Posts Tagged ‘revolution’

Keiser Report: Russell Brand talks revolution with Max and Stacy

July 8, 2014

In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert are joined in the first half by Russell Brand to talk about the austerity headlines. They chat about the UK government’s expanding debt and growing deficit, despite the alleged austerity and GDP expanding thanks to heroin addiction and prostitution. Russell learns about the water cannons bought for use against anti-austerity protests which the government itself will stoke. Finally, they talk about the people revolting as they must do when the social contract has been broken: and crypto currencies are one of the most visible revolts. In the second half, Max interviews Russell Brand further about his independent media outlet – The Trews; they discuss revolution and spiritual journeys.

If one person has what one person wants, and the other has the money to buy, a financial transaction takes place. Both parties are happy. If we aggregate all such transactions, we get GDP, and it thus follows (as conventional wisdom would have us believe), as GDP rises, we must all be better off. Only it is not so. We could have, as we had with the winter floods, a major catastrophe, the cost of clean up will be reflected in GDP. If we include drug dealing, more heroin addicts, GDP goes up.

Up until the 1950s, 1960s, material wealth rose, sense of well being rose. Post-1960s, material wealth continued to rise but sense of well being did not. We are now seeing a flat-lining of GDP, zero growth, a transfer of wealth from the poor to the rich.

Talking to many people, I find dissatisfaction with the political system, a strong distrust of politicians and revolution in the air. Police must be picking up same intelligence, hence the desire for water cannon. But, you do not need water cannon, rubber bullets, riot police, for happy people.

Why did the 50,000 who marched against austerity, occupation of Vodafone, occupation of Boots, somehow slip the attention of the mainstream media? Could it be because it may give people ideas, encourage others?

The revolution has started

November 17, 2011
has the Lord Mayor got the message? - Lewis Whyld

has the Lord Mayor got the message? - Lewis Whyld

The Arab Spring, the Spanish youth movement, now Occupy the World.

The people have spoken and their voice is growing stronger.

Violence will not supress the voice of the people.

It was tried in Tahrir Square. The people resisted, a dictator was toppled.

It was tried in Portland. The people are back.

It was tried in New York. The people are back.

It was tried in Libya. Col Gadhaffi was dragged like a rat out of a drain and a bullet put through hs head.

In Syria Assad has resorted to violence. He has a simple choice, hand himself over to the International Criminal Court or be removed from power with a bullet through the head.

This is not a revoultion of left or right, such terms lack meaning.

It is a revolution on the ground and in cyber space and the people are winning.

This is not people against people, one country pitted against another. It is people united across country, across race, across colour, across ethnicity, across religion.

It is the people pitted against corrupt politicians and their paymasters.

It is the people pitted against those who exploit the poor and marginalised, against those who exploit the earth for their own greed.

- We are the revolution
Bankers love Boris
Only Nazis destroy books
NYPD police brutality against Occupy Wall Street
Occupy Wall Street Protesters Return to Zuccotti Park After 200 Arrested, Camping Barred
Arundhati Roy: Occupy Wall Street is “So Important Because It is in the Heart of Empire”
Tahrir Square in NYC
It is time for Twitter and its citizens to take back #OccupyWallStreet

Tracy Chapman – Talkin’ Bout A Revolution

February 11, 2011

anger on the street

anger on the street

This is a massive insult to the Egyptian people and they are not going to accept it … tomorrow they will be out on the streets in their millions. — Aljazeera

Spending the night in Tahrir. Crowd has lessened since speech. People discussing plans for tomorrow. — Sharif Kouddous

Man tells me: “Mubarak is a military man, rigid. But with the enough pressure he will break”. — Sharif Kouddous

The rumours had been spread, the hated Hosni Mubarak was going. It must be true the BBC had said he was going, the head of the CIA said he was going, his cronies said he was going.

His delayed speech was waited for in silence. But it was not what was expected. He was to remain in power, Yes, some unspecified powers were to be handed to the hated VP Omar Suleiman, but he was not going.

It was as though a switch had been thrown. Carnival atmosphere one moment, anger the next.

The brief speech by the VP Omar Suleiman was an anti-climax in comparison. He told people to go home, to go back to work, to not listen to satellite TV.

What was going on? Why did the head of the army tell the protesters they would get what they want? Why did Mubarak cronies say he was going? Was it a ploy by Mubarak to flush out those who were not loyal to him so they could be eliminated?

Mubarak talked of not jumping to foreign diktats. It is his own people who are telling him to go.

Hosni Mubarak and Omar Suleiman have guaranteed that millions will take to the streets. They have promised to take the Presidential Palace and State TV. Who will stop them?

As of Thursday night, protesters are camped outside the army base in Alexandria. Tahrir Square is packed.

Millions were expected to take to the streets today after midday Friday prayer. Mubarak and Suleiman have simply helped to swell their ranks.

The call is for 20 million people to take to the streets!

Barak Obama has finally shown some backbone. US needs to cut off the flow of military aid. But the corrupt House of Saud has offered to step in and finance the Mubarak regime. Yet one more reason to overthrow the corrupt House of Saud.

What we are seeing is the shaping of a New World Order. No longer are people going to put up with not being listened to. Not only in the Middle East but across the world people are watching with interest.

St Valentine’s Day, the revolution starts in Iran!

As a week ago, we have to hope and pray that Friday does not turn into a bloodbath.

- Egypt in revolt
Doctors lawyers actors join anti-Mubarak protest
Defiant Mubarak refuses to resign
Egypt’s Mubarak refuses to quit
Mubarak stays, Egypt erupts in rage
World sceptical of Mubarak’s speech
The shaping of a New World Order

Middle East Peace Process

February 2, 2011
Mubarak Rent-a-Thugs

Mubarak Rent-a-Thugs

Mubarak Rent-a-Thugs!

Mubarak Rent-a-Thugs!

In that day there will be a highway from Egypt to Assyria. The Assyrians will go to Egypt and the Egyptians to Assyria. The Egyptians and Assyrians will worship together. In that day Israel will be the third, along with Egypt and Assyria, a blessing on the earth. The LORD Almighty will bless them, saying, “Blessed be Egypt my people, Assyria my handiwork, and Israel my inheritance. — Isaiah 19:23-25

Mubarak knew beforehand that his refusal to leave was going to provoke upheaval in Egypt, where innocent/peaceful people are being hurt while I write these lines. His criminal plan is working. Shame on him. Shame on us who can do NOTHING to help the Egyptian people, except complaining here. I feel sad and powerless. — Paulo Coelho

There never was a Middle East Peace Process. There was a peace process imposed from outside to suit US-UK and their client state Israel. Once Mubarak has gone Israel will have no friends in the Middle East. They will be forced to engage in real dialogue with their neighbours, to form a real peace. Hopefully decent Israelis will be heard above the warmongers. Israel will be forced to stop its ethnic cleansing, end its occupation of Palestine, end its Siege of Gaza, allow the displaced back to their homes and land.

Over the last few days we have seen a lot of nonsense come out of Israel, now friendless that their puppet Mubarak is on his way out. We were told of the collapse of human rights, of the rise of Muslim fundamentalism, the loss of democracy. Garbage that was regurgitated by the US mainstream media.

We were told the Arab mindset does not understand democracy, that Islam and democracy were incompatible. The voices from Egypt over the last week and before that from Tunisia have shown this not to be true.

What we are seeing in Egypt is not the flawed and discredited representative democracy that the West tries to impose on the rest of the world, what we are seeing is participatory democracy. People are manning checkpoints, people are cleaning the streets picking up the rubbish, even recycling the rubbish. They are doing it with humour. Want to make a donation to the National Democratic Party? And in goes the trash.

Today we have seen violent thugs take to the streets of Egypt. This was not spontaneous, it had to be organised by the regime. For a week the protesters have engaged in peaceful protest. The only violence was from the regime. We are seeing a dying regime lashing out in its death throes. Mubarak Rent-a-Thugs!

The Mubarak Rent-a-Thugs were bussed in. Those captured had police ID cards. They had identical placards. The Mubarak Rent-a-Thugs were seeking out Al Jazeera journalists to attack. A CNN reporter was punched and beaten.

On state TV, pro-Mubarak scum gushed how they loved Mubarak. Off camera hand held out for promised pay off.

To stop further violence and bloodshed, Western leaders with one voice, have to privately and publicly tell Mubarak to go. They say they wish to see democracy and reform in the Middle East. Well show it by helping the people of the Middle East overthrow their repressive regimes. Let us see you back the people on the street who are are calling for freedom, dignity and democracy.

US-UK have followed the standard script. Back a dictator to the bitter end. When this position becomes untenable, throw to the wolves and quickly find a new puppet to take their place.

Across the Arab world, the people have to get off their knees and shed their chains and overthrow their repressive regimes.

In Jordan and Morocco there has to be real reform, not a reshuffling of the same corrupt deck of cards. People have to have jobs based on skill and merit, not because of who they know, not because they pay a bribe.

People of Iraq have to follow the example of their Egyptian brothers where Muslim and Christian, men and women, rich and poor, lawyer and peasant, are working together for peaceful change. They are not using violence, they are not killing people, they are not setting off bombs.

What a different place Iraq would be today if regime change had been brought about peacefully by the Iraqi people, not imposed by the illegal war waged by US-UK, led by war criminals George W Bush and Tony Blair. So-called Christians waging a Crusade that has led to the killing of Christians in Iraq and secetarian violence.

You could not make this one up. War criminal Tony Blair backs Mubarak!

There are some who see what is happening in Egypt in Biblical terms, and specifically refer to Isaiah 19. I do not. I do not see the Bibical disaster of Isaiah being heaped on Egypt. Far from it. I see hope. I see hope that flickered into life in Tunsisia and led to the Jasmine Revolution and Ben Ali fleeing Tunisia like a rat up a drainpipe and hopefully followed soon by Mubarak hard on his heals. [see Crisis of Hope]

Comparisons have been made with Eastern Europe and the fall of the Berlin Wall. There is one big difference. Barack Obama is no Mikhail Gorbachev.

- Mubarak turns his thugs loose on democracy protesters
Bloodshed in Egypt
Clashes erupt amid Cairo protests
Egypt unrest: Pro-Mubarak supporters ‘well-organised’
Clashes rage in Tahrir Square
Tahrir: Shock and awe Mubarak style
Voices of the Egyptian Revolution
As Mubarak Pledges To Finish Term, Egyptian Protesters Stay in Streets Demanding Immediate End to Regime
Noam Chomsky: “This is the Most Remarkable Regional Uprising that I Can Remember”
A million Egyptians take to the streets
Juju’s message to Mubarak
When Isis Wept for Egypt
We lost our fear
US urges reform in Egypt?
Egypt: One by one the dominoes fall
Criminals of a feather flock together – Blair backs Mubarak

US urges reform in Egypt?

January 27, 2011

Where on earth do they dig these idiots up from?

This week an idiot from the US State Department displaying US hypocrisy on Egypt. Last week I heard a similar idiot, only this time it was a British Foreign Office Minister talking about Tunisia. Swap the scripts and you would not have been able to tell the difference.

When will we learn? We prop up these corrupt regimes, eventually they collapse, then we reap as we have sown.

Egypt is the largest recipient of US largesse outside of Israel. It is Uncle Sam who pays for the repressive regime in Egypt. MI6 helped train the corrupt Palestinian Authority to put down Hamas, the same corrupt Palestinian Authority willing to sell its own people to the Zionist State of Israel. In Afghanistan US-UK prop up a corrupt regime that is flooding the West with heroin.

Why do people take holidays in Egypt? Why do they do business with the corrupt regime?

PJ Crowley, the idiot from the US State Department, describes Egypt as “an ally and friend of the United States, an anchor of stability in the Middle East which is helping us pursue a comprehensive peace in the Middle East”.

For this we read working with Israel for the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians.

Today there were reports of a massacre in Suez.

Yemen next? Today protesters took to the streets of the capital of Yemen.

Jordan? Even in Jordan unrest has spread to the streets.

Like dominoes they are falling one by one. There are 22 versions of Ben Ali, the Tunisian president who fled Tunisia like a rat up a drainpipe, all must be removed from power.

The Arab street has power. Tunisia proved it. We are all Tunisians now!

Egypt: One by one the dominoes fall
Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia
What’s Happening in Egypt Explained
As Egypt Censors Internet, Anonymous Starts Attacks
Egypt unrest: ElBaradei returns as protests build
Yemen protests: Thousands call on president to leave
Tunisia political turmoil inspires Jordan protesters
Guardian Journalist Arrested and Beaten Alongside Protesters in Egypt Secretly Records Ordeal
Guardian Reporter Jack Shenker on Egypt Protests: “Fear Barrier Seems to Have Been Broken”
Help Egypt – Join the Cloud!


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