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Framing Protesters and Media as Terrorists

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Three NATO Activists Charged with Terror Plot After Posting Video of Police Harassment
We've seen the US prosecute and imprison eco-protesters as terrorists. 

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We've seen many examples of police arresting people who photograph or video police making arrests or acting brutally. 
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We know that "terrorism tracking" organizations have repeatedly surveiled and reported that peace protesters are potential terrorists. This is part of a nationally orchestrated war on dissent
We know that the mainstream media routinely serves as delivery services for the lies and distortions of the military and the government. 
We know that Innocent peace activists have been labeled as potential terrorists. 
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So,  it is no surprise that protesters are being arrested and potentially framed for being protesters. 
It is no surprise that the mainstream media are unquestioningly reporting that the people arrested were terrorists. 
Here's a snippet from former OEN editor/writer, Kevin Gosztola, now with  firedoglake, on the situation he's been covering. 
The Chicago Tribune  is playing its role as a lapdog that is willing to serve and be manipulated by the Chicago police. Here's an interesting nugget from the Tribune' s coverage:

The arrests were the result of a month-long investigation into a group suspected of making Molotov cocktails -- crude bombs usually created by filling glass bottles with gasoline, according to law enforcement sources and police records obtained by the Tribune.

Why does that strike me? The NLG attorneys representing the arrestees have not been shown any police records on any "month-long investigation." The details I have been able to gather from speaking to arrestees personally make it seem like the police have, in the past 48 hours, fabricated all of these details about having some investigation in progress. Yet, the press get to see the records on arrestees so that the police can be sure people take the charges against the activists seriously and do not suspect police abuse or repression of activists.

It is only a matter of time when people who challenge the corporatocracy are legally defined as terrorists. 
So far, except for the eco-protesters, who have already had laws legislated against them by congress, reporters and protesters seem to be getting acquitted. 
But the rules are changing. The Justice Department-- headed by the worst Attorney General in US history, Eric Holder, is getting worse and worse-- going after whistleblowers instead of valuing them as allies of democracy. 
As I headlined the article I referred to at the start of my article, I wondered if just headlining it, let alone publishing it, would put me and opednews in the gunsights. I wonder, as I write this, if there is someone in the FBI or homeland security trying to figure out an angle on how to get me, or how to stop people like me from writing articles like this.  It's a matter of time. We are boiling frogs and the water is getting hotter. 

flickr image By Steve Rhodes  of police at Chicago G8 Protests 

 

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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect, connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media. He's given talks and workshops to Fortune 500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful people on his Bottom Up Radio Show, and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and opinion sites, OpEdNews.com

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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