Fight to Stop Corporate International Trade Agreements
Days of Revolt - Corporate Power Grab in America and the Rest of the World
Chris Hedges and organizer Kevin Zeese break down the terms of the TransPacific Partnership (TPP). The two deconstruct how the TPP and other associated trade deals like TiSA and TTIP, if approved, will lead to the irreversible privatization of public services, the dismantling of people’s judiciary rights, and the further corporatization of pharmaceuticals, labor, and natural resources. Zeese highlights the importance of direct action in combatting these injustices
The Paris Massacre
On 7 January 2015, a large part of the staff of the satirical publication Charlie Hebdo was massacred in thier Paris office. Below are links to a chronology of the events and some reflections related to the event. As always, these are my opinions.
Hyper Cacher was the scene of the shooting where hostages were reportedly taken by a lone gunman. Recently doubts have been cast on whether the gunman was handcuffed at the time of his dramatic exit from inside the supermarket into a flurry of police gunfire. The obvious question which comes to mind is, why would he be handcuffed before being apprehended. Below is an image from the video of his exiting the supermarket. Here is a link to a short video of individual frames showing his exit. It was reported in the press that "Coulibaly had attacked police forces with a Kalashnikov assault rifle and a Skorpion military pistol," according to Paris chief prosecutor Francois Molins. This is obviously one explanation as to why his hands are clasped together.
If you look closely to the bottom left corner of the photograph, it would appear there is the outline of a weapon. More on this here.
Today it's intellectually chic among the middle class to consider intellectual curiosity and a questioning attitude 'conspiracy thinking'.
But anyone with a questioning mind could reasonably argue why it would be highly unlikely burning aviation fuel could collapse massive steel and concrete structures such as the Twin Towers like an accordion and disintegrate them into powder. However, because our governments and media claimed it was logically possible for the 110-floor buildings to turn to dust, the majority of humanity dropped all semblance of logic and went along for the ride.
Human beings are constantly being encouraged to close their minds and unquestionably accept dogmatic statements about Al Qaeda, pandemics, oil spills and Homeland Security. And humanity's response seems to be, "better to accept than to question".
And though the bourgeoisie has the education and economic power to question and research the ambiguities of officialdom, it rarely does so. All too often it retreats from critical thinking and calls back smirkily to those who do question ... "you're conspiracy theorists!". ... KFS
"All of us might wish at times that we lived in a more tranquil world, but we don’t.” ... Robert F. Kennedy