Tuesday, December 13, 2011

In the dream land, can I say death to Obama?

In the end of 2010 and the beginning of 2011, the Arab spring started from Tunisia spread to Egypt, Syria, Libya and Yemen, Inspired the glob especially, the protesters in the US by Occupy Wall Street movement, revolution, or the American Uprising which lead for further occupation movements in Europe and rest of the world.

“Occupy Wall Street began in mid-September with a group of 1,000 protestors marching through the streets and has now grown into a global movement in search of sanity in our political and economic system” The Washington Post

In 1792, a law was passed allowing each of the states to conduct presidential elections at any point in the 34 days before the first Wednesday in December. This was the date when the meetings of the Electors of the U.S. president and vice-president, known as the Electoral Colleges, were held in each state.

In 1845 the United States Congress chose a single date for all national elections in all states. The first Tuesday after the first Monday in November was chosen so that there would never be more than 34 days between Election Day and the first Wednesday in December. Election Day is held on a Tuesday so that voters will not have to vote or travel on Sunday. This was an important consideration at the time when the laws were written and is still so in some Christian communities in the United States.

In 2008 Barack Obama was the first African American to be elected as president of the United States. This historic event realizes Martin Luther King Jr’s dreams for a nation where people would not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
Is the US really the dream land and the oasis of democracy and freedom?
To answer the question, I’ll show some stories of Obama’s administration against truth tellers and freedom of speech!

Thomas Drake recipient of 2011 Ridenhour prize for truth telling on June 13th, 2011 is a fifty-four-year-old former government employee was scheduled to appear in a courtroom in Baltimore, where he will face some of the gravest charges that can be brought against an American citizen. A former senior executive at the National Security Agency (N.S.A), the government’s electronic-espionage service, he is accused, in essence, of being an enemy of the state.

In 2007, the indictment says, Drake willfully retained top-secret defense documents that he had sworn an oath to protect, sneaking them out of the intelligence agency’s headquarters, at Fort Meade, Maryland, and taking them home, for the purpose of “unauthorized disclosure.” The aim of this scheme, the indictment says, was to leak government secrets to an unnamed newspaper reporter, who is identifiable as Siobhan Gorman, of the Baltimore Sun. Gorman wrote a prize-winning series of articles for the Sun about financial waste, bureaucratic dysfunction, and dubious legal practices in N.S.A. counterterrorism programs. Drake is also charged with obstructing justice and lying to federal law-enforcement agents. If he is convicted on all counts, he could receive a prison term of thirty-five years.

Drake in the ceremony of Ridenhour prize said:

“I have already paid a frightfully high price for being a whistleblower, but worse still lies ahead of me. Although I took an oath to support and defend the Constitution and faithfully upheld the law of the land of a public service career spanning more than 20 years, I now stand before you as a criminal defendant with my own life and liberty very much at stake and a public trial set to begin on 13 June in Baltimore, Maryland. My case is centered on a government prosecution bent not on serving justice, but on meting out retaliation, reprisal and retribution for the purpose of relentlessly punishing a whistle blower”

“Furthermore, my case is one that sends a most chilling message to other would-be whistleblowers; not only can you lose your job, but also your very freedom. Freedom, it is a most precious space. The essence of being fully free”

“Truth-tellers such as myself are those who are simply doing their jobs and honoring their oaths to serve their nation under the law of the land. We are dedicated to the proposition that government service is of, for, by the people. We emphatically do not serve in order to manipulate on behalf of the powerful, nor to conceal unlawful, illegal or embarrassing secrets from the public because truth does matter. Truth may be inconvenient, it may cause embarrassment. It may threaten the powers that be and their unlawful activities, but it is still the truth”

Drake ended:

“I have but this one life to live, and as an American I will not live in silence to cover for the government’s sins”

Gabriel Schoenfeld of the Hudson Institute said, "Ironically, Obama has presided over the most draconian crackdown on leaks in our history—even more so than Nixon."

On May, 2011 the Republican presidential contender Ron Paul suggested that the United States could assassinate journalists the same way it targeted Americans with ties to al Qaeda.

The Texas congressman again criticized President Barack Obama for approving drone strikes in Yemen against a U.S. citizen who was tracked and executed based on secret intelligence that linked him to two failed terrorist attacks against the U.S.

An American-born propagandist also died in the bombing. Escalating his criticism, Paul told a National Press Club luncheon that if citizens do not protest the deaths, the country will start adding reporters to its list of threats that must be taken out.

"Can you imagine being put on a list because you're a threat? What's going to happen when they come to the media? What if the media becomes a threat? ... This is the way this works. It's incrementalism" Paul said.

Paul likened the pair to German officials who carried out the Holocaust but were still given trials.
"All the Nazi criminals were tried. They were taken to court and then executed," Paul said. "The reason we do this is because we want to protect the rule of law."

Cops in US put on leave for telling the truth as Governor Jan Brewer continues to ignore the international attention paid to Quartzsite, Arizona over $5 million in corruption charges, while the Chief of Police suspended nine of the city’s 14 police officers with pay, ordering them not to leave their homes between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm for not to speak about what’s happening in their town.


Occupy Wall Street November 17: Journalists Arrested, Beaten By Police. Reporters took to Twitter and, in some cases, to television to spread the word of the heavy hand police were using against them. It appeared to be a repeat of a similar scene two days earlier, when journalists were roughed up and arrested as the NYPD forcibly cleared the Occupy Wall Street encampment in lower Manhattan.

Lucy Kafanov, a reporter for the RT television network, said she was hit with a police baton while trying to film the protests. She told another reporter for her network that she had her press credentials clearly visible, but was still struck. She also said that she witnessed another reporter from the IndyMedia network being "slammed against the wall" and arrested.

November 30, 2011 Hundreds of Arrests In Occupy L.A., Philadelphia Sweeps; More than 1,400 police in riot gear cleared out the Occupy Los Angeles protester's encampment across from city hall early Wednesday morning, resulting in the arrest of over 200 protesters. Similarly, at the Occupy Philadelphia protests, police arrested more than 50 anti-Wall Street protesters. The raid on both encampments was relatively peaceful.

Police swooped on Boston’s Dewey Square early Saturday, evicting hundreds of Occupy Wall Street protesters and tearing down their tents. It brought an end to the ten-week occupation of the city centre space – the longest continual Occupy demonstration in the country.

A dozen police vans lined the streets surrounding the square, with at least ten prisoner transport vehicles also lying in wait. As police began throwing tents into dumpsters, demonstrators ran for the camp, yelling to occupiers 'Wake up! Wake up!'

'If you don't leave the park, you will be subject to arrest. You are trespassing on Greenway property,' a police officer said through a megaphone.

'Tell me what democracy looks like. This is what democracy looks like,' demonstrators chanted back.
About two dozen linked arms and sat down in protest, preparing to be arrested. ‘They didn’t put up a fight. For the most part, I must say this operation went very well' Superintendent William Evans, Boston Police.
In total, 46 arrests were made – 32 men and 14 women – for trespassing, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

Occupy Seattle protests at port lead to skirmish, arrests. Overall, 11 people were arrested during the protests. The demonstrations were otherwise peaceful, with police mostly monitoring from the sidelines.

In Los Angeles, hundreds of people marched in the financial district downtown, resulting in 27 arrests. At least 100 Occupy DC protesters marched through the heart of Washington, heading to a rally at a Potomac River bridge to highlight their contention that repairing aging infrastructure would create jobs.

In Portland, Ore., police blocked protesters from crossing a major bridge to the business district and arrested 25 on disorderly conduct charges. More than 100 police, some in riot gear, cleared out a camp in Dallas outside City Hall, citing unsanitary conditions and safety concerns. Officers arrested 18 for refusing to obey orders to disperse. Police in Berkeley, Calif., also cleared a protest camp Thursday, arresting two.

In Atlanta, police said they arrested eight protesters for blocking traffic en route to a rally at the state capitol building. Philadelphia authorities told protesters they had to vacate a camp next to City Hall to make way for long-planned plaza renovations.

But the most concentrated action was in New York, birthplace of the Occupy movement two months ago. Police said they arrested 177 people as they crowded intersections near the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday morning. Later, 99 more were arrested as they tried to block access to the Brooklyn Bridge. Seven officers and 10 protesters were injured, officials said.

Some police hit and shoved protesters in an effort to clear the way for workers trying to get to jobs on Wall Street. One woman pinned to the ground by police was bleeding from her mouth.
There are more information and numbers about the arrests and the crackdown on peaceful occupiers in the US with fair demands but I keep it for you to do your own search; just write arrests of occupy Wall Street in google!

What is weird and illogical are the US citizens not HUMANS and don’t have rights to be proteceted? The question is for the Human Rights Organizations whom never stopped speaking about Bahrain’s government crackdown on shia majority as always describing protesters in Bahrain while forgetting about the crimes done by the shia majority protesters.

The hypocrisy of Human Rights organizations in the Bahraini case EXPOSES the real face of these fake organizations. These organizations are the indirect arms of USA and Europe to put pressures on certain countries in the world by using media campaigns to influence the global public opinion and put political pressures on its leaders for more political and economic gains.

BICI report:

“The Government believed that the domestic situation reached a point that was threatening the complete breakdown of law and order, the safety of citizens and the stability of the country, all of which impacted upon the economic and social condition of the country”

The protesters in Bahrain:  

Death to Alkhalifa!

The occupiers: 

Say no to fake media

Say no to fake Human Rights Organizations

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