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XTC:

Breaking news

ANOTHER UPDATE: Japan’s prime minister confirms radiation is leaking, warns the public to stay inside or risk radiation sickness.

UPDATE: More here.

Source tells NBC the nuclear reactor has been breached and radiation is leaking.

‘Shut down the Fed’ rallies

Anonymous calls for multi-day civil disobedience to keep anyone from entering the regional Fed buildings.

WHO: YOU
WHAT: THE SIEGE OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE
WHEN: MARCH 28+
WHERE: 12 DISTRICT FED BANKS PLUS BOARD OF GOVERNORS IN DC
WHY: FREEDOM

These protests are in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in the UK and all those fighting for their economic and physical freedom in the world. The United States is need of a vocal and physical front. A demonstration that is too broad will fall short. Target the Federal Reserve. Organize protests at the 12 Federal Reserve banks. Our goal is to picket the Fed so that there is no movement into the building, and thus to paralyze their operations. We are under siege by the banks and their cohorts; we are entrapped in moats of debt, and they have turned our government against us. Democracy and liberty erode in the face of their assault. Thus it seems that there is no way to break the insidious monster that slowly strangles our economy, throwing millions into poverty and desperation. Class and money are irrelevant in the eyes of eternity. Stand up for your brothers and sisters who have no voice. Stand up for those who are being silenced. On March 28 we will place the great instrument of those who assault liberty, the Federal Reserve, under siege. We will not back down, and the longer we hold out, the more our ranks will swell, and the more effective we will become. You are inspired, now be the inspiration.
Gather all the support you can. Reach out to friends. Spread the word. Are you Federally Disturbed by the Federal Reserve?
The Goal: multi-day protest beginning on March 28 (6 AM) that will shut down the Federal Reserve
The Means: Place the 12 banks under siege. Allow no one into the locations. Peaceful disobedience. BEGIN THE SIEGE ON MONDAY MARCH 28. STRENGTH IN NUMBERS.

WHERE:
Locations (courtesy of the Federal Reserve): http://www.federalreserve.gov/fraddress.htm

Demonstrations will take place at each of the 12 district banks and the Board of Governors in Washington, DC:
District 1: Boston: 600 Atlantic Avenue
District 2: New York: 33 Liberty Street
District 3: Philadelphia: Ten Independence Mall
District 4: Cleveland: 1455 East Sixth Street
District 5: Richmond, VA: 701 East Byrd Street
District 6: Atlanta: 1000 Peachtree Street NE
Distrcit 7: Chicago: 230 South LaSalle Street
District 8: St Louis: One Federal Reserve Bank Plaza
Broadway and Locust Streets
District 9: Minneapolis:90 Hennepin Avenue
District 10: Kansas City, MO: 1 Memorial Drive
District 11: Dallas: 2200 North Pearl Street
District 12: San Fransisco: 101 Market Street
Board of Governors:
20th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20551

Also: PLEASE PLACE THE BANK OF AMERICA HEADQUARTERS IN CHARLOTTE, NC UNDER SIEGE: THE ADDRESS IS 100 NORTH TYRON ST, CHARLOTTE, NC

If these locations are inaccessible to you, please look here for fed branches that may be closer:http://www.federalreserve.gov/branches.htm Branch locations: Cincy, Pittsburg, Baltimore, Charlotte, Birmingham, Jacksonville, Miami, Nashville, New Orleans, Detroit, Little Rock, Louisville, Memphis, Helena, Denver, Oklahoma City, Omaha, El Paso, Houston, San Antonio, LA, Portland ORE, Salt Lake City, Seattle

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some fun facts: http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/11-reasons-why-the-federal-reserve-is-bad

WTF?

I can’t even keep up, the fascists are flinging it from all sides…

Virtually Speaking

The show’s on at a new time tonight, 9pm EST.

Guests are Jude Toche from First Draft, who’s been covering Wisconsin; Dave Johnson from Seeing the Forest and Campaign for America’s Future, and Chris Savage from Eclectablog, who will be filling us in on the profoundly anti-democratic moves by Michigan’s Gov. Rick Snyder.

As always, click here to listen. Call 646-200-3440 with questions and comments.

Fuel ‘may be melting’

Uh huh.

UPDATE: Another explosion, fuel rods exposed. Japan finally asks U.S. for help.

‘Evil people have plans’

Comedian Lee Camp is a frickin’ genius:

Oh boy

Greg Palast, who knows from nuclear power plants:

I need to speak to you, not as a reporter, but in my former capacity as lead investigator in several government nuclear plant fraud and racketeering investigations.

I don’t know the law in Japan, so I can’t tell you if Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) can plead insanity to the homicides about to happen.

But what will Obama plead? The administration, just months ago, asked Congress to provide a $4 billion loan guarantee for two new nuclear reactors to be built and operated on the Gulf Coast of Texas – by TEPCO and local partners. As if the Gulf hasn’t suffered enough. Here are the facts about TEPCO and the industry you haven’t heard on CNN:

The failure of emergency systems at Japan’s nuclear plants comes as no surprise to those of us who have worked in the field.

Nuclear plants the world over must be certified for what is called “SQ” or “Seismic Qualification.” That is, the owners swear that all components are designed for the maximum conceivable shaking event, be it from an earthquake or an exploding Christmas card from al-Qaeda.

The most inexpensive way to meet your SQ is to lie. The industry does it all the time. The government team I worked with caught them once, in 1988, at the Shoreham plant in New York. Correcting the SQ problem at Shoreham would have cost a cool billion, so engineers were told to change the tests from “failed” to “passed.”

The company that put in the false safety report? Stone & Webster, now the nuclear unit of Shaw Construction, which will work with TEPCO to build the Texas plant. Lord help us.

There’s more.

As I pointed out the other day, TEPCO has been found to have lied in at least 200 instances on their safety reports. This is really, really bad.

There is power in a union

Pickers’ Local 608 from Wisconsin:

The war on women

In Virginia.

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