One social issue that should be of great interest to members of the occupy movement is the legalization of marijuana. This cause clearly cries out for organized civil disobedience (as it did in the 1960’s.) Growing and using both hemp and marijuana were rights for all Americans when our country was founded. We all have the obligation to finally end this unethical and ineffective war against an ancient plant. This situation is urgent given how President Obama has actually escalated the war on medical marijuana despite earlier promises and his personal history Ending the drug war will save billions in police, legal and prison costs. States like California and Colorado are already harvesting millions of new tax dollars by allowing patients to safely buy medical marijuana.
Fortunately, pot possession laws are easy to break and involve very little chance of getting caught (if you follow the approach outlined here.) I first explain how we can Occupy 420 to build and sustain the global occupy movement. Then, I share tips about how to get away with getting high, whenever, and virtually wherever you want. I have also included some key quotes to inspire you as to why marijuana needs to be legalized NOW. This article also includes reports of recent Marijuana Activism and a historical perspective on the Flash Mob phenomenon. As an added bonus, the article concludes with insightful and inspiring quotes about Civil Disobedience. Click Below to Learn How and Why to Get High and Become Free!!
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Many people were shocked over the extreme response of the Chapel Hill police to a group of peaceful protestors who were camped out in an abandoned building. This is especially surprising because this small and sleepy college town has a lot of experience with huge crowds of wild and crazy young people. I live in the “twin town” of Carrboro which is one of the most hip and relaxed places around. This incident is a very bad reflection of the democratic process and fairness for which our community has been known. This could have been much worse if one of the nervous young cops had shot someone. This shows how it really is time to reign in the police state before it takes hold!! As Jeff Bridges maintained in The Big Lebowski “This aggression must not stand, man!” Why are they carrying such deadly weapons?
I was surprised and saddened after hearing about this incident on Countdown with Keith Olberman (now on Current TV.) Chapel Hill is the last place where police would ever confront the kind of aggressive violence they were dressed up and ready for. They are able to deal with huge crowds of drunk revelers on Halloween and whenever UNC-Chapel Hill wins a national championship. Clearly someone up the chain of command (ultimately the mayor) screwed up badly when they estimated the extent of threat that this rag-tag group of protestors represented. The absentee landlord is the real social deviant who should be taken to task for blighting Franklin Street for a decade. Fortunately, former US Senate candidate Jim Neal delivered a detailed list of questions that Chapel Hill authorities need to have answered by an independent commission. Click below to learn all the details.
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