Saturday, September 29, 2012

S25, 26, and S29 Madrid, Lisbon, etc. Video

Video archive Must watch for the real story on unfolding

Crossauldwan ‏@Crossauldwan

WATCH THIS AND SHOW SOLIDARITY! @JFTAXI: Its very hard to watch this video from the streets of Madrid.

They were police provocateurs buddy wake upp you see the same later in the video dragging off protesters.
The guys with the dark blue hoodies and red flags are provocateurs 0:06 same as 1:36 only here they drag protesters off to the van to get arested.
And they always in the front rows hitting the cops with the red flag pole to intice agression and give them an excuse to charge its all staged by the cops.
So the police did start the agression.

The next video of police brutality has been age-restricted on youtube. If it will not show up here, search youtube for

Movimiento 25 Septiembre cargas policiales
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Police Beat Young Teenage Girls At Madrid Spain #25s Protest

S25 Spain man paralyzed by riot cops

Michael ‏@_cypherpunks_

Madrid Protests: Police Admit 'Secret' Agents But Deny Provocation (PHOTOS) #25s #26s … 

26s infiltrados de la policia "coño que soy compañero"

Occupy NZ @OccupyNZ

Undercover cop accidentally beaten up by his colleagues. #Madrid #26S #S26

#S29 Street report from Madrid, Spain

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S29 crowd and speakers in Lisbon:


S29 Poland

Lisbon, Portugal:

S29 Lisbon


S29 Surround the congress madrid

S29 Madrid sit down at end of protest

Spain reels at violent tactics by riot police

Jayron @Jayron26

PD beat the sh*t out of comrades and leave the remains in the street like meat.  #OO #Watch29S #OWS #OCHI #OSF #29S

Spain infiltrators

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Los Angeles City Hall Lawn FAIL! OccupyLA!

Exactly two months after City Hall park reopened, video of the clearly dying lawn, which was part of the excuse used to kick out OccupyLA.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

The Broken Windows Theory for cops

In Los Angeles, the "Broken Windows" theory, that a single broken window in any area will cause people to devalue said area and to begin destroying it, that it is a tipping point to destruction, is used to criminalize the homeless and poor. If there is a homeless person in the area, the theory theorizes, more will come and BUSINESS WILL SUFFER. We of course cannot have that; never mind ending human suffering and trivial notions along those lines.

Now, I say that their precious Broken Windows theory should be used as a measure of police misconduct. If one cop gets away with unduly harming a citizen, whom they are supposed to serve and protect, then by the theory that unchecked misconduct is an open door, a pleading, for the rest to move to that same level and beyond.

Each and every act of police misconduct must be taken deadly seriously by the city because any single adequately unpunished case obviously must demand others to become abusive! And if only the worst cases are inadequaltely punished, this throws open the door for cops to do whatever they feel they can get away with because they know they will not be punished.

Any group gathered for purposes of unaccountability is both immediately disqualified and a threat to those around them.

Abusive cops, knowing that they will not be punished. There is something terribly wrong with this country.

Cop kicks woman

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Bank of America: Despicable beyond Measure

In March 2012, Occupy Fights Foreclosures arrived at Dirma Rodriguez' home after her panic'd phone call to find her and her family and property put out on the street by Bank of America and a home flipper company. This includes Ingrid, a severely disabled 27 year-old who can neither speak nor care for herself.

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After two months of fighting to regain her home, including harassing phone calls from BofA after a page 2 LA Times article on this very family and foreclosure (April 13 2012), Occupy Fights Foreclosure discovered fraud in the foreclosure proceeding and forced Bank of America to return their home. The only home Ingrid has ever known, which was customized for her special needs. Among the customizations: Rose bushes all around the yard so that wherever Ingrid goes, she will encounter beauty.

Now, the Hernandez family of the San Fernando Valley in California have been struggling against Bank of America and associated agencies to keep their home, a struggle lasting over four years. Twenty-some days ago, after failing to get BofA and associated agencies to work with them or even reply, the Hernandez family found a notice to vacate on their property. Members of this family happen to be part of Occupy San Fernando Valley, and Occupations across Southern California including the always-solid Occupy Skid Row set up an occupation and a  barricade in front of the house against the inevitable sheriff's assault. (Sheriffs do what banks tell them to do. Sort of a private army, little changed from the days of the "wild west" and robber barons doing land grabs.) Since then, they have been reaching out to neighbors, building community, sharing food and the message of fighting for our homes. And gaining some media attention.

Last night, LAPD and Child Protective Services arrived unannounced at 12:04AM and asked to see the Hernandez children...!

There are obviously water and electricity in the home and the children are happy.

LAPD and CPS showed up again this afternoon so they are obviously intending to force this angle.

Children are not tools for foreclosure. They are not levers to force families into losing their homes. If BofA hate the bad publicity they are justifiably receiving, it is because they are doing things which should be publicly reviled, which demand such publicity. Kicking a victim of extreme cerebral palsy onto the street. Faking concern for the Hernandez children to steal their home. So you can sell foreclosed homes in bulk...

Bank of America, you should be ended. You are despicable beyond measure.


Photo: Dirma and her family with members of Occupy Fights Foreclosures.


A Widowed Mother of a Severely Disabled Daughter gets her home back from BofA Thanks to Occupiers

LOS ANGELES — Occupy Fights Foreclosures (OFF), a subcommittee of Occupy Los Angeles, successfully won the home back of a Los Angeles homeowner whose home, they say, Bank of America fraudulently foreclosed on and sold, even after dutiful payments on a temporary loan modification for over a year.

Earlier this week, Bank of America rescinded the sale and foreclosure of Dirma Rodriguez' West Adams home — the title is now appropriately back in Ms. Rodriquez's name. BofA assured Ms. Rodriquez— a widowed mother—and her family which includes a severely disabled daughter with toxoplasmosis cerebral palsy, they are now safe from any future threat of eviction.

BofA launches 2nd round of bulk foreclosure sales

For the second time in five months, Bank of America is tapping the red-hot market for foreclosed homes by seeking bids on a bulk offering of several hundred single-family homes.

Over the past several weeks, the nation’s second-largest bank by assets has solicited bids for a bulk deal that includes up to 500 largely vacant single-family homes, some of which BofA acquired after its merger with Countrywide Financial, according to several sources within the real estate and mortgage sectors. Countrywide was one of the largest subprime lenders in the United States.

The bulk deal, which includes foreclosed homes in California, Florida, Arizona, Texas, Pennsylvania and Georgia, is one of the biggest block offerings of foreclosed homes ever done by a bank, these sources say.


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Yet ANOTHER ugly foreclosure story starring Bank of America! Daily additions: BofA horror stories


From the above link; needs to be here because it is despicable:

Beloved DC Pastor Fights Eviction; Occupy Our Homes DC Pressing Bank of America for Justice

While Rev. Michael Vanzant was in the hospital recovering from a minor stroke brought on by
Bank of America's plans to evict him, we foreclosed on BofA's DC Home Loan office while also asking supporters to shut down their phone lines. We were successful on both fronts. That same day, BofA called Rev. Vanzant in the hospital to set up a call to discuss solutions. Once that discussion began, though, it became clear that they hadn't quite heard us. Rev Vanzant was offered more money to move out of his home in a gentrifying area of NE DC. He is not interested, though we are all pleased that we've made it onto their radar.

We are asking you to take a moment to call the DC Home Loan office and let them know that this isn't about money - this is about keeping communities intact. Please call and demand they work with Rev. Vanzant on a modification - he is not leaving.

Bank of America
Home Loan office - DC - 202-797-4940 


Fort Hernandez


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

How the two political parties are not different

Barely scratching the surface here:

Oh, there IS a difference between the two political parties. However, note that neither the RNC nor the DNC mentioned PFC Manning, now 2 years in solitary confinement for revealing the lies of Bush's war; the NDAA, NDRP, HR347, the military industrial complex taking 50+ percent of our tax dollars under an infinite war standing, student debt totaling over one trillion dollars because it's a bankster scam, getting back the 16 trillion given away by the Fed and others to wall street and banks for bonuses, 7000+ Occupiers arrested and brutalized over the last year for talking about these very things (mostly attacked by "democratic" mayors such as Quan, Villaraigosa, etc.)... There IS a difference, but it is =not= where it matters, where it will actually solve the problems destroying us. Income inequality is utterly out of control, unions are being destroyed, the middle class is vanishing under long-term attack...and they're pushing the TPP which is NAFTA (passed by Clinton) on steroids...who mentioned an immediate foreclosure moratorium, much less an investigation into the (known for 2+ years) illegal robosigning mills? Wells Fargo and BofA are two criminal organizations still stealing homes at record rates through provably fraudulent means, yet they are allowed to continue at will. Why? Because it's been found that Wall Street are buying up foreclosed properties in bulk. There are more empty homes in American than there are homeless people (and many of the homeless are Veterans). Was there any mention of immediate care for Veterans, who desperately need it? What about the terrible percentage of Veterans who are killing themselves?

Neither party will address these issues either at all or in any meaningful manner. They continue to have to shut down social services (such as former Goldman Sachs lackey Rahm Emmanuel shutting down several mental health care clinics recently in Chicago, and now with Chicago teachers at the edge of striking...) Infrastructure problems are the result of forced "austerity", which means the people have to fund the theft of those trillions of dollars, or at least feel the result. Because no one is doing a single thing to retrieve it. There is no difference between the parties there. Where it most matters. National parks are being sold to foreign investors because "there's no money". Some people are getting extremely rich this way, through selling off America, and neither party is saying a word to stop it. The DHS and TSA are quietly expanding their presence and power as part of a power grab and we are happily allowing ourselves to become normalized to it, because it is occurring in increments, not all at once. Drones! They are setting up drones in our skies and newly-announced "wraith" ground drones which can travel 65MPH and climb over stop what? I don't see any terrorists, just US citizens. But that doesn't matter because arms dealers, the same ones who paid representatives to vote yes for the NDAA, need a new market, and a new market requires a new enemy. WE are that new enemy. Protest is already defined in a DoD manual as "low-level terrorism". Now the FBI are raiding protesters' homes on suspicion, not fact...same tactics used against the civil rights movement. The 1st Amendment is very nearly gone, and they're starting on the 4th (TSA, etc.).

Non-Occupiers aren't getting that with the citizens united ruling still around, this election is most likely decided by the rich. No one is serious about striking it down NOW when it matters. Our votes are less and less important in a system based upon limitless corporate campaign donations ("Fascism").

Note that Obama was going to do his DNC speech at Charlotte's Bank of America Stadium (it was moved). Bank of America are currently attempting to kick this family out onto the street:

And have previously attempted to kick this family out as well. In fact, when Occupy Fights Foreclosures arrived at their house, they WERE on the street with all of their property! Note they have a 27 year-old severely disabled daughter!

BofA do not give a fuck. Obama and Romney do not give a fuck. This is business as usual and WE are being fucked!

The two parties are only different in the rate of entropy resultant in either of them being selected. And I want my country back. NOW. If anyone wonders why I am angry.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Occupy Skid Row is gone. LA Times lies about them

(This installment is incomplete but must be published.)

This story is mostly about Occupy Skid Row and of course leaves out critical details such as police arresting people for things such as not having their tents fully disassembled, leaving the reader to assume all Row arrests are for actual "crime". And that they confiscated Catholic Worker carts which they aren't supposed to touch. And more... ~MP

The CCA, a lobbying group who are the real power in this city, have been using the LA Times to demonize the homeless over the last several months as part of an effort to snatch up that cheap property and turn it into privately-owned pricey rentals.

OccupyLA joined LA CAN and other community networks against the CCA and their criminalization of the homeless by staging a nightly tent-in at 626 Wilshire, their office door. CCA have since been using LA Times to demonize OccupyLA. The police they own were used to create last month's police riot against the citizens of downtown during Artwalk in hopes the people of the city would blame Occupy. They failed. They will try again tonight.

So how should we view the dynamic regarding city hall, the CCA, and LAPD regarding the homeless and homeless support organizations?

Huge Subsidy for Stadium Architect

Villaraigosa quietly plans to hand Gensler $1 million meant for the poor

"How did Los Angeles city leaders turn $1 million intended to help downtown’s homeless and low-income denizens into a proposed subsidy for the global architecture firm designing downtown’s proposed NFL football stadium?

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has decided to spend $1 million in federal grants — money that had been avidly sought by residents of Skid Row — to instead help out San Francisco–based Gensler, a 2,800-employee giant that enjoyed $463 million in revenue last year."

That's how. This downtown stadium would help CCA and would use CCA "private security", increasing their power grab against the people of downtown. And the homeless? They're in the way.

Now word that the Occupy Skid Row encampment has been broken and scattered through continuous police harassment (and the lies which go along with that) in this hit piece:

LAPD, Occupy movement face new friction

Activists, who accuse police of a political agenda in skid row cleanup, plan another chalking protest.,0,7297452.story 

There are several things wrong with this "article". 



This is of course part of their continuing campaign against Occupy via the CCA, who have actually directly written at least one article in LA Times (against the homeless). Using the Times as a mouthpiece to demonize and outright lie through omission to turn the people of the city against Occupy. Corporate influence of the press? That's Fascism!

“Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power”

~Benito Mussolini

LAPD Captain Horace Frank, who is in charge of that area of downtown, and Lt. Paulson, who is in charge of the so-called "Safer Cities Initiative" which makes it illegal for locals to sit or sleep on the sidewalk during the day or to have their tents up even partially during the day, personally patrol and threaten locals with arrest as shown and discussed in this video. Please note the LA Times article (and of course the CCA website) makes no mention of nuisance arrests targeting, criminalizing the homeless, or of police captains and lieutenants wasting taxpayer money arresting people over tents. 

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There have been more arrests on the Row than there are residents. That's just wrong. This is only about gentrification, about profit and power.


Video of "They always come straight to Towne every morning". "I'm an enforcer". 

Video of them stealing the CW carts during the General's arrest

Link to the Health Department report not including Towne or showing any violations on Towne especially feces and urine. SHAME on CCA. 

This is Captain Frank telling one of his men how to attack a peaceful Occupy protest at his precinct. I note they are both staring directly at me as I record.

Captain Frank also gave the orders at July's Artwalk to arrest anyone chalking (more Artwalkers than Occupiers). They wished people to blame Occupy for their arrests but all they managed to do was enrage citizens into resisting in large numbers.

All of this so CCA can gentrify Downtown for their own personal profit and power, all the while convincing you they are friends.  

Is this really about water-soluble children's "sidewalk chalk"? Listen to 10 seconds of LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and mayor Mr. Villain on the subject:

The General might say FUCK THAT: 

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Chief Beck had been driven slowly past the Occupy Skid Row site when they re-encamped a month or so ago after the "clean up", so you know that the camp had long been discussed at the top levels of LA power.  

Time to abandon a system which won't be changed

and to live off the grid.

That feeling of frustration is a desire to live in a manner not supported by the system yet shown to be desirous: the camps. To live together, to work together, to struggle together, to make things work and to be confused together as things are figured out. By ourselves and each other, for ourselves and each other.

This of course is no easy undertaking. I propose "an Amish barn-raising", in which a community must build the micro-housing for every member, care for and supply every member, and figure out how every member may contribute as they are capable/willing/interested.

Two things occur: The existing system will seek to destroy this challenge as it has demonstrated is its wont. Secondly, it is as successful as the combination of people, location, resources, problem-solving, and willingness/drive are involved.

Hippy commune? GREAT! Hippy cult leaders? Well, they're going say so and use whatever means available to injure and prevent it. So lawyer the fuck up and have people in the nearest city deflecting the hell out of any evil intent against you. Because they cannot bear competition; they cannot bear anyone showing to others who may leave and/or demand it, that there is a better way.

The best way to be ignored is to be far, far away from that which would be threatened. The problems there are accessing supplies and skills not present at the site. Another problem is proportionate vulnerability to those who would interfere; the need to be able to solve such problems, without drawing down external interference.


Let this inspire you right away:

The Genius Way To Farm Huge Amounts Of Food Right Inside The City 


Legally-acquired land (take into account local temperatures in flux so as not to be rained out, snowed out, in terms of both physical need and food-growing/storing ability.

Knowledge and ability to maintain and/or establish ground water wells. What are the geophysics of the area? Deep wells can be expensive. Will your area freeze during the winter? How to keep water moving during a freeze. 

Skillsets involving food-growing/preserving/storage/serving.

Skillsets involving living with the land. Local 1st Nation members may be willing to teach us younger brothers and sisters their skills and way of living and overall wisdom.

Knowledge and books regarding living in small group dynamics (including the psychology of small group dynamics), problem resolution, etc.

Medical skills, general medical training for the group, perishable medical supplies; knowledge of your nearest supply centers and skill centers. 

Electrical skills and supplies regarding extracting and storing electricity. Solar, water and wind turbines, storage batteries. Solar-powered BBQs are available.

Connection to the internet.

The ability to protect yourselves from those who would interfere. This is perhaps the trickiest actual bit, as those most interested in your failure will use any excuse to sniff out "threats" to their system on whim. Local law enforcement can become suspicious as you well know. Be sure to be friendly and generous with locals; you need them on your side.

Know the local megafauna and microfauna. Beneficial plants and herbs? Dangerous snakes, spiders, wolves, etc.? How to keep them away/live in harmony with them? Does the area suffer from a history of spring flooding/flash flooding during storms? Etc.

The major issue beyond finding and permanently securing viable ground is climate change. It is real, it is here, and is currently manifesting in a 10% jump in food prices as 50+ percent of the US lies in emergency-level drought conditions. Today's LA Times has a story on how the Mississippi river is again being tricky due to drought, and if grain and corn shipments cannot be brought to market within 10 days, they will begin to spoil and we'll witness another jump in prices.

This is exacerbated through food commodities trading, mis-use of farmland for corn products, lobbying etc. All this will become increasingly visible as food stocks evaporate. Will they be able to get their greedy ass shit together and solve these problems? Depends upon the greedy and the need of the people. I for one believe you will have to be able to take care of yourselves completely.

Another tragic winter, early frost or continuing drought, will bring these issues well into the general public by this time next year. If you are set up near cities dependent upon the importation of foodstuffs, you may be increasingly subject to requests for membership to an unsustainable point, as well as a point where requests are no longer polite. Know your area and set up your initial shop accordingly.


I've been attempting to collect some general knowledge regarding all of this at my facebook group, "Occupy Climate Change".

I don't know poops about how to do any of this. But I think a lot, and I most certainly witness the Trends and speak to planning against them. There are people who know how to do this; there are people who are doing this, and they can help. Get the help and go! And obvious disclaimer: There is incredible room for terrible error involved in this. Do this entirely upon your own responsibility and awareness of responsibility. I am not responsible for anyone irresponsible. This will be HARD but it can be done.