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Agitate for Change

 

Agitate for Change

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Sitting on the sidelines accomplishes nothing. Indifference isn't an option. Nothing important changes without public involvement and activism. "We the people" must show we mean it.

 

Fatah Israeli Collaborators

 

Fatah Israeli Collaborators 

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Call it an open secret. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, unelected Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, and like-minded Fatah officials collaborate with Israel's occupation harshness.

 

You’re in Good Hands with Happy Hands Homeland Security

Political movements never succeed by one method or strategy alone. It takes many tactics, many plans, many approaches, many disparate–even at times conflicting–actions to get things done. And artists are always an important part of the effort.

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Education and Democracy

 

Education and Democracy

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Democracy and an educated citizenry go hand in hand. Public education is the great equalizer. America's founders believed it was insurance against loss of liberty.

 

Jefferson said:

 

Occupation Hell in Palestine

 

Occupation Hell in Palestine

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Forty-five years and counting. In 1977, John Pilger titled his documentary film "Palestine Is Still The Issue." It's no different today than then. In many respects, it's worse.

 

Iran War Weekly - September 24, 2012

Iran War Weekly

September 24, 2012

 

Hello All – The Iran/US/Israel conflict will take center stage this week, as the United Nations opens its new session.  While Presidents Ahmadinejad, Netanyahu, and Obama will be in the spotlight, much of the actual business among the contending players and their allies will take place off-stage, in the wings. For the Obama administration, the dramatic tension will be focused on keeping their re-election script undisturbed.  Presidents Ahmadinejad and Netanyahu, of course, have different roles.

 

The US is still Executing Teens and Locking Kids Up for Life

 

By Dave Lindorff


The United States never misses an opportunity to castigate other countries for “uncivilized” behavior, and certainly there is enough of that to go around almost anywhere you look in the world. But there’s plenty of it here in the U.S. too.


How close are we getting to a “papers, please” society? by Christopher Elliott

America is edging closer to becoming a “papers, please” society, at least when it comes to travel.

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Stealing Palestinian Resources

 

Stealing Palestinian Resources

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Israel wants it all. For decades, it's been systematically stealing Palestinian land and resources. 

 

Privatizing Israel's Legal System

 

Privatizing Israel's Legal System

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Israel's Mandatory Arbitration Bill (MA) is troubling. Justice Minister Yaakov Neeman proposed it. It mandates compulsory arbitration for civil suits filed in Magistrate Courts.

 

Syria News - Sep 24

The US is the World's Biggest War-Monger

 

By Dave Lindorff


There is a massive deception campaign in the US, and in its global propaganda, which seeks to portray the United States as a poor set-upon nation that would like world peace but just has to keep a military stationed around the globe to “police” all the world’s “trouble spots.”


ACLU Sues CIA Over Drone Killings

 

ACLU Sues CIA Over Drone Killings

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have been around since the Vietnam era. They were used as reconnaissance platforms. In the 1980s, Harpy air defense suppression system radar killer drones were employed. In the Gulf War, unmanned combat air systems (UCAS) and X-45 air vehicles were used.

 

QE Shell Game

 

QE Shell Game

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Now you see it. Now you don't. QE III is the Fed's latest scam. A previous article quoted PIMCO's Bill Gross. He called it money printing "till the cows come home."

 

Doing it won't resolve festering economic problems. They're getting worse while Bernanke, the ECB, Bank of England, Bank of Japan, Congress, Obama, and like-minded world leaders fiddle.

Score One for Hedges v. Obama

 

Score One for Hedges v. Obama

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong called his Apollo 11 landing "one step for man, a giant leap for mankind."

 

Hedges v. Obama perhaps reflects a baby step, if temporary, for justice.

 

Long Knives Target Iran

 

Long Knives Target Iran

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Some background:

 

February 11, 2012 marked the 33rd anniversary of Iran's 1979 revolution. It ended a generation of repressive rule under Washington's installed Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi.

 

Syria News - Sep 22

 

 

VIDEO: Romney aide: Obama "dragged his feet" on Syria, President Romeny will work " with our allies - like the Turks, like the Saudis, like the Qataris" - CBS News

Saudi millions and special forces expertise turn Syria's rebels into a fighting force - Telegraph

The war on Syria is a war on Iran, says Iranian top military official - Al Arabiya

PM says Turkey will not take unilateral action on Syria - todayszaman.com

Biden presses Iraqi PM on arms to Syria - AFP

Iraq blocks Syria-bound North Korean plane, suspects weapons cargo - Reuters

Russia: Qatar, KSA behind Syrian Crisis, No Alternative for Political Settlement - sana

Swiss Say Grenades Sent to UAE Ended up in Syria - ABC News

No military intervention in Syria, says top NATO general - Now Lebanon

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Hundreds of Saudi funded takfiri militants from Pakistan are fighting in Syria with an anti-Semitic cause –  Haaretz

Mass grave of terrorists’ victims found in Damascus : Voice of Russia

VIDEO: Terrorist War Crimes - Mutilated Bodies Cover Field as they film - YouTube

VIDEO: How can Wahhabi vandalism be stopped? Wahhabis have a history of vandalising and destroying Islamic heritage sites - YouTube

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Prominent Kurdish Activist Assassinated in Syria - Rudaw

VIDEO: Syrian kurds demonstrating in honor of the assassinated activist - Liveleak

Iraqi Kurds raise money for Syrian Kurdish refugees - UPI.com

 

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Lies, Damn Lies, and Nuclear Lies

Remarks at protest at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on the International Day of Peace, 2012

 

Our government likes to lie to us about nuclear weapons.  This poor impoverished nation halfway around the world is about to nuke us.  No, that one is.  The result, of course, is mass murder.  But there's another result potentially even worse.  We begin to think there's something wrong with being terrified of nuclear weapons and nuclear energy.  There isn't.  This stuff should scare the hell out of us.  And the arrogant lunacy of imagining that even an honest and accountable authority, much less our government, could set up a commission to regulate the winds of hell and deadly substances with a half-life as long as the age of the Earth must give us serious pause.

US Media War on Islam

 

US Media War on Islam

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

America never treated Muslims respectfully. US media and Hollywood play lead roles. Jack Shaheen's book "Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People" documented how American filmmakers slander them.

 

Bailout Fraud and Unaccountability

 

Bailout Fraud and Unaccountability

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

On December 8, 2008, the Senate confirmed Neil Barofsky's nomination as Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) watchdog. He assumed the post of SIGTARP (Special Inspector General for TARP).

 

LINK TV to Show Ray McGovern Talk on Israel-Iran Starting Sept. 21

Israel and Iran: Facts ≠ Fear — Ray McGovern Talk Starts Playing Tomorrow on LINK TV

Ray’s Sept. 2 speech (and the Q&A following) on Israel & Iran: Facts ≠ Fear starts showing on LINK TV Friday, Sept. 21, at 3:00 Eastern.  Ray gave the talk at a benefit for a Justice-oriented non-profit he admires very much – the Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA) in Berkeley, CA.  In the following URL, LINK TV lists the schedule for its running (six more times in the coming days).

http://www.linktv.org/programs/ray-mcgovern-israel-and-iran

Rally: NO NUKES – NO WAR / Occupy the NRC

When: September 21, 2012 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Where: NRC Headquarters
11545 Rockville Pike
Rockville
Maryland

Cost: Free
Contact: info@coalitionagainstnukes.org
Categories: Action
   

Rally NO NUKES NO WAR!! / Occupy The NRC @ 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland, This will include a peaceful protest outside the building and a public meeting inside the building if possible. This Rally will have a NO NUKES/NO WAR theme and is taking place on what the United Nations has designated as the International Day of Peace or “Peace Day”. Speakers will address radiation and public health, the NRC’s reclassifying of depleted uranium to be used for weapons making, uranium mining and enrichment, nuclear weapons and war, and the relationship between the nuclear energy industry and the war machine.  Confirmed speakers for this historic demonstration include Green Party presidential candidate Jill SteinSierra Club environmental justice organizer and native Rights Activist Robert Tohe, Congressional Fellow for the Physicians for a

National Health Program Dr. Margaret Flowers,  War is a Crime.org peace activist David Swanson, Its Our Economy activist Kevin Zeese and grassroots voices from across the country from Vermont Yankee to Indian Point to North Anna to Palisades to Davis Besse to Fermi to Hanford to San Onofre and beyond! The rally will also address the NRC’s reclassifying of depleted uranium to be used for weapons making, uranium mining and enrichment, nuclear weapons and war, and the relationship between the nuclear energy industry and the war machine. 2pm – 5pm (confirmed)

Attacking American Sovereign Soil Diminishes the Rights of Religion

 


 


by Walter Brasch


 


The terrorists who attacked the American embassy in Cairo, Egypt, and the consulate in Benghazi, Libya, claimed the attacks were retaliation for the publication on You Tube of an anti-Muslim film. That YouTube video was a 14-minute trailer for a one-hour film, “Innocence of Muslims,” that was not only a vicious bigoted attack against Islam but also of no artistic merit.  


 One of the extremist political parties in Egypt plucked the trailer from obscurity and used it as part of a newscast, inflaming the people of Egypt, who mounted a demonstration against the U.S. embassy. Within a week, the trailer had more than 10 million hits on YouTube.

Protests Againt Drones Multiplying

Protests against U.S. drone killing and drone surveillance are breaking out all over -- there are events happening in state after state, and just about anyone who agrees it's time to say ENOUGH! can find others near them that are actively protesting the drones. Live in the Midwest? Get together with protesters in Ohio - who were bird-dogging Barack Obama and picketing Congressman Mike Turner about their support for drones this week ... or Occupy Chicago, which deposited coffins representing drone victims at the doorstep of Obama 2012 Campaign HQ last week ...

Seeing Afghanistan Differently than the Occupiers See It

Plans by the U.S. to maintain a Special Forces occupation of Afghanistan until 2024 are being severely tested. But only press from other countries reports what the two main reasons why the people of Afghanistan demand that U.S. forces just leave are:  • Continued aerial bombing by NATO/US forces. Sunday, NATO claimed it killed 45 "insurgents" in an airstrike in a remote province east of Kabul. But villagers brought the bodies of 8 women, including a girl 10 years old, to the governor's office. They were shouting "death to America.  They were condemning the attack," said an Afghan official, according to Agence France Presse.  How many times has this happened in almost 11 years?  The U.S. NATO commanders dismiss it as necessary "collateral damage." People who are allegedly being "saved" are expendable.

TSA propaganda: sex, lies, and video clips by Bill Fisher

Despite overwhelming Congressional and public criticism of its personnel and policies, the TSA continues undaunted in its public relations program, which many have deemed a propaganda campaign. Instead of addressing the documented shortcomings within the agency, the TSA opts instead to waste effort planting spurious press releases and making false claims.

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