Internet shut off at Wall Street protest, part of the agenda?
Several activists are reporting that internet signals and access are being blocked at the “Occupy Wall Street” protest in New York. This same tactic has recently been employed at Bay Area Rapid Transit protests on the opposite side of the continent in San Francisco to shut down cell phone service. See a trend?
It is becoming quite obvious that despite the repeated betrayals of government, they want to take away the one thing The People still have: civil disobedience and a redress of grievances. The conviction of truth seekers and activists attending such events may be the only useful tool. The establishment can try as hard as they want, but these folks are so convicted that they will get their message out at all costs. Activists are now using cell phones for video and live feeds, the message WILL get out to the world, even if only one news station covers it. The real question on everyone’s mind, however, is if this Wall street protest is legitimately grass-roots or just a controlled opposition effort to raise tensions for something down the road.
When Iceland decided to stand up to the bankers, it was the alternative media that got the word out. Mainstream media? Crickets chirping. Unfortunately, it appears the fiasco in Iceland was a ploy to fasttrack Iceland into the European Union. Hopefully enough folks share said alternative media articles to let the rest know that resistance is possible, as well as exposing the bad deal that EU type membership is really entailed for such countries. When the color revolutions hit Libya and Egypt, it was also the alternative media who pointed out the propaganda and little known facts (for example, Libya’s new central bank).