BLM and Globalist Mercenaries Steal Cliven Bundy’s Cattle

Vengeancia (updated April 22, 2014) Party at Bundy Ranch, Friday, April 18, 2014. Read more. According to David Knight, reporting for Alex Jones Infowars Live on 4/12/14, the BLM has backed down. Watch this video. Read more from David, below. “American Free Press supporter Ken Rhoades traveled from Michigan to Nevada, to stand with the other patriots.” Read more and listen to the podcast, here. Also, RIP creative activist and musician Fred Ho. More here and here. In memoriam, Michael Ruppert.

New photos released by the Bundy family Sunday provided more evidence to the claim that the Bureau of Land Management was illegally killing and burying confiscated cattle.

New photos released by the Bundy family Sunday provided more evidence to the claim that the Bureau of Land Management was illegally killing and burying confiscated cattle.

“Federal government terrorists masquerading as Bureau of Land Management employees left a devastating trail of destruction on Bundy Ranch including the murder of two of Cliven Bundy’s cattle as well as destroying property…” Read more and watch this video. “New photos released by the Bundy family Sunday provided more evidence to the claim that the Bureau of Land Management was illegally killing and burying confiscated cattle.” Read more.

Embattled Rancher Cliven Bundy Tends to Thirsty Calf

Embattled Rancher Cliven Bundy Tends to Thirsty Calf

“For 20 long years, BLM members have worked non-stop at what boils down to trying to frame Rancher Cliven Bundy. It is time to ‘frame’ Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid point man Neil Kornze.

Frame him in the kind of poster that identified cattle rustlers down at the local post office in days of yore. That way, Kornze no longer rides the drifted plains as a faceless bureaucrat but as someone everyone can readily identify as the perp.”  From Canada Free Press, read more. Here are more pictures of Neil Kornze.

Question: Is BLM the property of “taxpayers,” or is it the property of We, the People? Who owns the U.S. corporation actors aka “taxpayers?” Is it We, the People, or is it bankstering globalists that have stolen America right out from under, we, the clueless sheeple, via treason and fraud? Read more. Read about the Constitution’s “property clause,” here. Check out USA vs. US.

“As I noted over the weekend, for example, Bundy was not satisfied with the return of his cattle; he also demanded that all federal officials in the area be disarmed at gunpoint and that their weapons be delivered to him personally.” Read more.

“Federal agent Paul Horner, a 14-year veteran of the force, spoke with National Report by phone and had this to say:  ‘Under direct orders from the FBI and the DOJ, on behalf of the BLM, we have infiltrated the crowd with armed undercover agents….we have orders to make arrests and confiscate firearms.” Read more.

“The Southern Poverty Law Center routinely conflates racial hatred with so-called anti-government extremism. For the SPLC and liberals in general, distrust and even hatred of the government is a crime on par with racism or homophobia. Many leftist libs insist tea party and patriot groups are ‘channeling the spirit of Timothy McVeigh,’ thus conjuring dangerous hatred the government must address.” Read more.

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“With the memory of Ruby Ridge, Idaho, and Waco, Texas, still very vivid in the collective memory of the American people comes another example of a federal government run amuck. A rancher in Nevada is watching the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) seize his cattle and arrest his son for simply taking pictures of the events….

“Did the family do anything violent? No. Did they do anything immoral? No. Did they even do anything wrong? No. Did they do anything illegal? Well, that’s where the story gets interesting.” Read more from Chuck Baldwin.

Hey, by the way, check out the upcoming United We Stand Festival, May 10, 2014, here. Check out Banking on Never-Ending Power and Rights by Greg Coleridge, PDF. Check out Randi Shannon and 42Action.Org.

‘We’re waiting for them to release the cattle….it was a very tense scene….the BLM was telling everyone to back down….They had weapons, they would shoot….they were fully armed in their bullet-proof vests….’ David Knight, Infowars

According to David Knight, ‘After a while, a BLM representative came out and wanted to talk to the Bundys….they didn’t want to negotiate with BLM….

The BLM has backed down. The cattle were high-spirited and happy to be free again.

The BLM has backed down. The cattle were high-spirited and happy to be free again.

When the sheriff came, they negotiated with the sheriff….the militarized police didn’t actually stand down; they kind of walked backwards with their guns still held up….kind of a mix between a goosestep and a moonwalk.” Read more.

“The U.S. government called off its attempt to round up a herd of cattle that it said was grazing illegally in Nevada after hundreds of protesters created a showdown with federal officials.”

‘Based on information about conditions on the ground and in consultation with law enforcement, we have made a decision to conclude the cattle gather because of our serious concern about the safety of employees and members of the public,’ Neil Kornze, director of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, said in a statement.” Read more.

“The Bureau of Land Management says its 200-man armed siege of the Cliven Bundy ranch in Nevada is all about protecting an ‘endangered tortoise.’ But a Natural News investigation has found that BLM is actually in the business of raking in millions of dollars by leasing Nevada lands to energy companies that engage in fracking operations.” Read more. Watch this video.

U.S. agency ends Nevada cattle roundup after stand-off

U.S. agency ends Nevada cattle roundup after stand-off

“And it’s not just the citizen militias that are preparing to take action. The governor of Nevada has officially condemned the federal government’s actions, though he has yet to take any steps afforded to him under State law. Sheriff Richard Mack of Gilbert, Arizona has weighed in and calls the actions ‘terrorism.” Read more. Watch this video.

“An area just outside of the little town of Bunkerville, Nevada, with a population of around a thousand people, may go down in history. This little spot in the desert may be compared with Concord, Massachusetts, the site of the “shot heard round the world” – the first shot fired in the American Revolution. Because it looks like the second American Revolution may start there…and soon.” Read more.

A few days ago, Infowars reported “Federal snipers with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) trained guns on members of a family… after they dared to stop and take video footage of cattle outside the bounds of a designated ‘First Amendment Area,’ before arresting one of the men for non-compliance.” Read more, below, and watch these recent videos, here and here.

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Here’s Cliven Bundy speaking to supporters at the Moapa Valley Town Board, followed by a video in which Cliven’s friend expresses concern for young calves who have not been paired with their mothers. Read more about government-sponsored mistreatment of animals here.

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Cliven Bundy and his family make their home on or near the land commonly known as Clark County, Nevada. For background, check out USA vs US. Find the Growing List of Sheriffs who support the people at CSPOA. Here’s a link to Oathkeepers, Nevada. Check out the National Liberty Alliance, Nevada, here. Check out Hang the Bankers, here. Here’s an article, Ernie Hancock’s Freedom Summit 2014 a Huge Success with lots of information and activism links.

“This is part of Agenda 21….they want them in the cities, drinking fluoride and eating GMO.”  April 10, 2014, Alex Jones

“Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy has called on Clark County Sheriff Douglas Gillespie to start arresting Bureau of Land Management agents on charges of trespassing and theft as his battle against the federal government intensifies.” Read more. Margaret describes the assault on the Bundy Ranch, video.

EMBATTLED: “(of a place or people) involved in or prepared for war, esp. because surrounded by enemy forces….the embattled Yugoslavian republics…” Read more. What is a legal “person?” Learn all about it from embattled Canadian activist Dean Clifford, video.

Cliven Bundy: "My forefathers have been here since 1877."

Cliven Bundy: “My forefathers have been here since 1877.”

“George would say ‘I sing until the police come to get me…” Listen to his song in the soundtrack for the video, below, and read below about “spaghetti western” musician George McAnthony, RIP.

From Infowars: “The cattle were being rounded up by BLM officers as part of a crackdown on Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who has refused to pay ‘grazing fees’ demanded by the feds as a result of a re-classification of 600,000 acres of federal land in northeastern Clark County which Bundy claims has been in his family for generations.”

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‘I’ve tried to pay Nevada state, Clark County….they’ve got some of my money in their coffers right now. But I’m not gonna pay my money to the wrong landlord. And I’m not gonna pay my money to BLM to manage me out of business.’ Cliven Bundy

“Some fear the dispute could turn into a Ruby Ridge-style violent standoff because Bundy has said he is prepared to become a martyr for what he perceives as a constitutional stance against tyranny.” Read more.

“Public comments during Moapa Valley Town Board meeting regarding Cliven Bundy 4/09/14. Good friend of Cliven Bundy gives a great speech and describes the situation with the BLM….” Read more.

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Previously, Infowars reported: “Supporters of Nevada cattle ranch Cliven Bundy violated a ‘First Amendment Area’ by staging a rally in support of Bundy, who earlier declared a ‘range war’ against federal authorities in response to a land dispute that threatens to escalate into a Waco-style standoff.

Western Ranchers Rally in Support of Nevadan Cliven Bundy and Family

Western Ranchers Rally in Support of Nevadan Cliven Bundy and Family

“Bundy is currently embroiled in a spat with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) over his long standing refusal to acknowledge a 1993 modification to grazing rights on land that Bundy asserts has been in his family since 1870.

“On Saturday, hundreds of federal officials, aided by helicopters, low flying aircraft and hired cowboys, began rounding up Bundy’s cattle in northeastern Clark County. The feds say the move is about enforcing the law and protecting the endangered desert tortoise, but the Bundy family says the spat represents a showdown between big government and American farmers.

‘We’ve had enough, we’re going to take our land back, we’re done,’ said Bundy’s wife, Carol Bundy, adding that the rally was held ‘to show that we are not standing alone. People are getting tired of the federal government having unlimited power.’

“More than 100 supporters violated a crudely taped off ‘First Amendment Area’ to rally in support of the Bundy family, erecting two flagpoles with the words ‘We the People’ attached, above a flag which read, ‘Liberty Freedom For God We Stand’. The first amendment area stood empty, with one sign nearby declaring, ’1st Amendment is not an area.’

Ryan Bundy: "RIght now, it looks like the movie, Red Dawn."

Ryan Bundy: “RIght now, it looks like the movie, Red Dawn.”

‘I grew up on this ranch. This is what we knew,’ said Margaret Houston, Cliven Bundy’s younger sister. ‘It’s got nothing to do with the cattle and the tortoises. It’s about taking our rights — power — and it’s wrong.’ ‘Right now it looks like the movie Red Dawn,’ said, Ryan Bundy. ‘Right now we’ve got 200 plus federal agents up there in a military compound that they have put together and they’ve got snipers….everybody’s armed, and they’ve been monitoring our ranch with high-tech surveillance equipment….it was never about the grazing fees, it’s about control.’

Ranch manager Derrel Spencer warned that a ‘revolution”’was brewing unless a solution could be found to settle the dispute.” Read more.

According to Henry Brean and Ben Botkin at the Las Vegas Review-Journal, “A cheer erupted from the cowboy-hatted crowd early Monday afternoon as Cliven Bundy’s youngest daughter delivered the news: Davey had been set free. ‘They gave him lunch and let him out,’ Stetsy Cox, 21, told the assembled group of relatives and sympathizers at a rally for the embattled ranch family near the banks of the Virgin River.

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“In downtown Las Vegas a short time later, Dave Bundy spoke to the media about his arrest the day before in the federal roundup of his father’s cattle from public land 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas.

‘The federal government has seized Nevada’s sovereignty….Nevada’s statehood.’ Cliven Bundy

“The 37-year-old said heavily armed federal agents roughed him up and arrested him for exercising his constitutional rights on a state highway in northeast Clark County on Sunday.

“They got on their loudspeaker and said that everyone needed to leave,” Dave Bundy said during an impromptu news conference alongside his father outside a 7-Eleven on Las Vegas Boulevard. “I stood there and continued to express my First Amendment right to protest, and they approached me and said that if I didn’t leave, they’d arrest me.”

“The younger Bundy said he was taking photographs and protesting peacefully at the time. Natalie Collins, a spokeswoman for the Nevada U.S. attorney’s office, said Bundy was cited on misdemeanor charges of ‘refusing to disperse’ and resisting arrest. Earlier, BLM spokeswoman Kirsten Cannon said Bundy was taken into custody to “protect public safety and maintain the peace.”

“The Bureau of Land Management and National Park Service support the public’s right to express opinions peacefully and lawfully. However, if an individual threatens, intimidates or assaults another individual or impedes the impoundment, they may be arrested in accordance with local, state or Federal laws,” Cannon said in a statement. Cliven Bundy viewed his son’s arrest differently.

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“What’s happening is they had stole cattle from me, and now they have taken their prisoner,” the father said. “Davey is a political prisoner. That’s what you want to call him — he’s a political prisoner.”

“That sentiment appeared on several handmade protest signs at Monday’s rally, which drew more than 100 people to a tract of private ranch land next to the Riverside bridge on state Route 170. The crowd gathered in response to an announcement Cliven Bundy sent Sunday night, after his son’s arrest, promising a range war and inviting the press to come cover it. But Monday’s event wound up looking more like a barn-raising.

“After a prayer and some speeches, the group walked up a nearby hill and gathered along the highway on land owned by one of Bundy’s neighbors. There they erected two 50-foot flag poles topped with metal script letters reading “We the People” and strung with a huge banner, the American flag and the flags of Nevada and Clark County. They plan to use this spot as a rallying point for daily protests. As they worked, cattle trucks escorted by BLM patrol vehicles kicked up dust along dirt roads in the distance.

“Federal agents and contract cowboys — both on the ground and in the air, with at least one helicopter — expected to spend the next month or so rounding up Bundy’s herd, which could include more than 900 animals scattered over a remote, 90-mile swath of mountains and desert south of Mesquite.

Cliven Bundy ranches and grazes cattle near Gold Butte

Cliven Bundy ranches and grazes cattle near Gold Butte

“The BLM and the National Park Service have closed off public access to almost 600,000 acres of federal land for the roundup.

Bundy considers much of that public land to use as he sees fit, but the BLM canceled his federal grazing permit 20 years ago after the rancher refused to accept new land-use rules for protecting the threatened desert tortoise and stopped paying his fees.

In the decades since, Bundy has challenged or ignored repeated directives from the government to remove his livestock from public land. Two federal court orders issued within the last year authorized authorities to impound the ‘trespass cattle.’ The operation got underway Saturday morning and brought in 234 head of cattle through Monday. Dave Bundy showed a Review-Journal reporter his scratched face and swollen, scraped hands while describing his arrest.

‘Without any further questions, two rangers surrounded and a third one approached me, and they all jumped me, pulling different directions. And then a couple other guys jumped in, and they took me to the ground, Dave Bundy said.

“He said, ‘One ranger had had his knee on my spine, and the other one was on my head with his knee on the side of my head and his other knee on the back of my neck.’ Dave Bundy maintains his arrest was improper because he was standing along the side of Route 170 in a state right-of-way. BLM officials said the right-of-way is under their jurisdiction and within an area their agency had closed to the public. When asked about Dave Bundy’s allegations of mistreatment, federal officials pointed to the charges for which he was cited, including resisting arrest.

Bundy Ranch is located on or near Clark County Nevada

Bundy Ranch is located on or near Clark County Nevada

“Cliven Bundy was in Las Vegas early Monday to meet with Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie, but it had nothing to do with his son’s arrest. Gillespie said their meeting was arranged on Saturday.

Bundy wanted contact information for Metro supervisors in his area, Gillespie said, and the sheriff provided him the information. But Gillespie reiterated that the Metropolitan Police Department has no plans to involve itself in the roundup.

‘This is strictly a federal operation,’ he said. In a statement released Monday, the Nevada Cattlemen’s Association also distanced itself from Bundy and his livestock, noting that it supports effective range management and cooperation among agencies to balance ranching and the conservation of wildlife. Though ‘sensitive and concerned how the Bundy cattle confiscation situation has evolved,’ association leaders want no part of the dispute between the rancher and the federal courts.

‘Nevada Cattlemen’s Association does not feel it is in our best interest to interfere in the process of adjudication in this matter,’ the association said.

“Back at the rally, Bundy’s immediate family members served Sloppy Joes for lunch and supplied their supporters with cold drinks and popsicles. No firearms were spotted in the crowd. Margaret Houston, Cliven Bundy’s younger sister, drove up from Logandale, at the southern edge of the temporary closure area, to take part in the protest. She said she hates to see the federal land outside her back door closed to the public while her family’s livelihood is gathered up and trucked away.

‘I grew up on this ranch. This is what we knew,’ she said. ‘It’s got nothing to do with the cattle and the tortoises. It’s about taking our rights — power — and it’s wrong.’ A few miles up the road, a ‘First Amendment Area’ the BLM set up for rallies like this stood empty, save for a few signs attached to the outside of the orange plastic pen. One of them read: ’1st Amendment is not an area.’ As for Dave Bundy, he was kept at the Henderson Detention Center overnight, then released late Monday morning with his misdemeanor tickets in hand.

‘They came in, wrote these citations, gave me a sack lunch and turned me loose,’ he said. Inside the sack he found a tuna sandwich. ‘It wasn’t poison, I just ate it.’ Read more.

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News Courtesy of Alex Jones and Infowars

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Infowars.com | It is not a crime when government does it.

Adan Salazar | There is a war on for your child’s mind every time you set down the cereal aisle.

Caroline May | Tax Freedom Day falls 111 days into 2014, on April 21.

U.S. News & World Report | Klayman wanted to take the case straight to the Supreme Court.

Matt McCaffrey | Socialist states are fundamentally irrational. They not only destroy economies; they destroy society itself.

ACLU | We have the technology to build a total surveillance society.

Reuters | Surprise, surprise.

National Review Online | Nation’s highest court creeps towards 1984.

Mike Masnick | Snowden revelations aren’t just being followed by security-obsessed techies.

Ben Webster | Likened climate sceptics to the Monster Raving Loony Party.

The Baffer | When it comes to the NSA, nothing is your own except the few cubic inches inside your skull.

USA Today | Americans now less likely to shop on-line.

Thomas DiLorenzo | “They” are the neocons who run the Republican Party.

ZDNet | Clapper finally tells the truth for once.

Daniel Taylor | This is only the beginning of an Orwellian, Minority Report future.

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Kit Daniels | Insurance tracking device records route driven by the policyholder.

AFP | Russians are now shying away from American technology products and providers.

Tech Dirt | American public won’t be allowed to find out anything about DoJ’s justification for warrantless GPS tracking.

Reuters | U.S. judge decided not to combine several lawsuits accusing Internet search company of violating privacy rights of millions.

RT | American delegates say NSA spying is in “strict compliance” of law.

The Washington Post | Agency can record “100 percent” of a call.

“The bastardization of music….this was a concentrated effort by the major record companies who are in cahoots with the radio networks. The record companies….. are really banking systems.” Chuck D, Public Enemy

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Adan Salazar | Principal orders police to remove student for expressing himself.

Kit Daniels | Those who refuse will be arrested for “trespassing” in a public area.

Jon Swaine | Cecily McMillan, 25, charged with assault on a police officer.

Tim Cushing | Law enforcement agencies often use everything in their power to avoid having to admit anything went wrong, much less take responsibility for it.

theguardian.com | Officer Grantley Bovell alleges Cecily McMillan assaulted him on same day Austin Guest alleges Bovell injured him.

Mikael Thalen | Cop aims gun at young children after neighbor calls police over “environment-hurting” tree fort.

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nbcphiladelphia.com | Officer supposedly flashed his piece at other driver.

thefreethoughtproject.com | Mr. Ables has yet to be compensated for his loss.

Adan Salazar | It sometimes pays to film your police interactions.

Washington Examiner | “In Wichita, Kan., ATF agents referred to a man with a low IQ as ‘slow-headed’ before deciding to secretly use him as a key cog in their sting..”

PINAC.org | Federal agents get in on the act..

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nj.com | More gang mentality from cops.

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Daily Caller | Police can be seen brutally pummeling a female student walking innocuously just off the campus of the University of Arizona.

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The Elkhart Truth | Cop reportedly beat golfer.

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Adan Salazar | Police report contradicted by multiple witness testimony.

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Adan Salazar | Neighbors dispute police chief’s claim that man fired at police.

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Mikael Thalen | FOIA request proves police still have drones despite year old promise to return them.

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AP | Police oversight panel want independent investigation.

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Adan Salazar | APD stands by its use of force, while others label the shooting “murder.”

krqe.com | Residents raising serious questions about the fatal shooting of a homeless camper.

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Fox News | Says Republicans really would like to see a measure pass in Congress, though individually they don’t want to vote on it.

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dailycaller.com | Incident found Mexican soldiers 50 yards inside the U.S., misidentifying themselves to Border Patrol.

newsweek.com | Surfacing in San Diego-area warehouses and equipped with rail systems for moving contraband.

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Washington Times | Republicans kill plan in committee.

AP | More than 100 Border Patrol agents from California and Arizona have been shifted to the southernmost tip of Texas.

Breitbart | Border Patrol has come under unprecedented level of fire for use of deadly force in response to some rock attacks.

Los Angeles Times | After issuing denials, Mexican officials admit that two Mexican soldiers — rather than smugglers — were in a standoff with Border Patrol agents in January.

Paul Joseph Watson | Feds slash tires after woman refuses to consent to vehicle search.

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Kristin Tate | “This media campaign is an intentional weakening of America’s defenses through political deception..”

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Fox News | The Obama administration is opening the borders.

Carlo Garcia | Migrants who want to cross into the U.S. pay thousands of dollars to guides.

The Daily Caller | Administration has provided de facto amnesty.

Absent Ai Weiwei Stages Major Show in Berlin

Vengeancia (updated April 7, 2014) For background, check out China’s Art Supergiant, here. Check out Ai Weiwei: “According to What?” at the Hirshhorn Museum here. Ernie Hancock’s Freedom Summit 2014 and activism updates. According to this source, “A prison cell, a pair of jade handcuffs and an installation built with rubble from a demolished studio: Dissident artist Ai Weiwei is drawing heavily on his troubles with the Chinese authorities at a spectacular new show in Berlin.”

"I once was lost, but now I'm found." Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei opens his jacket to reveal a shirt bearing his portrait as he walks into the Beijing Local Taxation Bureau.

“I once was lost, but now I’m found.” Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei opens his jacket to reveal a shirt bearing his portrait as he walks into the Beijing Local Taxation Bureau.

“Ai has filled a floor of the Martin-Gropius-Bau museum with pieces large and small for his exhibition ‘Evidence,’ which opened Wednesday and was billed by organizers as his biggest yet. Ai is barred from leaving China, but still made his presence felt unmistakably in the selection of works.

‘Some are related to my current condition, related to my concerns; some are more aesthetic presentations of the kind of concerns that I always have with art, art history,’ Ai said in a video message.

“Ai, 56, is one of the world’s most famous artists, celebrated abroad with exhibitions from Tokyo to London and known for his striking ‘Bird’s Nest’ stadium at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. But he has irked authorities at home by using his art and online profile to draw attention to injustices in China and to push for greater transparency. Much of the new show is overtly political, reflecting on issues such as surveillance and environmental problems. [One] such work, ‘Mask,’ is a marble mask atop a tombstone, alluding to China’s problems with smog.

The artwork 'Stools' by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is displayed in the atrium of the Martin-Gropius-Bau Museum from April 3 until July 7, 2014.

The artwork ‘Stools’ by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is displayed in the atrium of the Martin-Gropius-Bau Museum from April 3 until July 7, 2014.

“Some pieces reflect tensions between tradition and modernization in China. Visitors are greeted by an atrium filled with more than 6,000 antique stools gathered from villages across China’s north — uniform-seeming yet individual objects left behind by history. They also can see a set of Han dynasty vases covered in metallic auto paint — the vases’ antique features overlaid by a symbol of modern consumerism.

“Ai’s own story is ever-present. Over the years, he has been alternately encouraged, tolerated and harassed by officialdom. In early 2011, a studio he had built in Shanghai was abruptly demolished; Ai used concrete and brick rubble from the site to create the work ‘Souvenir from Shanghai.’

An artwork showing his prison cell by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is displayed in the exhibition 'Evidence' at the Martin-Gropius-Bau Museum in Berlin, Wednesday, April 2, 2014.

An artwork showing his prison cell by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is displayed in the exhibition ‘Evidence’ at the Martin-Gropius-Bau Museum in Berlin, Wednesday, April 2, 2014.

“In April of that year, Ai was arrested and held for 81 days during a wider crackdown on dissent. On his release, it was announced that he had confessed to tax evasion and been slapped with a $2.4 million bill. The Berlin show includes “81,” a replica of his cell with a tiny window and naked light bulb. He’s also exhibiting computers confiscated from his office and a jade replica of a pair of handcuffs.

Ai Weiwei supporters display posters that show his picture and the word, Freedom

Ai Weiwei supporters display posters that show his picture and the word, Freedom

“Exhibition curator Gereon Sievernich said he visited Ai several times in Beijing and that, despite Ai’s absence, ‘all the work here has been done from his studio.’

‘He has a team of 20 people and it was a perfect collaboration, and of course we used the Internet and all these tools we have these days,’ Sievernich said, adding that Ai also provided organizers with a short text explaining his thinking for each of the exhibition’s 18 rooms. Ai said in his video message: ‘I still hope I can come to see the show and share the moment.’

“The show opens to the public Thursday and runs through July 7.” Read more.

“Despite all the incredible hostility shown him in his own country Ai Weiwei decided to put on his largest one-man exhibition yet in Berlin’s Martin-Gropius-Bau. On 3,000 square metres in 18 rooms and the spectacular Lichthof he will be displaying works and installations which were either designed for the Martin-Gropius-Bau or have not yet been shown in Germany.

Ai Weiwei art: The name he has given to his exhibition is “Evidence”... in the meaning of proof that will stand up in court.

Ai Weiwei art: The name he has given to his exhibition is “Evidence”… in the meaning of proof that will stand up in court.

“The name he has given to his exhibition is ‘Evidence’, a term well known beyond the English-speaking world from American TV crime series in the meaning of proof that will stand up in court. It is a political exhibition that Ai Weiwei has designed for Berlin in his simple and spacious studio in the rural outskirts of Beijing.” Read more.

“Modernism is the original creation of enlightened human beings, it is the ultimate observation of the meaning of existence and the misery of reality; it keeps a wary eye on society and power; it never makes compromises and never cooperates.” Ai Weiwei 1997 (quoted from “Ai Weiwei – Der verbotene Blog”, Galiani: Berlin, 2011) Read more.

Modernism is the original creation of enlightened human beings... it never makes compromises and never cooperates. Ai Weiwei, 1997.

Modernism is the original creation of enlightened human beings… it never makes compromises and never cooperates. Ai Weiwei, 1997.

“‘The Sand Storm’ isn’t long — clocking in at 10 minutes — but the short film does star Ai Weiwei. Right, that Ai Weiwei. The one with cameras trained on his house because of how many times he’s angered the Chinese government. The one who keeps trying to get his passport back. It all makes for a great marketing campaign, and indeed, a Kickstarter page to fund the movie’s post-production plays up the secrecy involved in filming the Chinese artist’s acting debut.” Read more at The Huffington Post, here.

“Renmin is made up of two more basic parts, ren and min. Just to confuse our non-Chinese readers, ren, min, and renmin can all be translated as ‘people.’ ” Read more.

The artwork 'Stools' by Chinese artist  Ai Weiwei is displayed in the atrium of the Martin-Gropius-Bau Museum.

The artwork ‘Stools’ by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is displayed in the atrium of the Martin-Gropius-Bau Museum.

“Oft-controversial Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is set to make his way to Germany for his latest exhibition, ‘Evidence.’

Appearing at Berlin’s Martin-Gropius-Bau, ‘Evidence’ is Ai Weiwei largest one-man exhibition yet – more than 3,000 square-meters stretched over 18 rooms will display a bevy of brand new works alongside a variety of pieces that have never been showcased in Germany. Undoubtedly the highlight of the exhibition will be Stools – an installation of 6,000 stools jam packed in the museum’s atrium.” Read more about Ai Weiwei at Hypebeast.

“Ai Weiwei sits down with us to chronicle how the internet has profoundly impacted his artwork and led to international recognition. Find out how computers have shaped his work as he grapples with contemporary life in China.” Read more.

“HARDtalk is in Beijing for a special interview with China’s most famous artist and dissident, Ai Weiwei. Under constant surveillance, and prevented from leaving the country, how does this artist push back against the forces of repression?” Read more.

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According to this source, “Minutes into a more than two-hour show… John told the audience that the performance was dedicated ‘to the spirit and talent of Ai Weiwei,’ according to several audience members. They said the crowd rumbled in recognition that Ai remains a touchy subject for the Chinese government.” Read more.

Elton John publicly dedicated his only concert in Beijing to Chinese artist and political critic Ai Weiwei

Elton John publicly dedicated his only concert in Beijing to Chinese artist and political critic Ai Weiwei

“Ai Weiwei is China’s most famous international artist, and its most outspoken domestic critic. Against a backdrop of strict censorship and an unresponsive legal system, Ai expresses himself and organizes people through art and social media.

“In response, Chinese authorities have shut down his blog, beat him up, bulldozed his newly built studio, and held him in secret detention.[it's] the inside story of a dissident for the digital age who inspires global audiences and blurs the boundaries of art and politics.

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“First-time director Alison Klayman gained unprecedented access to Ai while working as a journalist in China. Her detailed portrait provides a nuanced exploration of contemporary China and one of its most compelling public figures. The film won the Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.” Read more.

“A documentary that chronicles artist and activist Ai Weiwei as he prepares for a series of exhibitions and gets into an increasing number of clashes with the Chinese government.” Read more about the film and Alison Klayman.

Ai Weiwei Film, Never Sorry (2012) from Alison Klayman

Ai Weiwei Film, Never Sorry (2012) from Alison Klayman

“It was July 2011 and Ai Weiwei, one of the most famous artists of the 21st century – the man who helped design the Bird’s Nest stadium for the 2008 Olympic Games, and whose millions of porcelain sunflower seeds filled Tate Modern – was under 24-hour police surveillance at his house in Beijing.

“He had just been released from 81 days in detention and was forbidden from talking to journalists or fellow dissidents. Obliged to report all his proposed movements to his minders, he was tailed and shadowed by undercover police whenever he did leave his house. It wasn’t exactly the ‘freedom’ he’d been hoping for but, as I was soon to discover, it was considerably better than what he experienced while in detention.

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“On June 22, the day of Ai’s release, I was at home in Oxfordshire. I watched the online footage of him being dumped on his doorstep by the police, clutching his trousers to keep them from falling down. He had lost weight and seemed weary and cowed. Some journalist friends who work in Beijing told me Ai was refusing all interviews because he was worried that he would be re-arrested for breaching the terms of his bail. Above all, he didn’t want to be detained again.” Read more.

Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei at home following his release in 2011.

Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei at home following his release in 2011.

According to The Guardian, “Four years after designing the spectacular Bird’s Nest Olympic stadium in Beijing, the Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron and the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei… announced …that the Beijing team would collaborate again…

“Julia Peyton-Jones, the director of the gallery, said it was ‘tremendously exciting’, adding: ‘What is so fantastic is that it is this extraordinary link of the two games, a Beijing-London axis.

‘These are old and dear friends, so for them [Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron and Ai Weiwei], they are picking up where they left off. It is a continuation of a conversation that began in Beijing to great effect and they have conceived something really remarkable for our lawn.’

“The involvement of Ai will be cheering news for anyone familiar with the tumultuous 12 months he has had. In October 2010 he won global attention with his commission for the turbine hall in Tate Modern in which he filled the space with 100m porcelain sunflower seeds.

Artist painting porcelain sunflower seed for Ai Weiwei Artist painting porcelain sunflower seed for Ai Weiwei Exhibition at Tate

Artist painting porcelain sunflower seed for Ai Weiwei Exhibition at Tate

“Things then took a dramatic turn …when he was arrested and held without charge for nearly three months by the Chinese authorities, a move generally seen as a punishment for his outspoken views and activism. Ai was held incommunicado and interrogated more than 50 times for, the authorities later said, supposed breaches of tax laws.

“In an interview with Guardian… he admitted that the threat of being arrested once more was always there – ‘Every day I think: ‘This will be the day I will be taken in again.’

“The trio promise that the pavilion will become ‘the perfect place to sit, stand, lie down or just look and be amazed.’

“It will be part of the London 2012 festival, a jamboree of events across the UK that will mark the culmination of the Cultural Olympiad. The pavilion designers follow some impressive names, starting in 2000 with Zaha Hadid and including the Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, as well as Olafur Eliasson and Peter Zumthor, who designed it last year.” Read more.

“When looking at the work of Ai Weiwei, what first comes to mind is the incredible degree of refinement of his sculptural objects, and the great expensive and time that each work must have cost to produce…. This astonishing level of artistic production power places Ai Weiwei in the same league as the American Jeff Koons and the British Damien Hirst, as that power has positioned those artists and himself at the highest positions of artistic achievement in China, America and Britain.

Ai Weiwei, “Cube Light” (2008), glass crystals, lights, and metal (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic).

Ai Weiwei, “Cube Light” (2008), glass crystals, lights, and metal; photo by Hyperallergic

“So Weiwei is not concerned then or suffering from a lack of economic power; or running from sexual freedom. That he worked with Herzog & Meuron on designing the Bird’s Nest for the Olympics in China speaks to his royal position in Chinese society. …Were Weiwei able to speak out and be a critical agent for the commencement of Western style freedom of speech and of the press, as versus being beaten by the local authorities for doing so, how would this new political philosophy affect his aesthetic position and future decision making as an artist?

“How would it affect his agency as a creative being – were he to critique the production of wealth itself, for example? Ultimately I ask is Weiwei’s deepest concern with wanting one part of the world to operate and have rules and laws and codes like another part of the world, without him organizing hoards of like minded citizens who would at some point be asked to pay the ultimate price for attempting to radically transform their society.

“Just look at America during the 1960′s for how difficult that can be, from the assassinations of both the president, and his high ranking brother, to the murdering of the chief civil rights advocates in the U.S. at that time. Weiwei is able to have a dream and have it become an actual object of art in the world. That is a degree of freedom most persons will never know, or even know that this form of freedom ever existed on this earth.” Read more.

Updates RE: John Stuart and Dean Clifford

“How can we ‘own’ our body, but not ‘own’ anyone else? Ownership is a property claim, or rights claim, so this is a problem, as on one hand we say ‘yes’ we can own bodies, but on the other ‘no’ you can’t own other bodies. I think many people see the danger here, but some don’t … to illegitimate ends like slavery and human rental contracts.” Read more. Also, check out the Ponzi Scheme for Managing the Planet, here. Check out all of the videos from Mike Hoggard and the Watchman Video Broadcast, here; also, check out articles at Red Ice Creations, here. Download important information from Antimatrix.org, here.

“[My] name is John Stuart and I have been informing people about the truth for over 30 years. I am not an attorney but I have worked with attorneys doing legal research for over 20 years.” Read more at Show Me the Loan, here. Read more about what happened to John Stuart.

Check out the National Liberty Alliance. Here’s a video:

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“Dean Clifford is not a rich man and he is not a perfect man, but Dean Clifford is a man of courage and he fights for the rights of all men and he is teaching his fellow man to assert their rights and to live in honor and to take responsibility for all their words and deeds – to become fully liable for all they do.

“Currently, Clifford is behind bars, and he is fighting the good fight and accepting full responsibility and liability for all he does – all the while the aggressors and slanderers take advantage of the situation to try to create a force of disinformation so large against Clifford in an effort to isolate him from the people who could learn a great deal from what he has to say.

“But, this effort is an effort in vain, for those ready to hear the truth will instantly know it when they hear it from Dean – for there is a power in truth, raw, immutable, and unstoppable and it comes from an unseen force of unthinkable magnitude and it will serve to light the fire within in all the truth-seekers and will ultimately shed incredible light on all the filthy, corrupt, entities on this once beautiful planet and will bring to light all the atrocities they have done.

“The truth will set mankind free – it is born of a force unmatched in power and it cannot and will not be stopped!” Read more at Dean Clifford.

“It has been prophesied, over and over in the Bible. They will masquerade through this world as beacons of enlightenment, promising freedom and self-fulfillment to all who would listen to their message. Some are willing messengers of their Master’s will, while others are unwitting victims themselves, fooled into believing that peace and prosperity can only come by uniting the world under one government. It sounds so peaceful and loving.” Check out Shining the Light: Exposing the Truth, The Coming New World Order, from Clayton Traylor.

Things You Can't Do in China courtesy of Jason Wishnow, Director of The Sandstorm.

Things You Can’t Do in China courtesy of Jason Wishnow, Director of The Sandstorm.

Update RE: Dr. Kent Hovind

from Eric Hovind

We received an update regarding my Dad’s release. According to his latest review meeting, he will be sent to home confinement for a period of six months on February 11, 2015. Dad continues to request that 6 months of Half-Way House time be added to that, as the BOP regulations permit up to one year of Half-Way House time on a ten-year sentence. However, the BOP regulations do not require them to grant a full year. It is a discretionary decision that lies in the hands of the BOP Administration.

Dad also continues requesting a furlough transfer closer to home. He is currently still in Berlin, New Hampshire, over 1,500 miles from Pensacola.
Kent Hovind #06452-017
FPC PO Box 9000
Berlin, NH 03570 USA

We all continue asking God to work all for HIS glory. To the many who are praying for Dr. Hovind, we say a humble thank you.

All for HIS glory,

Eric Hovind

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