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October 07 2011


October 05 2011


Declaration of the Occupation of New York City

This document was accepted by the NYC General Assembly on september 29, 2011

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Translations: French, Slovak, Spanish, German, Italian

As we gather together in solidarity to express a feeling of mass injustice, we must not lose sight of what brought us together. We write so that all people who feel wronged by the corporate forces of the world can know that we are your allies.

As one people, united, we acknowledge the reality: that the future of the human race requires the cooperation of its members; that our system must protect our rights, and upon corruption of that system, it is up to the individuals to protect their own rights, and those of their neighbors; that a democratic government derives its just power from the people, but corporations do not seek consent to extract wealth from the people and the Earth; and that no true democracy is attainable when the process is determined by economic power. We come to you at a time when corporations, which place profit over people, self-interest over justice, and oppression over equality, run our governments. We have peaceably assembled here, as is our right, to let these facts be known.

They have taken our houses through an illegal foreclosure process, despite not having the original mortgage.
They have taken bailouts from taxpayers with impunity, and continue to give Executives exorbitant bonuses.
They have perpetuated inequality and discrimination in the workplace based on age, the color of one’s skin, sex, gender identity and sexual orientation.
They have poisoned the food supply through negligence, and undermined the farming system through monopolization.
They have profited off of the torture, confinement, and cruel treatment of countless animals, and actively hide these practices.
They have continuously sought to strip employees of the right to negotiate for better pay and safer working conditions.
They have held students hostage with tens of thousands of dollars of debt on education, which is itself a human right.
They have consistently outsourced labor and used that outsourcing as leverage to cut workers’ healthcare and pay.
They have influenced the courts to achieve the same rights as people, with none of the culpability or responsibility.
They have spent millions of dollars on legal teams that look for ways to get them out of contracts in regards to health insurance.
They have sold our privacy as a commodity.
They have used the military and police force to prevent freedom of the press. They have deliberately declined to recall faulty products endangering lives in pursuit of profit.
They determine economic policy, despite the catastrophic failures their policies have produced and continue to produce.
They have donated large sums of money to politicians, who are responsible for regulating them.
They continue to block alternate forms of energy to keep us dependent on oil.
They continue to block generic forms of medicine that could save people’s lives or provide relief in order to protect investments that have already turned a substantial profit.
They have purposely covered up oil spills, accidents, faulty bookkeeping, and inactive ingredients in pursuit of profit.
They purposefully keep people misinformed and fearful through their control of the media.
They have accepted private contracts to murder prisoners even when presented with serious doubts about their guilt.
They have perpetuated colonialism at home and abroad. They have participated in the torture and murder of innocent civilians overseas.
They continue to create weapons of mass destruction in order to receive government contracts. *

To the people of the world,

We, the New York City General Assembly occupying Wall Street in Liberty Square, urge you to assert your power.

Exercise your right to peaceably assemble; occupy public space; create a process to address the problems we face, and generate solutions accessible to everyone.

To all communities that take action and form groups in the spirit of direct democracy, we offer support, documentation, and all of the resources at our disposal.

Join us and make your voices heard!

*These grievances are not all-inclusive.

Update 10/1/11 – Minor updates to some wording in the facts.

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this entry is part of the OccupyWallStreet compilation 2011-09/10, here.
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August 17 2011



If you don’t follow the weirdness on the far right then all of this will have been under your radar (or of no interest to you, like the recipes for nostalgia-tinged home cooking that may very well be at the back of the weekly KKK newsletter). It is all a way of participating in the activity of the fringe folks who say Europe is turning into “Eurabia” and that all those seemingly nice immigrants who are doing all your work for you and serving you delicious kebab have a secret plan to reduce you to “dhimmitude“, which may sound like a charming term from the lexicon of Donovan but is actually meant to make you feel certain that living around people with a different nationality and religion is sinister. There are some well known outlets for this sort of thing, which I will not bother naming or linking.

So there is the connection: these are the waters into which Mr Trifković jumped, which Mr Breivik guzzled, and which people outside of that pond probably notice fairly rarely, maybe only on those occasions when unpopular political parties like BNP manage to make their ideas part of the programme of parties with supporters, like the Tories and Labour. It contributes to building an environment of hostility in which it was reasonable to expect that somebody, sooner or later, would feel inspired to commit the kind of crime that was eventually committed in Norway.



Gobal Voices

// Eric Gordy of East Ethnia writes about the Balkan dimension of the July 22 terrorist attacks in Norway: “[…] [Anders Breivik] has the revelation that his path to violent idiocy began with his shock at the Kosovo bombing campaign in 1999. //

via oAnth

Keep on Trifkin’ « East Ethnia | 2011-08-13

July 26 2011



Judging from Breivik’s writings, his hysterical hatred of the Labor Party’s immigration policies and tolerance of Muslim immigrants likely led him target the government-operated summer camp at Utoya. For years, the far-right has singled Norway out as a special hotbed of pro-Islam, pro-Palestinian sentiment, thanks largely to its ruling Labor Party. In 2010, for instance, the English Defense League called Norway a future site of “Islamohell,” “where unadulterated political correctness has ruled the roost, with sharp talons, for decades.” Yesterday, when the Wall Street Journal editorial page rushed to blame Muslim terrorists for what turned out to be Breivik’s killing spree, it slammed the Norwegian government for pulling troops from Afghanistan and demanding that Israel end its siege of Gaza. For his part, Breivik branded the Labor Party as “traitors.”

There is no clear evidence that Breivik’s support for the Israeli right played any part in his killing spree. Nor does he appear to have any connection with the Israeli government. However, it is worth noting that in November 2010, the Israeli government joined the right-wing pile on, accusing the Norwegian government of “anti-Israel incitement” for funding a trip for students to New York to see the “Gaza Monologues” play. Then, the day before Breivik’s terror attack, which he planned long in advance, Norway’s Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Stor visited the Labor Youth camp at Utoya. There, he was met with demands to support the global BDS movement and to support the Palestinian Authority’s unilateral statehood bid. “The Palestinians must have their own state, the occupation must end, the wall must be demolished and it must happen now,” the Foreign Minister declared, earning cheers from the audience.

Breivik’s writings offer much more than a window into the motives that led him to commit terror. They can also be read as an embodiment of the mentality of a new and internationalized far-right movement that not only mobilizes hatred against Muslims, but is also able to produce figures who will kill innocent non-Muslims to save the Western way of life.


Anders Behring Breivik, a perfect product of the Axis of Islamophobia | 2011-07-23
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Breivik sieht die Endzeit, also die endgültige Revolution der konservativen Westeuropäer, die dann alle Muslime deportieren und alle Verräter aus den Reihen des Kulturmarxismus und Multikulturalismus exekutiert und abgeurteilt haben , im Jahre 2083 kulminieren. Das Jahr ist auch in deutschen Kreisen interessant, hier gibt es bei den antiislamischen Kulturkämpfern eine Gruppe, die sich Initiative 1683. Die sehen sich in der Tradition des Kampfes zwischen Islam und Christentum und nehmen Bezug auf die türkische Belagerung Wiens im Jahr 1683. In letzter Sekunde hätte man die Strategie entdeckt und konnte so eine Einnahme Wiens verhindern, was nun als Vorbild für heute dienen soll:

Wir sehen heute eine stetige Unterwanderung der Menschenrechte und der Demokratie durch den Islam in Europa und in Deutschland. Ein krankhafter Relativismus und eine heuchlerische Toleranz entpuppen sich als Beschützer des Bösen. Vielen Menschen ist nicht bewußt, was es bedeutet, unsere Freiheit, unser Werte und unsere christlichen Wurzeln, auf welchen die Errungenschaften des Abendlandes und der heutigen modernen westlichen Welt gegründet sind, zu verlieren.

Das ist derselbe Wahn, den auch Breivik teilt. Und weil der Islam Weltherrschaft anstrebt, ist alles erlaubt. Die "Initiative" ruft alle Christen auf, "unser Volk" nicht untergehen zu lassen und "aufzustehen". Was das bedeutet, wird nicht näher ausgeführt. Zu den "Sprechern" der Initiative gehört Michael Mannheimer, der in den entsprechenden Kreisen gerne vor "Eurarabia" warnen darf. Der hat im April öffentlich im Internet klar gemacht, um was es geht. Breivik war vielleicht nur ein Pionier, der die Hoffnung der Kulturkämpfer radikal ausgeführt hat. Mannheimer, der gerne etwa auf der extremistischen Website Politically Incorrect, wo Sarrazin, Wilders, Broder (der derzeit sichtlich angeschlagen ist) und Co. gefeiert werden, als "Islamkenner" beworben wird, hat einen Aufruf zum allgemeinen Widerstand des deutschen Volkes veröffentlicht (auf PI als Forumsbeitrag), in dem er ungeniert zum bewaffneten Kampf aufruft, was offenbar vom Innenministerium und dem Verfassungsschutz geduldet wird. Für Mannheimer umarmt nun auch die Kirche "den schlimmstmöglichen Feind", nämlich den Islam. Deswegen sei jetzt "die letzte Bastion im Widerstand gegen den menschenfeindlichen Faschismus Islam gefallen":

Bundesregierung: "Tat und Täter weisen keine Bezüge nach Deutschland auf" -  Das ist falsch ... | Telepolis - 2011-07-26
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Im taktischen Dispositiv übertrifft der Autor die Manifeste aus den sechziger und siebziger Jahren, auch die neuen französischen Aufstandsautoren bei weitem. Die Schreckensherrschaft ist auf seiner Seite. So will er den Feind überraschen, seine bessere Geländekenntnis nutzen, situative Vorsprünge und Entschlossenheit nutzen. Der Rest ist operatives Handbuch, Tagebuch, Logistik, Autobiographie, Sozialreform in reaktionärer Replik auf Ideen der Frühsozialisten. Das Manifest bezeugt einen umsichtigen Planer, als hätte er in einer Elitehochschule den MBA mit Bravour gemacht. Einkauf, Cash Flow, Lager, Assessment, Controlling, alles hat er auf dem Schirm. Sein Produkt aber, darauf läuft es hinaus, ist nicht der Schrecken. Der ist eine Beigabe.

Sein Produkt ist der auf 1516 Seiten niedergelegte innere Monolog aus der gesellschaftlichen Mitte, ein Echo der endlosen Tiraden gegen die Welt, wie sie ist, ein Echo aus den Foren in den Weiten des Netzes. Aus seinem Text spricht der Chor der Erniedrigten und Beleidigten, die im Ausdruck ihres Hasses auf alle und alles zu grandioser Form finden. Er ist ein gut erzogenes Kind aus der Mitte der Gesellschaft, der den Stolz der arabischen Straßenkämpfer bewundert, ihn sich zu eigen macht, um sie zu schlagen. Der Kämpfer, der aus ihm spricht, ist nicht zu schlagen – nicht wegen seiner Waffen, seiner Umsicht, seiner Klugheit, sondern weil er bloß ein Kopf unter vielen dieser Hydra ist, die sich aus dem Manifest erheben.

Die Idee der schärferen Überwachung, die gleich wieder erklang, noch ehe die Auswertung begonnen hat, verkennt den Befund am Ende der Lektüre. Breivik ist ein Kind der Mitte. Die Überwachung wäre der Versuch, dieser Selbsterkenntnis mit vergeblichem Aufwand aus dem Weg zu gehen.


Die Normalität des Attentäters: Ein Kind unserer Welt || Hintergründe - Feuilleton - FAZ.NET - 2011-07-26

July 25 2011


Sein 1.500 Seiten starkes "Manifest" spricht für die Simulakron-These. Dort kann man auch Hinweise darauf finden, dass dass er ECA-Stack selbst genommen hat und er "Kriegern" im Kampf für ein unabhängiges Europa die Einnahme von Steroiden und NoXPlodes (Mittel zur Gefäßerweiterung) empfiehlt. Zwar neigt Breivik einerseits zur Behauptung, er sei einer der wenigen gewesen, die in der Hip-Hop-Szene keine Drogen genommen hätten. Deren Wirkung beschreibt er als destruktiv, zudem gebe es die Neigung, von Marihuana auf Amphetamine oder auch Heroin umzusteigen. Er kenne zehn Leute, deren Gehirne allein durch den Haschischkonsum zerstört worden seien. Die nationalistischen Bewegungen, denen er sich zurechnet, sollen weiterhin die elektronische Trance-Musik ausnutzen, wie dies auch die Marxisten gemacht hätten:

Tempelritter auf Mission müssen sich aufputschen | Telepolis - 2011-07-24

June 13 2011

[photo by Shiho Fukada for The New York Times.]

Infrastructural Opportunism,


A Manifesto |



After a multi-day traffic jam in Hetaocun, China, Andrew Jacobs of the New York Times wrote: Stranded drivers chain-smoked, stomped their feet against the chill and cursed the government for failing to come to their rescue. As the night wore on, fuel lines froze and cellphone batteries died. The residents of Hetaocun, however, saw the unmoving necklace of taillights from their mountain village and got entrepreneurial. They roused children from their beds, loaded boxes of instant noodles into baskets and began hawking their staples to a captive clientele. The 500 percent markup did not appear to dent sales.


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InfraNet Lab » Blog Archive » Infrastructural Opportunism, A Manifesto

1. Know That There is a System of Systems…2. Architects as Expert Generalists: Buckminster Fuller, labeled a dilettante and a dabbler in his age, was instead the forerunner of a new breed of designer / thinker that we like to call the expert generalist. Long live the new expert generalists!…3. Be Alert to What Has Just Happened; Be Entrepreneurial…4. There is Always Missing Information, Use it…5. Agile Maneuverability Rewrites Protocols…6. Software Can be Big and Physical, Like Hardware…7. Be Resourceful…8. Measurements Can be Misleading, But Oh So Fruitful…9. Scalar Indifference…10. Live By Strategy, Play by Tactic: The Russian chessplayer Savielly Tartakower said: Tactics is knowing what to do when there is something to do, strategy is knowing what to do when there is nothing to do."
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May 02 2011

Elèutheros » Manifesto

// p&c at 2011-05-03 / oAnth



On the basis of official Church documents like Encyclicals [Free Software's surprising sympathy with Catholic doctrine] and CEI directorates [Software Libero, Comunicazione e Missione], we are convinced that there are strong ideal affinities between Christianity, the philosophy of Free Software [The Free Software Definition] and the adoption of Open Formats and Protocols [The Frequently Asked Questions of the Eleutheros Project]. We believe it is evident that the usage of such instruments is much more in line with Catholic Doctrine than fully closed, non Free solutions.

Elèutheros is an association of Catholics whose mission is to serve the Catholic Church through promotion and development of an always increasing harmony between the doctrinal principles mentioned above and the concrete choices made in the Information Technology field at all levels in the ecclesiastical world: from Parishes to Dioceses, from School to Congregations, up to Bishop Conferences and the Vatican itself.


For the reasons mentioned above, Elèutheros intends to:

  • engage in the study of the Scriptures and the Ecclesiastical Teaching, of classical texts and, in general, of Catholic literature, in order to highlight references, ideas and principles which may sustain the ethical values of Free Software and the adoption of Open Formats and Protocols.
  • increase among Catholics the awareness of the importance of Free Software and Open Formats and Protocols, as well as their ethical values.
  • Regardless of which software is adopted, propose that only Open Formats and Protocols are used, by all Catholic Organizations to store or manage any kind of digital data, like for example text, images or music. Only this can guarantee that all digital documents are completely accessible to everybody, including those who cannot afford state of the art computers or the purchase of proprietary software, and above all that such documents remain available forever.
  • propose that, whenever it is possible, Free Software is used instead of proprietary software in all Catholic Organizations.
  • Request that, without exception, teaching of programming and basic Information Technology in all Catholic Schools and Universities is performed using Free Software.
  • Promote, towards all Ecclesiastical Organizations, the creation of directives which require the mandatory adoption, in all Catholic organizations, of the IT solutions proposed by Elèutheros, giving absolute priority to Open Formats.
  • Promote, in all Ecclesiastical Organizations, methods of distribution of all Catholic documents which guarantee the greatest diffusion of the Gospel and of the Church message.


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April 30 2011

Sixteen principles of open government: #tcamp11

// cited from related blog entry:

Sixteen principles of open government

At Transparency Camp 2011, James Tauber of GovTrack laid out sixteen principles of open government. They are:

  1. Information is not meaningfully public if it is not available on the Internet for free.
  2. Primary data is data as collected at the source, with the finest possible level of granularity, not in aggregate or modified forms.
  3. Data are made available as quickly as necessary to preserve the value of the data.
  4. Data are available to the widest range of users for the widest range of purposes.
  5. Data are reasonably structured to allow automated processing.
  6. Data are available to anyone, with no requirement of registration.
  7. Data are available in a format over which no entity has exclusive control.
  8. Dissemination of the data is not limited by intellectual property law such as copyright, patents, or trademarks, contractual terms, or other arbitrary restrictions.
  9. Data should be made available at a stable Internet location indefinitely.
  10. Data published by the government should be in formats and approaches that promote analysis and reuse of that data.
  11. Government bodies publishing data online should always seek to publish using data formats that do not include executable content.
  12. Published content should be digitally signed or include attestation of publication/creation date, authenticity, and integrity.
  13. The public is in the best position to determine what information technologies will be best suited for the applications the public intends to create for itself.
  14. Have a process for ensuring that data you disclose are accurate and reliable, and show that process to users.
  15. To the extent two data sets refer to the same kinds of things, the creators of the data sets should strive to make them interoperable.
  16. Other things being equal, technological choices should be avoided that essentially endorse a single profit-making entity.

More here.

Twitter / Joey Mornin: Sixteen principles of open ... | 2011-04-30
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