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Remembering the 5th of Novemember: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

#MillionMaskMarch 'The corrupt fear us, honest support us, heroic join us' http://on.rt.com/fnd6uh (photo by @afp) pic.twitter.com/HmJlTStMjd

The lame-stream news media are beholden to their owners and no longer able to tell the truth free from repercussion, rendering them useless (unless you like commercials).  The latest example of “news they can’t show you” is Anonymous’ #MillionMaskMarch, also known as #OpVendetta.  All around the world, masked freedom fighters took to the street to tell The Powers That Were that we will no longer sit idly behind our keyboards any longer.  Here are all the links:

WE ARE INVITING EVERYONE TO A FRIENDLY GATHERING OF THE MINDS. A TEA PARTY, SO TO SPEAK. AS A COLLECTIVE WE CAN TRADE OUR IDEAS AND SHARE THEM WITH THE WORLD. ON NOVEMBER 5TH WE CALL UPON OUR GREAT NATION, TO STAND WITH US IN SOLIDARITY AS WE FACE OUR STRUGGLE, IN EFFORTS TO PUT AN END TO IT! OUR GOVERNMENT HAS FAILED US. OUR GOVERNMENT HAS FAILED TO UPHOLD OUR CONSTITUTION AND THE NATION IS SUFFERING BECAUSE OF IT . LIBERTY NO LONGER EXISTS.

JOIN US AS WE PEACEFULLY PROTEST OUR STATE AND COUNTRY’S CAPITOLS IN EFFORTS TO STOP THE ABUSES OF POWER. WE PROTEST AGAINST AUSTERITY, WE PROTEST AGAINST THE INFRINGEMENT OF OUR RIGHTS, WE PROTEST TOGETHER WITH OUR CHILDREN, OUR PARENTS, UNCLES, HOMELESS AND VETERENS. OUR CHILDREN, ELDERLY AND HANDICAPPED WILL BE CARRYING BALLOONS OF MANY COLORS TO SHOW OUR EFFORTS IN PEACEFULLY ASSEMBLING. OUR CONSTITUTION IS NOT NEGOTIABLE, OUR CIVIL LIBERTIES SHALL NO LONGER BE INFRINGED…

IN A MILLION MASK MARCH. WE CALL TO ARMS OUR MANY BROTHERS AND SISTERS. THE WAR CRIMES CAN NO LONGER GO UNNOTICED, THE PEOPLE CAN NO LONGER PAY THE PRICE OF THE CORRUPT POLITICIANS, THE BANKERS CAN NO LONGER PROFIT, THE BLOODSHED MUST STOP…

LIBERTY MUST BE REINSTATED…

JOIN US…

MILLION MASK MARCH…

NOVEMBER 5TH 2013…

Official Pages:

http://millionmaskmarch.wordpress.com/

http://millionmaskmarch.org/

Million Mask March in the News

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Tweet some truth from @rustyrockets. #MillionMaskMarch pic.twitter.com/aki4N86MKN

RT | Can the Million Mask March turn a vendetta into a victory? | 8 NOV 2013
CHANNEL 4 NEWS | Video:  Million Mask March protest spreads across globe | 6 NOV 2013
NBC WORLD NEWS | Anonymous’ ‘Million Mask March’ protests corruption, corporations | 6 NOV 2013
GUARDIAN |Protesters gather around the world for Million Mask March | 6 NOV 2013
RT |‘The Corrupt Fear Us!’ Massive Anonymous ‘Million Mask March’ as it happened (Photos/Videos) | 6 NOV 2013
LA TIMES | Anonymous Million Mask March members protest in downtown | 5 NOV 2013
C|NET | Anonymous’ ‘Million Mask March’ goes global | 5 NOV 2013
WALL STREET JOURNAL | Protesters Bring Million Mask March to DC | 5 NOV 2013
VOICE OF RUSSIA | Million Mask March kicking off in Washington, DC | 5 NOV 2013
AL JAZEERA | Photos:  The Million Mask March | 5 Nov 2013
REUTERS | Protesters wearing wear masks descend on Washington, DC | 5 NOV 2013
CBS | Washington, DC Photos | 5 NOV 2013
VOICE OF RUSSIA | Provocateurs calling for taking Obama hostage – Christine Sands  | 4 NOV 2013
HUFFPOST LIVE VIDEO| Alyona Mink on Million Mask March with Christine Ann Sands of Anonomobile | 4 NOV 2013
VOICE OF RUSSIA | Rogue Group Breaks Away from Anonymous on Eve of March to Capture Obama, Congress, Justices | 3 NOV 2013
VOICE OF RUSSIA | Boston proved that NSA spying is not about terrorism – Anonymous| 3 NOV 2013
VOICE OF RUSSIA | NSA Spying and Persecuting Hackers Does Not Prevent Terrorism – Anonymous | 3 NOV 2013
TECH IN ASIA | Philippine government sites hacked by Anonymous in support of “million mask march” movement | 3 NOV 2013
VOICE OF RUSSIA | FBI could have stopped #Stratfor leak at any point – Sue Crabtree | 2 NOV 2013
NEW JUSTICE INTEGRITY PROJECT | Rally for Justice, Privacy, Peace Nov. 5 at Million Mask March | 1 NOV 2013
CONSPIRACY QUERIES | Anonymous: Million Mask March – Christine Ann Sands | 31 OCT 2013
POLICY MIC | Million Mask March:  Anonymous is Planning V for Vendetta in Real Life | 1 NOV 2013
NATURAL NEWS | Anonymous Supporters to March on Washington Nov. 5 Wearing Guy Fawkes Masks | 29 OCT 201
VOICE OF RUSSIA | NSA is Spying on Everyone Including Congressmen and Senators – Anonymous | 30 OCT 201
VOICE OF RUSSIA | Hacktivism is Needed to Fight Oppression – Christine Ann Sands | 26 OCT 2013
VOICE OF RUSSIA | Anonymous is Engaged in Battle for Truth Over Evil – Christine Ann Sands | 20 OCT 2013
VOICE OF RUSSIA | One Million Masks , Expect Us – Anonymous | 17 OCT 2013
THE REBEL CORP.| In Washington, DC NOV 5 with Anonomobile and Masks
RT | Anonymous Plans Million Mask March on Washington | 8 OCT 2013
CBS | Million Mask March In The Works for National Mall on Guy Fawkes Day | 18 AUG 201
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES | Largest Peaceful March in the History of Mankind | 17 SEP 2013
DENVER iJOURNAL | Anonymous Planning Masked March in Denver on Election Day| 10 JUL 2013

Check out all the photos on Twitter

#MillionMaskMarch is now sitting in front of the US Capitol

“You’re either with us, or with the real terrorists.” #MillionMaskMarch #DTLA

Sao Paulo Brazil #MillionMaskMarch LIVE #Anonymous http://www.twitcasting.tv/gappbrasil2 @AnonStarseed #ChangeBrazil

 

“Obama come out, we got some s*** to talk about! TY @RT_com for #MillionMaskMarch coverage!

To the Media — Remeber, remember the fifth of november… #MillionMaskMarch #Anonymous

Russel Brand #MillionMaskMarch pic.twitter.com/wCA5AGQTVk

 But don’t forget:

Remember remember the 5th of November… and the sweatshop workers and royalties that Time Warner gets for each mask

Event pages:

USA:

MMM Transport Indiegogo Project: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/million-mask-march-transport-squad
Syracuse, NY (no link): James M Hanley Federal Building 100 S Clinton St Syracuse NY 13261 9am Tues Nov 5 2013
Kansas City, MO: https://www.facebook.com/events/421534461281143/  (separate event)
Bowling Green, KY: https://www.facebook.com/events/214461875389187/
Lexington, KY: https://www.facebook.com/events/165851540282756/
Allentwon, PA: https://www.facebook.com/events/706846972677017/
Eagle Pass, TX: https://www.facebook.com/events/718766678140182/
Montgomery, TX: https://www.facebook.com/events/437999426309998/
Zapata, TX: https://www.facebook.com/events/381632641964968/
Del Rio, TX: https://www.facebook.com/events/719309764751889/
Brownsville, TX: https://www.facebook.com/events/194474030732618/
Presidio, TX: https://www.facebook.com/events/332756403527199/
East Texas (Tyler): https://www.facebook.com/events/166362566901897/
Calexico, CA: https://www.facebook.com/events/167494830122010/
Springfield, IL (2): https://www.facebook.com/events/218168915010903/
Wichita, KS: https://www.facebook.com/events/420637348046387/
Baton Rouge, LA: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Million-Mask-March-Baton-Rouge/213189838849392
Lakeworth, FL: https://www.facebook.com/millionmaskmarch.lakeworthflorida
West Palm Beach, FL: https://www.facebook.com/events/666697230008584/
Lafayette, IN: https://www.facebook.com/events/208402369330882/
Portland, OR: https://www.facebook.com/events/165022323691082/
Nogales, AZ: https://www.facebook.com/events/162224190649441/
Naco, AZ: https://www.facebook.com/events/210895632412829/
Douglas, AZ: https://www.facebook.com/events/1420328211527642/
Santa Fe, NM: https://www.facebook.com/events/1408706749357658/
Las Cruces, NM: https://www.facebook.com/events/624789660875622/
Missoula, MT: https://www.facebook.com/events/217663261734189/
Lansing, MI: https://www.facebook.com/events/631688860205062/
Detroit, MI: https://www.facebook.com/events/228697540621263/
Ann Arbor, MI: https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/694777357216577/
Grand Rapids, MI: https://www.facebook.com/events/168417886693863/
Charleston, WV: https://www.facebook.com/events/227738657389980/
Morgantown, WV: https://www.facebook.com/events/167447886794984/
Salt Lake City, UT: https://www.facebook.com/events/510851105660489/
Fayetville, NC: https://www.facebook.com/events/193739237472276/
Greensboro, NC: https://www.facebook.com/events/199093276930150/
Lexington, NC: https://www.facebook.com/events/553517821369146/
Savannah, GA: https://www.facebook.com/events/621425657909020/
Jacksonville, FL: https://www.facebook.com/events/522179561207046/
Tallahassee, FL: https://www.facebook.com/events/200093176829691/
Steamboat Springs, CO: https://www.facebook.com/events/569705326432635/
Columbus, NM: https://www.facebook.com/events/539873649417446/
Anchorage, AK: https://www.facebook.com/events/467250456727824/

Mexico:
Piedras Negras, Mexico: https://www.facebook.com/events/434784776638975/
Ojinaga, Mexico: https://www.facebook.com/events/392985514161474/
Tijuana, Mexico: https://www.facebook.com/events/164399233756393/
Nogales, Mexico: https://www.facebook.com/events/165981686930942/
Monterey, Mexico: https://www.facebook.com/events/1414465662101473/
Naco, Mexico: https://www.facebook.com/events/465533840211880/
Puerto Palomas, Mexico: https://www.facebook.com/events/1383238461909859/
Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico: https://www.facebook.com/events/447697555344122/
Juarez, Mexico: https://www.facebook.com/events/664476296905559/
Mexicali, Mexico: https://www.facebook.com/events/237665966391165/
Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico: https://www.facebook.com/events/229149620575698/
Ciudad Acuna, Mexico: https://www.facebook.com/events/432753380162526/

Victoria, British Columbia: https://www.facebook.com/events/518046384943968/
Auckland, New Zealand: https://www.facebook.com/events/444077432373727/
Christchurch, New Zealand: https://www.facebook.com/events/155925854600125/
Krakow, Poland: https://www.facebook.com/events/527392904007082/
Czestochowa, Poland:  https://www.facebook.com/events/583981821639611/
Dhaka, Bangladesh: https://www.facebook.com/events/215940335232409/
Semarang, Indonesia: https://www.facebook.com/events/168430093351689/
Cape Town, South Africa: https://www.facebook.com/events/208838035939496/
Belfast, UK (2): https://www.facebook.com/events/572655282776146/
Liverpool, UK: https://www.facebook.com/events/533719470038397/
Yorkshire, UK: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Millionmaskmarch-Yorkshire/533836453351877
Manchester, UK: https://www.facebook.com/events/511190158970767/
Copenhagen, Denmark: https://www.facebook.com/events/382325365229856/
Gothenburg, Sweden: https://www.facebook.com/events/410084075758427/
Thessaloniki, Greece: https://www.facebook.com/events/229366150552249/
Athens, Greece: https://www.facebook.com/events/547106395362219/
Zagreb, Croatia: https://www.facebook.com/events/614891351896016/
Helsinki, Finland: https://www.facebook.com/events/1423986581154217/
Tikkurila, Finland: https://www.facebook.com/events/1381261935442931/
Winnipeg, Manitoba: https://www.facebook.com/events/225624450925864/
Kelowna, British Columbia: https://www.facebook.com/events/207820772732859/
Windsor, Ontario: https://www.facebook.com/events/166566706871292/
Timmins, Ontario: https://www.facebook.com/events/445045165614610/
Kingston, Ontario: https://www.facebook.com/events/228661503964943/
Nuuk, Greenland: https://www.facebook.com/events/627536660602435/
Reykjavik, Iceland: https://www.facebook.com/events/202240343289913/
Berlin, Germany (#OpVendetta event): https://www.facebook.com/events/517313675016262/
Sfax, Tunisia: https://www.facebook.com/events/253561304796390/

Fort Myers, FL: https://www.facebook.com/events/135062046641503/
Lake Worth, FL: https://www.facebook.com/events/736279799722585/
Tampa, FL (updated link): https://www.facebook.com/events/476472385783529/
Tampa, FL (2): https://www.facebook.com/events/1406734936223690/
Melbourne, FL: no event page – 900 E Strawbridge Ave, time TBD later (see map)
Naples, FL: https://www.facebook.com/events/227540264078301/
Paterson, NJ: https://www.facebook.com/events/211345435709216/
Eugene, OR: https://www.facebook.com/events/586667191400910/
Nashville, TN: http://www.nearify.com/events/6323662405322806233957
Fort Worth, TX: https://www.facebook.com/events/631643856874948
College Station, TX: https://www.facebook.com/events/168102230055722/
Toledo, OH: https://www.facebook.com/events/734875996526868/
Indianapolis, IN: https://www.facebook.com/events/170593426471462/
Pittsburgh, PA: https://www.facebook.com/events/424176274350396/
Philadelphia, PA: https://www.facebook.com/events/504608109636139/
Richmond, VA: https://www.facebook.com/events/632438006807592/
Annapolis, MD: https://www.facebook.com/events/672907289410628/
Baltimore, MD: https://www.facebook.com/events/451364044983743/
Montpelier, VT: https://www.facebook.com/events/515387015223769/
Dover, DE: https://www.facebook.com/events/247238572094275/
Plattsburgh, NY: https://www.facebook.com/events/597107600355591/
New York, NY (3): https://www.facebook.com/events/241853462631009/
Buffalo, NY: https://www.facebook.com/events/482162391880921/
Buffalo, NY (Erie): https://www.facebook.com/events/522606817829060/
Louisville, KY: https://www.facebook.com/events/244184009071506/
Berea, KY: https://www.facebook.com/events/531915616893814/
Little Rock, AR: https://www.facebook.com/events/464395553675635/
Hot Springs, AR: https://www.facebook.com/events/464395553675635/
Juneau, AK: https://www.facebook.com/events/166139146926296
Rock Hill, SC: https://www.facebook.com/events/1399992606900609/
Kannapolis, NC: https://www.facebook.com/events/605323929524853/
Charlotte, NC: https://www.facebook.com/events/373003239500930/
Minneapolis, MN: https://www.facebook.com/events/176348245901115/
Peoria, IL: no event page – 8:00 a.m. outside of Federal Building
Concord, NH: https://www.facebook.com/events/243818662440039/
Mammoth Lakes, CA: https://www.facebook.com/events/1456999361192877/
Humboldt, CA (evening): https://www.facebook.com/events/1418430738385240/
Tulare, CA: https://www.facebook.com/events/512053685556537
Buena Park, CA: https://www.facebook.com/events/229699490522175/
Clintonville, WI: https://www.facebook.com/events/725019140846365/
Chippewa Falls, WI: https://www.facebook.com/events/671668716190745
Saginaw, MI: https://www.facebook.com/events/632606643457528/
South Carolina (no location): https://www.facebook.com/events/512380438847059/
Lake Havasu City, AZ: https://www.facebook.com/events/589711581089540
Cheyenne, WY: https://www.facebook.com/events/165721750298909/
Kearney, NE: https://www.facebook.com/events/205996076239953/
McPherson, KS: https://www.facebook.com/events/1429993960547529/

 

Fossil Bluff, Antarctica: https://www.facebook.com/events/532942730114728/
Trivandrum, India: https://www.facebook.com/events/168709123326656/
Antalya, Turkey: https://www.facebook.com/events/358741054261719
Izmir, Turkey: https://www.facebook.com/events/358741054261719
Istanbul, Turkey: https://www.facebook.com/events/358741054261719
Ankara, Turkey: https://www.facebook.com/events/358741054261719
Bahia Salvador, Brazil: https://www.facebook.com/events/684415568238229/
Piracicaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil: https://www.facebook.com/events/440754689368372/
Boca Maldita, Sao Paulo, Brazil: https://www.facebook.com/events/468079996639152/
Cluj Napoca, Romania: https://www.facebook.com/events/168673440003772/
RO NU-ACTA: https://www.facebook.com/events/170485439820602/
Tallinn, Estonia: https://www.facebook.com/events/680892208590153/
Brighton, UK: https://www.facebook.com/events/523836767710115/
Aberdeen, UK: https://www.facebook.com/events/520242768062009/
Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia: https://www.facebook.com/events/621125507928484/
Koszalin, Poland: https://www.facebook.com/events/433043533470988/
Zielona Gora, Poland:  https://www.facebook.com/events/446101285501249
Rzeszow, Poland: https://www.facebook.com/events/660326963997624
Białymstoku, Poland:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1423417204536570
Szczecin, Poland:  https://www.facebook.com/events/185422761644053
Kielce, Poland:  https://www.facebook.com/events/174483582752114
Gdansk, Poland: https://www.facebook.com/events/522811881134621
Lublin, Poland: https://www.facebook.com/events/227777090720881
Kristiansand, Norway: https://www.facebook.com/events/1416012925293562/
Molde, Norway: https://www.facebook.com/events/461885773929901
Nuremberg, Germany: https://www.facebook.com/events/401074063352829/
Islamabad, Pakistan: https://www.facebook.com/events/244645219025781/
Cyprus: https://www.facebook.com/events/486172301478380/
Jakarta, Indonesia: https://www.facebook.com/events/529167297165434/
Moncton, New Brunswick: https://www.facebook.com/events/207980619384042
Montreal, Quebec: https://www.facebook.com/events/163440417190233/
Taiwan: add to map https://www.facebook.com/events/177302075791235/
Hobart, Tasmania: https://www.facebook.com/events/648108668566738/

Columbia, SC: https://www.facebook.com/events/552757551446739/
Martinsburg, WV: https://www.facebook.com/OccupyWVMartinsburg
Augusta, ME: https://www.facebook.com/events/180903655433605/
Fishkill, NY: https://www.facebook.com/events/212188368953620/
Albany, NY: https://www.facebook.com/events/1391080721130915/
East Hampton, NY (evening): https://www.facebook.com/events/224779357691630/
Memphis, TN: https://www.facebook.com/events/651723404849411/
Pahrump, NV: https://www.facebook.com/events/652524428125807/
Pierre, SD: https://www.facebook.com/events/1381216678784666/
Modesto, CA: https://www.facebook.com/anonymouscentralvalley
Waverly, IA: Koleman Park, 6:00 p.m.

France:
Caen: https://www.facebook.com/events/197697107075017/
Fougeres: https://www.facebook.com/events/544541372292434/
Marseille: https://www.facebook.com/events/221669701332314/
Marsille (2): https://www.facebook.com/events/528931890522941/
Nantes: https://www.facebook.com/events/414916708631901/
Saint-Ouen-l’Aumône, France: https://www.facebook.com/events/649477241741243/
Toulouse: https://www.facebook.com/events/223870987765204/
Perpignan: https://www.facebook.com/events/759726970709082/
Rennes: https://www.facebook.com/events/220972124693447/

Brussels, Belgium (evening): https://www.facebook.com/events/640578475965028/
Vilnius, Lithuania: https://www.facebook.com/events/1427362847476244/
Manipal, India: https://www.facebook.com/events/389406174526111/
Calicut, India: https://www.facebook.com/events/418046908320729
Palermo, Italy: https://www.facebook.com/events/143320495872800/
Yerevan, Armenia: https://www.facebook.com/events/1428504544039325/
Belgrade, Serbia: https://www.facebook.com/events/1399566003613552/
Campo Grande, Brazil: https://www.facebook.com/events/667679369931930/
Regina, Saskatchewan: https://www.facebook.com/events/204227333090230/
Campbell River, British Columbia: https://www.facebook.com/MillionMaskMarchCampbellRiver
Ottawa, Ontario (evening): https://www.facebook.com/events/663330623697668/
Amsterdam, Netherlands (Hague): https://www.facebook.com/events/231574673641591/
Ridderstraat, Netherlands: http://www.wake-net.nl  / http://pastebin.com/yNnGqLFf
Skopje, Macedonia: https://www.facebook.com/events/561490340552897/
Kragujevac, Serbia: https://www.facebook.com/events/219085474931391
Sarajevo, Bosnia: https://www.facebook.com/events/455590611229093/
Kochi, India: https://www.facebook.com/events/234668586698831/
Ljubljana, Slovenia: https://www.facebook.com/events/712789858750030/
Kabul, Afghanistan: https://www.facebook.com/events/408609559262429/
Barcelona, Spain: http://pastebin.com/C1kNu0ye (pastebin)
Rome, Italy (evening): https://www.facebook.com/events/1432693243620482
Porto, Portugal: https://www.facebook.com/events/541093222626704

 

MILLION MASK MARCH ► http://on.fb.me/1890JVG
Anonymous: #Nov5th 2013 – The Lion Sleeps No More
VIDEO 1 ► http://youtu.be/-_dQ8t8VE_o
VIDEO 2 ► http://youtu.be/vWkTuyqJgfA
[Vidéo en Français] ► http://youtu.be/zJJzIsLk4fg
VIDEO 3 ► http://youtu.be/N316YZBAmro
VIDEO 4 ► http://youtu.be/HCmVfleBR8w
Greetings, World.
Join the global day of non compliance.
Please share and organize your local initiatives.
Together we can change the world, peacefully if possible.

••• Facebook EVENT pages •••
Million Mask March Event LIST:
http://on.fb.me/1884n2n
Million Mask March (Official Page):
http://on.fb.me/17hA5Kj
••• Twitter •••
https://twitter.com/MillionMaskMarc
••• WebSites •••
http://millionmaskmarch.wordpress.com/
http://millionmaskmarch.org/

► READ: | HackersNewsBulletin: Anonymous will Target Government Globally on #Nov5th; the Lion Sleeps No More Anonymous says

 

Can the Million Mask March turn a vendetta into a victory?

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As a general rule, state-run and corporate mainstream media networks will only allocate coverage to certain demonstrations, namely those that are aligned with either state-sanctioned political parties or advocacy groups.

Anything else outside of that is normally swept under the control desk. The amnesty-immigration rally that took place on the National Mall in Washington DC during the government shutdown was given prime time by the media because it promoted a political party agenda. This is the globalist, corporatist way of keeping control over “consensus reality” regarding dissident movements. In other words: if it’s not on the BBC, or CNN, then it didn’t really happen.

That old stratagem of control is becoming less and less effective as word of mouth has also become globalized.

Despite the media blackout, this one was still hard to miss – an international Million Mask March organized by demonstrators around the globe and fronted by the hackivist confab known as Anonymous.

The million masks they are referring to are that of the Guy Fawkes caricature made hugely famous by the blockbuster film, “V for Vendetta,” which was adopted as the public face of hacker group Anonymous.

Marches took place at 450 locations in cities all over the world. Different regional groups had various, long lists of grievances, but you could boil it down to systemic corruption throughout government and censorship in the media – all for the benefit of corporations. It’s hard to argue that this isn’t the case everywhere.

Sparse mainstream media coverage of one of the largest events, in central London, was almost exclusively fashioned around celebrity personalities in attendance, like Russell Brand, who could be seen tweeting from Trafalgar Square, and who, amidst all the Guy Fawkes masks and black balaclavas – provided a recognizable anchor for media photographers and journalists.

At first, I was skeptical of this march for a number of reasons, not least of all because of the opaque nature of this version of civil disobedience – hiding behind a mask. Beyond the Hollywood references, what does it really mean?

 

AFP Photo / Chip Somodevilla
AFP Photo / Chip Somodevilla

 

This is perhaps the most profound – but not the most surprising aspect, of our brave new post-Snowden world, where a very significant social trend is defined by a disguise. It’s the idea that surveillance has become so pervasive that dissenters no longer wish to show their faces whilst protesting in public or in their parallel world online. Question: doesn’t this approach actually empower the state in the long run?

Where Hollywood forges a new reality, the real world tends to bend it back into place. Besides the obvious theatrical benefits, in the movie “V for Vendetta” the masked march was vindicated because the objective was achieved – parliament was successfully blown up, and the corrupt head of state and inner circle of corrupt politicians exposed and brought to justice. The scenes in London and Washington DC didn’t have as desirable an ending as maybe fans of the film might prefer. British police could be seen in their usual show of force – storm troopers bullying crowds, cherry-picking young males and bundling them into the back of police vans, and then driving onto the sidewalk with lights and sirens blaring. Crowds eventually dispersed and returned home.

It is an extraordinary thing that a piece of British tradition and folklore such as Guy Fawkes Day has made the rounds on the global popular culture circuit, and even more incredible that this mantelpiece of culture would be imported into America with such fervor. That was made possible because that piece of British history was first transformed into a DC Comics edition, and then into a larger-than-life mythology recreated by Hollywood, and not just for entertainment – but for profit, giant profits in fact. Turns out that the rights to the iconic Guy Fawkes mask made famous by the “V for Vendetta” film are owned by Warner Brothers – so a royalty on every mask purchased goes directly into the pockets of Hollywood fat cats. The irony for both the Million Mask March and Anonymous cannot be ignored. Both would aid in the transfer of millions of dollars out of the pockets of demonstrators, before trickling up to the very institutions and intellectual property moguls who are their sworn enemies, often referred to as “the 1 percent.”

In 2013, the 99 percent are still heavily reliant on the 1 percent for most things, from their smart phones to their symbology, and even for their counterculture. Why can’t the 99 percent fashion their own symbols and market the kind of iconography which Hollywood managed with the Guy Fawkes mask? No doubt, a few media executives and shareholders are snickering at this unique situation.

To get a better understanding of the Million Mask March, I decided to spend a few hours riding shotgun via the Internet. I joined their DC march around 4pm EST just before dusk on the East Coast from my remote viewing location in London via a Livestream link, courtesy of one demonstrator known as “James From The Internet.” The demonstration had split into two or three main groups; I was following the group heading toward the White House.

 

AFP Photo / Chip Somodevilla
AFP Photo / Chip Somodevilla

 

For anyone who hasn’t yet followed a live event through an independent video stream, you are missing what is probably the purist experience in live media – all the sights and sounds of a live event, with essential commentary, and no commercial breaks.

Video operator James was well prepared for the long DC march with his GoPro camera and a backpack full of extra batteries to power his camera and phone for the duration of the Livestream link. James was what every media ground correspondent should be, but so often isn’t – accessible, down to earth, and friendly.

At first glance, the event in DC resembled the Occupy movement in many ways – appearing to attract subscribers from a similar demographic, and using much of the same language and strap lines – “We are the 99 percent,” and decrying the crimes of “the 1 percent.” Occupy slogans were being chanted by the crowds. “Show me what democracy looks like, this is what democracy looks like!” was followed by,“Whose streets? Our streets!”

You could hear the crowd chanting the famous Guy Fawkes line as they marched down Constitution Avenue, “Remember, remember, the 5th of November…”

Here is when I came to understand that this young crowd marching in DC was not at all one-dimensional, or as robotic as your garden-variety Occupy crowds. The chants continued to expand on previous calls, shouting, “Whose world? Our world!”

Things got more interesting as the column marched towards the US Federal Reserve building, chanting,“End the Fed, end the Fed!” A small group stopped for a brief rally at the steps of the building.

Passing the Federal Reserve, crowds pointed, and shouted: “Show me what hypocrisy looks like – that is what hypocrisy looks like!”

The conversation progressed: “We go to war in a foreign country, when all we have at home is bulls*** and hypocrisy!”

Up to this point, police had been mostly playing the role of shepherd, with some instigating and a few minor altercations. One masked marcher could be heard describing a brush with the police: “One cop kept asking us, ‘Who is the leader? We need to speak to him,” to which the protester replied, “There is no leader!” That exchange summed up how detached and out of touch law enforcement really is with what was going on that day.

Crowds were now closing in on the White House, chanting: “White House, Our House!”

Now in front of the White House lawn, this was perhaps the most encouraging part of this political adventure, and the point you knew this was not a Democrat party-steered, “Occupy-Lite” exercise. These kids had character, that was for sure. You could hear the crowd booming:

“Obama come out, we got some s*** to talk about! Obama come out, we got some s*** to talk about!”

Police moved in swiftly to form a barrier between the White House lawn gates and the masked crowd. One police officer could be heard asking people, “Please move back.” The crowd responded in kind. Soon after, James ended his Livestream transmission.

 

AFP Photo / Chip Somodevilla
AFP Photo / Chip Somodevilla

 

The age of the globally-coordinated flash protest has arrived. In the last few months alone, a number of well-organized and highly intelligent global demonstrations have been staged to protest a range of issues, from western military intervention in Syria to the cartel activities of GMO giants such as Monsanto. In Britain, the anti-fracking protests and the rally against the privatization of the NHS outside of the Tory Party conference were also significant. Both delivered the numbers and their message, but were blanked by the mainstream media.

The Million Mask March delivered the numbers, but somehow the message got lost somewhere behind the mask. But what this group lacked in succinct communication and a packaged political message, they made up for in hard graft, commitment and determination. The level of mental and physical commitment should be applauded – 10 hours of continuous demonstrations and marching. Contrast this to the veterans’ march a few weeks earlier, where demonstrators were active and even dumped metal barriers at the White House gates, but only congregated for about three to four hours, before they dispersed and headed home.

Aside from that, this DC march showed a level of independence, political realism and intelligence that cut right through the stale left versus right political paradigm. If systemic corruption in government and collusion with corporate raiders is going to be reformed, then we will certainly need crowds who can elevate the conversation to a higher level – like this crowd did on the Million Mask March in DC.

This crowd was young, creative and energetic and used most of the tools available to them. They clearly have chosen this homogeneous mask as their means of self-expression, which may seem contradictory on the surface, but indicates a far deeper psychological argument. Everyone should pay attention, stop and ask why young people are reaching for the mask. It speaks volumes in terms of where social politics are for this generation.

Now for the next challenge: How will they make their V move from just a Vendetta to a Victory? If you remember, at the end of the film, everyone took their masks off revealing a sea of individuals sharing similar values.

In real political terms, that’s where the real power is.

The statements, views and opinions expressed in this column are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of RT.

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About Jim "rezn8d" Lee (175 Articles)
Jim Lee publishes diligently researched environmental pollution, geoengineering, and mind control articles on his website ClimateViewer News (climateviewer.com) where the mantra is: "Where Conspiracy Meets Reality." He is also a contributing author and geoengineering adviser at The Liberty Beacon. Jim created ClimateViewer 3D (climateviewer.org), an open-source geophysical monitoring map with live intel streaming onto a gorgeous 3D globe. CV3D features an encyclopedic list of exclusive maps resulting in thousands of hours of personal educational bliss not found anywhere else on the internet, let alone all in one place. Also, Jim has compiled the largest volume of geoengineering and weather modification history into one massive timeline, complete with company directory, patents, sponsors, experiment map, and even live weather derivatives tracking: Weather Modification History (WeatherModificationHistory.com). "I am forever a Boy Scout, lifetime artist, nocturnal programmer, music is my life, love is my religion, and I am the luckiest husband and father on Earth. I have a passion for mapping, mysteries, and mayhem." Jim can be reached at jim@climateviewer.com.

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