Polling Data Behind the Stein/Baraka Campaign Demand for Recounts

Polling data such as these, are the reason why the Jill Stein (Green Party of the USA) campaign decided to press ahead with demanding recount elections in several states, including Wisconsin. Thanks also to Greg Palast for being in communication with Jill about this crucial question.

One could surmise that the reason the Democratic Party and the Clinton Campaign are NOT keen to pursue this is, these data undermine the cheery public confidence in the eternal rightness of the two-party system which Democrats sorely need to maintain.  Lest they endure something like what Senator Sanders was suggesting, a “political revolution.”  Heavens, anything but that!

To see the charts, you need to click the links. They don’t display automatically in a WordPress format like this.

Trump exit poll-vote count discrepancy: “Expected to occur only once in 850 presidential elections.”

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Feingold Wisconsin Vote Share -“This is expected to occur only once in 1800 U.S. Senate races”.

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“Trump Florida Vote Share–This is expected to occur only once in 220 US Presidential  elections”

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Trump North Carolina Vote Share–“This is expected to occur only once in 19000 US Presidential elections.”  Yes, that says, Nineteen Thousand U.S. Presidential Elections.

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Clinton Pennsylvania Vote Share–“This is expected to occur only once every 60 US Presidential elections”


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Kander Missouri Vote Share–“This is expected to occur only once in 11000 US Senate elections.”  Eleventy-thousand, peeps.

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McGinty Pennsylvania Vote Share–“This is expected to occur only once in 66 US Senate  elections”  In the company of these other graphs, this almost seems “wow, totally plausible.”

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Support Black Snake Killas: Recognize Your Privelege & Throw Down

This just in, from a person fighting the Dakota Access pipeline with the Red Warriors Camp at Standing Rock, North Dakota.
We have known this writer for 8 years now and
she is super-legit. This is not some sketchy article of criticism,
but reflects what many in the Red Warriors Camp have been saying too.–Editors

Support Black Snake Killas: Recognize Your Privelege & Throw Down

People on and connected to the Standing Rock reservation have been fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline actively on the literal front lines since August, and resistance encampments have been in place since April, the first being on Ladonna Brave Bull Allard’s land on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation; further research shows that the evil schemes to lay pipe and drill under the river have also been in the ether of business suggestion since 2013…

At this current critical juncture, however, the DAPL pipeline is over 97% done in so-called North Dakota, and Water Protectors-not protestors- on the front line are in dire straights throwing their resources, bodies, and litigation at DAPL construction, workers, investors, and all their brain-washed lackey-affiliates. There are almost 600 pending cases where charges have been filed against water protectors for defending the land, what’s sacred, and of course the water (in this immediate case, the Missouri and Cannonball River).

Much has changed since early August, when Water Protectors were still given dispersal orders by the state/police, as well as “allowed” to be marginally close to ongoing work to “protest” it, for better or worse. Now, no dispersal orders are given; if you are deemed to close, “close” being an arbitrary concept decided upon by Morton County Police on-site, one can expect to be tear-gassed, water-cannoned, shot with rubber bullets, experience flash-bangs, taserd, experience physical beating with billy clubs, etc., and as usual these acts are often felt more intensely or violently by people of color (POC).

Dozens of Water Protectors were hospitalized after being tortured with water horses and less-lethal firearms Nov.20th, due to their alleged advance on the drill that would bore under the Missouri River allowing space for the pipeline to be completed in North Dakota(owned and operated by Michels Corp.; based out of Milwaukee, WI).

With that being said, there are many camps within the larger camp of Oceti Sakowin resisting the pipeline in different ways, but Red Warrior Camp has been actively throwing down the longest, and needs support; cash money and vehicles would be most helpful (delivered in-persyn).

NGO’s (non-governmental organizations) and all their baggage and self-interest are not helpful, neither is activist tourism. People- especially non-indigenous settlers that only come for short periods of time, are eating up resources and taking up space literally and metaphorically! If you are coming out to Standing Rock, check your privilege and see if you can help more brown and black comrades also get out here, or bring their resistance groups resources, including YOUR physical body (or a bunch of you that are tight and can operate together comfortably and effectively, also called an “affinity group”) to put on the line… once again ESPECIALLY if you are a settler.

“White” though a colonized term, is an identity that gives people privilege, and coming out there in mobs of “white” people definitely shifts and weighs on camp dynamics; be accountable and responsible for yourselves; do not burden other people with white guilt words or actions. It is helpful to be up front about your experience in POC (persons of color) spaces or not, but if you are that socially inept or don’t have much to contribute in the realms of resources or arrestability, STAY HOME AND DO SOLIDARITY ACTIONS- FUCK YOUR BANNER DROPS- SHUT SHIT DOWN- especially on Thanks Killing and Black FRYday! Attack banks, bridges, railroads, etc.!

If you want to support resistance camps or Red Warrior monetarily it is better to bring cash in persyn, or send it via mail; please message Red Warrior’s Facebook page for more info, updates and directive!

DO NOT contribute to the spreading liberalism disease; “peace police” are not wanted or needed on the front line- if you have chosen to NOT “protect” yourself or the land, your opinions about tactics or HOW others should do that are null and void. While a diversity of tactics is STILL viable, real, and helpful, i.e. prayer, lock-downs, blockades, etc., they can all work in tandem; people ACTIVELY resisting are also often seen as ANSWERED or WALKING prayers.
DO NOT contribute to the disease of activist tourism, especially if you have a colonizer/settler background (AKA especially “white” folks (though the term and concept of “white” should be actively dismantled over time as well!)). No one is homogenous, so neither should be our actions, donations, or solidarity efforts. Do your own research, make your own decisions, but also realize that many groups are “fronting” as front-liners, and many groups are having a series of access issues to funds raised on go-fund-me’s, so bring it straight to the front lines of you can, or mail it. GREAT updates and ideas can also be read and seen on the West Coast Women Warrior Media Cooperative Facebook.

Decolonize your mind; we are here to build life-long relationships for the revolution happening now, as well as all the other insurrectionary-awesome things to come in the future; there will be more black snakes to fight, but there is currently STILL a struggle happening around the black snake slithering through so-called North Dakota, and it’s up to you to answer the call to solidarity where you are, and offer resources monetarily, and especially vehicle wise (once again in-persyn is BEST; Go-Fund-Me’s = issues!)

The long-term nature of our struggles is also dependent on GREAT prisoner support, as well as creative methods of movement and protection for our resistors hanging tight and throwing-down grassroots-style. Think about offering your land to struggles literally, and also as a place of refuge for rebellious comrades that need it… Especially wit Trump in office shit is only going to get exponentially worse, especially for our undocumented comrades… If you have technical skills and/or connections (including activist lawyers that are down-as-fuck) that can help all our comrades stay “free” as long as possible, we need you not only on the front lines, but to organize in your communities! This is not a one-time shot; the outcome of the DAPL struggle in modern-day so-called North Dakota will set the precedent for many struggles to come in the future.

Last message to liberals or liberals hopefully converting to more rad tactics and ways of being: Fuck your “real” jobs, or at least use your privilege to help fund our revolution- we are all in this together, and we cannot “vote with our dollar” on this one… we NEVER could, but as the veil of privilege is slowly realized, hopefully all will and can see that corporations, especially the many coming together to build this Dakota Access Pipeline do not care about the law or some petty fines; they will keep soldiering through their work and injuring water protectors to get the job done; they are sociopaths, and we need to cost them HELLA LOTS of money to make an impact on their decisions and actions; we need to literally help them run out of resources.

Thank you to all fellow front liners and what you have contributed; in struggle together forever for a better world for all, not just for the rich and predominantly white few.

In Struggle for the Wild-
The Faceless yet Effective Frontline
…AKA wear a fucking mask if you want to do rad shit for a lifetime- surveillance is real, and so is state repression; up your “security culture”, or google that phrase if you do not know what that is or what it means.

-AnonyRade.

The Donald has trumped.

The Donald has trumped.
(Originally posted in Marxist Glossary Discussion)
Trump seeks his brand of fascism 3.0. The first form of American fascism consolidated after the Northern victory in the Civil War (1865). The Civil War overthrew the Slave Oligarchy, emancipated the black slaves and sought to establish the bourgeois democratic form of government in the South and deep South. Before the war, the slave states were anti-democratic, and America was being ruled by the dictates of 300,000 slaveholders. After the Slave Oligarchy took a horrific defeat on the battlefield, they surrendered. New governments were established called Reconstruction governments. Their purpose was to build a new South based on bourgeois democracy and the wage-labor system.
The death of Lincoln changed things, and Southern sympathizers came to power which ended Reconstruction. Representatives of Wall Street financial capitalism struck a deal with the old Southern slave masters, who now appeared as the landlord planter class, and the deal brought the period of radical Reconstruction of the South to an end.
Northern troop were removed from the South and the federal government turned a blind eye to outright murder of civilians. The reactionary political degenerates were allowed to overthrow the legal bourgeois democratic government and to institute a fascist form of rule. The overthrow of the democratic governments was extremely violent and left just as many dead bodies on the ground as on the fields of Gettysburg. The lynch rope became the symbol of the reactionary South.
The overthrow of the democratic Reconstruction governments ushered in fascism 1.0, the first fascist state in world history. The battle cry of the fascists then was to fight “corruption” in government and redeem the greatness of the South. In other words, “to make the South great again.” The movement was called Redemption. The Trump administration will probably name their movement redemption or restoration or something to resurrect our country’s violent past, cast it in a false favorable light, and drown the world proletarian movement in a sea of blood.
This first North American fascist form of state lasted up to the Second World Capitalist War and was fundamentally overthrown by the Civil Rights Movement.
American fascism 2.0 refers to changes in the form of the state in the old plantation South in the post World War II period. These changes were brought about as the result of the Civil Rights Movement and manifested the entry of blacks into the bottom of the industrial social order. Some of the features of the fascist form of the state stayed intact in the deep Southern, formerly slave holding states, and depended on the ability of the social movement to desegregate the police force and local governments. Fascism is a political form of the capitalist state and it can be argued that the core former slave states have tittered between a fascist state form and a reactionary bourgeois democracy, depending on ones emphasis. At any rate, American fascism 2.0 belongs to the era of industrialism and the general period of history that ushered in European fascism.
Fascism 2.0 (the police state) has always lurked beneath the veneer and platitudes of bourgeois democracy and republican form of electoral politics. If one was in Clarkdale, Tchula or Jackson, Mississippi, it was fascism 2.0. If one was in Philadelphia, New York City, Chicago or Detroit, it was the police state as a reactionary bourgeois democracy.
American fascism 3.0 develops in correspondence with the robotics revolution, globalization and growth of the mega-corporation and the mega-corporate state.
The Donald is part of the recasting of private property (wealth) in a new environment that is destroying the old world which constituted humanity’s pre-history. This old world and its last stage of development was driven by the industrial revolution and private ownership of the means of production. During all stages of our pre-history, private ownership of the means of production was built on appropriation of the surplus product. The surplus products were created by human labor and their private appropriation was the meaning of economic exploitation in all class based societies.
What we are witnessing is not simply the destruction of capitalism but the end of all systems based on exploitation of human labor through the private property relations. Private property is the ownership of things that allow deployment of labor in production and the private appropriation of the surplus products created by the working class. The creation of the surplus product arose before the value-producing system and set the foundation for the rise of private property, the state and all forms of labor-based exploitation. Robotics, the ability to produce things in the absence of human labor, brings all labor-based systems and their metrics to an end.
American fascism 3.0 arises in this new environment of robotics and destruction of labor-based systems of production. In this new environment, the Donald virtually destroyed the Republican Party and overturned the old Clinton-Obama bloc in favor of his peculiar Trump brand of transnational capitalism and the new transnational fascist state. The transnational state and the new world of globalized robotic economy face everyone, whether they are capitalist, socialist or communist. The Trump brand strives to represent the interest of capital that took shape based on the 2008 financial crisis and seeks to include elements of the Russian and China state into the new globalized world system.
The theme of the Trump brand has thus far been to make America great . . . again, which means an attempt to recast the old post Civil War Redemption Movement based on the new robotic economy. Hence, the Second Redemption movement and fascism 3.0.
end part one
Waistline
edited 9:27 am Nov. 19, 2016

Vigil for Unity – UW-Stevens Point WI, Nov 17 2016

Recently, with the race to elect the Bully-in-Chief, people with intolerance, bullying propensities, overt racism, xenophobia (fear of “foreigners”) and LGBTQ phobias have been escalating incidents against UW-Stevens Point students.  On and off campus.

Ta Xiong, Bryan Richamond, the Chancellor’s office, Latino Student Alliance, Native American student orgs, the UWSP Student Government Association and others decided to hold a one-hour vigil, with testimonies, no November 17 2016. These are some videos from the Vigil for Unity.

Part 1 :  University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point Chief Diversity Officer Al Thompson, Jr, Student Government Association President John Peralta, and Ta Xiong, co-organizer of this event.

Part 2 : Sophie, on the situation faced by Trans people on campus/off campus in (Anytown, USA)

Part 3:  Christopher, international student from India, and Rainer, indigenous American student from Stockbridge-Munsee, on the recent incidents of hatred/xenophobia/bigotry at UW-Stevens Point, Wisconsin.

Part 4: Monica Castillo, Latino Student Association; Bobby G, community member;  Ta Xiong, co-organizer for the Vigil

Part 5: Closing moment:  Lean on Me.

 

When the Fracking Bust Comes…It Will Come Hard.

Here’s the simple reason why the project known as Dakota Access Pipeline makes no sense at all.  It is being built by a syndicate of pipeline operators including the notorious, spill-prone Enbridge Energy Partners, at a construction cost said to be $4 billion.  To serve an oil field which is already past its peak production, and soon to be in terminal decline.  Here’s a couple of visual aids for us “visual-thinkers” who like to see the data in chart and graphic format.  See what you think after you look at these.

Two charts. One from Tadeusz Patzek, who taught for a long time at University of Texas, in the discipline of petroleum geology, petroleum economics, and so forth.
bakken-patzekscurve16Tad Patzek is Professor of Petroleum and Chemical Engineering at the Earth Sciences Division and Director of the Upstream Petroleum Engineering Center in KAUST, Saudi Arabia. Between 2008 and 2014, he was the Lois K. and Richard D. Folger Leadership Professor and Chairman of the Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering Department at The University of Texas at Austin. He also held the Cockrell Regents Chair #11. Between 1990 and 2008, he was a Professor of Geoengineering at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to joining Berkeley, he was a researcher at Shell Development, a research company managed for 20 years by M. King Hubbert of the Hubbert peaks.

The second empirical-production-based curve (model) comes from Jean Laherrere, who collaborates off and on with the Upsala University-based Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas (ASPO) and uses somewhat different math modeling, but arrives at a similar “shape” to the demolition/exit curve for the North Dakota Bakken.

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North Dakota’s Bakken is the subject of a ferocious battle between some 500 indigenous U.S tribes, along with a yuuuge number of non-Indian people from all over the USA/the global economy, on one side, and the police-state forces of North Dakota, Morton County Sheriffs, Marathon County (WI) Sheriffs, Hennepin County (MN) Sheriffs, and numerous other law enforcement agencies across the USA looking to score some bucks from joining in the effort to repress this movement.

Wisconsin Progressives: Moving Forward after Nov. 8th

Wisconsin: Moving forward after November 8th. Weird notions from the Green People’s Media Idea Mill.

Johnny Dangers likes to use the term “superhyperlocal” about issue organizing when the focus is your hometown. Here’s some superhyperlocal stuff. Keep in mind the Line of March (to win) on these issues leads straight to the Capitol Dome in Madison tho.

–No more CAFOs. Start scaling-down the existing ones.

–Tenants’ rights. Re-empower communities to protect tenants, mediate conflicts between landlords and tenants, improve relations.

–No more frac-sand mines. Again, scaling-back and slow shutdown, in preparation for the big bust in fracking production in 2020-2024. Full remediation of damaged lands.

–Strict regulation of hi-capacity wells. Restoration of the drained lakes in the Central Sands. An environmental restoration project on an epic scale is needed.

–Raise the minimum wage, statewide. Ban the bans on local wage improvement efforts (municipal/countywide efforts).

–Restore Wisc. Housing & Economic Development (WHEDA) with its focus on improving the stock of low-income housing, statewide. Encourage County Zoning plans that make communities “low-income friendly.” Keep a restored WHEDA strictly away from the Manufacturers’ and Commerce’s treasury-looting schemes (such as WEDC).

Because “ALICE” says a minimum wage hike isn’t going to help if– “That RENT is TOO DAMN HIGH!”

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