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Russia said on Saturday that U.S. President George W. Bush had insulted veterans of World War Two by equating the evils of Soviet communism with Nazi fascism.Russia said on Saturday that U.S. President George W. Bush had insulted veterans of... more
It was the week's most shocking picture: gipsy girls dead on a beach ignored by sunbathers... Now there is more chilling evidence of how Italy's brutal crackdown on the Roma has sick echoes of the country's fascist past.
She looks like any teenager the world over. Wearing a denim skirt, pink designer T-shirt, and with long hair tied back from her face, Samantha is a child who would make any parent proud.
Yet just a few days ago, this bubbly 14-year-old found herself taking part in an excercise that would seem unthinkable in a modern, civilised European country.
She was ordered to line up at the local community hall near her home in Naples, Italy, and dab her right forefinger in black ink before placing it on a government census form.
Samantha was photographed and given an identity code - F43 - as officials asked for her full name, address, age, religion and where she was born.
Most controversially of all, she was told to state her ethnic background.
Every detail, including the fact that her parents are immigrant Roma gipsies from Serbia, was catalogued and put on a national computer system.
She was mortified. Her eyes bright with anger, Samantha said she felt like a villain in the only country she has ever known.
'That same day, the Italian kids started calling me "gyppo" in the streets.
They pointed at me and laughed. I felt like shouting back and saying: 'I am Italian just like you. I was born here too.
'But I didn't dare, in case I started a riot.'
It was the week's most shocking picture: gipsy girls dead on a beach ignored by... more
Every time I read a story published in Western mainstream media about what transpired in Fallujah in 2004 during two US assaults on the city I feel sick.
The evidence proving that the United States committed war crimes, slaughtering innocent men, women and children is irrefutable. The US military’s use of chemical weapons is irrefutable. The destruction of a city amounting to collective punishment is irrefutable. All of this occurred because four Blackwater mercenaries were killed by Iraqis who were trying to protect their city from what we now know as “America's Private Army”.
I have tried to understand why Western mainstream media has remained complicit in its coverage and reporting of this event, and I believe I have found the answer. Every time I read a story published in Western mainstream media about what transpired... more
War on Free Thought and Dissent Reaches Our Children
On 11 September 2001, the world changed. Not because the attacks on the United States were unique, since there have been many documented cases of false flag operations throughout history. The world changed because we forfeited the freedom of generations to come to obtain a delusional sense of security from madmen.
The reason that corporations like the United States even bother to release “official” documents so full of holes that you could fly a plane through them, is because by doing so, every branch of government must regurgitate this “official” story. This means that schools, which are meant to educate our children, are actually indoctrinating them into a corrupt system established for the proliferation of war.
This would explain why the government of California is “clamping down on homeschooling by parents” stating that “parents do not have a constitutional right to home school their children.” This is indeed a frightening turn of events, specially if you consider that Governor Schwarzenegger “has proposed cutting nearly $5 billion from California’s education system, sparking the distribution of ‘pink slips’ to over 20,000 teachers.” Close to 90,000 more could be sent out, straining the education system to the breaking point.
Other States are also waging war on free thought. Arizona has passed a measure backing 'American values' in state schools.
War on Free Thought and Dissent Reaches Our Children
On 11 September 2001, the... more
"Fancy a career as a neo-fascist? Want to boast Nick Griffin as a friend of a friend? Think fellow traveller would look good on your CV? Then I hope you are reading the Guardian," says Daniel Finkelstein, a Times newspaper blogger, on hearing that the Guardian's jobs pages are carrying advertisements for positions at the BNP, a notoriously hateful British political party which describes itself as "the foremost patriotic political party in Great Britain".
Ok, so its a rival newspaper slating the Guardian, and quite why the BNP would target Guardian readers for its recruitment campaign I don't know, but is the Times blogger wrong to be so incensed?
Should anyone - hateful, racist, fascist or not - be able to advertise a job anywhere? Did the Guardian do the right thing in running these ads? Free speech is one thing, but by publishing this job advert the newspaper presumably had to make sure it passed their editorial standards, and as a publisher it has control over content, and doesn't have to publish just anything...?
"Fancy a career as a neo-fascist? Want to boast Nick Griffin as a friend of a... more
Do you know what the difference is between watching an interrogation video and a torture tape? It’s the difference between watching a video of someone being interviewed after they have been raped, and watching the actual video of the rape.
The following is the CSIS interrogation video from Guantanamo Bay. These are grow men and women, adults, our representatives in government, questioning a 16 year old child who has already been tortured by the US government for a year.
The CIA claims that they have destroyed their torture tapes, but I wouldn’t bet on it. The odds are that there are hours of video showing how Omar Khadr was tortured. I would like to see those videos. I would actually like to see all news stations in the US and Canada broadcast the torture tapes 24 hours a day 7 days a week for the next year. I think we all deserve to hear the screams of a 15-year-old child being tortured by the most powerful military in the world. And than we can watch as two of the richest nations on this planet defend their actions.
What is happening in Guantanamo Bay is a fascist wet dream come true, and we’re not only witness to it, but a part of it.
Do you know what the difference is between watching an interrogation video and a... more
"An animated [6 part] series exploring the substance behind the political terminology used in contemporary debates.
The research of Mr G Edward Griffin reveals how all viewpoints can be stripped down to 2 basic positions.
Discover how the different approaches of Collectivism and Individualism impact on all aspects of our lives, from human rights, governmental authority and the use of force.
P1. The Nature and Origin of Human Rights
P2. Group Supremacy
P3. Coercion vs Freedom
P4. Equality and Inequality under the Law
P5. Proper Role of Government"
(End of excerpt)
Videos produced by YouTube user ST0PandL00K"An animated [6 part] series exploring the substance behind the political... more
In the following video, the senior-most woman in Congress in her thirteenth term in the US House of Representatives, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur, who represents Northern Ohio's Ninth Congressional District, talks about the North American Union (NAU), which will integrate Canada, the US and Mexico under one centralized government.
For more than 13 years North America’s SuperCorridor Coalition (NASCO) and its members have been working diligently towards creating this centralized government, however, our ‘elected’ leaders continue to deny that such a project even exists.
In the following video, the senior-most woman in Congress in her thirteenth term in... more
Book review of Naomi Wolf's The End of America and Jonah Goldberg's Liberal Fascism. Book review of Naomi Wolf's The End of America and Jonah Goldberg's Liberal... more
“There’s a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can't take part, you can’t even passively take part, and you’ve got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you’ve got to make it stop! And you’ve got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it, that unless you’re free, the machine will be prevented from working at all!”
Mario savio“There’s a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes... more
The Italian Cabinet has adopted a law granting immunity from prosecution to the country's top four officials, including Silvio Berlusconi, the Prime Minister.
The law was expected to be approved by Parliament by the end of July, before the summer recess. Mr Berlusconi has a comfortable majority in both the Senate and the Lower House.
In another move seen as benefiting Mr Berlusconi, the Senate this week passed a law allowing those accused in "non-priority" offences to ask for their trials to be suspended for a year. In theory, Mr Berlusconi could use this measure to freeze a corruption trial in Milan in which he is a defendant, together with David Mills, the estranged husband of Tessa Jowell, the Olympics Minister.
Mr Berlusconi has said that he does not intend to make use of the law, which he claims is intended to clear a backlog of trials and speed up Italy's notoriously inefficient judicial system. However if the law giving him immunity from prosecution is passed next month as expected, his corruption trial in Milan would be halted in any case.
Antonio Di Pietro, the former anti-corruption magistrate and leader of the opposition Italy of Values party, said that it was "no coincidence" that Mr Berlusconi was putting through measures to save himself from prosecution just as the Milan trial was about to reach a verdict. He is accused of arranging a $600,000 (£300,000) bribe to Mr Mills in return for misleading evidence in earlier corruption trials in the 1990s. Both men deny the charge.
He and Bush could be twins.
The Italian Cabinet has adopted a law granting immunity from prosecution to the... more
Dr. James Hansen is widely regarded as the leading climate change scientist in the country. For the past twenty-five years, he has headed NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies. Just over a year ago, Dr. Hansen went public with a charge that made headlines around the world — that the Bush administration had been trying to silence his warnings about the urgent need to address climate change. His story is detailed in a new book by author Mark Bowen titled Censoring Science: Inside the Political Attack on Dr. James Hansen and the Truth of Global Warming.
Dr. James Hansen is widely regarded as the leading climate change scientist in the... more
What do they have in common?
if you take away a either of these men’s followers they’d just be two crazy maniacs screaming on the street. That is how they are no different from each other and not different from all of us. There are no Christs or AntiChrists, only followers. We all must choose which message we follow.
One had a message of hate.
One had a message of love.
It’s up to each of us to find every opportunity to choose love, and not just at the voting booth.
Do you honestly believe you’d have an easier time convincing Bush or his enablers to see the error of their ways than than those who were misled into voting for them? Do you doubt that every single Amercian who voted for and vigorously supported this man and his agenda was misled on some fundamental level by a figure of trusted authority: a priest, a parent, a friend, an ideology?
If you do, me thinkest you drinkest too much Koolaid.
The easiest way to take away a leader’s power is to empower their followers to be critical and think for themselves.
Be the change you want to see.
No further explanation for the evils of the world is necessary, but apparently the machine thinks differently. That said, allow me to explain. Obama and Bush are two sides of the same coin. This does not mean there isn’t a difference, it means that we must as a species recognize the power that we all possess. We live in a world of choice, whether we realize it or not. Every action will be taken deliberately, whether we are conscious of it or not. All of us arrived at their destinations by your own actions. The job of any concerned citizen is to raise awareness, to enlighten, not to scold or punish. This requires self-determination, and a profound ability to see that ALL of us are capable of both good and evil. Obama is as worthy of praise as Bush is worthy of forgiveness. Poverty for one is poverty for all. If we accept can Bush is merely a misguided, flawed and manipulated being that is no different from the rest of us, then we can truly begin to treat the wounds that are threatening our very existence as a species. Good night and good morning
This diary is an endorsement of no candidate.
It is an endorsement of our innate ability to question authority and demand control over our own lives.
No matter which institution you consider to be an intolerable nuisance upon your lives: religion, the press, your parents, corporations, your boss, popular culture, your best friend. What we all share is a strong desire to guide our own destinies. Some of us have been oppressed by government, some of us by the free market. None of us is wrong for being suspect of either.
We are all individuals. We all laugh at different things. We all cry at different things. No one has an exclusive authority on anything. We all have a say as to what’s funny, what’s sad, what’s outrageous, and what’s impeachable.
We all have to learn that when others disagree with us, especially when they do so openly, that it is merely an invitation to question our own assumptions and either defend or reject them. If you defend a failed assumption for too long, you will soon find yourself quite isolated.
Always demand that the world bend to your own will. If all of us demand freedom in our own lives, none of us shall be spared it in the world.
The dominant social consensus of our times insists that excessive self-interest is inherent in our nature and it must be restrained. I agree completely with this position. My primary complaint is that this restraint is applied with gross inequality when one compares the punitive measures taken against those in power with those who are not.
We should all be free to criticize any authority. Your voice is as important as your bosses’.
That is our shared cause and we can achieve it.
You bet your ass WE CAN.What do they have in common?
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Jacque Fresco is a genius, architect, engineer, designer of cities and transportation modes, inventor, economist, philosopher and futurist. Did I mention that he has comprehensive plans to redesign the world? Jacque Fresco is a genius, architect, engineer, designer of cities and transportation... more
CARACAS, Venezuela — President Hugo Chávez has used his decree powers to carry out a major overhaul of this country’s intelligence agencies, provoking a fierce backlash here from human rights groups and legal scholars who say the measures will force citizens to inform on one another to avoid prison terms.
Under the new intelligence law, which took effect last week, Venezuela’s two main intelligence services, the DISIP secret police and the DIM military intelligence agency, will be replaced with new agencies, the General Intelligence Office and General Counterintelligence Office, under the control of Mr. Chávez.
The new law requires people in the country to comply with requests to assist the agencies, secret police or community activist groups loyal to Mr. Chávez. Refusal can result in prison terms of two to four years for most people and four to six years for government employees.
“We are before a set of measures that are a threat to all of us,” said Blanca Rosa Mármol de León, a justice on Venezuela’s top court, in a rare public judicial dissent. “I have an obligation to say this, as a citizen and a judge. This is a step toward the creation of a society of informers.”
The sweeping intelligence changes reflect an effort by Mr. Chávez to assert greater control over public institutions in the face of political challenges following a stinging defeat in December of a package of constitutional changes that would have expanded his powers.
Mr. Chávez, who has insisted the defeat will not dampen his ambitions to transform Venezuela into a Socialist state, said the new law was intended to guarantee “national security” and shield against “imperialist attacks.”
He lashed out at its critics as being agents of the “empire,” meaning the United States....
On Sunday, Mr. Chávez referred to critics of the intelligence law as de facto supporters of the Bush administration and of the Patriot Act, the American antiterrorism law that enhances the ability of security agencies to monitor personal telephone and e-mail communications.
Mr. Chávez’s new intelligence law has similar flourishes. For instance, it authorizes his new intelligence agencies to use “any special or technically designed method” to intercept and obtain information.
“This is purely Cuban-style policy,” Juan José Molina, a legislator with Podemos, a leftist party that broke from Mr. Chávez’s coalition last year, said of the new intelligence law. “Our rulers want to impose old models upon us.”...
The drafting and passage of the law behind closed doors, without exposing it to the public debate it would have had if Mr. Chávez had submitted it to the Assembly, also contributed to the public uproar and suspicion.
“Even within the Bolivarian movement, this would officialize Soviet- and Cuban-style purges, accusing dissidents of being spies, traitors or agents of the imperialist enemy,” El Nacional, a normally staid opposition newspaper, said in an editorial that ended, “This is revolting.”...
“This is the most scandalous effort to intimidate the population in the 10 years this government has been in power,” said Rocío San Miguel, a prominent legal scholar who heads a nongovernmental organization that monitors Venezuelan security and defense issues.
Ms. San Miguel said information her group had collected could be deemed illegal under the new law. The group has data from military sources showing that Mr. Chávez’s efforts to create a force of one million reservists had fallen far short.
“Under the new law, this information could be considered a threat to national security and I could be sent immediately to jail,” she said. “Effectively this is a way to instill fear in NGOs and news organizations and parts of society that remain outside the government’s reach.”
CARACAS, Venezuela — President Hugo Chávez has used his decree powers to... more
It seems that once again, literary critics are discounting the genius of Brecht's work. Since Angels in America was produced, more and more plays have embraced the A-effect as an effective story-telling tool. We have Brecht to thank for this, and it is a shame that his contribution to 20th century theatre and our contemporary theatre has been threatened by anti-Communist sentiment.It seems that once again, literary critics are discounting the genius of Brecht's... more
In Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff's world of an "Israelized" America, the terms SPOT (Screening Passengers by Observation Technique) and BDO (Behavior Detection Officer) are the new acronyms of Stasi-like control of the American citizenry by a government that treats anyone as a suspicious person in the same manner that Israel mistreats its own Arab citizens and PalestiniansIn Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff's world of an... more
"For more than a half century, members of the Bush family have been setting policy and making decisions for all Americans. Let's look at the family that has had such an impact on the lives of human beings worldwide...."
Go to link for Bush Family Values Photo Album with links to history and information about Bush Crime Family Crimes against Humanity.
from TouchArt.net and OneEarthBlog.blogspot.com
where Charleen Touchette and S. Barry Paisner wrote
about the Bush crimes in their new adventure novel
about young Indian and MIxed Blood athletes in
REAL & FAKE INDIANS (PD 2009)"For more than a half century, members of the Bush family have been setting... more