Monday, May 25, 2015

Black Lives Matter @ Left Forum

And even though on this day finds itself as Memorial Day in that country of North America, I still find myself blogging about Black Lives Matter @ Left Forum 2015, because hey, that event finds itself just a few days away. And I have already blaghed about Memorial Day with that No, I Am Not Going To Honor War Today post on this blog before.  And so Left Forum is having their Left Forum 2015 conference this year at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York, to be found in that City of New York, May 29 - May 31. And Left Forum describes its conference as 100's of panels, workshops, events, plus a festival of films, music, art and comedy with up to 60 panels per session at this year's conference. Left Forum 2015 will be a unique multi-faceted experience. And this years theme for that conference seems to be "No Justice, No Peace: Confronting the Crisis of Capitalism and Democracy". And so back to that Black Lives Matter NYC panel I was blogging about. And this panel will find itself as one of many panels to be presented at this years Left Forum conference, as last year it was Occupy Art Was @ Left Forum that I found myself at, and this year I guess it will be Black Lives Matter NYC panel that I will find myself at. And Occupy Wall Street is still moving fast.  And that Facebook event for that Black Lives Matter NYC  panel reads something like as follows:

Hi everyone,

I would like to invite you to my Black Lives Matter NYC panel with Mia Anderson, Deb Lee and Paul DeRienzo as speakers as part of this years Left Forum 2015 conference at John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York, Saturday, May 30th, 3:15pm - 5:00pm in Room 1.76 .

Discussions of Black Lives Matter, Justice for Eric Garner and all victims of racist police brutality events that have taken place in and around New York City. Black Lives Matter NYC is inspired by the Ferguson and Occupy Wall Street protests. Black Lives Matter NYC members and documenting artists discuss different ways and ideas to expand scope, perspective and inspiration towards an ongoing series of future events around this theme and time and to continue the discussion in a variety of media and strategies at events. There will be a slide show presentation of Black Lives Matter events that have taken place the past year in NYC.

Left Forum is the largest annual conference of the broad Left in the United States. Each spring thousands of conference participants come together to discuss pressing local, national and global issues; to better understand commonalities and differences, and alternatives to current predicaments; or to share ideas to help build social movements to transform the world.

This year's theme of Left Forum is
"No Justice, No Peace: Confronting the Crises of Capitalism and Democracy”
This year even features 1,600 Speakers and 420 Panels, Workshops and events

We hope to see you there

Peace on earth and goodwill to all mankind. And what, if anything, does this have to do with a No Police State.
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Friday, May 15, 2015

The Passport Again

And after what seems like millennials of blogging away on this blog, I don't know what compels me to keep attempting to blagh away on this blog every so often whenever I am able to except for the sake of whoever could be reading this blagh and that attempt to maintain content for this blog and my other blogs whenever social media web 2.0 user generated content bloggers block possible, that now gives everyone the opportunity to blagh away in social media web 2.0 land. And there is always that question of what to blog about on any given current event headline news random thoughts day. And so in between reading about black lives matter events, articles with titles that read Here’s Definitive Proof Gentrification Is Racist, As Told By A Participating Brooklyn LandlordEast New York Residents Demand Relief From Gentrification's Tightening GripBeekeepers see 42% of US honeybee colonies die off in a single year27 Powerful Images That Sum up How Smartphones Are Ruining Our Lives and other headline news stuff, I came across someones post in facebookland complaining about immigration, illegal aliens, detentions, customs, border patrol and passport problems that reads something like:

"Well there are worse things than getting deported back to such and such place. I suppose I'm not meant to return to such and such place quite yet...?

"The border control guards also seem to find it incomprehensible that someone would travel so much. Telling her that I was just back home in such and such place and then at a such and such event and then at a such and such event made no sense to her. "You were just in such and such place too!" she said accusingly and told me to stop lying when I told her that airfare is $300-$400 cheaper from such and such place to such and such place if you travel thru such and such place & then hop on such and such airplane."

"Ha, such and such person, looks like that just might happen. Except that they probably wouldn't even let me commute. auch and such person, I think I'm on a list of people who were refused entry but it seems this is quite common now. Big flag is that there's a cross over the stamp I got at the such and such Airport. Doing research, however, it seems it would be a bigger flag if I "lost" my passport & got a new one."

"Border patrol guard cut me off when I started to say something about applying for a visa at the such and suck embassy, declaring, "Why would you go to the embassy? It has nothing to do with the embassy. We make the decisions." And there seems to be so many stories online of artists who have proper visas but they were denied entry despite all their legal papers. At any rate, it seems I have to find someone to clear out my flat in such and such place since I can't afford to pay for it and fly back to such and such place. Or such and such place. Or wherever might have more options."

And I'm pretty sure the list of border you can't be free to travel where ever you want to in this world because we say so patrol horror stories goes on and on....

And this was enough to make me want to repost this post about passport problems that I posted on this blog awhile ago. And I have blogged about this topic before in times past. No one is free when others are oppressed. And what if anything does this have to do with No Police State.

The Passport

And so this seems to be yet another one of those recycle this blog posts that I find myself posting on this blog every so often these days...
For what reason is the number of that passport immigration law that prohibits freedom of travel amongst humanity anywhere on planet earth, and that Section 666 Social Security Act, cashless society, national I.D., the number of your name to receive any state services and everything else in between thing, 666? Is this that save no man that he may buy or sell except that he have the mark of the beast thing in the book of Revelations. Is this written in prophecy somewhere. Did George Orwell or Nostradamus predict this? Is that a coincidence or on purpose that this law has the same number of that beast thing. And who or what is the beast, and what is that mark on ones right hand or forehead. What does that mark represent or mean, if anything. And what's up with that UPC bar code photo that I placed in this blog entry. And for what reason do all universal product codes contain this number. What the heck does that mean? Is that the number of the beast, the number of man? And what's that New World Order, Verichip and RFID tag thing all about. Big Brother, Brave New World and technology are here and that's a whole another blog posting. And I have heard so many green card immigration nightmare stories about green card marriages, lotteries and green card everything else in between. Of people leaving a country and not being able to return for whatever reason. And the stories of loss of life while crossing a border, whether by land or sea. And for what reason are there boarders, divisions, restrictions, barriers and territories of land in this world. And for what reason are people not free to travel anywhere in the world without the permission of someone else. Who invented this concept. Is it possible to undo this passport, visa, citizenship, where are your papers to come here law so that everyone can be free to travel anywhere in this world. For what reason does this concept exist. And who is a foreigner. Aren't we all strangers in this land. Is another world possible. No one is free when others are oppressed. It is Sunday today, day of God, a day of rest. Or is that Saturday, the Sabbath, Sabado. And what does this have to do with a No Police State?
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