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July 4th: Liberate Space from the Surveillance State!

Posted 11 years ago on June 18, 2013, 8:38 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Tags: j4, nsa

Stop Spying

Liberate Space - July 4th - Cities Everywhere - Be Daring

In a few weeks, on July 4th we call on all individuals to blockade, disrupt and disobey the architecture of repression in their own cities. We act against the surveillance state not because it has overstepped an imaginary line, we rebel against it for the simple fact that it is designed to intimidate, imprison and demoralize us. We act against it because we know that politicians, corporations and the ruling class will never listen or change. We know that it is up to us to be disobedient, that direct action is the only road to freedom.

There is no better time than now to push forth an initiative which calls out the surveillance state for what it is; a web of police, prisons and politicians designed to protect the wealthy. At a time of upheaval and massive repression worldwide we don't ask for permission, we recognize that those who grant us permission are those that spy on us at the same time. The world we fight for is a world free from politicians, states and security agencies.

On July 4th we call on individuals and groups to gather in the busy thoroughfares, parks and squares in your town. We suggest an overnight occupation designed to call out and confront the means in which surveillance is carried out. This could simply be holding a sign in front of a camera, your tactics are only limited by creativity. It is important to not fall into the marching around in circles trap. We hold our space in a busy area on the 4th because this is where people, commerce and surveillance are.

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-Valley Anarchist Circle



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[-] 2 points by quantumystic (1710) from Memphis, TN 11 years ago

occupy wall st should link up with the liberty movement for the 4th of july demonstrations. sure we have different views but we all agree the government has gone too far.

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 year ago

NB "Warren, Sanders Report Reveals Tax Prep Firms Are Sending Taxpayer Data to Meta"!!! by Sharon Zhang:

"The data of millions of taxpayers has been shared with “stunning disregard for taxpayer privacy,” the report found."


[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8314) from Phoenix, AZ 6 years ago

I remember when people spoke of organization, now there is http://resist.org/ movements morph it's a good thing..

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 year ago

"As we celebrate Independence, USA stifles Freedom Around the Globe"! by Nicholas Powers

"The U.S.A. has been a major force of violent repression globally that stamps out people’s hopes for freedom and justice."

As ---- "Overlapping immunity doctrines insulate officials from the consequences of their actions - no matter how egregious."

si monumentum requiris - circumspice!

[-] 2 points by factsrfun (8314) from Phoenix, AZ 1 year ago

we live in post politcal world now... https://climatereanalyzer.org/clim/t2_daily/

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 11 months ago

U$A may appear "post political", through the lens of the Con'Troll'ed Opposition, Corporate D & R, $hit-$how but politics still goes on in USA and elsewhere, tho' The 99% are treated like mushrooms; kept in the dark and fed b-s!!! Meanwhile, this is going on in plain site with little opposition or debate:

Americans are fleeced, cheated, robbed and set against each other - as Oligarchy reigns but it need NOT be like this! You're strong on science and reason and yet seemingly resigned to the status quo!

omnia mutantur - et nos mutamur in ellis!

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8314) from Phoenix, AZ 6 years ago
[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8314) from Phoenix, AZ 6 years ago
[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8314) from Phoenix, AZ 11 years ago

The SCOTUS has thrown out the Voting Rights Act, combined with surveillance by the State we are quickly approaching a time when control over the levers of power will be completely in the hands of the elite. We must be willing to face this issue at its core; inherited power/wealth. The very building of the great families we admire is killing us. If we do not address the wealth issue and its influence over everything everywhere, democracy is dead, everywhere and monarchy will once again rule in all lands as it did for thousands of years before this fragile experiment set forth by our Founding Fathers so long ago.

[-] 1 points by grapes (5232) 7 years ago

This is the message from America to the tyrants and the failed authoritarians of the World. We always do the right thing after we have tried everything else.

"Man does not live on bread alone," - Matt 4:4.

"Man does live on the bread, too." - America.

Liberty is leading the Greater American people west to the New Civil War Frontier.

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 7 years ago

I get that it's 4th of July but U can spare me the 3 song paean to American Jingoism, Exceptionalism & the allusions to illusions of ''Liberty'' - at the cost of genocide & wars!!! I'm also somewhat nonplussed by your paraphrasing Winston Churchil about 'Americans doing the right thing .. eventually' - as that was as much based on hope as actuality ... by a man whose Mom was one 'Jenny Jerome' .. a native born New Yorker!! In the circumstances, ''Matt. 4:4'' gets the prize! IF your songs & jingo can handle it on this .. or any other day; then dare you to read this link by an MIT Prof., who hasn't been co-opted by Uncle Sam?

Democracy in U$A, is demoCRAZY deMOCKERYcy in the War State Oligarchy, U confuse w/"Liberty"! That's the trick of course, as Corp.owned MSM Mind Management is the name of the game for The 1%! Word of advice grapes - do NOT read that link IF you're feeling happy. It'll wipe the smile from your face!

e tenebris, lux?

[-] 1 points by grapes (5232) 7 years ago

It's remarkable that you could somehow see the smile on my face. You must be clairvoyant -- MIT is the acronym for Made-In-Taiwan!

The U.S. firmly believes in upholding the One-China policy so Taiwan being the only multiparty democracy of China must be given a full arsenal of nuclear weapons sufficient to take out all of the major cities of its occupied mainland while the Japanese can help(two rules here: rule number two, "In Japan, men Always come first, women come second") take out the garbage(a manly duty). MIT! MIT! MIT!

Aside from the Rapture of the "Reich's" orchestra in the Last Battle through the Grace of Peace, it's hard to get off of the globalized help hotline once we had pressed '1' for English and '2' for Spanish. Nothing can be Syria than this MIT Media Lab(where the 30-year-ahead future is happening Right Now) directed by the Japanese World Champion of the game of ... game of Retard-I-Can't beached land whale? No, he's not white enough! Wearing a baseball hat doesn't get Christie on base unless he attends the Broad Institute for CRISPR learning, about how to snatch and snip bases. Russia was exempt in 2016.

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 7 years ago

I've NO idea what you are talking about and I am certainly not going to open your embedded links!

quid pro quo ...

[-] 1 points by grapes (5232) 7 years ago

Even the DPRK has celebrated the birthday of the U.S.A. by lighting one of its own Roman candles to entertain the dozing-off Trumpanzia. Melania might have inspired 金少怕 with her maiden-in-distress signal from the inside of Casablanca. We have a secret weapon of the best kind -- both leaders can share their marital sympathies with each other from their respective 'dog cages'! Viva Periplaneta Sinica!

The U.S. has gained stature greatly even in the eyes of the most reclusive and repressive regime in the World. The Korean War(which has been "boring" for decades) will be ended at last. Viva Periplaneta americana! Viva Pax americana!

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 7 years ago

I've still NO idea what you're talking about. Maybe you'll make your own sense of this video...

multum in parvo ...

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 2 years ago

"Yes, Same-Sex Marriage Is Now In Danger. And So Is Sex Itself"! by Matt Coles:

Are the rights of same-sex partners to sexual intimacy and marriage on the chopping block now that the Supreme Court has overruled Roe v. Wade?

Justice Samuel Alito, who wrote for the majority of the Supreme Court in the ruling that eliminated the right to an abortion, says not to worry.

But his explanation of why those rights are safe doesn’t make a lot of sense.

Alito says sexual intimacy and marriage equality are different from abortion because abortion involves “a potential life.”

The problem is that “potential life” had nothing to do with the court’s reasons for overruling Roe v. Wade. And the rationale the court did use very much threatens marriage and sexual intimacy.

The court said that Roe was “egregiously wrong” not because it failed to take “potential life” into account but because the constitution does not mention abortion or even a right to privacy, and no right to abortion has long been recognized in the United States.

We only use the Constitution to enforce a right not specifically set out in the document, the court said, if it is a right society has long recognized. Abortion, the court said, didn’t qualify, so no constitutional protection.

Much the same, however, can be said of marriage for same sex couples and for most if not all sexual intimacy.

In much of the United States, any form of sex that did not hold out the possibility of creating children was illegal until the mid-20th century — the enduring heritage of our colonial forbearers. Marriage for same-sex couples was pretty much unheard of in the United States until the mid-20th Century.

And guess who made that point about marriage for same-sex couples not being protected by the Constitution because it was not historically available to them?

Justices Alito, Clarence Thomas and John Roberts in dissenting opinions to the 2015 case that guaranteed equal marriage rights for same sex couples. Here is Alito, joined by Thomas:

“In this country, no State permitted same-sex marriage until the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court held in 2003 that limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples violated the State Constitution ... Nor is the right to same-sex marriage deeply rooted in the traditions of other nations. No country allowed same-sex couples to marry until the Netherlands did so in 2000.

“What (those arguing in favor of a constitutional right to same sex marriage) seek, therefore, is not the protection of a deeply rooted right but the recognition of a very new right, and they seek this innovation not from a legislative body elected by the people, but from unelected judges.”

Marriage and sexual intimacy are constitutionally different from abortion as the court sees it — in a way that should protect those rights. But while the court has used history to decide what individual rights U.S. society has historically recognized, it has not used history to decide who got to exercise the rights.

Even though unwed fathers had no legal relationship with their children until the 20th century, they had the same constitutional parental rights as legally married parents. The historical right to marry itself did not apply to interracial couples until the mid-20th century. Still, individual members of those interracial couples had the constitutional right to marry that others do.

Those cases make sense. The 14th Amendment, passed after the Civil War, protects “liberty” and “privileges and immunities” (19th century language for “basic human” rights) from state interference. Those general words are the basis for protecting historically respected rights not specified in the Constitution. And right alongside those protections is another, which guarantees all persons the “equal protection of the law.”

History tells us what liberty is; equal protection tells us all of us have it.

But guess again who has rejected the argument that “equal protection” should keep states from excluding same-sex couples from marriage.

That’s an easy one: Alito, Thomas and Roberts. Here’s how Chief Justice Roberts, joined by Thomas, put it:

“In any event, the marriage laws at issue here do not violate the Equal Protection Clause, because distinguishing between opposite-sex and same-sex couples is rationally related to the States’ ‘legitimate state interest’ in ‘preserving the traditional institution of marriage.’”

In overruling Roe, guess who brushed aside the powerful argument that laws against abortion deny women “equal protection”? Guess who ruled — I am not making this up — that laws against abortion discriminate not against women but against people who become pregnant?

That would be Alito and Thomas, joined by Justices Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanagh and Amy Coney Barrett.

All of this is to say that any recent assurances the court has given us that sexual intimacy and marriage for same-sex couples are not rights that might be taken away has nothing to do with its reason for taking away the right to abortion. It is, as lawyers like to say, a distinction that makes no legal difference.

Furthermore, the solid constitutional reason, equal protection of the law, for continuing to protect the rights to sexual intimacy and marriage for same-sex couples has already been rejected by the leaders of the conservative block on the court, even including its chief.

The court will likely leave the rights to marry and to sexual intimacy alone if it thinks the damage in overruling them is not worth what it would do to its already crumbling institutional legitimacy. If the blow back from overruling Roe clips the justices’ wings enough, and they think married gays are a minor problem, these cases are safe.

But, boy, that’s a slender reed for protecting the right to love and be together.


Matt Coles - is a professor of constitutional law at UC Hastings. He previously ran the ACLU’s National LGBT Project and participated in landmark LGBT cases on equality, sexual intimacy and marriage. AND THIS ARTICLE IS COPIED HERE IN ITS ENTIRETY; UNDER "FAIR USE", FROM THIS LINK BELOW:

caveat - et omnia causa fiunt!

PS: https://resist.org/ from elsewhere on this thread & I've still "NO idea" what^dickhead^is talking about!

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23798) 2 years ago

SCOTUS has birth control in it's sights as well. Bunch of sickos.


Women in America need a General Strike. Refuse to work, cook, have sex, clean, shop, all of it. Until their rights are reinstated.

The women of Iceland did just that in 1975.


"Instead of going to the office, doing housework or childcare they took to the streets in their thousands to rally for equal rights with men.

It is known in Iceland as the Women's Day Off, and Vigdis sees it as a watershed moment."

"What happened that day was the first step for women's emancipation in Iceland," she says. "It completely paralysed the country and opened the eyes of many men."

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 year ago

Please consider "Her Ex-Husband Is Suing a Clinic Over the Abortion She Had - Four Years Ago"!

"Experts say the Arizona lawsuit shows how Civil Suits could be used to intimidate providers and punish people who’ve had abortions" ffs!! Also please note:

""By objecting to this bill ... Republicans are rejecting any appearance of fighting for people's rights, and embracing all-out oppression of women like never before," said Sen. Patty Murray"!!!

et fiat lux!

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 year ago

"50% of voters say SCOTUS decision overturning Roe v. Wade, has made them more motivated to vote in this year’s elections, up from 43% in July - shortly after the Court’s decision and from 37% in a similar question in May, prior to the decision.About two thirds of Democrats (69%) & half of independents (49%) cite the Court’s decision as a motivator .. as do a third of Republicans (32%)." - From your important link and perhaps further consider:

ad iudicium ...

[-] 0 points by grapes (5232) 2 years ago

Operationally, I just don't get how they're going to police sex because it's generally and most often done between two individuals in cahoot, not in public.

I frankly forgot where my condoms were put ( both used ones and "new" unused for decades already {as my wife disliked using them; rhythm 《largely female responsibility over the time of the spacetime fertilization event》and ejaculation-locale-control《largely male responsibility over the space of the spacetime fertilization event》 methods《both had been used for the well-controlled new-life-creation [with American expansionist characteristics] and prevention [with Chinese statist characteristics] spacetime events; I had figured out Near-Conception-to-Baby Mechanics by late age-eleven so I was well-equipped with knowledge very early》worked for decades without any accidental pregnancy so abortion was a total non-issue; abortion is essentially a financial matter so yeah, I did provide the financial backup with some stored earlier-born hand-me-downs ♥Mom: 新阿大, 舊阿二, 破阿三。Birth order affects much. I wore mostly new clothes except for my Big Brother's woolen pullunder which Mom'd treasured for more than a decade as she loved wool, especially cashmere 《Afghanistan had this world-famous ¿by-now?-EU-renewable-Non-GMO-no-sugar-no-MSG-no-parabens and environmentally destructive ★so it's precious and should be VERY EXPENSIVE★ material { de facto Afghan heavenly "silk" revered by my Mom with an exquisite taste } and it's particularly meaningful because my Dad gave this to my Mom who wore cashmere sometimes but we boys just wore wool》 though not this pullunder, because woolen clothings are light and they keep warmth even when wet; she also recycled some other old ones by removing broken strands and reknitting/recrocheting them into brand-new woolen wares, sometimes with extremely fancy stitches; I was most impressed by the multicolor-stripes-fringed yellow-chrysanthemum-with-radiating-petals-plane-filling pattern stitched long-sleeve sweater; it's very difficult to keep the tension of the yarn just right for the proper curvatures around the numerous holes between the petals so that the flowers can be flat, not wrinkly; yeah, I tried to emulate my Mom without success; do what one's good at, enjoys seemingly effortless { talent exists but definitely not everywhere, unlike what the Leftists want us to believe because a bulldozer can never outrun a racing car and a racing car can't ram down a wall 《that's called a crash !!!》as "effortlessly" as a bulldozer can } success, and what's appreciated by others; let the failure go -- I no longer try fancy crocheting and simply go chauvinistic: "Big man doesn't crochet;" I outgrew the fancy chrysanthemum sweater quickly though; youngsters grow fast making their clothings too small for wearing, quickly♥ for the arrival of an extra baby but it's fine that it had turned out to be unnecessary for me to consider or confront the de facto nonexistent abortion issue; it's far better to have a reinforced-concrete well-stocked fallout shelter in the basement underground to retreat to than otherwise although the Cold War ending peacefully had rendered it as having been [fortunately] "wasted." ) They're the only things that I could remotely think of as being admissible evidence but only if they had found a used one with users-identities-linkable DNAs on it.

I doubt very much that they had sorted through garbage to look for used condoms. Maybe we can send Clarence Thomas some of our garbage labeled with "police evidence -- do not tamper" to keep him occupied with sorting through it for evidence. I tend to think of operational details because without considering them first, lofty goals are simply impotent.

I shall cooperate with the U.S. Supreme Court Justice to ease his evidence gathering.

Women's bloodied tampons (unreasonable seizure and destruction of evidence was an old issue of adolescents) used tissue paper, etc. must be dated and collected for the police to enforce abortion bans which are often based upon when a woman's last period was.

I hope that Clarence Thomas knows the proper procedure to sort through police evidence so as not to contaminate the garbage with his own genetic exhaust.

Does anyone really believe that the U.S. only uses its space surveillance to spy domestically and can't see the aorta, jugular veins, and carotid arteries of other countries ? Yes, some very young kids who were playing hide-and-seek were very surprised that they still got caught even after they had already covered their eyes to hide from the seeker. How did the seeker know ? Ask a late Libyan dictator about the karma of misrule.

There'll soon be new fashion for rulers: bulletproof titanium or kevlar neckrings, definitely far superior to my Mom's cashmere sweater used ass-for-Mao armor, a form of wolves in sheep's sackler camouflage ? Become a homeless person appreciating a new home or go back to origin and create a home there. I used to wonder why there were significant number of Austro-Hungarian Empire's refugees in the U.S. Their empire broke up and disappeared. As an immigrant country, the U.S. was collecting the remains ("the wretched refuse of your teeming shore.")

Peoples should have the freedom to leave (as well as return to [important for the usually more elderly emigrants who cannot learn the new language or adapt to the new culture with language being more fundamental than culture as one can learn culture easier if one has the language to mingle with the locals]) their original countries and settle in a new country but only if the destination new country wants to have them. Hong Kong, my birthplace, followed this rule. I wonder whether it was Hong Kong Government's trying to conform to U.S. immigration standard which had inadvertently caused yet another problem in the U.S. later on. The thinking patterns are just different in different countries and meshing them together well is a challenge, comical at times even between Hong Kong and the U.S. bent on getting our emigration/immigration legally correct !

The single U.S. visa was approved targeting my Dad initially ( but was actually used by my Big Brother due to my Mom needing to get married to my Dad first to satisfy U.S. immigration law regarding "married spouse"; apparently, the U.S. considered having a child together didn't imply that the parents were married even if a child had grown into adulthood capable of witnessing Hong Kong Government's official marriage of the adult-child's parents ) and my British Crown Colony's birth certificate unambiguously linked me to my Dad as recognized by both Hong Kong and the U.S. but that actually caused a problem later on in the U.S. because I as a minor child could immigrate to the U.S. together with my Dad without needing a separate visa and Hong Kong only issued me and my Dad a single exiting passport, probably to match the single U.S. visa and/or my Hong Kong birth certificate. ( I wonder about what my Dad's status in Hong Kong then was as he had been working decades already for the British since the latter half of the 1930s; maybe it was just a "don't ask; don't tell" thing coming from English Common Law; the British paid my Mom out of my Dad's work for decades so they certainly considered her to be my Dad's marriage partner but apparently not quite by the U.S.) I was thus a kind of officially recognized by all sides and yet sort-of-smuggled-as-Dad's-belonging minor-child immigrant to the U.S.A. In primary/elementary school, the administrative/homeroom/official-class teacher asked for my birth certificate to verify my family name because our family had at least three cultural links to the wealthiest and most commercialized & Westernized parts of coastal China ( as transliterations of mutually incomprehensible Chinese "dialects" of the "Paris of the Orient" and the "Pearl of the Orient" [now just some crushed-chalk rueble] came out being different and my Big Brother's throwing in his adolescent sociological-"literati" monkey spanner/wrench, too, as a failed attempted fix, added more confusion than no fix at all ! ) & through Dad's job dating back to the latter half of the 1930s with British Merchant Navy primarily shipping to & from New York, U.S. Atlantic & Gulf-of-Mexico coasts, and trading probably with Liverpool. Yeah, it's the "joy ;(" of living at a nexus of multiple cultures !!! I mentally grasp my spiritual godfather's genius, who is a deity of a "Chinese folk religion." In Red China, my Mom was an adherent of a minority religion. 》Ein Volk; Ein Mädchen; Eine Religion.《

All should never forget that Saudi crude oil is American & German coal with Red-Chinese characteristics. It's either EU-renewable already or very soon Net-zero-effort-sustainable, coal with "very-high-number-of-hydrogen-atoms-per-molecule"-characteristics: gasoline is ~ C6H14; natural gas is ~ C6H24; & coal is ~ C6H0. Gasoline-without-dogged-electric-leak cars have always been hydrogen cars with Chinese characteristics.

"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!"

Organization of Food Exporting Countries (OFEC) can wield ultimate power. We may fashion a Food Embargo like the Oil Embargo of early 1970s, with Russia's seminal injection to Ukraine. Due to La Nina & consequent Megadrought in California, its food exports to all foreign countries should be banned until Megadrought has ended.

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 1 year ago

So STOP spewing unintelligible and unreadable crap & then, altering and adding to what you do spew, gropes; you disingenuous, reactionary half-wit!!!

et temet nosce!

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 11 years ago


Excellent day to protest the loss of ( attacks on ) our rights.

DKAtoday ‏@DKAtoday

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[-] 0 points by paterfamilias (0) 11 years ago

I am just an Ole' Man... Almost 60 years old and can't understand what has happened to The Occupy Wall Street Movement? I guess it is probably just a problem with Humanity, but, that don't explain why only Americans have become complacent... Since Occupy Started, Wall Street has infiltrated our Government more rather than what I'd hoped when I took my old butt down to our Corpus Christi, Texas City Hall and stood for Occupy Wall Street.

Now the Congress has made themselves exempt from INSIDER TRADING RULES... Problem anyone?

Also, with all the secrecy in our leadership I have noticed that over 5000 Patents A YEAR are "Classified" for National Security? Having said that, those Patents, by and large are all ENERGY RELATED and many more Patents never even make it to being "Classified" because the Patent Office uses an age old Physic's adage regarding technologies for Harvesting Energy that implies they are "Perpetual Motion Devices". Though many machines have been made and successfully demonstrated there applications are not even accepted for consideration...

Atom's have Electron's Perpetually in motion and the Earth, Moon, Planets indeed all of Space is moving FASTER... Our Space Station, has a gadget called a AMS Unit an (Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer) that has been used to measure Dark Matter and Energy in Space. Few people out of all the Peer Reviewers even realize the implications of those measurements being taken and verifying previous ones that indicate the Space is made primarily of Energy. Undisclosed, free for the taking!!! Defined as Zero Point Energy, it is what has been discovered that throws out the argument of Perpetual Motion... That is because the Perpetual Motion is supposedly defined in a "CLOSED SYSTEM".

No Closed System occurs in Nature except for in the State of Mass. Solids only can be isolated with barriers in Nature and no other forms... Perpetual Motion can exist in open systems because energy is free moving and cannot be isolated... Seems they need to release all their Suppressed Technologies, lower costs of living and clean the world from all the Fossil Fuels we've burnt.