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Protest Movements by definition M-O-V-E in clearly defined directions with clearly outlined OBJECTIVES -- propelled of course by clearly defined strategies/plans on how to achieve those objectives.
Regardless of the degree of initial social impact, real protest movements are nevertheless easily recognisable as effectively OPPOSING existing political groups, institutions and ideologies -- they are effective from the start by virtue of the fact they ENGAGE in ACTIVE physical and/or ideological RESISTANCE, opposition/conflict with perceived adversarial political structures/systems or organisations. Encounters between oppositional forces produce unmistakable results -- refer to the historical record for verification.
Fake protest 'movements' on the other hand achieve NOTHING as they lack the most critical elements required for success, especially the socially KINETIC principles and means by which CHANGE is effected. Put simply -- no demands, no direction; no direction, no result; no movement, no change, etc!
No need to ask yourselves why the 'Occupy' movement is failing to effect real change, as no DEMANDS FOR CHANGE have been made. Therefore the protest is reduced to an IMPOTENT 'sit-in,' spectacle -- nothing new here, sit-ins were probably invented long before 60's sit-ins made them a popular spectacle; however, we should never forget that sit-ins were a media attracting adjunct to DIRECT PROTEST ACTION in the 60's and as history records, direct action and vigorous, sustained DEMANDS resulted in the successful withdrawal of Western military forces from Vietnam -- a 'little' body bag help from freedom fighter, Ho Chi Minh, assisted the successful GLOBAL protest movement at the time.
Whereas the 'Occupy' movement in the USA has clearly been infiltrated, co-opted and neutralised. I leave you to ruminate over the following video as proof of claim. The action-neutralising speaker in the video is a known quantity and has a history of 'professional protest' creation tailored to the needs of his paying clients in Washington -- he is only one of many COINTELPRO agents at work ensuring that protests remain spectacle only. Meanwhile, Obama has authorised a US troop presence in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
To paraphrase an ultra-right-wing neo-con, whose name escapes me at the moment, 'while you people do all the analysing, recording and discussing of events we continue to create events and change the course of history!'
At this stage 'the whole world is watching' aimless and strategy-bereft, 'Occupy' protesters achieving NOTHING whatsoever; nevertheless, things COULD change at any time by adopting active principles, following REAL SOLUTIONS and eliminating PARALYSING forces.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday announced the deployment of around 100 U.S. special operations troops to Uganda to fight the rebel group known as the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA).
In a letter to Congress, Obama informed that in the next months further U.S. troops will be shipped out to other African countries as well, including South Sudan, the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
However, the President noted that although the deployed U.S. forces are combat-equipped, "they will only be providing information, advice and assistance to partner nation forces, and they will not themselves engage LRA forces unless necessary for self-defense."
In May 2010, President Obama signed into law the LRA Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act which reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to support regional partners' efforts to end the 'atrocities' committed by LRA in central Africa.
The United States' decision to send a group of military advisers to assist the forces that are countering the LRA, the U.S. State Department said, is part of the comprehensive, multi-year strategy that seeks to help mitigate and end the threat posed to civilians and regional stability by the LRA.
The strategy outlined four strategic objectives for U.S. support, including the increased protection of civilians, the apprehension or removal of Joseph Kony and senior LRA commanders from the battlefield, the promotion of defections and support of disarmament, demobilization, reintegration of remaining LRA fighters and the provision of continued humanitarian relief to affected communities.
The LRA, formed in the late 1980s, has operated for over 20 years and is known for having murdered, raped, and kidnapped tens of thousands of men, women and children.
Since 2008 alone, the LRA has killed more than 2,400 people and abducted more than 3,400 others. The United Nations estimates that over 380,000 people are displaced across the Central African Republic (CAR), the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and South Sudan as a result of LRA activity.
Since 2008, the United States has provided over $40 million in critical logistical support, equipment and training to enhance counter-LRA operations by regional militaries.
On 21 October 2008 Heritage announced the successful Warthog-1 discovery which had a gross hydrocarbon-bearing interval of approximately 150 metres with 46 metres of net hydrocarbon pay. Wireline logging and formation pressure measurements indicate 31 metres of net oil pay in the principal oil-bearing reservoir section, overlain by 15 metres of additional net hydrocarbon pay comprising, most probably, volatile oil, condensate and wet gas. The well was drilled to a total depth of 911 metres.
On 16 December 2008 Heritage announced the successful Buffalo-1 discovery which had a gross hydrocarbon-bearing interval of approximately 123 metres, with approximately 43 metres of net hydrocarbon pay. Wireline logging and formation pressure measurements indicate 28 metres of net oil pay in the principal oil-bearing reservoir section, overlain by 15 metres of additional net hydrocarbon pay containing gas.
On 13 January 2009, Heritage announced the successful Giraffe-1 exploration well which has unlocked the multi-billion barrel potential of Block 1. The Giraffe-1 exploration well encountered a gross oil-bearing interval of approximately 89 metres with net oil pay of approximately 38 metres. Downhole pressure testing and sampling have confirmed the presence of moveable oil that was recovered to surface and log interpretation indicates excellent reservoir quality with porosities of up to 30%.
Pressure and seismic data indicate that the Giraffe discovery is structurally connected to the Buffalo discovery creating a combined Buffalo-Giraffe complex covering approximately 48 square kilometres with an oil column of approximately 140 metres. The Buffalo-Giraffe complex may extend into the Buffalo East prospect creating one very large structure of up to 90 square kilometres.