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Cheryl
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We oppose Olympia's complicity in a war whose disastrous effects have been felt worldwide and we will actively resist the use of Olympia's port to further that war.... Through nonviolent actions we intend to stop the Port of Olympia from becoming a revolv



   

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Cheryl B (373)
Sunday November 18, 2007, 5:20 pm
I HOPE AND PRAY AT LEAST ONE MAKES IT THESE PROTESTORS ARE PUTTING THEIR LIVES ON THE LINE, THEY ARE IN THE FRONT LINES, WATCH THIS, WATCFH THE OTHERS I SUBMITTED. THIS IS ALOT OF THE WORK YOU DO HERE TO PUBLIZE SO PEOPLE GET OUT THERE ON THE STREETS, THIS IS NOT MAIN STREAM MEDIA, THE PROTESTORS MAKE THESE, THEY ARE PROFESSIONAL AND EXCELLENTLY DONE AS WELL. PLEASE NOTE AND WATCH THEM, AND GET THEM TO THE FRONT PAGE BEFORE TOMORROW MORNING. THANK YOU.
 

Cheryl B (373)
Sunday November 18, 2007, 6:30 pm
they also need help and volunteers to go their in Washington State, contact info on the group
http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/Seattledarkside
 

Marjorie M (81)
Sunday November 18, 2007, 7:22 pm
This makes me Weep ....what we will do to each other ....for the Illegal Bush WAR Invasion/Occupation.
 

Marjorie M (81)
Sunday November 18, 2007, 7:25 pm
The POLICE NEED TO STEP DOWN and STEP BACK...they should not be the ENEMY of the People of the United States of America. WE pay them with our TAX DOLLARS. THey have JOBS because of all the people at this rally PAY their salaries in one way or another.
 

Paul Nash (20)
Sunday November 18, 2007, 7:50 pm
The police of any civilized country are to protect it`s citizens. Not to act as STORM TROOPERS for it`s corrupt and MORALLY bankrupt politicians. If there is a GOD then he will JUDGE these crimimals both police and politicians on judgement day. But until then we have to protest whereever and however. We should arm ourselves with the same pepper sprays,tazers helmets, goggles etc etc. The police take an Oath why do they not act immorally
 

Cheryl B (373)
Sunday November 18, 2007, 8:09 pm
YouTube - All Hail the Street Medics! - Who Treated the Wounded Protestors at Olympia http://www.care2.com/news/member/956805373/544237

YouTube - Port Militarization Resistance -- Peppersprayed in Olympia - Some Adult Language http://www.care2.com/news/member/956805373/544228

YouTube - Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream-Women For Peace - for Our Mary Riley http://www.care2.com/news/member/956805373/544260

YouTube - Howard Zinn on Civil Disobedience
http://www.care2.com/news/member/956805373/544243
 

Cheryl B (373)
Sunday November 18, 2007, 8:13 pm
you should watch the ALL HAIL ALL STREET MEDICS AS WELL, link above, as well as WOMEN FOR PEACE, the prior one will show you more of what is happening.

These protestors are inspiring people in the US, from California univserity that protested CIA recruiters by demonstrating washboarding, they left in a hurry. To Hawii where surfers and others are trying to block the Ferry used for transporting Stryker vehicles, that is supposed to be for civilian use, more messages are coming from around the country from what this group is doing
 

Lisa Swift (79)
Sunday November 18, 2007, 8:15 pm
The Gestapo strikes again!
 

Cheryl B (373)
Sunday November 18, 2007, 8:44 pm
Ratty Ratman (140) Sunday November 18, 2007, 8:38 pm-How can we help the people's effort to demilitarize the Port of Olympia and end the war on Iraq?

Here are a few places either with new info on the people's effort to demilitarize the Port of Olympia and end the war on Iraq or some blogs you can post in.

Please if you can not go there, spread word on it to everyone you can and post about it everywhere including pushing media (such as here: http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=111 ) to report fair objective reports of this and that includes the reasons why people would go to this length...which includes the fact that it's an illegal war, our own intelligence agencies have said we are making enemies because of the war and occupation and so on.

Some of these links have blogs, please also post your support and reasons why people need to support this on the blogs, we need our voice heard.

Here's a search with 275 results, please put some time into this.
http://www.goodsearch.com/Search.aspx?Keywords=OlyPMR

In Peace and Solidarity,
Rats

PS, We need people and support out there, but if you can't go or support them there, we need to block all the machinery of war which includes recruitment centers, companies that make and transport weapons and machinery and of course military bases.

Again, here's media, make them report truth for a change:
http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=111
 

Jaclin S (230)
Sunday November 18, 2007, 9:11 pm
Noted.
 

Ratty Ratman (160)
Sunday November 18, 2007, 9:26 pm
Here are a few places either with new info on the people's effort to demilitarize the Port of Olympia and end the war on Iraq or some blogs you can post in.

Please if you can not go there, spread word on it to everyone you can and post about it everywhere including pushing media (such as here: http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=111 ) to report fair objective reports of this and that includes the reasons why people would go to this length...which includes the fact that it's an illegal war, our own intelligence agencies have said we are making enemies because of the war and occupation and so on.

Some of these links have blogs, please also post your support and reasons why people need to support this on the blogs, we need our voice heard.

Here's a search with 275 results, please put some time into this.
http://www.goodsearch.com/Search.aspx?Keywords=OlyPMR

In Peace and Solidarity,
Rats

PS, We need people and support out there, but if you can't go or support them there, we need to block all the machinery of war which includes recruitment centers, companies that make and transport weapons and machinery and of course military bases.

Again, here's media, make them report truth for a change:
http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=111
 

Joycey B (750)
Monday November 19, 2007, 4:06 am
Noted. Thanks Sunshine.
 

Pamela Salomon (255)
Monday November 19, 2007, 4:15 am
wow! That's messed up. How very sad. Thanks for the info.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday November 19, 2007, 4:28 am
This will only make people stronger!!! Noted!!!
 

Thomas Panto (364)
Monday November 19, 2007, 6:03 am
We are NOT a ''nationality''.
We are NOT a ''religion''.
We are The Creation.
We are Life.
We are here on Earth to defend LIFE from the hate and prejudice of ALL presidents and ALL priests.
We are here on Earth to feed and elevate the future of Life, not to suppress, consume and kill it for the omnipotent rulers or our invisible borders and magic cults.
Those who curse, condemn and attack Humanity and God's creation, will only create MORE Defenders of Creation.
On Earth, Love Created and now sustains the Living.
The peddlers of hate consume the earth to build killing machines that FORCE God's Creation to defend itself.
Only YOU can save the world by EDUCATING your presidents and your priests.
Only a Loving Hand can raise and evolve the Life on this earth.
 

Thomas Panto (364)
Monday November 19, 2007, 6:06 am
PS: Use the internet while you can ... "The Revolution will not be Televised.''
 

Past Member (0)
Monday November 19, 2007, 6:43 am
I saw no threat of protestor violence toward the police. I did however, see the police who looked more like storm troopers spraying pepper spray into the crowd as if they were trying to eradicate insects. It was one of the most disgusting violation of human rights I have witnessed.
 

. (0)
Monday November 19, 2007, 6:54 am
Noted with thanks, Sunshine.
 

Titania Starlight (284)
Monday November 19, 2007, 10:50 am
This is horrid. It shows people are uniting against the police state that the Bush Admin. perpetuated. Shame on them who do not uphold the human rights of its citizens. This was disturbing and I hope it gets the attention of many more.

Thank you Sunshine.
 

Edwin Purcell (178)
Monday November 19, 2007, 2:50 pm
You can bet that this won't be shown on FOX news. My heart goes out to the protestors, my sincere thanks goes to everyone involved in getting this story out.
 

Marjorie M (81)
Monday November 19, 2007, 3:23 pm
Edwin, You may know this already, but ALL of the MAJOR Newspapers, Radio Stations and Television stations were BOUGHT OUT AND PAID FOR decades ago so that the American People would ONLY get the NEWS that is approved by those in POWER (BANKERS, CORPORATIONS, ELITISTS). Trying to DUMB us all down has been a more difficult task than they envisioned. We ONLY get PROPAGANDA from all of our Major News Sources....this is why I do not own a TV...I don't want all that Steaming BS brought right into my livingroom. I want PEACE. These Demonstrators took PEPPER SPRAY in the FACE for ME. I am indebted to them.
 

Carolyn T (234)
Monday November 19, 2007, 4:36 pm
I am cut to the quick when I see Americans fighting Americans and equally dismayed when I see Americans fighting anybody. This illegal, spendthrift, abominable war. We need not hold only George Bush accountable. There were many others sworn to perform certain duties who disregarded the laws of our land and were willing to sacrifice human life for power and profit. And how dare any of the country's elected officials who sit in a room or stand in a place where an American flag is being flown to defile that place with their presence. Would that I could remain sitting when this man who stole the presidency walked into a room; never would I salute him. Contempt is what I feel for the current administration, top to bottom, and for hired gunslingers and corporate carrion.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 20, 2007, 5:58 am
The people United will never be defeated!
 

Yvonne White (229)
Tuesday November 20, 2007, 5:43 pm
We can't wait til 2008!
Dennis in '08 - Kucinich is the true voice of the people!:
Privacy and Civil Rights
Repeal of the "Patriot Act"
 

Ratty Ratman (160)
Wednesday November 21, 2007, 1:53 am

Well said Carolyn T., well said.

The cops and so many others have either sold out or are blindly following orders (which is selling out) that I doubt much of the world has any faith in the US ever being a humane and decent country that follows the rule of law at all.

And, Elle J. , when you said those cops were spraying the crowd like they were spraying insects, did you ever see that video of some protest a couple years ago of the cops shooting that woman with those rubber bullets and she was trying to shield herself behind her cardboard sign?

There was a video that got out of the cops afterwards and they were laughing about shooting her (they didn't even care that they could have blinded her) and they were ALL laughing, and the head cop called the protesters roaches.

Yes, a paid servant, I said SERVANT of the people laughted at assaulting an unarmed woman who he is supposed to protect and serve and he called her and the others roaches.

I have zero respect for any cop at all, and before anyone says some of them are good, they need to show me proof that one, just one in the whole US speaks out against abuse and all the other wrongs we see by these anti American scum bag thugs that dishonor our country, dishonor our flag and dishonor all the people that fought and sacrificed and worked for our country and our rights.

I doubt there is one.



 

Ratty Ratman (160)
Wednesday November 21, 2007, 2:01 am

And do this:

http://www.freewayblogger.com/

It gets easier each time you do it, so let's get busy!

C'Mon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Marjorie M (81)
Wednesday November 21, 2007, 2:20 am
There are many more than one decent cop out there Ratty Ratman...too bad YOU have not run into some of them. Yes there are cops pepperspraying and being brutal in the Olympia Demonstrations...analysing these videos I see one in particular who was being a Brutal Bastard...but not all. He is Huge and he grabs another COP by the collar and pulls him down the line of demonstrators to spray them all. That particular cop is big, Brutal and Sadistic, he has no place on the police force there or anywhere. Police are part of every community and there is nothing that says that they cannot bring their expertise and join the Revolution (NOT OPPOSE IT) that started in Olympia on the West Coast and in Boston on the East Coast and may be coming to a community where You live soon. If WE don't ALL WORK TOGETHER, WE MAY AS WELL JUST BEND OVER AND BECOME CHIPPED SLAVES of THE NEW WORLD ORDER.
 

Marjorie M (81)
Wednesday November 21, 2007, 2:39 am
There are about 4 cops using the pepperspray in this video. ALL those officers who used pepperspray against innocent, peaceful protestors should be severely disciplined and removed from their jobs. What the Demonstrators did was Courageous. They deserve so much credit for their persistence and the fact that they were able to shut down the Port of Olympia AND the Port of Tacoma for use by the U.S.military for shipments to Iraq.
 

Ratty Ratman (160)
Wednesday November 21, 2007, 2:20 pm

If you do not speak out against something bad, you are a part of the problem.

Silence is complicity.

Cops do not speak out.

Therefore they are accepting and enabling it.

Plain and simple.

Yeah, there are thousands just going about their jobs, but at the same time they have a moral AND PROFESSIONAL obligation to do their job fully and that is to serve and protect.

If they don't stand for my and your rights, then they are not doing their job.

To pull over and ticket a speeder, then investigate a robbery, then stand mute while one of their own attacks a person makes them bad. It's not like they can buy their goodness by saying they ticketed a person and investigated a crime, because that doesn't help the person attacked by a cop, that doesn't help set an example for future cops and that sure doesn't help the Constitution.

They need to stand for the law, they need to stand for the Constitution and if they refuse to do that, they need to quit and give back the money (and the privileges like wearing a gun, etc) we give them because only half doing a job and still taking the paycheck makes you a thief along with all the other crimes of complicity and through inaction conspiring against a person or group.

Inaction is an action.

What is that quote? Something like:

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."

Well, if a person's actual job is to fight or protect from bad things, and they allow it from people dressed like them, then how are they good?

If a priest helps people and counsels them through marriage difficulties and raises money for people who's house burnt down and does not say anything if a fellow priest sexually abuses a child....is that silent priest still a good man?

Not in my book, not in the child's book, not in the child's parent's book, and not in all the potential victims and family's books of all the priests that see that they will be protected by one of their own.

With things this big there is no grey area. Right is right and wrong is wrong. If they can not or will not stand for the law, then step DOWN!


 

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Wednesday November 21, 2007, 3:32 pm
Ratty: During the WTO demonstrations in Seattle, in 1999, the Seattle Fire Department was ORDERED to turn its Fire Hoses on peaceful demonstrators -- reminiscent of those photos we all saw of Southern cities during the Civil Rights Movement, when fire hoses were turned with their powerful, disabling blasts of water knocking down black young people off their feet.
Well, the Seattle Fire Department REFUSED TO OBEY SUCH ORDERS. The Seattle Fire Department REFUSED point-blank to turn its hoses on its own citizens it was sworn to PROTECT. THEREFORE, NO SUCH SCENES AS TOOK PLACE IN SOUTHERN CITIES, WERE REPEATED IN SEATTLE in 1999.
This is NOT very well-known. This is PART OF THE NEWS THE ESTABLISHMENT WANTS TO SUPPRESS. Hooray for OUR BRAVE FIRE DEPARTMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Olympia police are getting their orders FROM ON HIGH. They are not being brutal ON THEIR OWN INITIATIVE. These are NOT the actions of "sadistic" INDIVIDUALS. They are clearly doing this AS A TEAM. WHO do you think ARMED them with pepper-spray gas in the FIRST place???? They didn't just help themselves on a weekend at Wal-Mart!!!
IT WOULD TAKE A GREAT DEAL OF COURAGE AND INTEGRITY, FOR AN INDIVIDUAL POLICEMAN, OR FOR THE ENTIRE OLYMPIA POLICE DEPARTMENT, TO REFUSE THEIR ORDERS FROM ON HIGH TO QUELL THE DEMONSTRATORS WITH PEPPER SPRAY AND THEIR WOODEN BATONS.

EXACTLY THE SAME, NO MORE AND NO LESS, AS THE GUTS AND INTEGRITY IT WOULD TAKE, FOR OUR TROOPS IN IRAQ, EITHER INDIVIDUALLY OR COLLECTIVELY BETTER YET, TO LAY DOWN THEIR ARMS AND REFUSE TO FIGHT BUSH'S WAR; REFUSE TO KILL A SINGLE IRAQI MAN, WOMAN, CHILD, OLD PERSON, OR BABY, ACCORDING TO BUSH'S ORDERS. REFUSE TO BE HIT MEN OR WOMEN FOR BUSH'S MAFIA.

However, the courageous stand of the Seattle Fire Department in 1999 -- the ENTIRE Fire Department, they must have voted! -- shows that THIS IS A POSSIBILITY.
IT IS PHYSICALLY AND MORALLY POSSIBLE FOR THE POLICE TO REFUSE ORDERS GIVEN BY THEIR SUPERIORS. {Yeah, and GUESS where those orders came from!!!! NOT FROM OLYMPIA, you can bet on it!!!}

JUST AS IT IS POSSIBLE FOR SOLDIERS TO DIS-OBEY ORDERS, MUTINY, GO AWOL, ETC. -- AS MANY HAVE ALREADY DONE; AND MORE WILL DO IN COMING DAYS.

During the WTO demonstrations in Seattle in 1999, demonstrators TALKED to the police, handed them LEAFLETS sayingthat THEY WERE NOT THE ENEMIES OF THE POLICE.
The Police are not only BLINDLY OBEYING ORDERS and thinking that makes everything "OK"; they have been BRAINWASHED AND PROPAGANDIZED like everybody else. They actually DO think that the protestors are "helping the terrorists" and all that sort of garbage. They listen to Russ Limbaugh and Ann Coulter. THAT IS THE REASON WHY THESE PEOPLE ARE ON THE NETWORKS. {And we are not!}
Our troops are BRAINWASHED ALSO.
To get THRU to the troops; and to get THRU to the police; so that BOTH LAY DOWN THEIR WEAPONS THEY HAVE BEEN GIVEN TO KILL AND MAIM WITH, AND INSTEAD BECOME A PROTECTIVE FORCE LIKE THEY WERE MEANT TO BE; they are BOTH THE EXACT SAME ISSUE AND PROBLEM.
However, the STERLING example of the HEROES OF THE SEATTLE FIRE DEPARTMENT, shows that THIS IS POSSIBLE; NOT IMPOSSIBLE. Not a TOTALLY impossible task, to get thru to them.

The Police have been militarized; the soldiers will themselves be USED AS POLICEMEN, against protesting crowds, if the job gets too big for the local police to handle {AND IT WILL!!!}.

First, we have to BEHAVE WITH COMPLETE INTEGRITY OURSELVES; set an example that THEY CAN'T IGNORE.
Then, we have to KEEP TALKING TO ANYONE WE KNOW WHO IS IN THE MILITARY OR IN A POLICE FORCE; and to their friends and family members!
We can't just criticize. We have to do something positive and pro-active.

Demonstrators carried signs in Olympia over the weekend {when there were no cops present; the ships were all unloaded by then}: "USING PEPPER SPRAY IS A WAR CRIME; IT IS CHEMICAL WARFARE AND FORBIDDEN."
RAISE the consciousness of the TROOPS; raise the consciousness of the POLICE. Raise the consciousness of EVERYBODY. Write letters to newspapers; talk to strangers, even! Wear a button! Write graffiti! Do whatever you can think of!
Think of the noble Seattle Fire Department, doing their REAL job!!! The Seattle Fire Department has the GUTS AND INTEGRITY that should set an example for ALL; the Police AND THE ARMY AND NAVY AND AIR FORCE AND MARINES, too.
 

Marjorie M (81)
Wednesday November 21, 2007, 9:17 pm
Thank You BMutiny, I couldn't have said it better myself. The Police are Citizens of our towns and cities and this United States of America too and they can participate as demonstrators against the OPPRESSION AND NONSENSE of our Federal Government. The Propaganda must be Challenged at all times, everywhere by those who KNOW the REALITY of Our SITUATION. So many have no idea...they NEED to be educated. WE will be taken over by the NEW WORLD ORDER and CHIPPED AS SLAVES if we don't make a CLEAR and EFFECTIVE STAND AGAINST THIS HAPPENING. Ratty, take a course in Creative and Critical Thinking....it will help you improve your arguments and writing.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday November 22, 2007, 1:17 am
I believe we are all on the same side here...all are right as I can see, in their perspectives here...cops are good & bad, just like all of us. Events such as this do & will test the integrity, loyalty, duty, commitment & humanity of all concerned...our world of Peace will not be created by creating divisions where there need be none. I figure there will be those in the police force who are starting to question their roles in this bs, just as many soldiers have, and look at the treatment the soldiers face, from the governments they pledged to fight for! I choose to understand, to have compassion, but stand for what we know is right, until we accomplish what we seek...Peace
 
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