Sunday, June 23, 2013

Tania Branigan, Miriam Elder and Nick Hopkins — Edward Snowden Seeks Asylum in Ecuador, Via Moscow, Amid Diplomatic Storm

The plot thickens as resistance to American power heightens.

Edward Snowden Seeks Asylum in Ecuador, Via Moscow, Amid Diplomatic Storm
Tania Branigan, Miriam Elder and Nick Hopkins | The Guardian

See also Obama's Transformation from National Security Dove to Hawk Is the Norm: Presidents Are Captive to America's Imperial Power by    Gary Younge | The Guardian and The Subjects of American Empire Are Joining in Solidarity by Kevin Zeese, Margaret Flowers
We are all subjects of the American Empire.  Whether we live in North America, South America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East . . .  we are all under the thumb of neo-liberal capitalism that puts concentrated corporate power in control of our lives. For decades, American Empire and wealthy elite have forced privatization of resources in developing countries and austerity measures on public programs. Now, we are also experiencing these same policies in wealthier nations like the US and Europe.
All but the wealthiest are now members of the “Global South.” And, more and more people realize this. People from all over the world recognize that we must stand together in solidarity to challenge the tiny minority that dominates us.  The revolts in Turkey, Brazil, Europe, the Middle East and Asia – as well as in the United States – are all connected.
These struggles share common messages that people are more important than profit, that human rights must be respected and that we want to live in peace with dignity. We see that capitalism is failing and that the people must take control to create the kind of world in which we want to live. The Afghan Peace Volunteers said this clearly in their recent open letter: “accomplishing these actions hinges on us, on climate change citizens, Arab Spring citizens, Occupy citizens and the ‘awakening’ citizens of every country to free ourselves from the unequal dominance of corporate governments with their laws and weapons of self-interest.” ...
And it’s happening. People from around the world are working in solidarity and protesting on behalf of others....
More people understand that the extraction economy must end....
This article is produced by in conjunction with AlterNet.  It is based on’s weekly newsletter reviewing the activities of the resistance movement. 
The revolt is on. Strauss & Howe and Ravi Batra seem to have called it.

"The extraction economy must end." Now that is a demand. Who said that Occupy doesn't have demands?

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