Cynthia McKinney SLAMS Israeli Navy
Israel once again bullying others, utilizing vehicles and weaponry the US provides them.
The most moral military in the world? I don't think so.
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Cynthia McKinney SLAMS Israeli Navy
Posted by Rory Winter at 12:51 am
May We No Longer Be Silent
By Paul Craig Roberts
30 December, 2008
The title of my article comes from the sermon of the Episcopal Bishop of Washington DC, John Bryson Chane, delivered on October 5, 2008, at St. Columba Church. The bishop’s eyes were opened to Israel’s persecution of Palestinians by his recent trip to Palestine. In his sermon he called on “politicians seeking the highest office in [our] land” to find the courage to “speak out and condemn violations of human rights and religious freedom denied to Palestinian Christians and Muslims” by the state of Israel.
Posted by Rory Winter at 12:21 am
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Gaza massacre continues
The death toll is now at least 320, with over 1,000 people wounded. According to UNRWA at least 51 62 civilian women and children have been killed, an estimate that is “conservative and it is certainly rising”. In fact most of the casualities appear to be civilian police.
Posted by Rory Winter at 12:45 am
Stop the Massacre in Gaza – Boycott Israel Now!
Occupied Ramallah, Palestine - 27 December 2008: Today, the Israeli occupation army committed a new massacre in Gaza, causing the death and injury of hundreds of Palestinian civilians, including a yet unknown number of school children who were headed home from school when the first Israeli military strikes started. This latest bloodbath, although far more ruthless than all its predecessors, is not Israel 's first. It culminates months of an Israeli siege of Gaza that should be widely condemned and prosecuted as an act of genocide against the 1.5 million Palestinians in the occupied coastal strip.
Posted by Rory Winter at 12:26 am
Eine Kleine Nacht Murder: How Israeli Leaders Kill for their People's Votes
In order to grasp the latest devastating murderous Israeli expedition in Gaza one must deeply comprehend the Israeli identity and its inherent hatred towards anyone who fails to be Jewish and a hatred against Arabs in particular. This hatred is imbued in the Israeli curriculum, it is preached by political leaders and implied by their acts, it is conveyed by cultural figures, even within the so-called 'Israeli Left’.
from Palestine Think Tank
Posted by Rory Winter at 12:05 am
Monday, December 29, 2008
'Israeli air strikes represent massive violations of international law'
The Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip represent severe and massive violations of international humanitarian law as defined in the Geneva Convention, both in regard to the obligations of an occupying power and in the requirements of the laws of war.
US veto blocks UN anti-Israel resolution
Posted by Rory Winter at 4:18 pm
Britain: A Country without Shame
Britain and US refuse to demand end to Israeli airstrikes on Gaza
Britain and the United States were on a collision course with their European allies last night after refusing to call for an end to Israeli airstrikes on Hamas targets in Gaza.
Violent protests at Israeli Embassy in London
Posted by Rory Winter at 5:38 am
Sunday, December 28, 2008
275 dead in Gaza, meanwhile in London we are shopping.
Israel used its measured diplomacy and murdered 275 civilians; Pakistan has sent thousands of troops to the Indian border, meanwhile in London people were fighting over....handbags.
Yes the stupid season is here once again folks. The Government has destroyed all sense and prudence by slashing interest rates so that those that did have some money in the bank have been punished, and those idiots who borrowed to the max are now the victors and are binging again on shopping they really didn’t need.
Posted by Rory Winter at 11:25 pm
UN Official calls Israel 'Apartheid'
President of UN General Assembly urges Israel to be called an Apartheid state
Posted by Rory Winter at 7:31 pm
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Iranian President Ahmadinejad's 2008 Christmas Message Speech
Congratulations to Channel Four for risking the howls of tribal indignation it would provoke from the embedded mainstream media in giving air-time to one of the West's favourite hate figures.
Though I never waste my time with the platitudes of the Queen's X'mas Speech I thought it worth watching this one by the Iranian Prez. And I wasn't disappointed. Nor were a lot of others who choose to think for themselves despite the MSM's incessant stream of warmongering propaganda; and whose motives are exposed in the video below, Why we Fight.
Posted by Rory Winter at 7:35 pm
Why we (the USUK) Fight
Posted by Rory Winter at 4:12 pm
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Secret gag orders undermine core Western values
"UK undermines core Western values"
WIKILEAKS PRESS RELEASE/EDITORIAL, December 24, 2008
British courts continue to disgrace Enlightenment values.
Secret gag actions are usually associated with the likes of Saudi-Arabia, China or North Korea. Closed-door justice in the UK is not only detrimental to the state of British democracy, it permits repressive regimes across to point to the UK for validation.
It is time civil society treated such orders with the the contempt they deserve by releasing them for all to see.
Wikileaks previously released the gag order for the Northern Rock bank collapse, now we release the secret gag order made by High Court Justice Tugendhat on Dec 15, 2008 aimed at covering up an email leak from the British establishment. The secret order first targeted UK newspapers, but our copy was destined for the UK Parliamentary blogger 'Guido Fawkes', editor of 'order-order.com'. The summary states:
1. The identities of the Applicants/Claimants must remain confidential.
2. The fact of the existence of the Orders must remain confidential.
3. The terms of the Orders must remain confidential.
The order concerns emails from Zac Goldsmith, a noted 2005 Conservative party recruit, and social climber sibling Jemima Khan. Both are [heirs] to the late billionaire financier Sir James Goldsmith. Needless to say there are no teachers, small business owners or technicians being granted secret media gag orders in the UK.
The order states that anyone who knows of the order must obey it, so plaintiff lawyers Carter Ruck have served the order on media outlets across the British Isles.
Britain is an increasingly dangerous Western disgrace, but you won't hear about it in the British press. The examples needed to elucidate just how the country is failing can not be mentioned, accelerating its decline.
In the last five years Britain has become the the world's largest arms exporter, the preferred home of Russian and middle-eastern oligarchs, the world center for "libel tourism" and, as far as we can tell, the Western capital of secret gag orders.
Only a week ago, on December 17, the High Court of London gave the go ahead for a libel tourism action against the New York Times.
The same day the Hon. Denis MacShane (Labour) with two MPs from other parties, told Westminster that UK courts had become a "Soviet-style organ of censorship".
The UK has recently introduced a national Internet censorship scheme, a national ID card and is about to spend 12 billion pounds pushing the British population's web-searches, emails, sms messages and telephone callings records through a central database run by its spy agency, GCHQ.
This month also saw British police go into Parliament, without a warrant, and rifle through the files of a senior member of the opposition, the Hon. Damian Green MP, who was alleged to have leaked trivial details about immigration policy to the press.
What's left? The Gulag?
Posted by Rory Winter at 8:12 pm
Sunday, December 21, 2008
YouTube Partners with MOSSAD
I know it sounds too weird to believe, but that's the news. YouTube now has on-board one of the US’s domestic branches of Israel's intelligence service, the Mossad. The ADL, the Mossad’s most "professional" organizations whose "speciality is spreading hate", are recruited as a professionals in the just struggle of "fighting against hate"?!
Posted by Rory Winter at 9:05 pm
Friday, December 19, 2008
Barack Obama: The Naked Emperor
"I am writing this in the last days of 2008 as I watch with dismay as vast numbers of people across the world, including many who should know better, have been duped by the mind-game called Operation Obama.
Even people with some understanding of the conspiracy have said things like: 'Well, at least he's not Bush' and 'Well, at least it's great to see such a new spirit of hope'. No, he's not Bush - he's potentially far more dangerous; and what is the use of a spirit of 'hope' if it's based on a lie? In fact, what use is 'hope' at all?"
Posted by Rory Winter at 1:30 pm
Wishful thinking for 2009
The good news for the new year is as follows
January: Tony Blair is arrested at Heathrow Airport as he returns from yet another foreign speaking engagement (receipts since leaving office: £12m). He is flown to The Hague to stand trial for war crimes for his part in the illegal, unprovoked attack on a defenceless country, Iraq, justified by proven lies, and for the subsequent physical, social and cultural destruction of that country, causing the death of up to a million people. According to the Nuremberg Tribunal, this is the "paramount war crime". The prosecution tells Blair's defence team it will not accept a plea of "sincerely believing". Cherie Blair, a close collaborator who has compared her husband with Winston Churchill, is cautioned.
Posted by Rory Winter at 1:03 pm
Does anyone else feel like asking the powers that be: “Excuse me, what exactly is going on? Where do you think you are taking us? Are you all completely out of your minds?
“Why else would you pretend not to notice that our civilization is systematically killing life on Earth?”
Posted by Rory Winter at 1:49 am
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Nobody threw shoes at Brown – but his guilt is still undeniable
The Prime Minister shares in the responsibility for the crime that is Iraq
"Throwing footwear at the front man for the perpetrator-in-chief, the limitlessly disgusting Dick Cheney, is a splendid way to express revulsion and let off steam. Next to sticking Messrs Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz and Mr Tony Blair in a dock at The Hague, however, and banging them up for the rest of their days, it doesn't quite cut it.
In that naive but heartwarming fantasy, Gordon Brown would be in Holland with them. Any sane reading of collective responsibility, not to mention what Nuremberg decided about the efficacy of obedience to orders as a war crimes defence, would ensure that he and everyone else who rubber-stamped this neo-imperial adventurism take equal responsibility for the crime itself and for the horrors that stemmed from it."
Did the shoe cause rebellion at Baghdad's July 14 Bridge?
Posted by Rory Winter at 2:31 pm
Monday, December 15, 2008
Bush attacked with Shoes!
Bush gives a Press Conference where he is attacked by a journalist throwing two shoes at him, the act being a particular nasty insult in the Arab world.
Considering that Bush is a mass-murderer and a war criminal he got off lightly ... this time. Please sign the petition in favour of the shoe-thrower, Muntather al-Zaidi, here.
Now read on ...
Posted by Rory Winter at 8:12 pm
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Al Qaeda does not exist and never has
The acceptance of the hoary old myth of Al Qaeda by those who oppose the government-led conspiracies concerning 911, the Iraq and Afghanistan occupations, and the 'War on Terror' indicates just how deeply brainwashed we all are by the Bush propaganda.
Those who persist in referring to Al Qaeda as a terrorist entity are either ignorant of reality or are in some way part of the conspiracy to keep us all hoodwinked.
"The basic truth is that Al Qaeda does not exist and never has. Al Qaeda is a manufactured enemy who was created by the Bush Administration in order to have an excuse to wage a war for the control of the world’s oil resources."
This article from the Pravda forum demolishes the myth ...
Posted by Rory Winter at 5:15 pm
Thursday, December 04, 2008
The Mumbai Attacks: More Than Meets the Eye
As details emerge about who was responsible for the terrorist attacks in Mumbai last week, the evidence points to a militant group and network of associates that can be linked to a number of intelligence agencies, including the ISI, the CIA, and MI6.
Posted by Rory Winter at 7:00 pm
Posted by Rory Winter at 4:25 pm
New World Order
Posted by Rory Winter at 2:56 pm
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Mumbai Terror Attack: Further Evidence Of The Anglo-American-Mossad-RSS Nexus
Andrew Marshall is a respected author; he is clearly saying here that terrorists looked like Anglo-American covert operatives and that the entire Mumbai operation was an attempt by Anglo-American forces to destabilize India and push it further into the Israel-US orbit.
Posted by Rory Winter at 8:20 pm
Monday, December 01, 2008
India's 9/11. Who Really Was Behind The Mumbai Attacks?
Washington is Fostering Political Divisions between India and Pakistan
My readers will note that, apart from including an incisive comment from Deepak Chopra about the nature of terrorism, until now I have held back from commenting upon the recent Mumbai atrocities.
All along I have suspected that the news we were being fed about the Mumbai attacks had in it a strong aftertaste of disinformation. Most of the news we hear on the mainstream media is not to be trusted. The snip below, revealing how the US military is blatantly merging psyops with news releases in Afghanistan, is merely indicative of how the mainstream media is used to promote its imperialist wars and to bamboozle and pacify the public.
Now Michel Chossudovsky points to who may very well be the real culprits behind the Mumbai atrocity. Given the geopolitical interests of the USUK in this part of Asia Chossudovsky's article not only makes sense, it is very likely to be the truth ...
Posted by Rory Winter at 7:38 pm
US Psyops and Press Agencies to be Merged
If you thought you were being lied to about the war in Afghanistan here is definitive proof of how the US controls both NATO and its Press Office.
"What we are seeing is a gradual increase of American influence in all areas of the war," [a] NATO official said. "Seeking to gain total control of the information flow from the campaign is just part of that."
Posted by Rory Winter at 5:59 pm
Saturday, November 29, 2008
US Media covers Chávez victory and calls it "a defeat"! BBC just ignores it
Allies of President Hugo Chavez's won a strong majority in Venezuela's local elections on Sunday, winning 17 of 22 state governorships and 265 of 327 mayoral races. The opposition made important gains, capturing the Caracas mayor's office and two of the most populous states.
The Real News Network spoke to Latin American Studies Professor Miguel Tinker Salas who says, the fact that the opposition was able to make modest gains means it's a victory for Venezuelan democracy, and the Venezuelan political process, and the maturity of the Venezuelan population who participated—over 65 percent in this regional election process
Posted by Rory Winter at 4:52 am
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Ex-CIA Spy, Boris Korczak, speaks some home truths on World Events
Posted by Rory Winter at 8:54 pm
Deepak Chopra: 'War on Terrorism' is an Oxymoron
CNN.com Asia, 26 November 2008
"It's interesting how it takes someone from a poor country, at the other end of the stick, [who] finds it so easy to describe the world exactly as it is, and yet we who hold the stick find his statement of the obvious "extraordinarily enlightening", as if it were cloaked in some kind of impenetrable mystery."
Chopra: I think Mr. Obama has a real opportunity here, but a challenging opportunity, a creative opportunity.
Get rid of the phrase "war on terrorism." Ask for a creative solution in which we all participate.
King: Is it because the war on terrorism really can never be won because the terrorists (inaudible)?
Chopra: Because it's an oxymoron. It's an oxymoron, Larry, a war on war, a war on terrorism.
You know, terrorists call mechanized death from 35,000 feet above sea level with a press of a button also terror. We don't call it that, because our soldiers are wearing uniforms. They don't see what is happening, and innocent people are being killed. So, you know, terror is a term that you apply to the other.
King: Thanks, Deepak Chopra, as always, extraordinarily enlightening.
Posted by Rory Winter at 8:17 pm
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Fugitive Rice makes narrow escape in Auckland
Indymedia, 30 Jul 2008 16:50 GMT
United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made a narrow escape from justice, with the assistance of the New Zealand Police, in Auckland on Saturday 26 July. The police can now consider themselves accessories to war crimes. Rice met with government leaders in Auckland but was chased by 150 protesters spurred on by a bounty of $10,000. They called for her arrest, under the Geneva Convention, for war crimes and for her role in authorising the use of torture.
There was chanting, speeches and an impressive US flag burning outside Government House where Rice was meeting with prime minister Helen Clark and foreign affairs minister Winston Peters. The speeches focused on Rice's support for the illegal and immoral war in Iraq, as well as the wider and more nonsensical 'War on Terror'; her sanctioning of torture and instrumental role in setting up Guantanamo Bay; and on what a bad idea a free trade agreement with the US would be. Then the crowd relocated to the Langham Hotel, where Rice met with leader of the parliamentary opposition, John Key.
Auckland University Students Association had to withdraw the bounty it placed on the head of Condoleezza Rice two days earlier, under threat of legal action. However, the students association at Victoria University in Wellington doubled the price, offering $10,000 for a successful citizen's arrest. Although several people turned up to the demo with handcuffs, the chance to nab Rice didn't present itself. Police refused to cooperate in the arrest of this war criminal, giving the irrelevant excuse that she is a visiting dignitary.
Police had planned to limit protest at the Langham hotel by keeping protesters on the opposite side of the road, behind shiny new barricades that had obviously been bought specially for the occasion. What they hadn't planned for was a busload of protesters being dropped off at the bus stop outside the hotel. After fifteen minutes of chanting and yelling by protestors, the police claimed that standing on the public footpath outside the hotel, was a 'safety risk.' When protesters refused to leave, the police violently forced them off the sidewalk and out onto the road. Protesters were shoved, punched and thrown to the street and pain compliance holds used on several protesters to get them to move. Several were punched in the face, including veteran activist John Minto who was shoved to the ground by several officers, smashing and breaking the megaphone he was chanting through. Two protesters were arrested and one man was left bleeding from the neck and wrist.
Posted by Rory Winter at 7:31 pm
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Agents of war: How British papers did Bush's dirty work
Posted on MEDIALENS, November 22, 2008
Morning Star 21/11
SOLOMON HUGHES investigates how British papers did Bush's dirty work.
IF YOU or I told the editors of the Times, Telegraph or Sun that their coverage of the "war on terror" was just a lot of US Department of Defence propaganda, I am sure that they would say that we were crass and crude and conspiracy theorists to boot.
The intelligent and well-educated journalists on those newspapers would be proud to say that they swallowed all the lies about weapons of mass destruction and failed to see the truth of secret US torture camps entirely of their own accord.
Well, actually, it turns out that they were helped to these rotten conclusions over drinks and dinners in smart London clubs and the US Department of Defence picked up the tab.
Since 2003, the nominally private Policy Forum on International Affairs has invited British journalists to meet top US politicians in London clubs and restaurants.
However, the organisation, which introduced British editors and columnists to mostly neoconservative politicians who were arguing for the "war on terror," was actually funded by the US Department of Defence.
The Policy Forum is a British-based company with two directors - low-profile London multimillionaire Zac Gertler and high-profile New York rightwinger Devon Gaffney Cross.
They say that they wanted to counteract the way that "American foreign policy and its goals and motivations in undertaking the war on terror were increasingly subject to caricature and worse in the European media."
The organisation, "based in London," says that it "began hosting a series of roundtable discussions, often off-the-record, with key American policy-makers and leading columnists, editors, writers and producers from the UK."
People like James Woolsey and Paul Wolfowitz were introduced to British journalists at posh clubs and restaurants. The Forum says that "editors of The Financial Times, The Daily Telegraph, The London Times, The Economist, The Sun and The Spectator have all participated in our discussions" as well as "leading columnists."
Gertler and Gaffney Cross are independently very wealthy, but they didn't pay for the dinners after all. At the end of last year, the US Department of Defence paid the Policy Forum around $80,000 for "consulting services for public liaison and media outreach services in support of the diplomacy mission, including addressing and informing European and Middle Eastern audiences on the challenges facing US national security policies."
Three months later, the Policy Forum officially dissolved itself. It seems that the Department of Defence was actually paying for the previous five years of private diplomacy aimed at British journalists.
The forum looks like yet another way that the Bush administration ran foreign policy outside official structures. As a private organisation, the forum could invite speakers mostly from the neocons rather than represent the whole of the US leadership to all British papers. However, the initiative was ultimately funded by the US government, although, as with other Bush schemes, through the Department of Defence rather than the State Department.
Obama's election presumably means the end of this kind of clandestine diplomacy.
Devon Gaffney Cross's brother Frank Gaffney, a former Reagan official, wrote in the press that Obama's election would lead to "global theocratic rule under shariah and the end of our constitutional, democratic government." His sister Devon may not have made similar comments, but it is hard to imagine her being invited to run secret lobbying of the British press for president Obama.
The dinners-with-neocons scheme also shows yet again how London was central to Washington's propaganda effort over Iraq and the war on terror.
The US government liked placing stories in the British press to pass its dubious stories out to Europe and the Middle East and back to the US.
Placing lies in the US newspapers was too obvious. Tall tales about terrorism in the US media look like US propaganda. However, if the same stories are "confirmed" in supposedly independent British papers, the propaganda is sanitised.
Our newspapers acted as a laundering scheme to wash the US government fingerprints from official lies. If we ever get a real inquiry into the Iraq deception, that inquiry should concentrate on what was written in British newspapers as well as by British officials.
Posted by Rory Winter at 7:37 pm
Thursday, November 20, 2008
A revolutionary reworking for Marx's 'Kapital'
Treatise on capitalism to be turned into manga comic 140 years after publication
Karl Marx, the German revolutionary who predicted that capitalism would crumble under the weight of its own contradictions, is making a comeback – in the form of a comic.
More than 140 years after Marx's Das Kapital was released on an initially baffled world, its dense exploration of political economy and alienation is to be splashed across speech bubbles on the pages of a Japanese manga.
Set for release next month, the comic is expected to be a bestseller. A string of publications have found success capitalising on Japan's growing inequalities and economic insecurity.
Posted by Rory Winter at 4:45 pm
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Top judge: US and UK acted as 'vigilantes' in Iraq invasion
Former senior law lord condemns 'serious violation of international law'
One of Britain's most authoritative judicial figures last night delivered a blistering attack on the invasion of Iraq, describing it as a serious violation of international law, and accusing Britain and the US of acting like a "world vigilante".
Posted by Rory Winter at 9:49 pm
Monday, November 17, 2008
US Veterans for Peace occupy US National Archives
Veterans for Peace have occupied the National Archives in Washington DC since yesterday morning.
They released a banner - pictures at the link below.
More info, a list of participants and videos:
Live Video streaming by Ustream
Posted by Rory Winter at 1:39 pm
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Obama Needs a Protest Movement
Sometimes, encouraged by electoral shifts and campaign promises, the ordinary people who are typically given short shrift in political calculation become volatile and unruly, impatient with the same old promises and ruses, and they refuse to cooperate in the institutional routines that depend on their cooperation. When that happens, their issues acquire a white-hot urgency, and politicians have to respond, because they are politicians. In other words, the disorder, stoppages and institutional breakdowns generated by this sort of collective action threaten politicians. These periods of mass defiance are unnerving, and many authoritative voices are even now pointing to the dangers of pushing the Obama administration too hard and too far. Yet these are also the moments when ordinary people enter into the political life of the country and authentic bottom-up reform becomes possible.
Posted by Rory Winter at 2:10 am
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Totally New Green Energy Source on a par With Nuclear Power
We often hear that solar and wind power are the future of renewable energy, and of course they're important. Important, though, is not enough.
We live in a 24/7 society, but neither wind nor solar are 24/7 sources. If you've ever used your computer or turned on a light on a windless night, whether you're aware of it or not, the power is coming from a conventional power plant, fired either by fossil fuels, hydroelectric, or by nuclear power.
That's the reality we're facing no matter how much we invest in solar and wind. The technologies simply don't work when the wind and sun are down. While that's obvious to anyone who's ever been outdoors, policymakers and those who have huge amounts of money at stake would prefer that the issue remain unaddressed. You simply can't turn up the sun or wind with demand.
They have another problem as well. If you've ever seen a wind farm or a commercial solar system, you know they take huge tracts of land, necessary because the energy source they're tapping is not very dense. At best, it takes a whole lot of real estate to gather enough power to make a difference - assuming, of course, that the source of the needed energy happens to be available at that moment.
Hydrothermal Vents are the solution ...
Posted by Rory Winter at 3:41 pm
Friday, November 14, 2008
For the Earth to Live, Capitalism must Die
This is the Day of Reckoning. This is the Time of Purification. This is the end of the “world”, the end of the city-state, the end of city life, of “Civilization.” The early Christians called it the “apocalypse,” the unveiling. Now, at last, the truth of what we have been presents itself unclothed. There is nowhere to hide. It is upon us. Like a cancer, capitalism, industrialism- truly the most advanced stage of civilization – “advanced” the way that a cancer is called “advanced” - has ravaged the body of the Earth. Life on Earth is disappearing. Nothing that can be done- or that will be done – under the system of global death called capitalism will save Life on Earth.
The capitalist, as Karl Marx rightly noted, is “the soul of capital personified.” – a soul unable to see beyond the limits of its own immediate perception of “gain.” The capitalists as a whole – as a white imperial world-ruling class - understand the depth of the emerging crisis as well as we do. But they advance nothing more than schemes to sustain markets and profits, while life itself is allowed to perish in a holocaust in the making, one whose end is as certain as a nuclear winter.
Posted by Rory Winter at 9:44 pm
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Don't Let Barack Obama Break Your Heart
Why Americans Shouldn't Go Home
By Tom Engelhardt
Political Washington is a conspiracy -- in the original sense of the word: "to breathe the same air." In that sense, there is no air in Washington that isn't stale enough to choke a president. Send Obama there alone, give him that "breathing space," don't start demanding the quick ending of wars or anything else, and you're not doing him, or the American people, any favors. Quite the opposite, you're consigning him to suffocation.
Leave Obama to them and he'll break your heart. If you do, then blame yourself, not him; but better than blaming anyone, pitch your own tent on the public commons and make some noise. Let him know that Washington's isn't the only consensus around, that Americans really do want our troops to come home, that we actually are looking for "change we can believe in," which would include a less weaponized, less imperial American world, based on a reinvigorated idea of defense, not aggression, and on the Constitution, not leftover Rumsfeld rules or a bogus Global War on Terror.
Posted by Rory Winter at 5:05 pm
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
The day that we remember the victims of those who profit from war: Remembering that War is a Racket on Remembrance Day
A day too late to have been published on Remembrance Day but better late than never. Yesterday I was unable to bring myself to comment on Remembrance Day, so profound is my feeling of disgust for the manner in which our rulers continue to sanctify the meaningless slaughter of humanity in their selfish, imperialist wars.
Chycho's article says it all and I commend it to my readers ...
Posted by Rory Winter at 7:12 pm
Beware of the Obama hype. What 'change' in America really means
In his latest column for the New Statesman, John Pilger writes that the lauding of Barack Obama has a history and that 'historical moments' ought to be less about their symbolism and accompanying histrionics than what they really mean. The question is: what is Obama's true relation to unchanging American myths about the imposition of its notorious power?
Posted by Rory Winter at 5:42 pm
America the Illiterate
We live in two Americas. One America, now the minority, functions in a print-based, literate world. It can cope with complexity and has the intellectual tools to separate illusion from truth. The other America, which constitutes the majority, exists in a non-reality-based belief system.
Posted by Rory Winter at 10:10 am
Britain's Big Brother: Government black boxes will 'collect every email'
Home Office says all data from web could be stored in giant government database
Internet "black boxes" will be used to collect every email and web visit in the UK under the Government's plans for a giant "big brother" database, The Independent has learnt.
Home Office officials have told senior figures from the internet and telecommunications industries that the "black box" technology could automatically retain and store raw data from the web before transferring it to a giant central database controlled by the Government.
Posted by Rory Winter at 9:44 am
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Who are the Architects of Economic Collapse?
Most Serious Economic Crisis in Modern History
The October 2008 financial meltdown is not the result of a cyclical economic phenomenon. It is the deliberate result of US government policy instrumented through the Treasury and the US Federal Reserve Board.
This is the most serious economic crisis in World history.
Posted by Rory Winter at 7:22 pm
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
American Election: An Illusion Of Democracy
Once again, as it has been happening every four years, the American people are suckered into surrendering their necks to a different yoke of slavery through the process of so-called “democratic election” of their president. Little they know that this president, and his administration, is but a tool used by the power elite – international financiers, military industrialists, energy companies and corporatocracy – to control resources, transfer wealth upwards, keep the populace in check, enslave them, suppress their dissent, and conscribe them into wars of greed against their human neighbors. This power elite, with its handful financial institutions, had dominated most of the natural resources of the world through its control of the money needed to acquire these resources. A natural resources monopoly system was, thus, created in the US, and many parts of the world, based solely on capital gain and profit rather than the well being of human life.
Posted by Rory Winter at 6:28 pm
Sunday, November 02, 2008
Sarah Palin pranked by Canadian Radio Duo
A Quebec comedy duo notorious for prank calls to celebrities and heads of state has reached Sarah Palin, convincing the Republican vice-presidential nominee she was speaking with French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
In the interview, which lasts about six minutes, Palin and the pranksters discuss politics, pundits, and the dangers of hunting with current vice-president Dick Cheney.
Posted by Rory Winter at 10:56 am
Friday, October 31, 2008
Reflections of Fidel -- The Worst Variant
TODAY I read that the U.S. Federal Reserve had opened a new line of credit for the central banks of Mexico, Brazil, South Korea and Singapore.
The same report claimed that similar credits have been issued to the central banks of Australia, Canada, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland and the European Central Bank.
Based on these agreements, the central banks will receive funds in exchange for hard currency reserves from these countries, which have sustained considerable losses due to the financial and trade crisis.
This consolidates the economic power of the U.S. currency, a privilege granted at Bretton Woods.
The International Monetary Fund, which is the same dog with a different collar, has announced the injection of large sums of money into its Eastern European clients. Hungary will be receiving the equivalent of 20 billion euros, a large part of which are dollars from the United States. Their machines keep printing bills and the IMF keeps granting its leonine loans.
For its part, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) stated in Geneva yesterday that, at the current rate of spending, by the year 2030, humanity will need the resources of two planets to maintain its lifestyle.
The WWF is a serious institution. There is no need to be a University graduate in Mathematics, Economics or Political Science to understand what this means. It is the worst variant. Developed capitalism hopes to continue plundering the world as if the world were still able to sustain it.
Fidel Castro Ruz, October 30, 2008
Posted by Rory Winter at 7:44 pm
The End of Prosperity
From too much of a good thing. From the 1980s and 1990s excesses. From the longest ever US bull market. Heavily manipulated to keep it levitating. From August 1982 to January 2000. An illusory reprieve from October 2002 to October 2007. Fluctuations aside, all lost in the past 12 months. The wages of sin are now due, and payment is being painfully extracted. From all nations globally. Affecting ordinary people the most who had nothing to do with creating booms and busts. They got little on the upside but are paying dearly for the down.
Posted by Rory Winter at 4:05 pm
Toward a North American Union
The global elite, through the direct operations of President George Bush and his Administration, are creating a North American Union that will combine Canada, Mexico and the U.S. into a superstate called the North American Union (NAU). The NAU is roughly patterned after the European Union (EU). There is no political or economic mandate for creating the NAU, and unofficial polls of a cross-section of Americans indicate that they are overwhelmingly against this end-run around national sovereignty.
Posted by Rory Winter at 2:20 pm
Thursday, October 30, 2008
The "Dirty Little Secret" of the US Bank Bail-Out
27 October 2008 "WSWS" --- In an unusually frank article published in Saturday's New York Times, the newspaper's economic columnist, Joe Nocera, reveals what he calls "the dirty little secret of the banking industry"--namely, that "it has no intention of using the [government bailout] money to make new loans."
Posted by Rory Winter at 6:49 pm
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
US Army Prepares to Invade ... the US
The plans to implement martial law in America have been taking shape for decades, hidden behind "Continuity of Government" contingency planning. Now, with public outcry over the banker bailout bill at fever pitch, all of the pieces are in place for the U.S. Army to start policing American citizens.
For more information and analysis, please visit http://www.corbettreport.com
Posted by Rory Winter at 2:47 am
Saturday, October 11, 2008
British Satirists Say it All
This brilliant duo, John Bird and John Fortune, who started their illustrious careers in satire 40 years ago with programmes like That Was the Week that Was and Not So Much a Programme More a Way of Life still keep British audiences in stitches with brilliant, satiric sketches such as the following on current affairs:
Posted by Rory Winter at 1:11 am
Friday, October 10, 2008
Anticapitalista in the City
There was today a demonstration of anti-capitalists in the City. The police pushed a few folk around but were unable to prevent the demonstrators from breaking through police blockades.
Meanwhile in London, 5000 public transit drivers went on strike for a higher basic wage.
Photo and video thanks to Richard Seymour of Lenin's Tomb
Posted by Rory Winter at 10:52 pm
Obama leads by 364 to 174
Intrade Prediction Market at 23:00 New York time, 09 October 2008
Monthly Trends, Dem v. Rep.
Posted by Rory Winter at 4:12 am
Thursday, October 09, 2008
John McCain's Rage is a National Security Concern
"That one" moment reveals McCain's dark side
US readers who are (understandably) so disillusioned with Obama that they're planning to throw away their votes to the Greens --who ain't got a chance, no way-- should consider the danger of letting in a dangerous sociopath through effectively undermining the Obama vote.
Look at it this way: if you had a choice between a psychopath or an opportunist, who would you choose? An opportunist is intelligent enough to change his ways, a psychopath continues on his rampage to destruction.
Obama may disappoint those who want genuine, radical changes. He disappoints me too. But these are exceptional times with certainly no place for madmen. The Greens cannot win so don't waste your vote: choose Obama!
Posted by Rory Winter at 8:23 pm
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
How the crooked bailout was passed by Congress
Fraud, bribery and threats of violence
Congressman Sherman's entire presentation
The Wall Street Welfare Act
There was a simple solution to the banking crisis:
Guarantee ALL normal banking deposits. That's what European countries are doing.
With bank deposit guarantees, individuals and real businesses would have access to their money and to normal credit.
But the White House took a different path...
A multi-trillion dollar "no string attached" checkbook controlled by the White House through the Treasury Department to buy the toxic assets of Wall Street and other reckless investors.
Who will pay?
The US tax payers who are footing the bill.
Who will benefit?
Wall Street CEOs and their deep pocket clients and members of the Bush regime.
What will the US do in the future when it needs money to prepair crumbling infrastructure, take care of public health, and deal with natural and man made catastrophes?
The answer to all these problems will be simple and consistent: We have no money.
How did this insane legislation get passed?
Congressman Brad Sherman lays it out:
* fraud (fake phone calls from paid stooges in support of the bill),
* bribery (hundreds of pages of pork added to the bill by the Senate at the last minute),
* threats of violence (the claim that without the bailout martial law was a certainty.)
from Brasscheck TV
Posted by Rory Winter at 11:53 pm
Thousands of Troops Are Deployed on US Streets Ready to Carry Out "Crowd Control"
Background: the First Brigade of the Third Infantry Division, three to four thousand soldiers, has been deployed in the United States as of October 1. Their stated mission is the form of crowd control they practiced in Iraq, subduing "unruly individuals," and the management of a national emergency. I am in Seattle and heard from the brother of one of the soldiers that they are engaged in exercises now. Amy Goodman reported that an Army spokesperson confirmed that they will have access to lethal and non lethal crowd control technologies and tanks.
Posted by Rory Winter at 11:10 pm
Now it's £500 Billion!
What began earlier today as an announcement that UK Premier Gordon Brown's bailout of UK banks was to be £50 billion turned out, after the math was done, to amount to ten times that much, £500 billion or $970 billion at present exchange rates!
"The UK government has announced a £50bn investment plan," says the BBC "to inject cash into UK financial institutions, offered a further £250bn in loan guarantees, and increased another lending scheme to £200bn.
"It is an unprecedented move, and arguably the government's biggest intervention in the country's banking industry."
That Brown is prepared to play fast and loose with such huge amounts of public money shows a level of addiction to gambling that is unequalled anywhere. It also gives us a unique insight into the true magnitude of the Anglo stakes in the Anglo-American financial fraternity that rules over global capitalism.
Britain might be a small, overcrowded island with a rapidly-increasing poverty level in what is supposedly one of the richest economies in the world. A commitment by Britain's ruling elite to risk £500 billion of public funds to bolster British capitalism shows just how mercilessly it is prepared to screw the poor in order that the fatcats can continue to wallow in obscene levels of material wealth.
If ever a Revolution was called for it is surely now. Who's up for it?
Posted by Rory Winter at 10:41 pm
The NWO fascist coup has begun!
The 'war on terrorism' has predictably spread from Muslim 'Al Qaeda terrists' to ordinary, white Americans and Brits. Bush recently threatened Congress with Martial Law if it didn't pass his $700 billion bailout!
The First Brigade of the Third Infantry Division has been deployed to police the streets of the USA!
Will the November presidential election be allowed to go ahead and if so will it be rigged and the inevitable protests that follow be stamped-down heavily by a dictatorship?
The financial crisis is being talked-up by Bush and Palin. "This is not FDR talk," warns Naomi. What they are planning doesn't take much to imagine.
Naomi Wolf illustrates how Bush is preparing for a Mussolini-type takeover of the United States. Should this happen Bush's quislings in London will not be far behind.
The only way to stop the coup is to arrest Bush, Cheney and the cabal!
Naomi Klein - Give Me Liberty
From the Wayne Madsen Report
"(FEMA) sources that the Bush administration is putting the final touches on a plan that would see martial law declared in the United States with various scenarios anticipated as triggers. The triggers include a continuing economic collapse with massive social unrest, bank closures resulting in violence against financial institutions, and another fraudulent presidential election that would result in rioting in major cities and campuses around the country.
In addition, Army Corps of Engineer sources report that the assignment of the 3rd Infantry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team (BCT) to the Northern Command's U.S. Army North is to augment FEMA and federal law enforcement in the imposition of traffic controls, crowd control, curfews, enhanced border and port security, and neighborhood patrols in the event a national emergency being declared. The BCT was assigned to duties in Iraq before being assigned to the Northern Command.
On April 3, 2008, WMR reported on a highly-classified document regarding the martial law scenario: WMR has learned from knowledgeable sources within the US financial community that an alarming confidential and limited distribution document is circulating among senior members of Congress and their senior staff members that is warning of a bleak future for the United States if it does not quickly get its financial house in order. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is among those who have reportedly read the document.
The document is being called the "C & R" document because it reportedly states that if the United States defaults on loans and debt underwriting from China, Japan, and Russia, all of which are propping up the United States government financially, and the United States unilaterally cancels the debts, America can expect a war that will have disastrous results for the United States and the world. "Conflict" is the "C word" in the document. The other scenario is that the federal government will be forced to drastically raise taxes in order to pay off debts to foreign countries to the point that the American people will react with a popular revolution against the government. "Revolution" is the document's "R word."
Posted by Rory Winter at 5:24 pm