Wednesday 23rd of October 2019

This Is Style Of Protest Parkin's Deportation Was Intended To Suppress In Australia

Pre-planned, brilliant "photo-op" creation.  I reckon that ASIO didn't think the Australian protest movement would be able to think like Diane Wilson unless we went to a Scott Parkin class.

From Houston Indymedia :

Katie Heim reports from inside the Westin Oaks Hotel: This evening, as Republicans gathered in the Galleria to raise money for the GOP Diane WIlson, cofounder of Code Pink and author of An Unreasonable Woman infiltrated their ranks. Photos of the banner and arrest. Wilson, who has done work around issues such as the Bhopal distaster and against the Iraq war, got on Delay's RSVP list by donating $50 to his campaign.

After speeches by the chairman of the Republican Party and a rousing rendition of "God Bless the USA" Tom Delay himself took the stage. Delay referenced the protesters outside, citing the Socialists and the Progressive Workers parties. Then Cheney himself took the stage. WIlson was about 15 to 20 feet away from the VP when she opened up her black velvet wrap to reveal a banner which read "Corporate Greed Kills-From Bhopal to Bagdad". Conservative moralists nearby grabbed WIlson as she chanted "Corporate Greed Kills, and Iraq kills too!" One GOP member called Wilson a bitch and a whore. Police dragged Wilson out and she's still detained as of this report.

Katie Heim reports from inside the Westin Oaks Hotel: This evening, as Republicans gathered in the Galleria to raise money for the GOP Diane WIlson, cofounder of Code Pink and author of An Unreasonable Woman infiltrated their ranks. Photos of the banner and arrest. Wilson, who has done work around issues such as the Bhopal distaster and against the Iraq war, got on Delay's RSVP list by donating $50 to his campaign. After speeches by the chairman of the Republican Party and a rousing rendition of "God Bless the USA" Tom Delay himself took the stage. Delay referenced the protesters outside, citing the Socialists and the Progressive Workers parties. Then Cheney himself took the stage. WIlson was about 15 to 20 feet away from the VP when she opened up her black velvet wrap to reveal a banner which read "Corporate Greed Kills-From Bhopal to Bagdad". Conservative moralists nearby grabbed WIlson as she chanted "Corporate Greed Kills, and Iraq kills too!" One GOP member called Wilson a bitch and a whore. Police dragged Wilson out and she's still detained as of this report.

 

Imagine if something like this had happened in front of Rumsfeld in Adelaide?  Maybe such photo-tactical thinking is required for protests against our Prime Minister? 

Dreaming

At last, last night and over a few days, SBS is showing the documentary on the neocons manipulations ... I have been trying to post more cartoons but I still encounter the same problem as before. Will see...

Monsters

An auspicious date, indeed. The Diebold scandal may be just what is needed, to bring American voters and legislators back to their senses.

We need to see more of Rumsfeld's manic gesticulations, Rice's duplicitous bullying and Cheney's rat-in-corner personality. It's 'Dr Strangelove' meets 'Terminator 3', they are all there.

If the power brokers can sideline Bush, before he makes a complete fool of himself, who will run the US?

How about Leonardo?

Leonardo DiCaprio Taking On Global Warming In Documentary
Mr DiCaprio, a keen environmentalist who drives a hybrid car, has started production of the documentary, called 11th Hour, about efforts to stop global warming. The actor is not present in Montreal, but in a statement he said: "Global warming is not only the number one environmental challenge we face today, but one of the most important issues facing all of humanity."

'What's eating Gilbert Grape' is one of my favourites,  where DiCaprio performed in a brilliant, unforgettable role as Arnie. Beautiful.