Occupy Raid – Gravel – Building 7 weekend

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Editor – Jonathan Mark
November 16, 2011 – Occupy Raid – Gravel – Building 7 weekend

“The evidence in hand points to the urgent need
for a citizens’ investigation with grand jury powers.”

– U.S. Senator Mike Gravel
(D-Alaska, 1969-1981)

Editor’s Notes: Mike Gravel’s interview with Max Keiser describes an opportunity for direct democracy that can come out of the Occupy Wall Street Movement. Other new links posted at Flyby News and facebook include information on the police raids, likely ordered from the top down, and on the vitally important march and occupation this coming weekend – Occupy Building 7 and more..

15 November 2011 – Democracy Now! – War and Peace
Inside Occupy Wall Street Raid:
Eyewitnesses Describe Arrests,
Beatings as Police Dismantle Camp


“..The one thing I was able to pick up from the grounds of Zuccotti Park was a book that had not yet been thrown into the dump truck, Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World Revisited. On the back, it says, “When the novel Brave New World” – now an established classic – “first appeared, in 1932, its shocking analysis of a scientific dictatorship seemed a projection into the remote future.” It goes on to say, “However, today the science of thought control has raced far beyond the totalitarian dreams of Hitler and Stalin. Numerous methods for curtailing individual freedoms have been developed, and the pressures to adopt them are increasingly powerful. Here, in one of the most important, fascinating and frightening books of his career, Aldous Huxley scrutinizes these and other threats to humanity and explains why we may find it virtually impossible to resist them. This book is a plea that humanity should educate itself for freedom before it is too late.” Just reading the jacket off of Brave New World Revisited by Aldous Huxley, that was strewn at Zuccotti Park, just missed by the sanitation workers dumping the property of the protesters..”

27 December 2010 – TruthDig – 911blogger – Chris Hedges
A Brave New Dystopia

Combining two great visions of future dystopia,
Orwell’s “1984” and Huxley’s “Brave New World”


November 19th and 20th, 2011
Occupy Building 7
In front of the rebuilt World Trade Center Building 7
DEMAND an investigation into the collapses of
World Trade Center Building 7 and the Twin Towers

10 November 2011 – Youtube – Max Keiser
Senator Mike Gravel
On Occupy and Direct Democracy Evolution!

29 September 2011 – Youtube – Flyby News
Senator Mike Gravel Interview
Part 1 of 8 – Watch on Youtube – 9-20-2011
This video will also be available at GCTV
More information at FN-wordpress link!

9/11 Initiative Campaign – Senator Mike Gravel
Citizens 9/11 Commission
This is a new initiative that uses the prevailing ballot
box, to establish a truly independent commission to
pursue justice regarding the events of September 11.

An Actionable Plan for 9/11 Truth and Justice

19 May 2011 – VIDEO – Oakland Forum
Robert M. Bowman Speech Excerpt
Empowering Citizens to End 9/11 Wars

21 October 2011 – Initiative for Democracy – PDF
A Message from Senator Mike Gravel
to the Occupy Wall Street Movement

Warrior of the Wind

As an Indian child I wept and cried
To feel the hatred, the reason my father died;
I dried my tears as I grew older
And with my bow became bolder..

To protect my mother of this world and of nature,
As buffaloes were slaughtered and the Indian hungered;
The fish gave us strength to survive,
Yet we knew we had to do more to remain alive.

As we struggled the White men kept coming,
Building towns and railroads with sticks
that kept exploding..
Chasing us to grounds that were barren,
Our most sacred lands by strangers were taken.

Some of the younger braves, angered by these maneuvers,
No longer respected the way of peace elder and became warriors.
They hid and ambushed and the numbers of our people grew small,
My family became mourners, it was then I heard a call..

I went to my place beside a flowing brook.
Here it was peaceful and as I sat the water spoke:
“Young brave, warrior of the wind..
Let go and carry the message within.”

There was no need to fear at this place,
But as I opened my heart I felt it shake.
I leaned toward the water, but did not fall,
I flew through the woods to the source of the call.

Here I saw buffalo and the warriors of old,
They sat in a council of peace and here I was told:
“Young brave, true warrior, the fighting is not free,
But you must complete the lessons that will let you see.”

I came back to the brook and felt good,
But was confused as to what I should do.
Then I smelt fire and heard thunder from guns..
Back to my four legged and back to my home.

My mother lay there, with a young one in the ashes of ruin.
My tears bitterly dried by the heat of my village burning.
All friends, women, children lay in darkness..
My confusion and not knowing became like a sickness.

Nothing I could see but anger and scalping.
I rode my pony feverishly attacking.
With others I yelped, burned, and killed
until peace was lost,
I could not return to my place over that hill.

But late one night before sleep a spirit said,
Look above, way above your head
And like at the stream I went with the wind..

Yet sleep overcame my spirit,
In the morning I didn’t remember.
I hopped on Sacred Fire and rode as a warrior.
Charging in a cloud of dust,
my throat struck by a bullet,
Breathing became difficult, I fell
And rolled and rolled; still not breathing I looked up.
Hoofs ran wild, but way, way above my head
I saw clouds opening instead.

I rose to the land of buffalo and friend
And understood why we all had to ascend.
The land we left needs to serve another,
Though the Whites hardly respect the Earth Mother.

They’ll cut the trees, drain the soil, sicken the water,
Their destructive forces will come like a wind of fire.
Yet a cleansing will come to purify all the spreading diseases,
And HO, nature will replenish the Earth with changes.

For peace will be for all kinds of tribes
And for those with the strength to remain alive,
Without tears of rage nor loss of dignity,
But for those that have or will see
Earth and her children living in complete harmony.

By Jonathan Mark
Mitakuye Oyasin – All My Relations
12 July 1978 – Tree-Root Press

For additional poems and quotations, visit:
Life Rhythms poetry blog with Jonathan Mark

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