Tag Archive | Demonstrations

A Few Things You Should Know About Demonstrations

By AngelicView

Hi everyone! This is going to be a short little rant, in light of the demonstrations that are currently going on tonight around the country. There are just a few points that I want to make (or introduce you to – if you are not familiar with them).

#1: Live Stream

People are out there on the streets in droves in this day and age running Live Streaming video of all of these protests. Watch them.

They are volunteers. They get no pay nor benefits. They barely get bathroom breaks or sleep. They are out there to show you first-hand what is (and isn’t) going on in real time. There are no edits – just raw data streaming. They can serve as protection for the people out there as well as the police and other emergency workers.

There are millions of people watching Live Streams of the protests that are going on right now. Are you one of them? If not, and you are interested, all you have to do is to type into your Google Search (or whatever search you use) the words “Live Stream” (or “U Stream”) and the city you want to see. There will be a list of them that come up – you can choose which one you like the best. Or go back and forth between several (that’s what I do).

#2: Agent Provocateurs

They do exist. Keep that in mind at all times.

An agent provocateur (French for “inciting agent”) is an undercover agent who acts to entice another person to commit an illegal or rash act or falsely implicate them in partaking in an illegal act. An agent provocateur may be acting out of own sense of nationalism/duty or may be employed by the police or other entity to discredit or harm another group (e.g., peaceful protest or demonstration) by provoking them to commit a crime – thus, undermining the protest or demonstration as whole.

#3: MSM Spin

Don’t take what you see on mainstream media too seriously. They all have a “spin” to put on the stories (if not out-and-out lies). I think it’s better to get the raw data from the Live Streams.

 

That’s it! Happy protesting! Let’s stand up for freedom in America, what do you say?

Love! Love! Love!

AngelicView

Something Beautiful is Happening in Turkey

A follow-up to “What is Happening in Istanbul?

By Gülay Ateş and thanks to This Beloved Life for carrying the story in the English Language.

Dear friends… I want to thank you most of all for your support and comfort.

We have a little over 80 million citizens here in the republic of Turkey… and something wonderful is happening here. Millions have not slept over the past 36 hours; we are all really on the streets. Large cities, small cities, suburbs are full of people who know how they will be treated. Jung and old people, professors, actors, writers, workers all know that they will be beaten bloody, be bombarded with teargas and agent-orange. This is not stopping anyone from helping those in need.

This was not planned, we did not organize this. We were all siting in our living rooms and saw in Halk TV and read on Twitter what was being done to peaceful demonstrators.

None of us thought long about this, we simply put on our shoes and ran out to help. Not even in my years as a student, have I ever taken part in a demonstration. But this is so natural that you don’t think of yourself and your own security any longer. It is so strange to experience this sort of thing… ALL ARE ONE…

Dear friends, I and many millions of people are experiencing this here and now and I tell you it feels absolutely wonderful… The POWER and ONENESS… and it is all so simple and it all went so fast… only when it has been awakened, do you realize, that the power was there all along and that we simply forgot it… WAKE UP… what is happening today here will be happening tomorrow in your country, the game is the same… what is fascinating me and probably baffling the powers that were – is that their system is as easy to bring down like a house of cards when you just stand as one.

In Love ♥