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When conservatives successfully dismantled ACORN, a powerful voice for the disadvantaged was lost on the national, state and local levels. Although no other community organizing group has ACORN's size or power, there are still many organizations that perform similar works.When conservatives successfully dismantled ACORN, a powerful voice for the... more
interesting group worth taking a look into what they up to
Having fun at work contributes heavily to an organization’s success! Do you agree or beg to disagree? If you don’t, this article might just change your mind – but if you already agree, then this is a fun read to get more tips, stories, and inspiration to have more fun and play at work. Be introduced to Matt Weinstein’s book -Managing to Have Fun.Having fun at work contributes heavily to an organization’s success! Do you... more
Lost in the recent headlines was Al Gore's appearance in Denver at the annual meeting of the Council of Foundations, an association of the nation's philanthropic leaders. "Time's running out (on climate change)," Gore told them. "We have to get our act together. You have a unique role in getting our act together." Gore was right that foundations will play a key role in keeping the climate scam alive as evidence of outright climate fraud grows.... http://www.makeahistory.com/index.php/recent-news/346-believe-in-global-warmingLost in the recent headlines was Al Gore's appearance in Denver at the annual... more
CHRISTIAN ZIONIST “FANATIC” GROUP ARRESTED IN MICHIGAN PART OF MAINSTREAM MILITIA
“STAR OF DAVID” REMOVED FROM SITE AFTER ARREST
By Gordon Duff STAFF WRITER/Senior Editor
“In the name of God and the devil, one to reward and the other to punish, and by the powers of light and darkness, goodness and evil, here under the black arch of heaven’s avenging symbol, I pledge and consecrate my heart, my brain, my body, and limbs; and swear by all the powers of heaven and hell, to devote my life to the obedience of my superiors that I will exert every possible means in my power for the extermination of the antichrist, Communist, the Roman hierarchy, and their abettors.” (Michigan’s Black Legion Oath)
This week, a massive federal raid in our area netted what we are told was a Christian terrorist organization planning to murder dozens of police in our region. Almost immediately, the other militia and pro-gun organizations distanced themselves. Who are the “Hutaree’s” and how are they different from the other militias? Well, the group are all republicans, 100%. No surprise there, in fact, the Michigan Militias have always been activist GOP, back into the 1990s. There is a much older history, though, one not taught in our schools.
The militias in Michigan and Ohio all have their roots in the KKK from back in the resurgent years of the 1920s. However, their primary activities were financial, they were “strike breakers” and “scabs,” turncoat shills for factory owners who looked for criminals and thugs to keep from paying fair wages. The Black Legion was not only the most violent arm of the KKK but also worked like their Nazi Germany counterparts, the SA and SS, to suppress organized labor. (Check out this history of the Black Legion)
Richard Bak writes of the Black Legion:
“… individuals targeted by the Legion, notably civil-rights attorney Maurice Sugar, were convinced it was an immense threat. Sugar and Homer Martin, president of the fledgling United Automobile Workers, believed the Legion’s reach extended into the factories of local automakers like Hudson and Packard, where members were given jobs and special privileges in exchange for sabotaging the efforts of union organizers. They insisted Legion members had infiltrated union ranks as management spies, while others worked for the Dawn Patrol Detective Agency, a private security force that guarded factories. Eventually, three unsolved murders of labor activists, one of whom was hanged, turned out to be Legion handiwork. There almost assuredly were more, but Dean could attest only to those crimes he had firsthand knowledge of. Other implicated Legionnaires kept their mouths zipped.
Sugar had a deeply personal interest in bringing down the Legion: They had marked him for assassination. Dean confirmed a couple of botched attempts to kill Sugar the previous year when the liberal lawyer was running for city council and Recorder’s Court judge. Sugar spent months investigating the Legion for a book he never wrote. One of the most chilling plots he uncovered was the plan to release cyanide gas in local synagogues during Hanukkah. Another unrealized scheme involved “Major General” Arthur Lupp of Highland Park, an investigator for the Detroit Board of Health and the Legion’s buffoonish state commander. Lupp, who was not charged in the Poole murder, allegedly experimented with methods of injecting typhoid germs into dairy products sold in Jewish neighborhoods.
Psychologists studied Legion members in custody. Most were Southern transplants with few industrial skills, nagged by a feeling of alienation in an urban environment that seemed to increasingly favor foreigners, minorities, and Catholics at the expense of the old-stock Protestants that had settled the nation. Detroit, one of the largest ethnic and racial melting pots in the country, was particularly threatening.
In the 30s, the Black Legion was broken up and the leaders imprisoned for being involved in lynchings. Investigations showed strong political ties to the Michigan Republican Party through an organization known as the Wolverine Republican Club. There is a long history in Michigan, a state with a significant German American population, of strong politics and violence. During the 1930s, Germany’s political problems reemerged in Michigan as “out state” groups aligned with the Nazi party and its numerous front groups, the Liberty League (aligned with the American Legion), the German American Bund, the Committee of One Million and many others. In opposition was the AFL-CIO and United Auto Workers under Walter Reuther.
The “Black Legion” is the precursor of the current militia movements in Michigan and Ohio and, to a large extent, the Republican parties of those two states.
Several Hollywood movies depict that period including The Black Legion (1935) with Humphrey Bogart and The Betsy (1978). The militia groups of that time were hired by the Mafia or through groups like Ford Motor Company’s “Service Bureau” to silence labor leaders through employment of terrorist tactics.
In 1927, a “tax protester” in the small town of Bath, Michigan, just outside Lansing, dynamited the local elementary school killing 42 children. The Oklahoma City bombing of the 1990s, tied to the Michigan Militia, would mirror this act with considerable precision.
ALWAYS “BIG BUSINESS” OVER UNIONS, ALWAYS “GOP,” THE MILITIAS NEVER STOPPED CHASING A BUCK
Original militias were anti-Catholic, racist but always working for big business, armed and financed through local police departments and even the Michigan National Guard. Their orders usually came from the factory owners to the Republican Party and then down to the backwoods thugs who worked as the enforcers for Wall Street. Even into the 1990s, the militia organizations that Timothy McVeigh “may” have belonged to, as few people on this earth have been “denied” as often as McVeigh, Christ included, tied themselves to the almighty dollar. At one point, the only money coming into the militias was from the tobacco lobby who paid certain militia leaders for pushing the membership into opposition to anti-smoking legislation.
FOX, ZIONISM, PALIN AND ANTI-GOVERNMENT VIOLENCE
If any two individuals speak for the anti-government militias, they are Glen Beck and Sarah Palin. I would credit strong anti-government bias with patriotism were I not familiar with the record of the militia movement. In Michigan, the militia movement disbanded when “W” was “elected” stating “there is no longer any need to protect America with a man like Bush in the White House.”
Months later we had 9/11 followed by the Patriot Acts, the new Homeland Security bureaucracy, the attack on Iraq, the Katrina meltdown and then the economic collapse. It wasn’t until the insurance industry was threatened with regulation that the militia movements reemerged as “End of Days” and “Rapture/Apocalypse” groups. Anyone who doesn’t smell the under the table payoffs involved in the new militias isn’t paying much attention.
Having thousands of uneducated Christian Zionist mercenaries, unknowing as to their own status, mind you, running loose in America is like having our own Mossad 5th column ready to act on orders from above. Picture them, camo outfits, assault rifles, in front of the TV, crying along with Glen Beck waiting for the “secret signal” that will announce the “End of Days.” How we end up with strong ties between generations of Christian Zionists and Jew hating fanatics who planned the first “gas chambers” is an oddity of history. Call it “strange bedfellows.”
VIDEO CLAIMS “HUTAREE” ARE NOT CHRISTIAN ZIONISTS BUT SECRET JEWISH MILITIA
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Haiti has a longstanding history of US military intervention and occupation going back to the beginning of the 20th Century. US interventionism has contributed to the destruction of Haiti's national economy and the impoverishment of its population.
The devastating earthquake is presented to World public opinion as the sole cause of the country's predicament.
A country has been destroyed, its infrastructure demolished. Its people precipitated into abysmal poverty and despair.
Haiti's history, its colonial past have been erased.
The US military has come to the rescue of an impoverished Nation. What is its Mandate?
Is it a Humanitarian Operation or an Invasion?
The main actors in America's "humanitarian operation" are the Department of Defense, the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). (See USAID Speeches: On-The-Record Briefing on the Situation in Haiti, 01/13/10). USAID has also been entrusted in channelling food aid to Haiti, which is distributed by the World Food Program. (See USAID Press Release: USAID to Provide Emergency Food Aid for Haiti Earthquake Victims, January 13, 2010)
The military component of the US mission, however, tends to overshadow the civilian functions of rescuing a desperate and impoverished population. The overall humanitarian operation is not being led by civilian governmental agencies such as FEMA or USAID, but by the Pentagon.
The dominant decision making role has been entrusted to US Southern Command (SOUTHCOM).
A massive deployment of military hardware and personnel is contemplated. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen has confirmed that the US will be sending nine to ten thousand troops to Haiti, including 2000 marines. (American Forces Press Service, January 14, 2010)
Aircraft carrier, USS Carl Vinson and its complement of supporting ships has already arrived in Port au Prince. (January 15, 2010). The 2,000-member Marine Amphibious Unit as well as and soldiers from the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne division "are trained in a wide variety of missions including security and riot-control in addition to humanitarian tasks."
In contrast to rescue and relief teams dispatched by various civilian teams and organizations, the humanitarian mandate of the US military is not clearly defined:
“Marines are definitely warriors first, and that is what the world knows the Marines for,... [but] we’re equally as compassionate when we need to be, and this is a role that we’d like to show -- that compassionate warrior, reaching out with a helping hand for those who need it. We are very excited about this.” (Marines' Spokesman, Marines Embark on Haiti Response Mission, Army Forces Press Services, January 14, 2010)
While presidents Obama and Préval spoke on the phone, there were no reports of negotiations between the two governments regarding the entry and deployment of US troops on Haitian soil. The decision was taken and imposed unilaterally by Washington. The total lack of a functioning government in Haiti was used to legitimize, on humanitarian grounds, the sending in of a powerful military force, which has de facto taken over several governmental functions.
More at the link:Haiti has a longstanding history of US military intervention and occupation going back... more
Scan, baby, scan. That’s the mantra among politicians at all levels in the wake of the thwarted terrorist attack aboard a Detroit-bound passenger jet. According to conventional wisdom, the would-be “underwear bomber” could have been stopped by airport security if he’d been put through a full-body scanner, which would have revealed the cache of explosives attached to Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab’s groin.
Within days or even hours of the bombing attempt, everyone was talking about so-called whole-body imaging as the magic bullet that could stop this type of attack. In announcing hearings by the Senate Homeland Security Commitee, Joe Lieberman approached the use of scanners as a foregone conclusion, saying one of the "big, urgent questions that we are holding this hearing to answer" was "Why isn’t whole-body-scanning technology that can detect explosives in wider use?" Former Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff told the Washington Post, "You’ve got to find some way of detecting things in parts of the body that aren’t easy to get at. It’s either pat downs or imaging, or otherwise hoping that bad guys haven’t figured it out, and I guess bad guys have figured it out."
Since the alternative is being groped by airport screeners, the scanners might sound pretty good. The Transportation Security Administration has claimed that the images "are friendly enough to post in a preschool," though the pictures themselves tell another story, and numerous organizations have opposed them as a gross invasion of privacy. Beyond privacy issues, however, are questions about whether these machines really work -- and about who stands to benefit most from their use. When it comes to high-tech screening methods, the TSA has a dismal record of enriching private corporations with failed technologies, and there are signs that the latest miracle device may just bring more of the same.Scan, baby, scan. That’s the mantra among politicians at all levels in the wake... more
I just received this press release from my friend, Christy Gillespie of the Rand Paul Campaign:
December 31, 2009
For Immediate Release
Subject: Resignation Statement from Christi Gillespie
Lexington, Ky.– Effective at 1 p.m. today, I have resigned from the Rand Paul for U.S. Senate Campaign.
Reflecting on previous staff changes and how they were handled, I wish to speak for myself on my own behalf.
I am making my intentions clear in my own words.
I came to work for Rand first as a grassroots volunteer, then as a full-time staffer. Initially, I was attracted to his
conservative message of reforming the Republican Party. This powerful message is held dear by the growing
majority of mainstream Kentuckians. This message is what attracted me to support Rand, after I had originally
pledged my support to Secretary Grayson.
I have decided, after much thoughtful deliberation, to leave the GOP after 15 years of activism and campaign
involvement at all levels. My political career began as a highschool student, where I served as the state chair of
the Teenage Republicans. Since then, I have consistently continued my involvement by working both as a
volunteer and as staff in Republican organizations and campaigns. This step, therefore, is not taken lightly, but I
deem it morally necessary.
After all, it was Rand Paul who caused me to "see the light" about Mitch McConnell and the GOP
establishment, both of whom Rand has now forbidden campaign members and grassroots supporters to attack.
Rand now says he can't win by attacking McConnell. Rand has changed his message of reform, so I cannot be
further involved in this effort with a clear conscience. If we are not working to reform the GOP, we are only
helping the establishment. On a personal note, however, Rand and I have parted company on friendly terms.
I have re-registered as a Libertarian, and I look forward to helping to grow the Libertarian Party of Kentucky
into the viable third-party alternative it can be. I welcome you to join me in this worthwhile endeavor for liberty
and our Constitution. Please visit www.lpky.org for more information about the Libertarian Party of Kentucky.
Christi Gillespie is a grassroots activist and organizer. The views expressed in this statement are her own, as a
private citizen, and should not be construed to reflect the views of any organization mentioned above. She is
available for comment to the press. Press inquiries should be e-mailed to her at email@example.com.
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The Copenhagen summit on climate change, expected in December, would be a historic opportunity to stop global warming, now that the United States under the Obama presidency have a much greater sensitivity than in previous years and even China seems ready to do something. The negotiations, however, proceed very slowly: in Barcelona have just finished the last preparatory meetings, with little results.
http://www.inaltreparole.net/en/nature/climatechange071109.htmlThe Copenhagen summit on climate change, expected in December, would be a historic... more
This is a very intelligent speech about the herd mentality, "the sheeple" and how people are being manipulated by a few in this world.
I know it's old but I have never seen this at Current, and his concepts refer to today society.
He talks about the pyramid structure adopted in every big and small company/organization and how this brings only tiny knowledge, if anything none to the ones at the bottom and the few on top control everything.
Excerpt from the link:
"Exposing the real story behind global events, which shape the future of human existence and the world we leave our children. The veil lifts on an astonishing web of interconnected manipulation to reveal that the same few people, secret societies and organizations control the daily direction of our lives, & how the same people on apparently different sides of politics are actually connected to the same elite organizations. These organizations have the same proven agenda of a world government, a world central bank, a world army, a world currency, and some say a micro-chipped population. "OPPO-SAMES" These apparent opposites in politics are there to persuade us that we are not living in a prison, that we have a choice. Yet these persons are not opposites at all but are part of a one-party state."
http://current.com/groups/lifeapnea/This is a very intelligent speech about the herd mentality, "the sheeple"... more
HuffPost's Game Changers celebrates 100 innovators, visionaries, and leaders in 10 categories who are harnessing the power of new media to reshape their fields and change the world. With your help, we've picked 10 people who are changing the game in philanthropy. We honor and salute them.
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I recently discovered that I am an anarchist. I never thought about it much until sometime in the last several months. I do not really know with precision the moment in time when I felt suspicious of government, but to me it seems that it was always there. After reading George Orwell’s Animal Farm when I was in the eighth grade, I think I especially became disdainful of government and the bureaucracy and hierarchy involved.I recently discovered that I am an anarchist. I never thought about it much until... more
SAN ANGELO, Texas — The first jury trial in more than a decade in the sleepy West Texas town of Eldorado involves an alleged polygamist and an accusation of sexual assault of an underage bride, a far cry from the occasional drunken driving cases that normally occupy the Schleicher County court system.
Attorneys on Monday will begin culling the largest jury pool ever called in Eldorado to try to find 14 people in a county of 2,800 who can set aside what they have heard about a polygamist sect whose alleged marriages involving underage girls triggered a police raid that swept more than 400 children into state custody last year.
Raymond Jessop, 38, will become the first man from the Yearning For Zion Ranch to go on trial here. He is charged with sexual assault of a child — an underage girl he allegedly married first — and faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted. He is also charged with bigamy for allegedly marrying a second underage girl, but will be tried on that charge separately.
In all, 12 sect men have been charged with crimes ranging from failure to report child abuse to bigamy and sexual assault at the ranch, where women and girls wear braids and pastel prairie dresses. They have all denied wrongdoing.
The cases began after a woman in Colorado allegedly called a Texas domestic abuse hot line in March 2008 and pretended to be a teenage girl with a much-older husband who raped and beat her. State authorities swooped in, taking 439 children away from their sheltered lives and hundreds of boxes of documents and family photos to build their case. The Texas Rangers have acknowledged the hot line information was false, but the caller has never been charged.SAN ANGELO, Texas — The first jury trial in more than a decade in the sleepy... more
I'm going to try to review Bill Maher's "Religulous" without getting into religion. Is that OK with everybody? Good. I don't want to fan the flames of a holy war. The movie is about organized religions: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Mormonism, TV evangelism and even Scientology, with detours into pagan cults and ancient Egypt. Bill Maher, host, writer and debater, believes they are all crazy. He fears they could lead us prayerfully into mutual nuclear doom. He doesn't get around to Hinduism or Buddhism, but he probably doesn't approve of them, either.
This review is going to depend on one of my own deeply held beliefs: It's not what the movie is about, it's how it's about it. This movie is about Bill Maher's opinion of religion. He's very smart, quick and funny, and I found the movie entertaining, although sometimes he's a little mean to his targets. He visits holy places in Italy, Israel, Great Britain, Florida, Missouri and Utah, and talks with adherents of the religions he finds there, and others.
Or maybe "talks with" is not quite the right phrase. It's more that he lines them up and shoots them down. He interrupts, talks over, slaps on subtitles, edits in movie and TV clips, and doesn't play fair. Reader, I took a guilty pleasure in his misbehavior. The people he interviews are astonishingly forbearing, even most of the truckers in a chapel at a truck stop. I expected somebody to take a swing at Maher, but nobody did, although one trucker walked out on him. Elsewhere in the film, Maher walks out on a rabbi who approvingly attended a Holocaust denial conference in Iran.I'm going to try to review Bill Maher's "Religulous" without... more
This week, we launched Impact, our new section devoted to giving back. Thanks to the compassion and generosity of our HuffPost community, it immediately lived up to its name...This week, we launched Impact, our new section devoted to giving back. Thanks to the... more
In 2010 should appear the internet domain .eco, that probably will be used by environmental groups or companies that deal with renewable sources or other "green" products. But two different environmental groups are competing for the control of the new domain, with two quite different agendas.In 2010 should appear the internet domain .eco, that probably will be used by... more
"For the past 40 years, the Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan -- or, Movement of Chicano Students of Aztlan -- has been criticized as racist and radical. Members sparked riots. Key philosophies, such as "For the race, everything. For those outside the race, nothing," even rejected non-Mexicans. But in 1999, the group declared Chicano a philosophy, not a nationality. All people are potential Chicanos or Chicanas, the national group decided at a conference in Phoenix, Ariz.""For the past 40 years, the Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan -- or,... more
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