Thursday, June 10, 2010
OpEdNews - Article: Run Bambi, Run: "What would you think if you read this title: 'Officer investigated after deer rescue.' Surely, this was a mistake. Why would you investigate a deer rescue? Well, you have to live in Ohio and realize that my state is not an animal-friendly state- at least not in my opinion and probably in the opinion of any animal rights organizations who rate states by compassion to animals. I believe that the legislature is stacked with too many agrarian interest-minded southern Ohio legislators, and obviously they feel threatened by any compassionate laws which they feel will impact on profits."
OpEdNews - Article: N. Korean Torpedo Accusation Fizzles - Strong Probability of US Mine Strike Investigated
OpEdNews - Article: N. Korean Torpedo Accusation Fizzles - Strong Probability of US Mine Strike Investigated: "Readers will not be disappointed with taking the time to read a Japanese investigative reporter's laying out the facts, circumstances, suspicions and of probability of what occasioned this latest return to U.S. Cold War tactics. The articles author, Yoichi Shimatsu is former editor of the Japan Times, is an environmental consultant and a commentator on Asian affairs for CCTV-9 Dialogue".
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Short video clip of Israeli civilians responding to a reporter asking questions about the Flotilla massacre.
These are the people we're allied with.
Help Stop the Faroe Island Dolphin Drive - Tonic-By Darragh Worland : "'The Cove' has brought worldwide attention to an annual dolphin hunt in Taiji, Japan. But the very same thing is happening in another cove, thousands of miles away in Denmark. (The gruesome photos have circulated in emails — for years.) Tonic investigates what’s being done to stop it and how you can get involved."
OpEdNews - Article: Standing Up for Helen Thomas: "The simple truth is that the media's acceptable bias on the Middle East is almost entirely in the opposite direction. Thomas, who is of Lebanese descent, has been one of the few Washington journalists who dared criticize Israeli mistreatment of Muslims in Palestine, Lebanon and elsewhere and who views Arabs as people deserving of respect and human rights."
“Remember, these people are occupied and it’s their land …” | Dissident Voice: "A video captured 89-year-old journalist Helen Thomas making some ineloquent comments. At one point she stated that Israeli Jews should go back to where they originated. The Lobby pounced and the long knives came out to push a critic of Zionism, Thomas, into retirement. On the Canadian state CBC radio program “As It Happens,” Clinton acolyte Lanny Davis excoriated Thomas as an anti-Semite for her comments. There was no discussion of the factuality of Thomas’s remarks. There was no discussion of the racism of stealing the land of an indigenous people? The discussion was confined to racism against the occupying power? Defending occupied people against their Zionist oppressors is fraught with opprobrium."
The Bigot on Comedy Central: Jon Stewart and the Crucifixion of Helen Thomas - Salem-News.Com: "There is a reason Jon Stewart has such an intact comedy news throne. He's well educated, always current, a sharp wit; he's funny, and he's the right religion. In my mind's eye, Stewart's face keeps blurring with Ted Nugent's, and those of other heroes who have eventually shown their real colors. The reason is simple: these are the pop culture sellouts."
US places No. 85 -- behind Libya -- in Global Peace Index - CSMonitor.com: "The 2010 Global Peace Index is an attempt to quantify which countries are the most secure and the least violent. New Zealand is No. 1, Iraq is last, and the US is in the middle."
BBC sabotaging Press TV broadcasts: "The Press TV bureau in Kabul was informed on Wednesday that 'a number of BBC employees have recently contacted the cable networks' union in Herat to persuade them into breaking contract with Press TV and blocking all satellite transmission of its programs.'"
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Fred Branfman: A Warning From Noam Chomsky on the Threat of Elites - Truthdig: "Noam Chomsky’s description of the dangers posed by U.S. elites’ “Imperial Mentality” was recently given a boost in credibility by a surprising source—Bill Clinton. As America’s economy, foreign policy and politics continue to unravel, it is clear that this mentality and the system it has created will produce an increasing number of victims in the years to come. Clinton startlingly testified to that effect on March 10 to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee:"
Watch: Rabid Rally in Tel Aviv for Israeli Commandos Who Killed 9 Peace Activists | | AlterNet: "Such convictions were understandable in light of the aggressive propaganda campaign the Israeli Defense Forces and Israeli Foreign Ministry have waged in the wake of the flotilla raid. The IDF has claimed that it discovered 40 'Al Qaeda mercenaries' on the Mavi Marmara and blasted out an audio clip purporting to show flotilla passengers proclaiming to the IDF, 'Go back to Auschwitz!' Even though the IDF retracted its claim about Al Qaida operatives and was forced to concede that its 'Auschwitz' audio clip was doctored, Israeli and American media outlets that reported the army's claims have not corrected their stories. Consequently, many Israelis are accepting their government's view without a second thought. As one demonstrator said, 'I believe every word our soldiers. Every word!'"
Hedges: The Christian Fascists Are Growing Stronger | | AlterNet: "The rise of this Christian fascism, a rise we ignore at our peril, is being fueled by an ineffectual and bankrupt liberal class that has proved to be unable to roll back surging unemployment, protect us from speculators on Wall Street, or save our dispossessed working class from foreclosures, bankruptcies and misery. The liberal class has proved useless in combating the largest environmental disaster in our history, ending costly and futile imperial wars or stopping the corporate plundering of the nation. And the gutlessness of the liberal class has left it, and the values it represents, reviled and hated."