Stats from recent ops - pix from yesteryear ... #AnonOpsFldCmmd
Safe and sound at the Camil Homestead in Gainesville, FL Mike's first email reply late last night after release from the Taylor County Jail!
"BROTHERS Thank you all for your concern and support. I have been liberated by Team Camil and am now safe at his pad in Gainesville. Mr. Phillips sorry about the mix up with the Am-Vet/ Am Legion thing (brain fart). Mr Cox, I sent a letter to you same time as Casey's. As to the conditions and treatment: not ever roughed up by the guards myself, but verbally harrassed after I started my campaign for better conditions. As to the charges, I was booked on armed burglary and criminal mischeif. A week later they added the possession of burglary tools and dropped the armed burglary to armed trespass. Worst jail I have ever been in. Racism and nepotism through the roof. Inmates no clue about collective power. I have much much to report, and it was actually good for my mission to encounter this type of situation. Incarcerated vets neglected by jail authorities and local VA. I planted a seed there but didnt expect such rapid response by VFP/Occupy. I am truly blessed. My undying gratitude to all of you! Peace love and see you in Ashville!"
Standing by for #OVSF FieldOpsCmmd encrypted message relay....
DONATIONS to help with the bail Scott Camil fronted up ($2200) can be mailed to Scott at:
PO Box 141693
Gainesville Fl 32614 -1693
Pirate Mike explains his reason for marching to D.C. #PirateMikeOSF #OVSF #ICM3 (recorded late November 2013
I just received an email from Casey Stinemetz (Veterans For Peace National Chapter Coordinator) he has received a letter from our wondering veteran Michael Clift!!!! Mike reports in from Taylor county JAIL apparently for trying to stay dry in during a rain storm, charges are as follows, trespassing, criminal mischief, possession of burglary tools. BAIL is set at $23,500, meaning we should be able to get him out for about $2,350 (minus Veterans discount)!!! So lets do this, contact all your resources notifying Mike has been found and appraise them of the situation, I ask only those that can donate please do, and those that cant please share this information, thank you!!!
I have included a PDF of Mikes letter to Casey for all to read at will.
You can mail letters to Mike at:
Stephen M. Clift
Taylor County Jail C-122 589 Hwy 27 East Perry, FL 32348
Call to demand his release via OR/PR (own recognizance / personal recognizance)
Taylor County jail physical location & phone #
Address: 589 U.S. 27, Perry, FL 32347 Phone:(850) 584-4333
Link to previous story for additional details. - http://independentcitizenmedia.weebly.com/extra/red-alert-mia-stephen-michael-clift-aka-pirate-mike-missing-30-days-counting
"It was Cesar Chavez who emphasized that Migrante migration should be only commensurate to supply and demand.....that however did not happen.....as we see multi millions of Mexicans.....and many arguments against them being here are grounded in commonsense....HOWEVER....if there were a way to UNITE with....to WORK with this hungry workforce to the betterment ...yes benefit of us all....who would listen......the BANKERS SYSTEM has been successfully utilized to divide and conquer Americans in various ways......and if I were a Mexican I too would be here...wouldn't you ?.............I remember a 200 year work in progress plan by bankers that Ted Gunderson had made public......RE-AWAKEN THAT SELF SURVIVAL INSTINCT that has been effectively subserviently acquiesced via MK programs via "Synthetic Telepathy" ...."Subliminal Subphonics" delivered 24/7 for decades by "FREQUENCIES".......Anthony Hilder and Deborah(StoptheCrime.net) can elucidate to the uninitiated the vast array and meaning of "FREQUENCIES"............We know that Mexican farmworkers easily outwork others in the field and will work 100 hours if allowed.....and they are gaining ground and believing a better life is here...and it's true....however they are also unknowingly undermining the American Middleclass ( and if they knew why should they even care)....So if we are to ever turn back these Usurist Bankers OFF OUR BACKS FOREVER....we need to have a better plan ..a better offer for this Mexican Army......I possess the better plan....and American Veterans....workers....truckers....women......students...would be wise to get on board...for it WILL BENEFIT US ALL.....while middlefingering the bankers on their way out of town...out of DC...and out of this country...First we must cease paying mortgages and rents EVERYBODY OFF THE FENCE.....all together NOW...for this pulls the rug out from under the bankers......then we Huelga LaGeneral GENERAL STRIKE a minimum 40 days....till Leonard Peltier is released from prison....FOR LEONARD REPRESENTS THE 500 YEAR NATIVE INDIGENOUS RESISTANCE WORLDWIDE.....and in Leonard's cell awaits the Living Spirit of the US Constitution (a gift from the Iriquois)....we have been under Martial Law since well before the 1947 National Security Act....So this Prophetic GENERAL STRIKE for True FREEDOM will allow for the first time ever that our Nation be under and adhering to the US Constitution....a very good thing.....NO ONE GOES BACK TO WORK TILL.....Leonard is free...so too Jamal...Dr Jeffrey MacDonald and all other politikal prisoners....till every fucking lawyer from the White House down to local City Councils are out of Office forever.....all slaughterhouses destroyed.....all military actions ceased except for repairing and rebuilding the infra-structure of America......and when we do go back to work...it be a 20 (TWENTY) HOUR WORK WEEK....meaning job opportunities have doubled in many arenas....and since all mortgages/rents are now 25% or less than before....well...many problems solved......lastly we initiate 10 million new gardens based on the BLUEPRINT of the South Los Angeles 14 Acre Urban Farms.....work for every one forever.....and the best heirloom Organic Foods...this is the basis of the PLAN....Cactus Pete often bitter sometimes sweet."
by Peter A Tscherneff
quote by direct message to #ICM3
"google my name.....ask who actually deposed pope benedict (Ratzinger) then advise they see my 6 minute 25 second youtube....ask if they know who got Mumia Abu Jamal off DEATH ROW....then tell them to google "Peter Tscherneff Mumia Abu Jamal Affidavit"....for it was used as Leverage by the Law Professor at Widener Law School where I hand delivered one of 1,400 Affidavits throughout Philadelphia and Harrisburg"
Welcome to the Peaceful Activist Warrior Seminar:
(aka Jester's Paws)
Skills that will take you from Desktop Activist to Prefect, so you may take roles in nonviolent actions, protests, rallies and marches, know what you're getting into and support like a pro!
We have a lot of work to do in this cruel and beautiful world. The first step is training up!
We are too underfunded this month to provide all the food, so please bring ORGANIC (I cant stress enough ORGANIC) food with you; enough to share if possible.
You will need cold weather gear for the night, camping equipment if you are camping out and any effects you will need for 2 full days and an overnighter.
This course is not for non-hackers, wimps or whingers. It is long, hard and will expand your mind and comfort zones.
No departees will be returning. No entrance and exit. Sorry. A local camp area will be outfitted for the overnight and we will be looked after by locals.
We'll be starting with
* a Non-Violent Direct Action Seminar
[All day head-deep in Ghandi, MLK and NV Workshops]
and packing in two classes:
* Comms and Teamwork
[Lone, Pair and Team Exercises, Radio Work and More]
* Medical First Response
[Can't Tell You. We are not permitted to teach this by law.]
NONE OF THESE COURSES ARE CERTIFYING but we are permitted by law to share information with the intent of supporting the peace and saving lives.
That is what this seminar is all about.
Contact Aj Gunn for more information or to sign up.
:) See you there!
Story by - Rafael Bautista (Police State Victim)
On June 6, 2014, two officers approached me at the beach. I was feeding my four month old daughter her bottle. My daughters' 2 lb., toy, Yorkie was leashed to the stroller. My daughter's diaper bag was hanging off the stroller on the end facing me. The officers stopped their ATV and asked if that was my dog. I replied 'yes' and asked them if they were going to give me a ticket. They said yes. They asked if I had my ID on me. I asked what would happen if I did not. The officer then responded by saying that I would be arrested. That is when I turned the camera on them the first time. I asked the officer if having a dog on the beach was a crime. He eventually said yes, so I asked several times to make sure that was correct. I initially recorded that clip because the officers took a hostile position against me by enclosing me in while I was sitting near the water, barefoot, with my daughter in my hands. They asked again if I had my ID on my body. I said that it was in the stroller, while I was calmly putting my daughter's bottle away. In the process of standing up, the female officer pushed me back down to the sand. The officer applied pressure on both of my shoulders and pushed down on me. I could not believe what had happened. I was not told that I was being detained or arrested and was not told to remain seated. Instead of losing my mind, I took out my phone and started to record. I was extremely concerned for my daughter's safety at that moment. I was being held down by one officer, while the other searched through my daughter's diaper bag. He went through the bag, even after I told him twice that my wallet was in the basket. He took out my Ipad and removed the contents of the bag, looking at my daughter's vaccination record while he asked for my name again. I was oppressed, angry and completely disregarded as a human being. The officer did not want to know my name, he didn't care. The officers were harassing me to incite something. The officers were in contempt. While they ran my record, they began to write the ticket. I conversed with the male officer, while the other officer ran the info. He told me that the no dog rule is because of poop and because people could trip on the leash. At this point, I was livid. My rights had been violated, people walked by and i asked for help but no one stopped. The whole ordeal took between 15-20 minutes. When I was given the ticket to sign, I signed FUCK YOU PIGS. She called the sergeant and said that the sergeant was coming if I didn't sign. She asked her superior on the phone if she could accept FUCK YOU PIGS as a signature. They then said, again, that I could be arrested if I did not sign. I signed. They left and I finished feeding my daughter, put her feet in the water for the first time; which she loved. We took a beach selfie and bounced to pick up my disabled daughter from school. Rafael Bautista
11AM Clock in at #MAM Sacramento, CA with a full complement of photographers, friends, and security team piling out of two vehicles . It was a beautiful day, hot and hella sunny, the show had already started with a fairly large crowd when we got there, growing every minute with young and old, families, and just a few cops to watch us. There was live music, speeches, free water, and a full contingent of people wanting to make a change in the world, to protect the food we eat, water we drink, and air we breathe. As always I enjoy participating, and more than that I get to do what I love, photography/vidiography documentation and civil disobedience.
As the march began with a crowd of 300-400 demonstrators we proceeded from the north side around to the west where we marched up Capitol Mall a few blocks (in the street) then about face back to the Capitol with a pause on Lincoln Way for a photo op. Then continuing back to the Capitol and around the park heading east on N St (Lincoln Hwy) to 15th St, then north to L St. Feeling the heat, sweating like I just got of a pool, I cut across the park to get in position for the demonstration to make its way back to where we started. I was joined by a few other marchers feeling drained from the heat, snapping pictures as I went. As I get to L St my radio chirps “they want to take the street again”….”move into position.” Being where I was I had a great spot to catch it as it happened. As they proceeded to march onto the street and towards me I took up a prone position in the street (after the last cars passed) firing my camera for optimum cover fire of the troops moving my way. As they approached I felt good, good n hot lying on that exceptionally warm asphalt. Watching the faces get closer, as they see me on the ground, camera pointed at them, they look with heads cocked sometimes and tones of smiles flow my way. The little ones are what I was trying to get, the future of humanity is resting on their shoulders once we are gone. The entire march passed over and around me as I snapped as many shots as I could get, it was AWESOME!!! I followed the tail end back, still shooting as I marched, all the while talking to the driver of the first car following us, as he videotaped us from his droid. I hope you enjoy the slideshow, say NO to GMO and PEACE!!!!
PS the guys on the roof are not snipers; they’re our guys, with cameras.
Long live the fighters! The FREEDOM fighters!
by James D Cartmill
Items listed in order of priority (updated 4.29.14)
1. Contour+ 2 HD POV camera (170 degree wide angle view) - for live broadcasting protests, marches, interviews, and cop watch.
Link to suggested online purchase at lowest possible price - http://www.amazon.com/Contour-1700-2-Old-Packaging/dp/B0097CD8II
Alternate Camera - Contour ROAM2 - http://www.amazon.com/ContourROAM-Waterproof-Hands-free-Camcorder-Watersport/dp/B007W02PRM/ref=sr_1_4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1392144444&sr=1-4&keywords=contour+roam2
2. Hotspot or Cellphone - Any 3 or 4G WIFI Hotspot, preferably Verizon (Android)
3. Tablet, Net Book, or small laptop (Windows or Android preferred)
4. Rechargeable External Backup Batteries
5. Portable Solar Panel
Example: panel battery kit (suggested equipment preferred)
6. Canon 2x Extender - (example) http://www.amazon.com/Canon-EF-Extender-Telephoto-Accessory/dp/B00009XVBY
In solidarity with the Occupy movement (Anti-Federal Reserve Bank) donations preferred in equipment or services related (ie business cards, advertising, equipment, etc)
Donations can be mailed to Swords to Plowshares, a veterans services organization.
Address letters or packages to:
1060 Howard st
San Francisco, CA 94103
Prepared for the Green Shadow Cabinet by Michael Clift, Occupy Veterans San Francisco.
The homeless situation in the United States is spiraling out of control, and nowhere is this more shameful to our Nation, and an indictment against our current economic system than in the Veterans'
Community. There are several ways to address this issue, and I hope in this paper to explore various options we have both as communities and a nation to mitigate the situation.
To begin with, we must recognize, as I am sure most of us are aware, that until we eliminate WAR as policy we will always have the matters of PTSD and “re-integration” to contend with. The only sure way to eliminate “homeless veterans” is to eliminate war abroad, and until we can do that, we must catch the vet before they become ensnared in post deployment depression and addictions. That means we must build a platform within the Active Service Term for the individual on a case by case basis.
Let me illustrate what this might look like.
A group of counselors would begin a series of interviews with the individual with the goal of discerning the individuals’ talents and aspirations. The desired result must be calibrated to the ambitions and abilities of the individual. For example, if a person really wanted “to become a guitar player, but joined the army to get college money” then we must convince that individual to use the GI Bill to enroll in music academy, as opposed to trying to become a business major.
The reason we are seeing such large numbers in the drop out rate is that we cannot reasonably expect a young person, having returned from a combat zone, to simply pick up where they left off in high school and have the “college experience”.
What must be done is to allow people to pick up where they left off, to re-integrate that person with the one they were “before the Army”.
It begins with pre-enlistment screening assuming that the person will live through the military experience, and to return that individual to a comfortable psychological state.
Ultimately, no one must be admitted into military service under the age of 21.
Secondly, individuals of a “sensitive nature” must be made thoroughly aware of the risks and dangers of exposure to military life, particularly deployment in “hostile territories”.
One need not have experienced combat to have been traumatized during ones’ term of service. Sexual assaults, waste and corruption on behalf of the chain of command, and interaction with locals, all have a profound effect on ones' post deployment outlook on life, and there must be mechanisms in place to secure the mental integrity of the individual.
Peer counselling with Veterans integrated into active units six months before the person gets out of the military may prepare the young person for post deployment life better than fielding job offers from Corporate headhunters or compulsory Military Guidance Counsellors.
To summarize, vets coaching kids on the rigors and challenges of post deployment life. And, it would be preferred that vets were able to conduct “interventions” with the goal of funnelling the right types of people into service, and prevent the entry of individuals not suited for service.
We cannot trust the military recruiters to do this, because they all are just working for quotas and the military. It must be civilians with military experience, even family members of vets, that do this outreach.
As for the homeless veteran who is presently suffering, they must be made aware of the improvements in VA services and care. They do not want to be cajoled or conned into seeking treatment. Once again, peer to peer models seem to be fairly effective, such as Swords to Plowshares “veterans Commons” program in San Francisco, or the Vet Hunters in Los Angeles, Veterans First! in Orange County and other community based relief programs.
With Occupy Veterans San Francisco, I was able to connect veterans of similar culture-generational affinities through informal discussion and organized activities that drew on the strengths of our experiences and skills gained during service, and develop friendships, these new relationships are fostered and a buddy system emerges that allows trust and support. The idea being that a couple of vets, or a group would collectively act together for the benefit of any member. (“All for One, and one for All”).
Thus, veterans would be pooling their “benefits” checks and getting apartments together, collectively sharing responsibilities and providing mutual support. The veterans need to be calibrated to one another in only few areas; drug preferences,political orientation, age and gender, etc.
Think of it as a “match making” project.
Some veterans prefer to live out of doors, and this is fine. With OVSF, we have been able to provide younger veterans who still need the rush of tactical excitement with a “syndicate” of vacant buildings and outdoor spaces where they can bivouac.
This latter option entails varying degrees of legality: however it provides us with a crucial political point, as well as keeping the veteran in what I term an “operational mindset”.
The bottom line is that younger veterans just coming home have different wants than the older veterans, that the needs of food and shelter are common, and that veterans have to be able to feel liberated at all times.
At the neighborhood level, there would appear to be some organizations that do “good work”, for example the established VFW Halls Am Legion, etc.
At the city level, populations and administrations need to be pressured through Direct Actions to provide SPACE, any space to homeless veterans. A forcible building take over if one will not be donated to us. An occupation to liberate land. Impeachment of City Officials. Boycotting of businesses, or in extreme cases, property damage. The variety of ways that Direct Action in tandem with political pressure such as petitions and rallies can influence public opinion is considerable.
If we are to mitigate the effects of this problem, we must determine what levels of compliance or resistance the veteran is willing or able to engage in.
Confirm status and calibrate personality to action plan
Stage the Veteran up, provide stability or track the Vet (Search and Rescue)
Support holding pattern
Maintenance and Sustainability.
This is a national conference call with Veterans For Peace and Occupy Veterans San Francisco (Mike Clift) regarding "Best Practices", reducing veteran homelessness, #VetFest San Diego. VFP chapter 91 (SD) has distributed approximately 2000 sleeping bags to the homeless, and homeless veterans in the SD metro area over the last year and raised $50K that was used for the "Compassion Campaign".
YouTube has removed restrictions from my account, videos of more than 15 minutes WILL now be available for upload! #OSFTV #ICM3
#VFP National Conference Call 1.17.14 #OVSF #ICM3 #VetFest