Monday, December 31, 2012

OpEdNews - Article: The Left is Moving Right. What to do?

OpEdNews - Article: The Left is Moving Right. What to do?

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Sunday, December 23, 2012

OpEdNews - Article: Newtown kids v Yemenis and Pakistanis: what explains the disparate reactions?

OpEdNews - Article: Newtown kids v Yemenis and Pakistanis: what explains the disparate reactions?: "With seven seconds left to go, there was no one to be seen on the ground. Bryant could still have diverted the missile at that point. Then it was down to three seconds. Bryant felt as if he had to count each individual pixel on the monitor. Suddenly a child walked around the corner, he says.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

OpEdNews - Article: Once Again -- Death of the Liberal Class

OpEdNews - Article: Once Again -- Death of the Liberal ClassI am not sure when I severed myself irrevocably from the myth of America. It began when I was a seminarian, living for more than two years in Boston's inner city on a street that had more homicides than any other in the city. I had to confront in the public housing projects the cruelty of white supremacy, the myriad institutional mechanisms that kept poor people of color trapped, broken and impoverished, the tragic squandering of young lives and the fatuous liberals who spoke in lofty language about empowering people they never met. The ties unraveled further during the five years I spent as a war correspondent in El Salvador and Nicaragua. I stood in too many mud-walled villages looking at the mutilated bodies of men, women and children, murdered by U.S.-backed soldiers, death squads and paramilitary units. I heard too many lies spewed out by Ronald Reagan and the State Department to justify these killings. And by the time I was in Gaza, looking at the twisted limbs of dead women and children and listening to Israeli and U.S. officials describe an Israeli airstrike as a "surgical" hit on Islamic militants, it was over. I knew the dark heart of America. I knew who we were, what we did, what we actually stood for and the terrifying and willful innocence that permits most Americans to think of themselves as good and virtuous when they are, in reality, members of an efficient race of killers and ruthless profiteers.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Why it is Tony Blair and not me who should be in the dock on 16 November

Why it is Tony Blair and not me who should be in the dock on 16 November: On 27 May 2012, anti-war protester David Lawley-Wakelin interrupted Tony Blair, as he was giving evidence at Leveson Inquiry into the British press and the phone-hacking scandal, shouting, "Excuse me, this man should be arrested for war crimes." Lord Leveson duly apologised to the war criminal and truth-teller Lawley-Wakelin was taken away by the police.

The Best Gay Rights Video You'll See Today | Care2 Causes

The Best Gay Rights Video You'll See Today | Care2 Causes

Michael Parenti, Savvina Chowdhury, Sarah Regan - Oct 20, 2012 - YouTube

"What people believe the U.S. is doing in the world and what the U.S. really is doing, is one of the great propaganda feats of modern time." Michael Parenti, Savvina Chowdhury, Sarah Regan - Oct 20, 2012 - YouTube

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Must watch video interview: Russell Means: "I Am An American Indian Patriot"

Must watch video interview: Russell Means: "I Am An American Indian Patriot"The Washington Post has a crucial and disturbing story this morning by Greg Miller about the concerted efforts by the Obama administration to fully institutionalize – to make officially permanent – the most extremist powers it has exercised in the name of the war on terror.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Papers, Please! » Blog Archive » State Dept. admits passport form was illegal, but still wants it approved

Papers, Please! » Blog Archive » State Dept. admits passport form was illegal, but still wants it approved: Ignoring massive public opposition, and despite having recently admitted that it is already using the “proposed” forms illegally without approval, the State Department is trying again to get approval for a pair of impossible-to-complete new passport application forms that would, in effect, allow the State Department to deny you a passport simply by choosing to send you either or both of the new “long forms”.

OpEdNews - Article: Obamneycare Converts Health Care Into Profits

OpEdNews - Article: Obamneycare Converts Health Care Into Profits

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Turkey "Admits" Russian Air Cargo Legal , 19 October 2012 Friday 15:50

Turkey "Admits" Russian Air Cargo Legal , 19 October 2012 Friday 15:50: The Turkish authorities recognize the legitimacy of the cargo seized from a Moscow-Damascus passenger plane but have a problem with its processing, a Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Thursday, RIA Novosti reported.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Was it worth it? Afghanistan 11 years later | Global Research

Was it worth it? Afghanistan 11 years later | Global Research: October 7 marked the eleventh anniversary of the US war in Afghanistan. More than 2,000 American soldiers have now been killed, and as the US presidential candidates debate each other to lead the most dominant power on Earth, perhaps it is time for someone to ask them: Was it worth it?

OpEdNews - Article: Chavez Beats the Devil, Again

OpEdNews - Article: Chavez Beats the Devil, Again

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

A Hall of Shame for Venezuelan Elections Coverage

A Hall of Shame for Venezuelan Elections Coverage: Although some people have criticized the result—which is Hugo Chavez having won—there’s no doubt in our mind, having monitored very closely the election process, that he won fairly and squarely. As a matter of fact, of the 92 elections that we’ve monitored, I would say that the election process in Venezuela is the best in the world. They have a very wonderful voting system…

Saturday, October 6, 2012

OpEdNews - Article: Why I Dislike Israel

OpEdNews - Article: Why I Dislike Israel: I have to admit that I don't like what my own government is doing these days, but I like Israel even less and it is past time to do something about it. No more money, no more political support, no more tolerance of spying, and no more having to listen to demands for red lines to go to war. No more favorable press when the demented Benjamin Netanyahu holds up a cartoon at the U.N. The United States government exists to serve the American people, no more, no less, and it is time that our elected representatives begin to remember that fact.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

OpEdNews - Article: Veterans For Peace Meets With Ahmadinejad

OpEdNews - Article: Veterans For Peace Meets With Ahmadinejad:

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US brands Julian Assange and WikiLeaks ‘enemies of the state’ (VIDEO) — RT

US brands Julian Assange and WikiLeaks ‘enemies of the state’ (VIDEO) — RT: "" 'via Blog this'

Assange to UN: 'It is time for the US to cease its persecution of WikiLeaks' (VIDEO) — RT

Assange to UN: 'It is time for the US to cease its persecution of WikiLeaks' (VIDEO) — RT: "" 'via Blog this'

OpEdNews - Article: Iran, Israel, and Existential Threats

OpEdNews - Article: Iran, Israel, and Existential Threats: "U.S. and Israeli forces have Iran surrounded, and are threatening war in violation of the U.N. Charter.  Israel and the United States have attacked Iranian computers, assassinated Iranian scientists, flown drones over Iran, imposed sanctions on the Iranian people (including cutting off oil supplies and clean energy technologies).  The United States has organized a massive military exercise off the coast of Iran, and has just taken the terrorist label off an Iranian terrorist group, opening the door to funding its operations.  The very real threat of war on Iran is an existential threat to millions of human beings, a threat -- in other words -- of mass murder."

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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Assange, Latin America & The Defeat of The Elite | Gathering Spot

Assange, Latin America & The Defeat of The Elite | Gathering Spot: Today we talk of geo-politics and the freedom of information. But what is happening today technically (i.e. politically) began on 12 December 2008, though some say September of that year, but it took four years for the shock waves to reach Europe and America. The issue relates to Julian Assange, Wikileaks, and the Republic of Ecuador. Mind you, it was assumed in the entire American continent, Australia, and Europe that the world was the same as ten years ago. But the world does not work that way anymore.

OpEdNews - Article: Canada: Selling Its Soul to America

OpEdNews - Article: Canada: Selling Its Soul to America

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

PETA Forced to Hold Restricted Screening of Animal Abuse Film at the Kansas State Fair | Latest News | Earth Island Journal | Earth Island Institute

PETA Forced to Hold Restricted Screening of Animal Abuse Film at the Kansas State Fair | Latest News | Earth Island Journal | Earth Island Institute

Julian Assange: Hunted by America's Violent Empire | Alternet

Julian Assange: Hunted by America's Violent Empire | Alternet: About the state, though, there must be no illusions. A nation that goes to war on fraud, that insists “We don’t torture” when evidence to the contrary abounds, that kidnaps foreign nationals and puts them on planes to be delivered to dungeons, that spies on its people, asserts its right to lock them up indefinitely and lets documented CIA torturers off the hook of accountability because they were only following orders: that nation will plot, and it will double-cross, and it will kill. Sweden participated in the US program of extraordinary rendition. The United Kingdom has threatened to storm Ecuador’s embassy. The United States now says it does not recognize the historic right of persons to seek diplomatic asylum. Assange’s lawyers have said that he will go to Sweden if he gets an absolutely firm guarantee from the Obama administration that it will not arrest him. Such a guarantee is impossible in an empire of lies.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Syria: Turning Back the Clock on the Arab Spring

Syria: Turning Back the Clock on the Arab Spring: Perhaps one of the most inglorious accomplishments of the western-backed/Gulf-funded Syrian opposition is that it has – and over the course of mere months - managed to inflict such a colossal, irreparable damage to the Syrian people’s future prospects of having a real, homegrown and genuine uprising to bring about positive change in their own country.

Why Do So Many Southerners Think They're the Only Real Americans? | Alternet

Why Do So Many Southerners Think They're the Only Real Americans? | Alternet: Although otherwise respectable reviewers, bloggers and emailers have accused me of seeking out only the opinions of slack-jawed hayfoots slurping moonshine from ceramic jugs during my travels, the truth is that in the South this sort of ugly invective is mainstream orthodoxy.

Venezuela’s Oil Refinery Blaze: Seven Good Reasons to Suspect Sabotage | Global Research

Venezuela’s Oil Refinery Blaze: Seven Good Reasons to Suspect Sabotage | Global Research: “You can’t exclude any hypothesis … It’s practically impossible that here in an [oil] installation like this which is fully automated everywhere and that has thousands of responsible workers night and day, civilian and military, and that there is a gas leak for 3 or 4 days and nobody responds. This is impossible.”

Saturday, September 1, 2012

7 Amazing Atheists Who Aren't Old White Guys | Alternet

7 Amazing Atheists Who Aren't Old White Guys | Alternet: Richard Dawkins. Christopher Hitchens. Sam Harris. Charles Darwin. Mark Twain. These are the names and faces many people associate with atheism. And apart from their atheism, they all have something in common: They're all white guys.

Orwell's 1984 Solution to Criminalize War: “If There was Hope, it must Lie in the Proles”

Orwell's 1984 Solution to Criminalize War: “If There was Hope, it must Lie in the Proles”: In fact, the programming necessary to attain such a degree of self-assuredness often tends to distance one from reality. For example, revulsion towards war in the United States has historically tended to run strongest among those who have escaped the heavy indoctrination of the professional class—those members of the non-or semi-skilled, working class majority. As historian Howard Zinn observes,

Why the Western media are angry at Tehran NAM summit | Global Research

Why the Western media are angry at Tehran NAM summit | Global Research: The 16th summit of the Non-Aligned Movement in Tehran was unquestionably a diplomatic triumph for Iran, and the Western politicians know this very well. Perhaps it’s in this context that the frustration and annoyance of the Western state-run mainstream media at the Tehran summit can be explained.

Venezuela’s Oil Refinery Blaze: Seven Good Reasons to Suspect Sabotage | Global Research

Venezuela’s Oil Refinery Blaze: Seven Good Reasons to Suspect Sabotage | Global Research: Immediately following the explosion and fire, on script, all the mass media in the US and Great Britain , and the right wing Venezuelan opposition launched a blanket condemnation of the government as the perpetrator of the disaster accusing it of “gross negligence” and “under-investment” in safety standards.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

The British Siege of the Ecuadorian Embassy: Déjà Vu: Anglo-American disregard for International Law

The British Siege of the Ecuadorian Embassy: Déjà Vu: Anglo-American disregard for International Law: When Iranian student activists occupied the US Embassy in Tehran in 1979 as a result of the Iranian Revolution, the US and Britain condemned the Iranian provisional government of Prime Minister Bazargan even though it was not responsible. The US, UK, and their allies ranted and raved about the sanctity of foreign diplomatic missions, calling the activists “terrorists” and “anarchists.” Today, however, they endorse the storming of embassies and consulates themselves. It is also important to note that Anglo-American disregard for diplomatic sanctity is conducted at the official level while the taking of the US Embassy in Tehran was not an official act executed or sanctioned by the Iranian government.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

The Human Cost of War on Iran

The Human Cost of War on Iran: As Israel threatens to bomb Iran, U.S. pundits are again pontificating about the necessity of war and opining about military tactics. Left out of their frame is the certainty of mass human suffering, a reality forgotten since the days of the Vietnam War, says former U.S. intelligence analyst Elizabeth Murray.

Friday, August 24, 2012

PressTV - Anti-Iran rhetoric reflects US-Israel implosive crises: Analyst

PressTV - Anti-Iran rhetoric reflects US-Israel implosive crises: Analyst:

'via Blog this'A senior political analyst has censured Washington and Tel Aviv’s military threats against Tehran as psychological projection of the exacerbating internal crises across the US and Israel, calling the adventurism violation of the international law.

Friday, August 17, 2012

75 Year Old Grateful Great-Grandmother Nan Wigmore Arrested at Occupy Action at MarkColman TV

75 Year Old Grateful Great-Grandmother Nan Wigmore Arrested at Occupy Action at MarkColman TV: Five Occupiers including 75-year-old Grateful Great-Grandmother Nan Wigmore held a sit-in inside Obama’s Portland headquarters on Thursday afternoon to draw attention to their Free Bradley Manning campaign.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

OpEdNews - Article: The Dispossessed Majority

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OpEdNews - Article: The Dispossessed Majority

  The Perversion of Scholarship:Information Clearing House: ICH

  The Perversion of Scholarship:       Information Clearing House: ICH: There is probably no more inhospitable place to be an intellectual, or a person of color or a member of the LGBT community, than on the campuses of the Big Ten Conference colleges, although the poison of this bizarre American obsession has infected innumerable schools. These environments are distinctly corporate. To get ahead one must get along. The student is implicitly told his or her self-worth and fulfillment are found in crowds, in mass emotions, rather than individual transcendence. Those who do not pay deference to the celebration of force, wealth and power become freaks. It is a war on knowledge in the name of knowledge.

Film Review: Bahrain, Shouting in the Dark

Film Review: Bahrain, Shouting in the Dark

OpEdNews - Article: Soldiers Who Refuse to Kill

OpEdNews - Article: Soldiers Who Refuse to Kill

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Pat Robertson is a HYPER-HYPERCRITICAL NWO PUPPET - 12160

Pat Robertson is a HYPER-HYPERCRITICAL NWO PUPPET - 12160: "Thirty-five years ago, Pat Robertson founded the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), which laid the foundation for his financial empire. Using CBN resources, Robertson launched numerous other business ventures, including.
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Monday, August 6, 2012

OpEdNews - Article: US Says Iran Violates "International Obligations." What Are They?

OpEdNews - Article: US Says Iran Violates "International Obligations." What Are They?: What are "international obligations? Does the United States have to uphold them along with other counties? Does Washington even know they are defined as " obligations owed by states to the international community as a whole, intended to protect and promote the basic values and common interests of all." By this very definition, no one state can decide what's best for all.

Obama the Pioneer

Obama the PioneerEarlier this week, The New Yorker‘s Steve Coll wrote an excellent column on President Obama’s kill list and assassination powers.

Does 9/11 Truth Have A Chance?

Does 9/11 Truth Have A Chance?: In other words, qualified, knowledgeable people who tell people what they do not want to hear are dismissed as “the enemy.” Much of the American population is set up to believe government propaganda. Without an independent media, which the US no longer has, people are taught that only “conspiracy kooks” challenge the government’s story. Even on the Internet, this is a main theme on Antiwar.com and on CounterPunch.org, two sites that protest America’s wars but accept the 9/11 propaganda that justifies the wars.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Profile of Rebels in Homs and Their Executioners - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Profile of Rebels in Homs and Their Executioners - SPIEGEL ONLINE: Hussein didn't care if the man had been beaten into a confession, or that he was terrified of death and had begun to stammer prayers. It was his tough luck that the rebels had caught him. Hussein took out his army knife and sliced the kneeling man's neck. His comrades from the so-called "burial brigade" quickly interred the blood-stained corpse in the sand of the graveyard west of the Baba Amr area of the rebel stronghold of Homs. At the time, the neighborhood was in the hands of the insurgents

OpEdNews - Article: Just What Country is Threatening the Other?

OpEdNews - Article: Just What Country is Threatening the Other?

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OpEdNews - Page 2 of Article: Tightening the Noose on Iran

OpEdNews - Page 2 of Article: Tightening the Noose on Iran: The drive to demonize Iran might well be considered little more than Washington theater of the absurd in an election year, but it is deadly serious. War with Iran might unleash forces best left undisturbed, and the consequences for U.S. forces in the Middle East could be grave. And then there is the frail global economy, which hardly needs an oil shock.

OpEdNews - Article: Reflections on a Medical Career Robert S. Dotson, M.D.

OpEdNews - Article: Reflections on a Medical Career Robert S. Dotson, M.D.

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

OpEdNews - Article: "American Lives Are Not More Important Than Other People's Lives"

OpEdNews - Article: "American Lives Are Not More Important Than Other People's Lives": Don't get me wrong, I love most sports. But I'm going to have my TV remote (with mute!) at the ready for the upcoming summer Olympics. You know the drill--soaring, beautiful feats of heart, talent and skill by athletes from around the world will be twisted into training people in flag-waving "USA, USA, USA" jingoism and rooting for "our" country--with the occasional "human interest" bit on non-U.S. athletes thrown in to help the chauvinist poison go down. No matter where the U.S. ends up in the ever-present medal count, all this will prove--once again--that this imperialist system works to turn everything it touches--no matter its human potential--into something oppressive and ugly

Did the San Francisco Police Department Get Away With an Execution?

Did the San Francisco Police Department Get Away With an Execution?: Last week, a San Francisco police officer shot 32-year-old Pralith Pralourng to death on Pralourng's lunch break. Pralourng, an Oakland man of Thai descent, was suspected of having slashed a friend of his with a box cutter at their job in a chocolate factory on the San Francisco peer. When the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) caught up with Pralourng, we don't exactly know what happened, but the latter wound up with two smoking holes in his chest, and the cop who fired the bullets that put them there was suspended with pay. Her name was not released.

Monday, July 23, 2012

OpEdNews - Article: The Careerists-Chris Hedges

OpEdNews - Article: The Careerists: The most dangerous force in the industrialized world does not come from those who wield radical creeds, whether Islamic radicalism or Christian fundamentalism, but from legions of faceless bureaucrats who claw their way up layered corporate and governmental machines. They serve any system that meets their pathetic quota of needs.

Jason Alexander’s amazing gun rant - Salon.com

Jason Alexander’s amazing gun rant - Salon.com: I’d like to preface this long tweet by saying that my passion comes from my deepest sympathy and shared sorrow with yesterday’s victims and with the utmost respect for the people and the police/fire/medical/political forces of Aurora and all who seek to comfort and aid these victims.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Cenk Uygur: Mainstream media belong to advertisers - YouTube

Cenk Uygur: Mainstream media belong to advertisers - YouTube

VLADIMIR PUTIN: RUSSIA AND THE CHANGING WORLD | My Catbird Seat

VLADIMIR PUTIN: RUSSIA AND THE CHANGING WORLD | My Catbird Seat

Venezuela: A Threat to Washington?

Venezuela: A Threat to Washington?: From the first time Hugo Chavez was elected President of Venezuela in 1998, Washington and its allies have been trying to undermine his government. When Chavez was just a presidential candidate, the US State Department denied his visa to participate in television interviews in Miami. Later, when he won the presidential elections, Ambassador John Maisto called him personally to congratulate him and offer him a visa. The following months were filled with attempts to “buy” the newly elected President of Venezuela. Businessmen, politicians and heads of state from Washington and Spain pressured him to submit to their agendas. “Come with us”, urged Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar, trying to seduce him with offers of wealth and luxury in turn for obeying orders.

Monday, July 16, 2012

To Disagree Is to Be Put on the Enemies List

To Disagree Is to Be Put on the Enemies List: In those years of the movements, great numbers of Americans began to take democracy seriously—to think for themselves, to doubt the experts, to distrust the political leaders, and to lose faith in the military, the corporations and even once the untouchable FBI and CIA. In mid-1975, the Harris poll, looking at the years since 1966, reported that public confidence in the military had dropped from 62 percent to 29 percent, in business from 55 percent to 18 percent, in the president and Congress from 42 percent to 13 percent. When the Survey Research Center of the University of Michigan posed the question, "Is the Government run by a few big interests looking out for themselves?" the answer in 1964 was "yes" from 53 percent of those polled.

OpEdNews - Article: David Vine: U.S. Empire of Bases Grows

OpEdNews - Article: David Vine: U.S. Empire of Bases Grows

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OpEdNews - Article: War On All Fronts

OpEdNews - Article: War On All Fronts

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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Activist Post: Latest Syria 'Massacre' - Goebbelsesque Propaganda

Activist Post: Latest Syria 'Massacre' - Goebbelsesque Propaganda: What the Western media is doing, and above all, what US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is promoting, is without a doubt criminal - with a historical precedent already set leveling serious charges and penalties against such intolerable activities. Just because a government with the perception of legitimacy claims something is true, that a war is necessary, that its intentions are good - doesn't mean that it is so - for every brutal imperialist throughout history has in one way or another attempted to dress its naked military aggression, subjugation, and exploitation toward others with good intentions and just causes.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

PressTV - Putin denounces West for adopting ‘missile-bomb democracy’

PressTV - Putin denounces West for adopting ‘missile-bomb democracy’: “This is a fact. Hence, attempts by individual players in international politics to perpetuate their habitual influence and gain geopolitical benefits by all means. This can be seen from the so-called humanitarian operations, from exports of the ‘missile-bomb’ democracy and intervention in internal conflicts, including those bred by the ‘Arab Spring,’” the Russian president said.

How Many Checkpoints in One Morning?! Welcome to the Police State! - YouTube

How Many Checkpoints in One Morning?! Welcome to the Police State! - YouTube

The United States Is Profoundly Uncomfortable With Peace | BuzzFlash.org

The United States Is Profoundly Uncomfortable With Peace | BuzzFlash.org: "We have always been at war with Eastasia," George Orwell wrote in "1984." That's the spartan message a women named Emily Othus e-mailed me in January, and it has been sitting there in my inbox like a chicken bone caught in my throat.

'After 9/11 NSA had secret deal with White House' - YouTube

'After 9/11 NSA had secret deal with White House' - YouTube

OpEdNews - Article: Book Review: Norman G. Finkelstein's "What Gandhi says about Nonviolence, Resistance and Courage"

OpEdNews - Article: Book Review: Norman G. Finkelstein's "What Gandhi says about Nonviolence, Resistance and Courage": I sincerely do not think that rich and powerful men have any good intentions because they wouldn't choose ill-begotten wealth and brute power to preserve the wealth in the first place. Therefore to appeal to their conscience and expect them to change is in other words prolonging the sufferings of the downtrodden. Those who have power need to be afraid of the consequences of the abuse of power. Corrupt and conscienceless men understand fear because that is what they intend to inspire in their victims.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Time to Get Crazy: What We Can Learn from Native American Resistance to Colonists' Greed | Chris Hedges-| AlterNet

Time to Get Crazy: What We Can Learn from Native American Resistance to Colonists' Greed | | AlterNet: Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons



Native Americans’ resistance to the westward expansion of Europeans took two forms. One was violence. The other was accommodation. Neither worked. Their land was stolen, their communities were decimated, their women and children were gunned down and the environment was ravaged. There was no legal recourse. There was no justice. There never is for the oppressed.

OpEdNews - Page 3 of Article: The Collapsing US Economy And The End of The World

OpEdNews - Page 3 of Article: The Collapsing US Economy And The End of The World: Washington is becoming an isolated and despised element of the world community. Washington has purchased Europe, Canada, Australia, the former Soviet state of Georgia (and almost Ukraine), and Columbia, and continues its effort to purchase the entire world, but sentiment is turning against the rising Gestapo state that has shown itself to be lawless, ruthless, and indifferent -- even hostile -- to human life and human rights.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Courage to Resist - US war resister in sanctuary of Canadian church

Courage to Resist - US war resister in sanctuary of Canadian church: Presently, Rodney finds himself in a legal limbo that has meant no change in his case for quite a while. His lawyer will soon be re-submitting an application for him to be granted asylum on Humanitarian and Compassionate Grounds so that he can stay in Canada and be able to resume being a father to his four year old son and a husband on a daily basis. Because Rodney is confined to the church, he only sees his wife and his son on weekends.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science

Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science: Incidentally, the automatic exemption of churches from tax is a disgrace. Nobody denies that some churches do charitable work. But that doesn’t mean that any organisation should automatically qualify for tax-free status simply by calling itself a church. Each church organisation separately should make the case that it does charitable work, just as anybody else has to when seeking tax exemption. Fat-cat evangelical pastors with tax-free mansions and private jets are an obscenity. Indefensible.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Can Americans Escape the Deception?

OpEdNews - Article: Can Americans Escape the Deception?: Hot Air Day is upon us. On July 4, hot air will spew forth all over the country as dignitaries deliver homilies to our "freedom and democracy" and praise "our brave troops" who are protecting our freedom by "killing them over there before they come over here."

OpEdNews - Article: Can Americans Escape the Deception?

OpEdNews - Article: Can Americans Escape the Deception?

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Monday, July 2, 2012

Heeding the Call:   Rewriting History:  US War On Vietnam      : Information Clearing House

Heeding the Call:   Rewriting History:  US War On Vietnam      : Information Clearing House: The first blow to the memory of our antiwar GI and veteran struggles in this revisionist farce was delivered by President Obama himself in his Memorial Day launch of the neutered sounding “Vietnam War Commemoration Project.” Obama’s myth-driven speech is a testament to his abysmal ignorance of this period of our history; or he was simply pandering to a selected audience of true-believer vets gathered at the Wall, who have succumbed to the pernicious view that the war they could never have defended in youth had become, with the salve of passing years, a noble cause.

 Time for Regime Change in the USA           : Information Clearing House

 Time for Regime Change in the USA           : Information Clearing House: Indeed, the amazing thing is that the USA is completely failing to see what is going on. It was completely caught off balance by the Arab Spring so perhaps it is not surprising that it does not understand that it is hated more than it knows; that its traditional mixture of bullying, bribery and attack are not quite as impressive as it thinks; and that, in short, others are fed up with a short-sighted arrogance and even more short-sighted stupidity which is always prepared to go to war (even if that means that the USA is now virtually bankrupt because of its military spending).

Friday, June 29, 2012

NATO Proxies Turkey and Saudi Arabia Move to War Footing on Eve of Syrian ‘Peace Summit’

NATO Proxies Turkey and Saudi Arabia Move to War Footing on Eve of Syrian ‘Peace Summit’: Which makes the Geneva “crisis conference” this weekend appear all the more ludicrous. In attendance are the US, Britain, France, Turkey and the Gulf Arab monarchical states of Kuwait and Qatar. All are professing to support a peaceful solution in Syria even though all the above are funnelling weapons, logistics and personnel to wage a brutal, terrorist assault on that country – an assault that has now led to the precipice of all-out regional war.

OpEdNews - Article: The Terrorist Government of the United States

OpEdNews - Article: The Terrorist Government of the United States: Everyday ordinary Black, White, Brown, Red, and Yellow people of the United States are living under the yoke of a self-legitimized organized corporate / military crime syndicate known as the government

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Leaked Video: Live Goats' Legs Cut Off With Tree Trimmers

Leaked Video: Live Goats' Legs Cut Off With Tree Trimmers: Each year, more than 10,000 live animals are shot, stabbed, mutilated, and killed in horrific military training exercises that are supposed to simulate injuries on the battlefield. But the training exercises that are taking place in these highly secret courses bear no resemblance to real battlefield conditions—and they don't help soldiers save the lives of their injured comrades.

OpEdNews - Article: Ex-US President Indicts Obama as Assassin

OpEdNews - Article: Ex-US President Indicts Obama as Assassin

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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Paraguay: Obama's Second Latin American Coup

Paraguay: Obama's Second Latin American Coup: The recent coup against Paraguay's democratically elected president is not only a blow to democracy, but an attack against the working and poor population that supported and elected President Fernando Lugo, whom they see as a bulwark against the wealthy elite who've dominated the country for decades.

Italian Court Reignites MMR Vaccine Debate

Italian Court Reignites MMR Vaccine Debate: The complete lack of coverage of this case in the US media is a potent example of how health information is flat out censored in the US. Is it any wonder so many Americans are still in the dark? Whether hearing about this case in the US media would sway you to believe vaccines may cause autism or not, the REAL story here is the fact that you’re not even being allowed to learn about it in the first place!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Julian Assange and What is at Stake

Julian Assange and What is at Stake: These authorities' fulminations tell us something profound about how precarious their continued rule actually is. They cannot do what they've been doing and they cannot do what they plan to do going forward if they are not able to garrot what the people know. Whistle-blowing and genuine journalism are far too damaging to their designs: real journalism reveals our leaders' hypocrisy and deceit. The workings of their system are so awful that our esteemed leaders must carry out an unprecedented level of repression against truth-telling, inquiry, and protest, or else their castles will be shaken and face ignominious destruction from the fury of the populace rising up to challenge them. WikiLeaks and Assange have already demonstrated the potential for this. We must all rise to defend Julian Assange for his heroic stand against their horrid acts so that we can create more room and not less for him and others to do what must be done.

Friday, June 22, 2012

44 Senators Tell Obama To Do Israel’s Bidding | My Catbird Seat

44 Senators Tell Obama To Do Israel’s Bidding | My Catbird Seat: These 44 senators forgot about the terrible reviews of the 2003 Shock and Awe production. They just know Shock and Awe: The Sequel, will be a success.

Their June 15 foreign policy letter is reproduced here, complete with signatures.

Apple Refuses to Sell Products to Iranian Americans | AlterNet

Apple Refuses to Sell Products to Iranian Americans | AlterNet: Writing this on my MacBook Pro, I’m quite ashamed of the recent news that Apple refused to sell an iPad to an Iranian-American girl. This Monday, WSBTV in Atlanta reported that the girl, Sahar Sabet, was in an Apple store in Georgia when an employee overheard her speaking Farsi with her uncle. The employee then asked what language they were speaking and where they were from. When Sahar told him “Farsi, I’m from Iran,” he responded, “I just can’t sell this to you. Our countries have bad relations.” Sahar said she walked out in tears. Zack Jafarzadeh, another Iranian American interviewed in the report, said that his friend was once denied an iPhone purchase when a sales representative overheard them speaking Farsi.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

OpEdNews - Article: History Is The Enemy As "Brilliant" Psy-Ops Become The News

OpEdNews - Article: History Is The Enemy As "Brilliant" Psy-Ops Become The News: History is buried with the dead and deformed of Vietnam and Bhopal. And history is the new enemy. On 28 May, President Obama launched a campaign to falsify the history of the war in Vietnam. To Obama, there was no Agent Orange, no free-fire zones, no turkey shoots, no cover-ups of massacres, no rampant racism, no suicides (as many Americans took their own lives as died in the war), no defeat by a resistance army drawn from an impoverished society. It was, said Mr. Hopey Changey, "one of the most extraordinary stories of bravery and integrity in the annals of [US] military history."

Iran Bashing, Terrorism and Who Chose The Chosen People, Anyway? - YouTube

Iran Bashing, Terrorism and Who Chose The Chosen People, Anyway? - YouTube

 The State Department Goes Bad   : Information Clearing House

 The State Department Goes Bad   : Information Clearing House: “The fact is that Zionist influence spreads far beyond Israel’s area of dominion and has, for a long while now, exerted a corrupting power within many of the political institutions of Western governments, and particularly that of the United States. In other words, unlike the Russians or the Chinese and other such governments, the Israelis and their supporters directly influence the policy makers of our own country and this often results in our abetting Israel’s crimes. This makes it imperative that Zionist Israel be singled out as a high priority case from among the many other oppressive regimes that may be candidates for criticism and protest.”

 Ron Paul:  Unconstitutional Uses of Drones Must Stop   : Information Clearing House

 Ron Paul:  Unconstitutional Uses of Drones Must Stop   : Information Clearing House: Last week I joined several of my colleagues in sending a letter to President Obama requesting clarification of his criteria for the lethal use of drones overseas. Administration officials assure us that a "high degree of confidence" is required that the person targeted by a drone is a terrorist. However, press reports have suggested that mere "patterns of behavior" and other vague criteria are actually being used to decide who to target in a drone strike. I am concerned that an already troublingly low threshold for execution on foreign soil may be even lower than we imagined.

Glenn Greenwald:    Julian Assange's Right to Asylum : Information Clearing House

Glenn Greenwald:    Julian Assange's Right to Asylum : Information Clearing House: The evidence that the US seeks to prosecute and extradite Assange is substantial. There is no question that the Obama justice department has convened an active grand jury to investigate whether WikiLeaks violated the draconian Espionage Act of 1917. Key senators from President Obama's party, including Senate intelligence committee chairwoman Dianne Feinstein, have publicly called for his prosecution under that statute. A leaked email from the security firm Stratfor – hardly a dispositive source, but still probative – indicated that a sealed indictment has already been obtained against him. Prominent American figures in both parties have demanded Assange's lifelong imprisonment, called him a terrorist, and even advocated his assassination.

TSA bullies newspaper editor for leaving stuff in pocket

TSA bullies newspaper editor for leaving stuff in pocket

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

When I Saw Noam Chomsky Cry | | AlterNet

When I Saw Noam Chomsky Cry | | AlterNet: I had grown up believing in American values but this bombing of innocent civilians violated every one of them. Looking at U.S. executive branch leaders from the perspective of a Lao refugee camp, I had learned in a few weeks that they were the enemy of human decency, democracy, human rights and international law abroad, and that in this real world might made right and crime paid. However much one believed America was a “nation of laws not men” at home, it was clearly a nation of cruel, brutal and lawless men in Laos.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

A.P. Scare Report: A 'Brutal' Socialist Future Facing France | This Can't Be Happening

A.P. Scare Report: A 'Brutal' Socialist Future Facing France | This Can't Be Happening: Reading, watching and listening to the mainstream media in America, it gets harder and harder to tell the difference between journalism and rank propaganda. Consider the coverage of the French parliamentary election currently underway.

Do We Really Want To Pick a Fight With Moscow? by Eric Margolis

Do We Really Want To Pick a Fight With Moscow? by Eric Margolis: The reason is obvious: Russia and the United States have thousands of nuclear warheads targeted on each other. Many are ready to launch in minutes. Compared to this threat, all of America’s other security issues are minor.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

11 Years in Prison for Posting on an Atheist Website? | | AlterNet

11 Years in Prison for Posting on an Atheist Website? | | AlterNet: It is hard to imagine a less hateful person than Alexander Aan. Mild and soft-spoken, the 30-year-old Indonesian bureaucrat recently told Al Jazeera, in an interview conducted just outside his jail cell, “As a democracy and part of the global community, because we are not isolated from the outside world, I think we should be more tolerant. Nobody hurts anyone simply because he has different ideas.” And yet Aan is facing up to 11 years in prison for blasphemy and inciting religious hatred because he voiced his skepticism about Islam on Facebook.

Madonna sings for apartheid; yet campaign to boycott Israel grows stronger | The Electronic Intifada

Madonna sings for apartheid; yet campaign to boycott Israel grows stronger | The Electronic Intifada: She said nothing of the Palestinian political prisoners on continued hunger strike. Nor did she say anything about the members of Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, calling for African refugees to be summarily deported. In fact, her “thousands of years” line, parroted from the same old Orientalist schlock fed to the West every day, reveals that Madonna knows absolutely nothing about the daily conditions of Palestinians.

Major Threat to Religion? Clergy People Coming Out as Atheists | | AlterNet

Major Threat to Religion? Clergy People Coming Out as Atheists | | AlterNet: The cascade of news stories began when Methodist minister Teresa MacBain came to the American Atheists convention following last March's Reason Rally -- and made a dramatic unscheduled appearance at the podium, to announce that she was an atheist. "Being in a group of people with whom I could share openly without fear of persecution gave me the courage to come out," she told me. "The opportunity to stand before the crowd, come out as an atheist and share about the Clergy Project was too good to pass up. I was at the end of my rope and I knew it. It was now or never for me. As I walked up on that stage, I felt fear like no other."

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

American Citizen Pressured to Become FBI Informant by Placement on No-Fly List

American Citizen Pressured to Become FBI Informant by Placement on No-Fly List: It didn't seem terribly strange to Kevin Iraniha when an FBI agent showed up at his door in August 2011 just after he returned from a whirlwind trip through India, Egypt and Iran.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Implosion of The Houla Massacre Story — Is Anyone Paying Attention? :

Implosion of The Houla Massacre Story — Is Anyone Paying Attention? :: For weeks, alternative media analysts and even eyewitnesses had been poking enormous holes in the suspiciously convenient Western narrative that Assad’s forces slaughtered the villagers, cutting and killing at close range. No one paid attention, as usual.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

America In Decline: The Soul Crushing Despair Of Lowered Expectations

America In Decline: The Soul Crushing Despair Of Lowered Expectations
Millions of Americans are suffering from deep depression because they can't find jobs. Many of them are sitting at home right now blankly starting at their television screens as they wonder why nobody wants to hire them. Some have been unemployed for years and have sent out thousands upon thousands of resumes.

OpEdNews - Article: Second Thoughts on Publicly Displaying 10 Commandments

OpEdNews - Article: Second Thoughts on Publicly Displaying 10 Commandments

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Thursday, June 7, 2012

GARY JOHNSON Be Libertarian With Me - YouTube

GARY JOHNSON Be Libertarian With Me - YouTube

International - Christopher Thornton - Photos From the Iran You Don't See on TV - The Atlantic

International - Christopher Thornton - Photos From the Iran You Don't See on TV - The Atlantic: The version of Iran that Americans see in the media can certainly seem like a frightening, hostile place: stern mullahs, clandestine nuclear programs, angry (if often staged) anti-American protests. Yet Iran seen first-hand is very different, and much friendlier. Approximately half of Iranians are willing to tell pollsters they hold a favorable view of Americans, but when visiting the country it seems like many more share that view.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

OpEdNews - Article: Sorting Out the Facts about Iran

OpEdNews - Article: Sorting Out the Facts about Iran: But a fact-checking problem is that no senior Iranian official has threatened to "wipe Israel off the map." Israeli Deputy Prime Minister, Dan Meridor, who is also Israel's minister of intelligence and atomic energy, reluctantly conceded the point during an interview with Aljazeera on April 14. Meridor agreed that Iranian leaders "didn't say, 'We'll wipe Israel out.'"

OpEdNews - Article: War Drums for Syria?

OpEdNews - Article: War Drums for Syria?

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THE ANNEXATION OF BAHRAIN TO SAUDI ARABIA? The Plan of the Saudi-Bahrain Merger

THE ANNEXATION OF BAHRAIN TO SAUDI ARABIA? The Plan of the Saudi-Bahrain Merger: The recently declared plan by the members of Persian Gulf Cooperation Council to annex the soil of Bahrain to Saudi Arabia and form a greater Arab union has attested to the fact that the tyrannical and merciless rulers of Arab sheikhdoms in the Persian Gulf are still obliviously living in the colonial era, dating back to the early 1550s, when the world's major colonial powers relied on the power of arms and ammunitions to conquer and attain new territories and put the rivals' nose out of joint in a conspicuous show-off of muscle-flexing.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Obama Defies NDAA Ruling

Obama Defies NDAA Ruling: But first, let’s quickly recap exactly how weak the government case in favor of the NDAA actually was. In Hedges v. Obama, the government routinely avoided the judge’s questions and demands:

Obama Uses Myths About Vietnam to Silence Anti-War Protest Today | | AlterNet

Obama Uses Myths About Vietnam to Silence Anti-War Protest Today | | AlterNet: In the face of such data, why would the current president nonetheless repeat the apocryphal myth about spat-on Vietnam veterans? Because — facts be damned — it serves a purpose: to suppress protest and perpetuate the ideology of militarism.

Quebec's Fight Is Our Fight

Quebec's Fight Is Our Fight: The Quebec government, which like the United States' security and surveillance state is deaf to the pleas for justice and fearful of widespread unrest, has reacted by trying to stamp out the rebellion. It has arrested hundreds of protesters.

Quebec's Fight Is Our Fight

Quebec's Fight Is Our Fight: f these mass protests fail, opposition will inevitably take a frightening turn. The longer we endure political paralysis, the longer the formal mechanisms of power fail to respond, the more the extremists on the left and the right—those who venerate violence and are intolerant of ideological deviations—will be empowered. Under the steady breakdown of globalization, the political environment has become a mound of tinder waiting for a light.

Commentary: State Dept. promotes freedom abroad but supresses whistleblower here | McClatchy

Commentary: State Dept. promotes freedom abroad but supresses whistleblower here | McClatchy: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton forcefully intervened recently on behalf of Chen Guancheng, the blind Chinese dissident, who has been hounded by his government for criticizing official policy. It's too bad she won't afford the same consideration to the employees of her own department.

High school atheist scores graduation ceremony victory | The Raw Story

High school atheist scores graduation ceremony victory | The Raw Story: A Texas high school will not be including a convocation prayer in its graduation ceremony this year, breaking with a 100-year tradition as old as the school itself. Mark Reyes, the valedictorian at Poteet High School in Poteet, Texas, has asked that the school observe the separation of church and state and not include a prayer in the ceremony.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

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NC Considers Making Sea Level Rise Illegal | Plugged In, Scientific American Blog Network

NC Considers Making Sea Level Rise Illegal | Plugged In, Scientific American Blog Network: According to North Carolina law, I am a billionaire. I have a full-time nanny for my children, I have won the Pulitzer Prize, and I get to spend the entire year taking guitar lessons from Mark Knopfler. Oh, my avatar? I haven’t got around to changing it, but by law, I now look like George Clooney. There’s also a supermodel clause, but discussing the details would be boasting.

OpEdNews - Article: Canadian professor blows lid off of America's phony "war on terrorism"

OpEdNews - Article: Canadian professor blows lid off of America's phony "war on terrorism": Professor Michel Chossudovsky is of course not alone in propounding this thesis, which is as simple as it is astounding: After 9/11, the fully enlivened myth of the "outside enemy" and the threat of "Islamic terrorists" was used as a convenient pretext to invade Afghanistan and Iraq -- invasions that had been planned, or at least anticipated, for more than a year prior to 9/11. Further, and perhaps more importantly, these invasions helped provide the backdrop and political environment necessary for surreptitiously repealing civil liberties and constitutional government in America.

OpEdNews - Article: Got war if you want it

OpEdNews - Article: Got war if you want it

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West's Houla Syria Narrative Crumbles, Expels Syrian Diplomats Anyway

West's Houla Syria Narrative Crumbles, Expels Syrian Diplomats Anyway: his stands in stark contrast to the original narrative the US, UK, France and other NATO members have used to accuse the Syrian government for the atrocities, and even as the basis to expel Syrian diplomats. As stated by UK Foreign Office minister Alistair Burt, (emphasis added) "We are appalled at what appears to be credible reports that the Syrian regime has been responsible for the deaths of 92 civilians in Houla, including 32 children. The UN Head of Mission has been able to confirm the numbers and also that artillery tank shells have been used. If this is the case then it's an act of pure, naked savagery and we condemn it in the most strongest possible terms."

WR News – Qatari spy chief held at Cairo Airport with bags of cash

WR News – Qatari spy chief held at Cairo Airport with bags of cash: A new report says the Qatari intelligence chief was held by security forces at the Cairo Airport while carrying bags of cash a few days before the first round of Egypt’s presidential election.
The incident occurred on Saturday night when the Qatari ambassador to Cairo, who had appeared at the airport to receive a guest, attempted to get large baggage passed through without allowing inspection on it, citing the exigencies of a “diplomatic mission.”

Friday, June 1, 2012

The Pentagon targets Honduras

The Pentagon targets Honduras: FAST members are mostly U.S. military veterans with Special Operations experience. The fact that FAST appears on an organizational chart of the U.S. Department of Justice means nothing — it is a semi-clandestine arm of the Pentagon.

Ministers cagey over Assange

Ministers cagey over Assange: PRIME Minister Julia Gillard, Attorney-General Nicola Roxon and Foreign Minister Bob Carr all sang from the same hymn sheet this week on the continuing legal saga of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange. But they chose their words very carefully.

Feds Want Warrantless Spying Loss Overturned, Saying the Law Can't Touch Them | Threat Level | Wired.com

Feds Want Warrantless Spying Loss Overturned, Saying the Law Can't Touch Them | Threat Level | Wired.com: The Obama administration is set to argue to a federal appeals court Friday that the government may breach, with impunity, domestic spying laws adopted in the wake of President Richard M. Nixon’s Watergate scandal.

The case tests whether Americans may seek recourse or monetary damages when a sitting U.S. president bypasses Congress’s ban on warrantless spying on Americans — in this instance when President George W. Bush authorized his secret, warrantless domestic spying program in the aftermath of the September 2001 terror attacks.

Oliver Stone Says, 'End the War on Animals' | PETA.org

Oliver Stone Says, 'End the War on Animals' | PETA.org

Thursday, May 31, 2012

OpEdNews - Article: Post Memorial Day MLKjr Cautionary: "My Country Greatest Purveyor of Violence in World"

OpEdNews - Article: Post Memorial Day MLKjr Cautionary: "My Country Greatest Purveyor of Violence in World": In direct and absolute contradiction to Rev. King's teaching, President Obama on Memorial Day 1012, speaking before the playing of stirring military marches at the Vietnam Memorial Wall, with mercilessly disrespectful, soul-twisting bold-faced lies told us that US soldiers fallen in Vietnam [in a war King called an atrocity and described as genocide] "had kept America free."

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Glenn Greenwald: Obama's Secret Kill List "The Most Radical Power a Government Can Seize" - YouTube

Glenn Greenwald: Obama's Secret Kill List "The Most Radical Power a Government Can Seize" - YouTube

 Obama's God Complex    : Information Clearing House

 Obama's God Complex    : Information Clearing House: Many of us who cheered when the first non-white president moved into the White House were hoping for a new era of peace and justice, but we have been conned. The true Barack Obama is an out of control psychopathic killer with a loaded God complex, and he's running America. This makes him the most dangerous man in the world as well as the most powerful. And that should make every right-minded person in America and beyond shudder with disbelief.

“Militants”: Media Propaganda  : Information Clearing House

“Militants”: Media Propaganda  : Information Clearing House: Information Clearing House" -- Virtually every time the U.S. fires a missile from a drone and ends the lives of Muslims, American media outlets dutifully trumpet in headlines that the dead were ”militants” – even though those media outlets literally do not have the slightest idea of who was actually killed. They simply cite always-unnamed “officials” claiming that the dead were “militants.” It’s the most obvious and inexcusable form of rank propaganda: media outlets continuously propagating a vital claim without having the slightest idea if it’s true.

“Militants”: Media Propaganda  : Information Clearing House

“Militants”: Media Propaganda  : Information Clearing House: To avoid counting civilian deaths, Obama re-defined "militant" to mean "all military-age males in a strike zone"

OpEdNews - Article: Why The Assange Case is Important

OpEdNews - Article: Why The Assange Case is Important: It's difficult to have confidence in a prosecutorial system that is so contradictory and flagrantly uses the media to achieve its aims. Whether or not the Supreme Court in London find for or against Assange, the fact that this case has reached the highest court in this country is itself a condemnation of the competence and motivation of those so eager to incarcerate him, having already had plenty of opportunity to to question him properly. What a waste all this is.

HOW MUCH FREEDOM OF THE PRESS IS THERE AT THE NEW YORK TIMES? | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

HOW MUCH FREEDOM OF THE PRESS IS THERE AT THE NEW YORK TIMES? | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Indiana charges Chinese immigrant with feticide after suicide attempt | The Raw Story

Indiana charges Chinese immigrant with feticide after suicide attempt | The Raw Story: While Shuai was embarking on a journey into bereavement that continues to this day, the Indianapolis authorities were also setting out, albeit along a very different path. On 14 March last year Shuai was arrested and taken into custody in the high-security Marion County prison, where she was held for the next 435 days, charged with murdering her foetus and attempted feticide. If convicted of the murder count she faces a sentence of 45 years to life.

Illinois rep EXPLODES on the House floor! IT's ALL FALLING APART... - YouTube

Illinois rep EXPLODES on the House floor! IT's ALL FALLING APART... - YouTube

NBC Throws Chris Hayes Under The Bus: Social Distance and the Tyranny of Personal Experience | AlterNet

NBC Throws Chris Hayes Under The Bus: Social Distance and the Tyranny of Personal Experience | AlterNet: "Those Today Show "hosts"basking in their superiority couldn't shine Chris Hayes' shoes."

'via Blog this'

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Collateral Damage in the War on Protesters: Neighbors of the NATO3 Cuffed, Held at Gunpoint | | AlterNet

Collateral Damage in the War on Protesters: Neighbors of the NATO3 Cuffed, Held at Gunpoint | | AlterNet: "In the apartment across the hall from the arrested activists, around 11:30 that night, Ben (not his real name) was coming out of his bathroom when his door crashed in and 25 to 30 armed police burst into his living room. One of them approached him, pointing a gun at his face and yelling at him to get down. When he didn’t get down quickly enough, the man shoved him to the ground and cuffed him."

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Whom Will We Honor Memorial Day?Common Dreams-Howard Zinn

Whom Will We Honor Memorial Day?: "Memorial Day will be celebrated ... by the usual betrayal of the dead, by the hypocritical patriotism of the politicians and contractors preparing for more wars, more graves to receive more flowers on future Memorial Days. The memory of the dead deserves a different dedication. To peace, to defiance of governments."-Howard Zinn

250,000+ Defy Anti-Protest Law in Quebec- Real News


How Students are Painting Montreal Red

How Students are Painting Montreal Red: The media in the United States have hardly noticed the Quebec student strike, despite it being the longest and largest in the history of North America. Those of us who have been following the movement have been amazed by the sheer numbers that these mass demonstrations have mobilized, with hundreds of thousands taking to the streets on major days of action. What is less known, but equally important, is that every single night for the past month there have been marches of several thousand protesters.

Miami Police Shoot, Kill Man Eating Another Man’s Face « CBS Miami

Miami Police Shoot, Kill Man Eating Another Man’s Face « CBS Miami: Miami police are still tight-lipped about the man they shot and killed on the MacArthur Causeway Saturday afternoon, but new details back claims they had no choice: the naked man they shot was trying to chew the face off another naked man, and refused to obey police orders to stop his grisly meal, which one source now claims included his victim’s nose and eyeballs.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Bill Moyers: When Will Americans Face the Horrific Truth? We're a Nation of Torturers | | AlterNet

Bill Moyers: When Will Americans Face the Horrific Truth? We're a Nation of Torturers | | AlterNet
The other day, eight members of the Bush Administration – including President Bush, Vice President Cheney, and Defense Secretary Rumsfeld – were found guilty of torture and other war crimes by an unofficial tribunal meeting in Malaysia. The story was played widely in parts of the world press, with reports that the judgment could lead the way to proceedings before the International Criminal Court in The Hague. It received almost no mention here in the United States.

Friday, May 25, 2012

  Thoughts on an attack by a Jewish mob   : Information Clearing House

  Thoughts on an attack by a Jewish mob   : Information Clearing House: Two days ago, my girlfriend and I were attacked by a mob of proud Jews in south Tel Aviv. Still trying to understand why.

  America's 23-Year War   : Information Clearing House

  America's 23-Year War   : Information Clearing House: If President Obama has his way, the last U.S. troops deployed in Afghanistan could be Americans born five years after 9/11. The administration has signed a pact to maintain a military presence there until 2024. After initially claiming the rumors of such a deal were false, the administration has since described this pledge as a means of providing "training" assistance to Afghan forces. The White House continues to issue mixed messages on the war, simultaneously insisting that the war is "over," but that U.S. troops will face "hard days ahead" in the conflict.

DEA-Backed Honduran Commandos Put Gun to Honduran Boy's Head, Tell Him, "If you don't talk we'll kill you."

DEA-Backed Honduran Commandos Put Gun to Honduran Boy's Head, Tell Him, "If you don't talk we'll kill you.": May 25, 2012 "Information Clearing House" -- Apparently, the United States’ Central American law enforcement partners didn't get the memo about Obama ending the “war on drugs," because after killing two pregnant women from a helicopter in which DEA agents were riding shotgun, the Honduran military (and, allegedly, several American contractors) then raided a small village:

Is the Ron Paul the Best Hope for Progressives? - Reason.com

Is the Ron Paul the Best Hope for Progressives? - Reason.com: Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) is the last man standing in the Republican presidential race besides presumptive victor Mitt Romney, even after a strategy statement misunderstood by many as “dropping out.” Since that announcement, Paul has won his second state, Minnesota (Maine was the first), and is on target to end up controlling presidential voting delegations in such states as Iowa, Louisiana, and Missouri. Far from fading as a cultural force, Paul continues to draw huge crowds, sometimes over five thousand students, on campuses as well.

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OpEdNews - Article: Browbeating Cyclops vs. Rambos

OpEdNews - Article: Browbeating Cyclops vs. Rambos: Though our government would have us believe we're surrounded by thousands if not millions of terrorists, the conviction of over 300 since 9/11 has been routinely corrupted with procedural misconduct, if not prolonged torture, with most of these trials conducted in secret, without adequate legal defense. With so many laws on their books, and so many crooked judges and prosecutors, they can't even pin suspected terrorists without getting medieval on their detainees' helpless person. My, what a cute word. It's so much easier on the ear than waterboarded, strung up, stripped naked, smeared with sh*t, beaten or raped prisoners. Say, can I detain you for as long as I wish while stripping you of all rights? It's not a question, foolish voter! It should be our only question.

Notable Quotes

"A hundred years from now, it will not matter the sort of house I lived in, what my bank account was, or the car I drove....but the world may be different because I was important in the life of the animals and the creatures on this earth." -Unknown

“I am not even an atheist so much as an antitheist; I not only maintain that all religions are versions of the same untruth, but I hold that the influence of churches and the effect of religious belief, is positively harmful. Reviewing the false claims of religion I do not wish, as some sentimental materialists affect to wish, that they were true. I do not envy believers their faith. I am relieved to think that the whole story is a sinister fairy tale; life would be miserable if what the faithful affirmed was actually true.... There may be people who wish to live their lives under cradle-to-grave divine supervision, a permanent surveillance and monitoring. But I cannot imagine anything more horrible or grotesque.”
Christopher Hitchens



"Who among us can be happy and proud of having all this innocent blood on our hands? Who are these swine? These flag-sucking half-wits who get fleeced and fooled by stupid little rich kids like George Bush? They are the same ones who wanted to have Muhammad Ali locked up for refusing to kill gooks. They speak for all that is cruel and stupid and vicious in the American character. They are the racists and hate mongers among us; they are the Ku Klux Klan. I piss down the throats of these Nazis. And I am too old to worry about whether they like it or not. Fuck them."- Hunter S. Thompson

"Think about how stupid the average person is, and then realize that half of 'em are stupider than that."--George Carlin

"I look at it this way... For centuries now, man has done everything he can to destroy, defile, and interfere with nature: clear-cutting forests, strip-mining mountains, poisoning the atmosphere, over-fishing the oceans, polluting the rivers and lakes, destroying wetlands and aquifers... so when nature strikes back, and smacks him on the head and kicks him in the nuts, I enjoy that. I have absolutely no sympathy for human beings whatsoever. None. And no matter what kind of problem humans are facing, whether it's natural or man-made, I always hope it gets worse."--George Carlin

"Recent history has repeatedly proven that nothing said by Washington and its officials should be accepted at face value. No other government in the world has been implicated in so many egregious lies as the United States."
-- Bill Van Auken

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The unwilling, led by the unqualified, doing the unnecessary for the indifferent and the ungrateful." -Anonymous Grafitti

"Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is that numbers of people all over the world have obeyed the dictates of the leaders of their government and have gone to war, and millions have been killed because of this obedience. Our problem is that people are obedient all over the world in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war, and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves, and all the while the grand thieves are running and robbing the country. That's our problem.": -Howard Zinn

"If 50 million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing." -Anatole France

"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress."- Frederick Douglas
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"Try and penetrate with our limited means the secrets of nature and you will find that, behind all the discernible laws and connections, there remains something subtle, intangible and inexplicable. Veneration for this force beyond anything that we can comprehend is my religion. To that extent, in fact, I am religious."- Albert Einstein

"Only two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity. And I'm not sure about the universe." -Albert Einstein

“Not everything that is faced can be changed; but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” -James Baldwin

“Accumulation of wealth at one pole is at the same time accumulation of misery, agony of toil, slavery, ignorance, brutality, mental degradation, at the opposite pole,”- Marx

“I heard too many lies spewed out by Ronald Reagan and the State Department to justify these killings. And by the time I was in Gaza, looking at the twisted limbs of dead women and children and listening to Israeli and U.S. officials describe an Israeli airstrike as a “surgical” hit on Islamic militants, it was over. I knew the dark heart of America.

I knew who we were, what we did, what we actually stood for and the terrifying and willful innocence that permits most Americans to think of themselves as good and virtuous when they are, in reality, members of an efficient race of killers and ruthless profiteers.”-Chris Hedges. American Journalist and Pulitzer Prize Winner.



"Tis better to remain silent and be thought the fool than to speak and remove all doubt".-Johnson, Lincoln, Twain????

"He who can lead you to believe an absurdity can lead you to commit an atrocity." -Voltaire

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened."- Anatole France

“The animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours, they move finished and complete, gifted with extension of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren; they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendor and travail of the earth.” ― Henry Beston

"The illusion of freedom [in America] will continue as long as it’s profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater." --Frank Zappa

"This would be the best of all possible worlds, if there were no religion in it." -- John Adams

"The victim of mind-manipulation does not know that he is a victim. To him, the walls of his prison are invisible, and he believes himself to be free."--Aldous Huxley

“An accumulation of wealth at one pole of society indicates an accumulation of misery and overwork at the other”. --Karl Marx

"Americans are the most entertained and least informed people in the world."- Neil Postman


"It is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring." - Carl Sagan

"I have as much authority as the pope, I just don't have as many people that believe it." -George Carlin

"The invisible and the non-existent look very much alike." --Huang Po

"Go where you may, search where you will, roam through all the monarchies and despotisms - of the Old World, travel through South America, search out every abuse, and when you have found the last, lay your facts by the side of the everyday practices of this nation, and you will say with me that, for revolting barbarity and shameless hypocrisy, America reigns without a rival. "- Frederick Douglass

"Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat, but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires."- John Steinbeck

"I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I'm a human being, first and foremost, and as such I'm for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole."- Malcolm X

"There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people."- Howard Zinn

"Have you ever wondered why Republicans are so interested in encouraging people to volunteer in their communities? It’s because volunteers work for no pay. Republicans have been trying to get people to work for no pay for a long time. ”
George Carlin

"Next time I tell you someone from Texas should not be president of the United States, please pay attention." -- Molly Ivins


"Prayer seems to me a cry of weakness, and an attempt to avoid, by trickery, the rules of the game as laid down. I do not choose to admit weakness. I accept the challenge of responsibility. Life, as it is, does not frighten me, since I have made my peace with the universe as I find it, and bow to its laws... It seems to me that organized creeds are collections of words around a wish. I feel no need for such. I know that nothing is destructible; things merely change forms. When the consciousness we know as life ceases, I know that I shall still be part and parcel of the world. I was a part before the sun rolled into shape and burst forth in the glory of change. I was, when the earth was hurled out from its fiery rim. I shall return with the earth to Father Sun, and still exist in substance when the sun has lost its fire, and disintegrated into infinity to perhaps become a part of the whirling rubble of space. Why fear? The stuff of my being is matter, ever changing, ever moving, but never lost; so what need of denominations and creeds to deny myself the comfort of all my fellow men?" - Zora Neale Hurston

"Do not fear the enemy, for your enemy can only take your life.It is far better that you fear the media, for they will steal your Honor. That awful power, the public opinion of a nation, is created in America by a horde of ignorant,self-complacent simpletons who failed at ditching and shoemaking and fetched up in journalism on their way to the poorhouse."-Mark Twain

"Although it is true that only about 20 percent of American workers are in unions, that 20 percent sets the standards across the board in salaries, benefits and working conditions. If you are making a decent salary in a non-union company, you owe that to the unions. One thing that corporations do not do is give out money out of the goodness of their hearts."-Molly Ivins

"The dumbing down of America is most evident in the slow decay of substantive content in the enormously influential media, the 30 second sound bites (now down to 10 seconds or less), lowest common denominator programming, credulous presentations on pseudoscience and superstition, but especially a kind of celebration of ignorance." - Carl Sagan