Green Party calls for real withdrawal from Iraq by bringing everyone home

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Green Party welcomes news of troop withdrawal from Iraq, urges further steps for peace

Green Party leaders welcomed the news of the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq by the end of December, calling the presidential order more than eight years overdue.  Greens urged President Obama to let the troops come home to be with their families for the holiday, rather than stationed or redeployed elsewhere.

“We’re glad that President Obama is calling all US military personnel home from Iraq and has ignored Republican demands to prolong the occupation.  The President is honoring a binding Status of Forces Agreement between the United States and Iraq that President Bush signed.  The US must make every effort now to help US troops return to their civilian lives, especially those who’ve been wounded or have suffered psychological trauma because of the war.  We owe the troops a great debt and an apology for sending them to fight in a war based on deception and cooked intelligence,” said Carl Romanelli, Pennsylvania Green and member of the party’s International Committee (http://www.gp.org/committees/intl).

Greens noted that the withdrawal is the result of the Iraqi government’s insistence and that the Obama Administration was initially reluctant to comply with the agreement (http://www.nationaljournal.com/u-s-troop-withdrawal-motivated-by-iraqi-insistence-not-u-s-choice-20111021).  Continue reading

Military Violence against civilians in Egypt: 12/17/2011 – Link to live video

Sad news: The military in Egypt has attacked protesters. Nine people are dead.

Live Streaming on a global occupy live stream site:
http://www.livestream.com/globalrevolutio

You can help. Watch the live video. Be a witness.
Comment and follow action alert directions.

Link to a story at Vancouver Sun: here.
Protesters are returning to Tahrir Square.

Don’t let the police start hiding: Contact the Houston Police about their red tent

Who to contact to complain about the sneaky, red tent, used by Houston Police against occupiers:

Houston Police non-emergency number:  713-884-3131
Houston Police Public Affairs contact:  public DOT affairs AT cityofhouston DOT net
Any politicians, civil rights groups, or human rights groups who you feel may pay attention to your concerns.
Look for future action updates at Occupy Houston

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Story at Hispanic Business News: here.

Video of Houston Police covering their tracks with a big, red tent over the occupiers:


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Why you must do something about this… Continue reading

Does Goldman Sachs rule the world? (And, why was GS Mic-Checked by Occupy Princeton?)

Updates and links about Mon Dec 12th actions: here
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Three pieces about Goldman Sachs:

(excerpt from) Digital Journal/Op-Ed
The Goldman Sachs project — New world government?
November 18, 2011

“By leading the world’s economies into chaos, Goldman Sachs is creating a situation where they can replace key government leaders with their own people.
It’s a cheap con: scare your victim then move in to offer ‘protection.’

That’s the technique that’s now being used on a global scale to oust world leaders and effectively take over world government…”

The piece at Digital Journal points out that two world leaders, in countries where there are financial crises, have connections to Goldman Sachs:

Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos has ties to Goldman Sachs.

The Prime Minister of Italy, Mario Monti, “was an international adviser to Goldman Sachs from 2005 until his nomination to lead the Italian government.”

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(excerpt from) The Atlantic Wire
Occupy Princeton Hijacked a Goldman Sachs Recruiting Event
December 9, 2011
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Please check out “Sonny Meadows Week” at Peace Couple (plus, quiz at bottom of this post)

As many of you know, Sonny Meadows is a local musician and activist, here on Long Island, New York. The Wilders have admired his work — and his many solo performances and band performances — over the years. With the advent of the occupy movement, it seems to us that Sonny’s music about injustice, social justice, war and peace, is even more valuable. Now there are legions of empowered people to enjoy these songs, and learn this music.

At our Peace Couple website, we do a “Peace Song of the Day”, every day of the year. We used this past week to celebrate Sonny Meadows. If you go over there, you can check out which 7 songs we picked from among Sonny’s long list of favorites. (Maybe you want to guess first, or, think which of his songs you would have chosen, before you click over?)

For the real insiders, we could not resist making a game out of this project. So, at the readmore, you can find a quiz. See if you can match the Sonny Meadows song, with a brief quote from the lyrics. (And, if my darling husband is reading this, you have to play, too! And, no cheating!)

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New video: Reflections on The People’s Library (OWSL)


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Occupy Oakland and others call for a shutdown of all west coast ports on December 12th

When Occupy Oakland called for a general strike on November 2nd, they were able to shut down the Port of Oakland. It was a great moment for the power of the people, the power of the 99%, and the cause of the occupation.

Now, many of the west coast occupations have gotten together in an attempt to shut down all west coast ports. Occupy Portland (Oregon) and Occupy Oakland (California) are hubs for this action, though, all west coast cities are being asked to participate in a “Coordinated West Coast Port Blockade”.

How can you support this historic event on Monday, December 12th? (Some ideas: Let your friends in California, Oregon, and other west coast states know; Blog about the action alert; Share the video; Go to Oakland or Portland.)

Dec 12, 2011: Shut Down Wall Street on the Water Front

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