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Climate Summit: Can Beauty Tame the Beast?

Climate Summit: Can Beauty Tame the Beast?.

November 23. 2013

At the climate summit in Warsaw, Poland this week the plutocracy showed its total loss of affect by anyone’s needs other than their own greedy, addictive-like cravings. Though the cost of reducing, repairing and preparing for climate change would be less than continuing to pollute, wealthy governments support the polluters.

Developing renewable energy, which is more labor intensive than fossil fuels, would benefit the economy as well as reduce pollution. It would not monetarily benefit those in power who have investment in the current system of energy production. The military industrial complex, too, would lose if instead of climate change disasters destabilizing governments, we improved conditions and brought peace and prosperity to developing countries, no longer needing the expensive technological war apparatus in which they have invested.

So when confronted by developing nations most threatened by climate change, the beast exposed itself when it coldly said no to reparations for damage it had caused and even backtracked on commitments it had made previously to reduce future environmental devastation.

This beast of power and money is frightening, but we are 7 billion strong. A grassroots movement of the people–humane people who respect everyone’s right to life and recognize the need to maintain the ecology of the planet, who know that world peace, even utopia can be achieved through understanding and sharing–a coming together of the people, like the beauty we saw in Warsaw this week (only much bigger) is needed to tame this beast.

Tweets with links to cop19 climate change summit and environmental reports can be found at https://twitter.com/polysensory
along with other news mainstream media fails to report.

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US PLUTOCRATS PUSH SLICK TRADE DEAL

US PLUTOCRATS PUSH SLICK TRADE DEAL.

Ideally free trade can lead to healthy competition, but all parties involved must respect human rights and the environment, in order for all to benefit. Previous US free trade agreements have not respected human rights or the environment, and many countries are dropping out of trade agreements with US because of this disrespect. So the US negotiates new trade agreements and attempts (probably with the help of NSA surveillance), an even slicker deal.

One of these, the Transpacific Partnership (TPP) is now being written behind closed doors. The US and 11 Asian and Latin American countries supervised by 600 campaign-contributing corporation representatives are hashing out the details. If quid pro quo, bribery, and blackmail are involved we won’t know, because the people and the press are not allowed even to observe, much less have input.

Some of the odious policies the US is pushing will:
1) give corporations the right to sue for compensation when they are required to respect human rights and the environment,
2) increase medical costs for everyone, making millions unable to afford life-saving medicines,
3) endanger access to information, technology, and knowledge,
4) criminalize minor download infractions, such as single downloads between friends, and
turn internet service providers (ISPs) into cops acting without due process.

In the 1960s radio stations would play newly-released albums in total, which you could record on a 25 cent tape, if you didn’t have the $1.99 for the superior vinyl copy. But the new rich are like addicts who cannot control their cravings, will never get enough, and if we do not stand up to them, they will suck US dry.

The arts, like nutritious food, clean water, shelter and a safe, unpolluted environment, fair and equitable wages, health care, education and knowledge, justice and liberty are essential in building a strong, healthy, creative society. To have this society, we must replace or rehabilitate the sick part of our government and get back to representing all the people. If we don’t, they will turn US into zombie-drones who do as we’re told, or throw US in jail if we don’t. Our society, our experiment in democracy will fail. Eventually the plutocrats will defeat themselves, but not before crippling the citizens of a democracy too complacent to participate.

Fight the POWER!

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Tweets with links to details of the TPP and other trade agreements can be found at https://twitter.com/polysensory along with other news mainstream media fails to report.

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Bugged By NSA

IMAG0038-1-1Edward Snowden’s NSA’s leaks have exposed a ubiquitous surveillance system, which, though billed to defeat terrorism, has contributed to its escalation, by making more enemies. Our leadership has put fear in the minds of its citizens in order to steal the power to push their authoritarian agenda, and in so doing, have put the rest of the world in fear of US, out-of-control, macho reactionism.

Money and minds that could have been used for urgently needed humane and earth-saving purposes, have been wasted storing haystacks of digital communications, then looking for the elusive needle, instead of targeting obvious threats in the first place. All the while they’re violating innocent people’s privacy and leaving sensitive information vulnerable to abuse. Abuse from within and without, From within, the civil rights of activists and free press have been violated. Politicians and governments have been eavesdropped on for unnecessary and unknown reasons, possibly blackmail. Business and technological secrets have been stolen.

And now this has been exposed do our leaders check themselves and correct their mistakes? No, they lie, and blame it on the messenger, as USual.

Tweets that link to articles about this (especially enjoyable is when they lie and are exposed by the next leak) at https://twitter.com/polysensory along with other news mainstream media fails to report.

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WikiLeak’s MEDIASTAN

Watched a broken, low-sound, can’t-read-subtitles, smartphone, way-out-in.the-hills versiĆ³n of MEDIASTAN last night, so I won’t quote any details.

The documentary demonstrated how media worldwide, through intimidation, licit and illicit, has succumbed to the force of the powerful, and in varying degrees, failed to report the truth to the people. This, of course, is very worrisome, and should be a call to action for all sentient beings.

To me and at this time, open internet seems our last bastion of hope, and I plead with everyone to do what they can to keep it open, as it is constantly under attack by the plutocracy. Through this medium, no matter how totalitarian governments get, guerilla journalism can continue to report the truth.

En la espiritu de Che and with peace and compassion we must unveil the illusion these insane patriarchs perpetuate.

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MOTHER OF WAR vs BRADLEY MANNING

By the US newly militarized government Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning has not been treated as a human being. And ironically, what lead Chelsea to become a whistleblower and her arrest was her humanitarianism. She is now serving a 35 year sentence in military prison for exposing war crimes and abuses of the powers that be.

DON’T KILL THE MESSENGER

When Bradley Manning’s persecution began, he thought (in a 8 x 8 foot cage) he might be killed, and eventually he was charged with “aiding the enemy” a capital offense. His message was humanitarian and exposed the most powerful government on earth, a superpower without rival, whose militarized authority was (is) out of control.

MOTHER OF WAR EXPOSED

The Afghan and Iraq War Logs exposed war crimes that have never been prosecuted. Cablegate showed the prejudice and diplomatic spying within our embassies, who are supposed to be working for peace. (No wonder the United States is involved in 177 violent conflicts! The world is a battlefield. Diplomacy is dead.) The Guantanamo files released POW information that the US should have made available by international law.

THE KAFKAESQUE TRIAL

Throughout this Kafkaesque trial, the prosecution has blamed the blowback from Manning’s leaks on him, not on the abuses and misconduct he exposed. Had these not occurred there would have been no harm to US reputation. Had the US not over classified, but had been open about their governance, the leaks would not have been (be) necessary, and informed people could have made better decisions and elected honest government, and national security would not be in the precarious, distrustful state it is in today.

PROSECUTORIAL INJUSTICE

Yet the US government’s reactionary response to Manning’s WikiLeaks, its War on Whistleblowers and activists, and its failure to answer to the people continues. It takes no action to correct the endemic corruption with disregard for civil and human rights or the superior attitude that caused the injustices. It only prosecutes the messengers.

—polysensory

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Links to details of Bradley Manning’s ordeal can be found at https://twitter.com/polysensory
along with other news mainstream media fails to report.

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Salient Points in the Syria Debate

Instead of the USual reactionary violent, military missiles and war, US could wait for the UN findings and support prosecution by the International Criminal Court.

US could enforce existing sanctions and impose stricter ones like prosecuting banks that surreptitiously do business with the Assad regime.

US could explain their own indiscretions and war crimes and try diplomacy with rivals like Russia and China, and by ending our military aid to inhumane regimes much like Syria, US could then ask Russia to stop selling weapons to Assad without upsetting the balance of power any further in the US direction.

If US bombs Syria, it will destabilize the Middle East even further. If US misses its target innocent civilians will suffer and die, and even if US destroys some of Assad’s arsenals he can just buy more and take the money to buy them from the people, just like the US does. And Assad will probably retaliate, leading to the escalation of violence.

—polysensory

Links to details of the above can be found at https://twitter.com/polysensory along with other news mainstream media fails to report.

Also see “War is not a Panacea” page below for a ‘philosophical’ study of the militarization of the US.

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US Plutocrats Push Slick Trade

Ideally free trade can lead to healthy competition, but all parties involved must respect human rights and the environment, in order for all to benefit. Previous US free trade agreements have not respected human rights or the environment, and many countries are dropping out of trade agreements with US because of this disrespect. So the US negotiates new trade agreements and attempts (probably with the help of NSA surveillance), an even slicker deal.

One of these, the Transpacific Partnership (TPP) is now being written behind closed doors. The US and 11 Asian and Latin American countries supervised by 600 campaign-contributing corporation representatives are hashing out the details. If quid pro quo, bribery, and blackmail are involved we won’t know, because the people and the press are not allowed even to observe, much less have input.

Some of the odious policies the US is pushing will:
1) give corporations the right to sue for compensation when they are required to respect human rights and the environment,
2) increase medical costs for everyone, making millions unable to afford life-saving medicines,
3) endanger access to information, technology, and knowledge,
4) criminalize minor download infractions, such as single downloads between friends, and
turn internet service providers (ISPs) into cops acting without due process.

In the 1960s radio stations would play newly-released albums in total, which you could record on a 25 cent tape, if you didn’t have the $1.99 for the superior vinyl copy. But the new rich are like addicts who cannot control their cravings, will never get enough, and if we do not stand up to them, they will suck US dry.

The arts, like nutritious food, clean water, shelter and a safe, unpolluted environment, fair and equitable wages, health care, education and knowledge, justice and liberty are essential in building a strong, healthy, creative society. To have this society, we must replace or rehabilitate the sick part of our government and get back to representing all the people. If we don’t, they will turn US into zombie-drones who do as we’re told, or throw US in jail if we don’t. Our society, our experiment in democracy will fail. Eventually the plutocrats will defeat themselves, but not before crippling the citizens of a democracy too complacent to participate.

Fight the POWER!

polysensory

Tweets with links to details of the TPP and other trade agreements can be found at https://twitter.com/polysensory along with other news mainstream media fails to report.

Previously published

POWER TO THE PEOPLE

Greatest threat to US today

Government suppression of free press and free speech with–

overzealous prosecution, interrogation and pursuit, stalking of protesters, whistleblowers and hacktivists/press informants, while catering to the meist corporate interests the activists work to expose.

and spying on the press and threatening prosecution of the press for “national security” leaks

is the greatest threat to US today.

Without free press and free speech we loose the ability to protest and inform when our human rights are threatened and all the advances our ancestors fought for are soon lost.

The overtaking of our government by coporate power and the implemention of military and police force to impose the corporate will around the world and at home has been sighted numerous times in my tweets (http://twitter.com/polysensory) linking to internet news. Please spread the word to the people before it is too late.

Power to the people!

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