Saturday, May 19, 2012

All-White Jury Acquits Police Officer Of Beating Black Teen

All-White Jury Acquits Police Officer Of Beating Black Teen: Hundreds of people rallied in Houston on Thursday to protest the acquittal of a former police officer in the videotaped beating of an African-American teenager.

Bill Maher Has No Interest In Your Bullshit Religious University

Bill Maher Has No Interest In Your Bullshit Religious University: Last week, Mitt Romney spoke at Liberty University, which provided Bill Maher with a jumping off point on tonight's Real Time

OpEdNews - Article: A Victory for All of Us

OpEdNews - Article: A Victory for All of Us: It is not going to get better. The climate crisis alone will assure that. The corporate state knows what is coming. Globalization is breaking down. Our natural resources are being depleted. Economic and political upheavals are inevitable. And our corporate rulers are preparing a world of masters and serfs, a world where repression will be our daily diet, a world of hunger and riots, a world of brutal control and a world where our spirits must be broken. We have to stop asking what is reasonable or practical, what the Democratic Party or the government can do for us, what will work or not work. We must refuse now to make any concessions, large or small. We must remember that the lesser of two evils is still evil. We must no longer let illusions pacify us. Hell is truth seen too late. In large and small ways we are called to resist, resist, resist, as we race heedlessly into the abyss.

OpEdNews - Article: Never forget that Bradley Manning, not gay marriage, is the issue

OpEdNews - Article: Never forget that Bradley Manning, not gay marriage, is the issue: The width of a cigarette paper separates the Democratic and Republican parties on economic and foreign policies. Both represent the super rich and the impoverishment of a nation from which trillions of tax dollars have been transferred to a permanent war industry and banks that are little more than criminal enterprises. Obama is as reactionary and violent as George W. Bush, and in some ways he is worse. His personal speciality is the use of Hellfire missile-armed drones against defenseless people. Under cover of a partial withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, he has sent US special forces to 120 countries where death squads are trained. He has revived the old cold war on two fronts: against China in Asia and with a "shield" of missiles aimed at Russia. The first black president has presided over the incarceration and surveillance of greater numbers of black people than were enslaved in 1850. He has prosecuted more whistleblowers -- truth-tellers -- than any of his predecessors. His vice-president, Joe Biden, a zealous warmonger, has called WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange a "hi-tech terrorist." Biden has also converted to the cause of gay marriage.

OpEdNews - Article: Alabama Judicial Scandal Could Taint Many Cases, Not Just Siegelman's

OpEdNews - Article: Alabama Judicial Scandal Could Taint Many Cases, Not Just Siegelman's: Fuller and his court staff were able to hide from public view a 180-page impeachment filing against him in 2003 with no apparent attempt at investigation. In 2006, he presided over one of the nation's most sinister political prosecutions in modern times. The defense did not know that the judge was also being enriched via a military contracting company, Doss Aviation, receiving hundreds of millions of dollars in no-bid Bush contracts.

Massive Social Outrage Over "Natural" Kashi Cereal

Massive Social Outrage Over "Natural" Kashi Cereal: A simple sign on a grocery store shelf has gone viral, causing a storm of outrage among consumers who feel they've been misled by cereal maker Kellogg's claims about its Kashi cereals. A Rhode Island grocer posted a note on the shelf where Kashi was supposed to be, saying he'd learned it wasn't 100 percent natural after all, and therefore wasn't carrying it anymore.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Honduran President Lobo Given Leadership in International Relations Award at CHLI Gala

Honduran President Lobo Given Leadership in International Relations Award at CHLI Gala
At the same time the CHLI awards ceremony was taking place, the body of missing Honduran journalist, LGBT activist, and opposition candidate Erick Martinez was found north of the capital city of Tegucigalpa, having been strangled to death. CHLI Congressional members like Lincoln Diaz Balart and Ileana Ross Lehtinen have been instrumental in backing first the coup regime of Roberto Michelletti and later the illegitimate elections carried out under the coup government that brought Pepe Lobo to power. On the domestic front, CHLI’s gala award recipient Representative Thaddeus McCotter has consistently voted yes on anti-immigration measures such as the construction of a US-Mexico border fence, English only legislation, support for the border vigilante group the Minuteman Project, and seeking to require hospitals to report undocumented immigrants who seek medical care.
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OpEdNews - Article: Peace Activists Demand End to NATO Violence at Chicago Obama Headquarters and Consulates

OpEdNews - Article: Peace Activists Demand End to NATO Violence at Chicago Obama Headquarters and Consulates

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Kuala Lumpur war tribunal finds Bush guilty of war crimes‎ - Press TV News - YouTube

Kuala Lumpur war tribunal finds Bush guilty of war crimes‎ - Press TV News - YouTube

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Malaysian Tribunal Declares Bush, Rumsfeld, Cheney Are War Criminals, and More

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Malaysian Tribunal Declares Bush, Rumsfeld, Cheney Are War Criminals, and More: Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, and their legal team are war criminals. So says a War Tribunal in Malaysia – which convicted Bush and key officials in his administration of war crimes on Saturday – and ordered reparations be given to the torture victims. After hearing testimony of victims who were tortured at the hands of US soldiers and contractors in Afghanistan and Iraq – the tribunal found that the United States violated international law and the principles of the Nuremberg Charter. One of those legal advisers convicted was former Deputy Assistant Attorney General John Yoo – who was recently cleared in a United States court of any torture charges. While this verdict is mostly symbolic – the tribunals plans to submit findings and records of the hearing to the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court and the United Nation's Security Council. It should be troubling to Americans that other foreign nations are doing what we SHOULD be doing – holding our own war criminals to account. Time for justice to be served against the Bush torturers.

OpEdNews - Article: Colonized by Corporations

OpEdNews - Article: Colonized by Corporations: This is what made Malcolm X so threatening to the white power structure. He refused to countenance Martin Luther King's fiction that white power and white liberals would ever lift black people out of economic squalor. King belatedly came to share Malcolm's view. Malcolm X named the enemy. He exposed the lies. And until we see the corporate state, and the games it is playing with us, with the same kind of clarity, we will be nothing more than useful idiots.

American Spring: The Documentary - YouTube

American Spring: The Documentary - YouTube

American Spring: The Documentary - YouTube

American Spring: The Documentary - YouTube

Are Americans Catching On, Waking Up, Unplugging? |

Are Americans Catching On, Waking Up, Unplugging? |: A few members of Congress are also awake, but not very many. Indeed, we are losing two of the most aware–Dennis Kucinich and Ron Paul. Kucinich was redistricted in order to get rid of his independent voice. He carried 75% of the votes from that part of his old district that was included in his new one, but the new voters lacked the intelligence to vote for him. Ron Paul, in our time of tribulation, tried for the Republican presidential nomination on a platform of saving the US Constitution, but those who voted in Republican primaries weren’t interested in saving the US Constitution.

NATO Protesters Held Without Charge After Raid as Chicago Steps Up Police Activities

NATO Protesters Held Without Charge After Raid as Chicago Steps Up Police Activities: A pre-emptive raid by the Chicago Police Department (CPD) on the home of two Occupy Chicago activists may have happened without a search warrant, said the National Lawyers Guild (NLG), and led to the disappearance of nine activists into police custody without charge for almost 24 hours.

Journalists, Wiki-Leakers, Anti-War Activists Overturn Domestic Military Detention in Major Civil Rights Victory | | AlterNet

Journalists, Wiki-Leakers, Anti-War Activists Overturn Domestic Military Detention in Major Civil Rights Victory | | AlterNet: A federal district court in New York has ruled that the federal government cannot enforce the domestic military detention provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2012 because it unconstitutionally infringes on the rights of journalists and activists to associate with people the government might consider terrorists—exposing them to arrest and indefinite detention without a trial.

Teen Christians Vs. Dan Savage At Student Journalism Conference: VIDEO| News | Towleroad

Teen Christians Vs. Dan Savage At Student Journalism Conference: VIDEO| News | Towleroad: We can learn to ignore the bullshit in the Bible about gay people. The same way, the same way we have learned to ignore the bullshit in the Bible about shellfish, about slavery, about dinner, about farming, about menstruation, about virginity, about masturbation. We ignore bullshit in the Bible about all sorts of things. The Bible is a radically pro-slavery document. Slave owners waved Bibles over their heads during the Civil War and justified it. The shortest book in the New Testament is a letter from Paul to a Christian slave owner about owning his Christian slave. And Paul doesn't say "Christians don't own people." Paul talks about how Christians own people.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

CIA Rendition Victim Will Have His Day in EU Human Rights Court -- News from Antiwar.com

CIA Rendition Victim Will Have His Day in EU Human Rights Court -- News from Antiwar.com: "The “extraordinary rendition” of Khalid el-Masri, the bungled CIA kidnapping of a German car salesman over a case of mistaken identity, is going to get a very high profile, very public hearing, as the European Court of Human Rights has agreed to hear the case."

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The girl killed by Barack Obama - she never saw it coming - YouTube

The girl killed by Barack Obama - she never saw it coming - YouTube: ""

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Canada's Largest Protestant Church Releases Report Calling for End to Israeli Occupation - Window Into Palestine

Canada's Largest Protestant Church Releases Report Calling for End to Israeli Occupation - Window Into Palestine: "On May 2nd, a working group of The United Church of Canada (UCC) released a long-awaited report on the Israel/Palestine situation. The report is significant because the UCC has one million members and is Canada's largest protestant denomination."

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Palestinian Prisoners Score Heroic Victory | Popular Struggle Coordination Committee

Palestinian Prisoners Score Heroic Victory | Popular Struggle Coordination Committee
Nearly a month into the Palestinian prisoners' hunger strike, a historic victory has been achieved, as Israeli authorities were forced to comply with the prisoners’ main demands. Coinciding with the Palestinian commemoration of the 64th anniversary of the Nakba, the systematic campaign of ethnic cleansing that uprooted most Palestinians from their homeland around 1948, the prisoners’ victory has heightened hope about the prospects for Palestinian freedom, justice, self determination and the return of refugees.

OpEdNews - Article: Colonized by Corporations

OpEdNews - Article: Colonized by Corporations: A change of power does not require the election of a Mitt Romney or a Barack Obama or a Democratic majority in Congress, or an attempt to reform the system or electing progressive candidates, but rather a destruction of corporate domination of the political process -- Gamer's "patron-client" networks. It requires the establishment of new mechanisms of governance to distribute wealth and protect resources, to curtail corporate power, to cope with the destruction of the ecosystem and to foster the common good. But we must first recognize ourselves as colonial subjects. We must accept that we have no effective voice in the way we are governed. We must accept the hollowness of electoral politics, the futility of our political theater, and we must destroy the corporate structure itself.

OpEdNews - Article: Not voting for Obama: We're not even buying a voting ticket to the show

OpEdNews - Article: Not voting for Obama: We're not even buying a voting ticket to the show
It's simply unforgivable on so many levels that Barack Obama went further than George W. Bush in denying human rights and social justice to US and world peoples, like Haitians. Under the Obama tenure, indefinite military detention of U.S. citizens is lawful in the land of the free and home of the brave and Haitians are saddled with George W. Bush and Bill Clinton to help us become more a democratic and stable Black nation! Susan Rice takes over the role Colin Powell played for the Bushes while Cheryl Mills is out there pushing the Duvalierist agenda in Haiti previously championed by Bill Clinton's commerce secretary, the late Ron Brown.

Chomsky: Bush kidnapped and tortured, Obama murders | The Raw Story

Chomsky: Bush kidnapped and tortured, Obama murders | The Raw Story: “If Bush, the Bush Administration, didn’t like somebody, they’d kidnap them and send them to torture chambers,” he said on Democracy Now. “If the Obama Administration decides they don’t like somebody, they murder them, so you don’t have to have torture chambers all over.”

Monday, May 14, 2012

IRAN ACCUSED OF BEING BEHIND 9/11 ATTACKS.

IRAN ACCUSED OF BEING BEHIND 9/11 ATTACKS.: The U.S. court judgment issued in December 2011 (Havlish v. Iran) which blames the Iran government for the 9/11 attacks is part of the propaganda ploy, which consists in demonizing the Islamic Republic of Iran. It is part and parcel of America's ongoing war against Iran since the overthrow of its U.S.-backed monarchy in 1979.

Five Facts That Put America To Shame | BuzzFlash.org

Five Facts That Put America To Shame | BuzzFlash.org: "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses...I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" These words, from poet Emma Lazarus, were inscribed on the Statue of Liberty over 100 years ago. Today the golden door has a lock on it, paid for with record profits from the health care, education and financial industries.

OpEdNews - Article: The Case of the Missing Terrorists

OpEdNews - Article: The Case of the Missing Terrorists: Another easy mark for assassination would be former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, who staffed up the Pentagon with neoconservative warmongers such as Paul Wolfowitz and Douglas Feith, who in turn concocted the false information used to justify the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan. Rumsfeld himself declared members of al Qaeda to be the most vicious and dangerous killers on earth. Yet Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Feith, Richard Perle, together with neoconservative media propagandists, such as William Kristol and Max Boot, have been walking around safe for years unmolested by terrorists seeking revenge or bringing retribution to those responsible for as many as 1,000,000 Muslim deaths.

Prison Planet.com » TSA Toddler Terror: Family Marched Off Plane; 18-Month-Old On No Fly List

Prison Planet.com » TSA Toddler Terror: Family Marched Off Plane; 18-Month-Old On No Fly List: TSA agents at Fort Lauderdale Airport ordered a family to get off a plane they had already boarded, saying that their eighteen-month-old child was on a no fly list as a terror suspect.

NYPD Hauls Autistic 5 Yr Old To Psych Ward After Breaking Grandmother's Ribs

NYPD Hauls Autistic 5 Yr Old To Psych Ward After Breaking Grandmother's Ribs: A 5 year old autistic child’s’ tantrum ended with his mom and grandma in handcuffs and his great grandmother’s ribs broken as he was hauled off to a psych ward.