Time to get your popcorn or a cup of coffee and be prepared to be shocked, and then later enlightened.
Firstly we’d like to thank the brave souls who are attending these protests, your movement is growing exponentially, possibly faster than Dictator Dan Andrews megalomania.
An Agent Provocateur is a person who attempts to create trouble in a protest. Some are police or other government agents , some are counter protestors, some are just mentally ill, some are more than one category. Police and governments have long used infiltrators to gain information, misdirect, betray or entrap protestors and their protest groups.
In the above video what we most likely witnessed was a sneaky but brazen attempt from a police officer to direct a snatch squad but attempt to remain hidden in plain sight at the same time. His actions are only really obvious for 10 seconds and then he is gone. Even after this is not immediately obvious what happened.
So how does one spot an agent provocateur or undercover cop?
There are many ways.
Talk to them see what they know about the issues you care about, mostly they have only a superficial understanding, completely incorrect ideas or none at all. Be sure to lecture them and correct them, who knows they might actually change sides while they are listening to you. They can’t be doing damage in other places while listening to you. Some AP’s refuse to listen to the issues, a real red flag.
Their back story, where do they live what do/did they do for a living? Where did they go to school? who else to they know at the protest. Have they protested before? Does their story stack up? Cross reference it with other people.
What they are wearing. Cops have a very specific way of dressing even when undercover. They have a uniform attitude which really stands out. pay close attention to the shoes, cops seem to really love those hard wearing durable leather shoes.
Who do they know. AP’s often work in teams and occasionally will talk to each other, but you’ll notice those two people seem to have nothing in common. AP’s have a secret diffuse network of other AP’s who have little in common and they seem to refuse to ever meet in a groups in the presence of other protestors.
They cause trouble. AP’s start arguments, they want to know who is friends with whom and then attempt to break up friendships by starting arguments and spreading poisonous rumors and allegations. AP’s usually want to understand the hierarchy of a protest group and either ‘white ant’ the leadership or insert themselves into it. They are always interested in future plans.
But you can learn more on the subject of Agent Provocateurs with a web search.
Melbourne’s inner north suburb of Coburg became a flash point for tensions in the on going polarization between Melbourne traditional Marxist/socialist leaning groups and the emerging nationalist/anti immigration/anti muslim protest groups. Melbourne and Bendigo have seen a series ongoing escalating clashes between these groups over the past 12 months. In these clashes it seems the Marxists sought to initiate the violence, which is somewhat typical for leftists. Apparently 1.7 million dollars was spend by Victoria police on preparation for this event, with staff being brought in from many divisions. The violence was brief but intense and broken up with OC (capsicum) spray deployed by Victoria police. These protest clashes show no signs of deescalating, and Victoria police seemingly being stretched to the limit to control them. Where to from here? Well the Occupy movements were an attempt to sort out issues in a peaceful civilized (though slow and clumsy) manner, and state forces brutally crushed them. Now the state have made this form of ‘dispute resolution’ inevitable. Now OC orange is the new black, and equal rights have give way to right hooks. It’s the world you choose, and we hope you don’t regret your choices later on.
From the 7 news affiliate, largely from Marxist group perspective.
From the ‘He said his dad works at pine gap’ affiliates perspective, largely of the brawl. Looks like you got lucky Benjamin. The audio is somewhat poor, being punctuated with the sound of the still shot bursts.
That’s some video of the event, make up you own mind about who did what and when.
The website link was not searchable but we got our IT department on to it.
and in case it disappears as does a lot of dissent its all replicated here:
And those Pdf’s
I looks like this is relating to refusal to investigate serious frauds relating to the GFC and a some large company collapses. Investigate banks it’s right up our alley.
Despite much of Auckland’s CBD being shut down with multiple intersection sit-ins and even the iconic Auckland harbor bridge likewise shut down, John Key signed the TPPA deal locking New Zealand into onerous binding trade agreements.
Most likely this spells the death blow for the struggling New Zealand economy, which some pundits argue never really recovered for the 1987 Wall street stock market crash. New Zealand is another Greece in the making, with multinational corporate vultures already circling the trapped prey.
For New Zealand now the TPPA is law, but for how long will the law be respected in New Zealand?
Russian activists attempt to stop people driving on the sidewalk near a gas station.
Several things about this protest action are quite surprising.
1: People, with out any physical force, just the threat of shaming violators, can affect a change in behavior.
2: About half of people will change their ways when just faced with shame or minor inconvenience.
3: The most serious offenders are people who are truly obnoxious.
4: Government officials are very likely to break the rules, at 3:14 a Russian internal affairs spokesman arrives and then reverses back out again, rules are made for the government to break.
And in completely unrelated fashion we add the logo and website for a nationwide register for sex offenders.
Russia begins to lose support for the war despite all the propaganda. Could this be the start of Maiden style protests in Russia. More and more evidence of Yukanovich’s dirty deals with Russia and the oligarchs are emerging. Russia has had a similar history of oligarch control, so are Russians beginning to wake up to the possibility that change is achievable, and that freedom is a spreading contagion. Can Russians overthrow their own oligarchy like the Ukrainians have done? The first step is to see through all the lies, propaganda and fear-mongering.
This great article shows the bravery to confront force with peace and deescalate a volatile situation, an the propaganda creating the conflict where none existed.
Mrs Mamchur, who is herself half Russian, blamed a ceaseless barrage of Kremlin propaganda for creating and stoking artificial tensions between ethnic Russians and others, especially Ukrainians and Tatars, on the peninsula.
Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine are really one slavic people,” said the Colonel. “The divisions are only formalities. Whoever gave the order for this operation set brother against brother. It’s a crazy situation.
Colonel Yuri Mamchur on the Russian military occupation of Ukrainian Crimea.
On the day Victorian government was debating laws to effectively criminalize protest , protestors for Ukraine democracy met at the exact place where Robert Doyle’s Melbourne City Council brutally crushed a democracy Movement called Occupy Melbourne.
This may actually be Victoria’s last protest where protest is legal.
Yet another irony is the Ukrainian situation protest was also made illegal recently.
So I’m sure we’d love for you to have democracy Ukraine, but we don’t have it our selves.
How to show your alarm to the deteriorating situation in your country after a civil rights crack down.
Make some noise, show that people are concerned, show that things are not normal. Show that what happened was (and still is ) not acceptable.
Good luck to the people in Turkey, I hope you get the changes you are seeking.