EDIT: 5/19/13: Stop the destruction of Lhasa
Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet, has stood on the top of the world for 1,500 years but right now faces massive destruction of traditional buildings to make way for a "tourist city". Huge areas of the oldest part of Lhasa, dating back to the 7th century, are under threat of being destroyed irreplaceably to be replaced with a 'shopping mall' and underground car park.
Click the [link] provided to sign the petition.
How the US Turned Three Pacifists into Violent Terrorists
In just ten months, the United States managed to transform an 82 year-old Catholic nun and two pacifists from non-violent anti-nuclear peace protestors accused of misdemeanor trespassing into federal felons convicted of violent crimes of terrorism. Now in jail awaiting sentencing for their acts at an Oak Ridge, TN nuclear weapons production facility, their story should chill every person concerned about dissent in the US.
Here is how it happened.
Non-violent terrorism. That's an oxymoron if I ever heard one.
Terrorism is defined in Oxford dictionary as the use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims.
Yes, I'm pretty sure these three senior citizens are pretty intimidating. Especially a nun. I mean look at her. Pissin my pants, like right now. No, wait, that's just my incontinence. The lady's 82 years old. EIGHTY-TWO.
Terrorism, explained in Wikipedia, refers only to those violent acts which are intended to create fear (terror); are perpetrated for a religious, political or, ideological goal; and deliberately target or disregard the safety of non-combatants (civilians).
Their intent was not to create fear, but to spread their anti-nuclear stand. Their intent was also to reveal to the government how poorly guarded the facility was. There were no civilians or personnel when they breached an area that should have been guarded in the first place. Accountability. That's what grown-ups do.
If we accept this new meaning of non-violent terrorism, then all those who have been exercising their rights to protest (ie: OWS) in the US have been committing terrorism. If you accept this, then you must then accept that the injustices of police brutality against them were justified. Approving of this sort of action, you must also reject the First Amendment. You are then, no more than sheep. Get out.
If we accept this new meaning of terrorism, then those Tibetans who have been fighting for a free Tibet through self-immolation have been committing terrorism, and thus, you must admit to condoning China's brutal subjugation and oppression of them. You are a monster. Get out.
Before you get hostile, criticizing Israel does not = anti-Semitism.
Walking Dead (Main Theme Remix) —LDUKMusic
You cannot win freedom on instincts. You can only win freedom on reason. Therefore the unconscious are those who react on instinct. The conscious are those who react on reason.
The job of the conscious is to make the unconscious conscious...Look, you want freedom anyways, let's be serious! Let's sit down, let's plan it, and let's tear down the system...Power comes only from the organized masses.
Edit: lol, I lost Watchers because of this journal. Damn you, journal! Damn you to hellll.