HEROES OF OUR TIME, PEOPLE JUST LIKE YOU* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
HEROES, ACTIVISTS, PEOPLE WHO SAID, "THE BUCK STOPS HERE."
1.)AARON SWARTZ. THEY KILLED him. M.I.T., JSTOR and the Massachusetts State Atty, federal prosecutor. A Massachusetts witch hunt but Obama did not step in..He suicided but to give his life final meaning, you might join his group.
2.)Mahatma Gandhi Indian Spiritual/Political Leader, Lawyer, Activist and Humanitarian the man who broke Britain's hold on India. He invented nonviolent resistance, and is honored by his people as the father of the Indian Nation. The Indian people called Gandhi Mahatma, meaning Great Soul. Was assassinated by a fanatic who opposed his program of tolerance for all creeds and religion. Rent the film GANDHI. Won a lot of oscars. And very ENTERTAINING!
3.) Mother Teresa NUN & Humanitarian 1910 - 1997
Mother Teresa, whose original name was Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, was born on August 27, 1910 in what is now Skopje, Macedonia. For her work with the poor around the world she received the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize and supposedly is being considered for sainthood but the Vatican isn't going for it. Mother Teresa died on September 5, 1997 a few days after her admirer, Princess Diana. .
4.) Eleanor Roosevelt American First Lady & Humanitarian 1884 - 1962
Eleanor Roosevelt was the wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, but won fame in her own right for her humanitarian work, and as a role model for women in public life. But her greatest feat was making her husband do all those nice socialist things that gave you Medicare, Welfare, Social Security and the Steagall Glass law against Casino banking, which caused Depression and when CLINTON UNDID it, the lack of that law caused our continuing recession .Her Career before marriage? Social worker in the slums of New York.
Eleanor Roosevelt wrote four books: This is My Story (1937); This I
Remember (1950); On My Own (1958); and Tomorrow Is Now (published
in 1963 after her death). (Used books can be a buck each.)
5.) The whistleblower boys: EDWARD SNOWDEN The Whistleblower who got away. If you count moving to Russia 'getting away'.BRADLEY MANNING. The whistleblower who revealed that AMERICA TORTURES and DRONE KILLS CIVILIANS and assassinates. He got life in prison not for doing the crime just revealing that AMERICA DID THAT CRIME.
Your country kills entire families, tons of children!
Afghanistan, Ukraine, Vietnam, Iraq, Yemen,
Nicaragua. It drones it tortures, blows up villages
JULIAN ASSANGE, is in a prison of sorts, being sealed in a London Embassy for 3 years solid for leaking details of Pentagon SECRET HITS to Wiki . Barret Brown got 100 years in the slammer.See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barrett_Brown John Keriakou of the CIA whistled about Guantanamo, waterboarding, Abu Grahib torture and got threatened with six years, pled guilty and got a few years, served one. He only SPOKE about Gov's torture program, The GOV DID THE CRIME. Thomas Drake, Airforce Intelligence l0 yrs, CIA 12 years, only complained to his superiors about torture, the billions missing, stolen or spent on killing Muslims. The US. Gov called that espionage! They charged him in court saying they'd give him LIFE IN PRISON FOR ESPIONAGE. He only was rescued from the fate of prison by a liberal media barage telling the truth. NEW YORKER MAG reporter JANE MAYER wrote "THE SECRET SHARER" Other OP ED columns around the country and 60 Minutes TV show coverage backed gov off. He got probation. The gov continues to use the ESPIONAGE act on whistleblowers which is wrong, illegal, hypocritical, totally Nazistic. HITLER's SPIRIT is running our GOV an increasing DANGER you want to work against with ACTIVISM. Latest Victim is CIA's JEFFREY STERLING, who gave a reporter a mere nod on a story, deep background they used to call it and his sin got him 9 counts of espionage called "A NEW LOW for the CIA's war on Whistleblowers". If this policy continues, the USA will turn its name into mud and totally prevent great souls like the others on this list from showing up. The world will descend into madness.
6.)Rigoberta Menchu BUSTED the GUATEMALAN GOV and its Death Squads and US SUPPORT on GENOCIDE! ENTIRE VILLAGES murdered. EVERY man, woman baby and dog in dozens of village in QUICHE PROVINCE. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of her work for social justice and ethno-cultural reconciliation based on respect for the rights of indigenous people.
Click on that URL to see the facts about the government slaughtering 400 villages, 100,000 people, shooting adults, machete-in their babies and dogs. This bunch of Guatemalans is one of the sickest groups of people to walk the earth. Up there with the Indonesians who butchered a million liberals.
Rigoberto Menchu was born into a poor Indian peasant family, and raised in the Quiche branch of the Mayan culture in Guatemala. As a teenager, she became involved in social reform programs of the Catholic Church and was active in the women's rights movement. Like her father, she joined the CUC (Committee of the Peasant Union) in 1979, after members of her family had suffered persecution.
During the 1970s and 1980s in Guatemala, military dictatorships became more and more ruthless. Supported by the CIA who'd taken down President Arbenz. Under the guise of anti-Communism US funded troops slaughtered Mayan Indians in the thousands, drove them from their land, and forced survivors to convert to protestant religions and live in often brutal "model villages".
Around this time Menchu became active in large demonstrations, joined the radical 31st of January Popular Front, and encouraged the Indian peasant population to resist oppression.
In 1981, because of her activism, she had to leave Guatemala and flee to Mexico, where she organized peasants' resistance movements and was co-founder of the United Representation of the Guatemalan Opposition (RUOG).
Through her autobiography, which was published as I, Rigoberta Menchu and a film entitled When the Mountains Tremble, which illustrates the struggles and sufferings of the Maya people, Menchu also became well known in the Western world as an advocate of Indian rights and ethno-cultural reconciliation. She won the 1992 Nobel Peace Prize.
7.) THE CURIOUS CASE OF HILLARY TRANSUE A judge jails this child for a MySpace spoof of her school principal. Turns out the JUDGE was on the take from the KIDDIE CLINK, the LOCK UP, the SLAMMER & had taken 2.5 MILLION to IMPRISON all the YOUNG kids he could NAIL, over 7 long years! Hundreds of THOUSANDS in illegal moola under the table! Hillary TRANSUE's lawyers see the pattern & get the goods on him, JAIL THE JUDGE! The "LAW AND ORDER" show did this story to a turn. KIDS AND CASH! Elliot & Olivia apprehended EVIL JUDGE. Dja see it? I LOVE THAT SHOW!
8) CNN JOURNALIST, SARAH CHAYES is the perfect activist. Mixture of JOURNALISM, artisanry/TRADE TO HELP THIRD WORLD villagers, manufacturing in Afghanistan to sell in USA, has a huge SET of distributors across America, (see URL inside article on her, to AGHAND) . And she guided America's top general in Afghanistan until USA fired him. She lives there and the people there love her. And she is a journalist, consummate master of media. Sleeps with a machine gun next to the bed.
9) JO JO THE (almost,) JOURNALIST - A stringer for all Canadian reporters in Afghanistan, a go-fer. Killed by USA.His crime? Getting western journalists up close and personal with the Taliban. Making the introductions. CIA didn't want THAT!
10) GARY WEBB JOURNALIST who Busted the CIA on dealing drugs to American kids. They 'suicided him.' Danny Casolero, same profile. Ditto Michael Hastings, all killed by CIA hired assasins.
11.) George Bernard Shaw started the FABIAN socialist movement in Victorian London. He was a poor unemployed wastral living with MOM for 40 years, see: HIS EARLY LIFE. At 40, started putting on plays, became UK's top writer! But always made time for his soap box in Hyde Park.
12. ) LOIS GIBBS-Her kids were sick all the time. So were all the other children near Love Canal. She reported the statistics to the State which said 'it tweren't nothin'. 90% miscarriages? Probably hysteria and abortions combined'. Lois got mad, called Pres. Carter who ignored her. She Created the. SUPER FUND! Carter had to buy 900 homes at the going rate so everybody on that Canal could MOVE! I love when that happens!
13) Karin Friedmann, a Boston writer, concerned about the GENOCIDE we're wreaking (with Israeli help) targeting Arabs, Gaza Palestinians so This Jew blogs for Muslims! See: http://karinfriedemann.blogspot.com/She covers the MiddleEastern Beat, you can free-sub to her daily news stories and you'll get it in emails, know everything there is to know about What's goin' on that's important from Sauds to Iraq to Iran Afghans and points East. Today's news included, IRAN STRUCK A BIG SUBPOOL OF OIL! Really HUGE! Soon it'll be THEM you see in Harrods with ten veiled wives.
14). FERNANDO DE SOTO, rich kid, noticed that Switzerland where he lived had only recently emerged from being a third world country with Canton-Capitalism, i.e. BLACK MARKET farms making cheese. Subrasa. But the Swiss encouraged them to morph into street legal, becoming entrepreneurs and turning SWITZERLAND into the wealthy country we know today. DeSoto researched how Swiss Gov did it. A simple signature on paper allowing farmer-shepherd squatters to have title to their land so they could then get loans. Great banks were there, they could use them & expand farms into huge cheese factories. Combine that perception with fact that once a year, his Peruvian parents sent the teen to his original birthplace Lima, PERU where he noted the same BLACK MARKET CAPITALISM all around LIMA and in nearby mountains. Peasants felt disenfranchised, like nobodies, no hope, exploited by landowners. DeSoto created a volunteer group to get the land use laws changed. (He instantly became famous when his offices got bombed to bits by the violent Sendero Luminoso radicals. Peasants wanted Fernando's magic wand, not Sendero's commie radical plans) and DESOTO was able to parlay his overnight fame into 417 laws passed enabling squatters to own their land, ergo get small business loans become entrepreneurs like the Swiss cheese factories. The moral of this story is, wanna be a big cheese? Put your ear to the ground, grassroots research, get bombed and then make a team, lobby noisily and go for the CONGRESS and then the lawbooks!
15.) PATCH ADAMS Dr. Hunter Adams, also know as 'Patch', is both a medical doctor and a clown...but he is also a social activist who has devoted 30 years to changing America's healthcare system, a system which he describes as expensive and elitist.
16.) MOHAMMAD YUNUS, banker who gave the people of Asia non interest microloans to start their businesses. Cottage industries to create wealth in poor nations. Won the Nobel prize for that. THE YUNUS CONCEPT.
17.) ZEV JABOTINSKY - Worked for Brits and built ISRAEL just in time to catch the Exodus from anti-semitic Europe. He didn't catch them all as Hitler got many but still, he was a wonder worker!
18.) JOHN PILGER, Foreign Correspondent, Risk-taking, Truth-Telling man of HONOR boy would those Indonesian Muslims like to CHOP HIM up into RUMAKI! he covered our next hero Aung San Suu Kyi Portrait of Courage by John Pilger (filmed in 1996) http://www.johnpilger.com/videos/portrait-of-courage
19.) DANIEL ELLSBERG There has been no more powerful man than he on planet earth for doing good, he was brave, saw stuff, reported it to NY TIMES taking
a great personal risk and was a very important whistleblower as he ended the Nam war and Nixon with a single shot. Whoda thunk it? Brilliant Amy Goodman, another major hero, interviews him.
20.) DANIEL SHEEHAN and the BROTHERS BERRIGAN
21.) KUDOS to MAYOR OF BINGHAMTON NEW YORK, MATT RYAN, for battling Washington DC, and horrid reality that his 47.000 citizen city had to give 141 million to OBAMA/BUSH for unconstitutional wars. He posts the amount over city hall! We need more Mayors like him! His FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mayor-Matt-Ryan/55578052837?ref=share
22. RALPH NADER - Consumer Advocate, Citizen Cop and what's this? ELECTION SPOILER?
23. ANTHONY SUTTON, GRANDADDY OF THE EXPOSE JOURNALISTS. Get his books used for a buck each on Wall Street, Hitler, FDR.
24. Click on the New Yorker MAG write-up on Wiki Leak Founder and read up on current state of poor, saintly Julian Assange Alleged Rapist. As if he'd have ANY trouble nailing a Swedish Girl! The New Yorker profile reads like a spy novel. The guy is hiding from the CIA, White House, State Dept, U.S. Military and they're after him. Do an ARGO EXIT, man!
25.) DAVID MITRANY- Mystery man. He played both sides. The father of the European Union, albeit born in 1888!
26.) GRAND STRATEGIST Professor GENE SHARP 198 TIPS on how to WIN A REVOLUTION
27. ) NOBODY SAID IT BETTER: GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
28.) Edmund Wilson. His "FINLAND STATION" is DELIGHTFULLY readable. It's the Plutarch's Lives of liberal activists of the last thousand years. Buy it for 1$ used.
29) VANESSA REDGRAVE! Came out for PALESTINIANS before ANYBODY! At GREAT RISK!
30) INTERESTING HERO! Anti-war & anti-torture blogger siding with COMMUNISM, Michael Ratner feels that the exploitionary nature of rogue, monopolycapitalism leads to a Gov't policy of genocide, secret assasinations, death-dealing drones, surveillance, murder, torture and endless war, so how are we different from the nazis he asks. Good point!
31). Clara Barton American Humanitarian 1821 - 1912 Angel of the Battlefield,
American Red Cross Founder.As a child Clara played nurse, taking care of pets that were sick or injured. When she was eleven her brother fell from a barn roof and Clara nursed him throughout a two-year convalescence. During the American Civil War Clara was a battlefield nurse. Miss Barton volunteered for the International Red Cross (IRC) while on a trip to Europe in 1870. She helped refugees of the Franco-Prussian War in Paris and other cities. She returned to America in 1873, and in 1877 IRC authorities invited her to establish an American Red Cross.
32.) JASON HELVINGTON. Had a Vegetable Garden, city of Orlando wanted to FINE HIM as it was in front yard. He took the issue PUBLIC. City officials now look like greedy boneheads. Laws are getting changed now! On account of HIM!
33.) Albert Schweitzer Volunteer doctor to African lepers Philosopher, Physician & Humanitarian (1875 - 1965)
Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment, and
learn again to exercise his will ---- his personal responsibility.
Studied science, music, and theology. Became a respected writer on theology, an
accomplished organist, and an authority on the life and work of Johann
Sebastian Bach. But his career was, he was a physician. Doctor. In 1904
became a medical missionary in French Equatorial Africa. He founded a hospital there in 1913. Over the years built a large hospital that served thousands of Africans. Schweitzer used his $33,000 Nobel Prize to expand the hospital and to build a leper colony. In 1955 Queen Elizabeth II awarded Schweitzer the "Order of Merit," Britain's highest civilian honor. She had several billion bucks, gave him none. She isn't on our list.
34.) President Evo Morales of Bolivia. SIX MAJOR COUNTRIES (USA/ RUSSIA/ France, Spain, Italy and PORTUGAL gang up on him, nearly kill him and his entire team. That should show us he's SOMEBODY!
35. THOMAS PAINE - Hero of the American revolution. He spent a few weeks with Edmund Burke in Britain, hearing this Conservative politician rant, and then wrote THE RIGHTS OF MAN to refute the snotty philosophy he'd been forced to hear. Paine became the motor of the American Revolution against England. The reason I listen to Micheal Levine and Russ Limbaugh.
36. . BRAD KATSUYAMA, the guy who ripped Wall Street a NEW ONE! "60 MINUTES" made him a star.
EMILY BAEHR a FREE "FRUGAL LIVING, HANDLE MONEY" GURU with an accomplished website!
TERERAI TRENT, NO ONE HAS EVER CLIMBED HIGHER OR FURTHER, if you take into account where she started from!
JOHNNY APPLESEED - SHOW THIS ONE TO YOUR CHILDREN
TEN NEW HEROES AND THE LIST OF FIFTY HEROES THAT THE NATION MAGAZINE CHOSE.
THE ACTIVISTS WHO GOT HOLD OF J.EDGAR HOOVER'S PRIVATE PAPERS
Find a LOCAL HERO, someone who puts up a good fight against the city, makes the headlines. Find them, get some good headshots, do P.R. about that issue or person. Keep a scrapbook as some of your wealthy corporate clients pay handsomely for Publicity campaigns.
Muammar Kadafi. Libya Capitalist Success story or Muslim Martyr?
WHISTLEBLOWER SUSAN LINDAUER CONFIDES IN JOHN MC CAIN and GOT BUSTED. You NEVER want to TELL MC CAIN THE TRUTH - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_Lindauer
DO A SEARCH AT GOOGLE inputting "LIST + 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living Heroic People. Seek out the winners on the WISDOM Scoreboard, ranking the top 50 Enlightenment-related websites. Then send lists of "THE BEST " to a teen/ child whom you care for so that he or she will be given the seeds of wisdom & grow up to bloom in some more original way than just becoming an earner, consumer, householder and exploited slave of the oligarch class.
GUERILLA CAPITALISM and ENTREPRENEURIALISM: Two much needed homework sessions for you! Below, you'll find a list of a few HEROIC BIG CASH JOBS that YOU COULD HAVE so that a decade from now, your name is on the LIST of HEROES!
BE A "LIENFIXER"
Be an HOLISTIC HEALER, no College necessary, just READING ONLINE, FREEBIE CLASSES for a week. Marjorie W. does it, makes 880k a yr. Never graduated high school!
Be a NATURE SHRINK, do TANTRUM YOGA. l00$ the hour. You need sensitivity, empathy. No college req'd. Ponder the PSYCH INDEX...you don't need 'book l'arning!' 5% of us are descending into madness right now, as we speak ---so you are much needed.
Run a charity to give daycare scholarships to single mothers at extant daycares in your city. Salary yourself, too. You can give PARTIESto raise cash for this much needed service to poor mothers and children.
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