Saturday, December 24, 2011

The Christmas War on Atheism: What's the Religious Right Whining About When It's Really Non-Believers Who Are Under Attack? | | AlterNet

The Christmas War on Atheism: What's the Religious Right Whining About When It's Really Non-Believers Who Are Under Attack? | | AlterNet: It’s that time of year when, if you tune into Fox News or right-wing talk radio, you’re sure to hear the phrase “war on Christmas” repeated ad infinitum. Perhaps you’ve also seen Rick Perry’s new war on Christmas ad, which gives the added gift of rabid homophobia, while absurdly accusing President Barack Obama of leading a war on religion.

Inside Iran: Rick Steves' Travel Journal

Inside Iran: Rick Steves' Travel Journal: We produced the TV show to understand and humanize Iran. I've written this to share my personal experiences, lessons learned, and opinions that were shaped by my trip. And it's your chance to wander with me behind-the-scenes in this rich, perplexing society. I hope you enjoy this journal, and the TV show.

American's Journey: Ron Paul attacked by CNN: The ENTIRE interview surfaces...

American's Journey: Ron Paul attacked by CNN: The ENTIRE interview surfaces...: Now we get the WHOLE TRUTH - not the usual half-truths - lies by omission we are so used to from our "mainstream" "journalists" tasked with convincing you that YOU REALLY DON'T LOVE RON PAUL - RIGHT RIGHT?

Friday, December 23, 2011

OpEdNews - Article: One Jew's Christmas

OpEdNews - Article: One Jew's Christmas: Right wing commentators at Fox News are in their final week of what has become a holiday tradition of claiming there is a "War on Christmas." The lies and distortions told by these Shepherds of Deceit, and parroted by their unchallenging flock of followers, proves that at least in this manufactured war, truth is the first victim.

OWS Fights Back Against Police Surveillance by Launching "Occucopter" Citizen Drone | | AlterNet

OWS Fights Back Against Police Surveillance by Launching "Occucopter" Citizen Drone | | AlterNet: The police may soon be watching you in your garden picking your vegetables or your bottom. As police plans for increasing unmanned aerial surveillance take shape, there is a new twist. Private citizens can now buy their own surveillance drones to watch the police.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

PressTV - Venezuela helps US poor's with energy

PressTV - Venezuela helps US poor's with energy: Venezuela has launched its energy assistance program for the seventh consecutive year, which helps poor Americans to pay for their home heating oil during the winter, Press TV reports.

Un-Patriotic? Secret US missile cargo bound for S. Korea busted — RT

Un-Patriotic? Secret US missile cargo bound for S. Korea busted — RT: A ship heading to South Korea and China from Germany has been impounded in a Finnish port after a shipment of dozens of American Patriot anti-aircraft missiles and explosives was found aboard.

OpEdNews - Article: Pvt. Manning and Imperative of Truth

OpEdNews - Article: Pvt. Manning and Imperative of Truth: When I was asked to speak at Saturday's rally at Fort Meade in support of Pvt. Bradley Manning, I wondered how I might provide some context around what Manning is alleged to have done.

Ny Times Op-Ed: To End Ridiculous Pot Arrests, Jurors Should Refuse to Convict Marijuana Arrestees (And Can Do So Legally) | AlterNet

Ny Times Op-Ed: To End Ridiculous Pot Arrests, Jurors Should Refuse to Convict Marijuana Arrestees (And Can Do So Legally) | AlterNet: Paul Butler, a former federal prosecutor and law professor at George Washington University, has an idea to help everyday Americans stand-up against the harsh marijuana laws most of them do not support: "If you are ever on a jury in a marijuana case, I recommend that you vote 'not guilty'

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

  A Better World’s In Birth (Maybe)  David Michael Green : Information Clearing House

  A Better World’s In Birth (Maybe)      : Information Clearing House: Somebody (I wish it had been me) recently described Newt Gingrich as “a dumb person’s idea of what a smart person sounds like”, and boy is that ever the truth. He might also be understood as an amoral sociopath’s idea of what a good person sounds like. You can get just about everything you need to know about Gingrich from this one exchange between him and Wife Number Two (of three, and counting) in an Esquire feature published last year:

Russian navy in Syria: Thorn in US side — RT

Russian navy in Syria: Thorn in US side — RT

US officials were 'threatening' after Osama raid: Husain Haqqani - World - DNA

US officials were 'threatening' after Osama raid: Husain Haqqani - World - DNA: Describing his stint in Washington as a "thankless assignment", Pakistan's former envoy to the US Husain Haqqani on Tuesday said American officials were "intransigent and even threatening" after the May 2 raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

Alan Hart:   America’s Growing Isolation:Information Clearing House

Alan Hart:   America’s Growing Isolation       : Information Clearing House: Israel’s response as delivered by Karean Peretz, spokeswoman for Israel’s UN Mission, included this: “The main obstacle to peace, has been, and remains, the Palestinians’ claim to the so-called right of return and its refusal to recognize Israel as a Jewish state,”
That, too, is Zionist propaganda nonsense of the highest order.
Israel is not a Jewish state. How could it be when about a quarter of its citizens are Arabs and mainly Muslims? Israel could only be a Jewish state after it had resorted to a final round of ethnic cleansing. Israel is a Zionist state.

  Not so much of the Shock and Awe By Pubali Ray Chaudhuri: Information Clearing House

    Not so much of the Shock and Awe:    : Information Clearing House: Not so much of the Shock and Awe: How an American born outside the U.S. responds to the NADA

   The New Breed of Hero     : Information Clearing House

   The New Breed of Hero     : Information Clearing House: The United States has done a remarkable job over the years convincing you that the folks in law enforcement are here for no other reason then to "protect and serve." The words sound honorable and are meant to instill trust and confidence. You see this worn out, duplicitous motto emblazoned across every squad car in every small town across America. But it has become just another slogan that means nothing at all any longer.

Monday, December 19, 2011

12/17/11 Statement from Leonard Peltier: From Behind the Iron Door - TheBlackList Pub

12/17/11 Statement from Leonard Peltier: From Behind the Iron Door - TheBlackList Pub

A withdrawal without glory or honor - English pravda.ru

A withdrawal without glory or honor - English pravda.ru: The people, more than anything, feel exhausted from the blood tribute that each generation is obligated to offer. There is no glory in wars against defenseless people, and almost always peaceful, in the name of this or that, but always caused by the interests the looters and plunderers of the wealth of others.

Israeli woman refuses ultra-Orthodox dictate to move to back of bus - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

Israeli woman refuses ultra-Orthodox dictate to move to back of bus - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News: A woman passenger on a public bus from Ashdod to Jerusalem Friday was told by an ultra-Orthodox male passenger to move to the back of the bus. The man held the door of the bus open and would not allow it to move for approximately 30 minutes.

 Did You Have Any Idea? John Pilger -Information Clearing House

:Information Clearing House

DID YOU HAVE ANY IDEA? - with John PILGER from CaTV on Vimeo.

On the Dark Side in Al Doura - A Soldier in the Shadows on Vimeo

On the Dark Side in Al Doura - A Soldier in the Shadows on Vimeo

On the Dark Side in Al Doura - A Soldier in the Shadows from Pulse TV & Maverick Media on Vimeo.

  New Photos Released of Iraq Atrocity, With Documents and Video :  Information Clearing House

  New Photos Released of Iraq Atrocity, With Documents and Video :  Information Clearing House: Every American should read this letter:

Robin Koerner: If You Love Peace, Become a "Blue Republican" (Just for a Year)

Robin Koerner: If You Love Peace, Become a "Blue Republican" (Just for a Year): The world lost its goodwill toward the USA when Americans voted for George W. Bush the second time around.

Native American Youth to Diane Sawyer: We’re Not Poverty Porn - COLORLINES

Native American Youth to Diane Sawyer: We’re Not Poverty Porn - COLORLINES: Last month ABC’s 20/20 aired a special they called “Children of the Plains,” that portrayed the Lakota Indian reservation as a place that only dealt with crime, unemployment, alcoholism, overcrowded trailers and crumbling schools.

On Monday, young Native American students from Rosebud, South Dakota released a short video that challenged the claims made by “Children of the plains.”

Sunday, December 18, 2011

OpEdNews - Article: War Without End, Amen: The Reality of America's Aggression Against Iraq by Chris Floyd

OpEdNews - Article: War Without End, Amen: The Reality of America's Aggression Against Iraq: He spoke of suffering, he spoke of sacrifice, he spoke of loss and enduring pain -- but only for the Americans involved in the unprovoked war of aggression, and their families. He did not say a single word -- not one -- about the thousands and thousands and thousands and thousands and thousands of Iraqis killed by this "fulfilled mission," this "extraordinary achievement," this "success." These human beings -- these sons and daughters, fathers, mothers, kinfolk, lovers, friends -- cannot be acknowledged. They cannot be perceived. It must be as if they had never existed. It must be as if they are not dead now.

Thomas Drake- Veteran, Whistleblower at the National Security Agency b.

Thomas Drake: "As a student of history and politics, I firmly believe that we have reached a breaking point in this country, when the government violates and erodes our very privacy and precious freedoms in the name of national security and then hides it behind the convenient label of secrecy.
This is not the America I took an oath to support and defend in my career. This is not the America I learned about while growing up in Texas and Vermont. This is not the America we are supposed to be."

Shocking Video: 'Blue bra' girl brutally beaten by Egypt military - YouTube

Shocking Video: 'Blue bra' girl brutally beaten by Egypt military - YouTube

Battlefield America: Is Gitmo in Your Future? | | AlterNet

Battlefield America: Is Gitmo in Your Future? | | AlterNet: Ambiguous but alarming new wording, which is tucked into the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and was just passed by the Senate, is reminiscent of the “extraordinary measures” introduced by the Nazis after they took power in 1933.

OpEdNews - Article: Pigs, cows, and chickens are the 99 percent, says animal rights activist

OpEdNews - Article: Pigs, cows, and chickens are the 99 percent, says animal rights activist: " Mercy For Animals is a national non-profit organization dedicated to preventing cruelty to farmed animals and promoting compassionate food choices and policies. We encourage consumers to open their hearts and minds, and widen their circle of compassion beyond family, friends and their beloved companion animals to include all animals," Von Alt said.