Tuesday, January 1, 2013

How US Banks And Federal Law Enforcement Worked Together Bringing Down Occupy Wall Street



This shouldn't be too surprising because the US Corporation is owned by Wall Street -AK

How US Banks And Federal Law Enforcement Worked Together Bringing Down Occupy Wall Street

Naomi Wolf, The Guardian
Jan. 1, 2013, 10:14 AM

Occupy Wall Street May Day

Lisa Du, Business Insider

It was more sophisticated than we had imagined: New documents show that the violent crackdown on Occupy last fall — so mystifying at the time — was not just coordinated at the level of the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, and local police.

The crackdown, which involved, as you may recall, violent arrests, group disruption, canister missiles to the skulls of protesters, people held in handcuffs so tight they were injured, people held in bondage till they were forced to wet or soil themselves — was coordinated with the big banks themselves.

The Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, in a groundbreaking scoop that should once more shame major U.S. media outlets (why are nonprofits now some of the only entities in America left breaking major civil liberties news?), filed this request.

The document — reproduced here in an easily-searchable format — shows a terrifying network of coordinated DHS, FBI, police, regional fusion center, and private-sector activity so completely merged into one another that the monstrous whole is, in fact, one entity: In some cases, bearing a single name, the Domestic Security Alliance Council.

And it reveals this merged entity to have one centrally-planned, locally-executed mission. The documents, in short, show the cops and DHS working for and with banks to target, arrest, and politically disable peaceful American citizens.

India launches new social welfare system



India has 440 million people living below the poverty line

India launches new social welfare system
Updated: 15:31, Tuesday, 01 January 2013

India will send billions of dollars in social welfare money directly to its poor under a new programme beginning today.

The scheme aims to cut out the middlemen blamed for the massive fraud that plagues the system.

Previously officials often only handed out cash to the poor after taking a cut and were known to enrol fake recipients or register unqualified people.

The country has 440 million people living below the poverty line.

The new programme would see welfare money directly deposited into recipients' bank accounts and require them to prove their identity with biometric data, such as fingerprints or retina scans.

Finance Minister P Chidambaram has described the venture as "nothing less than magical".

However, the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party has accused the ruling Congress party of using the programme to gain political mileage ahead of elections expected in 2014.

Other critics accuse the government of hastily pushing through a complex programme in a country where millions do not have access to electricity or paved roads, let alone neighbourhood banks.

The programme is loosely based on Brazil's widely praised Bolsa Familia scheme, which has helped lift more than 19 million people out of poverty since 2003.

India's programme will begin in 20 of the country's 640 districts today, affecting more than 200,000 recipients.

Minister Chidambaram said it will be progressively rolled out in other areas in the coming months.

"In a huge new experiment like this you should expect some glitches. There may be a problem here and there, but these will be overcome by our people," Mr Chidambaram said.

He appealed for patience with the programme, which he called "a game changer for governance".

As a first step, the government has said it plans to begin directly transferring money it would spend on programmes such as scholarships and pensions.

Eventually the transfers are expected to help fix much of the rest of India's welfare spending, though Mr Chidambaram said the government's massive food, kerosene and fertilizer distribution networks, which are blamed for much of the corruption and lost money, would be exempt.

The programme will use data from Aadhar, a government project working to give every Indian identification numbers linked to fingerprints and retina scans.

Currently hundreds of millions of Indians have no identity documents.

Yesterday, 208 activists and scholars published an open letter expressing concern that the government was forcing the poor to enrol in Aadhar to get welfare benefits without putting safeguards in place to protect their privacy.

They also expressed fears the government planned to eventually replace the food distribution system for the poor, the largest programme of its kind in the world.

EUTHANASIA IN THE UK: 60,000 patients put on death pathway without being told but minister still says controversial end-of-life plan is 'fantastic'


Outcry: Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt provoked
outrage by saying the death pathway was a
 'fantastic step forward'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2255054/60-000-patients-death-pathway-told-minister-says-controversial-end-life-plan-fantastic.html

60,000 patients put on death pathway without being told but minister still says controversial end-of-life plan is 'fantastic'


  • Pathway involves the sick being sedated and usually denied nutrition and fluids
  • Families kept in the dark when doctors withdraw lifesaving treatment
  • Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said pathway was a 'fantastic step forward'
  • Anti-euthanasia group said: ‘The Pathway is designed to finish people off double quick'


  • By Jason Groves, Daniel Martin and Steve Doughty

    PUBLISHED: 17:36 EST, 30 December 2012 | UPDATED: 20:44 EST, 30 December 2012

    Up to 60,000 patients die on the Liverpool Care Pathway each year without giving their consent, shocking figures revealed yesterday.

    A third of families are also kept in the dark when doctors withdraw lifesaving treatment from loved ones.

    Despite the revelations, Jeremy Hunt last night claimed the pathway was a ‘fantastic step forward’.
    Outcry: Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt provoked outrage by saying the death pathway was a 'fantastic step forward'

    Outcry: Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt provoked outrage by saying the death pathway was a 'fantastic step forward'

    In comments that appeared to prejudge an official inquiry into the LCP, the Health Secretary said ‘one or two’ mistakes should not be allowed to discredit the entire end-of-life system.

    But Elspeth Chowdharay-Best of Alert, an anti-euthanasia group, said: ‘The Pathway is designed to finish people off double quick. It is a lethal pathway.

    We're All Still Here

    We're All Still Here (Funny music video about Dec. 21st, 2012) by Laurell Eden



    About Laurell: 

    Billboard Magazine called Laurell, "an ethereal poet with a talent for writing contagious hooks". She is a critically acclaimed, gold record selling recording artist and songwriter whose songs have charted on 3 continents.

    The dance song, "We're All Still Here" is a great example of Laurell Eden's fabulous sense of humor and her "talent for writing contagious pop songs" as Billboard Magazine put it. Laurell is a critically acclaimed recording artist, songwriter and producer from New York City. She's earned a gold record, a #1 dance single and top-ten singles in Canada. Her songs have charted on three continents. Billboard Magazine also called her, "an ethereal poet". 

    Laurell is also a teacher of personal and spiritual development, using music to convey spiritual concepts. Music is the language of the soul, communicating love beyond words. Songs created with a purity of heart can lift and transform us in a profound way. She especially loves writing and singing funny songs that can get us to laugh at painful or scary situations, helping us to move beyond them. "We're All Still Here", a song about how we all survive 2012, exemplifies this