Sunday, October 30, 2011

The RAID on OT that did NOT happen!

Original messages on this were not retweets but messages posted right on Twitter and then FB. Text as follows at

“Occupy Tampa is being raided…..Occupiers at curtis hixon park need access to trucks and storage Immediately!!!!”

This same message also ended up on OCCUPY TAMPA’S FB page and was posted from the admin side. There were 87 comments on this. (Gregory P. deleted the one on FB, he said he did not have access to Twitter).

Amos M. said he was listening to WMNF when someone called in and said the encampment was being raided. He noted that on FB.

Sean Kinane (news director) contacted me in a FB private message and I told him that no one could confirm that a raid had taken place, no press release, still shots or video and no phone calls or confirmation on LIVESTREAM.

In the meantime, Livestream chat was being taken over by trolls.

Also got the following in a text message to my phone from number 360-268-3453 at 12:34PM today (the person who has that phone number is one of the people infiltrating OT): “TAMPA: THE RAID IS OVER. EVERYTHING WAS TAKEN SAFELY TO STORAGE. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT AND HELP.”

I am sure others got this text message as well. Go over what language is used in communication and in what context. Please figure out who has possibly infiltrated you and limit access on the social networks to those that you know really well. Change passwords often. Know who is standing next to you. They may not be who they say they are.

Anita Stewart

Friday, October 28, 2011

ARRESTED IN THE RAIN: Two Protesters Locked Up After Putting up Tents, A Third in Hospital

Story by: Mike Madison
Photos by: Kevin Flynn
Additional reporting by: Alicia Dion
Police moved in at 3:30 a.m. this morning after protesters put up at least three tents to shield themselves from persistent rain. The officers ordered protesters to remove the tents and they began to comply. Things fell into disarray as at least 12 squad cars arrived and police shoved a cameraman to the ground, multiple eyewitnesses said.


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A Call to All Armed Forces and Defenders of the Constitution - Occupy! by Baron Danger VonBlakington 10/26/11 915PM

    When I saw the pictures of wounded from Yemen, Egypt and Palestine, I felt immense pain for the protesters- shot and gassed simply for standing up for what they believed in. But still I foolishly thought to myself "that won't happen here... things will be different. We're not that kind of country".

   Now I'm seeing yet another picture of a bloody human being who only wanted a better country being carried by his brothers.

   But it hurts all the more knowing that this picture was taken on American soil.

   Knowing that the men who did this took an oath to serve and protect, took an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States of America.

   The constitution which clearly prescribes that the people have a right to assemble, that they have a right to alter or abolish corrupt government, that they have a right to be free and to stand together and shout at the system they feel threatens their liberty.

   The whole world is watching, Oakland. From the 60" mahogany-framed plasma TV in boardrooms to the 10" netbook in an African classroom with 4 students huddled over it. The shots fired in Oakland today were just the beginning.

   America is watching. Please share this note on Facebook. Paste this text and these images in an email and send it everywhere. These pictures should circle the country until you get this email back. These pictures will not frighten Americans, they will infuriate them. The videos coming from Oakland will light a fire in the 15 million veterans who've served since Vietnam, and the 3 million men and women serving today. Men and women who swore to uphold that document that defends the natural and permanent right for Americans to assemble, to speak their mind and to petition their government. Many of them are undecided, but more and more of them are making up their minds.

   Veterans make up 5% of the population, and you're mad if you think they will stand by and see this happen in their community. They've secretly feared this was going to happen for a long time. You can bet that they aren't going to stand idly by and watch this happen.

   Share this picture with a friend in the military. Tell them where and when and how this happened: ordinary men and women protesting a government that everyone knows is corrupt were gassed, shot and grenaded in America today.

   Tell them to go to and find an occupation in their state. Tell them to show up Saturday in full uniform if they have it.

   Show the people behind the bullets that they're not just shooting at helpless civilians anymore.

Friday, October 21, 2011


5 hours ago


CONTACT: Media Team
Tampa, FL (October 21) — The Tampa Bay General Assembly (TBGA) has decided to support the autonomous actions of individuals who oppose economic injustice and defend the First Amendment right to free speech and assembly. Therefore, because the city of Tampa refuses to follow the Constitution and its amendments, some members of Occupy Tampa, who believe the right to assemble means occupying a public space, will claim a downtown park tomorrow at sundown.
The People of Occupy Tampa have remained cooperative with authorities until today’s arrests. An extensive amount of documentation show that when police have asked protesters to leave parks, remove tents, and clear sidewalks, we have complied in an attempt to set a precedent and prove that we are not law-breaking troublemakers who simply wish to pester those in power. We have followed city codes and ordinances, though opposed to them, for as long as possible. In our endeavors, we have realized that the police, the City Council and the Mayor are at the mercy of economic and political forces that, over many decades, have enabled the prosperous to further prosper, but have systematically disallowed any serious change.
We have listened, waited, complied and tried through every legal channel possible to acquire a suitable place to form a permanent, public presence. The best we were given was the sidewalk with leniency to sleep during hours assigned by the police. However, during those hours, police have grown increasingly hostile, waking people every hour, videotaping them during their most vulnerable state, turning on sirens and honking horns to disrupt sleep. We have remained clean, taken care of public bathrooms and sidewalks, and organized resources to clear a path for pedestrians. When the police asked for four feet of clearance, we marked off six. When the police asked us to leave Gaslight Park at sundown, we left an hour early.
Mayor Buckhorn has remained neutral and noncommittal while the Police publicly called protesters, though protected by the First Amendment, “children who refuse to wake for school.” Councilwoman Mulhern addressed the General Assembly on the one vague ordinance that states it is prohibited to block sidewalks with objects, but she was unclear about its interpretation. The following day, protesters filled City Council to express their concerns and the city attorney didn’t even know whether the ordinance viewed humans as objects.
The People of Occupy Tampa are ready to announce, after a month of peacefully and lawfully assembling, that no matter the interpretation of law, we refuse to be considered objects any longer. We deserve the constitutionally protected right to assemble and address our grievances.
To all Florida citizens who patriotically believe that the right to assemble means occupying a park in solidarity with occupations around the world, though no one speaks on behalf of the General Assembly, gather at Curtis Hixon Park at 7:00 pm on Saturday and claim what is rightfully yours.




Police arrest six Occupy Tampa protesters


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Occupy Tampa in Black and White

Great BLACK and WHITE shots!

Obama allows BP to bid for drilling in the Mexican Gulf

Obama allows BP to bid for drilling in the Mexican Gulf

Oct 17, 2011 22:40 Moscow Time
Gulf of Mexico. Photo: EPA

The Obama Administration keeps committing one totally inexplicable mistake after another. The US government is allowing BP – the oil company responsible for the ecological disaster in Mexican Gulf - to continue bidding for gulf oil drilling rights. It is hard to find any other reason for this questionable decision rather than an attempt to upset the rest of Obama’s supporters. In 2008 Obama became a new hope for the middle class, students, immigrants and environmentalists. Now that these hopes have fallen through, the groups that were the basis for Obama’s victory are faced with nothing but disillusionment.

After the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, which killed 11 workers, injured 17 others and unleashed nearly 5 million barrels of crude oil into the ocean, nobody could even imagine that BP had any chances to continue operation in the Mexican Gulf Area. The spill which flowed for three months was described as the "worst environmental disaster the US has faced" by the White House energy advisor Carol Browner. The disaster dealt an enormous amount of damage to the US and world ecology, affecting eight US national parks and threatening more than 400 species.

BP and its contractors – Transocean, the owner of the Deepwater Horizon rig and Halliburton, a well-cementing company -  tried to blame each other for the catastrophe, but there was no doubt that all of them would have to face the consequences.

On Thursday all three were charged with 15 breaches of offshore regulations. While Transocean and Halliburton argued that BP is the guilty party, BP in its turn is still trying to convince the contractors to contribute their share of the compensation, which the company has already paid. "The issuance today of notices of non-compliance to BP, Transocean and Halliburton makes clear that contractors, like operators, are responsible for properly conducting their deepwater drilling activities and are accountable to the US government and the American public for their conduct," said BP in a statement.

But what BP should be really afraid of is being found guilty of gross negligence. Such a decision, made by any court, would automatically trigger billion-dollar claims under the US’s Clean Water Act.

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Sunday, October 16, 2011

They Blinded You With Science...

This is all the seafood you are allowed to eat...per the FDA!
This information came from the FDA website!

Gulf Shores, Alabama BP Protest - Oct 15, 2011 Shrimp Festival

Saturday, Oct 15, 2011 - Gulf Shores, Alabama Shrimp Festival PROTEST! Protesters demonstrated on the beach, per the agreement with city officials, who had safety concerns due to a large number of people who attended the festival. Protestors were kept well away from the crowd and were not allowed to use any kind of electrical or battery type of amplification (ex: microphone).

Dr. Riki Ott "The Big Fix"

An Update on Gulf Oil Gusher Related Illnesses by Kindra Arnesen of Grande Isle, LA

Saturday, October 15, 2011


Bring a bathing suit if you wanna play! You're actually allowed to play in the fountains at Curtis Hixon, so we're gonna do just that. :)
It gets pretty dang hot out there in the sun, so bring some sunscreen and get ready to cool off!
Bring camping gear if you plan on staying, we'll be here. All night, all day, occupy Tampa Bay!

FB EVENT PAGE is here:

Dr. Helen Caldicott's Interview

Professor Heidi Hutner interviews Helen Caldicott on October 2, 2011 in NYC. The interview took place in New York City, the day after the NYC CAN anti-nuclear rally.

Anti-nuclear activism has been on the rise worldwide in response to the March 11, 2011 disaster in Fukushima, Japan. Since the Fukushima accident, many countries-- including Germany, Switzerland and Italy-- are backing away from nuclear power entirely. Caldicott discusses her biographical background as a medical doctor and activist. She explains how she became concerned about medical and health dangers of nuclear weapons and power, and what needs to be done to remedy the situation.


October 14, 2011

Contact: Occupy Tampa General Assembly




As many as six squad cars responded on scene in front of Curtis Hixon Park. 

Tampa, FL (October 14, 2011) – Friday morning, at approximately 9:00 a.m. EST, Tampa Police Department vehicles arrived on site in front of Curtis Hixon Park. The officers (of both genders) numbered in the double digits, and their presence led protesters to believe that the officers were prepared to arrest protesters of both genders. Captain Dugan, who was in charge of the scene, informed protesters that they were no longer allowed to place articles (backpacks, coolers, chairs, purses, sleeping bags, etc) in or upon the sidewalk per City Statute 22-8, including a table, which was being used to distribute political literature, in clear violation of the landmark court case, ACLU of Nevada v. City of Las Vegas.  

 Later that Friday, a Tampa Police office approached the Occupy Tampa site in front of Curtis Hixon Park and distributed flyers, which stated that the protesters would be allowed to sleep on the sidewalk, but could not place any articles upon the sidewalk, save for a table for distributing political literature.

This notification directly contradicted verbal permission we received to occupy city sidewalks, with belongings, provided we maintain a 4ft right-of-way for pedestrian traffic ( This was given to us by a Tampa police officer in the wee hours of Monday morning on October 10th. We immediately taped the sidewalk, demarcating a 6ft right-of-way to ensure compliance with the officer’s directive. 

On Tuesday evening, October 11, 2011, approximately 7 officers arrived at Curtis Hixon Park instructing protesters to remove their belongings from the sidewalk. Officers then notified protesters that they could occupy the sidewalk all night, but would not be allowed to sleep on the sidewalk. A consulting lawyer talked to Lt. Sawiski, who cited city statute 22-8 which references the illegality of placing articles upon the sidewalk. Lt. Sawiski stated that he had been directed by the captain of the police force to enforce the statute. In spite of this, the protesters stayed and were not approached by officers. 

The following day, Wednesday October 12th, a legal consultant, Rugh Cline, received notice from Assistant City Attorney Vaske that the protesters were not in violation of any city ordinance and were allowed to maintain occupation of the city sidewalks, provided they maintain the 4ft right-of-way for pedestrian traffic. The protesters resumed occupation and constant demonstration throughout the night without event.

The following day, Occupy Tampa were not approached by Tampa P.D. until the events of Friday morning.

Mr. Cline has been in contact with city officials, who informed him that the city attorney’s office is drafting legislation to present to the Tampa City Council. The legislation concerns the legality of occupying parks and public spaces, such as sidewalks. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is actively seeking to prevent this legislation in its current form. The proposed changes to the drafted legislation are being submitted to City Council for approval as soon as Monday (17 October 2011). Occupy Tampa is requesting public notice of the date when the Tampa City Council will debate this proposal, so that the public will be provided time to organize and attend the hearing. If Mayor Buckhorn chooses to ratify this legislation, which restricts our First Amendment rights, Occupy Tampa will actively organize and campaign against his re-election. 

Additionally, the Tampa Police Department has made veiled threats regarding Mr. Cline’s legal career, despite Mr. Cline never having agreed to represent Occupy Tampa.

We are presently soliciting local media and press coverage of the Tampa City Council hearing on the aforementioned proposal, in order to shed light on the inconsistencies of the Tampa Police Department. 

We remain law-abiding citizens who wish to exercise our rights to public assembly and free speech. The Tampa City Council is currently attempting to enact legislation, which will threaten these rights for all citizens. 

Occupy Tampa has maintained great respect for the law and Tampa’s police officers, seeking to avoid all unsolicited confrontation thus far. We cannot stand for this threat to our Constitutional right to peacefully assemble. 

Friday, October 14, 2011




Please go to the LIVESTREAM for OCCUPY TAMPA as I will post there and on FB as this situation develops. WMNF has been contacted and will have a reporter on scene.

4 dead dolphins wash up on Gulf Coast beaches in 5 days; deaths part of 'unusual mortality event'

4 dead dolphins wash up on Gulf Coast beaches in 5 days; deaths part of 'unusual mortality event'

Published: Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 6:29 AM     Updated: Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 6:53 AM
DAUPHIN ISLAND, Alabama -- A dolphin carcass, bloated and violet in the morning sun, was found on Fort Morgan early Saturday, bringing the number lost since the BP oil spill to more than 400. 
Three other dolphins have washed up in Alabama in the past week, including a pregnant female on Dauphin Island and a mother and calf pair on Hollingers Island in Mobile Bay. 
Courtesy of John C.S. Pierce
This dolphin was found on the Mobile Bay side of the Fort Morgan peninsula Saturday morning, one of four found since Friday. The death brings the total number of dead dolphins found since the BP oil spill to more than 400. Federal officials say an "Unusual Mortality Event" has been declared for the Gulf's dolphin population, which have been dying at a rate 5 to 10 times higher than average.
"We should be seeing one (death) a month at this time of year," said Ruth Carmichael, a Dauphin Island Sea Lab scientist tasked with responding to reports of dead dolphins. "We’re getting one or more a week. It’s just never slowed down." 
An examination of the Gulfwide death toll, broken down by month, reveals that dolphins continue to die at rates four to 10 times higher than normal. For instance, 23 dolphins were found dead in August, compared to a monthly average of less than 3 each August between 2002 and 2009. 

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Contact: Media Team


As many as six squad cars responding

Tampa, FL (October 11, 2011) - At approx. 8:50PM EST the Tampa Police Department has told the protesters that they may no longer sleep on the sidewalk. Their initial response to the occupation was to inform the protesters that they could sleep on the sidewalk, provided that they were not within 3' of the curb and they left a 4' walking path. This response is unusual and is being investigated by legal. As of 9:15 a representative from legal was on the ground interacting with the Tampa Police.

This is a strange turn of events for the Tampa Police, who have been very gracious hosts for Occupy Tampa up to this point. Occupy Tampa's "Stop the Machine" rally was the largest activist gathering in the Southeast in over a decade. The TBGA is a group of citizens trying to exercise their First Amendment right to peacefully assemble. Throughout the nation police departments are engaging in increasingly hostile tactics to intimidate, divide and disperse Occupations.

Occupy Tampa is calling on all occupations, around state and nation, to flood Downtown Tampa on October 15th and prepare to stay indefinitely. If you can arrive sooner, we would love to have you. Everyone is welcome to help us stay and present our case to Mayor Buckhorn that we are a peaceful assembly who will do anything to remain where we are in solidarity with national movements and in the hopes of achieving a greater purpose of returning our country to a nation Of the People, By the People.

Please refer to our website for a list of up-to-date needs, more information about the occupation and livestreams from Tampa.

All are welcome. None will be turned away. Non-violence is paramount, but We the People Will Not Be Moved.
This is our time Tampa. Stand strong, stand united. Stay camped.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Is Occupy Wall Street, and the Occupy Movement a Giant Hoax?

Is the Occupy Wall Street movement a hoax? Well if you know anything about the Illuminati, the Federal Reserve and the Money laundering of the Rothchild Bankers, the connections to 9/11, etc., you have probably been asking yourself this very question,  I know I have.   It turns out, it was started posted on Adbusters the left-wing anti consumerist group who has some heavy hitting connections. did some great research for his article on October 3rd:

Steve Baldwin claims Tides received over $7 million from George Soros. Although the monetary connection between Tides’ founder Drummond Pike and the arch globalist Soros is somewhat murky, researcher Ron Arnold has mapped out numerous connections between the two so-called philanthropists. Under IRS rules, Drummond is not obliged to reveal who he receives money from to fund a large number of supposedly progressive organizations.
“The Tides Foundation is a pass-through for other foundations’ money,” writes Arnold. “Tides Foundation is a public charity, not a private foundation. Tides Foundation passes other foundations’ money to a spectrum of left-wing organizations which the original donors would not or could not support on their own… Because none of the more than 260 projects under the Tides umbrella files its own Form 990 with the IRS, their finances are totally secret and not available for public inspection, an issue that requires congressional remedy.”
The Dj Osiris blog adds further detail: “It would seem George Soros is connected to the U.S. Day of Rage aka Occupy Wall Street through The Ruckus Society. On the U.S. Day of Rage website. The Ruckus Society receives funding from the Tides Foundation and George Soros’ Open Society Institute provides grants to Tides, including a mere $4.2 Million in 2008, the last year figures are available.”
As the filmmaker Michael Moore admitted to We Are Change activist and journalist Luke Rudkowski last week, the goal of the movement funded in large part with globalist lucre is to attack and dismantle capitalism. Moore discounted out of hand any effort to end the Federal Reserve and return the nation to sound and honest money controlled by the American people, not a cartel of bankers and oligarchs from the financial class, including George Soros."
This suggests the initial push and support for OWS may have been the Bankers.  Their aims may have been to trick the masses, who are in the "know," into a pseudo-liberal revolt in which the end result would be a debt-slave socialist state which Michael Moore seems to abdicate.  There has been a movement to disclose the truth for years, but never has there but a venue to opening protest about it, and never have people be allowed to publicly discuss it.  What the Bankers did not realize is the people who want change and who have been dreaming for it secretly would transform the movement from another push for corrupt Socialism, to a world transforming movement for peace, and equality; Martin Luther King is Smiling some where.   
Some out there on the inter-webs are saying the OWS has it wrong, that they don't focus on the FED, or that if you support OWS you should just support Ron Paul.  We support change, and are occupying till that happens, and the change we are talking about is global, complete, and replete.  We are talking about changing the fabric of our lives, not standing behind some empty shirt for the next presidential run.  This is not some fad to blow over in a few months. The OWS has so much more potential, the fact it is so widespread in its content gives it the potential for truly omnipresent affects.  
The movement may have started from a group of elitists who wanted to solidify the whole freedom movement in a false bid for a social state, one in which the FED and its criminal banking practices are left intact, but now it has transformed into a truly world wide phenomena for global change in the right directions (yes plural).  This is a motif for what is to come, if we want to transform the entire world, which is what we will begin to do once the real unravelling begins, we must look to unification.  Dichotomy is dangerous in that we can not fall into the trap of vilifying people who have bought into the propaganda, they are just as much victims as me or you.  
We are at a dangerous time in the movements growth.  This is the time when it is so easy for it to turn into us vs them.  But we must remain vigilant. Stay steadfast to your non-violent values, because they will be put to the test.  Our money masters would have us turn brother against brother, so when you meet opposition out there, when you tell your friends or loved ones what you believe in and they scoff at you, remember they are a sleep, in a very real way. The ones who fight us the hardest are the ones who have more of a grip the old system, those who make good money, who think the economy is recovering, etc.  They will fight change based on fear, but we must not fight fear with fear.   These are the other 99%, the ones you do not see standing next to you on the corner, they are the ones looking down at you and wonder what your so upset about.  They are the ones who have whole heartedly subscribed to the propaganda, and they will need our love and support to wake up to the truth.  
Justin Deschamps
October 11, 2011

Despite police warning, Occupy Tampa protesters vote to risk arrest and stay on sidewalk

On the third night of their overnight occupation of part of a sidewalk near Curtis-Hixon Park, Occupy Tampa activists were told by Police they had to leave.
Two nights earlier they had been told it was OK to camp along the sidewalk as long as they were not inside the park after 10 p.m. and left room on the sidewalk for pedestrian traffic.
Sunday night a police officer who would only identify himself as Officer Rice approved of the group’s new camp. On tape he said, “They can stay on public property.”
But Tuesday night the ten or so Tampa Police had a different message.
Click on the link for the story, video and pictures...


Read and listen to the local news coverage about the POOL PARTY, courtesy of WMNF-FM 88.5 Community Radio!
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Gulf of Mexico Sea Floor Unstable, Fractured, Spilling Hydrocarbons

Oil and gas are still seeping unabated, says expert. Toxic leakage poses significant public health risks.

The Real Agenda
October 10, 2011 
The Gulf of Mexico disaster has not gone away. In fact, it has grown exponentially since the main stream media stopped talking about it. According to the Gulf Rescue Alliance, an organization composed of scientists, medical professionals and seafood industry professionals, among others, the problem cannot be simplified to the damage already caused by the oil spill. It is worse, much worse.

Pools of crude oil float on the surface of Gulf of Mexico waters at the site of the sunken BP/Transocean oil drill the Deepwater Horizon on April 27, 2010. Getty Images
The Real Agenda received exclusive information regarding the current state of the ongoing emergency in the Gulf of Mexico. The latest assessment performed by the Gulf Rescue Alliance reveals not only that the oil spill is still happening, but also that the Gulf of Mexico’s sea floor grew more unstable since the explosion in 2010. Additionally, analysis provided by experts like BK Lim, shows that the geohazards developed that derive from the rolling leakage of toxic matter, combined with the on-going use of the highly toxic chemical dispersant called Corexit will most likely result in the permanent decline of 
marine life, while posing out-of-control public health risks, just as it did after the Exxon Valdez spill where the same chemical dispersants were used resulting in a rapid decline of the marine life until, for example, the Herring industry completely collapsed and has never recovered since then.
In a letter dated 14 January, 2011 that was sent to Congressman Fred Upton, Chairman House Committee on Energy and Commerce, and Congressman John Shimkus Chairman Subcommittee on Environment and Economy,  BK Lim warned the congressmen and their committees about the current state of the sub-seabed in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM). In the document, an in-depth assessment of the emergency was provided. It explains why action must be taken immediately. 
The evaluation of the emergency in the Gulf conducted by Mr. Lim appears credible and is based on his 30 years of experience analyzing the geologic structure of both dry land and underwater drilling sites for major oil industry companies and leading geohazards contractors such as Fugro Geodetic (M) Sdn Bhd, TL Geohydrographics Sdn Bhd, and RPS Energy Pty Ltd.
The vaporization of enormous amounts of methane hydrates on a scale not seen before, the release of stresses between the lower and upper crust resulting in the abnormal occurrences of low magnitude, shallow earthquakes adjacent to the New Madrid Fault, the sub-seabed underground erosion in the vicinity of the shelf edge undermining the slope stability with possible tsunami-generating, giant, submarine landslides,” said Mr. Lim.
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Unity and the Occupy Movement

Unity and the Occupy Movement: “The World vs Wall Street”
On thing is clear regardless of where you look, the occupy movement displays unity above all else.  Whether black or white, gay or strait, male or female, young or old, even rich or poor, people everywhere are united behind this movement despite the claims it has no agenda worth standing behind.  Why is this? Why has the Occupy Movement galvanized so many people literally the world over?

Here as I write this there is a petition being passed around the world “The World vs Wall Street” A video ticker is displaying the number of signers to the passers by and has reached an astonishing 523,000 signers. When I signed it this morning it was at 460,000 which is a 63,000 increase in less then 12 hours.  A global revolution in consciousness is underway, and the United States the is the keystone in a world wide bridge of personal freedom for all mankind.  For what has been happening for this generation has also been happening to our fathers and mothers, their fathers and mothers, across all of our history.
Oppression these days is quiet, subconscious and a disease of ignorance.  We the people of this world have let our selves be enslaved by ignorance and subjected to tyranny with out ever leaving our living rooms.  
What is there to protest about? For those of you who don’t know, literally every facet of our lives is being tampered with by the so called 1%. 1.5 million people were diagnosed with cancer in the US alone last year, and you may not know that cancer is completely curable and has been for years.  I originally became aware of this by discovering a man who cured cancer in 1928, Dr. Max Gerson.  He was so successful at curing this disease and many other “incurable” diseases he testified before congress in 1946 and his life saving and prolonging research was deemed un-adoptable because no cure could ever be taken seriously unless a drug could be prescribed to make money from it.  Dr. Gerson’s treatment involved eating only organic juices and a strictly controlled diet while eliminating toxins.  Which one of you has lost a friend or relative to cancer in your life time?  There have literally been 100,000,000 people killed needlessly since the start of the 20th century from cancer; threw society wide ignorance and institutional close-mindedness.  And this is just the beginning.  Our money masters have kept us in a prison of ignorance for generations and now, this very moment the entire world is waking up to it.  
Unity has been the common element threw out. I am the owner and president of my media company, Mad Latino Studios, which I run it with my boyfriend Julian.  He went to record Occupy Tampa and documented what he could on the 6th of October.  During the General Assembly I was amazed at the unity of movement members. The voices where literally reverberating off the buildings and I hazard to guess the entire downtown area could hear the people there, there voices being heard in offices.  People can not escape the truth anymore and each one of us who exposes our brothers and sisters to the truth is a participant, even if you never set foot on a sidewalk.  When the orator was speaking of behavior he said “remember we are not hear to hate, we are here to love.”  Immediately after everyone erupted in cheers and was it definitely the most boisterous round of cheering of that assembly. It will be love and forgiveness which ultimately free us from the centuries of oppression, Power to forgive ourselves for letting it happen, and forgive humanity for participating in it. 
So often I hear coworkers or friends say.. “there is no agenda, what are people protesting about?” There is so much in disharmony in our world how can you not protest? How can you think about the future of this world and your children and not want to get out on the side walk and say “im not going to take it anymore!! Its time we got up and stopped relying on others to change this world!!”  That is the essence of everything, self empowerment.  We are capable of so much its staggering, if we only take up the torch and stand tall, mountains will be moved. 
So often I hear people remark about what one person did, or what one group said and how they can not stand behind something like that.  No revolution has ever emerged into the collective consciousness ready made.  It took people standing up and making their voices be heard which alchemized the movements into cohesive waves of change. The Occupy movement is in its infancy, it is taking baby steps. I would say the single most important thing right now is spreading awareness.  Awareness that this movement is for everyone, not even just the 99%, the entire population of planet earth is affected, and it require all of us to keep it changed once this happens.  The most important thing is to wake everyone up to the truth, you have always been free, and we do not need a law, or a majority vote or even a constitution to tell us that.  It is our god given right as beings of this universe and only you by you can keep you in prisoned. 
So are you going to wait off on the sidelines for a ready made movement to form? Are you going to comment and complaining about it not going your way and do nothing to make your voice heard?  Are you going to help make history?

Justin Deschamps
October 10, 2011