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Revolution: An Instruction Manual; How to take down a tyrant without firing a shot.

Picture 3StormCloudsGathering – By: Carl_Herman,http://whatreallyhappened.com/ –

StormCloudsGathering’s 16-minute video, Revolution: An Instruction Manual, explains three historical steps to revolve/revolution (literally from the Latin, revolutio, to turn-around) from an unlawful rogue government; a failed state:

Citizen leaders create their own media to communicate facts until the 1%’s propaganda is recognized for what it is.

Remove compliance from lying criminal government.

Arrest the 1% criminals when law-enforcement/military reach critical mass to reject OBVIOUS unlawful orders.

The US government is such a rogue, failed state because its 1% “leadership” has:

reneged on almost all Constitutional promises (and here),
devolved into Wars of Aggression that has war-murdered more innocent people than Hitler’s Nazis,
engages in official looting/embezzlement (peculation) in the trillions every year; included proved through their own Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports (CAFRs),


‘Bring What You Want, Take What You Want” — Global Issues

Nothing is for sale at this street market in Plaza Italia, in the Palermo district of Buenos Aires. Credit: Juan Moseinco/IPS

by Marcela Valente (Buenos Aires Inter Press Service
BUENOS AIRES, Sep 08 (IPS) – Disillusioned with an economy that promotes individualism and ruthless consumption, thousands of people in Argentina are giving things away in street markets, organising car pools with strangers or offering free accommodation to travellers from abroad.

Nothing is for sale at this street market in Plaza Italia, in the Palermo district of Buenos Aires. Credit: Juan Moseinco/IPS

These are early trends in this South American country, but they are expanding, based on Web 2.0 platforms. Users share a concern for the environment and a rejection of consumerism. But they also have a desire to strengthen a sense of community and trust.

“We need much less than we consume. The basis of our street markets is detachment, the need to free ourselves from the concept of private ownership,” said Ariel Rodríguez, the creator of La Gratiferia (The Free Market) which operates under the slogan: “Bring what you want (or nothing), take what you want (or nothing).”

Launched in 2010, the first market was in Rodríguez’s home, in the Buenos Aires district of Liniers. Rodríguez offered friends and neighbours books, CDs, clothes, furniture and other goods that he had accumulated and didn’t need. He offered food and beverages as well.

In time, people began to follow his lead. He recalls that the 13th market “went out on the street and exploded” with dissemination on social networks. “This breaks with traditional mindsets,” Rodríguez said. Visitors are initially incredulous, in doubt about whether or not they can really take things without leaving something else in exchange.

People can come to a gratiferia with the stuff they wish to get rid of, and they do not have to worry about whether someone will take it. The idea is that someone will be interested in extending items’ useful life, instead of buying new goods.

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