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How can we regain peace and how can we keep it? (tags)
There is no doubt that Mahatma Gandhi is right. Peace does not come from the motivation of fear, on the contrary, only from the strength of one’s own person; through loyalty to oneself, and through the courage to have one’s own conscience. In Indian: Satyagraha (persistent adherence to the truth), “think for yourself” Kant would have said, “remain yourself.”
Loss of reality and bellicism (tags)
Ukraine is "worn out" here while it is supposed to fight a proxy war "until the last Ukrainian" and is equipped for this with weapons, ammunition, financial means, etc.... None of this is even remotely realistic.
We need a real debate on the Ukraine war (tags)
The longer the war in Ukraine continues, the greater the risk of a nuclear accident or incident. And given the strategy of U.S. President Joe Biden's administration to "weaken" Russia through large-scale arms shipments. The United States and NATO are in a proxy war with Russia.
Cuba and the Ukraine crisis (tags)
History repeats itself after all. What as the Cuban Missile Crisis left the world balancing on the precipice is exemplified by the Ukraine crisis. Starting in 1959, the USA stationed nuclear-tipped medium-range missiles in Italy and Turkey aimed at the USSR. The latter responded.
"The victor is not the one who wins the battles" (tags)
Stubborn resistance Although the war is still in its infancy, it is no walk in the park for Russian forces, which are facing fierce resistance. It will be difficult for the Russian army to gain control of cities, towns, and highways and hold them in the face of attacks by regular and guerrilla forces...
Say No To Waterboarder Gina Haspel And Trump (tags)
Reasons to ask senators to vote against waterboarding torturer Gina Haspel
Merrick Garland Opposed Guantanamo Prisoner Rights, Expanded Citizens United Theft (tags)
Garland's decisions on Guantanamo, Citizens United, defendants etc. have helped only the military and the rich. He may have coveredup the CIA role in the bombing of the OKC
Why are the Lambs Silent? (tags)
Techniques-fragmentation and propaganda- make serious violations of moral norms by the ruling elites morally and cognitively invisible to the population. With many examples, professor Mausfeld gives insight in the management of our democracy and how people are kept in apathy.
Bombing Strengthens the Islamic State (tags)
The attempts to stop Islamic terror through military actions in Afghanistan and Iraq have brought about the opposite. These attempts destabilized societies in those countries, promoted terror and triggered great streams of refugees. So the policy of the West bears a joint responsibility.
Gitmo in Chicago (tags)
ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdad (tags)
Soon thereafter it was reported al-Baghdadi helped establish the terrorist group Jamaat Jaish Ahl al-Sunnah wal Jamaa. Sometime around 2004-2005 al-Baghdadi was captured in Fallujah by U.S. forces
Crime Without Punishment (tags)
Can Pope Francis End Forced Celibacy for Preists? (tags)
The recent report from the U.N. implicates the Catholic Church in enabling priests who abuse and sexually molest children to evade the law and consequences. Maybe Pope Francis can help repeal the dictate of forced celibacy in priests by recgnizing their natural human need for sexual relations with another adult human being. It is unnatural and a form of psychological torture to expect a human male to be celibate for their entire practiced profession. The need for sex that is suppressed can emerge in abberant forms like pedophilia.
When Prevention Becomes Paranoia (tags)
According to Bernd Greiner, more Americans die annually from deadly bee stings than from terrorism. The 68-antiwar movement should have taught us to redefine security, health, strength and happiness and not fall into the traps of militarism or financialization. Jobs create true security.
Author Nancy Kurshan: Strategizing to Defeat Control Unit Prisons and Solitary Confinement (tags)
Author and longtime activist Nancy Kurshan’s new book, entitled Out of Control: A Fifteen Year Battle Against Control Unit Prisons, has just been released by the Freedom Archives. Kurshan’s book documents the work of The Committee to End the Marion Lockdown (CEML), which she co-founded in 1985 as a response to the lockdown at the federal prison in Marion, Illinois. It quickly turned into a broader campaign against control unit prisons and human rights violations in US prisons that lasted fifteen years, until 2000.
Torturer Lawsuits: Some Good News (tags)
Amnesty International Denounces Torture in California Prisons --Interview w/ Tessa Murphy (tags)
2 weeks after the release of Amnesty Intl’s new report on the use of prolonged solitary confinement inside California’s ‘Security Housing Units’ (SHUs), entitled "The Edge of Endurance," prisoners initiated another hunger strike, with 500 participants statewide. In this new interview, Tessa Murphy speaks about her visit to California SHUs and Amnesty's report based on the visit.
Guantanamo Show Trial Begins (tags)
Scoundrel Media Afghan Massacre Cover-Up (tags)
Unaccountable: Private Military Contractor Abuses (tags)
Democratic Party's Police Brutality v Occupy LA (tags)
Democratic Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa lied when he said there was no police brutality at the November 29, 2011 eviction of Occupy LA, carried out by 1400 police evicting 292 peaceful campers.
America v. Paul Bergrin in Court (tags)
15 Years of Giving Voice to Women and Transgender Prisoners in California (tags)
An interview with Diana Block, Pam Faden, and Dierdre Wilson --three members of the California Coalition for Women Prisoners, which is celebrating its 15th year with an event in SF on Friday Oct. 14.
Targeting Lawyers: America v. Paul Bergrin (tags)
Israeli Police State Crackdowns Against Palestinians (tags)
Imperialist War, Mass Murder, and Torture, But Did September 11th Change ?Everything?? (tags)
"Americans watched in horror as the World Trade Center collapsed. Yet it was a horror no different from what the U.S. government has done with it's bombing of civilian populations in Iraq, Yugoslavia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Korea. The U.S. bombings of just these countries, not to mention many other U.S. acts of war, murdered millions of civilians. Terror against civilians is never justified. Now the U.S. government is preparing to terror bomb Afghanistan?" -Liberation News, September 11, 2001
Besieging and Terror Bombing Sirte (tags)
Michael Sol: Queer Leatherman Explores Intimacy and Sadism (tags)
Michael Sol, Leatherman extraordinaire and candidate for Mr. Los Angeles Leather this weekend (March 26-27), is giving a demonstration of the Japanese rope bondage art, shibari, at the Joyce Beers Community Center, Vermont Street between Terra and Aladdin Restaurants in Hillcrest, Friday, April 1 at 7 p.m. at an event sponsored by the San Diego League of Gentlemen. In this interview, published in the April 2011 issue of Zenger's Newsmagazine, Sol talks extensively about his interests in Leather and so-called "edge play," and the distinction he draws between romantic intimacy and power exchanges. He also discusses the thin line between exercise and martial art, and between consensual S/M and the kinds of torture practiced on unwilling victims in places like Abu Ghraib.
Chicano Arts Pioneer Takes On Globalization and War (tags)
Pioneering Chicano artist Malaquias Montoya was present at the creation of the Chicano rights movement in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, being one of the organizers of the Mexican American Liberation Arts Front (MALAF) who helped create the images of that movement. But he’s also involved with current social and political controversies. In his show “Globalization and War: The Aftermath,” through March 4 at the Centro Cultural de la Raza in Balboa Park, he takes on Guantánamo, Abu Ghraib, the U.S. government’s rationalization of torture (“softening them up for interrogation”), the growing gap between rich and poor in the U.S. and throughout the world, and other progressive themes in a bold, assertive and often brutal style derived from 20th century New York artist Ben Shahn and the Mexican muralists Orozco and Siquieros.
Torture in US Prisons (tags)
homeland prison torture
Obama administration braces for WikiLeaks release (tags)
'This article suggests that there is no need for you to investigate these doucments. As before they tell us there is nothing of interest in them? How quickly they read them? I think they are hoping many will not bother. So please get ready to head back to Wikileaks and spread widely."
Lawless Arrests, Detentions and Torture in Iraq (tags)
ongoing war crimes in Iraq
US War Crimes in Fallujah (tags)
horrific war crimes
The Road to World War III - The Global Banking Cartel Has One Card Left to Play (tags)
"The global elite have consistently used a strategy of arming and funding both sides of armed conflicts. While opposing populations kill each other off, they make off with their natural resources. When they confront a government that cannot be bribed or provoked into civil or regional war, they fund brutal death squads, attempt military coups and intimidate them by giving weapons to undemocratic neighboring regimes. If all that doesn’t work, they are declared a threat to national security and the US military, private contractors and NATO forces invade and occupy the country. These terrorist strategies are not limited to the Middle East and Africa, just ask our neighbors throughout Latin America about the School of the Americas. Contrary to popular belief, the horrendous torture techniques inflicted upon people in Abu Ghraib, Iraq were not an isolated incident. Many of those brutal torture techniques were developed over years by torturing innocent civilians throughout Latin America."
The FBI’s War On Democracy --Claude Marks discusses the new film COINTELPRO 101 (tags)
Claude Marks, Director of The Freedom Archives,says "we undertook to make this new film, knowing that no government agent or agency has ever been held accountable for the assassinations of leaders, the destruction of organizations, the imprisonment and political targeting of so many people - people who still remain prisoners of the wars against movements for liberation and self-determination within the US borders."
“Earth Is for People, Not for Corporations” (tags)
Election fraud expert Steven Freeman headlined “Earth Is for People, Not for Corporations” at the First Unitarian-Universalist Church in San Diego’s Hillcrest neighborhood July 1. The event featured a wide variety of anti-corporate presentations and showed the role of corporations in promoting and profiting from every current social evil, from war to the exploitation of immigrants and denial of the reality of climate change. It also exposed the role of corporate media and discussed ways people can challenge it.
The Jena Generation --An interview with Jordan Flaherty (tags)
If this city is going to recover, the first step is getting out the truth that New Orleans is not okay. Most of the country believes either that New Orleans has been rebuilt, or that, if not, it’s because people here are lazy and/or corrupt and wasted the nation’s generous assistance. But New Orleans is still a city in crisis. The oft-promised aid, whether from FEMA or various federal and private agencies, has not arrived.
MILITARY TORTURE AND STATE TERRORISM IN THE PHILIPPINES (tags)
Despite the election of Benigno Aquino III to succeed the corrupt brutal Arroyo, 43 healthworkers continue to suffer military torture. Five are confined to the military camp alleged as self-confessed New People's Army guerillas, while 38 were transferred to Camp Bagong Diwa, Bicutan, notorious for the massacre of Moro suspects. The five persons on which the fascist generals are concentrating their torture are: VALENTINO PAULINO, CHERRYLYN TAWAGON, ELLEN CARANDANG, JENNYLYN PIZZARO, & JOHN MARK BARRIENTOS. Carandang's children were taken from their home by the military," according to KARAPATAN, human rights monitor. Their relatives are threatened or offered bribes coercively to side with the military and incriminate themselves or their kin. We appeal to the international community to denounce this barbaric treatment and demand the immediate release of the Morong 43.
Vancouver Libertarian Paul Geddes brings CIA racist stock money launderers to Canada (tags)
Aren't you as a Canadian capable of creating your own political party that at least has no ties to stock fraud,money laundering gold and mortgage scams of the U.S.Libertarian Party and Republican 'libertarian-in-chief' Ron Paul with his criminal ties to James Dale Davidson's,Lord William Rees-Mogg's and ex CIA 'economist' Mark Skousen's Agora Inc crime family ?!
America's Secret Prisons (tags)
America's global gulag
Israeli hand in Iraq’s Abu Ghraib exposed (tags)
Israeli hand in Iraq’s Abu Ghraib exposed
Targeting Lawyers - The Case of Paul Bergrin (tags)
police state targeting of lawyers
Los Angeles debut of Victory Day, in aid of human trafficking (tags)
Los Angeles debut of Victory Day, in aid of human trafficking
Today your freedom is being signed away (tags)
Today at the UN New York States are signing a treaty which by its exclusion of core obligations and the right to development will create a people more dependent on the State and Corporations as well as discriminating against the poor. Obama ( & other States) is following such policies.
The Shortwave Report 09/18 Listen Globally! (tags)
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.
Global Systematic discriminationagainst the Poor due to be signed (tags)
International human rights law to be signed by States on Sept 24, 2009, systematically discriminates against the poor. The establishment is pitted against the independent peoples and the most disadvantaged. A mediocre nation and a dependent people are the very likely outcomes.
America's Tortured Past (tags)
America's sordid legacy
El imperio contraataca en Nuestra América... (tags)
El águila imperial no desea perder más plumas en Nuestra América...
The Coup in Honduras: A Teachable Moment for Obama? (tags)
President Barack Obama‘s main duty under the U.S. Constitution is to see to it that the laws are “faithfully executed.” By a UN Treaty, approved by the Senate, in 1994, torture is against U.S. law. No ifs, ands or buts about it. No exceptions! In Honduras, some apologists for the “de facto” regime, are pretending that they followed the law, when they gave their president the boot. Will Obama play the same “pretend game” on Torture? Stay Tuned. .
Marriages and Funerals in Afghanistan and Pakistan (tags)
A discussion of the great propensity of American bombers and drones to hit weddings and funeral ceremonies in Afghanistan and Pakistan
PENDING TERROR EXERCISES -- 9/11 Truth Keeps Tabs -- (tags)
Ghost Troop, the All-American cyber militia, publishes a new website sure to be of interest to all who doubt the official story of 9/11. Forewarned is forearmed!
Condoleezza Rice Challenged on War and Torture at Stanford (tags)
Stanford University students, staff, alumni, and community have called for Condoleezza Rice to be held accountable for war crimes and torture. Challenging her return to the University, they are petitioning for a probe into her alleged violations of international and U.S. law.
If They Knew the Truth, They'd Hate Us Even More (tags)
Obama doesn't want us to see what are darling soldiers have been up to.
Terminate the Defense Department (tags)
Defense budget and american imperialism in the time of economic crisis; free, universal education and the question of market capitalism in the University; students as indentured servants to corporations;
Remembering the past to change the future – We must hold the torture state accountable (tags)
“Get the good old syringe boys and fill it to the brim We’ve caught another nigger and we’ll operate on him Let someone take the handle who can work it with a vim Shouting the battle cry of freedom” A U.S. Army marching song composed during the Philippine War entitled “The Water Cure” to celebrate a version of waterboarding used on Filipinos “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." Poet and philosopher, George Santayana
global economy, politics, jobs in the Chinese age: Johnson, Frank, Gu (tags)
is global financial crisis leading to a new war? Why is a new world order troublesome? How to move to the next stage world finance, economy, management, jobs, politics and competition in light of emerging giants China, India? Get provocative thoughts from 3 educators Chalmers Johnson, Andre Gunder Frank, and George Zhibin Gu.
Canadian Activists and Lawyers United for Justice: Canadians must bar or prosecute Bush (tags)
Canada must bar or prosecute Bush for torture, and mass murder. For he is a war criminal who lied that Saddam wouldn't let our inspectors in. And, with Cheney, closed 911 FBI investigations before we were finished nabbing the actual suspects for mass murder
Guantanamo Under Obama (tags)
Obama proving no different from Bush
Between Russophobia and Russophilia (tags)
The neoconservative revolutionaries wanted to make the export of democracy into the absolute military hit and harvested bloody noses. Western values and western democracy cannot be simply exported for forced on foreign countries.
The Neo liberal elite seize their opportunity to increase unemployment globally. (tags)
The neo liberal elite seized their opportunity to create global unemployment when an ideological shift by the global elites occurred over the past four years at the UN from right wing neo liberalism (Bush) to left wing neo liberalism (Obama).
¿Torturadores en el Foro Social de Belem? (tags)
El Obispo Fernando Lugo estará en el Foro Social de Belem a fines de este mes de enero de 2009, y aunque anuncia una disertación sobre la teología de la liberación, muchos desearían escuchar su opinión sobre la tortura.
Los Torturadores del Obispo (tags)
Aplicando la misma estrategia de la policía política del dictador Stroessner, el gobierno del obispo Fernando Lugo, que ha desatado una guerra contra los campesinos paraguayos, niega que los campesinos sean torturados en San Pedro.
new century war: by Frank, Johnson, George Zhibin Gu (tags)
is global financial crisis leading to a new war? Why is a new world order troublesome? How to move to the next stage world finance, economy, management, jobs, politics and competition in light of emerging giants China, India? Get provocative thoughts from 3 educators Chalmers Johnson, Andre Gunder Frank, and George Zhibin Gu.
Continuing, Unrelenting Terrorism and Mumbai (tags)
Terrorism caused by nation-states is vastly greater in scope and causes many more casualties than that caused by individuals or groups of individuals even though that caused by indivduals receives much more corporate attention and condemnation.
God's Nation (tags)
The trinity of themes "Last Hope-Noble Victory-Disgraceful Defeat" has been the core of the US-American state religion, whether called the Monroe Doctrine, Cold War or War against Terror. A multipolar world with many civilizations is the best hope for the future.
Orwellian Alert! British Crackdown Threatens Us All (tags)
“Free speech cannot be defended by silence”
The American Patient (tags)
Capitalism changed into "finance-driven" capitalism. The profit rates for industrial capital fell in the past decades. Washington could be paralyzed under the debt yoke like Japan in the early 1990s. After decades of market idolization, the US has rediscovered political power.
Further Oppression of the Poor likely at the UN: America – both the Problem and the Soluti (tags)
After many years I devised a human rights approach to address the problems faced by societies, national and international. This includes immediately addressing core minimum obligations (i.e. dealing with the most serious violations), including the empowering rights to human rights education (re democratic support for human rights) and the right to development (re small business promotion) as well as non-retrogression (the protection of existing rights). However remarkably I was to find that the rights I focused on were virtually identical to the rights excluded by the complaints procedure due to be adopted by the UN General Assembly next month. I am now even more convinced than ever that my socially responsible ‘bottom-up’ human rights approach is the path forward while the global elites, international and national institutions fear any change that threatens their positions and lifestyles.
Negative Image: Robert Mugabe through the Lens of Western Propaganda (tags)
If you ever wondered how you came to know what you know about Zimbabwe, here is your chance to find out.
Why the MSM Can't Tell The Truth About Georgia (tags)
"From Tbilisi to Teheran" Heightens Suspicions of Motive in Georgian Crisis Since the attacks by Georgia which sparked the fighting (which, alone, suggests Georgia had been promised the support of a larger power) took place on the day that the last two US carrier groups started for the Strait of Hormuz, it would appear that one motive (besides the pipelines from the Caspian which rival the new ones the US built in Afghanistan) appears to be tying up and/or demonizing Russia, in order to minimize its response to US/Israeli Aggression towards Iran. The following article from the Jerusalem Post appears to support this, as does the US/Israeli line seen today, as well as the willingness of the bulk of the Western press to so horribly misrepresent this conflict. https://israel.indymedia.org/newswire/display/9471/index.php
Shame of being an american (tags)
The Shame of being an American This is a compilation of articles written by right thinking Americans against American invasion of Iraq. They tell us why they are ashamed of being American in the "wake of plunder and flames" and also for "racist imagery and humiliation and the color of Abu Ghraib". Name of author :M.A.Hussain ISBN : 978-81-905861- 1-5 Download it here in pdf format: http://avantgardepublications. com/shame_ on_america.pdf http://apostatesofislamagainstameri ca.com/shame_ on_america.pdf
Información de último momento sobre el Concurso “Descubra al Héroe” (tags)
¡¡EXTRA, EXTRA, Se amplía plazo para participar en GRAN Concurso “Descubra al Héroe”!!
BUSH SENDS NUCLEAR AIRCRAFT CARRIER TO THE PHILIPPINES (tags)
With the subservience of the Arroyo regime, Bush continues the political-military intervention in the "killing field" of the Philippines, wasting millions of tax-dollars in suppressing the Moro insurgents and Filipino national-democrats, abetting the horrendous extra-judicial killings and enforced disappearances and widespread poverty and oppression, all in the name of the war against "terrorism," a code-word for popular resistance against global capital's greed and inhumane devastation of the planet.
Camp Pendleton Baby Killer Marines Set Free! (tags)
Indymedia around the Globe has been diligent in covering the numerous War Crimes committed by the US Troops against the occupied populace of Iraq, including the November 19, 2005 Haditha Massacre of 24 Iraqi Civilians by US Marines. In that noble spirit, we need to broadly publicize and loudly spread the news that, little by little, the sneaky Americans have let 7 of the 8 US Marine perpetrators of the Massacre of Iraqi Civilians at Haditha go free without any punishment, hoping the rest of the World does not notice.
David McCullough, at Boston College, Sees No Evil (tags)
What is the role of the intellectual in the Age of Bush and Cheney? On May 19, 2008, David McCullough, gave a commencement address at Boston College, a Jesuit institution. He never said one critical word about the Iraq War or the serial lies of the Bush-Cheney Gang that got the U.S. involved in that Neocon-inspired conflict. I believe Mr. McCullough missed an opportunity to speak out and to inspire the students to take their country back.
Vegas anarchists flyer against taxes, torture and war on April 15th (tags)
April 15th is Tax Day, and in honor of the occasion, a newly-formed activist group, the Southern Nevada Alliance of the Libertarian Left, took their first public action today and issued their first communique with flyers posted on the streets of Las Vegas aiming to raise consciousness about the violence of the tax-and-torture warfare State.
Neocon Jonah Goldberg Praises David Mamet (tags)
How would you feel if that raving Neocon Jonah Goldberg praised you? Well, this is the position that lapsed liberal David Mamet, a knee jerk supporter of Israel, is in. Mamet endorsed a “Free Market” system and bashed NPR, as “National Palestinian Radio.” In a rant for the Village Voice he explains his conversion to Conservatism and underscores how government should “get out of the way.” Goldberg lionized him for rejecting “the pieties of the Left.”
Kurt Cobain Back From the Dead (tags)
Kurt Cobain's identity has been stolen, 14 years after his suicide at the age of 27.
Francis A. Boyle's "Protesting Power - War, Resistance and Law (tags)
International law supports the right to resist state crimes.
Video: Nobel Prize speaks about imperialism and war (tags)
Harold Pinter, the Nobel Prize in Literature 2005 Video of his lecture:"Art, Truth & Politics" 45 minutes about US imperial policy, war and truth. Watch here: http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/2005/pinter-lecture.html
Another Killing Spree in Mesopotamia: “Pacifying” Mosul (tags)
In words and deeds, happenings in Iraq are chillingly redolent of Nazi Germany. Neighborhoods walled in and “cleansed” of Sunnis, others of Shias, Christians and Iraq's richness of minorities ... people who have lived together and inter-married since time immemorial. The distinctions were imposed with the incoming tanks and troops - divide and rule writ large. In Falluja, Goebbel's ghost walks tall. The residents even have their own identifying arm patch to prove it. And it has certainly been cleansed, in uncountable thousands - exactly how many unknown, since in the words of General Tommy Franks it is not “productive” to count Iraqi deaths.
Be a Man, Take a Stand (tags)
Life thanks all honorable men who Bill on sight, the bushite God betrayers who bomb people in Iraq indiscriminately to please the neocon zionist enemies responsible personally for the crimes of 911. To save the lives of innocent families is the result of killing a 'lawless' bushite that has no care to defend America in war time.
The Corporate Bush Whores (tags)
The Corporate Bush whores, who lie to die our naive sons and daughters for stolen profits given to those personally who committed 911 must pay with public trials for their contempt of the value of our forsaken lives.
GLORY OF THE CORPS - A Real Man Speaks for Freedom (tags)
The more good than bad Alex Jones says George Norry, (who has Alex on once every six months or a year to say the NWO can't be stopped, never mentioning liquefied iron flowing like water from the towers, Ahmad, or that bush and Cheney are bad guys for officially closing criminal investigations [obstruction]) is heroic, I say, George Norry is an enemy to all Humans being.
The case of the CUBAN FIVE, one of the Top 25 Censored Stories of 2006-2007 (tags)
The case of the CUBAN FIVE, one of the Top 25 Censored Stories of 2006-2007 in: http://www.projectcensored.org
FRONT PAGE - Anybody Out There? (tags)
the demon lying capital false accuser, who immediately closed outstanding criminal investigations on 911 while claiming to be a Christian, and all those who appose with independent thought, evil terrorists.
Jennifer Van Bergen's "The Twilight of Democracy" (tags)
How democracy is being undermined in America.
Drugged Gang-Raped and Imprisoned (tags)
Is Gang-Rape Allowed by Contractors in Iraq ? Jamie Leigh Jones was reportedly drugged, gang-raped and imprisoned in a container by fellow KBR co-workers in 2005 while working in Iraq on a U.S. Defense Department contract. Like the Abu Ghraib torture victims who still have not seen justice after more than four years, the abuse Jones says she suffered at the hands of private contractors over two years ago has not seen the light of a criminal trial.
9/11,Mohamed Atta:Titan Corp's Makram Chams Suspends U.S. Constitution (tags)
I have never heard Mr.Chams version of events in Venice,Florida and his association with Mohamed Atta there and of how he came to be the owner of the Kwik-Check that cashed Mohamed Atta's $70,000 check from Dubai.
To Our Patriotic American Lovers of Justice and Freedom (tags)
Coast to Coast radio hosts are traitors who forbid the American Patriot to know: General Ahmad funded Atta, and that we have video of iron flowing like water from the towers
Grand Opening: School of the Americas Watch West (part 1) (tags)
“Word began to spread as we researched the school and discovered what we had here was indeed a school of assassins, a school for dictators. These soldiers came here to learn counter insurgency. Who were the insurgency? They were the poor, the religious leaders, labor leaders, and many others. And then when the torture manuals were discovered in the curriculum, that got a lot of front-page coverage. Word began to spread, and our numbers in the movement grew.” -- Father Roy Bourgeois, founder, School of the Americas Watch
A Bushite is an enemy of America (tags)
TO THE UNBELIEVERS : 40,000 pounds of bombs dropped by ANTICHRIST FORCES OF EVIL on a populated City THEY OCCUPY - American Women are Raped by Bushite and American men are too cowardly to call pro-child killer happy George Norry - Corporate News Whores are Evil to All Humans Being - Pentagon Won't Probe KBR [GANG] Rape Charges - "Heaven Won't Take Marines" - American corporations actively attempt to MURDER American women, and American "Men" refuse to phone someone who cares... - I'm willing to Challenge America to a Presidential Debate on successes we've achieved as the governed for enlightenment - Catholic Bishop: 9-11 was inside job - TO CON AMERICA TO DIE AS TRAITORS - Evidence is Everything - Al-Qaida = General Mahmoud Ahmad - WOW! - 'How Bush misled the world' - WOW!
Heaven Won't Take Marines (tags)
LOOK! The lawless bushite is warring Humanity to bring about near what was there prior to them attacking.. THINK: they are trying to bring about the stability that their continuing conduct decreases through further LAWLESS rape, theft, and murder. Bill a bushite for God and America why don't you do it to save the atheists for Heaven as all included? Bushites are evil enemies of US all my friend, enemies of US all.
Provocative Thoughts While Touring a Park: (tags)
From book subtitled: The Authoritarian Nature of the Three Abrahamic Religions: as When God Became the Terrorist: The major thesis of this book is that authoritarianism, as a “human” personality trait, throughout history, has influenced both the “creation” and the “interpretation”, of religious and political dogma, and that this was even more so before there was a constituted division between Church and State. In Judeo-Christianity and Islamic authority, to some extent, is the egotistic imprint of monotheism in which God basically is perceived to have a “psychological” ego consciousness able to understand and communicate with the human ego consciousness of mankind. Particularly, we will want to focus on the ideas of justice—both the ideas of divine metaphysical justice and human social justice. According to Daniel Defoe, in no trivial sense, “Justice is the end of government”.
Sept 11=zionist job (tags)
mossad participated in 9/11
Coming to Town for Bushite Nasties (tags)
God is coming to town for bushite nasties on his sled of make believe. A halted bushite, is a mercy on our souls, in defense of ourselves the innocent. The innocent that a 'lawless' bushite holds for ransom in pain dying.
Demand open line communications to defend Freedom through Justice (tags)
"Al-Qaida" = "General Mahmoud Ahmad" Defend freedom, and the FBI, by demanding Coast to Coast radio hosts allow free communications, absent their personal contempt for preserving freedom to be our America.
Court Decision Looms--Mobilize to Free Mumia! (tags)
Partisan Defense Committee P.O. Box 99, Canal Street Station, New York, NY 10013 email: email@example.com http://www.partisandefense.org PRESS RELEASE – 4 December 2007 PDC contact: Kevin Gilroy (212) 406-4252 Court Decision Looms—Mobilize to Free Mumia! Media Blitz Targets Mumia Abu-Jamal
Demand America take our calls for Justice as all (tags)
Did You Know: the bushite is warring Humanity to bring about what was there prior to them criminally invading?
History, Sublime, Terror: Notes on the Politics of Fear (tags)
"The new powers of violence that are out of the box after 1945 belong to the state. They are properties and prerogatives of the modern nation-state."
Democrats shift further to the right (tags)
Six weeks after he denounced the American media and US politicians for undermining the war effort in Iraq and called for an all-out mobilization of American power to win victory, the former US commander in Baghdad, retired Lieutenant General Ricardo Sanchez, delivered the official Democratic Party response to President George W. Bush’s weekly Saturday radio address. The selection of Sanchez to make the broadcast November 24 is a calculated decision by the Democratic Party leadership to adopt a standpoint on the war in Iraq that criticizes the Bush administration largely from the right, rather than the left. The Democrats have rebuffed the desires of the vast majority of the American people, including those whose votes placed the Democrats in control of Congress a year ago, who want an end to the war as quickly as possible. Sanchez commanded US forces in Iraq from June 2003 to June 2004, the period immediately following the US invasion. He is indelibly linked to two episodes in the bloody record of American oppression in Iraq: the murderous onslaught on the city of Fallujah, then one of the strongholds of Iraqi resistance to the occupation, and the abuse of captured Iraqis in the American military prison at Abu Ghraib.
More Lost Weapons in Iraq (tags)
By all accounts, the businessman, Kassim al-Saffar, a veteran of the Iran-Iraq war, did well at distributing the Pentagon-supplied weapons from the Baghdad Police Academy armory he managed for a military contractor. But, co-workers say, he also turned the armory into his own private arms bazaar with the seeming approval of some American officials and executives, selling AK-47 assault rifles, Glock pistols and heavy machine guns to anyone with cash in hand — Iraqi militias, South African security guards and even American contractors. “This was the craziest thing in the world,” said John Tisdale, a retired Air Force master sergeant who managed an adjacent warehouse. “They were taking weapons away by the truckload.”
DISPATCHES FROM AMERICA: Masters of war plan for next 100 years (tags)
"We think urban is the future," says James Lasswell, a retired colonel who now heads the Office of Science and Technology at the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory. "Everything worth fighting for is in the urban environment."
Bush at the UN: a war criminal lectures the world on “human rights” (tags)
George W. Bush delivered his next to the last annual address to the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday. Taking the same podium that he used five years ago to condemn the world body to “irrelevance” if it failed to rubber stamp his plans for a war of aggression against Iraq, Bush cast his regime in Washington as the world’s greatest champion of human rights and its most generous and selfless benefactor.
Rev. Billy Graham: A Prince of War Exposed (tags)
The Rev. Billy Graham, a darling of the Evangelical Right, has never seen a U.S. war that he couldn’t bless. He once advocated that President Richard M. Nixon bomb the “dikes” in the north of Vietnam. He also criticized the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. for speaking out against the war. A new book, “The Prince of War: Billy Graham’s Crusade for a Wholly Christian Empire,” by Cecil Bothwell exposes the camera-mugging preacher as a serial warmonger.
Can We End the American Empire Before It Ends Us? (tags)
Can We End the American Empire Before It Ends US?
Petraeus with a Kiss (A Critical Review) (tags)
Captain Eric H. May, the Internet intelligence writer, provides a searing review of the performance by General David Petraeus last week.
Freedom for the Cuban Five ! (tags)
An International Campaign to Free the Cuban Five will begin on September 12. This will be an excellent opportunity to knock at the doors of American people’s consciences
Psy-Ops of Stupidity - Who's in Charge Here? (tags)
I again, beg Humanity to speak in opposition to Amerika in the defense of our innocent forsaken dying lives. CBC producers know the bushmob did 911 but lie with propaganda to kill our families for the ungodly as thieving neocon enemies. They refuse to inform ourselves that Al-Qaida is General Mahmoud Ahmad, as according to the FBI. Or that video of iron flowing like water from the WTC towers exists indicating without doubt, the bushmob enemies did 911 as TRAITORS.
Luis Posada Carriles, the White House terrorist (tags)
In an article published on April 10, 2007, president Fidel Castro declared, “Orders for Kathleen Cardone’s decision could only have come from the White House. President Bush constantly avoided the issue of the criminal and terrorist character of the accused. He was protected and charged with a simple immigration violation.”
Reviewing Marjorie Cohn's "Cowboy Republic" (tags)
An incisive review of Bush administration crimes.
Obama calls for US attack on Pakistan in warmongering address (tags)
In a transparent effort to bolster his reputation for toughness on national security issues and outflank his main rivals on the right for the 2008 Democratic Party presidential nomination, Senator Barack Obama of Illinois delivered a bellicose speech August 1 at a Washington think tank. Speaking to the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Obama called for more troops to be sent to Afghanistan, threatened unilateral attacks against Pakistan and pledged to strengthen the US military and intelligence apparatus.
Death in Los Angeles hospital exposes social crisis in US (tags)
Edith Isabel Rodriguez died on May 9th while two people called the emergency services phone number, 911, frantically trying to get her medical help. She died just outside the emergency room in Los Angeles’ King-Harbor hospital after spending hours seeking treatment for a steadily worsening condition. The entire tragedy reveals the strained and unhealthy state of social relations in America today. The case received much media attention in recent weeks after the release of tape recordings of the 911 calls and a hospital video showing Rodriguez in the hours before her death—including segments showing a janitor mopping up around Rodriguez as she writhed in pain on the floor of the emergency room.
Not enough torture (tags)
Rohrabacher at War: Rendering democracy in the homeland (tags)
Man of War: Congressman Dana Rohrabacher says that he doesn't care if 50 innocent people are falsely accused of terrorism, even, apparently, if it means killing American Democracy. This story was submitted to the Orange Coast Voice newspaper May 24, 2007 and will appear that newspaper's June edition, available online also at www.ocvoice.com. John Earl is the editor of that paper.
Tracking Torture (tags)
"They Want to Keep Others from Doing What We Did. They Want to Shut Down Protest." To follow the progress of the trial of Jesuit Fr. Steve Kelly and Franciscan Fr. Louis Vitale, and/or to help, go to http://www.tortureontrial.org/
Review of End Times (tags)
The dismal state of the corporate print media.
Bush's Epic Collapse (tags)
The leader incapable of leading has three characteristics that define his administration: arrogance, incompetence and cynicism.. According to attorney John Yoo, Bush can wage any war at any time against anyone without being bound to any laws.
"Worthy and Unworthy Victims" (tags)
Bush administration police state tactics targeting innocent victims
La Brea Tar Pits: A Metaphor for the America Republic? (tags)
President George W. Bush now has the power, thanks to a mostly cowardly Congress, to declare “Martial Law!” The Defense Authorization Act of 2006 gave him the green light. All he needs is a Reichstag-like incident and our Republic will be history. Like the animals who were trapped in the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles, it has been sinking for years. Author Chalmers Johnson is convinced the U.S. Empire is headed the way of Greece’s and Rome’s.
Denver to DC (tags)
Beit Shalom Ministries is leading the walk form Denver, Colorado to Washington D.C. Currently, they are in Manhattan, Kansas and have been sharing information at Kansas State University. Watch their video updates on Google video and witness the police state in America. They have produced two powerful new documentary films on the war in Iraq and 9/11 truth available for FREE.
Helen Thomas Compares Bush’s White House to Watergate (tags)
White House reporter, Helen Thomas, gave a talk at McDaniel College, in Westminister, MD, on April 12, 2007. She labeled President George W. Bush Jr. as a very “isolated” individual, and said today’s White House reminded her of “Watergate,” with the “circling the wagons” and “siege” mentality, She denounced the Iraqi War as “illegal, immoral and unconscionable, “and asked: “Why do Americans tolerate such a dumbing down of our country?”
Fight for Justice Campaign (tags)
While in the name of the fight against terrorism, hundreds of thousands of people have died in Iraq and Afghanistan, and others - arbitrarily detained - are tortured in Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo, the United States government protects the most notorious terrorist in this hemisphere...
The Release of Posada Carriles: A BRUTAL REPLY (tags)
George W. Bush is undoubtedly the most genuine representative of a system of terror forced on the world by the technological, economic and political superiority of the most powerful country known to this planet.
Battle of Baghdad Cover-Up Four Years Later (tags)
nterview With CAPTAIN ERIC MAY Ghost Troop Commander
American Justice: Hicks Tortured, Rumsfeld Exonerated! (tags)
The now infamous Donald Rumsfeld has avoided legal responsibility for the extremely controversial ruling he made in December 2002, which effectively allowed the U.S. military to utilise torture methods against their perceived or imagined enemies. An American court ruled that Rumsfeld had no case to answer due principally to the fact that as Secretary of Defence he was IMMUNE from the charges! One Law for you and another for me! If the public ever wondered why Bush, Blair and Howard appear unconcerned over the prospect of war crimes charges, perhaps the Rumsfeld decision sheds some light on the matter.
Judge "Flim-Flamed" Rumsfeld accusers! (tags)
Otherwise people like Judge Hogan can in effect replace the democracy with faschist edicts and make the US Constitution null & void and that is much more than lamentable,in fact its totalitarianism
Art Exhibit: Subvertisements (tags)
[ Image: "iRaq" - Forkscrew Graphics, Silkscreen, 2004, Los Angeles, California ] Poster from the exhibit, "Subvertisements: Using Ads and Logos for Protest", a must see exhibition for all readers of Indymedia.
The Sacco and Vanzetti Case Revisited (tags)
On August 23, 1927, the State of Massachusetts executed two-Italian born immigrants for their alleged roles in the murders and robbery of a payroll clerk and his security guard on April 15, 1920. The condemned, Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, were militant anarchists. A mockery of a fair trial led to their ultimate fate. Professor Deborah Contrada revisits their case and concludes that there was “reasonable doubt, easily” as to their guilt.
Is the Media Fomenting War between Iran and the US? (tags)
Boredom strikingly prevails on the media stage despite the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and the forgotten conflicts in other countries.
Local Soldier, Dennis L. Sellen, Killed in Iraq (tags)
Army Guardsman Spc. Dennis L. Sellen Jr., a 20-year-old former College of the Canyons student, died this week while serving in Iraq, California Army National Guard officials said Tuesday.
Strike Against War by Occidental Student Coalition to end War (tags)
Strike plans at Occidental College (1600 Campus Road, Los Angeles, CA 90041):
My Letter to William Cardinal Keeler (tags)
The RC Bishops in the U.S. are against abortion. Most of the RC laity is against it, too. They get the message from the Bishops on that issue. Yet, these same Bishops, and the Pope, too, are also, on moral grounds, against the war in Iraq. Nevertheless, that idea, strangely, hasn’t gotten down to most of the faithful. William Hughes asks Cardinal William Keeler why.
Saddam Execution Photos Displayed at Gitmo, Says Aussie Prisoner (tags)
In a clumsy attempt to intimidate and terrorize prisoners of war at the US torture center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the authorities have set up displays of the execution of Saddam Hussein in the common areas of the torture camp. The story was found on the website of the Sydney (Australia) Morning Herald - Varlet
Demcrat Agenda Omissions (tags)
Democrats in Congress again betraying the public trust.
New Radio-essays by Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)
Here are several new radio essays by black death-row political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal, including this first one about the new US Congress. Abu-Jamal's case it at a critical juncture with oral arguments expected any month. After these, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals will decide whether or not to grant Mumia a new trial.
New Film Exposes evangelical Hypocrisy/ Bush War Crimes (tags)
Real Christians Don't Choose War
All of the war criminals haven't been to court yet (tags)
The assault on Iraq by the United States of America in March 2003 constituted a war crime of hitlerarian proportions that should not go unpunished.
A Look Back and Ahead in an Age of Neocon Rule (tags)
A review of the past year and review of year ahead.
How Not to Interview Donald Rumsfeld (tags)
Cal Thomas is a Right Wing hack, who has shilled for the bloodbath that is the Iraqi War. On Dec. 7, 2006, he interviewed Donald Rumsfeld, the outgoing Secretary of Defense at the Pentagon. “BaWa Walters, herself, couldn’t have done a worst job of puffery. No questions were asked by Thomas about U.S. or Iraqi casualties, WMD, or the fact that Rumsfeld has been charged with war crimes. Thomas’ shameless spiel mocks the idea of a Free Press.
Rumy loved torture (tags)
and directly ordered it.
BTL:Human Rights Groups File War Crimes Charges in Germany Against... (tags)
...Rumsfeld, Gonzalez and Others~Interview with Michael Ratner, president of the Center for Constitutional Rights, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
President Authorized Abu Ghraib Torture, FBI Email Says (tags)
Among a new batch of documents rights groups have forced the gov't to release, a Bureau communication refers to a presidential Executive Order endorsing some forms of torture witnessed at Iraq prison.
Makram Chams of Titan Corp & 9/11 fame sues Daniel Hopsicker (tags)
Makram Majid Chams of Lebanon,Saudi Arabia,Titan Corporation,San Diego,and Venice,Florida during events leading up to 9/11,and last known to be with W Bush's allies in Saudi Arabia,is suing Daniel Hopsicker of http://www.madcowprod.com !
Jerry Weller,Rios Montt,Bancafe Guatemala, Bawag Austria,Refco y 'Acciones de Centavos' (tags)
Jerry Weller ,congresista estadounidense y esposo de Zury Ríos Montt o Zury Ríos Sosa, hija del ex dictador Guatemalteco Efrain Rios Montt, has recibido donaciones politicos de Refco en su estado de Illinois.Refco estuvo parte de Chicago Mercantile Exchange antes de su colapso. Ahora Bancafe de Guatemala o Barbados o Miami o Colombia o donde sea es sinonimo con Refco o deben hacer.Y el 'negocio' mas grande de Refco en cuanto a acciones o 'seguridades' fueron 'penny stocks' de los Estados Unidos o 'acciones de centavos' sin valor.
Exclusive: Charges Sought Against Rumsfeld Over Prison Abuse (tags)
A lawsuit in Germany will seek a criminal prosecution of the outgoing Defense Secretary and other U.S. officials for their alleged role in abuses at Abu Ghraib and Gitmo
"This country will not see peace unless it is under some sort of dictator" US G (tags)
Maybe we should have never invaded them! Saddam was a dandy dictator!
Did she commit sucide or was she murdered by the U.S. Military? (tags)
Soldier opposed interrogations - Ariz. specialist killed herself in Iraq weeks after objection
Gen. Sanchez Retires (tags)
RIO GRANDE CITY — Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez blamed the ghosts of Abu Ghraib for forcing him out of a military career that spanned 33 years. The 55-year-old Rio Grande City native and one-time top U.S. commander in Iraq retired in a formal ceremony at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio on Wednesday.
Drinking Tea with Hizbullah (tags)
n the village of Silaa in southern Lebanon, on the forty-day memorial of the killing of 8 residents by Israeli aerial bombardment, a lunch in commemoration of the dead was provided to the villagers by the Campaign for Civil Resistance. After we completed our visit to the grieving families, we are invited to the muktar's home, to share tea, fruit and conversation. The local representative from Hizbullah joins us. Upon learning that I am from America, he smiles and he entreats me to sit next to him. He asks me what I think and how I feel about the destruction I have seen. The nargillah is brought out and we leisurely smoke and drink tea, enjoying the shaded veranda and an afternoon breeze. We discuss the war, and the role of Hizbullah in civil society. I am told that Hizbullah is not a state within a state, but a state where none exists, for the south of Lebanon has been neglected for decades by the Lebanese government. As for the fighters, he says, who won't fight to protect their families, their homes, and their communities? How, he wonders, are we different from Americans?
Navy officer tapped to head LA schools (tags)
Navy officer with no experience tapped to head LA schools
The SHORTWAVE REPORT 10/20/06 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.
The Voice of Freedom from Death Row (tags)
The real reason for his sentence is his advocacy for the voiceless.. A flight from truth occurs in the US and Germany, the truth about the causes of increasing impoverishment.. Mumia asks: Do you need protection from my voice or from your protectors?
Rights group: Prison dogs cruel and degrading (tags)
The use of attack dogs against prisoners here in the U.S.has been a well-kept secret,"
The Mark Foley scandal: Where is the crime? Down with this reactionary crusade! (tags)
It is the capitalists and their parties who politicize sex. They claim to be defending the innocent and vulnerable, but anyone who has seen the pictures from Abu Ghraib prison knows that this government doesn't give a damn about sexual torture and molestation. Their real intent is to persecute anyone who strays outside the completely artificial bounds prescribed by the patriarchal, heterosexual bourgeois family, and in the process arrogate to themselves ever greater police powers.
The Coming World War (tags)
US officials spoke of the necessity of a new world war right after Sept 11, 2001.. Perhaps permanent disorder is central, not a new order in the world.. Do they only want to fill their pockets by setting the whole world on fire?
Bush Policies are "Ongoing Criminal Activity" under US and International Law, Sc (tags)
The House of Representatives “must impeach President Bush
Labor must take the road of class struggle! (tags)
A Working Class Emancipation labor bulletin
King George Bush and the Tortured Truth (tags)
A former Army intelligence and public affairs officer gives a disturbing analysis of just what kind of plan the Neocons have in store for the United States with their recent legislation to spy and torture state enemies -- and what kind of man they have in George W. Bush to carry it out !
IMperialism 101 - The US Addiction to War, Mayhem and Madness - Part II (tags)
HOW THE US PURSUES ITS IMPERIAL AGENDA
Muslims: The New Jews (tags)
As the war on terror heads into its sixth year, a new racial stereotype is emerging in America. Brown-skinned men with beards and women with head scarves are seen as "Muslims" -- regardless of their actual faith or nationality.
BTL:US Peace Activists, Iraqi Parlimentarians Promote Timetable to... (tags)
...End America's Occupation of Iraq~Interview with Medea Benjamin, cofounder of Code Pink Women for Peace & Global Exchange, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Israeli President Moshe Katsav:Did aljazeera.com plagiarize me ? (tags)
Hmmm,seems more like plagiarism than coincidence to me.The phrase,'appear more of a political prostitute and hypocrite rather than the morally upright ' Orthodox '..is almost identical to my indymedia article right down to 'Orthodox' in parenthesis as if cut and paste from my indymedia posts !
Katrina, one year later: For black liberation through socialist revolution! (tags)
We revolutionaries insist that black liberation, including the conquest of full democratic rights for blacks in the US, can only be achieved through socialist revolution. It is hopeless and naïve to expect the US government to "rebuild for democracy". The face of US capitalist "democracy" was unmasked by Hurricane Katrina, and it's not going to get any prettier.
Largest U.S. Legal Group Challenges Bush Practice as Undermining Constitution (tags)
On January 24, 2006, the American Bar Association (ABA) issued a press release stating that, “Presidential signing statements that assert President Bush’s authority to disregard or decline to enforce laws adopted by Congress undermine the rule of law and our constitutional system of separation of powers…” The press release was publicizing a report by a blue-ribbon ABA task force which was created in June 2006 to examine the “changing role of presidential signing statements” under the Bush administration. On August 8, 2006, the ABA’s House of Delegates overwhelmingly approved the report by voting to call on President Bush and future presidents not to issue signing statements that claim the power to bypass laws, and it called on Congress to pass legislation to outlaw the practice.
Bush seeks to extend Guantánamo procedures to American citizens (tags)
In draft legislation prepared in response to last month’s Supreme Court decision against the use of military tribunals for US prisoners at Guantánamo Bay, the Bush administration proposes to extend the practice of indefinite detention and summary trial by military commissions to include American citizens.
Conspirators as Illuminati: Bush Administration as Juntocracy (tags)
A parallel or shadow government, a Cheney-Rumsfeld-Bush axis, was established.. Groups, offices and departments were elimi-nated and ad hoc groups formed.. The NSC was developed into a kind of parallel govern-ment.
The Hidden War on Women in Iraq (tags)
by Ruth Rosen
World War / Infowar Analysis (tags)
Chase Untermeyer US Ambassador to Qatar Ghost Troop Chaplain (Ret.) Dear Chase, I'm sorry I've been so elusive these last couple of days, as the last thing on earth I want to do is leave my former Ghost Troop chaplain waiting when he wants to meet. Alas, though, I can't help it! My cell phone has been misbehaving, and I just received your kind messages inviting me into Houston to have some coffee at one of our old hang-outs. I was wondering whether you were still coming to Houston for a brief annual visit, and appreciate that, now that you're here, everyone in the Bayou City wants a bit of your time! The majority of the "official" world likes to say that I'm an off-beat, off-base ex-intelligence officer, but the fact that the Ambassador to Qatar would favor me with repeated calls to get together and discuss infowar argues strongly to the contrary, and for this continued distinction from you I’m most grateful! As Ghost Troop has enjoyed a great recruiting spell lately, there are many readers to our ongoing and open correspondence who don't know you yet, so allow me to make introductions:
How US Wars are Sold (tags)
One of the oldest representative democracies of the world changed in the First World War into a controlled undemocratic form of state..Local stations eagerly accepted the free propaganda films.
Cocaína,Ciudad Del Carmen,Campeche,Abril 10:¿CIA,Republicanos Y PAN? (tags)
Mientras que las noticias de México estan discutiendo el escándalo de los 5.5 + toneladas de cocaina capturado por el ejercito mexicano en el aeropuerto de Ciudad Del Carmen,Campeche, Mexico en Abril 10,2006 ninguna de ellos estan escribiendo sobre los origenes del avion DC-9 con matrícula N900SA.
Cocaina,Ciudad Del Carmen,Campeche,Abril 10,CIA,Republicanos Y PAN (tags)
Mientras que las noticias de Mexico estan discutiendo el escandalo de los 5.5 + tonelados de cocaina capturado por el ejercito Mexicana en el aeropuerto de Ciudad Del Carmen,Campeche, Mexico en Abril 10 ninguna de ellos estan escribiendo sobre los origenes del avion DC-9 con matricula N900SA.
STOPPING WW3 - We're all we got, Baby! (tags)
Easy actions anyone can take to prevent future US pre-emptive agressive war.
Kevin Zeese: “Both Parties Selling Country to Highest Bidder!” (tags)
Kevin Zeese, an independent candidate for U.S. Senate in Maryland, accused both parties, Democrats and Republicans, of “selling the country to the highest bidder.” He spoke at a Forum, in Baltimore, MD, on June 4, 2006. Zeese emphasized the importance of breaking the straightjacket the two parties have on the voters in order to give them a real choice. Zeese also underscored that our fragile environment is headed for a global disaster, unless serious policy changes are made within the next five to ten years.
Fundamentalist Christianity Weds the Military (tags)
Fundamentalist Christianity weds the military and their offspring is ecclesiastically induced genocidal war from the command center of Fatherland Patriarchy 
ANSWER Coalition: The Logic of War Crimes in a Criminal War (tags)
ANSWER Coalition Statement (June 2): The Logic of War Crimes in a Criminal War
Normalizing War (tags)
The pictures from the torture hell are the tip of the iceberg of an occupation hated nationwide.
White House: Haditha findings to be made public (tags)
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The results of an investigation into the killings last year of 24 Iraqi civilians will be released to the public when the Marine Corps' investigation is complete, the White House said.
Mexico Drug Bust connected to John Negroponte's Dept.Homeland Security,9/11 (tags)
The DC-9 busted in Ciudad Del Carmen,Campeche, Mexico on April 11 by the Mexican army is clearly connected to Republican business owners,the Titan Corp of San Diego,and penny stock fraud.It is also connected to Huffmann Aviation of Venice, Florida that played a role in 9/11. And Howard Dean used it in his 2004 presidential campaign !
Burning the American Flag because of What it Represents (tags)
The Senate will soon debate an amendment to ban flag-burning. As long as the U.S. flag represents a nation bent on dominating the world regardless of the human and economic costs, people both here and abroad will continue to burn it. Where there is oppressions there is always resistance.
UN Calls for Action on Police Torture in US (tags)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE U.S. RECORD OF POLICE TORTURE RAISES CONCERNS FOR UN COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE Committee Members Call for Action on TASERs, Burge Torture Cases
Christopher Cox,SEC,Makram Majid Chams,Titan Corp,9/11,Abhu Ghraib,etc. (tags)
Makram Chams,although Lebanese,is more connected to the U.S. military - industrial complex as well as to elite Saudis and to Titan Corp whose employees raped and tortured innocent Iraqis than anything.In other words he is a George W Bush kind of guy first and a Lebanese last,he just happened to be born in Lebanon. While he owned a convenience store in Venice,Florida and was a friend to Mohamed Atta he disappeared immediately after 9/11 or so we thought.As it turned out he did NOT seek refuge in the enemy states of Afghanistan under the Taliban or in Saddam's Iraq.No.Although of Lebanese birth,he took refuge with W Bush's allies in Saudi Arabia where he was and presumeably is protected and was employed by the U.S. military-industrial corp whore Titan, presumably using his 'good works' in Venice,Florida with Mohamed Atta et.al.,as part of his resume..
Code Pink Challenges White House (tags)
Code Pink activists showed up on Mother’s Day to challenge the War Party. They took their case directly to the White House. In a rally that included a mini-parade, speeches, a sing along and the waving of plenty of roses, the Ladies in Pink were in great form. Cindy Sheehan said they are “making a difference.” And, Actress Susan Sarandon read an open letter to Laura Bush, in which she mocked Laura’s husband, “The Decider,” as a warmonger.
Tom DeLay,Titan Corp,Skyway Communications, 9/11,Cocaine Trafficking,and Bloody Murder (tags)
Daniel Hopsicker continues his own one man investigation into the Venice,Florida Saudi terrorist flight school of Jeb Bush and Katherine Harris pal, Wally Hilliard,putting our'establishment' media to shame and disgrace once again.New York Times,CNN,USA Today,Wall Street Journal, should all hide in shame,as well as CBS, NBC,ABC,et.al. Rupert Murdoch and Fox 'News' should be put on trial for aiding murder,torture and rape so vile.
Message from Ramsey Clark - Impeach NOW! (tags)
"(Bush's) Impeachment is essential to the integrity of constitutional government" What's at Stake? A message from Ramsey Clark, former Attorney General of the United States
What an Odd Bird that Elie Wiesel Is! (tags)
To some, Elie Wiesel is a “messenger to mankind.” Well, Alexander Cockburn doesn’t think so. He said that Wiesel, a devout Zionist, failed as a messenger when it comes to those “victimized” by the policies of the U.S. and Israel. After the first Persian Gulf War, Wiesel gave Dubya’s daddy, Bush I, a humanitarian award and called that bloodbath “a magnificent victory!” This supposed moralizer has also been silent about the evils of the Iraqi War.
No Nuclear Attack on Iran! (tags)
Wars are waged against people and not for social justice..There are more than two alter-natives: friend or enemy, victim or murderer.. All member states are obliged to a strict pro-hibition of force.
Services Set for OC Marine Killed in Iraq (tags)
Funeral for Lance Cpl. Marcus Glimpse of Huntington Beach will be held Saturday at Newport Mesa Christian Church in Costa Mesa.
Paul Wolfowitz’s Heart of Darkness (tags)
Now, War Hawks within the Bush-Cheney Gang are planning a First-Strike against Iran. It may come just before the Nov. midterm elections. The Neocon Paul Wolfowitz concocted the notion of a Pre-emptive War. His target, in 2003, was Iraq. Every time I hear Wolfowitz’s name mentioned, I curse him for all the deaths and suffering that his scheme has caused to the peoples of that unfortunate country, our brave troops and to our dwindling treasury.
V for Vendetta (tags)
"People shouldn’t be afraid of their governments…governments should be afraid of their people." The following is a review of "V for Vendetta" by James Wolcott that appeared on the Vanity Fair website. It is surprising that there has not been more discussion concerning this film on Indymedia... perhaps this post can initiate the conversation. Read Wolcott's full review here: http://jameswolcott.com/archives/2006/02/the_red_and_the.php
911 – the Need for an Independent Investigation (tags)
Written by: Keith Perkins 11 September 2001, the day the world changed forever. If ever there was a time of innocence it was no longer.
The Impeachment Debate (tags)
We are a republic; we don't want a king. Laws govern our nation, not men.. America doesn't want a president who believes "I am the law." A coalition of the unwilling is underway who see a breach of the constitu-tion in the monitoring practices.
Betrayal of the American Idea (tags)
Outlawing torture is as "American" as Independence Day and the milkshake.. How can one defend freedom by destroying it, even if only in Cuban and Arab prisons?
Declaration of Jury of Conscience (tags)
The jury in the World Tribunal in Istanbul concluded that the invasion of Iraq together with the continuing occupation of iraq constitutes a violation of the core obligation of the UN Charter.
Brown Skin / Yellow Star: Why You Must Join the March 25th Demo (tags)
The US Senate debates legislation that would make migrants an openly felonized, legally scapegoated racial and cultural under-caste, with deeply dangerous implications for us all. 600,000 or more to march this Saturday, March 25th, Broadway and Olympic, 10 AM.
THE US GULAG PRISON SYSTEM - THE SHAME OF THE NATION AND CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY (tags)
An expose of the US gulag prison system at home.
Iraq "Rendezvous": Cheney, "Bubble-boy" and Ahmadinejad Up the Ante (tags)
Listening to Vice President Cheney and Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad exchange threats of war while both nations hover, like vultures, over the moribund carcass of Iraq's insurgency-racked shotgun democracy, I was reminded of David Low's famous 1939 cartoon, "Rendezvous." Mr. Low, you'll recall, depicted Hitler and Stalin as bloodthirsty tyrants, tipping their hats in salutation while standing over Poland's corpse. Thus, Hitler saluted Stalin: "The scum of the earth I believe?" Stalin replied: "The bloody assassin of the workers, I presume?"
Veteran Says - Dishonorable Commander and Chief (tags)
author: Joseph DuRocher e-mail:e-mail: PDJWD@aol.com A Veteran's Letter to the President: "I Return Enclosed the Symbols of My Years of Service"
W is the new S-A-D-I-M (tags)
From the officially-sanctioned torture chambers in Abu Ghraib to the widespread use of WMDs & chemical weapons on Iraqi civilians, America under the Bush regime has been--justifiably--called the "new Saddam." Upon a more look at the sorry record of the Bushed "failed state," however, one is convinced that W is the new S-A-D-I-M instead!
Is Hell Too Good for the Iraqi Warmongers? (Satire) (tags)
Do you wonder if the Iraqi warmongers will ever be punished for their evildoings? Well, thanks to one of Italy’s greatest sons, Dante Alighieri, there is a way to find out. He wrote “The Divine Comedy,” the first book of which is about his descent into Hell. It’s called, “The Inferno.” With a little imagination, Dante was sent forward to the year 2065. He reprised his trip to the Inferno for us and forwarded an account of what he had witnessed.
UFPJ and MediaChannel Focus on Media Complicity in Iraq War-Protest 3/15 (tags)
Last week, new photographs of detainees abused by US soldiers in the infamous Abu Ghraib gulag in Iraq surfaced. They were discovered by the American Civil Liberties Union. The story was covered on TV… in Australia!
Remembering what matters (tags)
[This post was promoted from a comment to a lead post. The original post to which is was a comment was, basically, a troll post. The statement here, however, is relevant to the trolling that has been going on lately, where anti-Mexican agitators are posting stories about Mexico on this newswire, particularly stories about rape. What they're doing is a not-so-subtle campaign to bad-jacket people of Mexican descent. -eds]
BTL:Long History of U.S. Torture Precedes Current Pentagon Abuse Scandals (tags)
Interview with Jennifer Harbury, human rights activist, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
2/23 Iraq Watch: Newly Released Abu Ghraib Torture Photos & Videos, Take Action! (tags)
Newly Released Abu Ghraib Torture Photos and Videos Confirm Need for Independent Counsel, And Criminal Charges Against U.S. Officials!
Angry Mob Greets Colin Powell in Santa Barbara (tags)
Angry throngs bedecked in a dazzling array of costumes, sporting signs and guerrilla theatre regalia opposed Colin Powell on his self-serving speaking engagement where he waxed profound on general themes of leadership and barely mentioned his role in the lead up to the bloody Iraq war. Protesters were forcibly evicted by a coterie of muscle men as apparent supporters of the alleged war criminal chided them and Arlington Theatre $50 ticket price.
Children raped at Abu Ghraib (tags)
Minors routinely tortured for CIA
Land of the Puppet People (tags)
It oftentimes boggles the mind to try and understand the ease with which the Establishment can manipulate the American citizenry into another warmongering escapade..yet it is easy to comprehend this phenomenon, for we live inside the United States of Amnesia, a country where all semblance of the yesterday becomes but a haze of blatant forgetfulness and convenient whitewash.
Six Newly Released Abu Ghraib Torture Photos Here (tags)
MORE photographs have been leaked of Iraqi citizens tortured by US soldiers
3 authors interviews: The China Factor and the Overstretch of the US Hegemony (tags)
3 books that can change your mind in 2005 about the geo-politic and geo-economic dynamics going on
Seattle Anti-Imperialist Committee Statement on "World Can't Wait" (tags)
The following is a statement from the Seattle Anti-Imperialist Committee on "World Can't Wait" (WCW), the organizers of tomorrow's "Bush Step Down" protests.
Think You Know What Happened On 9/11? (tags)
Do you honestly think a guy on dialysis in cave on the other side of the world and 19 Arabs could fly loopty loops in jumbo jets while our trillion dollar defense and intelligence network was asleep? Doesn't it make more sense that we needed a manufactured crisis to change our foreign policy and have a pretext for endless war?
Mis-portraying Conflict in Dar Fur and its Usages (tags)
The events of Dar Fur are tragic; but some of the activism arround it is not without its own agenda.
Stan Goff: Lighting the Fuse (tags)
members of Veterans' for Peace, Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Iraq Veterans Against the War, and Military Families Speak Out, at the call of the Mobile, Alabama Veterans for Peace Chapter, will conduct a 135-mile march between Mobile AL and New Orleans LA from March 14 to March 19, 2005
"Superpower without Leadership" (tags)
The arrogance and hubris of this administration was responsible. A glance at the region would have made that judgment impossible. We in the State Department never believed our soldiers in Iraq would be greeted as liberators with flowers.
Help! Al Qaeda Must Be Everywhere! (tags)
President Bush eliminated the need for warrants for NSA bugging jobs, but when the warrants are as easy to get as they are in the FISA courts, the only reason he’d do that is to keep the taps completely secret. And why would he want to do that?
The CIA Eastern European Terror Prisons (tags)
A short article about the CIA torture prisons in Eastern Europe.
A Cabal of Criminality (tags)
excellent look at the Bush/neocon cabal
BUSH WORLD - TOO MANY STATES (tags)
A scathing indictment of Bush-Cheney policy broadly with a special focus on the Iraq war and in a little historical context.
Bush Wanted to Bomb the Al Jazeera Broadcasting Center (tags)
According to the memo, Blair dissuaded Bush from the plan that would make the position of the US and Great Britian completely incredible and provoke a worldwide storm of protest.
War, budget cuts ignite voter rebellion (tags)
WASHINGTON — President George W. Bush’s smear tactics failed to silence his growing opposition as the peace movement and defenders of the poor stepped up their fight against the Iraq war and a Republican proposal to cut $50 billion from federal programs for low-income Americans.
News Junkie Scott's Blog (11/17/05) (tags)
Foreign buying of US assets rises to record
5 Arrested while Protesting Torture (tags)
Five World Can't Wait organizers are arrested in New York while protesting torture. In Los Angeles World Can't Wait organizers call for a Nov. 2nd protest along Wilshire Blvd.
5 Arrested at Hunter Protest Against Torture (tags)
Most favored religion bill Must be stopped (tags)
MOST FAVORED RELIGION LAW MUST BE STOPPED! (tags)
Researcher Resepen@yahoo.com Sometimes referred to as the “Hate Bill”, Senate number S.1145, if passed will bring TYRANNY to America. President Bush (reacting to Mrs. Mier’s nomination) had the audacity to say, it matters not what the American people think, it matters what Congress does. Please cut and past this letter and send it to your Senators. A closer look at the Bill shows it would end political dissent, and makes jail a possibility for others with different religious beliefs.
A Message to the Anti-war Demonstrators (tags)
2005, posted at revcom.us
Guantanamo. . . “shock and awe”. . . “collateral damage”. . . Fallujah. . . Abu Ghraib. Behind the words stand the cities reduced to rubble, the bodies in the streets, the hooded prisoners, the kicked-down doors, and the children—crying in terror or silently watching the humiliation of their parents. All justified by outrageous lies.
The horror grinds on, every day.
Iraq cannot wait.
Iraq cannot wait for “pendulum swings.” Iraq cannot wait for possible resolutions to set “reasonable” deadlines for hypothetical timetables. Iraq cannot wait for the 2006 U.S. elections—especially (but not only) when the major Democrats all oppose withdrawal from Iraq, and some even support more troops being sent.
Nor will Bush be swayed simply by public opinion turning against him, or the war. Bush himself seems to believe he’s on a “mission from God” and the pack of neo-conservatives, Christian fascists and kluckers who surround him have demonstrated their intent to hold on to power. What do the 2000 elections tell us, after all, if not that?
Iraq—and the world—cannot wait. We cannot tolerate three more years of slaughter and lies and madness.
The Big Con (tags)
Democrats Versus Republicans - The Illusion Of Democracy
“Iraq is a No-Win, No-End War!” - Max Cleland (tags)
On Sept. 15, 2005, a Congressional “Forum” was held on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. It was chaired by anti-Iraqi War advocate, Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA). She accused the Bush-Cheney Gang of creating a “bloody and ruinous debacle,” in Iraq, and that it was long past the time to discuss exit strategies. Max Cleland, a witness at the Forum and a Vietnam War veteran, and ex-U.S. Senator, said, “Iraq is a No-Win, No-End War!”
What the Hell happened to us, America? (tags)
Please think about this for awhile.
Christopher Hitchens Panders to War Parties! (tags)
Christopher Hitchens, the scourge of the late Mother Teresa of Calcutta, is at it again! The ex-Lefty has written a rant defending the indefensible - the Iraqi War! His main point: Saddam Hussein was a thug, so therefore the Iraqi war was justified. The Straussian Neocon, however, got it wrong! Under International Law, regime change isn’t a legal cause for a war. This is why Bush and his poodle, Blair, had to “fix” the intelligence around the policy.
Racism, bad weather and the "meltdown.." (tags)
"All told, this adversity may actually result in a "blessing in disguise." The totality of these events of the ending summer may disrupt the economy, and Shrub's agenda sufficiently that they may reconsider the almost foregone conclusion to attack Iran, and the possible world war which almost certainly would ensue."
Bill O’Reilly Wants to Suppress Abu Ghraib Evidence (tags)
The ACLU is fighting in court for the release of all evidence that might tie high level policy makers to the Abu Ghraib torture scandal. The Pentagon said the release of that evidence will “increase the likelihood of violence” against U.S. troops. Fox News’ Chickenhawk, Bill O’Reilly, agrees that it is not only unpatriotic to do so, but that it would “help the jihadists.” He also smeared CBS, NBC and the NY Times for supporting the ACLU’s legal position.
World Tribunal on Iraq : Final Declaration of the Jury of Conscience (tags)
The World Tribunal on Iraq met in Istanbul from 24-26 June 2005. The principal objective of the WTI is to tell and disseminate the truth about the Iraq War, underscoring the accountability of those responsible and underlining the significance of justice for the Iraqi people. Here is the final declaration of the jury of conscience :
W updates decision on 'Plame-gate' leak (tags)
President Bush today issued his latest revisions on what constitutes a "crime" on the outing of CIA agent Valery Plame. Vowing to "remove all doubts that his Administration is tough on crime," Bush announced that anyone convicted of the crime of leaking vital personal data of CIA agents--including their social security numbers, weights & heights, their astrological signs, and/or their underwear sizes--will be seriously reprimanded, and in severe cases, those convicted will have their vacation leaves cut in half or more, if need be.
Art of War : Abu Ghraib (tags)
Fatima, the Virgin of Abu Ghraib (tags)
I've just finished a painting with accompanying article about a story that is one of the most powerful modern myths to emerge out of the war in Iraq.
Thoughts on the London Bombings (tags)
A few thoughts about the London bombings that will undoubtedly not appear anywhere in the corporate media.
Parsons Corporation: War Profiteers in Pasadena (tags)
Pasadena based, Parsons Corporation, is building prisons and military bases in Iraq.
Will Ben Stein Come Clean about the Iraqi War? (tags)
Ben Stein is a Neocon, author and comedic actor. He was also an ex-speech writing hack for Richard Nixon. He recently wrote an online piece in which he praised the U.S. troops as society’s “real stars.” What he left out of his spiel, however, was that he is a War Hawk, who helped to put those same troops in harm’s way based on a pack of lies. Stein has also claimed that the horrific abuse of inmates at Abu Ghraib was only “frat-boy mistreatment!”
White Washing War Crimes, by Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)
Who will solve these war crimes?
In God We Lust (tags)
The cable networks have decided to torture Americans by broadcasting the spotlight whore, Gloria Allred, ad nauseum, dousing viewers with her overly-priced two-cents worth.
On the "Insurgency" Myth in Iraq (tags)
The opposite is demonstrated with spectacular and brutal actions when the US media report about successes in the battle against the enemies of freedom in Iraq.
What side are you on? (tags)
We seem to be on the edge of a precipice. Maybe we have already been pushed into the abyss. It really depends on who is in control.
Shocking reports reveal U.S. torture widespread (tags)
This week, Human Rights Watch charged that U.S. FBI agents operating in Pakistan repeatedly interrogated and threatened two U.S. citizens of Pakistani origin who were unlawfully detained and tortured by Pakistani security services. The two were abducted from their Karachi home last August, and released this April without being charged. During eight months of interrogation and torture, they were questioned at least six times by FBI agents, who did nothing to stop the torture — including beatings with whips and rods — or provide consular help. Instead, the two said, the agents threatened to send them to Guantanamo if they did not “confess” to terrorist involvement.
USA beams "Baghdad Betty" into Iraq (tags)
A German news mag "Der Speigel" reveals that the Bush regime is providing US$120 Million funding for a TV station, Al-Hurra("the free one in Arabic"), that airs embedded American versions of "news"--from its plushy offices, fully equipped with designer furniture, flat-screen monitors in Virginia--back into Iraq. How's that for high-tech informational warfare?
Join the Virtual Sit-In against the MinuteMen (tags)
SWARM the Minuntemen invites people from all over the world who oppose racist violence to join the Electronic Disturbance Theatre action on May 27th, 28th and 29th, 2005 to engage in a virtual sit-in on the MinuteMen website during their "Unite to Fight" Summit. // SWARM the Minutemen Invita gente desde todo el mundo quien estan contra la violencia racista a una el accion de Electronic Disturbance Theatre en el 27, 28 y 29 de Mayo, 2005 para un "virtual sit-in" el el sitio de web de los MinuteMen durante sus conferencia de "Unate para Pelear".
Black Helicopters and the GOP (tags)
For years, people on the extreme right have warned of a takeover of America by the black helicopter army of the UN. Well, there is the danger of a fascist America, but, surprisingly, it is being ushered in by the right, not the left. -------------------
'REPORTERS WITHOUT HONOUR' - RSF (tags)
For years there have been complaints about 'Réportères Sans Frontières' and their abject political - non-journalistic - approach to past and present dangers and developments in international journalism. They've sold their honour!
US HOUSE MEMBERS SEEK WAR CRIMES INQUIRY! (tags)
"The public interest demands we determine who is ultimately responsible for these abuses."
IMPEACHMENT TIME - Palast (tags)
Here it is. The smoking gun. The memo that has "IMPEACH HIM" written all over it.
Wave at 'Bush people' with your left hand! (tags)
We all know that it's extremely impolite to offer the left hand for a hand shake or to wave a greeting as this implies rubbing the "unhygienic residue" of the left hand on the person being waved to. So when one sees unpleasant people...
England Pleads Guilty to Some Abu Ghraib Charges (tags)
A short article about Lynndie England's guilty plea in regard to charges related to the Abu Ghraib scandal.
Americaqn Values: Torture's Okay, But No Touching (tags)
There’s a great outcry over the Catholic church’s coverup of priestly perversions, but it’s hard to find too many Americans getting worked up over the much more ghastly coverup of an official policy of torture and murder of prisoners by the US government. -----------------------------------
Shoot the Messenger: Full Story of Wounded Iraqi Shooting Death - VIDEO/Text Current rati (tags)
Shoot the Messenger
CSN's John Patrick updates on China, media criticism (tags)
CSN's John Patrick updates on China, media criticism
Famed Artist Paints Abu Ghraib (tags)
"Fernando Botero’s latest paintings go beyond anything he’s ever created in the past. He’s completed his masterwork, a suite of 50 large oil paintings depicting the horrors perpetrated by Americans at Iraq’s infamous Abu Ghraib prison." (A variety of articles about the intersection of art and politics can be found at the Art For A Change web log: www.art-for-a-change.com)
Iraq Week at the University of Southern California (tags)
Press release and schedule of events at USC Iraq's Week.
Against Bush's Demagogic Foreign Policy (tags)
The security advisor under President Carter criticizes the delusional US foreign policy and urges recognizing Iran as a stability factor.
Free John Walker Lindh! (tags)
The young man imprisoned as an “American Taliban” was one of the first victims of American torture in Afghanistan. He was framed, tortured into writing a confession, and gagged for 20 years to keep him from talking. Now that we know his true fate at the hands of his American captors, it’s time to demand his freedom, and to hear his story in his own words.
War Damages in Iraq (tags)
There is no plan, there is no discussion and there is no leadership. Didn't we go into Iraq to protect ourselves from weapons of mass destruction and because of Iraq's connections with the terrorists?
CIA Torturing Terror Suspects Abroad (tags)
A short article about the CIA outsourcing torture in the Middle East.
New VIDEO!!! Graphic Abuse by US Guards in Iraq (tags)
See new graphic VIDEO/story!: Guard video shows harsh war scenes, racism towards the people US supposedly there to liberate
"Progressive" Muslims Union: South African View (tags)
"Last year, three South Africans were invited to be on the Advisory Board of an organisation that was about to be launched in the US, the Progressive Muslims Union of North America. Quite an honour. However, after much reflection, istikharah and many emails, all three – Ebrahim Moosa, Farid Esack and I – declined." Suddenly, scholars who, just a few weeks earlier, had been criticising America’s imperialist role in the world, became Bush advisors. Suddenly, there was a stream of Muslims seeking the road to the White House and Pentagon."
War Damages in Iraq (tags)
Gulf War One soldiers denied justice by the courts and the Bush Administration
Two sisters: Giuliana and Mithal (tags)
The text you are about to read is a combination of words that were all written by Giuliana Sgrena, the italian journalist kidnapped in Irak (for more news about Giuliana you can see: http://www.rsf.fr/sgrena-en.php3). Some of them were part of her appeal contained in the video released by her captors and the others are from an article she wrote on July 1, 2004 about Mithal, an Iraqi woman detained in Abu Grahib.
United States government, 2005: If it walks like a goose… (Part I) (tags)
To see how the Bushies stack up against former regimes of a particular bent, read on.
The Torture Administration (tags)
The Geneva Convention is not being followed by the Bush Administration.
The Intolerable Conviction of Lynne Stewart (tags)
"I see myself as being a symbol of what the people rail against when they say our civil liberties are eroded. This case could be, I hope it will be, a wakeup call to all of the citizens of this country and all of the people who live here that you can’t lock up the lawyers. You can’t tell the lawyers how to do their job. You’ve got to let them operate. And I will fight on. I am not giving up. I know I commited no crime. I know what I did was right."
Attorney Lynne Stewart, after her Feb. 10 conviction on felony charges
In April 2002, then U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft personally announced to the news media that the government had indicted radical civil rights attorney Lynne Stewart on serious charges of "conspiracy, providing material support to terrorists and defrauding the U.S. government."<
Democracy behind Tank Barricades (tags)
For Washington the elections in Iraq are a milestone on the way to freedom but for Iraqis they are another step into civil war.. Almost nothing has the same meaning for Iraqis and Americans..There is hardly a com-mon interest between liberator & liberated.
Vigilant Resolve (tags)
Remembering The First Siege Of Fallujah: Excerpts From Testimony Submitted To The World Tribunal On Iraq, University of Rome (III), February 10-13, 2005
Killers without Borders (tags)
This probably disqualifies most of america, but this article is for smoeone with the intelligence to grasp its meaning...
Freedom and Democracy (tags)
Bush jr begins his second term between fantasy and reality6. More wars threaten instead of freedom and democracy.. Permanent war also prevailed in "1984". The "Ministry for Truth" was responsible for propaganda lies and torture.
RUMSFELD CHARGED WITH WAR CRIMES IN GERMANY (tags)
look at what I found :>) author: Justus Leicht for the World Socialist Web Site US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld may be forced to skip a major international security conference in Munich next month for fear that he could be hauled before a German court on war crimes charges, according to published reports in both the US and Germany.
Chertoff Buried Early Evidence of Bush Torture Campaign in Afghanistan (tags)
The nominee for new Homeland Security secretary, back in 2002, worked hard to keep the public from hearing courtroom testimony that would have revealed the Bush government’s new campaign of torture, allowing it to spread from Afghanistan to Guantanamo to Iraq.
Book Release (tags)
The Crusade for God and Global Conquest (tags)
“America, in this young century, proclaims liberty throughout all the world, and to all the inhabitants thereof.”
—George W. Bush, second inaugural speech
“You think you know...but you have no idea...just what Bush has in store for...you...us...the world...our future!”
—Opening lines of the RCP’s statement
"The Battle for the Future Will Be Fought from Here Forward!"
George W. Bush swaggered to the podium of his inauguration and said he would put before "every ruler and every nation" a choice over whether to embrace his vision of "freedom." (Kinda like how the Godfather makes you an "offer you can’t refuse.")
Surprise, surprise! US puppet regime in Iraq is just like Saddam (tags)
The president, at his inauguration, said America has been called to end tyranny in the world, but from the looks of Iraq, what he is spreading is torture and dictatorship.
Thousands Protest Bush's Inauguration (LA Photo) (tags)
Thousands of people in dozens of cities across the nation walked out of work and school, held mock coronations, intoned the names of the Iraq war dead and held candlelight vigils to show their disapproval of President Bush as he was sworn in for his second term. PHOTO: Protesters, wearing bags on their heads, kneel as police look on during an inaugural protest Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005, in Los Angeles. The protest remained peaceful and no arrests were reported. The bags are a reference to the Abu Ghraib prison scandal. (AP Photo/Ken Marchionno)
It's Official: My Brother Died in Vain (tags)
Why My Brother Died After two years, the government has called off its fruitless hunt for WMD.
The "Iraqi Resistance" video - a must see (tags)
Reuters carried this article yesterday which discusses the Iraqi video which asks Bush, ""George W. Bush; you have asked us to 'bring it on'. And so have we, like you never expected. Do you have another challenge?" And don't miss "Tom Ridge: US 'should not rule out torture'" http://mparent7777.blog-city.com/read/1007709.htm Or: US Military Tactic: Collective Punishment http://mparent7777.blog-city.com/read/1007567.htm And: This is war http://mparent7777.blog-city.com/read/1007445.htm
Civil rights, Latino groups charge Gonzales unfit for office (tags)
Torture role condemned, ‘No’ vote urged
BTL:Torture Victims Oppose Gonzalez Nomination for Attorney General (tags)
Interview with Orlando Tizon, human rights activist and torture survivor, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Memo reveals Bush OK’d torture (tags)
"The Enemy is on the Run" (tags)
In Iraq the liberators were torturers. Resistance groups call for a global front against American terror. "We didn't cross the oceans to occupy Great Britain or the US and we weren't responsible for September 11.."
The World Can Force the U.S. Out of Iraq! (tags)
LONDON - Britain will send another 400 troops to Iraq ahead of elections there, Defense Secretary Geoff Hoon said Monday. and: A U.S. Soldier Speaks of the Atrocities He Witnessed Scott Fleming 10 Jan 2005 22:08 GMT People in my unit used to break bottles over Iraqi civilians' heads.
Memo Reveals Bush OKd Torture (tags)
Memo reveals Bush OKd torture by Tim Wheeler
Interviewing the Youth Anti-War Movement (tags)
Earlier this month M. Junaid Alam of Left Hook asked four of CAN's elected representatives about the political imperatives and realities the movement faces, including internal debates, the effect of linking up with anti-war veterans, the extent of right-wing harassment, and mobilizations planned in the near future.
Graphic Video: Soldier Witnessed Abuse, Killings at Abu Ghraib (tags)
Updated with Graphic Video: Exclusive: Conscientious Objector Witnessed Abuse, Killing of Iraqi Detainees at Abu Ghraib & More JUAN GONZALEZ 20 Dec 2004 01:34 GMT In a national broadcast exclusive, we speak with former Army Reserve Specialist Aidan Delgado. At Abu Ghraib, he witnessed U.S. soldiers abuse and killing of Iraqi detainees. Video and Transcript - Warning - This program contains graphic images
The Son of Man (tags)
THE SON OF MAN / / Anybody who supports George W. Bush is my ENEMY. George W. Bush committed 9/11 with his buddy, General Ahmad who funded the mastermind ring leader. That's according to the FBI. Any bushite who gets in my way, who says that isn't the case, I WILL KILL. \ \ / / Mr. Sattler, if you don't want US to arrest those responsible for 9/11, don't you thing we Americans should kill you? \ \
Hitler & Bush -- Birds Of A Feather (tags)
A special broadcast for the bushite nazi grunts (tags)
The reasons why, US true Christ like Patriot Warriors kill the enemy bushite for God and Freedom in America.
BRAVE NUDE WORLD ? (tags)
You've just got to accept it the next time you travel with your good looking wife or daughter: of course their breasts are firm like Semtex. And when they or you are fingered, just ask yourself: where's your spine ? Are you going to protest ?
Unfounded Assumptions, Elections and Propaganda (tags)
One facet of corporate propaganda is the utilization of unfounded assumptions in an attempt to justify wars or other projects of the rich and powerful. Also, so-called free elections can be used to facilitate the corporate takeover and privatization of the economies of certain countries.
A "Few Bad Apples" or "The Bad Seed" of Circumstance? (tags)
Countless studies have shown that external factors are highly predictive of so-called "moral" behavior -- people are generally conformists, blind followers of authority and highly influenced by circumstance rather than character and values.
old nazi lies (tags)
REUTERS up to their old nazi tricks again. Jotiar Nafaa, "coordinator", should surely know, that it is 175 families that had requested for the help of Red Crescent totaled several days previous, (without phones, nor abilities to leave their homes (150?)), NOT, "left in the city". [THINK: how could they possibly know? (nazi bushite whores were ordered to murder innocents indiscriminately as enemies to God)]
Kerry Supports Ohio Vote Investigation, Jackson says & Fair Tally Rally in Columbus (tags)
The Smilin' Ohioan reports a Democratic candidate "farther down on the ticket" is found to have 257,000 more votes than Sen. Kerry. A developement that dwarves the preliminary gap of 136,000, which should come down when the vote is certified on monday, because the provisionals have been, either tabled or tabulated- as reported by channel 3 news in cleveland.It is not clear what is to be done with all the various precints reporting 100%+ turnouts, ie.-more votes recorded than registered voters. Steven Rosenfield reports Jackson has a sunday rally in Columbus and he is quoted here-“We want to look at the exit polls,” Jackson said, referring to at least two non-partisan Election Day polls, by Zogby and CNN, which gave Kerry 53 percent and 51 percent of the vote, respectively. “We don’t want to be presumptuous, but these numbers in the Butler, Clarmont, Warren and Hamilton counties are suspicious.” & “We need to investigate, coordinate, litigate, recount and recuse," he said, referring to the legitimacy of the Ohio vote. “Mr. Blackwell cannot be both the owner of the team and the umpire.”
US After the Election: Permanent Alarm (tags)
The election was an expression of fear combined with ignorance about the economy. The American majority that voted for Bush is a case study of repression. That the economy is sick, the country isolated and the ground begins to totter is denied.
Rumsfeld's War: Seymour Hersh (tags)
Did the government deceive itself? Or did it feed the Congress and the public with false information? Hersh concludes in the epilogue: This was Rumsfeld's war.. Rumsfeld did the dirty work and guarded the secrets..
America in Decline (tags)
The greatest problem I have with America is not Bush in himself. Rather it is that people no longer seem to care what their political leader tells them or how many lies are spread.. Bush completely ignores Europe and Nato..
The Politics of Irrationality in its Second Term (tags)
Bush is not the problem but the symptom of a democracy that is gravely endangered.. Neoconservative men and women believe that the end justifies the means and the choice of political means does not ultimately concern the citizen at all.
GOD HELP AMERICA!!! – THE UK'S HILARIOUS POLITICAL COMMENTARY ON GEORGE II'S RE-ELECTION! (tags)
Read Brian Reade's, UK Mirror political commentator, hilarious and biting commentary on the 2004 U.S. re-installment of George II. DOWNLOAD the Mirror's, now, worldwide sensational collector's item frontpage! Not that RepubliCrap 'Good Cop' Kerry was really any better, but YES, ONCE AGAIN, WE AMERICANS ARE THE LAUGHING STOCK OF THE WORLD!!
Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)
Marine Lance Cpl. Richard P. Slocum, 19, Saugus; Killed in Humvee Rollover
From COINTELPRO to the Patriot Act: The long battle for justice and civil liberties (tags)
Jailed Black Panther calls for amnesty
Popsicle Pathology (tags)
This is not even Pop culture, its Popsicle culture. Regurgitated to meet the demands of a reality-based celebrity-obsessed cultural cesspool that defies the notion of depth. Andy Warhol's theory of fifteen-minute fame was conceived in a pre-ADD mind-set. Who can even tolerate fifteen minutes without being bored to death or achingly distracted? Unless, like with Arnie and Maria, our force-fed celebrity fix is constructed from disposable, non-biodegradable plastic.
Bush's War on the Rocks (tags)
Whatever the president says, things are going from bad to worse in Iraq and in the “War” on Terror. If the voters are paying attention, it may cost him the election next week.
Open letter (tags)
Open letter to the citizens of the United States of America. Never in the history of humankind has an election had so much at stake.
Delusions of Empire (tags)
Another great article by Raimondo, telling it like it is. The sun has set on the neo-con agenda. Time for justice.
CIA Coup-d'etats, and Operation Condor, Bush sr's international terrorism (tags)
Abu Ghraib torture is the tip of an iceberg...
Why vote for Nader if he won’t win? (tags)
[T]he old saying of Socialist Party leader Eugene Debs--"I’d rather vote for something I want and not get it, than vote for something I don’t want and get it"--is more relevant than ever.
The Beast from the Depths of Chaos: Astro-Mythology & the Bush Gang (tags)
With all that the Bush administration does or does not do, it is remarkable that no one in the progressive community has yet bothered to do an astrological analysis of the charts of its key members. Here, therefore, I remedy this appalling failure on the part of the progressive press. Whether you believe in astrology or not, this analysis should provide you with some interesting insights into the characters of and relationships between the members of the Bush crew.
What we need today — a program for working people ELECTION PLATFORM 2004, COMMUNIST PARTY (tags)
This is no ordinary election year. Across our country, people are searching for security, hope and peace.
Propaganda Equations (tags)
A list of examples of propaganda in the US corporate media.
Fetishist Rumsfeld (tags)
"With Rumsfeld, one enters a plane of freely-floating aggressiveness not bound to any principles or any special competence. Psychological textbooks know unbridled ruthless tyrants as failures. Rumsfeld may be a successful cross-breeding.."
Kerry and the War Issue: Seymour Hirsch (tags)
"The rapid ascent of the neoconservatives surprises him.. They thought the march to Baghdad was essentialf or the war against terror and that afterwards democracy would flow like water from a fountain!.."
New Recruit (tags)
Destroying enemy bushite is a gift to Humanity, it is saying you care for the lives of the innocent a bush bitch nazi grunt freely confesses to targeting for murder. Liars are the bushite, who steal Iraqi resources, allow racists and rapists to commit their demon crimes in America's name un-challenged, and who absent mindedly bomb the innocent without just reason given.
New Recruit (tags)
Destroying enemy bushite is a gift to Humanity, it is saying you care for the lives of the innocent a bush bitch nazi grunt freely confesses to targeting for murder. Liars are the bushite, who steal Iraqi resources, allow racists and rapists to commit their demon crimes in America's name un-challenged, and who absent mindedly bomb the innocent without just reason given.
A True Patriot Warrior (tags)
They just can't allow any one of US to publicly ask: what was the just cause, if the demon bush had complete unrestricted, one hundred percent access throughout Iraq prior to the conflict beginning?, following - that the unjustified war has only done what could be expected: LOWERED our ability to do any good. (What couldn't be done before the war began but for the rob and pillaging innocent pro-Iraqis part?)
Better than I ever did (tags)
It should also be noted his faithful wife, spends her days, phoning wives of other potential bush bitch nazi whores, encouraging them to support the war crimes of her husband, by not mentioning the treason that foreigner Saudi blount has dedicated the sacrifice of American soldiers for.
Fundraiser Mania (tags)
The Los Angeles fundraiser at Walt Disney Hall consisted of a pre-show dinner for couples who wanted to spend $10,000 - $25,000 to eat with Senator Kerry and his wife. Why buy a car when you can have mashed potatoes and a steak?
Those Campaign Commercials (tags)
See Bush…Think Revolution: NO to the New Rome (tags)
For now, let's just say that we support this resistance movement mightily, and we want to work with everyone we can, coming from all different kinds of views, in making this resistance strong enough to withstand, derail and defeat this juggernaut bearing down on us. As we do this, as we work together, we have in our minds and hearts a vision of a whole different future--and we want to share that with you.
The Costs of the Iraq War Shock the US Public (tags)
"If Bush wins again, the attack is the best defense delusion threatens and the realiza-tion of the self-fulfilling prophecy of the American rightwing that sees a coming clash of civilizations between Islam and the West."
TRIAL BY FIRE: The SHAC 7 and the Future of Democracy (tags)
It remains to be seen if activists involved in other causes will truly understand the indictment of the SHAC 7 in its broadest social and historical context, thereby showing solidarity with the myriad of SHACtivists and other direct action militants on the front lines of protest, making sure that their voices are anything but a whisper. Meanwhile, the animal liberation cause continues to grow throughout the world, establishing itself as both an heir of the great human liberation movements and a transcendent force that carries the fight for rights, justice, and equality toward its logical fulfillment. The struggle for “civilization” continues.
George W. Bush and his Watergate (tags)
"Bush's famous speech of January 2002 wherfe he described Iraq, Iran and North Korea as the axis of evil was written by David Frum, a neoconservative ally of Perle. The neoconservatives were the chief authors of Bush's war on terrorism since September 11.
So it is written, so it shall be done (tags)
Traitor evil lawless bushite enemy, die for us instead of our good families of innocent men women and children.
Blood Money: The Human-Capital Equation of the U.S. Occupation of Iraq (tags)
When a state is determined to pursue war, and all forms of indirect symbolic protest actions have failed to sway politicians to halt their imperialist aggression, the only remaining option is direct action by the working class. One option is a general strike by workers that can effect the production and transpiration of military capital, that is the materials essential for the war machine. The other is to deprive the military of the labor it needs to fight the war.
Contracts will be signed, and bushites will die (tags)
No respect for the American flag, nor the Constitution, while acquiescing to the, oh well, unaddressed rapes and torture of those evidenced innocent, while PUBLICLY claiming the rights to steal most everything, as the official definition of being lawwlessly "pro-Iraqi", while attacking any or all those demanding fair representation, or who honorably hold truces. Just imagine what the bushite's pro-Amerka will be like,
I survived the Democratic National Convention (tags)
America's Last War (tags)
Things are a bit trickier for our Texas-grown dictator, George W. Bush, burdened as he is by our annoying insistence on forcing him to run for the office he stole fair and square. Now that the invasion of Iraq has been universally acknowledged as an unjustifiable, counterproductive distraction from a war on terror that has yet to begin, Bush needs a still bigger war to distract us even more. Then, he figures, we'll forget about Iraq the way Iraq made us forget about Afghanistan. North Korea.
War Crimes Tribunal: the People Judge George W. Bush (tags)
Iraq War Crimes Tribunal: The People will Judge George W. Bush www.PeopleJudgeBush.org Thursday, August 26th 3:00pm to 9:30pm Martin Luther King Auditorium 65th St. & Amsterdam New York, NY
The Invention of the Frankenstein Monster: Interview with Carlos Fuentes (tags)
"The United States is extraordinarily gifted in creating monsters like Frankenstein. Then one fine day they discover that these Franken-steins are dreadful.. Since the Second World War, there hasn't been a catastrophe comparable to the US attack on Iraq.."
Wanted: More Than a Million in NYC to Deliver a Big NO to Bush and All That He Stands For (tags)
We must issue a refusal--by more than a million--to live our lives as normal as long as "our" government continues to plunder the planet in illegitimate, immoral wars! A refusal--by more than a million--to sit by and let the machinery of elections and democracy "take its course"! A refusal-- by more than a million--to submit to the growing Christian fascist morals and enforcement at every level of society. A refusal--by more than a million--to stand by as Arabs, Muslims and South Asian are rounded up.
Welcome to the Machine (tags)
The only trouble is the lawless evil bushite child rapists, and repuglicon pension thieving war mongers, have no respect for American law, American lives, nor the God of any religion.
Yard Sign Project (tags)
Yard Sign Project Red, white and blue signs, approximately 1.5' x 2', are to be placed in front yards and other public locations.
The sexual sadism of our culture, in peace and in war (tags)
The Abu Ghraib images have all the hallmarks of contemporary porn.
Former Utah Prison Leader Fails Again at Abu Ghraib (tags)
It appears it was not the israelis who caused Abu Ghraib after all. But was it the Mormons?
The SHORTWAVE REPORT 7/9/04 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Russia, Spain, and Cuba.
US: Patriotic pride and fear (tags)
Exploring questions of societal madness and contemporary fascism, Goldstein interviews political scientist Michael Parenti and psychologist Daniel Burston.
A DEAFENING SILENCE OF MEANING (tags)
A DREARY CANDIDATE...
BTL:Amnesty International Calls for Special Counsel to Investigate Charges of~ (tags)
...Torture in U.S.-Run Military Prisons~Interview with Samer Rabadi, of Amnesty International conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Rumsfeld Gave Instructions for Torture at Abu Ghraib (tags)
Rumsfeld Gave Instructions for Torture at Abu Ghraib
Kill Kimmitt for this. (tags)
Kill Kimmitt for this. Kimmitt pushes American GIs to die as thieving terrorists, who instead of arresting bad guys, bomb homes of innocent families, while refusing to go after those nazi bush bitches in the Berg film who are whitey overweight slobs with towels on their heads.
U.S. should face court, Annan says (tags)
"UN Secretary General Kofi Annan is leading the charge agaisnt Washington's call for the UN Security Council to renew its special exemption for U.S. forces from prosecution by the UN war crimes court."
Fascist Mercenaries Come to Iraq (tags)
Previously, I posted an article about fascist mass murderers and torturers from Latin America's "dirty wars" being employed by Blackwater. Now, it seems members of South Africa's secret police, who murdered black activists during apartheid, are also mercenaries in Iraq.
Will the West Survive? (tags)
Aid and comfort to the enemy: The Kerry record... (tags)
GI sent back to Iraq: "I am back in this s--t hole" (tags)
The new issue of Traveling Soldier is out!
Survival of the West (tags)
What's going on in Iraq (tags)
Ambassador of Death, Right-Wing Death Squads, Drug Smuggling: George Bush's Plan for Iraq. (tags)
Right wing death squads and a hub for drug smuggling is Bush's vision of democracy in Iraq all orchestrated by the ambassador of death, Negroponte. The old Iran Contra gang are all in place once again ready to flood the streets of America and Europe with cheap heroin from Afghanistan. The Bush administration's reluctance to hand Saddam over to the interim government of Iraq maybe based not on a fear of Saddam's military capabilities but on a fear of him telling what he knows about drug smuggling.
Torture(d) Logic (tags)
Q: What’s worse (much worse, actually) than a U.S. Attorney General tussling with U.S. Senators over a definition of torture? A: Finding out the U.S. government has actively sought a way to commit it. Can anything be done to counter this insanity? There’d better be, for our country’s soul depends on it.
Women Raped Before Their Husbands (tags)
Statements and findings by non-governmental organisations and human-rights groups detail how one female detainee had been raped 17 times in one day by ‘Iraqi’ police in the presence of US troops. Another NGO reported of how one mother-of-four killed herself after being held by her hair and raped in front of her restrained husband, who was forced to watch.
SECRET PRISONS USED BY U.S.A. (tags)
Taken from the Mainstream media, here is a wonderful report on how our nation is, yes, using secret detention during this current War of Terror.
Heralding the arrival of End Times for Bush (tags)
"who can miss the delicious irony that one of the most corrupt and lying administrations of modern times is now taking the unprecedented step of trying to get their religious backers to bring politics to their pulpits."
BTL:Bush Administration Memos on Torture Policy Reveal Official Complicity in.. (tags)
...Abuse of Iraqi Prisoners~ Interview with Michael Ratner, president of the Center for Constitutional Rights, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Beneath the Shadows of Abu Ghraib (tags)
This article examines the Abu Ghraib prison scandal in regards to current U.S. prison practices and the death of Ronald Reagan
Bush, Rumsfeld confronted in U.S., Europe, Asia (tags)
The first week of June was not a good time to be George W. Bush or Donald Rumsfeld.
I'll Piss On His Grave (tags)
With the death of Ronald Reagan the world will now face a weeklong orgy of grandiloquent of US military power and American Imperialism. Reagan was a cold-blooded murderer, a union busting parasite, con artist, and a good liar. Reagan was evil personified, he can rot in hell.
Rat in a Drain Ditch, Caught on a Limb (tags)
It’s been a long, dark, strange trip these past three-plus years, but rejoice, dear readers: Bush is toast! How can this be, you ask, and how can one be so sure? Read on, and be ye comforted: Find out why the Bushman goeth come November.
Yard Sign Project (tags)
An invitation to artists, writers, activista and hacktivists.
Invisible beam tops list of nonlethal weapons (tags)
Invisible beam tops list of nonlethal weapons By Greg Gordon -- Bee Washington Bureau Published 2:15 am PDT Tuesday, June 1, 2004
Build movement of mass resistance: WWP candidates (tags)
Message to June 5 marchers against war & occupation
Activists Report on Afghanistan, Iraq (tags)
Global Exchange's Medea Benjamin questioned the ongoing war in Iraq, and KPFK's Sonali Kolhatkar spoke of the how commercial news media neglects to report on the suffering of the people of Afghanistan in a May 27th forum.
MP's Lawyer: Translator Gave Orders (tags)
MP's Lawyer: Translator Gave Orders
Number of Iraq, Afghanistan misconduct cases climb to at least 91 (tags)
An army official admitted that it was "likely" that the total was higher, noting that cases were difficult to track because commanders can conduct investigations without reporting them up the chain of command.
It's official now, US Army 'robbed' Iraqis (tags)
"confidential Army documents have chronicled a widespread pattern of abuse involving prisoners in US custody in Iraq and Afghanistan that implicates more military units than previously known."
Gallery attacked for showing antiwar artwork (tags)
"SF gallery owner becomes target after showcasing painting of Iraqi prisoner abuse." Photo shows the painting that enraged the rightwing war mongers. The following article appeared in the SFGate.com
Politicizing the War (tags)
"On Tuesday morning, a piece was torn out of our world. A patch of blue sky that should not have been there opened up in the New York skyline. In my neighborhood -- I live six blocks from the World Trade Center -- the heavens were raining human beings. Our city was changed forever. Our country was changed forever. Our world was changed forever."
Bush Iraq speech ‘defends the indefensible’ (tags)
Longtime Philadelphia labor activist Jim Moran had little use for George W. Bush’s May 24 Iraq policy speech. “It didn’t score any points with me,” Moran said.
DUBYA A DANGER TO THE WORLD (tags)
PRESIDENT Bush was accused yesterday of making the world a more dangerous place. Amnesty International attacked the American-led war on terror, claiming it had led to the worst human rights abuses in 50 years.
Worst Rape Photos Of Iraqi Woman By US Military And Israeli Operatives Not Yet Released (tags)
The new photographs released of the depraved sexual abuse of Iraqi POW's by the US Military Police on orders of CIA and Israeli operatives at the Abu Ghraib prison still do not show the worst of the war crimes. The photographs so far officially released are, without exception, only of male Iraqi prisoners of war.
How Colonel Risked His Career by Menacing Detainee and Lost (tags)
Colonel West fired a warning shot in the air and counted down from five. He asked his soldiers to put Mr. Hamoodi's head in a sand-filled barrel and then fired a shot into the sand, away from the Iraqi's head... Now he says, "It's possible that I was wrong about Mr. Hamoodi."
Dubia, a danger to the world (by Latuff) (tags)
Copyright-free artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff.
Illumination Without Batteries: Of Gas, Glow Sticks And War (tags)
This essay is a reflexive commentary on the current war in Iraq and the US military's abuse of prisoners at Abu Ghraib.
Secret Memos Connect Bush and the Global Campaign of Torture (tags)
In Washington, Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld fumed that the "distraction" of Abu Ghraib prison has to end. This theme has been taken up by the Republican Right. One congressman said that he was "outraged over the outrage."
Robert Fisk: Israeli subcontractors involved in directing interrogations at Abu Ghraib (tags)
"The head of an American company whose personnel are implicated in the Iraqi tortures, it now turns out, attended an "anti-terror" training camp in Israel "
Amnesty International reveals pattern of torture in Iraq (tags)
One punishment involved 14 handcuffed, naked male inmates -- when told to open their legs they were beaten upwards, from behind, until they fell on the floor. The American personnel repeated this abuse specifically to injure the prisoner's genital organs.
Army Disciplines Soldier who opened the Prisoner Abuse scandal (tags)
Sgt. Samuel Provance was notified by the Army that he was an official witness, and on May 14, his company commander ordered him not to talk. Instead, Provance decided he would give interviews to set the record straight.
Iraq 'Supermax' Prison Won't Wipe Away Abu Ghraib Stain (tags)
Editor's Note: President Bush promised a "modern, maximum-security prison" in Iraq -- and the destruction of the notorious Abu Ghraib complex -- as a way of giving Iraq a more humane prison system. But so-called "supermax" prisons in the United States are far from humane, the writer says.
America's most enduring legacy to Iraqis (tags)
The White House has announced (news, wire services) that the U.S. will pay to have Abu Ghraib prison demolished and replaced with a new maximum security prison, and in addition will construct an entire system of new state of the art prisons throughout Iraq.
The media's double standard on Iraq prison abuse (tags)
Bush trips over Abu Ghraib pronunciation (tags)
CARLISLE, Pa., May 24 (Reuters) - Two rehearsals for his prime-time speech on Monday were not enough to keep U.S. President George W. Bush from mangling the name of the Abu Ghraib prison that brought shame to the U.S. mission in Iraq. During the half-hour televised address, Bush mispronounced Abu Ghraib each of the three times he mentioned it while announcing U.S. plans to tear down the infamous jail and replace it with a new facility.
CBS and Dan Rather Part of Plot to Terrorize Iraqis (tags)
The Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse pictures scream 'remember 9/11' and intensify the fear in the hearts of Muslims all over the world. Could it be that CBS and Dan Rather were cooperating with the United States Government in the psychological operation of showing the pictures to Iraqis and terrorists to get them to turn.
Annihilation of Human Dignity (tags)
Masters and their sorcerer's apprentices
Poll: 32% of Iraqis Strongly Support 'terrorist' Moqtada al-Sadr (tags)
"Unfortunately, the multi-mistakes done in Iraq, in terms of political, economic, security, social and so on, let Moqtada Al-Sadr to be a national hero, even in Sunni areas - not just in Shiite areas."
Prison abusers were 'stupid,' retired intelligence officer says (tags)
Army Maj. Steve Hillebrand, a military intelligence specialist, suspects elements of military intelligence condoned or encouraged the practices at Abu Ghraib prison -- "I hope those leaders are held accountable for what happened."
Abu Ghraib prison scandal motivates "Rummy" to implement badly needed reform! (tags)
Mobile phones fitted with digital cameras have been banned in United States Army installations in Iraq on orders from Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, The Business newspaper reported on Sunday.
Bringing Electricity To Their Asses (tags)
With the recent court-martial trial of one of the soldiers complicit in the widespread torturing of Iraqis in Abu Ghraib prison having come and gone, Iraqis see the newest promise made by the U.S. -- to clean up their act regarding the treatment of detained Iraqis -- as being yet more empty words.
MORE AMERICAN HORRORS IN IRAQ (tags)
FROM LONDON'S INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER...
CORRECTION~BTL:While Federal Contracts to Private Companies Proliferate... (tags)
...Government Oversight is Weak or Nonexistent~Interview with Michael Scherer, Washington correspondent for Mother Jones magazine, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Marines admit abuse at second prison (tags)
"The Marines attached wires to a power converter and pressed the live wires against the body of the detainee to create a shock," according to the Marine statement.
White House Establishes New PR Office - Wants Input (tags)
My fellow Americans,
BTL:Bush Administration's Military Expenditures and Tax Cuts Lead to... (tags)
...Unprecedented Deficit Spending ~ Interview with Max Sawicki, economist with the Economic Policy Institute, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
''I am writing this letter as a matter of moral ethics'' (tags)
"The Christian in me says it's wrong, but the corrections officer in me says, 'I love to make a grown man piss himself.' "
Critics of Cuban Justice Should Look at Their Own Treatment of Prisoners (tags)
The UN Human Rights Commission narrowly passed an anti-Cuba resolution last month. This essay looks at how two countries behind the resolution treat their own prisoners.
Revelations Lead to Rumsfeld's Door (tags)
As we go to press, senior CIA officials, both past and present, have reportedly leaked that Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld approved the extreme interrogation methods used against Iraqi detainees under U.S. control.
US general Ricardo Sanchez linked to Abu Ghraib abuse (tags)
Lieutenant General Ricardo Sanchez, head of coalition forces in Iraq, issued an order last October giving military intelligence control over almost every aspect of prison conditions at Abu Ghraib with the explicit aim of manipulating the detainees' "emotions and weaknesses", it was reported yesterday.
Abu Ghraib: What About The Women Prisoners? (tags)
The scandal at Abu Ghraib prison was first exposed not by a digital photograph but by a letter. In December 2003, a woman prisoner inside the jail west of Baghdad managed to smuggle out a note. Its contents were so shocking that, at first, Amal Kadham Swadi and the other Iraqi women lawyers who had been trying to gain access to the US jail found them hard to believe.
Distorted editorial amplified by Limbaugh, corrected by Olbermann (tags)
Gross distortions on an Iraq column by Editor Rosenthal were amplified on-air by Rush to millions of listeners. However Keith Olbermann of MSNBC and Jay Rosen of NYU weren't about to let the lies go unchallenged...
Incriminating Memo Gave Intelligence Bigger Role (tags)
Sanchez signed the memo on Sept. 25 before it was sent to Central Command for review. A month later, the detailed list of techniques that required special approval was "removed" from the memo.
Iraqatrix: The S&M PsyOp - Torture psyop ends in Passion of Nick (tags)
By now, you must know the Nick Berg beheading video was some kind of fake or scam. How could you not know? The Internet is abuzz with details of a host of video anomalies.
New 'Abuse' photos on Arab TV (tags)
The prison was said to have died in the midst of intensive questioning in the shower by military intelligence officials. After he collapsed, the interrogators removed the bag and then saw severe head wounds that had not been treated.
'They should be tried by the Iraqis' (tags)
One iraqi said, "Some of the people inside (Abu Ghraib) have spent two years in prison and they are innocent ... The maximum sentence for the Americans is one year. Is that justice?"
Rumsfailed Must Go (tags)
Rumsfield's lies can no longer hide his responsiblity for what has become a disgrace for our country
Exit NeoConservatives, Enter NeoLiberals (tags)
Israel's Democratic Operatives in the U.S. are Preparing to Pick Up and Run with the Bush War.
URGENT Petition supporting Camilo Mejia US conscientious objector (tags)
Support Camilo Mejia, US conscientious objector, waiting court-martial for “desertion” on 19 May 2004
Operation 'Copper Green' (tags)
A senior C.I.A. official confirmed that Operation 'Copper Green' stemmed from Rumsfeld's long-standing desire to wrest control of America's clandestine and paramilitary operations from the C.I.A.
Who beheaded Berg? (tags)
Who really beheaded Berg?
This Shouldn't Be a Brutality Contest (tags)
"it is quite likely that a good number of the naked, hooded, and sexually abused Iraqis shown in those photos are completely innocent"
Kerry and McCain Win BIG ! in Elections ‘04 (tags)
At least it’s not Bush, Chaney, Ashcroft and the Neo Convicts.
Torture in Iraq: The buck stops with Bush (tags)
George W. Bush and his minions are toiling to contain worldwide outrage over the torture of hundreds of Iraqi detainees by U.S. occupation soldiers at the infamous Abu Ghraib prison.
LET A THOUSAND PROTESTS BLOOM! (tags)
While thousands protesting in the streets against this rotten war is a great and necessary thing... all you need are a few friends and associates to pull off a creative and hard hitting protest that will impact people on the street. These photos illustrate two such successful actions. Highly visual protests like the "Iraqi Prisoner" street theatre are simple to do and should be replicated all over the city. LET A THOUSAND PROTESTS BLOOM!
Exposed at Abu Ghraib: Torture of U.S. Rule (tags)
The U.S. interrogators, officially called "Human Exploitation Teams" (HETs) have been terrorizing, raping, torturing and murdering prisoners in Iraq...
Meet the New Boss… (tags)
Why are Americans so oblivious to their arrogant, sometimes brutal behavior, actions that are so easily recognizable to the rest of the world? For the answer, read on.
us mistakes in iraqui policy (tags)
big errors in us iraq olicy
Pfc. England: I was told to smile for psy ops photos (tags)
Ra'Shadd said England was pulled into the situations by intelligence agents who subverted the military chain of command. He said they used England to humiliate the men being photographed so they could show the pictures to more important prisoners and threaten them with the same treatment.
Parents blame Bush for son's execution (tags)
"That's really what cost my son his life, the fact that the United States government saw fit to keep him in custody for 13 days without any of his due process or civil rights" -- Mr Berg
A picture's worth a thousand words (tags)
“It is the photographs that give one the vivid realisation of what actually took place. Words don't do it.” — Donald Rumsfeld, May 7, 2004.
Forget The Trial Get The Rope: Bush Approved The Torture!!! (tags)
While the shutter captured the gruesome horror in graphic detail, it missed capturing the full scope of the incident, as did CBS. This was not an isolated incident. It was not the result of a few rogues. Rather this incident was the result of careful long-term planning. In fact Bush and every other high official of this administration approved of the torture and we have their own words on that
Stripped Geres? (tags)
If any of you saw the Moving Image Awards last night for Richard Gere you'll know what I'm talking about.
Fascism Never Resigns, It Must Be Removed. (tags)
"The last time a nation past the Patriot Act and Home Land Security the first questions they asked were- Who is the Jew? Who is the Communist? Who is the Homosexual?"
Occupation troops use attack dogs on Iraqi prisoners (tags)
"Iraq is free of rape rooms and torture chambers." President Bush, remarks to 2003. Republican National Committee Presidential Gala, Oct. 8, 2003 U.S. occupation soldiers threaten an Iraqi detainee with German shepherds in this photo obtained by The New Yorker. The photo was taken in December 2003, at the Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad. In other photos obtained by The New Yorker, the naked Iraqi prisoner is shown on the ground bleeding from dog bite wounds. (AP Photo/Courtesy of The New Yorker)
Abu Ghraib used R2I: torture method taught by UK special forces (tags)
The sexual humiliation of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison was not an invention of maverick guards, but part of a system of ill-treatment and degradation used by special forces soldiers that is now being disseminated among ordinary troops and contractors who do not know what they are doing, according to British military sources.
Iraqi Rape Rooms: Under New Management (tags)
This is a sickening chronology of how the Bush administration lied about "liberating" Iraq to stop the "Rape Rooms and Mass Graves," but then continuing them "Under New Management"
ROBERT FISK: An illegal and immoral war, betrayed by images that reveal our racism (tags)
First, our enemies created the suicide bomber. Now, we have our own digital suicide bomber, the camera. Just look at the way US army reservist Lynndie England holds the leash of the naked, bearded Iraqi. Take a close look at the leather strap, the pain on the prisoner's face. No sadistic movie could outdo the damage of this image. In September 2001, the planes smashed into the buildings; today, Lynndie smashes to pieces our entire morality with just one tug on the leash.
Bush must answer for torture of Iraqis (tags)
Army Major Gen. Antonio Taguba used blunt language: “U.S. Army soldiers have committed egregious acts and grave breaches of international law at Abu Ghraib … sadistic, blatant, and criminal abuses.”
More pictures of Iraq and updates (tags)
The Real Butchers of Baghdad: G. W. Bush and His Army of Corporate Mercenaries (tags)
Now the real reason that Bush refused to sign onto the International Court and worked so diligently to evade the Geneva Convention comes to light.
5/3: Recent Photos Shows U.S. Military Brutality in Iraq from Peace No War (tags)
Please Visits: http://www.peacenowar.net/Iraq/News/Photos-Iraq.htm
Pictures and story of Tortured people of Iraq (tags)
Massacre in Faluja- Eyewitness Account (tags)
Members of the Seattle-based organization ‘Another World Is Possible’ traveled to Iraq last fall. Since the siege in Faluja began, we have been receiving phone calls from a Palestinian Iraqi friend who carried 16 women and children out of the besiged city of Faluja.
Testimonio de la carniceria de Faluja (tags)
Lo de la tregua es una excusa para facilitarles la tarea: Los estadounidenses están masacr (tags)
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Iraqi Resistance Solidarity Network Dec. 27th Updates (tags)
1. Iraqi Resistance Communique 2.Iraqi Resistance Report for events from Monday 22 December through Wednesday, 24 December 2003. 3.Boycott Coca- Cola.. Buy Quibla Cola 4.Appeal to UN/ Solidarity with the Fedayeen Attacks Sent to the Iraq Resistance Solidarity Network 5.German Stand with Efforts to Fund the Iraqi Resistance!!! 6. Resistance Committee in France Stand with the People of Iraq Against Occupation! 7.In Defense of the Intifada: Discussion in the Real Objectives of the International Solidarity Movement
Recipe for Terror (tags)
"He also told me that he found U.S. troops covered in plastic bags in remote desert areas and he filmed them for a TV program. We are pretty sure that the American forces had killed Mazen knowingly to prevent him from airing his finding."
Iraquis Perceptions of "Jewish Occupation" (tags)
Iraquis believe "the Jews" or "the Jews and the Christians" are behind every ill in society, this story examines their beliefs
Robert Fisk: Iraq's occupiers suspected of losing touch with reality (tags)
Robert Fisk: Iraq's occupiers suspected of losing touch with reality
U.S. SOLDIERS KILL JOURNALIST IN IRAQ (tags)
1) Palestinian cameraman Mazen Dana, working for Reuters News Agency, during a protest against the shooting and killing of journalists by the Israeli army in the West Bank. Dana, 41, was shot dead outside the U.S. held Abu Gharib prison on the outskirts of Baghdad. Eyewitnesses say he was shot by American occupation soldiers. (AFP/File/Hossam Abu Alan)
More Deaths in Iraq (tags)
"Drip, drip, drip"... can you hear that sound? It's not the sound of oil entering American SUV's... it's the sound of blood hitting Iraqi sand.