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Saturday, March 26, 2011

401 - Climate Religion - Agenda 21

Climate Religion – In The Begining There Was Agenda 21 - Follow the Money

We should consider new taxes, user chargers, emission permits, citizen funding all based on the polluter-pays principle. so said 1992 Rio Earth Summit, Conference Secretary-General Maurice Strong at the closing of the summit.
Agenda 21 is the United Nations plan for the 21st Century where among its 40 chapters nature is deemed to be above mankind, the concept of guilty until proven innocent will prevail, and the establishment of a one world government with a socialist agenda for every aspect of our lives by the use of the standard socialist control mechanisms.
Agenda 21 eventually grew in to the Climate Religion of Al Gore and the settled science of Barack Obama, nearly 20 years on the closing statement makes interesting reading:
”Nothing less that the future of our planet as the home for our species and others has been the object of our work. The World will not be the same after this Conference. The prospects for our Earth cannot, must not, be the same. We came here to alter those prospects—we cannot allow those prospects to have come through this process without having been decisively altered and changed to a more promising and sustainable future.”
He then enumerated their progress:
1. Each of the conventions, on climate change and biodiversity have been signed by more than 150 nations
2. We must advance from Agenda 21 to the Earth Charter. We hope there will be an Earth Charter on the 50th anniversary of the United Nations in 1995.
3. Agenda 21 – still stands as the most comprehensive, most far-reaching and if implemented, the most effective programme of international action ever sanctioned by the international community. It is not a final and complete action programme, but one which must continue to evolve.
4. On finance—we are a long way from meeting the needs for full implementation of Agenda 21.
5. On technology transfer—we have made recommendations
6. On conventions, climate change—we have taken a historic first step. We must build quickly on climate change, biodiversity and desertification (forestry) conventions.
7. On biodiversity—has not been accepted by at least one nation necessary for its full and effective implementation.
8. There are prospects for change but the patterns of production and consumption that give rise to so many of the global risks we are dealing with have continued. 260,000 children have been born each day while we were here—mostly poor—born into a world of hunger and deprivation.
We have established a new global partnership. You must translate Agenda 21 and the decisions that you have taken at the global level into your own national policies and practices.
We should consider new taxes, user chargers, emission permits, citizen funding all based on the polluter-pays principle.
The messages from the children delivered as we opened this session this morning, gathered during the 15,000 mile journey of Gaia.
The people behind Agenda 21 know that the idea of a monstrous one world government is palatable to a very small segment of the population, so for years they used corrupt scientists and junk science to push the scary fear stories of impending global environmental Armageddon, which naturally their plans could save us all from.
The measures to save the planet would need to be extreme to combat their manufactured crisis, then Climategate came along and the scary CO2 stories crashed and burned.
Make no mistake these people will never give up Agenda 21 in one form or another, the Climate Change scam will continue to be an intrinsic part of their plan as they move in to food shortage and over population fear stories, all of which will require the same remedial action as the great Climate Change scam.
this is AGW ground zero..this is where it started..agenda 21..this has all been planned many years this to the warmists..see how maurice thanks gaia at the end of his speech?
We should consider new taxes, user chargers, emission permits, citizen funding all based on the polluter-pays principle. so said 1992 Rio Earth Summit, Conference Secretary-General Maurice Strong”
time to wake up are being played like a spinning top..

Bilderberg News Link Removed; to Meet in Switzerland June 9 - 12

Bilderberg to meet in Switzerland June 9-12

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The shadowy group known as Bilderberg will be gathering this year for its annual meeting at the resort city of St. Moritz, in southeastern Switzerland, June 9-12, but they will have a lot of company. St. Moritz is a short distance from Davos, the site of the regular high-priced meeting of thousands of bankers, political leaders and other notables called the World Economic Forum. But unlike at Davos, where the press is always welcome, Bilderberg still tries to maintain absolute secrecy.
Bilderberg has met in Switzerland four times over the years but never in the same city. Normally, when their sibling in crime, the Trilateral Commission (TC), meets in North America, Bilderberg does, too. This year, the TC will meet in Washington on April 8 to 10, but the Bilderbergers are avoiding the United States, in what may be an effort to fool the press.
Bilderberg has been called the most exclusive and secretive club in the world. To be admitted, you have to own a multinational bank, a multinational corporation or a country. Since its first meeting in 1953, it has been attended by the top powerbrokers, financial minds and world leaders.
The Bilderbergers hope that part of their common agenda with the “Trilateralists” will be accomplished by the time they meet: a U.S. invasion of Libya to generate increased Middle East turmoil so America can go to war with Iran, on Israel’s behalf.
As has happened for several years, the Bilderbergers will blubber about how “ evil nationalists” are blocking their efforts to achieve world government. They will order oil prices to climb so desperate Americans might be made more willing to surrender sovereignty to a world government. They will promote wars for profit, and will advance the call for a world government to impose peace—as if peace can be imposed.
It is ironic that Bilderberg attendees love Switzerland so much because they are poles apart politically from Switzerland, which declared itself a non-interventionist neutral country four centuries ago. It has been involved in none of the world’s bloody wars since.
The Bilderbergers can expect to be loudly greeted by AFP, European news outlets and some in the U.S. independent media. In Europe, major metropolitan daily newspapers from Paris, London and other cities give major coverage to Bilderberg. But The Washington Post, The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times and their numerous chains will submit to muzzling because their top representatives are actual Bilderberg participants themselves.
this group lost its lustre a bit but dont believe for a second they wont be planning something..the elite may have moved on from this group with it becoming very public..who knows..but they still pull strings..

very elusive indeed the link is already gone.

Earth Hour Fizzles: there are more Concerning Issues than the Global Warming Scam

Earth Hour may be losing steam as novelty wears off

Downtown buildings go mostly dark to celebrate Earth Hour but lights stay on at the Saddledome, foreground, because of an event in Calgary, Alberta on Saturday March 27, 2010. (Larry MacDougal / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Downtown buildings go mostly dark to celebrate Earth Hour but lights stay on at the Saddledome, foreground, because of an event in Calgary, Alberta on Saturday March 27, 2010. (Larry MacDougal / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Downtown Vancouver, B.C., is pictured with many lights turned off during Earth Hour on Saturday March 27, 2010. (Darryl Dyck / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Downtown Vancouver, B.C., is pictured with many lights turned off during Earth Hour on Saturday March 27, 2010. (Darryl Dyck / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Updated: Sat Mar. 26 2011 06:05:08

The Canadian Press
TORONTO — More Canadian municipalities are pledging to power down Saturday for Earth Hour, but an expert says interest in the event may already be fizzling.
Earth Hour has "done a great job of capturing the imagination of an awful lot of people around the world" to raise awareness of climate change issues, said Mark Sarner, who specializes in marketing for non-profits.
But "just more of the same gets old fast," he said Friday, noting most marketing campaigns will fade after a few years without something new to draw the public's attention.
"If I think back to last year's Earth Hour, I don't think it was as big a deal because, you know, novelty normalizes and this is no longer a novelty," he said.
"Unless something really dramatic is done to recreate it and reinvent it, I don't think Earth Hour will be a significant thing in the next five years."
Earth Hour began in Australia in 2007 and has since spread to more than 130 countries.
Canadians organized hundreds of grassroots celebrations -- from candlelit walks to astronomy parties -- for the country's first Earth Hour in March 2008.
Some have become annual traditions, while others have been discontinued.
It's hard to predict how many people will shut off the lights between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, but organizers said they aren't worried about losing steam.
More than 420 municipalities across Canada plan to participate this year, up from roughly 300 last year, said Steven Price of the World Wildlife Fund, the organization behind the event.
About one billion people worldwide are expected to take part, on par with last year, he said.
"I'm confident it will be dark (Saturday) night," he said Friday.
In Toronto, last year's Earth Hour efforts saved 296 megawatts of power, a reduction of about 10 per cent, according to Toronto Hydro.
That's less than in 2009, when the city saved 454 megawatts, or about 15 per cent.
Jennifer Link, a spokeswoman for Toronto Hydro, said she doesn't know whether the downward trend will continue.
Earth Hour shouldn't be judged based on how much energy it saves, said Sarner. Its real goal is to send a message to policy-makers that people care about climate change, he said.
"I would say after five years (Earth Hour) may have done its job," he said.
The challenge now, he said, "is going to be how to sustain, deepen and broaden the momentum of support for climate change-related policies, practices and behaviours."

Radiation Levels Circle the Globe and Likely to get Worse

Radiation spreads as crisis likely to continue for "a long time"

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TOKYO, March 26 (Xinhua) -- Low levels of radioactive material iodine-131 were detected Saturday in Heilongjiang Province, north of Beijing, China's National Nuclear Emergency Coordination Committee said.
The radioactive material was likely to have come from the tsunami-damaged Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan, the agency said.
However, since the radiation level was below one-hundred-thousandth of the average natural background radiation, it did not pose a risk to public health or the environment, and no protective measures were required, the agency said in a statement.
Repair work at the troubled Fukushima nuclear plant has continued into a third week. More countries are beginning to detect tiny amounts of radioactive iodine and cesium in the air that have drifted across oceans from the overheated nuclear reactors in Fukushima, where a tsunami following a 9.0-magnitude earthquake knocked out its crucial cooling system on March 11.
The Austrian capital of Vienna detected very low concentrations of radioactive particles Friday, believed to have come from Fukushima, the Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES) said.
The detected radioactive materials were iodine-131 and cesium-137, and the tiny amount would pose no threat to human health, the Austrian agency said.
It was the first time the two radioactive materials were detected in the country since the quake struck Japan.
Sea water samples taken from about 330 meters south of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant on Japan's east coast showed radioactive iodine 1,250.8 times above legal limit near the drain outlets of the reactors, local media reported Saturday.
The reading was taken on Friday morning, recording the highest radiation level so far from the surveys begun this week, plant owner Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) said.
However, radioactive materials would "significantly dilute" by the time they were consumed by marine species, Kyodo News reported, citing the agency.
The agency said the radiation would not have a significant impact on fishery products because fishing was not conducted within 20 km of the plant.
Government spokesman Yukio Edano said Saturday the situation at the stricken plant remained unpredicable, and it would be "a long time" until the crisis was over.
"To prevent situations going worse, we're trying to restore electrical supply at the plant and inject freshwater into the nuclear units to make essential improvements," Edano said Saturday. "We have to remain alert."
Japan switched to using fresh water to cool the reactors Friday, fearing salt accumulation would hurt waterflow and cooling effects. Tokyo Electric plans to launch fresh water injection at the spent fuel rods pool on Sunday, and it has injected fresh water into the No. 1, 2 and 3 reactors so far, national broadcaster NHK reported.
"The situation inside the reactor cores is not very stable and we can't say specifically how long that's going to last," Sakae Muto, executive vice president of Tokyo Electric, said late Saturday.
Koyama Kota, deputy chief of TEPCO Fukushima office, told Xinhua the nuclear accident at Fukushima Daiichi plant was very complicated. It was difficult to determine when the clean-up would be completed, he said, since the major task at present for the company was to control radiation leakage.
Meanwhile, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called Friday for international organizations and individual states to review and strengthen their nuclear safety plans.
"The existing institutional arrangement, including the Joint Radiation Emergency Management Plan of the International Organizations, with the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) as the main coordinating body, needs to be reviewed and strengthened," Ban said in a statement.
According to Japan's National Police Agency, the catastrophic earthquake and ensuing tsunami had left more than 10,400 people dead and 17,000 others unaccounted for by 19:00 p.m. local time on Saturday (1000 GMT).

Utah Reps. pass bill to allow gold, silver coins as legal tender

Salt Lake City - The state of Utah is on the verge implementing its own proto-Gold Standard. The House and Senate have voted in favor of HB317, which would make gold and silver coins legal tender. Governor Gary Herbert has until the end of the month to veto the bill.
“The gold standard would keep you from printing money and destroying the middle class,” said Republican Congressman and potential 2012 Presidential candidate Ron Paul. “Every country where you have runaway inflation, there's no middle class. Mexico, there's no middle class, you have a huge poor class, and a lot of wealthy people. Today we have a growing poor class, and we have more billionaires than ever before. So we're moving into third world status...”
In fear of the United States dollar being virtually worthless, some legislators in several states have introduced legislation that would allow their state to mint their own currency. But the state that has captured the most media attention, including a mention on Judge Andrew Napolitano’s Freedomwatch, is Utah.
According to the Salt Lake Tribune, Utah residents may soon be allowed to use gold and silver coins in order to purchase goods and services. Lawmakers in the House and Senate have passed HB317 47-26 that would allow Buffalo and Eagle coins to be used as legal tender.
Furthermore, the bill exempts the transfer of gold and silver from state taxes. Foreign minted coins, such as Krugerrands, Napoleons and Pandas, would not be accepted under the bill.
Utah Governor Gary Herbert will have until Mar. 30 to veto the legislation, but if he doesn’t then the bill will automatically become law. It is still unknown where the governor stands on the bill and he has not spoken to the media regarding the legislation.
“This is a step in preparedness, a step in security,” said Republican Utah Representative Brad Galvez, reports Commodity Online. “It allows us to be able to hold up our economy as the dollar continues to shrink.”
Some, however, feel the bill will incite tax loopholes. Certified public accountant and Representative Steve Eliason opposed the bill and said investors who are looking for a way to avoid capital-gains taxes on assets can sell it for coins.
The bill comes as there is a growing anti-Federal Reserve movement. Proponents of auditing the Fed and/or abolishing the institution completely say former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan and his successor Ben Bernanke were the instigators of the current economic collapse.
“They’ve been a disaster,” said policy director of the American Principles Project, Jeff Bell, reports the Globe and Mail “Mr. Bernanke, ever since he got on to the Fed, has been a force for fighting deflation and bringing interest rates down to the disappearing point.”

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***Official*** Message from the Hopi Nation about Japan, Amazing and Historic

Weather Models Show High Levels of Radiation Entering U.S. from Japan

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On Saturday, Yukiya Amano, the director of the United Nations’ International Atomic Energy Agency, said the Japanese nuclear crisis could go on for weeks, if not for months.
Test conducted Friday showed iodine 131 levels in seawater 30 km (19 miles) from the coastal Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant had spiked 1,250 times higher than normal. Japanese officialdom insisted this unusual level does not pose a threat to marine life or food safety, according toReuters.
“Ocean currents will disperse radiation particles and so it will be very diluted by the time it gets consumed by fish and seaweed,” said Hidehiko Nishiyama, a senior agency official.
A number of countries have banned milk and produce from areas around the Fukushima Daiichi plant, while others have been monitoring Japanese seafood.
Amano told the media the Japanese have no idea if the reactor cores and spent fuel were covered with the water needed to cool them and prevent the release of radiation. “More efforts should be done to put an end to the accident,” he said and was carefully not to criticize Japan’s lackadaisical response.
An official from plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) told a Sunday news conference experts still are not certain where to put the contaminated water.
Scientists quoted by the corporate media continue to insist that radioactive particles crossing the Pacific are far too diluted to cause any harm.
In fact, scientists are complaining that the Japanese have not fowarded sufficient information on the nuclear meltdown. They say the quality and quantity of information coming out of Japan has left gaping holes in their understanding of the disaster nearly two weeks after it began.
Independent researchers, however, dispute claims that the radiation now lofting over the northern hemisphere is not dangerous. The Weather Online website has posted a number animated models showing dangerous concentrations of iodine 131 and caesium 137 entering the United States with prevailing weather and the jet stream.
The site notes that since the continuous release rate is very uncertain, the calculations have to be interpreted qualitatively.
Here is a video posted earlier today showing the animations:
“An international advisory body has recommended the Japanese government temporarily raise the annual limit of radiation exposure for the general public in light of the ongoing crisis at the quake- and tsunami-crippled nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture,” reportsThe Mainichi Daily News.
“The government stipulates that regular citizens in Japan should be exposed to no more than 1 millisievert of radiation per year, but the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) on March 21 recommended the limit be tentatively raised to 20 to 100 millisieverts per year, with the nuclear crisis showing no signs of abating.”
The NGO said the level of permissible radiation should be increased “in order to prevent residents of Fukushima Prefecture from abandoning their hometowns.”

Police struggle to control hard-core anarchist rioters after 500,000-strong London march against government cuts ends in violence

Last updated at 12:03 AM on 27th March 2011

  • Hooded anarchists attack London landmarks linked to luxury and wealth
Trouble continued to flare late into the night as hundreds of people attempted to hijack yesterday's massive anti government cuts demonstration in central London.
Riot police fought activists in Trafalgar Square as violent protesters threatened to overshadow the TUC rally in Hyde Park which had earlier passed off peacefully.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said between 200 and 300 people had gathered at the landmark location late this evening.
Riot: Police officers stand in front of a fire lit be demonstrators in central London
Riot: Police officers stand in front of a fire lit be demonstrators in central London last night
He said: 'A large number from the crowd are throwing missiles and have attempted to damage the Olympic clock within the square.
'Officers have come under sustained attack as they deal with the disorder and attempted criminal damage.'
In stark contrast, the daytime demonstration was hailed a 'fantastic success' by trade unions as people from across the UK marched through central London.
Organisers estimated between 400,000 and 500,000 teachers, nurses, firefighters, council and NHS workers, other public sector employees, students, pensioners and campaign groups converged on the capital.
Union officials and Labour leader Ed Miliband condemned the 'brutal' cuts in jobs and services.
Police officers stand in front of a fire lit by rioters
Police officers stand in front of a fire lit by rioters
Nightfall: Riot police form lines in front of burning dustbins as they try to control protesters run rampage after the TUC's anti-cuts demo
A flare is lit in Trafalgar Square after the TUC March For The Alternative at Oxford Circus in London
Nightfall: Riot police form lines in front of burning dustbins as they try to control protesters run rampage after the TUC's anti-cuts demonstrations (left) and protesters occupy Trafalgar Square last night
But during the good-natured protest hundreds of activists not connected with the union rally clashed with police in the West End.
Officers were attacked as they tried to stop demonstrators smashing their way into banks and shops.
The protesters surged along Piccadilly, Regent Street and Oxford Street, chanting 'welfare not warfare' as they blocked traffic and forced shops to close.
Paint, fireworks and flares were thrown at buildings, while the outnumbered police were attacked with large pieces of wood.
Branches of HSBC, RBS, Santander and Topshop were among those to have their windows smashed.

Civil disobedience: Demonstrators use a giant road sign to smash through a plate glass window at the Ritz Hotel

Civil disobedience: Demonstrators use a giant road sign to smash through a plate glass window at the Ritz Hotel
Scotland Yard said lightbulbs filled with ammonia were also thrown at their officers.
The police often had to step aside as the activists continued their destruction late into the evening.
Campaign group UK Uncut claimed around 200 of its supporters forced themselves into luxury store Fortnum and Mason - known as the Queen's grocer.
A spokesman for the demonstrators said the target was chosen because 'they dodge tens of millions in tax'.
Under siege: Anti-capitalist protesters surround Fortnum & Mason, climbing on the roof to daub activist graffiti before making their way inside
Under siege: Anti-capitalist protesters surround Fortnum & Mason, climbing on the roof to daub activist graffiti before making their way inside
'Tax the rich': Protesters take to the roof of Fortnum & Mason and daub the building with graffiti
Siege: Anti-capitalist protesters confront police outside Fortnum & Mason
'Tax the rich': Campaigners claim they targeted Fortnum & Mason because its owners are at the centre of a £40million tax avoidance row
The Met said 202 people had been arrested for a variety of offences including public order offences, criminal damage, aggravated trespass and violent disorder, but the number looked set to rise further.
All those detained remained in custody at various London police stations.
Commander Bob Broadhurst, who led the police operation, said: 'I wouldn't call them protesters. They are engaging in criminal activities for their own ends.'
Rage: UK Uncut protesters targeted Fortnum and Mason's, which they accuse of tax evasion
Uncut: Protesters occupy Fortnum and Mason's on Piccadilly in central London
Sit in: Police finally cleared the store of protesters at about 7pm last night

He added: 'We anticipated there would be some problems. We have minimised the damage caused.
'We'll never have enough officers to protect every building in central London. It cannot be done.'
He added that video evidence would be used in an attempt to make arrests in the coming days.
TUC general secretary Brendan Barber said he 'bitterly regretted' the violence, adding that he hoped it would not detract from the massive anti-cuts protest.
One rioter tries to break a window at a HSBC bank in Cambridge Circus, central London
One rioter tries to break a window at a HSBC bank in Cambridge Circus, central London
Chaos: A protester smashing windows at The Ritz in London
Anarchy: Masked youths continue to attack and vandalise the Ritz Hotel with bins and debris
Attack: Police forced back about 30 protesters, whose faces were covered by balaclavas and scarves, after several of the ground floor windows were smashed
'I don't think the activities of a few hundred people should take the focus away from the hundreds of thousands of people who have sent a powerful message to the Government today,' Mr Barber said.
'Ministers should now seriously reconsider their whole strategy after last night's demonstration. This has been Middle Britain speaking,' he added.
Mr Barber said unions would now step up pressure on the Government, especially MPs in their constituencies, and launch a series of protests next week in defence of the NHS.

I’m proud to stand with you, Miliband tells cuts rally...and then it turns violent

Defiant Labour leader Ed Miliband told demonstrators he was 'proud to stand with them' - just as the protest turned violent
Defiant Labour leader Ed Miliband told demonstrators he was 'proud to stand with them' - just as the protest turned violent
Defiant Labour leader Ed Miliband told demonstrators at yesterday’s anti-cuts rally in London that he was ‘proud to stand with them’ – just as the protest turned violent.
More than 250,000 people marched on the capital to object to the Government’s programme to tackle the deficit. Anarchists later broke away, bringing chaos to the city and targeting buildings such as The Ritz and Fortnum & Mason.
Mr Miliband – heckled by some protesters when he said that ‘some cuts’ were needed – was quick to say that he condemned ‘any action that was taken other than peaceful action’.
But he rejected claims by the Conservatives that he should have stayed away from the rally, which was also attended by Shadow Ministers Ed Balls, Yvette Cooper and Harriet Harman.
‘Our struggle is to fight to preserve, protect and defend the best of the services we cherish because they represent the best of the country we love,’ said Mr Miliband.
‘David Cameron, you wanted to create the Big Society – this is the Big Society. The Big Society is united against what your Government is doing to our country.
‘We stand today not as the minority, but as the voice of the mainstream majority in this country.’
Treasury Minister Justine Greening said later the rally would not change the Government’s course.
She added: ‘We are making sure that we are doing everything we can to protect frontline public services.
‘But there is no doubt that we do have to get on with tackling the financial problems we have been handed by the Labour Party. We are going to stick to the course that we have set.’


The biased BBC... marching alongside their anti-cut allies


As usual, they didn’t even know they were doing it, but the BBC took sides on the TUC protest, even before it had begun. The Corporation and the TUC instinctively recognise each other as allies. Both depend on public money.
This helps to explain the Corporation’s spasm of blatant partiality this weekend. It began with a bizarre report on Friday night on Newsnight. Reporter Anna Adams provided minutes of free publicity to protest group UK Uncut, whose spokeswoman was identified only by her Christian name, Lucy.
Here’s a sample: ‘UK Uncut is a new kid on the block. They only got together after the Chancellor’s Budget cuts last year but they’ve already got quite a following. They are a social media success story and more than 1,000 of them will be out tomorrow. They think that’s more than enough to close down shops and banks.’
So what are their policies? Where do they get their funds? Are they linked to any political organisation? No idea. Nobody asked. Ms Adams then asked the mysterious Lucy: ‘So what’s to stop hooligans or hardline protesters who really have no care for your cause joining in and making this something that it shouldn’t really be?’
Lucy completely failed to answer this question (and it was not pressed). She was too busy making banners and using the BBC to speak her mind, uninterrupted.
She did say: ‘I am concerned that the police will react with violence against protesters in the way that we saw at the student demonstrations before Christmas. But it’s up to us to be there on the streets and saying that the banks should be paying for the crisis, tax-avoiders should be paying their fair share. That’s what we want to do.’
The report concluded with some editorialising about undercover policing: ‘It must be necessary, proportional and lawful, and that’s something that many activists would seriously question.’ No doubt activists would question it, and others too. But by ending her account in this way, the reporter appeared to endorse this view. That is not her job. The Corporation went back into action yesterday, on the Radio 4 Today programme.
The atmosphere of much of its coverage was what might have been found in a Left-wing London household as Granny got out her old Aldermaston marching shoes, the head of the household dusted off his anti-Thatcher placards and the children dressed excitedly for their first demo.
There was a curious anxiety on the programme to say that the march was a ‘family event’. Presenter Evan Davis then stressed that trouble on the streets shouldn’t reflect on the protest as a whole. 
At 8.35 Mr Davis said: ‘100,000 people expected to turn up, coaches are heading for London, even as we speak!’ He then interviewed Michael Gove, the Education Secretary, who warned that the march ‘could I’m afraid move from being a family event into something darker’. Mr Davis hurriedly added: ‘Not organised by the TUC though. The TUC bit will be very peaceful.’ 
Why did he feel it necessary to say this? 
The programme ended with a jokey item in which Guardian writer Zoe Williams and advertising man Jason Berry chatted about march placard slogans. Mr Berry suggested one: ‘The real deficit is in between your ears, Mr Osborne.’ 
Presenter Justin Webb laughed.
There was nobody present to say: ‘Actually, I don’t support this demonstration.’ The whole programme seemed to have identified with the event. Mr Webb said: ‘I remember my mum used to go on CND marches.’
But apparently she didn’t like the way they were covered.
Mr Webb’s Ban-the-Bomb mum wouldn’t have had any complaints about the BBC’s coverage of yesterday’s events. But millions of people who pay heavy taxes on small incomes to keep the public sector afloat, and who also finance the Corporation, have much to complain about. Will anybody ever listen?

Puffed up and self-important, the thugs killing their own cause

Yesterday I saw a decent, respectable TUC march hijacked by thugs, vandals and a clueless pack of self-righteous protesters.
As I left the London Library and passed Fortnum & Mason, which had been occupied by protesters from the UK Uncut protest movement,
I saw them daub the front of the 300-year-old shop with the slogans ‘Tory scum’, ‘F*** the Tories’ and ‘Coppers against Cuts’. Orange paint was splashed over the windows.
There were two reasons for the protest, they said: Fortnum’s supposed association with Primark, whose ¬corporate activities they disapprove of, and the fact it is a luxury shop.
Inside, there was a scene of chaos. Beer bottles were dumped among the luxury Easter eggs. Tape reading ‘Closed by UK Uncut’ was wrapped around the Fortnum & Mason signs. Placards had been hurled all over the floor. 
Fake £50 notes with pictures of David Cameron on them were wedgedinto shelves of chocolate eggs, apparently an attack on the tax system for benefiting the rich.
The police behaved impeccably. ‘You can leave now, if you want, and you will not be detained,’ said the policewoman in charge.
They refused to move, guaranteeing trouble, waiting until one of them was finally arrested for aggravated trespass so they could then start to claim they were being victimised. 
Still in the shop were the Fortnum & Mason employees. I asked the floor manager his opinion. He was too dignified to make a comment.
Meanwhile, the protesters had no idea what to do. Puffed up with self-importance, one declared: ‘Any staff who want to leave, can.’
The cheek of it. Why should shop assistants be dictated to by some hopeless protesters?
Outside, a crashing sound echoed as the anarchists smashed windows of a Lloyds TSB. I don’t imagine those ignorant fools knew that the taxpayer owns 41 per cent of the bank. In smashing the windows, they were attacking all British workers.
Earlier, in Hyde Park, I bumped into Tony Benn, who told me: ‘I’m old enough to have protested in favour of the NHS more than 60 years ago – protests always help a cause.’
They do if, like the TUC protesters, they’re dignified and well controlled. The thugs I saw were shooting themselves in the foot in a mad, counter-productive, wicked way.

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