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People across the nation are outraged after finding out that the Anaheim Police Department killed an unarmed man, Manuel Diaz, on Saturday, July 21st, then randomly began shooting into a crowd of women and children with non-lethal rounds, and unleashing a K-9 dog on a woman and a baby, and then killed another man the following day. On Friday, July 27th, Austin joined with cities across the nation to come together in peaceful protest against the violence of the Anaheim Police Department, and against the violence of police departments across the nation. Back Story: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpeyv6-FlzU Other cities holding rallies : Dallas Harlem Oakland Portland San Francisco Riverside Filmed at the downtown police station in Austin, Texas. Produced for Austin Indymedia. Video Produced/Edited by Jeff Zavala. Videography by Meg Seidel. A ZGraphix Production. http://zgraphix.org
In the new book “Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power,” Steve Coll http://newamerica.net/user/3 investigates the notoriously secretive ExxonMobil Corporation. In many of the countries where it conducts business, ExxonMobil’s sway over politics and security is greater than that of the U.S. embassy. In Washington, ExxonMobil spends more money lobbying Congress and the White House than any other corporation. Yet despite its outsized influence, it is a black box.
Coll is the president of the New America Foundation, http://newamerica.net/ a nonpartisan public policy institute headquartered in Washington, and a staff writer for The New Yorker. He worked for 20 years at The Washington Post, where he received a Pulitzer Prize for explanatory journalism in 1990. He is the author of six other books, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning “Ghost Wars.”
Coll discussed the book in two recent interviews on Democracy Now! http://www.democracynow.org/2012/5/4/private_empire_author_steve_coll_on http://www.democracynow.org/2012/5/7/exxonmobils_dirty_secrets_from_indonesia_to
Location: BookPeople, 603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX Date: 5/29/12
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September 14, 2009--The original recording of change ringing bells on Sunday September 6 has been edited with architectural shots of the Financial District and scenes of Wall Street during President Obama's speech to traders and brokers at the Federal Building on Wall Street September 14. The change ringing bells were a gift from a British hedge fund operator; the twelve bells were cast in England (I think) and installed in Trinity Church a few years ago, replacing the normal chiming bells.While the NYT claims that this is the only set of change ringing bells in the US, and only one of two in North America, when I posted this piece on You tube, someone posted a comment saying there were actually 44 sets of change ringing bells in North America. If anyone has further details, please post a comment. Thank you.
British MP George Galloway barred from Canada under the Canada Israel "Public Security" Agreement http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=8530 By Michel Chossudovsky Global Research, March 26, 2009 British MP George Galloway was refused entry to Canada on the pretext that he supported Hamas, which is categorized by the Canadian government as a "terrorist organization." Contrary to what has been reported in the media, this was not a unilateral decision by the government of Canada. In all likelihood, the decision was taken in close consultation with Israel under the terms of a farreaching agreement on "public security" signed in Tel Aviv on March 23 2008. The "Declaration of Intent" establishes a framework of bilateral cooperation between Canada and Israel in the area of "Public Security". The agreement has not been the object of debate in the Canadian parliament, nor has it received media coverage. Under the proposed agreement, the Deputy Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness of Canada is in liason with his Israeli counterpart the Director General of Public Security for the Government of the State of Israel. Together they chair a joint Management Committee. The terms reference of the Canada-Israel "Declaration" are extremely broad. They include issues of immigration and ethnic profiling, the management of borders, intelligence and the exchange of information, emergency preparedness, correctional services, prisons, law enforcement and counter-terrorism. The agreement allows for officials from the State of Israel, to play a role in Canadian "public security" including border security and immigration. The important question is whether Israeli officials were present in Canada and whether they were assisting their Canadian counterparts with regard to the decision to bar George Galloway. The article below provides detailed information on the nature of this Canadian-Israeli project.