Wednesday , 3 July 2024

Good News, Bad News

I won’t even ask which you want first.

The good news is that New York City is turning its attention from a non-violent group of activists and is focusing on, the bad news, a possible terrorist threat.

Mayor Bloomberg needs a few kudos for realizing that threats to the city are not coming from OWS but from people that would truly like to see our country fall apart.

If ever there was a need for solidarity it is now. Let’s quit waging verbal and media attacks against OWS and begin coming together as a nation. There are very real and serious threats against the country. Some of which OWS are in protest against and some of which come from outside our borders.

I don’t like the idea of New York City coming under attack from terrorists but we have to realize that other countries are seeing signs of weakness in our country and are no doubt going on the offensive while we are in turmoil.

And don’t begin to think it is OWS causing the weakness. OWS is fighting for our constitutional rights just by peacefully assembling. But what about the mega-corporations, do you see them coming to the defense of America? I doubt it, but I bet they’ll try to find a way to profit from the fear that’s brewing around the country.

About mattbaker

Matthew Baker is a veteran of the United States Navy and was stationed aboard the USS Ronald Reagan from 2002 to 2006. He holds a Doctorate in Education from the University of Oklahoma. Baker has worked as a reporter and photographer for The Purcell Register in Purcell, Ok, and is currently teaching English and Journalism to high school students in Norman, OK.

Check Also

Listen: The Mental Impact of War Reporting

In this podcast produced by Sheeva Azma, Chalin Askew interviews former war journalist Andrew MacGregor …

#SFTC Statement on Ukrainian Crisis

We here at #SFTC decry war in any form and therefore in response to the …

Reckoning of the Hacker Martyr

It’s been over a week since the announcement that Julian Assange will be extradited to …

Why Net Zero is Blah Blah Blah

“I’d like to see the government get out of war altogether and leave the whole …

Exclusive: USS Ronald Reagan UAP Encounter

This article is a departure from our usual content. Most of the founders of #SFTC …

Defund VA Police

Activist veteran organizations need to look at VA Police. More than half of minority vets …

Vanessa Guillen: MST Martyr?

Vanessa Guillen was bludgeoned with a hammer, on base, in the armory, her remains were removed in a box. Several people saw, now deceased due to suicide, Aaron Robinson struggling with the box the night Vanessa disappeared. Guillen was a private and Robinson was a specialist. They both worked in the armory but in the army that small rank difference means a lot, and many, (if not most) exploit that.

Juneteenth, Warren Court & Trans Lives

Warren’s leadership and influence over the other judges lead to a subversion of the Jim Crow South. The zeitgeist of minority rights against majority oppression was institutionalized irreversibly by the Warren Court.

Prison Abolition in the Age of Coronavirus

In the Prison Abolition Movement, it is a well-known fact that Police have a shared history with Slave Catching. There was a need to capture runaway slaves in metropolitan areas before that there was no need for police. Most of the lynchings of Jim Crow South were well attended and represented by police and how enforcement is distributed today is reflection of that history. Too many police and prison guards are former military to ignore the link to the prison industrial complex.


On the history of radicalization in the Western context. It can be argued that Saul …

Fake News

In 2012 I wrote an entry about Julian Assange and Russia Today (RT). At the …


  1. I consider myself a bit more paranoid than most, and tend to see ‘conspiracy theories’ within many of our current events. I think that the city either:

    A) Completely falsified the Jose Pimentel ‘lone wolf’ terrorist story
    B) Really has been following Jose Pimentel for more than two years, but chose this exact moment in time to bring his actions to light not to protect the city, but in an attempt to crack down even harder on the OWS Movement.
    Time will tell, I believe.

    • Jose Pimental saddled up on a horse and sent galloping right into terrorist activity. This is how desperate Israel is to justify attacking Iran. Who has not seen Inside Job? Israel is a menace to the world. Her own people are at great jeopardy because of Netanyahou,who has gone stark raving mad. An attack on this soil should immediately investigated before there is an attack on Iran. I believe that a stage has set for years. Why else lobby a foreign government to the tune of nearly 800,000. Turned the US politiicans into 2-bit whores.

      Attack or be attacked is the name of the next point I want to me. Hey, be attacked – Israel – You’ll be attacked whether you strike first or not. War for the rich boys, what a big money make, eh?

      Money with blood all over it is making men live like kings, lives ruined for generations to come, and oh how well it is spent, mansions, maybe 2 mansions, only the biggest and best diamonds for the Mrs. Lifestyles of the rich and famous and for what? Killing People.

      Ha, 3rd largest miliary on the planet. What distinction. Leadership in Israeli are murderers all of them. Scum of the earth. And yet here we are – placating their brainwashing rhetoric. But do we have a choice? Israeli sympathizers have risen to the top of every industry but the military.

      War oh yes, war war war. Iran is going to attack israel with nukes and so lets start a war. So Israel attacks iran.

      The repercussions are too numermous to mention but one is a nuclear winter for the remainder of days. No Problem? You got religion? Well, what about the children? Do they matter at all in this? What’s that? Fuck the children, what have the children ever done for me, you say? I thought so.

      Selfish bastards, you need to see a pscyhiatrist and get some mental health therapy because you Benjamin Netanyahou are stark raving mad. GET SOME HELP.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.