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December 20, 2011

The hate of men will pass, and dictators die... (Inspiring words from Charlie Chaplin)

Posted 8 hours ago on Dec. 19, 2011, 4:45 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

I'm sorry, but I don't want to be an emperor. That's not my business. I don't want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone if possible; Jew, Gentile, black man, white. We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other's happiness, not by each other's misery. We don't want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone, and the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way. Greed has poisoned men's souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical; our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost. The airplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in men; cries out for universal brotherhood; for the unity of us all. Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world, millions of despairing men, women, and little children, victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people. To those who can hear me, I say, do not despair. The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed, the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress. The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people.


December 19, 2011

Full List of Demands for correcting the course of the Revolution

Full List of Demands for correcting the course of the Revolution - Alshajaara Square, Benghazi, Libya

We demand….. our martyrs, our Freedom Fighters, our wounded and our missing be given top priority and to provide them with the necessary moral and financial support.

We demand…… distancing those associated in any way with the Gaddaffi regime from holding any positions in the National Transitional Council or the Transitional Government.

We demand …… that the NTC doesn’t have the authority or the legitimate right to issue any laws or legislations whatsoever unless necessary for the appointment of the constituent assembly in which case the full participation of the civil society authorities is required in it’s forming. We also strongly reject the Transitional Justice laws relating to the amnesty and pardoning of those associated with the Gaddaffi regime.


We demand…..Reviewing the members of the diplomatic and consular sectors in full and to remove and distance anyone who during the revolution had a negative attitude towards the 17th of February Revolution or was in any way involved in the Gaddaffi regime. Also appointing only those who are highly qualified and fully competent to the Diplomatic sector.

We demand …. that the International community or any of the other friendly countries have no right whatsoever to interfere in the sovereignty of Libya. Any other agenda’s discussed or meetings relating to Libya’s affairs must be held in Libya with sufficient local media coverage.


February 17, 2012

US Senate panel condemns Syria's 'brutal' use of force

(AFP) – 13 hours ago

WASHINGTON — A key US Senate panel unanimously approved a resolution Thursday strongly condemning Syria's "brutal and unjustifiable" use of force against civilians, and called for a review of legal options to hold regime officials accountable.
The measure also expresses "strong disappointment" over Russia and China's veto earlier this month of a UN Security Council resolution that would have censured Damascus for its deadly crackdown on dissent.

The Senate resolution urges the international community "to review the legal processes available to hold officials of the government of Syria accountable for crimes against humanity and gross violations of human rights."

But Democratic Senator John Kerry, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, acknowledged the resolution had been softened because some members felt the original language went too far. He said it was "a powerful first step," nevertheless.

Republican Senator Bob Corker expressed concern the original resolution could be used to authorize US military action against Syria, likening it to a Senate resolution that he said was invoked by the administration as backing the US intervention in Libya.


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