Unspeakable grief and horror
Know them by their fruit
words attributed to Jesus speaking in Aramaic
Washington drives the world to war By Paul Craig Roberts
15 April 2014
The CIA director was sent to Kiev to launch a military suppression of the Russian separatists in the eastern and southern portions of Ukraine, former Russian territories for the most part that were foolishly attached to the Ukraine in the early years of Soviet rule. Washington's plan to grab Ukraine overlooked that the Russian and Russian-speaking parts of Ukraine were not likely to go along with their insertion into the EU and NATO while submitting to the persecution of Russian speaking peoples. Washington has lost Crimea, from which Washington intended to eject Russia from its Black Sea naval base. Instead of admitting that its plan for grabbing Ukraine has gone amiss, Washington is unable to admit a mistake and, therefore, is pushing the crisis to more dangerous levels. If Ukraine dissolves into secession with the former Russian territories reverting to Russia, Washington will be embarrassed that the result of its coup in Kiev was to restore the Russian provinces of Ukraine to Russia. To avoid this embarrassment, Washington is pushing the crisis toward war. The CIA director instructed Washington's hand-picked stooge government in Kiev to apply to the United Nations for help in repelling 'terrorists' who with alleged Russian help are allegedly attacking Ukraine. In Washington's vocabulary, self-determination is a sign of Russian interference. As the UN is essentially a Washington-financed organization, Washington will get what it wants. The Russian government has already made it completely clear some weeks ago that the use of violence against protesters in eastern and southern Ukraine would compel the Russian government to send in the Russian army to protect Russians, just as Russia had to do in South Ossetia when Washington instructed its Georgian puppet ruler to attack Russian peacekeeping troops and Russian residents of South Ossetia. Washington knows that the Russian government cannot stand aside while one of Washington's puppet states attacks Russians. Yet, Washington is pushing the crisis to war. Danger for Russia is to rely on diplomacy, international organizations, international cooperation The danger for Russia is that the Russian government will rely on diplomacy, international organizations, international cooperation, and on the common sense and self-interest of German politicians and politicians in other of Washington's European puppet states. For Russia this could be a fatal mistake. There is no good will in Washington, only mendacity. Russian delay provides Washington with time to build up forces on Russia's borders and in the Black Sea and to demonize Russia with propaganda and whip up the US population into a war frenzy. The latter is already occurring. Kerry has made it clear to Lavrov that Washington is not listening to Russia. As Washington pays well, Washington's European puppets are also not listening to Russia. Money is more important to European politicians than humanity's survival. In my opinion, Washington does not want the Ukraine matters settled in a diplomatic and reasonable way. It might be the case that Russia's best move is immediately to occupy the Russian territories of Ukraine and re-absorb the territories into Russia from whence they came. This should be done before the US and its NATO puppets are prepared for war. It is more difficult for Washington to start a war when the objects of the war have already been lost. Russia will be demonized with endless propaganda from Washington whether or not Russia re-absorbs its traditional territories. Russia riven with Washington's Fifth columns If Russia allows these territories to be suppressed by Washington, the prestige and authority of the Russian government will collapse. Perhaps that is what Washington is counting on. If Putin's government stands aside while Russian Ukraine is suppressed, Putin's prestige will plummet, and Washington will finish off the Russian government by putting into action its many hundreds of Washington-financed NGOs that the Russian government has so foolishly tolerated. Russia is riven with Washington's Fifth columns. In my opinion, the Russian and Chinese governments have made serious strategic mistakes by remaining within the US dollar-based international payments system. The BRICS and any others with a brain should instantly desert the dollar system, which is a mechanism for US imperialism. Attack on Russia is mounting The countries of the BRICS should immediately create their own separate payments system and their own exclusive communications/Internet system. Russia and China have stupidly made these strategic mistakes, because reeling from communist failures and oppressions, they naively assumed that Washington was pure, that Washington was committed to its propagandistic self-description as the upholder of law, justice, mercy,and human rights. In fact, Washington, the 'exceptional, indispensable country,' is committed to its hegemony over the world. Russia, China, and Iran are in the way of Washington's hegemony and are targeted for attack. The attack on Russia is mounting. Article on english.pravda.ru: click here.
Why? Obama you bailed out bankers and placed them in your cabinet! Obama you placed Monsanto in charge of your FDA! Obama you helped out pharmaceutical and health insurance companies with Obamacare! Obama you expanded Bush's wars and started new ones with drones branding yourself a humanitarian warmonger! Obama you bragged about crippling sanctions against Iran though they directly effected civilians. Obama you extended the patriot act and asserted your right to spy upon the American people! Obama you also asserted your right to detain them without trial! Obama you even seized the authority to assassinate Americans without providing any evidence of guilt or offering them due process of law! Obama you viciously punish journalists and pursue whistleblowers who expose your crimes though you vowed to protect them when you were running for office! Obama you arm terrorists and refuse to close Guantanamo! And Obama you along with Congress have criminalized protests! Mr. Obama you are the biggest fraud that has ever been perpetrated upon the American people!
Campaign to 'humanize' state functionaries who murder by remote control
Portrait of a Drone Killer ‘I Have a Duty, and I Execute My Duty’
Like the soldier Bates in Henry V, it’s sufficient for Will and others of his ilk to render obedience to their Leader, confident that 'if his cause be wrong, our obedience to the king wipes the crime of it out of us.'
Father cries over son killed by Obama in drone strike Drone strikes killing rescue workers a war crime Drone strikes Afghanistan Pakistan Yemen Somalia
Bully who believes it threatens Instead of admitting their attempts at attacking Russia through destabilizing Ukraine has reached a situation where US control is minimizing, Obama and the United States Government and their military decide to send in more toys. One has to wonder when we are to be rid of this country that has done all that Empires do who find they had the power to colonize and control a large section of the world. 'Had the power' being the operative words. This is just the mind of a bully child. A bully who believes it still looks important strutting its big and powerful terror weapons. All that is happening is that the United States is making itself look extremely ridiculous!
I would add something further! Do humans deserve to continue to have control of planet Earth?
I lived in America for nearly forty years. There is not a soul now that I feel comfortable speaking with. No one is comfortable speaking to me. Same applies in the UK. I was fed propaganda every day I lived in the US. I no longer have a TV, rarely see a movie. I have come to realize what a drug-feed these are for those who have control over the populations.
‘US annexed the whole world through global spying' Assange March 24, 2014
US annexing the computer systems and communications technology that is used to run the entire modern world The media has been overwhelmed by talk of Crimea joining Russia, but all are ignoring the fact that the 'Five Eyes' intelligence alliance, principally the US, has annexed the whole world through their spying, said WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Speaking at the WHD.global conference on Wednesday, Assange who has been living under asylum in Ecuador's embassy in London since 2012 pointed out that there is a need for independent internet infrastructure for countries to maintain sovereignty to resist US control over the majority of communications. The annual conference is dedicated to global surveillance and privacy matters. Assange said:
“To a degree this is a matter of national sovereignty. The news is all flush with talk about how Russia has annexed the Crimea, but the reality is, the Five Eyes intelligence alliance, principally the United States, have annexed the whole world as a result of annexing the computer systems and communications technology that is used to run the modern world. So it’s a matter of national sovereignty. If there is not at least some national network that can be maintained in a moment of economic or political conflict with the United States, then there is simply too much leverage on nation states to be able to effectively defend the interests of their peoples.”Assange noted that the revelations leaked by Edward Snowden on NSA and GCHQ spying have caused a new wave of resistance against US control, shifting the geopolitical forces in Europe:
“These revelations about the United States and GCHQ annexing our new world of the internet has produced market forces to do something about it. But they’re also playing into, within Europe, a very interesting geopolitical phenomenon, which is Germany’s new leadership of Europe, and it demonstrating its new leadership of Europe. One of the ways to demonstrate its leadership is to demonstrate how someone else does not control you. Here we have an example of Angela Merkel and German society as a whole striving slowly to demonstrate some kind of independence in relation to the United States. And we should absolutely grasp that moment to try and get more independence for Europe from the dominant military-intelligence system in the world, the US-NATO alliance, which accounts for more than 75 percent of global military and intelligence expenditure.”Encryption Assange emphasized the importance of encryption and mandating new legislature for countries that seek more security for their sensitive information. He said that using bulk encryption private channels through countries like the US is a way to secure the safety of information.
“We can do that by mandating laws about encryption standards, telecommunications links must be encrypted to a certain standard, the links must be tested, the equipment must be tested, just like we have with the physical safes, we have standards.” Those standards need to be made proportional to the value of those telecommunications links or the amount of data being stored and the EU needs to push for that in relation to trade negotiations with other countries.”Totalitarian Dystopia The revelations of former NSA contractor and CIA employee Edward Snowden last year exposed the NSA’s practices of mass surveillance. The NSA and its British counterpart, Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), has been tapping the internet networks, emails, and phone calls of millions of ordinary citizens and political leaders around the world. In March, Assange warned that the NSA and GCHQ will soon have the ability to spy on the entire planet, as their capabilities double every 18 months. During his Skype appearance at the South by Southwest (SXSW) interactive technology festival in Austin, he criticized the shift of power from people “who are surveilled upon” to those who control the surveillance complex. He called the current system “totalitarian dystopia,” meaning that “surveillance is total, so that no one exists outside the state.” For this article and comments on RT: click here for article and comments
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Tony Blair 'was fully aware' of CIA kidnap and torture program April 06, 2014
Former British PM Tony Blair was fully informed “every step of the way” about details of the CIA’s secret interrogation program, developed in the wake of the September 11 attacks, and “knew about everything” including torture, states a new report. Blair and then-foreign secretary Jack Straw were repeatedly briefed by MI6 and took an ‘active interest’ in the program, according to an anonymous security source who spoke to the Telegraph. The source said it was laughable to suggest any approval for UK security service cooperation with the CIA program was only approved by Straw:
“The politicians took a very active interest indeed. They wanted to know everything. The Americans passed over the legal opinions saying that this was now 'legal,’ and our politicians were aware of what was going on at the highest possible level. The politicians knew in detail about everything the torture and the rendition. They could have said [to M16] 'stop it, do not get involved’, but at no time did they.”This appears to contradict numerous previous statements made by UK officials. 54 countries cooperating in torture with US After 9/11, the CIA launched its rendition program, involving global kidnap, detention and torture operations. It emerged at the beginning of 2013 that at least 54 countries many European had acted in cooperation with the US and several of them were European. Even in 2006 it was being reported that it was:
“Highly unlikely that European governments, or at least their intelligence services, were unaware of the 'rendition' of more than a hundred persons affecting Europe.”Scotland Yard is continuing to investigate whether MI6 officers are to face prosecution over alleged complicity in renditions, including the cases of two Islamists from Libya who were sent back to the country in 2004 and were subjected to torture. The investigation began in January 2012 after documents were unearthed suggesting that former MI6 head of counter-terrorism, Sir Mark Allen, was complicit in the rendition of one of the suspects, Abdel Hakim Belhadj. Pursuing claims of torture damages UK-US relations Belhadj sued Straw and MI6 but his case was thrown out last December. While the High Court Judge noted that his claims were well founded, he also said that pursuing it could damage UK-US relations. Belhadj reiterated his commitment to seeking an apology this week. Since the Scotland Yard investigation began, MI6 has handed over top secret documents from the period to police. It remains unclear whether Straw has been subjected to questioning over his role in the alleged extraordinary rendition of Islamists. In January the same year, he told the Independent that:
“We [foreign secretaries] were opposed to unlawful rendition, opposed to torture or similar methods and not only did we not agree with it, we were not complicit in it, nor did we turn a blind eye to it. No foreign secretary can know all the details of what intelligence services are doing at any one time.”However, the Telegraph source added that:
“The understanding at SIS [Secret Intelligence Service] was it was acting in the 'national interest’ and with clear political approval.”Policy to accept claims obtained from torture In 2009, former ambassador to Uzbekistan and former Rector of the University of Dundee, Craig Murray, gave evidence to the Joint Committee on Human Rights that:
“When in early March 2003, at the meeting in London, I was told that it was now policy to accept intelligence that may have been obtained from torture I was very surprised. I was told directly that that had been agreed, that it had the authority of the secretary of state and had come from Jack Straw. I was told that he had discussed it at a meeting with Sir Richard Dearlove.”MI6 cooperation with CIA rendition However, he did state that while a CIA operative had been in attendance at an interrogation session and MI6 had received information via the CIA, there had “on occasion” been instructions not to use evidence obtained through torture. Dearlove was head of MI6 from 1999-2004 and made comments in 2012 declaring that MI6 cooperation with CIA rendition was a political decision. The Telegraph source stated.
“Tony Blair absolutely knew, Dearlove was briefing him all the time. He was meticulous about keeping the politicians informed. Whether there was anything in writing, well that is a different matter.”While the UK government has never issued apologies to victims or shouldered responsibility for its complicity in rendition and torture, there have been numerous “no fault” payouts to rendition victims. This week, members of the US Senate Intelligence Committee called for declassifying sections of a 6,300 page report on the CIA’s post-9/11 torture program. The demands came days after contents of the report were leaked, showing the CIA lied about their tactics’ efficacy. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the committee’s chairman, said in a statement on Thursday:
“The purpose of this review was to uncover the facts behind this secret program, and the results were shocking. The report exposes brutality that stands in stark contrast to our values as a nation. It chronicles a stain on our history that must never again be allowed to happen.”For article and comments on RT: click here
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Torture Part I
Hung by your wrists for an extended period, gagged, and beaten so harshly that you have almost 30 rib fractures and a broken sternum, but still alive But this is something that has been U.S. policy for 40 years Lips sewn shut as torture Plywood shacks that reeked of urine and excrement Prisoner boxes Humans kept in cages by USHistory of CIA Interrogation They started torturing us before they posed any questions
False memories George Orwell wisdom
The Ministry of Peace concerns itself with war, the Ministry of Truth with lies, the Ministry of Love with torture and the Ministry of Plenty with starvation.
If human equality is to be for ever averted if the High, as we have called them, are to keep their places permanently then the prevailing mental condition must be controlled insanity
But if he can make complete, utter submission, if he can escape from his identity, if he can merge himself in the Party so that he is the Party, then he is all-powerful and immortal
Power over matter external reality, as you would call it is not important already our control over matter is absolute
1984 One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution One makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship
Venezuela: A Call for Peace By Nicolas Maduro
April 02, 2014
CARACAS Venezuela THE recent protests in Venezuela have made international headlines. Much of the foreign media coverage has distorted the reality of my country and the facts surrounding the events. Venezuelans are proud of our democracy. We have built a participatory democratic movement from the grass roots that has ensured that both power and resources are equitably distributed among our people. According to the United Nations, Venezuela has consistently reduced inequality: It now has the lowest income inequality in the region. Universal health care and education We have reduced poverty enormously to 25.4 percent in 2012, on the World Bank’s data, from 49 percent in 1998; in the same period, according to government statistics, extreme poverty diminished to 6 percent from 21 percent. We have created flagship universal health care and education programs, free to our citizens nationwide. We have achieved these feats in large part by using revenue from Venezuelan oil. While our social policies have improved citizens’ lives over all, the government has also confronted serious economic challenges in the past 16 months, including inflation and shortages of basic goods. We continue to find solutions through measures like our new market-based foreign exchange system, which is designed to reduce the black market exchange rate. And we are monitoring businesses to ensure they are not gouging consumers or hoarding products. Venezuela has also struggled with a high crime rate. We are addressing this by building a new national police force, strengthening community-police cooperation and revamping our prison system.
Overwhelming Mandate Since 1998, the movement founded by Hugo Chávez has won more than a dozen presidential, parliamentary and local elections through an electoral process that former American President Jimmy Carter has called “the best in the world.” Recently, the United Socialist Party received an overwhelming mandate in mayoral elections in December 2013, winning 255 out of 337 municipalities. Popular participation in politics in Venezuela has increased dramatically over the past decade. As a former union organizer, I believe profoundly in the right to association and in the civic duty to ensure that justice prevails by voicing legitimate concerns through peaceful assembly and protest. The claims that Venezuela has a deficient democracy and that current protests represent mainstream sentiment are belied by the facts. Wealthy trying to bring about usurpation The antigovernment protests are being carried out by people in the wealthier segments of society who seek to reverse the gains of the democratic process that have benefited the vast majority of the people. Antigovernment protesters have physically attacked and damaged health care clinics, burned down a university in Táchira State and thrown Molotov cocktails and rocks at buses. They have also targeted other public institutions by throwing rocks and torches at the offices of the Supreme Court, the public telephone company CANTV and the attorney general’s office. These violent actions have caused many millions of dollars’ worth of damage. This is why the protests have received no support in poor and working-class neighborhoods. The protesters have a single goal: the unconstitutional ouster of the democratically elected government. Antigovernment leaders made this clear when they started the campaign in January, vowing to create chaos in the streets. Those with legitimate criticisms of economic conditions or the crime rate are being exploited by protest leaders with a violent, antidemocratic agenda. In two months, a reported 36 people have been killed. The protesters are, we believe, directly responsible for about half of the fatalities.
Blockades Six members of the National Guard have been shot and killed; other citizens have been murdered while attempting to remove obstacles placed by protesters to block transit. A very small number of security forces personnel have also been accused of engaging in violence, as a result of which several people have died. These are highly regrettable events, and the Venezuelan government has responded by arresting those suspected. We have created a Human Rights Council to investigate all incidents related to these protests. Each victim deserves justice, and every perpetrator whether a supporter or an opponent of the government will be held accountable for his or her actions. In the United States, the protesters have been described as “peaceful,” while the Venezuelan government is said to be violently repressing them. US paying for attempted coup According to this narrative, the American government is siding with the people of Venezuela; in reality, it is on the side of the 1 percent who wish to drag our country back to when the 99 percent were shut out of political life and only the few including American companies benefited from Venezuela’s oil. Let’s not forget that some of those who supported ousting Venezuela’s democratically elected government in 2002 are leading the protests today. Those involved in the 2002 coup immediately disbanded the Supreme Court and the legislature, and scrapped the Constitution. Those who incite violence and attempt similar unconstitutional actions today must face the justice system. The American government supported the 2002 coup and recognized the coup government despite its anti-democratic behavior. Today, the Obama administration spends at least $5 million annually to support opposition movements in Venezuela.
A bill calling for an additional $15 million for these anti-government organizations is now in Congress. Congress is also deciding whether to impose sanctions on Venezuela. I hope that the American people, knowing the truth, will decide that Venezuela and its people do not deserve such punishment, and will call upon their representatives not to enact sanctions. Now is a time for dialogue and diplomacy. Within Venezuela, we have extended a hand to the opposition. And we have accepted the Union of South American Nations’ recommendations to engage in mediated talks with the opposition. My government has also reached out to President Obama, expressing our desire to again exchange ambassadors. We hope his administration will respond in kind. Venezuela needs peace and dialogue to move forward. We welcome anyone who sincerely wants to help us reach these goals. click here for links on InformationClearinghouse.info page
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Army Admits Fort Hood Shooter Was on Psychiatric Drugs
Paul Joseph Watson & Alex Jones
April 3, 2014
Lt. Gen. Mark A. Milley acknowledged that Fort Hood gunman Ivan Lopez was taking psychiatric medication before the shooting, underscoring yet again the clear and consistent connection between mass shooting incidents and SSRI drugs. “Was he on any sort of medications….SSRI’s, anti-depressants, anything of that nature,” an Infowars reporter asked Milley, to which the General responded, “He was on medications that’s correct.” In a subsequent report, officials also admitted that Lopez had been prescribed Ambien, a sleeping pill associated with accidents and aggressive outbursts. 34-year-old Lopez, who shot dead three colleagues and injured 16 others before turning the gun on himself, returned from Iraq suffering from “mental problems,” according to officials. The obvious link between psychiatric drugs and violent outbursts is a common theme that crops up in almost every mass shooting incident, yet the media is routinely loathe to make the connection. After it emerged that Washington Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis “had been treated…. by the Veterans Administration for his mental problems,” the press showed little interest in discovering what drugs Alexis had been taking. The only medication currently offered by the VA for mental problems are SSRI drugs. Staff Sgt. Robert Bales was also taking anti-depressant drugs when he massacred 16 Afghan civilians in 2012. SSRI medication, which is known to cause violent outbursts, is routinely used to treat PTSD, which goes some way to explain why there are so many stories about both active duty and returning troops carrying out acts of inexplicable violence on a regular basis. Despite it being reported that prescription drugs were found in the apartment of ‘Batman’ shooter James Holmes days after the Aurora massacre, it took nine months to find out exactly what those drugs were. Like Columbine killer Eric Harris, Holmes had been taking Zoloft, another SSRI drug linked with violent outbursts. As the website SSRI Stories profusely documents, there are literally hundreds of examples of mass shootings, murders and other violent episodes that have been committed by individuals on psychiatric drugs over the past three decades. The number of cases is staggering, but the media has completely failed to generate a national conversation about the issue due to its obsession with exploiting mass shootings to demonize the second amendment. Pharmaceutical giants who produce drugs like Zoloft, Prozac and Paxil spend around $2.4 billion dollars a year on direct-to-consumer television advertising every year. By running negative stories about prescription drugs, networks risk losing tens of millions of dollars in ad revenue, which is undoubtedly one of the primary reasons why the connection is habitually downplayed or ignored entirely. click here for article on InfoWars.com
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Drugging of our children
Eric Harris age 17 first on Zoloft then Luvox and Dylan Klebold aged 18 Colombine school shooting in Littleton, Colorado killed 12 students and 1 teacher, and wounded 23 others, before killing themselves.
Jeff Weise, age 16, had been prescribed 60 mg/day of Prozac three times the average starting dose for adults! when he shot his grandfather, his grandfather’s girlfriend and many fellow students at Red Lake, Minnesota. He then shot himself 10 dead, 12 wounded.
Cory Baadsgaard, age 16, Wahluke, Washington state High School, was on Paxil which caused him to have hallucinations when he took a rifle to his high school and held 23 classmates hostage. He has no memory of the event.
ADHD does not exist Richard Saul 32% of male convicts and 41% of female convicts previously used ADHD medication as children People previously having ADHD drugs likely to commit burglary or theft
It looks as if a monster steamroller has passed over it and squashed it out of existence Masahito Hirose was 15 years old when the atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki.Atomic bomb’s peculiar disease Hiroshima, Nagasaki George Weller report
During the war he worked in the office of the Mitsubishi shipyard factory. Men, woman and children with no outward marks of injury are dying daily in hospitals, some after having walked around three or four weeks thinking they have escaped. the bombs that incinerated and killed more than 200,000 people
184 Spaniards a day kicked out of their homes Steve Tallantyre
28 Mar 2014
The full scope of Spain's evictions epidemic has been revealed in figures from the General Council of the Judiciary which show that 67,189 people lost their homes in 2013.
An average of 184 Spanish people were evicted from their homes every day last year after failing to keep up with their mortgage payments or falling foul of the Tenancies Act. It is the first time that eviction figures from the Statistics Section of the Judiciary have been published, according to Spanish daily El Pais. Most evictions took place in Catalonia (23.8 percent) followed by Valencia (14.6 percent), Andalucia (13.8 percent) and Madrid (13 percent). But the total number of open cases of home foreclosures was put at 82,650 down 9.8 percent from 2012. This was explained as being the result of new legislation passed in 2013 which gave judges discretionary powers to stop evictions if they believe that any of the clauses in the mortgage contract are 'abusive'. Despite this, the Bank of Spain released figures in January which showed that the eviction rate had accelerated in the first half of 2013. Spain's high unemployment rate has left many people across the country unable to pay their mortgages. The repossession of homes by banks has become a huge social issue, resulting in mass protests and demonstrations. Many campaigners have demanded changes to the Spanish law which leaves many homeowners liable for mortgage payments even after losing their properties.
Spain has empty homes for all EU's homeless EU report calls on Spain to change mortgage laws Suicide stirs up Spain's home evictions debate Six reasons why Suárez is Spain's best loved PM Energy giants out to kill off Spain's solar sector Riot cops hit reporters at Madrid demo Riot cops hit reporters at Madrid demo Jobless Spaniards to be kicked out of Germany Radicals want to ruin Spain's democracy
Despair and poverty turn French to far-right AFP
29 Mar 2014
The far right National Front (FN) party are making footholds across France with voters saying the economic recession has prompted them to switch over to more extreme parties in advance of the nationwide local elections.
"We're dying here!" In Beziers and Perpignan the phrase has become something of a refrain of late, a shorthand way of explaining why the two southern towns are on the verge of falling into the hands of the country's resurgent far-right party, the National Front (FN). And they are not alone. Polls suggest between 10 and 15 mid-sized French towns could have FN mayors by the time ballot boxes close on Sunday in the second round of nationwide local elections. The party of Marine Le Pen has already secured one mayor's seat, its candidate having won an outright majority in the depressed former coal mining town of Henin-Beaumont at the first attempt last Sunday. That marked the first time the FN has secured control of a town in France's industrial north, previously a bastion of the left, including the once mighty Communist Party. The issues that underpinned the FN's highly symbolic win in Henin-Beaumont are just as present at the other end of the country: unemployment, poverty and crime, but also disillusionment with the perceived failures and cronyism of the existing political establishment, at local and national level. In Beziers, a famous rugby town, an intriguing independent candidate heads a list containing several FN activists that has been enthusiastically backed by Le Pen. Robert Menard, who has spent most of his life campaigning for press freedom around the world as the president of Reporters without Borders, looks almost certain to bedome the town's next mayor, having taken 45 percent of the votes in the first round, well ahead of the mainstream UMP (30.3 percent) and the list of President Francois Hollande's Socialist Party (PS). In a town that has been run by the UMP for 19 years, Menard seems to have come across as a breath of fresh air, a political outsider. "I am an old Socialist and will be all my life," said Pascal, a shopkeeper in the town's historic centre. "But I am not going to vote for the PS because we are in a grave situation here," he said, eyeing a once elegant square, now deserted and surrounded by boarded-up shops. 16 percent of workforce unemployed With 16 percent of the workforce unemployed and a third of the population living with net household income below €1,000 ($1,400) per month, Beziers has the third highest poverty rate of France's 100 largest municipalities. In a town of some 70,000 residents, so-called "pieds noirs" (literally black feet), French nationals born in north Africa before the end of colonial rule, mingle with Arab immigrants who made the same journey in search of jobs during France's post-war industrial expansion, and another community of recent immigrants from all corners of the world. In Pascal's view, the outgoing mayor, Raymond Couderc, "pissed on the town," by failing to address its economic decline.
"The only things opening are kebab stands. Beziers is a beautiful town, a historic place that was one of the crossroads of Europe, but the town centre is on its deathbed."Regine, 71, adds: "We are in such a desperate state that Menard is the only person who can prevent us dying." But Regine says she will still not bring herself to vote for his FN-backed list out of respect for the memory of her Jewish father. Many in France still see the party as tainted by association with its founder, Jean-Marie Le Pen, a serial Holocaust denier whose political career began in unequivocally fascist circles. Menard himself says only six of his 49 would-be local councillors are FN activists and insists that Marine Le Pen, the FN founder's daughter, does not tell him what to say. He represents, he says, "the voters who feel they have been abandoned." An hour's drive away, Perpignan also looks set to throw out a long-established centre-right political dynasty, one that has been in power locally since 1959. In a town with a large north African minority and a sizeable Roma community, Marine Le Pen's partner and party deputy, Louis Aliot, topped the first round with 34.2 percent of the vote. "It seems like a new party has arrived with fresh ideas and we hope they will be put into operation," said local resident Bernard, 71.
"Now Jean-Marie is no longer in charge, the FN has made an effort, it is no longer a monster. "Everyone here is fed up to the eye-teeth with feeling threatened by crime, with the town being filthy and not knowing if your car is going to be where you left it when you come out of a restaurant at night."He admitted he would never have spoken of the FN in approving terms a decade ago. Recognising the need to detoxify the party's image, Marine Le Pen has expelled overtly racist members and even fielded a handful of ethnic minority candidates. Crony-based system "People here feel abandoned," said Aliot.
"When we talk about insecurity we are accused of seeing evil everywhere but the people here live with it every day. And they want to see the back of a crony-based system in the town hall."The Socialists must also contend with a widespread disgust at the mainstream parties, which is keeping many away from polling booths. "Nobody should bother voting any more," said Christian Crastre, a company director who says his heart is with the left but can no longer stand 'professional politicians'. "There is no more hope," he said. "Let's see what Aliot does."
Apartheid and ethnic cleansing “Every increment of enlarging the settlements, every incident of house demolition is a way of worsening the situation confronting the Palestine people and reducing what prospects they might have as the outcome of supposed peace negotiations.”
They maim young childrenThey burn toddlers to death
They shoot for the headSons lose their hands
They shoot older children who dare protestJewish settlers threw a molotov cocktail at this child
Atrocities committed by Israel graphic pictures
What neither CNN the BBC nor any other Illuminati controlled media ever show you
More Guardian ‘Brainwashing’ on Putin By Jonathan Cook
March 25, 2011
I spend a lot of time on this blog criticising the propaganda role of liberal media, including my former newspaper the Guardian. Media critics like Noam Chomsky and Ed Herman have called it “brainwashing under freedom”. Because of a long filtering process before they reach positions of influence, journalists working for the corporate media in free societies replicate many of the failings of journalists working for media in repressive and closed societies. There are differences. The propaganda in free societies is more subtle and insidious; the journalists are more likely to believe what they write; and a degree of pluralism is allowed, even while plausible and important voices are ignored or ridiculed. But propaganda it still is. I highlight this long and prominent article in the Guardian on Putin’s handling of Crimea and Ukraine because it is a master-class in brainwashing under freedom. The paper’s Moscow correspondent, Shaun Walker, is presumably well-acquainted with Russian society. He has full access to Russian media propaganda, so he knows full well Russia’s side of the argument. And he has acres of space in which to set out all the various viewpoints. And yet, he never manages to give a proper hearing to Russia’s side of the argument. Even from a casual reading of a few dissident writers on Crimea, I know that Russian leaders have made two important points: one about western hypocrisy over Crimea, and the other about the threat posed to Russian interests by Nato (read: US) expansionism. So how does Walker deal with these two arguments in his long article? One cannot quite say he entirely ignores them, but he certainly does not present the case either. If you search the article, you will not find a mention of the terms “Nato”, “expansion” or “Iraq”. But Walker does not regard himself as a paid propagandist, so he subtly alludes to these positions without ever directly dealing with them. For if he did, we, the reader, might realise how significant or persuasive some of Putin’s arguments are. At the same time, he exploits these allusions, not to highlight issues that would reflect badly on the US and its lapdog supporters but to further undermine Putin’s credibility. Here’s how he handles the first issue:
As well as merely reacting to events in Ukraine, there was also a sense that the Crimea situation is a culmination of many years of grievances with what Putin sees as an unfair international system. “They say we are violating norms of international law … It’s a good thing that they at least remember that there exists such a thing as international law better late than never,” said Putin last week, to an ovation from the hall. “They have come to believe in their exclusivity and exceptionalism, that they can decide the destinies of the world, that only they can ever be right.” What the world heard from Putin last week was not new in its thrust, but never has he spoken at such length and with such open contempt for the current international order. “I talked with his speechwriters and they said that he himself dictated the main points of the speech; it’s his own deeply held position,” says Yevgeny Minchenko, a political analyst close to the Kremlin. Viewed through the spectrum of this discontent, Russia’s actions in Crimea are essentially a petulant riposte to the west: we think you break international law all the time, so we will too.See how Walker did that. Putin is making the self-serving but entirely valid point that the west has no right to get on a high horse about Crimea after its various illegal attacks on and interventions in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria and elsewhere. But of course Walker does not mention those examples, which would have allowed the reader to understand Putin’s point. Instead, Putin’s argument is presented as a “grievance”, “open contempt for the current international order”, “discontent”, and a “petulant riposte to the west”. Putin’s own words are twisted through the distracting context Walker places around them, which is designed to suggest Putin’s megalomania and his deluded worldview. Here’s how Walker deals with the second point:
Feeding into this irritation is also a deep-seated sense of injustice and unfair victimisation from the west that has long been a feature of Russian political thinking.Is Walker going to mention Nato expansionism? No, this is his introduction to Putin’s petty fury at being snubbed by the west over his Olympics venture at Sochi. Let’s try again:
Despite the staunch support for the move in Russia’s parliament, it is clear the decision to seize Crimea was taken by a very small circle of people. Russian newspapers reported that all their government sources had been taken completely by surprise by the move. The president now takes counsel from an ever-shrinking coterie of trusted aides. Most of them have a KGB background like the president and see nefarious western plots everywhere.Not quite there yet. This just reinforces our sense of Putin’s delusions and paranoia, without mentioning that small matter of Nato building military bases right up to Russia’s borders. Is Walker going to find time to mention that? But now he brings in “Michael McFaul, who was US ambassador to Russia until last month” that is, a paid propagandist for the US state department.
McFaul, a professional academic who works on Russia, describes Putin’s worldview as “paranoid”. The Russian president genuinely believes that the US is attempting to destabilise Russia, he says: “Putin assigns us all kinds of agency in Russia and across the world that we simply don’t have.”Okay, Walker missed his chance then but he still has time. Maybe he will now cite this key Russian argument in his final summation. Here goes:
The events of recent months have also solidified the hold of “Eurasianism” on the imaginations of Russia’s top lawmakers. This ideology envisions Russia’s re-emergence as a conservative world power in direct opposition to the geopolitical hegemony and liberal values of the west. The ideology was largely developed by Alexander Dugin, the son of a KGB officer who has become the wide-eyed prophet predicting a “Russian spring”, as he called his recent plan for Russia’s domination of Europe via Ukraine.If you blinked you may have missed it. Did you see a reference to “geopolitical hegemony and liberal values of the west”? Was that Walker’s effort to reference Nato expansionism? But if it was, look how he framed it.
That view is described as an “ideology”, known menacingly as “Eurasianism”, and obviously a devious one because it was developed by the “son of a KGB officer” who also happens to be a “wide-eyed prophet” and has a lot of influence on Russian MPs’ “imaginations”. So the problem here is not that Russia is getting boxed in by an aggressive Nato policy on its doorstep; no, according to Walker, it is that Putin and a coterie of former KGB thugs want an expansionist Russia to take over Europe, using Ukraine as the launchpad.It is not just that Walker’s conclusions happen to coincide exactly with those of western governments. It is that even in his position working for a supposedly top-flight liberal media outlet he cannot bring himself to give a clear-eyed account of the more plausible Russian arguments, ones that would highlight the hypocrisy and malevolence of our own western governments. Brainwashing under freedom indeed. theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/23/ukraine-crimea-what-putin-thinking-russia Jonathan Cook is an award-winning British journalist based in Nazareth, Israel, since 2001. He is the author of three books on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Jonathan-Cook.net
Mississippi set to execute woman for crime her son confessed to March 24, 2014
Mississippi is scheduled to execute its first woman since 1944 on Thursday, despite multiple pieces of evidence showing her son confessed to the murder she was convicted of. The case involves 57-year-old Michelle Byrom, who was originally convicted of hiring her son’s friend, Joey Gillis, to kill her husband in exchange for $15,000 back in 1999. The problem is that none of those allegations may be true, and the jury hearing the case was not only kept from witnessing evidence of Byrom’s mental illness, but also barred from seeing letters in which Edward Byrom Jr. confessed to killing his father himself. Byrom Jr. wrote in one of the letters.
“As I sat on my bed, tears of rage flowing, remembering my childhood my anger kept building and building, and I went to my car, got the 9mm, and walked to his room, peeked in, and he was asleep. I walked about 2 steps in the door, and screamed, and shut my eyes, when I heard him move, I started firing. When I opened my eyes again, I freaked! I grabbed what casings I saw, and threw them into the bushes, grabbed the gun, and went to town.”During the capital murder trial, Byrom Jr. testified against his mother, claiming she was the mastermind behind the death of his father and that Gillis was responsible for the shooting. Byrom Jr. had also been arrested as part of the conspiracy and was the only individual involved with gunpowder residue on his hands but after making a deal with prosecutors he was sentenced to 30 years in prison and is now free on a supervised release. Gillis was also freed in 2009 after reaching a plea deal with prosecutors. According to the Jackson Free Press, however, there are at least four confession letters including one to a court-appointed psychologist in which Byrom Jr. states he is the one responsible for killing his father. Still, prosecutors maintained that based on the son’s previous statements, Michelle was primarily responsible for organizing the murder. While the defense sought to submit the letters as evidence, prosecutors objected on the grounds that the documents were not shared properly in advance, and therefore inadmissible. If the evidence had been presented when it should have been, the Clarion-Ledger reported prosecutors said, “it very well may have been that we would not have cut a deal with this individual (Junior), much less put him on the stand in this case.” According to the newspaper, Michelle was in the hospital on the day her husband was shot, where she was receiving treatment after consuming rat poison something she had reportedly done before. Speaking with the Jackson Free Press, forensic psychiatrist Dr. Keith Caruso said she suffered from numerous mental illnesses, and her actions could have been attempts to escape an abusive relationship at home. Michelle’s attorneys, in addition to failing to properly submit the confession letters, also did not present any evidence that would have detailed her long history of abuse. Not only did she suffer from mental issues, but she was also abused by her stepfather and forced into prostitution. Her defense also waived her right to have a jury dictate her sentence, and with no mitigating evidence presented she was sentenced to death by a judge. The Mississippi state Supreme Court later ruled to uphold her conviction in a 5-3 ruling, though dissenting Judge Jess Dickinson argued Michelle deserved a retrial, pointing to poor legal counsel by her attorneys. Jess Dickinson:
“I have attempted to conjure up in my imagination a more egregious case of ineffective assistance of counsel during the sentencing phase of a capital case. I cannot.”The US Supreme Court has also declined to hear the case, meaning there are few options left for Michelle as her execution date draws near. Former state Supreme Court Justice Oliver Diaz Jr., who was also in favor of a new trial, told the Clarion-Ledger he couldn’t believe she was about to be killed. Oliver Diaz Jr:
“The two paths to 21st century empire-building-via-proxies are illustrated through the violent seizure of power in the Ukraine by a US-backed junta and the electoral gains of the US-backed Colombian war lord, Alvaro Uribe. By rendering democratic processes and peaceful popular reforms impossible and by overthrowing independent, democratically elected governments, Washington is making wars and violent upheavals inevitable.”
Let us hope this continues Russia holds a long memory! A message to the world showing who has been penetrating, while taking a percentage of all trade done. A message to the world about the controllers' ideas of world domination. As the Western financial pretense crumbles so the Russian people and those no longer 'accepted' in the Western financial bank scamming, will be recognised for their strength. All eyes now on the people of the West how long will it be before the common folk rid themselves of these insane politicians and the insane who head the corporations?
Torching food truck that has poster on side proclaiming food shortages
Radiation contamination Pacific Western United States
Obama doing nothing!
On Kiev usurpation:
It never happened. Nothing ever happened. Even while it is happening it isn't happening. It doesn't matter. It is of no interest.
Russian Foreign Ministry: “We would like to remind Mr. Simonovic not only of the guarantees, which the Republic’s authorities are giving and will give in the future to the Crimean Tatar minority, but also of the fact that Crimea is currently likely the only place that maintained law and order.”
False voting taking place in Ukraine since usurpation of democratic government. The core lie is that the 'legitimate government' in Kiev is legitimate. "KP was arbitrarily banned, the deputies of the Communist Party were not present, the Party of Regions threatened, beaten. MPs have disappeared, their voting cards taken away from them. Party offices set on fire. People murdered. In Kiev buses have been attacked with conscripted riot police of Bandera who set fire to the vehicles, those inside abused, one is known to have been killed. A seriously injured Polzisten had an eye gouged out, his hand chopped off and was then denied medical help. There is a great deal of fear in the city. The deputy Gruschewski was abused. He is gone. The Parliament deputy Nestor Shufrich was refused entry to Parliament by Özdemir's 'peace project'. The benches are left empty. The last normal vote in the Rada was February 21 2014 after Yanukovych signed the agreement with Steinmeier and colleagues."
Some people will think of this audio interview with Mohawk Elder Mark Maracle as propaganda especially Americans! Well, does it have truth! Do I know enough about the real history of the country in which I live? Lies spewing out of the media organs of the United States is so all-pervasive that one cannot find truth within that country! By going outside the United States one can now listen to realities of people who live in the United States but are so diminished that nothing they have to say can be said and considered credible within the United States. Everything is censored, for even the alternate media know the paradigms, the thought patterns, know that if they themselves are not to be diminished, everything has to be within the paradigms of how people in the United States consider reality.
How to make friends and influence people! Pettiness and peevishness is always recognized! Perhaps the caption should be: How to make a laughing stock of ourselves!
The Unites States and the “international community” will not recognise the results of the referendum “administered under threats of violence and intimidation.”
White House spokesman as cited by Reuters
Enemy of the state
Whistleblowing is very simple it is people who expose wrongdoing in the government or big companies that can harm the public interest.
Environmental Protection Agency attack on expert whistleblower
EPA wanted to set the Fluoride Drinking Water Standard at 4 milligrams per liter
So now the proponents of water fluoridation since 1985/1986 have been able to go around the country saying, 'EPA says 4 parts per million is perfectly safe, there is not a problem with it
In this case the mutagenicity of fluoride supports the conclusion that fluoride is a probable human carcinogen
Fluoridegate An American Tragedy This group of animals can hardly be called a control group Destruction of evidence
The head of the largest lower-house opposition party in Germany, Gregor Gysi, gets this somewhat wrong when he speaks of the usurping takeover in Ukraine as Ukraine fascist controlled. He fails to take note of rising new Fascism that has been taking place since the beginning of the decade, including Tony Blair and the Cameron-Hague combination. Tony Benn in the 1990's could see fascism in its new form rising I would have had difficulty with seeing it then, though Clinton with his attack on Serbia should have opened my eyes. With George Bush and Tony Blair, new Fascism became very obvious. New Fascism is different from old fascism only in that it is disguised in different language. No stretch to say that Obama with his ego that allows him to personally sign killing documents that allow men in front of screens to kill with drones acts as a new Fascist.
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|January 30, 1986 US vetoes UN deploring Israel activities in occupied Arab East Jerusalem which threaten the sanctity of Muslim holy sites; vote: 13 to 1, with 1 abstention, Thailand|
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|February 6, 1986 US vetoes UN condemning Israel hijacking of a Libyan passenger airplane on Feb. 4; vote: 10 to 1, with 4 abstentions, Britain, Australia, Denmark, France|
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|January 18, 1988 US vetoes UN deploring Israel attacks against Lebanon and its measures and practices against the civilian population of Lebanon; vote: 13 to 1, with Britain abstaining|
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|February 1, 1988 US vetoes UN calling on Israel to abandon its policies against the Palestinian uprising that violate the rights of occupied Palestinians, abide by the Fourth Geneva Convention and formalize a leading role for the United Nations in future peace negotiations; vote: 14 to 1|
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|April 15, 1988 US vetoes UN urging Israel to accept back deported Palestinians, condemned Israel’s shooting of civilians, called on Israel to uphold the Fourth Geneva Convention and called for a peace settlement under U.N. auspices; vote: 14 to 1|
Tony Benn on a March 10, 2006 DemocracyNow.org broadcast admits that politicians are idiots that they know nothing and are fooled very easily. He admits that as a ruling politician he himself was an idiot, that he knew nothing and was fooled very easily. He doesn't use my words his explanation is a little more kind to himself and fellow politicians who hold office and have power. After his admitting his idiocy, once Tony Benn came out of office, out of a position of power, out of politics as an MP, he clearly knows a lot more than he ever did while in office. Tony Benn is human.
It is absolutely important for the realization to seep in, that the people we have given so much power to, are also human, and very fallible. We should not allow them power. We should take back our power and not allow them to make decisions that affect not just us, but our children, and the children of the planet. The concept of so-called 'Democratic systems' has to be totally restructured. Has to be recreated so that politicians cannot do anything without the permission of those who elect them. Democracy, meaning rulership by the people, will only become real, become viable, when the people are able to easily turn out those who have been placed into positions of administrators. As rulers politicians should never be! As people who create law that must be obeyed, none, politicians, judges, should ever have this power. There is no sane reason for delegation to make law. Only the people should collectively have this power.
More on Tony Benn being posted check back
US paid US mercenaries took part