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  • Learn2Love2Live Together 5:53 pm on October 30, 2016 Permalink |  

    Nothing to see over here folks please continue with your slumber; ..ZZZZZ Business as usual.. 


    Outrage Over Bundy Verdict: White Militants Acquitted While Native Protesters Brutalized

     | October 28, 2016


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    After Thursday’s Bundy verdict and Standing Rock response, the judicial system seems to be communicating loud and clear that white lives matter more.

    On the same day that Ammon Bundy and his gang of domestic terrorists were acquitted for taking over federal property while armed to the teeth, over 100 Native Americans protecting their own land were arrested, gassed, beaten with batons, and shot with rubber bullets. The difference in how each group was treated couldn’t be more stark.

    From the very beginning, the system was set up to favor the Bundys. Shortly after the takeover of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in rural Oregon took place earlier this year, the police response was muted.

    “During Saturday’s rally, not a police officer was visible. And so far law enforcement agencies have not approached the refuge or blocked access to the territory,” The Oregonian reported in January.

    Even though the wildlife refuge was on federal property, no FBI agents or military units were deployed to remove the Bundy militia from the building. The Bundys’ acquittal came from an all-white jury, who took just 6 hours of deliberation to find the gang not guilty of the crimes they were charged for, despite the Bundys livestreaming the event to the world. And as the Associated Press reported, the threat of violence was very real, as federal authorities recovered nearly 17,000 live rounds of ammunition at the bird sanctuary, as well as almost 2,000 shell casings from rounds previously fired.

    To contrast, the response from both state law enforcement and private security to the nonviolent civil disobedience exercised by the Standing Rock Sioux at the site of the Dakota Access Pipeline was incredibly heavy-handed. As water protector Dallas Goldtooth wrote on his Facebook profile, Native Americans protesting pipeline construction were dragged out of a religious ceremony at gunpoint, one of their horses was so badly injured by private security that it had to be put down, and national guardsmen were used to clear the protest site despite an order from President Obama’s Department of Justice halting pipeline constructionwithin 20 miles of the Missouri River.

    The Sacred Stone Camp further described the violence carried out against unarmed indigenous protesters in a post to their website:

    In addition to pepper spray and percussion grenades, shotguns were fired into the crowd with less lethal ammunition and a sound cannon was used (see images below).  At least one person was tased and the barbed hook lodged in his face, just outside his eye. Another was hit in the face by a rubber bullet… A member of the International Indigenous Youth Council (IIYC) that had her wrist broken during a mass-arrest on October 22nd was hurt again after an officer gripped her visibly injured wrist and twisted it during an attempted arrest. At least six other members of the youth council verified that they had been maced up to five times and were also shot and hit with bean bags.

    German Lopez, a writer for Vox.comsummed up the injustice of the Bundy verdict:

    “It is impossible to ignore race here. This was a group of armed white people, mostly men, taking over a facility. Just imagine: What would happen if a group of armed black men, protesting police brutality, tried to take over a police facility and hold it hostage for more than a month?” Lopez wrote. “Would they even come out alive and get to trial? Would a jury find them and their cause relatable, making it easier to send them back home with no prison time?”

     

    Zach Cartwright is an activist and author from Richmond, Virginia. He enjoys writing about politics, government, and the media. Send him an email at zachcartwright88@gmail.com, and follow his work on the Public Banking Institute blog

     
  • Learn2Love2Live Together 5:46 pm on October 30, 2016 Permalink |  

    Meanwhile in an alternate Reality! 


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    Buddy Brothers Acquitted in Armed Rebellion at Oregon Wildlife Refuge

     | October 28, 2016
     

    Ammon and Ryan Bundy, along with five of their followers, were just acquitted of federal conspiracy and weapons charges, despite admitting to participating in an armed occupation of a federally owned Oregon wildlife sanctuary for six weeks last January and February.

    The defendants were acquitted of conspiracy and firearm charges, but jurors were unable to come to a decision on Ryan Bundy’s property theft offense.

    None of the defendants denied taking part in the insurrection, but the Bundy’s rebellion struck a chord among ultraconservative activists and militia groups who were eager to rally around their fight against federal government control of local land. A juror was actually dismissed a day before the acquittal over concerns that he or she was unfairly biased.

    While Bundy’s armed rebellion led to a standoff and eventually violence with police, the defendant’s lawyersargued that prosecutors did not prove that they had conspired to prevent federal employees of the Fish and Wildlife Service or the Bureau of Land Management from doing their jobs.

    These acquittals of armed white ranchers come on the same day as dozens of unarmed Native American protesters were arrested by police in full riot gear while peacefully protesting the construction of the DAPL pipeline in North Dakota.

    A separate trial for Ammon, Ryan, Cliven, and a few other Bundy men is slated for next year, this time in Nevada.

    Nathan Wellman is a Los Angeles-based journalist, author, and playwright. Follow him on Twitter: @LightningWOW
     
  • Learn2Love2Live Together 5:29 pm on October 30, 2016 Permalink |  

    Signs of the Collapse of a decaying infrastructure. Or is it just business as Usual? 


    Cable News Silent as Police Face Off with Dakota Pipeline Protesters (PHOTOS/VIDEOS)

     


    The standoff between water protectors protesting the construction of a multi-billion dollar oil pipeline and police forces has intensified today.

    Well over a hundred officers in militarized riot gear have assembled in a line in direct confrontation with protesters, demanding that they move south, arresting those who refuse to move. Police say they have vowed to “take necessary steps to move trespassers from private property.” As of this writing, no major cable news networks have devoted significant coverage to the pipeline protests.

    This standoff comes just a few days after a series of mass arrests against protesters, journalists, and filmmakers. Authorities claimed that the protesters were engaging in mass rioting, despite the fact that the protesters carry no weapons and continue to emphasize peaceful resistance tactics.

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    The Guardian has reported that the assembled forces feature officers from “across the state” and that a request for assistance has been made for out-of-state officers. The National Guard is also present, allegedly only “in a support role.”

    Officers have deployed sound cannons against protesters in an attempt to get them to leave. According to tech blog Gizmodo, LRAD sound cannons have been known to cause permanent hearing loss.

    Protesters are blockading the state highway with their own bodies, vehicles, and at one point a tire fire to prevent police forces from advancing.

     

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    “If there is any aggression and any violence, it will not be from our people!” declared one protester.

    Protesters have taken to livestreaming to tens of thousands of people to speak out about the confrontations on social media, encouraging them to call local representatives, as well President Obama and Hillary Clinton, both of whom have remained mostly silent on this issue.

    Virtually all reporting on this confrontation has been from social media and smaller outlets like Democracy Now! and Unicorn Riot. As of this writing, this developing story is absent from the homepages of CNN, Fox News, and NBC News.

    “You guys are the media,” said Atsa E’sha Hoferer in a livestream. “I went to jail for you guys and your children and your grandchildren… We are a prayerful people. We have no weapons, no guns.”

    Hoferer’s livestream of the developing story can be found here:

    Nathan Wellman is a Los Angeles-based journalist, author, and playwright. Follow him on Twitter: @LightningWOW

    Cable News Silent as Police Face Off with Dakota Pipeline Protesters (PHOTOS/VIDEOS)

     
  • Learn2Love2Live Together 1:03 am on January 19, 2015 Permalink |  


    Society is allowing the media and the powers that be race bait them into racial upheaval. The sheeple are unable to see clearly due to the hatred and anger that has been implanted; which blinds them to the divide and conquer tactics being employed against them.

    Strange times indeed!

     
  • Learn2Love2Live Together 9:27 pm on April 3, 2014 Permalink |  

    The Scope of the Experiment 


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    The Human experience  The Great Experiment

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    Come let us reason together, increasing our knowledge and understanding of humanity’s evolutionary process; in respect to our need to mature to a level of functional unity for the sake of the survival and more importantly the purposeful progression of the species.  

     
  • Learn2Love2Live Together 1:33 pm on March 27, 2014 Permalink |  

    What is the Human Experience? 


    The human experience, the accumulative recorded history of man, his earliest beginnings to our current position in time.  When viewed we tend to observe our history in a microcosm.  If we take the time to digest man’s history you understand and are able to see the big picture; our full experience. even at that we are only going on what has been successfully retained and recorded.

    My intention is not to provide a history lesson but merely place the importance of man’s past.  So that you may have a full appreciation for our current position and how far we have progressed and have yet to go!  If we understand the beginnings, the history of man and observe the growth patterns, we find that we are in a grounded position to better discuss and ascertain his current condition.  The hope is that together we can intelligently formulate where we hope to go!

    Again I challenge you the reader to participate in this great experiment.  Join me and leave your thoughts and comments: Global Think Tank!

     

     

     

     
  • Learn2Love2Live Together 1:00 pm on March 26, 2014 Permalink |
    Tags: Human experience, , the Great Experiment   

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    The Human Experience   The Great Experiment

    Commentary:  By Darric May

    A challenge to the individual readers and the world at large.  The Challenge is in understanding the current times that we are in.  This will require knowledge and understanding of our past so that we may direct our future.  Let us come to a full understanding of the fullness of our current condition so that we may embrace the Human experience in its wholeness.  The hope is that we realize that man is ready to move forward out of his cocoon and transform into a new creation.  But the new creation requires new thoughts, mental expansion beyond the known familiar territory into the unknown out of your comfort zone.  New ways of being and doing.  The old ways must be shed for they are no longer beneficial, In fact they act as restrictive boundaries cutting off the creative flow of source.

     
  • Learn2Love2Live Together 11:25 am on March 26, 2014 Permalink |
    Tags: Convergence, ,   

    Convergence 


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    The Human Experience The Great Experiment

     

    Our current condition in the world we are witness to wars, famines, Global warming, genocides, these are viewed as birthing pains of the new creation. The ways of old replaced with the ways of new.  Walk with me as we share ideas and thoughts  on how we can actively come together as a people.  We invite you to take part in the first interactive novel.

    Learn to love to live together the first interactive novel invites you to engage, to interact by sharing your views in what  you envision a utopian society looks like.  What are the obstacles in place that stop us from coming together.  Join me in the Global think tank  where we can capture and formulate what the people visualize the perfect world would look like.  We then share amongst each other and work cooperatively to bring it about.

    https://learn2love2live.com/global-think-tank/

     
  • Learn2Love2Live Together 9:09 am on March 26, 2014 Permalink |
    Tags: Book launch, Book update,   

    Book update 


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    The Human Experience The Great Experiment

     

    So I have struggled to stay on track, coming to a  realization how broad a topic this subject covers. To be quite honest it has at times presented itself as an obstacle causing some delay.  Although I have had plenty of time and opportunity to write the topic is vast and complex requiring study and research.  But atlas I am back on track and pushing through with discipline and perseverance.

    A lot of followers have been asking when will the book be completed, are you still working on it, rest assured you will find that I am and will be sharing some of the material within the blog post, I would urge you to take part and share your ideas on the topic within the Global think tank

     

     

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    https://learn2love2live.com/global-think-tank/

     
  • Learn2Love2Live Together 2:41 pm on March 24, 2014 Permalink |
    Tags: Dorothy Height, , Polly Cowan   


    WEDNESDAYS IN MISSISSIPPI: The real housewives of Jackson Mississippi

    This Op-ed was written by Marlene McCurtis & Cathee Weiss, producers of the Wednesdays In Mississippi Documentarty Film.

    There been a lot of buzz recently about (the book and movie) The Help – Is it “true”? Who is represented fairly? What’s good and is not so good. Many question the actual merits of movie’s “feel good” approach to race relations. As filmmakers this controversy has confirmed our belief that we need more books, more films, and most importantly more talk about what really happened in Mississippi during this time of enormous change.
    Set in the middle of the civil rights era in Mississippi, The Help depicts the relationship between two groups of women– middle class white southern women and their black maids. At the end of the day, it is a piece of fiction, one writer’s interpretation of the complexity of racial relationships in the south. Yet, during this same time period there were real-life black and white women in Mississippi quietly, and some times not so quietly, working hard to dismantle the dehumanizing Jim Crow system. These women were obsessed, not about their toilets or polished silver, but rather about the abject terror incited by such racist stalwarts as the White Citizens Council and the Ku Klux Klan. They were determined to do what they could to help create a more just society for themselves and their children. A few years ago we discovered a story about a few of these very real and committed Mississippi women. As documentary filmmakers, we felt compelled to add their story to our shared history. It is the story of an amazing, yet little known organization called Wednesdays in Mississippi.

     

    During the summer of 1964 under the banner of Wednesdays in Mississippi, over 400 women, both black and white met behind tightly drawn curtains to discuss how they could support the civil rights movement. These were middle class women—white women who did have ‘help’, yet could clearly see the cruelty and the untenable nature of the segregated system. They were also black women who were not maids, but who were business owners, schoolteachers, nurses and librarians. They all were women with power and the will to invoke change.

     

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    Dorothy Irene Height and Polly Cowan, co-founders of WIMS. From the WIMS website

    These revolutionary meetings were organized by Dorothy Height, the head of the National Council of Negro Women and her close friend and colleague, Jewish political activist, Polly Cowan. Dorothy and Polly were northern, yet they knew women all over Mississippi were working to support civil rights.

     

    The summer of 1964 was Freedom Summer. Thousands of Northern college kids came into Mississippi to set up Freedom Schools and register people to vote. That same summer Wednesdays in Mississippi brought black and white women from the north into Jackson to meet with their southern counterparts. Here’s how it worked: every week a team of women from a different northern city flew into Jackson. They came in undercover, as respectable ladies- wearing white gloves and pearls. They went into the heat and terror of Jackson, often against the wishes of their families, sometimes with great risk to their personal safety. Their goal was to listen to and support the women of Mississippi who sought peaceful and lasting change.

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    While in Mississippi these northern women met with women like Elaine Crystal, a Jewish woman who decided, “to stop playing bridge and be a part of some thing that made a difference.” Elaine helped form Mississippians For Public Education and fought to keep the public schools opened. And women like Jane Schutt, who was an active member of the integrated organization Church Women United and served as the chair of the Mississippi Advisory Committee to the US Commission on Civil Rights. When in December of 1963, the Klan burned a cross on Jane’s yard, she decorated it with Christmas lights and kept right on working for racial equality.

     

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    In the black community they found women like Clarie Collins Harvey. A prominent businesswoman, Clarie had the economic freedom to boldly stand up to racist policies. She started WomenPower Unlimited, a grassroots organization to support young civil rights workers in the state and to register black voters. Clarie also developed the Chain of Friendship, an informal network of white women outside of Mississippi who supported the efforts of women fighting for integration inside the state. Jessie Mosley was another mover and shaker in the black community. A professor’s wife, she started the first chapter of the National Council of Negro Women in Mississippi in the 1950s. While her husband’s courses at the Jackson State University “were often observed by members of the Klan or White Citizen’s Council”, this didn’t deter Jessie. She was a huge supporter of Wednesdays in Mississippi and worked closely with Fannie Lou Hamer and other women activists to develop Head Start programs.

     

    Throughout the 1960’s Dorothy Height and Polly Cowan continued to work through Wednesdays in Mississippi (which later became Workshops in Mississippi) to join black and white women together. They spread throughout the state helping women work together to develop everything from home ownership projects for low-income families to community-based farm co-ops.

     

    In the end, it doesn’t seem fair to place the burden of truth on just one story, like The Help. Wednesdays in Mississippi offers another perspective on this “truth”. As those who were involved in this project are now reaching their 70s, 80s, and 90s, it is crucial that their story like so many others from that time be documented before they’re gone. The truth will be found when the stories of those on the front line and in the living rooms, those who were the backbone of the movement are told. Wednesdays in Mississippi is just one of those many stories.

     

     

    To find about more about Wednesdays In Mississippi and other women in the movement, please check out the following links:

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    http://www.history.uh.edu/cph/WIMS/

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wednesdays-in-Mississippi-Film-Project/266953138296

    http://jwa.org/teach/livingthelegacy

    http://www.sites.si.edu/exhibitions/exhibits/freedoms_sisters/main.htm

    http://www.nps.gov/mamc/index.htm

    http://seesaw.typepad.com/blog/2010/04/wednesdays-in-mississippi.html

     

     

     

     
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