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Jacob Devaney: Idle No More: Hints of a Global Super-Movement


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Kevin
- 601 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
At first glance it might appear that this movement is isolated and doesn't effect you if you are not native or if you don't live in Canada, yet it does.



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Lynn Squance (230)
Monday January 7, 2013, 9:59 pm
An excellent article Kevin. And the video of the Courtenay rally with the speech of an 11 year old --- exceptional!

From the Huff Post:

"It may appear that this resistance is not related to The Occupy Movement, The Arab Spring, The Unify Movement, Anonymous, or any of the other popular uprisings sparked by social unrest, but it is.

At its very core, all of these movements have very common threads and are born from common issues facing people everywhere. Those who represent financial interests that value money over life itself, that are devoid of basic respect for human decency, and for nature have dictated the future for too long and people everywhere are standing up to say, "No more." This non-violent social uprising is viral in the minds and hearts of everyone across the planet determined to bring healing to our troubled communities, our planet, and the corruption that is eroding the highest places of governments around the world."

The tyranny of the plutocrats, oligarchs, corporations and the political whores that some of the people elect is destined to end at some point as people rise up. Idle No More is correct that this is not a movement for Canada's indigeneous peoples, but it is a movement for all peoples. It is a human rights cause, an economic cause, it is a cause for Mother Earth.

"With Twitter, Facebook and the internet, these separate movements are finding solidarity with each other and converging as a global super-movement for the planet and all people. The quote used at Unify is, "Everyone, Everywhere, Together" and it is beginning to resonate more than ever.""

With this in mind, is this why we see the TPP and the resurgence of SOPA? From AVAAZ regarding TPP :

"The deal, called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), is written to protect investors from government regulation, even if that regulation is passed in the public interest. Leaked versions suggest the TPP would undermine protections for air and water safety and reintroduce measures from the US Internet freedom attack as well as steamrolling efforts to produce generic affordable medicines. Worse still, lawmakers who fail to conform to the TPP’s rules face sanctions in an international tribunal -- a place where corporations can sue us for deals previous governments signed in secret!

Negotiators say this is just a trade agreement, written to facilitate investment and profit for all. But the leaked draft imposes so many limits on citizen protections, it's clear this "trade" agreement is skewed to put corporate profit above people's needs -- that's not surprising since it's been drafted in secret with almost 600 corporate lobbyists."

If it (TPP) is written to protect investors from government regulation, who will protect people from the insatiable appetites of investors if we do not speak up?

You cannot put a monetary value on my life or anyone else's.
You cannot cut me off from
the medicines I need;
the information flow on the internet;
the clean water I need to sustain my life;
the clean air I need to breathe to sustain my life;
the wholesome food I need.

You cannot cut we THE PEOPLE off!
 
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