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More and more people keep showing up around the bull. #occupywallstreet


“We the people, not we the banks!” #OCCUPYWALLSTREET

Protesters prepare to ‘Occupy Wall Street’; Reports of police barricades near NY Stock Exchange, bull. Photos:


“This is what democracy looks like.” #takewallstreet #occupywallstreet #sep17


wall street bull protected by barricades and police. #occupywallstreet protesters parading around it


NYPD checking IDs to get within 2 blocks of the NYSE on Wall.


entrance 2 new york stock exchange blocked off. nypd officer confirmed to me its bc of planned demonstration”

Destroyer stopped 6 hrs at Arms Fair



Destroyer Dauntless blocked 6 hrs by Dinghys


This week London’s Excel Centre has been hosting the biennial death-fest DSEi – the world’s largest arms fair. Part funded and organised by the British government, DSEi is the place where warmongers tool up on the latest guns ‘n’ ammo. Both the weapons used by Colonel Gaddafi and those used against him are on sale at DSEi. The UK exported £33.8m of military and related products to Libya between Oct 2009 and Oct 2010.

This year the highlight of the weapons wankathon got stopped in its tracks before it even reached the fair. Six protesters in inflatable dingies launched themselves into the path of the HMS Dauntless last Saturday as it was on its way to Victoria Docks ahead of DSEI, causing it to come to an unscheduled stop in the waters near Barking, Dagenham. It finally docked some 4 hours later. Of the 6 protesters, one got away and the other 5 were briefly detained by the river police.

The Dauntless is a Type 45 Destroyer, one of the Royal Navy’s latest, most high-tech battleships, as well as one of the newest, commissioned just last year. Supposedly able to track and destroy jet fighters and other warships, it must have been embarrassing for the captain to be caught by surprise by the tiny blowup flotilla. No doubt it will now be retrofitted with anti-inflatable technology.

DSEi wouldn’t be DSEi without several days of creative non-violent protest and a massive pig-fest, and Indymedia have a timeline of the entire thing. (See

read all HERE

Urgent: Help Defend Tipnis Park and Peoples from Highway

  Urgent: Help Defend Tipnis Park and Peoples from Highway

De: Marta López <>
Fecha: 15 de septiembre de 2011 19:52
Asunto: Carta por el TIPNIS-Internacional-Inglés/castellano
Para: Campaña en Defensa del TIPNIS <>Friends and Colleagues,

Since August 15, over 1,500 indigenous peoples in Bolivia -including men, women and children- have been marching in defense of their lives and their indigenous territory. The Bolivian government is determined to build a highway through the heart of the Isiboro Sécure National Park and Indigenous Territory (TIPNIS) an indigenous territory without consulting local indigenous communities. Determined to defend their territory and stop the highway, indigenous peoples are marching to La Paz with the hopes of immediate dialogue with the government to find an alternative solution to the highway going through the TIPNIS.  For more background information see letters below, read article by Friends of Tipnis or go to CIDOB’s website for up daily updates.
As the march gets closer to La Paz, indigenous marches face threats and opposition. They have requested international support to keep their march and their demands alive

Thank you for your solidarity!
For the TIPNIS and Indigenous Rights,
Leila Salazar-Lopez
Amazon Watch

More ways to show your support and take action: Sign this petition :

Join “Tipnis en Resistencia” Facebook Group: 

Join “Defendamos el Tipnis – No a la Carretera Villa Tunari-San Ignacio de Moxos” Facebook Group: 


Black Cross organiser Tamara gets 8 years

Tamara gets 8 yrs for attack on Prison Boss

Tamara Hernandez today accepted she tried to kill the head of the Prisons, the long hated  Albert Batlle i Bastardas .

Albert had refused repeatedly to grant any clemency to the amazing anarchist prisoner Amadeu Castellas,
when he was on his 2nd hunger strike in 2009 after serving 22 years, way over his sentence.
The campaign for Amadeu went world wide, with daily attacks and demos all over, as he was apparently dying,
and put incommunicado in solitary by the same  Albert Battle i Bastardos.
Tamara sent Albert a packet of gunpowder, 50 grams.
We had understood it wasn’t ‘loaded’ and was just a threat, but at the hearing yesterday the `police produced
‘proof’ that it was potentially lethal.
Then Tamara agreed a legal deal, her sentence was reduced from 17 to 8 years if she admitted it.
”I wanted to kill him”.. she said,. (well so did nearly everyone.)
La Audiencia de Barcelona ha condenado a ocho años de prisión una joven anarquista por enviar un paquete bomba al ex secretario de Servicios Penitenciarios Albert Batlle en octubre del 2009. La chica ha aceptado los hechos y la pena, que se ha rebajado a la mitad respecto lo que pedía inicialmente la fiscalía.
Tamara iba a ser juzgada hoy en la sección séptima de la Audiencia de Barcelona, pero finalmente ha aceptado la rebaja de pena planteada por la Fiscalía y

Tamara''s attack on Albert Battle was to defend our comrade Amadeu Casellas, then dying on hunger strike due to Battle's refusal to grant basic human rights.

se ha conformado con una condena de ocho años de cárcel, la mitad de lo que el ministerio público pedía inicialmente para ella, según fuentes judiciales.

El fiscal pedía 16 años de cárcel por los delitos de asesinato en grado de tentativa (12) y tenencia de explosivos (4).
Ha habido una concentración en la entrada de la Audiencia de Barcelona, frente a fuertes medidas de seguridad, para protestar por la condena de la anarquista

Oct 27: David Rovics.. Benefit for Marie Mason

Oct 27: David Rovics Benefit Concert for Marie Mason

Marie got 22 years for trying to Save the Planet

Published September 2, 2011 Benefit talks & shows , Events Closed On October 27th, activist and singer/songwriter David Rovics will be performing in Detroit to raise much needed support funds for political prisoner Marie Mason.  If you are in the Detroit area, check out this great event and bring as many of your friends with you!

If you are not near Detroit, you can look into organizing a benefit show with David through his website at  David is a long time friend and supporter of Marie, talking about her case regularly on tour as well as writing the song, Marie for her.   Learn more about David Rovics and his upcoming “No Fracking Way” Tour at

About Marie

Marie Mason of Cincinnati, Ohio is a long time environmental and social justice activist and loving mother of two. On March 10th, 2008 she was arrested by FBI, Homeland Security and local police on charges related to two Earth Liberation Front actions that occurred in Michigan, in 1999, and 2000.

Marie’s case is one of the latest developments in what many have dubbed the “Green Scare,” a recent wave of government repression aimed at disrupting and discrediting grassroots environmental activism and criminalizing dissent.

Please send cards and well wishes to the address below.  Detailed mail guidelines can be found here.

Marie Mason #04672-061
FMC Carswell
Federal Medical Center
P.O. Box 27137

race for ‘New Earth ‘ planet..Nasa to win 23 Sept?

The race is on to announce the discovery of the first rocky Earth sized planet with water in the habitable zone of a nearby star… NEW EARTH ONE.

'New Earth One' discovery imminent. the first rocky Earth sized planet with water to be found in the habitable zone of a nearby star.

13th Sept  European Astronomers believe they have found a second planet outside our solar system that seems to be in the right zone for life, just barely., among 50mnew plant discoveries a

nnounced Monday, but it’s about 3.6 times the mass of Earth, temperatures there may range from 85 to 120 degrees with plenty of humidity, 35 light years away an

d may not have water .

We are living through an ast

onishing rush of new discoveries of planets in deep space.

Dozens of teams around the world are  competing frantically to  find such planets.

On 23rd Sept  up to 1000 new planets may be announced by Nasa’s Kepler project which includes the orbiting detector, ground telescopes and supercomputers and focuses just on 1/400th part of the sky

Only in the last year have humans been able to detect Earth size planets, combining supercomputing, the latest techniques and space based observatories.

2011 Feb 2: Kepler-11 is a small, cool star around which six planets orbit

Only in the last months has it been proven that Earth sized planets are relatively common, so statistically there must be MILLIONS of th

em in the Universe

The latest batch of data from Kepler will be publicly released on Sept 23rd. Dozens of scientific teams are working flat out on the mass of new data already out.

Just 3 months ago an amazing new technique called BLENDER has come on line  The blend of the foreground target star and the background eclipsing binary using the NASA supercomputer, Pleiades, to make more than 1015 (a 1 followed be 15 zeros or 1,000,000,000,000,000,000) or a quadrillion calculations to test a transiting planet.

Only last February the first roc

ky planet near Earth size was discovered. But it turned out to be an inferno.

Now there are 1000s of new candidates being discovered in just Kepler’s small field of vision, plus new planets being found by dozens of other discovery centers around the world, and huge new precision instruments being built.

Very soon the quest will not be  for NEW EARTH  ONE, but  for which of many such planets really harbours life.

There are various interactive sites where you can follow the story. For the Kepler project  Nasa is  the best.. see HERE


Arctic Ice melt..’WORST EVER’

Its been a depressing race.. to see if 2011 will be the worst or the 2nd worst year for Arctic Ice loss.  Now the first reports that it’s the worst ever are coming in.

The Arctic lost sea ice very rapidly in the first half of July. Ice loss slowed in late July-early August, but resumed again later in August. Web cam 1 has tipped but not fallen over completely, as you can see in the images.

Depressing and pathetic. At the North Pole Web cam 2 fell over on July 23 in the melted snow and ice, and now views only the sky.

The North Pole skull cap shrank to about half a percent under the previous record low set in September 2007. University of Bremen physicists said there was uncertainty in July about whether the ice melt would surpass the previous record.

They said their studies indicated that continuing ice decline was related to man-made global warming.

“It seems to be clear that this is a further consequence of the man-made global warming with global consequences,” researchers said in their report.  “Directly, the livehood of small animals, algae, fishes and mammals like polar bears and seals is more and more reduced.”

Read the report (PDF)xxxx

As Arctic sea ice has continued to decline, it also has become drastically thinner overall, the report said.

The researchers said that previously the melting ice had been attributed to yearly weather anomalies. But now it is believed the massive melt is due in part to global warming and the increasing albedo effect, which has to do with the power of the surface to reflect sun. As more ice melts, instead of having white ice reflect more of the sun’s rays, you have a larger amount of open water that absorbs those same rays. Therefore, warmer temperatures lead to even more ice melting….A typical Runaway Climate Change loop.

What does this mean??

Loss of Arctic ice means…

Accelerated global warming, loss of habitat and species, worse ocean acidification threatening disaster, unpredictable methane blowouts from the seabed, methane release from melting permafrost ‘bogs’, (methane is shorter lived but more than 20 times worse than CO2), warmer oceans means more storms and hurricanes in the tropics, coral die off threatening biosphere, oil gas and mineral exploration  and extraction, causing pollution and more climate change ( a man made feedback loop).

It’s not true that there is nothing we can do about climate change.

It’s not the heat we put out that is the problem, it’s the CO2,. There are
plenty of other energy  technologies that don’t produce CO2. It’s just a case of switching soon enough, before the change becomes irreversible. So it’s a very good idea to stir people up, because there’s a lead time and later may be too late.
Alternatives include wind, sun, geothermal, and theres even a CO2-Free ”gasoline”.. NH3 fuel, which has been suppressed by big oil and could power cars, trains , planes etc more cheaply and pollution free. SEE HERE..

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