We note, courtesy of the Guardian, the publication of a letter from a member of the Greenpeace Arctic 30, the honorable Phil Ball:
For documentary evidence confirming the non-violent and peaceful disposition of the Arctic 30:
And for further video-epistolary communications from the incarcerated Greenpeace Hooligans:
Of course, this is not the first time that Russian authorities have criminalized dissent by classifying legitimate public protest as an act of hooliganism. Meanwhile, the precise whereabouts of the anti-Putin activist Nadezhda Tolokonnikova remain unknown: an experiment in transit-disappearance, an apparent innovation in the repertoire of psy-op punishments favored by tyrants, to crush the will of those who dares raise their voices against the proclamations of the Supreme Leader.
In the USA, the will for absolute supremacy expresses itself not through the bodies of individuals – here, the political leadership are Hollow Men dancing in the Cave of Shadows – but rather through the inverted totalitarianism of the corporatist/surveillance state. In this regime, even chalk drawings threaten the projected illusion of absolute compliance and consent.
Truth threatens national security whenever such security relies upon the deft suppression of all uncomfortable facts.Those who speak the truth in a world that survives only through fraud and deceit must be criminalized and condemned, while rapacious sociopaths are celebrated and rewarded. As Phil Ball writes: “Hooligans doesn’t even come close to what they are guilty of.”