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Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats - Rocket 88
“Voldemort himself created his worst enemy, just as tyrants everywhere do! Have you any idea how much tyrants fear the people they oppress? All of them realize that, one day, amongst their many victims, there is sure to be one who rises against them and strikes back!”
-- J.K. Rowling
News and Opinion
Direct Rule by Wall Street Begins with Detroit
Two items in the news this week put in graphic relief the overarching reality of our times: Wall Street is every day tightening its dictatorial grip on the political and economic life of the United States. The American state and economy are being relentlessly restructured in order to further consolidate the rule of finance capital. In the largely Black urban centers of the nation, the oligarchy intends to rule directly, without the inconvenience of meaningful elections and the other trappings of democracy.
Detroit proves the point. This week, a judge begins a bankruptcy court trial that will decide if local corporate dictator Kevyn Orr, the emergency financial manager imposed by the state to protect the interests of Wall Street, will essentially be allowed to sell Detroit’s assets to a British bank in order to pay off the city’s debts to American banks. The pensions of city workers may also be gutted in the process.
The city council of Detroit this week voted unanimously against the deal, but that is probably irrelevant, since the emergency manager law has stripped all power from Detroit’s elected officials. Democracy is dead in Detroit, as it is in all of Michigan’s largely Black cities, every single one of which is now run by a corporate dictator. The majority of Michigan’s African American citizens have no more electoral rights than did Blacks in South Africa under apartheid.
Detroit’s Dickensian FutureMeanwhile in Chicago, the embattled citizens organize to fight back against the savage tactics of the appointed 1% oppressor, Rahmbo:
On Monday, October 21, 2013, in the absence of any more than the most minimal public disclosure and discussion of an issue of such historic and overriding importance to the People and city of Detroit, the Detroit City Council dealt a blow to the greed-fueled plans of Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr and his employer – Detroit’s “restructuring counsel” Jones Day.
"City Council voted unanimously to reject the extortionate financing scheme set up by Orr’s October 11 Emergency Manager Order No. 17. That municipal debt weapon of mass destruction would have turned Detroit into a debtors’ prison for the benefit of Jones Day client Bank of America and the other counter parties to interest rate swaps. Bond Buyer called it the “first deal of its kind.” It would set a dangerous precedent for municipal bankruptcies in the U.S., essentially allowing wealthy big banks to jump to the front of the creditors’ line while retired seniors are facing drastic cuts in the retirement income they depend on."
Emergency Manager Order No. 17 is a dense 18 pages of state-of-the-art municipal finance legalese. It boils down to a few huge transactions. Simplified somewhat for purposes of explanation, it works like this: (If the bankruptcy court approves) 1) The big British finance bank Barclays will loan Detroit $350 million; 2) Detroit will immediately pay the even bigger (Jones Day client) Bank of America/Merrill Lynch and the other Wall Street ‘counterparties’ on interest rate ‘swaps’ $230-250 million; and 3) Barclays will then move to the head of the bankruptcy line, with a ”senior secured superpriority Chapter 9 debtor financing” … “Quality of Life Note” secured by a first-priority lien on every asset Detroit (i.e., Jones Day) sells that is worth more than $10 million. In other words, the Detroit Water & Sewerage Department, as well as anything else they can get their hands on.
In essence, Jones Day wants to put the whole city in hock to Barclays so they can pay off Bank of America and its bankster cohorts.
Thousands Rally to "Take Back Chicago"
At a massive rally to "Take Back Chicago," thousands of Chicagoans backed an agenda for economic justice -- and a challenge to the policies of Mayor Rahm Emanuel. ...
Organized by the Grassroots Collaborative, the rally came one week before Emanuel's annual budget address, and Dario Nunez of the Logan Square Neighborhood Association urged the audience to "keep pressure on our aldermen to make they don't pass a budget with cuts, cuts, and more cuts." ...
On the stage, eleven council members in turn promised to "fight for a city budget that includes no cuts to essential services and no privatization."
Other agenda items included a constitutional amendment to allow a progressive income tax in Illinois; a return of Tax Increment Finance funds -- property tax subsidies to developers -- to the schools; an elected school board; a $15-an-hour minimum wage in the city for corporations with more than $50 million in profits; and a stepped-up commitment to affordable housing.
Bill Black: The New York Times Publishes the Most Ironic Sentence of the Crisis
The author of the most brilliantly comedic statement ever written about the crisis is Landon Thomas, Jr. He does not bury the lead. Everything worth reading is in the first sentence, and it should trigger belly laughs nationwide.Bank of America, one of the nation’s largest banks, was found liable on Wednesday of having sold defective mortgages, a jury decision that will be seen as a victory for the government in its aggressive effort to hold banks accountable for their role in the housing crisis.“The government,” as a statement of fact so indisputable that it requires neither citation nor reasoning, has been engaged in an “aggressive effort to hold banks accountable for their role in the housing crisis.” Yes, we have not seen such an aggressive effort since Captain Renault told Rick in the movie Casablanca that he was “shocked” to discover that there was gambling going on (just before being handed his gambling “winnings” which were really a bribe).
There are four clues in the sentence I quoted that indicate that the author knows he’s putting us on, but they are subtle. First, the case was a civil case. “The government’s” “aggressive effort to hold banks accountable” has produced – zero convictions of the elite Wall Street officers and banks whose frauds drove the crisis. Thomas, of course, knows this and his use of the word “aggressive” mocks the Department of Justice (DOJ) propaganda. The jurors found that BoA (through its officers) committed an orgy of fraud in order to enrich those officers. That is a criminal act. Prosecutors who are far from “aggressive” prosecute elite frauds criminally because they know it is essential to deter fraud and safeguard our financial system. The DOJ refused to prosecute the frauds led by senior BoA officers. The journalist’s riff is so funny because he portrays DOJ’s refusal to prosecute frauds led by elite BoA officers as “aggressive.” Show the NYT article to friends you have who are Brits and who claim that Americans are incapable of irony. The article’s lead sentence refutes that claim for all time.
Russell Brand on revolution: “We no longer have the luxury of tradition”
We are still led by blithering chimps, in razor-sharp suits, with razor-sharp lines, pimped and crimped by spin doctors and speech-writers. Well-groomed ape-men, superficially altered by post-Clintonian trends.
We are mammals on a planet, who now face a struggle for survival if our species is to avoid expiry. We can’t be led by people who have never struggled, who are a dusty oak-brown echo of a system dreamed up by Whigs and old Dutch racists.
We now must live in reality, inner and outer. Consciousness itself must change. My optimism comes entirely from the knowledge that this total social shift is actually the shared responsibility of six billion individuals who ultimately have the same interests. Self-preservation and the survival of the planet. This is a better idea than the sustenance of an elite. ...
Capitalism is not real; it is an idea. America is not real; it is an idea that someone had ages ago. Britain, Christianity, Islam, karate, Wednesdays are all just ideas that we choose to believe in and very nice ideas they are, too, when they serve a purpose. These concepts, though, cannot be served to the detriment of actual reality.
The reality is we have a spherical ecosystem, suspended in, as far as we know, infinite space upon which there are billions of carbon-based life forms, of which we presume ourselves to be the most important, and a limited amount of resources.
The only systems we can afford to employ are those that rationally serve the planet first, then all humanity. Not out of some woolly, bullshit tree-hugging piffle but because we live on it, currently without alternatives. ...
Take to the streets, together, with the understanding that the feeling that you aren’t being heard or seen or represented isn’t psychosis; it’s government policy.
Russell Brand takes on the crisis of civilisation. But what now?Obama firing warning shots across the bow of foreign ships of state. Warning! Do not get too het up in public about US spying on your heads of state and dignitaries, there's evidence that you've cooperated with the US in spying on your citizens...
Yesterday, Brand published an extended essay in the New Statesman fleshing out in detail his case for a "revolution" - not just a political and economic transformation, but one fundamentally rooted in a shift in consciousness toward a new way of thinking.
Brand's interview and article elicited overwhelming support from the general public in social media, but widespread detraction from journalists and commentators. ...
Yet the response of many pundits - which has consisted largely of ad hominem attacks on Brand's inauthenticity due to his stance on voting and his own personal wealth - illustrates precisely his point. It is not Brand that is trivial or apathetic. It is the prevailing political, economic and cultural system. And the very inability of so many media commentators to engage with the substance of this issue, the crux of Brand's argument, is symptomatic of the complete state of delusion this system revels in as it accelerates its trajectory toward environmental annihilation.
It is a sad reflection of the dire state of politics and the media that it falls to a celebrity comedian such as Russell Brand to speak truth to power - and an even sadder reflection that mainstream cultural commentators find themselves incapable of even understanding his key message."Apathy is a rational reaction to a system that no longer represents, hears or addresses the vast majority of people. A system that is apathetic, in fact, to the needs of the people it was designed to serve."To this, the critics simply insist ad nauseum that there is no viable alternative to our current bankrupt form of representative democracy - the solution, the Mirror claims for instance, is for "the disillusioned and disenfranchised to become re-engaged with the democratic process." But what about the fact that the democratic process has become hopelessly compromised by corporate power? ...
If we want our children to inherit a habitable planet, rather than bashing Brand for not having a more coherent solution, we need to start being part of it.
Officials alert foreign services that Snowden has documents on their cooperation with U.S.
U.S. officials are alerting some foreign intelligence services that documents detailing their secret cooperation with the United States have been obtained by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, according to government officials.
Snowden, U.S. officials said, took tens of thousands of documents, some of which contain sensitive material about collection programs against adversaries such as Iran, Russia and China. Some refer to operations that in some cases involve countries not publicly allied with the United States.
The process of informing officials in capital after capital about the risk of disclosure is delicate. In some cases, one part of the cooperating government may know about the collaboration while others — such as the foreign ministry — may not, the officials said. The documents, if disclosed, could compromise operations, officials said.
The notifications come as the Obama administration is scrambling to placate allies after allegations that the NSA has spied on foreign leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The reports have forced the administration to downplay operations targeting friends while also attempting to preserve other programs that depend on provisional partners. In either case, trust in the United States may be compromised.
'Stop Watching Us': Snowden Reaches Out to Endorse DC Rally
Amid yet another round of explosive revelations about the activities of the National Security Agency and ahead of a large rally organized by a large coalition of social justice and privacy advocates planned for Saturday, whistleblower Edward Snowden urged his fellow U.S. citizens to speak out against NSA surveillance by telling Congress and the Obama administration: 'Stop Watching Us.'
In a rare public statement, released through the ACLU, Snowden said:In the last four months, we've learned a lot about our government.
We've learned that the U.S. intelligence community secretly built a system of pervasive surveillance. Today, no telephone in America makes a call without leaving a record with the NSA. Today, no internet transaction enters or leaves America without passing through the NSA's hands. Our representatives in Congress tell us this is not surveillance. They're wrong.
Now it's time for the government to learn from us. On Saturday, the ACLU, EFF, and the rest of the StopWatching.Us coalition are going to D.C. Join us in sending the message: Stop Watching Us.
Right now the NSA is spying on everyone's personal communications, and they’re operating without any meaningful oversight. Since the Snowden leaks started, more than 569,000 people from all walks of life have signed the StopWatching.us petition telling the U.S. Congress that we want them to rein in the NSA.
On October 26th, the 12th anniversary of the signing of the US Patriot Act, we're taking the next step and holding the largest rally yet against NSA surveillance. We’ll be handing the half-million petitions to Congress to remind them that they work for us -- and we won’t tolerate mass surveillance any longer.
StopWatching.us is a coalition of more than 100 public advocacy organizations and companies from across the political spectrum.
Anger Growing Among Allies on U.S. Spying
The diplomatic fallout from the documents harvested by the former National Security Agency contractor Edward J. Snowden intensified on Wednesday, with one of the United States’ closest allies, Germany, announcing that its leader had angrily called President Obama seeking reassurance that her cellphone was not the target of an American intelligence tap.
Washington hastily pledged that the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, leader of Europe’s most powerful economy, was not the target of current surveillance and would not be in the future, while conspicuously saying nothing about the past. After a similar furor with France, the call was the second time in 48 hours that the president found himself on the phone with a close European ally to argue that the unceasing revelations of invasive American intelligence gathering should not undermine decades of hard-won trans-Atlantic trust. ...
The damage to core American relationships continues to mount. Last month, President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil postponed a state visit to the United States after Brazilian news media reports — fed by material from Mr. Greenwald — that the N.S.A. had intercepted messages from Ms. Rousseff, her aides and the state oil company, Petrobras. Recently, the German newsmagazine Der Spiegel, which has said it has a stack of Snowden documents, suggested that United States intelligence had gained access to communications to and from President Felipe Calderón of Mexico when he was still in office.
NSA chief: Stop reporters 'selling' spy documents
The head of the embattled National Security Agency, Gen. Keith Alexander, is accusing journalists of "selling" his agency's documents and is calling for an end to the steady stream of public disclosures of secrets snatched by former contractor Edward Snowden.
"I think it’s wrong that that newspaper reporters have all these documents, the 50,000—whatever they have and are selling them and giving them out as if these—you know it just doesn’t make sense," Alexander said in an interview with the Defense Department's "Armed With Science" blog.
"We ought to come up with a way of stopping it. I don’t know how to do that. That’s more of the courts and the policymakers but, from my perspective, it’s wrong to allow this to go on," the NSA director declared.
Alexander did not elaborate on what he meant by reporters "selling" documents or what options he might consider for halting the disclosures. An NSA spokeswoman declined to expand on the general's comments.
Activist Tweets Former NSA Chief’s ‘Off Record’ Phone Call On TrainMichael Hayden says something almost profound and quite true. “Everybody’s a reporter,” Hayden says. Quick, somebody get this newsflash to DiFi so she can alter her thinking about media shield laws.
Former National Security Agency director Michael Hayden is more used to being the one listening in on conversations than the one being eavesdropped on himself. The tables were turned on Thursday, however, as Hayden suddenly found his supposedly private conversations blasted across the Internet.
Riding on the Acela express train between New York and Washington, DC, Hayden had the bad luck of sitting near entrepreneur and former MoveOn.org director Tom Matzzie. “Former NSA spy boss Michael Hayden on Acela behind me blabbing ‘on background as a former senior admin official’,” Matzzie wrote on his Twitter account. “Sounds defensive.” For the next twenty minutes, Mattzie continued to livetweet Hayden’s conversations slamming the Obama administration, all the while insisting that he be referred to only on background.
The conversation also seemed to touch on Hayden’s time as the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency under President George W. Bush as well. “Hayden was bragging about rendition and black sites a minute ago,” Mattzie wrote. Hayden has in the past defended the use of waterboarding against detainees held in various sites around the world, and dismissed torture as a “legal term.”
[see link above for tweets]
Former NSA chief learns the other side of eavesdropping thanks to a Twitter user
Hayden nestled into a regular coach seat and soon began what for many travelers is an Amtrak ritual: talking, often nonstop, on a cellphone as the train rolled on.
A passenger a few seats away couldn’t help but be intrigued by the conversation, which included chatter about President Obama’s 2008 BlackBerry, specially modified to block foreign eavesdropping. ...
For the next 15 minutes, the accidental eavesdropper gave periodic — and detailed — updates about Hayden’s conversation. ... Meanwhile, passing through Philadelphia, Matzzie began to worry. Were his tweets about Hayden’s conversation going to get him in trouble? ... While a CIA strike team never burst onto the train, someone must have tipped Hayden off, because when the former official finished one of his calls, he got up — and walked straight over.
“Would you like a real interview?” he asked Matzzie.
“I’m not a reporter,” Matzzie replied.
“Everybody’s a reporter,” said Hayden.
Clapper and Carney Get Slippery on Surveillance
Does anyone still believe anything the Obama administration has to say about surveillance?
On Wednesday, James Clapper, the director of national intelligence who once excused a lie to Congress by explaining that it was “the most truthful or least untruthful” thing he could say, issued another burst of fog about a Le Monde article that said the United States collected data on 70 million French telephone records in a 30-day period.
He said “the allegation that the National Security Agency collected more than 70 million ‘recordings of French citizens’ telephone data’ is false.” As Tim Cushing pointed out, Mr. Clapper seemed to be taking advantage of on an odd construction (you don’t “record” metadata) to deny something that was basically true.
The Associated Press reported that the N.S.A. was gathering data on which phone numbers were calling which other phone numbers in France, just like they do — I believe unconstitutionally — in the United States.
So what did Mr. Clapper mean? That there were no “recordings” of data? Just database entries? Or that it was not 70 million, but perhaps 69.9 million?
Meet the Private Companies Helping Cops Spy on Protesters
Promotional materials for numerous private spy companies boast of how law enforcement organizations can use their products to monitor people at protests or other large crowds – including by keeping tabs on individual people's social media presence. Kenneth Lipp, a journalist who attended the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference in Philadelphia from October 19th to 23rd, tells Rolling Stone that monitoring Twitter and Facebook was a main theme of the week. "Social media was the buzzword," says Lipp. He says much of the discussion seemed to be aimed at designing policies that wouldn't trigger potentially limiting court cases: "They want to avoid a warrant standard."
While the specifics of which police departments utilize what surveillance technologies is often unclear, there is evidence to suggest that use of mass surveillance against individuals not under direct investigation is common. "The default is mass surveillance, the same as NSA's 'collect it all' mindset," says King. "There's not a single company that if you installed their product, [it] would comply with what anyone without a security clearance would think is appropriate, lawful use."
Please Tell Me, Mr. President, Why a US Drone Assassinated My Mother
Momina Bibi was a 65-year-old grandmother and midwife from Waziristan. Yet President Obama tells us drones kill terrorists
The last time I saw my mother, Momina Bibi, was the evening before Eid al-Adha. She was preparing my children's clothing and showing them how to make sewaiyaan, a traditional sweet made of milk. She always used to say: the joy of Eid is the excitement it brings to the children.
Last year, she never had that experience. The next day, 24 October 2012, she was dead, killed by a US drone that rained fire down upon her as she tended her garden.
Nobody has ever told me why my mother was targeted that day. The media reported that the attack was on a car, but there is no road alongside my mother's house. Several reported the attack was on a house. But the missiles hit a nearby field, not a house. All reported that five militants were killed. Only one person was killed – a 65-year-old grandmother of nine.
My three children – 13-year-old Zubair, nine-year-old Nabila and five-year-old Asma – were playing nearby when their grandmother was killed. All of them were injured and rushed to hospitals. Were these children the "militants" the news reports spoke of? Or perhaps, it was my brother's children? They, too, were there. They are aged three, seven, 12, 14, 15 and 17 years old. The eldest four had just returned from a day at school, not long before the missile struck. ...
Most importantly, we want to understand why President Obama, when asked whom drones are killing, says they are killing terrorists. My mother was not a terrorist. My children are not terrorists. Nobody in our family is a terrorist.
George Soros Backs Hillary Clinton For President In 2016
Billionaire financier George Soros, a major Democratic donor, is backing an effort to persuade former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to run for president in 2016, a spokesman said on Thursday.
Soros, 83, has pledged $25,000 to political action committee Ready For Hillary, the largest and best-funded independent group backing a potential Clinton candidacy. The wife of former President Bill Clinton would be widely viewed as the favorite for the Democratic presidential nomination if she decides to run.
"His support for Ready for Hillary is an extension of his long-held belief in the power of grassroots organizing," said Soros spokesman Michael Vachon.
Soros' pledge puts him on the PAC's National Finance Council, along with several other major Democratic donors and officials, the group said.
But symbolically, Soros' support could mean much more - particularly at a time when Clinton's supporters are seeking to ward off potential challengers to her in Democratic presidential primaries.
The Evening Greens
Conservationists push to preserve prairies of North and South Dakota
While North Dakota's oil bonanza has garnered national attention, its farming boom is transforming the state's landscape just as dramatically. Nebraska and four other states in the Great Plains prairie pothole region – called that because of its thousands of shallow wetlands – lost more than 500,000 hectares of grasslands between 2006 and 2011, according to a recent study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
The region is being transformed "at a rate and scale not seen since the Dust Bowl", said Eric Lindstrom, government affairs representative of Ducks Unlimited, a wetlands conservation group.
Lindstrom and other wildlife advocates are concerned because a range of animals, including waterfowl, several grouse species, mule deer and even bees, need abundant grasslands and wetlands to thrive. ... But ranchers and farmers are increasingly opting out of the federal Conservation Reserve Programme (CRP), which pays landowners not to develop parts of their property for 15 years. Its level of compensation can't compete with the amount owners can get for renting their land for crops.
Prices for corn, soybeans and other crops have soared in recent years because of a mix of factors, including advanced farming technology, a federal ethanol mandate that consumes about a third of the nation's corn and Chinese demand for soybeans.
Young Frankenfish: Meet the Terrifying Offspring of GMO Salmon and Wild Trout
This ability to reproduce between species had some Canadian scientists curious: If a genetically modified Atlantic salmon were to come in contact with a brown trout, would it too be able to have little transgenes babies? The answer is yes, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. And it turns out that those offspring carry the genetically inserted trait that allows them to grow faster than their Mother-Nature-made cousins. Much faster. In fact, the hybrid offspring outgrew their genetically tweaked parents as well.
“When the fish were placed in a mocked-up stream inside the laboratory, the researchers found that the hybrids were out-competing both the genetically modified salmon and wild salmon, significantly stunting their growth,” writes Rebecca Morelle, science reporter for BBC News. ...
The fact that these fast-growing fry even exist and can thrive may contradict the FDA’s own environmental assessment report, which says genetically engineered salmon’s ability to survive and reproduce in the wild is extremely remote, calling into question the agency’s finding of no significant impact. ...
While the new study and FDA’s consideration of it may potentially disrupt or delay the GMO salmon’s approval, consumer advocacy group Campaign for Genetically Engineered (GE)-Free Seafood continue with plans trying to keep the fish out of supermarkets. Yesterday the group announced that they’ve now secured a total of 59 retailers who pledge not to sell genetically engineered seafood, adding Target, Giant Eagle, H-E-B, and Meijer.
The oceans are dying: Rare sea creatures washing up on shore
Some startling reports have been coming in the last week of rare sea creatures being washed up on the California shoreline. The creatures, rarely seen by man, have inexplicably died from undetermined reasons.
Two rare oarfish washing up have caused many to stop and take note, as these deep sea dwellers are seldom seem. Even just one washing up could be a once in a lifetime event. Scientists and researchers are both concerned by the recent deaths and puzzled as to the cause of the rare appearances of these seldom seen creatures. ...
Between the discovery of of both oarfish another very rare sea creature also washed up on the shores of Venice Beach in California on Oct. 13. The rare 15-foot-long female Stejneger's beaked whale normally prefers frigid subarctic waters and has rarely been seen in the wild.
Combined together with the other recent mass marine die-offs and the recent release of the The State of the Ocean Report 2013 from an international panel of marine scientists, it's clear that the oceans are indeed dying and a mass extinction is underway.
Sea star mortality event, September 2/2013
Blog Posts of Interest
Here are diaries and selected blog posts of interest on DailyKos and other blogs.What's Happenin'
A Little Night Music
Jackie Brenston - Trouble Up The Road
Jackie Brenston and His Delta Cats - Starvation
Jackie Brenston w/Ike Turners Kings Of Rhythm - Gonna Wait For My Chance
Jackie Brenston - Juiced
Jackie Brenston & Edna McRaney - Hi Ho Baby
Jackie Brenston - Leo the Louse
Jackie Brenston - Much Later
Jackie Brenston - 88 Boogie
Jackie Brenston - My Real Gone Rocket 88
Jackie Brenston w/Ike Turner's Kings Of Rhythm - What Can It Be
Jackie Brenston - Tuckered Out
Jackie Brenston w/Ike Turner's Orchestra - You Ain't The One
Jackie Brenston - I Want To See My Baby
Jackie Brenston - The Mistreater
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