'Dump Trump': Tens of thousands join global march

'Dump Trump': Tens of thousands join global march
Demonstrators arrive on the National Mall in Washington, DC, for the 'Women's March on Washington' on January 21, 2017 (AFP Photo/Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS)

March for Science protesters hit the streets worldwide

March for Science protesters hit the streets worldwide
Thousands of people in Australia and New Zealand on Saturday kicked off the March for Science, the first of more than 500 marches around the globe in support of scienceThousands of people in Australia and New Zealand on Saturday kicked off the March for Science, the first of more than 500 marches around the globe in support of science

Bernie Sanders and the Movement Where the People Found Their Voice

"A Summary" – Apr 2, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Religion, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Intelligent/Benevolent Design, EU, South America, 5 Currencies, Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Middle East, Internet, Israel, Dictators, Palestine, US, Japan (Quake/Tsunami Disasters , People, Society ...), Nuclear Power Revealed, Hydro Power, Geothermal Power, Moon, Financial Institutes (Recession, Realign integrity values ..) , China, North Korea, Global Unity,..... etc.) -

“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013.

They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."
"Update on Current Events" – Jul 23, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: The Humanization of God, Gaia, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Benevolent Design, Financial Institutes (Recession, System to Change ...), Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Nuclear Power Revealed, Geothermal Power, Hydro Power, Drinking Water from Seawater, No need for Oil as Much, Middle East in Peace, Persia/Iran Uprising, Muhammad, Israel, DNA, Two Dictators to fall soon, Africa, China, (Old) Souls, Species to go, Whales to Humans, Global Unity,..... etc.)
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)

Hong Kong's grandpa protesters speak softly but carry a stick

Hong Kong's grandpa protesters speak softly but carry a stick
'Grandpa Wong' is a regular sight at Hong Kong's street battles (AFP Photo/VIVEK PRAKASH)
A student holds a sign reading "Don't shoot, listen!!!" during a protest
on June 17, 2013 in Brasilia (AFP, Evaristo)

FIFA scandal engulfs Blatter and Platini

FIFA scandal engulfs Blatter and Platini
FIFA President Sepp Blatter (L) shakes hands with UEFA president Michel Platini after being re-elected following a vote in Zurich on May 29, 2015 (AFP Photo/Michael Buholzer)
"The Recalibration of Awareness – Apr 20/21, 2012 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Old Energy, Recalibration Lectures, God / Creator, Religions/Spiritual systems (Catholic Church, Priests/Nun’s, Worship, John Paul Pope, Women in the Church otherwise church will go, Current Pope won’t do it), Middle East, Jews, Governments will change (Internet, Media, Democracies, Dictators, North Korea, Nations voted at once), Integrity (Businesses, Tobacco Companies, Bankers/ Financial Institutes, Pharmaceutical company to collapse), Illuminati (Started in Greece, with Shipping, Financial markets, Stock markets, Pharmaceutical money (fund to build Africa, to develop)), Shift of Human Consciousness, (Old) Souls, Women, Masters to/already come back, Global Unity.... etc.) - (Text version)

… The Shift in Human Nature

You're starting to see integrity change. Awareness recalibrates integrity, and the Human Being who would sit there and take advantage of another Human Being in an old energy would never do it in a new energy. The reason? It will become intuitive, so this is a shift in Human Nature as well, for in the past you have assumed that people take advantage of people first and integrity comes later. That's just ordinary Human nature.

In the past, Human nature expressed within governments worked like this: If you were stronger than the other one, you simply conquered them. If you were strong, it was an invitation to conquer. If you were weak, it was an invitation to be conquered. No one even thought about it. It was the way of things. The bigger you could have your armies, the better they would do when you sent them out to conquer. That's not how you think today. Did you notice?

Any country that thinks this way today will not survive, for humanity has discovered that the world goes far better by putting things together instead of tearing them apart. The new energy puts the weak and strong together in ways that make sense and that have integrity. Take a look at what happened to some of the businesses in this great land (USA). Up to 30 years ago, when you started realizing some of them didn't have integrity, you eliminated them. What happened to the tobacco companies when you realized they were knowingly addicting your children? Today, they still sell their products to less-aware countries, but that will also change.

What did you do a few years ago when you realized that your bankers were actually selling you homes that they knew you couldn't pay for later? They were walking away, smiling greedily, not thinking about the heartbreak that was to follow when a life's dream would be lost. Dear American, you are in a recession. However, this is like when you prune a tree and cut back the branches. When the tree grows back, you've got control and the branches will grow bigger and stronger than they were before, without the greed factor. Then, if you don't like the way it grows back, you'll prune it again! I tell you this because awareness is now in control of big money. It's right before your eyes, what you're doing. But fear often rules. …

Wall Street's 'Fearless Girl' statue to stay until 2018

Wall Street's 'Fearless Girl' statue to stay until 2018
The " Fearless Girl " statue on Wall Street is seen by many as a defiant symbol of women's rights under the new administration of President Donald Trump (AFP Photo/ TIMOTHY A. CLARY)

“… The Fall of Many - Seen It Yet?

You are going to see more and more personal secrets being revealed about persons in high places of popularity or government. It will seem like an epidemic of non-integrity! But what is happening is exactly what we have been teaching. The new energy has light that will expose the darkness of things that are not commensurate with integrity. They have always been there, and they were kept from being seen by many who keep secrets in the dark. Seen the change yet?

In order to get to a more stable future, you will have to go through gyrations of dark and light. What this means is that the dark is going to be revealed and push back at you. It will eventually lose. We told you this. That's what you're here for is to help those around you who don't see an escape from the past. They didn't get their nuclear war, but everything else is going into the dumper anyway. … “

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Saturday, December 3, 2011

In New York City, the Occupy movement takes on local causes

Deutsche Welle, 3 December 2011

The Occupy protesters inspired others
to take to the streets
As questions grow about where the Occupy movement is headed, in New York City, where it all began, attention is turning to local issues. Protesters have demanded that police put an end to their stop-and-frisk policy.

As winter sets in and cities across North America clear Occupy protesters from their camps, many wonder what lies ahead for a movement without a geographic base, leaders or concrete demands.

If New York City, where the Occupy movement began, is any indication, part of that future may lie in new grassroots coalitions organizing around specific and local social justice issues that connect with the overarching cause of the movement, a more egalitarian society.

Since October, an eclectic mix of young and old, black, white and Latino protesters have been "occupying" the entrances of police precincts in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens.

Their demand: an end to the New York Police Department's stop-and-frisk policy.

By law, if a police officer has reasonable suspicion that someone has committed a crime or is about to, that officer can stop the person and question them. If the officer suspects that person is carrying a weapon, the officer can also frisk them.

A controversial policy 

Protesters have marched near the
entrances of police precincts
But the policy has been coming under growing scrutiny as the number of stops has risen steadily, from fewer than 100,000 in 2002 to more than 600,000 last year. Nearly 85 percent of those stopped have been black or Latino, despite the fact that they make up 52 percent of the city's population.

The police department declined to be interviewed, but it has argued that the practice is an essential public security tool that takes guns off the street and has contributed to reducing crime in New York City. It rejects charges of racial profiling, arguing that stops are concentrated in some predominantly black and Latino neighborhoods because police are concentrating their efforts where crime rates are higher.

The policy is controversial. It is the leading cause of complaints against the police. Eric Adams, state senator and a former police captain, as well as Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, have called for an investigation by the Justice Department into the policy. In 2008, the Center for Constitutional Rights filed a federal class action lawsuit against the New York Police Department (NYPD). But until this fall, there had been no concerted protests against the policy.

Occupy Wall Street changed that.

On October 21, protesters locked arms in a peaceful protest in front of the 28th Precinct in Harlem. Around 30 people were arrested, among them, media figure and Princeton University professor Cornel West. 

Many feel protesting stop-and-frisk
was long overdue
Occupy Wall Street comes to Brooklyn

Ten days later, around 125 protesters marched to Fort Plaza in Brownsville, Brooklyn where the 73rd Precinct sits between Brooklyn's Youth Prison and one of the many housing projects that spread across the neighborhood.

The diversity of the protesters stood out in a neighborhood that is 95 percent black and Latino. White college kids who had never been stopped demonstrated alongside young black men and women from Brownsville, like Sherrod Hays. He said he'd followed Occupy Wall Street on TV, but spending the night in a tent wasn't for him. Protesting stop and frisk was long overdue, he said. "Every day we're getting stopped."

The hallmarks of the Occupy movement were everywhere, from invocations of the 99 percent, to the use of the "human microphone" in which protesters repeat what a speaker is saying to amplify the message.

The campaign "gets a lot of energy from Occupy Wall Street," said Debra Sweet, executive director of the World Can't Wait movement. "It is absolutely out there to support the rights of the 99 percent which almost never connect. Brownsville, Brooklyn would almost never connect with the white middle class banker protester," said Sweet.

Drawing on the past 

Protesters have vowed to continue their
campaign of civil disobedience
But the protesters are also drawing on an earlier mass movement which, like the stop-and-frisk protests, was concerned with racial justice; the civil rights protests of the 1960s. It is echoed in their chants, "stop-and-frisk has got to go, we say no to the New Jim Crow," referring to the system of legal segregation in the American South defeated by the civil rights movement.

It's evident in their tactics of non-violent civil disobedience, and is also explicit in the way the protesters describe themselves as a "new generation of freedom riders."

Dan Craig, a pastor at Brownsville's Mount Zion Baptist Church, remembers the civil rights movement. He grew up in Selma, Alabama where Martin Luther King Jr. led a historic march to Montgomery for voting rights. But when the protesters showed up, he was standing with a group of neighborhood clergy in support of the police.

Craig actually agreed with the protesters' accusations of racial profiling by the police. "But racial profiling isn't a product of the NYPD, it's a product of the United States of America," he said. Craig, who is part of a task force of clergy working to improve relations between the police and the community, said things were getting better.

For their part, protesters are vowing to pursue their campaign of civil disobedience until the NYPD stops its policy of widespread stops.

The number of those stops is on track to top 700,000 this year, setting a new record for the fourth year in a row.

Author: Jonah Engle, Brooklyn, New York

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