Category Archives: Signing Petitions

The Peace Team/peaceteam.net: Stand Strong Against Fast Track and the TPP

Note and call to send a petition, links below, from The Peace Team at peaceteam.net (makers of Citizen United, the movie):

“Today the so-called Patriot Act as it was expired, proving yet again
that we can have any policy change we want if only you will continue
to speak out. Just one click of a mouse does it whenever we or anyone
else sends out an action alert. The more we speak out, the more
policy change we get.

Of course we knew that the fight to stop the secret corporate power
grab called the Trans Pacific Partnership was not over, and that the
real fight was always going to be in the US House.

Please keep speaking out:

No TPP Action Page: http://www.peaceteam.net/no_tpp.php

And here is the petition text:

At a time when the approval rating of Congress is barely 9%, do
members of the House, who are all up for re-election, really want to
push that number closer to zero, by waving through a secret trade
deal that is in reality mostly not at a trade deal at all?

Enough of the American people now know from leaks that the so-called
Trans Pacific Partnership is primarily about corporations seizing
unprecedented rights and powers, for example the right to sue for
“anticipated lost profits,” without the protections of the US legal
system.

What they are asking you to blindly wave through on a Fast Track
basis is the right for foreign business corporations to trump US
sovereignty and laws to protect us, not to mention the fact that even
as a trade deal it is the worst deal ever.

No more NAFTAs, especially not in such evil secrecy.

—END PETITION TEXT—

Please submit the action page above. And after you do, feel free to
request one of our beautiful 4 color “Expressway To Trade Hell TPP”
bumper stickers. You can have one for no charge, not even shipping,
just by submitting the form on the return from the action page. Or
you can get one directly from this link.

Expressway To Trade Hell TPP bumper stickers:
http://www.peaceteam.net/all_bumper_stickers.php

Of course, if you can make a donation of any amount, this is what
makes it possible for us to send free stickers to anyone who can’t
make a contribution right now.

And as we continue to stand strong against Fast Track and the
dreadful Trans Pacific Partnership, we are putting together a
political theater action to figuratively burn members of the US
Senate in effigy, starting in San Francisco, and intended to travel
from city to city around the country.

Please stay tuned and active.

You may forward this message to any friends who would find it
important.

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If you would like to be added to our distribution list, go to
http://www.peaceteam.net/in.htm”

The “Deep State” Hides in Plain Sight: Organized Covert Harassment Points to Overreach and Abuse of Powers by Out-of-Control Intel Agencies

We are living in a time of unprecedented surveillance and social control in the US and in many countries worldwide.

Secrecy in law has brought us to a point where people either live in fear of the surveillance state and are afraid to speak their minds, or are naively co-opted into actively harassing activists/whistleblowers/writers in their midst, by Intel agencies working locally through Fusion Centers (via narratives of fabricated “investigations” of these civically-engaged citizens falsely termed “security risks” now needing to be “monitored electronically” 24/7 by the oh-so-concerned State and enrolled covertly in “neuroscience/behavior modification programs” which warrant friendly but un-turndownable “official” requests for community co-operation).

Businesses and communities are openly repressed by Intel agencies using the overreaching powers of state secrecy laws–like Section 215 of the Patriot Act, and the whole Patriot Act, and the facile issue of National Security Letters via secret machinations of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, and secret sharing of private information, all tools to oppress civilians and groups, and to force a community’s silence through gag orders and threats of incarceration and fines.

Secrecy, Silencing, Surveillance, Censorship: are we Secure yet?

Where does Covert Harassment come from? Has American society always been secretly run by Intel groups?

Acccording to Mike Lofgren (former GOP congressional staff member with Senate and House Budget Committees) in this Bill Moyers episode, the “Deep State” has been hiding in plain sight for years and includes Intel agencies, Wall Street, and Silicon Valley: he collects his thoughts also here in this essay, Anatomy of the Deep State.

Do Secret Services and Spy Agencies have any right whatsoever to covertly harass citizens–and to co-opt others through lies and deceit into also persecuting these citizens?

Or do these actions indicate a tremendous overreach and abuse of their powers?

Harassment today is malicious in the extreme, and involves the covert use of deadly directed-energy neuroweapons (See Human Rights/Covert Criminal Targeting of Activists; more to come); “electronic monitoring” or “electronic surveillance,” which community members consent to engage in, themselves (because they all have cell phones?!), is nothing less than the GPS tracking, targeting, and discharge of deadly directed-energy neuroweapons on citizens (See Human Rights/Classified Weapons Testing; more to come).

The nature of spying in itself is a deterrent to democracy; to understand why. watch the documentary Counter-Intelligence posted online in five parts. See this Popular Resistance interview with filmmaker Scott Noble: Counter-Intelligence: Spying Deters Democracy.  Excerpt: “In making the film I set out to explore how these agencies function in the real world. How do they keep secrets? What are some common m.o.’s? What is their ultimate purpose? In a broader sense I wanted to ask whether democracy is even possible when organizations like the CIA exist. We are currently living under a hybrid of plutocracy (from plouto, “wealth”) and cryptocracy (from krypton, “hidden”) that benefits about 1 percent of the human population. It’s no secret we’re ruled by the rich, but there is a relative lack of understanding about just how much information is kept hidden from the public. A 2004 study by Peter Galison at Harvard concluded that “the classified universe is certainly not smaller, and very probably much larger than this unclassified one.”

Watch Counter-Intelligence online.

What was COINTELPRO all about? Who did it target, and doesn’t it seem like it’s quite aggressively active today?

This brief video which excerpts part of the Church Committee findings, shows Walter Mondale and other Senators discussing the unprecedented nature of Covert Harassment they were uncovering: Covert Actions Against Citizens Living in America

Who do Americans listen to today? Are American communities and citizens all too easily swayed by the voice of “Authority”?

How easily can an American be persuaded to act against a fellow citizen, merely by the flashing of a badge? Is this how Intel agencies are running entire communities now, and ensuring their “community involvement/participation” in the harassment of activists/whistleblowers/writers–their own neighbors? Watch this ABC News John Quinone: What Would You Do? video for some absolutely riveting footage that answers just this question.

Other videos on this highly educational site explore COINTELPRO further, and reveal the modern face of Covert Harassment.

Speaking Out Against Secrecy & the Stripping of our Basic Rights

People everywhere today are beginning to speak out about the excessive surveillance, repression, and secrecy we face post 9/11 and the Patriot Act: it’s Time for the Pariot Act to expire, and time for us to speak out against secrecy laws which suppress and do not protect, which oppress and do not secure “national security” much as the latter is used glibly as a mantra to justify pretty much any invasion of privacy, personal sovereignty, and right to free speech.

The Electronic Frontier Fund has set up a site with information and action items–learn more about the undemocratic nature of Section 215 of the Patriot Act, take a small moment to sign a petition, post a link, tweet a note to Congress, or write a letter to Congress–we will never be free of surveillance and repression and the stripping of our basic rights, we will never end the horrors of Covert Harassment by overreaching Intel groups, never end the machinations and depredations of the Deep State if we don’t speak out, now, today, while we have an ounce of freedom left.

Also, do scroll down the previous post here for other links to petitions and letters. Please: act today. Sign them all!

Celebrate Chinese New Year, Malcolm X/Speak Out Against War, the Patriot Act, Endless Spying, the TPP

News & Views

It’s Chinese New Year–either today or on Feb 21–according to various sources–which latter is also Malcolm X’s birthday.

Chris Hedges has an article on Malcolm X and his vision for the end of capitalism, his life, his views on truth and freedom at Black Agenda Report (originally at TruthDig): Malcolm X was Right About America

Adam Curtis has a (few minutes long) short film looking back at 2014, worth revisiting now in February, at the cusp of a New Year, on Non-Linear Warfare: A New System of Political Control, all about “contradictory stories” fed to us so no coherent narrative of protest can form.

Electronic Frontier Fund‘s Year in Review, by Nadia Kayyali and Mark Rumold, all about NSA Spying and about EFF’s fight to bring secrets to light:What We Learned About NSA Spying in 2014…

Here’s a peek into the year ahead through the lens of astrology–wasn’t it the Catholic Church which stripped astrology from astronomy sometime in the Middle Ages (and yet the Pope’s hat has symbols from astrology on it) from Simon Vorster at Wake Up World–and it’s reassuring and rejuvenating–Yes, it’s the Year of the Sheep! 2015 in Astrology: The Year of Manifestation

Happy New Year! Let’s hope this is indeed the year the Sheep rise. Change in the world depends on us. Every action we take makes a ripple in the universe. Let’s make those ripples count…

Act Now to End the Patriot Act, Stop Mass Surveillance, End Spying

This from Defending Dissent, drop in at the link below to send a letter: The USA PATRIOT Act granted the government powerful new spying capabilities that have grown out of control—but Section 215, the provision that the FBI and NSA have been using to collect the phone records of millions of innocent people, expires on June 1.

This is an important opportunity for us to demand reform.

Tell Congress: it’s time to end out-of-control spying. Do not reauthorize Section 215!

Rise Up Against War & EverMore War

A whole coalition of anti-war groups are joining together to hold a No-War intervention in DC this spring. The Soapbox People’s Network has the scoop:

““Spring Rising” is four days of creative resistance; theater, teach-ins; rallies and marches marking the anniversary of the United States’ “shock and awe” attack on Iraq and its invasion and occupation in a completely illegitimate, immoral war.  Together we will use this time to oppose the plans and calls for growing military intervention.

As we send this invitation to you the Congress is calling for more war. The President has just told us a new global “war on terror” may be unlimited in space and time.

  • Are you, like us, stunned and enraged by more war on the world?
  • Did you or your organization join in the protests against police violence and murder, because Black Lives Matter?
  • Are you with the Dreamers working for rights for all people to live without fear?
  • Are you one of the many who have dropped everything to protest the global destruction of the environment because of our dependence on fossil fuels which is also a reason for our wars?
  • Are you agonized over the ongoing U.S. military support for Israel, the recent killing of 2,000 Arab men, women, and children last summer in Gaza?
  • Are you furious about the killing and terrorizing of Muslims in the U.S?

Then, join us! Your participation in Spring Rising is urgently needed now to organize protests, participate in teach-ins and to put your art and performance on mass display. Together we can create the vibrant resistance needed to show that terrorizing the world is not in our interest and “not in our name.”” Click Cindy Sheehan’s site link here for more.

Sign World Beyond Wars wonderful Declaration of Peace here.

Join Peace Action to send a letter to Congress telling the President you don’t want to fund a new war against ISIL or anyone else: Stop Endless War

Speak out against the TPP

Currently, the White House is sending around an email & video lauding the TPP as “progressive” and emblematic of “Trade in the Twenty-First Century” & crucial in efforts to boost small businesses in America which export and trade worldwide. However, Public Citizen informs us otherwise:

“The Obama administration also has used this sales pitch, often on the basis that the majority of U.S. exporters are small and medium enterprises (SMEs). But that fuzzy logic ignores the fact that 99.7 percent of all U.S. firms qualify as SMEs — while only 3 percent of those are exporters.*

This means that even if the TPP actually were to succeed in boosting exports — which similar pacts have not done — it is large corporations that would disproportionately benefit, not small businesses.”

Let’s not forget the TPP is being conducted In Secret, In Secrecy. Attempts are being made to pass laws In Secret. Only 500 corporate representatives from corporations worldwide are in on it. Not America’s small businesses. Not everyday Americans. The broad scope of TPP is known, but the exact rules being made are being made in secret. Why on earth would any of us ask our Congress representatives to vote on something we don’t know anything–or enough–about? That alone should stop us in our tracks.

Once more, several groups are calling on us to call our members of Congress to make sure they know US citizens are not interested in a secret deal which promises big corporations carte blanche both here domestically in the US and worldwide, and threatens to destroy the autonomy of local and state governments, in addition to governments worldwide, send More American jobs abroad, stifle citizen expression, and gag journalists, whistleblowers, and activists, while stealing natural resources and foisting monopolies on us. Check in here at Public Citizen or MoveOn or Electronic Frontier Fund or Friends of the Earth or all of them, to send letters online automatically to your Congressperson, call, or sign a petition. If TPP is fast-tracked, we might as well ask Congress to vacate. Or vacation. Indefinitely.

Public Citizen’s information page on TPP

Electronic Frontier Fund‘s information page on TPP

MoveOn‘s 3-minute video on TPP, which went viral : What Happens if TPP is Fast-Tracked & Passed

Staff article on TPP at The Daily Bell: As TPP Sails Forth, it Drags the West into Uncharted Waters

 

Corporate Media Lies, Internet Censorship, Fast Track TPP, and Imaginary Terrorists in America

Keep Speaking Out to Congress to Save the Internet, post-FCC victory–Join the Fight for the Future

As everyone’s been noting, we’re at a historic high in our tremendous fight to save the Internet. The FCC has acceded to re-classifying the Internet as a Title II service, making it a utility, just like electricity or gas, that you obtain from your telecommunications provider. But Comcast and the other big cable companies have kicked into high gear, hitting on members of Congress now with accelerated lobbying campaigns, trying to bring their Internet Slow Lanes back to the table. Here’s where we step in and contact Congress. We have until February 26–and we here in the US are literally working for the whole world on this. Everyone on the planet will be affected by what transpires next. Please call, email, call, email, and make sure the Internet stays ours and stays free, and doesn’t become the privileged property of the very rich cable owners and their ilk: Click here to visit Fight for the Future, to get a customized link for your zipcode and your Congressfolks.

Stay Aware, Corporate Media Lies are Beginning to Unravel All Over the Place

The latest casualty is Brian Williams, famed NBC News Anchor, caught on-camera recently on XFinity ads touting NBC News as doing its “dead level-best” to bring us the news–while his utter fabrications regarding stories from Iraq and Katrina unravel online. See more on the Iraq debacle here, and more on made-up stories of terrorizing gangs attacking or surrounding him in New Orleans here.

It is no small thing that the credibility of a major news anchor is being openly and freely questioned, by other major news outlets. This follows on German reporter Udo Ulfkotte’s major revelations of All western corporate media being mass-controlled by the CIA and other secret agencies, see his story here. He has a book out–this has to be fascinating reading.  Let’s hope this is the beginning of the End of Western Media Piracy, and that more and more top journalists and journalistic outfits telling lies will be exposed openly–although most of us who read the Real-Media-Today (alternative media that is Not part of the controlled-opposition) know what corporate-media has been doing to us, the mass of Americans and Europeans is yet to catch up. Here’s to More Exposures, More Revelations, More Confessions, and More Awakenings among the so-called “journalists” in Corporate Media, including among its top echelons in such as the New York Times, the Washington Post, NPR, and others.

Stories, Stories Everywhere, Not a Drop to Drink: “The Imaginary Terrorist”

We’re living in a time when rather terrible fiction is freely touted as fact, by Master Fictioneers running our governments, and when the real Facts are hidden, shredded, shrouded, masked, twisted, covered over, tortured, and cremated. So the real truth of what is happening around us everyday is being rabidly hidden. More on this subject will be pursued in these pages under Human Rights–for now, please read about The Imaginary Terrorist from Gordon Duff–All of us whistleblowers, activists, writers, journalists, truthtellers who speak out, who protest, who challenge the lies of mainstream media and expose the hidden truths are being labeled “extremists” and “potential terrorists” in desperate efforts to silence us–We are The Imaginary Terrorist: America’s “Blacklist” Conspiracy of Silence.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Should Neither Be Fast-Tracked, Nor Passed At All

Petitions: Tell Congress to Stop Obama’s Secret Trade Deals

Congress: Don’t Betray Democracy! Stop TPP Fast Track

Many many close observers inform us what the ruthless TPP will really do: grant Unlimited rights to Very-Large US corporations to sue governments, domestically and worldwide, to prevent them from placing any kind of deterrents on stealing their land, their water, their natural resources, and their labor, and from imposing any kind of product or monopoly in their markets–such as, for instance, GMO crops to supplant indigenous crops, and costly US drugs to supplant native or generic medicines.

In addition, as Food and Water Watch tells us, “Trade deals like the TPP (the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or “NAFTA on steroids“) are known to hurt workers and our environment. Jobs would be sent overseas, more unsafe food would be imported and fracking would be promoted. And most troubling of all? Corporations could sue local governments for putting regulations in place that hurt their profits — and not even within our own court system. Secretive international trade tribunals could dictate whether or not we can ban fracking or label GMOs in our own communities.”

For more on the horrors of this ill-meaning legislation, aimed to benefit the small coterie of billionaires who run the big corporations, and eventually crush governments and peoples into submission worldwide as they try desperately to set up a global, totalitarian government (yes, the still-creeping-about Enwo), please see Thom Hartmann’s article on Truthout and Mike Gaworecki’s article on Alternet. Also see Thom Hartmann’s notes on how the corporate media has completely left out any coverage of TPP.

Then drop in at Fight for the Future or Food & Water Watch to sign a petition, and once more, please call, email, call, email members of Congress. As humans with respect for ourselves and respect for the diversity and sovereignty of all beings in all nations worldwide, let us in the USA Not let this monstrosity of a proposed bill pass, either fast-tracked, or At All.

Speak Out Against Endless War in Iraq and Syria/Needless Torture of Animals

Many peace groups tell us it is still important to write to Congress and make our views known this week, even though the US has started bombing Syria and Iraq–Congress is still accountable to us, and we must continue to hold Congress accountable.

New please-sign links today, to petitions from Roots Action (for Win Without War & World Beyond War), and Change.org (for University of Wisconsin alumna doctor’s petition against torturing baby macaques)–please see the Peace/Not War and Living Beings pages to click on petition links.

From World Beyond War:

Watch World Beyond War director David Swanson oppose the latest U.S. war on U.S. television here.

If you’re in the U.S. join our friends at RootsAction and Win Without War in registering your opposition here and here.

If you’re in England join our friends in the Stop the War Coalition protesting in London here.

A protest is being planned in Washington on Thursday as well. CodePink should have the info soon  here. (This is past.)

Let us know about any other events anywhere in the world and we’ll post them on the World Beyond War website.

Take this opportunity to introduce others to the World Beyond War movement and encourage them to sign their names and get involved at WorldBeyondWar.org

There is no way to peace. Peace is the way.

Sign the Declaration of Peace.

Why is Geo-Engineering Not Being Talked About Openly?

What do the geo-engineers have to hide? Spraying for supposed “geo-engineering” which dumps thousands of tons of nano-particulate heavy metals and dangerous chemical compounds into our atmosphere, right above our heads — ostensibly to engage in “Solar Radiation Management” (yes, that would suggest Managing the Sun) and into our yards, our streets, our houses, our lungs, our children’s lungs — happens in broad daylight. Anyone can look up into the sky and see the spraying. Just don’t look for it on the News.

Look-Up (Flyer from Geoengineeringwatch.org)

These days the spraying is becoming creative. Thin white trails that taper off. Spraying over oceans and spraying over rural areas and spraying at night so the wind brings the dispersed aerosol in the form of thick metallic haze over cities and towns the next morning. Metallic haze that covers the sun, everyday, whether there are clouds or not in the sky. Billowing aluminium clouds which block the sun.

Take a flight today on a commercial airline inside the US–and probably out–and you’ll see a narrow stream of whitish effluent ooze out from a nozzle on the wing. No, that’s not exhaust. It’s not water vapor. (See filmed in-air spraying, from Dane Wigington, of Geo-Engineering Watch.)

What are the geo-engineers so afraid of? Why are they not speaking openly about this? Why are meteorologists on news stations silent? Why are climate scientists professing concern about climate change yet not acknowledging the part “geo-engineering” has to play in changing our weather patterns and creating drought?

Is it because they have embarked on a path that is infinitely deleterious to humanity? And they know it?

These videos featuring interviews with doctors and farmers, among others, reveal disturbing scenarios of what this aerial spraying is doing to our children, our earth, and ourselves. For more information and for flyers to hand to friends and neighbors, please visit http://www.geoengineeringwatch.org and http://www.aircrap.org and http://www.globalskywatch.com and http://www.whyintheworldaretheyspraying.com.  This is one of those things we need to speak out about! To everyone we know, and everyone in positions of government in our vicinity–at county, state, and federal levels. Geoengineering Watch has a whole bunch of resources and ideas for anyone concerned enough to take action on this.  I hope to post some action links soon, to letters and petitions. Meanwhile, if you know a meteorologist or climate scientist, you might want to ask them: why are we all not talking about this openly and publicly?

Why in the World are they spraying?

Vitamin D Deception

What Chem Trails are doing to your brain

Why I Started This Blog

“Some of us have imagined we live in a democracy. We do not….But some of us are waking up. We are finding what is wrong with the world. We are going to make it right. We are learning that we live by each other, and that the life for each other is the only life worth living.” Helen Keller, 1913

The short of it is: I started this blog because over the past 3 years of signing petitions, calling and emailing Senators, and learning–to my horror– through a hundred non-profits sending action alerts to my Inbox what is going on in the country and the world in the areas of campaign finances, unemployment, poverty, environmental degradation, sonar blasting in oceans killing whales, humans killing and eating whales, oceans dying off, hundreds of species becoming extinct, ongoing cruelty in factory farms, GMOs and cancers, neonicotinoids and other pesticides finishing off our pollinators, corporations selling water in colonially-exploited countries, human slavery all over the world, human trafficking, weird and exotic “non-lethal” weapons being manufactured, neuroscience hacking the brain and unethical neuroscientists sticking neuroimplants in unsuspecting patients, the undiscussed dangers of cell phone and microwave radiation, weird weather events and their connection to military experiments, fracking and earthquakes, chem trails and geo-engineering, bioweapons, nanotech, microchips, dubious vaccinations, endless on-and-on wars and weapons development and sales, microwave weapons being used covertly on citizens, mass surveillance, censorship of journalists, persecution of whistleblowers–Manning/Drake/Snowden, Guantanamo, mass mind control technologies already in use, civil rights being rolled back by the bogeyman of “national security,” Fukushima, and other such, I have come to two major conclusions:

1) Signing petitions, emailing and calling Senators, writing letters to the editor, physically showing up to speak out or hold a sign at a rally or protest–these things Matter Hugely, and make a Huge Difference. All around us, change is happening only because ordinary citizens like you and me are speaking out and signing their names to an online petition, or leaving a public comment on some government agency website. And using Facebook and Twitter and everything else to get the word out matters too–for the mere repetition of a positive action creates ripples, and reinforces in consciousness what is possible, and what can change. Especially now, with mass surveillance and mass censorship and mass repression looming, we need to be, en masse, perhaps paradoxically, but exponentially needfully, unafraid to raise our voice. Signing Petitions Matters.

2) If you and I do Not speak out, protest, sign petitions, spread the word, and take action Now to save our oceans, our atmosphere, our country, our food, our water, our democracy, I am certain we are doomed to lose our basic rights and freedoms, our children’s futures, and our planet. There are huge mechanisms–of corporate, military, financial, and government creation–ranged against us, and they are working everyday, with their huge funds, their arsenal of rolled-back laws, their clutch of “classified” operations, and their downright disregard for the everyday working citizen, to undermine us. We are living in a time when our democracy is hanging on a thread. All those conspiracy theories we thought hovered on the far fringes of the Internet–or certainly many, many of them–turn out to be actual conspiracies, and true. This is no longer a normal world. With the advent of high-technology–in every field but especially Applied Physics–Telecommunications/Radiology/Nanotechnology/Computer Science/Artificial Intelligence/Cybernetics and Biology–Neuroscience, Neuropsychiatry, Microbiology–we are living in a world gone crazed at high speed for power and control over all the Earth’s resources, including humans. Ethics has fallen by the wayside. Every one of us needs to wake up and speak out!

And there are many ways of doing this, for sure, and staying in touch with what bigger groups are doing and supporting them is one way. That is what this site is all about.

I’m aware that not everyone is signed up by email with a hundred non-profits to receive Action Alerts and sign a petition, and also that full-time workers probably don’t have the time–which is why what I hope to do here is share those action alerts online, so anyone can check in here and take action via links, anytime. I will organize by subject, so one can pick and choose, and my aim is at least one everyday post. Additionally, I will share news of interest.

And, if you want the longer, slower version as to why I’m impelled to do this, here it is:

Quiet Quincy

Over the last couple years, after we moved up to the Boston area from Washington DC in the summer of 2011, I have been working mostly from home on various writing projects, editing a literary journal, and running creativity workshops and summer camps in art, science, and writing for children, as well as working at local academic institutions nearby.

I’ve had a real taste this way of the quiet, lazy feel of the South Shore; I’ve enjoyed the ambience of living in a “settled” hundred-year old neighborhood in Quincy filled with stately, long-lasting oaks and maples, gentle and genteel neighbors, mostly older, with the occasional friendly young family with kids, a diverse mix of Irish- and Chinese-American families, the usual scurry of backyard bird life woken by the occasional inland-straying seagull, and above all, daytime quiet.

Interspersed with daily dog walks round the neighborhood there have been fairly frequent forays down to the water at Wollaston Beach, or Squantum Beach, or along the canoeing channels of Merrymount Park and by Black’s Creek near Caddy Park, and driving down to Weymouth and Braintree for my daughter’s piano and gym classes. Quiet, sleepy, placid, slow, laid-back, relaxed, easygoing are words I might have used to describe both the South Shore and its residents back then.

Crazed Quincy

This unfortunately is no longer the case. Over the past year, things have changed dramatically in Quincy.

Now, police sirens scream night and day down the once-quiet streets, including the main streets Newport Avenue and Hancock and, in my neighborhood, the close-by Harvard Street–and I mean, quite frequently, as if a thousand criminals were driving hellfire down the South Shore with trusty Quincy cops in high pursuit–and fire engines also shriek fairly often as they clang and roll by, often on quiet walks down winding sidestreets where no hint of burning houses can be seen, to add to which EMS trucks and vans also clog sidestreets and main streets, using sirens and trundling urgently by, as if the number of accidents or emergency medical calls had somehow increased overnight. Daytime quiet therefore no longer exists–there has been a dramatic escalation in the use of sirens, and it continues. This absurdity–especially absurd in its contrast to previously-peaceful Quincy–is clearly contrived. The local police have been incentivized to act like crazed patrollers of a criminal town. To add, if anyone’s noticed–all across the country, police cars and sirens have changed–they are outfitted with dozens of lines of blue lights now, their siren whoops and hollers now, rather than emitting a single round call, and the whole vehicle buzzes and shakes and whoops and dazzles as it flies by–bizarre? You bet.

Traffic also has changed. The roads of Quincy are now clogged with gigantic SUVs, Hummers, large pick-up trucks, and military-style pick-ups with menacing metal frames over the truckbed, large trucks of every kind, and frequent clogging of roads with roadwork trucks, even when there is no roadwork in sight. Starting in Fall 2013, traffic lights suddenly increased in duration. This has not abated. Traffic lights are noticeably longer, which means the long lines of cars with engines chugging, releasing masses of dirty exhaust into the atmosphere at lights are longer, and drivers–the usual Bostonian highway bellicosity notwithstanding–are markedly more belligerent, frequently tailgating, cutting off directly in front of cars, and crowding like swarming bees on highways.

Just to add, aircraft once routed elsewhere from Logan International fly buzzily down the South Shore, in frequent, unceasing drones, joined by peculiar small craft and helicopters which fly into, around, and over suburban neighborhoods, often staying aloft over specific areas and houses for noticeably loud periods of time. (To this end, please see my still-ongoing FOIA request to the FAA regarding small aircraft on muckrock.com, the ensuing correspondence, and sadly, the unrevealing outcome.)

There are other aspects to the current craziness ongoing in Quincy–having to do with neighborhoods, communities, “fusion centers,” deliberate noise harassment practiced by communities, the military in neighborhoods, covert use of military “non-lethal weapons” on “targeted individuals,” citizen informants, and illegitimate Intel investigations–all of which I am learning are nationwide and sadly NATO-nation-wide phenomena, which I’ll touch on below, but cover more fully in a separate post another day.

Chem Trails, Geo-Engineering, Ethics, Activism, & Vast Cover-ups

Last fall, while walking our dog on a sunny October day, I happened to look up and notice a series of white trails criss-crossing the blue sky. They were being made by planes flying down and across in what seemed like a peculiar pattern. That was my first introduction to “chem trails” or what is termed “geo-engineering” in more scientific parlance, both terms I discovered after Googling “criss-crossing white trails in sky.”

Chem trails, I have found, are an ever-expanding mystery. But they are a vital piece in this puzzle, and this blog will focus on unravelling what they are all about, among other concerns. Folks wiser than I who have been researching them for years point to all sorts of aspects of their intent and purpose, more on which later. (But check into www.aircrap.org and www.geoengineeringwatch.org meanwhile.)

At the time, I discovered merely that a great deal of what is in the white effluent released by planes overhead is disastrous to human and earthly health: massive amounts of heavy metal nanoparticulates, consisting of (toxic) aluminium, barium, strontium, various other metals, mutated viruses, molds, fungi–all supposedly designed to provide aerosol’d ions for the seeding of clouds to cover the sun, in an attempt to “reduce global warming,” and coyly titled Solar Radiation Management. This stuff is in nano-form–meaning super-small, small enough to be breathed, swallowed, ingested–and it is: we are breathing this fallout; it sweeps down in rain and wind and enters our lungs, our earth, our organically prepared soil in our organic gardens, our organic fruits and vegetables. It burns holes in leaves, destroys roots, and encourages the attack of tree fungi–I could see this on my walks: trees covered in green mold, breaking branches, dried bark, leaves blackened, with black and orange and yellow spots on them, in some cases burnt through into holes. It enters our bodies and makes us ill. It causes–or becomes a causative factor in– respiratory illnesses, and all the creeping illnesses of dementia, arthritis, varicose veins, arterosclerosis, Alzheimer’s, etc., which, some say, manifest from accumulations of inorganic debris in veins, arteries, nerves. It causes breathing problems in non-asthmatic children, as I have witnessed and heard about, on school playgrounds.

Yet there is no public, mainstream-media discussion of the horrors of geoengineering fallout–why?

There are however, many concerned sites discussing this phenomenon, Geoengineeringwatch.org among them. On their advice, I wrote to my Massachusetts Senators, Quincy City Councillors, the Quincy Mayor, and local State Representatives. I copied this letter to the Boston Globe and the Quincy Patriot Ledger. No-one wrote back except two State Reps, one elaborately explaining leaf-damage as fungal, and perfectly normal, and one Senator, asking for a written letter. I will detail this further in a separate post.

Around this time, I also raised the issue of ethics in a school childcare operation at my child’s school, and corresponded with Amnesty International regarding a Write for Rights campaign they were running.

Apparently I was sticking my neck out, one way or the other, and was attracting the attention of those who apparently have no use for writers, activists, or anyone expressing ethical concerns of any kind–and who, Snowden informs us, are everywhere now, in our workplaces, our Universities, our children’s schools, on School Boards, in libraries, in YMCAs, in airlines, NSA in plain clothes, operating as illegitimate oppressors in plain sight, yet concealed by seemingly innocuous facades as civilians.

In less than two weeks, mayhem arrived at my Boston-suburb neighborhood. A plethora of SUVS and cars, strangers watching me, non-stop surveillance, stalking by car and foot, and on the streets, everyday, harassment on the roads. In addition, I was treated to the mainstream-suppressed, c/overt 24/7 assault on my person of microwave and radio-frequency radiation via 21st-century remote-controlled “non-lethal” neuroweapons or Directed-Energy Weapons (DEWs) using Remote Neural Monitoring technologies, used clandestinely by joint operations of a military/Intel/civilian cartel in neighborhoods, in a gigantic cover-up operation that is, as of September 2014, still not acknowledged by mainstream media, elected Representatives, or major human rights organizations. (See New World Wars: Revolutionary Methods for Political Control, by Mark Rich.) However, again, there is plenty of information on this on the Internet, many groups around the world striving to expose and fight this horror and crime, and alternate media sites covering this phenomenon. I learned from my research that I had apparently become a 21st-century COINTELPRO “targeted individual” and that the pleasures of being a subject of clandestine weapons-testing and clandestine neuroscience- and neuropsychology-probing via Defense-funded research in Universities and hospitals were now also mine. In addition, very shortly after, local Fusion Centers moved in like sharks on my neighborhood, co-opting neighbors into a massive noise and color-harassment campaign which continues–each time I step out, and each time the covert-neuroweapon-wielding maniacs zipping up and down our streets well-above the speed limit fail to “lock on” to my person with their remote-controlled radio-frequency probes. Not long after, I learned I had also become the subject of an illegitimate “investigation”–an FBI investigation? a criminal investigation? –by corrupt government agencies intent on securing the suppression of my writer/activist voice–and the subject of bizarre slander and innuendo in my local communities; my research once again pointed to bogus investigations being “opened” on various people, as a direct mechanism of suppression; ex-FBI agent Mike Germain, for instance, speaks of this in videos on Youtube. Mark Rich and others detail how activists are targeted for oppression, which includes deliberate slander and defamation campaigns, illegitimate FISA letters, bogus FBI investigations which go on forever, and the casual, obviously unethical selling of humans (passing on names and accepting kickbacks) into nonconsensual, unethical research and experimentation programs run by Universities and hospitals in tandem with Defense grants, today, in 2014–all covered up by “classified” labels and secrecy laws. Does this stuff sound savory yet?

Now it seems, in the US (and elsewhere), people of every stripe, in every community, easily incited by falsehoods fabricated and spread by the local arm of the DHS–the fusion center, the Neighborhood Watch–and swayed by a badge, a Government seal, Government letterhead, and false files, consent easily to become part of the massive citizen Stasi that has been covertly but insistently sweeping across America. Perhaps they are told they are “fighting terrorism” or “protecting the Homeland.” Perhaps they are told the person they are acting against is a “threat” to their community. An “extremist” or an “anti-American.” They are certainly being lied to. For, even educated as (some of them) are, they think nothing to step out in stores, in businesses, in soccer fields, in restaurants, in gyms, in local communities of every kind to play the parts of watcher, surveiller, disruptor, noise-harasser, color-harasser, conversation-repeater, echo-creator in petty, hostile actions aimed against certain “targeted” people, often with the most self-righteous looks on their faces–not realizing they themselves are being manipulated in vast social-engineering networks designed to control and subjugate people, and that they are themselves part of vast Artificial-Intelligence and cybernetic experiments surreptitiously being run by Intel and military in collusion with Universities, again, with the intent of managing, controlling, subduing, and deceiving whole populations. See Robert Duncan’s The Matrix Deciphered for more.

How could this be happening in America? But it is. Something Orwellian is going on, globally, but especially here in the US that only people who are paying attention–via alternate media–are aware of. Something to do with a scarcely-believable manic, psychopathic, elitist plan to depopulate, subjugate, and establish a global fascist government charmingly titled a One-World government, using the horrors of 21st-century science and technology to forcefully acheive their aims.

Again, I will post more on all of this later–this whole subject of New World Order military/corporates setting out to establish control over populations surreptitiously, covered extensively online elsewhere–and will post links to this information as well. I include this subject–COINTELPRO state-sponsored and citizen-co-opting terrorism in 2014 in the USA–on this website, as a common concern for all citizens of this country to address.

Frankly, I do not refer to myself these days as a “targeted individual,” nor do I see myself as a victim. What has arrived at my doorstep is completely symptomatic of the deterioration and decay of our society–the slide downward in our government from a flourishing democracy to a surveillance- and censorship-obsessed totalitarianism which promotes psychopathy in high places. It does not define who I am–but perhaps is directly responsible for my intention to expose the criminality and corruption it embodies.

America (the USA) has changed

America has changed, and not for the better. But that doesn’t mean we accept it.

With every ounce of who we are as a thinking, feeling human species, we need to resist this totalitarianism whose ugly face we are seeing more and more around us–in Ferguson, in the US government’s nonchalance toward Gaza, in the militarization of police nationwide, in the imposition of corporate dominance in every arena, be it food, air, water, “solar radiation management,” or anything else. This is not who we are as Americans. This is not the America we signed up to live in. We, the people of America, who live and work here, who take pride in community, in peace, in equity, in justice, in helping, not hurting, in creating friends, not enemies, in being open, not covert, in sharing and caring–we need to take our country back from the corporations intent on ruining us.

In the words of the immortal Helen Keller, who was fighting corporate oppression in the time period before, during, and after the First World War: Some of us have imagined we live in a democracy. We do not….But some of us are waking up. We are finding what is wrong with the world. We are going to make it right. We are learning that we live by each other, and that the life for each other is the only life worth living. A new light is coming to millions who looked for light and found darkness, a life to them who looked for the grave, and were bitter in spirit. We are part of this light. Let us go forth from here shafts of the sun unto shadows. With our hearts, let us see, with our hands, let us break every chain. Then indeed shall we know a better and nobler humanity.”