WHEN MONEY IS FREE SPEECH BUT SPEECH ISN’T FREE
Control of information promotes Establishment stories.
Control of history as reported to the public is obvious.
https://www.aol.com/florida-says-reject-proposed-advanced-203022749.html –“Black history is not inferior, and Black history does not lack educational value,” said Rev. Dr. R.B. Holmes Jr., pastor of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Tallahassee, a former Republican.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytNJo5Uergg —Lee Camp and Guerrilla history: How history is used for propaganda.
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Since the fighting ended, locals have tried to return to peaceful life in the now Russian city. Photojournalist Arseniy Kotov visited twice – in the summer and winter of 2022. His photographs reflect its most recent history and its ongoing reconstruction, which is one of Moscow’s top priorities. –end of rt info–
For those who may have forgotten or who hadn’t been born yet, Scott Ritter warned the US public that the Bush-era propaganda about Iraq WMD’s was a lie.—https://www.democracynow.org/2005/10/21/scott_ritter_on_the_untold_story –In a major article in The New York Times this weekend, reporter Judith Miller admitted she was wrong when she wrote several of the key articles that claimed Iraq had an extensive weapons of mass destruction program ahead of the 2003 invasion. Miller wrote, “W.M.D. — I got it totally wrong. The analysts, the experts and the journalists who covered them — we were all wrong.” Today we are joined by someone who was not wrong about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq–Scott Ritter. He was the United Nations” top weapons inspector in Iraq at UNSCOM between 1991 and 1998. Before working at the UN he served as an officer in the US marines and as a ballistic missile adviser to General Schwarzkopf in the first Gulf war.
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Scott Ritter corroborates or reminds about history as suggested in the RT link above, and also the book The Gates of Europe: A History of Ukraine as described below, that is a history of Ukraine that also underpins RT and Scott Ritter. It isn’t that anyone dismisses these versions of European history, it’s just that the information feels suppressed, the better to run capitalistic propaganda, in the opinion of one person. Think for yourself, after gathering information.
Scott Ritter, who seems to have earned a level of veracity, has something to say about Russia and the Ukraine.——
https://consortiumnews.com/2023/01/24/scott-ritter-the-nightmare-of-nato-equipment-being-sent-to-ukraine/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=cc342274-e1ce-427b-93db-8e23718eb38b –Instead, Ukrainian fascists, funded by the C.I.A., operated as a political underground, running sabotage operations and fomenting anti-Soviet/anti-Russian ideology amongst a population where the precepts of Ukrainian nationalist ideology ran strong.
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Consider another resource that will inform more fully about the Ukraine-Russia dust-up.—–Situated between Central Europe, Russia, and the Middle East, Ukraine was shaped by the empires that used it as a strategic gateway between East and West—from the Roman and Ottoman empires to the Third Reich and the Soviet Union. For centuries, Ukraine has been a meeting place of various cultures.
This book, The Gates of Europe: A History of Ukraine, seems essential if the USA is to wage a proxy war (which US bureaucrats have described our actions in Europe) with Russia.
Meanwhile in the USA, one supposes so-called leaders would have enough with which to deal, if they were for real. One item of interest is policing.
The police are attacking protestors again. And this past Wednesday, things went to another level. Law enforcement officers in Georgia may have just executed environmental activist Manuel Esteban Paez Terán in cold blood. Terán opposed “Cop City,” a planned $90 million police and fire department training facility being constructed in an Atlanta-area forest previously designated to be used as carbon-buffering parkland. He was killed by a raiding party consisting of dozens of officers from a host of agencies.
The police say that Terán shot first but have neither body cam footage nor other evidence to support their claim. And while one state trooper has been hospitalized, witnesses in the area describe hearing a single series of shots and speculate that the officer may have been a victim of friendly fire. The group that killed Terán, according to the Guardian, “included … officers from Atlanta police, Dekalb county police, Georgia state patrol, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the FBI.”
Terán’s mother, Belkis, who lives in Panama, found out about her son’s death through a text message the following day. Now, she’s trying to obtain a tourist visa so she can “clear his name.” And that’s because Georgia Governor Brian Kemp and others are calling Manuel and other #StopCopCity protestors — and you can stop me if you’ve heard this one before — terrorists.
This incident — the potential murder by cop of an environmental activist — would be unprecedented on U.S. soil, but it’s undeniably emblematic of the times. With great sadness, I recall the heavily militarized police force and hired private army deployed to confront us at Standing Rock during the NoDAPL movement. And I remember all too well being labeled a terrorist in response to my stand on behalf of our Grandmother Earth. But peaceful, legal dissent — whether it be on the front lines of a pipeline fight or in an Atlanta forest — must be protected! That’s the foundation of a healthy democracy, and we have to push back on this shameful activist-as-terrorist narrative at every turn.
On that note, I want to take a moment to say thank you. You may recall that, last congressional session, Lakota Law created a blog and action alert after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1374. Had the bill passed the Senate and been signed off on by the White House, this hideous law would, for all intents and purposes, have given law enforcement carte blanche to kill water protestors under the guise of protecting “infrastructure” (read: pipelines). But thanks in part to more than 33,000 of you who sent messages of dissent to your senators, the law died in the Senate.
It could come back, though. We’ll keep watching and let you know if it’s time to speak out again. We know that the Earth’s natural structure — her water and land — are far more critical than extractive infrastructure, so it’s important for all of us as her protectors to stay vigilant. Please know that I’m also reaching out to others who have direct knowledge of the developing situation with Terán so we can offer our continued support in the best possible way. There may, for instance, be an opportunity to call for an investigation and help Manuel’s mother gain clarity and justice for her son. Please stay tuned.
Wopila tanka — thank you for your willingness to take a stand!
Chase Iron Eyes
Co-Director and Lead Counsel
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This seems to be an important lakotalaw blog — https://lakotalaw.org/news/2021-07-28/hr-1374?ms=ea&utm_source=ea&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=cclp&utm_content=textlink1&sourceid=1056844&contactdata=eDjjkA%2fFOMNWJREU33dkOzwKRhQlV9usc5j+mSqcPDeLR12OLGbdchEACHWEcP4zUuuoq3eJqi7sgQH2lLxxM2MIxF40MZRhy9ZgFw0pchzO1qkgnkPepNoe9obzabGLeG1ym37TNFC5xSUVN9SJcnQ%2feyxgy0KEwBLB0KRQ%2fvC7WXM5nf6ttTj4O+2M9O1sfhSVIDWjuX6IUDny7siIJxdYgrDDtYSHy3iZ+kdctA4rfqg+m+P%2fJ6yiKxbxUUWwZ8%2fxWbNQ+an3RPeG+9VG7g%3d%3d&emci=46474e2e-799b-ed11-994c-00224832eb73&emdi=8fa839bc-7f9b-ed11-994c-00224832eb73&ceid=8102310 —Water protectors are already fighting multinational, multibillion-dollar corporations. With HR 1374, these companies would no longer need to hide their payouts to local police or disguise their pipeline funding as campaign donations. This bill opens the door to a whole new level of draconian enforcement, actually requiring that these corporations publicly hop into bed with state officials and state forces.Right now, these heinous practices are already happening and are no secret to those paying close attention — though everyone involved would prefer to keep such arrangements quiet. With this bill, America would be blurring the line between corporation and state, sanctifying the channeling of private funds into the hands of already violent and well-funded police and military forces (whether private, like TigerSwan, or public, like the National Guard).
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From RemaLoeb with gratitude — https://www.facebook.com/rema.loeb/posts/pfbid0297M6wa44mNzwdUaJ78fA561djvku9wQvmequHTWP1fSqFxoXQpdxDMbxEMBNfzkGl —
These companies paid money to build a huge militarized police urban warfare training camp adjacent to BIPOC neighborhoods in Atlanta.
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Some people in the USA are attempting liberty and freedom that isn’t about violence and privilege, but rather about dignity. Consider seed sharing.
Seed sharing buoys liberty — https://popularresistance.org/seeding-the-future-free-summit-explores-the-latest-in-seed-sharing-libraries-more/ —
If you’re new to seeding, you’re in luck! Seeding the Future will host a variety of sessions to get you acquainted with the basics. Our “How to Start a Seed Library” session is a great introductory conversation that will map out the time, resources, and people-power needed to start your own seed library. “Ask a Seed Librarian” is an expert-hosted panel that can act as a great follow-up.–end of popularresistance info–
Imperialism isn’t good for local communities, even in the USA — https://popularresistance.org/building-a-global-peoples-movement-to-end-us-imperialism/ —
Doutaghi also explains how people in the United States are being misled so they will support the use of these illegal actions, if they are even aware of them.–end of popularresistance info–
It’s not that communistic propaganda doesn’t exist, but rather that it is mirrored by capitalistic propaganda.—-
https://popularresistance.org/exaggerating-chinas-military-spending-st-louis-fed-breaks-all-statistical-rules-with-misleading-graph/ –But in reality, China’s defense budget in 2021 was $270 billion, whereas that of the US was $767.8 billion – nearly three times larger (in constant 2020 US dollars).
The Pentagon budget subsequently ballooned to $782 billion in 2022 (in 2022 dollars), and $858 billion in 2023 (in 2023 dollars).
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So Speechmay not be Free when it talks about corruption in politics? But money can be calledFree Speech
From MRonline — https://us2.campaign-archive.com/?e=2833cdb99b&u=36ce609ae68971b4f060ad9c7&id=0ec7244b73 —
The lawsuit that could freeze speech against billionaires—Warren’s lawyers have asserted the natural gas tycoon experienced “mental anguish” from comments, ads, and social media posts in which O’Rourke’s campaign suggested the money was a reward for Abbott going easy on Warren’s pipeline company, Energy Transfer Partners, before and after a deadly storm that shut down power to more than four million people.
Warren delivered the cash to Abbott’s campaign two weeks after the governor signed legislation that included a loophole allowing natural gas companies like Energy Transfer to opt out of energy infrastructure winterization mandates.
FBI wants to put me on trial for fighting for Black freedom: Instead put the colonizer State on trial!
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From RemaLoeb shared in gratitude. This seems to be a story of remembering our humanity. — https://www.facebook.com/rema.loeb/posts/pfbid02pNNtRCH3GeCgsaD5PNi2xfA3EuCK4Y2oqAP3AX67zYpprWtpmFyWpesxcCHrYjfil —These teachings need to first start from within ourselves, respecting ourselves, they tell us that the teachings need to first start from the inside.
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From RemaLoeb who wishes to save a forest in her region. Please sign the PETITION if you feel so motivated and inspired. — https://www.change.org/p/voters-want-a-new-school-not-the-big-dig-stop-the-senseless-destruction-of-forest?recruiter=134057&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=psf_combo_share_initial&recruited_by_id=14497020-c26b-012f-9c12-40401fa5e37a&share_bandit_exp=initial-34862535-en-US&utm_content=fht-34862535-en-us%3A0 —
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From popularresistance — https://mailchi.mp/popularresistance/popular-resistance-daily-digest-hclu11kr7i?e=1b0a9c0541 —
Urban Gardening 101: Everything You Need To Know
What Does Indigenous Reclamation Mean?
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From MRonline — https://us2.campaign-archive.com/?e=2833cdb99b&u=36ce609ae68971b4f060ad9c7&id=6679197e71 —
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From Gateway Greens — https://mailchi.mp/e4d71720bee3/green-party-of-st-louis-meeting-wed-april-19-2017-recent-and-future-elections-6223469?e=d624642c9f —
|“It’s More Than Gun Violence”
Webinar, 7:30 pm CT, Wed, Feb 1, 2023
It is time to REGISTER
US gun violence has become unbearable. Claims regarding the second
amendment affect how federal, state and local governments enact gun safety
regulations. A culture of death permeates Missouri’s history of racial
terror lynchings and modern-day application of the death penalty. A model
municipal program in Ward 22 of St. Louis encourages communities to
police themselves and reduce violence by training participants how to use
deescalation tactics when intervening in confrontations. The colonial
mode of production forms a violent parasitic relationship between Europeans
vs. African people and other oppressed masses. This is particularly true
for resource extraction from colonized humanity.
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The beauty and reality of life can be discerned when we slow down — From Remaloeb and shared with gratitude — https://www.facebook.com/rema.loeb/posts/pfbid02S5mQfwxMQiqwNkJXnNVedsMq7HXbgUC1mYrkVvRHNnq14cQP7ausBBZeCpaW2fXrl —
Life Cycle of Blackberries
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From Bill Huston who may have spent more time, money and energy working for the environment than for himself. —– In solidarity —
Can you please share this?
I go to EVICTION COURT at 8:30 AM on Friday, 1/27/2023
I owe $5,200 in back rent.
I have no car and few options. except living on the streets in the coldest part of winter.
I am praying for a miracle,
but I am preparing for the worst.
I am asking for your kind consideration of assistance.
I am saying goodbye to you now.
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