Saturday, October 1, 2011
Friday, September 30, 2011
OpEdNews - Article: Is The War On Terror A Hoax?: In the past decade, Washington has killed, maimed, dislocated, and made widows and orphans of millions of Muslims in six countries, all in the name of the "war on terror." Washington's attacks on the countries constitute naked aggression and impact primarily civilian populations and infrastructure and, thereby, constitute war crimes under law. Nazis were executed precisely for what Washington is doing today.
Occupy Wall Street rediscovers the radical imagination | David Graeber | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk
Occupy Wall Street rediscovers the radical imagination | David Graeber | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk: The young people protesting in Wall Street and beyond reject this vain economic order. They have come to reclaim the future...
OpEdNews - Article: The Best Among Us; Join the Revolt On Wall Street or Stand On The Wrong Side of History-by Chris Hedges
OpEdNews - Article: The Best Among Us; Join the Revolt On Wall Street or Stand On The Wrong Side of History: There are no excuses left. Either you join the revolt taking place on Wall Street and in the financial districts of other cities across the country or you stand on the wrong side of history. Either you obstruct, in the only form left to us, which is civil disobedience, the plundering by the criminal class on Wall Street and accelerated destruction of the ecosystem that sustains the human species, or become the passive enabler of a monstrous evil.
The due-process-free assassination of U.S. citizens is now reality - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com: After several unsuccessful efforts to assassinate its own citizen, the U.S. succeeded today (and it was the U.S.). It almost certainly was able to find and kill Awlaki with the help of its long-time close friend President Saleh, who took a little time off from murdering his own citizens to help the U.S. murder its.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Dick Cheney's Vancouver visit sparks protest - British Columbia - CBC News: "We hope to set an example that Cheney doesn't see Canada as a safe haven."
What's behind the scorn for the Wall Street protests? - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com: It's unsurprising that establishment media outlets have been condescending, dismissive and scornful of the ongoing protests on Wall Street.
As Occupy Wall Street Gains Momentum, a Harsh Critic Recants in the Mainstream | AlterNet: The Occupy Wall Street movement is gaining momentum. After disturbing, video-documented police brutality and 80 arrests at their march last Saturday, non-supporters and skeptics are being forced to notice a group for the people - the 99% - suffering without the wealth hoarded by the ultra-rich. Once facing a mainstream media blackout, the Occupy Wall Street movement is now up against a different obstacle - one that it seems to be overcoming.
Fired for a Blog Post? A State Department Employee Explains How Sharing a Link to WikiLeaks Lead to Interrogation | | AlterNet
Fired for a Blog Post? A State Department Employee Explains How Sharing a Link to WikiLeaks Lead to Interrogation | | AlterNet: On the same day that more than 250,000 unredacted State Department cables hemorrhaged out onto the Internet, I was interrogated for the first time in my 23-year State Department career by State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS) and told I was under investigation for allegedly disclosing classified information. The evidence of my crime? A posting on my blog from the previous month that included a link to a WikiLeaks document already available elsewhere on the Web.
Observations of a Jailed Journalist | MetroFocus | THIRTEEN: On Sept. 24, while working on a story about citizen journalism for my employer, I found myself arrested, along with many other people. My arrest gave me a unique vantage point on the risks and rewards of citizen journalists, those non-professionals who capture stories (usually without pay) using videos and images via portable technology like a cell phone camera. Anyone, even a passerby or a police officer can be a citizen journalist. That’s its power.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
From The Land Beyond Beyond: Life After America: The myriad differences between The United States and Canada, most small, some huge, culminate in an odd sort of “culture shock” that resonates throughout the day. And with each noted difference … a mini-Twilight Zone episode.
: Information Clearing House News: September 26, 2011 "CatBirdsSeat" - -ED NOTE: On September 17, 2011 Hugo Chávez Frias, President of The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela sent the following letter to Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary General of the United Nations, to confirm the Venezuelan government’s support for the establishment of the State of Palestine. The Venezuelan president sent this letter as the 66th UN General Assembly votes on Palestinian statehood.
OpEdNews - Article: Neglect at Edgefield Federal Prison Causes Inmate to Lose Toes: Background: For first-time readers, Gary White was a county commissioner in Jefferson County, Alabama. Good friends with Les Siegelman, he introduced Les's brother, [former] Alabama Governor Don Siegelman to Richard Scrushy, a local Republican businessman. Because of this, White became inextricably intertwined with Siegelman, who was one of the biggest targets of the Rove-directed, heavily politicized Department of Justice.
Monday, September 26, 2011
Newspaper Editor Files Suit Against Philadelphia Police for Constitutional Violations | BuzzFlash.org
Newspaper Editor Files Suit Against Philadelphia Police for Constitutional Violations | BuzzFlash.org: Cheryl Biren-Wright, Pennsauken, N.J., charges the defendants with violating her 1st, 4th, and 14th amendment rights. The civil action, filed in the U.S. District Court, Philadelphia, is based upon her arrest during a peaceful protest Sept. 12, 2009, at the Army Experience Center (AEC) in the Franklin Mills Mall.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Larry Flynt: Common Sense 2009: The American government -- which we once called our government -- has been taken over by Wall Street, the mega-corporations and the super-rich. They are the ones who decide our fate. It is this group of powerful elites, the people President Franklin D. Roosevelt called "economic royalists," who choose our elected officials -- indeed, our very form of government. Both Democrats and Republicans dance to the tune of their corporate masters. In America, corporations do not control the government. In America, corporations are the government.
MUST SEE RAW VIDEO - Peaceful Female Protesters Penned And Maced By Police At Wall Street Occupation - Home - The Daily Bail
MUST SEE RAW VIDEO - Peaceful Female Protesters Penned And Maced By Police At Wall Street Occupation - Home - The Daily Bail: The women were peaceful and unarmed. They were secured by barricade with an overwhelming police presence. And they were then sprayed directly in the face with pressurized mace.