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Thursday, 28 November 2013

Vlad #Bikie Laws? not only bikies are affected

#VLAD:not only against bikies
VLAD can be used against any three or more people...
and we are rallying against VLAD because... 
IT  EVERYBODY'S FREEDOM!!
Join us: Ride for Freedom and Stand up for our Liberty.
NSW State Parliament,
10am Sunday, Dec 1st

The Queensland Government have named 24 organisations which happen to be mostly biker clubs as specific targets. The legislation does NOT limit the scope of these laws to bikie clubs.

  South Australia and NSW have already tried to implement similar laws; both were laughed out of the highest courts. 
Please copy and post in Bike shops on Noticeboards
 or where people will see it

At the most recent state heads of government meeting agreement was reached to apply these draconian and selective laws uniformly in most if not all State and Federal jurisdictions.

  Queensland is for now taking the lead in rolling these laws out.  The Newman government with its landslide victory at the last Queensland elections do not have to negotiate with an oppositional Senate or for that matter with any meaningful opposition. They can and do simply ram legislation through Parliament treating their majority as a licence to treat others with 
scorn indifference and injustice. There is no injustice of more concern than the selective application of laws. The resulting absurdity of a Father and two sons, members of a "declared organisation" being liable to Criminal prosecution for going shopping together epitomises the phrase "when injustice becomes law..." But the Newman government extend that rationale into the realm of Fascism.Not content with six months jail for the victimless crime they just created the Father ( a senior member) must also be jailed for a further 15 years  simply because he is a senior member of the organisation. 

  This is the reality in Queensland today and other States have either Similar Bills or enacted Acts or an intention to deploy them. 

   In 1853 a group of gold miners said "enough" of the expensive mining licences the British Colonial Government forced them to buy. The people stood with them en masse and the Battle of Eureka Stockade is indelibly etched in the proud annals of Australian political history. The battle was not peaceful- military forces were brought and some 27 people, mostly miners were killed. The miners won at Eureka Stockade because they stood up to injustice- and the people stood with them.

In NSW the Right to Silence became history in September this year because few stood and defended it. 

  Soon Anti Graffitti laws in NSW will outlaw chalking on footpaths and little children playing hopscotch will be committing a crime. 

 At Federal level government is negotiating the Trans Pacific Partnership with 12 other Pacific Rim countries in secret. We are not allowed to know what rights federal government are signing away. 

  For todays Australians the VLAD laws are what miners licences were to those gold miners at the Eureka Stockade. The notion that any law is intended to criminalise and selectively offends and discriminates so deeply that we all need to stand up in defence of freedom and in defiance of these laws. 

  When you ask yourself "Am I safe from VLAD Laws?" you should only answer "yes" when these laws have been consigned , along with Nazi-ism to history.

 Unions , political groups , political parties, even recalcitrant churches which disagree with government are under direct threat. With the recent sacking of the Chair of the Queensland CMC for criticising government as an in-your-face perspective of Herr Newman's tolerance of criticism .What message do you think impartial judges and politically "independent" bureaucrats took from that?

  • ANYONE who speaks against Queensland government fascism faces a clear and present danger from the very government charged with protecting the people. 
  • Potentially ANY group of three or more people can be subject to these laws without ever having been convicted of any crime based on the mere desires and spin asserted by politicians.
  • Occupy Sydney are committed to standing with named 1%er Biker Clubs and members against the selective VLAD laws. Occupy Sydney are ready to stand with other organisations and groups as they are added to the list of declared organisations under #VLAD. Occupy Sydney stated in their media release "It is an absolute affront to the notion of equality which we value highly that any law and penalty would apply to some but not others within our society. Such laws, if passed, must be challenged dissented and disobeyed by the masses until destroyed and their instigators alone retrospectively subjected to the faux justice they saw fit to apply to others."  


If you think your friends civil rights and freedoms are being taken away by anti people #VLAD laws, please invite them to stand up and be counted. PLEASE SHARE THIS EVENT or THE EVENT IN YOUR LOCAL AUSTRALIAN STATE(see pinned post) https://www.facebook.com/events/1376938515882030/ . For the Facebook challenged, the share button is accessed by the cog tab to the far right of the event name.Otherwise just copy and paste the URL.

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Bikie laws rallies Ban the Anti Bikie Laws Rally 10am Sunday Dec 1st NSW Parliament -Rallies at and Rides to all State Parliaments



Freedom undefended for one is Freedom lost for all



it's a simple question 

Please consider your answer carefully
should laws and penalties apply only to certain groups in society?

If your answer is NO then it's time to choose

Will you STAND UP for what you believe?

Or will your silence be a weapon for the government to use against others who do? 



Tuesday, 26 November 2013

TPP; DON'T LET YOUR SILENCE BE TAKEN FOR YOUR CONSENT

Occupy Sydney are firmly opposed to any government action without total prior transparency.

The TPP if signed is the end of democracy as we know it. Why is the Australian Government so keen to sign a Trade deal without reference to the public? Without informed public consultation? Yet in close consultation with foreign investment houses. What don't they want you to know??
DON'T LET YOUR SILENCE BE TAKEN FOR YOUR CONSENT
RALLY: 12PM - 29 NOV 2013 – MARTIN PLACE

The following is a verbatim release from Rally organisers AFTINET....



RALLY: 12PM - 29 NOV 2013 – MARTIN PLACE


The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

FAIR DEAL or NO DEAL


The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) is a free trade agreement involving Australia, the US, and ten other countries. Negotiations are secretive and the agenda is being driven by US corporations. They want:

SPECIAL RIGHTS FOR FOREIGN INVESTORS TO SUE GOVERNMENTS OVER HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS

HIGHER MEDICINE PRICES

THREATS TO OUR INTERNET FREEDOM

LESS AUSTRALIAN CONTENT IN FILM AND TELEVISION

The Coalition government wants to finish the negotiations by the end of this year.


Rally for a FAIR DEAL or NO DEAL:
12-2pm, Friday, 29th Nov 2013
MARTIN PLACE (Cnr Castlereagh St)


Speakers to be confirmed.

Thursday, 21 November 2013

TPP: Whats the FUSS?

What's the fuss about the TPP?
(Trans Pacific Partnership)
Latest updates: follow @occupySYDNEY 
Why the secrecy?
Why can TransNational Corporations
negotiate when I'm not allowed
to see it?

Occupy Sydney and friends suggest
that the 
Right Choice
for Australia
is



Before is signed

Act Now!!!: 



STOP THE #TPP Petitions: PLEASE SIGN THEM ALL

Occupy4Homeless: Christmas break and HOW YOU CAN HELP

Following the 31st City of Sydney Council Raid Occupy Sydney have been slow rebuilding. Is this a sign of imminent defeat? Few thought we would survive this long. Occupy Sydney caution that you should not write #occupy4homeless off just yet: "we have work to do."
  "Christmas and the holiday season are almost upon us
an early view #occupy4homeless
and as the decorations go up in a vulgar homage to the success of commercial advertising , every year more families join the valley of broken dreams as financial stress and human nature collide leaving in their wake a legacy of another broken family.

BLANKETS AND CLOTHES CAN ALWAYS BE DROPPED IN 24 hours a day: Cnr Martin Place & Elizabeth St
" #Occupy4Homeless "
  Because most of the Poverty Industry shut down at this critical time of year, Occupy Sydney vow to maintain Australia's only 24-7 Homeless Resource even more. For us it is not because we can but we must because we are needed more than ever. 
Gifts can be sent via Direct Debit:
St George Bank:BSB 112-879 Acc 431 666 171(thank you)
Paypal:





  As with most Homeless communities, the Sydney Homeless Community is littered with the carnage of
economic chaos. Broken people; some of whom will never fully recover. More begin their experience of homelessness or marginalisation in the coming six weeks than at any time of year. Some will not see the financial cliff coming. Being told your job is over the week before Christmas is nobody's idea of fun. Those who find their holiday pay, superannuation and severance allowances have been chewed up as the company goes into liquidation wake up to the cold hard reality that the dream holiday they planned with family has turned into the nightmare that ripped the family apart ...despite everyone doing no wrong. 
Join our Supply Team here 
At Occupy Sydney we challenge a system which allows Corporations to treat workers as human garbage. It would be absolutely and utterly remiss of us not to help mitigate the collateral damage from the very system we critique. Occupy Sydney believe not simply in protesting whats wrong or proclaiming whats right but proactively working to mitigate the problems. Especially in a City of Sydney's affluence, Homeless people deserve the option to be able to eat when they are hungry-not when someone elses clock says they should. 
Volunteers welcome to join #occupy4homeless
 Please EMAIL US HERE or see the team at Cnr Martin Place and Elizabeth St Sydney 2000.
  Our research continuing from decades of earlier initiatives shows that almost $1billion annually is spent by Federal Government Nationally in the name of Homeless people. Once-were-Charities-today's Corporations at the forefront of wageslavery and undermining workers rights collect millions more. Homeless people have at best token input as to how that
funding is expended. The result is that the call for more funding is ever present. The "service providers" assets grow. The bureaucracy grows. The ministries grow. And the problem grows too. I'm sorry there's something fundamentally wrong with that picture and here at Occupy Sydney we've already pressed the reset button. 
Follow @occupy4homeless   AND  @occupySYDNEY 

INFO: PHONE 0410 722 000



Thursday, 14 November 2013

Occupy AGL

AGL want to carry out toxic #CSG extraction in Gloucester and Campbelltown NSW


NSW say NO and OCCUPY SYDNEY say NO

and we are so concerned we decided to

Occupy AGL

https://www.facebook.com/occupyagl

IN A PEACEFUL BUT
PERSISTENT PROVOCATIVE
PROTEST

BUT
THATS NOT ALL

OCCUPY SYDNEY
AND ALLIED PARTNERS
OF OCCUPY AGL

CALL ON THE PEOPLE
TO STOP BUYING YOUR ENERGY
FROM AGL
THIS or THIS ?
IT'S YOUR CHOICE
#BOYCOTTAGL
TO
SAVE GLOUCESTER
AND
SAVE CAMPBELLTOWN
FROM DIRTY #CSG


Tuesday, 12 November 2013

James Price Point is Back on-Woodside #GasHub back in play

State Govt secures land for Kimberley gas precinct

Tuesday, 12 November 2013


Followng this announcement Occupy Sydney join the chorus of voices denouncing this dirty extractive play in this pristine but fragile ecological wonderland and the pittance paid to local Aboriginal Groups. There is well founded suspicion that far from merely facilitating the Browse extraction process this gas hub will be used to facilitate future onshore CSG extraction inland from Broome where preliminary testing has already taken place. 
 The Environmental assessments of this proposed Gas Hub to date are inadequate. Australian legal frameworks leave mitigation of spills or other environmental disasters as an after the fact consideration. Our current compliance regimes AND WOEFUL PENALTIES are so far behind Peru and Ecuador that Browse neighbour Chevron has shifted 1/3 of its Global revenue expectations to Australia in a case of Capital Flight from more ecologically concerned countries. Even if the extraction and logistics process were unproblematic there is the further issue of benefits accruing to outside interests in an area where sustainable local access to resources is marginal. We say "No Gas Hub=No way".  
  From Occupy Sydney we see a Government hellbent on enabling Corporate Greed over Sentient needs and to this we say "respect existence or expect resistance."   


A Project-ready site to encourage development of Browse gas
State Govt honours commitment to Aboriginal people of the Kimberley with $30million benefits package
The State Government has completed the acquisition of land for a gas precinct near James Price Point to support the development of nearby gas fields.

Premier and State Development Minister Colin Barnett said securing the land was an important next step in ensuring the efficient development of offshore and onshore gas in the Kimberley.

“It has taken substantial effort to reach this point, with the support of traditional landholders,” Mr Barnett said.

Under native title agreements reached with the Goolarabooloo Jabirr Jabirr native title claimant group in June 2011, the completion of the transaction has triggered a $10million economic development fund and $20million for indigenous housing.

“I thank the indigenous community for their courage in working with the State Government to secure this agreement and its associated social and economic benefits,” the Premier said.

Traditional owners will also have an ongoing role in managing the environmental, social and heritage outcomes of the precinct.

James Price Point was selected by the State Government in 2009 as the most suitable site from more than 40 locations, with the remote location minimising potential impacts on the community and the access to deep water close to the shore reducing the need for dredging and blasting.

“The Government is committed to delivering a project-ready site for the development of the region’s world-class gas resources,” Mr Barnett said.

Fact File
The 3,414ha of land involved in this process is unallocated Crown land, over which no native title has been determined
All interests in the land have been acquired under the Land Administration Act 1997
In acquiring all native title rights and interests, the State has complied with its obligations under the Commonwealth Native Title Act 1993
Amounts paid to the $10million economic development fund and $20million indigenous housing fund are indexed to the Consumer Price Index in accordance with the Native Title Agreements
Most precinct land will be managed by LandCorp, with the port area managed and controlled by the Broome Port Authority
The land will be returned to the ownership of traditional owners at the end of the life of the precinct
Premier Barnett's office - 6552 5000

Monday, 11 November 2013

I've Picked a Side: Have You??

Its 2013.

Globally and Locally Governments are Taking more rights from people.



And are trying to pass them instead to Corporations.

I've picked a side

Have you??

Sunday, 10 November 2013

#MAMSM MARCH AGAINST MAINSTREAM MEDIA





#MAMSM   #MAMSMSYD  HTTP://MAMSM.INFO



MARCH AGAINST MAINSTREAM MEDIA
SYDNEY 1PM SAT NOV 16
TOWN HALL TO HOLT ST SURRY HILLS

THE MEDIA WHO 
DID NOT COVER
THE MILLION MASK MARCHES
AND
THE MARCH AGAINST CORRUPTION
HAVE ALSO NOT COVERED
THE TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP
AND
DoCS STATE CHILD ABDUCTIONS

WHEN THE 
MAINSTREAM MEDIA
TALK HOMELESSNESS
IT WOULD BE EASY
IN SYDNEY
TO FIND
HOMELESS PEOPLE
TO ASK
BUT
MAINSTREAM MEDIA
ALLOW 
GOVERNMENT
AND
THE POVERTY INDUSRTRY
TO BE THE VOICE
YOU HEAR ON
HOMELESSNESS
THATS NOT THE VOICE OF
HOMELESS PEOPLE
IT IS THE VOICE
OF THOSE WHO
MAKE MONEY
OUT OF
HOMELESSNESS

WHAT DO THEY
NOT WANT YOU
TO HEAR?

WE SEE SPORTS
COMMENTARY
GIVING
BOTH SIDES OF
THE STORY
YET WE SEE ONLY
POLITICIANS SPIN
ON
#BIKIELAWS 
#CHALKLAWS
ANTI #GRAFFITTILAWS
AND THE
#RIGHTTOSILENCE
AND
MAINSTREAM MEDIA
ARE SILENT
ABOUT THE #TPP

YOU SHOULD NOT
ACCEPT

YOU SHOULD
GET YOUR NEWS
FROM BALANCED
INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM
BASED
PUBLICATIONS
AND OF COURSE
SOCIAL MEDIA

YOU SHOULD NOT BUY
THEIR
MISCONSTRUCTED
MAINSTREAM MEDIA
MANIPULATIONS
AND
IF YOU DO NOT
VERY SOON
THEIR ADVERTISERS WON'T BUY
AND THEY WILL CEASE
TO EXIST

YOU SHOULD
WARN THEM
BY
JOINING
THE
MARCH AGAINST THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA-
WE DON'T NEED NO THOUGHT CONTROL


#MAMSM   #MAMSMSYD  HTTP://MAMSM.INFO 


Sydney March Against Mainstream Media #MAMSMsyd #Nov16

The March Against the Mainstream Media -We don't need no thought Control
Sydney 
1pm Town Hall to News Ltd cnr Holt & Kippax
Surry Hills
Nov 16th 2013

The Sydney Focus is on media mogul and message manipulator Murdoch. Murdoch's media reach in Australia gives him control of every election and he has successfully used his media to manipulate voting in all recent federal elections.
  As well as News Limited Murdoch controls 50% of Foxtel control of the old Packer stable of magazines and major international media assets in the UK US as well as other countries. Murdoch's News Corp has grown using some highly immoral tactics and a law library of legal minds to keep the company growing on the back of political patronage and outright lies.
  In a US Appelate Court Case 

Saturday, 9 November 2013

#OCCUPY4HOMELESS BOOTS ON THE GROUND

  From 2pm SHARP on Sunday 10th November 2013 a meeting will convene to plan our next phase of volunteers who will carry on the "boots on the ground" work of Sydney's and Australia's first and only place for Homeless and financially marginalised people to get a  hot meal or drink or blanket when they are hungry- 24 hours a day seven days a week.

  Since April when we began openly operating the 24-7 Homeless Hungry and Cold Peoples Resource we have had some great key people. Otto Perry Tamati Monty Paul Dee and others have all carried much of the responsibility of ensuring that the service stayed there. We burned some of those good people out and it was remiss of us to do so. Our new strategy on the ground seeks to ensure that this doesn't happen again.

become part of our BOOTS ON THE GROUND.... 

and

The longest continuous Occupy Occupation on Earth


As at once a homeless service and protest we face some unique challenges 


The Nuremberg Defence is no defence at all. 
The Nuremberg defence is no defence at all. Introducing David.
This is Dave from City of Sydney Council: the proud front line as they steal
resources gifted to Occupy Sydney to distribute to Homeless people.
Over a tonne of Fresh Food, hundreds of blankets which could have helped
the Sydney Homeless Community wilfully Stolen and wilfully contaminated as
Dave continues to "just do his job". Tell Dave just what you think of his actions
and tell his family too. Do you think his kids will say "we're proud of you daddy?"
Introducing David. This is the City of Sydney employee who is just doing his job. Since July 3rd 2013 his job has included following the illegal orders of his Councillors and management.

 Those orders have resulted in 28 illegal raids by City of Sydney Council Workers "just doing their job"- and the wilful contamination of hundreds of kilograms of food cooking and ancilliary items supplied by the public to feed Sydney's Homeless and hungry community.

 There are no laws being broken by Occupy Sydney. Mayor Clover Moore admitted in a City of Sydney Council Meeting that Council has no powers to regulate the giving away of Food. 


 The City of Sydney Council OR Police assisting have not made one arrest nor issued one violation notice or criminal proceedings notice to any Occupy Sydney participant. Instead Council have selected to simply steal Food and resources donated to Occupy Sydney Homeless Hungry and Cold Peoples Resource. Because they KNOW from their own legal advice that legal action will expose their absurd political actions AND that the Courts are most unlikely to support Councils desires.   


 When we were visibly exclusively a Protest site City of Sydney were ambivalent to our presence in Martin Place. That changed when they became aware of our 24-7 Homeless Resource in April 2013. Spearheaded by now Prime Minister Tony Abbotts sister Liberal Councillor Christine Forster - and supported by Team Clover Moore - Council in May passed a resolution of their wish to remove Occupy Sydney.

  In 28 subsequent Police assisted Council raids there has been not one charge or infringement has been issued giving legitimacy to the view that Council KNOW they have no legal or moral basis but choose to try Sturmabteilung style to destabilise our operations.

Why are Council doing this?


  • Council are acutely embarassed and possibly want to shut down publicity of the fact that their homelessness department receives significant revenues in the name of homeless people BUT USES THESE RESOURCES TO MANAGE COMPLAINTS AGAINST HOMELESS PEOPLE OR FUND EXPENSIVE AND INEFFECTIVE NGO CONTRACTORS.
  • Council are embarassed that we have put the issue of Sustainable Accommodation for all workers being a municipal responsibility: If a council issues consents for a business to operate in its area paying workers $18 an hour, that council should have a responsibility to ensure that adequate such accommodation is available for those workers.
  • Council want to force marginalised people into the monetising processes of NGO "once were Charities" partner agencies.