Iran pre 1979 was a very different place, at the time it was more like Greece than a middle eastern country. But once socialists and islamists take over, a place quickly descends into a regressive and tyrannical environment. This video artistically depicts the disappearance of modern freedoms and art from Iran.
The indomitable Styx Hexenhammer . Every interesting Halloween costume you can wear is either ethnically inappropriate or gender non-diverse or sexist or misogynist or something considered inappropriate and offensive by the middle class left-liberal thought police, including Godzilla and King Kong. A very funny 7 minutes.
While Melbourne and the News Media were obsessing over the traffic stopping dance party of Extinction Rebellion a die-hard group of Free-Assange protesters managed to quietly shut down the UK consulate for a few hours last Friday .Their numbers were small, but I guess their cause is “only” about the potential extinction of one “privileged white male and suspected rapist” (yes, that is sarcasm).
Sadly, the UK government continues to hold Julian in solitary confinement, despite the fact that he has now served his one year sentence for skipping bail , which was in itself draconian. Julian is allegedly in poor health and is not considered a flight risk at this stage. He has virtually no access to computers, is allowed very few phone calls, is not allowed to receive phone calls from people other than his lawyers and is allowed 3 visitors a month. There was a letter writing campaign, but most of the letters sent to him by his supporters are not delivered to him anymore but sent back instead, therefore making him unaware of the extent of his supporters.
The aim is to isolate him, break him physically, mentally and spiritually, which amounts to unlawful torture.
Meanwhile, Chelsea Manning who had been pardoned by Barack Obama is now back in jail, refusing to testify against Assange.
Here is hoping that the numbers of his supporters will grow further to put pressure on the Australian and UK governments and that he will soon be a free man.
This retard clearly does not realize the hypocrisy of opening a carbonated drink to protest against the claimed CO2 based global warming. Does he realize the satisfying hiss the drink makes as he opens it is pure CO2 being released into the atmosphere? Does he realize the CO2 burned to generate the electricity required to make that aluminum can he will use just once and then throw away?
Nope, just a useful idiot like the Communists who are trying to take over Extinction Rebellion (XR). So what’s it really about and why now? Well the global warming alarmist rhetoric comes from the UN IPCC, and the UN is almost bankrupt. So the UN needs to get about 1 Billion dollars in the next 2 weeks or cease operations. The UN’s plan is to unleash its hordes of brainwashed global warming activists to create disruption in western countries to coerce more money out of those governments. So really XR is international economic terrorism, disguised as environmental activism.
So face it XR you have been played and this is your poster-boy, an attention seeking hipster uni drop out with wealthy parents and no clue about how the climate or environment works. You all look stupid and are just wasting everyone’s time and achieving nothing. Global warming is fake and so are your reasons for existence.
The first Yellow Vest protests have begun in Capital cities and some regional towns. Attendance has been quite low in the first week, which has led to some people expressing their frustration, also lamenting the fact that there has been no mainstream media coverage.
I was part of the Occupy Melbourne protest in late 2011, which, surprisingly (not) protested the same thing : banking, corporate and political corruption. Plenty of fringe elements there , but few people from the mainstream. Kept going for two months at the time, then Christmas came and it never recovered, although people were involved in a variety of protests afterwards, the weekly Free Shop/Free Kitchen at City Square corner being the most visible.
We protested the imprisonment of Bradley Manning ( who was pardoned) The TPP, which has been scaled down and abandoned by the US, Monsanto ,and staged a mock- funeral for the career of Robert Doyle, the Melbourne Mayor responsible for the OM evictions. (He left in disgrace a few years ago) We tried to help Julian Assange, which so far has not worked, but I’m sure he was glad of the support coming from Melbourne
Most Australians are like a slow boiled frog : wages have not gone up in 20 odd years, house prices through the roof, unfettered immigration and foreign ownership , corporates not paying tax ….but people are still managing, somewhat …or maybe they are not and think it’s their fault. Maybe things have not come to a head as they have in France or maybe we are too laid back? By and large, people still do not understand what is going on, it’s too abstract for the average person unless there is an enormous housing/employment crisis.
The Occupy movement was unsustainable, as an ongoing camp proved a logistic nightmare on top of the ongoing police evictions.
The Yellow vest movement may have a chance because of the hi-vis vests and protests on weekend so wage-slaves can attend, going into autumn and winter when protesting is a lot easier than in the heat. I would give it at least 6 months and don’t worry about the mainstream media at this stage.
I understand the frustration of lack of numbers but without the Occupy movement, small as individual protests may have been, we would not be having this conversation right now. It takes years to change things.
Event Details for Yellow Vest Australia Gatherings on 19/01/19 (In no particular order)
Melbourne: 12pm Parliament of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria
Ballarat: 11am Ballarat Bridge Mall, Sturt St, Ballarat, Victoria 3350
Sydney: 11am Starts at George Street Town Hall and finishes at Macquarie St Martin Place
Cairns: 11am Cairns Central, 1-21 McLeod Street, Cairns, Queensland, Australia 4870
Whitsunday: 11am Pioneer Park, Proserpine, Queensland
Brisbane: 11am Emma Miller Place, Roma St, Brisbane, Queensland,
Townsville: 11am TBA
Canberra: 12pm Parliament House,
Gold Coast: 11am Eddie Kornhauser Recreational Reserve, Guineas Creek Rd, Gold Coast, Queensland 4221
Sunshine Coast: 1pm Moolooloaba Esplanade.
Adelaide: 12pm Victoria Square
Perth: 10am Parliament of Western Australia, Harvest Terrace, Perth, Western Australia 6005
Bribie Island: 12pm Bribie Island National Park, Bongaree, Queensland
Lismore: Oakes Oval, 144 Magellan St, Lismore, New South Wales 2480
All gatherings are peaceful events. No anti-social behaviour or violence will be tolerated. Remember, this is a family-friendly social movement that is NOT left or right, it is a platform for ALL Australians to come together to create a better future for ourselves and our children.
If you don’t align with this, then you are NOT part of the Australian Yellow Vest Alliance.
A recent carbon tax disguised as a fuel tax sparked riots which have grown in size to threaten the government. Rioters are wearing the yellow jackets required to be kept in all cars for emergencies. France may be only days or weeks away from the government being overthrown by popular opposition. The yellow jackets have ignored the traditional routes of politicians, trade unions and professional protest groups and simply taken to the streets. Fire fighter an d ambulance workers have joined the protesters and police are wavering in loyalty. President Macron will not be in office much longer.