Thursday, January 29, 2015

RFK Today! "Law and Disorder" Thurs., Jan. 29, 2015

Beginning at High Noon (Central, USA)

Our 1st hour will be as scheduled "Law and Disorder" radio followed by:

I will be reading and commenting on excerpts of Barrett Brown's latest post-sentencing statement as published at D Magazine.

Hear imprisoned writer Barrett Brown's voice on Radio Free Kansas, as broadcast before his arrest. Listen today, or anytime at:
 http://tobtr.com/s/7304249.
People who wish to contact him must provide handwritten letters, and nothing else (no printed cards, photostatic copies, or typed) will be cleared through the jail censors.

Barrett Brown, No. 45047-177
Kaufman Law Enforcement Center
P.O. Box 849
Kaufman, TX 75142


"It's a fool who looks for logic in the chambers of the human heart" 
- Ulysses Everett McGill "Oh Brother Where Art Thou"

The Flyer's Daily Ticker

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Dave Lindorff: "Greek Voters Have Tossed a Grenade into the Banker/Bureaucrat-Controlled European Establishment" @ This Can't Be Happening!



Where’s the US ‘Syriza’ party?:
There is certainly exciting news from Greece today, with confirmation that the leftist coalition party Syriza has won a decisive victory, and, with the help of just one small party, the Greek Independence Party, is assured of a parliamentary majority. That means Syriza’s dynamic marxist leader, the 40-year-old former student radical Alexis Tsipras, will shortly become Greece’s prime minister, pledged to undo years of crippling austerity and to turn Greece back into a real democracy, instead of a scene of corporate pillage.

Leaders of Europe’s corrupt parties -- both conservative and socialist or, in Britain’s case, “New Labor,” -- are clearly anxious at the electoral success of a genuine leftist party in one of the countries of the European Union, particularly as there are growing leftist movements in larger countries, including Italy, Spain, France, Portugal and elsewhere. These new movements explicitly reject the tired and corrupted duopoly of conservative and socialist parties that have been taking turns running Europe as an adjunct to the US for generations.

It remains to be seen how the main governments in Europe, and particularly in Germany, try to deal with the new political reality in Greece. They and the bureaucrats and bankers in Brussels, Luxembourg, London, Paris and Bonn, are in a tricky spot: if they simply thumb their noses at Greece’s new leaders, refuse to reduce that country’s crushing debt, and force Greece to quit the Euro currency zone, they will encourage other countries -- notably Spain and Italy -- to consider quitting the Euro too, and the whole notion of Europe as a political/economic entity will founder. If they accommodate Syriza’s demands for a better arrangement, with debt forgiveness and aid to promote the Greek economy, they will be hit with similar demands from the much larger struggling economies of Italy and Spain, not to mention other troubled members of the EU like Portugal, Ireland Poland and other countries from the former Warsaw Pact.

The main point in all this is that Greek voters have tossed a flash-bang grenade into the prevailing neo-liberal consensus that the way to “reform” economies is to impose austerity, cutting back on social programs, hammering wages, boosting unemployment, and privatizing long-public functions like transit, education, roads and bridges and health care. Europe will probably never be the same, whichever way Greece ultimately goes.

The question is, will any of this matter in the US?

Certainly the same condition prevails here in the US that has prevailed in Europe, only here the corruption of the two-party duopoly is far more advanced, the mechanics of democracy are more degraded, and the austerity imposed on the broad public, as well as on the poor is far, far worse than in Europe...

For the rest of this article by DAVE LINDORFF in ThisCantBeHappening!, the new independent, uncompromised, five-time Project Censored Award-winning online alternative newspaper, please go to: www.thiscantbehappening.net/node/2648
 

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Really? #AmericanSniper controversy is revealing ...


Saturday, January 24, 2015

Thom Hartmann's Friday Drivetime Segment

Thursday, 22 Jan. 2015 RFK's "Law and Disorder" with 2nd hour special on Barrett Brown



Learn about the Anonymous movement, and the imprisoned writer, journalist and satirist Barrett Brown, sentenced to 5 years and a $890,000 fine.
Now available to listen or download at the Internet Archive. Ad free, click here.

Jeff Durkin: Jan. 22, 2015 Kevin Gallagher @FreeBarrett_ Trial

Kevin McCauley: KOCH BROTHERS SITTING PRETTY @ O'Dwyer's PR

[Excerpt] ... Charles and David Koch are so in control they
decided to throw open the shutters on the political bull session slated for Sunday.

They plan to offer a live web feed from the tony Palm Springs conclave where three GOP Presidential aspirants, Florida's Marco Rubio, Kentucky's Rand Paul and Texas' Ted Cruz will genuflect before the Koch Boys in an effort to curry their favors and access to their network of mega-donors.

Rand reportedly has the inside track for the affection of the Brothers Two. He has courted Charles at the headquarters of Koch Industries in Wichita.

There is a single dark cloud on the horizon that could rain on Koch parade. The latest Washington Post/ABC poll has Hillary Clinton destroying by double digits all GOP comers in the Presidential contest. She beats Mitt Romney by 14 percent points and is up 13 percent over Paul, Jeb Bush and Chris Christie. ... [End of Excerpt]




Friday, January 23, 2015

Barrett Brown's Sentencing Statement Released 22 Jan. 2015


A detailed written "allocation" to the Dallas court's judge before his final sentence was announced today. It has been delivered by the important Free Barrett Brown web site. Click here.

Jason Hammond's Sentencing Statement, Released 22 Jan. 2015

Jason (l.) and Jeremy Hammond, both now incarcerated.
 
Jason is twin brother to Jeremy Hammond who is currently serving 10 years for hacking.  Jason has been sentenced to 3.5 years for an entirely different matter.  Read his moving sentencing statement here.

Upcoming on Al Jazeerah's "Fault Line" this Monday

Why are so many oil workers dying in the Bakken Oil works? Click here to watch the upcoming show. And now that the Yellowstone River has been polluted the second time in less than a year local reports that citizens are getting concerned. Click here for the filed story.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

21st Century Revolutionary Has A New Beat! Support #FreeBarrett Brown

Radio Free Kansas 2nd hour Live! Here is the link to today's show: http://tobtr.com/s/7288893.

Journalist Barrett Brown is being sentenced in Dallas, Texas today, January 22, 2015.
 
Follow #FreeBB and @FreeBarrett_ to see the support you are contributing to and to get the updates as they become available.  
 
Journalists and supporters who are present in the courtroom today includes (but is not limited to):
 
@DouglasLucas – Douglas Lucas
@carwinb – Alexa Obrien
@FreeBarrett_ - Free Barrett Brown (official)
@apblake – Andrew Blake
@Jeffwrcct – Jeff Durkin
@Baseljanitors – Mystery Man
@dellcam- Dell Cameron
 
For a comprehensive list of our courtroom supporters, subscribe to this list.
 
https://twitter.com/CheapassFiction/lists/bblol-sentencing2
 
Get your Free Barrett Brown images here http://imgur.com/a/BWf58 and credit goes to the amazing @SomersetBean
 
Also note, while we appreciate and agree with comparisons to Hunter S Thompson, this is sometimes not well received, and we would appreciate you taking that into consideration.
 
Steal these tweets by copying, pasting and then posting them (this is much more effective than retweeting – It takes a few seconds more but your efforts are appreciated).
 
Also, as new updates become available via @FreeBarrett_ and the others listed above go ahead and copy and paste their new updates as well to keep the tweets current.
 
Here are tweets to copy and paste for those of you who need them, for the rest of you who are cool with the facts about the case please make your own, and we’ll copy and paste yours. Team effort, you in?
 
 
Tweets:
 
The world watches as Barrett Brown goes before a judge on Jan 22 concluding a long, agonizing ordeal. http://tmblr.co/Zw1mWq1bJBnyI #FreeBB
 
The practice of journalism as we know it is on the line. Will the courts reward the government's misbehavior with more injustice? #FreeBB
 
Will true justice and common sense prevail? Can the courts correct the wrongs that have been done with a sentence of time served? #FreeBB
 
Journalists, human rights organizations and mainstream media all need to be paying attention to the outcome today. #FreeBB
 
Break through some of the secrecy about this case - these are the ACTUAL charges #FreeBB. Read our FAQ: http://tmblr.co/Zw1mWq1Vw1dt3
 
Doubt that this case was illegitimate should be now be dispelled. Barrett Brown IS a political prisoner #FreeBB twitter.com/FreeBarrett_/status/545758257101676544
 
The DOJ is arguing for max sentence based on charges Barrett Brown no longer faces & for which he was never convicted. #FreeBB
 
Look into the story of #FreeBB to understand the vicious prosecution and the violent twisting of facts @wikileaks https://wikileaks.org/Assange-statement-on-the.html
 
US government's argument against Barrett Brown "should chill journalists to the bone". http://theantimedia.org/argument-against-barrett-brown-should-chill-journalists-to-the-bone/  #FreeBB
 
Remember: BB faced 105 years in prison: Investigating gov'ts surveillance contractors. http://www.vice.com/read/why-is-barrett-brown-facing-100-years-in-jail #FreeBB Jan22
 
#EndgameSystems? @ProjPM Why is the US Gov SO aggressive in the case of Barrett Brown? http://wiki.echelon2.org/wiki/Endgame_Systems #FreeBB
 
These people seized a man's Declaration of Independence and tried to malign his "anarchist" political philosophy. Blatant. Ironic. #FreeBB

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Dave Lindorff: FBI's DUBIOUS RECORD ON TERROR: FAKE PLOTS BUSTED, REAL ONES GET A PASS? @ This Can't Be Happening!



If you’re planning to commit an act of terror in the US and want to be left alone by the FBI, make sure your target is something, or someone, that the US government doesn’t like or care about.

Consider these two terrorist plots.

Just last wee, on Jan. 14, the FBI announced that it had arrested Christopher Lee Cornell, a guy in Ohio the bureau alleges had plans to attack Congress with pipe bombs and guns. Apparently acting alone, Cornell is alleged by the FBI to have “researched how to make pipe bombs” (there’s no indication that he actually made or tested any actual bombs), and to have purchased a pair of M-15 semi-automatic rifles and ammunition. How Cornell, who is described as a self-styled “jihadist,” but one with no real connection with foreign Islamic militants, planned to get past the metal detectors and tight security at the Capitol Building in Washington, was not explained, and probably was not known to Cornell himself. It also appears that the FBI was watching Cornell all along, and no doubt encouraging him too, as it was working with a snitch -- a man facing prosecution who was in communication with Cornell and may well have been a provocateur, given the Bureau’s prior history of luring vulnerable people into planning terror acts which it then busts.

Compare this case with one we reported on earlier here, which was in the works in the fall of 2011. I’m referring to a terrorism plot in Houston, TX, which the FBI did not report publicly, but which was instead disclosed thanks to some documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act in 2012 by the Washington, DC-based public interest law firm Partnership for Civil Justice, and which involved an apparently well-developed plan to assassinate leaders of the Houston Occupy Movement. Those documents -- internal memos sent out by FBI offices in Houston and Gainesville, FL -- refer to “one identified [deleted]” that “planned to engage in sniper attacks against protesters in Houston, Texas if deemed necessary.”

The initial memo, sent to FBI headquarters in Washington from the Houston FBI office, went on to say that the “identified” plotters “had received intelligence that indicated the protesters in New York and Seattle planned similar protests in Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Austin, Texas,” and that they “planned to gather intelligence against the leaders of the protest group and obtain photographs, then formulate a plan to kill the leadership by suppressed sniper rifles.”

A second memo, sent out by the Gainesville, FL FBI office, says that the Houston assassination plot, while not executed, was actually just put on hold...

For the rest of this article by DAVE LINDORFF in ThisCantBeHappening!, the new independent, uncompromised, five-time Project Censored Award-winning online alternative newspaper, please go to: www.thiscantbehappening.net/node2636

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