Saturday, May 24, 2014

Mr. G and Jellybean - YouTube

Mr. G and Jellybean - YouTube

Cyberwarfare in High Gear

Cyberwarfare in High Gear: Spying is spying. Period. Only in the US is “commercial advantage” seen as a more heinous crime than “gather[ing] military, political and economic intelligence.” What this tells me is that the US perceives all too clearly its own DECLINE as a political-economic-ideological power, and hence, is turning to increased MILITARY action to maintain–a losing cause in a now multipolar world–its unilateral global hegemony. Why can’t it live gracefully as a global citizen, rather than engaging in war, intervention, regime change (Ukraine), etc.?
Is it because of an historical tendency–inscribed in the nation’s DNA–toward conquest, xenophobia, racism–combined with the fetishism of/for technology? Snowden deserves a place on Mt. Rushmore, Obama, Holder, Clapper, Brennan, not even the base camp.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

RELEASE US: a short film on police brutality by Charles Shaw | XRepublic

RELEASE US: a short film on police brutality by Charles Shaw | XRepublic

Cop Assaults Air Force Capt for Not Knowing Neighbor, Says He Could Have Tased or Shot Him Instead | XRepublic

Cop Assaults Air Force Capt for Not Knowing Neighbor, Says He Could Have Tased or Shot Him Instead | XRepublic

Obama Administration Doesn’t Think It Needs Authorization from Congress to Wage War Anywhere in World | The Dissenter

Obama Administration Doesn’t Think It Needs Authorization from Congress to Wage War Anywhere in World | The Dissenter: Does the President have to have a statute authorizing the use of military force in order to legally wage war against terrorist groups that may or may not pose an imminent threat to the United States? Or can the President simply target, capture and kill whomever in whatever terrorist group wherever, even if Congress has not authorized action?

Justice Is Dead In Amerika

Justice Is Dead In Amerika: May 22 2014 "ICH" - Cecily McMillan is an Occupy protester who was seized from behind by a goon thug cop–a goon thug with a long record of abuse of authority–by her boobs. One was badly bruised. Cecily McMillan’s elbow reflexively and instinctively came up, and Cecily was arrested for assaulting a goon thug. The goon thug was not arrested for sexually assaulting a young woman.

False arrests of this sort are common in the US. Indeed, they are more common than justified arrests. The police and the courts are completely corrupted institutions that reek of injustice and evil.

Cecily was locked up in Rikers Island without bail by the judge who sees his role as protecting the abuse of police and prosecutorial power. The judge would not allow evidence in behalf of Cecily to be presented to the jury.

John Legend implores us to love Palestinians | The Electronic Intifada

John Legend implores us to love Palestinians | The Electronic Intifada: On 19 May, graduates at the University of Pennsylvania were treated to one of the exceptions. Singer John Legend, a Penn alum, delivered a moving, meaningful speech (see video above).

He spoke expansively of the importance of love, which can be read as a polite rebuke of cynicism. The speech wasn’t devoid of platitudes – it actually contained quite a few – but Legend acknowledged them and did something rare for platitudinous orators: he contextualized them with compelling material politics.

Legend also did something nearly unprecedented among celebrity commenters: he urged his audience to humanize Palestinians.

"My Son Did Not Deserve 11 Shots To His Head."

"My Son Did Not Deserve 11 Shots To His Head.": May 21 2014 "ICH" - "PSUA" - HOUSTON, TX –A family received more than they bargained for when they requested the help of local police in dealing with a mentally ill family member. To “defuse” a situation involving a delusional man who had locked himself in a bathroom with a knife, police kicked in the door, screamed obscenities, tased him several times, and finally shot him to death. The horrifying scene was captured through a hidden camera set up by family members who were distrustful of police.

Judge, Jury, and Executioner: Have the Police Become a Law Unto Themselves?

Judge, Jury, and Executioner: Have the Police Become a Law Unto Themselves?: “Police are specialists in violence. They are armed, trained, and authorized to use force. With varying degrees of subtlety, this colors their every action. Like the possibility of arrest, the threat of violence is implicit in every police encounter. Violence, as well as the law, is what they represent.”—Kristian Williams, activist and author

Judge, Jury, and Executioner: Have the Police Become a Law Unto Themselves?

Judge, Jury, and Executioner: Have the Police Become a Law Unto Themselves?: Not only are we no longer a free people but we have become a fearful people, as well, helped along in large part by politicians eager to capitalize on our fears. As Julie Hanus writes for Utne: “Since the 1980s, society at large has bolted frantically from one panic to the next. Fear of crime reduced us to wrecks, but before long we were also howling about deadly diseases, drug abusers, online pedophiles, avian flu, teens gone wild, mad cows, anthrax, immigrants, environmental collapse, and—let us not forget—terrorists.”

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

CIA, FBI agents dying for illegal junta in Ukraine - News - World - The Voice of Russia: News, Breaking news, Politics, Economics, Business, Russia, International current events, Expert opinion, podcasts, Video

CIA, FBI agents dying for illegal junta in Ukraine - News - World - The Voice of Russia: News, Breaking news, Politics, Economics, Business, Russia, International current events, Expert opinion, podcasts, Video: The US/CIA/NATO have stepped up their military operations and continue to actively wage their secret war in Ukraine against the Ukrainian people in an extremely dangerous poorly planned operation that is failing and carries with it the real threat of sparking off a full-fledged war, if not World War III, against an unwilling Russian Federation which continues to attempt to deal with the aggressive-in-your-face-threat to its security through diplomacy and peaceful means. The recent capture and killing of 25 CIA officers in Ukraine only shows the desperation of the US effort and the complete disregard for not only international law and the
Read more: http://voiceofrussia.com/2014_05_19/CIA-FBI-agents-dying-for-illegal-junta-in-Ukraine-8655/

Eugene Debs, Statement to the Court 1918

Debs, Statement to the Court: Eugene Debs delivered his Statement to the Court to the Federal Court of Cleveland, Ohio on September 18, 1918 after being convicted of violating the Sedition Act, a protective law passed by Congress to promote the war by banning anti-war propaganda and rhetoric. Under this new law many socialists were unjustly persecuted and stripped of their freedom of speech. As an active socialist, Debs became concerned and attacked American capitalism in an effort to protect first amendment rights. This speech was a plea in his defense for his and other socialists� freedom of speech. Introduction by Mary Litton Fowler.

Article: They Can't Outlaw the Revolution | OpEdNews

Article: They Can't Outlaw the Revolution | OpEdNews: RIKERS ISLAND, N.Y.--Cecily McMillan, the Occupy activist who on Monday morning will appear before a criminal court in New York City to be sentenced to up to seven years on a charge of assaulting a police officer, sat in a plastic chair wearing a baggy, oversized gray jumpsuit, cheap brown plastic sandals and horn-rim glasses. Other women, also dressed in prison-issued gray jumpsuits, sat nearby in the narrow, concrete-walled visitation room clutching their children, tears streaming down their faces. The children, bewildered, had their arms wrapped tightly around their mothers' necks. It looked like the disaster scene it was.

Article: Militarist Bunkum | OpEdNews

Article: Militarist Bunkum | OpEdNews: Did you know that 85 to 90 percent of war's casualties are non-combatant civilians? That is the conclusion reached by a nine-person research team in the June 2014 issue of the American Journal of Public Health. The deaths of soldiers who are fighting the war are a small part of the human and economic cost. Clearly, wars do not protect the lives of civilians. The notion that soldiers are dying for us is false. Non-combatants are the main victims of war.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Article: Greenwald Against the Establishment | OpEdNews

Article: Greenwald Against the Establishment | OpEdNewslenn Greenwald's new book, No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State, is many things: an account of his relationship with Snowden, an indictment of political leaders who have used the pretext of "terrorism" to mask their unlimited power-lust, a technical analysis (complete with illustrations culled from the National Security Agency's own secret archives) of America's emerging police state. Most significant and enjoyable for me, however, it is a searing indictment of what "mainstream" journalists have become -- servitors of a corrupt political class blinded by their own arrogance.