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Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Thursday, July 18



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From CNN: San Francisco protests the NSA spying program in July 4th march


From CNN: San Francisco protests the NSA spying program in July 4th march

From CNN: San Francisco protests the NSA spying program in July 4th march (click to access report…Or not: It’s your choice!)

Democracy Now: American Fascism: Ralph Nader Decries how big business has taken control of the U.S. Government


Democracy Now: American Fascism:  Ralph Nader Decries how big business has taken control of the U.S. Government

Democracy Now: American Fascism: Ralph Nader Decries how big business has taken control of the U.S. Government

Quotation: Upton Sinclair (1878-1968) on GREED!


All the fair and noble impulses of humanity, the dreams of poets and the agonies of martyrs, are shackled and bound in the service of organized and predatory Greed!

Upton Sinclair (1878-1968) 

English: Upton Sinclair wearing a white suit a...

English: Upton Sinclair wearing a white suit and armband picketing the Rockefeller Building in New York City (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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End of an era…End of a life…End of a country? (Wake up reclaim m your Country: Ask your representative what you can do!)



End of an era…End of a life…End of a country?

Pink Floyd – Another Brick In The Wall (Viral Uploaded on Jul 5, 2010 24,677,69 views) And the message is: “FREEDOM”


Pink Floyd – Another Brick In The Wall 

Lifted from “Pink Floyd The Wall” film, this video is actually comprised of two songs: “The Happiest Days Of Our Lives” and “Another Brick In The Wall Pt. 2” This video became the official video of “Another Brick In The Wall Pt. 2” after the release of the film in 1982.

This single is by far Pink Floyd’s greatest ever mainstream success, instantly attaining classic status, and is perhaps their most famous piece of work. 

ABINTW Pt. 2 even became the protest song of a group of South African students during the apartheid regime, the song was subsequently banned in South Africa. 

The song itself is a protest against the rigidity of British schools, and in particular, the boarding school system Waters would have been part of as a young boy.

The poem read out by the schoolteacher is a direct reference to “Money”

The schoolteacher in this video was portrayed by the late, great, Scottish actor Alex McAvoy who passed away in June 2005.

If you haven’t seen “The Wall” I would Highly recommend you to do so.

This Day in the Yesteryear: THE WPA IS ESTABLISHED (1935) Will we have to wait till 2035 for a new deal?


The WPA Is Established (1935)

Part of US President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal program, the Works Progress—later Projects—Administration aimed to stimulate the economy during the Great Depression and preserve the skills and self-respect of unemployed persons by providing them useful work. By the time it was terminated in 1943, the WPA had employed 8.5 million people and funded the construction of roads, buildings, bridges, parks, and airports—as well as the production of art. What did critics pejoratively call the WPA? More… Discuss

Published on Apr 17, 2012

As President Roosevelt presides over the creation of new federal agencies to combat the effects of the Depression, nowhere is the effect of new public works projects more apparent than in Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia‘s New York City. Though FDR, the American aristocrat, and LaGuardia, the son of immigrants, are unlikely partners, together they expand and redefine the role of government in people’s lives.

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EXTRA, EXTRA! Democracy Now: “Shadows of Liberty”: New Film Explores How Corporate Control of Media Eroded the Freedom of the Press


Published on Apr 5, 2013

The new documentary “Shadows of Liberty” had its U.S. premiere last night at the National Conference for Media Reform in Denver. Using individual cases of journalists whose attempts to tell their stories have been muzzled by corporations and the government, the film shows how a corporate-controlled media can silence the truth about issues ranging from war to labor practices. In one instance, CBS refused to re-air an investigation by the prize-winning journalist Roberta Baskin on Nike’s use of sweatshop labor in Vietnam.

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Who Inspired “the Other” Rosa Parks?


Published on Mar 29, 2013

Watch the full 35-minute interview with Claudette Colvin on Democracy Now! at http://owl.li/jzCaV. Claudette Colvin was the first person arrested for resisting bus segregation in Montgomery, Alabama, in March 1955. Her refusal to give up her seat to a white person came nine months before Rosa Parks and helped spark the historic Montgomery Bus Boycott. It was her case before the U.S. Supreme Court that led to the desegregation of the Alabama bus system. Speaking to Democracy Now!, Colvin lists the African-American figures who inspired her historic, but overlooked, act of defiance.

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ON DEMOCRACY NOW:  Mass Protest Planned in Chicago over Plan to Close 54 Schools

10 Most Amazing Streets Around The World


Published on Dec 15, 2012

This list is about ten most amazing streets around the world / planet earth. You may visit one of these nice roads in your next visit to the respective country.

10. Road to giza
9. Pan american highway
8. 9 de julio avenue
7. The ebenezer place
6. The magic roundabout
5. Lombard street, san francisco
4. Savoy court
3. Parliament street in exeter
2. Baldwin street in dunedin
1. Copse hill road in lower slaughter

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Occupy Boston Livestream.com/occupyboston


Occupy Boston Livestream.com/occupyboston

Occupy Boston Livestream.com/occupyboston Click to access

Occupy Wall Street Draws Massive Turnout in NYC and Across the Nation to Mark 2-Month Milestone: from Democracy Now, November 18, 2011


Occupy Wall Street Draws Massive Turnout in NYC and Across the Nation to Mark 2-Month Milestone
Occupy Wall Street Draws Massive Turnout in NYC and Across the Nation to Mark 2-Month Milestone (Click here to watch the program from Democracy Now)

From Democracy Now: ‘The Occupy Wall Street movement entered its third month Thursday with protests against the economic system in dozens of cities across the country. Reports estimated some 300 people were arrested nationwide, with the majority of the arrests taking place in New York City when protesters attempted to shut down the New York Stock Exchange. “We effectively shut down Wall Street this morning. We did it with our stories, with our bodies, with our hearts,” says one of the organizers of the action. Democracy Now! reporter Ryan Devereaux filed this report. [includes rush transcript]’
(Source: http://www.democracynow.org/)

Arrests at new Occupy Wall Street protest (New Video: November 5, 2011


(Source Video, Story and Interviews: http://www.euronews.net/

At least 20 people have been arrested after scuffles broke out during an Occupy Wall Street protest in New York.
Hundreds of people marched as part of a demonstration against what they see as greed among banks and corporations.
Occupy Wall Street has inspired similar demonstrations right around the world.
Protester David Yale said: “This march is about the banks and what they’ve done to the American economy. We want them to be held accountable. We want them to pay for the damage they did. Fraud should be punished by jail terms.”)

Generator Seizure Forces ‘Occupy’ Creativity At Occupy Wall Street: Via Associated Press


After firefighters seized power generators and gas cans from Occupy Wall Street protestors, the demonstrators were forced to come up with a creative solution to power their laptop computers and mobile phones. (Oct. 31)

And this is how the history is written and these are the heroes!

CNN: Pepper spray used on demonstrators at Air and Space Museum


Pepper spray used on demonstrators at Air and Space Museum

Pepper spray used on demonstrators at Air and Space Museum (Click on picture to access and read the story at CNN)

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

About Pepper Spray

Pepper spray, also known as OC spray (from “Oleoresin Capsicum“), OC gas, and capsicum spray, is a lachrymatory agent (a chemical compound that irritates the eyes to cause tears, pain, and even temporary blindness) that is used in riot control, crowd control, and personal self-defence, including defence against dogs and bears.[1] Its inflammatory effects cause the eyes to close, taking away vision. This temporary blindness allows officers to more easily restrain subjects and permits persons using pepper spray for self-defense an opportunity to escape.

Although considered a non-lethal agent, it may be deadly in rare cases, and concerns have been raised about a number of deaths where being pepper sprayed may have been a contributing factor.[2]

The active ingredient in pepper spray is capsaicin, which is a chemical derived from the fruit of plants in the Capsicum genus, including chilis. Extraction of oleoresin capsicum from peppers involves finely ground capsicum, from which capsaicin is extracted in an organic solvent such as ethanol. The solvent is then evaporated, and the remaining waxlike resin is the oleoresin capsicum. An emulsifier such as propylene glycol is used to suspend the OC in water, and pressurized to make it aerosol in pepper spray. The high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) method is used to measure the amount of capsaicin and major capsaicinoids within pepper sprays.

A synthetic analogue of capsaicin, pelargonic acid vanillylamide (desmethyldihydrocapsaicin), is used in another version of pepper spray known as PAVA spray which is used in the United Kingdom. Another synthetic counterpart of pepper spray, pelargonic acid morpholide, was developed and is widely used in Russia. Its effectiveness compared to natural pepper spray is unclear.

Pepper spray typically comes in canisters, which are often small enough to be carried or concealed in a pocket or purse. Pepper spray can also be bought concealed in items such as rings. There are also pepper spray projectiles available, which can be fired from a paintball gun. It has been used for years against demonstrators. Many such canisters also contain dyes, either visible or UV-reactive, to mark an attacker’s skin and/or clothing to enhance identification by police.

The word Mace, a registered trademark of Mace Security International, is often used synonymously with pepper spray or tear gas; Mace was one of the original manufacturers of nonlethal security sprays in the US. However, not all of their products can be considered pepper spray.

The European Parliament Scientific and Technological Options Assessment (STOA) published in 1998 “An Appraisal of Technologies of Political Control”[5] with extensive information on pepper spray and tear gas. They write:

The effects of pepper spray are far more severe, including temporary blindness which lasts from 15–30 minutes, a burning sensation of the skin which lasts from 45 to 60 minutes, upper body spasms which force a person to bend forward and uncontrollable coughing making it difficult to breathe or speak for between 3 to 15 minutes.

For those with asthma, taking other drugs, or subject to restraining techniques which restrict the breathing passages, there is a risk of death. The Los Angeles Times has reported at least 61 deaths associated with police use of pepper spray since 1990 in the USA.[6] The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) documented 27 people in police custody who died after exposure to pepper spray in California since 1993.[2][7][8] However, the ACLU report counts any death occurring within hours of exposure to pepper spray. In all 27 cases, the coroners’ report listed other factors as the primary cause of death, though in some cases the use of pepper spray may have been a contributing factor.[2]

The US Army concluded in a 1993 Aberdeen Proving Ground study that pepper spray could cause “[m]utagenic effects, carcinogenic effects, sensitization, cardiovascular and pulmonary toxicity, neurotoxicity, as well as possible human fatalities. There is a risk in using this product on a large and varied population”.[9] However, the pepper spray was widely approved in the US despite the reservations of the US military scientists after it passed FBI tests in 1991. As of 1999, it was in use by more than 2000 public safety agencies. ( Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pepper_spray)

 
 

OccupyWallStreet Sen. Sanders Owns Ben Bernanke Live about Occupy Wall Street


YOU’RE THE VOICE OF AMERICA

Students, Work unions, Marines and many other groups have joined forces with Occupy Wall Street. Do not listen to media outlets. They’re funded by Wall Street. They will never bite the hand that feeds them, never.

KEEP IT UP OCCUPY WALL STREET! THE NUMBER ARE GROWING!

Democracy Now: Update on “Occupy Wall Street” Movement


700 Arrested on Brooklyn Bridge as Occupy Wall Street Enters Third Week Protests Grows Nationwide

700 Arrested on Brooklyn Bridge as Occupy Wall Street Enters Third Week Protests Grows Nationwide (click on picture to access and read this story)

The “Occupy Wall Street” protests in the financial district took a dramatic turn on Saturday when protesters tried to march across the Brooklyn Bridge. When police arrested 700 of the demonstrators, the event quickly turned into one of the largest arrests of non-violent protesters in recent history. Some protesters claim police lured them onto oncoming traffic on the bridge’s roadway; others said they did not hear instructions from police telling them to use the pedestrian walkway. Meanwhile, similar “Occupation” protests have spread to other cities, including Chicago, Boston and Los Angeles, where hundreds of protesters are now camped out in front of City Hall. We host a roundtable discussion with Marisa Holmes, an organizer with the main organizing group of Occupy Wall Street, called the General Assembly, Marina Sitrin, an attorney who is part of Occupy Wall Street’s legal working group, and Laurie Penny, a writer and journalist who reported on protests in London earlier this summer [Transcript to come. Check back soon.]
(Source: http://www.democracynow.org/)