A People’s Movement to End All War

When people sign the declaration of peace at WorldBeyondWar.org they have the opportunity to type in a brief statement in their own words. Thousands have done so, including those pasted below. (And a few great quotes from the past have been added here in graphic form.)

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All Wars Are Bankers’ Wars! (incl. video on the bottom of the article)

Legislators From 7 Countries Call For Release Of TPP Text

Dozens of legislators from seven of the 12 countries negotiating the U.S.-led Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement took the unprecedented step today of calling for the full TPP text to be released publicly before it is signed. The open letter reads simply:

We, the undersigned legislators from countries involved in the negotiation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, call on the Parties to the negotiation to publish the draft text of the Agreement before any final agreement is signed with sufficient time to enable effective legislative scrutiny and public debate

Jane Kelsey, a prominent New Zealand TPP critic and professor at the University of Auckland, said of the joint letter: “The trade ministers from the TPP parties have backed themselves into a corner with their extreme secrecy. That position is now untenable.”

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Uhm, yeah, it would be nice to learn beforehand about what we’re supposed to sign on, right?

Anti-Drone Activist Kidnapped Due To Testify In Europe

In October 2012, I was with a CODEPINK delegation in Pakistan meeting families impacted by US drone strikes. Kareem Khan, a journalist from the tribal area of Waziristan, told us the heartbreaking story of a drone strike that killed his son and brother. Since then, Khan has been seeking justice through the Pakistani courts and organizing other drone strike victims. On February 10, he planned to fly to Europe for meetings with German, Dutch and British parliamentarians to discuss the negative impact drones are having on Pakistan. But days before his trip, in the early hours of the morning on February 5, he was kidnapped from his home in Rawalpindi by 15-20 men in police uniform and plain clothes. He has not been seen since.

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As if the kidnapping of one guy would change anything. Besides, the bad guys meanwhile just can’t go and snatch someone they don’t like without We The People noticing. Tell them right here:

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People Powered Media Mobilizes Masses While Mass Media Remains Silent

If we continue to build the independent, people-powered media, greater numbers of people will build up immunity to the destructive misinformation of corporate media.

In the last week there were two major examples of how people-powered media can educate and mobilize people even if the mass corporate media does not report on an issue. We now have the ability to educate each other and tell our narrative of what is occurring. The movement is not dependent on the corporate media.

We are in the midst of an era of media transition. The corporate media is facing tremendous financial, employee and audience challenges. At the root of their problem is credibility.  In 2004, Gallup reported that “39% currently say they have ‘not very much’ confidence in the media’s accuracy and fairness, while 16% say they have ‘none at all.’” Gallup reported this was the lowest credibility rating in three decades.  But, the decline continued and by 2012 Gallup reported that distrust of the media had risen by 5% to 60% having little or no trust in the media – a new record.  A 2013 Gallup poll found only 1 in 4 Americans trust television or newspaper news.

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EU Commission: Time to End US Domination of Internet

Given recent revelations about the National Security Agency’s global digital surveillance apparatus, the European commission on digital affairs said on Wednesday that the United States can no longer be trusted to maintain its strong hold on internet governance and that this authority should be made less U.S.-centric and more open to international control and democratic transparency.

“Recent revelations of large-scale surveillance have called into question the stewardship of the U.S. when it comes to internet governance,” said the commission in a statement which also offered recommendations for reforms.

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Growing Revolt in Bosnia Unites People Against Elites

Thousands of Bosnians shut down the center of the capital city Sarajevo Monday in the sixth day of demonstrations, breaking across ethnic barriers to demand the resignation of the elitist leadership.

According to the New York Times, the demonstrators chanted slogans against the “criminals” in government and urged those in authority to “resign today.”

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President Obama and AG Holder Make Unprecedented Moves to Address Drug War and Mass Incarceration

Over the past six months, President Obama and Attorney General Holder have made a series of moves indicating that they are serious about reducing mass incarceration and fixing our broken criminal justice system. And it is worth pointing out that they have received almost universal praise from advocates, elected officials and the media, while there has been hardly any voices in opposition.

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…but only because of the huge pressure from We The People. The public is now fully aware of the insane size of the prison population in the USA and why all those people are imprisoned, as well as how wrong, unjust and anti-human that war-on-drugs really is, especially regarding the cabal’s position on Marijuana. Winning is fun.