they can keep
their jobs, how f*cked up is that!. Just like the scumbags who
knew about the financial
collapse in 2008
before it happened. There are some really
sick and f*cked up people
out there who don't care about
profiting from the misery of others.
Scorched Earth Policy
is a military strategy of burning or destroying
buildings, crops, or other resources that might be of use to an invading
enemy force. But it is now used a s a method to make areas unlivable and
unstable so that a state becomes weak unable to defend themselves, and
also weak countries are easier to exploit and manipulate and control.
"We need to stand against ignorance of all
, whether it's war, murder, rape, corruption, propaganda,
prejudice, and so on."
Empire Files - 9/11 and the Belligerent Empire
min 48 sec. Published on Sep 11, 2015)
In September 11th's episode of The Empire Files on
Abby Martin examines the two major wars launched under the
"Global War on Terror"--their historical development and their
aftermath. Featuring former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark,
this episode digs into the tragedy of a region shaped by Empire.
1,300 people have died from ground zero dust exposure, a 20%
rise in cancer from 911 ground zero exposure.
annually across the U.S. nearly tripled
between 2002 and 2013,
National Vital Statistics System
(thanks to the CIA
Empire Files: 'This Ship is Sinking' Says Former Bush Official
(youtube, Dec 11, 2015 24 mins.)
Abby Martin interviews retired U.S. Army Colonel Lawrence
Wilkerson, former national security advisor to the Reagan
administration, who spent years as an assistant to Secretary of
State Colin Powell during both Bush administrations. Today, he
is honest about the unfixable corruption inside the
establishment and the corporate interests driving foreign
Obama: A Legacy of Ashes
(youtube, 1 hour Corbett report)
(youtube, 1:04 )
War Is a Racket
More than 90,000 soldiers and Marines
, many of them elite
fighters, are deployed four or more times.
"The Military should be used for
, Emergency Response and Helping
Displaced People. Using the military as
self-defense, or to enforce political agendas, should only be
used as a last resort of a world gone mad." New Training
There are no men or women alive who would rather kill other people if
they knew that they could talk with other people and
people to solve a
disagreement or settle a dispute
. It's the lack of knowledge and
skills that cause people to believe that their only choice is to kill
other people. Ignorance can easily fool people into killing other people
instead of communicating with other people. All soldiers and police
officers in the world need to have a mind of their own. And the only way
to have a mind of your own is to keep
educating yourself and continue to learn
all the ways that humans can
communicate with each other and communicate with themselves. Humans have
many tools to communicate with. Weapons are not a tool of
communication, weapons are tools of destruction formed from ignorance. So
don't let other people choose your tools of communication for you, unless
those tools helps you to communicate and doesn't destroy your ability to communicate.
is the use of
or terror in order to achieve a
religious, or ideological aim.
is government support of violent
non-state actors engaged in terrorism.
State Sponsors of Terrorism
is a designation applied by the United
States Department of State to countries which the Department alleges to
have "repeatedly provided support for acts of international terrorism".
Inclusion on the list imposes strict unilateral sanctions.
Takes one to know one
is an overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety. A person who
fear or dread.
is a form of terrorism in which victims within a
country are targeted by a perpetrator with the same citizenship as the
victims. Domestic terrorism is
, politically motivated violence
perpetrated against noncombatant targets by
clandestine agents, usually intended to influence an audience. Voting for
trump in 2020 is a form of domestic terrorism and a
Ignorance of reality
is no excuse.
Being an accessory
to the crimes
committed by republican politicians makes
of the crimes against Americans and guilty of crimes against people around the
world. Your ignorance
. Ignorance is a threat to
. Ignorance is
a threat to World Peace
. Ignorance is a threat to
life itself. Ignorance is a
Public Health Crisis
is a conspiracy
commit sedition. It is a federal crime in the United States per 18 U.S.C.
§ 2384: If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place
subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to overthrow,
put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States, or
to levy war against them, or to oppose by force the authority thereof, or
by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the
United States, or by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the
United States contrary to the authority thereof, they shall each be fined
or imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both. For a seditious conspiracy
charge to be effected, a crime need only be planned, it need not be
actually attempted. According to Andres Torres and Jose E. Velazquez, the
accusation of seditious conspiracy is of political nature and was used
almost exclusively against Puerto Rican independentistas in the twentieth
century. However, the act was also used in the twentieth century against
communists (United Freedom Front), neo-Nazis, and terrorists such as the
Provisional IRA in Massachusetts and Omar Abdel-Rahman.
Seditious Conspiracy - 18 U.S. Code § 2384
makes it a felony to "travel
in interstate commerce...with the intent to incite, promote, encourage,
participate in and carry on a riot." That provision has been criticized
for "equating organized political protest with organized violence."
Riots - 18 U.S. Code § 2101
Providing Material Support to Terrorists - 18 U.S. Code § 2339A
is a term applied by some international theorists to
they consider threatening
to the world's peace. This means being seen to
meet certain criteria, such as being ruled by authoritarian or
that severely restrict human rights, sponsoring
terrorism and seeking to proliferate weapons of mass destruction.
beliefs are used as an excuse to commit a crime, then
our greatest enemy."
"The enemy within us is sometimes more dangerous
then the enemy outside us."Censorship
- Media Manipulation
"Terrorism is a
of solving problems, and it's also
. But a suicide bomber is still less destructive then a
or a corrupt corporation
who mass murders people and poisons the
environment every single day. At least the suicide bomber kills
themselves, unlike the corrupt politician or the corrupt corporation who
continues to mass murder every single day and continues to poison the water, the
air, the land, the food, as well as the minds of people. And when people
this corruption, they become
to murder and all the
crimes being committed. "
Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism
(Global Terrorism Database).
Making Death threats using the death
penalty is terrorism. War Crimes
Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment
is the U.S. government's
central database on known or suspected international terrorists, and
contains highly classified information provided by members of the
Intelligence Community such as CIA, DIA, FBI, NSA, and many others.
is defined as a form of
carried by governments against their
. Analysts believe it to
be a modern euphemism for the assassination (prominent premeditated
killing) of an individual by a state organization or institution outside a
judicial procedure or a battlefield.
Terrorist Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures
is to identify
individual patterns of behavior of a particular terrorist activity, or a
particular terrorist organisation, and to examine and categorize more
general tactics and weapons used by a particular terrorist activity, or a
particular terrorist organisation.
incorporates the practice, military tactics,
techniques, and strategy that government, military, law enforcement,
business, and intelligence agencies use to combat
or prevent terrorism
. Counter-terrorism strategy is a government's
plan to use the instruments of national power to neutralize terrorists,
their organizations, and their networks in order to render them incapable
of using violence to instill fear and to coerce the government or its
citizens to react in accordance with the terrorists’ goals. If terrorism
is part of a broader insurgency, counter-terrorism may employ
counter-insurgency measures. The United States Armed Forces use the term
foreign internal defense for programs that support other countries in
attempts to suppress insurgency, lawlessness, or subversion or to reduce
the conditions under which these threats to security may develop.
is a type of sovereign state or policy enacted by a
state in which people deemed potentially dangerous
, and have their freedom restricted, before being
able to commit a crime. Insofar as it differs from passive attempts to
prevent criminal behaviour (i.e., statutes that regulate behaviour), it
has been referred to by Eric S. Janus as "radical prevention". Its
opposite is the punitive state, or any punitive methods, under which
criminals are punished after a criminal act has been committed. To the
extent that punitive methods often involve incarceration, thereby
preventing further crimes being committed by the individual, they can also
be considered preventive; the penological theory justifying this is
incapacitation. Michael L. Rich further defines as the "perfect preventive
state" a situation in which targeted criminal conduct is made impossible
by the mandates of government.Privacy and
Civil Liberties Oversight Board
is war between belligerents whose
relative military power differs significantly, or whose strategy or
tactics differ significantly. This is typically a war between a standing,
professional army and an insurgency or resistance movement.
a covert operation
that are suffered by the aggressor. To the
suffering the blowback
of covert operations, the effect typically
manifests itself as "random
acts of political violence without a discernible, direct cause; because
the public—in whose name the intelligence agency acted—are unaware of the
effected secret attacks that provoked revenge (counter-attack) against
is a failed or misguided attack by a military force on
friendly or neutral troops while attempting to attack the enemy. Examples
include misidentifying the target as hostile, cross-fire while engaging an
enemy, long range ranging errors or inaccuracy. Accidental fire not
intended to attack the enemy, and
firing on one's
own troops for disciplinary reasons, is not called friendly fire, and
neither is unintentional harm to civilians or structures, which is
sometimes referred to as collateral
. Training accidents and bloodless incidents also do not qualify
as friendly fire in terms of casualty reporting.
is the deliberate
or attempted killing by a soldier of a fellow soldier, usually a superior
officer or non-commissioned officer or NCO.
are outcomes of a purposeful action that are
not intended or foreseen.
terror has killed over 801,000 people and cost $6.4 trillion
(wiki) - Executive Mansion, Washington, Nov. 21, 1864. (a
brief moment of morality). - Dear
Madam, (Mrs. Bixby) - I have been shown in the files of the War
Department a statement of the Adjutant General of Massachusetts that you
are the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on the field of
battle. I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine
which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so
overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering to you the consolation
that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your
bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and
lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a
sacrifice upon the altar of Freedom. (Yours, very sincerely and
(a cowards way of
- Power Disease
is the ignorant belief that if one country in
a region came under the influence of communism, then the surrounding
countries would follow in a domino effect.
was instead of having one big war, scumbags in
power decided to have a bunch of smaller wars and
weaken nations so that they can be easily exploited.
stated that further efforts by European
nations to take control of any independent state in North or South America
would be viewed as "the manifestation of an unfriendly disposition toward
the United States. which was a sad attempt to find any excuse to start a fight.
- the Right to Disagree
National Defense Authorization Act
really specify the budget
and expenditures of
U.S. Department of Defense
Reactionary War Policy
The Art of
is an ancient Chinese military treatise dating from the
5th century BC.
Why does Power Corrupt
We have Language Now, so there is no need to act like animals or to force people to
fight like animals or to live like animals.
is the best option, and the best choice for
everyone. War is the result of communication manipulation.
Citizens never know the true details of why a war is happening,
and people never know the real reasons why men must kill each
other. The senseless death of people is not a solution to any
problem. We should never forsake our gift of language or misuse
all the technology that gives us the ability to communicate with
almost every person on the planet. All life forms survive and
flourish because they have mastered the ability to
and receive information
. Humans also have this ability, but
humans are the only species that uses information to kill it's
own. We must insure that all humans have access to the most
valuable knowledge and information that is available, without
manipulation of information
U.S. Military trained more
desk pilots for drones
pilots for planes. They also bought more U.A.V. Drones or
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
then real jet fighting planes. Not
necessarily bad if
are used for
, but sadly
citizens have no control or say over what the Military does in
the name of Peace
and Human Betterment
is a great example why believing that you are
above the law will always have negative consequences.
Thomas Drake, Former Senior Executive at the National Security
The Invisible War (2012)
To all the victims of war, and not
just the soldiers, but to every man, women and child who
tragically lost their lives, all in the name of war.
is a Beautiful Tribute
that say's "Goodbye my to all who
have died before us, we will see you soon enough. But before our
eyes meet, we will do everything in our power to honor the lives
that we have lost by doing everything that we can to honor the
lives that we have left." One cannot preserve life unless one is
willing to give their own life. Our pride does not come from our
willingness to fight, our pride comes from our willingness not be be
fooled into a fight, especially knowing that we have better
ways to communicate and better alternatives to work out our problems.
Hurting each other or Killing each other will never solve our problems.
Instability Paradox - Deterrence Theory - Invasions
Stability - Instability Paradox
states that when two countries each have
, the probability
of a direct war
between them greatly decreases, but the probability of
minor or indirect conflicts between them increases. Peace
not make you safer. Gun ownership is associated with a higher risk of
, suicide, and accidental shootings.
envisioned a nuclear attack on the Soviet Union with 20 to 30
atomic bombs. It earmarked 20 Soviet cities for obliteration in a first
is a control
mechanism designed to achieve a high level of security for especially
critical material or operations. Under this rule all access and actions
requires the presence of two authorized people at all times.
How one Russian man avoided
World War 3
- Vasili Arkhipov
is a strategy intended to dissuade an adversary from
taking an action not yet started, or to prevent them from doing something
that another state desires.
When a strong defense actually
increases the chance of war, it means that rulers were
planning to go to war
all along. Convincing citizens that they need a
strong defense is a racket
is a military doctrine and nuclear
strategy in which a state commits itself to retaliate in much greater
force in the event of an attack. Blowback
is the practice of trying to achieve an
advantageous outcome by pushing dangerous events to the brink
Global Nuclear War
is a war
another party from acquiring a capability
for attacking. The power being attacked has either a latent threat
capability or has shown through its posturing that it intends to follow
suit with a future attack. Preventive war aims to forestall a shift in the
balance of power by strategically attacking before the balance of power
has a chance to shift in the direction of the adversary. Preventive war is
distinct from preemptive war, which is first strike when an attack is
imminent. Preventive war undertaken without the approval of the United
Nations is illegal under the modern framework of international law, though
Robert Delahunty and John Yoo from the George W. Bush administration
maintained in their discussion of the Bush Doctrine that these standards
are unrealistic. Pre-emptive
serving or intended to preempt or forestall something, especially to
prevent attack by disabling the enemy. Taken as a measure against
something possible, anticipated, or feared; preventive; deterrent: A
preemptive tactic against a ruthless business rival. Pre-emptive can also
mean an opening bid that intended to be so high or low that it prevents or
interferes with effective bidding by the opponents.
is a war that is commenced in an attempt to repel or defeat a
imminent offensive or invasion, or to gain a strategic advantage in an
impending war shortly before that attack
materializes. Preemptive strike
refers to a
surprise attack launched with the stated intention of countering an
anticipated or an allegedly unavoidable enemy offensive. It is a war that preemptively 'Breaks the
'. The term
'preemptive war' is sometimes confused with the term 'preventive war'. The
difference is that a preventive war is launched to destroy the potential
threat of the targeted party, when an attack by that party is not imminent
or known to be planned. A preemptive war is launched in anticipation of
by another party. Most contemporary scholarship
equates preventive war with aggression, and therefore argues that it is
illegitimate. The waging of a preemptive war has less stigma attached than
does the waging of a preventive war. The initiation of armed conflict:
that is being the first to 'break the peace' when no 'armed attack' has
yet occurred, is not permitted by the UN Charter, unless authorized by the
UN Security Council as an enforcement action. Some authors have claimed
that when a presumed adversary first appears to be beginning confirmable
preparations for a possible future attack, but has not yet actually
attacked, that the attack has in fact 'already begun', however this
opinion has not been upheld by the
War of Aggression
is a military conflict waged without the
justification of self-defense, usually for territorial gain and
Crime of Aggression
is a specific type of
where a person plans,
initiates, or executes an act of aggression
state military force that violates the Charter of the United Nations. The
act is judged as a violation based on its character, gravity, and scale.
Acts of aggression include invasion, military occupation, annexation by
the use of force, bombardment, and military blockade of ports. The crime
of aggression is a crime under the Rome Statute of the International
Criminal Court. The definitions and the conditions for the exercise of
jurisdiction over this crime were adopted.
is planning, preparation, initiation, or waging of wars of
, or a war in violation of international
, agreements or assurances, or participation
in a common plan or conspiracy for the accomplishment of any of the
is the legal doctrine of
is a theory that explains why preemptive strikes occur between two groups,
out of bilateral fear of eminent attack. Without outside influences
this situation will lead to a fear spiral (Catch-22
in which Fear
will lead to an arms race which in turn will lead to
increasing fear. The Hobbesian trap can be explained in terms of
. Although cooperation
would be the better outcome for both sides,
leads to the adoption of strategies that have negative
outcomes for individual players and all players combined. The theory has
been used to explain outbreaks of conflicts and violence, spanning from
individuals to states.
Fog of War
used to define uncertainty mechanics in war-games.
or War Game
is the employment of
training for military operations
, either exploring the effects of
warfare or testing
without actual combat. This also serves the purpose of
ensuring the combat readiness of garrisoned or deployable forces prior to
deployment from home base / home station. War games involving two or more
countries allows for better training of military, observations of enemy's
tactics, and shows the strength of each country. Exercises in the 20th and
21st centuries have often been identified by a unique
in the same manner as military
contingency operations and combat operations.
is any military exercise in which a
for the use of specific equipment is demonstrated. In the
popular lexicon this is applied primarily to tests of weapons or weapon
systems that are associated with the various branches of a nation's armed
forces, although the term can be applied to the civilian arena as well.
False Flag Attacks
- Real World
or just an Exercise?
is the coordinated military actions of a state
, or a
non-state actor, in response to a developing situation. These actions are
designed as a military plan to resolve the situation in the state's favor.
Operations may be of a combat or non-combat nature and are referred to by
a code name
for the purpose of national
security. Military operations are often known for their more generally
accepted common usage names than their actual operational objectives.
is an annual training exercise sponsored by the United States
Strategic Command in conjunction with Air Force Space Command and NORAD.
Its main purpose is to test the military's command and control procedures
in the event of nuclear warfare. Global Guardian is performed in
conjunction with "Vigilant Guardian
annual training exercise conducted by
in which a threat to North American airspace is simulated. The
simulated scenario is varied from year to year.
is a set of ideas implemented by military organizations to
pursue desired strategic goals
is a formal plan for military armed forces
military organizations and units to conduct operations, as drawn up by
commanders within the combat operations process in achieving objectives
before or during a conflict. Military plans are generally produced in
accordance with the military doctrine of the troops involved.
in the military is used in
plans to define the desired end-state of a war or a campaign. Usually it
entails either a strategic change in an enemy's military posture,
intentions or ongoing operations, or achieving a strategic victory over
the enemy that ends the conflict, although the goal can be set in terms of
diplomatic or economic conditions, defined by purely territorial gains, or
the evidence that the enemy's will to fight has been broken. Sometimes the
strategic goal can be to limit the scope of the conflict.
is a military strategy that advocates attempting to defeat the enemy by
incapacitating their decision-making through shock and disruption.
is a movement of an armed force around a flank to achieve an
advantageous position over an enemy. Flanking is useful because a force's
offensive power is concentrated in its front. Therefore, to circumvent a
force's front and attack a flank is to concentrate offense in the area
when the enemy is least able to concentrate offense. Flanking can also
occur at the operational and strategic levels of warfare.
is a military maneuver in which forces simultaneously attack both flanks
(sides) of an enemy formation.
is a military operation
that seeks through
projection of armed force to
, gain an
objective or achieve some larger strategic, operational or tactical goal.
Another term for an offensive often used by the media is 'invasion', or
the more general 'attack'.
military offensive in which large parts of combatants of one geopolitical
controlled by another such entity, generally with the objective of either
conquering, liberating or re-establishing control or authority over a
territory, forcing the partition of a country
, altering the established
government or gaining concessions from said government, or a combination
thereof. An invasion can be the cause of a war, be a part of a larger
strategy to end a war, or it can constitute an entire war in itself. Due
to the large scale of the operations associated with invasions, they are
usually strategic in planning and execution.
is to march aggressively
another's territory by military force for the purposes of conquest and
occupation. To intrude upon, infringe, encroach on, violate.
Penetrate or assault
, in a harmful or
in great numbers
. Occupy in large numbers or live on a host. Live on or in
a host, as of parasites
policy of a polity seeking to extend or
authority over other people or territories
, generally with the aim
of developing or exploiting them to the benefit of the colonizing country
and of helping the colonies modernize in terms defined by the colonizers,
especially in economics
, religion and health.
Declaration of War
is a formal act by which one state goes to war
against another. The declaration is a performative speech act (or the
signing of a document) by an authorized party of a national government, in
order to create a state of war between two or more states.
"Our country is now geared to an arms economy bred in an
artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and an incessant
"Our swollen budgets constantly have been misrepresented to the
. Our government has kept us in a perpetual state
of fear — kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor — with the
cry of grave national emergency. Always there has been some terrible evil
at home or some monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up if
we did not blindly rally behind it by furnishing the exorbitant funds
demanded. Yet, in retrospect, these disasters seem never to have happened,
seem never to have been quite real."
Peaceful - Treaties - Countries without Armies
League of Nations
was an intergovernmental organization founded on 10
January 1920 as a result of the
Paris Peace Conference
that ended the First World War. It was the
first international organization whose principal mission was to maintain
Treaty of Versailles
was the most important of the peace treaties that
brought World War I to an end. The Treaty ended the state of war between
Germany and the Allied Powers. It was signed on 28 June 1919, exactly five
years after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand.
There are currently 23 Countries
the world that don't have an army
, and they seem to get by just fine.
statement of principles for peace
that was to be
used for peace negotiations in order to end World Wa
r. The principles
were outlined in a January 8, 1918 speech on war aims and peace terms to
the United States Congress by President Woodrow Wilson.
Open covenants of peace, openly arrived
at, after which there shall be no private international understandings of
any kind but diplomacy shall proceed always frankly and in the public
Absolute freedom of navigation
upon the seas, outside territorial waters, alike in peace and in war,
except as the seas may be closed in whole or in part by international
action for the enforcement of international covenants.
The removal, so far as possible, of
all economic barriers and the establishment of an equality of trade
conditions among all the nations consenting to the peace and associating
themselves for its maintenance.IV.
Adequate guarantees given and taken that national armaments will be
reduced to the lowest point consistent with domestic safety.
A free, open-minded, and absolutely
impartial adjustment of all colonial claims, based upon a strict
observance of the principle that in determining all such questions of
sovereignty the interests of the populations concerned must have equal
weight with the equitable government whose title is to be determined.
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
is an international
institute based in Sweden, dedicated to research into conflict, armaments,
arms control and disarmament. Established in 1966, SIPRI provides data,
analysis and recommendations, based on open sources, to policymakers,
researchers, media and the interested public. SIPRI is based in Stockholm.
is an agreement between two or more hostile parties,
usually countries or governments, which formally ends a state of war
between the parties. It is different from an armistice, which is an
agreement to stop hostilities, or a surrender, in which an army agrees to
give up arms, or a ceasefire or truce in which the parties may agree to
temporarily or permanently stop fighting.
refers to a state of affairs where peace is
permanently established over a certain area.
Arms Trade Treaty
is a multilateral treaty that regulates
the international trade in conventional weapons. It entered into force on
24 December 2014. Ninety-one states have ratified the treaty, and a
further 42 states have signed but not ratified it. The ATT is an attempt
to regulate the international trade of conventional weapons for the
purpose of contributing to international and regional peace; reducing
human suffering; and promoting co-operation
, and responsible
action by and among states. The treaty was negotiated in New York City at
a global conference under the auspices of the United Nations (UN) from
2–27 July 2012. As it was not possible to reach an agreement on a final
text at that time, a new meeting for the conference was scheduled for
18–28 March 2013. On 2 April 2013, the UN General Assembly adopted the
ATT. International weapons commerce has been estimated to reach $70
billion dollars a year.
Countries that Britain has not invaded world map
is a doctrine of military strategy and
national security policy in which a full-scale use of nuclear weapons by
two or more opposing sides would cause the complete annihilation of both
the attacker and the defender (see pre-emptive nuclear strike and second
strike). It is based on the theory of deterrence, which holds that the
threat of using strong weapons against the enemy prevents the enemy's use
of those same weapons. The strategy is a form of Nash equilibrium in
which, once armed, neither side has any incentive to initiate a conflict
or to disarm.
"War needs instigators, and followers. But
leaders my not be the only instigators, because leaders
themselves my be followers of the true instigators."
Reparations in transitional justice
is compensation given for an abuse
are payments made after a war by the vanquished to the
"For now we must hold on to our weapons, but our weapons
should only be use as equalizers to deter violence, weapons are
not to be used. to use violence is to lose your mind, if you
asked some one if they would like to lose their mind, people
would say no, because people like their mind, but if you asked
that person if they would use violence against another person,
you would have some people saying yes, even though losing your
mind and using violence are the same thing. Animals have an
instinct to fight, but Humans don't have an instinct to fight,
humans have an instinct to think, and when humans don't think,
that is when the fighting begins. fighting is also a learned
behavior, a behavior we can do without, for it serves no purpose
other then inflicting suffering and death. Living in peace has
nothing to do with wars or fighting, peace is all about living.
So lets live."
divided against itself
will be ruined, and a house divided
against itself will fall."
"Then he taught them by
saying, "Scripture says, 'My house will be called a house of
prayer for all nations,' but you have turned it into a gathering place for thieves."
"A man who is kind benefits
himself, but a cruel man hurts himself"
Mark 11:17 -
"If you can secure a region using
education, by giving everyone access to the most valuable
information and knowledge, so that every citizen is fully
informed of their situation, so they know what choices and
options they have, then there would be
no wars. Everyone will always choose
the path of least
"It's hard to get anything done when
people are constantly trying to kill you."
turns into action of the most monumental kind.
action? What Influences
? What does it take to
people to care and to take
a lot is good, but knowing how to take
is better. There's a big difference between knowing and doing.
What good is having
if it doesn't lead you to take Action? What good is
if that particular
takes you in the wrong direction?
"Ignorance has prevailed so long
only because people do not want to find out the truth
Simply improving our
System of Government
give us all the changes we need,
so what's next?
Trouble with the Truth
Who will write the
- A Peculiar Variety of Diplomacy
A Taste of Armageddon
is a first-season episode of the
original American science fiction television series, Star Trek. It was
first broadcast on February 23, 1967, and repeated July 20, 1967.
Citizens - Civilians - Indigenous
is a native or
naturalized member of a state or other political community.
is a person not in the armed services
or the police force. Civic Duty
- Civic Character
born in a particular
place or country. An indigenous person who was born in a particular place.
Characteristic of or existing by virtue of geographic origin.
Characteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region from the
characteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region from the
beginning. Originating where it is found.
status of a person
under the custom or law as being a legal member of a sovereign state. A
person may have multiple citizenships and a person who does not have
citizenship of any state is said to be stateless.
I hereby declare, on
, that I absolutely and entirely
renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince,
, state, or
sovereignty, of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen;
that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United
States of America against
all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will
bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on
behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform
noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when
required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under
civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this
obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion;
so help me God.
is the philosophy that
citizens should work towards the betterment of their community through
economic participation, public, volunteer work, and other such efforts to
improve life for all citizens. In this vein, citizenship education is
taught in schools, as an academic subject in some countries. By the time
children reach secondary education there is an emphasis on such
unconventional subjects to be included in academic curriculum. While the
diagram on citizenship to the right is rather facile and depth-less, it is
simplified to explain the general model of citizenship that is taught to
many secondary school pupils. The idea behind this model within education
is to instill in young pupils that their actions (i.e. their vote) affect
collective citizenship and thus in turn them.
is the idea that all people have rights and
that come with being a member of the world, with whole-world philosophy
and sensibilities, rather than as a citizen of a particular nation or
place. The idea is that one’s identity transcends geography or political
borders and that responsibilities
or rights are derived from membership in a broader class: "humanity". This
does not mean that such a person denounces or waives their nationality or
other, more local identities, but such identities are given "second place"
to their membership in a global community. Extended, the idea leads to
questions about the state of global society in the age of globalization.
In general usage, the term may have much the same meaning as "world
citizen" or cosmopolitan, but it also has additional, specialized meanings
in differing contexts. Various organizations, such as the World Service
Authority, have advocated global citizenship.
Global Citizen Festival
is a person who places global
citizenship above any
or local identities and relationships.Abjure
formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief,
usually under pressure
is the act of binding
yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action. The
loyalty that citizens owe to their country (or subjects to their
is the quality
of being faithful, Any loyal and steadfast following.
is unwavering in devotion to friend,
vow or cause. Inspired by love for your country
Civics Questions that people need to know in order to
become a U.S. Citizen. Some are disturbing
1) What is the Supreme Law of the Land? The Constitution,
yet our own politicians disobey it and disrespect it.
12) What is the
Rule of Law
? Everyone must Follow the Law,
yet our own politicians disobey laws and disrespect our
14) What stops one Branch of Government from becoming too
Powerful? Checks and Balances and
Separation of Powers
, yet we see no such thing happening. Misleading
51) What are the two Rights of everyone living in the United
States? Freedom of Speech
Freedom of Assembly
Freedom of Expression,
Freedom to Petition the Government
Yet these Rights are being threatened and even ignored.
53) What is one Promise you make when you become a United States
Citizen? Defend the The Constitution and the laws of the
United States. I guess this means that our politicians are
not U.S. Citizens.
55) What are two ways that Americans can participate in their
Democracy? None of the answers that they provide even come
close to participating in a Democracy or even make a difference,
I guess that's why they mislead and misinform you, so is to give
you the illusion that you are actually participating in a
Democracy or that you even have a real
61)Why did the Colonists fight the British?
The same reason why people are protesting now. Because
of high taxes, Because homes being taken (foreclosures), Because
people did not have self-government.
The Declaration of Independence
11) What is the Economic System in the United
Capitalist Economy and market economy.
Two failures that have
undermined our country and created more poor people then any
other time in our nations history.
86) What major event happened on September 11, 2001, in the
United States? There is really no simple answer, other then a
. USA Patriot Act
Some of the civics questions are a little
, almost like you're joining a
Naturalization Oath Ceremony
kind of feels more like an
Not to say that all gangs are bad, it's just some of their
actions are bad. But America is not a gang; America is a
beautiful country that's made up of all kinds of people from all
over the world. America is more like a big
, a family that is not always as close as it
should be, but we're getting there. One of the things we
learned is that we need each other. So this family will never
ask you to kill, or do something against your will. That's only
our government, and our government acts more like
when they should be acting more like
most Americans are. People want to belong to something they feel
is important, people want to be apart of a family they can trust
and respect, so America should not exploit this need, we should
instead embrace this as an opportunity to begin a new
friendship, a friendship of great importance. So just telling
new citizens to Vote
will not improve our
country or will it ever fix our problems. So as an American you
must do much more then just vote. You must educate yourself
about your government, your community and yourself, because they
will not teach you those things in school, because our education
system is broken and dysfunctional, but many people are aware of
this, so our education problem will soon be improved. But till
then, You must be active in your own education, and understand
that citizens are they only true source of change. All we ask of
you is to please help us to improve our world, and to be a
positive influence and obey the laws. And if you find a law to
be unjust, please help us repeal these unjust laws so that no
one becomes victimized or abused. Welcome to America, welcome to
the family of all families, welcome to the future.
If higher education
is to become
a civic learning organization it will mean giving conscious
attention to the public and
productive qualities of the creation
and diffusion of knowledge. Putting the "public" back into
public universities means Multiplying Public Spaces
where people with diverse views can wrestle with controversial issues. It
means keeping knowledge creation public, open, and accessible - resisting
trends toward the privatization and patenting of knowledge.
The traditional argument that
mass education was necessary for intelligent participation in
and that it must extend beyond the common school was
heard in discussions regarding high schools, libraries, and
Our Systems are Dysfunctional,
Malfunctioning and Nonfunctional.
Our Government System is Dysfunctional.
Our Money System is Dysfunctional.
Our Communications System is Dysfunctional.
Our Legal System is Dysfunctional.
and the worst of all,
Our Education System is Dysfunctional.
are Killing Us and Killing our Planet.
We Need to Stop this Waste and Abuse.
We have the Ability to Fix These Dysfunctions, and So We Shall.
"It's kind of sad that we even have to protest, but when there's a defect in the
system, you have to repair it."
So how would you teach
? “If you don't know, the thing to do is not to get scared, but to learn.”
One of those problems you have to "Learn Your Way Out"
It's more then just
People throughout history felt comfortable and even accepted
people in power
because they believed it was necessary. But we
can clearly see from our past history and our present state that
people in power make bad decisions, mostly because of corruption
and ignorance. So having people in power is not sustainable and
is clearly not working. We don't need
or followers, we
. Everyone has to understand their responsibilities
and stop pretending that someone else understands their
responsibilities for them. Millions are at risk and vulnerable
because they are dependent on the system or government. If the
system fails people will die and people will suffer, which has
been clearly documented throughout human history. So people must
be prepared and be educated about this reality. If your
Government fails you still have the states, but If the states
are dependent on the government then the States will fail. But
you still have the communities and the towns, but if the towns
and communities are dependent on the state then the towns and
communities will fail and collapse into chaos. If the individual
is dependent on the town and the community then the individual
will die, extinction. People must have support systems and have
a clear understanding of what to do in case of emergencies,
whether it is a financial collapse
or natural disaster. Everyone
must know how to start over and have a clearly thought out plan
for survival. Sadly this is already a reality for millions of
humans everyday. And sadly this will continue to get worse if we
don't improve the systems that we have in place. You must
understand your Big 5 Needs
. To reverse this
dependency on corrupt and ignorant leaders and their financiers,
first a person has to make themselves valuable to their
community and their town by offering a needed service or skill.
Then the community and the town will be dependent on the
individuals. Then when the community becomes
then they will be valuable to the State, which
will make the states dependent on communities and towns instead
of the other way around. Then when the states become
self-reliant and self-sustainable then they will be valuable to
the Government or Management System. Then the Government will be
dependent on the states, the communities and the individuals,
thus governments and people in power will not be able to
manipulate or control people for their own selfish interests,
they will only do what is needed by the people. "We
Country Management - Sovereign State
is constructing or structuring a national identity
using the power of the state. Nation-building aims at the unification of
the people within the state so that it remains politically stable and
viable in the long run. According to Harris Mylonas, "Legitimate authority
in modern national states is connected to popular rule, to majorities.
Nation-building is the process through which these majorities are
constructed." Nation builders are those members of a state who take the
initiative to develop the national community through government programs,
including military conscription and national content mass schooling.
Nation-building can involve the use of propaganda or major infrastructure
development to foster social harmony and economic growth. According to
Columbia University sociologist Andreas Wimmer, three factors tend to
determine the success of nation-building over the long-run: "the early
development of civil-society organisations, the rise of
capable of providing public goods evenly across a territory,
and the emergence of a shared medium of communication".
is a governance system
in which multiple
governing bodies interact to make and enforce rules within a specific
policy arena or location, is considered to be one of the best ways to
achieve collective action in the face of disturbance change.
in international law is a political entity that is represented by one
centralized government that has sovereignty over a geographic area.
International law defines sovereign states as having a permanent
population, defined territory, one government and the capacity to enter
into relations with other sovereign states. It is also normally understood
that a sovereign state is neither dependent on nor subjected to any other
power or state. According to the declarative theory of statehood, a
sovereign state can exist without being recognised by other sovereign
states. Unrecognised states will often find it difficult to exercise full
treaty-making powers or engage in diplomatic relations with other
is a polity under a
system of governance
. There is no undisputed definition of a state.
There is no academic consensus on the most appropriate definition of the
state. Some states are sovereign states, while others are subject to
external sovereignty or hegemony, wherein supreme authority lies in
another state or country.
identifiable political entity—any group of people who have a collective
identity, who are organized by some form of institutionalized social
relations, and have a capacity to mobilize resources. A polity can be any
other group of people organized for governance (such as a corporate
board), the government of a country, country subdivision, or a sovereign
Civilian Control of the Military
is a doctrine in military and
political science that places ultimate responsibility for a country's
strategic decision-making in the hands of the civilian political
leadership, rather than professional military officers.
control is often seen as a prerequisite feature of a stable liberal
democracy. Use of the term in scholarly analyses tends to take place in
the context of a democracy governed by elected officials, though the
subordination of the military to political control is not unique to these
societies. One example is the People's Republic of China. Mao Zedong
stated that "Our principle is that the Party commands the gun, and the gun
must never be allowed to command the Party," reflecting the primacy of the
Communist Party of China (and communist parties in general) as
decision-makers in Marxist–Leninist and Maoist theories of democratic
centralism. The reverse situation, where professional military officers
control national politics, is called a
is an assembly composed of the
representatives of the nation.
Board of Directors
This is just a basic outline
and does not list all the problems that need solving.
I wrote this text below 5 years ago, so this needs to be
rewritten and updated. (June, 30th, 2016).
Define the responsibilities
. (Government Employees)
Confirm that the Responsibilities are being
performed correctly and adequately
Fix Flaws and Vulnerabilities Accordingly and
Efficiently. (Replace Incompetent Employees)
Fourth: Change the Laws
that allow Social
Activities to be corrupted by Money.
Release Patent Restrictions on
Technologies that impede Social Progress. Copyrights
- Proprietary Rights
complete education system
into Handheld Portable
Software and Deliver it on Laptop PC's by anyone.
Create Millions of Jobs that
make a difference
Build Sustainable Transportation,
practice sustainable farming
Health Care for all
Open the Channels of Communication for
everyone by using all of our
Start with a Two Part Plan:
1: Starting at the top by fixing the
laws that encourage corruption and protect criminals in power. Motion
2: Starting at the bottom by improving education so that it does
not produce corrupt and dysfunctional individuals who become mindless
The world needs a
that has no political affiliation and uses
the democratic process only as a guide.
This is Business 101:
How to Manage a Country. Management Tools
Management System will consist of Team Members with each team
member capable of being a team leader and will also be
. Management System will consist of layers. All
layers will be aware of what each layer is doing and what each
layers responsibilities are. This Management System will be
designed so that it is incorruptible and
If you cut off it's head it will simply grow a new head. There
will be no more Presidents, for managing a country is not a
one-man job, never has been and never will be as proven by our
You hire the most qualified people that the world has to offer.
You do this in a
And in this public forum is where the public votes. If a person
cannot perform their responsibilities, for whatever reason, then
they will be replaced with the next qualified applicant.
Some of the same elements of this Management System can be used
to manage personal lives so that this logic will trickle down
and be understood by everyone.
is something that
is not always understood. Always
leaves you vulnerable and unaware of all the facts.
This is not to say that being
a great follower
is not important. You should at least know
what it means to lead and know what it means to be a leader so
that you understand the responsibilities and understand the
dangers. You should also be aware of all the questions that need
to be asked. Don't expect, it's better to be Prepared. Are people so dependent on the need to be
? Are people afraid to Lead themselves?
We need to stop the corruption
that is killing our species and poisoning the only planet in our
Solar System. This may be a silent killer for some people but it is definitely
horrifically real for 100’s of millions.
This corruption is not right, this corruption is not good, and
this corruption is not even logical.
We have the abilities to correct these mistakes
and thus we shall.
"People have had the power all along
. But the main reason why people are
unaware of their power is because they don't have the necessary
information and knowledge that is needed in order to understand
that the power has always been there."
- Social Responsibility
Diffusion of Responsibility
- Regulatory Agency
We need more then just scientists, we need fully educated
people. So education needs to improve first.
We need a detailed
that is clearly understood by all.
Monitoring System (beta)
We will never have significant changes unless people
in large numbers.
You have to march and show your numbers
The Powers That Be
understand the people’s commitment and
seriousness. People have to know why they are protesting and
that protesting is only one step in a multistep process we call
"change" or "Improvements". You have to have your list of
improvements that are known to be right and that everyone agrees
and understands these needed changes. This will require a
where we can have an
. We would use our best Scientists, Professors
and Intellectuals. We would also use our best lawyers and judges
to advise everyone so that everyone fully understands the law
and the constitution. The Supreme Court and our Politicians
would have a very limited role in these debates for their trust
and competence has been considerably diminished. Our much needed
changes will be signed into law that day or very soon
afterwards. Our political leaders will publicly announce that
these laws are just and thus these laws will be followed.
If political and corporate leaders cannot fulfill
their duties and responsibilities
they will then be replaced. No
pensions, no buyouts or special treatment. You will be sent back
to the end of the line where you will have to start over again
and prove your worthiness to society like everyone else. The
Supreme Court will no longer be 12, for 12 is to easy to corrupt
and manipulate. I believe a Supreme Court of 120 judges and
members will be more stable and reliable especially when all
debates will be done in public, Live TV, radio, news papers and
the Internet, which is the best choice because you can also read
the documents and evidence and do your own research while listening to the debates,
you can also watch in social groups.
will be done by show of hands
that will be videotaped. Each voter will also hand in a written
ballot. This will totally eliminate voter fraud because it will
be impossible to refute millions of witnesses. Yes you will have
no privacy when voting. But when we are voting on things that
affect all of us, we can no longer keep these particular issues
private. You will see how others voted and most likely question
your own validity as well as the validity of others.
Conversations will no longer be in the dark. It’s time for us to
become friends and become responsible for future generations and
ourselves. You have to see the people you share the land with
and put a face on your actions. All public services will be
continually to insure Quality and Fairness.
The Internet is our greatest tool
Human Promise Manifesto
Every level of government has to have at least 5 expert math
people, people who provide the numbers behind the decisions or
changes. Then the experts present their math online to be
verified and checked by math experts around the world. Then if
the math is ignored, people have to explain why.
"You don't need a Government, you need a Management System that
operates under a strict set of rules that only has power that
people allow them to have, it does not dictate, it only listens
and gives feedback."
is to issue commands or orders. Rule as a
The Supreme Court
should use an online forum where the big
questions are asked to a worldwide community of people. People
who can combine their efforts. That's millions of people with
varying degrees of expertise working together to solve a
problem. This would be a lot more accurate then having important
decisions being made by a hand full of people who are easily
manipulated and controlled. We have the technology but were not
using it correctly or effectively. If your reason is not based
on facts, then what is it based on?
Dwight D. Eisenhower Speech
"When I think about all the work that needs to be done in this world there's
always this one thing I never have to worry about, and that is the lack of people, we
are definitely not short on people. So the problem is clearly
To vote is to take an oath
With this vote I promise
to devote some of my time on
making improvements in my community and in my government. Just
voting and hoping that the politician will do the right thing is
not as effective as taking the necessary steps to make sure that our politicians are doing that right thing.
"In order to improve and
change things you need to build a new model that makes the
existing model obsolete. Fighting the existing system is fine,
but if you don't have anything that will replace the current
system and make it obsolete, then fighting will only be
temporally successful. You have to use people, time and
resources effectively and wisely. After all, humans are the most
valuable resource on the planet. Don't waste that potential, use it."
When things don't make sense, or when bad things happen, people get angry, especially
knowing that better choices are available. When there are better
choices, people should know about these choices and be able and
be allowed to make these choices. People should not have other
people making choices for them, especially bad choices. People
should not have other people limit their choices either. GFYA
One World Order Revised
Instead of having some wealthy powerful individuals
and their blind
followers controlling and manipulating many aspects of the world, how
about having all the wealth in the world shared fairly. No one person has
a need for more money or more land then they need anyway, unless they can
prove such a need as being absolutely necessary. If you can prove you
earned your wealth and you are using it wisely, then there's no problem. The New
World Bank will actually be a world bank of the people and for the people.
So the one world order, or New World Order, will be a world management system run by 1 million
employees and over seen by everyone else on the planet, that guarantees
that money is distributed fairly and used effectively and efficiently.
Money will also be traceable to show how and where the money was
originally created and how it has been used in circulation.
countries will still have their own currency and their own government, the
one world order will just be insurance and a safety net in case countries and people are in need.
All this fighting is stupid because it hurts everyone, and
everything. Everyone is in this together. So we must do everything that's
in our power to learn how to work together. Working together makes life
better and it gives us more opportunities. Fighting makes life worse and
it reduces our opportunities. I know that we can all agree in one thing,
and that is, we have brains. So it's time that we prove to the world that
we know how to use our brains, properly. We are not wild animals, anymore.
We are intelligent human beings, and we have had the ability to be
intelligent for thousands of years. We should act more intelligent,
instead of acting more like we have lost our minds. We can do this, and we
have already started. Now it's time for a great awakening, or in better
words, it's that time that we started working together instead of fighting
all the time. This is going to be one of our greatest moments in history,
which will produce some of our great memories for millions upon millions
of people to enjoy, now and in our future. Did you feel that? That was the
feeling you get when every cell in your body is rejoicing, rejoicing in
knowing that you have finally realized your potential, and have came into
being. So now, the future looks bright, very bright. Now that's a
The Five Stairsteps - Ooh Child
(Things are Gonna Get Easier)
malice toward none, with charity
for all, with firmness in the
right as God gives us to see the
right, let us strive on to
finish the work we are in, to
bind up the nation's wounds, to
care for him who shall have
borne the battle and for his
widow and his orphan, to do all
which may achieve and cherish a
just and lasting peace among
ourselves and with all nations."
"When we feel that our sacrifice
is for the good of our fellow
man, for the good of the people,
and that it protects our family
and our species, then giving our
lives becomes more then just
honorable, it's also logical and
that the action can be proven
and calculated to be the best
choice that would ultimately
Everyone should understand the
, as well
as support and trust.
Brotherhood makes you feel that
you are not alone because you
have people who care about you,
which gives a person strength
and purpose. It's a type of love
that all humans should feel. So
why can't we? Why do we have to
wait for a life and death
situation in order to show our
commitment to each other. Why
should a soldier only feel
brotherhood and camaraderie
while in military service. And
why does this brotherhood and
camaraderie fade when our
soldiers come home. Soldiers
should not only associate war
with brotherhood. When soldiers
come home so should the
If war has taught us only one
thing of value, it's that when
we work with mutual trust, and
when we work together as a team,
we are at our strongest. We
should not wait for war for this
human quality to appear, we
should exercise this quality
every day. If the military can
train soldiers to understand
brotherhood, then our education
system can do the same.
Brotherhood and camaraderie is
. But depending on a
persons upbringing and
environment this human quality
can be easily lost or muted. But
brotherhood can be regained if a
person is put into a unique
situation or given the right
kind of training with the right
kind of people, like they have
in the military..
Brotherhood or camaraderie
should go beyond the circle of
friends, it should not be
contained or restrained, you
have a responsibility towards
your team members, but also, the
team has a responsibility to the
people you represent, your
Know who's got your back, and
know who's got your front, but
more importantly, know who you
represent. It's easy to get
recognition for the work that
you do from the people you work
with, but as soon as you leave
work, the recognition is gone.
And if you depend on that
recognition, you will feel lost
without it. That is one part of
teaching people about
brotherhood that we need to
The military knows how to
protect a nation and knows how
to provide service and support
. So the military
needs to be a military. The
military should not have their
patriotism exploited by
corrupted governments and their
wealthy puppet masters. That's
the reason for having 2 people
with 2 keys in the silo.
working together avoids a chance
of a lone wolf going on a
sociopathic rage. The other
person with the key is the
citizens. But the scumbags in
our government keep stealing our
key. Meaning, we have no
"We should focus the training of
our soldiers more on how to save men, women and children, instead of just
training our soldiers on how to kill men, women and children."
We need to stop the separation
between the people and the
state, and the only way to close
that gap or loop hole is fill
the void with our most important
information and knowledge, and
make sure everyone is given
access, and assistance in
understanding it and using it
War is not only found on a
battle fields, war is anywhere
there is conflict and violence.
Though soldiers in the military
have more exposure, police also
have exposure, citizens caught
in the cross fire have exposure
and millions being displaced
have exposure. Wars
might not be everywhere, but the
effects of war are everywhere.
difference between home and war
is its location. A life a death
struggle is not just unique to
wars. More people are dying at
home. We need to defend our
home. And our best defense comes
from knowledge and information,
and we're not getting it. We
have more ways to communicate
information and knowledge then
any other time in human history,
we waste and abuse most of our
technologies. and to much of it
is controlled and manipulated,
and we are not getting the most
valuable information and
knowledge that's available.
Instead we are bombarded with
advertising and opinions, none
of which has any real value to
When you hear a politician say
that he's going to end a
particular war, you have to ask,
why just that one? And is that
war doing the most killing and
the most damage?
Everyone has blood on their
hands, so let's not point fingers or blame people, let us move forward.
The only way we are going to respect the dead and the dying is by letting
them know that their lives matter, and that their lives will always matter
till the end of time. That's our promise. Without us, who am I? What am I
without you, I'm nothing, and vise versa. I'm you, you're me, and we are
us. If you promise to stop killing, I promise to help you.
don't need to be Ruled
people don't need to be forced
to do things, people don't need
to be forced to live in fear or
forced to live with uncertainty.
People need to be informed,
people need the facts and the
truth about what's happening
around them, and in the world.
People are very capable of
managing themselves, for we have
been doing this for thousands of
years. It's just when a small
number of people want to control
things, that's when the problems
start, that's when the suffering
starts, that's when death and
destruction happens, this is a
as well as a
fact of today. People need an
open government, a government
that all people can directly
participate in. This way people
will know that the
responsibility of the world is
in their hands, and not in
someone else's hands, someone
who might not care if you live
Communication must improve,
we all work together then we
won't have to work so hard. Then
everyone can enjoy life to the
fullest. But we have to work
together, it's time to talk,
it's time to listen, it's
time...it's time for us to live,
it's time for us to live in
peace, it's time for us live to
potential, it's time for us to
love, it's time for us. it's
Even though I'm an independent objective researcher,
I still have to criticize ignorant behavior and speak out against
injustices and corruption. I'm not afraid of losing funding from corrupt
corporations, and I'm not afraid of losing support from people who make
assumptions and pretend to know things, and I certainly don't blame people
for their behavior or for their ignorance. You have to listen to everyone
and hear other peoples points of view, because you have to keep learning
and continue to find ways to understand why people think and act the way
they do. I observe and I document, but I also have to interact and be an
active participant in conversations. A lot of people will not bother with
ignorant people or waste time trying to convince an ignorant person why
they are wrong. I can't do that or can I just walk away from problems. I
have to find ways to understand people because everyone has value. If
someone does not know any better, it's my responsibility to understand why
people don't know any better and find ways to help them understand them
and do it without judging them. Teachers don't walk away from students who
have difficulties learning and or have problems understanding something.
So most teachers will put in the extra effort and time because they know
that every person has value. When you are an educator and a knowledge and
information provider, you have a responsibility to listen and learn from
people, and not just teach or preach to people.