Saturday, February 26, 2011

UK Uncut Inspires US Groups to Attack Cuts and Tax Avoidance

Hundreds of activists in the US are planning to take part in a day of direct action in a move inspired by Britain's fast growing protest group.

US Uncut groups have sprung up from New York to Hawaii in the last three weeks and activists will demonstrate against government cuts and corporate tax avoidance in more than 50 cities on Saturday.

The US protest movement was inspired by UK Uncut, an anti-cuts campaign group that has temporarily closed scores of high street stores accused of tax avoidance since it was set up five months ago.'


Electromagnetic Eugenics – Wireless Culling of the Population!

The Seletun Scientific Panel recommends significant reduction of EMF exposure limits because of current scientific uncertainty and to protect the health of the vulnerable in society.

In November 2009, a number of prominent scientists met at Seletun, in Norway, to discuss their concerns about the proliferation of radiation-emitting technology and the effects on health that this was believed to be having.

They concluded that public exposure levels are too high, and that this leads to significant bio-effects, such as cancer, infertility, DNA damage, mood changes, concentration and learning problems, Alzheimer’s disease, ALS, sleep disruption and many other measures of health, disrupting the lives of millions of people. No account is taken of the synergistic effects of combinations of frequencies which could make these risks far worse.'


A Case for Treason: Treachery of The European Union Exposed

A colleague and I have just returned from reporting the crime of treason to the local police station in Suffolk Constabulary, UK.

This involves the fact that Britain , in our case, although every country in Europe, was treasonously shoehorned into the European Union through stealth and lies.

We first reported it to the civilian officer at the front desk who handed the complaint onto Constable Police Number 707. We insisted on a private room which we were duly given and put forward our case.'


Soros To Profit From Obama's 'Green Agenda'

Billionaire financier George Soros stands to make handsome profits with his newly launched investment fund, established to capitalize on new “green energy” — a policy agenda largely dependent on government subsidies supported by the Obama White House.

In a statement announcing the new venture — dubbed Silver Lake Kraftwerk (SLKW) — Soros describes the fund’s role to “leverage technology and business model innovation to improve energy efficiency, reduce waste and emissions, harness renewable energy, and more efficiently use natural resources, among other applications… Developing alternative sources of energy and achieving greater energy efficiency is both a significant global investment opportunity and an environmental imperative".'


Hypocrisy Sweeps Middle East

Americans Are Prisoners Of War

From LBJ to Obama Americans are nothing more than U.S. Prisoner's of War!

Every 'WAR' that has been declared, in our names, has been outrageously-lost in the steady drumbeat of erosion and arrogance that has been at the base of every one of these life-restricting wars.

From LBJ's War on Poverty and The Great Society, to Nixon's War on Crime and The War on Drugs: All the way down to and including The Bush-Doctrine and his Global War on Terror. Each and every one of these "WARS" were and still are; crimes against the public that each and every president was supposedly 'elected' to "protect" us from. Are you feeling "SAFER" now than you did before LBJ?'


'A Banking Banana Republic': Wall Street's Record $130 Billion Bonus, FCIC Report

Politicians Slash Budget of Watchdog Agencies ... Guaranteeing that Financial Fraud Won't Be Investigated or Prosecuted

As I noted last year, you can tell how interested Congress and the White House are in uncovering the truth by looking at how much money is actually budgeted for investigation:

The government spent $175 million investigating the Challenger space shuttle disaster.

It spent $152 million on the the Columbia disaster investigation.

It spent $30 million investigating the Monica Lewinsky scandal.

The government only authorized $15 million for the 9/11 Commission.

And how much has the government authorized for the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission? You know, the commission charged with getting to the bottom of what caused the financial crisis?

Just $8 million.'


Glenda Jackson: Calling Israelis Nazis is Not Hate Speech - It's Free Speech

You can call Israelis Nazis and compare Gaza to a concentration camp - but that is not preaching hatred, according to Labour MP Glenda Jackson.

Ms Jackson, who won her Hampstead and Kilburn seat with a majority of just 42 votes in the general election, submitted herself to a grilling by Jewish constituents at London's Belsize Square Synagogue this week.'


Sir! No Sir! - The GI Revolt

The Vietnam Era GI Revolt... this needs to be seen again. Perhaps the latest generation of GI's and citizens can garner some new ideas on how to end the endless war on terror created and orchestrated by the NWO. WE need to hold our governments accountable for their complicity in creating a New World Order for the elite banksters on this planet.

The Niger 'Yellowcake' Scam - the Sequel

Iran is expanding its covert global search for the uranium it needs for its nuclear activities and a key focus is Zimbabwe, says a new intelligence report acquired Tuesday by The Associated Press.

The report is in line with international assessments that Iran's domestic supplies cannot sustain its nuclear program that could be turned toward making weapons.'


State Legislative Vote Fraud - Is This How GOP Hijacked the Wisconsin Budget Vote?

GMO Contamination is Widespread Throughout the U.S. Food Supply

You may not want to eat genetically engineered foods. Chances are, you are eating them anyway

Genetically modified plants grown from seeds engineered in labs now provide much of the food we eat. Most corn, soybean and cotton crops grown in the United States have been genetically modified to resist pesticides or insects, and corn and soy are common food ingredients.

The Agriculture Department has approved three more genetically engineered crops in the past month, and the Food and Drug Administration could approve fast-growing genetically modified salmon for human consumption this year.'


Libya: Is Washington Pushing for Civil War to Justify a US-NATO Military Intervention?

There is no question that Colonel Muammar Al-Gaddafi (Al-Qaddafi) is a dictator. He has been the dictator and so-called “qaid” of Libya for about 42 years. Yet, it appears that tensions are being ratcheted up and the flames of revolt are being fanned inside Libya. This includes earlier statements by the British Foreign Secretary William Hague that Colonel Qaddafi had fled Libya to Venezuela. [1] This statement served to electrify the revolt against Qaddafi and his regime in Libya.

Although all three have dictatorship in common, Qaddafi’s Libya is quite different from Ben Ali’s Tunisia or Mubarak’s Egypt. The Libyan leadership is not outright subservient to the United States and the European Union. Unlike the cases of Tunisia and Egypt, the relationship that exists between Qaddafi and both the U.S. and E.U. is a modus vivendi. Simply put, Qaddafi is an independent Arab dictator and not a “managed dictator” like Ben Ali and Mubarak.'


What You Won’t Read in the Mainstream Press Regarding Iraq’s 'National Day of Rage'

It is late at night or rather it is early Friday 25th February, 2011 - the day that all Iraqis chose to call The Great Day of Anger - it is the result of the slow rumblings of the Iraqi People's anger about the past 8 years of destruction, pillage and plunder, rape, and total catastrophe. The demonstrations will continue and will get larger.

The Iraqi People are demonstrating against corruption, absolute and abysmal poverty, unemployment, total lack of services, and occupation, and very importantly corruption - administrative and fiscal corruption ; they are also demonstrating demanding freedom and human dignity and the immediate expulsion of the Occupation. They are demonstrating for Iraq and have come together as Iraqis.'


Afghan Probe Says Nato Killed 65 Kunar Civilians

Government investigators in Afghanistan said about 65 civilians died during a NATO operation last week but NATO said it knew of no civilians killed.

An Afghan-led investigation said civilians, including women and children, were killed in military airstrikes in a remote mountain area of Kunar province during a three-day offensive, the BBC reported.

Afghan leaders, including President Hamid Karzai, said they believe NATO forces killed 20 women, 29 children and many unarmed men.'


Gates: No More Land Wars for US

US Defense Secretary Robert Gates has told an audience of West Point cadets that it would be unwise for the United States to ever fight another war like those in Iraq or Afghanistan.

"In my opinion, any future defense secretary who advises the president to again send a big American land army into Asia or into the Middle East or Africa should 'have his head examined,' as Gen. [Douglas] MacArthur so delicately put it," The New York Times quoted Gates as saying on Friday.

In what he said is his final address to the cadets at the US Military Academy, Gates told the cadets that the Army would have to reshape its budget, since potential conflicts in places like Asia or the Persian Gulf were more likely to be fought with air and sea power, rather than with conventional ground forces.'


1000s Die in Libya, Reports of Poison Gas

Libya's deputy ambassador to the UN says thousands of people have been killed during protests, as unconfirmed reports have come in claiming the regime has used poison gas on demonstrators.

Ibrahim Dabbashi, who has turned against the Gaddafi regime, said the death toll is expected to rise as Muammar Gaddafi continues his bloody crackdown against the opposition.

"There are already thousands of people who have been killed, we expect more. They are gathering all the bodies and they are taking them to the desert or somewhere. No one knows where are the bodies of the victims," AFP quoted Dabbashi as saying.'


Israeli Troops Kill Palestinian Infant

Israeli troops have attacked a peaceful Palestinian protest rally in an East al-Quds (Jerusalem) neighborhood, killing a three-month-old infant.

The three-month-old female infant died after inhaling tear gas fired by Israeli police in the Silwan neighborhood. Israeli police also fired rubber bullets during clashes with Palestinian protesters.

Palestinians hold weekly protest rallies in Silwan against Tel Aviv's harsh policies towards Palestinians following the Friday Prayers.'


Yemeni Police Open Fire on Protesters

Witnesses say security forces fired tear gas and live bullets as thousands of protesters from several parts of the city marched towards the tightly patrolled Al-Aroob Square in Khor Maksar neighborhood.

The victim identified as Mohammed Ahmed Saleh, 17, died from gunshot wounds in a hospital in Khor Maksar.

Friday's fatality came after Yemeni officials said on Thursday that Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh had ordered security forces to protect protesters.'


Despite Protests, Wisconsin Assembly OKs Bill

The Wisconsin state Assembly has passed a controversial bill that will strip public workers of their union rights, despite mass rallies staged to protest the plan.

The bill, the first significant plan drawn up by the state's new Republican governor, was approved on Friday by a vote of 51 to 17. Twenty-eight lawmakers, including 25 Democrats, two Republicans and one independent, did not vote on the bill, UPI reported.'


Friday, February 25, 2011

Media Demonizes Gaddafi as Pentagon Prepares Attack

As we reported yesterday, the United States has specific instructions to intervene militarily in Libya under the cover of providing humanitarian assistance.

Less than 24 hours after our report, the Pentagon has announced it is looking at “all options” in dealing with the Libyan crisis. In short, it is drawing up plans to intervene.

“Our job is to give options from the military side, and that is what we are thinking about now,” a Pentagon official told CNN. “We will provide the president with options should he need them.”

“This department is always doing prudent planning for any number of contingencies,” Pentagon spokesman Col. Dave Lapan told reporters. “The president said yesterday that the United States is discussing with allies and partners a full range of options regarding the situation in Libya. But we are not going to discuss what any of those specific options might be.”

Obama Press Secretary Jay Carney dressed up the coming military attack as “a range of options on how to protect American citizens in Libya and compel the Libyan government to stop attacking its own people,” according to CNN.'


TSA Gestapo Searches Nine Yearr Old After Getting OFF Train

No Seeds, No Independent Research

Soybeans, corn, cotton and canola -- most of the acres planted in these crops in the United States are genetically altered. "Transgenic" seeds reduce the use of some insecticides. But herbicide use is higher, and respected experts argue that some genetically engineered crops may also pose serious health and environmental risks. The benefits of genetically engineered crops may be overstated.

We don't have the complete picture. That's no accident. Multibillion-dollar agricultural corporations, including Monsanto and Syngenta, have restricted independent research on their genetically engineered crops. They have often refused to provide independent scientists with seeds, or they've set restrictive conditions that severely limit research options.'


Bob Hope - Illuminati Pimp

Bob Hope's work with the private "United Services Organization," (USO) entertaining troops around the world, was part of the Illuminati's MK-Ultra program where they used mind controlled sex slaves to convey messages, advance policies, and dispense sexual services to deserving generals.

The bimbos that Hollywood has foisted on us for decades as "stars" are largely mind-controlled playthings of the elite.'


RBS Bankers Get £950 Million in Bonuses Despite £1.1 Billion Loss

More than 100 bankers at Royal Bank of Scotland were paid more than £1m last year and total bonus payouts reached nearly £1bn – even though the bailed-out bank reported losses of £1.1bn for 2010.

The chairman, Sir Philip Hampton, said the number of millionaires was lower than a year ago and said a quarter of the group's 18,700 investment bankers would not receive a bonus from the £950m payout pool agreed with UK Financial Investments, which controls the taxpayer's 83% stake in the bank. Unions were baffled that any bankers were getting bonuses.'


So Why Isn't Obama in Wisconsin?

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Homeless Man Jailed for a Week for Begging in Belfast

A homeless man who admitted begging in Belfast has been jailed for a week after being unable to pay a fine.

Piotr Dabrowski, 58, could not pay the £80 imposed for the offence when he appeared at the city's Magistrates Court.

The district judge refused to give him a conditional discharge saying he had two other begging convictions and that it was clear they had not deterred him.'


Obama Administration Pushing For A Global, $20 Billion Settlement To End Foreclosuregate

The Obama administration wants to push through a massive settlement over mortgage-servicing breakdowns that could force the nation's biggest lenders to shell out more than $20 billion in fines, or to at least fund the same amount in loan modifications for troubled borrowers, the WSJ reports.

According to Reuters, the terms of the proposal, which would obviously require a commitment from the mortgage servicers themselves, have not yet been presented to the banks.

The White House hopes such a deal would allow the foreclosure process to start ramping up again.'


Koch Whore: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker

'The BEAST's Ian Murphy calls Walker, posing as archconservative moneybags David Koch, and they casually discuss crushing all public unions.'

Another Runaway General: Army Deploys Psy-Ops on U.S. Senators

The U.S. Army illegally ordered a team of soldiers specializing in "psychological operations" to manipulate visiting American senators into providing more troops and funding for the war, Rolling Stone has learned – and when an officer tried to stop the operation, he was railroaded by military investigators.

The orders came from the command of Lt. Gen. William Caldwell, a three-star general in charge of training Afghan troops – the linchpin of U.S. strategy in the war. Over a four-month period last year, a military cell devoted to what is known as "information operations" at Camp Eggers in Kabul was repeatedly pressured to target visiting senators and other VIPs who met with Caldwell. When the unit resisted the order, arguing that it violated U.S. laws prohibiting the use of propaganda against American citizens, it was subjected to a campaign of retaliation.'


How Walker's Wisconsin Plan Allows For the Selling of Energy Assets With No Bids.

The fight in Wisconsin is over Governor Walker's 144-page Budget Repair Bill. The parts everyone is focusing on have to do with the right to collectively bargain being stripped from public sector unions (except for the unions that supported Walker running for Governor). Focusing on this misses a large part of what the bill would do.

The bill would allow for the selling of state-owned heating/cooling/power plants without bids and without concern for the legally-defined public interest.


Something Fishy About This Bondholder Debt…

Selective Hearing: Brian Deer and the GMC

Brian Deer, a journalist writing for Murdoch's Sunday Times, was the only person in the world to complain to a regulatory body about the work of doctors at the Royal Free Hospital in London who diagnosed children with Inflammatory Bowel Disease, which their parents suggested had occurred following MMR vaccination.

In 2003, after 10 years work, legal aid was withdrawn from over 1,000 parents claiming damages in a suit in which Wakefield was to appear as an expert witness. In 2004 Deer wrote an exposé of Wakefield that was full of concoctions, half truths and fantasies and which claimed that the children examined by the team at the Royal Free were not ill. Deer's distorted pharma--imaginings became the basis of over 80 charges leveled against Dr Wakefield and three other doctors to be 'tried' by the General Medical Council (GMC). The hearing took place over three years between 2007 and 2010 and became one of the longest regulatory hearings ever held in Britain. Brian Deer, the centre of the whole plot, did not give evidence.

In bringing the fitness to practice case against Dr Andrew Wakefield, Professor Simon Murch and Professor John Walker-Smith, the GMC listened to journalist Brian Deer and excluded the views of hundreds of parents of vaccine damaged children. Who is Brian Deer? Vigilante for truth or front man for Big Pharma? Selective Hearing covers Deer's part in the heartbreaking betrayal of vaccine damaged children by the medical profession, the pharmaceutical corporations and the British government.
With the full power of the government and pharmaceutical industry behind him, few people were brave enough to tackle Deer. Alan Golding, however, is a Welshman, a very independent filmmaker and a man of considerable principle. Alan Golding gave himself completely over the three--year duration of the GMC hearing, to the cause of Wakefield and the parents of vaccine damaged children. Selective Hearing is a beautifully filmed fine mix of interviews with parents, analysis of Deer's faulted case and unique material of him holding forth for the pharmaceutical companies in a heated exchange with parents outside the GMC building. If you see this film you will want to do something about Brian Deer.

DEA to Legalize Marijuana Chemical for Big Pharma But Keep it a Crime for Everyone Else

Have no illusions about the true nature of the so-called "War on Drugs" and the actions of the DEA. The War on Drugs has always been about protecting the profits of the drug companies which have a long and well-documented history of copying street drugs, repackaging them as "medications" and selling them to children as FDA-approved drugs.

Today, yet another example emerges as the DEA moves to legalize THC in Big Pharma's pills while simultaneously making it illegal for anyone else to grow, sell or possess THC. The DEA, you see, is working to change the classification of THC from a schedule I substance (like street heroin) to a schedule III drug (pharmaceuticals). So if Big Pharma grows its own marijuana plants, extracts the THC and puts it into a "pot pill," those pills will be perfectly legal. They're already FDA approved, actually, when made with the synthetic version of THC.'


Iraq's PM Maliki Warns Iraqis to Stay Away From Friday Protests, Claims They Being Organized by Supporters of Saddam Hussein and al-Qaida.

Iraq's prime minister warned his people to boycott an anti-government protest planned for Friday, saying it was being organized by supporters of the ousted Saddam Hussein and al-Qaida.

Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki gave no proof for his assertion in a nationally televised speech Thursday, which echoed similar blanket statements he has made before blaming terrorists and Saddam loyalists for an array of problems in the country.

Religious figures including anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr and the leader of Iraq's majority Shiite community also have raised doubts about the rally.'


Saudi Forces Ready for 'Day of Rage'

Saudi Arabia has reportedly deployed security forces in the country to stop the anti-government protests as thousands of people called for a "Day of Rage."

The forces entered the Qatif region to confront possible rallies, an eyewitness told Iran's Arabic-language news channel Al-Alam on Thursday.

The residents planned to hold protests to demand the release of political prisoners and show solidarity with the people of Bahrain, the witness went on to say.

Thousands of people have said they are prepared to attend the protests after Saudi youths named March 11th the Day of Rage on social networking website facebook.'


Egyptians to March on Liberation Square

Protesters have planned the rally for this Friday, as they say their demands have not been met, The Associated Press reported.

They want the military council to hand over power to a civilian government, and Prime Minister Ahmad Shafiq's cabinet to resign.

"We will march in protest to demand the resignation of Shafiq's government and abolishing emergency law and the trial of Mubarak and his family," Mohamed Fahmy of the People's National Movement for Change said.'


'Gaddafi's Son Joins Libyan Protesters'

According to the reports, Saif al-Arab, Gaddafi's youngest son, who was sent by his father to cooperate with Libyan security forces in the massive crackdown on pro-democracy protesters joined forces with the demonstrators in the eastern city of Benghazi on Thursday.

Saif al-Arab, who is widely regarded as the most low-profile of Gaddafi's sons have also hinted that his father would commit suicide or flee to Latin America in the face of rising public outcry over his tyrannical rule.

Saif al-Arab is said to have had the backing of combat troops and had military equipment that was dispatched to the eastern parts of turmoil-hit Libya.'


Middle East Revolts Threaten US Military Bases

The recent uprisings in Arab states have raised serious concerns in the US over the major reliance of its military operations on its bases across Persian Gulf's Arab nations.

About 27,000 American troops are deployed at US military bases in numerous Arab countries in the region, including Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, AFP reported.

As the Bahraini government brutally cracks down on the country's pro-democracy protesters, at least 4,000 American troops are stationed there as part of the US Navy's Fifth Fleet headquarters.'


Qatar in for a Pro-Democracy Wave?

Hundreds of Facebook users have joined a page, rallying support for mass protests to demand the ouster of Qatar's Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani.

The page, named “Freedom Revolution March 16 Qatar,” has set the date for popular revolt across the country, Reuters reported on Thursday.

Depicting a defaced photo of the ruler, it has so far been “liked” by 1,646 people.

It advocates the removal of a huge US military base from the Persian Gulf emirate and the exclusion of the emir's wife Sheikha Mouza from public affairs.'


Thursday, February 24, 2011

Leaked Memo: British Government Considering Deploying Special Forces Troops On The Streets With Police

The British government is considering plans to deploy crack trained SAS commandos onto the streets to work alongside police in “counter-terrorism surveillance teams”, according to a leaked memo unveiled by the Times Of London today.

The justification given in the memo is to counter “Al Qaeda’s International Operations wing”, which security officials believe is adamant on carrying out a Mumbai style terror attack to inflict mass casualties on the streets of London.'


US & EU Prepare to Buy Off Post-Revolution Governments With Billions in “Aid” (Taxpayer Money)

While the United States and Europe orders its own scum public to accept massive public spending cuts along with higher taxes on top of soaring inflation and food prices, it concurrently prepares to buy off post-”revolution” governments in the Middle East and North Africa with billions in “aid” (taxpayers’ money) in order to install fresh puppets who will graciously buy huge quantities of arms from the US-EU-Israeli military-industrial complex.


Petrol to Hit £6.50 a Gallon: Middle East Crisis Hits Supplies

As the violence in Libya continued, oil companies suspended operations and began pulling their staff out, prompting the danger of a shortage of supplies.

Pump prices would rise from their current 128.95p per litre for petrol to 142.95p per litre if the oil price rose to $150 a barrel as feared.

Peter Carroll, founder of the campaign group FairFuelUK, said that in 2008 oil prices hit $147 a barrel when there was no shortage.'


Gaza in Plain Language

Two CIA Contractors Spirited Out of Pakistan

Two officials familiar with U.S. government activities in Pakistan said the two Americans who left the country worked for the CIA under contract as protective officers. This means they were employed as highly skilled bodyguards, like Davis, for CIA operations officers serving in Pakistan.
The two Americans who left Pakistan have not been otherwise identified by U.S. or Pakistani authorities. The CIA declined to comment.

According to a translated Pakistani police statement obtained by Reuters, the two Americans got into the car crash while trying to go to the aid of Davis, who U.S. sources say claims he shot dead two Pakistanis on a motorcycle when they tried to rob him at gunpoint as he was driving in Lahore.

The police report says the vehicle used by the unidentified Americans, a Landcruiser belonging to the U.S. consulate in Lahore, drove the wrong way down a one-way street.'


MSNBC Implies People Skeptical Of Government Are Psychologically Insane

CIA Agent Caught Red-Handed Aiding Pakistani Terrorism?

But the deeper story is that Davis allegedly actively aided and abetted terrorism. As CNN notes:

Some newspapers cited unnamed sources to link Davis with "terrorist activity" and the Pakistani Taliban.

"CIA agent Davis had ties with local militants," read the headline in The Express Tribune.

The Tribune quoted an unnamed "senior police official" as saying Davis was suspected in masterminding terrorist activity.

"His close ties with the TTP (The Pakistani Taliban) were revealed during the investigations," the paper quoted the police official as saying. "Davis was instrumental in recruiting young people from Punjab for the Taliban to fuel the insurgency".'


Climate Change to Blame for Protests?

A string of Arab uprisings are giving a foretaste of the likely havoc that climate change will cause without greater effort to curb greenhouse gas emissions, a British foreign ministry official warned.

Soaring food prices, stoked by Russia's drought last year and subsequent ban on wheat exports, were an additional trigger in the popular revolts across North Africa and the Middle East mostly blamed on public frustration with autocratic rule.

“Treat this as a 'prequel', because if we can't remove some of those upward pressures on resource stresses then crises that are difficult to deal with when they happen will become more likely,” said John Ashton, special representative for climate change at Britain's foreign ministry.'


Is the West Bank Next?

If Binyamin Netanyahu's govenment, and its lobby in Washington, were rational they would be rushing to plan Israel's evacuation from the occupied territories, and encouraging the establishment of a Palestinian state in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem.

That is because they would understand that the Arab revolution will not stop at the gates of the West Bank, especially when it is the occupation that unites virtually all Arabs and Muslims in common fury.

As for the Palestinians themselves, they are watching the revolutions with a combination of joy and humiliation. Other Arabs are freeing themselves from local tyrants while they remain under a foreign occupation that grows more onerous every day -particularly in East Jerusalem. While other Arabs revel in what they have accomplished, the Palestinians remain, and are regarded as, victims.

It is not going to last. The Palestinians will revolt, just as the other Arabs have, and the occupation will end.'


Bahrain: Uprising Against the US-backed Regime Gains Critical Mass

Bahrain’s uprising against the US-backed ruling elite is gathering critical mass, with the Persian Gulf island state seeing the biggest demonstration ever last night. Some 200,000 people took the main highway leading to the financial district in the capital, Manama, shouting in unison for the regime to go.

Their protest is now firmly established at Pearl Square, where tents have been erected and basic amenities installed to cope with the thousands who now camp there nightly. In deliberate replication of the demonstrations at Tahrir Square in Egypt’s capital, Cairo, the protesters in Bahrain are saying that they are not moving until their demands are met.

Men, women and children have lost their fear. After a brutal crackdown by the state last week, which resulted in seven civilians murdered and hundreds injured, failed to crush the uprising, the people are now increasingly emboldened and determined to demand the overthrow of the Al Khalifa regime.'


'I Won't Pay' Movement Spreads Across Greece

They blockade highway toll booths to give drivers free passage. They cover subway ticket machines with plastic bags so commuters can't pay. Even doctors are joining in, preventing patients from paying fees at state hospitals.

Some call it civil disobedience. Others a freeloading spirit. Either way, Greece's "I Won't Pay" movement has sparked heated debate in a nation reeling from a debt crisis that's forced the government to take drastic austerity measures — including higher taxes, wage and pension cuts, and price spikes in public services.'


Indiana Official: 'Use Live Ammunition' Against Wisconsin Protesters

On Saturday night, when Mother Jones staffers tweeted a report that riot police might soon sweep demonstrators out of the Wisconsin capitol building—something that didn't end up happening—one Twitter user sent out a chilling public response: "Use live ammunition."

From my own Twitter account, I confronted the user, JCCentCom. He tweeted back that the demonstrators were "political enemies" and "thugs" who were "physically threatening legally elected officials." In response to such behavior, he said, "You're damned right I advocate deadly force." He later called me a "typical leftist," adding, "liberals hate police."

Only later did we realize that JCCentCom was a deputy attorney general for the state of Indiana.'


RTR: The Police State Knows No Limits

Experimental Cancer Drugs Killing Far More People Than They Help

Experimental cancer drugs harm far more people than they help, according to a study conducted by researchers from Duke University Medical Center and published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

"This sounds a cautionary note," lead researcher Jeffrey Peppercorn said. "In most cases, we should refrain from using experimental drugs outside of clinical trials."

U.S. law allows doctors to prescribe any drug they wish, as long as the FDA has approved it for at least one use. As a consequence, as many as 20 percent of prescriptions in the United States are "off-label" - used on conditions for which they are not approved, or given in doses higher than the FDA has approved.'


Supreme Court Immunizes Vaccine Makers Against Lawsuits

In a 6-2 decision, the Supreme Court voted to protect pharmaceutical companies from liability when their vaccines cause debilitating injuries and death. The high court majority considers vaccines "unavoidably unsafe" and was worried about drug makers being sued and obligated to compensate their vaccine victims. Instead of opting to protect children, the Supreme Court chose to safeguard the financial interests of the multi-billion dollar vaccine industry.'


The Popular Uprising in Egypt: The Military Machine Remains Intact, The Political Status Quo Prevails

The same group of Egyptian generals running Cairo presently also formed the backbone of the Mubarak regime. There has been no real change in government. The military junta represents a continuation of the Mubarak regime. The previous so-called civilian administration and the Egyptian High Council of the Armed Forces are virtually the same body.

The generals would have run Egypt either way, under the so-called civilian government formed by Mubarak before he resigned or the current military government. While the generals rule the Nile Valley, a “controlled opposition” is being manufactured and nurtured by the U.S. and its allies.

Change is forthcoming. Whose interests will it serve? Those of Washington and Brussels or those of the grassroots movements in North Africa and Southwest Asia?'


The Last Word on Terrorism: Kissinger and the Globalist Agenda

130 Libyan Soldiers Executed for Mutiny

Scores of Libyan soldiers have been executed for refusing to open fire on pro-democracy protesters, International Federation for Human Rights (IFHR) says.

An amateur video shows the bodies of some 130 slain soldiers with their hands tied behind their backs. The mutinous soldiers were shot dead in al-Baida near the eastern city of Benghazi.

This comes amid more reports of defiance among army ranks and soldiers who have refused to obey orders by embattled Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi to shoot peaceful protesters.'


Gaddafi Family Jet Denied Lebanon Landing

Lebanon has refused to grant landing permission to a private plane belonging to one of the sons of embattled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

The plane was transporting the Lebanese wife of Hannibal Gaddafi to her home country as pro-democracy protesters take control of nearly most parts of Libya. Several members of Libya's ruling family were also onboard the plane.

"The Beirut airport overnight Sunday to Monday received a request from Libyan authorities to allow a plane belonging to the Gaddafi family and transporting Aline Skaff, the wife of Hannibal Gaddafi, as well as other passengers to land," the official said Wednesday on condition of anonymity.

"Lebanon rejected the request," the officials said without providing further details.'


Texas to Allow Guns in Universities

College students in Texas may be permitted to bear arms on campus, making it the country's second state, after Utah, to approve such measures .

More than half of the state's House approved a measure that allows college students to openly carry guns, AP reported.

The Senate had passed a similar bill back in 2009 and is expected to pass the recent measure as well.

The issue has stirred various reactions due to Texas's gun culture and the state's vast size. The state has 38 public universities and over 500,000 students.'


Israeli Fire Injures 13 Palestinians

At least thirteen Palestinians, including children, have been injured in two separate Israeli attacks in the Gaza Strip, medics say.

The incident took place during a brief incursion by Israeli forces into eastern Gaza City on Wednesday, a Press TV correspondent reported.

Eleven Palestinians were injured after an Israeli tank shell hit eastern part of the Gaza City.

The incident came shortly after a number of Israeli tanks and bulldozers rolled into the Palestinian territory in an apparent effort to destroy agricultural lands along the occupied border zone.'


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Rumsfeld Says $2.3 Trillion Never Lost, Just Untracked

As Protests Crackdowns Continue, West Lines Up to Sell Arms to Middle East Dictators

More than 80 British firms are represented at the ongoing International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi, including BAE, Thales UK and Motorola UK. The firms are offering everything from weapons and communications equipment to parachutes and uniforms.

Lockheed Martin and L-3 communications from the US, France's Renault and Germany's Rhinemetall AG are among other major defence multinationals represented at IDEX.

Now in its 10th year, IDEA has attracted over 1,000 exhibitors this year, most of them from the United States, Britain, France and Germany. European governments have blocked sales of law enforcement equipment, like tear gas grenades, to some countries, but there are few restrictions on the sale of military equipment.'



How These Weapons are Used!


Arvada Police Arrest 11-year-old Over 'Inappropriate' Stick Figure Drawing

Newt Dodges Bohemian Grove Questions From WeAreChange

Earthquake Shakes Up Suez Canal as Iran Warships Approach

An earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale shook up residents at the entrance to the Suez Canal early Monday morning, 48 hours before two Iranian ships, a frigate and a supply vessel, are expected to enter the canal.

The National Institute for Astronomical and Geophysical Research reported that tremors from the 3 a.m. quake lasted for 27 minutes, but caused no damage.'


Rahm Emanuel Wins Chicago Mayoral Vote

Rahm Emanuel, the former chief of staff to President Barack Obama, won the Chicago mayoral election over five other challengers Tuesday, topping the 50% threshold to avoid a runoff vote, CNN projects.

With almost 75% of the vote counted, Emanuel had almost 55% of the vote, far outdistancing his rivals.

Former Chicago School Board head Gery Chico was in second place with 25%, while City Clerk Miguel del Valle had 9% and former U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun had more than 8%. The other two candidates both had less than 2%.'


Pretty good considering he wasn't even eligible to stand for mayor as he hadn't lived in the city for the past 2 years!!

Canada, U.S. Agree to Use Each Other’s Troops in Civil Emergencies

Canada and the U.S. have signed an agreement that paves the way for the militaries from either nation to send troops across each other’s borders during an emergency, but some are questioning why the Harper government has kept silent on the deal.

Neither the Canadian government nor the Canadian Forces announced the new agreement, which was signed Feb. 14 in Texas.

The U.S. military’s Northern Command, however, publicized the agreement with a statement outlining how its top officer, Gen. Gene Renuart, and Canadian Lt.-Gen. Marc Dumais, head of Canada Command, signed the plan, which allows the military from one nation to support the armed forces of the other nation during a civil emergency.

The new agreement has been greeted with suspicion by the left wing in Canada and the right wing in the U.S.'


Why Nobody Trusts the Mainstream Media

Troopers Would ‘Absolutely’ Use Force on Wisconsin Protesters if Ordered, Police Union President Tells Raw

Amid the largest protests Madison, Wisconsin has seen in decades, newly elected Republican Gov. Scott Walker last week issued a stark message to public labor unions occupying the capitol building: we have options, and using the National Guard against protesters is among them.

Since then, a myrad of rumors have circulated through crowds gathered at the state capitol, united in protest of a bill that would strip public unions of their collective bargaining rights. One rumor, which had not yet come to pass, even suggested that like Egypt's former dictator did in Tahrir Square, Gov. Walker may call in police to forcibly clear out the capitol.

And according to a Wisconsin police union president, whether the police agree or disagree with their governor's politics, they would "absolutely" carry out any order given to them ... even if that order included using force against their fellow Americans gathered in peaceful protest.'