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Forum Post: Somebody with balls to take on the 1%'s Mercenary Army

Posted 2 years ago on Feb. 22, 2015, 7:41 p.m. EST by Shule (2638)
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While researching for my previous post on the subject, I came across this noble personnality. A few years back in 2008 a Catholic Worker, Steve Baggerly, lead a small group of about fifty or so activists down to Blackwater's training camp in North Carolina and staged a "die in"; painting the Blackwater signs with blood. Blackwater unable to defend themselves, like anybody else, called the local cops. Seven of the fifty activists got arrested. They were given a secret "behind closed doors trial". Of course, none of this made the major news, but was reported by the local papers. The judge asked Baggerly about breaking laws. Baggerly replied " of course, when the law is no longer just, Breaking the law is very much the point."

Info sources: http://hamptonroads.com/2008/01/blackwater-protesters-lose-appeals-closed-trials




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[-] 6 points by turbocharger (1756) 2 years ago

Good post. This guy needs to take his story to Free and Equal, Democracy Now, etc.

[-] 3 points by Shule (2638) 2 years ago

'Love this guy. Check him out on top of a B-52 at a military air show: http://warisacrime.org/node/36180

[-] 4 points by lugano (1221) 2 years ago

You need to hear Eric Prince from minute 13 of this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cN8esxNb1t0 -

In fact, y'all need to watch the whole god damned thing! Trust me on this. Walmart. OWS. Blackwater. Eric Prince to Nomi Prins and many points in between, including Tom Cruise! It's Utterly Unforgettable!

[-] 4 points by Shule (2638) 2 years ago

That was certainly a must watch. Thanks.

[-] 5 points by lugano (1221) 2 years ago

https://www.academi.com/news_room/press_releases/95 - was the link that you posted earlier here...

http://occupywallst.org/forum/does-the-1-now-have-its-own-mercenary-group/#comment-1057139 but

because the colon was too close to the ''h'' of 'https', the link to your important information didn't work.

Thanks for echoing my sentiment about that linked documentary and I again recommend it to all here.

Also fyi - http://21stcenturywire.com/2015/02/23/the-tax-wall-street-party-americas-answer-to-syriza/

[-] 4 points by Shule (2638) 2 years ago

I wonder who is funding the TWSP?

[-] 3 points by lugano (1221) 2 years ago

Re. http://taxwallstreetparty.org/ - that is probably a good question to ask. Maybe we could try http://taxwallstreetparty.org/content/about-tax-wall-street-party - for a start and then more later.

[-] 2 points by Shule (2638) 2 years ago

I googled around. Its hard to find solid info on these folks, but it seems lilke they morphed out of this group called United Front Against Austerity apparently based out of .. New York?

[-] 2 points by lugano (1221) 2 years ago

http://againstausterity.org/ are indeed NYC based.Perhaps we should expect such groups to coalesce in and around New York City, where so much of the financial crimes are happening. Quite a number of ex-Wall Street people were and indeed still are, deeply involved with OWS and off-shoot organisations such as http://www.occupythesec.org/ and http://altbanking.net/ and indeed, both are well worth your exploration. All the very best and good luck to them and indeed the http://taxwallstreetparty.org/ imo.