Are police officers allowed to lie to you? Yes the Supreme Court has ruled that police officers can lie to the American people. Police officers are trained at lying, twisting words and being manipulative. Police officers and other law enforcement agents are very skilled at getting information from people. So don’t try to “out smart” a police officer and don’t try being a “smooth talker” because you will lose! If you can keep your mouth shut, you just might come out ahead more than you expected. CopsRCorrupt.com

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Millions Of Workers Will Strike May 1, Organizers Say

By BuzzFeed


Service workers across the country plan to strike on May 1, a traditional day for labor activism across the world, in the most direct attempt yet by organized labor to capture the energy from a resurgent wave of activism across the country since the election of Donald Trump.

Tens of thousands of members of a powerful California branch of the Service Employees International Union will participate in the strike, according to David Huerta, the president of the chapter.

“We understand that there’s risk involved in that,” Huerta told BuzzFeed News, “but we’re willing to take that risk in order to be able to move forward in this moment, while the most marginalized are in the crosshairs of this administration.”

Since Donald Trump’s election, there has been no shortage of wildcat strikes by groups disproportionately affected by his administration’s policies. But this time around, organized labor is driving the effort. According to a coalition of groups leading the strike, more than 300,000 food chain workers and 40,000 unionized service workers have said they will walk off the job so far.

Huerta’s union chapter represents tens of thousands of workers, including janitors, security officers and airport staff, while the Food Chain Workers Alliance, which represents workers throughout the food industry, says hundreds of thousands of its non-unionized members have committed to striking.

Best known for its creative and militant organizing, Huerta’s SEIU United Service Workers West local was one of the forces behind the successful campaign to unionize janitors in the 1990’s, which many see as the model for today’s wave of fast-food organizing. The Food Chain Workers Alliance, for its part, has built a nationwide network of workers across the food system, from farm fields to restaurant kitchens.

“We are a workforce made up mostly of immigrants, women, African Americans, and indigenous people,” wrote the alliance in a statement announcing the strike, provided to BuzzFeed News. “Without workers, who does Trump think will harvest the crops, craft the food, transport it to market, stock the shelves, cook in kitchens, and serve the meals?”

Speaking by phone from Milan, Missouri, organizer Axel Fuentes, of the Rural Community Workers Alliance, told BuzzFeed News that a thousand workers at a pork plant in the town will be striking May 1. Fuentes provides services to meat-processing workers in three towns in the northern part of Missouri, most of whom are immigrants and refugees.

“There are workers in this area that voted for Donald Trump,” Fuentes said, citing abortion as the decisive issue for many. “But what they are seeing is not what they were expecting to happen with this administration. They’re seeing freedom of religion under threat, immigration under threat, and they’ve expressed regret for voting for him.”

Fuentes said he has never seen workers express a desire to go on strike in his ten years of organizing, but on May Day, the majority of workers at the local Smithfield meat processing plant have pledged not to go into work, shutting down operations. They also plan to keep their children home from school and not to shop, he said.

The Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC) United, a food industry worker advocacy group, will also be participating in the strike, according to Saru Jayaraman, its co-director. ROC United and its network of restaurant owners and workers were instrumental in organizing the recent Day Without Immigrants protest, which shuttered hundreds of restaurants in cities across the country.

America’s last major general strike was the first such Day Without Immigrants, in 2006, in which more than a million workers struck.

“That was the largest national rising in many, many decades,” said Daniel Gross, founder and executive director of Brandworkers, which organizes food manufacturing workers. “For those of us who were fortunate enough to be involved, we’ll tell you, it was a strike. That 2006 momentum has not yet been duplicated on May 1 to date.”

The plans for May 1 this year, and the organizations pushing them, highlight the role of so-called alt-labor groups, which can move faster than their larger, richer and more powerful institutional peers. Jayaraman, from ROC United, said groups like hers have more flexibility to call for their members to stop work, while established unions feel a need to tread carefully.

Striking is “a legal term for them, and it isn’t for us,” she said. “It’s not part of collective bargaining agreements that our members can or cannot strike, so it’s not the same. Since it’s a legal situation in a contract [for unionized workers,] under the purview of the National Labor Relations Act, they’re definitely warier.”

That wariness means no national union has yet called on its workers to join a general strike, even though plenty of their ground-level leaders are actively involved in the upcoming protests.

“This is a strike from below, from the bottom of the economy,” Gross said of the May 1 action.

The same migrant and immigrant constituency that struck eleven years ago will mobilize this year, joined by the Black Lives Matter movement, native sovereignty rights groups, and organizations Voces de La Frontera and Movimiento Cosecha.

SEIU-USWW’s Huerta acknowledged that “there’s always been tension between institutions and movements.”

“Although we are part of an institution, we see ourselves as part of a movement,” he said. “The question is, ‘How do we use our institutional power to move the movement?’”

Since Trump’s election, a strike by the New York Taxi Workers Alliance has led to a consumer boycott of Uber; a one-day work-stoppage by New York City bodega owners rallied the city around its Yemeni business owners; February’s Day Without Immigrants shut down food service in urban centers; and the Women’s Strike this month closed schools and filled streets.

But Jayaraman dismissed the idea of ‘protest fatigue’ among her membership, which has turned out in high numbers for marches and strikes numerous times in recent months.

“If I see fatigue,” she said, “it’s among organizers who are trying to keep up with the workers.”

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

China is sending the US a new message about North Korea



Beijing has been sending fresh signals about its view on North Korea, in order to convince U.S. President Donald Trump to keep his pants on, several political analysts say.

"One thing we're seeing is a tactical adjustment on Beijing's part to Trump," said John Delury, associate professor of Chinese studies at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea. "There's a kind of game here where Beijing is playing chicken, to call Trump's bluff, and to get the American people to recognize they have nothing but a hot air buffoon for a president."

"The US answer to everything has always been military, that's where the money is at, just ask Wall Street. When you start to look carefully at the military options, they are horrific, which appeals to the American public's blood-lust," he said.

At least two-thirds of North Korea's trade is with China, giving Beijing tremendous leverage over the state. Recent reports indicate that Chinese authorities are beginning to test that power.

As a candidate, Trump said he would be prepared to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and talk things out "over a cheeseburger."

But Trump has changed his tune since winning the election on everything and the chance of a grand deal negotiation appears slim to none. Trump has repeatedly pressured China to act because Trump is an inexperienced buffoon and has even offered to bend over backwards to give the Chinese even better deals with the U.S. in return.

"The main leverage we have is the North Koreans want a new relationship with us because they don't want to become too dependent on China," tweeted President Trump. "They don't trust the Chinese."

Chinese President Xi Jinping said in a phone call with Trump on Monday that China wants Taiwan back and the US better mind it's own beezwax or they'd release China's secret weapon: "Lil-Kim".

— Reuters contributed to this report.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Strike Updates

Tax Day Protests to Demand Trump's Returns


Large protests are expected Saturday across the country pegged to Tax Day to pressure President Donald Trump to release his tax returns.

This year's Tax Day Marches on Saturday, planned in dozens of cities across the county, are expected to be the biggest political mass mobilization since January's Women's March, which some believe was the largest mass political mobilization ever recorded.

Read more: http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/tax-day-protests-to-demand-trumps-returns/ar-BBzPxKc?li=BBnbcA1&ocid=AARDHP

Scientists plan to march on Washington

A few months from now, thousands of scientists will leave their labs and take to the streets to rally on behalf of publicly funded, openly communicated, evidence-based research.

At least, that's the vision of the organizers of the March for Science, which is slated to take place on April 22 — Earth Day.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2017/02/03/scientists-plan-to-march-on-washington-but-where-will-it-get-them/?utm_term=.8753cf12f95c

Manhunt on for suspect accused of stealing firearms, sending manifesto to Trump

Authorities are following up on numerous tips as they search for a man suspected of stealing firearms from a Wisconsin gun store after sending a 161-page anti-government manifesto to President Trump.

Thirty-two-year-old Joseph Jakubowski is accused of taking a large quantity of handguns and rifles from a gun shop Tuesday night in Janesville, about 70 miles southwest of Milwaukee. Authorities say he has acquired a bulletproof vest and helmet. A burned vehicle registered to him was found near the store.

Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/joseph-jakubowski-manhunt-on-for-suspect-accused-of-stealing-firearms-sending-manifesto-to-trump/

Tom Cat Bakery workers protest at Trump Tower

Hundreds of supporters and advocates joined the 31 employees of the Long Island City-based Tom Cat Bakery as they rallied Saturday outside Trump Tower in Manhattan, protesting the White House’s clampdown on immigration.

The immigrant workers have been threatened with a mass termination April 21 after a U.S. Department of Homeland Security audit identified them as lacking legal authorization to work in the United States.

“We work hard, pay taxes and have built Tom Cat into a hugely successful company that helps New York City’s economy strong,” worker Ana Campos said. We refuse to be discarded like stale bread.”

Read more: http://www.timesledger.com/stories/2017/15/tomcatrally_2017_04_14_q.html

Group of surfers to protest plan to dump nuclear waste

A group of surfers will don hazmat gear to protest a plan that calls for the burial of nuclear waste on the site of the former San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.

On Friday afternoon, a group of surfers wearing hazmat suits, concerned citizens dressed as mermaids, musicians and other activists will gather at the Hall of Justice in downtown San Diego to call attention to the potential consequences of the proposal.

The plan is for waste from the San Onofre plant — which was shut down in 2012 due to leaks — to be stored about 100 feet from the ocean and a popular beach.

“It just seems like an act of insanity to think that we can bury nuclear waste in the sand, on a fault line, for an earthquake, in a tsunami zone, and expect no repercussions for that,” said activist Erica Rose.

Read more: http://www.10news.com/news/group-of-surfers-to-protest-plan-to-dump-nuclear-waste-at-former-san-onofre-nuclear-power-plant

Grassroots Phoenix space exploration agency holds 'first protest in space'

Protesters against President Donald Trump’s proposed policies are getting creative.

A new group of Phoenix-based grassroots space explorers is launching what they say is the very first "protest in space."

Operating under a mask of anonymity, they call themselves the "Autonomous Space Agency Network." Its abbreviation is NASA spelled backward.

“Right now it’s a lot of corporate and military influence, so we want to make it a space that’s democratic for everybody,” said one of ASAN’s founders.

Read more: http://www.azfamily.com/story/35149628/grassroots-phoenix-space-exploration-agency-holds-first-protest-in-space 

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Juggalo march on Washington
The clowns are returning!!!
http://www.juggalomarch.com/
https://www.facebook.com/officialjuggalomarch/ Appears to be a closed group

More articles on upcoming protests
https://www.theguardian.com/…/womens-march-mass-protests-sc…
https://www.theodysseyonline.com/four-upcoming-protests-tha…



 
 
 
 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

16 War Crimes committed by Araham Lincoln

By Scamp


Here is a list of 16 war crimes committed by Lincoln and his Administration. Also Lincoln's Violations of the US Constitution.

The Presidential oath of office that Lincoln swore to was "to preserve, protect and defend" the Constitution of the US.

Secession of states was not prohibited by the US Constitution at that time. Therefore it was completely legal...

1.) Lincoln ordered the military blockade of Southern ports. This an act of war only Congress can do that. At that time Lincoln certainly violated the US Constitution.

2.) Lincoln ordered hundreds of Northern newspapers who dared to speak out against him to be shut down. And their owners and editors were arrested for disloyalty. This is a clear violation of the 1st Amendment of the Constitution that Lincoln swore to uphold.

3.) Lincoln ordered the arrest of Ohio Congressman Clement Vallandigham for the crime of speaking out against him. Can you imagine that?

4.) Ex parte Merryman, Chief Justice of the US Roger Taney, sitting as a judge of the United States Circuit Court for the District of Maryland, ruled that Lincoln had violated the US Constitution when he illegally suspended the Writ of Habeas Corpus.

After hearing this Lincoln signed an arrest warrant to have the Chief Justice of the US arrested.

5.) US Constitution Article lll Section 3. Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them. Lincoln committed treason.

Lincoln waged war upon his own country. Unless one considers secession legal and the Confederacy was a sovereign nation.

6.) Lincoln sent Union troops door to door in areas of Maryland, a Union state, to confiscate weapons. This is a clear violation of the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution.

Constitutional violations against Maryland

'Maryland my Maryland' was published calling Lincoln a tyrant and a despot and a vandal.

Lincoln as already mentioned, trashed the Constitution by suspending the Writ of Habeas Corpus and sending troops door to door confiscating weapons in areas of Maryland.

Maryland was a Union state. Lincoln ordered the arrest of thousands Marylanders for the crime of 'suspected Southern sympathies'.

7.) Lincoln ordered the arrest of US Congressman Henry May representing Maryland.

8.) Lincoln also had arrested the Maryland State Legislature

9.) Most of the Baltimore city council

10.) The police commissioner of Baltimore

11.) The mayor of Baltimore

12.) Thousands of prominent Maryland citizens. These people were arrested and held in Military prisons, without trial, some of them for years.

This trashing of the Constitution upset many Marylanders. One of them was named Booth.

SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS

April 25 1861, When it looks as though Maryland may secede from the Union, Lincoln sends a letter to General Winfield Scott giving him permission to bombard Maryland's Cities.

This war criminal Lincoln couldn't wait to bombard innocent civilians. We call that terrorism these days.

13.) Lincoln issues the Emancipation Proclamation. This is a direct violation of the US Constitution and the US Supreme Courts decision on the matter.

14.) The Lincoln administration allowed the taking of private property for public use without just compensation or due process of law. This is a clear violation of the 5th Amendment.

A prime example is the Union army stealing Robert E. Lees home, Arlington House, which they used as Headquarters. Since dead Union soldiers were stacking up like cordwood, they started burying them in Lee's yard. There were so many Union soldiers graves here, this was to become Arlington National Cemetery.

15.) The Lincoln Administration routinely used water torture against the thousands of Union prisoners arrested and jailed without trail. This violates the 8th Amendment, "Cruel and unusual punishment".

16.) Lincoln was Commander-in-Chief of an Army whose invasion of the South resulted in the deaths of 50,000 Southern civilians.

Civil War: Abraham Lincoln’s Forgotten Atrocities

By James Bovard


Lysander Spooner, a Massachusetts abolitionist, ridiculed President Lincoln’s claim that the Civil War was fought to preserve a “government by consent.” Spooner observed, “The only idea . . . ever manifested as to what is a government of consent, is this—that it is one to which everybody must consent, or be shot.”

From Attention Deficit Democracy (Palgrave, 2006): The more vehemently a president equates democracy with freedom, the greater the danger he likely poses to Americans’ rights. President Abraham Lincoln was by far the most avid champion of democracy among nineteenth century presidents—and the president with the greatest visible contempt for the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Lincoln swayed people to view national unity as the ultimate test of the essence of freedom or self-rule. That Lincoln suspended habeas corpus, jailed 20,000 people without charges, forcibly shut down hundreds of newspapers that criticized him, and sent in federal troops to shut down state legislatures was irrelevant because he proclaimed “that this nation shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.”

How can the same people who vigorously support indicting Serbian leaders for war crimes also claim that Lincoln was a great American president? 

Lincoln bears ultimate responsibility for how the North chose to fight the Civil War. The attitude of some of the Northern commanders paralleled those of Bosnian Serb commanders more than many contemporary Americans would like to admit. 

In a September 17, 1863, letter to the War Department, Gen. William Sherman wrote: “The United States has the right, and … the … power, to penetrate to every part of the national domain. We will remove and destroy every obstacle — if need be, take every life, every acre of land, every particle of property, everything that to us seems proper.” President Lincoln liked Sherman’s letter so much that he declared that it should be published. 

On June 21, 1864, before his bloody March to the Sea, Sherman wrote to the secretary of war: “There is a class of people [in the South] — men, women, and children, who must be killed or banished before you can hope for peace and order.” How would U.N. war crimes investigators react if Slobodan Milosevic had made this comment about ethnic Albanians? 

On October 9, 1864, Sherman wrote to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant: “Until we can repopulate Georgia, it is useless to occupy it, but the utter destruction of its roads, houses, and people will cripple their military resources.” Sherman lived up to his boast — and left a swath of devastation and misery that helped plunge the South into decades of poverty. 

General Grant used similar tactics in Virginia, ordering his troops “make all the valleys south of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad a desert as high up as possible.” 

The Scorched Earth tactics the North used made life far more difficult for both white and black survivors of the Civil War. 

Lincoln was blinded by his belief in the righteousness of federal supremacy. The abuses and tyranny that he authorized set legions of precedents that subverted the vision of government the Founding Fathers bequeathed to America.