2011

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Egyptians celebrate for the second night in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, the epicentre of the Egyptian popular revolt, February 12, 2011. Tahrir Square became the start of occupying central squares as protest.

2011 will be remembered as the year that the Occupy Movement more or less spontaneously emerged, as a sudden crystallisation of the mass discontent which had been brewing for many years. Initially in USA, it quickly went global, and proved a wake up call to many. The destruction of Libya, planning to launch a gold-backed dinar, was one focus of foreign policy discontent.

Attacks on Libya

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In 2011, 18 countries, including 14 NATO members, launched premeditated aggression against Libya. Seven months of NATO airstrikes were estimated to have killed 60,000 Libyan civilians in what was termed a "humanitarian intervention".[1] Pre-war propaganda included lies about "Viagra rapes" by Libyan forces of Muammar Gadaffi.

Egyptian Revolution

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The US government gave strong rhetorical support to those involved in the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, which was to prove a sharp contrast with its violent repression of a mass popular movement of discontent within its own borders.

Occupy Movement

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Sergeant John Pike practices his pepper-spray technique on 30 students of UC Davis. They were later awarded $30,000 each in compensation, while he was awarded $38,056 for "psychological injuries" after being publicly derided for his action.

An invitation from Adbusters inviting people to protest Wall St. by physically occupying the space proved to be a spark which ignited a huge well of discontent and hinger for real change amongst young and old in the USA. This movement quickly went global as activists used the internet to collaborate and for mutual encouragement. Similarly to the flower power movement of the late 1960s, the movement seemed to catch the establishment unawares and they were initially nonplussed, before resorting to that time trusted staple of violent repression.

Dallas occupy plot

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Plans held (made?) by the Dallas police department to assassinate leaders of the local Occupy encampment were not implemented. A February 2015 ruling of Judge Rosemary M. Collyer allowed the plot to remain secret.  

Events

Event
Al-Salam weapons deal
Iraq Inquiry
Arab Spring
Operation Want
Dallas occupy plot
2011 Egyptian Revolution
George W. Bush/Torture Indictment
2011 Attacks on Libya
2011 Syrian Insurgency
Bilderberg/2011
Leveson Inquiry
2011 Norway attacks
2011 England riots
 

New Groups

GroupImageDateType
Hand in Hand for SyriaHiHLogo.jpg2011 - PresentCharity?
World for LibyaWorldForLibya.png14 June 2011 - PresentCharity?
Occupy movementOccupy movement logo.svg17 September 2011 - Present
Genie EnergyGenie Energy.jpg31 October 2011 - Present
 

New Websites

EventImageDateURLDescription
Whiteout PressWhiteout Press.jpg2011 - Presenthttp://www.whiteoutpress.com/
AmpedStatusAmped.png19 January 2011 - Presenthttp://ampedstatus.com/News aggregation site supplemented with perceptive analysis and reports by the site's owner. It's focus is globalised money and power. It is US centric and aimed squarely at a US readership, both of which tend to promote an 'American exceptionalism' that is clearly at odds with its claimed core purpose.
Kevin Annett's blogWebsite.png24 June 2011 - Presenthttp://KevinAnnett.comA blog.
ExaroExaro.jpgSeptember 2011 - Presenthttp://www.exaronews.com
Golem XIV - ThoughtsGolemXiVlogo.png8 September 2011 - Presenthttp://www.golemxiv.co.uk/Private single man blog commenting on UK and world politics with emphasis on finance.
 

Groups that were Wound Up

GroupImageDateType
Western European UnionWestern European Union.svg23 October 1954 - 30 June 2011
One World ActionOWA 21.jpg1989 - 2011Charity
Centre for Social CohesionGroup.png2008 - April 2011Think tank
 

Quotations

References

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  1. "NATO airstrikes killed 60,000 Libyan civilians"